Parable of the Tares in the Field–Children of the Wicked One

Evil has a face–a human face.  Evil has arms and legs, but above all, a cunning mind and a devious heart.

Some faces of evil are obvious.  Those of Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein and other tyrannical butchers come to mind.  But it’s the faces of evil that you pass on the street or see in restaurants or that sit in locked board rooms–those are the ones we must beware of.

And, oh, how our spiritual forefathers warned us of these evil ones.  The apostles and prophets and our Savior Himself warned us of them.

Who are they?  They are called the children of the devil,  “the children of the wicked one,” “false teachers, false prophets,” and rich men “heaping treasure together for the last days” (James 5:3), among many other names.

They are the “tares” in the “Parable of the Tares in the Field.”  We must remember that parables contain the mysteries of God.  Parables are used purposefully to teach God’s elect while hiding those same secrets from the multitudes.

Reading “The Parable of the Tares of the Field” (Matthew 13: 24-30, 37-44) is like viewing the true spiritual history of man through the eye of a satellite camera.  In it we see a landowner (the Son of man) who sows good seed (the children of the kingdom) in his field (the world).  But an enemy (the devil) came and sowed tares (the children of the wicked one) along side the good seed.

The servants notice the tares coming up with the wheat and asks the owner if they should pull up the tares.  He says to let them both grow together until the harvest (the end of the world), so that the good seed won’t get uprooted along with the tares.

And so the harvest comes and the reapers (the angels) put in the sickle.  The wheat (the children of God) are separated from the “children of the wicked one.”  The latter are then taken and destroyed.  The children of the Kingdom inherit all things with their Father.

Point: the wicked one has children; they are in our midst.  Some are common sociopaths without a conscience.  Others are more subtle, working diligently with other rich men for a “one world government.”  They are paving the way for the Anti-Christ to take over the New World Order.  They cry “peace, peace, when there is no peace.”

Peter warns of them in II Peter 2, saying that “while they promise the people liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption” (v. 19).  Jude devotes his whole letter as a warning to be aware of these “children of the wicked one.”  Moses wrote of these who give their hearts and souls to Satan as the seed of the serpent (Genesis 3:15).  Christ told the Pharisees, “You are of your father the devil” (John 8:44).

From Genesis to Revelation, they are there.  We must beware of them because evil strides the earth today.  And evil has a face–a human face.  KWH

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14 responses to “Parable of the Tares in the Field–Children of the Wicked One

  1. Sara

    Very true. Beautifully written.

    • lsume

      One of the things about this parable is that Jesus explains it so thoroughly. One of the hidden mysteries in this parable, even though it appears quite openly, is the order of the reaping . First the angels gather together the tares and cast them into the fire. The second reaping is for the good seed. The Lord revealed this to me in the spirit just like all of the mysteries that I have recieved. He gives us these pearls at his own discretion. In fact, the scriptures bear this process out. He feeds us in such a manner that there are always more pearls to be given along with the time to adequately reflect on them.

      The meek shall inherit the earth.

      • Thank you, James, for your comment. God has His way of doing things, for sure. Isn’t it wonderful His grace, when He favors us in giving us spiritual insight into understanding the mysteries of His word and prophecy concerning the end times. Like the gathering together first the tares, as you shared. And then the gathering of His children. That we could be entrusted with these truths is astounding to me at times, especially when at times I sit there, slow in thought, bombarded by worldly concerns, etc. And then, somehow, He reaches down and touches us with a ray of light and understanding…It truly is all Him. Of course, He said, Without Me you can do nothing. So true. kwh

  2. Thank you, Sara, for the nice feedback.

  3. Jennifer Sanders

    Allowing the “tares” to grow, could potentially choke out the good harvest. We have to take measures to protect our precious plants from the “tares” taking over. I know of one scripture that tells us how: Ephisians 6:1 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Teaching our children and ourselves to follow the commandments of the Lord, and to “[5] Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5.

    How do we identify the “tares” of the world without them wearing a sign on their shirt that says, “Hey, look at me, I am evil!” ?

  4. wayneman5

    “Ye shall know them by their fruits,” Christ told us. “A good tree cannot bear evil fruit, and a corrupt tree cannot bear good fruit.” So we must become very astute spiritual fruit-inspectors.

  5. Mini

    Definitely interesting- been researching personality disorders recently and made the connection between the tares in the bible and what psychologists call sociopaths. Definitely recognise these traits in people posing as ‘Christians’ in churches. Churches need a lot more teaching and discernment on stuff like this.

    • Thanks, Mini, for your insight. Sociopaths cannot change for the better; they will always be what they are–evil. They are born from beneath, from a place where no one reforms, children of the wicked one. These are the tares. And they can come in $2000 suits of different colors and fabrics as well as blue eyes and blue jeans.

  6. Hannah

    so called psychology puts the number of sociopaths far, far lower than it should be. i personally believe Jesus when He said ‘few’ would be saved. so we have ‘churches’ full of unsaved pretenders, tares…sociopaths. in the book of Daniel he mentions that they would mingle with the children of men but not cleave to them. this suggests an ‘alien’ side to these people, insofar as they are not fully human. they lack a conscience and there are many more of them than you might believe. those of you who are born again and have studied Genesis 6 and the Book of Enoch might be on my wave length. i find it impossible that so many so-called ‘Christians’ are totally clueless about what season we are in, and are not the least bit interested in the return of Christ, etc. TARES occupying pews, listening to lost men preach.

  7. Hannah

    Wayneman: do not wait for the apostate dead churches to preach on this. first of all, they’d be preaching to mainly tares. second of all, they will lose their audience that only want so t hear smooth things. they harp on an unscriptural ‘tithe’ that pays their fat salary and gives them eminence and a fancy car. also, they are all talking about prosperity…children of the world system. don’t hold your breath. just hold on to Christ.

  8. lsume

    These are the fruits to look for;

    Gal.5
    [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
    [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

  9. Exo 6:6 “Say, therefore, to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I am יהוה, and I shall bring you out from under the burdens of the Mitsrites, and shall deliver you from their enslaving, and shall redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments,
    Joh 8:33 They answered Him, “We are the seed of Aḇraham, and have been servants to no one at any time. How do you say, ‘You shall become free’?”
    Joh 8:34 יהושע answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone doing sin is a servant of sin.
    Joh 8:35 “And the servant does not stay in the house forever – a son stays forever.
    Joh 8:43 “Why do you not know what I say? Because you are unable to hear My Word.
    Joh 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you wish to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
    Joh 8:45 “And because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
    Rev 2:9 “I know your works, and pressure, and poverty – yet you are rich – and the blasphemy of those who say they are Yehuḏim and are not, but are a congregation of Satan.
    the Israelite is the White man , from Seth to Issac Angelo Saxons Jacob Israel , Jews were never slaves in Egypt learn how to read your bible

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