Dec. 28, 2015


jesus_authorityMatt. 22 begins with Jesus explaining the proper attire to be worn to enter His Father’s kingdom. He tells a parable about a certain King who arranges a marriage for His Son. Servants are sent out to invite everyone to the wedding.

But none were willing to come. So he sends other servants, tell them “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding” But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.

And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. So he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers and told His servants those who were invited were not worthy, so go to the highways and gather together all whom you find, both bad and good.

And the wedding hall was filled with guests. “And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw one without a wedding garment. ‘Friend, He says how did you come in here without alessons-from-the-parables-matthew-22-the-invitation-to-the-wedding-feast_0 wedding garment?’

The person was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness. Why, what he was wearing so important? My friends, the garment was part of the Kings provision for eternal life along with the cross that must become a part of us.

So if we are asked, why are we not wearing the right garment here at the threshold of the promise land, would we also have no explanation? “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev 7:14 (KJV)

wheatAnd “if you desire to be my disciple you must deny yourself and take up your cross Matt. 16:24 (KJV) My friends just because you attend church every Saturday or Sunday does not give you the proper attire to enter what has been prepared for the redeemed, for “many are called, but few are chosen..” Matt. 22:14 (NKJV)

Christ tells us in Matt. 13:30 (KJV) let both wheat and tares “grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”

We are all chosen vessels of God to serve “nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Tim. 2:19 (NKJV)

In other words is your garment pure because you have departed from everything that is an abomination to God? Remember the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for a fine topicpearl.

When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” Matt. 13:45-46 (NKJV) My friends we are at the threshold of the promise land and we understand the parable of the pearl, but are we willing to give our all as we allow self to die in Christ daily so we may claim our new found treasure.

John tells us in Revelation 21:7 (KJV)“The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and they will be my sons and daughters. So when we realize the value of what we have, we must tell everyone, I have found a treasure and it is priceless, no value can be placed on it. It is Called Salvation and life eternal.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.




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