Counting the Tares

He who has ears, let him hear…

I’m going to break down the parables. This gives us a better understanding of GOD’S Word as it relates to prophecy.

3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

5861 `ayit ah’-yit from 5860; a hawk or other bird of prey:–bird, fowl, ravenous (bird).

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

Deepness in this respect speaks of level of foundations. Foundation of believer’s wisdom…

(b) metaphorically, in Rom 11:33, of God’s wisdom and knowledge; in 1Cr 2:10, of God’s counsels; in Eph 3:18, of the dimensions of the sphere of the activities of God’s counsels, and of the love of Christ which occupies that sphere; in 2Cr 8:2, of “deep” poverty; some mss. have it in Rev 2:24.

Parables were a common form of teaching in the Ancient Jewish community. They were not unique to Jesus. Parables as literary forms exhibit consistent characteristics: Repetition. Contrast and short comparisons. Metaphors and simple images. Rule of three. Enigmatic sayings.

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Again, this speaks of wisdom and maturity as it relates to your foundation in GOD.

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

Luke 8:33, tells us that the devils went out of the man, entered into the swine, the herd ran violently and were choked.

Is this speaking of the spiritual connection? Such as what we have with GOD? But, in polar opposites…it would be a evil “spirit”.

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

KJV translates Strong’s H6529

Depending on your maturity in your walk with GOD, it seems the fruit we produce brings forth reward, but this is meant in the spiritual realm.

I say this because “fruit” in the Garden of Eden meant spiritual enlightenment, and immortality. Of course, our spirit is immortal but how the choices we make with the FREE WILL that GOD gives us determines our future.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Do you “see” in the spiritual sense? Are you able to hear what GOD is telling you? Or do you listen to the devil? Because if you do then you will not discern the meaning GOD has in HIS Word.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

The “mysteries” are spoken of throughout The Bible. This all relates to the light and dark. The good and evil.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

When you farm the land, one must scan the area. How do the farmers tell the difference between the two?

Inexperience will be an issue because one might pull the good up with the bad. The levels of spiritual maturity is important as it relates to parables. Are you able to discern ?

Similar in first look but the assessor definitely knows how to judge.

Threshing (thrashing) was originally “…’to tramp or stamp heavily with the feet’…” and was later applied to the act of separating out grain by the feet of people or oxen and still later with the use of a flail. (A flail is a threshing tool consisting of a wooden staff with a short heavy stick swinging from it.)

A threshing floor is of two main types: 1) a specially flattened outdoor surface, usually circular and paved, or 2) inside a building with a smooth floor of earth, stone or wood where a farmer would thresh the grain harvest and then winnow it.
After this threshing process, the broken stalks and grain were collected and then thrown up into the air with a wooden fork-like tool called a winnowing fan. The chaff would be blown away by the wind; the short torn straw would fall some distance away; while the heavier grain would fall at the winnower’s feet. The grain could then be further cleansed by sieving.
Threshing, the loosening of grain or seeds from the husks and straw, is the step in the chaff-removal process that comes before winnowing.
Wind winnowing is an agricultural method developed by ancient cultures for separating grain from chaff.

Common practice was to ‘count the tares’  before harvest as to have a good end product.

Upon pulling out the tare..if you accidentally pulled up the wheat it was very stubborn.

Also if the tares is plentiful around the wheat, the wheat would be stunted in growth.

Strangely, when it is harvest, the tare would look horrible.

This is parallel to the Sheep and Goats.

Matthew 25 (KJV)

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

I guess it’s some people’s nature to sort the bad from the good. I’ve been called a goody-two-shoes when I was younger! So, I fit into that category, right? I didn’t understand why everyone didn’t think this way…and sometimes, it still escapes me! I totally understand that there will be people who will never see the “light”…sadly. I guess I’ve known since I was in the womb…yes, the womb…that I was chosen. You wouldn’t understand, even if I tried to explain it. I’m sure that one will draw a crowd! LOL

Call me nuts. I don’t care.

Saving the good from the bad;

Saints from the sinners;

Church from the world;

Saved from the damned.

But, you see…even though we feel the urge…it’s not our place! It’s not out job.

We are to let the weeds grow with the grass.

Ministers who are wolves in sheep clothing will produce a stunted congregation.

A fake ministry loves to give sermons with no substance, but instead await the money/offering.

The harvest is near. A harvest of dual processes and procedures. But, we’re not meant to keep count. We are to work tirelessly to serve our King.

We’ve seen a evil world turn wicked. If that’s possible…they’ve come out of the dark and proudly fly their “Satanic flags”.

They will try to convince you they are not a religion, or that they don’t worship any god. All the while producing rotten fruit (doctrines/idols).

Of course, they are those who disagree with this statement, but I firmly believe there are evil bloodlines upon this earth with part human and part fallen ones. Parable of the sower tells us this.

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