The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares!!!
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who 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 grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” He answered and said to them:“He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!….. Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
In our previous Study, We see Jesus explaining the Parable of the Sower to His Disciples. And Also Here, We see Him explaining the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares to His Disciples. These are the only Two Parables whose explanation were written. The Explanation Jesus gave is very Clear that we don’t need to start using our imagination to find another explanation for it. But it is so shameful that those who read the Scriptures carelessly or try to imagine a better explanation than Jesus Himself have gone astray in the interpretation of this Parable. Let us therefore Look closely the Explanation of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Greatest Teacher of All.
He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the WORLD, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil: Jesus is the one who sows the Good seed. He is the Son of Man. And the Good seeds He Sows are the Sons of the Kingdom. In the Parable of the Sower, the Seed is God’s word. But Here the seeds are the Sons of the Kingdom. This means that those who have allowed the word of God to have a space in their lives becomes a Living Seed themselves. They become the Word of God that people read and watch. These are those who belong to the Kingdom of Heaven, whose Mind are Heavenly and set towards Heaven. Those whose Treasure are laid in Heavens. And the Field is the WORLD!!! This is the Most important thing to understand in this Parable. The Field is not the CHURCH!!! There are lots of People who interprets that the Field is the CHURCH. So they say in the Church, there are wheats and Tares. I Repeat again, “The Field is the WORLD and not the CHURCH”. The Tares are the Sons of the Evil one. The Tares are the Sons of Devil. They are Sow by the Devil Himself.
Jesus taught us by this Parables that He allows Evil People(Tares) to grow up Side by Side with His Children(Wheat) in This WORLD not in the CHURCH. In the Church, when a person is Evil, we know Clearly what the Holy Spirit says like the Case of the Church at Conrith. 1 Corinthians 5:12 says, “Put away from Yourselves the Evil person”. Was Paul Contradicting What Jesus says about removing the Tares from the Wheat? Not at all. The Field is the WORLD and not the CHURCH. If there is anyone Living in Obvious Sin in the Church, He or she must be pulled out of the Church. The Field is the WORLD. Jesus has not sent His Servants to pull out all the Wicked people from the World and leave only God’s Children here on Earth.
Although there are Hypocrites who will still find their way into the Church. But the Fire of God’s word must be so strong that Hypocrites feels uncomfortable in the midst of the Church that it is either He repents or gets offended and leave. It is when the World is allowed to come into the Church that it becomes easy for Tares to grow up there. It is when a Church becomes Worldly that Tares gain access into the Church. So the Church must be kept Pure at all times. There is a place of pulling out people who live in Sin from The church. And when those in Leadership don’t do this, the Church becomes Corrupt and get destroyed. Remember the word of God to the Church at Conrith, “A little Leaven leavens the whole Lump. Therefore Purge out the Old Leaven that You may be a New Lump(1 Corinthians 5:6-7). In Today’s Language,” One bad apple can Spoil all the apples in the basket if not taken away” I Have intentionally spent more time on this area of CHURCH and WORLD, because this is the Area majority have Misinterpreted in this parable. And the Church which is Suppose to be Like a Clinic where People get Healed of their Spiritual Sickness has turned to a Place where they contact more terrible disease because the Evil ones are not pulled out of the Church.
There are some Wheat that Looks Like Tares. It is a very sad thing that there are some Born again Children of God in this World who are Looks like the Children of The Devil. They are not whole-hearted like the others. They are not walking in conformity with the standard written in God’s word. They are more like the Children of the Devil in their Speech and their deeds. And we as Humans, We may not know them as Wheats. But God gives them time and opportunity to develop into a whole-hearted Life. God does not bring Judgement on people now, He waits till the end of the age before He brings Separation in the World. But it must not be so in the Church. Those who Live in obvious terrible Sins must be Disciplined. The great day of Harvest is coming where all those who causes offense and make others to Sin and to be corrupted will be thrown into Fire. All those who are of the Evil, who dress and speak in such a Way to cause others to fall into Sin and offend the little faith of others will be judged. It will be a terrible day for all those who love to practice Sin. All those who rejoice in iniquities and never mourn when they fall into Sin. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth for the Sons of the Devil that Day. But those who have kept their self pure, those who have walked in Humility, those who have allowed the Seed of God’s word to become Life in them, they will Shine forth in the kingdom of God that Day. Indeed the whole World is eagerly waiting for the Manifestation of the Sons of God. On that Day, the Real Sons of God will be known. Let us therefore examine ourselves closely if we are indeed seeds of Jesus Christ or Seeds of the Devil. He who has ears, Let Him Hear!!!
Dear Friend, You are either a Wheat or a Tare. You are either sow by Jesus or Sow by the Devil. You can not be Seed of the Devil today and Suddenly Seed of the God the next day. You are either for God or the Devil. You are either for the Kingdom or against the Kingdom.
Remember the Field is the WORLD and not the CHURCH. So if you find yourself in a Church where the World has been allowed into the Church, be careful lest you become corrupted. If you find yourself in a Church where there is no Discipline and Members are allowed to do as they pleased, you are in the Wrong place. You as an ordinary Member may not be able to correct the pattern, but if those in Leadership are Silent about it, Then You are in the wrong Church. He who has ears, let Him Hear!!! May the Lord make us Wheat indeed and not Tares(Amen). God bless you. Have a blessed day.
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