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Mark 12- Parable of The Wicked Tenant

And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. Mark 12:1-5

Jesus taught the parable of the wicked tenant, what some of them may not have realized that Jesus was speaking of Israel. The vineyard is Israel, and that God blessed and put a hedge of protection around. However as we see God sent multiple prophets throughout history and Israel never listened to them. In Fact Israel killed most of God’s prophets because of their disobedience and love for pagan gods

The time would then come when God would send his only Begotten Son to Israel, surely Israel would receive their Messiah, their King, the Son of God?

Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. Mark 12:6-8

Israel killed the Son of God, they had him crucified on a cross because of the hardness of their hearts. The Messiah that Israel long awaited for, was despised and rejected, treated as a common criminal, treated as he were cursed by God, yet Christ was the only one who could free them from the curse!

What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way. Mark 12:9-12

So what was God to do? He established the New Covenant by the shedding of the Messiah’s blood, and opened the Kingdom now to Jew and Gentile through Jesus Christ! Jesus is the chief cornerstone and he was rejected by God’s chosen people!

The religious leaders knew Jesus was speaking of them, and eventually they fulfilled prophecy by having the Messiah crucified, what they didn’t realize was Jesus willingly laid down his life, so we can be reconciled back to our Heavenly Father, Amen!

The Prophecy of Israel

And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. Genesis 50:1

The final chapter begins with the burial of Jacob. As Jacob had requested he wanted to be buried in his homeland of Canaan and not in Egypt. So Joseph honoring his fathers wishes, made all the arrangements to have his fathers body embalmed and then transported to Canaan for burial

It was a very large funeral for 7 days, the mourning and and attendance was so visible , that even the neighboring communities such as the Canaanites took notice to the large funeral.

And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. Genesis 50:15

After the funeral , Josephs brothers became afraid of him again, believing now that their father was gone, Joseph would seek revenge on them. His brothers even sent a message to Joseph reminding him of the promise he made to their father to forgive them of their wrongdoings.

And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50:19-20

When Josephs brother came to see him, they all bowed down to worship him. Joseph corrected them as saying “I am not God, why are you worshiping me” Joseph showed great wisdom and understanding when he told them he understood God used their evil against him to bring good for many people.

Again we can see many foreshadows or parallels to Christ, as the evil done to Christ by killing him actually saved us!

And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob Genesis 50:24

Joseph was now at the end of his life, however he reminded them about the promise or covenant God made with their fathers. They would be taken out of Egypt and given the Promise Land. Obviously we know this prophecy is fulfilled with the Exodus

The book of Genesis ends with Joseph passing away and being buried in Egypt

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!

Did God Reject Israel?

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1

There is a false doctrine that claims God has rejected Israel, not only is this simply not true but its Satanic. Israel will always be Gods children as he promised them in Genesis 12:3 “ I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you”

Paul addressed this issue, as he is a Jew also. Why would God use “Saul” who was named after King Saul, to spread the gospel of Christ if he has forsaken Israel? Why would God send Jesus as a Jew if he didn’t care anymore about the Jewish people.  Ant-Semitism is hatred towards the Jews, its used by Evil forces such as Nazi Germany and ISIS. Don’t believe this false doctrine.

God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah–how he appealed to God against Israel: Romans 11:2

“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”?

And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” Romans 11:3-4

Paul teaches about the story of Elijah in 1 Kings, it appeared all of Israel had turned there back on God and was worshipping Baal. However as God told Elijah I have 7,000 other faithful Jews that are still worshipping me also.

Don’t believe that every Jew has rejected Jesus as the Messiah, there are many who already have and as prophesied in the Bible, all of Israel will eventually accept Jesus as there Lord and Savior.

So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. Romans 11:5-6

Paul teaches us here, right now at this present time there is group of Jews already chosen by Grace. If you read the book of Revelations  who is standing with Jesus at the throne? It’s the twelve tribes of Israel not the 40,000 Christian denominations we have today.

Make no mistake about it, God called the nation of Israel his son, the Jews are his people and always will be. Only thru Christ are we circumcised at the heart and part of his nation also. God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel, its your choice in Jesus Name Amen