Most of us have had experience with yeast. If you have made bread without yeast, you will see a great difference.
The bread dough will not rise and the resulting bread will be pretty flat. The same is true for donuts, without the yeast they are pretty flat.
So, what was meant by the following encounter between Jesus and the 12?
Please read the following verses. Matthew 16:5-12
5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. 6 “Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”7 They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.”8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? 9 Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? 11 How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. One of the things I didn’t say about yeast is the amount needed to make the doughs rise. Well, why would you not need a lot of yeast? Because the little bit of yeast used goes all through the dough and changes all the dough. And that is what Jesus was concerned about. He called the false teachings yeast. And it doesn’t take much time for even a little false teaching to make it through whole churches.
Therefore, use your yeast when you are working under the Lord’s direction. However, if your Church is ever infiltrated by the yeast of false teaching, root it out.
We would not knowingly ingest poison. Well then, don’t ingest the yeast of false teaching. May we all do our part, led by the Holy Spirit to get all falsehood out of the churches that have been infected.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;