We have learned that though we have victory over the enemy, we must be aware of the enemy’s tactics, and overcome—not just for us, but for others. We must take the opportunity to change, because we are called to be the difference the world needs. In this sermon, Pastor Dawn shows us how to look at tares from the vantage point of them being opportunities. The answer is that we need more emphasis on intimacy with God. Because darkness is still around. Tares are still growing – but we are to be weed killer to the devil’s tares! And if you are investing in the Kingdom of God here on earth, then you must understand that people are the greatest investment. Your heavenly Father still believes it!
Worship to God comes in many forms. Our love for Him should show up in everything we do. When we are so in love with Him that He has charge of our whole “house,” we will make life decisions based on Him. We may have let the Lord in a small part of our house or a large part of our house. But we won’t defeat the enemy until the Lord is the owner of the whole house. Then He will come just as He promised, and He will divide the wheat from the tares! He will throw the enemy out for us. When our lives are a reflection of His love and heart for us, there is no room for tares to affect us, and there is always room for Jesus in every place of our heart. It is then that lives are affected and changed.
We are all inundated, daily, by the enemy’s tactics to distract us and get our focus off of God. We can become discouraged or overwhelmed by all the negativity and the trials of life. In this compelling teaching, Pastor Dawn explores the parable of the wheat and the tares that Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of Heaven. It is a great reminder that God and His people will have a harvest, even though the enemy has sown “tares” in our field! But we must fight, we must stand and stay focused on the truth!