The Purpose of Jesus Christ Speaking in Parables
Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, had the knowledge of a lot of things, while He roamed this earth. But He always focused on the Will that God, the Father of Creation, had for Him….That is in spreading the messages of what is expected of Mankind, in order to enter the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus Christ made it very clear that “the pathway and the gate are narrow, to enter the Eternal Kingdom.” God, the Father of Creation, only wants TRUE BELIEVERS.That is those who have completely understood what Unconditional Love means, especially to the extent to which His Son, Jesus Christ, demonstrated at the Cross, on Calvary. Now think about this for a second. Jesus already knew, that few here in this world would understand Love, in its purest form, on this earth. Yet, He was willing to give up His Earthly Life, even for the few. Though everyone has the opportunity and CHOICE out of their freewill, to study and know it….few will truly understand it.
So coming to my entry title, it should make more sense now. The disciples themselves had posed this question to Jesus Christ, as to why He spoke in parables. And so He goes on to anwer them, based on the Propbecy that Isaiah presented:
“These people will listen and listen, but do not understand; they will look and look , but not see, because their minds are dull, and they have stopped up their ears and have closed their eyes.Otherwise, their eyes would see, tbeir ears would hear, their minds would understand, and they would turn to me, says God, and I would heal them. As for you, how fortunate you are! Your eyes see and your ears hear.I assure you that many Prophets and many of God’s People wanted very much to see what you see, but they could not, and to hear what you hear, but they did not.” (Matthew 13:14-17)
So what do you think Jesus Christ meant by this? He says it very clearly here, (Matthew 13:11-13) “The knowledge about the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven has been given to you, but not to them. For the person who has something will be given more, so that he will have more than enough; but the person who has nothing will have taken away from him even the little he has.The reason I use parables in talking to them is that they look, but do not see, and they listen , but do not hear or
Those who faithfully seek the Eternal Kingdom, will have a heart and spirit that is strengthened with the Unconditional Love that Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Passion, Death, and Resurrection; and as a result have a fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to dwell. For in 1 John 2:27 it states, “But as for you, Christ has poured out His Spirit on you. As long as His Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For His Spirit teaches you about everything, and what He teaches is true, not false.Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ.”
Jesus Christ made it very clear that the knowledge for the Kingdom, has to be sought out faithfully not only in mind…but also with the intent of the heart and soul. And such things can only be seen by God alone. This is why Jesus Christ says, that deeds are not enough to enter the Eternal Kingdom. It is the purity of intent behind each action, that God looks at. From the service to Him, at Church; to the charitable donations made; and even to the everyday small deeds. This is when He sees a heart that Unconditionally Loves, despite their earthly conditions, and circumstances. A heart and soul who faithfully seeks His Truth.
Parables….they seem like fables and stories to some.But Jesus has made it very clear, that God’s Children will see them as more than that.