Thus Says YAHUWAH
- 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.
THE WHEAT & THE TARES
The Word 'parable' is defined in this manner:
PAR'ABLE, n. [L. parabola; Gr. to throw forward or against, to compare to or against; ... A fable or allegorical relation or representation of something real in life or nature, from which a moral is drawn for instruction; such as the parable of the trees choosing a king, Judges 9; the parable of the poor man and his lamb. 2 Samuel 12; the parable of the ten virgins, MattithYahuw 25.Webster's Dictionary of American English 1888
PAR'ABLE, v.t. To represent by fiction or fable.
As can be seen from Webster's, trees are not people, but something about them relates with us. Virgins relate to purity; Plants to growth and utility. The relationship between every day objects, both animate and inanimate, and humanity, have been used throughout Scripture to enrich our understanding of morality. Our relationship to them makes it possible for us to daily interact with scriptural instructions just by merely sighting those natural objects. As a consequence, we are daily reminded of the things that we would otherwise forget in a few hours after acquaintance without being aided by the parables. It is human nature.
We often ascribe the writing of the Proverbs and Psalms in Scripture to King Dawid (David) and others. But we all know, that by human faculties alone, King Dawid could have no capacity to pen those words. Have you read from the Psalms or Proverbs lately? Did you perceive their sublimity? They are of divine origin. They were written by Yahuwshuwah himself. Although, by us, they are penned by King Dawid, King Shlomo (Solomon) et al.
The Hebrew word 'mashal' literally means a proverb, a parable or a metaphoric discourse. Yahuwshuwah used various analogies describing earthly events to disclose heavenly secrets, and these were the parables that he used. The term 'mashal' also means a poem. When you read the Hebrew and Aramaic of Yahuwshuwah's poems, or literally his parables, you will see that he was a master Poet, and he used riddles to explain things that had been tucked away as mysteries in the foundations of the physical world. Things that Yahuwah had embedded in the earth so that we would see the patterns in the earthly and understand the spiritual. ...Yahuwshuwah was a master Teacher. He was the most wise of every teacher that had ever been. Yahuwshuwah, because he is the Word of Yahuwah, he is the embodiment of the Torah, the instructions and principles of Yahuwah, the Eternal One. And we give praise for this reason.
The Hebrew word ‘Mashal’ not only means a metaphoric discourse, a parable or a proverb, but it comes from the Hebrew word ‘Masiah’, ... They are actually interchangeable words. And when we look at the term 'Masiah', we will see that ‘Masiah’ literally means to rule and reign over, implying the dominion that a king has over his subjects. Therefore Yahuwshuwah used Parables, ‘Mashal to Masiah’, rule and reign over the people. That very term Mashal, then implies an intellectual superiority because the one who gives the parable, the one who gives the proverb, the wise saying; the one who gives the metaphoric discourse; He is demonstrating his rulership over his audience because he is giving them lessons that they must then interpret. This is important because these very parables are all about the reign of the heavens, the Kingdom of the heavens. The two concepts, the concept of parable and ruling and reigning are therefore intertwined in the Hebrew mind and cannot be separated. And for this reason Yahuwshuwah taught in Parables. His students, His 'Talmydim', which are called Disciples, asked him, "why do you address the crowds in Parables"?
In MattithYahuw Chapter 13, verse 13, we read part of His reply: "Because of this, I speak to them in Parables, because seeing they do not see and hearing they do not hear..."
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old.
As we know Elohiym's manner to be, HE never does anything without letting us (His Servants) know. (Amos 3:7). Before His incarnation, he told us that when He arrives our world as a man, He would 'open His mouth in a parable'. In the Ministry of Yahuwshuwah, that promise, that prophecy was fulfilled. He prefaced the entire discourse in MattithYahuw 13, with a detailed explanation of why He needed to teach in Parables. It made clear that hardened hearts and ears could not relate with anything but parables. They would need to think to interpret the parables. In the process, they might understand. Still, it would assuredly make it impossible for them to understand, because they would refuse to give thought to anything that would lead to their healing! Tragic, indeed. It is the same today. This situation has not changed in the slightest.
