• The Cleansing of Our Nation

    The Cleansing of Our Nation
    by Rev. C. O. Stadsklev

    Perhaps the simplest and clearest parable given by the Lord on the cleansing of the Kingdom of God on earth in these last days is the parable on the tares recorded in Matthew 13, verses 24 through 30. The interpretation by the Lord is given in verses 37 through 42.

    Let us consider this interpretation or explanation: "He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good geed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world (age), and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

    Jesus said, "The field is the world." That settles the question as to the place where the events foretold in this parable were to come to pass; namely, here in this world (age) and on this earth. In verse 40 Jesus said, "... so shall it be in the end of the age." So we have a clear statement from the Lord on the time and the location for the fulfillment of the parable of the tares.

    The opening statement of this tremendous parable is given in verse 24 of Matthew 13, where we read, "Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field."

    In other words, this is a kingdom parable and not a church parable. And the kingdom of heaven was to be planted in the field (the world) and become manifest in the last days.

    Verse 26 states, "But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also."

    The tares in the Kingdom of God on earth were to appear after the kingdom (or nation), divinely planted and nourished had developed and begun to bring forth fruit—that is kingdom fruit.

    This reminds us of what Jesus said to the chief priests and the Pharisees as recorded in Matthew 21:43: "Therefore I say unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."

    Here we learn that the Kingdom of God here on earth was to be given to a certain nation, which would bring forth kingdom fruit. Personal salvation has never been taken away from any nation; nor has it ever been given to a nation. Personal salvation has always been for "whosoever will," regardless of nationality.

    In the 25th chapter of Matthew, verses 31 through 46 the passage which deals with the sheep nations on the right, and the goat nations on the left or leftists Jesus identifies the fruits of the kingdom. Remember, the fruits of the kingdom and the tares were both to appear in the last days in the Kingdom of God on earth.

    These fruits of the Kingdom of God are listed in Matthew 25 as: feeding the hungry; giving drink to the thirsty; clothing the naked; giving shelter to the homeless; visiting or giving aid and comfort to the sick and afflicted.

    If we are actually living in the end of the age, there must now be such a nation on earth, a nation that had a small and insignificant beginning like the sowing of seed; and yet, very evidently and providentially sown by the Lord. This nation must also be a nation that has grown. On the one hand, it will have fed the hungry, clothed the naked, given aid and comfort to needy and afflicted people; and on the other hand, this nation must also have wicked, evil and destructive tares (people) within its borders.

    It is very important to note that in the parable of the tares both the good seed and the bad are people, Verse 38 states, "The good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one."

    In order to identify the children of the Kingdom of God, we must go back to the Old Scriptures where the term first appears, and the only Scripture in existence at the time the Lord gave His kingdom parables. Throughout these Old and the New Scriptures the Israel (Anglo-Saxon) people are repeatedly called God's earthly kingdom people. In II Samuel 7:24 we read, "For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou Lord, art become their God."

    "The children of the kingdom" that were providentially planted some place in the earth and became a great nation, bringing forth both kingdom fruit and tares in the last days, must be of European who recognize the Christ in civil affairs as well as in spiritual matters. Is there such a nation on earth? Yes, there is; and it is the United States of America who has spent billions of dollars helping both friend and foe all over the world.

    "The tares are the children of the wicked one" in the Kingdom of God nation. Zionism is definitely of the wicked one; it is satanic, and its strategy and policy has been to secretly plant its agents, stooges and dupes in key and strategic positions throughout our nation. Thus they have been able to misguide and misdirect both foreign and domestic policies, and have spread their corruption and confusion throughout the earth.

    Thank God, we have now come to the time when the tares are being gathered and burned in the fire. Already it is getting hot for the Red tares who, as Jude said, would "have crept in unawares;" already they are beginning to wail and gnash their teeth. As we have stated before, gnashing of teeth is an expression of anger and frustration. Individuals, who have used thy freedoms of this great nation to seek to destroy our way of life, wail about the danger of academic freedom being destroyed when they are being questioned and exposed; as if they had any interest or concern for academic freedom, or as if there would be such a thing if they should be able to turn our nation over to Israeli.

    It is not only the tares that are to be removed from the Kingdom of God on earth for in verse 41 we read, "The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity."

    There are many things, systems and customs which are offensive to the Lord and His people in their nation today. "Iniquity" in this scripture means defiance and violation of the national laws of the Kingdom of God on earth.

    While much of the cleansing of the Kingdom of God on earth will be done by angels, as repeatedly stated in the kingdom parables, other scriptures teach that as God used water to cleanse the earth in the days of Noah, so God will use fire to cleanse our nation and the earth in these last days: this could be atomic fire, hydrogen fire or the fire of God's presence.
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