Saturday, September 05, 2009

A Baking Story

Matthew 13:33 He told them still another parable, "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount[b] of flour until it worked all through the dough."

The Kingdom of Heaven is a baking story. It permeates, like yeast in dough. Case in point, the number of Christians in Africa in 1900 AD only 9 percent of the whole population. In the year 2000, it was the largest segment of the population, 48 percent of the whole population of Africa claim Christ.”

God is at work all of the world, bringing his purposes and plans to fruition. His Reign, The Kingdom of Heaven, is expanding and it will not stop until the ancient prophecy, penned by the old Testament prophet Habakkuk, 2500 years ago is fulfilled.

Habakkuk 2.14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

So does it matter? It is it worth to live this life, to share this message of Jesus Christ. Yes indeed it's worth it. It is worth it because God will not stop until this world is made right, until justice flows like an never ending stream, until goodness and grace permeate the whole world. He will not stop until every wrong is righted, until every bruise is healed, and every broken heart mended. He will not quit until every suffering is turned to joy, until every impoverished stomach is filled, and every good deed done in his name is rewarded.

Justice and truth will prevail, as surely as yeast permeates a loaf of unleavened dough. The Kingdom of Heaven will permeate the world. It is worth it, the Kingdom of this world is winding down, but God’s Kingdom will never end!

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