“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers; Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.&sdquo; ”
Following that, Jesus tried to explain to the disciples the meaning of this parable:
“The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.”
The full meaning of this parable, together with Jesus' explanations, is the following: The Son of Man sowed human spirit seeds into the world of matter. Because of this act the designation “Son of Man” appeared, meaning that the whole humanity has its origin from this sowing, as per the Will of God, who He is himself. Indeed, the Hebraic expression that translates Son of Man: “ben'adham”, means in its essence “Son of humanity”, i.e. the Son of the Almighty for humanity.
The creative act of the Son of Man is corroborated by the so called Book of Parables (included in the apocryphal Book of Enoch), indicates that the designation “Son of Man” was used before Creation came into being, indicating that this designation is not associated with Jesus. This Ethiop version of the book of Enoch contains the following:
“In this hour the Son of Man received a name in the presence of the Lord of the Spirits. And before the creation of the Sun and the two Signs, before the creation of the stars in the sky, he received a name in the presence of the Lord of the Spirits.”
The phenomenon of human beings developing from spirit germs is a process that repeats itself regularly in Creation. Indeed human beings develop from “spiritual seeds” beginning in Paradise, and after complete maturity return to the same place of their origin. The influences determining the germination process of the seeds can be seen as a breath of life from the Creator, the origin of all life: “Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” (Gn 2:7). After being created by the Will of God, “The Holly Spirit”, the man is given life by the breath of God that animates him with his nourishment. Elihu, friend of Job, gave this sense when he testified: “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (Job 33:4).
About the return of these seeds to Paradise as matured and self-conscious spirit, the apocryphal book of Thomas brings a significant passage: “Blessed are the solitary and the elect, for you will find the kingdom, for you came forth from it, and you will return to it again.” (1)
The human being, developed from the spirit germ, after repeated experiences following insertion into the world of matter, acquires very slowly self-consciousness and becomes a complete personality. This picture does not represent at all the belief of so many, that man is an image and likeness of God, created directly by Him. How can this be possible? Is it indeed possible that anyone, here on Earth, believes from the bottom of his heart, that he, a human being in the process of development, is really the image and likeness of the Almighty God?… Look at your self with deep insight and answer with honesty… A human, an earthly creature, as the image and likeness of the Almighty… Like Him but not enough to obey His Commandments and live according to His Will! Human beings that have given up all image and likeness and decree that the Lord must send to Earth his Son to bear and redeem their guilt, creatures that would be made as His image and likeness… There are no words to describe such tremendous arrogance. Only after death those with this wrong conception would recognize those presumptuous claims and then would have preferred not to have ever been born.
The Genesis description about the man made “in our image and according to our likeness” (Gn1:26) – God image – refers not to the human being, but to the insertion, in a broad sense, of the spiritual male and female into the Creation, emerged from the gate that is the departure point from the Divine. (2) Let us be reasonable… honest and righteous! It is impossible that this reference is for the limited human creature, an entity that finally degenerated itself through its free will, neglecting completely the spiritual assignment, breaking away sinfully from the Creator. The beings created as images and likeness of God are the primordial spirits, free from error and sin, whose origin is well above the highest final goal that a human spirit can ever attain: the spiritual realm known as Paradise. If some day a human being could reach Paradise, his real fatherland, on the merit of becoming a complete and perfect spirit, then, he could be considered as a “copy” of the eternal primordial beings, which are the images and likeness of God. A copy! This can only be attained by someone that could reach that place… And even when there will continue always to be below celestial beings. “For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels” (Ps 8:5), which live in the divine sphere.
The starting point of human spirituality was Adam and Eve. They where created in the spiritual realm, but were never incarnated on Earth nor in any other material sphere. The fact that they had appeared already developed, without first being children, shows that this happening took place in a more developed plane, above Paradise, where human beings live as effectively created by Divine Will. They became immediately provided with self-consciousness, without the necessity to develop from seeds. The name “Eve” means simply “vivid.” In the Sumerian language, the ideogram representing the term “vivid” is the same as the one that represents “rib.”
Only human spirits that are already residing in Paradise can be referred to as images and likeness of God; “When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God.” (Genesis 5:1) and this means copies of primordial image of God. The perfected human spirits are similar to the primordial spirits, who were created in the first place, in the heights of Creation. Therefore we, terrestrial human beings, are far away below, at an incomparable distance from them all.
The Creator does not need anybody, depends on nothing. On the other hand all beings, created or developed, are wholly dependent on Him.
The German Theologian and Philosopher Schleiermacher (1768 – 1834) grasped with his intuition this meaning when he affirmed “God is a Being on Whom all creatures depend while He depends on nothing.”
