They Grow Together Until The Harvest…
Never before has this parable been so visible in the eyes of those who see, nor in the ears of those who hear. Most who read this parable were taught it meant the tares are the evil, wicked ones outside of the church. Never did any preach from the pulpit but a few such as David Wilkerson, that the tares could be right in the church and right in the pulpit itself! Who would dare say such a blasphemous thing?
I ask, can you find the tares among the wheat in this picture? Look hard. The untrained eye will have a difficult time. The farmer who planted the wheat knows the difference easily. Those working for the farmer will be able to see and even then, they may not catch all the tares, nor all the wheat…. ponder it.
Matthew 13:30 in Context
27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30Let 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. 31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. 33Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Now this parable was such that even the apostles had to ask him what he meant by it once they were alone inside with the Lord.
Matthew 13: 36 – 51
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.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Therefore, we are to watch and know that among us all are wheat and there are tares. We are to grow together… and not go on witch hunts, but to be aware and discern all things before the Lord. He asked the Father God to send us the Holy Spirit that we might have a teacher, Wisdom, Truth, and comfort in our journey through this world filled with evil. And as He said… you cannot pull out the tares without uprooting good wheat with it, therefore discern all things with the gift of the Holy Spirit and let no one deceive you. Knowing this that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God…and helping one another when they fall, loving God with all your heart, mind and soul and loving your neighbor as yourself.
We are also to pray for our enemies for God knows who he is reproving for good and who is not able to be reproved. We do not. This is not meant for God’s people to be a whipping post for others, nor is it meant that it is okay to allow others to trample on the Word of God and Mock verses. This is not what is meant by loving your enemies of which the devil uses against God’s people at every turn. It is meant as wisdom to know God has the power and vengeance belongs to him. Self-protection and defense is another matter. This is Spiritual Warfare and we each must read the Word of God for ourselves and ask the Holy Spirit to show us what things mean. In searching we learn in part and know in part. Together we make up the body of Christ of which the Lord is the Head. Amen.
Keep on pressing into the Kingdom of God – PRESS, PRESS, PRESS!