The parable of the money and the parable of the seeds and ground carry the same message: Bringing forth.
What is the moral of the story? The message is the moral.
Jesus wasn't attempting to impart an Aesop-moral with each of Jesus's parables. The moral of the story is there, but it isn't packaged in the same way or for the same purpose or with the same end in mind — not exactly.
The spirit of Aesop's fables is to head souls in the right direction as Aesop saw it. That much is the same as what Jesus was doing. The styles do overlap. Of course, if we look closely enough and also step back far enough and look for connections, we can find them in anything, depending upon the context. We can discover the contexts. We can assign connotations to words and find new words to correspond with, and actually be, those contexts.
Jesus as the blood and wine is just one such example that is highly familiar to many people. The people talk passed each other concerning such contexts. They become hung up. This carries over into all the scripture, for interpreting.
Jesus translated the parable of the seeds and ground for those around him who cared to learn.
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
One of the results was that the translation was committed to writing. Even that translation under went further translation, as it was rendered into various lingua francae, national languages, and family dialects. It underwent further translation, as it was subjected to interpretation as to its moral meaning and how it connects with the rest of Jesus's teaching and even everything.
Libertarian capitalist mangle scriptural interpretation for selfishness
The interpretation of Jesus's parables is mangled in support of selfishness, to justify exactly the opposite of Jesus's whole teaching. His parables have been taken in isolation — missing the connections. People have done this, because Jesus's real teaching is so powerful that unless they can dissuade souls, the whole system (the infernal engine) will be translated (replaced within this context) into Heaven.
They don't want Heaven here and now. They want what they have over Heaven. We on the other hand want Heaven. Therefore, we seek to undo the mangled interpretations to take away the false justification so that the people may move toward and through the strait gate and up the narrow way. This has been, and remains, the real battle or war.
It is not only spiritual in the commonly understood sense of the term, because the enemies of salvation resort to all the physical violence we see in this fallen world. Their violent spirit spills blood and takes lives even of the saints.
Jesus translated the scripture. He opened it up. He lived it out. He still lives it.
The money people misinterpret scripture. Some do it knowingly, as knowing enemies of, haters of, Jesus Christ. Others are more duped. All are duped.
The system that is money is inherently harmful
The evil spirit is inherently so. Where it is, is where evil is. Where it manifests is where evil is. It is the unclean, harmful spirit. The diseases that Jesus purged from many were such. The bacteria and viruses, etc., were the manifestations (tangible; incarnations) of unclean spirits.
The people themselves were unclean. Their emotions and consciousness and consciences were centered on uncleanness. Jesus removed the unclean spirits, but it was no permanent cleansing of those who would not continue cleaning their hearts and would look back and turn around away from Jesus and go back into the fallen world as partakers of that uncleanliness of being (the imperfect; not what is best).
Less than the best
The debate in the world is over what is best. Many though strive to kill that debate and resign the people to the fallen condition. It is why the use of torture has not only gone from being out of the question to actually being used and promoted in the most open ways. Such is the result of not seeking righteousness.
Once people stop striving for what is best, they backslide. Those who are much further away from what is right, then have much more influence. The minds of more people are more open to Hell, literally.
The better and best way
Money is not in Heaven. Jesus doesn't pay with money for anything in Heaven. All is free. It is free of evil. Money is the reflection, the manifestation, of evil every bit as much as Jesus was the manifestation of the real, one God, who is righteousness versus unrighteousness.
Money is an evil device. It is radical evil created, conjured up. Root evil is in it. This is the same as understanding cancer cells. The matter itself of cancer cells has gone bad. This is the same as understanding evil in the mind that is housed in brain tissue that has been turned and gone rotten as spoiled, unfit fruit. The very brain cells (the very matter) that are selfish apart from God is bad. This is where the spirit and the matter meet for either good or evil.
Jesus was good incarnate (materialized; flesh; tangible and spirit at once).
The only thing that can be done with evil matter is to remove the evil spirit (intent and more). Money may be recycled, just as garbage, just as swords into plowshares, etc. Cancer cells at their earliest stages can be cleansed. God can reverse the cancer at any stage. However, the world is so dark that such faith is absent. It is why Jesus could not heal in unfaithful places or places where people were too hardened to readily translate into softened beings capable of higher belief.
