1. THE VISION WITH THE FIELD, THE WHEAT AND THE WEEDS
My dear brother! My faithful friend!
There are many farmers in this world who sow their seeds, water their fields and reap their harvest. In the last reckoning, thanks to their work we have food on our table. Wheat, rice, maize, vegetables, spices, fruits – for all of them there are seeds which are sown in the thick black earth. And none of the farmers – be they sowers or reapers – has ever faced the impossible situation of reaping something they have not sown. What one sows is what they will reap, because the Creator has put in His Creation unchangeable laws of sowing and reaping. And this is marvelous, because the labour which farmers expend on their sowing allows for a fully predictable harvest. It is another issue that many plants other than the ones which the owners have sown will try to grow in their fields. Plants that will also want to feed on the nourishing humus in the soil, without being of any use by their growth, but often just the opposite – causing damage and losses to the rich crop. Here, these plants are namely the weeds – wild and self-sown, stubborn and useless.
One diligent owner will never let weeds defeat their fields, but will uproot them in time, in order for them to ensure for themselves a rich crop. And, if everything has its logic in earth aspect, what should we say about the Heavenly one? What is the situation there with sowing and reaping? Or, how should we explain the fact that after twenty centuries of preaching the Gospel there are so many different “sorts” of Christians and churches? When, at that beginning, Lord created His Church, He was One and His Teaching – One, was it not so? And was not the Son of God Christ Himself the Seed which descended from Heaven in order for Him to be sown in the hearts of all those who believe Him? Is it not true that, to this very day, nobody has erased the veracious apostolic words which declare:
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all…” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
How did this happen that the one Body turned into many bodies, the one Spirit – into many spirits, and the one faith – into many beliefs? Was it the Seed Christ that altered, in order for Christianity to become so multi-coloured, or did something else happen? Is it possible for God Father’s Seed to change, when the Word says about our Lord that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”? Of course that it is impossible! Is it possible for Father’s Blessing to have changed, when it is written about our Heavenly Father that with Him “there is no variation or shadow of turning”? Of course that it is impossible! Then, why did three branches in Christianity appear in the last twenty centuries – Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism? And among the very branches, why did many others appear, thus making the picture even more fragmented, chaotic and incomprehensible? How many of us pondered over the serious words of Lord Jesus Christ by which He asks us:
“Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8)
Let us imagine this situation of Christ’s arrival! He comes on earth to find Faith, and three religious branches meet Him – each with its belief.
“Hello, orthodox Jesus! Accept our faith!” – the first ones cry out.
“Hello, catholic Jesus! Accept our faith!” – the second ones shout.
“Hello, protestant Jesus! Accept our faith!” – the third call.
However, in the next moment the Son of Man surprises all of them, saying:
“I did not come down from Heaven to seek and find your faith! No! I came to find My Faith! The Faith in That Covenant Which I left you in the Gospel! The Faith by which Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit make a dwelling in the human heart, so that Their Temple may be there! The Faith which needs neither any temples, which are made by human hands, nor ministries which are organized by men! Appear This Faith of Mine and enter by it the Heaven, in order for you to be My Bride on My Wedding supper!”
My brother, what will happen after such an arrival of Christ? Will the welcoming people give up their century-old traditions and dogmas, with the hope to accept the Faith of the Son of God in their hearts? Will the Heavenly Farmer accept to reap for salvation the whole Field which is called Christianity for the sole purpose of satisfying the expectations of all the heterogeneous plants which have sprouted in it? And, if these heterogeneous plants can neither stand, nor put up with each other in this world since every branch denies the two others, how will they live together in Peace and Blessing in the Heavenly Jerusalem? Will they not be above a constant source of discontents and conflicts, controversies and anathemas? Who is that owner who will admit the harvesters in his field in order for them to reap everything which has grown upon it if it is not homogeneous and precious? Will such owner risk turning his granary from a barn full of wheat into a barn full of weeds?
“Oh, brother Stefan! What are these inventions of yours? Do you not know that such a barn, full of weed, actually does not exist?” – somebody may react.
Is such a barn really nonexistent? And what does the whole Christian religion in this world represent other than a barn of weeds? And should I consider wheat ears those who decided to build for themselves on earth a kingdom without a king and Christianity without Christ? Should I accept the church millionaires and careerists as plants of Righteousness? Should I consider the brilliance, the luxury and the wasteful feasts of popes and cardinals, of patriarchs and bishops, businessmen and show-evangelists an apostolic self-sacrifice?
