Jesus Put Forth A Parable



Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The 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. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 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.


Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one]; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.


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Wheat and Tare. In nature, they are two distinct plants. Spiritually, they are two distinct ways of processing information. The great difference between wheat and tare is revelation v. indoctrination. In nature, wheat is always wheat, tare (Darnell) is always tare. Spiritually, it is a choice. Jesus would not have said one needs to be born again, if it were not possible to be born again. The possibility of changing one’s thinking has been highlighted from the beginning. Consider Cain and Abel. When Cain’s first offering was rejected, did the Lord not say to him, “If you do well, will you not be accepted”? His path of murder was therefore, chosen. So I emphasize, spiritually and therefore truly, what Jesus declares in the parable is not some doctrine of predestination. Is is purely choice. The possible paths are predetermined. What path, where these things are concerned, an individual takes is 100% a matter of choice. It always has been. If you do well, will you not be accepted?

Tares in the parable are a representation of the religious corruption of man made doctrine and dogma, perpetuated generation by generation, usually by some seat of self appointed authority. When Jesus was born, it was witnessed by the Holy Spirit, that Jesus was the Savior, the Word made flesh, the seed of promise, the one declared of the Father, to be his son, in whom He was well pleased. Why did the Scribes, Pharisees, Sanhedrin, priests and Levites, et al, not only not recognize Jesus, but even condemn Jesus as a heretic, “of the Devil”, a deceiver, etc? An answer lies in something Jesus said about them. They change the things God says, into customs and traditions of their own, making the word of God of no affect. (No effect in their following). As Jesus was being mocked and condemned by this, the cumulative knowledge and understanding, brought forth generation by generation, the Holy Spirit moved one of their very own, a high priest, to divinely declare, “Ye know nothing at all”. Of the Hebrews, as recipients of a carnal covenant, the Lord terminated the covenant, and brought forth a new covenant. He did this in His Son. As it is written, Jesus Christ is the end of the law for righteousness, in everyone that believes. This same Jesus testified of the necessity that he must suffer and die, and be raised again, and enter into his glory. And that he would come again to us in the Holy Spirit. The new covenant was voiced by Jeremiah, among others. To comprehend what Jeremiah said requires knowing who the Israel of God and house of Judah is.

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day [that] I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this [shall be] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, [and] the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts [is] his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, [then] the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.

This becomes effectual in you, when the Teacher, the Spirit of Truth and of The Father abides in you. Christ in you, is HOW the new covenant is in you. He, the Teacher, is how we need not that any man teach us. I do not discount teaching. But what I will declare, is that , in Christ, we are not many teachers, rather, we have The Teacher. We have no need of any system of men, brought forward from times past, to declare to us the scriptures. We have the Author. So, I say again, the difference between Wheat and Tare, is spiritual. It is the difference between Revelation and indoctrination. If it were not possible to be transformed, there would be no declaration of the renewing of the mind by the Holy Spirit.

[Rom 12:2 KJV] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

[Tit 3:5 KJV] Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;



In the parable, the wheat and tare coexist. The sower says not to attempt to identify the tare and uproot it. You will uproot some wheat with it. Even is his day, Paul the Apostle had to confess concerning people:

[2Ti 2:19 KJV] 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. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

In the harvest (which has been going on since the resurrection began), whatever is wrought of God will stand. What is not wrought of God will be tried with fire.


[1Co 3:11 KJV] For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?


