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BELIEF AND MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB


 

BELIEF AND MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB CONTAINS NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR GOD’S PEOPLE.


DO WE BELIEVE GOD?


WE THINK WE DO.


WHEN WE READ SCRIPTURE WHICH SAYS THINGS WE HAVE NOT BELIEVED, WHAT DO WE DO?


DO WE READ OVER IT AND PUT IT IN THE TOO HARD BASKET?


DO WE IGNORE IT?


DO WE ARGUE THAT WHAT IS BEING STATED IN THE BIBLE IS NOT REALLY WHAT IT SAYS?


DO WE REVERT TO LENGTHY THEOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS TO TWIST THE TRUE MEANING OF SCRIPTURE?


DOES THE TRUTH SCARE US AND MAKE US FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, BECAUSE IF WE CHANGE, PEOPLE WILL THINK WE ARE STRANGE?


DO WE WORRY MORE ABOUT WHAT MAN THINKS THAN WHAT GOD THINKS?


WILL WE GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO TWIST AND CHOP AND CHANGE SCRIPTURE TO FIT IN WITH WHAT WE BELIEVE?


The above questions are hard hitting, direct, and need addressing by anyone who professes to believe God and His word, the Bible.


When we state that what we have believed may not now necessarily be correct. Please understand that we in no way are belittling Mr. Armstrong and what he taught. I know that what he taught us was correct, for the Philadelphian era of the church, but he was not given all knowledge. The end time church is to receive new knowledge and restore all things. This new knowledge does differ to what Mr. Armstrong taught. This is because we must grow as a church, we cannot stand still. God will reveal what He wants His church to know and when. God is in charge not man. We must be prepared to believe Him, not what we teach or what anyone teaches. We must believe our bibles and be led by God if we are to understand this new end time knowledge from the very creator Himself.


We will show you an example of growth, and how even though God has done a great work through someone, they may not have received all knowledge. Remember the church will continue to grow in grace and knowledge.


Let us have a look at the example of Abraham and Moses.
All readers would agree that both of these men were used greatly by God, and that they both have a great reward waiting for them.


However Abraham did not know that God was the one true God.
Moses was given this knowledge because he was to tell the nation of Israel about the one true God.


Look at this amazing new knowledge.

 

Exo 6:3  I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name JEHOVAH I was not known to them.


Here we see that Moses received knowledge about the Father that Abraham did not receive.
This was not because Moses was higher than Abraham, or that he will be greater in the kingdom than Abraham.
The plain and simple explanation is that we must grow in grace and knowledge.

 

At the time of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, it was not required that they knew that the Father was the one true God. This knowledge was not revealed until the time of Moses, then that knowledge was required to be known by him.

 

The next verse shows why God showed Moses that He was the eternal, the only one true God.


Exo 6:6  Therefore say to the children of Israel: 'I am the LORD; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.

Exo 6:7  I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

Exo 6:8  And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the LORD.' "


The reader should now understand that just as Abraham did not have all knowledge neither did God’s servant, Mr. Armstrong.

 

We must continue to grow in grace and knowledge.

 

Some people think that if we love our neighbour and God, that is all we have to do. Love is an extremely important part of our calling and we must have it but a very misunderstood and unknown element which is of vital importance to our calling and ultimate reward…..eternal life is ….. belief.


You would be amazed if you looked in the concordance to find just how many times to believe is mentioned and how vitally important this is to God and our ultimate salvation.


Let’s look at the attitude the Israelites had toward God after He had brought them out of Egypt and performed many miracles in their sight……..


Deu 1:28
  Where can we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our hearts, saying, "The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven; moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there." '

Deu 1:29  "Then I said to you, 'Do not be terrified, or afraid of them.

Deu 1:30  The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,

Deu 1:31  and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.'

Deu 1:32  Yet, for all that, you did not believe the LORD your God,


Here we see an amazing thing, even though God had brought them through all dangers, fed them, and guided them, they felt a few giants would worry them and prevent them from entering the Promised Land, they did not believe God.


Now let’s see what eventually happened to the nation of Israel.


2Ki 17:12  for they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, "You shall not do this thing."

2Ki 17:13  Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets."

2Ki 17:14  Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

2Ki 17:15  And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them that they should not do like them.

2Ki 17:16  So they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

2Ki 17:17  And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.

2Ki 17:18  Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.


What a tragic end for these people, they turned their backs on God completely. They went after false gods, and this all started due to their unbelief of God.


Compare the different attitude that God expects of His people….


Mar 1:15  and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."


Mar 5:36  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe."


