We went out into a wheat field yesterday and the Lord gave us a wonderful lesson on the difference between wheat and the tares…
On first observance, the wheat was so close together, intermingled, touching one another; a small area but an innumerable amount. Like we are. Secondly, there were the not-so obvious weeds and the obvious weeds. Some were very hard to distinguish from some feet away, but others boldly made their presence known. Sometimes people blend in among us as children of God looking almost exactly like us, but then through closer discernment, there is bad fruit like a weed, good for nothing. But others stick out like a sore thumb, blending with us in the younger stages of being a christian, and then they manifested pretty boldly and are definitely not of us. Next, I could see that as the wheat had matured it had bowed down, but not the weeds. For it is of a poor and contrite spirit that our Lord desires from us, not the outward look of being a christian and without fruit. A humble heart bows down, but not a proud one.
As we were first plucking the heads off the wheat, Brandon showed how to crush the heads and then blow the chaff away, so that the fruit could be revealed and useful to eat. We must go through much suffering when Lord is getting rid of all the sin and vain, profitless things in our life. It is only then that good fruit that the Lord has been cultivating in us can be revealed. I remembered our Lord taking the disciples through the wheat field on the sabbath and them being hungry, so they ate (Matt 12). Teaching the pharisees the true meaning of the Lord’s rest and not trusting in earthly means(I will have mercy and not sacrifice). Relying totally on him for all our earthly needs, for he gives us all things if we seek to follow him. The disciples followed him into that field, but not on a road. He didn’t have to go through that field, but knew they needed mercy for their hunger pains. But all the pharisees worried about was the law(“your not allowed to do that, you need to follow the preset rules our system that we have put you in bondage to”) As in the field, I was standing in last night, O, the mature weeds love to stand up and say “here I am look at me, I’m tall and proud”.
The next thing I was shown as we were plucking were, the dead ones. They were slightly shorter and obviously dead and not that golden color(light) of the live ones but dark. I also noticed they had not bowed down before they died. “twice dead plucked up by the roots” Jude 1:12 The seed had originally died for life to produce, but never came to completion in what it was to do. So now it was good for nothing but to pulled up(dead plants are easily pulled up) and to throw into the fire with all the weeds. And the little fruit it did have was not accounted for.
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And with the good wheat(bowed down, Light in color)there were various sizes to the heads of the grain. Some very small, some of average size and some very large heads.
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
All of the wheat that endures to maturation will bring forth much fruit. Some more than others, but all good and profitable for use.