FBCWest 355 | He Teaches in Parables: Sons of Heaven and Sons of the Evil One
Recorded On: 09/29/2019
September 29, 2019
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and truth.”
“I Love You, Lord”
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 42:1 & 2
“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)
“Strong Enough to Save”
“Won’t Stop Now”
“Who Am I?”
GIVING OF SELVES AND OUR OFFERINGS
SPECIAL MUSIC – By Pru Hungate
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
MESSAGE Pastor Joe
“THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF JESUS THE MESSIAH”
“He Teaches in Parables: Sons of Heaven and Sons of the Evil One”
Time of Reflection
PRAYER TIME –
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Benediction “Only Jesus”
The Parable of the Tares
Matthew 13:24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Matthew 13:25 "But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed 1tares among the wheat, and went away.
Matthew 13:26 "But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
Matthew 13:27 "The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, `Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'
Matthew 13:28 "And he said to them, `An enemy has done this!' The slaves said to him, `Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'
Matthew 13:29 "But he said, `No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
Matthew 13:30 `Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn."'" The Mustard Seed
The explanation of the parable
Matthew 13:36 Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field."
Matthew 13:37 And He said, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,
Matthew 13:38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
Matthew 13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.
Matthew 13:40 "So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age.
Matthew 13:41 "The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,
Matthew 13:42 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:43 "Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. Hidden Treasure
Parable of the dragnet
Matthew 13:47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;
Matthew 13:48 and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away.
Matthew 13:49 "So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous,
Matthew 13:50 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Transcript of Service
We are continuing on looking at Jesus is speaking and teaching in Parables.
Is a short story usually use with?
Human actors not like a fable that uses like animals.
And it has forced purpose, some moral or spiritual teaching usually Jesus is giving spiritual teaching.
And as we've seen he is speaking in Parables.
Because of the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit by the.
Pharisees than the
So he gave his initial parable, which he explained to.
Telling them about the.
Thor, who sewed.
See and if Ella pawn various soils.
He now teaches again in several parables I'm going to.
Take one which is the next one in in the order of his teaching of the tares among the wheat and then I'm going to skip a couple of Parables because the other parables that I'm going to speak on has the same kind of theme and then next week will.
Go back and look at the other parables.
So Jesus and this is found in Matthew 13, starting with verse 24.
Jesus presented another parable to them, saying.
The Kingdom of Heaven maybe compared to a man who sold good seat in the field.
By while his men were sleeping his enemy came in so tears among the wheat and went away.
But when the wheat sprouted in Borg rain, then the tears became evident also.
The slaves of the land owner came and said to him. Sir did you not so good seat in your field?
How then does it have tears?
And he said to them, an enemy has done this.
And the slave said to him do you want us then to go and gather them up?
But he said no for a while, you are gathering up the talk tears. You may uproot the wheat with them.
Allow both of them to grow together until the harvest and in the time of the harvest, I will say to the Reapers.
First gather up the tears and buying them in bundles to burn them up, but gather the wheat.
Into my barn.
And so Jesus gives this parable. I want you to notice that he said. This parable is related to the Kingdom of Heaven.
So that's what it's about.
And then we're going to skip the verse, 36 because he's going to give the explanation. Now I've kind of wanted to jump back and forth, but I've decided not to. I'm going to just go from the explanation.
But I want you to always remember when Jesus gives an explanation.
That's the one you follow.
There must be some explanation that really preach great.
But if they don't match what Jesus teaches about that. Parable then it's wrong and you're just.
So at least Lee the disciples.
Are honest enough to admit they? Don't have a clue? What Jesus is talking about?
Which is not unlike them because there's often times they have no clue? What Jesus is talking about much like us today.
Convert 3060, says then he left the crowds and went into the House and his stifles came to him and said explain to us. The parable of the tears of the field.
Now let me stop there because this is the.
Parable both the wheat and the tares now most of us know what we'd is in case you don't.
I brought a sermon illustration.
This is sweet you plant a seed.
A plant grows up and then it produces fruit.
From which we can get flower and other things that we and so they're saying that the.
We'd is stone.
And there are tears.
Well, there's a
What tears actually mean?
Some say by the wording of pairs. It's a form of a weed if you will.
That, it that it is a Darnell that it looks exactly like a wheat plant when it's growing, but then it produces no week.
It's just a week.
It's taking up space.
On the field.
There are rabbinical teaching that says no what this word, particularly means is adi generated.
Which means it came from kind of wheat but it's never gonna produce anything because it has degenerated itself?
So I want you to understand.
What we're talking about we're talking about a plant that produces?
A fruit that is valuable because we can eat it.
