|Posted by elevenfive on October 10, 2019 at 1:25 AM|
The Parable of the Visiting Son (Explaining Salvation)
Sunny comes from out of town to visit his father (John 1:29) (Matthew 5:17), only to discover his pop surrounded by police, businessmen, and lawyers (Ephesians 6:12).
"What’s going on?” Junior demands.
"They're taking my home." His father says reluctantly (John 10:10).
"Give ME the debt!” The son yells toward the just-business environment (Isaiah 53:3).
The nosy crowd is astonished, including the father.
"But," the bankers replies, "this is not your problem! (John 18:35)”
The son stands his ground until the banker finally gives in (Luke 22:42). And, with the bill now in junior's name, the son simply reaches in his pocket and pays it off, cash (Isaiah 53:10). And immediately after, many witness the banker and the son wink at each other. To this day, spectators wonder, "Did the banker secretly arrange for this well-timed rescue?" (I John 1:2) (Psalms 22:30)
- Son = Jesus (Son of God) (Son of Man)
- Father = Mankind
- Other Town = Heaven
- Banker = God Almighty
- Secret Wink = Messiah Confirmation
- Nosy Crowd = Pharisees
A Cozy Detective Christian Parable
A posterity shall serve Him.
It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.
Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall.
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill."
saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?”
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
I John 3:16
By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
I John 1:2
the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.