AWAKE, AWAKE… BUT WHILE MEN SLEPT
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(Mat 13:24-26) Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man [“the Son of man” v.37] which sowed good seed [“the children of the kingdom” v.38] in his field [“the world” v.38]: But while men slept [i.e., ignored or did not heed nor pay attention to the seed, to the crop, to the word of God], his enemy [“the devil” v.39] came and sowed tares [“the children of the wicked one” v.38] among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade [Gk: sprout (stem)] was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares [“weeds resembling wheat” Amplif.] also.
(Luke 8:11) Now the parable is this: The seed is the word [Gk: logos] of God.
(John 1:14) And the Word [Gk: logos] [the word of God, the Bible] was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
(Heb 4:12) For the word [Gk: logos] of God is quick [Gk: alive], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
(Gen 2:15) And the LORD God took the man [“woman” was not made until Gen 2:22], and put him into the garden of Eden [Heb: pleasure: delight] to dress it and to keep it.
garden = Heb: a garden (as fenced) /// to hedge about, protect: defend.
to dress it = Heb: work; serve, till: be bondmen, + husbandman, labour, servant, worshipper.
to keep it = Heb: to hedge about (as with thorns), guard; protect, attend to: take heed (to self), keep (self), look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, save (self), watch (man).
Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible: “tares” = a grain that looks like wheat while growing, but when full grown and ripe has ears which are long, the grains being black and poisonous. It was common in the East for enemies to sow tares and other poisonous seeds in the fields of those they wished to hurt.
Commentary: tares are a poisonous grass closely resembling wheat until both grains come to fruition at harvest time. At harvest time the tares produce black heads whereas the wheat bring forth golden heads.
(Prov 24:30-34) I went by the field of the slothful [Heb: indolent: sluggard /// to lead idly, be slack], and by the vineyard of the man void [Heb: lacking; without: failing] of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns [Heb: a prickly plant /// to sting], and nettles [Heb: a bramble or other thorny weed] had covered the face [(anthropomorphism)] thereof, and the stone wall [the defence] thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber [Heb: drowsiness], a little folding [Heb: clasping (in idleness)] of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty [Heb: to be destitute: lack, needy, (make self) poor (man)] come as one that travelleth [as poverty comes to one that walks away from tending to his farm or job and has spent his last money]; and thy want [Heb: deficiency; impoverishment: lack, need] as an armed man [shall come as one who is made totally impoverished through the wickedness of a powerful cold heartless man].
(Mat 13:27-30) So the servants [field hands] of the householder [Gk: master of the house] came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence [where] then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy [Gk: adversary] hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up [Gk: sullego; collect]? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up [Gk: sullego; collect] the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest [“the end of the world” v.39]: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers [“the angels” v.39], Gather ye together [Gk: sullego; collect] first the tares, and bind them in bundles to [with the intention to] burn them: but gather [Gk: sunago; lead together, convene: assemble] the wheat into my barn.
Commentary: “my barn” = wood from trees (a biblical symbol of men); wooden enclosures that are composed of finished wood boards which are the symbol of “kings and priests” (Rev 1:6; 5:10 & Heb 7:1) worshipping God, i.e., Noah’s ark, the Tabernacle of God/Moses, “a/the ship” (Mat 14:22; Mark 6:45; John 6:17), and “my barn” of Jesus Christ (Mat 13:30.
(Mat 13:40-43) As therefore the tares are gathered [Gk: sullego; collected] and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world [Gk: aion (this world) vs. kosmos (the universe)]. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out [Gk: sullego; collect] of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity [Gk: illegality; violation of the law or wickedness: unrighteousness]; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire [Gk: lightning]: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun [we shall be the stars symbolically, and perhaps really in the Heavenly reality] in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
(Mat 25:41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand [“the goats” Mat 25:33], Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire [Gk: lightning], prepared for the devil and his angels:
(Rev 20:7-9) And when the thousand years [of the Millennium] are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city [Jerusalem]: and fire [Gk: lightning] came down from God out of heaven, and devoured [Gk: to eat down] them.
deceive = Gk: to (cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue): go astray, err, seduce, wander.
(Rev 20:10-15) And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire [Gk: lightning] and brimstone [Gk: sulphur], where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works [Gk: deeds]. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works [Gk: deeds]. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire [Gk: lightning]. This is the second death. And whosoever [of mankind] was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire [Gk: lightning].
Commentary: eternal residents of the lake of fire will be seven categories:
the false prophet
whosoever of mankind who was not found “written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Rev 13:8 & Rev 17:8).