Episode 104: The Mystery of the Tares & Wheat

Sep 5, 2022

Episode 104: The Mystery of the Tares and Wheat

Summary: Christ told a parable about tares sown among wheat, sown by an enemy. We examine this parable to see if there is a meaning deeper than simply unbelievers among believers as is traditionally taught. Could the tares be satanic/human hybrids?

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Seed: Greek - sperma: from which a plant germinates
the seed i.e. the grain or kernel which contains within itself the germ of the future plants
of the grains or kernels sown
metaph. a seed i.e. a residue, or a few survivors reserved as the germ of the next generation (just as seed is kept from the harvest for the sowing)
the semen virile
the product of this semen, seed, children, offspring, progeny
family, tribe, posterity
whatever possesses vital force or life-giving power
of divine energy of the Holy Spirit operating within the soul by which we are regenerated

Seed: Hebrew - zeraʿ: seed, sowing, offspring
a sowing
seed
semen virile
offspring, descendants, posterity, children
of moral quality
a practitioner of righteousness (fig.)
sowing time (by meton)

Scripture References:
All Scripture references are cited from the King James Version Bible.
Matthew 13:24-30, Matthew 13:36-43, Genesis 3:15, Genesis 6:1-5, John 8:42-45, Isaiah 1:4, 1 John 3:9-12, Matthew 24:36-42, Daniel 2:41-44, Galatians 2:4, 2 Peter 2:1-3, 2 Peter 2:12-19, Jude 1:10-13, Deuteronomy 32:5, Revelation 9:1-6, 1 John 2:18-19, Matthew 24:21-28

Takeaway:
Jesus gave the key to understanding His parables: the Sower is the Son of Man, the Field is the world, the good seed are the children of the kingdom, and the tares are the children of the wicked one, which is the devil. What children does satan have to sow among brethren? Is it just false teachers, or could they also be similar to what happened in Genesis 6? As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man…


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