Three Main Parables [3/3]

If you havent already please go back and read the first part, and/or the second part.

Luke 15

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8″Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Notice how the lamp is crucial in finding the lost coin. In darkness people fumble, they fall and become lost. They don’t know where they are going, don’t know whats behind them nor in front of them. It has been like this since the fall of man. What we see now as light is only for our sight. When we die we will drift into darkness unless we are enlightened by the real source of light, the one that guides not our senses but our spirit and comes from the Lord.

Yahuwshua mentioned that in order to find the coin not only must the woman light the lamp, she must also sweep the house. Only in a space clear of junk andclutter can she find the small coin that she lost. Another parable of Yahuwshua said:

Matthew 13

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

31He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.

32Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”

33He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

44“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.

46When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

The things of most value are the smallest things. Some may think it was just one coin but it was a silver coin. From that one coin that she lost who knows what she could have gained had she had it in her possession? One silver coin could be worth more if it is invested in the right place. For example, consider the mustard seed that Yahuwshua talks of. Sure it is small, but with the right soil, continuous nutrients and water to sustain it, it can grow into the biggest tree and it all started from that tiny seed.

Going back to the lost coin example, rather than considering the lost coin to be about repentance like some other interpretations, if we consider it to be about the Kingdom of heaven then perhaps we can understand these other parables. For example, flour is used to make bread, however, alone it will produce a bread that is rock hard. No one will eat this bread, however with a bit of yeast, the bread can bloom and become the soften most delicious bread we have ever tried. The yeast can be mixed with the flour, yet it remains hidden whilst mixed within the dough. No one could tell which bowl had the yeast if compared with other bowls of flour. The only way we tell is in the produce. Yahuwshua compared the Kingdom of heaven to yeast. Us being wheat i.e. flour, must allow the words to dwell in us, it must become a part of us. In a line of people we will only know in whom the Kingdom lies when the words they speak provide nourishment to all. The Kingdom however is not easy to find as it is hidden. However, it is not unobtainable. We must constantly pray to Yahuvah to grace us with the ability to find it, and when we find it we must constantly keep it with us, like the precious pearl of great value. The Kingdom is a place of love and peace. Once we know we have it we must ‘buy it’ by selling everything we have, that being our selfishness, jealous natures, judgement, greed, pride, all things that aren’t from a loving place. Some people find it hard to change. They think that its easier to be miserable as this is a state they have been in for a long time and so its easier to remain the same rather than to climb the mountain. However i believe that if we as Christians represent the Kingdom and all its nourishment to them, it may help them find it for themselves. They may be stubborn and not listen, but Yahuvah has the power to plant the message in their head whether they like it or not. In his time and by grace he will reveal himself and the Kingdom to them. Its important to keep a hold of it seeing that the enemy is more than willing to take it away. We all must hide it within our hearts where it will truly blossom and change us from the inside out.

Finally, the rest of Matthew 13:

The Parable of the Net
47“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.
48When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.
49This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous
50and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51“Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked. “Yes,” they replied.
52He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

We all know that we are going to die. Life could be likened to being fish in the sea, and death could be likened to being one of the fish caught in the net. Angels will know which of us lived accordingly and which of us lived a wretchedly wicked existence and it is those who will be turned away.

The Parable of the Weeds

24Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

25But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy [ADVERSARY] came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

26When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

27“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

28” ‘An enemy [ADVERSARY] did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29” ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.

30Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ “

The Parable of the Weeds Explained

36Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

37He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.

38The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

39and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

40“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.

41The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.

42They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

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