The religious of Jesus' time were expecting a Messiah who would end the rule of Rome over them and inaugurate the kingdom of God on earth. Jesus through parables, shows them that they misunderstood Old Testament prophesy. The kingdom of God was not going to begin with a bang but would start small and grow slowly over time. Yes, there will be a great Day of the Lord but only after as many as will turn to God and join the kingdom. God is patiently waiting for more to join His rebellion against the kingdom of this world ruled by Satan.
- End Times