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The scripture makes numerous mention of the threshing floor. The threshing floor is a representation of the mind. In times past, women sat on the rooftop, (another representation of the mind) and separated the tare grain from the wheat. Tare (Darnell) when consumed, is an intoxicant. The effects range from blurry vision , nausea, stupefaction, to, in rare cases, death. There is record that some peoples brewed beer with Darnell, or ate bread baked with it, in order to “enjoy” the mind numbing effects of it. Mixture, in scripture, is not generally a good thing. It is by mixing the Lord’s word with their own customization and alteration of it, that the religious leadership of natural Israel was so far removed from what they had received of God, Jesus called them a generation of snakes. He said of their efforts, that they compass land and sea to make one proselyte, and when they succeed, he is two-fold the child of hell as they themselves. Imagine carrying that process forward a few generations! Sadly, such is the state of much of organizational christianity today. They that lead them, cause them to err. In fact, Babylon means “confusion by mixture”. The kingdom of babylon is in the land of Shinar (land of two rivers). And in the book of Daniel, The great image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream takes place on a threshing floor…the mind. When the stone taken from the great mountain separated the clay and the iron, the image becomes dust blown from the threshing floor. The stone (Christ, who came from The Father), becomes the vision that fills the understanding. In the book of Revelation (as opposed to indoctrination), the over comer is given a rod of iron with which to beat the nations to dust, to be blown from the mind. Modern day christianity has completely given itself over to the world. It maintains no separation from it all, and is completely absorbed with the nations and this world. They forget the admonition of Isaiah:

[Isa 40:15 KJV] Behold, the nations [are] as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

The small dust is of so little gravitas, it can remain on the Lord’s balance and have zero effect on the process. Yet nearly every day, I see them who want me to lay down who and what I am, and “get involved”. Outside of saying and doing, what I see and hear in the Lord, I will have no part in it.

For millennia, it was not understood what made Darnell intoxicating. Now it is known that a fungus exists in symbiotic relationship with the Darnell. It is that fungus that causes the stupefying effects on the mind. The fungus does not infect the Darnell plant after it sprouts. It was in the seed that went into the ground. To this day, it is not entirely understood how the fungus continues itself from seed to seed, in subsequent generations of tares, but it is known THAT it does. And when the Darnell begins to form seed, the mycellium shows up rapidly in the outer layer of the prepackaged food in the seed structure, intended to nourish the planted seed until it can produce root and leaf. And so, generation after generation of Tares live and die. But the fungus wrapping the heart of the seed, is carried on, perpetuating itself from generation to generation, in the “minds” of the devotees.

Studying tares is a very worthwhile endeavor. But the spiritual truth should always be remembered, because where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. And the difference between wheat and tare spiritually, is not predetermined, nor inescapable. As the Lord spoke by the prophets, because of The Anointing, the yoke will be broken. Two thousand years of compounding error need not be anyone’s prison. The Spirit of The Lord, in you, will separate the precious from the vile.

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[1Co 3:11 KJV] For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?


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The scripture makes numerous mention of the threshing floor. The threshing floor is a representation of the mind. In times past, women sat on the rooftop, (another representation of the mind) and separated the tare grain from the wheat. Tare (Darnell) when consumed, is an intoxicant. The effects range from blurry vision , nausea, stupefaction, to, in rare cases, death. There is record that some peoples brewed beer with Darnell, or ate bread baked with it, in order to “enjoy” the mind numbing effects of it. Mixture, in scripture, is not generally a good thing. It is by mixing the Lord’s word with their own customization and alteration of it, that the religious leadership of natural Israel was so far removed from what they had received of God, Jesus called them a generation of snakes. He said of their efforts, that they compass land and sea to make one proselyte, and when they succeed, he is two-fold the child of hell as they themselves. Imagine carrying that process forward a few generations! Sadly, such is the state of much of organizational christianity today. They that lead them, cause them to err. In fact, Babylon means “confusion by mixture”. The kingdom of babylon is in the land of Shinar (land of two rivers). And in the book of Daniel, The great image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream takes place on a threshing floor…the mind. When the stone taken from the great mountain separated the clay and the iron, the image becomes dust blown from the threshing floor. The stone (Christ, who came from The Father), becomes the vision that fills the understanding. In the book of Revelation (as opposed to indoctrination), the over comer is given a rod of iron with which to beat the nations to dust, to be blown from the mind. Modern day christianity has completely given itself over to the world. It maintains no separation from it all, and is completely absorbed with the nations and this world. They forget the admonition of Isaiah:

[Isa 40:15 KJV] Behold, the nations [are] as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

The small dust is of so little gravitas, it can remain on the Lord’s balance and have zero effect on the process. Yet nearly every day, I see them who want me to lay down who and what I am, and “get involved”. Outside of saying and doing, what I see and hear in the Lord, I will have no part in it.

