|* Matthew 13
Jesus — The Logos
The Word of God
His Doctrine and Teachings:
Matthew 13 is an extremely important chapter and teaching lesson by Jesus in Father's Word. Eight parables are presented relating to the Kingdom of Heaven, and then explained by our Lord, and if you cannot grasp their meaning, you will never understand Father's Word on a more in-depth level, and then never come to the understanding of Father YHVH'S overall plan beginning from the “Foundation of the World.”
Jesus taught in parables in order that He could speak in plain everyday language that all could understand; but, yet, there was a hidden meaning so that the kenites could not grasp His meaning. Sadly, many of the church houses and denominations don't teach this Doctrine of Jesus, and there are others to this day, who don't grasp Jesus' teachings, some of that on their own accord, and some because their eyes and ears have been closed as can be read in several places in Father's word, one of them is right in this chapter Matthew 13:15-16, another is in Isaiah 29: Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath He covered., again in Romans 11: Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded [11:8] (According as it is written, “God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear”;) unto this day. —> But these who have their eyes and ears closed, don't have to worry because, the day comes in which He will open their eyes and ears, and this too can be read in several places. We'll take it from Isaiah 29: Isaiah 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of the darkness. —> What day is that? Either the day that Father opens your eyes; or, on “The LORD'S Day.”
Let's look at our word “slumber” from Romans 11:8; in the Strong's Concordance in the Greek it is word number G2659, - κατάνυξις, - katanuxis pronounced - kat-an-oox-is, and means: a prickling (sensation, as of the limbs being asleep), that is, (by implication [perhaps by some confusion with G3506 or even with G3571]) stupor (lethargy): - slumber.. So, in other words, if you are in a slumber concerning Father's word you should feel a tingling, springy sensation like when one of your limbs falls asleep; however, many are in such a deep sleep that they don't even feel this.
Let's see if this day is the day that Father opens your eyes as you read His Words and His parables.
With that introduction being said, let's go to Father and ask Him for His Blessings on our Study of His Word: "Father, we come to you right now to thank you for inviting us to Your table in order that we might be able to partake of and receive Your Spiritual Meat, and Father, as we prepare to dine on the sustenance which sustains our inner man, we ask that You Oh LORD open our ears and eyes, that we might be able to hear and see your Truths, open our hearts and minds and prepare us in order that we may receive Your Truth. We Pray for Your Understanding of Your Word, we seek Your Knowledge in Your Word and most importantly Father, we Pray for and desire Your Wisdom from Your Word, in Jesus' Precious name we Pray, thank You Father, Amen."
4:12-26:35 THE LORD'S FOURFOLD
8:1-16:20 THE KING. PROCLAIMED.
THE FOURFOLD MINISTRY OF THE
8:1-16:20 THE SECOND PERIOD.
8:1-16:13 THE SECOND PERIOD OF
THE MINISTRY, PROCLAMATION OF
THE KING. (Introversion and
13:1-53 TEACHING. (Alternation and
13:1 Place. Departure. “Out of the
Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. —> The same day=The day the writer is referring to, is the day from the previous chapter Matthew 12:46-50, let's review it: Matthew 12:46 While He yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with Him. [12:47] Then one said unto Him, “Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with Thee.” [12:48] But He answered and said unto him that told him, “Who is My mother? and who are My brethren?” [12:49] And He stretched forth His hand toward his disciples, and said, “Behold My mother and My brethren! [12:50] For whosoever shall do the will of My Father Which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.” —> Here, Jesus just included every one of the people who were there, and who to this day, accept Him as being the only begotten Son of God in the flesh, as being His brethren and co-heirs of all of Father's Promises.
We read in Mark 4:1 and in the next verse here in Matthew 13 that, such a large crowd had gathered to hear Jesus speak; that, He himself had to board a little ship, and sit out in the waters a little way off shore, and then addressed the people in order to teach them.
This teaching of the people by Jesus, between verses v13:1-35 was outside the house,—i.e., His house at Capernaum as we can read in Matthew 9:28—and as such, it was a public teaching, i.e., for everybody's ears; however, beginning in verse v13:36 and continuing to the end of the Chapter, it'll switch as, He and His disciples will then move into the house, and then the teaching will be private, i.e., for His disciples—His Elect, i.e., those who have their eyes and ears open—ears only.
13:2 Place. Departure. “Out of the
Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto Him, so He went into a ship , and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. —> As always, many people followed Jesus wherever He went; sadly, most only wanted another “fish sandwich”—to see another miracle—and not the meat of Father's Word.
As I explained previously in verse v13:1 above, here in this verse, Jesus steps onto a small ship and casts off from the shore. While He is on this small ship He is going to explain the mysteries of the world, by way of parables, to all the people who had gathered. In these parables of this chapter, Jesus is going to teach with such simplicity that all the secrets from the foundation of the world written in Father's word will be opened to them, if they and we have the eyes to see and ears to hear.
We can compare this with a direct opposite teaching from the Book of Revelation: Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. —> Here in the Book of Revelation, Father translates His Word for us and explains to us that, the seas, are people, we read this in Revelation 17:15: Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, “The waters which thou saweth, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. —> So in Revelation 13:1 all the waters of the earth are people, and the beast is the seven headed, ten nationed system that our adversary satan, in his role of the pretend-to-be-jesus: antichrist, will use when he is allowed to come to rule and decieve the whole world.
13:3-9 ONE Parable. (The Sower.)
