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February 21, 2021 1:00 am
Stu & Robby continue going through the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, in an effort to figure out what God is saying through this oft misunderstood parable in Luke 20: 9-19.
Christ all alone the cornerstone. He is the head of the body, he is the chief cornerstone.
This language is rich in Scripture.
If you go to ancient Israel to travel back to the holy land today any Jewish tour guide will take you to the temple and he will take you to where they believe the cornerstone has been unearthed by archaeologist and ready to be placed in the construction of the new temple really really fascinating and it is no small rock.
It is the chief cornerstone. Will we know who the chief cornerstone of the Temple of Almighty God is his name is Jesus. This week we wrap up Luke chapter 20 verses 9 to 19 Robbie door the Christian card. I also those of the module really cool programs like Jesus junkets a bunch of cool podcast. If you haven't subscribed, by the way, our podcast channel, not just this program but so many programs experience truth and Sony programs. Robbie you have on their Christian car guy Tina pursuits weekly just in all kinds of wonderful partners of ours have programs on their swords of its of neat little thing lit your phone every time the one of upload right, absolutely.
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Robbie read a passage for several listen closely.
This is the word of God most important thing will read today on this program is the word of God in order to go to jump to the end. In the conclusion of our thoughts from last week in our journey through the book of Luke, signing out Luke 29 through 19 when he Jesus began to tell this parable a certain man planted a vineyard and leased it to find restaurants and he went into a far country for a long time now. It vintage time. He sent a servant to the vine dressers that he might give that they might give him some of the fruit of the vineyard, but the vine dressers beat him and send him away empty-handed.
Again, he sent another servant and they beat him also traded in shamefully and sent him away empty-handed and again is on the third and they wounded him also and cast them out, then the owner of the vent vineyard said, what shall I do, I will send my beloved son, probably they will respect him and when they see him. But when the vine dressers saw him a reason among themselves, saying, this is the air come, let us kill him that the inheritance may be ours, so that cast him out of the vineyard and killed. Therefore, what will the owner of the vineyard do them.
He will come and destroy those vine dressers and give the vineyard to the others and when they heard it, they said certainly not and he looked at them and said what, then, is what what then is this that is written, the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Whoever falls on that stone will be broken, but on whomever it falls it will grind him to powder and the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on them, but they fear the people, for they knew he had spoken this parable against them. Robbie, a whole lot going on in this thing and I want you to read this this this question here. You know Christ the cornerstone. There's so much in here let me give some background. This is very very important.
If you get Isaiah chapter 5 verses one through seven. You'll see an example all throughout the Old Testament, the language of vineyards in this part of the world.
By the way was cover run over with vineyards and rich agricultural terrain. Very you're typographically rich with all that stuff. A lot of work went into building these vineyards and making them ripe yet a work number Naboth's vineyard vineyard that that Jezebel, Ahab and Jezebel just lusted after an innately shed his blood in order to get it but his finger was desirable in a UDC vineyard is like much, much as was both profitable, fruitful, literally and in you know, but also that you provided a living for people and provide a great inheritance. The landing of the blouses don't remove the ancient landmarks us on these vineyards would be in families for generations and not to be trifled with. So these is it me like a modern day rental home know were a modern-day piece of real estate know that you just did release that you know that so that was a great great enterprise.
So three different occasions we sent three different signs that the men are three different servants the mastered as the owner of the land simply to connect instantly to collect the profit to me in a white why shouldn't. He's the owner. He should be collecting some sort of rent which would would be a percentage of that which was gleaned from this land and these guys Odyssey symbolize the province of his review read Hebrews 1135 to 38. You know that they were killed they were one was sought as assigned or in half, which we think was Isaiah these proffers. The profits suffered so much. Here is the Apple of God's eyes. His children Israel rejecting and turning their backs on Almighty God.
So many saints have suffered throughout history. Even today, and proclaim the gospel to to the earth. This is the earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof, and yet we go to proclaim that the God of the earth, sir. The God who gives you the lungs, your breathing from the atmosphere that you're living in, in the land that you live on. He created where a tell you about his goodness. I was he loves you yet you hated for. That is a believer in theirs. 57 countries. The Bible is illegal and Christians workers are being slaughtered and killed. Executed in prison, beaten Bergner than any other time in history the gotchas. I'll send my son verse 13 I was in my beloved son, now the son is the person that would hold all the authority the sun represented the father and the seller be the future air in the future owner, so when the sun appears either the of the owner is dead or it triggers a fact that hey we take him we may be ole's take the land and so Jesus obviously this is a picture of him so what they do, they take him. They kill in and they take the inheritance and they cast them out of the vineyard, so this question here Robbie is a tragic question I want you to guess just jump in with it. If you listen when does God's mercy and patience turned to justice and wrap yeah so what point does God say enough in a lot of folks out there in the world are watching things unfold, and they see evil regimes they see evil things. Our own government does AC see that the slaughter of Dino today she know so you know someone said there is this recent coronavirus thing someone said of Planned Parenthood was forced to shut their doors for one day more more lives we saved by that act, then were ever taken by the coronavirus just how much murder was blessed with children young in our country are and what's going on here in this is enough. We make this a Democrat Republican issue. This is life and death be gracious, there would be no Democrats, Republicans, if if someone's mom did you know if you killed him. You know in in in will we legalize that in our country so there's so much bloodshed. So when is God going to say enough Robbie wins it wins the wind is this happening of his eye was lead. You know he dropped the bomb on these guys. It says eat you.
