Wheat and Tares

Mat. 13:34,35 "All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables, and without a parable spake He not unto them. I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

Jesus' parables are links in the chain of Truth that unites earth with Heaven. We understand things of earth, so things of earth are used to compare with and help us understand the things of Heaven. More Truth is unveiled to each generation. People in the past were held accountable for the Truth that they knew. We are held accountable for the Truth that has been given to us. Our message is not the same message that Noah had; except in symbolism. We are living in perilous times, and we should go to the Bible and be humble, meek, teachable.

Mat. 13:24-30 "And another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the house holder came and said unto him, Sir didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this, The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn."

Now, let us read the interpretation.

Mat. 13:36-41 "Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world."

Now, in verse thirty, the wheat and the tares are to grow together until the harvest: And in the time of harvest the wheat and tares are to be seperated. The servants came and ask if they should root up the tares: And the answer was, "No, let them grow together until the harvest. In the time of the harvest the tares are to be gathered first and burned. So, when are the wheat and tares to be seperated? What is the meaning of the wheat? What is the meaning of the tares? What is the meaning of the field? The field, Christ said, it is the world. But we must understand this as signifying the church of Christ in the world. The parable is a description of that which pertains to the kingdom of God, His work of salvation of men; and this work is accomplished through the church. He that sowed the good seed is the Son of man. The good seed are the children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one. The good seed represents those who are born of the word of God, the Truth. The tares represent a class who are the fruit or embodiment of error, of false principles. The enemy that sowed them is the devil. Neither God nor His angels ever sowed a seed that would produce a tare. The tares are always sown by Satan, the enemy of God and man. The wheat are those who are following the Truth. The tares are those following false. The field is a representation of Christ in the world by His church. The Wheat and tares grow in the church of Christ in the world. Nor all people in the church are following Truth and giving up sin.

Rom. 9:6 "For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel."

God knows those who are for real and those who are not. In the time of the harvest they will be separated. Each person in the church is either a wheat or a tare. God knows. The wheat and the tares in the church will be separated. Judas was a tare. He was allowed to remain with the disciples until the show down came, and he gave in and followed the devil: And was separated from the others. Judgement begins at the house of the Lord. The shaking is going on now. When you grow a field of wheat (good grain) tares (weeds) come up with it. When they are ready, (they are both growing in the same field) (church)The wheat (the remnant) are gathered into a barn (a special assembly, God's assembly, who have a special message) the tares are left in field and gathered in bundles and burned. It has been commonly understood that Jesus is going to harvest the wheat at the very end of the world, at the second coming: But this parable is making reference to a harvest from the church at the end of time. The field is the church in the world: And the harvest from the world comes later at the second coming. Not every time that the Bible uses the phrase "end of the world" does it mean the very end of the world.

Heb. 9:24,26 "For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true: but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself."

In the end of the world, here, does not mean the very last day: But it means the last section of Earth's history.

1Cor. 10:11 "Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."

Here, the phrase ends of the world is referring to us living in the last days. So, the phrase "end of the world" in Mathew thirteen is reffering to the latter days: And the wheat and tares will be separated in the latter days, before the very last day. Example: Let us take the year, January to December, and let this represent the beginning of time to the end of time. The end of the year would be December. December is the last section of the year: The last month of the year. December does not go into the next year; it comes in the very same year that it exist, but it is the end part of the year. So, just like the harvest, it is a part of the probationary time. The harvest belongs to probationary time: But the harvest is the last section of probationary time.

Mat. 13:30 "Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn."

So, when it is time for the harvest, the wheat and the tares will be separated. The separation is to take place in the church, the field. God wants a pure church, before He sends them out to bring in a harvest, from the world. So, a harvest from the church takes place before, a harvest from the world takes place. The harvest from the church signify's the beginning of the harvest from the world. When God removes the tares from the midst of His people, then the harvest begins: and will end at the final close of probation. Jesus' parables refer to the natural to represent the spiritual. The first thing a farmer does is remove the weeds and pile them up: And then the good seed can have more room and grow better. So God is going to separate His True people from those who are just Adventist in name only, and then they can grow better spiritually. And when God has a purified people with His Character in their hearts, then they can spread His character of love to people all over the world. We will go forth with the True Gospel, bringing in the sheaves.

Ps. 126:6 "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless comes again with rejoicing, bringing His sheaves with him."

We are approaching the time of harvest. The shaking and separating is going on now! When the shaking is over, then the Remnant out of the church will be sent forth. clad in the armor of Christ's righteousness, the church is to enter upon her final conflict.

Sol. 6:10 "Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?"

The Remnant is to go forth into all the world, conquering and to conquer. The days of purification of the church are hastening on a pace. God will have a people pure and true. In the mighty sifting soon to take place we shall be better able to know those that are God's people and those that are nominal. The time is near when the Lord will:

Luke 3:17 "Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly pure His floor, and will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable."

After God purifys the church, there will be no more phony people come in and be a member in name only.

Nahum 1:15 "Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee: he is utterly cut off."

Is. 52:1 "Awake, awake, put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for hence forth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean."

God is going to have a purified church. The harvest is not Christ coming in the clouds of Heaven, but Christ sending forth His angels to remove the tares from among the wheat in the church.

Mat. 13:40-43 "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom (church: The world is not in His kingdom) all things that offend and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into the furnice of fire: (This fire is talking about our former brethren, the Adventist, who will be on fire with hatred, envy, jealousy, and will be our most bitterest enemies) there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun."

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