Matthew 13:3 And He spake many things unto them in parables, saying, "Behold, a sower went forth to sow; -> Here is the first parable of this superb teaching session, and Jesus is using agriculture as a teaching tool. What is one of the easiest ways to sow; or, plant seed? By a technique called “broadcast sowing.” It's where you take a little seed in the palm of your hand,—from a bag you carry on your waist—and cast it from side-to-side while walking in your field. Now, depending upon the sower, you can cover a fairly wide area in a quick manner by broadcast sowing, in other words, you can get a lot of seed planted; which is what we Christians are to be doing in this flesh age...planting seeds of Truth. This is the hidden meaning in this parable Jesus, He is using agriculture to teach us about planting seeds of Truth.
A sower=As these 8 Parables relate to the “Kingdom of the Heavens,” the sowing must relate to the proclamation of it v13:19: (1) by John, “the wayside,” Matthew 3:2,5,6; (2) by Jesus, the twelve Apostles, and the seventy sent forth, “the stony ground,” Matthew 4:12; 26:35; (3) by the twelve in the land, and Paul in the synagogues of the dispersion—see the Book of the Acts of the Apostles—; (4) still future Matthew 24:14 and on “good,”—because it had already been prepared—ground.
Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and fowls came and devoured them up: —> This word “way side,” is just as we think of it, i.e., just off to the side. What happened to the seed? No sooner had the sower sown them; than, the fowls came behind Him and ate them up, exactly as it is today: Father's Truth—the Doctrine of our Lord and Saviour: Jesus—gets devoured up by false teachings of the kurch houses. Jesus Himself explains the answer concerning this in Luke 8:12 and also in Mark 4 where we read: Mark 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts..
Matthew 13:5 And some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: —> Is this hard to understand? No it is not, it is rather, quite easy to understand when we take our time and actually read and Study. The stony places are where there is very little soil, and though some seed may get through the stones and gravel and down into what soil is there, the soil itself is not deep enough for the seed to properly take root and germinate. Much as it is with the minds of most of Father's Children today, when you try and plant a nugget of Truth with them, they are so hard headed that, that little seedling just won't take root, and they say things such as “brother, that just isn't biblical;” but, they fail to check you out, and if you try and show them, then they get that 1,000 yard stare, “deer-in-the-headlights” look whereby you know you have overloaded their donkey cart; so, you might as well, leave it alone.
Sure, they have absolutely listened to man;—their preachers, their denominational doctrines, man's traditions and such—but, they have never really cracked open Father's Word with the proper tools and Studied His Word. They haven't really paid attention to what Jesus was saying and teaching! Again, like as in the previous verse above, Jesus provided His answer, it recorded in Luke 8:13 and Mark 4, from which we'll read: Mark 4:16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; [4:17] And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended..
Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. —> Again, this really is quite simple to understand. They were extremely pleased and happy when they heard that little nugget of Truth; however, they had no depth of understanding, no depth of mind; so, sadly, they'll likewise be burnt up by the Son.
Matthew 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: -> How and why do they get choked off? Because of the false teachings and false doctrines of man. Who is it that wants you to have the truth in Father's Word? He does! Who does NOT want you to have that truth? satan doesn't! So he has his little minions out there in the kurch houses choking out the Truth in Father's Word. Think that's harsh or wrong? Tell me, what's one of the best ways to defeat the enemy? From working from the inside. Impossible you say? Think they're not there? Read my Topical Study “Who were the Chief Priests, Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes of Jesus's Time,” see also Luke 8:14 and Mark 4:18-19: Mark 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word. [4:19] And the cares of this world, and the decietfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful..
Matthew 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. —> Good ground=The seed which fell on good soil bore fruit, why? Because somebody had prepared the soil to receive the Truth. Some people which sowed Father's Truth — had many receive it, while some people that sowed — had less people receive it; just as, — we agriculturally speaking don't really make the seed we plant — produce the crop, so also it is, spiritually speaking, that the seeds we plant — we can't make to grow, it is all up to Father who receives it and who does not. Again, see Luke 8:8,15, and Mark 4:20: Mark 4:20 And these are they which are sown on good ground such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred..
Matthew 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” —> Whenever Jesus had something important to say He always added a clause of something like the one in this verse. What about you brethren, did you hear and understand what He was saying in verses v13:3-8? Did you comprehend and understand His parable of using agriculture as a means of planting seeds of Truth? He isn't very deep in the Truths here, He is just getting started. This parable of the Sower is just the first; but, it ties all the others together.
13:10-23 Question of disciples.
Answer not understood.
13:10-23 QUESTION OF DISCIPLES.
13:10-17 COLLOQUY. (Alternation.)
13:10 Question of Disciples. Put.
Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto Him, "Why speakest Thou unto them in parables?" —> Even His disciples couldn't understand why He spoke to the people only in parables, and He will have to explain not only the reason to them; but, He'll also have to explain to them the meanings of the parables as well.
13:11 Answer. Reason. “Because.”
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, “Because it given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. —> Jesus explains and tells His disciples that there are things in Father's Word which are only for some to know and understand; therefore, when the kenites ask Him their questions, He answers to where it sounds as though He has given them a complete answer; however, by speaking in parables, He is signaling that there are deeper Truths which are there for everybody IF they will but put forth the effort to Study His Word and find the deeper Truths. Sadly, there are many Christians today who are content to sit in a pew not have to put forth any effort; but, prefer to be bottle fed the milk and pablum of His Word. Sadly even more still is that there are many preachers out there who they themselves have listened to some other man who didn't understand Father's Word, and they also never put forth the effort in to dig deeper in order to verify what they had been taught, and so, not only does that preacher never come into the truth in Father's Word; but, he also becomes a false preacher. Peter told us in his Epistles that judgment begins with those who teach Father's Word, we can read of it in I Peter 4: I Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?.
13:12 Answer. Reason. “Because.”
