America in the Kingdom Parables

C.O. Stadslkev - 1959

The Leaven

Matthew 13:33-35

   Verse 33 of Matthew 13 contains another parable on the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. It states: "Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened."

   From this parable we learn that the nation that is the restoration of the Kingdom of God on earth is a nation that has three measures or three separate departments in its national set-up, such as the legislative, the executive, and tile judicial. Leaven symbolizes doctrine or teaching, good or evil.

   The woman in the parable symbolizes Israel, now called Anglo-Saxondom. Throughout the Old Scripture the word "woman" and 'wife' is used to symbolize the Israel people.

   Therefore we would expect this nation that was the beginning of the restoration of the Kingdom of God to be founded by the Anglo-Saxon people with a leaven or a doctrine and teaching on civil administration that required three measures or separate departments. Since it requires time for the leaven to leaven the whole, we would not expect this nation to be perfect or completely in harmony with the civil laws of God in its beginning.

   The fact that the woman hid the leaven indicates that the identity and the significance of this nation would not be generally known.


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