DAVID AND GOLIATH: THE SPIRIT OF FAITH AND THE SPIRIT OF FEAR – CHAPTER 32
WALKING TALKING LEAVEN, A PUFFED UP MAN (GIANT)
(Mat 13:33) Another parable spake he unto them; The
kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took [the
false church: Rev 17,18], and hid in three measures of meal [(to
grind); flour], till the whole was leavened.
leaven = Gk: ferment (as if boiling up). [yeast]
(Mat 16:11,12) How is it that ye do not understand
that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of
the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Then understood
they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the
doctrine [instruction: teaching] of the Pharisees and of
the Sadducees [and the Herodians: Mark 8:15].
(1 Cor 5:6-8) Your glorying is not good. Know ye not
that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump [(to mix a liquid with a
solid; through the idea of swelling in bulk), mean to knead; a mass of dough]?
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as
ye are [truly] unleavened [(fig.) uncorrupted]. For
even Christ our passover [was] is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us
keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and
wickedness; but with the unleavened [(fig.) uncorrupted] bread
of sincerity and truth.
The Lord will tarry His Second Coming until the whole is
completely leavened. Whole what?
(1 Sam 17:28-30) And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto
the men; and Eliab's anger
was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with
whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I
know thy pride,
and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou
mightest see the battle. And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a
cause? And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner:
and the people answered him again after the former manner.
(1 Sam 17:31-37) And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him. And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered [rescued, saved] it out of his mouth [the lion]: and when he arose against me [the bear], I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them [a vicious wild animal], seeing he hath defied [blasphemed] the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw [hand] of the lion, and out of the paw [hand] of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand [hand] of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
= Heb: (in the sense of violence); a lion: (young) lion, + pierce /// to
(1 Pet 5:8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as
a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
bear = Heb: the bear (as slow): bear /// to move slowly, i.e. glide /// strength.
4. defied = Heb: to pull off, i.e. (by impl.) to expose (as by stripping); spec. to betroth (as if a surrender); fig. to carp at, i.e. defame: betroth, blaspheme, defy, rail, reproach, upbraid.
THE BEAST, GOLIATH, IS FALSE DOCTRINE
(Rev 13:1-9) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast [a dangerous animal: (venomous, wild) beast] rise up out of the sea [of humanity], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy [vilification (espec. against God): evil speaking, railing]. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon [Satan] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death [the Goliath head]; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth [lion] speaking great things and blasphemies; and power [bear] was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.
THE WOMAN WHO HID LEAVEN IN THREE MEASURES OF MEAL,