TARES NUMBER 3.
JEWS GIVEN UP BY CHRIST
21:43, “Therefore say I unto you, the Kingdom of God will be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the
OF ISRAEL AND THEIR FORETOLD TRIBULATION
13:40, “Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which was spoken of in the prophets may not come upon you.”
Amos 5:21-25, “I hate, I reject
your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies, Even though you offer up to me burnt offering and your grain offering,
I will not accept them, And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your choice animal. Take away from me the noise
of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps, but let justice roll down like waters.”
Zechariah. 12:1-3, “And it will come about in
that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the
nations of the earth will be gathered against her.”
Malachi 4:1-5, “ For behold the day is coming burning like a furnace ; and all the arrogant and every evil doer
will be left as chaff, and the day that is coming will set them ablaze.”
Zechariah 14:1-9, “Behold a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you will
be divided among you. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the City will be captured, the houses
plundered, the women ravished, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.
Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. And in that day His feet
will stand on the Mount of Olives.”
TRIBULATION OF JERUSALEM FORETOLD.
24:44, “Now He said to them, these are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which
are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
Luke 21: 20-32, “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, and then recognize
that her destruction is at hand. Because these are the days of vengeance, in order that all which are written may be fulfilled.
Truly I say to you, this generation (The generation Christ lived in) will not pass away Until all these things take place
Acts 13:41,”Behold you scoffers,
and wonder, and perish; for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it
Acts 18:6, “And
when they resisted, and Blasphemed, he shook his garments, and said to them, your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean;
from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles
Acts 28:27, “For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears is dull of hearing, and their eyes have
they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be
converted, and I should heal them.”
28:47-50, “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with a joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things.
Therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord shall send against you,
In hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke
on your neck until He has destroyed you. The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as
the Eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand.”
Zechariah 14:2, “ For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city
shall be taken, and the houses rifled , and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the
residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” This foretells the 70 AD.
“Behold your house is left unto you desolate.”
Matt. 24:6-8, “And ye shall hear of wars and
rumors of war; see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
Deut. 31:16-18, ‘’Than My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I hide My
face from them, and they shall be consumed, and many evils and troubles shall come upon them; so that they will say in that
day, Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us”?
Matt. 24:21, “For
then there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be;
but the end is not yet.”
Mark 13:19-20,” For those days will be a time of tribulation which as has
not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall be.”
19:43, “For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem
you in on every side. And will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone
upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation."
Hebrews 8:8-13, “When He
said, A new covenant, He has made the first Obsolete, But whatever is becoming Obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.”
Luke 21:24, “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations;
and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
7:24-27, v 25, "And he will speak out against the most high and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will
intend to make alterations in time, times, and a half time.” (3 and one half years) Vespasian the 11th horn.
Rev. 11:3; Rev.12:6.
INSIGHT INTO THE FOLLOWING PARABLES.
All in All, we see
Jesus still in the land of Judah, and conversing with Jews, thus it will be Jews that receive His wrath, at the end of the
age. Now how will you harmonize the following Parable?
Matt. 21:33-42, Listen to another parable. “There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around
it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine growers, and went on a journey.” What happened
to those the owner sent to collect his rent Verses 34-39? Question verse 40, What will he do to those vine growers? This time
this group of people in verse 27, who could not give an answer to Jesus now says, verse 41, “They said to Him, He will
bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine growers, who will pay Him the proceeds
at the proper season.” Verse 42, “The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone; this
came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes.” (See Ps. 118:22; Acts 4:11-12; 1 Pet. 2:6-7; Rom. 9:33).
the above parable: The Lord’s hearers would have been well content that He here should have passed over this parable.
But No; He will not let them go: Instead, “hear another parable,” as if to say:” I am not through with you
yet.” “I have still another word of warning and rebuke,” And to that He summons them
to listen. There is this apparent difference between the accounts of the several Evangelists, that while Matthew and Mark
relates the parable as addressed to the Pharisees, it was, according to Luke, spoken to the people of Israel. But the sacred
narrative itself supplies the helps for clearing away this slight apparent difference, Luke mentioning the chief priest and
scribes, (v-19). In a way which shows that they were listeners also; and thus being spoken in the hearing of both parties,
in the mind of one narrator the parable seemed addressed mainly to the people of Israel, in that of the others we seek out
the Pharisees. This Parable runs through the whole Old Testament. (Deut. 32:32; Isa.
