Watchman Willie Martin Archive

Gathering The Tares

Some people have expressed surprise at the rapid growth of the various left wing organizations. They are not able to understand how, in a nation with our history of freedom, justice and opportunity; so many could be attracted to organizations, which want to set up a communist totalitarian government. To those who are familiar with their Bibles, this should cause no surprise at all, for it is fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

     There are in the world two basic types of people. First, those to

whom religion and the things of the spirit

     have a deep appeal and who deeply love liberty. Secondly, there

are those who are materialistic and

     power hungry. These latter are quickly and strongly attracted to

socialism by its materialism and its

    concentration of tyrannical power in the hands of a few


     The division between the two was foretold by Yahshua in

Matthew 13:24‑30, 36‑43. "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, there

appeared the tares also. So the servants of

     the householder came and said unto him Sir, didst thou not sow

good seed in thy fields? From whence

     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 unto the reapers,

     Gather ye first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them;

but gather the wheat into my barn. Then

     Yahshua 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. He

answered and said unto them, He that soweth the

     good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good

seed are the children of the kingdom; but

     the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that

sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the

     end of the age; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the

tares are gathered and burned in the fire,

     so shall it be in the end of this age. The Son of man shall send

forth the angels, and they shall gather out of

     his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity,

and shall cast them into a furnace of fire:

     there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the

righteous shine forth in the kingdom of their

     Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

     Yahweh's own household, the children of the kingdom, are the

good seed sown in the world. Their

     loyalty is never swayed by materialistic, atheistic socialism,

whether you call it a New Deal, New

     Horizons, or just plain communism. Living among them is

another group to whom the things of the spirit

     have no appeal. During this age these two groups have grown

up together and in their early growth, it has

     been sometimes hard to tell them apart.

     However, the time of the harvest approaches, the end of this

age.  We, who study our Bibles, know that

     this time is near at hand. In the harvest, the good seed and the

bad seed, the children of the kingdom and

     the children of the wicked one, will be separated. Note that the

first part of the harvest consists of this

     separation, for Yahshua said, "Gather ye first the tares and bind

them in bundles to burn them."

     This takes place before the harvest of the wheat, the good seed.

Gathering the tares into bundles is a very

     clear and logical simile for gathering the children of the wicked

one into groups or organizations. It serves

     very well as a means to separate and distinguish between the

two families.

     Yes, to discriminate is Biblical, for Yahweh always discriminates

between good and evil, between truth

     and falsehood, between His own children and the others. So, the

gathering of the tares into bundles, or

    organizations, is already in progress, indeed nearly completed.

     This parable was no new approach to the problem. Many

prophets had given us warning of the

     treacherous element in our midst. For example Isaiah 26:10

says, "Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet

     will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he

deal unjustly and will not behold the

     majesty of Yahweh." Surely this has been a land of uprightness,

as far as the nations go. Yet even here,

     where every favor has been shown to them, these people have

not learned righteousness and they turn

     against us most unjustly. They conspire to destroy the nation

which has sheltered them, given them

     freedom and prosperity as they have never found anywhere

else. They seek to crush us into just a

     conquered province of the United Nations, like Katanga, to be

ruled and plundered by the Afro/Asian

     bloc of barbarian and savage nations under the leadership of


     Yahweh foresaw this as it is told in Psalm 83:1‑4. "Keep not thou

silence O Yahweh: hold not thy peace

     and be not still O Yahweh. For lo, Thine enemies make a tumult:

and they that hate Thee have lifted

     up their heads. They have taken crafty counsel against Thy

people, and consulted against Thy hidden

     ones. They have said, come, and let us cut them off from being a

nation." All their ambitions, their

     ideals and purposes are completely adverse to ours and to all

that we hold dear. Notice that Yahweh

     classifies them as not merely our enemies, but His enemies as

they are those that hate Him.

     This gathering of the individual tares among us is exactly

parallel to the similar gathering of the beast

     nations in this same judgment. Yahshua prophesied it in

Matthew 25:31‑34, 41. "When the Son of man

     shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then

shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:

     and before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall

separate them one from another, as a shepherd

     divideth his sheep from the goats: and He shall set the sheep on

his right hand, but the goats on the

     left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come

ye blessed of My Father, inherit the

     kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Then shall He say unto them on the left

     hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared

for the devil and his angels." Of course

     there must be a division, separation, and discrimination, to say it

plainly. This is the purpose for which

     Yahshua came. In Luke 12:51 Yahshua says, "Suppose ye that I

am come to give peace on earth? I tell

     you nay: but rather division."

     True to Yahshua's prophecies, the division has come in just the

way He said it would. Remember that the

     goats, destined to everlasting fire, were to be placed on the left

side, while the sheep were on the right.

     They have already divided this way. All the various forms and

names of materialistic, atheistic socialism,

     New Dealism, New Horizons, and communism, all the variously

named bundles of the tares, are by their

     own proclamation and universal recognition, classified as to the

left of center, on the left hand.

     Those who recognize that Yahweh has spoken out plainly

against this materialism and atheism, tyranny

     and trampling all people down to one level, are called right wing.

The official communist party line now

     proclaims we are to be called extreme right wing. This is just

where Yahweh said that we would be.

     Even in our English language, the deep seated racial instinct for

the truth has shown up. We recognize that

     the plans of the left wing are to destroy our national

independence. Their wish to reduce us to slavery

     under the dark races in a communist dominated United Nations,

is very sinister. You know the word

     sinister means evil, corrupt, or base. This word sinister is

derived from the Latin word meaning left, or on

     the left side.

     Yes, the gathering of the tares into bundles, the various left wing

organizations, shows us how many of

     them there are. It gives them the appearance of dangerously

great power. We who read the Bible and

     know the word of Yahweh, have no reason for fear and despair.

The gathering of the tares is just a sign

     that the end of the age is at hand, the time of our deliverance.

Remember that the tares are to be gathered

     into bundles to be burned in the everlasting fire. Our God

Yahweh as His own will keep the wheat, the good seed. (Taken, in part, from an article entitled “Gathering The Tares, by Bertrand L. Comparet)

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