Jesus used the wheat and the weeds to illustrate how and when he would take out of mankind the entire wheat class of anointed Christians, beginning in 33 C.E.

13:24

‘A man sowed fine seed in his field’

  • Sower: Jesus Christ

  • Fine seed is sown: Jesus’ disciples are anointed with holy spirit

  • The field: The world of mankind

13:25

“While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds”

  • Enemy: The Devil

  • Men were sleeping: Death of the apostles

13:30

“Let both grow together until the harvest”

  • Wheat: Anointed Christians

  • Weeds: Imitation Christians

“First collect the weeds . . . ; then gather the wheat”

  • Slaves/​reapers: Angels

  • Weeds collected: Imitation Christians are separated from anointed Christians

  • Gathering into the storehouse: Anointed Christians are gathered into the restored congregation

When the harvest season began, what set true Christians apart from imitation ones?

How do I personally benefit from understanding this illustration?