• Excerpts from the Book, Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on August 16th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Minas

    The Prophetic Parable of the Minas

    In the context of the return of Jesus and those who will remain here on earth while He is gone, He begins to describe what His servants should be doing until He comes again.

    A mina is equal to about three or four months wages. It is interesting that the amount of the mina and the time that it will last may be a hint for us in regards to the Rapture. Jesus fulfilled the first four feasts of Israel, called the feasts of the Lord, by becoming the Passover Lamb on Passover, remaining in the tomb for three days during Unleavened Bread, rising from the dead on the feast of First Fruits, and sending the Holy Spirit to birth the church on the feast of Pentecost. Between Pentecost and the next feast called Trumpets, there is a three-month Harvest Period. Jesus leaves these servants enough resources to last them through the three months of harvest before He returns for His church during the feast of Trumpets. In the chapters, The Seven Feasts of Israel and The Rapture of the Church, I discuss this subject in greater detail.

    Much like the Parable of The Talents, from Matthew 25:14-30, the Parable of The Minas deals with stewardship while here on earth, with the possibility of rewards given later in heaven. This is a subject that most Christians know very little about. The principle and promise of rewards is for the believers who labors during their life for the Lord, after their salvation has taken place.

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    Posted on August 15th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    The Prophetic Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    A primary requirement for salvation is humility. No one who believes that they are basically a good person can find the humility necessary to be saved. Unless we believe sincerely that there is no good thing in us and that our sins have completely separated us from God, He can do nothing to cleanse us and grant eternal life.

    The pride of the Pharisee is seen in his words. He is glad that he is not like other men, when in fact—he is exactly like all other men who are not saved. He cites his own works as evidence for his righteousness, to his own ruin. No work that any human being does for God, or for others, is merit enough for eternal life.

    The tax collector, on the other hand, has come to a deep sense of his own destitution. Some internal conflict or external force has been laid upon him that have caused a good result. He is keenly aware that he desperately needs a Savior. All he can muster is the heartfelt words: God be merciful to me a sinner. It is not the words, whether they are many or few, that allow us to experience salvation. It is the broken heart and humble attitude behind those words which brings us to a private room where God will hear us and grant the forgiveness of our sins.

  • Excerpts from the Book, Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on August 8th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Wedding Feast

    The Prophetic Parable of the Wedding Feast

    Luke 14:7-11 So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

    The lessons that are given in all of the parables that Jesus taught are the opposite of normal human behavior. Every person who has been born on this planet is selfish and self-centered. All of us secretly want the best seat to be noticed above other people, and we want our own personal needs taken care of first, before others.

    For the person who is endeavoring to follow Jesus, we should seek out the lowliest place. Give others preference above ourselves, and think of the needs of other people before our own needs.

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    Posted on August 7th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

    The Prophetic Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

    The Lord expects fruit from His people. He desires righteousness and truth in the lives of those who claim to be His children. When the Lord looked for these things in His vineyard—Israel, He found none. He also is looking for fruit in our lives, and He will accept nothing less. Are we bearing fruit? Are we growing in good deeds and putting away the sins that so easily beset us? Is the constant expectation of our heart the arrival of Jesus? Is the ever present earnest desire of our life to know Jesus and be with Him?

    We should be working every day to further Jesus’ kingdom. He is coming soon, and with Him—judgment. The time is far spent, and we do not have many more days in which we can make Jesus known by whatever means possible.

    Jesus gave us this parable to encourage us to be a fruitful people. When He arrives, He will reward us according to whether or not we took His words seriously. The rulership and authority that He will give to us will be based completely on our faithfulness to what He has called us to, right now. We may see our life as small and insignificant; but in reality, every day you and I have opportunities to do something for Jesus and produce fruit for Him. If we are a student, a mother or father, have a career or are still looking for one, we should do everything as if we are doing it for the Lord. For it is Jesus whom we serve, and from Him will come our reward.

