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Pamphlet #6221 Genesis KC 8-2

In Matthew 13, Christ spoke several parables.
Do you know why He spoke in parables?

Do you think it was to make things obvious to the crowd He was addressing?

Matthew 13:10-13
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Hey, what do you know, here are the disciples asking Jesus the exact question we were thinking of!
[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.
Did we read that correctly?

It was not meant that everyone should understand Him?

[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.

[13] Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Yep, we read it correctly.

Unless you have eyes to see, and ears to hear, you will not understand the parables of Jesus.

Let's test your spiritual senses.

Christ gave this parable in Matthew 13.
It is the Parable of the Tares.

Read it carefully and then Christ Himself will explain it in detail.

Matthew 13:24-30
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: [25] But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. [26] But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. [27] So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? [28] He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? [29] But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. [30] Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
After Christ speaks another parable,
we learn that He is actually uttering things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Do you want to learn a secret?

Matthew 13:35-36
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Now look what happens!

[36] 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.
The crowd is gone!

The disciples come to Jesus, in private, and ask Him to explain the Parable of the Tares, the one we just read.

Would you also like to ask Him to explain it to you?

Then go for it!

Here is the simple explanation, from the Lord Jesus Christ, of the Parable of the Tares,
to those who have been granted or have asked Him for eyes to see and ears to hear.

Remember, this information, hidden from the foundation of the world, is not available to all.

Blessed indeed is he or she that understands.

Christ's simple explanation:

Matthew 13:37
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

[38] 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 field is the world?

Wow!

This really is simple.

The tares are children of Satan?

He has children?

He has children.

Don't you dare try to spiritualize this away!

This is not a parable!

These children (seed) are those same seed (children) in Gen 3:15.

God puts enmity between his (Satans's) children and her (Eve's) children.

We will be meeting the first child of Satan when we get to chapter 4 of Genesis.

His name is Cain.

He is not listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter five of Genesis.

I wonder why not?

[39] The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
The wicked seed was sowed in the fig grove, in the garden of Eden, at the seduction of mother Eve.

(Hopefully the words of Christ are not too much for you.

Remember, you can always believe that snakes stand up and talk.)

[40] As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

[41] 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;

[42] And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

[43] Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Who has not ears to hear, let him slumber.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.



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