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Monday, December 12 2016
The Weeds Of Eden
"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"
Two of the most well-known parables of the Messiah (see also The Meaning Of Parables) involved weeds. The "parable of the sower" describes how malignant forces "choke the word" and make the infested area of the crop "unfruitful."
"13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
"13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying,
Those two parables are commonly regarded as "New Testament" teachings, but the basis of those lessons about a corrupted crop began at the Garden in Eden. Notice how the "LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground" (see Adam and Adamah) was concurrent with "out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."
"2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
With the spirit of corruption having been allowed to grow in the minds of the first humans, as sown by the enemy Satan, literal weeds came into existence as a curse upon the good crop that had made weeds of itself (see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?). So it shall be until "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."
"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; 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." (Genesis 3:17-19 KJV)
Fact Finder: What righteous man of God was named by his parents from the prophecy "This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed"?
This Day In History, December 12
627: The Battle of Nineveh (the former capital of the Assyrian Empire; see The Nineveh Prophecies and Israel In History and Prophecy: The Lost Ten Tribes; also Why Was Nineveh Saved From Destruction?). A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeated Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh (see also Israel In History and Prophecy: Babylon and Persia).
1408: The Order of the Dragon, a royal order of knights, was created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then King of Hungary (see also The Dragons Of The Bible).
1479: German Emperor Frederick III (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) expelled the Jews from Schlettstadt Alsace.
1753: George Washington, then a loyal British military officer in Virginia, delivered an ultimatum to the French forces at Fort Le Boeuf, south of Lake Erie, reiterating Britain's claim to the entire Ohio river valley.
1896: In London, Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public exhibition of "wireless" radio.
1911: King George V of Britain held a coronation durbar (the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur) in Delhi. The Indian capital was moved there from Calcutta.
1913: Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was recovered 2 years after having been stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris.
1925: The Majlis of Iran voted to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.
1930: The Spanish Revolution began.
1931: While facing a growing communist challenge, Chiang Kai-shek resigned as president of the Nanking government but continued as leader of the Nationalist government which still held control of much of China.
1943: The German Army began "Operation Winter Tempest," the attempt to relieve the Sixth Army which was then trapped in Stalingrad, Russia (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1963: Kenya was granted independence from the United Kingdom.
1964: Kenya became a republic. Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta became the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
1969: Greece withdrew from the Council of Europe shortly before it was to have been expelled because of its military regime.
1979: The port of Tumaco, Colombia, was hit by an earthquake measuring 8.0; 600 died and 80,000 were made homeless.
1985: Arrow Air (a Florida charter cargo and passenger airline) Flight 1285 crashed after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256 people, including 236 members of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division who were on their way home for Christmas.
1991: The Russian Federation became independent from the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) - an ironic change since "Russia" and "the USSR" were often regarded as the same.