Lessons Of A Lifetime

End Time Puppets Of Persecution
Or
End Time Tare Planting Tactics
Sunday Feb. 9, 2020

Scripture To Consider:
“Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.’ He answered and said to them: ‘He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.’

“Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Matthew 13.36-43

Something To Consider:
For nearly three centuries the early church suffered under the hand of the wicked one’s persecution. This early persecution was carried out by murderous hungry for power puppets of persecution, working on behalf of the same enemy that was found propagating his evil agenda in the Garden of Eden. The persecution of God’s people and of God’s truth was widespread and produced both fear and faith in the hearts and minds of many Christians within the early church.

But, in spite of the imprisonments, the seizure of personal property, the killing of millions by cruel and unusual methods, the early church not only suffered, but survived and surprisingly thrived spiritually. It will be no different as the end of this age draws to an inevitable closing of the curtain on the drama of man’s rule upon planet earth. The final act has been written and all the leading characters are positioned as if one remaining end time Antichrist operated puppet show is about to begin!

Let us therefore, be warned of the biblical predictions that have been made concerning these end time puppets of persecution and their end time tare planting tactics. According to Jesus in our Scripture to consider, “The tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.”

The devil, Satan, or the wicked one, has been planting tares in and among the wheat of God since the early seed start of the true Christ following Christian church. And as we race toward the end of this age the enemy’s strategy and tare planting tactics has only increased in its intensity and wide spread hindering influence. Today, many attend church services the same way they attend an Imax movie theater: to be amazed and to be entertained.

Something Else To Consider:
Therefore, the end time tactics of the wicked one continues in the planting of tares among the ranks of the church. The emperor Constantine in approx. 313 A.D. issued a decree declaring Christianity the national religion of Rome. The persecution of the church for the most part ceased for a season. The time for tare planting tactics was launched under the supervision of none other than the one known as the slanderer, Satan himself.

It was a union of political intrigue mixed with just enough outward religion to have the majority celebrating as if their party had just won the presidential nomination and election all in one vote. The infiltration of tares among the church brought forth a temporary peace along with an enormous spiritual price tag that Christianity is still dearly paying for today.

Just look at the overwhelming compromises of the last few centuries, and the comma-like wide spread complacency that has enveloped most of Christendom in these recent decades. The end time tare planting tactics has been in full force mode and will eventually lead to the end time puppets of persecution so-called religious leaders betraying the very individuals they were to shepherd.

According to Jesus in both Matthew and Luke’s gospels, this end time generation has been warned! “Take heed that you are not deceived.” In Luke 21.12, Jesus confirmed the end time persecution by religious puppets of the Antichrist, the devil’s earthly human representative, by stating; “They will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues [or churches, or places of religious heresy and false teaching] and prisons.”

Jesus also warned us of the betrayal of parents, children, and relatives. If we attempt to endure to the end and to faithfully stand for Jesus Christ, we will be targeted by the many end time puppets of persecution. If we are found faithfully watching for the appearing of Christ, we must understand that according to Jesus, His appearing to gather His saints happens immediately after the tribulation of the coming end times and not before, according to Matthew 24.29-31.

Something More To Consider:
As the spiritual persecution came to an abrupt halt during the short-lived reign of Constantine, so did the purified by fire God ordained growth of the church. With the exit of Christian persecution, came the entrance of lawlessness and many things that offend and defile many within true Christianity. With an end to persecution many became lovers of self and lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.

But the seed of the sons and daughters of the wicked one, past, present, and future, soon to be revealed as tares by Jesus, are also soon to be gathered by angels and judged by fire at the fast approaching end of this age. Have we made sure we will not be among them? If we are practicing lawlessness or guilty of secret sin, we will be joining them as tares!

Sadly, to say, prior to that glorious appearing of Jesus, end time persecution will continue to increase all over the globe including here in America! Will we be biblically prepared for the onslaught of that evil rising tide of persecution? Or will we be found among those practicing lawlessness or iniquity? Will we be found by Christ having joined forces with the end time puppets of persecution? Will we become victims of end time tare planting tactics? God forbid I pray!

A Few Final Words:
According to Jesus, in the end, immediately after the tribulation of those days; “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things [people included] that offend, and those who practice lawlessness [sin and iniquity], and will cast them into the furnace of fire [eternal punishment]. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

And yet, also according to Jesus, “Then the righteous [the enduring to the end true believers] will shine forth [in the darkness of end time persecution] as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He [or she] who has ears to hear, let him [or her] hear [what the Spirit of God is saying to true believers today]!”

Leaders and leaders in training have been warned by Jesus against their practicing lawlessness, and heeding those warnings will keep us out of the hottest of spots reserved for fallen angels, but which is awaiting all that are found practicing sin and lawlessness. Therefore, we must endure unto the end! We must be among the faithful few! We must have ears to hear the voice of God in this 21st century and final days of man’s evil and prideful rule upon planet earth.

Prayer:
Our Father in heaven, search our inner most parts for any trace of the existence of tare-like tendencies before it is too late to seek Your forgiveness. In Him Always, Amen!

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