The Meaning of this Life
On this fallen Earth.
We are born of flesh and blood, we live, some longer than others, yet today we do not know the simple meaning of “Why we are here.”
The question, which is on most people’s lips today, is “What is the Meaning of Life.” To answer this one question is to study the Word of God indefatigably, (incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue) by digging and unearthing the truths, which have been there since time immemorial. These truths have been deeply buried by the enemy Satan over a long period of timr, in fact since iniquity was found in him, we are still in the Bible Days. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/bibleprophecytheend.htm
Josephus (The Antiquities of the Jews preface page 27) reads: - 3. But others there are, who, of necessity and by force, are driven to write history, because they are concerned in the facts, and so cannot excuse themselves from committing them to writing, for the advantage of posterity [future generations]; nay, there are not a few who are induced to draw their historical facts out of darkness into light, and to produce them for the benefit of the public on account of the great importance of the facts themselves with which they have been concerned.
1st About Satan, or as he was first known, Lucifer. Hebrew “Shining One”. Created by Jehovah as a son of God, and associated with the “morning star” in the “world that then was” (the world before this one) and most are oblivious to this one fact alone in today’s fallen earth. http://www.companionbiblecondensed.com/
2 Peter 3:5-6 (KJV) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
It is the revelation that there was a world age before this one, which erupted into all sorts of disharmony in heaven; and in the universe. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm It was caused by Lucifer whom rebelled against God’s wishes. http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm
It was this rebellion by Lucifer, and followed by a third of the fallen angels called the Nephilim; that caused God to destroy the then earth, and every living soul upon thereon: to preserve His lineage, which Satan sought to destroy; and still does; to put his own in place; this is the very reason that Genesis begins with Chapter 1.-2-31 to restore the lineage.
HIS RUINED CREATION.
Much of this is recorded in The Companion Bible, and my website http://godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
2 Peter 3: 5 (KJV) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water
by the word of God the heavens were of old = This was the first creation which was destroyed by flood and caused by God Himself to put an end to the violence, upheaval, and rebellion of Lucifer’s followers, however; this chapter in the Companion Bible KJV is not to be confused with Noah’s flood. These angels (Nephilim) are now kept in darkness in prison unto the great day of judgement.
Jude 1:6 (KJV) And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day.
The result of which was to be condemned, and to protect the Royal Lineage which will be explained later. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
2 Peter 3: 6 (KJV) Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.,
Jehovah literally had to start all over again by restoring His ruined creation, and by putting His plan of SALVATION into action. The plan by Jehovah was an extraordinary stroke of genius, by indicating to all; that He never fixes that which is broken, but always starts anew.
A1 A Genesis I (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
“The world that then was” 2 Peter 3:5—6.
It can be seen from the above breakdown of Genesis 1 & 2 that the heaven and the earth “which were then”, were created first; sometime in the past, but it is not stated when.
B Genesis -2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
“The world that then was”; was destroyed by a flood. This is the reason Nimrod built the “Tower of Babel”. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/brexit.htm
In B Genesis -2 “the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep”. Then between Gen A1 A and Gen B -2 something catastrophic happened to warrant a full restoration of the heaven and earth. The earth was not created a ruin by God, but became a ruin; “An enemy has done this,” In like manner man became a ruin.
A a Genesis 2- And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The heavens and earth, which are now. http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
A a Gen -2 “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” to regenerate the damage done and produce a new earth of flesh when our parents were expelled from Eden.
1. Everyone on that then world would have an opportunity to decide. God’s way of life, or Satan’s. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm
2. Divine purpose = All created and placed on a fallen earth (the one we are now on) and given time to evaluate, and make that choice (6000 years, 1000 years millennium. making 7000 in all). http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm We are now in the end days with hardly any time at all left to make that decision. (If you do not, how much do you love your family?)
3. He is confident that all the innocent souls destroyed by the flood would return to Him who gave it. (see THE USAGE OF RŪACH, SPIRIT, below)
4. This plan would result in a restored, “Spiritual” harmony, of the universe forevermore.
1.-2-31 (A, page 1) “THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHICH ARE NOW” (Extended Alternation).
