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Parable of the Tares in the Field–Who Are These “Children of the Wicked One”? Part II (Conversations With the Seer)

“Wait a minute. God is saying in this parable that both the good and the evil have to grow together in this world. You mean that God is allowing the evil to exist in this earth?”

“Exactly. You must realize that God is the One who created evil in the first place. He says through Isaiah point blank, ‘I create evil.’

“But why would He do that?”

“Go back to the parable. ‘Let both grow together until the time of the harvest.’ The children of God grow along side the children of the evil one. In fact, He said that if you were to get rid of the evil prematurely, then the growth of the children of God would be halted. They would be ‘rooted up.’ It’s a paradox, it seems, but we need the evil out there in the world in order to facilitate our own maturing process.”

“Surely not,” I said. I could not believe what I was hearing. We need the evil in order to grow in God?

“Oh, but it is true. Remember what He said: ‘My ways are not your ways; my thoughts are not your thoughts.’”

“If I were God, I would just get rid of the evil ones, along with the suffering and pain and misery.”

“But we are not God, and this profound mystery of evil persists, and we ponder it, and we deal with the evil in our own personal lives, and this is what helps us mature and grow in God. His Spirit within us grows as we overcome the things that the devil and his evil intentions throw our way. This is why there is evil out here in the world. And on a worldwide scale, this is why we have ‘children of the wicked one’ growing more powerful each day.”

“So Christ is talking about literal people walking around on the earth whose father is the devil?” I asked. The words sounded unreal and other-worldly and frankly, a bit hokey.

“Let me ask you a question. Do you believe that there are children of God literally walking around the earth right now?”

“Yes, I do.”

“Then is it a stretch to believe that there are children of the wicked one doing the same thing?”

“No, I guess not? Well, who are the devil’s children?” I asked.

“They are not grotesque monsters that you find in the movies. They are the leaders of the people. In Christ’s day they were the Pharisees and the Sadducees, the members of the Sanhedrin council, the spiritual leaders of the people.  They were rich and high up on the social ladder in Judea.  Remember what the apostle Paul said that Satan would transform himself into angels of light.  They come in God’s name, but their hearts are far from the true God.”

“How do you know that?” I asked the Seer.

“Because Christ called them out.” The Seer turned to the gospel of John and began to read. “‘You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him…He that is of God hears God’s words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan and have a devil?’ (8: 44-48). Christ says here that the religious leaders of the Jews have a father, who is the devil. And that they are doing what their father the devil desires for them to do. The devil was a murderer from the beginning, and his children, the high priests and Pharisees and Sadducees had Christ crucified. They tried to kill Him many times before the Crucifixion, but He would slip out of their traps, for His ‘hour was not yet come.’(John 8: 20). Christ told them, ‘But now you seek to kill me,’ and ‘You do the deeds of your father’ (8: 40-41).”

“He really let them have it.”

“They were the leaders of the people. They wore the long robes of the day and claimed to know God, but they were the children of the devil and were doing his bidding every step of the way. We are talking about the high priest and his followers, who were in collusion with the Romans, the central political power in control at that time. Isaiah said, ‘For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed’ (9: 16). And so it is today. Paul said, ‘For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms’ (Eph 6: 12). The devil is that spiritual force of evil in this world, and he has taken up residence in the ‘rulers of the darkness of this world’ system. It is our task to search it all out and find out who is our real enemy in this world, who really has the power in this world system. Then the mystery of iniquity will be solved. Then we will know who the tares in the field really are.”

 

 

 

 

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Parable of the Tares in the Field–Exposing the “Rulers of the Darkness of This World” Part I (Conversations With the Seer)

I came to the seer with a question that was really bothering me. I see now that it is an age old question that countless people have asked down through the centuries. “What’s really going on in the world? Why do the evil ones prosper and the innocent suffer?”

To which the Seer replied, “In order to answer that, we must realize that the great God of heaven has secrets.  Oh, yes, He keeps secrets–secrets that He will only reveal to certain individuals that He can trust.  “Now this is not just some made up assumption on my part. The Holy Scriptures declare this to be true. ‘Surely the Lord GOD (Yahweh) will do nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets’ (Amos 3: 7). And, ‘I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world’” (Mt. 13: 35).

