The Wheat, the Tares & the Chaff

Part I

Matthew 13:24-30; 3:12 - "Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So 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? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let 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."

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WHEAT
SOWER Matthew 13:37 "...He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man.."
SEED

Matthew 13:38 "...the good seed are the children of the kingdom;

1 Peter 1:23 , “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” 

 
 
TARES
SOWER Matthew 13:39 "The enemy that sowed them is the devil;..."
SEED

Jeremiah 2:21, “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?” 

Matthew 13:38 "...but the tares are the children of the wicked one.."

Matthew 13:25 "But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way."
Revelation 18:4 "...Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Acts 10:34 "...God is no respecter of persons..."

 
FIELD
Matthew 13:38 "The field is the world..."
- the church
- individual hearts of each church members
REAPERS

Matthew 13:39 "... and the reapers are the angels."
Angels = messengers (God's people who proclaim the truths to the world)

THE HARVEST

Matthew 13:39 "...the harvest is the end of the world;"

world - greek word "aion" which means an "age" preceding Christ's return

1844 - testing truths came and investigative judgment started (harvest begun where angels(God's messengers) started to reap & gather the wheat from the tares by presenting the testing truths to the world)
wheat - accepted the 3 angels messages
tares - rejected the 3 angels messages

HARVEST

Events DURING & AFTER the Harvest:
1. reapers reap or cut the wheat stalks and separates the wheat from tares and bundle the wheat stalks together (in the field)
----- Wheat & Tares - wheat will accept the truth while tares will cling to errors
2. taking the bundled wheat stalks into the threshing floor where the wheat will be sifted in order to separate the wheat and the chaff (in the threshing floor)
----- Wheat & Chaff - after the wheat receives the truth, sifting and winnowing process follows and the chaff will be blown away with the wind
3. the wheat grains are then gathered into the barn
4. the tares and chaff are burnt (Matthew 13:40, 42; 3:12)