Tuesday, 28 May 2013

INTERFAITH - The Gathering Of The Tares

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 Interfaith - The Great Apostasy
2 Thessalonians 2:3



The Parable of the Tares - Interfaith "They went out from us, but they were not of us;" 1 John 2:19a

So, what does the parable of the tares have to do with prophecy? It has everything to do with how Jesus will deal with the so-called Christians, at the end of the age along with the secular unbelievers. We are living in the fulfillment of this end of time prophetic event.

This parable is not only about how it will be recognized but when and in what manner will it be gathered. As of today, Christians cannot fully recognize all the tares among the wheat. Mormon, Islam, Jehovah Witnesses, and the Seven Day Adventist are easy to identify as tares; they teach a different gospel. They worship the founders of their sect which wrote its own personalize bible version. This following verse denounces them.
"Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also," 1 John 2:22-23.

They claim to have spoken to angels and receive instruction from angels, (Galatians 1:8). They do not recognize Jesus as the Son of God. Please read the commentary titled "Could you recognize a counterfeit gospel?[1]

The Roman Catholic Church is by itself a particular category of tare - forbidding to marry (1 Timothy 4:3). So many priests in particularly in the Jesuit sect have been accused of pedophilia. The Roman Catholic Church practice praying to dead saints or deceased loved one to intercede on their behalf. The same pope teaches to worship and to pray to Mary as above equality to Jesus since she is His mother.
“Now, with gratitude for all we have received, and with confident assurance in all our needs, let us turn to Mary, our Blessed Mother. With a mother’s love, may she intercede for the growth of the Church in America in prophetic witness to the power of her Son’s Cross to bring joy, hope and strength into our world.” (See the full Text: Homily of Pope Francis in Philadelphia)
"Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us," Romans 8:34
The present Pope Francis said, “Jesus Failed at the Cross,”- meaning Christ didn't resurrect, Jesus is still shown hanging on the cross. Please read this article written by Muhar Farm


“Jesus Failed at the Cross,”

These are false doctrines taught to their followers. Many protestant churches also teach this abomination. Please read the commentary title, "Praying to Dead Saints or love one."[2] 
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Emergent Churches are a generic weed (GMO), rapidly gaining popularity. According to wikipedia.org/:

"The emerging church is a Christian movement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries that crosses a number of theological boundaries: participants can be described as Protestant, post-Protestant, Catholic, evangelical, post-evangelical, liberal, post-liberal, conservative, post-conservative, Anabaptist, Adventist, reformed, charismatic, neo-charismatic, and post-charismatic[4]."

The emerging churches are in my opinion just another pot of tares' soup containing Jesus teaching mixed with secular philosophies in which the scriptures called the tradition of man which is, in fact, acceptable culture. If you are interested to know more please Watch Bobby Conway's "A Conversation about the Emergent Church."[5]


In the Church, there are still tares that cannot be recognized. One day all the tares will be made known and gathered. Some will be surprised to notice that it is not necessarily by observing their conducts that identifies them as tare. Therefore, let us review the parable of the tares to find out more about how the angels will identify them, how they will bundle the tare together and when. The tares all have one thing in common in and within the secular society; therefore let’s find out what it is.

The Parable the Tares Matthew 13

"24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”"

In good condition, a man sowed good seed in his field and at the time of harvest, he would send the reapers to gather the wheat into the barn. However, in this circumstance, the man has an enemy. The enemy's goal was to cause the crop to fail. To accomplish this, the enemy tainted the crop worthless by sowing weeds. The owner of the field had two choices, either plow the field again, and sow good seeds, or add extra works to the reapers to sort the weeds out. To start all over would be futile since his enemy would contaminate the field again, and beside the season to sow has past (Christ crucified). Therefore, the man decides to let both the weeds and the wheat grow together.





In this context let Jesus now explain to us the meaning of this parable:

The Parable of the Tares Explained

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” 37 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

There, you get it, don’t you? I shouldn't have to go any further. It's all explained. The dilemma here is that most of you reading this still don't understand it. Why? Because you need someone to explain it to you... that's all. Don't feel bad if you have difficulties to understand the word of God and please do not feel guilty because you don't. The beginning of knowledge is the fear of the Lord, and the desire to understand. We were all, which includes me, at one time similar to the man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians mentioned in Acts 8:31; "And he said, “How can I (understand), unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him." As of today, I still need someone to teach me. I am still learning. I share with you what I needed to know. 

