I truly and sincerely believe that if Caleb and Joshua were living today they would be astounded by the spirit of fear that has overtaken the called out Assembly of God. I have seen and been subject to this spirit in the past. The spirit of fear is usually brought in with the cowardly and rubs off on the unsuspecting. When we let our guard down as children of God we give place to many spirits that have not been ordained by God. We have no only let our guard down but we have fallen into a slumber. No. We are in a coma and it seems the watchmen have been afraid to blow the trumpet to warn the church of impending danger that she faces. UNTIL NOW! While we were sleeping the enemy has infiltrated our camp and strategically planted tares among the wheat. The individuals in the body of Christ seem to be confused about what is happening to the church but can find no answers from its leaders and as the saying goes “we fear what we do not understand.” Since most do not understand what has happened to the church they have seemed to be overtaken with fear and incapable of crying out. This should not be so. The Holy Scriptures tell us exactly what has happened to the church and how it happened. We need not fear but set the battle in array.
Matthew 13:25-30(please read context) “But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 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? An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up? No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. 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.'
Unfortunately many have read this scripture and taken it to mean that we are to endure with the “tare” without putting up any resistance. This belief would totally contradict many scriptural examples and doctrines that teach us how to deal with such an issue. I would first like to explain what this scripture is talking about and then would like to see what the scriptures say concerning the saints and dealing with tare in the church.
First to identify the sower we must go to the scripture. Not guess or give our opinions.
In Matthew 13:37 Jesus states “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man” We know that just about each time this term is used by Jesus he is referring to himself. Plain enough right? Just so there is no doubt we will let every word be established by two or three witnesses.
Daniel 7:13-14 reads “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” Here Daniel clearly describes the Son of man as being given all dominion and power which was fulfilled by our Lord Jesus in Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.” Thank you brother Daniel.
The field is identified as the world in Matthew 13:38 (in part) “The field is the world.” Also in Revelation 14:15-16 “Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe. So the one sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the whole earth was harvested.” As we can clearly see the field represents THE WORLD!
The Good seed
Matthew 13:38 (in part) also identifies the good seed. “And the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom.”
1John 3:10 clearly identifies this group “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”
Matthew 13:38 (in part) "The tares are the sons of the wicked one" 1 John 3:8 “He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.” The Enemy Matthew 13:39 (in part) “the enemy who sows them is the devil” Mark 4:15 (please read context) “Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.” The Harvest Matthew 13:39 (in part) “The harvest is the end of the age” Revelation 14:15-16 “Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe. So the one sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the whole earth was harvested. The Reapers Matthew 13:19 (in part) “and the reapers are the angels.” (See final verse of The Harvest) This parable is pretty clear but is often taken out of context as we can see. This really has nothing to do with the activity within the Church but has everything to do with what is happening in the world. The reason for the tare not being pulled up before harvest time is obviously because God desires that all men be saved. His will and our hope should be that those who are in the world would be influenced by us true believers and that they would receive salvation. This parable has struck fear into many believers and caused them to put up with all kinds of mess in the house of God. We know that the father has not given us a spirit of fear. 2 Tim1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” When we realize that the enemy has entered the Church we are to take action. How to expose false teachers is not the main topic of this study. This study is meant to remove the spirit of fear out of the Church and to take courage. However the issue remains that false teachers have an overwhelming influence concerning this matter. Christians today are so afraid not only to stand up for what is right but they are also afraid to truly live holy. The reason for this is they know that doing so would be going against the grain. They know that they would stick out as the wheat and the choking out of the tare would begin. The wheat of this world is constantly bombarded with fearful news from the cowards of this world. Now I am not speaking against warnings of impending danger but rather the discouraging messages that come from fearful men who purposely twist scripture to keep Christian from living victorious over sin and over the devil. Those of you reading this probably know what I am talking about. When I was a babe in Christ the most discouraging messages I hear were the ones that taught directly or indirectly that we were still slaves to sin. Messages of this sort I feel give much undeserving reverence to the devil. These messages seem to give the devil more