Sunday, December 9, 2012

Don't Be A Tare (Book Appendix excerpt)

Matthew 13:24-28 (a clause)
Another parable he put forth to them saying:  The kingdom of heaven is like a man who 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 grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared, so the servants of the owner came and said to him, Sir did you not sow good seed in your field?  How then does it have tares? He said to them, an enemy has done this.

Tares, as it relates to the field, is said to closely resemble wheat, but are poisonous to human beings.  They are indistinguishable (impossible to tell apart) from wheat until the final fruit appears.  Within the body of Christ there are tares.  They walk, talk and even act like Christians, but their hearts are far from it.  The Bible says they have a form of godliness.

Many tares were once saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost.  Many of them were on fire for God, but then something happened.  The enemy known as the devil began to attack their mind with lies and every form of deceit.  He began to attack their body, their finances and even their family.  The enemy began to plant seeds of discard (feeling of abandonment), envy, strife, jealousy and even hate.  As time went on, they would move further and further away from God.  Before long they are trying to turn others away from God as well.

If I am talking to you, I want you to know that there is hope for you.  Although you have turned away from God, He has not turned His back on you.

2 Chronicles 7:14 states, If my people, which are called by name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Don’t be a tare. 
Live for Jesus and receive eternal life.

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