At the churches’ early Saturday men’s breakfast on 20th August it was time to read read and discuss…
‘LUKE 20 – The Parable of the Wicked Vine-dressers (BibleGateway.com)
9 Then He began to tell the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, leased it to [b]vine-dressers, and went into a far country for a long time. 10 Now at [c]vintage-time he sent a servant to the vine-dressers, that they might give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the vine-dressers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 Again he sent another servant; and they beat him also, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also and cast him out.
13 “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Probably they will respect him when they see him.’ 14 But when the vinedressers saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15 So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy those vinedressers and give the vineyard to others.”
And when they heard it they said, “Certainly not!”
17 Then He looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written:
‘The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone’?
18 Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”
19 And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they [d]feared the people—for they knew He had spoken this parable against them.’
- [b] Luke 20:9 tenant farmers
- [c] Luke 20:10 Lit. the season
- [d] Luke 20:19 M were afraid—for
We considered its historical setting, especially the final five verses about casting Jesus out – as well as His foretelling the subsequent fall and destruction of their capital city of Jerusalem and its holy Temple.
Our group’s organiser astutely asked, “Do we have a modern equivalent of this?” He may have had in mind the religious rulers within churches BUT I’d already mentally noted how verse 19’s reference to politico-religious leaders reflects the actions of US deep-state regime against President Trump, not only in the recent unprecedented FIB raid upon his home but also in continually seeking his downfall.
NB: NOT that he’s America’s saviour, although an increasing number are supporting his claims of injustice, as well as falling away from the Democratic National Party.
A PERSONAL NOTE
Sadly, many fail to imitate the love of Jesus towards Donald Trump mainly because of personal political preference and pride, which blinds them to his being an anointed president for serving our heavenly Father’s purposes.
Principally, that’s the reason behind my extensive blogging on him, plus the known facts of the demonic hatred against righteousness, justice and integrity – AND my activity was confirmed by the unexpected open vision of him and his wife in December 2020 that unexpectedly fell upon my dear wife. (Nina doesn’t read or follow any prophets, but two were to confirm indirectly her vision, and a month ago I learned it harmonised with what Wanda Alger had seen in a dream 7 years ago.)
Readers may recall my pleasant surprise upon discovering how the Devolution Theory timeline for the start of the seditious and treasonous Russia-collusion hoax engineered by Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton against Trump as candidate for election to the Presidency and who, contrary to that criminal plan’s expectations, became the sitting POTUS 45, almost coincided with my musing in 2016 upon the Lord exposing political rot and corruption in the USA, UK and EU. That musing proved prophetical for over 240 postings were to follow, as tagged under ‘Exposure’.
Perhaps my readers may be able may give an insight into why highly controversial prophecies of Trump being elected for a second term were incorrect, and thus false – APPARENTLY!! Our Almighty Lord has the FULL perspective and we ‘see through a glass darkly’! To our Father, Trump’s anointed presidency is continual and anyone else must, by definition, be an illegitimate pretender.
HOW LITTLE DID I EXPECT A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION WOULD FOLLOW, as told on Monday in > ‘On-target’ always comes with confirmation of ‘spiritual hits’!