Dear KMAG: 20210523 Open Topic

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Wheat . . . Or Weeds?

24 . . . “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the weeds also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the weeds you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ” (Matthew 13:24-30)

In the agricultural society of Christ’s time, many farmers depended on the quality of their crops. An enemy sowing weeds would have sabotaged a business. The weeds in the parable were likely darnel because that weed, until mature, appears as wheat. What would a wise farmer do in such a dilemma? Instead of tearing out the wheat with the weeds, the landowner in this parable wisely waited until the harvest. After harvesting the whole field, the weeds could be separated and burned. The wheat would be saved in the barn.

In the explanation of parable, Christ declares that He Himself is the sower. He spreads His redeemed seed, true believers, in the field of the world. Through His grace, these Christians bear the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-24). Their presence on earth is the reason the “kingdom of heaven” is like the field of the world. When Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17; Mark 3:2), He meant the spiritual realm which exists on earth side by side with the realm of the evil one (1 John 5:19). When the kingdom of heaven comes to its fruition, heaven will be a reality and there will be no “weeds” among the “wheat.” But for now, both good and bad seeds mature in the world.

The enemy in the parable is Satan. In opposition to Jesus Christ, the devil tries to destroy Christ’s work by placing false believers and teachers in the world who lead many astray.

But we are not to pursue such people in an effort to destroy them. For one thing, we don’t know if immature and innocent believers might be injured by our efforts. Further, one has only to look at the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, and the reign of “Bloody Mary” in England to see the results of men taking upon themselves the responsibility of separating true believers from false, a task reserved for God alone. Instead of requiring these false believers to be rooted out of the world, and possibly hurting immature believers in the process, Christ allows them to remain until His return. At that time, angels will separate the true from false believers.

In addition, we are not to take it upon ourselves to uproot unbelievers because the difference between true and false believers isn’t always obvious. Weeds, especially in the early stages of growth, resemble wheat. Likewise, a false believer may resemble a true believer. In Matthew 7:22, Jesus warned that many profess faith but do not know Him. Thus, each person should examine his own relationship with Christ (2 Corinthians 13:5). First John is an excellent test of salvation.

Jesus Christ will one day establish true righteousness. After He raptures the true church out of this world, God will pour out His righteous wrath on the world. During that tribulation, He will draw others to saving faith in Jesus Christ. At the end of the tribulation, all unbelievers will be judged for their sin and unbelief; then, they will be removed from God’s presence. True followers of Christ will reign with Him. What a glorious hope for the “wheat”!

*https://www.gotquestions.org/parable-wheat-tares.html


Glory Train

The track is all clear, the switches are thrown
The Glory Train’s coming; we’re going home
It may be soon or the sweet by and by
We’ll not know the day; so don’t even try

Now, at the station, the platform is full
But all is not quiet; some push, some pull
Many evil men fight to be the king
They want control over everything

Others wait patiently, doing good deeds
Helping those that hurt and in great need
They know the train will be coming for them
And long for peace, not the platform’s mayhem

All ticketholders are ready to leave
They’ll go aboard, all who truly believe
They trusted God and God’s only Son
Marked by God’s Spirit for when the train comes

Life on the platform goes on without end
But one day the train speeds around the bend
Many in the crowd raise a rousing cheer
While others are shocked and cower in fear

The Conductor calls out “Welcome! Come aboard!”
“All you who believe and trust in our Lord!”
“By faith you believed, now God’s Day is come”
“Your race is over, your victory’s won”

Then a strong voice, with trumpet and shout
By God’s Holy Power calls the dead out
They rise from their sleep and all board the train
Wearing bright, white garments, freed from all stain

Then those here waiting respond to the call
Tears flowing freely in wondrous thrall
All climb aboard to their purchased place
Paid for by Christ by God’s mercy and grace

The ones left on the platform weep and wail
They put themselves first, now they know they’ve failed
Their faith was only in the world and man
They fought against God and ignored His plan

Now, without God, they must find their own way
Living in sin until the Judgment Day
When they’ll kneel to Christ, unable to stand
And from God’s presence eternally banned

The doors all close and the train pulls away
Oh, what a glorious sight on that Day!
Up through the clouds in the blink of an eye
Then huge Pearly Gates appear in the sky

Into Heaven’s Realm, we’re nearing our home
Of perfect peace and joy, never to roam
Just over the river, close by the shore
There we’ll debark for our forever more

The train slows and stops, the golden bells ring
What a great welcome as the angels sing!
The old has all gone; we’re changed new and free
All of us sing and shout the victory!

