The Bible Doctrine HourpresentsDeacon Rick Bettez
The Parables - Teaching Tool of Our Lord - Part 7
1JO 1:9 If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and righteous, with the result that He forgives us our sins and purifies us from all unrighteousness.
MAT 13:24-30 He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
EXO 22:2 If the thief is caught while breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account
A field full of crops would feed a largefamily & slaves as well as bring in a strong income for the year
This was not a silly prank or common occurance because the end result was usually war or death
This is most certainly an enemy as the parable points out, someone who desires to destroy the good work of the Sower
REV 12:3, REV 12:7, REV 12:9,REV 16:13, REV 20:2 all refer to thedragon as Satan
REV 13:3-7 speaks on the power & authority of the dragon, who then gives credibilty to the beast
REV 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon, because he gave authority to the beast
REV 13:7 And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them
REV 17:13-14 These have one purpose and they give their power and authority to the beast. These will wage war against the Lamb (Jesus Christ), and the Lamb will overcome them
This is someone who wants to weaken & destroy the work of the Sower (TLJC)
MAT 13:39 The enemy who sowed the seeds is the devil
JOB 1:6 'present themselves' in theHebrew is JATSAB...meaning to oppose or make a stand against
ISA 14:12 You have been cut down to earth, you who have weakened the nations
ISA 14:16-17 Is this the one who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms & made the world like a wilderness?
MAT 13:36 The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man (TLJC)...MAT 13:38 and the field is the world
The parables were being taught for the future generations as well as those that were there with Him
Satan's career consists of waging war against truth...against God, againstChristians
Tares or weeds known as Darnel resemble wheat
tare seed is much smaller than a wheat seed... in fact the tare doesn't have the ability to reproduce as many seeds as the wheat plant When full grown, in comparision the wheat is the larger & stronger one.
slaves ask if the landownersower wants them to pull the tares up
The problem that arises very quickly in this situation is the tangling of the weeds & tares roots mixing in with the healthy wheat
MAT 13:38 the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one
1TIM 5:15 For some have already turned aside to follow Satan
JAM 3:16 Wherever there is jealousy, envy, contention, selfish ambition...there will be confusion & rebellion
Tares are shorter and stiff...they don't bend easy or as graceful like wheat
Wheat has been called the staff of life
The weed known as darnel or tare is notorious for choking out wheat before it can fully develop
It could cause blindness or temporary black-outs
Only healthy, well nutured wheat will grow to its full potential when surrounded by these deadly weeds
HEB 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
1THE 2:4 God is the one who examines the heart
The common weed is more of a nuisance...much less of a threat to wheat (gossips & busybodies)
2THE 3:11 We hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies
Idle Bel's that are not occupied with BD become gossips in the church 1TIM 5:13
1PET 4:15 By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler
PROV 19:15 Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger
PROV 18:8 The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body
Remember the rumor mill is a factory that manufactures both truthful events & flat out lies
Distraction & frustration are the twosigns you are being pulled off course ina military operation or sporting event
Fatigue makes cowards out of us all Vince Lombardi
Muhammad Ali distracted & frustrated a younger, stronger opponent named George Foreman, on Oct. 30 1974
The mind games & negative taunts hadleft the young Champion, frustrated &distracted by the time they entered the ring
REV 3:11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.
Maybe we need to ask ourselves...arewe the weed that tangles up the brethern?