Hi again lea,
Of course, I never said that a kind of universal conversion of the entire world would result from the effect of the leaven of the kingdom. There will always be “sheep” and “goats”; “bastards” and “sons”; “wheat” and “tares”, etc. until the end of the New Covenant Age.
You have emphasized the exact word that I would use to describe what “leaven” is. It is an “INFLUENCE” upon its surroundings. This influence can be used for either good or bad, depending on the context (the leaven of the Pharisees - bad, or the leaven of God’s kingdom - good).
This GOOD influence of God’s kingdom will eventually prevail throughout the world at the end of fallen mankind’s history. Sort of like Trump’s fiscal policies are creating a “rising tide that tends to float all ships”, so to speak. The increase of the INFLUENCE of God’s kingdom prevailing in the world can create blessings across the board, even for those who are not sons of God.
But I should say that you are still ignoring completely the key word “UNTIL” in this leaven parable. Fallen humanity living in this world does not go on perpetually without having to give an account before God at some point. Sin has a certain day of judgment-accounting. God may be LONG-suffering today with the presence of wickedness in the world He created, but He is not going to tolerate it for an eternity. A day of reckoning for the dead is scheduled, even though God planned to do this in stages (AD 70, and AD 3033 at the end of 7,000 years of fallen man’s history on this planet.)
“...for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Rom. 14:10-12).
Doesn’t sound as if there are any exceptions to this, even for those living under the New Covenant.