America in the Kingdom Parables
C.O. Stadslkev - 1959
The Tares of the Field
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
The reader will observe in our study of the Parable of Tares Among the Wheat that the time for the fulfillment of this parable is twice given as "the end of the world," or as the marginal reference reads, "the consummation of the age" - the time in which we now live.
Let us begin by reading verse 36 and continuing on through verse 43. As we read these verses note particularly that Christ is the sower of people called "the good seed," that the devil is the sower of bad people called "tares," and that both seeds are sown in the same field."
'Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples carne 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 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."
Here, as in the parable of the net, the leaven, the treasure hid in the field, and the mustard seed parable, we find the United States of America has all the earmarks of being the beginning of the Kingdom of God on earth.
No one will deny the fact that the Pilgrims and early settlers were of the Christian faith. Therefore in a very unique and real sense this nation was planted by the Son of man, Jesus Christ. In any effort to find the nation or people that are to blossom forth to be the Kingdom of God on earth this fact must be kept in mind, for it must absolutely be a nation of Christendom, officially recognizing Jesus as the Son of God. It must have been founded by Christians.
Since Jesus said "the field is the world," we know the Kingdom of God is a nation in the world at the end of the present age.
In the Parable of the Sower and the Seed, the seed is the Word of God and the sower is any person who preaches and teaches the Word of God. But in this kingdom parable on the tares (Jesus) the Son of man is the sower and "the good seed are the children of the kingdom (or a people), but the tares are the children of the wicked one" (also a people).
Jesus is not implying that every unsaved person in the nation is a plant of the wicked one. He was foretelling what we all today realize and witness, namely, that the devil who inspired atheistic communism has been busy planting his agents, stooges and sympathizers in our midst, and for the time being we seem, as Jesus said, unable to do much about it.
As to what people Jesus had in mind when He said "the good seed are the children of the kingdom" we need only to read a few of many passages from the Old Scriptures. Throughout the Old Scriptures the Isaac sons - now called Anglo-Saxons - are spoken of as God's kingdom; therefore the children of the kingdom are descendants of the Isaac sons.
Speaking through Moses in Exodus 19:.6 God said to them, "Ye shall be unto me a kingdom," and in Deuteronomy 14:2 Moses wrote," . . . the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar (exclusive) people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth."
Beware lest you believe the devil's lies that these promises and prophecies are all done away with, for as Paul wrote in Romans 15:8, "Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the lathers." Christ came to "confirm" and not to cancel out the promises made to the fathers of the White Race.
Coming back to the kingdom parable of the tares, we find as we noted before, that in both verse 39 and verse 40 Jesus gives the time for the tares to be removed from the kingdom nation as "the end of the world" or at the end of the present age.
In verse 41 we read, "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."
The "angels" that the Lord will commission and use to remove the children of the wicked from His kingdom could be both human beings and celestial beings for the word "angel" means messenger, leader, pastor. From what we already know about the infiltration of Reds planted in important positions, it will undoubtedly require the assistance of actual angels to root them out.
When Jesus gave the parable on the tares, as recorded in verses 24 through 30, He indicated that some of the good people of this nation would attempt to gather the tares prematurely for in verse 29 He said to them, "Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them."
In other words, Jesus said if this is done prematurely you will merely create violence and you will give the tares a better opportunity to hide themselves and to sink their roots deeper into the nation.
Therefore in verse 30 Jesus said, "Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of 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."
Twice in this verse we find the word "harvest," and in verse 39 Jesus said, "The harvest is the end of the world" - or the "consummation of the age" as we read in the marginal reference. So this kingdom parable is very clearly an end time prophecy.
In the light of the words of Jesus when He said, "Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them," we are witnessing very significant things. For many years the F.B.I., Congressional Committees, and private citizens have been identifying, classifying, and "binding in bundles" the subversive forces in our nation, and because so little has been done to root them out of places of influence many good people are in despair for the future well-being of our nation. But they need not be and they will not be if they know and believe the Lord's kingdom parables.
This does not mean we are to be fatalistic and close our eyes to the dreadful harm that these plants of the wicked one can do and are now doing, but we must see the wisdom of our Lord's strategy in allowing these tares to become so confident of success that they will freely and boldly identify themselves.
When wheat becomes ripe it hangs its head. When tares are ripe they hold their head erect. So it is today. Many good Americans hang their heads when they think of our national security and survival. The tares are confident, arrogant and defiant, utterly unaware of the fact that they are being tied in bundles for the burning.
The burning, wailing, and gnashing of teeth spoken of in this and other kingdom parables does not refer to punishment after death for the individual Christ rejecter. It is symbolic language found only in the Gospels, and always in a kingdom parable.
It is symbolic language used in the kingdom parables to denote the anger and the loud protest on the part of the subversives that will be deported when we enter the final phase of our life and death struggle with Christless world communism. (This article was written in 1959. A 2002 update note While 'communism is dead' those 'tares' were behind it are not. They Live!)
The Lord closed this kingdom parable in verse 43 with these beautiful and hope inspiring words: "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to heat, let him hear."
The righteous that will "shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father" must refer to the rule of the Body of Christ (the true Church) when the will of God is done on earth as it is in heaven.
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