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For some time now I have wondered why it is that those who prefer darkness have been more and more prevalent, that is we as a society are seeing their boldness rising. It seems that those who use to exist on the fringe, hiding in shadows, preferring to do their deeds of corruption, selfishness and evil in the background have moved to the forefront.

It has boggled my mind that this has occurred because I was used to the idea that if you did something wrong, you didn’t boast of it. Instead, you experienced guilt and some kernel of shame, which motivated you to change your behavior and stop doing wrong things. It seems that this idea has been left on the wayside, as the world cruises on down the road of the outlandish, void of concern for others or common decency.

Today, I believe God has spoken to me about the reason why this is occurring, why the gray is disappearing between the black and white. God is allowing the emergence of distinctions. In other words there can be no more lurking in the in-between. One must decide and show on which side of the line they have chosen to exist. And the overall reason God is allowing this to happen is for the sole purpose of judgment.

It’s found in the story of the tares and the wheat in Matthew 13:24-30:

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 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? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 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 reason the tares were allowed to grow along side of the wheat was because they had similar features to each other at their early stages. Sure there were slight differences and to the expert farmer’s eyes they would be able to tell the two apart – usually. However, because of their similarities, there was the chance that when pulling them out right away, one might accidently damage the wheat. Therefore, the farmer allowed them to come to maturity, the time just before harvest. The reason for this is because at their fully grown stage, the wheat and tares become noticeably different and it becomes very easy to tell them apart. Hence, at this stage the elimination of the tares doesn’t endanger the wheat at all.

This is why God is allowing the distinctions to be made. The time of this world is coming to fulfillment and the maturity of each spirit is becoming evident. Therefore, the wicked will appear to become more wicked and prevalent while the righteous will cling ever aggressively to righteousness. So don’t be surprised as we witness the vileness of wickedness grow in the light of day, it simply means the reaping (judgment) is coming very soon. And remember, in the end it is the tares that were gathered and burned, not the wheat!

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