  • Excerpts from the Book, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on August 2nd, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Great Supper

    The Prophetic Parable of the Great Supper

    Similar to the preceding Wedding of the King’s Son, this parable contains an invitation that is also unheeded. The invitation is given to attend the Supper in honor of the Son and His bride—the church. This appears to be a reference to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, described in the Book of Revelation Chapter 19:

    Revelation 19:7-9 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

    After the Rapture has taken place and the church is removed from the earth, all those who have received Jesus as their Savior will attend a great banquet in heaven, wearing the righteous garments given to them by Jesus. The wedding garments of the bride are made from the righteous acts of the saints, made possible by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

    First, the Jews were invited to attend. They rejected God’s offer; and in the words of Jesus, their house was left to them “desolate (Matthew 23:38). God then turned to the sick, the handicapped, and the poor, and extended an invitation for them to come and attend; and they obeyed. The Father was told that there was still room for more, so He invited the whole world; and some of these heeded the invitation. Many of those invited had many reasons for why they could not come. God accepted none of their excuses. By their inaction to receive the Son, they were excluded from the great banquet held in His honor and from all the blessings prepared by God for all who love Him and are obedient to His invitation.

  • Excerpts from the Book, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on August 1st, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the King’s Son

    The Prophetic Parable of the King’s Son

    A continuing rebuke against the false religion of the Scribes and Pharisees, Jesus describes a story in which a King arranges a marriage for his Son. The King is God the Father; His Son is Jesus Christ. The wedding is the uniting of Jesus with those who receive Him and come into His church to be His bride. This is accomplished by receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior, not by keeping the laws of Moses or the traditions of the elders in Israel.

    Those who believe in Jesus and are united with Him as His church are called His bride—the Lambs’s wife.

    Revelation 21:9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

    Ephesians 5 uses the illustration of an earthly husband who becomes one with his bride in the same way that Jesus become one with all those who have received Him.

    Ephesians 5:25-32 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

    Israel was first invited to come to the wedding, but they were not willing. Instead, they killed those who were sent with the Lord’s invitation. God was angry with Israel and allowed her enemies to attack, destroy, and take captive the nation of Israel and her people.

    The Father then ordered other servants—the Apostles and Disciples of Jesus—to go out with the good news that He has paid the price of our Salvation, and anyone who is willing can be forgiven and saved. Those who believe this good news are given garments of righteousness from God and are invited to attend the wedding of the Son, described in Revelation Chapter 19.

  • Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on July 31st, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers

    The Prophetic Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers

    This parable is a scathing rebuke against the leaders of Israel at the time Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, in fulfillment of all the Old Testament Prophecies.

    The landowner is God. The vineyard that He planted was Israel (See Isaiah 5). The hedge around her was God’s protection from all enemies. The vinedressers, whom He leased the vineyard to, were the leaders in Israel who were to teach and declare the words of God to the people. The ones whom the vinedressers took and beat, stoned and killed, were the prophets, priests, and kings, whom God sent to speak His words to the leaders of Israel. God was seeking the fruit of righteousness from Israel, His vineyard. Instead, all He received was sour grapes. The leaders of Israel continually killed and persecuted all those whom God sent to them.

    Finally, God sent His only Son to whom the leaders in Israel arrested, tried, beat, tortured, and crucified. Therefore, God will destroy these religious leaders in Israel and give the kingdom of God to the Gentile nations who believed Him and received His Son as their Savior.

    The final remarks are stunning: If we fall on Jesus, the Messiah, the Rock, in a broken heart of repentance, though we will be crushed, we will also be saved. If, however, this Rock falls on us in Judgement, without our repentance and turning to Him for salvation, He will grind us to powder and will be lost forever.

  • Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on July 30th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Two Sons

    The Prophetic Parable of the Two Sons

    This is both a wonderful and a terrible parable. If you have ever rejected Jesus in your life but then later changed your mind and decided to receive Him, He will accept you. On the other hand, if you eagerly accepted Jesus’ offer to be the Lord and Savior of your life and then later choose not to continue following Him, it will be almost impossible to restore you again to a faith that can save you. We must abide continuously with Jesus if we truly want to be saved. It is not enough to confess that we know Jesus, but then disingenuously live our lives for Him. There will be many on the final day of their judgement who will believe that they are saved, whom Jesus will proclaim I never knew you. In other words, He never had a close and personal relationship with these people. Many people confess Jesus as their Savior, but they will not allow Him to be Lord of their life. True salvation occurs when a person follows and serves Jesus as both the Savior of their sins and the Lord of their life while abiding with Jesus their entire life. When the last breath is breathed and the final deed is done, only those who have obeyed the gospel and have sincerely received Jesus as Lord and Savior will be saved.

  • Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on July 29th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

    The Prophetic Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

    Heaven is available for every person. There is no sin that can keep a person out of the presence of God except one: Failure to receive the salvation that was forever perfected in Jesus sacrifice upon the cross. God is ready and willing to forgive us of every sin that we have committed, but we must come in repentance and come believing that Jesus death and resurrection are sufficient to cleanse us.

    This is the good news that Jesus came to declare to us all, and He illustrates how this operates here in the Parable of the workers and the vineyard.

    The simplicity of this story is described by workers who come to be hired, some early, some later. At the end of the day, all the workers receive the same wages. Although those who came late, only worked a short time, they receive the same as those who came to work much earlier.

    A person can be saved early in their life, or later, even at the last few minutes of their life. Both will receive the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life. I received Jesus as my Savior when I was 19 years old. I have spent the past 37 years serving the Lord and it has been the greatest joy of my life to do so. My dear father was unwilling to serve the Lord for his entire life, until he reached his 74th year. When he learned that he only had about a year to live, he decided that he was ready to receive the Lord as his Savior. I was not angry that he would receive the same eternal life as I had received so many years before. I was just happy that he did come to the Lord before it was too late.

  • Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on July 28th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

    The Prophetic Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

    Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

    Forgiveness is accomplished by letting a matter go and moving on past the hurt and all of the other emotions we feel. Forgiveness is treating the offending person as if nothing had ever happened. Many people have stated that “they can forgive, but they cannot forget.” This is actually a very selfish way of looking at forgiveness. You must forget the matter, or you will never be able to move out of the bitterness and anger you feel for the one who hurt you. Of course, you will always remember what has happened; but you must not remember so as to repeat your former anger, the desire for revenge, or determine that you really do not want to see this person ever again. We must forgive, and we must forget the wrong that was done to us and allow this person back into our life and treat them as if nothing has ever happened.

    In the parable of the unforgiving servant, a man owes a debt which is so large, that it is impossible that he could ever repay what is required. He requests not only forgiveness but that the debt be forgotten. His request is granted, and he is set free. A short time later, this forgiven man finds another who owes him a small amount. This debtor asks that he might be forgiven as the man who owed a great amount was also forgiven. The one forgiven much will not forgive and forget the small debt of the man who asks his forgiveness.

  • Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on July 27th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Lost Sheep

    The Prophetic Parable of the Lost Sheep

    Matthew 18:12-14 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.”

    The importance of each individual person is seen in this parable. Jesus did not die for the world as a package deal. He died for each and every unique person. He loves you as much as He loves any other person whom He gave His life for. When Jesus was looking ahead from the cross through all the countless ages of time, He was gazing into your beautiful face and speaking to you, “I am doing this for you because I love you so much.”

    If you stray from the Lord—because you are so important to Him, He will leave the other sheep who are already with Him and go out to find you and bring you back to Himself.

  • Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on July 26th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Net

    The Prophetic Parable of the Net

    Matthew 13:47-50 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

    This parable is similar to the parable of the Wheat and the Tares. During the present age in which the Holy Spirit is gathering a bride for Jesus, who is His church, many come into the net but not all are saved. There are always those who come into the church, sit in the chairs, listen to the messages, do good works, and even profess that they are saved. In reality, these individuals never developed a heartfelt desire to repent of their sins and come to Jesus for their salvation. These people knew who Jesus is, and have heard the message of salvation and what is required, but they never took the steps necessary to be saved.

  • Rob Robinson, The Prophetic Parables of the Messiah

    Posted on July 25th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Pearl of Great Price

    The Prophetic Parable of the Pearl of Great Price

    Matthew 13:45-46 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”

    The meaning of this parable is similar to the previous parable, The Hidden Treasure. In the Hidden Treasure, the individual person is the treasure whom Jesus sees hidden in the earth. In the parable of the Pearl of Great Price, the church is the treasure that Jesus died to save and sanctify. When we see the city of New Jerusalem descend out of heaven and hover just above the earth, as described in the Book of Revelation Chapter 21, the gates of the city are made of giant pearls. A pearl is created by irritation or the process of trials. A tiny grain of sand becomes lodged inside a clam. This sand irritates the animal within the shell, and it begins to place layer upon layer of a substance that covers the grain of sand, causing it to become a beautiful pearl. Much in the same way that the church of Jesus is made beautiful, as the Lord allows us to experience certain irritations or trials in our life. Over the course of time, we become more beautiful, as we place layer upon layer of the Love of God and our devotion to Him, over our trials and continue to trust in the Lord.

