Parable of Israel

Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. Luke 20:9

What is this parable about? Its very simple, its about Israels rejection of the Messiah! The vineyard is the Promised Land of Israel and the husbandmen are the Israelites. .

And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. Luke 20:10-12

Who are the servants that keep getting sent and beaten? It’s the prophets God has sent throughout time to Israel to have Israel repent and come back to God. Remember Jesus said in Luke 11:50 “The blood of all the prophets will be charged against this generation of Israel”

Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. Luke 20:13

Since Israel continually rejected the prophets , God would send his only begotten Son, the Messiah (Christ). Surely Israel would listen to their own Messiah? The Messiah that fulfilled over 300 prophecies throughout the Old Testament

But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?Luke 20:14-15

But Israel not only rejected their Messiah, they killed him, having him crucified on a Roman cross. What they didn’t realize was that the Messiah is also the Lamb of God who paid for the sins of the world, and fulfilled the Suffering Servant prophecy of Isaiah 53

He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. Luke 20:16

Because of Israels rebellion, the Messiah fulfilled the Old Covenant and created a New Covenant with his blood. This Covenant has no regard for race or nationality, by the blood of Christ we all become Children of God

And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Luke 20:17

Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone, the one who Israel rejected, and God has built his Kingdom upon. Jesus is the Messiah (Christ), the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, every knee will bow and tongue will confess Christ is Lord Amen!

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