Generation of the brightest and darkest, the best reward or wors
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Matthew 20:1-16 (The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard)
In the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, every worker received the same payment. However if we compare the amount of work for the same payment, the workers who were employed at the last hour worked significantly less than those workers who were employed earlier.
The Gospel of Grace began when Jesus finished his work on the cross.
In the beginning, Christians were killed for spreading the Gospel. (Satan trying to cut off the message before it starts to spread?)
After that, Christians were persecuted by non-believers. (Since Satan is unable to cut off the message, he tried to restrict it from spreading?)
Later on, Christians were rejected by other Christians for believing the amazing message of the Gospel which seems too good to be true. (Since Satan is unable to restrict the spreading, he tried to hide the full message?)
Throughout history, God is spreading and unveiling the Gospel of Grace while Satan is restricting and blinding.
We are living in the last days where the Gospel is spread and unveiled. God is not judging us based on what we deserved. Instead, God is blessing us just for trusting in him.
Doesn’t the Parable of the Worker in the Vineyard illustrate the history of Christianity? As the Gospel of Grace is unveiled, the church is blessed and become brighter.
I believe that there are different degree of rewards for all believers. But the best is reserved for the end time generation.
Isaiah 60:2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
At the same time, the generation reserved for the worst punishment. Those who reject Jesus will enter the time of the tribulation where they will receive the mark of the beast. They will be punished with full fury of God forever.
Revelation 14:9-11 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their foreheador on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”
I believe that there are different degree of punishment for all non-believers. But the worst is reserved for the end time generation.