VERSE EXPLANATION: Matthew 13:24-30 & 37-43
Pamela Ayn Austen
Don't Let Oprah Winfrey
Lead You Astray
MATTHEW 13:24-30 & 37-43
24. Jesus put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25. But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away.
26. When the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27. The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did these weeds come from?' 28. 'An enemy has done this,' he replied. So the servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' 29. 'No,' he said, 'for if you pull the weeds now, you might uproot the wheat with them. 30. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time, I will tell the harvesters, "First collect the weeds and tie them into bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat into my barn."'"
37. Jesus said, "The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38. The field is the world, and the good seed represents the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39. and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. 40. As the weeds are collected and burned in the fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will weed out of His kingdom every cause of sin and all who practice lawlessness. 42. And they will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father."
Oprah Winfrey has been on TV and video stating repeatedly that God can be gotten to by many different paths. You may choose the way in which you find God for your life. Your way may not be her way, and her way may not be your way, but you can both find God by following your own preferred manner.
This is a lie straight from the pits of hell, and she is one of the weeds these verses speak of, because this woman has been sown in a very distinct place in society by the devil. He has put her in a position to influence millions of people every year, making her a profuse super-spreader of weed seeds, which is her ungodly, unbiblical statements that lead people away from the truth, and perhaps, away from their own eternal salvation. Jesus said in Matthew 23:13, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let in those who wish to enter."
As for Oprah Winfrey's lie, here is what Jesus, the Son of God, has said about it, and all this is just in the book of John. The entire rest of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelations, bears witness to the only One who can lead us to eternal salvation, and every other religion or belief is a lie and a fraud and a WEED sown by the devil:
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by me." John 14:6
"Unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins." John 8:24
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them, you have eternal life; but it is these which testify of me." John 5:39
"If you believed Moses words, then you would believe in me, because Moses spoke of me." John 5:46
"Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it; before Abraham was born, I am." John 8:56
"He who has seen me has seen the Father." John 14:9
"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." John 11:25-26
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not die, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
"Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son." John 3:18
Islam, Catholicism, and every other false religion and belief system, including Freemasons and Jesuits, are weeds that God has allowed to grow with the true wheat, truth faith in Jesus, and true Christianity. To those who have rejected Jesus, these weeds look like the wheat, and they see no reason to believe Jesus over any other "savior". But, "God knows those who are his," and those who are his are those who trust Jesus, and his death on the cross, for their acceptance into heaven. The weeds may look legitimate now, but at the last day, they will be gathered and burned in the lake of fire.
Oprah would have people believe that the weeds are as legitimate as the wheat; but go eat a weed and see how that tastes for you. You'll be poisoned by it, and in the end, you'll perish from it. God commanded us in Jeremiah to learn to distinguish and separate out the precious from the worthless. Hint: Everything, apart from Jesus, is worthless for our salvation.