For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. Mark 8:35 KJV
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
Yeshua (Jesus Christ) knows how to answer men’s thoughts, for he is a Discerner of them. Or, He answered, that is, he continued his discourse to the same purport for this parable represents the gospel offer, and the entertainment it meets with, as the former, but under another similitude. The parable of the vineyard represents the sin of the rulers that persecuted the prophets it shows also the sin of the people, who generally neglected the message, while their great ones were persecuting the messengers.
“Heavenly Father as we go forward in obedience to your call to enter into the Den of Wolves, We ask Lord for deepening of our discernment, courage, removal of fear through the strengthening of our understanding and faith.
As you have promised words to be spoken when we are in distress, sharpen our two-edged sword and make it keener Father.
Heighten our strength to the level of Samsons, deepen our courage to match David’s as he stood before Goliath. Make our walk sure faithful and dedicated as Isaiah’s. Enhance it, Lord, that it may like the horns of Jericho break through the hardened heart that you may place a fleshly one in its place. This we pray in the name of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) Amen and Amen.
Remember these messages and prayer are from a Watchman sharing God’s warnings.
A mind that has single and prevailing regard to its spiritual and eternal interest, and that keeps steady in its purposes for God, will grow wise by afflictions, will continue fervent in devotion, and rise above trials and oppositions. As you provide for your creations we trust you will provide for us.