Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. Matthew 21:33-39
When Jesus taught this Parable of the Wicked Tenant, the religious leaders were probably cut to the heart, because they knew Christ was talking about Israel. Another thing to point out, is Jesus is once again prophesying about his death, that the Messiah had to die at the hands of sinful men. The Lord also talks about the prophets, that were repeatedly persecuted and killed by Israel , because Israel didn’t want to listen to the warnings by God.
Israel was God’s elect people, and God provided and blessed this nation. However what happened, they choose to worship their false religion and idols, rather than repent and turn to the living God who delivered them out of slavery from Egypt. Throughout the Old Testament, we see many prophets God sent to preach His word, and time after time we see the same results , Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, ect they were all persecuted sometimes even killed, because Israel refused to repent and listen to Yahweh
So God sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Christ, surely Israel would listen to their King and God in the flesh. However Israel rejected their Messiah, and they crucified him on a cross, just as Christ predicted would happen in this parable
When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. Matthew 21:40-43
The stone which the builders (Israel) rejected is the Chief Cornerstone (Jesus Christ) Israel rejected their Messiah, the Son of God, therefore Christ established his New Covenant with Jew and Gentile, anyone who is Born Again through Christ will be part of God’s Kingdom. As the scripture says “The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you (Israel) Anyone who rejected Jesus Christ as Lord, rejects God. Nobody is saved by their religion or nationality, you can only be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, to wash away your sins
The New Covenant was prophesied by the same prophets that Israel persecuted, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Daniel all foretold about the coming of Jesus and the New Covenant. Everyone who calls upon the name of The Lord Jesus Christ, shall be saved! Amen!