1 Samuel 23:1
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“Then they told David, saying, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and they are robbing the threshing floors.” 1 Samuel 23:1 The threshing floors are places where the grains of corn are removed from the cob. Ears of corn, husks and all, are thrown onto a threshing floor, then it is stomped on, walked on, ran over by cart, etc. to tear away the husks and crumple the cob. The grain of corn wiggles loose and scatters on the floor. A strainer is then used to throw out the husks, chaff, etc. into the wind as the grain of corn falls through the strainer to the floor. To rob the threshing floors would be to steal the grain of corn, which is what the Philistines were doing.
Today, the threshing floor represents separating those who live for Jesus Christ from those who don’t. The chaff, husks, etc. are those who reject Jesus Christ, and the grain of corn are those who come to Jesus for the remission of sin (Matthew 3:17).
Those who live and govern by the thing which forms what we think, feel, and do are stealing from the threshing floor. They are stealing the Gospel of Christ from society and not allowing anyone to be reconciled to God through Jesus. The testimony of Jesus is no longer in the churches, the values of the Bible are not in government lawmaking, the educational system has tossed aside the teachings of the Bible, and Christianity is not welcomed in any part of society.
This turbulent world puts people on a threshing floor to trample on them and break them apart. They are put through a threshing to make them deny God, denounce Jesus Christ, and trample on the Holy Spirit. People are pressured, afflicted, and put through hardships to make them allow the image of the beast to live and speak through them, which is enabled by the thing which forms what we feel, think, and do. As it lives and speaks through people they are conformed to their place in life, to their mark in life, as they are groomed to the mark of the beast.
Those of us who hold to Jesus Christ during the threshing will receive the reward of eternal life.
His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.Matthew 3:17
“….to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets,“
‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:24-25, 3:1