How plain and simple, why won’t we obey these words of God? This is what God expects of us, He wants us to simply believe Him. Why do we have unbelief? Why don’t we obey? If we truly love God and obey Him we will believe Him. Even if we don’t understand at the time, all we need do is ask God to help our unbelief.


Mar 9:24  Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"


What a wonderful attitude, even though this man did believe God, there were probably things he was unsure of, or perhaps he did not understand. He asked God to help him, to help his unbelief. God is only too happy to help us. He is pleased for us to ask Him and when we do, providing we have the right attitude of humility, He will answer us and help our unbelief.


What a wonderful, all knowing, loving God we have.


Look at the attitude that the Jews had towards Christ.

 

Joh 5:37  And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.

Joh 5:38  But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.

 

We see here quite plainly that they do not believe God. Now in verse 39 is a very interesting statement by Christ.

 

Joh 5:39  You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.


Christ told them they think they have eternal life, but they will miss out due to the fact that they did not believe God, Christ said the scriptures testify of Him, and that they did not believe Him.

 

How vitally important it is to believe God……..eternal life is at stake here. We must not be half hearted, lukewarm or lazy, with our spiritual calling either we believe God or we don’t. There is no half way with God. If we are having trouble believing some points….ASK GOD TO HELP OUR UNBELIEF…..it is that simple, He will hear us and wants to help us, if we truly want to seek Him with our whole heart and search for knowledge as for buried treasure.
This next verse shows that Christ knows who are His, and those who are His know Him. They believe Him. If we are Christ’s we will believe Him.


Joh 10:26  But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.

Joh 10:27  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

Joh 10:28  And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

Joh 10:29  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.

Joh 10:30  I and My Father are one."


We need to have faith too.


Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


We simply must believe God. If we do not believe God, He won’t be interested in us. We must be 100% sure in our hearts and minds that we believe, trust and have faith in God. Else He cannot use us.

 

Some just do not love the truth, so God lets them believe a lie, because they did not want to believe the truth. What a shame, we must be prepared to believe God at any cost.

 

2Th 2:10  and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2Th 2:11  And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

2Th 2:12  that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

Jud 1:5  But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.


Do not be fooled, unbelief is no little thing in God’s eyes. He says it is a very important thing. It is not just a minor point, it is a major key in our spiritual character development, we must have belief or we have no foundation on which to build holy righteous character. We simply have no strength in any subject in our building of character if there is no belief. It is that simple. We must believe God or accept that we won’t be in His kingdom. God will not have an unbeliever in His kingdom.

 

Psa 78:21  Therefore the LORD heard this and was furious; So a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel,

Psa 78:22  Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation.


The ancient Israelites had many miracles performed in their sight and yet they still did not believe God.


Mat 10:14  And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

Mat 10:15  Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!


This is another verse which shows quite clearly that God just simply will not tolerate this disbelief that people have.


All of the above verses show how God looks upon those who do not believe Him. Unfortunately in these last days we have the same attitude towards God, as people had back then. Many just simply do not believe God. I am not talking about people in the world, blindly going about their lives and leaving God out of their thinking and lives in general. I am talking about the people who openly profess to follow God and believe the bible. I am addressing the people in God’s church today. We must look at ourselves to see if we have this unbelief also, it won’t be easy but you must believe God no matter what it takes.

 

Now on a brighter note let us look at those that do believe God and how He feels about those faithful servants…..

 

Here Christ tells us that the disciples believed Him and as a result they belong to God the Father and Jesus Christ, and Christ is praying for them. It is the same for us today if we are God’s people, Jesus will intercede for us, and we belong to both the Father and Christ. How fantastic, but we must believe Him.


Joh 17:8  For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.

Joh 17:9  "I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.

Joh 17:10  And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.


Abraham was the father of the faithful, and he believed God. God loves this in us.


Rom 4:3  For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS."


Christ makes it very plain, that if we believe Him, we will believe the Father also.


Joh 12:44  Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.

Joh 12:45  And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.

Joh 12:46  I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

 

There is a lot of misunderstanding about the Father, we have an article at this site, entitled “God the Father Revealed” which makes plain the simple truth about God the Father, it is a must read.


Unknown to a lot of people, once we believe what the bible says about Christ and other issues, and if we want to know more truth about the God family, God the Father will reveal knowledge to us if we ask Him with the right attitude and heart.

 

If we truly know Christ we will also know the Father. This is scripture. Now that we see just how important it is to God to believe Him let’s apply this new knowledge to the following parable about the Wedding Feast.


This parable is pertaining to the end time, because it is the Marriage of the Lamb.


