Prophecy That Is In A Parable Of The Vineyard
Do you understand the parable of the vineyard of the “Householder” that is found in Matthew the first book of the New Testament in chapter 21 verses 33 through the end of that chapter at verse 46? If you don’t mind I am going to explain a prophecy that is inside the parable. This saying of Jesus was in response to questions laid at him from the High Priest and the Pharisees (religious leaders) concerning His authority and about John the Baptist. I have read through this passage in the King James Version and the Oxford Annotated Bible Version. (I was raised on the K.J.V. and it is still my favorite version). In this particular story/parable that Jesus is telling I believe the K.J.V. nails it (the language intent) better than the Oxford Version. (Just my opinion)
For the purpose of not making todays note to you a small book I would like it if you would/can please turn to the passage Matthew 21: 33-46 and follow along with me as I attempt to help clear up (in plain English) the meanings.
The Householder is God. The Vineyard He gave them was the Land of Israel. The ‘them’ is the Hebrew People. God sent His Servants ‘Prophets’ to Israel and the people beat them and killed them. So, God in His mercy sent more Prophets to His People Israel and they still killed them. Then God the Father sent His only Son ‘Jesus’ and they killed Him.
Verses #40-41, Jesus said to them, “When the Lord of the vineyard comes, what will He do to those husbandmen”? The people’s answer was “He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and He will let out His vineyard unto other husbandmen which will render Him the fruits in their seasons”. Verse 42, Jesus is the “stone”.
Verse 43 Jesus tells these Jewish religious leaders that the special tag of being God’s special peculiar people was going to be ripped from them (Israel) and given to another people/nation. I don’t know if you know this or not but the Jewish/Israeli people to this day by the teachings of their religion believe that they are a peculiar people and that everyone else is the “Gentiles”. This is another way of calling all the rest of us ‘the lost, or infidels, non-believers’. Jesus was telling them then and us now that the special stature Israel had was going to be taken away from them and given to others, meaning Gentiles. This event came to be when Jesus was raised from the dead, now we non-Jewish people have a chance at salvation and paradise also, we have been grafted into this very special relationship God has with us humans.
Verse 44 Jesus speaking “And whosoever shall fall on this ‘stone’ shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder”. The last two verses are the direct in their face meaning to those leaders then that were questioning Him and it was a message to them and to everyone else of what was about to happen to them, that effects everyone through the time of the Second Advent (second coming of Christ). You know, we are all of one family of God. It is we humans who turn our backs on this family connection with ignorant petty immature egoism and hate. If we are listening to any wannabe leaders who are teaching that other people “aren’t really people”, they are less than us, then why are we listening to these idiot’s and Demons? I am going to close with the words Jesus spoke in the last part of verse 44 “…but on whomsoever it (the stone/Jesus) shall fall, it (the stone) will grind him to powder”.