Parables of the Kingdom Part I (Matthew 13:24-35) | back
24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: A little deeper teaching in parable. The field represents the world. Note: (Seed here now changes to "Sperma" Strong's #4687 in the Greek, male sperm, offspring).
25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. The enemy being Satan and his band of followers.
26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Mixed in real good, but you can tell them by their fruit.
27So 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? You better be on guard or the enemy will take advantage of you if you allow it; especially if you are starting a ministry.
28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Should we get rid of them?
29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. You will damage innocent people. You must be wiser than the serpent!
30Let 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. Leave them alone till the harvest and I will take care of them; Almighty God! (We are again speaking of the "Kenites" here who were planted by the seed of Satan).
31Another parable put he 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: The mustard seed is the smallest of seeds to cultivate in the field. Just as a seed of truth is given to others.
32Which 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 smallest of seed, but grows into the largest of plants. Just as a ministry will grow large with truth, but you must beware of the dirty birds that will come in also.
33Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. The King and His dominion... The leaven is symbolic of "sin." Let a little in through false teachings and traditions of men and it will spread through the congregation. But, this also works as truth is taught; it will flood and spread through the congregation also.
34All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Why did Jesus speak in such parables? Because it is not meant for all to understand.
35That 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 would open secrets in parables that were kept secret since the beginning of time. (Foundation here is "Themelios" in the Greek; at a time of the "Katabole," or overthrow of Satan in the first earth age).