One wants those who accept the truth to be redeemed and, therefore, out from under the oppression caused by non-believers.
When does one give up on reaching others so that their souls may be saved, so that they may be born again, anew, in the spirit, so that they will be new wineskins for the new wine? We do not give up. We see the truth that the word is being accepted or it is not.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Mark 6:11).
We cast the seeds. They fall upon different ground. The ground is identifiable by the resulting growth and what it bears.
Jesus said as follows:
Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 13:3-9).
We speak the truth far and wide even to every nation. The people either accept it or they do not. The people are then known by what they teach and do. Let us be fertile soil bringing forth.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19).
Those who teach and do this consistently are fertile ground. They teach and do far and wide. Every nation is reached. Many listen to them and really hear what they are saying. Those many turn and overcome. Those many then teach and do likewise showing themselves also to be fertile ground. They are doing great things in the eyes of God in heaven. One desires that all people be of this quality; however, all people will not turn in this way in this age.
There are those who simply are completely infertile. "Some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up." They just do not even listen or look. They are not interested. They are too busy. It is boring. They are too consumed with selfish interests. They are too bonded to the current worldly empire of greed, violence, and depravity to recognize the truth about the evils of this age. They see the signs of the times as random chance. Are these the souls one wants in heaven? Could it be heaven with them in it? If the gates of heaven were opened to these, there would be no heaven.
What of those who are of the quality of ground that produces somewhat? Are they rejected also? God's house has many mansions, but the perpetual backslider is not going to be rewarded on the same level as the forever faithful.
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. (Matthew 13:5-6).
These are the rules of existence on this plane. We pay (atone) to the last farthing for our own good and the good of all. The huge atoning of some makes up for the deficiencies in others, (Jesus paid the ransom for many) as we are all interconnected and interdependent even though we will be also judged solely and separately according to our own standards as measured against the divine standard as shown by Jesus. Atonement offers opportunity for others. Without it, all would shut down. It is doing good works. It is bringing forth only fruits worthy of repentance. It is self-sacrificing for the sake of others. It is love. It pleases God and displeases Satan.
We are all interconnected and interdependent up to the point where goodness and evil ultimately separate. No human being can do it all alone. No person acting alone can recycle everything in the world. No person alone can go through all the landfills and toxic sites in the world to recycle and clean up all the problems. No person alone can change the world to allow people to get off burning fossil fuels and other climate disturbing fuels and doing all the other shortsighted and selfish things. No person alone can disarm the world. No person alone can end the pride of nationalism throughout the world. No person alone can rid the world of worshipping human made things (graven images, idols). No person alone can shut off all the temptations to evil in the world. This is why we are all interconnected and interdependent and the spirit of unity is so important. It is also why universal repentance is the right thing.
We need everyone to be in his or her right mind to get on with the things that must be done so that God will not have his back to us or more so ours to him, for it is our fault, always. We need to be out from under the oppressive hearts to do this. We cannot be good stewards of the earth while we are under oppressive hearts that thwart every liberal device. This is why those who destroy the earth shall themselves be destroyed.
Since there is justice and since human beings cannot affect after the fact where they will go immediately after passing on from this life, those who destroy the earth will be sent somewhere other than heaven. They need to hear this. They need to come to understand that there are many mansions in heaven and hell. A manifest kind may become extinct in a mansion (realm or dimension). Human souls may rise only to fall until they finally learn to be unselfish. Those who fall and do not repent in time, fall to below those whom they oppressed until they pay and learn, pray God. If we become worthy enough, we may move from one mansion to another not bound by the laws defined in imperceptiveness only.
Jesus was that worthy. He moved from heaven to this world and back to heaven. He came back here to speak directly with his disciples. Then he went back to heaven again. In fact, heaven went with him wherever he went. This is no paradox.
Jesus came to explain that God is greater than anything any human had conceptualized. One must accept the infinite. That is the grasping of it. This world is simply a microcosm of the infinite existence of God's domain (his infinite mansions).
Those who oppress here are dreaming that they will not be sent to a place where they will pay to be corrected. They are dreaming that their lives won't be suddenly destroyed beyond any remedy of their own devising. Everything about this life to those who pay enough attention speaks to this truth. Worldly empires rise and fall. None has stayed up, because none has done righteousness making it worthy to stand.
The just and faithful have suffered and been persecuted at the hands of the oppressors. They've been beaten and murdered by the dark-hearted. Jesus's great, innocent suffering and death for their sake, the sake of his spiritual family, made them realize just how selfish their former lives were and just how much love is necessary. These souls deserve to be out from under evil. They deserve to be delivered. Those not of this spirit cannot be with them, for those others would pollute and ruin the unity of love. This is not mean or unfair. It is the opposite. It is kind to the kind and fair to the fair. None of these people wants anyone to suffer. Those who will suffer will have brought it upon themselves. The kind and fair only pray that those to suffer will learn quickly and lastingly.
It is better for them to learn here and now than suffer greater hell. They need to follow in the footsteps of those made in the here and now to feel extremely sorry for all the selfish things they ever said or did. They asked and if they are still living in this world, they still ask to be forgiven. They are forgiven, because of the sincerity of their hearts that God knows better than they know themselves. From that point on, they live for God and not for self. The mundanely dead are alive in this spirit. They live for their spiritual family through God. They are the children of God, the siblings and friends of Jesus. God and Jesus dwell within them. They are as lights illuminating the way for others.
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
These are of this soil.
If you persevere to the end, you will be released forever from the yoke of oppression of living in a world of sin. You, and others who do this, will have paid the last farthing ("Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing." Matthew 5:26) and been delivered into the light of lights. "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:10). One feels for those who do not see the light, but one wants the saints to have their reward in a heaven free from evil. One wants the world to be saved.
What will become of the souls who are the evil ground? They will receive exactly what will be best for them, because truth is perfect justice. They will learn what they did by experiencing on the receiving end and paying to the last farthing during the next age or even the one after or they will remain willful and fallen and fall further and further into darkness forever. This is truth.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)