Christ Jesus once told a parable of a man who sowed good seed in his field. At night an enemy came and sowed tares, which grew up together with the wheat. At the harvest the tares were burned, but the wheat was gathered into the barn.
When the disciples asked Jesus about this parable, he explained it thus: "He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels."Matt. 13:37-39;
Jesus made clear that the demonstration of purity, health, and abundant life is concurrent with the destruction of sin, sickness, and death. The harvest symbolizes the end of worldliness or materialism, the falsity which dissolves as mankind accept the truth that God, good, is the only reality.