What is Yahuwshuwah telling us in the Parable of the Wheat and Tares in MattithYahuw 13 our key text above? What does it mean? Let's begin by revisiting the text again:
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.
Having refreshed our minds with the Scripture above, we will do well to ask ourselves, why Wheat, why Darnel (Tares)? Maybe, a little look at the attributes or characteristics of these plants might put us in good stead.
- Early resembles Darnel. Until the ears appear.
- Short ears and golden seeds.
- Food for man, beginning with Adam. Sweet and delicious regardless of how it is prepared.
- When full and ripened, the bough bows and droops. Acknowledging the weight of the nourishment in it.
- Not considered a weed. A most important crop.
Darnel / Tares
- The word translated "Tares" in the King James Version is ζιζάνια (zizania), plural of ζιζάνιον (zizanion). This word is thought to mean darnel (Lolium temulentum), a ryegrass which looks much like Wheat in its early stages of growth. The Weymouth New Testament, a translation of the resultant Greek, translates the word as "Darnel". The Douay-Rheims Bible translates the word as "Cockle", possibly referring to the "White Cockle". Roman law prohibited sowing darnel among the Wheat of an enemy.
- Early resembles Wheat, until the ears appear.
- Contains a soporific Poison.
- Long ears, almost black seed.
- Stiff and erect even when very heavy with seeds
- Considered to be a weed.
- Used for lawns and pastures
Wheat will be full of that beautiful Golden grain that we all know makes the delicious bread. The nourishment of life. The word of Yahuwah. However, the Darnel, the zuni produces a seed head that is not full. It has small tiny poisonous seeds. And because of this it does not bow. It does not make repentance, it does not have humility before Yahuwah. It does not worship Yahuwah; it does not submit to Yahuwah; instead, will grow upright; it will be tall and proud and it will be darker than the Wheat. And again its head is full of poison, not the Word of Yahuwah, but full of poison. If a human consumes it, they will get sick. They could possibly even die. Zuni (Darnel) were even used in witchcraft. The Darnel heads were used in witchcraft in ancient Babylon and all over the world to poison people and do all kinds of wickedness. So the idea of Darnel is also synonymous with the idea of witchcraft and with the idea of rebellion. ... If the Wheat are the B'nai Malkuth, the children of the Kingdom, what took place was that, that Kingdom was invaded. It was invaded by Tares who are called the children of the wicked one literally B'nai Rashim, the children of the wicked one. The Hebrew MattithYahuw, just calls them the wicked ones.
Yahuwshuwah used these plants which, in their early days, closely resembling each other, to illustrate the earthly part of His Kingdom then and now! No farmer worth his onions would want to have these nutrients-sapping weeds any where in their fields if they have planted crops there. It would outgrow the crops, which in our case here is the Wheat! It would deprive the Wheat of needed nutrients and water. And, as a result, the farmer would in all likelihood, end up with a smaller harvest instead of the bumper one he deserves by dint of his hard labor.
The farmer did not plant the Darnel (Weeds), but you see them among the crops in large numbers, some time, outnumbering the Wheat! Where did they come from? What should the farmer do about it in view of the threat it posed to the health and profitability of the Wheat?
These are the issues Yahuwshuwah wants us to give thought to as citizens of his Kingdom. Keep in mind that no one in His Kingdom considers themselves Darnels! None. But assuredly, there are more Darnels in His Kingdom than Wheat! At this point, we may move from plants to the humans whom these species actually symbolize. Who are the Wheat? Who are the Darnels? Where did they come from? And, what is the ultimate destiny of each? Where do I belong? To the Wheat or to the Darnel? Can I tell, if so, how? Oh! Yes, let Yahuwshuwah help us. Who else?
Then Yahuwshuwah 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.
The Savior answered the questions we asked above. But there are a few of the questions He would not answer because, they are our questions to answer:
- Where do I belong? To the Wheat or to the Darnel?
