Section 1: Parables

The parables of Jesus are not simple moral directives, but rather they give insight into the past, present, and future status of the Kingdom of God. At the time of Jesus, the Kingdom was in shambles, but Christ came to rebuild and find what had become broken and lost. He spoke in parables to keep hidden the work He was to complete on behalf of His Father, which is the mystery of God, and the answer to the question, “what happened to the Kingdom promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?"

Jesus told His disciples that it was not for them to know the times of the Kingdom’s restoration (Acts 1:6); it would be centuries into the future. Today, however, with the Kingdom rebuilt and restored the mystery of God is completed 1, and his parables are ready to be understood.

The selection of parables chosen in this section illustrate that Jesus was focused on the delivery of God’s promised Kingdom to Abraham. It can be shown that Jesus understood, two thousand years ago, what would be in store for Jerusalem, Judaism, and the lost tribes of Israel.

1. Revelation 10:7 In the days of the 7th Angel… the mystery of God should be finished as declared…