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    Posted on July 24th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Hidden Treasure

    The Prophetic Parable of the Hidden Treasure

    Matthew 13:44 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

    In this parable, the Treasure is the human soul. The Field is the earth. The Man who finds this treasure is Jesus who, for His joy over finding this treasure of human souls, gives up His very life to redeem the earth and all those who will believe in Him for their salvation. It certainly does not mean the commonly interpreted idea that the treasure is the gospel, and we must sell all that we have to buy it. This would place salvation in our hands and make salvation our work instead an act of God’s Grace. The Bible is explicit in the foundation that salvation is by grace through faith, not of ourselves.

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    Posted on July 22nd, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Mustard Seed

    The Prophetic Parable of the Mustard Seed

    Matthew 13:31-32 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”

    The primary focus of this parable is not the size of the seed but the results of its growth. Under normal circumstances, a mustard seed does not grow into a tree. Most of these tiny seeds increase in size only large enough to become a bush. The fact that this seed is described by Jesus as becoming a tree large enough for the birds of the air to nest upon its branches means that something unnatural has occurred.

    The lukewarm church of the last days is described by Jesus in the Book of Revelation, in startling terms:

    Revelation 3:17 Because you say, “I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing”—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—

    The mega churches of today are rich and have many entertaining programs that attract thousands to their services. Sadly, they often lack spiritual depth and the intended purpose of the church—to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Many sit in the chairs, thinking that they are saved without ever coming into a heartfelt repentance for their sins and a sincere turning to Jesus Christ as the Lord of their life. They nest in the branches of these abnormally fast growing trees, but they do not know Jesus by the experience of repentance and salvation.

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    Posted on July 21st, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Growing Seed

    The Prophetic Parable of the Growing Seed

    Mark 4:26-32 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.”

    The growth of the church is not something that can be understood or perceived by conventional human wisdom. God often chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. Some of the fastest growing churches in the world have, as their pastors, men whom the world would never choose for any position of leadership. From the birth of Jesus’ church on Pentecost, it has been unstoppable because it is a work of the Holy Spirit and not of men. This parable explains this phenomenon in common word pictures that anyone can understand.

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    Posted on July 20th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Tares

    The Prophetic Parable of the Tares

    Matthew 13:24-30 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ”

    Within the church, there will be pretend believers. These false followers of Jesus are placed in the church by satan. The certainty of their commitment to Christ cannot correctly be discerned by the other members in the church. Struggles with sin and ongoing failures are not necessarily an indication of a false or insincere commitment to Christ. It is not the place of the church members to uproot these supposedly false believers, but to love them and allow the Lord at His return to determine whether they are genuine or not. Jesus alone will have the right to tear out these Tares or Weeds and burn them.

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    Posted on July 19th, 2013

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    The Prophetic Parable of the Sower

    The Prophetic Parable of the Sower

    When a human being thinks, he does so by the use of pictures, not words. Words communicate truth, but the mind conveys these truths to the heart by images of the objects that are perceived. When truths are communicated by common objects that are familiar to us, we see a picture of this object in our mind. It is then that we can ponder these representations and understand how they relate to the story that is being told. The Bible describes the fact that Jesus created all of us (Colossians 1:17). Therefore, when He teaches, He will often use a parable that contains these common objects of our life to reveal a hidden truth about the kingdom that He has brought to earth.

    Prophecy 125 reveals the fact that the Messiah will teach by the use of Parables. These simple stories that use everyday ordinary circumstances and symbols reveal formerly hidden truths about the Kingdom of God and of Heaven itself.

    Jesus defined the purpose of parables as being a way to reveal spiritual truth to those who have a sincere heart for God. Those who are callous, uncaring and uninterested in the things of God, the parables serve to conceal these truths.

    Matthew 13:10-13 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.”

    Jesus said that the use of parables for the purpose of revealing the hidden truths of God, was predicted by Isaiah 6:9-10, Prophecy 163.

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