Matthew 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. —> This is actually part of another parable that Jesus taught, the Parable of the Talents of Matthew 25:14-46. In that parable, a man is traveling to a far country and gives his servants five talents, two talents and one talent to see what they will do with those talents while he is gone. So, it is with Father and His Word, if you take His Word and plant the seeds of Truth to others, He will be well pleased with you, and you will be given more; however, if you hold onto that which was given unto you, He will not be pleased, and as such, not only will you not be given any more; but, that which He has given you will also be taken away.
13:13 Question of Disciples.
13:13-17 Answer. Reason. “Because.”
13:13-17 ANSWER. REASON.
13:13 Condition of the People.
Matthew 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not: and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. —> Sadly, there are many who will never come to the full understanding of Father's Word while still in this Age of the flesh; however, they will have the opportunity during Jesus' 1,000 year Millennial reign when satan and his spirit are cast in the bottomless pit and will no longer be a distraction.
13:14 Prophet. Isaiah. Forseen.
Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophesy of Esaias, which saith, ‘By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: —> We can read of this prophesy in Isaiah 6: Isaiah 6:9 And He said, “Go, and tell this People, ‘Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.’ [6:10] Make the heart of this People fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” —> Our Father sent us His only begotten Son Who spoke these parables which were directed at the chief priest, pharisees, sadducees and scribes; yet, even after hearing what He taught; they had not the eyes to see, nor the ears to hear; and even though they saw all His miracles of healing the blind, making the lame to walk, and even raising Lazarus from the dead, they were still blind of seeing He and His miracles for what they were,—i.e., the fulfillment of prophesy—and when they heard of the miracles they didn't actually witness, they still did not accept Him for Who He was, and they still would tell Him in Matthew 12: Matthew 12:38 . . .“Master, we would see a sign from Thee.”.
13:15 Prophet. Isaiah. Forseen.
Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.’ —> Who does it say closed their eyes here in this verse? Was it Father? No, they themselves closed their eyes to all that was prophesied by the prophets of the Old Testament; that, Father YHVH would come in the flesh as Immanuel,—God with us—Jesus. He did come; but, yet, for all their supposed knowledge of Father's Word, they could never come to the full understanding of what the prophets were prophesying. Some was even flat-out rejection of Father's Word because of “who” they were. This sounds a lot like many of the people today.
He came, He performed the miracles, He spoke the Truth; yet, their eyes were clouded over, and their ears dull of hearing.
Those who do choose to Study Father's Word Verse–by–Verse, Chapter–by–Chapter, and Book–by–Book will gain the Truth in His Word; because, they did take the time to Study it, and I'll plug in another agricultural term here, it's called ploughing, and those who do Study Father's Word, plough deep. Likewise also, they will be sealed with His Truths as we can read of in Revelation 9 which reads: Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them they that should hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. —> You see, this is what Studying Father's Word is all about, being prepared for these end times, when satan, in his role of the pretend-to-be-jesus: antichrist, will make his appearance on this earth. What is he coming for? First off, understand that he isn't coming on his own accord; for, as Revelation 12 tells us, Michael the arch angel kicks him out of heaven to this earth, in order to deceive the whole world into following him believing him to be jesus.
13:16 Condition of Disciples. Happy.
Matthew 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. -> Did you read and hear that? Jesus is telling His disciples and those who have studied His Word to understand it; that, they are blessed because they have eyes to see and ears to hear. Did they open their eyes and ears themselves? No, for, we read in Luke 24: Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,.
13:17 Prophets. Desired to see and hear.
Matthew 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. —> What did Jesus just say? He said that many of Father's Prophets desired to see Father walk in the flesh as; yes, they had gotten to prophesy about His coming; but, they never got the opportunity see Him actually walk in the flesh for, they weren't around for His flesh birth. They never got to be as His disciples and listen to The Word of God—The Logos—as He walked in the Flesh; and walk in the flesh He did, we read in John 1: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. —> Our word “Word” as used in this verse in John 1:1 the Strong's Concordance is Greek word number G3056, - λόγος, - Logos, pronounced - log'-os, and means: something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse); also reasoning (the mental faculity) or motive; by extention a computation; specifically (with the article in John) The Divine Expression (that is, Christ)..
13:18-23 Interpretation of the
13:18-23 INTERPRETATION OF THE
SOWER. (Alternation and
Matthew 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. —> Here we go, now we're about to get into some very deep teaching by Jesus; for, He is now going to explain the meaning of the first parable.
Matthew 13:19 When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart.
This is he which receiveth seed by the way side. —> By the way side=This verse is the explanation of verse v13:4 above.
Heareth the word of the kingdom=I.e., the proclamation thereof, and of its having drawn nigh as in verse v13:3 above.
So, if a nugget of Truth has been planted into your mind; but, you didn't understand that Truth; then, one of two things happened: (1) either Father did not open your eyes and ears for you own protection; or, (2) our adversary satan came along and planted seeds of doubt in your mind with his false doctrines; whereby, you ended up rejecting Father's Truth.
Receiveth=Those who received it not, it's a sad thing; however, those who do indeed receive Father's Truth, those can give thanksgiving as Paul tells us in I Thessalonians 2: I Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe..
13:20 Stoney ground.
Matthew 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon (straightway or immediately) with joy receiveth it; —> Stony places=This verse and the next are the explanation to verses v13:5-6 above. Let's continue reading, and then I'll explain.
Matthew 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. —> Even though the person in these two verses received Father's Truth immediately and was joyous that they were able to receive that Truth; sadly, they quickly cast that Truth away; because, they had no root system—foundation in Father's word—for that seed of Truth to grow upon; because, they were too well founded in their old false doctrines and traditions of man.
Matthew 13:22 He also that receiveth seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. —> Thorns=This verse is the explanation of verse v13:7 above.
