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Andrew Wommack Devotional 13 April 2024 – Tares Among The Wheat

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Topic: Tares Among The Wheat

Matthew 13:25, ‘But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.’

Matthew 13:24-30

Satan has secretly infiltrated the Church with some of his followers to hinder the influence of the Church. This has been a more effective strategy than direct opposition.

These tares that are spoken of refer to the Old World variety of darnel, which is poisonous. Virtually all grains are almost indistinguishable from tares when they send up the first blade from the ground. By the time the tares become distinguishable, they are so well rooted that uprooting the tares would also mean uprooting the productive grain if growing near a productive grain. Therefore, verse 30 admonishes us to let both grow together until the harvest. The grains of the tares are long and black in contrast to the wheat and are easily recognizable at harvest time. Many will profess Christianity, but ‘by their fruits, ye shall know them.’

There will be those who are deceived and unaware that they are not born again, who will remain among the Church. Jesus warns us against rooting them out, especially since it is not always possible to discern other people’s hearts. To destroy these tares, we might offend one of Christ’s ‘little ones’ and cause their profession of faith to waver.

It is essential, though, for our benefit that we are aware that the children of the Wicked One are placed among the true believers. Our best defense is to preach the Word of God without watering it down. False brethren will not endure sound doctrine. They leave when the Word, which is sharper than any two-edged sword, begins to expose the thoughts and intents of the heart. Stick to the Word!

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