This parable is all about the tares, and more precisely the gathering of the tares, (Matthew 13:36). The disciples ask Jesus to explain the parable of the tares, not the wheat. They understood that this was not a normal condition. They had no idea that Jesus was about to explain to them that this parable is without a doubt a prophecy; "so it will be at the end of this age."

Therefore, let us go through Jesus explanation:
       
He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man: The Son of Man is no one else but Jesus. (Mark 9:9, Luke 6:5, John 3:13, John 13:31, Matthew 26:64).
        
The good seed is described in the previous parable of the sower as the seeds that fell on good ground and yielded a crop, (Matt 13:8). He/she is the ones who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit, v23.
        
The 'word' is Jesus as explained in Jn 1:1, 14. He who hears and accepts Jesus as the One God sent to pay for his sins, and understand that it is by grace only by believing in the work that Jesus did on the cross John 6:28-29, and His resurrection Romans 10:9 is a Christian, Acts 11:26. A believer in Christ is a Christian and wheat.

That was the easy part. This parable describes the creation of the church, "Ekklesia", representing 'the kingdom of heaven'. Since I am a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20), and as Paul indicate,

"Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God," Ephesians 2:19.

The kingdom of heaven is the "Ekklesia", the Church. Jesus describes what will be the condition of the Church throughout all centuries and how He will take care of the Church internal predicament (the invasion of the tares) at the end of the age.

The Christians (the wheat) produced a crop - Jesus works through them, (John 15:5) and share the gospel of the resurrection of Jesus and teaching Jesus'intruction by being a light (Mark 4:21) and the salt (Matthew 5:13-16) to the world - the field, (Matthew 5:16). The enemy, the devil contaminates the field - the world with his own counterfeit gospel - an ideology which is of the tradition of man (culture), which in our modern society is called 'humanism' (Colossians 2:8) by spreading his own sons (the Tares), sons of the wicked among the wheat.

The Key to identify the end time tares is in the gathering, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them..." "His angels will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness..."

This is the description of angelic works in heaven. Remembers Daniel, an angel, a messenger was delayed to give him counsel due to a battle against the Prince of Persia, (Daniel 10:13, 20 and Ephesians 6:12):

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."

We see the signs now - the gathering of the tares by God's angels in heavenly places. It has been Satan desire to bring about all religions together. After all, he is the initiator of all religions including the counterfeit Christianity, the tare among the wheat. What most Christians do not realize is that God planned to bring all the tares together under the guise of Interfaith. It is God's work; "His angels will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness...". This is happening now before the tribulation, before the rapture. 


The gathering of the tares precedes the rapture


Jesus gives instruction to His angels, "gather the wheat into my barn", "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father", and this is the gathering of the saints, The True Church, for the event called "The Rapture". God's angels are harvesting the field as I am writing this article. The gathering of the tares precedes the rapture. The tares tie in bundles, as a one-world religion. They will be left behind for God’s judgement, the seven years tribulation. If they do not repent and take the mark of the beast, hell will be their destiny. Please notice, the tares are bind first before the wheat are taken into the barn. We, the true Christians are witnessing it. This prophecy is being fulfilled right now.


There exists an international movement whose goal is to unify the tares. This movement is called Interfaith. According to Wikipedia[6]:

"The history of interfaith dialogue is as ancient as the religions since men and women when not at war with their neighbours have always made an effort to understand them (not least because understanding is a strategy for defence, but also because for as long as there is dialogue wars are delayed). History records many examples of interfaith initiatives and dialogue throughout the ages."

"The term interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., "faiths") and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It is distinct from syncretism or alternative religion, in that dialogue often involves promoting understanding between different religions to increase acceptance of others, rather than to synthesize new beliefs."

