1. There were two special TREES in Eden, known by their FRUITS and God is the ULTIMATE FARMER, waiting patiently for the HARVEST of the earth, as it is written: “… Behold, the HUSBANDMAN WAITETH FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain” [James 5:7] Every farmer sows choice SEED in expectation of bountiful harvest, God did much better, He SOWED Himself, and “… The SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD” [Luke 8:11] When God spoke in Genesis 1:3-31, the WORD was buried in the earth and on the seventh day, God rested from His work in expectation of FRUIT. The SEED sown at the FOUNDATION of the world, in GENESIS 1:1-31, is clarified in REVELATION as “… the LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD” [Revelation 13:8] The “LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD” is Jesus Christ, who “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the WORD WAS GOD. … ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; and without him was not any thing made that was made” [John 1:1-3] The SEED of creation was the WORD; SOWN in expectation of bountiful HARVEST in the likeness of God, until TARES sprung up.
2. Something was wrong with one of the TREES in Eden, as it is written: “… kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed GOOD SEED in his field: But while MEN SLEPT, his ENEMY CAME AND SOWED TARES among the wheat, and went his way” [Matthew 13:25] The ONE who sowed the GOOD SEED is God, the ENEMY is Satan. Satan was created by the WORD and was the “… ANOINTED CHERUB that covereth; … upon the holy mountain of God; … Thou wast PERFECT IN THY WAYS from the day that thou wast created, till INIQUITY WAS FOUND IN THEE” [Ezekiel 28:14-15] The TREE of the knowledge of good and evil was the secret of darkness grafted on the original SEED. Though the two TREES looked alike in many ways and received nourishment from the same soil, one brought forth DEATH and the other, EVERLASTING LIFE. When Jesus Christ said, “… BY THEIR FRUITS ye shall know them”, He compared the religious hierarchy of His days to the TREE of the knowledge of good and evil [Matthew 7:20] That is, though the Scribes and Pharisees proclaimed themselves as SEED of God’s righteousness, they had neither FRUIT nor PROOF of part in the Kingdom of God, as the Bible says: “But woe unto you, SCRIBES and PHARISEES, HYPOCRITES! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, NEITHER SUFFER YE THEM THAT ARE ENTERING TO GO IN” [Matthew 23:13]
3. The present Church has a special place in PROPHECY, as it is written: “For there shall arise FALSE CHRISTS, and FALSE PROPHETS, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT” [Matthew 24:24] If you know what this means, you will shudder at the dimension of HYPOCRISY and DECEPTION in the Church hierarchy. I am talking of men who were once BORN AGAIN, received the HOLY GHOST and endowed with GIFTS, now fallen away into condemnation, as the Bible says: “But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The DOG IS TURNED TO HIS OWN VOMIT AGAIN; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire” [2 Peter 2:22] If a MINISTER you venerate or your Church leader falls from GRACE and MINGLED with FALSEHOOD, pray for him, but do not go down with him or cross the POINT OF NO RETURN, as it is written: “For it is impossible for those who were ONCE ENLIGHTENED, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made PARTAKERS OF THE HOLY GHOST, And have TASTED THE GOOD WORD of God, and the POWERS OF THE WORLD TO COME, If they shall FALL AWAY, to renew them again unto repentance … “ [Hebrews 6:4-6] I charge you, therefore, to “… WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling” [Philippians 2:12]
4. God allowed his “… SUN TO RISE ON THE EVIL and ON THE GOOD, and sendeth RAIN ON THE JUST AND ON THE UNJUST” [Matthew 5:45] That is, TARES were partakers of God’s GOODNESS, “For the GIFTS and CALLING of God are without REPENTANCE” [Romans 11:29] Friend, TARES look and sound so much like WHEAT. WATCH, therefore, and be VIGILANT not to be deceived by the working of MIRACLES and DIVERSE GIFTS as to lose focus of the WORD of TRUTH. Thus, said the Lord: “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” [Matthew 13;30] Brethren, we are in the season of GATHERING. TARES are coming together in ECUMENICAL BANDS and shall be “BURNT” with affliction during the GREAT TRIBULATION. When the last BUNDLE is tied up, “… the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17]
5. Finally, the two TREES are ready for HARVEST, the “… FIELD IS THE WORLD; the GOOD SEED ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM; but the TARES ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE WICKED ONE” [Matthew 13:38] Come to Jesus Christ today and be “… BORN AGAIN, NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” [1 Peter 1:23] Amen