The great Architect of the Universes needs not human creatures: “The God who made the world and everything in it, He is Lord of heaven and earth… does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is He served by human hands as though He needed anything…” (Acts 17:24, 25).
About earth and the beyond he said: “Who makes a separation between this world and the world beyond deceives himself.” Schleiermacher was accused to be Gnostic and semi Pelagius at the same time, a badge that was in reality an honor, denoting himself as someone capable of using his intuition to understand and transmit concepts.
He fought Illuminism when he affirmed that what determines human value is not the spark of reason but instead that the heart is the foundation matrix of spiritual life. Friedrich Ernst Schleiermacher said the following: “What commonly is called belief i.e. the acceptance of what someone else did, trying to mimic other's thoughts or feelings taking them as a superior behave toward religion, is in error. Instead one must renounce this behavior if he seeks to enter into the sanctuary (… ) those who achieved an earth life so rich and absorbing, needs not eternity anymore. Those have created a universe for themselves and need not to think about the One who has created them.”
Let's get back to the parable. “… but while men slept, his enemy came…” When human beings where in the initial stages of their path through the world of matter, with their conscience not totally developed, therefore not entirely awakened as if they where still in the verge of getting into the spiritual teenage, Lucifer came with his mission to take care of human seeds to enhance their development. But instead of carrying out his task according to the Creator's Will, he acted differently, making efforts to seek their destruction. Acting in this way he became the declared “enemy” of the Sower.
The principle of temptation inserted by Lucifer into the world of matter is absolutely contrary to the supporting love desired by the Creator because “He Himself tempts no one” (James 1:13). The ones subdued by the evil, i.e. the wrong principle, develop as weeds in the field of matter, therefore wrongfully. (3) In contrast to them there are the ones that develop in the right way, as per the Creator's Will, dodging the pitfalls of darkness: Those are the “Sons of the Kingdom”, the wheat. No weeds should appear in the Son of Man's wheat field. This is crystal clear as the servants got perplexed by what germinated: “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?.”
Lucifer “withdrew” after disseminating the wrong principle into the world of matter, i.e. he did not remain in the material Creation but sunk into the abyss due to the effect of the Law of Gravity that pushes down below everything that becomes evil and heavy. In the Book of Isaiah there is a poem describing the fall of Lucifer where he is named “Day star” and “son of Dawn” (simply Lucifer in the Latin version). In ancient mythology the “morning star”, the Venus planet, represents the fallen angel. In the Isaiah text the basic sense shows him originally as a luminous being, brilliant, that becomes vanquished and fell into the depths: “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day star, son of Dawn? How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your Heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit on the mount of Zaphon; I will ascend to the top of the clouds, I will make myself like the most High.' But you are brought down to Sheol (house of the dead), to the depths of the Pit!” (Isaiah 14:12-15).
The expression in the poem, is the current Hebraic's original Saphon. The mount Saphon means Congregation Mount. Mythology poems dated 1200 – 1400 a.C. written over ancient clay bricks, discovered in excavation sites at Ugarit, a Syrian ancient city (today the city of Ras Shamra), indicates Saphon as the mountain where Baal lord of the Earth, the great Lucifer's servant, lives. About this Saphon mount the writer Roselis von Sass says in her book The Final Judgment:
“Baal was entitled ‘the lord of Saphon mount’! The mount Saphon is an important center in the astral world (medium gross matter) surrounding our terrestrial planet. (… )
The medium gross matter sphere surrounding the Earth is called ‘Saphon.&sdquo; This mount is the most important nevertheless not the highest because even more elevated mountains exist there… In the mount Saphon there is a large building which has in its center a big Temple. (… )
All forerunners of the Truth who came to carry out their missions on Earth, stayed for a time at the Saphon mount of the Temple to prepare themselves for their tasks and to contact human souls. They used that time wisely while the infant bodies linked to them developed to the maturity to serve as instruments for their spirits. (… )
Also the human spirit of Jesus, prepared as an instrument for Jesus's activity, the Son of God the bearer of Divine Love, stayed at mount Saphon. There he sensed all phases of sufferings because in that Saphon mount, the illuminated mount, he saw human souls bearing on their foreheads the bloody stigma of Baal, the sign of Lucifer.”
