America in the Kingdom Parables

C.O. Stadslkev - 1959

The Unjust Judge

Luke 18:1-8

   The Parable of the Unjust Judge is found in verses 1 through 8 of the 18th chapter of Luke.

   In the last 10 verses of the 17th chapter of Luke, Jesus spoke of the time when He would return, and said conĀ­ditions would be as they were in the time of Noah and the Flood, as they were in the time of Lot and the destruction of Sodom.

   For this reason we are justified in thinking that Christ had the present time in mind when He spoke the Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge.

   While this is a parable on prayer and teaches the importance of being persistent in prayer, it is not a prayer for mercy, pardon and salvation. It is definitely and specifically a prayer to "Avenge me of mine adversary."

   The woman in this parable who prays "avenge me of mine adversary" was a widow. A widow is a woman whose husband has died.

   In verse 7 of Luke 18 Jesus indicates very clearly whom the widow represents. It states, "And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them"

   The widow represents God's "elect." Since the only Scriptures in existence at that time were the Old Scriptures, we must turn to the Old Scriptures in order to learn what people were and are God's elect.

   In Isaiah 45:1-4 God spoke through the prophet Isaiah concerning Cyrus, king of Persia, stating what Cyrus would accomplish. In verse 4 of this passage we read: "For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me."

   Here Israel is spoken of as God's elect. Israel, or the Anglo-Saxons, are also spoken of as God's elect in Isaiah 65:9,22 and many times in the New Scriptures, although sometimes the elect in the New Scriptures refers to the Church, the Body of Christ.

   But why did the Lord use a widow to represent the Anglo-Saxons, and why was the widow to pray "avenge me of mine adversary"?

   Two out of many Old Scripture references will suffice to show why the Anglo-Saxons are represented as a widow in this parable:

   "Turn, 0 backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion."

   In Isaiah 54:4,5 we read, "Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed; neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach oi thy widowhood any more. For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called."

   In these and other similar passages the Lord says He is married to Israel, and that the time would come when Israel, or Anglo-Saxondom, would "not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more."

   The Lord spoke of Israel, or the Anglo-Saxons, as His wife because He chose the Israel people as His special people to bless all nations through their preaching, teaching and administering of His Word.

   When Israel refused to do this her racial sin made redemption necessary, and the only way Israel could be redeemed was through the death of Christ. At the death of Christ, Israel became a widow. But the Lord arose, and Israel will yet fulfill her destiny of ruling with the Lord and the Church, His Body. Repeatedly in the Scriptures, we find the Lord spoken of as the Redeemer of Israel and the word "Israel" meaning ruling with God.

   When we consider the adversary that threatens Anglo-Saxondom, or Christendom of today, we can understand why the Lord in this parable sought to encourage the Israel people to pray to God to be avenged of our adversary, World Communism.

   Jesus closes this parable by saying, "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" showing that He had given an end time parable or prophecy.

   The faith that Jesus referred to in verse 8 was not faith for personal salvation. Millions of people have faith for personal salvation. But how many have faith for Anglo-Saxondom, the widow, and for the promised kingdom of God on earth as foretold in tile Scriptures?

 

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