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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 13:24-30

If we look at the state of the church, it’s pretty unpredictable and the statistics are scary, but isn’t this how Jesus said it would be?  It’s hard to tell who’s truly for Christ and who’s perpetrating, but God knows. 

God knows whose beliefs match up with what the bible says and whose worldview is more like the world, than Christian. We can talk like a crop of wheat, but our so-called faith could be good for nothing like a field of weeds is to a farmer. 

So why should we encourage those who claim to be Christians, but we know they are far from it? It’s because we never know who may turn out to be wheat.  That’s why the owner of the field said, “let them grow together” because the servant would pull up some of the wheat with the weeds. Other versions say tares, which are a specific weed that so closely resembles wheat that you have to wait until harvest in order to tell the difference.

It’s not for us to decide who goes to heaven or hell. Jesus is in charge of that. He is the perfect farmer who has patience and allows time for people to make a decision. Don’t be a weed planted by the enemy. Don’t be a counterfeit Christian. Be faithful to Christ until the end, because the end is what truly matters!

Salvation Plan

Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:

God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!

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