This is all contextually understood.
The saving spirit is not the horn
The parables of Jesus are not as have been most often translated or interpreted. Every powerful (horn) spirit in Jesus's parables is not Jesus. Jesus is using those concepts to make points that go missing with the harder hearted. He did that intentionally to separate them out into the backsliders and the various types of ground he revealed via the parable. All the parables work together. None stands in total isolation, even though being the Good Samaritan fulltime translates into Jesus and the Commons that is Heaven and not some utopia. Heaven is ideal and actually exists. It is not "no place," which is the utopian idea. The ideal and perfect is and is obtainable.
It is this that the seekers of less seek to block out from thoughts, from belief. They seek to mesmerize others to keep them down with them in the fallen state that they like. They like their lifestyle. They are blind to what they cannot see that is Heaven. They misjudge Heaven. They tell falsehoods about it to lead others away and to rationalize in their own minds. That is an imperfect habitation.
Evil forces all into its house (world; universe) of money
What system rules? What system do you want to rule? Who's sovereign: The King?
Well, the incompatible, irreconcilable spirits cannot reside together under a forced arrangement. That's the first principle. The corruptible, corrupted, and corrupting bring more of the same. The incorruptible spirit must come into the heart and takeover. Then the spiritual boundaries will be established within which the pure will reside. Those boundaries will be moved out until evil is eradicated, just as cancer.
Money people fear others being shown that the system that is money isn't necessary or desirable but rather harmful
Fear strikes the hearts of those who love evil. What shall we do? They think. How do we counter this? It has been so from the beginning. However, human beings have evolved, physically been created, on-going, to transform, be translated, into the righteous spirit. It is the real manifest destiny.
It is why Jesus said that he (real man) is pruned and purged to bring forth good that is perfect reality, Heaven. God does the pruning and purging. Satan does too. They work at cross-purposes. God is unconfused. Satan is confused. Satan's confused spirit is the spirit that God is pruning away.
Bound within that confused spirit is the spirit that has brought forth the evil, selfish infernal device that is money. Money is a system of taking matter and investing it with power to bring forth more of itself to devour souls. Cancer and viruses are systems of taking matter and investing it with power to bring forth more of itself to devour, consume, grow, and spread harm to the host. Therefore, when you know this, why be hospitable in your mind and heart to the system of money?
Money is a psychological trap designed for the sake of the greedy
The only thing that keeps the spirit of money going is the consent of those enslaved under it and the coercion used by the task masters.
Choose the habitation you want to live under
Those who seek to remain invested in that system go the way of Satan. Those who seek to translate the world out of that system go the way of God. This is unavoidable. These are the only options. The satanic option leads ultimately to death in the most horrific eternal habitation. The Godly option leads ultimately to life in the most agreeable eternal habitation with Jesus. This does not mean that there are not habitations that are commensurate with greater and lesser crimes and good deeds. The Earth is such a habitation even as we write this.
Jesus, King of mercy, King of compassion
We wrap our arm around Jesus and say, you are our hero King. He wraps his arms around us and says you are King too, which will move the beautiful hearts and minds at his saving, sharing grace that is compassion.
Rhetorically, he asked who made him a divider over your possessions. Your possessions aren't you. He divides us, not possessions. We share to the point of having no such possessions but having all. All is ours. They who claim ownership apart from God are satanic. They cannot enter the eternal habitation of God with that un-sharing, proprietary spirit. Otherwise, Heaven wouldn't be. They will not enter the highest Heaven. They will not see God.
Money, not as defined by libertarian apologists
Money in the parable is not one mundanely understood (unspiritual) context.
A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Money: Leaven (doubt) of the Pharisees.
Who believes that Jesus left his disciples with mundane money to invest in the money system? He did not. He did not command them to gain mundane usury. He hated that system. It was and is the system of the leaven (doubt) of the Pharisees.
There are multiple ways of taking the parable(s) that if properly understood (interpreted) lead to the one context that is God.
It is a question of what is real value. "Real" is the operative word here. That term is to be understood as Jesus said he is the real bread from Heaven whereas the manna that fell from the sky was not that real bread.
