The Gospels – The Gospel According to Matthew
The tares and the good seed
Matthew 13:24-30 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which 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 blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 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?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 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.
God is the One Who sows the good seeds. These good seeds are the human beings who act according to His Will. The Devil, Satan, Lucifer is one who sows the bad seeds or the tares which refers to human spirits who have decided through their own free will to serve him. They are human beings like us and at the end of time just like us, will have to face the Judgment. This answers the questions of why God did not just eliminate Lucifer and all those human beings who serve him?
There is a cycle in Creation which has as its beginning the creation and the entering into the world of matter of human spirits as seed. The end of this cycle is the time when some part of this Creation would have come to the end of its allotted time. In order words there is a beginning and an end to all materially created globes. A time comes at the end of their life cycles when these globes have to undergo disintegration followed by a reforming through different combinations. This is the final judgment for these globes. Human beings who live on these globes too will go through this final judgment. Human beings are allowed to make a choice as to how they develop themselves through the use of their free wills. The time allotted to us in our cycles is sufficient for the completion of our development and the full development of our abilities.
All human beings are allowed to use their free wills to make a decision as to the direction of their destinies. Those who in the meantime have become bad are not destroyed immediately but are allowed just like those who are good to remain until the end of the cycle when all shall render account. At the end, however, through the inflexible Will of God a separation takes place between the sheep and the goats. Between the weed and the grain. Through the effect of the Judgment, all human beings are to become conscious of the effect of Lucifer’s activity and as a result learn a lasting lesson never to allow such a thing to happen again. All the weed, which here refers to those who have been rejected are destroyed. This is the final Judgment at the end time, which is accompanied by spiritual death, the loss of the personality of those rejected.
Our works are like seeds which had to be allowed to go through the full cycle of germination, ripening, growth, the bearing of fruit and decay. The same goes for the works of Lucifer. Anything in Creation has to go through this same cycle so that at the time of harvest it will reveal itself for what it is. Evil works will reveal their fruit and good works likewise will reveal what they are made of.
The evil fruit will be destroyed at the end of time while the good will be retained. Anything at all once introduced into Creation must follow its cycle to the very end. Lucifer therefore, when he introduced his principles into Creation could not just be eliminated arbitrarily just like that. His principles like everything else in Creation had to follow this self-same cycle of development whereby at the time of harvest it will show itself to all mankind for what it really is.
The effects and the consequences of these principles and the effects on mankind in our adhering to them will be shown for all to see. The fruits of these principles will reveal itself just like what happens when seeds are planted. It is the same Law of Creation that controls these happenings. For once mankind will see on themselves what effects these principles have had on them. How they have been held from the right path for millennia on end and how these principles have always been directed away from the true Will of God and how these principles have fought to prevent our redemption through the Word of God. Nothing will escape us as we realize with horror that all that we had held to be great was nothing more than a tool with no life of its own and that this tool was fashioned from nothing but dust but that it had held sway over the eternal spirit due to our voluntary submission to it.