Chapter 5.1   -   Kingdoms of "Wheat and Tares"

 

 

The New Testament Christian Kingdom (the Christian Church) was the THIRD "Kingdom of Heaven" on earth

and it began when the Holy Spirit was "TAKEN" from the (2nd) Jewish Kingdom and it was "GIVEN" to the Saints

following the Lord Jesus Christ - as He established the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven".  From that point in time

the Jewish Kingdom would never produce another "child of God".  At that point in time, all living Saints were "harvested"

into the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven"... and all the people left-behind in the Jewish Kingdom were forsaken by God,

as salvation was only available through the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, and within the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven".

 

 

Mat 21:43    Therefore say I unto you, the KINGDOM OF GOD shall be TAKEN from you [the (2nd) Jewish Kingdom],
                     and GIVEN to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof [given to the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven"].

 

 

 

In Matthew 13 the Lord Jesus reveals several different perspectives about the (3rd) New Testament "Kingdom of Heaven".

The Lord reveals [v3-8] the "Kingdom of Heaven" (Christian Kingdom) is like a man sowing seed, and the Christian Gospel

is called [v19] the "Word of the Kingdom".  The Lord reveals [v24-30] the "Kingdom of Heaven" (Christian Kingdom) includes

both saved "wheat" (sown by Christ), and unsaved "tares" (sown by Satan).  Moreover, these wheat and tares look very similar,

and they are allowed to grow together - until they are separated during the "Final Harvest", which occurs at the "end-of-the-age".

The Lord reveals [v47-50] the "Kingdom of Heaven" (Christian Kingdom) is like casting a net to gather both good fish ("wheat")

and bad fish ("tares"), which are later separated during the "Final Harvest".  And finally, the Lord reveals [v52] that the GOSPEL

of the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" includes the Saints ("wheat") understanding the Harmony of Scripture between mysteries

which were revealed during the (2nd) Old Testament Kingdom (represented as "old treasure") and mysteries now being revealed

during the "testimony" of the Great Commission, during the (3rd) New Testament Kingdom (represented as "new treasure").

 

 

          (1)  The "Kingdom of Heaven" is an earthly Kingdom

          (2)  The sower of good seed represents the Lord Jesus Christ

          (3)  The sower of bad seed represents Satan, the King of Babylon

          (4)  The "Word of the Kingdom" (the seed) is the Gospel of the New Testament

          (5)  The "field" represents the world, as the Gospel goes forth to both Jew and Gentile

          (6)  The "fruit" of the field (both wheat and tares) represents the (3rd) "Kingdom of Heaven"

          (7)  The "Word of the Kingdom" gathers good fish and bad fish during the (3rd) Christian Kingdom

          (8)  The (saved) "wheat" and the (unsaved) "tares" LOOK similar, and grow together until the end-of-the-age

          (9)  At the end-of-the-age, the "wheat and tares" (the good fish and bad fish) are separated - during the "Final Harvest"

 

 

In Matthew 13 the Lord explains the THIRD "Kingdom of Heaven" (the Christian Kingdom -or- New Testament Church)

is an earthly Kingdom consisting of both (saved) "wheat" and (unsaved) "tares".  This Biblical Truth also harmonizes with

the (2nd) Jewish Kingdom containing both saved "wheat" and unsaved "tares" within the "Kingdom" of national Israel and

the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom containing both saved "wheat" (shown as "Wise Virgins" and "Toes/Kings" of IRON),

and unsaved "tares" (shown as "Foolish Virgins" and "Toes/Kings" of CLAY) during the Fourth "Kingdom of Heaven".

 

               In the Bible, the "Kingdom of Heaven" represents the many unsaved "tares", and/or the few saved "wheat"

               associated with the "Word of the Kingdom" (preaching the Gospel) during the FOUR KINGDOMS on earth.

               However, the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven" contains only the "wheat" from each of those Four Kingdoms.

Note: This is an important PART of the Gospel that most Biblical "scholars" either overlook, or don't understand:

Whenever the Bible speaks of the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven", or the Christian "church",  its talking about either

(a) the people who are saved "wheat/sheep" within the Kingdom or (b) the people who are unsaved "tares/goats" in the Kingdom

or (c) both the "wheat and tares" within the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven".  Unless and until we first understand WHO is included

within the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" we cannot pretend to understand any reality about the Christian Church throughout history,

nor can we seriously hope to correctly "interpret" the Biblical meaning of any passage of Scripture related to the New Testament church.