We now have arrived at our Promised Land
With calm, deep blue seas and warm, white sands
And across the river, green fields and hills
With sparkling lakes , so peaceful and still

Oneness fills all, and love that doesn’t cease
And abiding joy, and deep, heartfelt peace
Giving God all the glory and our praise
Throughout all time for Eternity’s days


On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


Hopefully, every Sunday, we can find something here that will build us up a little . . . give us a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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RAC

Magnetic jabs, there might be something in it after all…..

“Engineered protein crystals make cells magnetic”
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2019/september/engineered-protein-crystals-make-cells-magnetic.html

Wolf Moon

Excellent find! Thank you!

ARCHIVE: https://archive.fo/U7B9B

RAC
Wolf Moon

Good stuff!!!

duchess01

POLICE DOCTORS NURSES ARMY FIRE WAKE UP TO THE DEPOPULATION AGENDA

https://drcharlieward.com/police-doctors-nurses-army-fire-wake-up-to-the-depopulation-agenda/

duchess01
singingsoul1

I am off topic but want to share here with friends.
My one granddaughter graduated High school from an all girl school. The graduation was for two days on YouTube 🙂
We got to watch it. Girls go there from around the world and some girls wore their traditional garb. I did not believe my eyes when I saw my granddaughter in a Dirndl. She decided she wanted to show off one half of her heritage. My daughter bought the dress in Germany but no one told me. She looked so German and I saw myself in her that was amazing. She has my middle name and looks like me. I never realized that.
She got a recognized in science and engineering and received a stipend .

What was another surprise she took a class in food science , used to be home economics. She now is into cooking at home. She took over the kitchen from her parents 🙂 She said she did not wanted to be like her father eating out of a can in college.
She also gardens her parents do not and grows all kind of vegetables.
I am realizing how much influence I have had without trying. That is so true that children learn by example.
The Z generation is amazing. I can tell she is a conservative the way she handles her life and dresses and handles money and works when ever she can.
Sorry I am bragging but I am so proud 🙂

Last edited 7 months ago by singingsoul1
Valerie Curren

Beautiful, uplifting, & encouraging. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!   😍  

singingsoul1

Thank you 🙂

Valerie Curren

YW <3

Wolf Moon

I’m going to say it! TOO MUCH WINNING!  😍 

singingsoul1

Yes I am still numb 🙂
She is going to be 18 in June 🙂
This is the first time she did not come to visit because of the covid.

Coldeadhands

You go ahead & brag! That’s the special province of grandparents.

singingsoul1

Thank you 🙂

kalbokalbs

SingingSoul, Wonderful post! So much to be proud of!!!

singingsoul1

Thank you. Still pinching myself 🙂

SteveInCO

If this isn’t worth bragging about then PDJT should also have stopped bragging.

singingsoul1

🙂

Barb Meier

Conogratulations to you and your family!!

singingsoul1

Thank you 🙂

Cuppa Covfefe

Well done! and a credit to your support and guidance!

Makes me think of how (many years ago) I learned about “Heimatsmuseen… great to be proud (not narcississtic) about one’s heritage and not being ashamed of it – rare anymore for those of us with a European background… Herzliche Gratulation und viel Erfolg!

[Interesting – my wife is a Diplom Öcotrophologe… Food scientist… then she discovered computers… and an Amerikaner 🙂 (NOT the pastry 🙂 )]…..

