Another parable He put before them, saying, “The reign of the heavens has become like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat and went away. And when the blade sprouted and bore fruit, then the darnel also appeared. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where then does it have the darnel?’ “And he said to them, ‘A man, an enemy did this.’ And the servants said to him, ‘Do you wish then, that we go and gather them up?’ “But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the darnel you also uproot the wheat with them. ‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I shall say to the reapers, “First gather the darnel and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my granary.” Another parable He put before them, saying, “The reign of the heavens is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is less than all the seeds, but when it is grown it is greater than the plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and dwell in its branches. Another parable He spoke to them, “The reign of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until all was leavened.” יהושע said all this to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable, so that what was spoken by the prophet might be filled, saying, “I shall open My mouth in parables, I shall pour forth what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.” Then, having sent the crowds away, יהושע went into the house. And His taught ones came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field.” And He answering, said to them, “He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Aḏam, and the field is the world. And the good seed, these are the sons of the reign, but the darnel are the sons of the wicked one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. And the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the messengers. “As the darnel, then, is gathered and burned in the fire, so it shall be at the end of this age. “The Son of Aḏam shall send out His messengers, and they shall gather out of His reign all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing lawlessness, and shall throw them into the furnace of fire – there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. “Then the righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Mattityahu/Matthew 13:24-43 (ISR98)
In giving these parables Y’shua is presenting his talmidim/disciples with principals that allow us to understand the harvest is not done by us but my Y’shua and his angels. When the owner is questioned by his servants about the weeds that have sprung up along his crop of wheat, their inquiry is about “did you not plant good seed master”. The masters reply is of course I did an enemy must have come in and also planted bad seed among the good. What Y’shua is trying to get across here is the concept that you wait until the harvest before you gather what is of no use and burn it in the fire. At this moment in time this particular teaching should be pointed out frequently, as so many want to throw out the baby with the bathwater whenever they encounter someone who disagrees with them. Disagreements do not have to lead to feuds there are many aspects when these disagreements can cause this to look even deeper into the information we have available in scripture. We need to be very careful even dealing with those who do not share our trust in Yah, because we never know when revelation is going to come to them as it did to us. We have to remember none of us have arrived and the complete and thorough knowledge of what Yah wants from us.
In verse 41 of Matthew 13, the Master informs us that the Ben Adam/Son of man is the one who will send the gatherers into the harvest fields. Those gatherers will first sort the cut grain and remove the chaff and the weeds to burn them in the fire. Following this the good crop will be stored up in the barns for later use. This is what is being referred to as the darnell/weeds to be destroyed as opposed to the righteous shining like the sun. These events do not take place until the end of the age, and not before; just as Y’shua said. As I have previously stated all the words in our translations are choices made by individuals doing such renditions according to their understandings or preconceptions, therefore we trust the Ruach/Spirit to help us understand what was originally intended. No one is accusing any translator of bias based on misleading so please do not assume I am attacking any of those individuals throughout the years for their service to provide copies in our own languages to help us better understand what the message actually is.
Interestingly this very idea that Y’shua is presenting coincides with a later teaching the Sha’ul contained in his letter to the Ephesians. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Ephesians Ephesians 5:1-5 (ESV) Our brother Sha’ul is pointing out that the concepts of righteousness proclaimed in the Torah did not go away, but are still valid to this day. I personally have realized so many people have taken Sha’ul’s letters and have used them to attack Yah and Y’shua by claiming that the instructions given to Moshe have been replaced by grace. If this were so then why did Y’shua have to die for our redemption if the rules were going to be abolished. What a waste of time this would be and meaningless.
If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams rises among you, and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder which he spoke to you occurs, saying, Let us go after other Elohim which you have not known, and let us serve them, you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams. For YAHWEH your Elohim is testing you, to know if you love YAHWEH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after YAHWEH your Elohim, and you shall fear Him. And you shall keep His commandments, and you shall hear His voice, and you shall serve Him, and you shall cleave to Him. And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall die, because he has spoken apostasy against YAHWEH your Elohim, who is bringing you out of the land of Egypt, and has redeemed you out of the house of slaves, to drive you out of the way in which YAHWEH your Elohim has commanded you to walk. And you shall put away evil from among your midst. D’varim/Deuteronomy 13:1-5 (HRB) But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. Kefa Bet/2 Peter 2:1-3 (KJV) Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; he had two horns like a lamb, but he sounded like a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast on his behalf and compels the earth and those who live on it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. He also performs great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in front of people. He deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs that he is permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had the sword wound and yet lived. He was permitted to give a spirit to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast could both speak and cause whoever would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he requires everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast’s name or the number of his name. Chazon/Revelation 13:11-17 (HCSB)
D’varim chapter 13 is probably one of the most ignored informational chapters in the Torah. The problem arises when those who study the Revelation chapter 13 ignore where the definition of a false prophet is recorded in scripture. Moshe declared to us directly that the Creator considered anyone who altered the instructions he provided was a danger to all humanity, and specifically damaging to the testimony that Isra’el was to provide. A light to the world as Y’shua described in the teaching on the hill in the Galil/Galilee requires that others be able to see our witness in order to benefit from our example. Of course this example has to be the appropriate one provided by the Father and the Son. Diverging from his path leads to destruction for ourselves and for others, and this is why the false prophet is so dangerous. The assumption that a profit only reveals dreams or visions and performs miracles really does not give anyone a proper perspective of what the assignment of a prophet is. The Navi/Prophet’s most important duty was to call Isra’el back to the Way of Yah, Torah.
