Mankind doesn’t know, they have not a clue, that they are living in an age decided by God. That’s right. We’re living in a period of time, among two stocks of people. There are really only two races of human beings on earth, not the many we’ve been taught. Jesus said this using a parable:
“He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. When the plants sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also appeared. The landowner’s slaves came to him and said, ‘Master, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from? ’ “ ‘An enemy did this! ’ he told them. “ ‘So, do you want us to go and gather them up? ’ the slaves asked him. “ ‘No,’ he said. ‘When you gather up the weeds, you might also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I’ll tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but store the wheat in my barn.’ ” Matthew 13:24-30 HCSB
JESUS EXPLAINS THE PARABLE
“Then He dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached Him and said, “Explain the parable of the weeds in the field to us.” He replied: “The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world; and the good seed—these are the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Therefore, just as the weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin and those guilty of lawlessness. They will throw them into the blazing furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. Anyone who has ears should listen!” Matthew 13:36-43 HCSB
Jesus said everyone in the world is either wheat; a son of the kingdom (sons of God), or weeds; sons of the evil one, the Devil. There’s really only 2 kinds of people on earth. These will coexist until harvest time, which is the end of this age. If we believe the word of God we will know the truth, and the truth will set us free. (John 8:31-32) Understanding this truth helps us comprehend how people can be so cold, and do the most horrific things. Jesus told the truth about that too. When speaking to some religious leaders (wolves in sheep’s covering) who were breathing murder against Him, Jesus said:
“You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.” John 8:44 HCSB
You know how folks say, “We’re all God’s children?” According to Jesus words that is a lie. Jesus Himself said that Satan has children on earth too y’all.
Understanding this truth makes it easier to understand this passage:
“And a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.” Matthew 10:36 HCSB
There are some in the same physical family who are not from the same stock spiritually. Some are of God, and others are from the Devil. Physical blood ties do not trump spiritual lineage. This explains why some brothers, sisters, mother’s, father’s, husbands, wives, etcetera, hate each other so much. (Proverbs 28:27) They’re from opposing spiritual families. To further prove this God told a woman who was going to have twin sons, “I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau.” (Romans 9:13 HCSB) God knew who both of these sons were before they even came from their mother’s womb. One He hated, the other He loved. One was from Him, the other belonged to the Devil. Though they both had the same human parents, and were twins, they were not the same. This shouldn’t be too hard to believe; look at Cain and Abel. They too had the same parents and we know what happened there:
“Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.” 1John 3:12 NIV
There it is. The Bible clearly says that Cain, “belonged to the evil one,” and throughout scripture we read that Abel belonged to God. (Hebrews 11:4 ) Some human families do have spiritual brothers and sisters within them, others do not.
HOW IT ALL ENDS
Remember in the parable of the wheat and the weeds the man who sowed the good seed in his field (Jesus) was asked, ‘Where did all these weeds come from? Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ Then Jesus said, ‘No. Because while uprooting the weeds you might pull up the wheat also. Wait until harvest time (the end of the age). Then the angels will be given the command to uproot all the weeds, and burn them. That is those who practice lawlessness, and cause sin.’ Only God fully knows who’s who. We don’t. Weeds can look like wheat, and wheat sometimes look like weeds. We can easily mistake the two. Sometimes we think someone is a believer who is not. And sometimes we think someone isn’t a believer who is. Let’s just do our part and pray for everyone, even our enemies. Some of them are wheat; our brothers and sisters. They just don’t know it yet. Or they do know but they’ve fallen down, and will get back up again.
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:43-48 NLT
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