Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
"Why, it is like a man who, when going on his travels, called his bondservants and entrusted his property to their care.
It is like a man living abroad who has left his house, and given the management to his servants--to each one his special duty--and has ordered the porter to keep awake.
Then He proceeded to speak a parable to the people. "There was a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, let it out to vine-dressers, and went abroad for a considerable time.
And while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into Heaven.
"But the vine-dressers, when they saw the son, said to one another, "'Here is the heir: come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.'
Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad.
So the Lord Jesus after having thus spoken to them was taken up into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
When He had said this, and while they were looking at Him, He was carried up, and a cloud closing beneath Him hid Him from their sight.
Jesus however came near and said to them, "All power in Heaven and over the earth has been given to me.
"So then *you* are a king!" rejoined Pilate. "Yes," said Jesus, "you say truly that I am a king. For this purpose I was born, and for this purpose I have come into the world--to give testimony for the truth. Every one who is a friend of the truth listens to my voice."
1 Corinthians 15:25
For He must continue King until He shall have put all His enemies under His feet.
when He displayed it in Christ by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in the heavenly realms,
It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and has conferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other,
1 Peter 3:22
who is at God's right hand, having gone into Heaven, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.
who said, "Galilaeans, why stand looking into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into Heaven will come in just the same way as you have seen Him going into Heaven."
seeing that He has appointed a day on which, before long, He will judge the world in righteousness, through the instrumentality of a man whom He has pre-destined to this work, and has made the fact certain to every one by raising Him from the dead."
so the Christ also, having been once offered in sacrifice in order that He might bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, separated from sin, to those who are eagerly expecting Him, to make their salvation complete.
He is coming in the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and so will those who pierced Him; and all the nations of the earth will gaze on Him and mourn. Even so. Amen.