And basically a weed.
That has nothing but taking up water space and is it good for nothing.
And he said to them, the one who sows the good seed is the son of man.
So Jesus is saying the the person who's actually doing the sewing this time is the son of man.
Now this story doesn't necessarily in with Jesus's ministry.
Because Jesus continues to sow seed into the hearts and lives a men and women even today.
Holy Spirit is still instilling himself and is still growing, the Kingdom of Heaven.
This is the one who shows a good seat is the son of Man and the field is the world.
Some will want to use this uh explanation say well. We're talking about the church. No, it said. We're talking about the world. Now the church happens to be in the world. But he's not talking about the church in and of itself, he's talking about.
The Kingdom being in the world.
And As for the good seed these are the sons of the Kingdom.
So he saying those.
Plants that produce fruit or in essence, the children of God, there. The children of the Kingdom and an God is the one who is planting those seeds.
And the tears, the degenerated or the weeds if you will.
Are the sons of the evil 1?
And the enemy who sold them is the devil.
Now in case you haven't figured it out. Let me explain this to you pretty clearly.
Satan doesn't have any original idea.
He always tries to copy God.
God is worshipped So what is Satan want he wants to be worshipped God is the father son and Holy Spirit So what is thing come up with he has the beast and the false Prophet in himself.
He says Oh Gee.
Jesus is planting things into the world, so I will plant as well now Jesus plants productive fruitful things.
Satan because he's the father of liar.
Plants degenerated unfruitful week.
He cannot emulate God because he's not God, but he always tries to pretend to be God and says OK have gods doing this, I'll do something else.
So you gotta remember he's the enemy is not a coexistent one he seeks to undermine whatever God does.
And the harvest.
Is the end of the age?
And the Reaper.
Are the Angels?
So just as the tears are gathered up and burned with fire so shall it be at the end of the Age.
The son of Man, will thin forth his Angels.
And they will gather out of his Kingdom all the stumbling blocks and those who commit lawlessness.
And will throw them into the furnace of fire.
In the place where they'll be weeping in Gnashing of teeth.
Then the righteous will try and forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their father, he who has ears let him hear every time you hear Jesus saying he who has ears let him here, he saying This is important for you to understand this is on the test.
So he tells us.
That even though Satan.
Is doing all of these things?
To hinder the Kingdom.
Those who are part of the Kingdom. The good seed. The wheat is so precious to him that he will not sacrificed the Los of one.
In order to get rid of.
So God is patient, so that it may be appeared all the wheat that grows up and produces fruit is sweet and those that don't produce fruit are chairs and it is obvious and God doesn't want a single child of God to be taken up incorrectly.
So there are times when we think well how come God, you don't come back soon.
Why don't you come back now? I would really like you to come back now because it's just tearable?
He's going because I'm patient.
Because I want all the children of God.
To be harvested.
And one of the fruits of the spirit that we are told to be is patient.
Long suffering is with circumstances patience is with people.
An you know just as we've looked at last time the various.
Soils and the various plants that spraying up from them.
There are times when we have come across those people.
Who initially appeared to be weak?
But as they grew they had no fruit.
And you could tell.
But notice it's not your job to do the harvesting.
Did George job to produce fruit?
Now I want you to jump down too.
Verse 47 he's gonna tell another parable in the same type of.
Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea.
And gathering fish of every kind and when it was filled they threw it up.
On the beach and they sat down and gathered a good fish into a container.
But the bad were thrown away they threw away.
So will be at the end of the age, the Angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among.
And through will throw them into the furnace of fire in that place there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Both Parables in with the bad.
Plants the weeds or the bad fish being placed.
Interfirm weather be weeping and gnashing of teeth in each of those times Jesus is basic talking about health.
And he's talking about the end of the age he's not talking about.
But in each you notice.
That the purpose is to in this situation to catch fish.
And you catch fish by Annette.
Even in today's world we kind of do the same thing. Those who try to seek to cash tuna for instance.
We no longer want them to use Nets 'cause they might catch our little friends.
Dolphins and porpoises and we don't want that to happen.
So we start using falls, but again, there are times when you catch things that you don't.
Need or want to catch.
And God is using this parable to stay in the same way that you catch various types of fish, some fish are just not addable.
So we cash them away.
When we preach the gospel.
People will respond.
Some responses will be genuine.
In some won't.
But Jesus will sort them out in the end.
It's not our job to sort the good fish from the bad fish or the wheat.
From the week.
God sends his Angel.
To do that.
It's a fairly simple and straightforward parable.
The interesting thing that I find.
Is no one ever shows you where that might be in the scriptures?
Jesus gives us 2 parable.
