[anzac] A LITTLE LEAVEN! - by David Wilkerson

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Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:19:31 +1200
by David Wilkerson

Paul asked the Galatian church, "Ye did run well; who did hinder
you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh
not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump"
(Galatians 5:7-9).

Paul is referring here to a mindset, a doctrinal belief or point of
theology. He is asking, "What's in your life that keeps you from
going on in the full blessing of Christ? You were doing so well at
one time. I know you to be a praying people, and you labor
diligently to do good works, but something is wrong. I don't see
you growing anymore. Instead, you've gone back to relying on
your flesh. I don't sense the sweet aroma of Christ you once
had. Your certainty, your clarity, your vision are all gone.
Something's hindering you.

"What could have persuaded you to settle in this condition?
Whatever it is, I tell you it's not of God. In fact, I sense leaven in
you, a compromise of some kind. Something is clouding you,
something you may be holding on to. And it's causing the Lord
to have a controversy with you. Tell me, what is it?"

I know so many Christians today who once were mightily used
of God. These people were devoted, praying, believing saints.
But then something happened to them that somehow caused
them to be hindered from experiencing the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

This includes many ministers I know. These men saw victory after
victory in their walk with the Lord. But something crept into their
lives, some compromise, and over time they made peace with it.
Often that hindering leaven was a single besetting sin.

To all such people, Paul asks, "What happened? What's hindering
the flow of Christ's blessing in your life? What leaven has crept in?"

Paul finished this passage by warning the Galatians, "A little leaven
leaveneth the whole lump" (Galatians 5:9).



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