5:1-7; 25:1-7; Jer. 2:21; Ezek. 15:1-6; Ezek. 9:10) Our Lord compares Himself
to the vine as the noblest of earthly plants John. 15:1-12. Compare verse 6 with Matt. 13:1-50, The burning of the Tares.
In Isa. 5:7, indeed, the vineyard is that Jewish Church,
and consistently with this, it is described, not as transferred to others, but as laid waste and utterly destroyed, its hedges
taken away, its wall broken down, all labor of pruning or digging withdrawn from it, and the heavens themselves commanded
that they rain not on it anymore.
for educational value, one might consider that (1) Matthew was a full blood line Jew. He wrote exclusively to the Jews. (2)
Mark was a half breed, Jew and Greek, he wrote to the Jewish people, also he wrote to the Gentile people the Greeks. (3) Luke
was also a half breed, he was Jew, and Roman, he also wrote to the element of Jews scattered throughout the known world, as
well as the Gentile people. (4) John being a Jew wrote to the Churches of Christ universally. In order to appeal to the Gentile
Luke wears a milder approach, where
Matthew in a severer aspect, in Matthew the guilt is greater, and the retribution more terrible.
Notice the parable of Matthew 22:1-14, “And Jesus answered an spoke to them
in parables, saying, the Kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. And he sent out
his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. Again he sent out other
slaves saying, tell those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatted livestock are all
butchered and every thing is ready; come to the wedding feast. But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own
farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them. But the King was enraged
and sent his armies, and destroyed those murders, and set their city on fire.”
The phrase, “Come to the wedding feast.” God sent His Son into the
world to save sinners, when the Saviour came, who was to be the sinners substitute, He must furnish this atonement, without
which there could be no remission without death and marriage, Rev.19:7-9, “And he said to me, Write, Blessed are those
who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are true words of God.
sent his armies to destroy, and burn their city.” It is apparent that Judah, and Jerusalem is meant at the end of the
age. The end of the age was 70 A.D. When Nero the Emperor of Rome sent troops into the land of Judah. All secular history
records the above dates. A History of Civilization. By Brinton Christopher And Wolff Of Harvard University, Rome-PP 95-177,
Printers, Prentice-Hall, Inc. Prehistory to 1715. Josephus Wars of the Jews, PP 428-627. Kregal Publications.
Church fathers taught A. D. 70, as being the end of the age. Their writings are extant.
He has finished the purpose
and has set them aside forever. That which is perfect has come, and that which was in part has been away. The predictions
and illustrations which the types and figures of the Old Testament gave, of the circumstances, character, and work of the
redeemer of men, have been fully realized. He is the Great High Priest, the only sacrifice, the true paschal lamb, who has
by the offering of Himself, once for all, perfected forever them that are sanctified.
Jesus in his actual submission to every precept of holiness, and his entire fulfillment
of them all, as the representative for man, Jesus Christ has become the entire perfection of the new law, and was submissive
until death of the old law, and he has glorified it in his shining excellence of his life. He received the full punishment
for transgression, and died an accursed death under the condemnation of the violated law. He did no violence, neither was
deceit found in his mouth, yet it pleased God to bruise him, to put him to grief, and to cut him off, out of the land of the
living. But he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities, and the Lord God hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all
He has provided a
perfect righteousness, which is its perfection and end all that is sought, it has found in him. It therefore yields the government
of believing men to be upon his shoulder, who has ransomed them from a curse, by being made a curse for them. Its dominion
is finished. Its dispensation has passed away. And Christ has become its end, for righteousness, to every one that believes
on him. This leads the true believers to be in keeping with the end. The end of the age. The end of the
Parable of Matt. 22:1-14.
all the rest of the parables points out the killing of the prophets that God sent among the people of Israel. God’s
anger against Israel. Here the son was not killed. But when this parable was spoken, their hostility had already attained
to the highest point, even to the formal determination of making away with Christ by violent means, (John 11:47-53). Then
there was yet hope that they might, perhaps, be won over to obedience to the truth: now they were fixed in their rejection
of the counsel of God, and in their hatred of his Christ. And consistently with the different times, and different tempers
of the hearers, the parable here is severe in nature. But, serves as a reminder of that great tribulation in Israel, at the
end of the age.