If the scribes in the Church heaped up mountains of lessons, doctrines and instructions in the course of the twenty-century-old Christianity, how was it that nobody found at least a few precious stones that shine with the most accurate reading of the proverb which our Lord spoke to us in “The Gospel of Matthew”? Since, this is namely the proverb in which the whole Christianity of today can see itself as in a mirror. And the words of the very proverb say:
“The Kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him: Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds? He said to them: An enemy has done this. So the servants said to him: Then do you want us to go and gather them? But he said: No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn…” (Matthew 13:24-30)
And, when the disciples of Christ asked Him to explain them the secret in the spoken proverb, He told them:
“The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear…” (Matthew 13:37-43)
Did the weeds have ears in order to hear and comprehend the words of Jesus? Did the scribes have reason to understand that the only cause for the present state of Christianity is hidden in the words of the Heavenly Owner Who clearly tells His servants what the fate of the wheat and the weeds has to be:
“Let both grow together until the harvest…”
Have not these words of God namely become true in the world? Have not both the wheat and the weeds been growing until this last time? Did not the world call the whole Field Christianity just because it was deceived by the worms of Satan to also accept the weeds as associates in the New Testament? In the last reckoning, the Field belongs to God, even though heterogeneous plants grow in it. However, this very decision of Lord Jesus Christ – letting both types of plants grow together until the harvest – has become the most serious sift possible which has had to sift out and determine the fate of both the wheat and the weeds. So, He empowered the spirit of Antichrist to deceive everybody who does not like His Heavenly Truth, but prefers doing iniquity. Now, if I keep reflecting on the spirit of Christ’s proverb, I should hurry to remind you of the field Aceldama in which the worshipers of Mammon are planted, and of the earth vineyard in which the weeds of Jezebel spread the poisonous make-up of their mother. Now, let me continue with the words of my Lord, in Whose Holy Presence I still remained with my spirit. Here is what He told me:
“My servant! Everything you wrote above about My Faithful brothers and sisters is a fruit of your inspiration by the Holy Spirit. Since, today, the Christianity is namely the Field in which the wheat and the weeds were left to grow until the time of the harvest. However, in My proverb there are a few important verses which I surely want to reveal to you in Spirit of wisdom and revelation, in order to prepare your heart for the even greater depths of this prophetic book.
See now the first verse of My proverb, which says:
“…while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away…”
Now, Stefan, answer Me, according to the way My Spirit leads you:
When did the men fall asleep and why did they fall asleep?”
“Oh, my precious Teacher! The men fell asleep just when they stopped taking care of the Purity and Holiness of Your Teaching! You Yourself warned us, speaking in the Gospel the words which declare:
“We must work the works of Him Who sent Me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work…” (John 9:4)
Your Apostle John warned all of us in his first message about this “night”, which was the predestined activity of the spirit of Antichrist, writing:
“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us…” (1 John 2:18-19)
“They went out from us…” – John told us. By these words of his, Your Apostle entirely confirmed that the antichrists are the weeds which had sprouted in the very same “Field”, in which You, Lord had sowed Your seeds. It was namely the spirit of Antichrist, who is the false prophet, that, together with his seven worms, sowed the weeds among the wheat, in order for his poisonous heresies to entirely spread among the churches in Ephesus, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis and Laodicea. So, the devil intoxicated many with the wine of fornications and, having been bewitched, they fell asleep…”
“That is right, My servant! The bewitched ones really fell into sleep of death, from which they could not awake anyway until I threw their souls into the fiery hell. However, while they were sleeping in their lifetime, My Field was already being filled with weeds which suffocated the wheat ears and destroyed them with their pride, avarice and contempt. So, we come to the next verses of My proverb which declare:
“And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him: Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds? He said to them: An enemy has done this. So the servants said to him: Then do you want us to go and gather them?”
Now, here is My question to you:
Who were “the servants” from My proverb who offered Me to gather the tare from My Field, but I did not let them make this hasty step?”
