Touches by Ofer Amitai

Oct 13, 2020

Author: Ofer Amitai, Messianic pastor Jerusalem and Director of Israel Prayer Centre

 

 

“Another parable He spoke to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” Matt. 13:33

The growth of the Kingdom of God is inevitable.

While the parable of the mustard seed speaks of the Kingdom’s growth from a seemingly insignificant beginning, the parable of the leaven in the meal points to the Kingdom’s inevitability.

 

The leaven works from the inside, from within.

The leaven works from within; so does the Kingdom of God. God works within the man as the Holy Spirit applies the word of God to the whole person.

The Kingdom of God in the heart grows of its own accord. It follows its own rules. “And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.” Mark 4:26-27

The lump is not in charge of the leaven; rather, the leaven does its thing and transforms the lump. So it is in your life. You have no idea exactly how and why God does things in your life. But God knows what He is doing; the Word of God is working in your life, independently, you know not how. “For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28

 

It is a process

The seemingly slow process and imperceptible ways of God’s workings in one’s life can be discouraging.

What if you are one of those people who went and sold all to buy the pearl of great price, or the field that had treasure in it? (Matthew 13:44-45). What if you have given your whole life to serve the Lord? What do you have to show for it? So little seems to be changing and “happening,” one could get discouraged. Is this why John sent disciples to question Yeshua? “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” (Luke 7:20)

Perhaps you look at your life and wonder? “I thought I would be further along,” you say to yourself. Or you look at the Church or the world and say, “where is all this going, where is God?”

Yeshua’s message to John was: “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.Luke 7:23

 

The fullness is coming

The very fact that God’s workings are a process also means that they will all come to their fullness and completion. “He will not fail nor be discouraged, till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law.” Is. 42:4

The outcome is sure! You have done very well to sell all to buy the pearl of great price.

The “full ear in the corn” shall appear.

“When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Col. 3:4

Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!Rev. 11:15

 

Believe and yield

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke 1:45

Rejoice in the workings of God in your life, believe and yield and surrender to Him! Let the invasion take place! It is not hostile; it is love conquering you!

Don’t resist but rather insist that He conquer and fill and transform you to the uttermost!

If you are longing for Yeshua, and are waiting for Him, if you are seeking His face over the word, be assured that God is on track in your life. He knows what He is doing. He is working in the hidden places. His Word and His Spirit are accomplishing all.

Isn’t it time to give some thanks?

Blessings in Yeshua,

 

Ofer

 

 

Title: Touches by Ofer Amitai
Author: Ofer Amitai, Messianic pastor Jerusalem and Director of Israel Prayer Centre
Date: 13th October 2020

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