In other words, to correctly understand the meaning of any passage of Scripture related to the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven"

or any passage of Scripture related to the New Testament church, we must FIRST discern whether the context of that Scripture

is focused on (a) the saved "wheat" in the Kingdom (b) the unsaved "tares" in the Kingdom or (c) both the "wheat and tares".

You have to know WHO the Scripture is talking about - in order to understand the context (or meaning) of ANY passage.

Chapter 5.2   -   Kingdoms with [few] "Wheat" and [many] "Tares"

 

 

The history of mankind is a reflection of God's Salvation Plan over four separate and distinct "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth.

However, at any time in history, the four "Kingdoms of Heaven" include many unsaved "tares" and relatively few saved "wheat".

During the New Testament "Kingdom of Heaven" the vast majority of those claiming to be Christian remain "children of Satan".

For there are relatively few "children of God".  While the "tares" in the Christian Church often LOOK like Saints - they are not.

And, while the gospel of these unsaved "tares" often LOOKS like the True Gospel - it is not.  Which is the reason it is written:

Mat 22:14    For MANY are called ["called" by the Christian Gospel], but FEW are chosen ["chosen" to become saved].

Mat 7:21      Not everyone [in the 3rd Christian Kingdom] that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into

                    the [5th Eternal] Kingdom of Heaven: but he that doeth the Will of My Father which is in heaven.

                    22  MANY [tares] will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied [preached] in Thy Name?

                    and in Thy Name have cast out devils? [saved the "lost sheep"] and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?

                    [they looked like "wheat"] 23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.

  

 

The Bible separates the world into TWO GROUPS... those within the "Kingdom of Heaven" (those claiming to be Christian)

and those OUTSIDE of the "Kingdom of Heaven" (those outside the Christian Kingdom).  The Bible is equally clear that nobody

outside the Christian Kingdom has a Savior - that includes:  Jews, Moslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Humanists, Atheists, Pagans, etc.

Again, the Bible teaches there is no possibility of Salvation to those denying Christ - to anyone outside of the Christian Kingdom.

This doctrine is a very basic (and essential) element of the Christian Gospel, traditionally understood by Catholics and Protestants.

 

 

However, the Bible also separates people within the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" into TWO GROUPS.  There are both

the many (unsaved) "tares" within the Christian Kingdom - and there are relatively few (saved) "wheat" in the Christian Kingdom.

Most of the (unsaved) "tares" in the Christian Church sincerely believe they are "wheat".  However, they remain "children of Satan",

as they were never indwelt with the Holy Spirit ("born again") and they remain just as lost as those who are outside of the Kingdom.

This Biblical Truth is also an essential part of the Gospel... but it's "meat" that most false "Christians" (tares) cannot or will not accept.

Luk 13:24    Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for MANY [tares], I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

                    25 When once the Master of the House [the Lord Jesus] is risen up, and hath SHUT THE DOOR, [the Final Harvest]

                    and YE [tares] begin to stand without [outside of the 5th Eternal Kingdom], and to knock at the Door, saying, Lord, Lord,

                    open unto us; and He shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

Luk 13:26   Then shall YE [tares] BEGIN to say, we have eaten and drunk in Thy Presence, and Thou hast taught in our streets.

                    [they LOOKED like real Christians]  27  But He shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from Me,

                    all ye workers of iniquity.  28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when YE [tares] shall see Abraham, and

                    Issac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the [Eternal] KINGDOM OF GOD, and you yourselves THRUST OUT.

The Bible is clear many/most of the unsaved "tares" in the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" sincerely believe they are "wheat".

They often LOOK like real Saints (but they are not), and their false "gospel" often LOOKS like the True Gospel (but it is not).

The false doctrines and un-Biblical practices of these "tares" corrupts individual churches and (eventually) the entire Kingdom.

 

 

Note:  Here is an important PART of the Gospel that most 'scholars' overlook:  The Lord Jesus Christ and all of His Apostles

taught the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" (the Christian church) would be infiltrated by "tares" which LOOK like real "wheat".

