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The Wedding

posted Feb 27, 2018, 10:32 AM by Beautiful Zion   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 10:32 AM ]

Marriage according to Scripture is the union between a man and a woman sanctified by God.  “Therefore what God has joined together let no man put asunder”.  The idea of marriage was ordained by God in His instructions to Adam. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh”.  Weddings are elaborate affairs with all its pageantry, but what if you had a wedding and no one accepts the invitation; no one attended?

In the parable of Matthew 22, Jesus said “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son”. The king sends his servants to deliver the invitations on two separate occasions but they were seized, spitefully treated, and killed.  The king again sends more of his servants out and told them to go into the highways and bring the good and the bad.  The wedding hall was full, and when the king came he observed a man who did not have on the required wedding garments. The king instructed his servants to bind him hand and foot and cast him out into outer darkness, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  “For many are called but few are chosen”.

Down through the centuries, God has sent His servants out to tell the people that the kingdom of God is at hand.  The servants of the Lord have been mistreated and assassinated because of the Word.  Jesus, John the Baptist, and the apostles were all on a mission for the kingdom and they were not accepted by all.  Nothing much has changed in 2018; people are still rejecting the Word. In the highways, the good and bad are willing to hear what the spirit says to the church, but there are some who sit among Christians who are not Christians. It’s not until the king comes in that he notices somebody (hypocrite) that is not like the rest.  You may be able to fool people with your religious vocabulary and fake praise, but you can’t fool the King; He will single you out.  Let this be a warning to all the pretenders, King Jesus is not to be played with.

There’s going to be a wedding, Jesus the bridegroom will return for His bride the church. This wedding is by invitation only and you must RSVP.  Do you want to be in the number when the saints go marching in; Do you want to be at the great coronation when they crown Him King of kings.  Every day we must ensure that we have on the correct garments and oil in our lamps. Don’t be like the five foolish virgins who had no oil, left to purchase some, and the bridegroom came. When they returned, the door was shut and they missed the wedding.  What a shame to be in church and miss heaven?

It’s time to ask the Lord to help us to stay focused on the kingdom; trials and tribulations may rise but all of my help comes from the Lord.  The Kingdom is our goal! I want to be one of the chosen ones who will hear the Lord say well done my good and faithful servant.