28 general parables and 13 kingdom of heaven parables
 Parable #32 – 
Luke 14:16-19,20-23,24
The 19th of 28 general parables

In 445BC, with one Bible week equating to seven years (a prophetic year being 360 days), God commanded that seventy weeks each of 7 years, would be determined upon Israel, that is … 70 weeks x 7 years = 490 years (Daniel 9:24-27).

This time frame is broken into four time periods of (a) 7 weeks + (b) 62 weeks + (c) the mystery church age of about 2,000 years + (d) 1 week = 70 weeks and is explained as follows:

#1. Seven weeks of years is 7 x 7 = 49 years … the time it takes to restore and build Jerusalem from 445BC to 396BC.

#2. Sixty two weeks of years is 62 x 7 = 434 years … the time from the building of Jerusalem in 396BC to Christ being cut off at the cross in 32AD.

#3. The church age of approximately 2,000 years

#4. One week of years is 1 x 7 = 7 years … this is the seven years of tribulation of God’s wrath upon the earth, that takes place after the rapture … called Daniel’s 70th week.

 The following Timeline will help (not drawn to scale):

DANIEL 9:24-27
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city … from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks … after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off … he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week

Luke 14:16-19,20-23,24 THE GREAT SUPPER
This is not the supper of the lamb (Revelation 19:9) nor the supper in St John’s book of the Revelation (Revelation 19:17)

Then said he unto him, A certain man = God the father

made a great supper, and bade many: = Christ was sent from heaven as the true bread for all in Israel … the many of Israel (John 6:32-35) … and all were invited

And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. = the servant is Jesus Christ

And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. =

1. This ground would not have been the good ground (Matthew 13:8, 23)

2. The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10) (Matthew 6:24)Christ gets pushed aside

3. “No worries Lord, I might be able to pop in later!” … a bit like today … “Getting saved in about number 23 on my list at the moment God! Anyhow, I’ll do it on my death bed!”

And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. = the number of ten represents Israel.

The number of five is half of Israel that stood on Gerizim and the other half on Ebal (Joshua 8:33) … choose this day whom you will serve. The man with the oxen was standing on Mt Ebal (Deuteronomy 11:29)

Furthermore, this man with the five oxen would rather work his way into heaven with his oxen rather than have Christ do all the work (John 3:16)

And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. = being married to the things of this life was more important than being ‘married’ to Christ

So that servant came, = Jesus Christ

and shewed his lord these things. = God the Father 

Then the master of the house being angry = God the Father is angry

said to his servant, = Jesus Christ

Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. = this is the publican and who he represents (Luke 18:13)

And the servant said, = Jesus Christ  

Lord, = God the Father  

it is done as thou hast commanded, = Christ came to do his Father’s will (John 5:30; Mark 14:36)

and yet there is room. = not all Israel came to Christ (John 5:40)

And the lord said unto the servant, = God the Father to God the Son Jesus Christ

Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. = the Gentiles … the whole world  

For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. = These are those that will not enter into the kingdom of heaven … they turned back (John 6:66).

Christ comes for Israel (Romans 15:8)

2. Christ preaches the kingdom of heaven to Israel (Matthew chapters 5-7)

3. Some accept Christ and entered Abrahm’s bosom on death … the rest go to hell fire (Luke 16:22-23) 

4. Israel put Christ on the cross and reject the kingdom of heaven here on earth (Matthew 27:25)

5. Christ then opens the door to the whole world without exception … under the gospel of Paul (2 Timothy 2:8)

Harley Hitchcock
November 2023


28 general parables and 13 kingdom of heaven parables

 Parable #33 – 
Luke 14:25-28,29-32,33-35 

The 20th of 28 general parables


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