We need to firstly know,Â what Parables in the Bible areÂ or to be more precise, we need know what theÂ Parables of Jesus Christ were about.
Many of us think, Parables are stories told by the Lord Jesus to bring His point across. But the Bible does not support that understanding; actually itâs quite the opposite.Â The Lord Jesus said that Parables were deep MysteriesÂ (to be unlocked) and only He can do this for us.
The Lord Jesus defined Parables in Mark 4:11-12:
11Â And He said to them,
âTo you it has been given to know the mystery
of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside,
all things come in parables,12Â so that
âSeeing they may see and not perceive,
And hearing they may hear and not understand;
Lest they should turn,
And their sins be forgiven them.â
We limit Christ Jesusâ prophetic Parables,
by taking its application to its present situation.
Godâs words in Hosea 12:10 further clarify:
âI have also spoken to the Prophets,
And I gave numerous visions,
And through the prophets I gave Parablesâ
Â You see, âBible Parablesâ are prophetical mysteries and so was Christ Jesusâ Parable of the Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-14) too. In fact the prophetic beginnings of the âBanquet Invitationâ are found in Proverbs 9:1-6.
And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:2Â âThe kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,3Â and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; andÂ they were not willing to come.4Â Again, he sent out other servants, saying, âTell those who are invited, âSee, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed,Â and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.ââ
Make no mistake, for the Bible is very clear, that the Lord Jesus will appear the second time,Â only to redeem His overcoming believers, who have been zealous for good deeds for Him (Titus 2:11-15; Hebrew 9:28; 1 Peter 1:13-17; 2 Peter 3:12-14; Revelation 2:5; Revelation 3:2-6).
Bible Truths Unlocked brings to the reader;Â how every âTrue Believerâ can prepare to escape the soon coming wrath of GodÂ and to be rapture ready/gathered up, at the Trumpet call – at the Lord Jesusâ coming in the clouds of heaven!
Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things,
And consider the loving kindnesses of the LORD.