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Pamphlet 1553 1 John kc 4-2

Most Christains do not KNOW who their real enemies are today.

Before we begin chapter 3, let's go to Matthew chapter 13 and understand the Parable of the Tares which explains to us the "secret" of how it was in the beginning.

By the way, these parables can only be understood by those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Matthew 13:9
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Can you believe how simple this statement is?

If you really want to know the truth, then all you have to do is open your ears and listen to the Word of God.

But if you are just a mainstream church-goer who thinks you are in good standing, though you are Biblically illiterate, then don't worry, you will not understand the parables of Jesus Christ.

He spoke in parables to protect those whose eyes are heavy with slumber (Rom. 11) because He loves them very much and is patient until such time as they should wake up and desire in their hearts to come to Him, to seek to know and understand the Word of God.

[10] And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

[11] He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Most people believe that Jesus Christ spoke in parables to make things easier for all to understand.

Go figure!

Anyway, here is the Parable of the Tares: "The Parable of the Tares" Click this link to open Pamphlet 7007

[By the way, a parable is an analogy, a story using symbolism which will either 1.) cryptically hide something or 2.) make that something perfectly clear by the graphic illustrations used to create pictures in one's mind. That means if you understand the symbolism used you will better understand the truth of the matter. However, if you do not understand the symbolism then the truth shall remain a mystery to you, a secret which you have not heard, until such time as your eyes and ears are opened to understanding.]

Matthew 13:24
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven 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.

Tares are "zizanion" in Greek, which means "false grain", i.e. not real wheat.

I like to call it "antiwheat" or "instead-of-wheat" or the False Wheat.

It looks just like real wheat, the grain of our people, and as it grows most people cannot tell the difference until the time of harvest when its fruit is exposed as dark and toxic.

The point is that the majority of Christians cannot only NOT tell the difference between the two Jesus Christs, the real and the fake, because they do not know there are two Messiahs nor which one comes first, but neither can they tell the difference between the children of God and the children of the devil who claim to be God's chosen people, "but do lie and are of the synagogue of Satan" (Rev. 2:9, 3:9).

That's right, they do not recognize the enemy.

Thank God for His true "watchmen" in these last days!

[26] But when the blade 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 hath 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 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.

Do you know what Jesus Christ said in this parable?

He "uttered", i.e. spoke about, something which has been "kept secret" from the foundation of the world!

Here is your documentation:

Matthew 13:34
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

[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.

Would you like to know the secret?

Would you like to know what it is that has been kept hidden from the foundation of the world, even that which is still hidden to most in this parable?

Then open your eyes and ears 'cause here it comes.

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.
Here is the scenario: The majority has been sent away and the disciples are now alone with Jesus Christ inside the house (the abode). In other words, they are abiding with the Word of God. They then come to Him, desiring to know and understand, and ask Him to explain the Parable of the Tares which we just read. You should be able to SEE in this why the majority of Christianity does NOT understand the Parable of the Tares because most Christians are Biblically illiterate in that they have never been alone with the Written Word of God and listened to Him with open ears explain the "things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world." Many have sure listened to a lot of preachers though!

Are you now ready for a true revelation uttered directly from the lips of Jesus Christ Himself?

Think about this!

What an exciting opportunity!

He is about to explain this Parable of the Tares unto His disciples (you and me) and explain the symbology He used to allow this secret "from the beginning" to be understood by those who ask Him and then listen to His answer.

[37]He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
OK, that was not hard to understand at all.

We now know who the "sower" of the good seed is.

It is the Son of man, the Lord God.

However, we do not yet know what or who the "good seed" is!

Let's continue:

[38] The field is the world;
This is really tough stuff, isn't it?

Well, apparently so because the majority still do not "get it"!

Of course the majority don't even know why Christ spoke in parables, much less that He actually explained one!

But at least you now know!

Do you also understand that the world is not symbolic of anything.

In other words "the world" means "the world".

The field was what was symbolic!

Give us more...

... the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
The good seed are the children of the kingdom, the children of God, the children of Him who was the sower of the good seed!

They were sown, i.e. placed, in the field and the garden by God, their Father.

This is so simple.

Who was Adam and Eve's Father?

It was God.

BUT, here comes the secret!

There are children of another father...

... but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
The "tares" in the parable are also symbolic of children, yes, actual children.

Only these children are the offspring of someone else and that someone else is the wicked one, Satan!

How did children of Satan come into being?

You say you never heard of such a thing?

Well, that's what a secret is, isn't it?

A secret is something that has been hidden from you, something you never heard before!

If everyone knew this it certainly wouldn't be a secret.

The answer as to how the children of the wicked one came into being is contained in the parable and here is the simple explanation by Jesus Christ:

[39] The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
The devil, the enemy of God and His children, sowed his own seed (children) in the garden!

Jesus Christ just said so.

Do you believe Him?

Remember, this is NOT a parable or even a spiritual analogy!

That which has been hidden (kept secret) "from the beginning" has been "covered-up" and concealed by the fig leaves which were placed over the nakedness of Adam and Eve who hid themselves because they were ASHAMED, and rightfully so!

Do you remember what God said to "that old serpent*, which is the Devil, and Satan" in the garden following the seduction?

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
What "seeds" is God talking about?

He is referring about their offspring, to their CHILDREN to come.

(Our Father already knew Eve had conceived the wicked seed.)

You see, it is quite clear and quite well documented that Cain was not Adam's son and that is why he is not listed in Adam's genealogy in Genesis chapter 5.

Don't take my word for it, look it up yourself!

Cain has his own genealogy listed in chapter 4 of Genesis.

It would be these children of Kayin (Hebrew for Cain), who are referred to in scripture as kayin-ites (kenites), who would carry forth that murderous spirit of their father and bruise the heel of Messiah when they caused those spikes to be driven into His feet.

*Do not let some fairy tale writer deceive you into believing that the serpent in the garden was an upright snake and that Eve ate an apple. The word apple is not in the Book of Genesis and the serpent in the garden was none other than that very handsomely beautiful (Ezk. 28) and charismatic leader, Satan himself. Have you ever read Rev. 20:2 to know who that old serpent is? "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years."

Did you also know that Jesus Christ identified the kenites, the sons of Cain, in John 8:44 when they tried to tell Him that they were "of us", i.e. that they were of the children of Abraham.

Here is what Jesus said to them:

John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Again, the problem is, and the reason this is so important, is because if Christians do not know what happened "in the beginning" then they do not KNOW who their real enemies are today.

It is a fact that most Christians are clueless as to who the sons of Cain are today.

If they did they could understand the Parable of the Fig Tree and document beyond a shadow of doubt when the final generation began (It was May 15, 1948).

But it is really quite simple because as it was "in the beginning", as we read in Gen. 3:15, there has always been ENMITY between Satan's children, the children of the night, even of darkness, and God's children, the children of Light (1 Thes. 5:5).

With that extensive but necessary background in mind, we are now ready to begin the 3rd chapter of 1st John, which has proven somewhat difficult for many to understand.

That is mainly because they rarely come to this informative chapter 3 by way of the beginning of the epistle, i.e. after having read the first two chapters with understanding.

Let's begin as the apostle John is still addressing the Father's "little children", the "dear ones", i.e. God's elect from chapter 2 vs. 28.

1 John 3:1
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.

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We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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