Why Christ Spoke In Parables And About God's Safety For Those Who Trust Him

Would you like some better understanding of the parable of Lazarus and the rich man? First you must be able to understand parables as not literal, for as in the scriptures where the words read;

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abrahams bosom: and the rich man died, and was buried. Luke 16:22

When one has been buried, they are dead, period. And they shall remain that way until either the first resurrection, or the second. David is still in his grave, so how could the character Lazarus not be? The sinners Ananias and Sapphira in Acts chapter 5 are still in their graves also, because hell is death, and that is exactly where the character of the rich man would be also. It’s a parable describing multitudes, and more.

Our Lord is the teacher, so please pay very close attention to all that He says,

What follows is one of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And great multitudes were gathered unto Him, so that He went into a ship, and sat. And the whole multitude stood on the shore. And He spoke many things unto them in parables, saying,

Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell on good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

And the disciples came, and said unto Him, Why speakest thou in parables?

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Huh? But does not Christianity teach that Christ came to save the world? Than why did He teach with words few could understand? Because it was not yet the time, and for many depending on what God sees within hearts, it still is not. God is only looking for firstfruits at this time who will reign with Christ as those who overcame as Christ also overcame the god of this world.

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias [Isaiah] which saith, by hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

For this peoples heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. [remember, He is speaking to His disciples, not the multitude]

For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receive it; Yet he hath no root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution raiseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 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, and some thirty. Matthew 13:1-23

Think about Job 8:15-17 when it comes to roots.

Now were going to examine some words in Psalms for our spiritual education.

The wicked shall be turned into hell,(death, grave) and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. [wicked can be one that did wrong, as in lacking love with care for others, or just ungodly] Psalms 9:17-18

Because the universe in God’s throne, and the earth His footstool with inhabitants as grasshoppers; Isaiah 40:22

"The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Psalms 14:2-3

"Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy. To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 33:18-19

"The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 34:18 [contrite is to be crushed with humility before our creator]

"They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. 37:19,39

"Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. 41:1-2

"And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my status, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. 50:15-17

Even though God warns all very clearly and directly against the teachings of man, with their doctrines and tradition, most all still hear him not, therefore just cast His truth behind them. And that is because human pride will never admit to being deceived. But in the tribulation all will know that many of the teachings that were believed are false.

Would our Father and God of the universe that has no beginning, and has no end, and knows not time, just ignore the greatest and most powerful nation on his creation planet earth? Hardly, and anyone that tells you different is totally blind. All the proof you need is right in the book of Genesis, and to teach God’s truth to a child is very simple, but trying to place genuine truth into a mind that already has the false spirit of error from the doctrines of man is impossible unless God allows by drawing you. John 6:37,39,44,65, 17:24, Romans 9:18

There is no end to all of the graphic horrors that are rapidly approaching. The question is; do you want to be spiritually prepared now with little time left, or go blind into the worst suffering that has ever been? The choice is yours.

As for me and all that I try to share with you, its only from genuine care for all; therefore I am very sorry if you take what I write wrongly.

May God work a work within your hearts.
timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
61-65, M
2 Responses Mar 1, 2010

I only strive for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; so help me God.

Thank you.