REMOVING THE LEAVEN – Ray E Horton
A Message and Prophetic Word
Leaven in baking puffs up, just like the leaven or hypocritical teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees puffed up the religious people of Jesus’ day, or just like the Corinthian believers who were indifferent to the sexual immorality going on in their midst.
“Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Cor 5:6-8
God is accelerating the shaking of His church to remove the leaven of self-enabled religious efforts and compromise
“How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? —but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Matt. 16:11-12
It is no different today, and God is accelerating the shaking of His church to remove the leaven of self-enabled religious efforts and compromise, and indifference in many circles to immorality and lust and greed, replacing it with a different kind of leaven, the leaven of the Kingdom, the leaven of grace through faith expanding the work of God on earth.
“And again He said, ‘To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.’” Luke 13:20-21
THE LORD SAYS:
“I have a mighty work to accomplish through you in this world, says the Lord, and I am putting aside man-made systems and ritual and self-effort for a powerful supernatural move of the Holy Spirit which will bring effective change in your life, your church, your nation and the world,” says your Lord.
“Have I not been speaking to the hearts of the complacent and pouring out my love to draw you to deeper consecration? Have I not been exposing darkness, and bringing new light? For those who will let go and let Me, who will put aside self-trust and religiosity, I will poor out my grace in new measure, and you will be quick to draw on My resources within you to grow, to change, to overcome and to serve the Kingdom. Have I not been revealing myself in new ways? It will accelerate in the coming year if you stay close to Me.
“Turn away from the leaven of pride and put your trust in Me. Be filled with the leaven of grace to be a part of what I am doing in the world. Work with me as I motivate my people to rise up in My strength to bring in the harvest and disciple the nations. Let faith arise as you read My Word and hear My Voice. As you choose Me, decide for Me and My Way, I will be all you need. Will you join Me in My priorities?“
[This came forth spontaneously as I typed. As with all prophetic utterance, test it with the Word, and see if it witnesses to your spirit. Comments encouraged. – Ray]