A a | -2-5. Darkness and Light. Night and day. 1st Day.
b | 6-8. Waters. Division between them. 2nd Day.
c | 9-13. Earth. Fruit from it. 3rd Day.
a | 14-19. Day and Night. Sun and Moon. 4th Day.
b | 20-23. Waters. Life from them. 5th Day.
c | 24-31. Earth. Life from it. 6th Day.
A a Gen -2 Sometime after God flooded and destroyed all souls on the then earth (2 Peter 3:5—6) He moved to restore His ruined creation, and once again populate it.
If God had destroyed Lucifer and the one third of his followers there and then (which He could have easily done) it would not be sure if the rebellion had spread to the other two thirds or not. God had no choice; harmony and order had to be restored in the universe, calling for drastic action to be applied to the whole of the “then” earth and all its populace.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.,
“All souls and spirits return to God who gave them” (Gen 2:7 KJV) http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm The purpose of God’s Plan was to restore His ruined Creation, however this time with a difference. On the sixth day, God created man to inherit the earth, and have dominion. ’eth-Hā’ ādhām = this same man Adam, and from him created Eve; the woman.
However, Lucifer had other ideas and wanted to be ruler, and have dominion over the earth himself. Lucifer made many attacks on man but none so vociferous (marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry) leading to the attack by the enemy, on Adam and Eve, and the whole of the human race. This attack was nothing to do with an apple or any such fruit, it was by Lucifer, Hebrew Nachash who beguiled Eve to have sex with him so he could plant his seed own seed, while Eve also induced Adam to have sex, hence, God’s Royal Seed was polluted. This resulted in both being expelled from the garden to the fallen earth on which we are today. [See Wheat and Tares parable below}.. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
See Gen 2:7--8. (KJV)
7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Hence the first Adam; ’eth-Hā’ ādhām, Christ being the second Adam who came to our rescue.
8. (And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.
Note the three gardens:-
1. Eden, death in sin;
2. Gethsemane, death for sin;
3. Sepulchre, death to sin.
After Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, having been induced to sin by Lucifer, who was also punished by God, re-named him Satan = (“obstruct, oppose”). See http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm from that time on; even until today, Satan is the prince of this fallen earth and is still obstructing and opposing God in every conceivable way affordable to him. Wars, death, sickness, ill-health, poverty, famines, droughts, apostasy, secularity, atheism, robbery, lies, deceivableness, hopelessness, love-less-ness &c. http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm
Do you really think God created a kingdom like this to epitomise His love for His People? Of course not; God for-seen what Satan’s world would be like from the iniquity that was found in him, how he would; through greed and corruption, twist this world into the way he wanted it to be, not you, or God.
God’s word has been hidden and brushed under the carpet, denied, and ridiculed by all in-sundry, steadily becoming worse as we enter the end days and see the prophecies unfolding. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/bibleprophecytheend.htm
The real truth is that Satan, although he uses and raises up individuals for his use, does not really want them. He will destroy them as surely as he caused the earth to become null and void. (So satanic worshippers beware)
In any case, he will be destroyed along with his followers and the Kenites but nevertheless we, and that means all of us, have a choice to make; GOD and His Kingdom; or Satan and his government. There is no middle ground, or sitting on the fence, even if you believe in neither you will default to Satan. At the great White Throne judgement, you will be given the opportunity to explain your choice before sentence is passed as to the outcome.
HOWEVER; I MUST EXPLAIN, HERE AND NOW THAT, THAT CHOICE IS YOURS TO MAKE AND YOURS ALONE.
God does not want mindless followers, sheep; who have no mind of their own, nor robots that are told to go here, go there, but only those who love God and want to be with Him and serve Him, and inherit the rewards of God’s Kingdom.
2 Peter 3: 7 (KJV) But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men. [Rebels]
“The heavens and the earth which are now are kept in store” and means they will be destroyed by fire http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nationshalrise.htm How this fire will occur is irrespective of its prophecy, God’s Word has deemed that it will occur, and in the not too distant future which makes that decision all the more necessary and expedient. (Appropriate to a purpose). http://godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
Psalm 19 contains a vivid reference to these two Books of revelation. That is why there is the very sudden change of subject at verse 7; a change, which still perplexes and baffles all the skill of commentators. The teaching is preserved in the structure of the Psalm, where we have…
A [1-4-. The Heavens.
