By Rev. Dr. Sergio E. ArevaloTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... », Jr.
July 20, 2014 (6th Sunday after PentecostHow Does Jesus Prepare His Disciples for Missions?. Read more ... »)
In the agricultural society of ChristGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... »’s timeHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... », farmersThis Man Trusts His Workers But Look What They Do to His Son and Messengers. His Envoys Do Not Return so He Comes Back with Vengeance!. Read more ... » depended on the quality of their crops. An enemyJesus Prays for Glory and His Disciples’ Protection. Read more ... » sowing weedsThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » would have sabotaged a business. The weeds in the parableJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » were likely darnel because that weed, until mature, appears as wheat.
Without modern weed killers, what would a wise farmer do in such a dilemma? Instead of tearing out the wheat with the weeds, the farmer in this parable wisely waited until the harvest. After harvesting the whole fieldThe Greatest is Love. Read more ... », the weeds could be separated and burned. The wheat would be saved in the barn (gotquestions.org).
Jesus Christ“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » explained the parable of the weeds and the wheat (Mt. 13:36-43). The sowerThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » is the SonThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... » of ManYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... »/GodPGF the Lord!. Read more ... » and the enemy is the devilThe Three Temptations of Jesus. Read more ... ». The goodThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » seedsThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » are the kingdom“It is Finished!”. Read more ... » citizens, and weeds are the hell citizens. The harvest is the end timeThe Son Will be Coming Soon with Power and Glory. Read more ... » where the angelsThe Man with Unclean Lips Sends by the King of the Armies. Read more ... » will reap first the weeds, and saveThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... » the wheat.
I. The Weeds and the Wheat: Hell Citizens and Kingdom Citizens.
You might ask, “Why the LordPGF the Lord!. Read more ... » does not pull the bad people out from earthCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... »?” Sometimes we are like the servantsWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » of sower, we are impatient, “Lord, do you want us to go and pull them out?” (13:28).
We are impatient since there are no new members in our midst. We are impatient when our youth is not yet active. We are impatient since we don’t reach yet our goals in lifeCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... ». We are impatient with many things. The parable is teaching us to be patient, and wait for the harvest time or for God’s time.
What do you think when the masterCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » let his servants pull out the weeds among the wheat? Disaster! That’s what the master was perceiving. Disaster is perceived by the master because it’s not yet time.
The parable is also teaching us not to “sleep.” In the parable, the enemy sowed tares when the sower and servants were sleeping. The enemy will do his thing when we do not watch it.
“Sleeping” means “not watching the work of the devil,” “not watching our own behavior and language,” “not watching our own minds and heartsThe Greatest is Love. Read more ... »,” “laziness and lackadaisical –lacking vitality and purpose.” “Sleeping” is when we are guarding others, and we are not guarding ourselves. That’s reality among health practitioners.
Check our relationshipHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » with our God. Check our relationship with our churchProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... ». Do we communicate with him regularly? Do we help the church to attain its visionThe Man with Unclean Lips Sends by the King of the Armies. Read more ... »-missionCHURCH PLANTING VISION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Read more ... »? Or we are the ones that “cause others to sin and those who practice lawlessness?” (13:41).
II. The Weeds and the Wheat: Their Characteristics.
In the parable, it shows that the plants are hard to identify. They seem the same. In their physical appearance they are almost the same. The wheat is same with weeds or tares (Lolium Temulentum). That’s why when the servants offer to the master that they are going to pull out the weeds, the master knows it is hard to identify them in the early stage, especially if his houseHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » servants are not trained in the field, so he says, “No!”
But how to identify the wheat from tares? Later on during the harvest time, the wheat will bearThree Things Expected of a Disciple. Read more ... » good fruits, and of course"How to Use Church Web Effectively for God's Ministry?". Read more ... », the tares will not bear wheat fruits.
The storyYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... » is told of a farmer in a Midwestern state who had a strong disdain for “religious“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... »” things. As he plowed his field on Sunday morning, he would shake his fist at the church people who passed by on their wayThe Man Who Prepares Freeway for His Master. Read more ... » to worship.
October came and the farmer had his finest crop ever–the best in the entire county. When the harvest was complete“It is Finished!”. Read more ... », he placed an advertisement in the local paper which belittled the ChristiansThe Two Disciples’ Heart Burning Experience. Read more ... » for their faithI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... » in God. Near the end of his diatribe he wrote, “Faith in God must not mean much if someone like me can prosper.”
The response from the Christians in the community was quiet and polite. In the next edition of the townJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » paper, a small ad appeared. It read simply, “God doesn’t always settle His accounts in October” (William E. Brown).
The Harvest is sure, and that’s the completionThe Protagonist Narrates the Trailer of His Story, His Avid Fan Does not Like it. Read more ... » of the Kingdom of God“It is Finished!”. Read more ... ». Are we are ready“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » to welcomeThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... » it in our lives?