Vineyard of the Lord
The Lords Vineyard was let out to a vinedresser to take care off so that the fruits thereof can be nurtured and then harvested. However these vinedressers sought to make it their own Vineyard. They have replaced the nurturing and caring of this Vineyard in their own way. They sought to take it for themselves. The Example of the parable of the Vineyard of the Lord can be found in both tanakh and the brit chadesh. Our Lord gave this Parable and we find Isaiah speaking of it.
In both cases the Lord tells us that the vinedresser or husbandman wanted to take it for him. So he beat the servant of the Lord who came to collect the due from the Vineyard. This reflects the rejection of the Prophets who came to tell Israel’s leaders to repent, that the very Vineyard they were taking care of was the Lords. Nevertheless the Vineyard of the Lord was eventually plowed under in judgment.
When our Lord and Messiach came, he gave the same parable. The Vineyard was taken over by those who rejected the stone. This being “the stone which the builders rejected is become head of the corner.”
So too, the church, it’s leadership, and offices must understand they will know, the Vineyard today is till the Vineyard of the Lord. Our Lord Yeshua, Jesus said he is the Vine, we are the branches and the father today prunes it to make it produce more. Yet the Vineyard of the Lord can be reflected in those who belong to the Lord.
Fruits of the Vineyard belong to the Lord. Warning to the church as with Israel: This is not your vineyard, it is the Lords!
2Ch 36:14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
2Ch 36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
2Ch 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
Vineyard of the Lord