- Can I tell, if so, how?
Every believer needs to sober to the prevalence of false believers amongst the truly redeemed of Elohiym. In Yahuwshuwah’s Parable of the Tares as recorded only in the Gospel of MattithYahuw (13:24-30; ref. Luke 3:17), the Savior teaches the multitudes that there will be Tares sown in with the Wheat, a tactic of the enemy containing largely indivisible consequences until the Day of Judgment (13:26-30).
In that Tares are disguised in the beginning (such as were Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5), as they mature they begin to overtake the valuable plants that surround them; that is to say ...: They blossom from being incognito into false leaders, such as was the case with Diotrephes in 3 Yahuwchanon, and the false Apostles mentioned in Revelations 2.
In our home Church, there are Wheat and there are Tares, as Members, Teachers, Leaders, Pastors, Elders, Bishops, Presidents, Overseers, and even 'Prophets'. They start out looking and acting the same as everyone else.Indistinguishable! By the time they have carried on their pretenses to the point when they become Leaders, they shed the pretenses. It is then too late for remedies! The cause is lost! This all too often has, in the past, led to Church schisms. And so, as you look around you in Church family, do you have any sense of who might be Wheat or Tare? Even you? How can you tell? Ralph Drollinger's Sermon here helps:
- They are disobedient. MattithYahuw 7:20-23
They are Pretenders. Acts 5:1-3
The context from Acts 4:32 further evidences that Ananias and Sapphira were members of the Church of Yerushalayim, but even though members, not believers, rather pretenders. In order to fake their spirituality in front of the true believers they acted in concert with them, in this case wanting to appear generous, but they were hypocrites intent on impressing others through deception. Tares are often camouflaged pretenders, who lie and cover-up in order to outwardly come across as spiritual. Make special note of this: Tares are characterized by pretending. Again, you will know them by their fruits.
They are arrogant. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an Angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. Adding more light to the previous point regarding pretending, Satan disguises “to change in fashion or appearance” his servants in a cloak so as to appear righteous, “just.” But keep in mind, those who portray themselves as servants of righteousness will appear as clumsy to true believers: such a demeanor stemming from an unbelieving heart lends itself to a legalistic kind of righteousness — an air of superiority often lacking in graciousness towards others.
They falsify Salvation. Galatians 1:8-9
Whereas Tares are incognito, Galatians is descriptive of fully flowered Tares. The big problem of the Church at Galatia when Paul wrote the Galatian Epistle was that false teachers had recently engulfed it. More specifically, the now-in-bloom false teaching was about salvation:
Tares do not believe that salvation is by grace alone in Mashiach alone; deep-down they believe in their self-pride that one can save himself via his self-righteous acts.
They battle Incorrectly. Ephesians 6:12
Tares desire believers to be consumed by fights other than spiritual ones.
They are sensual. 2 Kepha 2:1-2
The sixth characteristic of Tares is revealed in this Petrine passage. Aptly here, Kepha uses the synonyms of false prophets and false teachers to illustrate Tares. In this particular passage, Kepha underscores many of the truths relative to ascertaining the existence and characteristics of Tares. But here he adds another indication: they follow their sensuality. These are those, he says, who are among you indicating once again that Tares will be a part of your everyday life.
They are never wrong. 1 Yahuwchanon 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. False believers are never wrong! The heresy being addressed in 1 Yahuwchanon by the Apostle Yahuwchanon was Gnosticism: That was a first-century belief wherein its purveyors believed they had a higher knowledge than Natsarim. Characteristic of these types of weeds in the Church was a condescending superiority of sinless self-righteousness. Cloaked in Natsarim garb, some Tares are so arrogant they don’t think they’re ever wrong! Yahuwchanon provides us with that discerning insight from this nifty passage. If you know someone who names the name of Mashiach, but is never wrong, be warned, watch out, they’re probably not the real deal!