I ask that you bear with
me on the following parable, after which I will bring all the parables covered into a summary.
Luke 19:11-15, “And while they were listening to these things, He went on
to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for Himself, and then return."
And He called ten of His slaves, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, Do business with this UNTIL I COME BACK. But his
citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him saying, We do not want this man to reign over us.”
Let’s Cap this part of the parable and discuss
some educational points, then come back. A certain nobleman, who went to a far country to receive a kingdom for Himself, was
Christ the Son of God.
POINT ONE, is
to look at (Daniel 7:13-14), “Daniel said, I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of Heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming, and He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him: And to Him was given
dominion, Glory and a Kingdom, That all the peoples, nations, and men of every language Might serve Him, His dominion is an
everlasting dominion Which will never pass away; And His Kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed
POINT TWO, in a vision Daniel foretold, what we read about in Luke (19:11-15.
But), Daniel had a vision prior to the one above, we look at (Dan. 2:44-45). Chapter 7 deals with the war between Rome and
Israel, where Nero the Emperor of Rome declared war on Israel, (Judah) Feb. 10, 67 AD. And lasted until 70 AD. There is an
important issue in this chapter in regards to the Kingdom, and when the Saints received it in a legal form. We understand
that the Church and Kingdom was given at Pentecost as a promised institution, wherein its members would be chartered members
until Christ came back, and would bring the Kingdom with Him, Matt. 16:28. But for those who seek a future kingdom, Daniel
declares when they would receive it, and exactly who would be reigning in Rome when they received the kingdom, Dan. 7:7-8,
the Beast, (kingdom of Rome) “After this I kept looking in the night vision, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and
terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with
its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns (Emperors), While I was contemplating
the horns, behold, another horn a little one came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots
before it; and behold this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth uttering great boasts.”
POINT THREE. There was ten horns,
and then one more making Eleven, the Eleventh horn was Vespasian. To better understand the beast, and horns read (Dan. 7:15-20)
Now look at (Dan. 7:21) “I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the Saints and overpowering them.”
When the time of three and one half years were completed, Vespasian war was over, verse 25, “Time, times, and a half
time, three and one half years according to Gods language. So the war is over in 70 AD. The court sat for judgment Satan cast
into the lake of fire, (Rev. 20:10). Verse 27, “Then the sovereignty, and dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms
under the whole heaven will be given to the peoples of the saints of the Highest One; His Kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom,
and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.”
POINT FOUR. The time specified above corresponds with what Jesus promised to do in (Matt. 16:28), Speaking
to the Apostles Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death
until they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.” Now consider (Luke 19:15), as we return there.
“And it came about that when He returned, after having received the Kingdom, He ordered that these slaves, to whom He
had given money, be called to Him in order that He might know what business they had done.” This is the Second coming,
here and in (Matt. 16:28) as well as (Daniel 7).
Number 1, we have the second coming of Christ guaranteed as being in His own generation, and the life time of at least
some of the Apostles. But more clearly during the lifetime of all the Ten slaves.
Number 2, Jacob prophesied that Shiloh (Christ) would come back and remove the
rulers staff, and the Scepter from Judah, (Genesis 49:8-12). God promised a new Covenant for the reign of Christ. (Heb. 8:8-13).
So we have the change of Covenants. A new age, and the end of the old age. We have all old things made new. (2 Cor. 5:17)
Number 3, When you read (Luke 19:16-48), you cannot
but see a Judgment pending His coming, pending the end of the age, the same judgment that is seen in Matt. (13:49-50), Judgment,
and the end of the age. (Matt. 16:27), confirms this.
Number 4, Christ knew that this people were against Him, and He knew that the people of Judah would kill Him, they
did. But God said, “Vengeance is Mine I will repay says the Lord.” (Rom.12:19).
Number 5, It is here and at this point that all the parables come together, and
that the revealing of the mysteries of the prophets, the revealing of the mysteries of parables should be forth coming. Now
the Holy Spirit is given in the new Covenant of Redemption, to regenerate the sinful nature of those whom God has chosen in
Christ before the foundation of the world, that they should be holy and without blame before Him in love. These observations
are equally applicable to the office of the Holy Spirit, in the government of heaven. The comforter, who is sent to renew
and sanctify the souls which the Father has given the Son, and the Son has redeemed. They, who gain not this clear perception
of the condition of man under the violated law of Christ, see not their need of the special influence by the Holy Spirit,
to illuminate their minds, or their hearts. They are led to doubt, or even to deny that which Christ came to accomplish, and
to disbelieve in any revealing of the prophets, and, or of the mysteries thereof.
