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Wednesday, April 17 2013
Who Created Weeds?
"Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower"
The Messiah's famous "parable of the sower" had roots that went all the way back to the Garden of Eden (see also Grace In The Garden). First, the parable:
"13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
The Messiah's explanation of the parable also included the reason that He often used parables in His teaching - for purposes of their service of the LORD, some are able to understand before others (see The Harvest Prophecies).
"13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
The Messiah then explained the parable, that portrayed how the Gospel Truth is received - if it will grow, and if it will grow to become something good.
"13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
"Let both grow together until the 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"
The "parable of the sower" lesson began in the Garden of Eden where everything that the LORD sowed was "good."
"1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." (Genesis 1:29 KJV)
After perverting himself, the Devil later came along and perverted what was created good into something, and into someone, that was not good. "Weeds" supplanted, took the place of, what the LORD had sown - so weeds came into existence (see the Fact Finder question below).
"3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
The Messiah's "parable of the tares" is about what happened in the Garden of Eden. Notice also the explanation of why the LORD doesn't destroy the "weeds" until the end-time "harvest."
"13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
"The enemy that sowed them is the devil" is a direct reference to the fall of man - and the remedy that is forthcoming.
"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.
Fact Finder: At first, all seed-bearing plants were "good." Later, how and when did worthless and/or toxic seed-bearing plants begin? What role did the Devil have in creating "weeds"?
This Day In History, April 17
69: Vitellius became Roman Emperor after the First Battle of Bedriacum (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars, The Politics Of Rome and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire; also Whatever Happened To Those Romans?).
1080: King Harald III of Denmark died. He was succeeded by Canute IV.
1194: The second coronation of England's King Richard I, after his return from the Third Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1421: The sea breached the dikes at Dort in the Netherlands. More than 100,000 people were killed.
1492: Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (Ferdinand and Isabella were the parents of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII of England) signed a contract giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia (see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy and the map below to understand what part of "America" that Columbus actually discovered).
1521: Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. While Luther rejected the leadership of the papacy because of the pope's immoral and unethical behavior, Luther's "protest" did not include most of the Church of Rome's actual antichrist doctrines (e.g. see Why Observe The True Sabbath?). Luther, and most of the "Protestant churches" of today, remain Roman Catholic in doctrine (see Antichristians).
1555: The city of Siena surrendered to Philip of Spain after a lengthy famine. He later sold Siena to Cosimo de Medici.
1610: Henry Hudson sailed from London, England; among his discoveries (to Europeans; the native people who were there already knew it) included what would later be known as Hudson Strait.
1793: The Battle of Warsaw.
1808: The Bayonne Decree by Napoleon ordered the seizure of U.S. ships (France had supported the rebellion of the New England colonies against their creators in England, while at the same time tolerating no independence efforts in any of the French colonies in Louisiana or elsewhere throughout the continent of North America).
1864: During the Schleswig Holstein-Prussian War, Prussian forces under Prince Frederick Charles attacked the fortress at Dueppel.
1895: The Treaty of Shimonoseki ended the Sino-Japanese War. China and Japan recognized Korean independence and China gave up Formosa to Japan.
1916: Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan stateswoman, was born. In July 1960, she became the world's first woman prime minister.
1941: The entire Yugoslav army and government surrendered to the Germans in Belgrade.
1946: Syria became independent from France.
1961: The CIA and Mafia (the Cuba scenes in the "Godfather" movies are historically correct) backed "Bay of Pigs" invasion of Cuba. The 3-day fiasco left 100 killed and more than 1,000 invaders captured.
1969: Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian-born Arab, was found guilty of the assassination of U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy.
1970: Apollo 13 returned to earth after an oxygen tank explosion caused the moon-landing mission to be aborted and the near-loss of the crew.
1975: Phnompenh fell to the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian communist insurgents, just as North Vietnamese and Vietcong were sweeping south toward Saigon. The communists under Pol Pot (actual name, Saloth Sar) would eventually murder over 2 million Cambodian people - 1/4 of the population.
1989: The Polish trade union Solidarity was legalized after a 7 year ban by the communist government.
1997: Former Israeli President Chaim Herzog died at age 78 (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism).