The two kinds of promised seed and the harvest

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Main reference: Jer 31:27

Approximately 2,600 years ago, God came to Jeremiah and prophesied through him about sowing two kinds of seed in the houses of Israel and Judah (Jer 31:27). What do these two kinds of seed represent?

Roughly 600 later, God, who had prophesied through Jeremiah, came to Jesus and fulfilled his prophecy by sowing the good seed (Mt 13:24). This seed that God sowed through Jesus was the word of God (Lk 8:11). Meanwhile, the devil came to the Pharisees and through them he sowed the seed of the weeds (Mt 13:18-19; Mt 13:25). The seed of weeds were the words of the devil—his lies (Mt 13:38-39). These two seeds were sown in the house of Israel and the house of Judah, and this is how God’s prophecy concerning the two kinds of seeds in the book of Jeremiah was fulfilled.

The two kinds of seeds—the word of God and the word of the devil—have been growing together until the time of harvest (Mt 13:30). Pastors are the ones who sow the seed and their congregation members receive it. Thus, the field represents the heart of a believer (1 Cor 3:9).

The elders, priests, and pastors who antagonized Jesus at the time of the first coming belonged to the devil (Mt 15; Jn 8:44), and the Bible (Rv 11:8) makes it clear that the situation is not much better at the time of the second coming. Believers today must, therefore, realize how vital it is to discern the time and to be affiliated with the right pastor. To follow the path of the Bible, all believers must be with the pastor promised in the Bible.

Jesus sowed the seed of the gospel of heaven and prophesied that the seed sown in Mt 13 would be reaped at the time of harvest. He also prophesied in Mt 24 that he would come with his angels to carry out that harvest. It has been about 2,000 years since Jesus prophesied about reaping of his fruit. We, too, have been eagerly waiting for 2,000 years for Jesus to come and harvest (Rv 14:14-20).

Today, the promised time of the harvest has already come. The Lord has already come like a thief with his angels (Mt 24:30-31, 43; 1 Thes 5:1-2). He has already begun harvesting the good grain from his field (i.e. the church where the seed was sown). The good grains that are harvested are brought into God’s kingdom (Rv 14:1-5). In contrast, the field, its pastors, and its congregation members are proving themselves to be weeds by failing to discern the time of harvest. Instead of being harvested they are choosing to remain in the field. As a consequence, they will all be thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur and consumed in its flames (Mt 13:30; Rv 14:17-20). The seed of God grows into sons of God, but the seed of the devil grows into sons of the devil. The sons of the devil will not be able to escape judgment (Mt 13:38-40). Therefore, in this time of harvest, all believers should examine themselves according to the Bible.

Source: http://cafe.daum.net/scjschool

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