Wednesday August 27, 2008
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
"The Parable of the Tares"

Studying Adam’s and Cain’s genealogy has taught you that Cain is Satan’s son; his offspring are known to the world as Kenites. Your Strong’s Concordance gives you the source of Cain’s name by taking you to its origin in the manuscripts:

Qayin, Hebrew 7014, Strong’s

Qayin, kah'-yin; the same as Hebrew 7013 (qayin) (with a play upon the affinity to Hebrew 7069 (qanah)); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe :- Cain, Kenite (-s).

Christ exposes the Kenites when teaching the parable of the Tares. You begin in Matthew 13:24 KJV:

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field.

This parable is about the kingdom in which Christ set forth to sow good seed in the field; seed that produces the children in His kingdom. Your Strong’s Concordance shows this to be the case.

“Seed” the English word Christ uses in this parable is “sperma” in the Greek. Researching its origin, the manuscripts translate the word “seed” for you:

sperma, Greek 4690, Strong’s

sperma, sper'-mah; from Greek 4687 (speiro); something sown, i.e. seed (including the male “sperm”); by implication offspring; specially a remnant (figurative as if kept over for planting) :- issue, seed.

“Seed”, properly translated here, is male sperm, an ingredient necessary to produce children. Christ continues the parable in Matthew 13:25 KJV:

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Adam was spiritually asleep when he and Eve allowed Satan’s to mix his seed with theirs; Satan’s sperm brought Cain into being. Afterwards, Satan went his way as he continued his effort to block the bloodline in which Christ was to come. Matthew 13:26 KJV continues the parable:

But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

Both Satan’s and Adam’s sperm produced fruit! While springing up with Able, it is difficult for you to distinguish Cain as a Tare but you can rest assured: Cain is a Kenite; he is Satan’s son. Your Strong’s Concordance follows suite by showing “Tare” to be an appropriate name that describes Satan’s offspring:

zizanion, dziz-an'-ee-on; of uncertain origin; darnel or false grain :- tares.

It is appropriate for two reasons: Satan is falsely claiming to be Christ and his offspring falsely claims to be in Judah’s bloodline.





Your education of the Tares continues in Matthew 13:27 KJV:

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?

When sowing, God never intended for Satan’s seed to be mixed with Adam’s, but it was…both Cain and Able were born. Growing in the field, wheat and Tares look alike but Tares are different; they are bitter…like quinine. They are recognized in Matthew 13:28 KJV:

He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

Christ’s enemy, Satan, fathered the Tares and Matthew 13:29 KJV gives you these instructions:

But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

Rooted in with God’s children, they look the part and once again, you are told to leave them alone; His angels bind and bundle them when He returns for the harvest. Matthew 13:30 KJV reads:

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.

Mixed with Judah’s children, the Tares remain until the harvest when they are bundled by the reapers. God then gathers you, the wheat, into His barn.

Not comprehending His words, the disciples seek assistance in understanding Him. In Matthew 13:37 KJV, Christ simplifies the parable for them:

He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man.

Jesus informs them that He sows the good seed and Matthew 13:38 KJV teaches that Satan’s seed is responsible for the tares being in the world:

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 field is the world in which God’s and Satan’s children co-exist. Satan’s children come from his seed and once again, the manuscripts show the word “seed” being used in the same manner as before:

sperma, Greek 4690, Strong’s

sperma, sper'-mah; from Greek 4687 (speiro); something sown, i.e. seed (including the male “sperm”); by implication offspring; specially a remnant (figurative as if kept over for planting) :- issue, seed.

Seed is sperm and Children are offspring. Included here is “Remnant” to let you know that Cain’s and Adam’s lineages are brought forth to these end times.

Matthew 13:39 KJV reinforces that God’s enemy, Satan, sowed the tares:

The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Satan’s seed produced the Tares and God’s angels are the reapers that remove them. This takes place at the harvest, the end of this world age.

It is for good reason that Christ simplifies the parable of the Tares; He wants you to know that the Tares are Satan’s children…the Kenites.


Is there good reason for Jesus to spend this much time teaching you about Satan and his Kenite family?



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