They are Church Leaders. 3 Yahuwchanon 9-11
Diotrephes (v. 9) was the head of this Church (umm, not Mashiach!). It is apparent that he unilaterally ran the show. Even though he was the Church leader, Yahuwchanon labels him as evil, someone who has not seen Elohiym. In other words, Diotrephes was a Tare in full bloom — not a believer. Evidently, he had sneakily worked his way into the leadership of the ministry! A trademark of Tares is that they will attempt to put you out! Watch out!
They title themselves. Revelation 2:2
Note that the Tares at the Church at Ephesus (to whom this passage is addressed) had given themselves the title of Apostles. But Yahuwshuwah sets the record straight: “and they are not.” The Apostle Yahuwchanon recording herein what Yahuwshuwah said to him through an Angel (cf. Revelation 1:1) is commending the Ephesian Church for having had the spiritual discernment and courage to deal with Tares. Timothy 1:20.
They are Cherry-pickers. MattithYahuw 13:52 RNKJV.
They pick and chose what in scripture to believe. Whatever suits their convenience is what they believe and endeavor to even compel others to do same. They will never accept any inconvenient teaching from lesser mortals! Some go for the "Old", others go for the "New". But the Savior says, "...Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old".
Did you see yourself in the picture above? Let us return to the symbols again for a moment. Notice that the Tares are opposite to the Wheat. The Wheat are humble and worshipful at all times. That is depicted in the Wheat bowing and drooping in recognition of the weight of responsibility for the Word of Elohiym that they bear. And they are worshipful of Elohiym. The Darnel will bow to nothing. They are arrogant and hefty. They take no responsibility. The Wheat are sweet, nice and edible and have nourished humanity since Adam. Darnels nourish no one. They will kill you. So poisonous and deleterious in their effect on the body they have never been food for man. Darnels are bitter and sour and can be very intoxicating before killing their victim. So, those who are inclined to follow Tares or are budding Tares, are often more zealous than true Saints in following falsehoods and heresies.
At the end, Wheat rest in the Barn while the Darnel are burnt in the fire. Not even useful fire as the smoke they generate can be terribly choking and suffocating. On the other hand, even the chaff of Wheat processing, can be used for heating.
There is no doubt on which side we would want to be found. You too, we might add. But, what do you say? If, by any chance you have found yourself on the wrong side by an honest self-assessment, the Savior needs you to return to the right side. He alone has the power to convert Tares into beautiful Wheat. You cannot transform yourself. Come to the Savior. He will save you. Yahuwshuwah, is His Name.
As for congregations, Tares are a fact of congregational life. They are members and Ministers. They are in your every Committee. It is not your job to ferret them out, much less attempt uprooting them! It is not yours. The Savior says He is not interested in uprooting them prematurely. Why should you seek to do so.
Pray for grace to cohabit with them if possible, and to remain unsullied by them. But when they threaten your eternal life, by getting in the way of your being adequately nourished by the Savior's Word, FLEE. They shall subsist until the Judgment. At that time, hopefully, you will be shining like Gold while they will be pale and grey and ugly. No trouble for Angels, the harvesters, to identify and gather into the furnace. But what happens to them should be of as little interest to us as possible, expect that it should be cause for us to work a little harder wherever you are in presenting the Truth as a strong counter to errors and lies and darkness, in order to save them. Yahuwah, Eloheinu will work with and for you. The Ruwach haChodesh, the Set-apart Spirit, the Spirit of Yahuwshuwah, would attend and empower you. Amein.
Again, the concept of the bread of Yahuwah and the word of Yahuwah are synonymous in the Scriptures. So what we see happening here, in a spiritual level, is that the grain is beginning to humble itself before the Creator of the universe because of the weight of the word that is growing within its head. In other words, the children of the Kingdom are growing in the Kingdom. They are growing in the word of Yahuwah. And because of the heaviness of the weight of Yahuwah's Word, it begins to put them in a state of humbleness (humility); of Repentance and of Worship before the Creator of all. And this is very, very important to comprehend, because that is what the word of Yahuwah does. It refines the human being. It puts them in a state of repentance, and it puts them in a state of humility, that is the purpose.
