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My Hi-lite:The Mysteries of the Kingdom: the Period between the King's two advents, continued
The leaven (see Luke 13:20-21)
Matthew 13:33  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.
34  All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Now hear this... if you have ears to hear.

[33] 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.
Whereas in the case of the mustard seed, a man took and sowed it, in this case concerning the fine wheat flour (meal), it was a woman (wife) who took the leaven and hid it in "3" measures of meal, 'till the whole was leavened. Here is the Greek word for woman:
woman, gune, goo-nay', Greek 1135; probably from the base of Greek 1096 (ginomai); a woman; specially a wife :- wife, woman.
Are you familiar with the 3 earth ages spoken of in 2 Peter 3, i.e. the world that then was (vs. 6), the heaven and earth age which are now (vs.), and the new heavens and new earth (age) to come (vs. 13)? Do you know that these three earth ages (aions) are "fitly joined together" in the Plan of God to bring about salvation? Yes, of course it is not commonly taught. These things "put forth" by Christ have been kept secret, hidden to blind eyes that cannot "see" and deaf ears that cannot "hear", since the foundation of the world. In fact, the knowledge of the three earth ages is essential to faith and is the very first thing Paul talks about in the 11th chapter of Hebrews which is often called the "faith chapter"!  Hebrews 11:3 "Through faith we understand that the worlds [aions, meaning earth ages] were framed [perfectly joined together] by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

Nevertheless, the plan is that God uses His elect among the wheat (in all three measures, in all earth ages) to bring forth the knowledge of His Word. Interestingly enough, Christ called the sons and daughters of these last days who would see the visions of the prophets and teach them (Acts 2), who are also those same servants who comprise the church of the brothers and sisters (Philadelphia, Rev. 3) along with Smyrna (Rev. 2), "seed" when He quoted the 22nd Psalm while hanging on the cross:

Psalm 22:30-31
A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
The "seed" of the final generation are His sons and daughters (seed, offspring) who serve Him. They are not of this world, but rather of the kingdom of heaven! (You "see", they do His will! Remember Mat. 12:50?) John 17:16 "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." And they are here among the wheat!
seed, zera`, zeh'-rah, Hebrew 2233; from Hebrew 2232 (zara`); seed; figurative fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity :- carnally, child, fruitful, seed (-time), sowing-time.
[31] They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
Looks like they do some sowing of His Word, doesn't it? And soon the whole earth shall be leavened with His righteousness! What a magnificent plan our Father has prepared for the children He loves so much.
Matthew 13:34
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them:

[35] That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Not only has He already "uttered" (spoken out, put forth) things that have been kept secret from the foundation of the world, next He is going to explain in detail the parable of tares, and that parable for sure has been hidden like a fig from the eyes of the multitudes that cannot "see".By the way, Christ quoted from the 78th Psalm in verse 34 & 35.

Here is that Psalm.

Psalm 78:1
Maschil of Asaph.
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
Open your ears to His Word! Won't you do that? Stop listening to the traditions of men and learn the magnificent, rich wisdom, contained in the parables of the Kingdom of Heaven. He has shed His light and they are now only dark sayings (difficult to understand) to those who walk in darkness, apart from the light which is His Word.
[2] I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

[3] Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

He has foretold us all things (Mark 13:23). In other words, it is all written and told to us in the personal letter He has sent to us from above, the Word of God!
[4] We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.
This is the generation that is privileged to understand those things which have been "Hidden"!
[5] For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:

[6] That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

A "seed' shall serve Him in the final generation (Ps. 22:30).
[7] That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, butkeep His commandments:

[8] And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

"Harden not your heart" as did our fathers in the wilderness.

It was prophesied in Psalm 78 from which Jesus Christ quoted in Mat. 13:35, that He would open His mouth and speak in parables and utter (pour out) things which have been kept secret (hidden) from the foundation of the world. Do you know what the "foundation of the world" is?

