Q. I have a question Concerning Revelation 2 & 3 Study Part II.
Quote from the study:
“The Kingdom Parable that resembles the Letter to Thyatira is the Parable of the Leaven where a woman wrongly mixed leaven into three measures of meal. Leaven, or yeast, always symbolizes sin and traditionally three measures of meal is the fellowship offering. (Sin in the fellowship. Get it?)”
How do you account for the fact that in Leviticus chapter 23, which is talking about the Feast of Weeks, that God commanded His people Israel to bring two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah BAKED WITH LEAVEN? Sounds more like leaven’s use there AND in one of the parables concerning the Kingdom of Heaven is an ANTI TYPE (a contrasting type) of its normal symbolized use to me.
A. Actually the requirement for bread baked with leaven in the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) offering confirms my interpretation of the parable of the leaven.
All the Levitical feasts have both historical and prophetic significance, with the prophetic aspect fulfilled on the day of the feast’s celebration. Pentecost is the only feast requiring bread baked with leaven. Its historical basis was the giving of the Law at Mt. Sinai. The Law was given to expose man’s sin nature. (Romans 3:20) The prophetic fulfillment was the birth of the Church, a group made up exclusively of sinners.(Acts 2)
The point of the Parable of Leaven is that by putting leaven in the three measures of meal, the traditional fellowship offering, the woman was symbolizing sin in the fellowship. The type is consistent.