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Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week Chronology3-Year Harmony of the Gospels1-Year Harmony of the Gospels  
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The Good News of the Kingdom
According to

Yeshua, the Righteous King

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7. Parable of the Marriage Feast (22:1-14; Luke 14:16-24)

1Yeshua again began speaking to them parables. 2The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son, 3and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come. 4Again he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “Look, I have made ready my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!”’ 5But they weren’t interested, and went their own ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise, 6and the rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7When the king heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.[7]

8Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren’t worthy. 9Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.’ 10Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding hall was filled with guests.[10] 11But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who wasn’t dressed appropriately for a wedding, 12and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothes?’[12] He was speechless. 13Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.’[13] 14For many are called, but few chosen.[14]

8. The King Answers the Herodians (22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26)

15Then the PhariseesP'rushim went and made plans to might entrap Him with His own words. 16They sent their disciplestalmidim to Him, along with the Herodians.[16] They said, “Rabbi, we know that You are honest, and teach the way of God in all honesty, no matter who You are teaching; You don’t show partiality to anyone. 17So tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”[17]

18But Yeshua understood their wicked intent and said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19Show me the tax money.

They handed Him a denarius.

20He asked them, “Whose image and inscription are these?

21They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

Then He said to them, “So give Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and give God the things that are God’s.

22When they heard His answer they were amazed; they left Him, and went away.

9. The King Answers the Tz'dukim (22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-38)

23That same day some SadduceesTz'dukim (who say that there is no resurrection) came to Him and asked, 24“Rabbi, MosheMoses said, ‘If a man dies and leaves no children, his brother is to marry his wife to provide for the continuation of his brother’s family line.’ 25There were seven brothers. The first married and died without an heir, leaving his wife to his brother. 26The same happened with the second and third, clear to the seventh brother. 27The woman died after they were all dead. 28So, in the resurrection, out of those seven brothers, whose wife will she be, since they were all married to her.”

29But Yeshua answered them, “You are seriously wrong because you don’t know either the Tanakh or the power of God. 30For in the Resurrection men and women don’t marry; rather they are like God’s angels in heaven.[30] 31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read what God said to you? He said, 32I am the God of Avraham, and the God of Yitz'chak, and the God of Ya'akov?’[32] God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

33When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

10. The King Answers the P'rushim (22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10: 25-28)

34But when the PhariseesP'rushim heard that He had silenced the SadduceesTz'dukim, they got together, 35and one of them who was an expert in Torah asked Him a question to trap Him. 36“Rabbi, which of the mitzvotcommandments in the Torah is the most important?”

37Yeshua said to him, “‘You shall love ADONAI your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your resources.’[37] 38This is the greatest and most important mitzvah. 39The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[39] 40The whole of the Torah and the Prophets depend on these two mitzvot.

11. The King Quizzes the P'rushim About Messiah (22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44)

41Yeshua turned to the assembled P'rushim and He asked them a question, 42Tell me your opinion about the MashiachMessiah. Whose Son is He?

They said to Him, “David’s.”

43Yeshua asked them, “Then how does David, while speaking in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,

44‘ADONAI said to my Lord, sit on my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?’[44]

45If David calls Him Lord, how is He David’s son?[45]

46No one was able to answer Him at all, nor did anyone dare to ask Him any more questions from then on.

Chapter 23


  7. The people are held accountable (or victims) for the actions of their leaders. Although thousands of people would have accepted Yeshua as their king, their leaders were not willing to relinquish their power. At Sinai HaShem entered into a marriage covenant with His people Israel, but they repeately proved themselves an unfaithful bride. Just as Yochanan the Immerser was the legitimate hereditary Cohen HaGadol, Yeshua was the legitimate hereditary King of Israel. Through the Prophets HaShem repeatedly offered to restore His marriage relationship to Israel, but she was unwilling and the leaders killed the Prophets who brought the offer. So now in the Last Days (which began with Yeshua’s birth in about 4 BCE) HaShem again offered to restore the marriage relationship and install His Son on David’s throne and restore the Kingdom. But again the leaders were unwilling. So HaShem finally sent the Romans to “destroy those murderers and destroy their city.” [RETURN]

10. Here Yeshua is speaking prophetically that because Israel’s leaders have rejected His Kingship, His servants (the Apostles) will take the invitation “out into the highways” (to the Gentiles), and the wedding venue will be full of these guests. [RETURN]

12. The proper garments for the King’s wedding are the white garments of righteousness. See Rev 3:4; Rev 3:5; Rev 3:18; Rev 4:4. [RETURN]

13. Those who come into the wedding venue who are not clothed in the garments of righteousness will be summarily cast out. [RETURN]

14. As the offer of the Kingdom is being extended to the Gentiles, there are many who think going to this wedding will be a lot of fun and they accept the call, but because they refuse to put on the righteousness that the Torah requires, they will not be among those who are chosen to remain for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. [RETURN]

16. The Herodians (Herodiani) were a sect of Hellenistic Jews mentioned on two occasions in the Apostolic Writings — first in Galilee, and later in Jerusalem — being hostile to Yeshua (Mark 3:6, 12:13; Matthew 22:16; cf. also Mark 8:15, Luke 13:31-32, Acts 4:27). Although is is not know for certain, the Herodians were probably a public political party, who distinguished themselves from the two great historical parties of post-exilic Judaism (the Pharisees and Sadducees) by the fact that they were and had been sincerely friendly to Herod the Great, the pagan king of Israel, and to his dynasty. The Herodians are often mentioned in the gospels at the same time as the Pharisees. Like the Pharisees, the Herodians wanted political independence for the Jewish people. Unlike the Pharisees, who sought to restore the kingdom of David, the Herodians wished to restore a member of the Herodian dynasty to the throne in Judea. [Source Wikipedia, “Herodians” accessed 25 May 2020.] [RETURN]

17. If you are listening, you can just hear the hypocrisy dripping off these words. If He says “Yes” then He is obviously siding with Rome against the Jewish people; if He says “No” he can be arrested for sedition. [RETURN]

30. Please notice very carefully that Yeshua does not say that people are resurrected as angels or that they become angels. Neither does He say that righteous people go to heaven when they die. He is speaking of the Resurrection, not of heaven. He simply states that at the Resurrection, when the righteous dead are given their new bodies they will not be married, just as the angels who currently serve HaShem in Heaven are not married. [RETURN]

32. Notice that HaShen says, “I am [not I was] the God of Avraham (Abraham), and the God of Yitz'chak (Isaac), and the God of Ya'akov (Jacob)?” I wasn’t (past tense) their God while they were alive. I am now their God because they are still alive! [RETURN]

32. Exodus 3:6 [RETURN]

37. Deutteronomy 6:5 [RETURN]

39. Leviticus 19:18 [RETURN]

44. Psalm 110:1 [RETURN]

45. One does not refer to one’s son as Lord. One only refers to oneְ’s superior as Lord. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Monday, 25 May 2020

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