Last edited 7 months ago by Cuppa Covfefe
singingsoul1

My granddaughter is not afraid to who she is. Her father has Irish heritage.
She is studying IT and who knows what else. She is brilliant in science and math and also is very creative.
You must have a creative wife to be in the field she is in?Good for her and computer 🙂

gil00

Youve been a good Grandma.
Sounds like a good girl.

singingsoul1

I did not do much just gave her a place she could be herself do what she wanted even if she stayed up the whole night skying with her girlfriends in Asia or Germany or where ever they lived. I never ratted on her to her parents . She ate what she wanted . I let her enjoy her vacations.
I just enjoyed her as is, Took her shopping at REI for hiking gear or for rafting. We bought her lots of books.
I listened more than speaking.
She loves animals .

duchess01

I listened more than speaking.
__________________________

The most valuable gift you gave her, Sing!!!

Elize

You should be very proud of her and thank God she was blessed by your influence.

The bible states repeatedly…tell, teach and repeat these things to your children, family and the generations, least they forget. Too many humans hand their kids cell phones and ignore their responsibility to their children.

I personally learned many life skills and trade skills from my grandparents and elders in our community while growing up. I wouldn’t give up what I learned for a tech babysitter!

singingsoul1

I learned from my grandmothers also. 🙂

churchmouse

Congratulations to your granddaughter and to you, singingsoul! 🙂

What a wonderful story! Brag on, brag on!

singingsoul1

Thank you. 🙂
My granddaughter told me once “no one likes a bragger.” That is when I ask her how she did on her ACT test 🙂 She plays everything down and lifts her friends up.

churchmouse

Marvellous!

You’ve taught her well. 🙂

cthulhu

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
— Prov 17:6

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
— Deut 6:7

Deplorable Patriot

I am so giggling.
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Deplorable Patriot

I had something in December 2019 that wasn’t that bad other than a cough that lasted two months. The bug in March last year was MUCH worse, and that was labelled Influenza A even if it has taken on the aura of COVID since. Either way, I’m sure I’ve had it.

Linda

I saw a local article a few months ago that they found covid anti-bodies in blood banks locally in December 2019. Which meant that it had to have been here in October at least. I’m sure I had Wuflu in December 2019.

Deplorable Patriot

I’m positive that’s what I had.

Aubergine

I had it the week after Thanksgiving. I have zero doubt about that.

singularzoe

All the mask virtue-signaling and doing things “for the common good,” “doint it for others,” Etc. to turn people into good little communitarians (meaning communists) like William Li Etc. Sick of these people.

duchess01

TRUTH WILL NOT BE CENSORED – EVEN IF KICKED BEYOND THE CURB!
may 23, 2021 the marshall report

https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2021/05/23/truth-will-not-be-censored-even-if-kicked-beyond-the-curb/

In these trying and confusion mind games, and they are mind games, we must look for the truth and always remind ourselves that half of what is coming into social media is disinformation, and all of what is coming out of fake news is propaganda. 
 
We must also remember that God holds all the answers, the entire purpose of all things, and he is the Father of all those who accept his son as their savior. The Father, through his Son, Our Lord has given the Holy Spirit to dwell inside each of those who believe, for he made a new covenant where he placed His Word in our hearts and our bodies are the New Temple and when we seek answers, we enter into the Holy of Holies within to seek wisdom, guidance, and divine protection against the evils in this world. 

[Excerpt] Read more at the link above…

trumpismine
Wolf Moon

Oh, I love this guy. Utterly unafraid!

trumpismine
Cuppa Covfefe

That’s probably a lot closer to the truth than anyone would like, even them….

The Poligrip Pavement Princess Mafiosi Piglosi d’Alessandro Gambino should know that Smirnoff has a reputation of dissolving Poligrip…. and minds, over tiime…….

duchess01

  :wpds_lol: 



TradeBait2

Like others – my wife and I had the same thing most did during the same period over a year ago. Went to the doc and got prednisone to open the nasal passages. Like virtually everybody else, we have been around many folks who tested positive for COVID since that point. Yet, we have not had any respiratory illnesses for over a year at all. We never stopped going places or visiting with folks as well. Yet, no COVID-19 for us in that year.

