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"2. The kingdom of heaven also is like unto a man who sowed good seed upon his ground. [Mt. 13:24] But while his servants slept, the owner's adversary came, casting sheer weeds among the wheat, which then sprang up with the wheat. [Mt. 13:25] Wherever the wheat came up with its fruit, there the weeds also came up. [Mt. 13:26]
3. When the servants saw this they came to the landlord and said, "Lord, did you not cast prime wheat upon the field? Wherefrom came the weeds?" [Mt. 13:27]
4. The landlord however spoke, saying, "This my enemy has done!" And the servants replied, "Lord, shall we go and weed it out?" [Mt. 13:28] And the lord said, "Let it be, so that you would not trample and pull out the wheat with the weed. [Mt. 13:29] Let them both grow together till harvest! At harvest time I shall say to the cutters, "Gather up the tares into bundles first and remove them from the field to a place for burning, but afterwards gather the clean wheat into my barns!" [Mt. 13:30] 'Behold, this is an appropriate parable of the kingdom of heaven! But hear Me further! I want to give you more parables, which all depict the kingdom of God. Hence hearken!
5. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a mustard seed which a man took and cast into his field. [Mt. 13:31] This seed of a truth is known to be among the smallest among the seeds. But when it grows it is the biggest among the herbs, and finally a very tree, so that even the birds of the air come to build their nest among its branches.' [Mt. 13:32]
6. Here the disciples looked at each wide eyed, saying, 'What's this; who can grasp this? Now the kingdom of heaven resembles a mustard seed?!'
7. Say I, 'Wonder not but hearken further! Yet another parable I want to give you on the kingdom of God.
8. The Kingdom of heaven also resembles leaven, which a woman took and mixed into three measures of wheaten flour, until all was leavened.' [Mt. 13:33]
9. All the disciples as well as the twelve wakeful apostles once again looked at one another, saying among themselves, "Who can grasp and understand this? Or does He want to have the people on, because of the Pharisees? It is impossible to understand why He now talks in these most muddled images?"
10. Ahab however, who was exceedingly well-versed in Scripture, overhearing the disciples talk, said to them, "If this One is what I now firmly believe Him to be, then the following prophecy of Isaiah would probably apply to Him, which speaks about Him constantly, speaking in parables: [Mt. 13:34], ‘I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.’
11. Behold, thus spoke once the great prophet, and so sang David once in his Psalm, 78: verse 2, and this, besides a lot of other things, exactly applies to Him; and despite of this, you can still ask: how so?, being with and around Him for a considerable time now. He shall, if necessary, reveal these parables to us indeed; and if not necessary, well, then we can still boast that we are ourselves able to see and hear, what all the patriarchs and prophets would have much liked to see and hear.’ (GGJ 1, chp. 192)
“10. My disciples however, who, notwithstanding all their thinking, brooding and meditating about the parable of the tares in the field could not get to the bottom of it, came over to Me on the hill and asked Me to clarify the parable of the sower who cast good grain into the soil but later found tares in among the wheat.
11. I said to them however, ‘Did you not hear what Kisjonah is preparing to build on this hill in memory of Me, and how I told him how such institution would fare in view of the world? Behold, this has an application with the good field that was sown with the purest of wheat and yet sprouted a great many tares in its midst afterwards! Behold, the signification of the parable is this: It is I, or as the Jews are want to say, the Son of Man, Who is now casting the good seed [Matthew 13:38]. The adversary sowing them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world and the cutters are the angels! [Matthew 13:39]. But just as one weeds the tares from the field, binding them in bundles and burning them, so it shall be also at the end of the world [Matthew 13:40].
12. The Son of Man shall send out His angels and they shall gather together from His kingdom everything that offends, and all those men who act unrighteously [Matthew 13:41] and who have neither eyes nor ears for the want of their brethren, and still less a heart, and shall cast them into the fiery furnace, where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth [Matthew 13:42]. The fiery furnace however shall be for the children of malice - by which is to be understood arrogance, selfishness, domination, hardheartedness, indifference towards God’s Word, avarice, envy, jealousy, disparagement, falsehood, deception, false promises, fornication and whoring, adultery, false witness, character assassination and everything that is contrary to love of neighbor and their own hearts!
13. For just as heaven in all glory shall sprout from the hearts of the righteous, so shall sprout what is in the unjust’s heart; a bad grain shall not bring forth good fruit into all eternity.
14. A hard heart shall yield no soft fruit, and one of false promise never compose itself, and the wrath shall be the fire that shall never be extinguished! Hence beware of all this and become righteous in everything, in accordance with the Commandment of love!’ "(GGJ 1, chp. 197)
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