Bahá'í religion has the greatest influence within Western nations. Its core belief is that all religions have the same spiritual source. According to Wikipedia:
The Bahá'í Faith is a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. Three core principles establish a basis for Bahá'í teachings and doctrine: the unity of God, that there is only one God who is the source of all creation; the unity of religion, that all major religions have the same spiritual source and come from the same God; and the unity of humankind, that all humans have been created equal, and that diversity of race and culture are seen as worthy of appreciation and acceptance.   According to the Bahá'í teachings the human purpose is to learn to know and love God through such methods as prayer, reflection, and being of service to humankind.
Many Christian denominations are part of this vision of the unity of religion. The Vatican took the lead under "the spirit of Assisi":

"25 years ago, Pope John Paul II made a prophetic and unprecedented gesture, inviting leaders of all the world’s major religions to the Umbrian hill town of Assisi to pray for peace in the world[7]."


St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century saint known for his concern for peace and inter-religious dialogue. Not only did the Pope took interest in the unification of all religion but also "The Parliament of the World’s Religions[8]". It started with the 1893 Parliament and had marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Today it is recognized as the occasion of the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide.


In the gathering, (remember, this is God's angels doing by following God's instructions) there is the UN Alliance of Civilizations fostering global cooperation on cross-cultural issues and promotional initiatives aimed at encouraging dialogue and building bridges among societies and communities[9]. On October 20, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously established the World Interfaith Harmony Week[10]. There are many other organizations with the same goal and agenda, 'harmony and mutual respect among religions. Scientology, New age movement, Transhumanism and the rest of the secular society are all part of God’s angelic activity of gathering the tares for God's final judgement day.


Many Church members are being tempted to join, believing that it is God's will to live in peace with all man as quoted by Paul:

"till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;" Ephesians 4:13

"If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men," Romans 12:18.

Nevertheless, it is quite the contrary:

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword" Matthew 10:34.

As quoted: "IF it is possible …", this is without compromising the fundamental belief of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. For many Christians, Interfaith sounds good: mutually respecting each other’s belief. To live in the security to worship Jesus without being persecuted or killed is appealing to many. Many are those that defend their partisanship with Interfaith claim that since they are not rejecting Jesus, why not participate in this movement when it will abolish persecution? However, whoever agrees to be associated with Interfaith must accept one condition.

This condition is viewed irrelevant by many, yet is of major significance with great consequences. It is denying the fundamental belief that Jesus IS THE ONLY WAY to true salvation to eternal life, and this, my student colleague, is how we recognized the tares from the wheat.

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me," John 14:6.

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it," Matthew 7:13-14.

Peter warned us of the appearance of false teachers:

"But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber," 2 Peter 2:1-3 

Have you noticed that verse 1 of 2 Peter 2 "also false prophets among the people", coincided with Matthew 13:26 "But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared."

Take note of this verse "for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber,"  Could that be the fulfilment of the Parable of the Tares?


To believe in Jesus name is not enough. We are to keep and apply His teaching also:

"I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name," Revelation 3:8.

'Tear Down ‘Walls of Division’
This is how the tares are revealed: To be a member of Interfaith, so-called Christians must deny that Jesus is the only way to go to heaven. No one belonging to Interfaith is allowed to claim that his or her belief is the only way to ascend to heaven, to reach a higher plain of existence.

God angels are presently in the process of gathering His true followers, the wheat. Those who did not deny His name and have kept His word. They are those who live according to the spirit of the Philadelphia Church[11]. God has reserved them for the barn, "but gather the wheat into my barn", where "the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father". Look how close it coincided with God promise destination and rewards to the Philadelphia Church members as described in Revelation 3:10-13:

 "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name."

The hour of trial - the great tribulation is reserve for the tares that had been gathered to be burned. To deny that Jesus IS THE ONLY WAY to eternal life is how you will identify the tare from the wheat. Do not worry, lets God angels do their work. It is not our role to pull them out. Jesus commanded to let both grow together. It is not for us to stop God prophecy. We may only identify them for the purpose to warn them. After all, we are the light on the lampstand and the salt of the earth.

On a personal note - First, gather the tares

It is my personal opinion that the Church (the wheat) and the so-called Christians (the tares) will become increasingly evident. I am also inclined to believe that the separation of the tares from true Christians will become the great apostasy of the end of time. Many will leave their traditional church and return to a homegrown church.

Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition..." 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

"Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons", 1 Timothy 4:1

The falling away must come first. The gathering of the tares must come first. God is fulfilling this prophecy through Interfaith. It is God's work.

