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Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the vintner's vision for the vineyard? FRUITFULNESS IN ABUNDANCE:  

 

What did he do to accomplish his vision? Preparation for planting a vineyard. Land is cleared, the vineyard is surrounded by a thick hedge to keep out animals, and the soil is made ready.

 

 

 

What happened when the crop came in? Then he looked for a crop of good grapes,

but it yielded only bad fruit.[

 

 

What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard?  HE will take away its hedge of protection.

 

Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard:

I will take away its hedge, and it will be destroyed;
I will break down its wall and it will be trampled.
6 I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated,
and briers and thorns will grow there.
I will command the clouds not to rain on it." (5:1-6)

 

 

 

What does this parable mean?  We, this present world is the vineyard..the message is for us in this present day.

 

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God first dedicated in song His love for His people then and today.

 

God prepared the soil for his vineyard He removed the stones. In other words he originally and firstly removed those things which cause men to stumble, those things which men tend to place their trust in i.e. man made strongholds.

 

God then planted His Holy Word into the mind and heart of His beloved people.

 

God then placed His Holy Seal upon/around that which He loved.

 

God then established His Holy Covenant and placed His Holy Church with all of its sacred outward signs of divine realities through the use rituals and sacraments for the express purpose of protecting and preserving HIs beloved.

 

Then when the time for harvest came God discovered no fruit, he discovered that something was amiss that neglect had entered into His beloved and had become the norm.

 

Next God challenges the people and their leaders within His beloved Church and demands an explanation!

 

Since no worthy explanation is forth coming, God declares that His Church must endure much suffering and be diminished in various and important ways. It's most important protection will be lifted and removed i.e. its rituals, sacraments, etc., through excess growth of vining which in turn causes the fruit to be puny and lack-luster for all its energy is sent to the vines rather than to producing fruit. In other words God will allow all this good i.e. doing social good deeds of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, helping prisoners, etc., etc., while neglecting the more important and greater matters of mercy, justice and correct worship of God through correct use of rituals and sacraments. Further, those without renewed minds and softened hearts i.e. the ungodly will infiltrate and cause even further abuses. Until the Church once again hears the voice of God and repents and returns to our heavenly Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, divine healing from the Holy Spirit will be withheld, therefore the Church becoming parched and even dying.

 

  

 

 

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God always intends good for his people, despite their rejection of him.

He explains  carefully his intentions, how he would protect good land to bear good fruit.(Israel)

The promise of gifts intended for our future.

However there are consequences when we do not accept his gifts...

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  • The expectation was a fruitful crop.
  • The Vintner chose fertile land, clean it, prepared it, nourished it, protected it and planted good vines.
  • bad grapes.
  • He would remove his care of the vineyard.
  • Once again, this is somewhat confusing. An obvious fulfillment with Judah and Jerusalem, but is there more?This parable has possible double/triple fulfillments
    • Judah and Jerusalem rejecting God and His ways (bad fruit) and God removing His care. He was faithful, they were not. And they were destroyed.
    • The Jews (Pharisees and Saducees) of Jesus day. Where the good fruit should have been there was only bad. Later the temple is destroyed.
    • And a fututre fulfillment yet to come. When Jesus returns - what will He find in His vineyard?

 

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Q3. (Isaiah 5:1-6)

What was the vintner's vision for the vineyard?

What did he do to accomplish his vision?

What happened when the crop came in?

What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard?

What does this parable mean?

He would create the perfect vineyard and He would lovingly care for it. The best location would be chosen, the land would be cultivated and planted with the best vine. It would be protected and even have a winepress in the hope of a good harvest. However, when the crop came in, He did not get the harvest He expected. Instead He got foul-smelling wild grapes. Israel was His chosen nation and He had expected obedience, thanksgiving, love, worship, and service; instead He got disobedience, rebellion, and idolatry. No more could have been done, and because of the bad yield God announces He will take away the hedge of protection; the country will be invaded and laid waste; it will return to briers and thorns; and suffer drought. All of this was to lead eventually to their captivity. God’s chosen nation was to be an example to all the nations and it was to bear fruit. The main point of this parable was that if the chosen nation of Israel, whom God loves, nurtures, and protects, did not produce the fruits of justice and righteousness, He would lift His protection and leave them to the consequences of their sin. God was about to abandon Judah. 