The Bible foretells these "false prophets" infiltrate the church and the "leaven" of their false doctrines corrupts the entire Kingdom.

In fact, these many "tares" are the reason there are now so many different denominations preaching so many different (false) gospels.

The Bible is very clear the process of the church becoming corrupted by the "leaven" of these "tares" began while the Apostles preached.

The fact that the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" (New Testament church) includes hundreds of denominations teaching false doctrines

is simply historical FULFILLMENT of what the Gospel clearly prophesied... and was already occurring (see Rev. chapters 2 and 3).

Clearly, before the Apostle John died, the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" had already been corrupted with MANY unsaved  "tares".

Before the end of the first century the "Church of Ephesus" had already been corrupted by unsaved "tares", and the Lord Jesus

warned them [Rev 2:1-7] that He would "remove thy Candlestick" if they did not soon repent.  Before the end of the first century

the "Church in Smyrna" had already been corrupted by "tares" and the Lord Jesus Christ rebuked [Rev 2:8-11] their "blasphemy"

and called them ministers of "the synagogue of Satan".  Before the end of the first century the "Church in Pergamos" already

had been corrupted by "tares" and the Lord Jesus condemned them [Rev 2:12-16] for teaching the false doctrines of Balaam and

the false doctrines of the Nicolaitans.  Before the end of the first century the "Church in Thyatira" had already been corrupted

by "tares" and the Lord Jesus reprimanded them [Rev 2:18-25] for allowing real Saints ("My Servants") to be taught and seduced

into committing fornication and to eating things sacrificed to idols.  Before the end of the first century the "Church in Sardis"

had already been corrupted by many unsaved "tares" and the Lord Jesus declared [Rev 3:1-4], that despite their good reputation,

they were actually a "dead" church.  However, the Lord also declared that, while there were many "tares" in the church, there

was also a few saved "wheat" still in the church: "Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments;

and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy."  Before the end of the first century the "Church of the Laodiceans"

had already been corrupted by unsaved "tares" and the Lord Jesus [Rev 3:14-18] declared He would "spue thee out of My mouth".

An important PART of the Gospel of the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" is that many unsaved "tares" infiltrate the church,

that the "leaven" of their false doctrines corrupts the church - and that process actually STARTED while the Apostles preached.

The historical fulfillment of this corruption is the reason that (today) there are hundreds of denominations teaching false gospels.

This Biblical teaching and historical reality also demonstrates the fallacy of the Roman Catholic claim of Apostolic succession

and preservation of the True Gospel.  It was always God's expressed Plan the church consist of many "tares" and few "wheat".

Chapter 5.3   -   Understanding the Context of Scripture (Theology 102)

Since the Bible separates all people into (a) the saved "wheat" within the Kingdom or (b) the unsaved "tares" within the Kingdom

or (c) the unsaved souls outside the "Kingdom of Heaven", the FIRST thing we must do, in order to understand the Biblical Truth

about ANY passage of Scripture - is to determine WHO is included within the context of that passage.  Many false interpretations

of the Bible are entirely the result of a denomination/church/preacher that does not understand WHO is the context of the passage.

For example, in Mark 6:11-12 the context is focused on how Saints ("wheat") react to people who reject the Gospel of Christ,

people who are outside of the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven".  This includes: Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, Hindus, Humanists,

Atheists, Agnostics, Pagans, etc...  the context is on those outside of the Kingdom - people who already REJECTED the Gospel.

In another example, in Matthew 7:6, again the context is focused on how Saints ("wheat") react when people reject the Gospel.

Note:  Yes, the Lord and the Apostles actually called people names - like "dogs" and "swine"... and many much worse names.

 

Mar 6:11      And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet

                     for a testimony against them.  Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in

                     the Day of Judgment, than for that city.  12  And they went out, and preached that all men should repent.

Mat. 7:6      Give not that which is holy [the Gospel] unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls [the Gospel] before swine,

                    lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

 

The Bible teaches the Saints are to love "all men" and to preach the Gospel of Repentance to "all men"... however, that is just

PART of the Gospel.  The Bible also COMMANDS the Saints how to react when people reject the Lord Jesus and the Gospel.

