Are you an early, late or a no bloomer? Remember the old admonition, “Bloom where you are planted”.
Matthew 13 is a very profound Chapter in the awesome New Testament. It explains the great parables of Jesus Christ concerning The four types of soil that the Gospel of The Kingdom can fall upon, and then it goes on to describe the consequences of the seed’s future depending on the quality of the soil.
This parable is called, “The Parable of The Sower” (Jesus Christ), “The Parable of The Seed” (The Gospel), also “The Parable of The Four Soils” (the hearts) of man.
THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER
The Four Conditions of the heart or the soil that Jesus Christ sows His precious Word into and the results:
1. The seed falls by the way side.
Matthew 13:19, “When any one heareth the Word of the Kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.“
This type of person, Hears the Word, but he or she does not receive it or retain it in his or her heart. The Word is unable to remain because of the lack of the pursuit of the truth. the enemy of their souls is then able to steal the Word of God away from this type of heart.
2. The seed falls on stony ground or soil.
Matthew 13:20-21) “But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the Word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended”
This type of person actually receives the word with joy. However, their joy is short-lived because they do not have the depth needed in their hearts to keep the seed growing even during trials and tribulations. Their heart is not a heart of flesh, but it is too stony to bring the seed to the level it needs in growth that will bring fruition.
3. The seeds falls among the thorns.
Matthew 13:22, “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the Word, and he becometh unfruitful.”
This type of individual also hears the Word, but he or she is not grounded in a love for the truth needed to proliferate. Many in the apostate church are in this category of a so-called “christian”, because they have never put Christ first in their lives. They are a low case “c” Christian, because their “I” is their King and Lord.
They have allowed the temptations of satan to deter them from moving forward into the reality of Jesus Christ’s great victory on the cross. In short, they have sold out to satan and the cares, temptations and lusts of all kinds found in the world system which is anti-Christ.
They have lost their first love of The Lord Jesus due to sins of commission and omission. They have not been able to endure until the end in order to receive their great reward.
4. The seed that falls on good soul.
Matthew 13:23, “But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
This type of person is a lover of what is good, and a hater of the lies and deceit of satan. This person is able to forge ahead into the victory of the cross of Christ.
This person is blessed with the power and authority to overcome the world and its evil, and to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God which is the greatest honor and blessing of all.
These beloved Christians overcome by Blood of The Lamb, The Word of their testimony and they love “not” their lives unto the death. Death has no sting for these precious saints, the grave has no victory for these believers because they are washed clean in the Blood of Jesus Christ because their total trust and faith is in Him alone.
THE PARABLE OF THE WHEAT AND THE TARES
As is revealed in the previous Parable; the soil types 1 through 3 in up being the tares that will be eventually burned up unless they turn to Jesus Christ with all of their hearts.
What is a tare? It is a type of weed. Weeds grow up quickly, they look very similar to the real plants that are all around them, but they are insidious in nature. They come up quickly only to try and devour and destroy all that is good around them.
Our Lord Jesus sees and know everything that these insidious tares are doing, but He is giving them every opportunity to turn to Him. He allows them to produce and grow, and He even uses them in His amazing master plan.
He allow these pernicious weeds to do their own thing until they either turn to almighty God or they are destroyed. There is no middle ground for these servants of satan. They are either for God or against Him, and they have not proved their love for Him by obeying His commandments.
The Lord Jesus Christ has proven His love for every human being on the cross, as He would have died and suffered for one lost soul.
Tares are analogous to quick bloomers who have huge growth spurts, but then they become dormant, and they are used by the enemy of our souls, and they become lovers of this present life and the world. They never come into real maturity because that times much time, diligence, commitment, discipline and devotion to The King of kings and Lord of lords.
Sadly, these tares are used to attempt a process to take over everything through greed, lusts and avarice, and they become enemies of almighty God and His real people who love Him and are sold out to Jesus Christ in every area of their lives.
