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(Mark.12:1-12)

The parable in Mk.12:1-12 has captured in a capsule the past, presence and the future of the ministry of Christ, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords. All the kingdoms of the earth past, present and future are represented in this short passage of the scripture in Mk.12:1-12.

God is depicted as a husbandman who planted a vineyard with the supporting casts of angels, saints and the celestial beings of heaven. All the necessary additions were in place before the lord of this vineyard travelled, and took off to a far country. He got hired men to dig a hedge around it, had the wine-vat in place, built a tower, and rented it out to seasoned farmers before he left.

The vineyard should be functioning adequately, and when the time of harvest came, he sent his servant to bring him the fruit of his labor from the farmers, the hired husbandmen. But a strange thing happened, and these men had a wrong notion of themselves that the vineyard would be theirs. This concept grew and developed into a full fledged action.

So when they saw the first servant, they handed him the worst treatment of his life, only letting him escape to report going on in his vineyard. He sent another servant, and they rough handled him with severe injury to his head. Still, he sent another servant, and this time, he did not live to tell gory treatment of the husbandmen. Last of all, he sent his son, the heir of the vineyard to those wicked husbandmen.

The very sight of his son excited them because they would be close to their dreams of owning the land and the vineyard. So, they took him, after much torture and bodily abuse, they took his life. Then they said that the vineyard was now theirs since they have killed the heir. They were celebrating, rejoicing and having the fun of their lives. Imagine evil people celebrating the death of a child of God, and that no evil will come to them on account of their deeds.

If you are alive on the planet earth, and have any inclination that your life is well without Christ, you are mistaken and you are sincerely wrong. It does not matter whether you have means or not. It does not matter whether you a president of a nation, king or queen of a kingdom, a statesman, a philanthropist, or the wealthiest person on earth, if you have no Christ, you are on the edge of a precipice, sooner or later, you will fall down into the pit. You have wrapped fire in your bosom, and it will burn your life into ashes, unless you stop right now and consider why Christ came into our world for you.

He came first for the Jews and then the Gentiles. He came for the whole world of humanity of 7.5 billion souls. If you will not accept this fact, then you have condemned yourself into a separation from the One who loved you, and gave His only begotten Son to die in your place.

Jesus specifically told this parable concerning His life, and how He would die through the hands of the Jewish leaders and the Gentiles, God having sent teachers, scribes, prophets and righteous people before His One and only Son. The Jews and Gentiles could not read the writings on the wall because they were blinded and instigated by Satan and his demons.

Today, the whole world is against Christ, and both Muslims and the leaders of the world. The United Nations has nothing good to say about Him and His saints. When the terrorist, the militant Muslims and God-fearing people killed Christians, the leaders of the nations lend their voices and support. They urge on the killing, and do nothing to prevent it just like the husbandmen, and the Jewish community did in the parable.

The day of reckoning is coming, and you will give the account of your life as to what you did with Christ. What will your response be? It is raining right now, and you should make hay while the Son of God is shining and knocking at your heart’s door. Take this matter seriously, or else you will live to regret it hereafter. The scripture says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His One and only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish, but have everlasting life. (Jn.3:16)

The choice is yours. Take Jesus Christ as your Savior, and escape the wrath of God, or reject Him, and damn your soul from the presence of God forever and ever.

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