Not only does the Bible separate the world into two separate and distinct groups - people within the "Kingdom of Heaven" and

everyone outside the "Kingdom of Heaven"... the Bible also specifies how followers of Jesus are to react to both of those groups.

The first thing we must do to understand the meaning of any Scripture is to discern the context of the passage - WHO is in view.

​​Another example:  In Matthew 7:21-23 the context is limited to ONLY the "wheat and tares" within the "Kingdom of Heaven". 

The passage does not include people OUTSIDE of the (3rd) Christian Kingdom.  People outside the Kingdom don't ever call Jesus

their "Lord".  The people outside the Kingdom don't claim to have  "prophesied in Thy Name".  And the people outside the Kingdom

don't claim to have cast out demons in His Name.  Instead, the context of the passage is clearly limited to ONLY the "wheat and tares"

claiming to be Christians - the context is only people within the "Kingdom of Heaven", the context is only people in the Christian church.

Mat 7:21      Not everyone [in the 3rd Christian Kingdom] that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into

                    the [5th Eternal] Kingdom of Heaven: but he that doeth the Will of My Father which is in heaven.

                    22  MANY [tares] will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied [preached] in Thy Name?

                    and in Thy Name have cast out devils? [saved the "lost sheep"] and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?

                    [they looked like "wheat"] 23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.

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Another example: the context of passages that describe people as being "Saints", or as being "Blessed", is referring only

to the saved "wheat/sheep" within the Kingdom.  It's not talking about the unsaved "tares/goats" within the Kingdom and

it's certainly not talking about people outside the "Kingdom of Heaven"... regardless of how "poor" they are, or how much

they "mourn".  In order to understand the meaning of any passage of Scripture - we must first understand WHO is in view.

Note:  the "Kingdom of Heaven" mentioned in the passage below is NOT the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven".

Nor does it refer to the (4th) Great Tribulation "Kingdom of Heaven".  Instead, it's talking about the Eternal Kingdom...

the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven" on earth.  To understand the meaning of a passage we must first understand WHO

is in view... and WHICH of the five (5) different "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth is included in the context of the passage.

Mat 5:3-12   Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.  Blessed are they that mourn:

                     for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are they

                     which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  Blessed are the merciful: for they

                     shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers:

                     for they shall be called the children of God.  Blessed are are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:

                     for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.  Blessed are ye , when men shall revile you, and persecute you,

                     and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.  Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad:

                     for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Another example:  Contrary to a common "gospel" in both Catholic and Protestant churches (and contrary to the government "gospel")

the context of passages like Matthew 25:31-41, which commands Saints to care for the "least" among us - is a command that's limited

to only those people who are also called "My brethren"... meaning only to the saved "wheat/sheep" within the "Kingdom of Heaven". 

The notion that Saints collect resources from people living within the "Kingdom of Heaven"... and then re-distribute those resources

to people who reject and oppose the Lord Jesus Christ - is a notion that's not found anywhere within the Bible.  Instead, that notion

is just a "private interpretation" resulting from (a) not understanding the Biblical context about WHO is included in the passages

and (b) trying to design a social gospel that's based on our good "works".  It's simply another form of a false "works gospel".

​​​Before anyone can even pretend to understand the meaning of any passage of Scripture - they must first determine WHO is in view. 

Before we can have an informed opinion about any Scripture we must first understand whether the focus of that passage includes;

(a) just the saved "wheat/sheep" within the "Kingdom" or (b) just the unsaved "tares/goats" within the "Kingdom of Heaven" or

(c) both the "wheat and tares" within the "Kingdom" or (d) all of the people who are outside of the "Kingdom of Heaven";

like Jews, Moslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists, Agnostics, Secular Humanists, Pagans, Satanists, etc.  Unfortunately,

most Biblical "scholars" don't understand or apply this First Principle when they try to "interpret" Scripture.

Theology 101:  (Chapter 3.2)  Understand the context of a passage... (when did it happen?)... which of the five "Kingdoms of Heaven"?

Theology 102:  (Chapter 5.3)  Understand the context of a passage... (who did it happen to?)... the "wheat", the "tares" or those outside?