The harvest is plentiful and the weeds will be harvested and thrown in the fire. Only good crop will remain to be harvested for the Lord! In Matthew Jesus uses parables to help all understand his message, and yet in some cases not even the most devout priest of the law understood his message! As we read through today message I would pray the Lord would reveal his meaning to you and that he would allow me to share his word and his message I have been commanded to share. Praise you Father for truly you have revealed in your pleasure the kingdom of God to children that not even the most wise have seen!
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’” (Matthew Chapter 13 verse 24-29 NIV)
It is funny how some can come and truly try to fake faith and worship of the Lord. They come and try to pretend that they have faith and that they believe, that if they come to church, that if the say the amens or the halleluiahs that they will be saved, but as Jesus demonstrates very clearly that the “weeds” will be harvested and burned in the fire! The Lord knows your heart, the Lord knows your deeds, the Lord knows your intentions, the Lord knows all things! Don’t try and fool yourself, truly search your soul and ask if you were standing before the Lord even now, and he knows every single thing about you and your life, would you be confident in saying “Lord I believed in you, I never denied you before men, I called on your name, and I lived a live to glorify your name”. If you cannot say that without confidence you would be best served on your knees praying to the Lord to please him and understand the things you must do to glorify the Lord.
Jesus goes on to explain his parable in Matthew: 37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
40 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. (Matthew Chapter 13 verse 37-43 NIV)
This message is for those who are lost, do not fool yourself, the time draws nearer each day that you would no longer have the ability to call on the name of the Lord. Please understand that after you leave this life for the next that if you are not right and with the Lord that as you stand before the seat of judgment in heaven you will have no one to defend you. If you have been denying the grace of the Lord and trying to fight his hand at work in your life, fight no more, be at peace, allow the Lord to overcome and save you. Remember that the Lord’s yolk is easy, his burden is light: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew Chapter 11 verse 28-30 NIV)
The Lord gives an open invitation friends, come to me, all who are weary and be weary no more! Are you tired friend? Are you sad? Angry? Frightened Jaded? Are you so ready for this all to be over? Seek the Lord and you will rest in his peace! The burden of this world is great, the hardships and trials you face are many, call on the name of Jesus Christ, Son of God, blessed redeemer and rest in his grace and power. If you are lost and “looking” for something look no further, the Lord is all good things. You are saved because of his gift, his gift is free and all you have to do is ask to receive it!
Praise you Father in Heaven for sending your Son to die so that we may all be saved! Lord we pray truly that we would be as the good crop at harvest, and that the weeds would be reborn from the grace of your Son Jesus Christ before harvest. If any reads this message and are lost father touch their heart and save them! For we know truly that it is not your will that a single soul would be lost! Praise you Father for your grace and power. Praise you Jesus Christ for laying down your life. We accept your yolk and know truly that you give us rest savior. Amen!