The Parables of Yahushua haMashiyach
Matthew 13:34-35 "All these things Yahushua spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world."; John 16:25 "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father."; John 3:12 “If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?" Remember YHWH only looks at the heart (kingdom of inwardness/immortality), not the appearance (kingdom of outwardness/mortality) with the understanding of Yahushua's parables taught wholly as to compare with the earthly things with heavenly things by the opposing works and parallel things of visibility and invisibility.
Parable of Good seed - tares:
Matt. 13:3-9, 24-30, 36-43 “And He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them: and other fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth; and when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked them: and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He that has ears, let him hear...24 Another parable set He before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away. But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where then has it tares? And he said to them, An enemy has done this! The slaves said to him, Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up? But he said, No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them. Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.... 36. Then He left the multitudes, and went into the house: and His disciples came to Him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. And He answered and said, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears, let him hear.”
Yahushua is the true Master of Kingdom of Life for His sheep. Satan is the master of perishable kingdom of all fleshly kingdoms. Their self-destructive kingdoms are formed by their own ideas/words/customs/ traditions of men which are impure and not united in one, therefore their words are vain. Matt. 4:8-10 “Again, the devil takes Him to a very high mountain, and shows Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and he said to Him, All these things will I give you, if You will fall down and worship me. Then says Yahushua to him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship YHWH your Elohim, and Him only shall you serve.”
With the understanding of growing both (wheat and tares) together till the harvest, everyone has the knowledge of good and evil in creating the works of opposition that must be separated at the time of harvest (end of his fleshly age) like Shaul in Romans 7 has the battle of goodness against the members of evilness in his flesh before his flesh was delivered to Satan then his spirit was received up to Him (1 Cor. 5:5).
Parable of His first coming, going, and second coming for every man (Matthew 25):
Matt. 25:14-30 KJV "For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his master's money. After a long time the master of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His master said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy master. He also that had received two talents came and said, Master, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His master said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy master. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Master, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His master answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 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."
His first coming is to give His talents (gifts of holiness) to the repentant hearts who are the spiritual births like to sow His Seed (Word) of Life in their sanctified hearts at the beginning of His warmth/Light (awaken out of the kingdom of coldness/darkness). His second coming is to receive the spiritual production out of what is sown in the sanctified hearts at the end of His warmth when the fleshly expiration comes. Every mortal one has two bodies (perishable/imperfect body and imperishable/perfect body), for he/she has the knowledge of good and evil thru the bloodline of Adam that violated His Law of perfection. All the valuation of imperfection (tares) must be separated from all the valuation of perfection (wheat) into their opposing kingdoms at the end of fleshly age for every mortal one. It is not completely agreed with many false teachings that this parable is for His second coming in the future event, because it says every one receives His gift of holiness at the time of his/her repentance (at the time of His sowing seed/first coming in the sanctified heart) and return his/her spiritual production out of what is sown in their heart at the time of his/her fleshly expiration (second coming/harvest time). His first coming means to knock the door of the repentant heart and sow His Seed/Word of Light, and His second coming means to harvest the spiritual production out of what is sown in the sanctified heart at the end of fleshly expiration (age).
It is not what it says to wait for some 2,000 years for His return, but for each man in his own order: 1 Cor. 15:23 But each man in his own order: haMashiyach the first fruits, after that those who are haMashiyach's at His coming." Every one repents out of the kingdom of darkness by His first coming (knocking the door/heart to open and listen to His Word of Light) and receives the gift of His Spirit of Life (Holy Spirit) to build his spiritual house on His Rock (Kingdom of Life), finally returns his spiritual life by His coming (harvest time). His comings and goings are for His beloved children on the earth who cry for salvation daily. His eternal law of sowing (His first coming) and reaping (His second coming) is from the spiritual birth to the full growth at the end of fleshly age.
Parable of sheep (spiritual bodies) and goats (fleshly bodies):
Matt. 25:32-46 "All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, Master, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? The King will answer and say to them, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me. Then He will also say to those on His left, "Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me. Then they themselves also will answer, Master, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You? Then He will answer them, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
Every one has a knowledge of good and evil thru the bloodline of Adam that violated the Law of Life, for he has two opposing bodies to serve. The fleshly body that does the deeds of lawlessness in serving Satan on His left hand, and the spiritual body that does the deeds of His righteousness in serving YHWH on His right hand. At the end of fleshly age, the perishable (fleshly) body goes to the second death (eternal punishment) and the imperishable (spiritual) body/soul goes to the first resurrection with our Messiah.
Parable of Talents:
Matt. 25:14-23 tells of the spiritual production of what is given the gift of Holy Spirit to you in the ministry of the Lost Sheep. Also Luke 19:12-19. What is sown goodly shall be reaped abundantly....Good measures of spiritual abundance: Luke 6:38 “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Read Luke 6:20-37 for the blessings of those who do good works in the sight of YHWH’s eyes.
Parable of the fig tree:
Luke 21:29-36 "Then He told them a parable: Behold the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of Elohim is near. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."; Rev. 6:13 "and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind."
The summer is illuminated as the fullness of your spiritual life as it is ready for His harvest time (coming) as you complete all your spiritual trials testing the works of your faithfulness toward the end of your fleshly age. All these things must be performed for every soul to understand all the opposing works that are to be separated into the opposing kingdoms (bodies) at the end of fleshly age. The unripe figs are the works of lawlessness and the ripe figs are the works of goodness that are saved, for each one of you is the fig tree that cast its unripe figs (works of evilness) into the body of sin and save its ripe figs (works of goodness) into the spiritual body.
