Leland Maples runs the LOOP’s Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, February 16, 2012 was entitled “The Tares and the Wheat” and was given by Leland. Special music was by Charles Reynolds.The tares purpose was to imitate wheat (sown in the dark, by an enemy in secret). Satan is the biggest imitator of all – Isaiah 14:13-14. Note “I will” 5 times.
- Tares cause confusion
- Tares cause problems
- Tares are burned by fire. 1 Kings 16:16-19
Scripture covered within the lesson:
Isaiah 14:13-14 KJV
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
1 Kings 16:16-19 KJV
16 And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp. 17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah. 18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king’s house, and burnt the king’s house over him with fire, and died, 19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the Lord, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.