Sown among the Thorns.

This was taken from www.standingthegap.org

Sown among the Thorns!

The entire System of professing Christianity today is Rotten to the Core, producing poison fruit. Sons of the evil one, in the form of False teachers cleverly disguised as Ministers of Righteousness, are Sowing a BAD Seed among a thorny crop. The Seed consists of corrupted Doctrines that have rendered the Message of Repentance unto life completely ineffective.

 

The Simplicity and beauty of the Gospel message to bring man from Darkness to Light, form the Power of Satan to God, into the Kingdom of HIS Love, has been polluted into a putrid mix of excuses to sin and inability to obey. Satan builds his army by using a multitude of false teachers who invite man into the kingdom in his sins and convince him he will NEVER Stop sinning! The Free Gift of Salvation is bestowed upon them by RECEIVING Christ and then Trusting that God now sees them as Justified and Righteous, although in reality they remain dirty and un-righteous.

 

Following the Parrot like ritual of their salvation, they are brought into the Churches and the process begins of teaching them to be good Christians according to the Bible. The only problem is the Word was Sown into their hearts among the thorns of Un-Repented Sin and could not possibly take root as to produce anything but a Rotten crop. That’s why most of their time in study will be to convince them they are Saved, in spite of their ongoing sin and that God approves of their behavior although it is a disgrace to His Son.

 

The False Teachers over them have no idea what is happening because they themselves have come into the Kingdom in like manner and have been taught it’s perfectly normal to live as a wretch and still make it to heaven when you die. They Continue then to Sow Tares and choke out what little real Wheat remains in the harvest. The Gift they are Dispensing is the assurance that Converts can retain their sins and be Secure in the knowledge that their Dead experience of ‘Receiving Jesus’ was genuine and they are really sons of God

 

However Jesus Taught Clearly in Scripture how to identify the sons of the evil one. Matt 13:24-30, 37-43.

He said: ‘Good Seed was Sown in the filed by the Son of Man (Jesus) But MEN Slept and an enemy came in and sowed corrupted seed among the good! As the crop matured the corrupted plants became more apparent, but it was too late to remedy the situation. At the Harvest the bad would be sorted out and burned so not to infect the Good.’

 

The Good Servants recognized the problem, but the damage was already done. All they could do until the Harvest was POINT OUT the fact that Tares have been Sown among the Wheat! However herein lays the Cleverness of the Deception: The Tares LOOK Identical to the Wheat but contain Poison! By appearance no one can tell them apart. The False Message keeps producing more Tares and no one will pay attention to the warnings that the field has been corrupted.

 

The Tare resembles wheat in every aspect, expect in what it produces. If partaken of the tare will bring about sleepiness, nausea, convulsions and even death! Inside is a black powder, seed like substance that has the potential to spread when the plant opens up. The camouflage is almost perfect but a close and careful evaluation can uncover the truth. In this false teachers are much the same. They have many similar characteristics. On the surface they appear harmless and look exactly like their counterparts, growing and flourishing along side the genuine crop undetectable.

 

Yet they bring about a deadly sleeping slickness that infects all those around them like a plague. These are the sons of the evil one Jesus spoke of in the parable, sowing the bad seed, the ‘Darnel’, claiming their status in the Kingdom as genuine but counterfeit and waiting to be burned. What happens when you scatter Seed among Rocks and Thorns is that nothing Good can grow. As the Parable has said, ‘They have no Root and quickly whither’ (Luke8:13) Although they ‘Believe’ for a while, it is not a faith that reaches fruition because it did not originate in a Good and Noble Heart. (or a heart broken in the Process of repentance and godly sorrow for sin, cleared of wrong doing and obedient to Got)

 

Therefore as the Word falls in among the thorns of un-repented hearts it finds no fallow ground to take Root and produce New Life. Thus the old man survives and carries through into the Kingdom.

The False Teachers Sow among thorns:  (keeping the people in there sins!)

