1. Review of the previous post about the Garden of Eden – the Vineyard

In Secret 2 – Parable of The Garden of Eden – Vines Were Grown in Gardens, we found that  a vineyard is a garden in which vines or grapes were grown. Vines in scripture refer  to nations and people, Israel and Jesus the True Vine or Tree of Life.

A deeper revelation from the post is that the Garden of Eden speaks about the origin of nations and people, Israel, Jesus the Tree of Life and also believers in Christ.

 

2. The Garden of Eden is hidden in Prophet Isaiah’s parable of God’s vineyard in Isaiah 5.

In today’s post, we will explore the hidden secret about the Garden of Eden which God revealed to Prophet Isaiah in a Parable of the Vineyard.

In order to fully understand the parable, we need to remember that parables carry hidden and deeper secret messages that are not immediately obvious on the surface:

Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; [and] break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts [is] the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry (Isaiah 5: 1 – 7).

 

3. The meanings of KEYWORDS in the parable

a. The Vineyard – the nation of Israel and people.

In the literal sense, a vineyard   (H3754/kerem) is a place in which grapes were grown.  However, in the parable, the  vineyard  of the Lord was interpreted as the nation or   “the house of Israel” (Isaiah 5: 7).

There are other  references in scripture  in which nations and people were compared to vineyards:

  • My beloved [is] unto me [as] a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi – Solomon 1: 4.
  • Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot – Jeremiah 12: 10.
  • Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, [and] as plantings of a vineyard – Micah 1: 6.

b. The vineyard = the grapes which it produced

Father God in the parable also referred to “the men of Judah” as “his pleasant plant”  (Isaiah 5: 3). This is a dual reference to the vineyard (the place) and its grapes or vines (the produce) in the same breath.

This tendency to speak about the vineyard and the grapes synonymously is confirmed in:

  • Deuteronomy 24: 12 which referred to “the grapes of thy vineyard” by using the Hebrew word  H3754/kerem = vineyard
  • Solomon 2: 15 and Jeremiah 31: 5 in which vine and vines were used as synonyms for vineyard (Kerem).

 

4. The vines or grapes of the vineyard

Let us now explore the meaning of the word “grapes” in order to elicit deeper meanings. Several hebrew words are used for grapes in scripture. They are:

a.   Peret/H6528 – Isaiah 5: 2

b.  cĕmadar/H5563 = tender grapes or the small grapes just out of the blossom = newborn, like Adam and Eve.  “Tender grapes” refer to the firstfruits of the grapes.

a.  `Enab (H6025) – Isaiah 5: 2 – ripe grapes, grapes of the vine, liquor of grapes, cluster of grapes, wine grapes, flagons of wine. Wine was produced from the mature grapes = mature human beings.

 

5. Adam and Eve were the firstfruit humans of the earth – revealed in the “firstripe grapes”.

`Enab also refers to “firstripe/H1061/bikkuwr grapes” (Numbers 13: 20). Firstripe/H1061/bikkuwr  is also used to mean:

  • firstfruits – Ex 23: 16.
  • the first of the firstfruits  -Ex 23: 19, Ex 34: 26
  • firstripe – Numbers 18: 13

A “firstripe” fruit of the grape harvest would refer to the first of the crops that grew. Let us remind ourselves that the  vineyard in the Parable refers  to the nation of Israel and simultaneously to the vines/grapes or men or Tribe of Judah.

When taken back to the Garden of Eden, we can reference Adam and Eve as the “firstripe” humans of the Earth.  Humans were referred to as firstfruits and Jesus Himself as the Firstfruits of  those who rose from the dead never to die again (1 Cor 15: 20).

The references to the Garden of Eden will become clearer as we progress. More to come. Blessings, peace and angelic prosperity.

 

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