Parable of the Net:
Matt. 13:47-50 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away. So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Every mortal man has his knowledge (gathering/production) of good (fish) and bad (fish) and come to the end of his fleshly age when His net/second coming cast into the sea (heart) to gather all his works of mortality. All his works of goodness (good fish) are reaped into His Kingdom of Life, but his works of evilness (bad fish) are taken out to the kingdom of death (dust).
Parable of the Pounds:
Luke 19:20-27 speaks of the believer (not the doer) who do not use the gift of Holy Spirit in the ministry of the Lost Sheep. Matt 25:24-30.
Parable of the prodigal son:
Luke 15:11-30 "And He said, A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me. So he divided his wealth between them. And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. But when he came to his senses, he said, How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men. So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his slaves, Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found. And they began to celebrate. Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be. And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound. But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him. But he answered and said to his father, Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him. And he said to him, Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found."
We are illuminated as the prodigal sons/daughters at the beginning of our fleshly births as going astray from His Law of Life, but with our repentance, we return back to His Kingdom of Life.
Parable of the rich fool:
Luke 12:16-23 “And He spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down My barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all My grain and My goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry. But YHWH said to him, You foolish one, this night is your soul required of you; and the things which you have prepared, whose shall they be? So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward Elohim. And He said to His disciples, Therefore I say to you, Be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. For the life is more than the food, and the body than the raiment.”
John 6:63. “It is the spirit that give life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life.”
Eating what is of the flesh will never be satisfied completely, but with the spiritual food, it will make you satisfied always.
Parable of the righteous and the contempt:
Luke 18: 9-14 "And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: Elohim, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice on the Shabbat; I pay tithes of all that I get. But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, Elohim, be merciful to me, the sinner! I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
No matter if he is a righteous one or a contemptuous one, he must be humbled. The self-righteous/exalted one seeks the glory of mortal men and is worthless in His sight, comparing to the contemptuous one seeks His forgiveness like the tax collector.
Parable of the Ten Virgins:
Matt 25:1-13 “...They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps...”
For wise virgins: Pure olive oil: Baptism of Holy Spirit; Light: Word of Messiah (I am the Light); Lamp: Temple of Holy Spirit; Vessels: tithes stored for spiritual reproduction of Body of Messiah.
For foolish virgins: No oil: emptiness in their hearts (Matt. 12:44); No light: lawlessness/darkness; Lamp: Temple of devils possessed in them (Matt. 12:43-45)
Job 18:5-6 “Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine. The light shall be dark in his tabernacle (temple/heart), and his candle shall be put out with him.”; 21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out!...”
Matt. 25:32 mentions that all the mortals out of the nations having the knowledge of good and evil thru the bloodline of Adam have their good works (sheep on His Right hand) and evil works (goats on His Left hand) separated at the end of their mortality. Five wise virgins (fingers of His right hand) are illuminated as the good works out of the Kingdom of goodness and five foolish virgins (fingers of His left hand) are illuminated as the evil works out of the kingdom of evilness.
Parable of the Vineyard:
Isa. 5:1-7 “Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill. He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it And also hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He expected it to produce good grapes, But it produced only worthless ones. And now, O inhabitants of Yerushalam and men of Yahudah, Judge between Me and My vineyard. What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones? So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground. I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it. For the vineyard of YHWH of hosts is the house of Yisrael And the men of Yahudah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.”
The song of His vineyard shall be sung among His believers eternally, where all other vineyards fail. His vineyard is the Kingdom of purity and sweetness, while other vineyards are many kingdoms of impurity and bitterness (sourness).
Rich man (fleshly minded) and poor man/Lazarus (spiritual minded):
Luke 16:19-31 “Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame. But Abraham said, Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us. And he said, Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house for I have five brothers in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment. But Abraham said, They have Moshe and the Prophets; let them hear them. But he said, No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent! But he said to him, If they do not listen to Moshe and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.”
What was the spiritual message sent to his brothers from the rich man is to everyone who comes into the world of lawlessness about the repentance out of the works of darkness and the obedience to the Mosaic Law that is written in every heart to know the difference between the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of Light. It is not a literal hellfire, but it is figurative/symbolic to perceive that all must repent from doing the evil deeds, just like the rich man acknowledged his deeds of evilness to throw out.
Many unmercifully looking at the things of evilness to judge those of the kingdom of darkness are the teachers of hellfire in judging those unrepentant souls in the so-called eternal punishment/torment, but YHWH our true teacher is full of eternal mercy and patience to all who are slow to repent fully. 1Peter 3:18-20 “For haMashiyach also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to Elohim, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of Elohim kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.” Yahushua our eternal Saviour daily descends to the prison/Hades of disobedience (world of lawlessness) and ascends to His Kingdom of Light with the true repentant ones. John 1:51 “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of Elohim ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”; 3:13 “No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.”; Rom. 14:11 “For it is written, “As I live, says YHWH, Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall give praise Elohim.” (Phil. 2:10-11) Acts 26:18 “to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to Elohim, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.” The day/Light of salvation/judgment awakens everyone who repents daily out of the kingdom of darkness to His eternal Kingdom of Light. Hos. 1:9-10 “And YHWH said, Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not My people and I am not your Eloheyak. Yet the number of the sons of Yisrael will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place where it is said to them, You are not My people, It will be said to them, You are the sons of the living Elohim.” Praise YHWH, you all who were the former servants to Satan the father of lies, and now are the true servants to Him eternally! HalleluYah!