So we obviously had it over a year ago. And I have said since PDT brought it up it was a bioweapon. He dared to take on China with the tariffs and Big Pharma with the lowered drug costs. Pretty sure I know how we got our infection and it was from a young married Chinese woman who is a member of our church who went on a clandestine missionary trip to China and followed it by bringing in a group of foreign exchange college students for a couple of weeks to minister to during the late December 2019 to early January 2020 time frame. A number of church members came down with it during January and February and we all had similar symptoms. The illness was never diagnosed, just the symptoms were dealt with through traditional medical means.

This was the same time period China was sending workers and students out in the world. Europe got eaten up with it from the quarter million garment workers who went back for the Chinese New Year and then returned to their places of employment. They probably never knew they were the carriers.

Cuppa Covfefe

Same with the three of us. We normally have colds/flu/etc. around Christmas each year, as some corollary of Murphy’s law says that whenever a vacation/break occurs, sniffles will soon follow…

Anyway, we felt Cr@ppier in the 2019 version than we’d felt in years. A week or two later we were OK, although still wondering what it was. We live about 10 miles away from Göppingen, which apparently was where ChiComFakeFlu entered Germany.

Hmmmmmmm.

Having said that, we don’t know anyone at Webasto (the company that got hit)… Good company with good products… almost wonder if the Red ChiComs were looking to take them down…

Sadie Slays

The current top story on the NY Times right now is an article about “the coming population bust” and what the world will look like with less people. Predictive programming?

Linda

Their poison vaccine will make sure that happens.

Wolf Moon

Precisely.

ROBERT BAKER

Don’t worry. Government think tanks are already writing policy papers on how the government can solve this problem. Remember, “never let a crisis go to waste”. By the time the governments of the world are done with this one it will make the price tag of the Green New Deal look like pocket change. Now you might ask, “where will the revenue for this new War on Childlessness come”? The solution for any revenue problem is bigger government. If you have further questions or a different solution then you are a terrorist nationalist racist white supremist meat-eating colonialist conservative. They already have a policy paper on how to deal with you. Just smile, wave, and draw the curtains. Wait for the knock on your door. Your cooperation in this matter will be appreciated more than you will ever know.

Gail Combs

Generally if people are forced to stay home (blizzard, hurricane…) nine months later there is a baby boom…. this is especially true when the (Trump) economy is booming.

Fertility bust??? — HAS TO BE ARTIFICIAL!!!

Cuppa Covfefe

And the “New York Slimes” (aka “The Old Gay Lady”) will be tasked, first of all, with covering its own funeral… cast into the graveyard of failed birdcage liners…….

duchess01

Ep. 2485a – [CB] Push Their Agenda, Nobody Is Listening, The Economic System Is Going To Heat Up
X22 Report Published  May 23, 2021

https://rumble.com/vhil4x-ep.-2485a-cb-push-their-agenda-nobody-is-listening-the-economic-system-is-g.html

duchess01

Fake News Prepares For The Fall Out, The [DS] System Is About To Be Exposed WW, AF1 – Ep. 2485
 May 23, 2021  x22Report

https://x22report.com/fake-news-prepares-for-the-fall-out-the-ds-system-is-about-to-be-exposed-ww-af1-ep-2485/

The [CB] is now trying to prepare the people of the world for their new world. They are introducing how people will need to eat bugs because food will be too expensive. The people are now buying what they are selling. The other part of their agenda is to steer everyone away from alternative currencies. The [DS] and fake news media know that their entire system is about to be exposed. The audits are moving forward and the patterns are being discovered and exposed. The panic is now off the charts and the fake news media is trying to convince the people that they must accept the outcome of the election and the audits are not necessary. Trump readies TF1. Once this is exposed those who [knowingly] manipulated the elections and were involved in the manipulation will be arrested.

