If it’s not Wheat, it does not go to the garner.
[2Ti 2:15-19 KJV]
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Departure from the word of truth, and correctly dividing it is perilous. Jesus said of the scriptures; “You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me”. In another place, as the written word concludes, it is written; “ For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book”.
2Titus 2:15-19 is a comparison of the word of truth and “their” word. “Them” being they who have departed from the correct application of the scripture, namely, a testimony of Christ. The scriptures are become a ready tool in the hand of “them” who having departed from the testimony of Christ, and have undertaken to shape humanity in some image of scriptural godliness, but void of God:
[2Ti 3:1-5 KJV]
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
A canker , as described in 2Titus, is the word γάγγραινα: “gä’n-grī-nä”, GANGRENE.
From Strong’s concordance:
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
1. a gangrene, a disease by which any part of the body suffering from inflammation becomes so corrupted that, unless a remedy be seasonably applied, the evil continually spreads, attacks other parts, and at last eats away the bones
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
γάγγραινα gángraina, gang’-grahee-nah; from γραίνω graínō (to gnaw); an ulcer (“gangrene”):—canker.
The scriptures, as a testimony of Christ, can be thought of in a similar fashion as DNA. They contain all the data, all the message of God, the complete thinking of the Spirit, and the whole and entire testimony of the Father, concerning the Son. He, Christ Jesus, is the prophesy, or “message” of the book. The book is authored by the Holy Spirit. ([2Pe 1:21 KJV] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost). And further, the scriptures, and the interpretation of them, is not authorized by any, but the author. ([2Pe 1:19-21 KJV] We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost). You will not find in any place, that Jesus authorized any to interpret scripture. You will read that He opens the understanding, to understand the scriptures. There is a difference.
If I attend a university and sit in a class with the foremost authority on any subject, say for example, Einstein is the teacher, and his writings and papers on special, and general relativity are the subject, it is his purpose, as the teacher, to bring me into his thinking. If Einstein is alive and heading the class, to get his thinking, I ask him. If he is dead and gone, then his writings are open for interpretation, which will lead the class down the road of vain babblings and doubtful disputations. Various trains of thought will emerge and diverge, and no one will ever have the thinking that is closest to Einstein for certain, they will only claim to. The Lord would not have said to trust Him, and not lean to our own understanding, if He knew He would not be with us. For Hymaenaus and Philetus to say that the resurrection is past already, is error. It is not past, it is on going and present, because it is not a solitary event. Many have been, are being, and will be made partakers. It is what Peter wrote of to say that the day will dawn, and the day star arise in your heart. The rejection, death and burial of the Lord was solitary. He went through it completely alone. But not so, His resurrection:
[Jhn 12:23-26 KJV]
And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour.
You will notice that Peter said these things in speaking of the power and coming of the kingdom. The scriptures are they that testify of Him who was raised, and now is come in you, ready to be revealed. In studying DNA, division and multiplication are good. Addition and subtraction are bad. The opening within you, of the scriptures, by the author, will always have to do with revelation…the revealing within you, of Him who abides in you by faith. Those who depart from faith will have a message that adds to, or takes away from, the prophesy; the message of the scriptures. In studying genetics and DNA, the altering of any part of the strand is called a mutation. The mutated cell will continue to replicate, but now according to the added or subtracted message. Rather than the creation of a new man, according to Him who is the express image of God, there will be deviations and changes from the new man, created in Christ Jesus, for the express purpose of building up a people, a body, a “city” which is the habitation of God by the Spirit. The book of Revelation uses the word “beast” in a number of places. In only one place is the word “zoon” used. It is that which is inseparably part of the throne of Rev. 4. It is a living being. Every other use of “beast” in Revelation is in description of that which is formed in the earth, and is of the earth, it is the word “therion” :
The KJV translates Strong’s G2342 in the following manner: beast (42x), wild beast (3x), venomous beast (1x).
Beware how, and to what, you apply scriptures. That is the last warning of the scriptures. The letter slays, but the Spirit makes alive. Many struggle with the notion of which version, or interpretation of scriptures to use. The Lord has graciously said not to deviate from the message of the book. Therefore, do not fear the power of man to change wording, but rejoice in confidence, in Him who has sealed His thinking, ready to be opened to, and in you, by the Author. Men can not change what they don’t know anything about. GMO…”genetically modified organisms” are a hot topic today. It is a sign of the times. But those who are with, and will appear with Christ, are 1.called 2.chosen and 3.faithful.
[Mat 3:11-12 KJV]
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire: Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
I see already, the smoke and the burning.