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Matthew 13- The Parable of The Tares Explained

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. Matthew 13:36-43

Here Jesus actually explains his own commentary on the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, the disciples had no idea what Christ was talking about. Jesus begins identifying himself (Son of Man) as the sower. The field is the world, the good seed are those who are Born Again in Christ, the tares (weeds) are the unsaved (Children of Satan), the enemy is Satan and the harvest is the end of the world or judgment day, and the reapers are the angels of God

Now that Jesus had made this teaching very clear, there are only two paths in life, Children of God or Children of Satan. Again as I talked about previously, you can only be a Child of God if you become Born Again through Jesus Christ. Everybody is not automatically a Child of God, we are all made in the image of God, but unless you are Born Again you are dead in your sin, and your father is Satan

The world is a battlefield, there is a war for your soul, Christ is spreading the seed (The Gospel) to lead people to Christ, but the Enemy (Satan) is fighting hard to deceive people, to discredit the Word of God, to take away the Word of God from the hearts of people. Jesus came to bring eternal life, while Satan is prowling like a roaring lion looking to devour people (1 Peter 5:8) 

The harvest is the end of the world, judgment day, when Christ returns time is up! The Son of Man will send forth his angels and gather all the tares (weeds) the unsaved, from the world and cast them into Hell (Furnace of Fire). Those who say the Bible doesn’t teach about Hell would have a hard time explaining this teaching by Christ. Jesus said “And they shall be cast in the a furnace of fire, there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth” This isn’t describing “Soul Sleep” or “Annihilationism” this is describing eternal Hell Fire

Jesus said “The righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father” These are the wheat, these are those Born Again through Jesus Christ. Time is running out, whose side will you be on? Victory is already ours through Jesus Christ, because Christ has already overcome the world (John 16:33)

The harvest is coming! Are you ready? Are you a Child of God or a Child of Satan? Those who have spiritual discernment let them hear! Amen!