They say “Oh, I couldn't spread that Truth because, all my friends will think I'm crazy, or I'll lose my pension from the church,” so I'll just keep it to myself, and sadly, later it just slips away, never to be remembered, or thought of again.
13:23 Good ground.
Matthew 13:23 But he that receiveth seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty." -> This is the explanation of verse v13:8 above. Those who receive the Truth; turn around and try and do everything they can to try and assist others to understand Father’s Truth(s) which they have heard. Some do receive that Truth, some do not, it is all up to Father as to who receives it. Again it is ALL about doing Father's Work, planting the seeds of Truth in fellow Christians. How do we best plant those good seeds? By first preparing the soil to make it ready for seed; and that is what this verse is about.
Beginning with the next verse Jesus is going to do some very deep ploughing, teaching some of the most Deepest Truths in Father's Word which have been kept secret from the “foundation of the World.” How and why have they been kept secret? Because of who has been in charge of the church since they crucified Jesus; and, no, it wasn't Brother Judah, nor the Levitical Priesthood; but, it was\is those, as Jesus Himself says in Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9: Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan., and now from Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. —> Who were\are these who say the are Jews, but do lie? That is part of the “Key of David” and also part of the “Parable of the Fig Tree” Jesus commanded us to learn in Matthew 24:32 and Mark 13:28.
13:24-33 THREE Parables. “Another,”
Matthew 13:24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which soweth good seed in his field: —> What is our subject here? the King and His dominion. What did the King do? He sowed good seed in His field? Here in this verse v13:24 our subject of “the Parable of the Sower” changed from verse v13:3 above, where the “seed” sown there was in the Strong's Concordance, Greek word number G4687, - σπείρω, - speiro, pronounced - spi-ro, and means: Probably strengthened from G4685 (to draw or draw out) (through the idea of extending); to scatter, that is, sow (literally or figuratively): - sow (er), receive seed; and here in this verse, v13:24, our word “seed” in the Strong's Concordance, is Greek word number G4690, - σπέρμα, - sperma, pronounced - sper-mah, and means: From G4687; something sown, that is, seed (including the male “sperm”); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if left over for planting): - issue, seed.. So, in verse v13:3 we were talking about “seedlings” (as Jesus told us in Luke 8:11: Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.) while, starting in this verse, verse v13:24, we are talking about “sperm” (offspring or posterity). What is the field? The earth.
Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. —> What happened? An enemy came and sowed tares. Our Lord is our Saviour, and His and our enemy is satan. Our word “Tares” in the Strong's Concordance, is Greek word number: G2215, - ζιζάνιον, - zizanion, pronounced - dziz-an-ee-on, and means: of uncertain origin; darnel or false grain: - tares.. It's a false grain alright, in Palestine they call this false grain “zewan.” While both wheat and zewan are growing together and are young, they both look exactly alike; however, when they start to mature the wheat is golden on the inside and ripens; whereby, while the grains of the zewan are almost black, and, it also ripens; but, it's poisonous.
Matthew 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. —> Tares=While growing the “zewan” looked exactly like the wheat; however, when both had fully grown and come to maturity, the ears of the wheat is beautifully golden; but, the ears of the zewan are long and the grains are black. Each grain of the zewan must be removed before grinding the wheat, or the bread is bitter and poisonous. Wheat is golden; but, the tares show their true colors 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 Father's Word. We should have every bit as much confidence in our sowing, as the enemy had and has in his, and we who do sow the good seed of Father's Word, should continue and sow more.
Matthew 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, ‘Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?’ —> The zewan was so easy to tell from the wheat, that the Householder's servants ask Him, “we know you planted wheat in your fields during sowing time, so how is it then that zewan is also growing with the wheat? We'll read his reply in the next verse.
Householder=The word “householder” in the Strong’s Concordance is Greek word number: G3617, - οἰκοδεσπότης , - oikodespotēs, pronounced - oy-kod-es-pot'-ace, and means: From G3624 and G1203; the head of a family: - goodman (of the house), householder, master of the house., Father YHVH is The Head our family.
So, now let’s break this parable down to what Jesus is really talking about. In the beginning, Genesis 2:7, Father sowed Adam in the Garden of Eden, and so, Father's servants—His children—are asking Him, if you sowed the “ good seed”—Adam—then from where did these “tares”—kenites—come from? This portion of the “Parable of the Sower,” is another piece of the puzzle, and this piece is vital if you are to complete the puzzle.
If you did not understand this or if you cannot receive this, then you will never understand the entire plan of God from the “foundation of the world.” This is another phrase that requires the reader to be inquisitive about, and we'll see this phrase again below, in verse v13:35.
Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, ‘An enemy hath done this.’ The servants said unto him, ‘Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?’ —> The Householder's servants ask him then; that, if he didn't sow the seed of the zewan, and he doesn't want them in with his wheat, should they go pull them up and discard them?
Think about this for a moment. Who is Father YHVH'S, Jesus' and our enemy? satan is. So what Jesus is telling us here is that in the Garden of Eden, satan was there in his role as both the "tree of knowledge of good and evil" and as the serpent. Think about what you have been taught since childhood. Do you really think satan was a snake that walked upright and spoke? Come on now. Do you really think YHVH created a reptile that walked upright (on two feet) and had the ability to orally communicate and the capacity to intelligently converse with man? the answer is a simple and resounding: NO. The word serpent in the Hebrew in the Strong's is word number H5175, - נחשׁ, - nachach, pronounced - naw-khawsh and means: From H5172; a snake from it's hiss,. Let's now look at H5172: H5172, - נחשׁ, - nachach, pronounced - naw-khash, and means: a primitive root; properly to hiss, that is, whisper a (magic) spell; generally to pronosticate:- X certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) X enchantment. (so in other words, satan is called a snake because he enchants people with his slick tongue, which is why we call a used car salesman a snake-in-the-grass.) Let's look at another word from Genesis 3:1 for a minute; the word subtil, in the Hebrew it is in the Strong's word number H6175- arum; pronounced aw-room and means: a passive particle of H6191; cunning (usually in a bad sense): - crafty, prudent, subtil (satan was using his cunning enchantments and seduced Eve). What do I mean seduce, and why did he do this? to try and interrupt the seedline through with Christ would come.