 

 

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Q3. (Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the vintner’s vision for the vineyard? What did he do to accomplish his vision? What happened when the crop came in? What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard? What does this parable mean?

 

We have seen how Jesus treated the fig tree that bore no fruit. It didn't last another day. 

So we have no time to waste, but to repent before He comes; otherwise the future will not be bright, it will be death

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On ‎8‎/‎1‎/‎2013 at 9:45 PM, Pastor Ralph said:

 

Q3. (Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the vintner’s vision for the vineyard? What did he do to accomplish his vision? What happened when the crop came in? What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard? What does this parable mean?

 

a. God's vision was for the vinyard to be lush and fruitful...good fruit, a rich harvest

b. He dug, trenched, removed the stones from it, planted the choicest vines, built a tower in the midst and hewed out a winepress.

c.  It yielded a crop of useless wild sour grapes.

c.  The vintner said He would remove the hedge of protection around it, and it would be eaten and burned up. He broke down it's wall, so it could be trodden by enemies. He would lay it waste, leaving it un-pruned or cultivated, filled with briars and thorns and no rain would fall upon it.

d. It is a picture of His beloved people, the house of Israel and the men of Judah who rejected Him. Instead of good fruit, he found injustice, oppression, bloodshed, rather than  justice and righteousness.

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 What was the vintner’s vision for the vineyard?

The vintners vision for the vineyard is that it will yield an abundant harvest of good grapes.

 

 What did he do to accomplish his vision?

The vintners cleared the land, dug it up & removed the stones.He made the soil ready and even planted it with the choicest vines. He also built a watch tower in it to safeguard the vineyard from any intrusion from the outside and lastly cut out a wine press as well.

 

 What happened when the crop came in?

To the vintners surprised, the vineyard produces a different harvest which is totally contradicting to what he was expecting yet he has done all the necessary preparation so as to yield a good crop.

 

 What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard?

He will take away its hedge and it will be destroyed, he will break down its wall and it will be trampled, meaning it will be vulnerable from outside intrusion, he will make it a wasteland neither prunes or cultivated and briers and thorns will grow there and he will command the cloud not to rain on it.

 

 What does this parable mean?

The parable means that people like us, if we disobey Gods plan and will, he will let us destroy by any means because of our disobedience.

 

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Q3. (Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the vintner’s vision for the vineyard?

He planted a beautiful vineyard designed to yield good grapes, a bountiful harvest.

What did he do to accomplish his vision?   He chose a fertile hill, tilled the soil, removed the stones, and planted the finest vines.  Then He built a tower in the middle of the vineyard as a watchtower and a shelter in time of need.  And He excavated a wine press.

What happened when the crop came in?   When the crop came in, the grapes were bad.  The were sour and smelled awful.

What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard?   He said that He would destroy it.  He would make it a desolation.  He would remove the hedge, a thick thorn and bush protection against animals; He would tear down the wall, usually a stone enclosure to protect against destruction from others.  No vines would be pruned, no weeds mown, no rain would fall.   The animals would devour the fruit and the vineyard would be trampled under foot.

What does this parable mean?  

The parable means that the Lord’s patience was gone.  He had given His chosen people the best land–a land of milk and honey.  He drove out the people who lived there–the stones–and gave the land to His people for their own.   He was their strong tower, their protection from every evil.  But where He planned for them to be examples of His glory and His love, they rejected Him and instead  turned to the idols of other nations.   They were as bad as, or even worse than, the pagan nations around them, for they knew the One True God and rejected Him.  They continued to give sacrifices in the temple, but it was only ritual to them and not something from their hearts.  

What else could He have done for them?  

So He strengthened the enemy and they destroyed the vineyard and took the people into captivity.  

