They’d been using it for thousands of years but didn’t know how it worked – not until 150 years ago. Talking about yeast. Did you know it is alive? And when it’s warm and wet, yeast grows and multiplies so fast it makes rabbits look like amateurs. One tablespoon of yeast contains over 140 billion little yeastie guys, all ready to get started transforming your next batch of bread dough from a gooey lump of paste into a puffy, yummy wonder, all set for baking.
That’s how the Kingdom of Heaven works, too. It grows and multiplies because it is ALIVE! Religion is mostly dead – a bunch of strict rules and boring ritual. But the Kingdom is alive with the Holy Spirit and growing. It can take the gooey lump of paste that is dead humanity and gradually transform it into a growing, yummy wonder, filled with new life and all set for heaven.
But don’t take my word for it; Jesus said it first:
“He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.”” (Matthew 13:33)
You don’t have to know how yeast works to make bread. You simply mix it into your dough and wait. The yeast does the work because it is alive. You don’t have to know how the Holy Spirit works to be transformed by His life and become part of the Kingdom of Heaven. You simply have to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, trust Him and surrender to Him. He causes the Spirit to be born in your soul and bring you into eternal life. The Spirit does the work, because He is alive.
That’s why this thing is called Fresh Bread of Life.