But we never see it.
Preach or taught.
Or advocated for.
In other parts of the scripture.
I'll tell you what I'm setting up for.
There are a couple of doctrine.
Have battles over.
Whether you come to Jesus through your free will, or you were predestine.
And there's always that argument and fight back and forth and it seems like one group or the other will say, Well, you really can't be a Christian 'cause, you messed up on that doctrine.
Similarly, another doctrine that we've tend to go back and forth and fight about.
Is the rapture?
Some people will say well.
Jesus comes before the tribulation so we called them for each ribs re tribulation.
Before the tribulation happens, we get raptured out of here.
Who rate and then the rest of the world is left to?
Then you got other people who say no.
The Rapture happens kind of like mid trip in the middle of it, then were raptured out another say no no. We're in for the long haul at the end of the tribulation, then were raptured in all that.
And there's argument about whether there's Rapture of the Second Coming. And they take their verses or whatever and it seems to be that if you follow one.
Version versus the other than obviously you can't be a believer because you don't have the right view.
But no one ever talks about this these 2 parables.
They seem to forget them like Jesus never taught them.
So today's message is not going to be very long.
But I will give you homework.
I will give you something to think about.
So I want you to turn to Matthew.
And I know the Bolton says starting with verse 40, but I'm going to pick it up at verse 37.
For the coming of the son of Man, will just be just like the days of Noah.
Or as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking marrying and giving in marriage.
Until the day that Noah entered the Ark.
And they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away.
So will be the coming of the son of Man Maybe.
Here's the next versus that I want you to think about.
Then there will be 2 men in the field one will be taken.
And one will be left.
2 women will be grinding at the mill one will be taken and the other left.
Most people and maybe rightfully maybe.
This is the Rapture where the believers get taken up and the other arm.
Or maybe this teaching.
Emulate his two parable.
That the people taken aren't the believers.
But are the faith.
The weed the bad fish.
Now I'm not going to tell you, which it is, is frankly, I'm not sure.
But this passage is the closest I see.
To Jesus is teaching about these 2 parables.
And again what is the parable a short story that has spiritual teaching?
Which means there's going to be a time sometime?
When it won't be the good guys who are taken.
But the children of the evil.
All I know is this is Jesus says is at the end of the Age.
Suggest something for you to think about.
Something for you to think about.
Some of the things I have been taught.
I didn't think that scripture ultimately taught that.
Now they were by good men and women.
Who had great intentions?
And believed sincerely what they believe.
But as I studied the scriptures more and more I go.
I don't see that.
I see maybe a Versa 2, where you can interpret it your way. But the vast bulk of the scripture seemed to tell me something different.
And I don't want you to fall in the same trap will passers Joe said that this verse means that or that verse means this.
I want you to think about it.
I want you to I want you to look at other verses that talk about this these 2 parable.
Because I know this.
Jesus and teach just to spend time teaching.
Jesus didn't go well this 10:00 o'clock on a Sunday.
We're supposed to sing some songs.
Praise and prayers.
Here's some money.
And Stand Up or in his case sit down everybody else stand up, and speak.
It wasn't all his time to talk Jesus taught because he had a mission to teach and preach not only to his disciples. But to make new disciples, so that they might make more an more disciples.
And there was a time when they go, we don't quite understand.
So tell us what you mean
The best teacher.
Is the word of God?
And the scripture says that if you will come.
That his spirit will guide you into knowledge.
His spirit will teach you what you need to know.
And I have found in my own personal life that when I came to a conclusion based on what the Scriptures taught.
I held it more confidently than I did when well so and so taught me that.
'Cause now, What So and so taught it's what the Scripture said.
So I'm not going to give you an easy way out. I'm not telling you that this verse means.
The Rapture or this verse means.
Dangers are gathering other people.
I want you to study.
I will conclude with this.
The only way.
You get week.
In this story.
Is my God planted it?
He plans particular seed.
And that seat is Jesus.
He is the way he is the truth and he is the light.
No one comes to the father, but except and by him and him alone.
Who are wheat?
Should be able to know that because we see the product of his growth in US and the fruit that is produced.
If you don't.
There's always the opportunity to say Jesus?
Come to Maine and plant.
The good feet.
Make it to be fruitful in your name.
As I keep saying.
We're not be judgmental, we're to be fruit inspectors.
But the first fruit to inspect.
Is our own?
Because if there's no fruit there, then the rest just doesn't matter.
I don't see fruit knew and there's no fruit in Maine.
So what there's no fruit in you?
View your life? What kind of soil? What kind of seed is growing in you?
And rely on God.
To provide the way.
And all Gods people said.