 

For us, today, we have only to look around at what is happening in the world.   We were once a nation 'Under God' and a significant portion of our citizens were believers or, if not believers they were at least respectful of God.   But the Lord is slow to mete out justice for our sins and we keep pushing the limits, keep testing God  (an earlier post by Ivory details many of our sins, though not all).   No punishment?  Well, then, that must be sort of okay.  What about this, then,..?  We have come to believe that He isn't watching us, or working justice out in the world even now.  In our pride, our arrogance, we consider ourselves the good guys in the world and wrongly believe that the good guys will never be sold into slavery to those other people, those sinners.  But just as the Lord sent the Babylonians to destroy Jerusalem and take the people into slavery (and they were a barbaric people who did evil things to their captives), He is working even now to tear down our hedges and our walls, to trample our vineyard and to leave the watchtower unoccupied.  He is rapidly losing patience with us and if we do not change the direction in which we're headed, we're going to be a desolation too.  (I give considerable credit for  this modern interpretation to a description I read today from Habakkuk in J Vernon McGee's Thru the Bible Series).  It struck a chord with me for sure!

 

 

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His vision was to have the nation of Judah follow Him and worship Him.  And He, God, would take of the people and the land.

 

He will clear the land, take out any stones in the dirt, build a hedge around, with a tower and winepress.

 

When the grapes matured, they were rotten, foul smelling.  The fruit was all bad.

 

He would destroy the vines - the soil - the hedge - the tower.  Everything would be torn down.

 

To those of Judah, it doom coming soon - it meant that the leaders and rich were raping the land and the people of their dignity and self worth in God's eyes.  To us, the warning is that we live by our choices and we need to make good, moral decisions in our life.  We make the choice for going to hell.

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the Vintners vision was that the crops would yield good grapes by clearing the area, putting a hedge around it to keep the animals out.

When the crop came in it was rotten and reeked. Not good for anything.

The Vintner said he would tear it down remove the hedge of protection from it and reduce the walls to rubble where nothing worth anything would grow.

It means that the nation would not be worth anything as it turned from God and followed the sinful course that it was on. It (Judah)would be taken over by the Assyrian army and Jerusalem would fall to the Babylonian army.

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He desired a good crop to be able to make wine.

He prepared the soil and gave the vines a chance to grow well.

The result was bad fruit.

Therefore, judgment & brokenness & weeds.

He foretold Israel's judgment.  Rebellion and no obedience = judgment

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What was the vintner’s vision for the vineyard?

1.  For the vineyard to bare grapes to make wine.  All provisions were made for it to be fruitful.

 

What did he do to accomplish his vision?

2. He fenced it, removed all the stones, planted the choicest vine, built a tower and made a winepress in the midst of the vines.

 

What happened when the crop came in?

3.  The crops were nothing but wild grapes.

 

What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard?

4.  Vintner said he would take away the fence, break down the wall, will not pruned and command that there be no rain. 

 

What does this parable mean?
5.  Gods chosen nation was to bare good fruit.  Instead, it bared wild fruit.  Because of disobedience, destruction will come.  They had many opportunities to repent but they did not.  God was tired and was ready to bring judgment.

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The Vinter's vision for the vineyard was for a careful planting of the vineyard. The land was cleared, the rocks removed, the land was prepared on fertile ground and planted with the best vines. The vineyard was protected by a thick hedge, a watchtower put over it and the wine press was cut out as well. Everything had been done with excellence for the vineyard. The utmost care had been given to it with every preparation.

When the crops came in though, there was nothing but bad fruit.

Now the Vinter is going to take away the hedge, break down the wall and take away it's protection. It will become a wasteland neither pruned or cultivated and briers and thorns will grow. He will even command the clouds to not rain on it.

This vineyard represented Israel. God had prepared, cultivated and given Israel every opportunity to grow fruitfully, but all He received back was bad fruit. This was the gross injustices and unrighteousness that abounded in the land. He had watched over them, protected them and cared for them, but they had been rebellious in return and turned their backs on Him and His commands. Now He will remove His protection. He will no longer care for them or send good things to them to thrive. God was going to give Israel over to destruction. This came to pass with the Assyrian invasion and again later with the Babylonian invasion.