B [-4-6. “In them, the sun”.
A [7-10 The Scriptures.
B [11-14. “In them, Thy servant”.
In this structure, every line emphasizes the elaboration of the design: for, while, in the first half, all the terms are literary, in the latter half they are all astronomical, thus welding the two portions of the Psalm into one harmonious whole. For the meaning of the words, reference must be made to the Psalm itself. We can only note here that the first part does not refer to the wonders of creation, but to the eloquence of its teaching and revelation: they “declare”, tell, or narrate:
Genesis 24:66 (KJV) And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
Psalm 71:15 (KJV)
My mouth shall shew forth Thy righteousness
And Thy salvation all the day
for I know not the numbers thereof.
Cp Psalms 40:5 (KJV)
Many, O LORD my God, are Thy wonderful
works which Thou has done,
And Thy thoughts which are to us-ward
They cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee:
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.
They “utter speech”, but without words (omit “where” in verse 3); Heb = they “show forth”, exhibit:
Genesis 3:11 (KJV) And He said, “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”
Psalm 97:6 (KJV)
The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the people see His glory.
He hath shewed His People the power of His works,
That He may give them the heritage of the heathen.
They prophesy “day by day”, “night by night”, the question is:
WHAT DO THEY PROPHESY? WHAT KNOWLEDGE DO THEY SHOW FORTH? WHAT GLORY DO THEY TELL OF?
The answer is -Genesis 3:15.(KJV) And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head [Crush], and thou shall bruise His heel. [Crucifixion]
The one great central truth of all prophecy –the coming of One, Who, though he should suffer, should in the end crush the head of the old serpent, the Devil. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
· But, where are we to open this book? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
· Where are we to break into this circle of the Zodiacal signs? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm
Through the “Precession of the Equinoxes”, the sun gradually shifts its position a little each day by one arc point, but in about every 2000 years it begins the year in a different sign. This was foreseen;
· It was also foreseen that succeeding generations would not know when and where the sun began its course,
· Or where the teaching of this Heavenly Book commenced,
· Or where we were to open its first page.
Hence, the “Sphinx” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/sphinx.htm was invented as a memorial. It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, to tell us this book, written in the Heavens, began with the sign “Virgo” (Virgin), and will end with the sign “Leo” (Lion). It is almost at the end of the Prophesy, time for you to make your decision; Satan’s system or God’s system.
The word “Sphinx” is from the Greek Sphingo, to join; because it binds together the two ends of this circle of the heavens. The number of the signs is twelve, the number of governmental perfection or “rule”: It is the number or factor of all numbers connected with government: whether by Tribes or Apostles, or in measurements of time, or in things, which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:18 (KJV) And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
“And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness”: And God saw that it was good. They are divided into three books of four chapters (or signs) each: twelve being the product of 3 x 4, i.e. of Divine truth working in the heavens and in the earth. (see Ap 10). Each book, therefore, consists of four signs; and these are all arranged by structure, in exactly the same way. Each is an Introversion (a central dimension of human personality).
Antiquities of the Jews –Josephus. Chapter 2 paragraph 3. (What does Josephus have to say?)
Now Adam, who was the first man and made out of the earth, (for our discourse must now be about him). After Abel was slain and Cain fled away, on account of his murder, was solicitous for posterity, and had a vehement desire of children, he being two hundred and thirty years old; after which time he lived another seven hundred, and then died. He had indeed many other children, (8) but Seth in particular. As for the rest, it would be tedious to name them; I will therefore only endeavour to give an account of those that proceeded from Seth. Now this Seth, when he was brought up, and came to those years in which he could discern what was good, became a virtuous man; and as he was himself of an excellent character, so did he leave children behind him who imitated his virtues. (9) All these proved to be of good dispositions. They also inhabited the same country without dissensions, and in a happy condition, without any misfortunes falling upon them, till they died.