Baal, the most powerful servant of Lucifer, is described several times in the Bible and is also present in its oldest books. His worship was introduced in Samaria during the Reign of Acab from Israel (874 – 853 a.C.), when the followers of Yahweh were persecuted. Nevertheless some Kings were enforcing old Commandments here and there and the Bible shows a deteriorating behavior from that epoch on. This happened evenly in the North and South Kingdoms, Israel and Judah. Two hundred years after the death of Acab, Jeremiah the prophet transmitted this message from the Lord: “Because they have forsaken my law that I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, or walked in accordance with it, but have stubbornly followed their own hearts and have gone after the Baal's” (Jeremiah 9;13). From the name Baal, that means lord, came the name Beelzebub, a condensed name Baal-Zebul – “Prince lord” – gave origin to the designation “Ruler of the Demons” as in (Matthew 9:34).
The city of Ugarit was in its historic highs, just before the Exodus epoch, probably the head quarter of Baal in that region. From other clay cuneiform writings the Supreme Being “El”, known by that people as the “Father of humanity” had its position occupied by Baal.
In those writings Baal counted on his sister Anate to smash the inhabitants of two cities, deeds that provoked envy on Baal itself: “Anate combated at the valley and slashed the multitudes of the shores. The heads were as balls under her feet. With the beheaded heads hanged by her hips she walked, sunk by her knees over the blood of heroes. Anate inflicted wounds and laughed with her heart full of joy.” The narration says that after the fight Anate demanded El to permit Baal raise a palace where she could reign. The instructions written over the clay bricks showing that those tales where to be read aloud… This Anate was probably Baalat, the first feminine servant of Lucifer, which Roselis von Saas describes in her book of Final Judgment in the chapter “The Baal cult.”
Humans have free will; so it is up to them to decide if they want to develop themselves as weeds or wheat. If they are just inclined to the wrong, they still have the possibility to regain the right way for their own spiritual development. The teachings of the forerunners, the admonishing of the ancient prophets, and later the teachings of the Son of God Jesus had this primordial function. Also the tireless apostle Paul warned frequently in Ephesians:“Live as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8). Only after the end of the time allowed for the development of each spiritual germ can one affirm who developed as wheat or as weeds in Creation. Then the time of harvest begins.
This harvest, the Final Judgment, is closely connected with the Son of Man, and is clearly explained in the following explanation from Jesus:
“Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
We ourselves are exactly into this epoch when the weeds are being separated from the wheat. The selection is automatic because each one is now forced to show himself how he really is, i.e. how he developed himself since his seed was sowed, if like wheat or weed. This must be conspicuously evident in this harvest epoch. The human being which still hears his intuition, the ones not completely clogged by the materialistic rationalization must move with all his strength and energy to ascend spiritually avoiding lack of weight in the process of selecting wheat from weed: “you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting” (Daniel 5:27).
We are experiencing the full execution of the Final Judgment, the so proclaimed Lord's Day, the Judgment Day, conspicuously predicted in the scriptures:
“For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (Eccl 12:14); and “On that day the Lord will thresh from the channel of the Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you will be gathered one by one, Oh people of Israel” (Isaiah 27:12). The time given to humans expired; “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near” (Mark 1:15). Now one can awake and return to the right narrow path long ago abandoned or become lost in the Judgment, spiritually deceased as a useless weed. With horror and despair such a lost one would finally recognize that effectively “There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death” (proverbs14:12). In this case his destiny will be such that he will lose all his self-consciousness, suffering horrifying torments (weeping and gnashing of teeth) of spiritual death, the second death, because “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).
Finally Jesus explains that after the cleansing of all evil in the Judgment there will be the Reign of Peace:
“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!”
Those who wish to know the sowing process of spirit germs, and about their development in the world of matter until attaining self-consciousness may read the following lectures in the book In The Light of Truth, The Grail Message, by Abdruschin:
In the Bible there are two descriptions about the Creation: the first goes from Gen1 to Gen 2:3 and the second from Gen 2:4 to Gen 2:25. In the first it is said that God created the human being as “male” and “female” (Gen 1:27), picturing that the male and female appeared simultaneously in Creation. In the second, however, the Lord forms firstly the male from the dust of ground (Gen 2:7), and the woman after, coming from his rib (Gen 2:22). This indicates that the masculine appeared first. The reader can find the clarification of this apparent discrepancy in the lecture “The cycle of radiations”, in the third volume of the work In The Light of Truth by Abdruschin. Return
The weed is a sort of grass that appears in the midst of cereals destroying other plants. In Greek this word is zizanion, which means lack of harmony. Until the middle of XVI century weed was known in Europe in a way that sowing weeds was the same as sowing disharmony. Weed is difficult to eliminate and looks like wheat and it becomes different only when matured. Its seeds are black and smaller but maintain their germinating power for a long time. Weed cannot be used as food because it has no nutritive properties, on the contrary, their seeds normally covered by a kind of mould produce dizziness if eaten and can even lead to death. Other important difference is that the weed is less dense than wheat, consequently lighter. Return
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