Cheating is cheating, but the system of money itself is cheating. Jesus knew this and taught it to those who grasped it.
...he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth....
He is talking about understanding the real fruit. The real fruit isn't interest earnings from the bank on money. The real fruit is the bounty from faith that is as the feeding of the five thousand but even more than that by quantum leaps. It is the real peace. It doesn't come in the system of money. It comes in the system of each member of the whole flock serving the whole flock, taking care of the whole flock — serving the least — the little lambs and others.
Do you see that, or are you spiritually blind?
Jesus is revealing without opening the scripture to the pigs in spirit. They will either not get it or hate it and seek to kill it, in which case they didn't get it anyway. This is what Jesus meant when he said in his proverb that the swine (gluttonous pigs) will turn and kill your flesh if you open up the scripture. Those who hate this see themselves in it. They identify with the pigs. Those who see themselves in it and hate themselves for it and turn, will then love it and be right. So why do we open it up?
Darker times, fewer signs for a while
You've heard the expression, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, that's true and untrue at the same time, since there are different contexts involved. The more things change, the more they change is also true. The same battle that Jesus fought is on-going even while he fought a different battle. The times have changed. The condition of the hearts of the people has changed. Their hearts are harder and the times are darker in many respects and in general.
Jesus opened up the scripture only so far as he was called to do. The division occurred, and the dividing continues. The contrasts are shown for results. The Holy Spirit moves us now according to what is required now.
This is why the prophets differed one from the other. It is why Moses and Jesus were two different spirits yet there is continuity. Moses was working toward Jesus even though he wasn't there yet. He pointed to Jesus.
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken.
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Likewise, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to do greater things than he had time to do here in the flesh.
Keep it in the family. Who's the family? Jesus said his mother and brothers and sisters were those who do God's will. However, those who are not persuaded don't hear the prophets and don't know the law. They disobey. They halt and worse.
Spirit and then spirit
Jesus was spirit. Yet he said, ...a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. How can it be? This is opening up the scripture. Spirit as he used it in context when he said we are to be reborn in the spirit and to have the spirit dwelling within is a different context from the spirit that hath not flesh and bones. The spirit-context here that hath not flesh and bones is the spirit of false imaginings.
This opening up is rejected by the hardhearted for all the same reasons of spirit that Jesus was and is rejected. They don't want to see money in this same light for if they do, they'll be willing and strong.
Who is truly cursing whom?
Did Jesus curse them? No. They curse each other and Jesus and us. Their women hate us. Their children hate us. They hate us. It has always been this way since the fall — enmity. This is not to say that there aren't men, women, or children who love Jesus for who he really is.
Prophesy against them: Truth telling
The dragon, the serpent, the devil, the fallen angel of light (Satan), the harlot who rides the Beast, is wroth with the woman whose remnant keeps the New Commandment.
"...the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
The imperial power shall be, is being, drained away and shall turn and destroy the harlot city and then be itself destroyed later after the hardhearted imagine it won't happen because it is taking too long in their mistaken estimation. It has happened before. It is going to happen again. It is the coming wrath. It is the pattern of behavior of the fallen spirit that fails.
Their money won't save them no matter how much of it they have. Only righteousness of heart reflected in words and deeds will seal the called, chosen, and faithful.
Which is your spirit?
That's the way it is. That's the truth of it. If you hate it, you are of the other. If you have real love in your heart, you'll speak this message and show it by conflating by the Holy Spirit of truth — coming together separated away from evil in spirit to do the things for which Jesus called — feeding the lambs and sheep with faith, strength, patients, and perseverance.
Money parable revealed
The spirit of Jesus doesn't return to say were are my interest earnings on unrighteous money (false bread). The spirit of Jesus returns to say were are my earnings on the real bread from God in Heaven. Where's the fruit. Where is mine to eat? Why have you not all together as one in common fed my lambs and my sheep with the truth and taken care to share for the sake of the many? I left you in charge. You are fired. You may no longer be shepherd. You are now under those whom you abused and neglected. They are under no obligation to protect you from your own spirit. In fact, they can't.
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
This doesn't mean he abides cheats in the unrighteous system of money. He doesn't.
Repent of cheating in that system, and repent also of that entire system.
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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)