“Oh, Lord! No doubt, these “servants” were Your four Archangels – Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel and Michael. Since, they were namely the workers who laboured at the sowing of Your Field. Raphael watered it with Repentance. Gabriel sowed the seeds of the Gospel (the Good News). Uriel suffused it with His Sunlight, and Michael was ready to uproot the weeds with his Sword. So, most probably, it was him who first suggested that You answer the weeds with the Wrath of retribution…”
“Supernatural knowledge appeared on your lips, Stefan! Michael namely was the Archangel who wanted to go and uproot the weeds from My Field. However, I expect you to give Me the complete answer, and namely:
Why did I not let My servant gather the weeds from My Field, although they had successfully defeated the wickedness, just as they had done this at the building of the tower in Babylon, and also later at the retribution over Sodom?”
The question of Jesus was full of inexpressible secret, but the Hidden Manna in my spirit worked too mightily, and thus the answer appeared upon my lips, making me shout with excitement:
“Jesus! My most wise Lord! You did not let Michael uproot the weeds from Your Filed, because thus You would deprive the spirit of Antichrist of the authority by which he was empowered by You to sift out all the wicked people who hate Your Teaching and Your Covenant and who are not worthy of Your Kingdom! One damage over the weeds in that ancient time would deprive Your Church of the sieve which sifts out Faithful from unfaithful, Pure from impure, Holy from obscene. And You, Lord, You have always wanted people to follow You with Love, by goodwill, just as the Seed You have sown in Your Field is good. After a fiery retribution over the weeds, You would receive honour and respect and would be followed because of fear and trepidation, and not because of Love. So, the Blessing of Father would be frustrated…”
Lord smiled at my last words and caressed my head. Then, in a dear Voice, He spoke to me, saying:
“To whom else could I talk about My secrets, as I am talking to you now? Who else could I initiate into the depths of My Word, but the servant who has been following Me and doing My Will for the last twenty years? Once I told all of you that I was going to open My mouth and tell you all the secrets since the Creation of the world. And here, My servant, you are now on the threshold of the secret which I kept for this coming of Mine to you.
Therefore, hear now My third question to you, and namely:
What does the harvest from My proverb represent, that time when I will command My harvesters to gather the weeds in bundles to be burned, and bring the wheat into My barn?”
“Oh, my Saviour! You Yourself have explained to Your disciples in the Gospel that the harvest is the end of the age and that the reapers are angels!”
Jesus cordially smiled at my words; then, He kept speaking to me, saying:
“Of course, My servant, I have explained what the harvest is! However, I would not ask you questions which I have clearly answered in the Gospel! I am asking you the question which My Church has not answered yet; therefore, I will repeat it, this time in more details:
What does the harvest, which is the End of the Age, represent? What is this End of the Age, or what Age is the word about at all? Is the word about the first century after Christ, or about the twentieth century at the end of the days? Or, maybe I had in mind the twenty-first century, at which beginning you live nowadays?”
This time, a wall of ignorance was standing before my spirit and thus I could not answer my Lord. The Hidden Manna in my spirit also did not want to flash into my mind, in order for me to receive a right answer. Indeed, what “age” was the Saviour talking to me about? If He had changed the word “age” into “world”, I would not have had any problem in my comprehension. It would be simple – Lord comes for His Last Judgment and this is the end of the old world. However, Jesus has clearly said in His evangelic proverb that the word is about “age” (also meaning “century” in the original). And, why does He talk to me about the end of an age, when full twenty centuries have passed from His earth mission to these very days?
I had indulged myself in meditation and was silent, when Lord broke the silence and spoke to me again, saying:
“Do you find it hard to answer Me? Of course that it is hard for you, My servant, because I am asking you a question from the bottom of the Golden Jar where there are still some gulps which have not been drunk, yet! Now, I will not only let you drink them, but also will raise you together with Me to God’s Sanctuary where My Father Himself will anoint you as a guardian of the deepest of the secrets of the Heavenly Kingdom.
The secret about the End of the Age!
Therefore, follow your Lord now! And may all those who I have been feeding and maturing for the years of your whole serving for the Kingdom also follow Me together with you! Since, I see in them My wheat ears who are worthy of coming into My granary!
I, Alpha and Omega, still speak and do not fall silent!
Blessed are those who are thirsty for My Hidden Manna, because they will be watered! Blessed are those who are hungry for My Truth, because they will be satisfied!”