Sunday, November 23, 2014

Who are the "reapers"? / "Angels" / "clothed with the 'sun'"

Matt.13:39 reads;
"The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels."
But Matt.13:41,43 also read;
"The Son of Man will send out his angels (Rev.12:7; 19:11,14; 17:14), and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil (Eph.5:11; Jude 1:12; 2Pet.2:17; Matt.15:13). Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father (Dan.12:3; Phil.2:15). Whoever has ears, let them hear."
Please compare this to Hosea 6:5 and Rev.12:1. ("Who Is The 'Woman'?")
The "righteous shine like the sun". They are clothed with righteousness and the sun (Col.3:12; Rev.12:1). It is the first impression which they give as to their identity. 
What does it mean to be "clothed with the sun"?
See Gal.3:27; Matt.17:2; Rev.1:16; 2Cor.4:6; and Rom.13:14

So Matt.13:41,43 helps us to "hear", that the harvesting messengers sent out by Christ, are the righteous, who shine like the sun. Their light is due to the brilliance of spiritual light, which is sourced in the face of Christ.
(2Cor.3:18; 4:4 B; Eph.1:18; 1Pet.2:9; 2Pet.1:19; Rev.22:16; 2:28; Dan.12:3; Phil.2:15; Prov.4:18; 1Thess.5:5)

"Angels" means "messenger" in Greek -Dan.4:17; Ps.104:4; Heb.1:6,7,14; 2:5,16; Mal.3:1. 
They are those chosen and assigned by God to harvest (John4:35,36,37,38; Rev.14:14-19; Ps.126:5). 
They are also those who plant (Luke8:11) and cultivate (1Cor.3:6,7,9; 2Cor.9:6).


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