When this subject is discussed, one must be careful to discern between flesh and Spirit. When I
talk of the "tares" of the flesh, I am careful to note it. They do exist, today both in the spirit and in the flesh.
Likewise the wheat. But neither tares nor wheat are all the flesh Jesus taught about. The Jews in
John 8 did not discern this. Neither were all of them kenites.
Let us try to discern, remembering that the Spiritual tares are in all of us, to some extent.
Within all flesh there is a soul. This soul has little to do with the flesh, its color or race, except
for the environment the flesh is a part of. The environment the Jews were part of, through it's tradition could
not, and many did not, accept Jesus.
BUT, some did. Nicodemus was one. There were many others who did. The ones who did not
"change their mind" remain tares. There are many tares out there today. Some are kenites (flesh tares) as
well. Thus remaining a Spiritual tare is ones choice.
It is true that there are some who were chosen to be condemned, but they are relatively few, and they
are different. They are neither tares nor or they kenites. These have no possibility of Salvation. Neither do
they have a flesh body.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this
condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus
9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the
dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise:
therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish. (KJV)
19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing,
ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.(KJV)
The words in BOLD in the above verses, is:
7496 rapha' (raw-faw');
from 7495 in the sense of 7503; properly, lax, i.e. (figuratively) a ghost (as dead; in plural only): KJV--
These are NOT kenites, these are not TARES. These are the fallen ones. They have no flesh body.
Those flesh tares who exist are Kenites, being the offspring of Satan, thru Cain, the first murderer,
and possibly also the offspring of some of the fallen angels (Gen 6). The difference in the Kenites and the Rapha is
that the kenites have a flesh body, and can choose Salvation. It is just that they have a big hill to climb.
But there are also spiritual tares. I know, for I was one. I am not in bad company, though.
David was one, so was Paul, too. An individual can do something about this.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. (KJV)
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how
that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many
my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased
God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,(KJV)
2 Pet 3:3-5
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after
their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue
as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that
by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: (KJV)
10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs,
they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. (KJV)
Many of these Spiritual tares are out there waiting to hear. Be very careful who you term Kenite.
They are few, but they are still around. See the last verse of Jer 35.
NOTES ON THE PARABLE OF THE TARES (MATT 13:24-30)
JESUS TAUGHT OFTEN IN PARABLES. IT SOMETIMES EXASPERATED HIS DISCIPLES.
(SEE JN 16:39), AS WELL AS US. BUT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IF YOU ALLOW THE WORD TO TEACH INSTEAD OF MAN.
THIS PROMISE IS GIVEN MANY PLACES, BUT SEE MATT 13:10-16. BELIEVE THE WORD
OF GOD AND NOT THE TRADITION
OF MAN! JESUS' PARABLES MUST BE UNDERSTOOD OR YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND GOD'S PLAN FOR YOU. HE MEANT FOR
YOU TO UNDERSTAND THEM (SEE MK 4:13), BUT BE FOREWARNED, GOD'S TRUTH IS MUCH STRANGER THAN MANS FICTION!
VERSE 24 "SEED" (SEE JN 8:37-38 & REV 12:17) Strong's # 4690 sperma (sper'-mah); from 4687;
something sown, i.e. seed (including the male "sperm"); by implication, offspring; specifically, a remnant (figuratively,
as if kept over for planting): KJV-- issue, seed. (DIC)
VERSE 25 "ENEMY" (SEE ACTS 13:10, 1 COR 15:26) Strong's # 2190 echthros (ech-thros'); from a
primary echtho (to hate); hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan):
KJV-- enemy, foe. (DIC)
VERSE 26 "TARES" (SEE DEUT. 22:9) Strong's # 2215 zizanion (dziz-an'-ee-on); of uncertain
origin; darnel or false grain: KJV-- tares. (DIC)
VERSE 27 "SIR" (USED TWICE IN MATT 7:22) Strong's # 2962 kurios (koo'-ree-os); from kuros (supremacy);
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Mr. (as a respectful title): KJV-- God, Lord, master, Sir.
VERSE 28 "SERVANTS" PHILLIPIANS 1:1, EPH 6:6-8) Strong's # 1401 doulos (doo'-los); from 1210; a slave
(literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency):
KJV-- bond (-man), servant. (DIC) SEE ALSO GEN 2:5- the word "TO TILL" (THE GROUND) Strong's # 5647 `abad (aw-bad'); a primitive
root; to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.: KJV-- X be, keep in bondage, be
bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labour (-ing man, bring to pass, (cause to, make
to) serve (-ingself,), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be
wrought, worshipper, (DIC)
VERSE 29 "WHEAT" (1 COR 15:37-38) Strong's # 4621 sitos (see'-tos); plural irregular neuter
sita (see'-tah); of uncertain derivation; grain, especially wheat: KJV-- corn, wheat. (DIC)
VERSE 30 "REAPERS" (USED ONLY ONE OTHER PLACE IN THE BIBLE) Strong's # 2327 theristes (ther-is-tace');
from 2325; a harvester: KJV-- reaper. (DIC)
"BURN" (2 PET 3:10, REV 18:8) Strong's # 2618 katakaio (kat-ak-ah'-ee-o); from 2596 and 2545; to burn
down (to the ground), i.e. consume wholly: KJV-- burn (up, utterly). (DIC)
In MT 13:36-43, Jesus explains this parable. Note
especially verses 41
thru 43. You will see the fulfillment of this in
Rev chapters 20 and 21
Except for the Rapha and their boss, Satan, these are all FLESH tares.