Surprisingly many students of prophetic studies completely disregard the book of the Revelation as a compilation of information that has already been provided through the prophets. Yochanan was given inside an understanding into topics that had been revealed to a multiplicity of Navi. If one were to read the Revelation with this thought in mind you might be surprised how writings that you never imagined from the Tanakh/Old are contained in the Apocalypse. Disconnecting the B’rit Chadashah/New Testament from its foundation in the Torah permits and deceives us into feeling it is a totally independent writing. In so doing nothing in the B’rit Chadashah, which then having any validity as an aspect of this writing depends, on information already available to the writers and the readers. If the Tanakh is not the source material for the B’rit Chadashah, then what is that source?
I have very little regard for those who claim the compilation of writings known as the Holy Bible, Tanakh, Septuagint, etc., are only allegorical material. Constantly attempting to address the issue that my personal faith is not dependent on every written word in the language that I read from to be without any human flaw. Trust is developed when we feel that something can be depended upon to live up to what it has claimed. Yah has given us minds to use in order to be able to fathom what he wants us to learn from Him. Those who presume that the author who imparted these writings to the various individuals of scripture is an absentee entity or a capricious self indulgent being do not really know Him at all. A method has been provided for us too get to know the one who claims to be Elohim. Of course this all requires us to believe the information provided by Him. Otherwise it’s just another book, a collection of writings, simply to be read and put aside as fiction. All this has been placed in our hands to examine and arrive at our own conclusions as to whether we trust what we have read or not.
Based upon the available material, that our teaching is derived from, referred to as the Word of Yah … is the premise of everything this site does. Those who come to examine this site’s material are most likely seekers of the truth, we hope that we are a help in this search for each one who uses the available resources here. Hopefully those who look over what is presented will go back and study on their own and not simply take Yachad Qahal’s word for it. We will not agree on every single aspect that we examine as that should not be cause for ending dialogue or fellowship. If no one ever challenges those of us who really enjoy learning we become stagnant and disinterested, it is simply the nature we have ingrained in our minds. Myself, I like to know what words mean and about people and other places in the world so that I might come to better grasp how we all function as a species. We are all individuals however we are also all part of a community, and those responsibilities should never be ignored.
Y’shua was sent for the Lost Sheep of the house of Israel as she had been divorced and had married another man therefore she is not permitted to remarry her first husband. Why he died included the opportunity for the resurrected man to marry that unfaithful wife again. The focus of what Y’shua did that day encompasses a plethora of wrongs perpetrated by both houses against the one who covenanted with them. The woman who had the issue with her blood for 12 years combined with the 12 year old girl who died and was resurrected by Y’shua are both addressing the issue of the reunion and restoration of the 12 tribes of Isra’el. Sadly too many believe that the New or Renewed Covenant has fully been implemented, but this is not what Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah nor Ivrim/Hebrews … either one expresses. Mattityahu/Matthew chapter 24 tells us of the time when the Northern Kingdom will be regathered and brought to the aid of the Southern Kingdom to defeat their common enemies and the kingdom will be established for the whole will house of Isra’el.
Recently many have challenged the idea that Israel will not go back to the land promised to Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov. One of my suspicions concerning these challenges is that they may believe that the promised land is simply a little tiny segment of property enclosed by many of their distant kinsmen and the Mediterranean Sea. The problem with this mindset as it pertains to scripture lies in the fact that our forefathers never occupied all the land Yah told them was theirs. Currently those holding any of that territory represent the house of Y’hudah, and by no means are they in control of everything the patriarchs were promised. An additional difficulty arises in the territorial boundaries mentioned in D’varim and compared to the size of the New Yerushalayim, which is humongous. The estimated distances for the New Yerushalayim will encompass virtually the entire Mideast. This will be an area governed by Yah with Y’shua as the Prince and faithful Son. There will still be other people living throughout planet earth and many there will be. But those outside the gates are limited in their access to the city, they also do not have access to the tree of life.
As always this material is put together with the intention of provoking others to studying for themselves. This does not mean myself and others will still not be required to use our teaching gifts until that covenant is fully enforced. However the warning that I constantly cry out is that we examine every word anyone says or writes and compare it to scripture. The most important aspect of this comparison is to trust the Ruach to guide us in our search for the truth. Whatever is presented should be examined thoroughly and never just jump on the bandwagon. My hope is that even if I irritate or make you angry it will cause you to check me out.
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete. For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done. Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.” Mattityahu 5:17-19 (ISR98) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. Yochanan 1:1-3 (NIV)
Do not forget the Son is the Creator and the Father is the Designer. The way things are now is not the way things will be … the Restoration is about Everything, not just people. That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Qohelet/Ecclesiastes 1:9 (HNV)
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