This Man Trusts His Workers But Look What They Do to His Son and Messengers. His Envoys Do Not Return so He Comes Back with Vengeance!

He Shall Return!

MatthewThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... » 21: 33-46

By Rev. Dr. Sergio ArevaloTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... », Jr.

October 05, 2014 (17th Sunday after PentecostThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... », WorldThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... » Communion Sunday)

 

IntroductionIn Jesus' parable; wicked vineyard tenants stole crops, murdered servants, and eventually murdered the owner's son. This was an illustration of the wicked leaders who would murder God's own Son, Jesus (Matthew 21:33-46).

Our passage tells another ParableWhich Do You Prefer? Old Practices or New Practices?. Read more ... » of JesusHow to Know the Presence of the Holy Spirit?. Read more ... ».

There was a landownerThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » who planted a vineyard, put a wall around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.

When harvest timeHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » came, he sent“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » his servantsCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » to the tenant farmers to collect his produce.

His tenants did not giveThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » what was supposed to be his. He even sent his servants and sonThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... ». All of them were harassed and killed.

So the owner of the vineyard retuned to find out why his messengersWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » did not return. He discovered that they were all deadJesus is Missing!. Read more ... ». So he made judgmentThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... » and killed those farmers, and he gave the vineyard to other tenant farmers.

Our Parable tells about the Kingdom“It is Finished!”. Read more ... » of GodThe Greatest is Love. Read more ... ». God is the creator and therefore the owner of the vineyard or the Kingdom. The first tenant farmers were the JewsLeaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... », and the second ones are the ChristiansNew Year, New Creation. Read more ... ». The servants and the son who were persecuted and killed were the prophetsHis Master Asks This Man, His Answer Triggers the Opening of Big Secret. Read more ... » and the Son of GodThe Three Temptations of Jesus. Read more ... ».

I. God is the Creator and the Owner of the Kingdomvineyard2

The Parable tells us that the landowner has a vineyard, and the vineyard is the Kingdom of God“It is Finished!”. Read more ... ». In the Judeo-ChristianI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... » tradition, God is the creator of the universeCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... » and everything in it. He is also the creator of the Kingdom of God thus, he is the owner of what he created. The implication of this thoughts is that since God is the creator, and the owner of the Kingdom of God, his will must be done and not what the will of the “tenants.”

II. God Trusts Some People to ProtectMy Prayer During the 2014 National Day of Prayer Celebration . Read more ... » And Nurture His Vineyard

The Parable shows us that the owner left the vineyard for a while. Do we have a busy God here? Actually one of the attributes of God is that he is the Actus Purus. This is a scholastic term for deity, and it means “God is always in action.” Because the divine being was regarded as the transition from potentiality to actuality, it followed that the divine must be pure actuality.

The Parable shows that the landowner chose and hired some people to become stewards of his vineyard. The vineyard was already wellJesus’ Strategy of Evangelism. Read more ... » planted, he already put a wall around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. The vineyard was ready“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » and everybody was just waiting for the harvest. The landowner trusted his tenants to protect and nurture his vineyard. They did, but they did it just to protect their interests.

When Jesus used that Parable, he was referring to the Jews as the first chosen ones to become stewards of the vineyard (Mt. 21:45).

Indeed, the LordThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... » chose the IsraelitesWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » to pursue the missionCHURCH PLANTING VISION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Read more ... » of God for the growth of the Kingdom. However, the Jews enjoyed alone their callingGod Calls the Boy Rather than the Priest. Read more ... ». They believeHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » that no matter what they do, the Lord would not leave them, and the Kingdom was for them alone.

God sent prophets but they killed them. Matthew 23:37 says, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who killThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your childrenJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.”

Let me narrate who were the prophets killed by the Israelites:prophetskilling1

Not all prophets are killed by the Jews, but most of them, if not all of them were persecuted.

III. God Discovers That The Ones He Trusted are Not Worthy of His TrustHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... »

The Parable shows that the tenant farmers whom the landowner trusted were actually not trustworthy. They did not believe the messengers, and even the son, so they harassed and killed them. The Parable tells about the reality in the historyIn Everything Give Eucharist!. Read more ... » of IsraelA Caregiver Wows Israel's X Factor; UK Wows For This Pinoy. Read more ... ».