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Q3. (Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the vintner’s vision for the vineyard?

 

His vision was to build a vineyard that would produce good fruit.

 

 

 

What did he do to accomplish his vision?

 

He did all the right things. He selected fertile land, cleared away any stones, planted it with the choicest vines, built a watchtower to be able to oversee the vineyard, built a stone wall around it to keep out animals and criminals, dug a well and made a winepress in anticipation of a harvest of good fruit.

 

 

 

What happened when the crop came in?

 

It yielded only bitter fruit, unfit for anything.

 

 

 

What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard?

 

He would literally let it go to rack and ruin. He would break down the wall and allow it to be trampled, he would cease to cultivate it, he would even command the clouds not to rain upon it.

 

 

 

What does this parable mean?

 

This is a parable to illustrate how God prepared the promised land for the people of Israel. He did everything He could to establish them in it. But the people of Israel turned out to be a bitter fruit, a "stench in His nostrils" as is said elsewhere in the Bible. Because the people of Israel had turned their backs on the ways of the Lord and behaved no differently than the pagan countries around them, He was going to give them over to conquest and let foreigners trample them.

 

 

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Q3. (Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the vintner's vision for the vineyard? God's vision and preparation for Israel was for their good, so that Israel would produce good fruit and would flourish.

 

What did he do to accomplish his vision? God did everything possible to make the soil ready; He cleared out the stones, put a wall of protection around them and planted it with the best vine, so that Israel would bring forth the best fruit.

 

What happened when the crop came in? The "FRUIT" produced was not a fruit that would send a "SWEET" aroma up to God, instead it produced fruit that was like poison to the bones, sending up to God a "STINK" that God did not expect to receive.

 

I am reminded of another time when God did all He could possibly do in order for mankind to produce good fruit, He prepared a vineyard for God's people, God cleared the stones away and He sent His Son, a sweet fertilizer that would bring good fruit, and a sweet breath of the Holy Spirit blew over the land, so that His people would have no excuse but to produce good "FRUIT" sending a sweet aroma up to God.

 

What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard? God warned the people that His protection would be removed and He would send no rain leaving them to their own doings, reaping what they sowed.

 

What does this parable mean? What I glean from the parable is "To Fear God" remembering, He did all he could do and is expecting his vineyard, me, to produce good "FRUIT" a sweet aroma of the Spirit working in my life, but woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter, for God will deny His grace, His rain to those who received it in vain.

 

 

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The vintner was looking to harvest good grapes from the vineyard.  To accomplish this he dug up the vineyard and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines.  He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well.  But when the crop came in he saw that there was only bad fruit.  So the vintner said that he will take away its hedge and destroy the vineyard.  He will break down its wall and it will be trampled.  He will make the vineyard a wasteland neither pruned nor cultivated and briers and thorns will grow there.  The vintner would also command the clouds not to rain on it.

 

In this parable The Lord Almighty compares himself the Vintner, the nation of Israel the vineyard of the Lord, and the people of Judah the vines he delighted in.  God gave the people of Judah every opportunity to grow fruitfully and well, but all that comes of it is, the gross injustice and unrighteousness that abound in the land.  As a result the Lord declares a judgment on the people of Judah which will result in its destruction.

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(Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the Vinters Vision for the vineyard?

 

His vision for the vineyard was that it grow good grapes but it yielded bad ones.

 

What did he do to accomplish his vision?

 

He dug it up, cleaned it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well.

 

What happened when the crop came in?

 

When the crop came in it yielded only bad fruit.

 

What did the vinter say he would do with the vineyard?

 

He said he would take away its hedge, and it would be destroyed, brake down it's wall and it will be tramped. He said I will make it a waste land, neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns will grow there. He said I will command the clouds not rain on it.

 

What does this parable mean ?

 

This parable meant that the increasing destruction wrought in Judah by the Assayrians, culminating with the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian Army in 587 BC would surely come past.

 

 

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The vinter vision was to produce good fruits, God's people to obey Him and do what is right in His sight.