duchess01

Ep. 2485b – Fake News Prepares For The Fall Out, The [DS] System Is About To Be Exposed WW, AF1
X22 Report Published  May 23, 2021

https://rumble.com/vhiluj-ep.-2485b-fake-news-prepares-for-the-fall-out-the-ds-system-is-about-to-be-.html

scott467

New article at Political Moonshine:

Wuhan Lab Is Conspiracy No More?
May 23, 2021

Intro: “What is it or should I say, who is it, that serves as the needle to thread COVID-19 through three consecutive presidential administrations from Obama to Trump to Biden?”

https://politicalmoonshine.com/2021/05/23/wuhan-lab-is-conspiracy-no-more/

para59r

From here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/lot-called-experts-trying-cover-tracks-genuine-scandal-sen-tom-cotton-drops-bomb-fauci-wuhan-research-funding-video/

We get Maria B and Sen Cotton filling in some of the detail that Political Moonshine is talking about.

One thing mentioned twice in this is that Obama “Banned” Research on Gain of Function back in 2014. We know however his ban was a PR deployment after having been caught allowing it to happen despite the BIO Warfare Laws. Political Moonshine I believe has something to the same effect in his piece.

At the very last of the vid is another disconcerting element is brought up concerning the IRS and your finances.

Brave and Free

The only problem I have with this, is Cotton giving cover for Zero. Twice he tells us Zero stop funding……..

Linda

What he said at the end is absolutely right – with the AZ audit (and others coming) and COVID falling apart, there will be another false flag incoming.

gil00

Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) Tweeted:
We have a logo

duchess01

  :wpds_lol: 



SteveInCO

I will second that.

gil00

Joe Dan Gorman – Intellectual Froglegs (@JoeDanMedia) Tweeted:
#NanoTechnology
I don’t know if this is true— but at this point, I do not know that it is NOT true. You can’t ask questions—and they reveal nothing.

Could this be true?

cthulhu

I think it was gil00 who I was talking to about collecting wild bees.

Here’s how that can work (this is a swarm, doing it with a hive is different) —

gil00

Well we have them hived at the creek. Gigantic hive, but theyre bee having this spring so far. Not swarming the house.

cthulhu

So, you’re looking for something more like this:

gil00

Thats cool. The photos of the 1 at the creek….the hive is easily triple that.

cthulhu

One of the fascinating things about bees is that they naturally do things in parallel sheets. This is why frames in beehives are spaced the way they are. The space in-between the sheets is just about 3/8″ — anything larger, and they build more comb in it; anything smaller than about 1/4″, they’ll seal with “propolis” [essentially bee papier-mache].

This was discovered by the Reverend Lorenzo Langstroth in 1851, and he used this knowledge to build the first modern box hives. Interestingly, it is actually illegal in some jurisdictions to keep bees in anything other than rectangular boxes.

There is another type of hive, the “top bar” hive, where there are frames in containers, but the bottoms are not rectangular.

As you have now seen, about 50,000 bees (there are about 4000 bees per pound, so about 12 pounds of bees) can fit in one of those boxes. They’re stackable, so if you want to move 100,000 bees, you can use a stack of two.

Alternatively, you can get creative and try to split the hive. To do this, you’d need a mated queen, which can be purchased from a number of suppliers. There are a number of technical issues with this that are beyond the scope of this discussion (not the least of which is that workers can reject a queen and kill her).

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. With regard to the latter, even Shakespeare knew of the risks.

Two bees, or not two bees…

(gets me coat and protective hat…)….. 🐝🐝🌻🐝🐝

gil00

That is amazing about hives. Funny art always shows the cute little dome hive, but its not reality.

Wolf Moon

Very cool!

TheseTruths

CodeMonkeyZ https://t.me/s/codemonkeyz
With the news coming out of Georgia, please remember one thing…

FRAUD VITIATES EVERYTHING

CodeMonkeyZ
As the audit gets ready to start back up, this is a friendly reminder:
The election router was connected to at least FIFTY OTHER NETWORKS.

What is hammer and scorecard?