They also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies, and their order. And that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at another time by the violence and quantity of water, they made two pillars, (10) the one of brick, the other of stone: they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, the pillar of stone might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad to this day.
The Bible mentions Orion 3 times: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
Job 9:9. (KJV) Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Job’s reply to Bildad’s first address. 9. “Who made the Fold, Orion, Pleiades? Yea [stars in] the recesses of the south”.
Job 38:31 (KJV) Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Jehovah’s first address to Job 31 “Canst thou bind fast the cluster Pleiades? Or, canst thou loosen [great] Orion’s bands”?
Amos 5:8 (KJV) The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
who can but prophesy? Some modern critics alter the Hebrew to “be frightened”, not realising that it is through the prophets that God speaks.
Hebrew 1:1 (KJV) God, Who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets.
Job 9:9 “which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.”
Job 38:31 “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”
Amos 5:8 “Seek Him That maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning. And maketh the day dark with night: That calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is His name: “
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CHRIST’S GLORY IN CREATION, AND REVELATION.
19. (S, page 721)
S G| H1—4. The heavens. The word written there: (eight lines).
J| -4—6 In them (bāhem) The sun (six lines).
G| H| 7—10. The Scriptures. The Word written therein (eight lines).
J| 11—14. In them (bāhem) Thy servant. (six lines).
The position of this Psalm in the Structure (page721) shows that it corresponds with “S”, Psalm 29, with its two answering parts, the “Glory” and the “Voice” of Jehovah.
The verbs in the first part (1—6) are literary, and in the second part astronomical, thus interlacing and uniting the two parts in one whole.
Title. A Psalm of David. One Psalm: one whole, not two old scraps strung together by some late “redactor” (to make ready for publication).
See Ap 65. VII. The Dove in the distant Terebinths. There is only one Psalm with this subscription, i.e. Ps 55 (Not Ps 56, over which it was hitherto stood in other Bibles and Versions as the super-scription or title). There is a general agreement that Title means “Relating to the dove in the distant Terebinths (or oaks)”.
David is the “dove”. He is far away in the distant woods, moaning over the trouble that has come upon him through the rebellion of Absalom, recorded in 2 Sam 15—19. There is no reference to dove in Psalm 56, but there is in Ps 55:6. In verse 2 he says, “I mourn in my complaint, and moan” (R.V). In Isa 38:14, Hezekiah, in trouble equally great, says, “I did moan as a dove”. (the same word as in Ps 55:17 R.V). Cp Ezekiel 7:16, where we have it again). David speaks further concerning this moaning in Psalm 55: 4—8; also in verses 16—17. The desertion of Ahithophel at this crisis is alluded to in verse 12—14. All Psalms of, or “relating to David”, refer to the true David; so we may compare David’s assertion with Christ’s betrayal, and the end of Ahithophel
(2 Sam: 17:25) with the end of Judas Iscariot (Matt 27:5—8. Acts 1:18—19).
2 Samuel 17:25 (KJV) And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.
Matthew 27:5-8 (KJV)
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, “It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.”
7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
Acts 1:18—19 (KJV)
18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
1—6 (G, above).THE HEAVENS. (Introversion)
G a | 1. The Heavens.
b | 2.Their testimony. Incessant (Positive.)
c | 3. Their words. Inaudible. (Negative.)
b | 4- Their testimony. Universal. (Positive.)
a. | -4 - 6. The heavens.
1 declare = rehearse (The Piel part. implying repetition. Cp Psalms71:15
Psalms 71:15 (KJV) My mouth shall shew forth Thy righteousness
And Thy salvation all the day;
for I know not the numbers thereof.
firmament = expanse.
sheweth = is setting forth.
Cp first occurrence Genesis 3:11 (KJV) And He said, “Who told thee that thou was naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat”.
2. Day unto day = Day after day.
Uttereth = constantly poureth forth. Hebrew nāba‘, to tell forth, or prophesy.
Speech = speaking.
Word = saying.
Unto = after.
Knowledge = intelligence, information.
3. Language = words.
Voice = sound: “their voice is not heard”.