For millennia, it was not understood what made Darnell intoxicating. Now it is known that a fungus exists in symbiotic relationship with the Darnell. It is that fungus that causes the stupefying effects on the mind. The fungus does not infect the Darnell plant after it sprouts. It was in the seed that went into the ground. To this day, it is not entirely understood how the fungus continues itself from seed to seed, in subsequent generations of tares, but it is known THAT it does. And when the Darnell begins to form seed, the mycellium shows up rapidly in the outer layer of the prepackaged food in the seed structure, intended to nourish the planted seed until it can produce root and leaf. And so, generation after generation of Tares live and die. But the fungus wrapping the heart of the seed, is carried on, perpetuating itself from generation to generation, in the “minds” of the devotees.

Studying tares is a very worthwhile endeavor. But the spiritual truth should always be remembered, because where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. And the difference between wheat and tare spiritually, is not predetermined, nor inescapable. As the Lord spoke by the prophets, because of The Anointing, the yoke will be broken. Two thousand years of compounding error need not be anyone’s prison. The Spirit of The Lord, in you, will separate the precious from the vile.

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Grass Family. Gramineae. Darnel. Lolium temulentum L.

Other Common Names: Poison, White or Bearded Darnel, Tares.

The history of Darnel is interesting. The plant has been known and its ill effects noticed for hundreds of years. It is believed to be identical with the tares of Scripture. The seed, being of approximately the same size as the grain, had to be separated by hand, the women performing this tedious task on the flat housetops.

There are many cases where people have been badly poisoned by eating Darnel in bread or meal, but few if any deaths are recorded. This is not true of the lower animals, many of which have been killed by eating it in ground feeds. Pigs, horses and sheep have suffered most. At the Lyons Veterinary School a horse was fed 4.4 lbs. of the seed and died as a result. Cornevin states that Darnel in the proportion of 0.7% of the weight of a horse will produce death, while 1.5 to 1.8% is required to produce the same result in ruminants and poultry.

The seeds only are poisonous, their effect being due to the presence of the alkaloid temulin, of which they contain, according to reputable analysts, 0.6% by weight. In the fruits of some 70% to 80% of the plants is a fungus which lives sym-biotically with the plant, and is supposed by many to cause the trouble. This fungus forms a layer of hyphae just outside the aleurone layer of the grain. It has never been observed to produce fruiting bodies or spores, and its relationship is not known. As the seed sprouts the fungus keeps pace with the growth of the young plant, and finally affects the grain again. Feeding tests which would prove whether the fungus is responsible for the poisoning have not been made.

The symptoms are those of a deliriant nerve poison. There is confusion of sight which was known in very early times and is mentioned by classic writers. Further symptoms are dilation of pupils, giddiness, drowsiness, staggering and stupefaction. Trembling is followed in some cases by convulsions. In others vomiting and purging may take place. The respiration is laboured and the pulse slow. Inflammation of stomach and intestine have been observed.

The plant was introduced from Europe. It is most plentiful along the eastern and western coasts, but is found locally in the interior, growing in waste places and among grain crops. It is an annual grass from two to four feet high, with a smooth, stout stem, and rather broad leaves, rough above. The spikelets, each containing four to eight seeds, are arranged alternately, pressing into slight curves in the rachis, or main stalk. The fruit, which alone produces trouble, is not unlike a small grain of barley in appearance. The hulls enclose the kernel very tightly, the outer one being hard and flinty, and the inner minutely bristly along the edges. The size is about that of a small grain of wheat.

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