Peace and goodwill to all man is very appealing to many... even  Christians are asked to give up Jesus' Sovereignty.

"For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect," Matthew 24:24.

"And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light," 2 Corinthians 11:14


This is a message for Christians, who live in the spirit of the Philadelphia Church. It is for those who have kept Jesus’ Words and for those who have not denied Jesus name. Let your lamp shine in these last hours before His return so that whoever looks for Jesus will find their way to the true fellowship inside the body of Christ, "The Faithful Church".

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me," John 14:6.

"but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life,” John 4:14

Please beware of the Interfaith movement. It is the river of world belief. They might be of good intention to accomplish peace and mutual respect among religion yet deceiving. Whoever associates with Interfaith overlooks two important verses:

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword," Matthew 10:34. Christ brings division.

"And the way of peace they have not known," Romans 3:17. 

When Jesus explained to His disciples "The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness," He included within the tare not only the so-called Christians - false teachers and false believers, but also all religious, secular philosophy and ideology. They all commit lawlessness.

What is lawlessness? 1 John 3:4 explained:

"Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness."

However, one sin is distinct from all sins. It is the unpardonable sin.

“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men," Matthew 12:31.

That sin is all about rejecting Jesus as Son of God, the one that God had sent so that whoever believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life. This mystery of lawlessness at work is, in my opinion, is part of God's angels gathering of all false religions and the so-called Christians, which are the tares into a one-world religion under the guise of the Interfaith movement.

In a very near future, I predict that more and more Christians will disassociate themselves with their church. More likely Christianity will return to the status of its origin, small and weak. It is more likely that there will be home base bible believers who will meet for the breaking of the bread, bible study, and prayers.

"I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name," Revelation 3:8.

There will be a time when true Christians will have to make this vital decision; to stay with or leave the denomination that they grow up with and associated with, leaving behind friends, family and associates that they learned to love and trust.

"Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?" 2 Corinthians 6:14.

Only then will true Christians recognize how much God loved them through His work performed in their church,

"Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you," Revelation 3:9.

A tare is a tare, and wheat is wheat. You are either saved or not saved; you are sons of God or sons of the devil. This parable has nothing to do with bearing fruits. It has all to do with what you believe. Will your belief lead you to eternal life in the Kingdom of God or hell - the furnace of fire, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth?

Interfaith - 10 reasons not to have fellowship with unfruitful work of darkness, (Ephesians 5:11)


To be a member of Interfaith you are to accept that:

1.      Truth is not absolute or set in stone.
2.     The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer.
3.     Adam And Eve are a fable
4.     All religions are true because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them.
5.     God is changing and evolving as we are,
6.     Some bible passages are outdated
7.     Whether we worship at a church, a synagogue, a mosque or a mandir, it does not matter.
8.     Whether we call God, Jesus, Adonai, Allah or Krishna, we all worship the same God of love.
9.     Jesus is NOT the only way to eternal life
10.  You have eternal life no matter what you believe

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.” Matthew 7:13

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

"A Protestant pastor in Bremen, Germany preached that Christ is the only way to heaven, and now he is the talk of the town. The people are not praising him-Pastor Olaf Latzel is being accused of disparaging other religions, and the prosecuting attorney of Bremen is considering filing charges against him. Pastor Latzel’s sermon was delivered to his congregation on January 18, 2015,"

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Revelation 3:10

Rest for sure that the Son of Man's angels are presently sorting out the tares from the wheat.

"See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain," Hebrews 12:25-27.

Prophecy has been fulfilled, please watch: Pope's Video Fulfills Prophecy



Conclusion

Persecution is coming. True Christians will be persecuted not necessarily, because of our Christian good conduct. Atheists also keep the law as a standard of living, "the golden rule". They will not be persecuted because of there principalities. So, what makes Christians even among so-called Christians different from others?

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you,” John 15:18-19.

Remember, the field is the world and the wheat are not of the world but sowed in it. True Christians testify that Jesus IS THE ONLY WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.

 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16.

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me," John 14:6

That is what makes us so different. In my opinion, persecution to all Christians around the world will increase before the rapture. Know this, it is because God's angels are gathering the tares for judgement that we are being persecuted.

"Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified," 2 Corinthians 13:5


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