The Net and the Fish

The Net and the Fish
Matthew 13:47-50

The next kingdom parable in Matthew
13 is the parable of “a net, that was cast
into the sea.” Verses 47 -50: state,
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like
unto a net, that was cast into the sea,
and gathered of every kind: Which,
when it was full, they drew to shore,
and sat down, and gathered the good
into vessels, but cast the bad away. So
shall it be at the end of the world: the
angels shall come forth, and sever the
wicked from among the just, And
shall cast them into the furnace of
fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing
of teeth.”

The time for the fulfillment of the
parable is stated very definitely to be the
end of the present age. The term “the end
of the world” is more correctly rendered
“the end of the age.” All students of Bible
prophecy agree that we are now living in
the closing days of the present age.

Therefore the nation which is to be the
beginning of the Kingdom of God on earth
must be a nation now in existence, and it
must have every kind of citizen in its
midst, and it must have a sense of being
“full” having an immigration problem.
And it must be a nation which
will be forced to cast the bad fish (or people)
out of its border by practicing deportation.
It must also be nation where people,
both good and bad citizens, desire to live
because when the bad are deported or
denied entrance, they raise a great cry of
protest and they become very angry, as is
symbolized by the gnashing of teeth.