Let's turn to the New Testament for a moment to II Corinthians, and read what Paul has to say about the events of the garden of Eden; II Corinthians 11:1 Would to God that ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.  For I am jealous over you with godly jealously: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. -> Let's look at the word beguiled in this verse, in the Greek in the Strong's it is word number G1818 exapatao; pronounced ex-ap-ah-at-o and means: From G1537 and G538; to seduce wholly: - beguile, decieve.. While G1537 ek, ex and means: A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds) and G538 ap-at-ao and means: Of uncertain derivation; to cheat, that is delude: - deceive.. Eve was wholly seduced (both mentally and physically) by satan in the garden. Satan knows YHVH'S plan and is YHVH'S enemy and it was YHVH that put him there in the garden to see what man would do: follow Christ (Tree of Life) or satan (tree of knowledge.) Satan used every tool in his disposal and seduced Eve into laying with him, he planted his seed "sperma or sperm" and from that planting came forth a crop in the field which Jesus is explaining to us here, that crop was Cain and his offspring the kenites.
Let's put away the traditions of man, open up a King James 1611 version Bible, and read what Father has to say. Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, "What is this that thou hast done?" And the woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."" The word "beguile" here in the Hebrew in the Strong's is H5377 nasha; pronounced naw-shaw and means: A primitive root; to lead astray (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce.. If you're still clinging to those old traditions of man that a snake caused Eve to eat a piece of fruit here, explain to me how you think a snake could cause someone (female or male) to do this? It couldn't and can't. [3:14] And the LORD God said unto the serpent, "Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly thou shalt go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: -> YHVH is now speaking to satan and telling him that because he seduced Eve and tried to interrupt His (YHVH'S) plan to bring forth the Christ child, that satan is cursed above all living things that He (YHVH) created. [3:15] "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and betwen thy seed and her seed; It shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise His heel." -> What does YHVH say here? That He will put enmity (H342 eybah: hatred and hostility) between Eve's seed with Adam (posterity) and satan's seed (posterity) with Eve. But notice that YHVH says there will be two seedlines, He says it, not me. YHVH also tells satan that his seedline will bruise Christ's heel (by yelling "crucify Him" until Pilate nails Christ to the cross,) but in the end, Christ will bruise satan's head (by casting him into the lake of fire.) This verse here IS The first great prophesy and promise of YHVH, and forecasts satan's destruction because of what he did in the first earth age and here now in the Garden. [3:16] Unto the woman He said, "I will multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be for thy husband and he shall rule over thee." -> I don't care how you slice it, unless you change the subject here (which most churches do,) YHVH IS talking about posterity (seed) here, and where does He (YHVH) go next since He IS talking about posterity and how posterity comes about? He tells Eve that He will multiply her sorrow (H6093 itstsabon; pronounced its'-tsaw-bone': worrisomeness, labor, pain) and her conception (pregnancy) and in sorrow (H6089 etseb; pronounced eh'-tseb: pangs and labor.) You don't become pregnant because you ate a piece of fruit. YHVH next tells Eve that her desire will be for her husband. IF Eve ate a piece of fruit, why would YHVH bring up desire for her husband here and now? Still don't think this is possible? Explain what happened and why it was happening in Genesis 6. Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, [6:2] That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. -> Who are these "sons of God" and what is taking place here? The answer to the first part of the question is: "The fallen angels" (those that refused to be born of women as described by Jesus in John 3:3) and they are marrying and mating with women. Why? To interrupt and polute the seedline through which Christ would come. What was the result? Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. -> What were the offspring of these fallen angels and women? Giants. Ever hear of Goliath or Og? Oh sure, your church told you the story of David and Goliath but, did they ever tell you where this giant came from or why he was here? Did you ever ask them to explain this giant, or did you just accept that there was a giant(s)? What was YHVH'S response to this abomination? Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. -> See also who the Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, Hittites, Hivites, Jebusites, Moabites, Perizzites, Philistines, Rephaims were, and Deuteronomy 7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier that thou;  And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:  Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. -> This was the reason YHVH sent the flood during Noah's time in Genesis 7-9. Sadly, as we can read as early as in chapter 10, the fallen angels had come back and started with women again as is evidenced by Ham's grandson, Cush's son Minrod, and Ham's son Canaan: Genesis 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar  Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh (and the city Rehoboth) and Calah,  And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.  And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,  And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.  And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth (from whence came the Hittites,)  And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,  And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,  And the Arvadite, and the Zamarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad." -> Again, it was satan trying to interrupt the seedline through which Christ would come. And it was for this reason YHVH wanted the Israelites to utterly destroy these peoples, to get rid of the giants. Sadly the Muslims to this day, say in their koran that Allah says to kill all peoples that are not of muslim faith. YHVH did want His children killed, just the giants.
So, are we to go and gather up these tares (kenites?) The Householder replies...
Matthew 13:29 But he said, 'Nay: lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. -> The Householder tells his servants (the elect of YHVH) that in their present state it is too difficult to gather only the zewan and while trying to gather them, they would accidentially pull up some of the valuable wheat with the zewan.
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until 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.''" -> What does Jesus tell us here? leave them alone and I will say to the reapers. Are we the reapers? No, the reapers will be the angels. Where are the tares (kenites) going to go? into the fire if they don't change from following their father and start following The True Father (Eloah.) Jesus is now going to give two quick parables in succession without explaining them until he finishes the second one.
