«After agreeing with the labourers for a denarius a day,
he sent them Into his vineyard », Mat.20:2.
Now, knowing, what means the words «one hour», it is possible to answer and other questions following from the text of 20th chapter of the gospel of St. Matthew. For example, it is possible to answer a question: what term workers for the Householder should fulfill?
Above it has already been told, that by words "all the day" (Mat.20:6) is meant some term, it is much more, than usual calendar day, but not exceeding number of years of a life of one person. Now this term can be defined precisely. For this purpose there are all data: it is known, that in a day there are twelve hours, John.11:9, and one hour is equal 42 months. Not difficultly these 42 months (or three and a half a year) to multiply by 12. As a result we will receive the number of months, equal of 42 years. That is the DAY MENTIONED in 20th chapter of the gospel of St. Matthew is equal of 42 YEARS! This term really does not exceed number of years of human life. This conclusion proves to be true also other places of the Scripture. Here that is told in the Bible about brevity of a human life: « They (people) are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it », Job, 4:20. This place of the Scripture assimilates human life to ONE DAY which is beginning ON MORNING and coming to an end ON EVENING. About such morning, a day (and evening) it is told in Mat.20:1, 2 and 8. The place from the book of the Job states a true estimation of longevity of the person, as equal to one day … Here we again meet a heavenly measure. But it is true, after all actually such term equal 42 years, the person can devote for work in the Lord’s vineyard. It can be in the event that he will start to work on a field God's in 18 or 20 years old. Then after 42 years of the work he will be 60 or 62 years old.
The seventh ten years is already the end of a human life. Certainly, often happens, that this end comes on and earlier. True, some say that were accepted to work in a vineyard Dominical in the childhood and a youth. But the Scripture says us, that the “childhood and youth are vanity”, Eccl.11:10, therefore we do not take here in calculation years of a life below 18 years. According to the book Leviticus these years should be from 20 till 60 years, Lev.27:3. These are those 40 years in which puts a lot into our ministering to the Lord. For Levites the order was even stricter: they should stop work in 50 years and not work any more, Num.8:25. In any case work term in the Lord’s vineyard that equal 42 years, i.e. one day - sufficient in eyes of God. Some can in something it will exceed, but the majority does not work even half of this term as someone from them has accepted already by the end of the life, that is in 50 years old; someone has died in 30 or 40 years old and so on.
And so here it is, one day of work for the God: having begun in a youth, it proceeds till an old age. However, we while yet did not speak anything about a place of this day (described in 20th chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew) in plans God's. And really, where we may to search for this day that equal 42 years? Perhaps, it has begun in the first days of Christianity? In that case it has ended for a long time already and to us, therefore does not concern. But the Scripture speaks about it absolutely another. So, in Mat.20:8 workers who were “the LAST” are mentioned. They were called by the Lord about the eleventh hour, Mat.20:6, 7. They could fulfill only this one hour, Mat.20:12 and after them the Lord already employed nobody. If upon termination of day the next day has begun, same on duration, workers could continue work. But about any other day anywhere any more it is not spoken. Further we can read that there has come EVENING, Mat.20:8 (time after 12 hours) then the Lord of the vineyard has enjoined unto his manager call of workers and to give them a payment. Some, probably have already guessed, that the Lord of the vineyard is the Lord God; the payment which is given out to workers is an award which they will receive, 1Cor.3:8 at his Coming. It is known to us and a call-up by which workers will be called. So, in Mat.25:6 we read: « And at midnight there was a cry made: BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM COMES, GO YOU OUT TO MEET HIM ». We have nothing to search any other call-up, there is nothing and to invent this cry after the own fashion. It is necessary to write that speaks the Scripture. Having acted it agree Scripture, we clearly see, that in 20th chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew last day (i.e. the period) before Coming of the Christ means. Those from workers that have come the last, could fulfill for the Lord only 42 months, i.e. three and a half a year, while as come the first could work all this day equal 42 years. So, in 20th chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew are described events which should occur throughout 42 years before Jesus Christ Coming! Thus, this day has the direct relation to us, Christians of last time!
Knowing it, we can start now the permission of the subsequent questions, and still it is a lot of them. For example, such: and when has begun the first of these of 42 years? And if this day has begun, that, how many years of this big day already have had to pass by our time? And at last, how many they, these years, still remain till the end of this day, i.e. before evening? …
With the decision of these questions we will be helped by words of Jesus, with which comes to an end (and begins) this history about first and last workers: « But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first », Mat.19:30 and Mat.20:16. With these words Jesus has answered to Peter the Apostle, see Mat.19: 27-30. Therefore 20th chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew is direct continuation of 19th chapter. Thus, some final verses of 19th chapter will help us to promote further in the permission of our questions, namely to understand time on which the Christ has pointed out, resulting a parable about first and last workers. This time « when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory », and also when 12 apostles will sit down on the twelve thrones as judges (when the Judgment will begin, Mat.19:28). Words of the Christ will at that time came true: « The first will be the last, and the last will be the first ». One of sections of my previous book « Testimony of Jesus » is devoted this time. There is no need to copy that section here. We will remind only main conclusions made on the basis of many places of the Scripture. One of these places is place of the book of Daniel, 9:25 where Angel Gabriel was specified by the term which has remained to the Christ the Prince, i.e. till that time when dominion will be given him, glory and a kingdom, Dan.7:14. This prophecy has come true already after death of Daniel.
The way of Jesus to The Accession for the present has not come to the end, however at the moment of reprinting of this book from this greatest event we are separated only by few years! Jesus Christ accession (see Luke, 1:32, 33, Rev.11:15, 12:10 etc). This event corresponds to time soon after 12 hours on clock God's. As the author of the given book having knowledge from the Scripture, I wish to declare solemnly, that till 12 o'clock now does not get only one hour (certainly, not usual, but heavenly)! It is necessary to make a reservation at once, that it is not connected in any way with Coming of Jesus to which it is yet a lot of time, «… time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed», Dan.11:35, during which else work of workers in the vineyard of the Lord will proceed; and it is that last labor hour in the Lord’s vineyard and time of the last invitation has come!. We will stop on Accession of the Lord of Jesus in more details as this great event it is indirectly mentioned and in 20th chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew. It is appreciable from this that in the first verse of this chapter the Christ is named by the HOUSEHOLDER, i.e. the owner of church as the word "House" means Church of God (and house of God), 1Tim.3:15. So named the Christ early in the morning, i.e. in the beginning of the day, assorted by us. But when this day will end (at approach of evening) we see, that the owner of a vineyard is named already by other name, the lord of the vineyard, i.e. the Lord, Mat.20:8. Name change is not casual, it reflects the real event. And time of this event already comes also its year is already close! One behind another there have passed many centuries, have sunk into oblivion also the bulky millenaries separating us from times of Adam, Abraham and, at last, from the first Coming of the Christ. From Adam to Abraham these millenaries were two. Then from Abraham to the Christ has passed two more millenaries. As well anno Domini up to now for a long time there have already passed two millenaries. Six long millenaries of human history have ended several years ago.