 

Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. Matt13:22

 

Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. Luke8:14

 

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. Matt13:24-26

 

Seed Sown on Good Ground Represents a Heart Ready to Receive it! The False Teachers cancel out the possibility of a True Repentance by Preaching man is Born into Sin and Cannot of himself Obey God or respond to the Gospel Message. Since the Gospel Message calls ALL MEN EVERYWHERE To REPENT! (Acts17:30) Man MUST therefore be Perfectly capable of answering such the call with a heartfelt sorrow over his sins followed by DEEDS that correspond with Repentance. (Acts26:20) {of which the Scriptures show evidence happening among the people.)

 

Jesus Said in Luke8:15 : “But the ones that fell on the Good Ground are those who, having heard the word with a Noble and Good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.” 

 

(Or Rather: ‘Hear it with a Good, Honest Heart, Keep It, (Obey!) with Steadfast Enduring Faith!)

 

If man is Born incapable of any Good and Noble action of himself, as ALL the Preachers affirm, HOW could Jesus say such a thing? Would He not be compelled to say rather: ‘The Good ground is they who hear the word with a Corrupted and Depraved Heart and God’s Grace OFF SETS this inbred depravity just enough for him to Respond, Keep it and Bear Fruit to Salvation?

 

This Parable is Recorded in three Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke. And in EACH Jesus affirms the Seed that Bears the Fruit is Sown on GOOD GROUND! Could the Disciples have heard Him wrong? Were they unaware that man was Born a Sinner? Or is it that the Jews NEVER in their History dating back to Moses EVER Taught such a thing!

 

But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” Matt13:23

 

But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” Mark4:20

 

Is there Some Hidden Meaning in all this? The Truth is Plain and Clear:

Good Ground:  kalos:
denotes that which is intrinsically “good,” and so, “goodly, fair, beautiful,” as (a) of that which is well adapted to its circumstances or ends, e.g., fruit, Matt. 3:10; a tree, Matt. 12:33; ground, Matt. 13:8,23; fish, Matt. 13:48; the Law, Rom. 7:16; 1 Tim. 1:8; every creature of God, 1 Tim. 4:4; a faithful minister of Christ and the doctrine he teaches, 1 Tim. 4:6; (b) of that which is ethically good, right, noble, honorable, e.g., Gal. 4:18; 1 Tim. 5:10,25; 6:18; Titus 2:7,14; 3:8,14. The word does not occur in the Apocalypse, nor indeed after 1 Peter.

 

Good Honest Heart: Kalos:

and agathos occur together in Luke 8:15, an “honest” (kalos) heart, i.e., the attitude of which is right towards God; a “good” (agathos) heart, i.e., one that, instead of working ill to a neighbor, acts beneficially towards him.  In 1 Thess. 5:15, “follow after that which is good” (agathos), the “good” is that which is beneficial; in 1 Thess. 5:21, “hold fast that which is good (kalos),” the “good” describes the instrinsic value of the teaching. See BETTER, FAIR HONEST, MEET, WORTHY.

 

 Two Types of Seed are Being Sown, One Good the Other Bad. One Produces a Crop of Repentance and godly sorrow for sin, leading to a Clearing of Wrong Doing with a Zeal to Obey! The Other decays on the Vine, quickly withers and produces a Cold Dead heart hardened in Sin.

 

The Apostle Peter Put it This Way:

having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 1Pet1:23

 

Obedience to the Truth Purifies the Heart and ONLY then Can the Implanted Word take Root to the Saving of the Soul. That man is perfectly capable of Right action in response to the Gospel message is by NO MEANS a mandate to Save himself! God calls us to this Repentance to place the Process in its Proper perspective. He Supplies the Word (Seed) He ordained Repentance unto life, its HIS BLOOD that Redeems from the Corrupting influence of sin! (not ours) We have ONLY to Humbly Obey, lay aside our filthiness and overflow of wickedness, STOP Sinning, and Seek His Mercy. (James1:21-22)

 

Christ is looking for that Good and Noble Heart in which to Sow His Seed. The False teachers have Trampled Down the Vineyard and Filled with TARES! The People have placed their eternal well being in a System that is Rotten to the Core. They Stand on a foundation of Lies waiting for the Reapers to gather them for the furnace.

 

“He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Matt13:37-43

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