The Lord of the Vineyard will come and destroy the tenants of His Vineyard
Mark 12:9 -
What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
Firstly I like to make clear I am not against or pro any nation. I may have a soft corner for my country India because I dwell in that country. I am only pro God's people irrespective of where they live, am against the forces that come against God's people and also against those who have intentions to harm my country, forces both external and internal for I love God's people and have a soft corner for my country.
I as man and still overcoming my flesh have a soft corner for my country but had Jesus been man walking on earth I am sure He would not have been having the same feelings like mine. Before Pentecost it was the Jews who held the promise of God by blood but after Jesus died for the sins of all those who believe in Him irrespective of Jew or Gentile (folk in the hold and those lost) and when the Spirit was given to His folk at Pentecost the story became global and not local. That is why we see most Apostles moved out of Israel and went throughout the world. They preached only the Lord Jesus Christ and not Judaism, for example Thomas who came to India preached Jesus Christ thus we Indians do not know ABCD of Judaism but know the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sadly there are many Christians who do not really know Jesus; they worship the man Jesus and not the Lord Jesus Christ thus land up in the times before the Day of Pentecost. They may live in different parts of the world but their hearts and minds are still in Jerusalem. They love the Jews more than they love God or God's people.
Being born a Jew yet we see Jesus had warned the Jews in his parable. Jesus told them that they (the Jewish church) would not only reject Him but would kill Him; He (as man) who is the rightful heir of God's people and for this God would revenge them. We did see in 70AD the Jews in Jerusalem we killed in thousands and again in the First World War. But it does not end there for the Bible speaks of more such disasters coming against these people.
The whole Bible talks of two Churches or the two women. In Ezekiel they are called the daughters of the prostitute with the second being worst (greater prostitute) than the first. Both are termed Babylons the second called Babylon the great. God used the term prostitute for these churches who sold themselves for their carnal desires, the first Church being the Jewish Church. They both rejected the Son, the first killed Him as man among those who held the promise in blood and the second killed His understanding among those who came to Him and held the promise in spirit (by faith). Both claim to worship the Lord, the first say they worship YHWH and do not know that YHWH is the Lord Jesus Christ who humbled Himself and became man. The second say they worship and follow the Lord Jesus Christ but have rejected His Word and without His Word what is the Lord Jesus Christ? He was the human manifestation of the Word; He was the Word that became flesh. They have created an amputated Lord Jesus Christ for themselves - Christ without His Word.
In today's message the Lord is reminding us an account will be taken of these churches and they will bear the consequence of their doings. As for those who are really His and still among these would be removed out and would come to know the Lord and be glorified as His people as His glory will indeed be manifested in this world.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, Jesus You said the ways of the world are broad but the way to The Father's House is narrow. You also said You will judge your folk and separate the sheep from the goats. Those on the right would enter Heaven and those on the left would enter your wrath in the lake of fire. Lord, You love your people and would not want any of them to be destroyed so would do anything to save them. You would not let the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to be vain. Lord, work amongst us and let your glory come and let the people know You and your own return to You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Then He began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.
2 "Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that he might receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers.
3 "And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
4 "Again he sent them another servant, and at him they threw stones, wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.
5 "And again he sent another, and him they killed; and many others, beating some and killing some.
6 "Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
7 "But those vinedressers said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
8 "So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 "Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.
10 "Have you not even read this Scripture: 'The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
11 This was the LORD'S doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes'?"
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
4 And the names of them Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus their names; Samaria Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.
5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their appearance in all the land
7 (and, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead); and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.
8 And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came forth two women, and the wind was in their wings; now they had wings like the wings of a stork; and they lifted up the ephah between earth and heaven.
10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
11 And he said unto me, To build her a house in the land of Shinar [Babylon - land of two rivers]: and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
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