We Live Amidst Evil But Have Life in the Kingdom of God
A tare resembles wheat when it is young, but as they grow together there begins to be a noticeable difference between the wheat and the tare. For that reason, farmers let the tares grow together with the wheat until harvest time. During the harvest, the tares are separated and burned in a fire, while the wheat is gathered into barns. Likewise, the Children of God, born from the Cross of Jesus Christ, grow together with those of the world who live for the flesh and are used by Satan. In the last days, comparable to a harvest, those who do iniquity will be cast into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. The Children of God, who accept what Christ did for us on the Cross, are the righteous who shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. The beauty of Holiness overcomes the world!
Anywhere in the world that we go, we are going to be surrounded by those who detest the Message of the Cross. But, we are like glow bugs surrounded by the darkness that glows with the light of righteousness. In crowds of people at fairs, shopping malls, music concerts, and every other gathering place, there are going to be those people who are born from the Cross of Christ and those who ridicule and demean the very existence of God’s Children. BUT, the beauty of Holiness overcomes the world! We are separate from those who live in the iniquity of the flesh, the ways of the world, and being used by Satan to try to destroy the work that Jesus Christ did on the Cross. We are separate according to what works within our soul, spirit, and mind; which is quite different from what works in the soul, spirit, and mind of those living for the rewards of this world. The deeds of those who reject what Christ did for us on the Cross are so horrible that they are worthy of being cast into a furnace of fire: where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. The glow bugs shining with the Light of the Spirit of Christ will be judged righteous and shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. The beauty of Holiness overcomes the world.
Whether at work, school, play, Church, or anywhere else; we are living among those whose hatred of the Living God is so intense that their deeds are deserving to be cast into the furnace of fire where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. They detest the beauty of Holiness and persecute those shining with the Light of Righteousness, their deeds are of Satan. However, the Children of God will shine as the sun in the Kingdom of God. God wants to reconcile all people to Himself to adopt them into the Kingdom of God. By the remission of sin; our soul, spirit, and mind begins to blossom in the Spirit of Life while being separate from the ways of the world, flesh, and Satan. What Christ did for us on the Cross was to shed His Blood to put sin in remission and to reconcile us to the Spirit of God. When we accept Christ into our life then the beauty of Holiness shines forth in our heart and mind. The beauty of Holiness overcomes the world by separating us from the evil, wicked, and hurtful ways of those who surround us from day to day. The persecution of God’s Children increases each day as the appearing of the anti-Christ is drawing near. However, the coming of Christ is soon and them which do iniquity will be cast into a furnace of fire where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. It is the beauty of Holiness that overcomes the system of the anti-Christ.
Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord! No one is perfect, which is to say that we are all sinners. We all know someone whose life has been changed because of what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross, mine has been. By believing those two things and confessing that with your mouth, you will be counted among those filled with the beauty of Holiness to overcome the world.
“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.” Matthew 13:37-43
(Matthew 24-30 is the parable given before the explanation)