A Certain Householder Which Planted A Vineyard

Posted Sep 24, 2013 by Graham Tierney in The Father Hits: 3,289

"Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:  And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.   And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.  Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.  But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.  But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.  
 And they caught him, and cast [him] out of the vineyard, and slew [him].  
 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?" Matt. 21:33-40

(All emphasis supplied)

As Taken From

Australasian Union Conf. Record SOP Statement 1 June 1900

That this redemption might be ours, God withheld not even the sacrifice of Himself. He gave Himself in His Son. The Father suffered with Christ in all His humiliation and agony. He suffered as He saw the Son of His love despised and rejected by those whom He came to elevate, ennoble, and save. He saw Him hanging upon the cross, mocked and jeered by the passers-by, and He hid as it were His face from Him. He saw Christ bearing the sin of the world, and dying in the sinner's stead. The human heart knows the love of a parent for his child. We know what a mother's love will do and suffer for her beloved one. But never can the heart of man fathom the depths of God's self-sacrifice. 

  

 O, the cross, the cross! It is set up that we may know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Only the cross can measure the length and breadth, the depth and height, of infinite love, the greatness of the Father's sacrifice for lost humanity. 

    

And the Lord Jehovah did not deem the plan of salvation complete while invested only with His own love. By His appointment He has placed at His altar an Advocate clothed with our nature. As our Intercessor, Christ's office-work is to introduce us to God as His sons and daughters. (by adoption) (All emphasis supplied)

 {AUCR, June 1, 1900 par. 11- 13} 

What more could an AGAPE God have done in His vineyard?

Let us continue to pray that this beautiful truth, is by the grace of God, impressed upon the minds of the leaders and the brethren in the churches all over the world, thus bringing to an end the darkness upon this mortal coil and flooding it with The Light and grace of God!