What is the owner of the you know what is the owner do you know what should what is he do is in response to to this, this evil that these these men, these unjust, evil tenants did where it's at. Really interesting dilemma that you propose their requests and admit you not a lot of people say why just don't understand how the God of the Old Testament would be the same as the God of the New Testament is Isaiah's love and he you know because you you see the things like the stoning of a can that you you mentioned in the previous episode that you know that were or you know Aaron's sons that were right off at the wrong stuff so hot how this at all reconcile. The interesting thing is, I think that all God has to do is turn from you for a moment. I mean, and just when he keeping his face shining upon you. IE's holding back Satan and all that he wants to destroy you with. But yet you remember when Paul says in that in that one piece of Scripture that right you not turn them over to Satan is all God has to do is gonna turn his face and wow 70 A.D. it happens and clearly those within those line dressers that were there at the time it was supposed to be making him of the fruit of the spirit. Love Joy peace patient that's that that's what they were supposed to be producing and unfortunately for them wow it was a horrible time.
If you read history. I mean it.
It it was a bloodbath. Yeah it really was and it is interesting going back to another bloodbath, I believe, is Revelation 5.
Somewhere in there where the saints under the altar and they were martyred there, crying out how long the Lord how long will this go on. How long will our people be slaughtered your people that love you we serve.
You were being killed were being imprisoned were being tortured innocently because we love God, but this should be a wake-up call for Christians that present Jesus Christ who is the chief cornerstone. By the way, God is called our rock all over the place. He's gonna rock our salvation.
The Lord is my rock that you know Jesus Christ is the rock of ages. He is the eternal one rock a in the Bible pictures both stability of picture structure in the case of the chief cornerstone is the foundation stone overload and is referred to it.
We minces no more time in last week on that Psalm 118 verse 22 Peter picks it up in first Peter 2426 Paul puts it up in Romans 930 through 33 the Jews is the chief cornerstone, and you will be submissive to him.
You will bow to him now, or you about later. You know, in because he rules and reigns and they rejected a cornerstone the course on a rejected projected became the chief cornerstone.
All Jesus Christ and says these priests were very, very upset hit says after this Jesus note's mention these words were false and still be broken, but on whomever it falls will grinding the powder verse 19 the chief priest describes that very hour subtly hands on him. Likely to kill this guy we get we got a literally fallen him when I crushed him. He saying he's in a crush us and maybe they understood that he was saying. I met one. I am hee hee and over again. He admitted it, but maybe there ears were unclogging and they saw it as a threat instead of it as easy as giving is an invitation. I'm here receive me I'm your Messiah, the one you pray for everyday forever.
The one who is the Lord's temple, that I just had a clean out because he is desecrated with all this merchandising and yet they want to lay hands on him and kill him. But they fear the people, for they knew he had spoken this parable against them. So instead of repenting of their murderous ways of repenting of destroying and killing all these prophets you know John the Baptist. All these problems bleeding up your and about to kill Jesus instead of repenting and saying were were guilty. We want you as our chief cornerstone. What they do. They want to kill, but they're cowardly afraid of the people and we know that's gonna change later in the week there and stir the people and it's gonna get real bloodied Robbie. Let's just wrap up and I've flooring around worrying and scared to death and anxious in the wind blows a buzz in here and there are my anchored in Jesus and you know what, let's stop, let's drop, let's pray, and is anchored him and we are here to encourage you today that he is there waiting for you to wait for him the call upon the name of working unknown call upon the Lord be saved we do know.
Remember he's rock quit did not quit getting sidetracked by all these other things and anchor to Jesus and tells him about hierarchy and what a blessing spiritually follow me on Instagram Facebook twitter just at Stu Epperson and will put Sonny's messes up. By the way are on Facebook and my Facebook page at Steve.Epperson and be sure you tell someone else out there about the powerful word of God about the rock Jesus Christ and let him be your rock bow to him today.
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