“So God definitely has secrets?”

“Yes, and they are contained in the parables. But He is revealing those mysteries to people right now. He’s revealing them to those who have a sincere, seeking heart. For, you see, these secrets go way back–back to the very foundation of the world. And Christ came and taught these secrets to those whom He had chosen. For He did say, You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen You and have ordained you to bear fruit, spiritual fruit. He shows mercy on whomsoever He will, for He is sovereign.”

“What are the secrets about?” I asked.

“God’s secrets have to do with His plan and purpose for all of us down here on earth.  It’s all about Him establishing His government down here on earth.  He calls it His kingdom, for He is the King.  And He uses parables to reveal mysteries to us. Man’s wisdom teaches that the parables of Christ are nice little stories to make it a bit easier for us to perceive the things of God. Not so. It’s just the opposite. He teaches in parables to deliberately cloud the meaning for the masses so that only those who He wants to reveal the secrets to will understand!”

“These secrets are not given to everybody?” I asked.

“Would you tell everybody your own secrets?  Of course, they are not given to everyone. The disciples even asked the Savior why He spoke to the masses using parables. He related to them that through parables they would understand “the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them [the masses, the multitude] it is not given” (Mt. 13: 11). The parable is double-edged. It reveals the secrets and mysteries of what God is doing to those He gives it to, and the parable prevents just any-old-body from interloping into His precious things that He reserves for His elect, His chosen ones. The masses can literally hear the words of His parables and not understand them. They can “see and not perceive” their meaning (Mark 4: 12).

“But how does this all tie in with my original question as to why the innocent suffer while the evil ones look like they are winning?”

“The answer to your important question is found in one of His parables. It is a secret and a great mystery that only a few will understand. And you are going to say when I finish explaining this, Why didn’t someone tell me before? It is the Parable of the Tares in the Field (Matthew 13: 24-30, 37-43). Before we get started, though, I want you to realize that this is a sacred secret and not to be taken lightly, for this knowledge is crucial in order to understand the forces at work on the earth, which, in turn, helps us comprehend not only what is happening, but why it is happening.”

Then the Seer began to read the parable. “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 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? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 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” (Matthew 13: 24-30).

“I don’t get it,” I said.

“Neither did the disciples. Christ had to explain it to them. Right after He spoke the parable to them they asked Him, Declare unto us the parable. He goes on to explain to them that the field is the world in which we live. The man is the Son of man, Christ Himself. And he sows the good seed, which are the children of the kingdom, or His followers, the children of God. The enemy who sowed bad seed into the field is the devil. The bad seed are his children, the ‘children of the wicked one.’ Both the children of God and the children of the devil are growing up together in this earth. And they will continue on growing until the time of the harvest, which is the end of the world age as we know it. At that time, the children of the devil will be gathered up and disposed of, and the children of God will shine forth in the kingdom of their Father” (Mt. 13: 36-43).

“Wow.”

“We have to realize that He ‘sent the multitude away’ and then explained this parable only to His disciples (v. 36). This information is heavy and was only for a chosen few–only to those that He had personally chosen out from among all the people. And so it is today.  He is revealing these things to His elect.” [For more you can read my two books which you can find at the top of this page.  Just click “Ebook…”] Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 33 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 205 posts.

The busiest day of the year was January 10th with 344 views. The most popular post that day was The Fall of Tiger Woods–From a Biblical Perspective.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blogiche.com, blogsurfer.us, facebook.com, search.aol.com, and thy-weapon-of-war.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for deflationary depression, repentance from dead works, wisdom is the principal thing, love your wife as christ loved the church, and federal reserve unconstitutional.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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The Fall of Tiger Woods–From a Biblical Perspective December 2009
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Bob Chapman: Deflationary Depression Coming Soon After Inflation March 2010

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Peter Schiff: Economic Predictions for America, 2009-2012 July 2009
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4

Overcoming by the Word of Our Testimony April 2009
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5

Ron Paul Says Federal Reserve Is Unconstitutional September 2008

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