Matthew 13:31 Another parable He put forth unto them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Matthew 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof." -> The mustard seed is one of, if not the smallest seed(s) that can be planted but yet, when it is grown into the tree that it grows into, it grows to about 15 feet. What is Jesus trying to explain here? the kingdom of YHVH is a very large expanse, in other words, whenever you try and put a ministry togerther for YHVH, there will be some "dirty" birds and fowls that come along and try and join for the sole purpose of ruining your ministry. Now all of these parables are a unit and they are about the kingdom of heaven. As Jesus would say in Mark 4:13 And He said unto them, "Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? -> Jesus is telling His disciplies and us that if we cannot grasp His teaching here in these parables, how in the world will we ever grasp any of His other parables and teachings?!
Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake He unto them; "The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a women took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened." -> In other words, as I stated concerning building a ministry for Father above, along come these dirty birds with their false doctrine (leaven) and if you don't nip it in the bud as soon as it starts, soon it'll spread and your whole ministry is corrupted.
Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; without a parable spake He not unto them: -> Back in the tenth verse of this chapter, the disciples asked Jesus why He was speaking in parables. He told them that to some it is given to know and to some it is not given but, He at that time didn't fully explain all the parables even though to this point in our study here they have been explained. If you can receive and grasp these sayings of Jesus "he that hath an ear, let him hear."
Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world." -> Jesus quotes this from Psalms 78:2, and He quotes it here for a purpose. Let's look at the phrase "foundation of the world" for a moment. The word foundation in the Hebrew; in the Strong's, is word number H2602 katabole; pronounced kat-ab-ol-ay and means: From G2598; a deposition; that is, founding; figuratively conception: - conceive, foundation.. Now let's look at G2598 kataballo; pronounced kat-ab-al-lo and means: From G2596 and G906; To throw down: - Cast down, lay..
As Dr. Bullinger states in Appendix 146 of the Companion Bible "To arrive at the true meaning of this expression, we must note that there are two words translated "foundation" in the New Testament: (1) Themelios and (2) Katabole. The noun Katabole occurs in Matthew 13:35; 25:34; Luke 11:50; John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4; Hebrews 4:3; 9:26; 11:11; I Peter 1:20; Revelation 13:8; and the corresponding verb Kataballo occurs in II Corinthians 4:9; Hebrews 6:1 and Revelation 12:10.
A comparison of all these passages (especially II Corinthians 4:9 and Revelation 12:10) will show that Kataballo and Katabole are not the proper terms for founding and foundation, but the correct meaning is casting down, or overthrow.
Consistency therefore, calls for the same translation in Hebrews 6:1, where, instead of "not laying again", the rendering should be "not casting down." That is to say, the foundation already laid, of repentence, was not to be cast down or overthrown, but was to be left- and progress made unto the perfection.
Accordingly, the noun Katabole, derived from, and cognate with the verb, ought to be translated "disruption or ruin."
The remarkable thing is that in all occurances (except Hebrews 11:11) the word is connected with "the world" (Greek "kosmos" AP 129.1) and therefore the expression should be rendered, "the disruption (or ruin) of the world," clearly referring to the condition indicated in Genesis 1:2, and described in II Peter 3:5-6. For the earth was not created "Tohu" (Isaiah 45:18,) but became so, as stated in the Hebrew of Genesis 1:2, and confirmed by II Peter 3:6, where "the world that then was by the word of God" (Genesis 1:1,) perished, and , "the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word" were created (Genesis 2:4,) and are "kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment" (II Peter 3:7) which shall usher in the "new heavens and new earth" of II Peter 3:13.
"The disruption of the world" is an event forming the great dividing line in the dispensations of the ages. In Genesis 1:1 we have the founding of the world (Hebrew 1:10=themelioo,) but in Genesis 1:2 we have it's overthrow. This is confirmed by a further remarkable fact, that the phrase, which occurs ten times, is associated with the preposition apo=from (Ap 104. IV) seven times, and with pro=before (Ap 104. XIV) three times. the former refers to the kingdom, and is connected with the "counsels" of God; the latter refers to the Mystery or (secret. see Ap. 192) and is connected with the "purpose" of God (see John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4 and I Peter 1:20.) Ample New Testament testimony is thus given to the profoundly significant fact recorded in Genesis 1:2, that "the earth became "tohu" and "bohu" (i.e. waste and desolate;) and darkness was on the face of the deep" before the creation of "the heavens and the earth which are now" (II Peter 3:7.)".
So this verse, quoted by Jesus, is from 1,000 years earlier, by king David where he stated in Psalms 78:2 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter dark sayings of old -> Meaning the things which have been kept secret from the foundation of this current age and actually means that Father, YHVH, destroyed the age that then was before this current age of the flesh, when he destroyed the age rather than (at that time) satan and the third of His (Father's) children that followed satan as is recorded in Revelation 12. This throwdown by Father was part of a "cause and response." Satan rebelled when he wanted to sit on the mercy seat instead of being one of the protectors of it, as can be read of in Ezekiel 28, and then he drew a third of Father's children with him in this rebellion (Revelation 12). YHVH had the choice to either destroy those children or the age that was, leaving all the souls alive and ushering in this age of the flesh, giving us the choice to be born in the flesh as is described by Jesus in John 3:3. It was God's plan then from the beginning of this age, recorded even in the stars and constellations for signs for us to see and read. The entire plan of YHVH from beginning to end is written in His Word for all to see IF they will but read and study it.
