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The Wheat and The Tares

The words, “while men slept” are taken from the Parable of the Tares and the Wheat. They express a condition that is bringing America perilously close to the brink of disaster. A condition that is slowly but surely heading for a crisis from which only Yahweh can give deliverance.

The parable relates:

“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, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then 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 to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn ... 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. 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 (Israelites); but the tares are the children of the wicked one (The Jews, Matthew 3:7; 11:12; 12:39; 12:45; 23:15; 23:35; Luke 9:41; John 8:23; 8:44; 8:47; 10:25-26; Acts 1:6; 2:40; 13:6-10; Romans 2:14; 4:15; 6:16; 7:7; 1 John 3:4; 3:10; Revelation 2:9; 3:9); THE ENEMY THAT SOWED THEM IS THE DEVIL; the harvest is the end of the world; 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 world. 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; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 13:24‑43)

This has been stated in the words of Yahshua, as set forth in the Scriptures quoted. We are, however, emphasizing that “opportunity” for spoiling the “wheat” came “while men slept.”

It was “while men (Israelites) slept” that the tares (the Jews were sown, Satan cohabiting with Eve and produced Cain) were sown. There could be no undoing the harm done as that would only endanger the good. They could only wait for the harvest when the separation would be effected. The sorting would have to be exact or the good would be rendered useless and would also be thrown into the fire.

It is significant that the tares, used by Yahshua as a symbol of evil, were known as “zewan.” (The Greek term being zizania) while growing, this tare looks like the wheat (The Jews look white like the Israelites, but they are not, they are a bastard nation, of the mixing of True Israelites and the other races), but when full grown, the ears are long and the grain black. Every grain of zewan had to be removed before the wheat could be milled or the bread would be bitter and poisonous.

In the parable it was while men slept that the enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat. It is true that, had men not slept, the tares could not have been sown.

This truth will come home with tremendous emphasis to all who are endeavoring to awaken the nation from it apathetic indifference to the danger that threatens the Christian way of life. The priceless cerates of our spiritual and moral heritage are in danger of contamination, resulting in their becoming ineffective, through the infiltration into our national life of foreign ideologies and practices.

As to the wheat, the “good seed” within the nation, we draw attention to the heritage of our Protestant faith; to the supreme value and import of the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God; to the divine principles of righteousness as codified in the Laws of Yahweh; to the way of life as set forth in the teaching of Yahshua; to the sacredness of each and all covenants; the solemn duty of men toward Yahweh in worshiping Him in “beauty and holiness.” These are but some of the factors of our God-given heritage. They have been handed down by our fathers; faithfully sown.

As to the tares, we call attention to the insidious working of so-called Modernism that seeks to devalue and despoil the Bible; to the threatening paralysis of idolatry that has creep into the Judeo-Christian worship by way of crucifixes, incense, false doctrines, and genuflections; to a way of life, called Communism, that genders to bondage and robs men of their liberty; to the grasping greed of men in their lust for power that sends the weakest to the wall; to methods of business that are anything but straight and true; to the philosophy of so-called progressive education that threatens family life and discipline, resulting in juvenile delinquency; to the growing disregard of the Lord’s Day and the tendency to substitute the Continental Sunday for the Anglo-Saxon Sabbath. All this and much more. These are the tares that have been sown, and are being sown, within the nation while men slept.

It is time there was a great awakening in the land. Let us be up and doing; let us be vigilant and call, insistently call, our nation to the varieties of life to the end that the sowing of the tares will cease.

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