Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Good Seed


Matthew 13 v 37 - 39: "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."

These are the words of Jesus to His disciples and follow His teaching about the sower sowing the seed - some falls by the wayside and is eaten by birds; some falls among thorns and is choked; some falls into good soil and brings forth good fruit.

In between these two portions of scripture Jesus also gives a number of parables concerning the kingdom of Heaven. He is painting a picture for us of this world over the span of 2000 years.

Jesus has sowed good seeds into the Earth and the devil has sown tares or weeds and the time of judgment is at hand when the reapers will separate the tares from the good wheat. The tares will be bundled and thrown into the fire; the wheat will be gathered into the Kingdom of God.

If you are a good seed you will be known by Jesus as one who is born again and bringing forth good fruit ie being obedient to God and using the talents He has given you to enhance and increase His Kingdom. He wants to see an abundance of souls liberated from the world.

If you are a tare you are generally a worldly type who enjoys tainted fruit that poisons the soul like recreational drugs; nicotine; alcohol in vast quantities; free sex; violence and mayhem.

There are some tares who go to church but gravitate to those places where the Word of God is compromised by the teachings and doctrines of man. Jesus says of these - They worship Me in vain. They speak My name but their hearts are far from Me.

If you are not sure if you are a tare then you probably are one. The good seeds know they are secure in Jesus Christ; forgiven of sin by His grace and washed in His Blood. They know their names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.

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Prayer: Father God Today it is exactly 40 years since I met Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. What a marvellous experience it has been. I worship and bow down to the Godhead and give all praise and thanks to you for a wonderful life. I pray that all people everywhere come to know You while You may be found. In Jesus' name. Amen.