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Old 02-01-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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[CENTER]A Contract with the Landowner[/CENTER]



A landowner rented his land to a farmer named Mr. Wise with a three year contract. After three years, Mr. Wise had lost money so he went to the landowner to renegociate a better contract and get the rent lowered.
 
The landowner told him if he rents it for more money than the last contract, then he would get a real good deal in the future. Mr. Wise went away discouraged but the idea of a good deal in the future was enough for him to keep farming the land.
 
Three more years went by but this time the weather wiped out his crops during the last year and cost him a substantial financial loss. Mr. Wise went to the landowner and demanded a better deal along with a loan to pay for his losses.
 
Instead of helping Mr. Wise out, the landowner told him if he rents the land for three more years at a higher rate than his neighbors contract for, then he would give him the best deal in the world. There was only one added demand to this contract and that was to eradicate every weed on his land.
 
Mr. Wise went away after agreeing with the new contract but he had no idea why he accepted it. He had to borrow money from his neighbors to make the payments to the landowner so he was getting into some serious financial trouble. However, he continued to farm and risk everything for this best deal in the world.
 
Not only did he lose money on this contract, he hurt his back by hoeing and pulling weeds for three years in row. He ended up in the hospital to have back surgery. This time the landowner came to him to ask Mr. Wise if he was ready to be a landowner. Mr. Wise was totally confused by this offer but he told him he would go for it.
 
Then the landowner gave Mr. Wise the title to the land, money to pay for all his financial losses and offered to pay for all hospital expenses for his back surgery. Mr. Wise was stunned by such a good deal because it was way more than he ever dreamed about.
 
The landowner had additional demands with this deal so after Mr. Wise calmed down, he told him since he was a new landowner that he had to stop farming. He also had to find a farmer to rent his land who was willing to be a landowner like himself one day.
 
The landowner told him he had plenty of land to make more deals with other farmers who were willing to sacrifice everything they had. All Mr.Wise had to do was to offer high price contracts to anyone who would accept it. No one becomes a landowner without giving up everything for it. Those who expect to get the land for free will have to wait for the big land giveaway in the new world.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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A parable has a hidden meaning that only the truth can understand. Moderator cut: inflammatory

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Hmpff. That's a mighty fine parable you got there partner.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Hmpff. That's a mighty fine parable you got there partner.

Here's a couple of easier ones for you.

A man goes down to the well to get a pail of water but sees the well is dry, so he doesn't drop his bucket down the well. The man right behind him drops his bucket in the well and pulls up a full pail of clean water. As he leaves, he stops to bless the man standing there with a confused look and tells him the Kingdom is near.

A garden can only grow if it has seed and a gardener to tend it. A well tended garden is beautiful when all the weeds are pulled. To leave them in the garden is a shame, but one day, the gardener will finish pulling the weeds.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Here's a couple of easier ones for you.

A man goes down to the well to get a pail of water but sees the well is dry, so he doesn't drop his bucket down the well. The man right behind him drops his bucket in the well and pulls up a full pail of clean water. As he leaves, he stops to bless the man standing there with a confused look and tells him the Kingdom is near.

A garden can only grow if it has seed and a gardener to tend it. A well tended garden is beautiful when all the weeds are pulled. To leave them in the garden is a shame, but one day, the gardener will finish pulling the weeds.
Moderator cut: deleted I don't get your point. Yes, there are parables in the Bible and they are pretty easy to understand. Especially since most of them are explained.

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Old 02-01-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Moderator cut: orphaned I don't get your point. Yes, there are parables in the Bible and they are pretty easy to understand. Especially since most of them are explained.

They only have a few parables out of the hundreds that Jesus most likely used while preaching the gospel. If you limit yourself to the words written in the scriptures, then you have a mighty small God.

God had me write over 600 writings, 1200 parables, proverbs, and secret writings plus over 100 videos of the gospel being preached. That's all done in two years. Just think if I live another twenty years.

I bet you don't understand the parable about the seed on the ground. You might think you understand it but it's just about impossible for a disciple to understand it. None of the disciples of Jesus understood it but they did after Jesus died and they received the knowledge of God.

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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They only have a few parables out of the hundreds that Jesus most likely used while preaching the gospel. If you limit yourself to the words written in the scriptures, then you have a mighty small God.

God had me write over 600 writings, 1200 parables, proverbs, and secret writings plus over 100 videos of the gospel being preached. That's all done in two years. Just think if I live another twenty years.

I bet you don't understand the parable about the seed on the ground. You might think you understand it but it's just about impossible for a disciple to understand it. None of the disciples of Jesus understood it but they did after Jesus died and they received the knowledge of God.
If you are God you would not have used this preposition...'that Jesus most likely used'...you would have known exactly how many Jesus used...For God knows all...

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Old 02-05-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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Default Your own parables over those of the Bible ... hmm?

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They only have a few parables out of the hundreds that Jesus most likely used while preaching the gospel. If you limit yourself to the words written in the scriptures, then you have a mighty small God.

God had me write over 600 writings, 1200 parables, proverbs, and secret writings plus over 100 videos of the gospel being preached. That's all done in two years. Just think if I live another twenty years.

I bet you don't understand the parable about the seed on the ground. You might think you understand it but it's just about impossible for a disciple to understand it. None of the disciples of Jesus understood it but they did after Jesus died and they received the knowledge of God.
You have some interesting parables or illustrations, but to suggest that yours stand on equal ground with those of the Bible ... says that you do not have "a mighty small God;" ... you instead have 'your own god' and are treading in dangerous waters.

God inspires many to preach, teach, write and convey His Gospel ... NOT, their own Gospel! But, if the Lord is not doing the work, ... it is not a 'Work of the Lord!'

Scripture says, "No prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation" -- to avoid false prophets and teachers who would invent their own brand of God and 'religion.' To imagine that you have a unique and private interpretation of various parables or Bible teachings --- OR, that you are, in a sense, 'writing your own Bible, starting with parables' -- should cause you to think about the Bible's teachings about 'pride.'

Good luck with your impressive writings -- I hope you don't lose sight of who you are writing for ... and why.
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