THE SECOND LESSON IN PART ONE IS TAKEN FROM MATTHEW 22:1 – 14
The Lord is revealing Himself in a very clear light, that He is the central person of the Kingdom of Heaven. I believe in this Parable the Lord is answering His opposition, but is not speaking to their verbal abuses, but is addressing the thoughts which were in their hearts.
The Lord knows men’s thoughts, for He is the discerner of them. In this Parable, the Lord’s true Royalty is seen where He is revealing Himself as the King and the King’s Son (Ps.72:1).
I recognize that the Lord made it a practice to take the subjects of His lessons from the persons who were present or from the circumstances of times, persons and places (Matt. 16:6; John 4:7-10; 6:26-27; 7:37).
Our gospel preparation is then represented as a Feast which a King would make at a marriage of His Son. We see Christ as the Groom and the Church as the bride, It is important for us to know that the gospel covenant is a marriage covenant, between Christ and His believers.
So then it is during the preparation of the marriage feast we begin to see and learn that it is through the hearing of the gospel, we hear the Kings bidding, which is an open invitation to ALL, so NONE might be EXCLUDED, except those who would choose to EXCLUDE themselves.
Knowing this is a marriage covenant, we know there will be a meal prepared. But it won’t just be a dinner, instead, it will be a Royal Wedding Feast, as it a feast prepared by the King. The feast is a Spiritual Banquet set in place for those willing to partake. We believe the menu consists of the following blessings, pardon of sin, the favor of God, peace of conscience, the promises of the gospels, the comforts of the Spirit, and a well-grounded hope of eternal life.
The warning in this Parable is not to slight the Lord’s call by indifference to our condition and assume we can just attend this Regal Banquet when we feel the time is right or suits us. We cannot take the position that it is not worth visiting, because we can feast just as well at home.
The Lord in this Parable is showing us how to measure what our response to His call has been. The question we feel should be asked, “is,” have we like those guests in the Parable taken His call lightly because other things are more important to us. Are we like those in Luke 14:18 who found land and are diverted by the fact that there is always something to look after on it; or are we like the merchant who feels he must be diligent in his business.
This Parable shows there are going to be temptations in whatever we do and should be taken as a warning that whatever we have of the World, care must be taken to keep it out of our hearts so it won’t come between the Lord and us.
May God bless you as you go forward in His Will.
We are living in troubled times, times of great temptation, times where ones true walk is going to be tested not for what it is worth but for how deep it is. The world is turning against the truth and the wisdom of the Holy Spirits teachings and guidance and the true Love of our Father. My heart grieves every day as I watch and hear how the atrocities of this world are manifesting in man’s minds and are being acted upon. Truly measure your position in our Lord do not take it for granted or be complacent with it. Be honest with yourself as you measure its true depth do not rely on Worldly teachings of the hirelings which control today’s church system. Heed the Trumpeter’s Call return to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures let them be the food of your spirit and the true measuring stick. Hear the soundings of the many Trumpets heed their warnings as heavy darkness is coming upon us and your light is going to be tested if it shines through or is going to be smothered or possibly even extinguished.
I set this prayer before all who hear the Trumpet
Father our Lord and protector hear this prayer for those who hear your call to return to your teachings fill them with the Holy Spirit Father that he may deepen their discernment and become brighter lights so those lost in the deepening darkness falling upon us, will become the light on the mountain guiding those seeking your will and compassion will find your comfort again, I pray, Father, for the strengthening of the few who hear that they may be protected and filled with a spirit of hope that emanates out as your light of guidance and protection I pray in your name Yahweh Amen and Amen