power than that of the Holy Spirit and therefore instill fear in the heart of the believer. The believer never really experiences the peace that comes from being totally free from the bondage of sin. The believer in this state is easily susceptible to other false doctrines that further instill fear and imprisons them. There were two of our brothers in the Old Testament that faces similar influence from the fearful and cowardly. Caleb and Joshua faced much opposition from the children of Israel who did not trust in God enough to deliver their enemy into their hands. Numbers 14:1-12 “That night all the people of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, "If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this desert! Why is the LORD bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn't it be better for us to go back to Egypt?" And they said to each other, "We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt." Then Moses and Aaron fell face down in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there. Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes and said to the entire Israelite assembly, "The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them. But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the LORD appeared at the Tent of Meeting to all the Israelites. The LORD said to Moses, "How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them? I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they." Do we see the comparison between the attitude of the children of Israel and Christians today? We have been called out of this world but yet we do not show forth the glory of the one who called us. We show a total lack of faith in what God is able to do. When a situation looks too big for us we cower in the face of the enemy and thereby dishonor God. Many truly believe that they would be better off going back to the life style that they used to live because they do not believe that God is actually with them or able to deliver them in time of trouble. They put the blame on God in order to make excuses for their fearfulness. The good news for me is that God has showed me that the spirit of Caleb and Joshua is being poured out in these last days to aid the fearful in heart and to give them hope. God is able! We can take the land! O Israel put on thy strength! Your God will fight for you against the enemy! He will surely deliver them into our hands! We need no longer remain in bondage to the wicked one of this age. Those of us who believe this is my cry to you. We have tried every other way! We have tried to march around the city! Dig under the city! Fly over the city! God is calling us to take the city by force! Let us march in with our shields before us and the Lord of host as our rear guard! Don’t allow the enemy to intimidate us anymore. No matter how big the tasks may be in this life we know that God is greater than them all. A scripture that is often misinterpreted by the fearful is Matthew 11:12 and it reads “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force”THIS IA A GOOD THIG SAINTS! One might ask “how in the world could this be a good thing? I totally understand how simply reading this verse it would seem as though there is a literal war going on in heaven, and that would never be a good thing to hear. However we are supposed to study scripture comparing it with other scripture so let’s look at another verse in scripture that says something similar. Luke 16:16 “The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it.”You see we are encouraged to press our way into the kingdom and take it by force if need be. This demonstrates our vehement desire and longing to be in the presence of our Father. Paul says in Philippians 3:14(NLT) “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” 1Corinthians 9:24(NLT) “Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!”2Tim 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me--the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.”How many of us will be able to proclaim the things that brother Paul did after finishing the race? My brothers and sisters in Christ my soul cries out constantly when I think about how many of us may fall short of the calling. I pray earnestly that those who still have a little strength left would take courage! We are almost at the end of this race; do not allow any man to steal your crown. Wake up that in the day we rise up we will join together and triumphantly enter in. Grace and peace from your fellow soldier in Christ brother Ramon.
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What may I ask,...is a "Called Out Assembly of G-d?
And then why would G-d/YH"VH (whatever your perception may be) call any-one out of this quagmire of degradation to do anything???
And really who has gone through the degree's of correction to even be humble enough to climb the mountain for the good of the people Israel. And if the Dogma/doctrine/theology.~historically, culturally,and linguistically... does not fit someones Sectarian View..there goes the EGOism'..divided and conquered
Trust me when I say the children are still at the milk stage...there is nothing to talk about . write about . fight about..It is time for the Children to now learn the Wisdom to the meaning of life...everything else is a distraction.
Can you help to share that? Can you give the children meat in due season? If so praise God. As far as your other statements they seem pretty random and dont make alot of sense to me. IT may be a language barrier or something but i just dont understand fully what you are saying. IF you have not gone through the degrees of correction then fine but dont assume that you speak for everyone.
Does your comment have anything to do with my writing? If so please tell me what part(s) you are referring to brother. Thank you.