Just as YHVH is in heaven today, so is satan as can be read in Revelation 12, where is he? behind the throne of God. Just as YHVH's Holy Spirit is here with us on this earth today, so is satan's spirit. Why would YHVH allow this? think about it for a minute. It is to prove to Him (YHVH) just who it is that really loves Him, who will but take the time to pick up His Word and study it deeply enough to come to the understanding of His plan from beginning to end.
Why would YHVH allow satan to have the offspring, Cain through Eve? It too was part of His plan, In Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil: -> Think about this for a moment, God came to this age of the flesh so that He could, with a clear conscience, destroy (the soul of) the one which started the rebellion, because that one killed (actually his seedline did) YHVH in the flesh. They had and have their role to play in His plan and they fulfilled that role when they yelled "crucify Him," and they will again (and are at present) when they lead the whole world into worshipping the antichrist as can be read in Revelation 13 and 14 except those which have the seal of YHVH in their minds as can be read in Revelation 9:4.
13:36 Place. Departure. "Into the house."
13:36-43 DISCIPLES. (Alternation.)
13:36 Disciples come.
13:36 Explanation requested.
Matthew 13:36 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." -> Jesus sent all the people (those that had come to see another miracle performed by Him) away and then He went into the house. His disciples then come in to Him and ask Him, in private, to explain these parables so that they too could understand them. So let us not be like the disciples and try and make it complicated. Let's us listen to our LORD Jesus as He makes it easy to understand. The Parables Explained - Watch!
13:37 The Lord's answer.
13:37-43 Explanation given (vv. 37-39). Application made (vv. 40-43).
Matthew 13:37 He answered and said unto them, "He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; -> Who is the "Son of man?" Jesus is. and who is Jesus? Immanuel, being translated "God with us." So, who sowed the good seed (Greek word 4690 sperma)? YHVH did.
Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; -> Can it get any easier than this? Jesus is telling His disciples and us that the field is the world (kosmos); the good seed (sperma) are His children while the tares (zewan) are the children of satan. How can this be? Do we need to break it back to the description from verse 28 above?
Now, who are you going to believe? Jesus? or your preacher that says "it was an apple" that Adam and Eve ate or "it was that Adam and Eve were disobedient to God."
Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. -> Can Jesus get any more plain than this - can He make it any more simple? This isn't hard. He is not spiritualizing things here, nor is He calling them just "bad people." Remember, Jesus is God with us - Immanuel, and He knows who everybody is, He also cannot lie, nor would He label somebody something they are not.
OK He has identified who they are, so now what are we to do with this information? Nothing! We are to let these offspring of satan alone until the end of this AGE - when the angels will reap them.
Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. -> As Jesus already told us in verse 30 above to leave the tares in the field until harvest time, that is how it will be at the end of His millennium reign at which time the Great White Throne Judgment will then take place and all those whose names are not written in the Book of Life will then be cast into the lake of fire as is written in Revelation 20:11-15.
Matthew 13:41 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; -> When does it say this gathering will take place? "out of His Kingdom" which means that they will be changed into their incurruptible bodies and given the chance before the great white throne judgment to repent but, if they do not, then they will be gathered at the end of the millenium age (Christ's Kingdom) which can be read about in Revelation 20.
Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. -> There is almost a wailing and gnashing of teeth right now (today) with all the denial by the aetheists and agnostics about what is to come. This is the reason they don't want anybody to receive a death sentence, because it reminds them of what will happen to them if they don't repent. In other words, if nobody tells them they are doing wrong, they must not be doing anything wrong so then they can do as they wish.
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. -> The righteous will be shining in YHVH'S Kingdom but, remember there are two fathers and if you don't know the difference between the two, you'll fall for the wrong one. And don't think "His sheep know His voice," I'll never be deceived. If you think this way but don't have the seal of God in your mind, then you will stung by one of satans scorpions when his locust army arrives which can be read about in Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key to the bottomless pit. -> This star in the Greek, in the Strong's is Greek word number G792 aster; pronounced as-tare' and means: Probably from the base of G4766; a star (as strown over the sky). literally or figuratively: - Star.. This star is actually satan when he is cast out by Michael the arch angel as can be read in Revelation 12:7-9. Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened of the smoke of the pit. -> This thick smoke is a cloud of locusts as we'll see, and they are none other than satan's army of fallen angels which are kicked out of heaven with him. Revelation 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. -> Let me ask you, what does a scorpion do? they sting their opponent (prey) with their tail in order to be able to eat them. How does it do this? Well first it stings it's prey, then and if you know anything about scorpions and how they eat their prey, well it isn't pretty but they don't have a stomach like you and I have stomachs. No, in order for them to eat their prey, they have to regurgitate their stomach acids out of their mouths and onto their prey to break down that meal by turning it to mush and then eat it. Well this is what this army of satan's fallen angels will be doing with figuratively people's minds, turning them to mush in order to cause you to worship the antichrist. Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither and tree, but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. -> See, this is it, this is what the controversy is all about: your mind and who you will worship. Do you remember what satan asked Jesus to do when he was given the opportunity to tempt Jesus? Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. [4:2] And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was an hungered. Skip on down to verse [4:8] Again, the devil taketh Him into an exceedingly high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [4:9] And saith unto Him, "All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me." Are you sealed with the seal of God or are you still hung on the traditions of man? Do you accept what Christ is teaching here in Matthew 13 about satan seducing Eve in Genesis 3 or are you still saying "no they didn't have sex."? Let me ask another question. What is the "fruit of the labors" of sexual intercourse? children. What was Eve told to not partake of? fruit. in other words, if you partake, you will have fruit. Revelation 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man." -> Lots of (spiritual) meat here. First off what can they not do? kill people. meaning that they cannot physically kill people but they can deliver them up to death. and who is death? satan is. secondly, how long is this torment allowed to take place? five (5) months, that is how long satan's tribulation will last on earth before Christ returns but, as can be read in Daniel 1:12 and Revelation 2:10, our personal tribulation can only be ten days. Do you have the "ears to hear" yet?
