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Parables Of Jesus Christ: Leavening Of The Kingdom
The Messiah's parable of the leavening (leavening means rising) of the Kingdom of God:
"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.
"In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom"
The "foundation of the world" in verse 35 above refers to the physical creation (see Christ The Creator) when the world was established as the platform upon which all of Christ's work would be accomplished (see The Messiah's Mandate). The prophet ("That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet") quoted in that same verse was King David in the Psalms (see David's Prophecies Of The Christ; also David, Future King Of Israel):
"78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old [see also The Ancient of Days]: 78:3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD [see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'], and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done."
The rising of the Kingdom of God will occur at Christ's return. The "till the whole was leavened" refers to the whole earth. The prophet Daniel was also given to see and write of it i.e. "the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth":
"2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." (Daniel 2:35 KJV)
The "image" that will be destroyed by the Rock, that is, by Jesus Christ at His return, refers to all of man's idolatrous and self-worshipping kingdoms, collectively known as "Babylon" because the prophecy was originally given to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (see Nebuchadnezzar's Dream):
"2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom [see Ancient Empires - Babylon], power, and strength, and glory. 2:38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.