Matthew 13:35
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
The "foundation of the world" is "katabole kosmos" in Greek which means the "casting down of the cosmos (earth age)". In other words, it was the destruction, the utterly "void and without form" (tohu va bohu, in Hebrew) condition to which the earth was reduced in Gen. 1:2 by "God's fierce anger" (Read about it in Jer. 4:19-27)". The fact is that in the beginning the heavens and the earth were created beautiful and to be inhabited, NOT in a state of utter waste and desolation, "tohu va bohu"!

Here is your documentation from the Book of Isaiah:

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, He created it not in vain (tohu), He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Look up the word "established" in your Strong's Concordance and you will find it means to stand erect, to set up, which is certainly not compatible with casting down.  In other words, the earth was not created in a state of desolation but it "became" that way following the rebellion of Satan in the first earth age when that old dragon drew 1/3 of God's children (Rev. 12:4) away from the mercy seat. At that time, God sentenced Satan to perish in the lake of fire at the end of the Millennium and then He destroyed that "world that then was (2 Pet. 3:6)" to prepare this present earth age for the salvation of His lost children.

It is amazing that even the knowledge of the first earth age, to which both the fossil records of the dinosaurs, etc. and geology itself positively attest, is also not commonly taught nor understood by most of those ministers and preachers who claim to represent Christ, and therefore the Word of God. Though it may appear a little too "scholarly" for some, nevertheless because of the importance of this subject matter, please find below some excerpts from appendix 146 from "The Companion Bible", Kregel Publications, concerning "The Foundation of the World", i.e. the "katabole kosmos".



"THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD" (appendix 146)
The Noun, katabole, occurs in Matt. 13:35; 25:34.  Luke 11:50.  John 17:24.  Eph. 1:4.  Heb. 4:3; 9:26; 11:11.  1Pet. 1:20.  Rev. 13:8; 17:8; and the corresponding Verb (kataballo) occurs in 2Cor. 4:9.  Heb. 6:1; and Rev. 12:10.

A comparison of all these passages (especially 2 Cor. 4:9, and Rev. 12:10) will show that kataballo and katabole are not the proper terms for founding and foundation, but the correct meaning is casting down, or overthrow.

Accordingly, the Noun katabole, derived from, and cognate with the Verb, ought to be translated "disruption", or "ruin".

The remarkable thing is that in all occurrences (except Heb. 11:11) the word is connected with "the world" (Gr. kosmos. Ap. 129. 1), and therefore the expression should be rendered "the disruption (or ruin) of the world", clearly referring to the condition indicated in Gen. 1:2, and described in 2Pet. 3:5, 6.  For the earth was not created tohu (Isa. 45:18), but became so, as stated in the Hebrew of Gen 1:2 and confirmed by 2Pet. 3:6, where "the world that then was by the word of God" (Gen. 1:1), perished, and "the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word "were created (Gen. 2:4), and are "kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment" (2Pet. 3:7) which shall usher in the "new heavens and the new earth" of 2Pet. 3:13.

"The disruption of the world" is an event forming a great dividing line in the dispensations of the ages.  In Gen. 1:1 we have the founding of the world (Heb. 1:10 = themeliou), but in Gen. 1:2 we have its overthrow.

This is confirmed by a further remarkable fact, that the phrase, which occurs ten times, is associated with the Preposition apo = from (Ap. 104. iv) seven times, and with pros = before (Ap. 104. xiv) three times.  The former refers to the kingdom and is connected with the "counsels" of God; the latter refers to the Mystery (or Secret.  See Ap. 192) and is connected with the "purpose" of God (See John 17:24.  Eph. 1:4.  1Pet. 1:20).

Ample New Testament testimony is thus given to the profoundly significant fact recorded in Gen. 1:2, that "the earth became tohu and bohu (i.e. waste and desolate); and darkness was on the face of the deep", before the creation of "the heavens and the earth which are now" (2Pet. 3:7).


One point we would like to emphasis in all of this is that if something (like truth) has been hidden from your eyes all of your life and in its absence you have believed something different along with the majority (multitudes), then would not the truth of the matter perhaps seem unusual or strange to your ears once it has been revealed? Of course it would at first... until you realize it makes more sense than the traditional teaching you grew up with. Remember too that Jesus Christ said in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 that the majority of Christians would be deceived in these last days by the "many" who would come in His name claiming to be his ministers.
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