Now let us have a look at what the Spirit of Prophecy has to say concerning all of these.
“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.”
“The field,” Mashiach said, “is the world.” But we must understand this as signifying the Church of Mashiach in the world. The parable is a description of that which pertains to the kingdom of Elohiym, His work of salvation of men; and this work is accomplished through the Church. True, the Set-apart Spirit has gone out into all the world; everywhere it is moving upon the hearts of men; but it is in the Church that we are to grow and ripen for the garner of Elohiym.
“He that sowed the good seed is the Son of man.... The good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the Tares are the children of the wicked one.” The good seed represents those who are born of the word of Elohiym, the truth. The Tares represent a class who are the fruit or embodiment of error, of false principles. “The enemy that sowed them is the devil.” Neither Elohiym nor His Angels ever sowed a seed that would produce a Tare. The Tares are always sown by Satan, the enemy of Elohiym and man.
In the East, men sometimes took revenge upon an enemy by strewing his newly sown fields with the seeds of some noxious weed that, while growing, closely resembled Wheat. Springing up with the Wheat, it injured the crop and brought trouble and loss to the owner of the field. So it is from enmity to Mashiach that Satan scatters his evil seed among the good grain of the kingdom. The fruit of his sowing he attributes to the Son of Elohiym. By bringing into the Church those who bear Mashiach's name while they deny His character, the wicked one causes that Elohiym shall be dishonored, the work of salvation misrepresented, and souls imperiled.
Mashiach's servants are grieved as they see true and false believers mingled in the Church. They long to do something to cleanse the Church. Like the servants of the householder, they are ready to uproot the Tares. But Mashiach says to them, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the Tares, ye root up also the Wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest.” Mashiach has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the Church, but He has not committed to us the work of judging character and motive. He knows our nature too well to entrust this work to us. Should we try to uproot from the Church those whom we suppose to be spurious Natsarim, we should be sure to make mistakes. Often we regard as hopeless subjects the very ones whom Mashiach is drawing to Himself. Were we to deal with these souls according to our imperfect judgment, it would perhaps extinguish their last hope. Many who think themselves Natsarim will at last be found wanting. Many will be in heaven who their neighbors supposed would never enter there. Man judges from appearance, but Elohiym judges the heart. The Tares and the Wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time.
There is in the Savior's words another lesson, a lesson of wonderful forbearance and tender love. As the Tares have their roots closely intertwined with those of the good grain, so false brethren in the Church may be closely linked with true disciples. The real character of these pretended believers is not fully manifested. Were they to be separated from the Church, others might be caused to stumble, who but for this would have remained steadfast.
The teaching of this parable is illustrated in Elohiym's own dealing with men and Angels. Satan is a deceiver. When he sinned in heaven, even the loyal Angels did not fully discern his character. This was why Elohiym did not at once destroy Satan. Had He done so, the Set-apart Angels would not have perceived the justice and love of Elohiym. A doubt of Elohiym's goodness would have been as evil seed that would yield the bitter fruit of sin and woe. Therefore the author of evil was spared, fully to develop his character. Through long ages Elohiym has borne the anguish of beholding the work of evil, He has given the infinite Gift of Calvary, rather than leave any to be deceived by the misrepresentations of the wicked one; for the Tares could not be plucked up without danger of uprooting the precious grain. And shall we not be as forbearing toward our fellow men as the Master of heaven and earth is toward Satan?
The world has no right to doubt the truth of Natsarenity because there are unworthy members in the Church, nor should Natsarim become disheartened because of these false brethren. How was it with the early Church? Ananias and Sapphira joined themselves to the disciples. Simon Magus was baptized. Demas, who forsook Paul, had been counted a believer. Judas Iscariot was numbered with the Apostles. The Redeemer does not want to lose one soul; His experience with Judas is recorded to show His long patience with perverse human nature; and He bids us bear with it as He has borne. He has said that false brethren will be found in the Church till the close of time.
