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Tentmaking Evangelist (Architect). An Evangelist with the Anchor Bay Evangelistic Association (non-denominational). Co-Founder of Kingdom Gospel Ministries, a ministry now in its 31st year with a mission to reconcile people of different racial, ethnic, and economic situations, and the producer of two weekly radio programs - a Sunday morning verse-by-verse Bible Study on Radio Delaware Valley and a weekly radio drama on the Wilkins Radio network. He also has archived many, many programs on the Internet. John is also a PA/NJ Architect with his own practice in its 38th year working on a wide variety of projects. Acutely interested in politics since a teenager with many articles published over the last 50 years and served as a guest on a Talk Radio show discussing race relations and on It's Your Call TV show with Lynn Doyle dealing with the subject of interethnic marriage.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

JUST A LITTLE MATTHEW 13

I am studying Matthew, and the Lord said to share this with you, so here it is...

The Parable of the Weeds

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
The kingdom is like a man who sowed good seed I the field – good seed now, not containing any mess or compromised doctrine, or psychology of politics or anything else. Just wait and see who this seed is!

25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
When people were asleep the enemy sowed weeds. Christians are taken unawares.  Satan sowed in garbage – lies of the prosperity people, the positive thinking people, the euphemistically named “social justice” folks and all the other mess.  He immediately vamoosed so the people did not realize what he had done – that sneaky devil!

26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
There was a good crop and weeds as well.

27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
The servants wanted to know where all the weeds came from.

28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
The owner identified the enemy and the servants offered to yank out the weeds.

29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you ma uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
The owner refused the offer, saying wheat could be pulled up with the weeds. At the time of harvest, the harvesters will collect the weeds and burn the and then the wheat will be gathered into the barn.  Supports the “one taken and the other left” and turns the pre-trib rapture idea on its ear.

The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”
After Jesus left the crowd, the disciples asked him what this parable meant.

37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.
Jesus sowed good seed – if was not compromised at all – it was pure and good and holy. Not a mixture like that people often sow.

38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil.
The seeds sown are Kingdom people like us – sanctified by God, telling the truth in the world.  The weeds are Satan’s folks – like the professors are Harvard that calls God’s people Nazi’s – like the President who wants to corrupt everything, even going to the bathroom.  Like corporations who feed those at the top while starving those at the bottom. The devil is behind all these folks, like the MAYHEM fellow in those Allstate Insurance TV ads.

The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
The harvest occurs when the age ends, and the angels do the harvesting. We are not called to harvest, they are, and they know whose names are written in the Book and whose aren’t.

40 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.
The weeds will be burned up, which unfortunately is no longer believed by  “reasonable” and “moderate” and “thinking” evangelicals who think people like me take the plain literal truths of God too literally.

41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.
The angels will weed out not only the people who do evil but everything that causes sin – the porn, the greedy ads, the phony religions, everything that causes sin.

42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The evil people and the works of Satan will all be through into a VERY HOT furnace and there will be weeping, grinding of teeth, and torment.

43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.
The righteous will be left, shining like the son and reflecting the glory of Jesus.  If you can hear this, you better hear it and live accordingly.