 

To accomplish this vision, He cleared the way, planted the vinyard, surrounded it with thick hedge to keep out the animals, the soil made ready. Today the LORD have made everything ready for us to follow Him, to do what is right and to walk in His Pathway.

 

When the crop came out it only yielded bad fruit, gross injustic, unrighteousness and cries of distress.

 

The vinter said he would destroy the vinyard,break down walls and trample it. Today we must obey Him and follow Him through our Lord JESUS CHRIST.

 

Again, we must prepare our good fruit today!!

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His vision is to produce a good crop. To accomplish this he prepared the land, got the soil just right for planting. The Vintner had expectations his crop of grapes would be nothing but the best.  But when the crop came in just the opposite happened the grapes were junk.  This story is about man’s sinful nature... When God created Adam and Eve he created a perfect masterpiece. He created a Garden for man to live God planted the very best vines there.  Yet Adam and Eve sinned against God and his masterpiece. In a sense Adam and Eve were God’s very best grapes yet with time the grapes turned bad and rejected God.

 

 

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Q3. (Isaiah 5:1-6) What was the vintner's vision for the vineyard? What did he do to accomplish his vision? What happened when the crop came in? What did the vintner say he would do with the vineyard? What does this parable mean?
 

 

 

God did much for His children- Israel giving them freedom from slavery, land and prospered them but they were oppressive to the poor and orphans. "the garden He prepared and planted vines protected by a hedge was production of good fruits but when the crop came, it was bad fruits that tasted bad"

 

God then passed judment on his rebellious children saying He would exposed them by taking off His protection allowing them to be destroyed by the enemy.

 

The lesson we learn is that God has saved us from the power and hands fo Satan and we should live righteous lives or esle He would abandon us to the bashing of the enemy- Sartan.

 

 

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The vineyard was the nation of Israel whiched God had made a promise to be His special "light within the world." God even placed them in a fertile land (the promised land in canaan) and cleared it of any stones or weeds (the Canaanites an other pagan people's.). God built watchtowers, watchmen, and stone fences ( the Law, prophets, priest, and the Temple) to insure that no bad elements and predators can spoil His vineyard. Yet the watchmen allowed harmful influences (pagan religions and foreign alliances) spoil the nation into "bad" fruit. God had been everfaithful and patient with His people by discipline them, sending warnings, and accepting repentant heart--however, the nation of Israel constantly sins without bearing any true fruit through repentence. As a consequence, god intends to demolish the hedges (walls of Jerusalem and stability of society) and utilizes foreign powers to trample upon the vineyard.

Their privilege status and special identity had been too much tarnished for any more hope of salvation until they are cleansed ( the exile will be one of those means to that end).

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Hello folks,
 
 
The hillside was fertile for the cultivation of the vine, the preparation was adequate, but the fruit is not left good.
Israel is the vineyard of the Lord, but did not value what God gave them. 
The Sin leaves us lost and sometimes found that our fruit is good and it really is not.
The parable indicates time of spiritual drought for the people of Israel.

 

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The Vintner's vision for his vineyard was that it would yield good fruit. And that he would use his fruit to produce wine. That was his intention for the vineyard. He picked a fertile place, cleared the land and set up hedges and a watchtower to protect the vineyard as it grew. A winepress was made to make the expected good grapes into good wine. The vineyard had all it needed to bring that vision to fruition. But when the crop came in, it only produced wild grapes. Small, sour smelling, useless grapes. The Vintner then asks why? Why had this happened, what more could he have done? The vintner then says I will take away it's protection of the hedges and the walls, the vineyard of wild grapes will be trampled and destroyed, and he will command the clouds that they do not rain on it.

 

The verses here in Is 5 1:6  is talking to the vineyard that is bearing wild grapes, Judah and Jerusalem - and how God has provided all that is needed for the vineyard to be a beautiful vineyard that has been placed on a beautiful fertile place, is protected, nourished, pruned and tilled so that it could thrive. But because it only provided wild grapes the Vintner will remove His hedge of protection. Is 5:13 goes on to say, "therefore my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; ...their multitude dried up with thirst".

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