Notwithstanding Mashiach's warning, men have sought to uproot the Tares. To punish those who were supposed to be evildoers, the Church has had recourse to the civil power. Those who differed from the established doctrines have been imprisoned, put to torture and to death, at the instigation of men who claimed to be acting under the sanction of Mashiach. But it is the spirit of Satan, not the Spirit of Mashiach, that inspires such acts. This is Satan's own method of bringing the world under his dominion. Elohiym has been misrepresented through the Church by this way of dealing with those supposed to be heretics.
Not judgment and condemnation of others, but humility and distrust of self, is the teaching of Mashiach's parable. Not all that is sown in the field is good grain. The fact that men are in the Church does not prove them Natsarim.
The Tares closely resembled the Wheat while the blades were green; but when the field was white for the harvest, the worthless weeds bore no likeness to the Wheat that bowed under the weight of its full, ripe heads. Sinners who make a pretension of piety mingle for a time with the true followers of Mashiach, and the semblance of Natsarenity is calculated to deceive many; but in the harvest of the world there will be no likeness between good and evil. Then those who have joined the Church, but who have not joined Mashiach, will be manifest.
The Tares are permitted to grow among the Wheat, to have all the advantage of sun and shower; but in the time of harvest ye shall “return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth Elohiym and him that serveth Him not.” Malachi 3:18. Mashiach Himself will decide who are worthy to dwell with the family of heaven. He will judge every man according to his words and his works. Profession is as nothing in the scale. It is character that decides destiny.
The Saviour does not point forward to a time when all the Tares become Wheat. The Wheat and Tares grow together until the harvest, the end of the world. Then the Tares are bound in bundles to be burned, and the Wheat is gathered into the garner of Elohiym. “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Then “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.”
From the days of the Apostles of Mashiach, Natsarim doctrines have undergone very tortuous development. At some times, men have faked books intended to be inserted into the Canon of Scripture! Men and Committees have also endeavored by superhuman efforts to keep out of the Canon, legitimate Scripture, as was the case of books like Enoch and Yasher? But even more perfidious, accepted Canon have been subject to personal interpretations, so much so, that there are as many and varied understanding of serious parts of the Bible as there have been interpreters! That partly explains the myriads of denominations seen in Christendom today, with no semblance with each other. But the warning against personal interpretation of Scripture remains immutable.
2 Kepha 1:20 - 21 RNKJV:
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 Set-apart men of YaHuWaH spake as they were moved by the Set-apart Spirit.
This mammoth confusion has had such a deleterious effect on people seriously seeking salvation. In many denominations, doctrinal stagnation resulting from dated and wicked creeds and fundamental beliefs, have stunted the spiritual growth of many! Denominational biases too have added to the hardening of hearts against Truth, simply because it did not emanate from their Denomination or Church! When the Set-apart Spirit leads them to Truth, in a web page like ours, a magazine, a book or even human instrumentality, rather than run to Scripture to determine if it is truth, they would be led by Satan to go ask their Pastor if what they read or heard is the truth. Satan ambushes them. The alarm bells go off! They are terrified by these Tares to back off and turn their backs to the Light that the Living Elohiym has shed on them! Consequently, advancing light passes them by! And they are lost! But Scripture continues to remind all of us that,
Proverbs 4:18 RNKJV
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
The Darnel is standing up tall; it is loud and proud and it wants to share its poison with anyone who will give it place and it wants to rob the nutrients from the Wheat and stunt its growth and hinder the harvest. That is what the Tares are doing.
Therefore, beloved, there are many subjects and doctrines and teachings you shall encounter, perhaps for the first time here. It is eminently unwise to run to your Pastor for guidance. Assume that he may among the compromised. Run instead to Yahuwah, the Author and Finisher of your faith. Run to His Word, prayerfully. Compare Scripture with Scripture, and by the mercy of our Elohiym, you shall be blessed. Make your own decision for at the end, only you will face the consequences of your decisions. Therefore, man-up now and take responsibility for the wellbeing of your soul and those of your loved ones. Flee deception. Come out of Babylon. Revelation 18:4.