He told them another parable; ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.
He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.’
Waking up the spirit is like the planting of a seed and the seed showing the first signs of budding: tiny little green shoots poking through the top of the soil. It’s delicate, but with devotion and perseverance tending to it will transform it into a strong tree providing support and sustenance for others.
When we wake up the spirit it is like yeast working its way through dough, it takes precedence over a body which was previously ruled by the mind. As it grows in strength it works on each part of our being – our thoughts, actions and physical being. Its effects seep through every vein and joint changing us. When it has completed its mighty work within us we are fully developed in the word of God portraying all the characteristics of the Holy Spirit.