God has sent a lot of messengers just to gather his people under his wings but they refused it, “How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing” (Mt. 23:37).henchicks1

We knowHow to Know the Presence of the Holy Spirit?. Read more ... » that even the Messiah was not welcomeThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... » in the lifeHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » of the Jews. Until now they are waiting for the first comingThe Three Lessons of Palm Sunday. Read more ... » of the Messiah, but actually the Messiah arrived already two thousand years ago. They did not know it, they did not know that they already harassed and killed the Messiah.

IV. God Returns For Judgment And Rewards

Matthew 21Leaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... »:40-41 says “Now when the owner of the vineyard returns, what will he do to those farmers?” They told him, “He will put those horrible men to a horrible death. Then he will lease the vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at harvest time.”

The Lord has already given the vineyard to the “second tenants,”  to those who believe in Jesus as Lord and SaviorThree Things Required in Discipleship. Read more ... ». The baton is already forwarded to his apostles“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... », to his ministers and to his believersHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... ». We are now the stewards of the Kingdom of God. If we are true and honest to our calling and ministries, the Lord will give us rewards—not only eternal lifeThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... », but also rights to become children of God“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... ».

Conclusion

Mathew 21:42-43 says,  “Jesus asked them, “Have you never read in the ScripturesHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... », ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes.’? That is why I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce fruitThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » for it.”

These wordsHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » are challenging us, as stewards, to become fruitful. The parable is challenging us to be goodThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » stewards of the Kingdom, a good steward is not just maintaining the kingdom, the vineyard must bearThree Things Expected of a Disciple. Read more ... » good fruits. If we cannot bear fruit the Kingdom will be taken away from us, and God will give it to those who could produce fruits.

In the Kingdom of God, God has given us different giftsCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » and rolesThree Things Required in Discipleship. Read more ... ». Some may be pastors, some may be leadersLeaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... », some may be followers, so may be gardeners, some may be carpenters, some may be drivers, some may be musicians, some may be singers, some may be teachers, some may be doctors and nurses, some may be cleaners, and some may be givers. Whatever is our role in the kingdom let us be good stewards of the Kingdom of God.hoover1

Let me tell you a true storyThe Protagonist Narrates the Trailer of His Story, His Avid Fan Does not Like it. Read more ... » about the Pianist and the PresidentMy Prayer During the 2014 National Day of Prayer Celebration . Read more ... ».

There were once two young men working their wayHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » through Leland Stanford UniversityWesley Divinity School is Remembered. Read more ... ». Their funds got desperately low, and the idea came to one of them to engage Paderewski for a piano recital and devote the profits to their board and tuition.

The great pianist’s manager asked for a guarantee of two thousand dollars. The students, undaunted, proceeded to stage the concert. They worked hard, only to find that the concert had raised only sixteen hundred dollars.

After the concert, the students sought the great artist and told him of their efforts and results. They gave him the entire sixteen hundred dollars, and accompanied it with a promissory note for four hundred dollars, explaining that they would earn the amount at the earliest possibleThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... » moment and send“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » the moneyCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » to him.

“No,” replied Paderewski, “that won’t do.” Then tearing the note to shreds, he returned the money and said to them: “Now, take out of this sixteen hundred dollars all of your expenses, and keep for each of you 10 percent of the balance for your work, and let me have the rest.”

The years rolled by—years of fortune and destiny. Paderewski had become premier of PolandThree Things Expected of a Disciple. Read more ... ». The devastating war came, and Paderewski was striving with might and main to feed the starving thousands of his beloved Poland.

There was only one man“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » in the world who could help Paderewski and his people. Thousands of tons of food began to come into Poland for distribution by the Polish premier. After the starving people were fed, Paderewski journeyed to ParisHis Master Asks This Man, His Answer Triggers the Opening of Big Secret. Read more ... » to thankPeople Were Hungry, Look What the Boy Did to Feed Them All. Read more ... » Herbert Hoover for the relief sent him.

“That’s all right, Mr. Paderewski,” was Mr. Hoover’s reply. “Besides, you don’t remember it, but you helped me once when I was a student at college and I was in a hole.” (library.generousgiving.org).

Someday, the Messiah will return, he shall return with powerThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... ». How are we going to report our accounts? Will he find us honest and fruitful or not?

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