Matthew 13:36, “Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39T,”The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
These tares consist of the Jezebels, Ahabs, false prophets, false apostles, false teachers, false pastors,infiltrators and false evangelists that have set themselves up in the church, but they were not sent by The Head of The Church, Jesus Christ. These are the impostors, infiltrators and wolves in sheep’s clothing that are leaders in the apostate church today. However, Good News, Judgment begins at the House of The Lord and The Lord is about to bring justice and judgement in His church. This will facilitate a new revival and resurrection of the dead bones.
In life; most of us start off as tares, but hopefully later we wise up throughout our life’s journey, and we realize that we cannot make it on our own, and we need God. God is so very patient that He waits until the end of the age to round up the tares and burn them with fire.
Our wonderful Lord does not want even one person to perish into everlasting hell for all eternity. That is why He does not strike the wicked down sooner. He desires to give them every window of opportunity, and He strongly wants them to repent and turn to Him with all of their hearts even up to the last earthly generation.
However, Good News, Judgment begins at the House of The Lord, and The Lord is about to spew these charlatans out of His mouth. Hallelujah!
The Lord is going to raise up a mighty company of men and women who will have the spirits of Joshua, Caleb, Jehu, Josiah, and Elijah. The Lord Himself will raise up His government that will be used to build His glorious last day church.
Pray that you will be made ready to participate in this most awesome church of all Christendom. This quintessential church will be the embodiment of all that The Head of The Church envisioned for His Body. The Lord Jesus Christ will be the Head in truth, and His glory will be manifest.
Jesus prayed that we, His people would be one as He and The Father are One, and that is what He is going to build from His lively stones. His last day
church will be a House of Prayer for all people.
There will be no tares in His glorious end time church, and it will not have any racism, competition, greed, envy, or hatred in it. It will contain The Lord’s agape love, and the gates of hell will “not” be able to prevail upon Jesus Christ’s last day and most magnificent church. Hallelujah!
A word of encouragement to you.
Many of us are late bloomers during our formative years. In short, we started out very confused and unable to understand the big picture which is the real meaning our lives. However, no matter how dysfunctional your earlier days were; it is our future, our ending our final destination that counts.
We go through many snares of satan, the flesh , the world, and we may fall, but when we finally learn to seek first, The Kingdom of God and His righteousness; then everything else will be added unto you.
The late bloomers in the Kingdom of God are those who have learned about the master plan of God, and they want to be a part of it. They want to serve the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and they understand that they will suffer, but they are willing to deny themselves, take up their crosses and follow their Lord and Savior. They have counted the cost, but they understand that the cost is infinitesimal compared to the glory that will be revealed when they meet the Lord Jesus Christ.
These late bloomers have had a slow maturation cycle, but they are powerful, strong and they know The God that they serve intimately. These are those who will be recognized as the wheat. The wheat is of great benefit to others. Those that will be part of the salvation and gathering of the wheat are those who have not lived lives iniquity and sin.
The Bible tells us that those who are righteous; be righteous still and those that are wicked be wicked still. Why? Because many people will try to get on the ark at the last moment in time, but that will not work because God will not hear the cries of those who have rejected Him and rebelled against Him throughout their lives.
Just like in the days of Noah, there is a set time by our God that the door of the Ark of Jesus Christ will be firmly shut.
My prayer for you.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray that all of Your people will be able to stand strong until the very end. May we all be faithful and obedient despite every temptation to turn from You in this life.
This life is like a vapor, but life with You will be forever. Let us forge ahead in Your truth, Your Way and Your Life, and may Your Living Word grow up in our hearts so that we will be able to bear much fruit for Your Kingdom, Your honor and Your glory in Jesus’ Name. Amen and amen.
Let’s all be “late bloomers’ and bloom where God has planted us in His glorious Kingdom. It is never too late to bloom, and that blossom will die to self, fall to the ground and then it will bear much fruit to the glory of God.
Are you an early, late or a no bloomer? Remember the old admonition, “Bloom where you are planted”.