Number 6.This people killed
God’s Son, there is no turning back Judah must go; but not before the Second Coming When God would choose His Vengeance
at the end of the age when God sent Rome against Judah in 70 AD. Thus the foreknowledge of God is seen in Deut. 32:18-20,
“You neglected the Rock who begot you, and forgot the God who gave you birth. AND THE LORD SAW THIS, and spurned them
because of the provocations of His sons and daughters. Then He said, I will hide My face from them, I WILL SEE what their
END shall be, for they are a perverse generation, sons in whom is no faithfulness.” Deut. 32: 34-35.
“Is it not laid up in store with Me, Sealed up in My treasure? Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, in due time their
foot will slip; for the day of their calamity is near, and the impending things are hastening upon them.”
Number 7. Matt. 13:10, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”
Matt. 13:11, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the Kingdom
of heaven, but to them it has not been given.”
Number 8.Verse 11, of this chapter has caused a great confusion within the Biblical education of many people of the
world, in foreign countries where I have done missionary work, and have discussed this chapter, the people in general supposes
that we cannot know fully the “Mysteries” of the Kingdom of heaven, that it is not inherent, not permanently united.
Therefore, I teach that it is permanently united, and is Biblically associated with all the parables, and is Biblically united
to the Divine government, of the Kingdom of heaven. However, in the teaching of the parables, I must also teach the revealing
of the many “Mysteries.” Found in the Old and New Testament.
Number 9. During the life of Christ, the “Mysteries” had not been revealed, His Disciples
during His life time did not reveal the “Mysteries,” But God had chosen a man from his mothers womb to become
the 13th Disciple.
Gal. 1:15-16, “But when He who had set me apart, even from my mothers womb, and called me, through His grace,
was pleased to reveal, His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh
and blood.” Read how the Apostle Paul reveals the mysteries.
Eph. 1:3-10, “Spiritual blessings; He chose us in Him; He planned us for adoption; In Him
we have redemption; He made known to us the Mystery of His will; He revealed to us, that we might reveal the mystery to you.”
Eph. 3:1-5, “For the sake of you the Gentiles;
Grace which was given to me for you; By revelation the mystery was made known to me; when you read this you can understand
my insight into the mystery of Christ; Which in other generations was not made known. Eph. 3:9, mystery for ages had been
Eph. 5:32, This mystery is great,
with reference to Christ and His Church. Eph. 6:19, I pray for utterances
Be given me in the opening of my mouth, to make known the mystery of the Gospel.”
Col. 1:25-26, “Of this Church I was made a
minister, that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is the mystery which has been hidden from the
past ages and generations; but has now been revealed to His saints. Col. 2:2, full assurance of understanding, resulting in
a true knowledge of God’s mystery that is Christ Himself. Col. 4:3, Praying for an open door to preach the mystery of
Rom. 11:25,” For
I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, lest you are wise in your own estimation.”
Rom. 16:25-26, “Now to Him who is able to
establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has
been kept secret for long ages past,
now is manifested, and by the Scripture of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known
to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith.”
Rom. 3:31, Great boldness of expression, and remarkable unity of purpose, characterize the writings of
the Apostle Paul. With great boldness, he proclaims always, the doctrine of an entirely free redemption for man, in the obedience
and death of the Son of God. He consults with no narrow opposing prejudice. He overturns all the plans of man’s native
pride and self-righteousness when he reveals fully, and clearly, and truthfully the “Mysteries” of God. Mysteries
revealed is prophecy fulfilled.
denies all worth in man’s attempted obedience to the law of God. He affirms these principles of truth with remarkable
unity of purpose, every where teaching the very same doctrine, as, God’s plan of mercy and salvation, both for the Jews
and for Gentiles. But he finds such preaching as this arrayed against itself, the strongest prejudices and objections of the
human heart. This too, is to be justified freely through grace, and by a mere confidence in the merit of Christ.
Finally, Brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, live in peace, be of the same mind in Christ.
TO God our Father, and the Son, Jesus Christ. Be the
Praise, and Glory Forever.
Jessie E. Mills, DM; PH.D
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