Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries.
As we near the coming of the Lord and our gathering together unto him, we will see a clear difference between the wheat and tares. During the growing season, wheat and tares look the same, but when harvest time is near, the wheat turns golden while tares turn black. In the same manner, as that Day draws near, we will see a clear difference between the true church verses the counterfiet, false brethren. The true church, when Christ returns will be walking in victory, reigning, blessed, glorious, without spot or wrinkle. Even in spite of the darkness that will be pervading the earth, the true church will be seen as overcomers, walking in power and authority, unmoved and unharmed by the perils of the world. While the false brethren will be overcome by the world, and will be suffering horribly, and will be falling under the curse along with the rest of the world. Just like it was when the plagues were falling upon Egypt while those in the land of Goshen were unharmed, so shall it be when God shows his protection and provision over his people while his judgement begins to fall on those who are not.
“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” Psalm 91:5-10
Jesus teaches us in the New Testament church that our works are as filthy rags, but that He will be looking for the fruit we are producing. That is also another way to distinguish between the wheat and the tares. Are you seeing works done by the hands of men, or the fruit of increase producing by God in that persons life? Be not deceived, God will not be mocked. Whatever a man sows that shall he reap.
– Lenny Hall