1 Kings 1-2, Luke 20
Wow, I feel like I’m reading the parable with the vineyard owner for the first time! What I’m seeing is that Jesus is saying to the leaders of the Jews that like like the owner of the vineyard, he gave the vineyard (himself/his truth) to the Jews as their God and they rebelled against him time and time again and didn’t listen to all the prophets he sent (love how this connects to chronicles and kings we reading) and refused to repent and bear good fruit. I think Jesus is saying and now you’ve rejected John the Baptist and you’re also going to reject and kill me (the owner’s son). So God is going to destroy them and give the vineyard to others. This makes me think of the fall of Jerusalem that came not too long afterwards, and the rise of Christendom where the gospel (the vineyard) was given to the Gentiles as it is today. However, Christendom has been declining and our culture is turning its back on Christianity. Earlier we read how the king of the Chaldeans destroyed Jerusalem before and took the Jews into captivity in Babylon but they eventually began to gradually return to Jerusalem with the rise of Persia. The Jews have been scattered all over the world for centuries with the massive repercussion of rejecting God’s son, but now we see Israel is once more established in our lifetime and the Jews are beginning to return, just like they did from Babylon. Goosebumps. It makes me feel like we’re on the cusp of a new chapter in God’s plan coming soon…. the rapture!?! Then it’s time for Israel to once again see the truth and return to God’s plans by accepting Jesus. They are gathering. Sorry for the essay!! Does anyone agree with any of this?
Wow thanks for helping me connect the dots! It’s amazing how both old and new testaments are intertwined. I couldn’t agree more!
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