The Parable of the Weeds
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ But he said, No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
I’m reading this morning when I come across this passage and I feel like verse 25 is talking about the lies that the men believe or even the lies that we as staff may believe. The lies happen and it some point the lies actually become Our Truth. Many times we must let Holy Spirit reveal the truth to who we are speaking to even when we know the answers. In the book How to Stop the Pain the author points out that any attempt to dig out the tares before the appointed time will result in destroying the wheat. The reason is that the wheat and the tares look identical until they bear fruit. In the same way, anytime we get into the I’m going to fix it mode we usually do as much damage as good, so we should not worry about trying to fix ourselves or other people but just follow the Holy Spirit.
The tares for most peoples will be identity. they think they know who they are but reality they don’t. (My opinion)
Romans 6:11 you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Christ Jesus. This is a pretty simple statement this is how God sees us this is how God sees the men on this event they just don’t believe it and maybe some of us don’t either.
Years ago, I got a revelation being an admin on Quest that less is more and what I mean by that is I don’t have to respond to every email they get sent out. If I wait long enough then usually a Quester will respond, sometimes the right way sometimes the wrong way but it’s revealing either way. The last event that philosophy carried over into the actual event and I chose to be quiet and to be intentional in what I was hearing. You also have do this in life when you are not on ministry events. Sometimes it’s so easy to talk just to hear yourself and in essence what you’re doing is you’re getting in the way of what Holy Spirit is doing. Sometimes I wonder in our own minds if we’re talking to cover up what Holy Spirit is actually speaking to ourselves
If we speak too soon then we may literally be tearing out the tares and at the same time uprooting the wheat.
Sometimes you just need to be patient and let Holy Spirit do what Holy Spirit does and that is reveal and heal.
I will rest in your promises
My confidence is your faithfulness
All your Promises are yes and amen
Bethel Yes and Amen
1 Cor. 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.