4. Line = inheritance. Hebrew. Measuring, or allotting line. Put by Fig Metonomy (of Cause), Ap 6, for inheritance. https://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html
So Romans 10:18 (KJV) thus connecting the written word. But I say, “Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the earth.”
See note on verse 7. law. Note the synthetic parallelism of the second half of this Psalm, which compares the written words in the Scripture with the words written in the heavens, and preserved in the names of the signs of the Zodiac and the constellations. Ap 12
earth. Hebrew ’erez = the earth (as created).
words = sayings or teachings.
tabernacle = tent, or house. Hence, the signs of the Zodiac are called the “houses” of the sun, because in them he [the sun] moves and dwells, and completes his circuit. This corresponds with God’s servants dwelling and moving in the written “.Word”
5. Which is = And he.
Chamber = bridal canopy, Hebrew chuppāh.
Isaiah 4:5 (“defence”). “And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.”
Every dwelling place of mount Zion Not merely over the Tabernacle as in the old Dispensation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
Joel 2:16 (KJV) (“closet”). “Gather the People, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of His chamber (CHRIST), and the bride out of her closet”(ISRAEL).
closet = bridal canopy. See notes on Ps19:5 and Isa 4:5 (Both above).
PRECESSION OF THE EQINOXES http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
Psalm 19 1—6 (KJV) The Heavens.
1 The heavens declare the glory of GOD;
And the firmament sheweth His handy work.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech,
And night after night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language,
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
And his circuit unto the ends of it:
And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
07 The law of the LORD is perfect,
converting the soul:
The testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple.
08 The statutes of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart:
The commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
09 The fear [reverence] of the LORD is clean,
The judgements of the LORD are true
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
yea, than much fine gold:
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is Thy servant warned:
And in keeping of them is there great reward.
12 Who can understand His errors?
Cleanse Thou me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Thy servant also from
Let them not have dominion over me:
then shall I be upright,
And I shall be innocent from the
14 Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in Thy sight,
O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Here the facts are presented to you to enable you to make the right decision. Study them carefully to prove to yourself that the truth, which inexorably (unstoppable) presented to you, is the direct culmination (the arrival at, or the bringing of something to, a climax) of God’s Word through Pneuma Hagion (Holy Spirit).
Scientists admit that “the big bang” is only an un-provable theory at best, yet they doggedly persist in its presentation to schools, colleges, university, and through T.V, instead of the truth, which has been there all this time. This is Satan’s way of hiding the truth, and is another attack on the human race.
With all that is befalling us, and this awful fallen earth today [see the news] it is; to say the least, quite an easy choice to make, and if you still need more persuading then see the
“WHEAT AND TARES PARABLE” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
Matthew 13:24-30 (KJV)
24. Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of God is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way
26. But when the blade (seed) was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, “Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then has it tares?”
28. He said unto them, ‘An enemy hath done this.’ The servants said unto him, ‘Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?’”
29. But he said, “Nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.”
30. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the 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.’
tares. Greek zizania (occurs only in this chapter verses 25—26).This is not “darnel” (the Lolium temulentum of naturalists), but zewan as known today in Palestine.
While growing it looks like wheat, but when full grown the ears are long and the grains almost black. Each grain of zewan must be removed before grinding wheat, or the bread is bitter and poisonous. Wheat is golden; but tares show their true colours as they ripen.
went his way. He had no doubt as to the result. Nor should those have doubt who sow “the good seed” of the Word of God. They should have as much confidence in their sowing as the “enemy” had in his; and go their way, and sow more.
“Jesus explained the meaning of this parable” to His disciples, and also for our learning.
36. Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house:
and His disciples came unto Him saying,
“Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37. He answered and said unto them, “
“He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
but the tares are the children of the wicked one; [Satan}
39. The enemy that sowed them is the devil;
the harvest is the end of the world;
and the reapers are the angels.
40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire;
so shall it be in the end of this world.
41. The Son of man shall send forth His angels,
and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend,
and them which do iniquity;
42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire:
there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun
in the kingdom of their Father.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 13: 51—52 (KJV)
51 Jesus saith unto them, “Have ye understood all these things?” They say unto Him, “Yea, Lord.”
52 Then said He unto them, “Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”
THIS IS YOUR CHOICE.