13:44-50 THREE Parables. "Again," "Again," "Again."
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. -> Here is another parable by Jesus. What did we learn the field was? the world. Who is the man? Jesus is. and then what could be the treasure? the good seed, or children. So what is describe here in this parable? What Christ is going to do...He is going to purchase this field, and what is He going to use to buy it? His body and blood. He is going to purchase us (our sins) with the shedding of His blood. He has already purchased us IF we have repented of our sins and one in the not too distant future, He IS going to come back to claim His purchase.
Matthew 13:45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: -> He is about to get just a little deeper in His teachings now.
Matthew 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. -> On one level this parable is talking about those that have repented of their sins and have become this pearl. Are you that one pearl that our LORD and Saviour would sell all that He had to purchase? On another level this parable is talking about the truth in The Word of YHVH which is so very precious to those which understand The Word. So precious in fact that it should never be squandered away or cast before swine. In other words, if you have shared a truth with someone and they won't receive that truth, then you are wasting your time if you continue to share that one truth with that person when you could have shared it with someone else who might have received it.
Matthew 13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind. -> Again Christ is teaching on multiple levels in this parable. (1) What is the subject of these last three parables? What the The Kingdom of Heaven is like, and in this the last of the three, it describes a net (fisherman's net) being cast into the sea. As explained in the explanation to verse 2 of this 13th chapter, we find in Revelation 17:5 that the sea is representative of "people, multitudes, nations and tongues." So this then is saying that the fisherman's net is not gathering fish but rather of all peoples of the world, and when Christ shed His precious blood, it opened the door for everybody that will but repent of their sins. (2) What is the net in this verse? The truth in The Word of YVHV so what do we do with it? Just like broadcast sowing, we cast it right on out there. Let's see what our net catches...
Matthew 13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
Matthew 13:49 So it shall be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just. -> Remember the parable of the tares from verses 25-30 above? This is the same, only just said a little differently.
Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailiing and gnashing of teeth." -> Remember the answer Jesus gave in verses 38-41 above? Again, this is the same and in verse 41 He said He would send forth His angels to gather and separate: gather the good into His Kingdom and separate them which offend and do iniquity to be cast into the furnace. And again, do we already not hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth with the aetheists and agnostics trying to deny what will happen because they sure don't like to hear what is going to happen.
13:51 Question to disciples. Question understood.
Matthew 13:51 Jesus saith unto them, "Have ye understood all these things?" They say unto Him, "Yea, LORD."
-> After Jesus gives and then explains the parables to His disciples and us, He asks them and you, if they received and understood them. And they say, "yes LORD." Can you say "yes LORD," I too have understood the group or unit of parables and ALL that You have spoken. Pray that your answer was "YES" because as Jesus explains in Mark 4:13, if you don't understand these, how will you understand all the others?
13:52 ONE Parable. (The Scribe.)
Matthew 13:52 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." -> Jesus is telling His disciples and us that once we have gained the knowledge of His truths, from the "foundation of the world" unto the eterinity and we can see the entire plan of YHVH in His creation, it is expected of, us as householders of that truth, to share our treasure of knowledge with others in order to build up their knowledge base also so that they too will be rich with the truth in Father's Word and see His entire plan from beginning to the end of this age, the millennium age (Jesus' Kingdom) and into the eternity.
13:53 Place. Departure. "Thence."
Matthew 13:53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed thence. -> Once Jesus completed the telling of all His parables, He moved on as was His custom.
13:54-58 RESULTS. OPPOSITION OF HIS OWN KINDRED. (Introversion and Alternation.)
13:54 "His own country."
13:54 His words.
13:54 Effect of His teaching. "Astonished."
13:54 Question. "Whence."
Matthew 13:54 And when He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, "Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? -> Jesus was experiencing what most today will experience when we come into the truth of Father's Word and try and share it with family and friends.
13:55 Father. (Male.)
13:55 Mother. (Female.)
13:55 Brethren. (Males.)
Matthew 13:55 Is not This the carpenter's son" is not His mother called Mary? and His brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? -> The friends of Jesus' family are all saying that they know Jesus and His entire family, how then did He come into such knowledge to be able to share? So too it is with us a lot of times when we share what the Father, through His Holy Spirit, has revealed unto us.
13:56 Sisters. (Females.)
13:56 Question. "Whence."
Matthew 13:56 And His sisters, are they all not with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? -> These people (friends of the family) just can't believe and accept what Jesus knew and taught. Again, so a lot of the time will it be when you try and share with family and friends. They just won't accept what you are saying and rather cling to what they have been taught in their church since childhood, even after you break out all the tools and show them in Father's Word, they just can't let go of their traditions.
13:57 Effect of His teaching. (Offended.)
13:57 "His own country."
Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, "A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house." -> They were offended because they knew He wasn't the "chief priest" of the time nor was He "one of the pharisees, sadducees or scribes," in other words, He wasn't "one of the elders who was learned." Again, this is how it is when you become knowledgeable by the Holy Spirit, your family and friends will not accept what you say and teach, because "you haven't been to school."
13:58 "His works."
Matthew 13:58 And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. -> And again, this is why Jesus Christ, The very Word of YHVH Himself, became to them an offence, they just could not accept His teachings even though He is The Logos, so He left them and taught where He was an unknown. And it is also why today when you share His truths He becomes a stone of stumbling to most as is told by Peter in I Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. -> which is quoted from Psalms 118:22 and Isaiah 8:14. Jesus being the Chief Corner Stone, did become that "Rock of offence" and "Stone of stumbling" because of His teachings.
Mar 2011, Updated: Aug 2016.
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