Let’s look at the two accounts in both Matthew and Luke of this fantastic new end time knowledge revealed by God, for us, the end time people of God. This end time knowledge is extremely important for those who live in the last days, it applies to us.


Mat 22:2  "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,

Mat 22:3  and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.

Mat 22:4  Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding." '

Mat 22:5  But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.

Mat 22:6  And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.

Mat 22:7  But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Mat 22:8  Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.

Mat 22:9  Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.'

Mat 22:10  So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.

Mat 22:11  "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.

Mat 22:12  So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.

Mat 22:13  Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

Mat 22:14  "For many are called, but few are chosen."

 

Luk 14:16  Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,

Luk 14:17  and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'

Luk 14:18  But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.'

Luk 14:19  And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.'

Luk 14:20  Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

Luk 14:21  So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.'

Luk 14:22  And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.'

Luk 14:23  Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Luk 14:24  For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.' "

 

Mat 22:1  And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:

Mat 22:2  "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,

Mat 22:3  and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.


The marriage of the lamb is a wonderful event to look forward to.


Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."

 

When everything was ready the servants went out to ask the many invited guests to come to the wedding.

 

This is in the last days, it cannot be earlier because the dinner is ready. It applies to the church which is alive at the end time. God has invited many to the wedding.

 

Rev 19:19  And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.

 

Mat 25:10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.


These verses show plainly that the guests who are worthy, go into the wedding feast, but who are those that are invited? Who are the ones mentioned in Luke 14 v 17 and Matthew 22 v 3? Who are the ones invited to the wedding feast?

 

For a detailed article on this information see “Called and Chosen and Faithful” at this site. But for space, I will explain that the called are those who can suddenly understand the bible, they keep the Ten Commandments and the Holy Days, they keep the Sabbath, and they have a desire to learn more about God and to obey Him. They are baptised by God’s ministers and have received a down payment of God’s Spirit, called the Spirit of promise, or the earnest of the spirit.

 

But despite all of the above, some of those invited to the wedding did not want to come. Many other parables testify to this attitude, the parable of the sower, and the workers in the field, are two examples.


To continue on our spiritual path requires much time, dedication, effort, courage and conviction. Most people just simply lack all of these. Most are too busy with work, T.V., sports activities and good times, rather than being profitable with the time. They don’t want to put in the time towards bible study, prayer, fasting and meditation. It is all just too hard for them. That is why when they are called to the wedding they just don’t respond. They don’t believe God and this unbelief has taken them away from God, true study and the pursuit of the truth. They have been called, they are invited to the Wedding of the Lamb, but they did not spend enough time getting to know the bridegroom, they just couldn’t find the time to learn about Him to believe Him. So when asked to come to the wedding, they preferred to do something else. Some of these people are the ones who responded to the teachings of Mr. Armstrong and belonged to God’s Church. There were many members, and many were called but unfortunately many did not believe God and they simply were not interested in the Wedding invitation. These people were deceived into believing a lie, God tests people He wants to see what is in our hearts, if we will believe Him or not. Unfortunately only a few have their hearts right towards the Great Creator God.

 

Notice the following verses. This is the second time the guests are invited now, from God’s servants. We know that this is a separate invitation from the first because Matt 22 v 4 states, again He sent forth other servants. So these are different servants being used for this 2nd invitation to the guests.
Now it is getting perilously close to the wedding ceremony, and still they are just too busy.


Mat 22:4  Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding." '

Mat 22:5  But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.

 

Luke’s account of the same event gives a little more information, so that we can glean more insight into who these people are that receive the 2nd invitation. And the following is new knowledge from God about who these people are………….

 

We already know that they are God’s people, just as God’s church was given the 1st invitation so God’s people are given the 2nd invitation. It is now later than the initial call, because we see that the ox etc. has been killed and the food is ready, come all is ready. Who are the ones to whom the 2nd invitation is given? They are God’s church now in the Laodicean Era of the Church.

 

Luk 14:21  So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.'

Luk 14:22  And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.'


How do we know this astounding truth……..look at the description in Luke 14 v 21 of who are invited to the wedding…….

 

Luk 14:21  So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.'

 

Now let’s compare the description of the last era of God’s church, the Laodicean Church.


Rev 3:17  Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing' and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked

 

These Laodiceans are the ones described in Luke 14 so we see quite plainly that the 2nd time the servants were sent out to God’s people, the second invitation went out to the Laodicean Church. That is the era we are in today. Remember that Mr. Armstrong told us we were the Philadelphian Era of the Church. Sadly Mr. Armstrong, the faithful and loyal servant of God, has been dead now since 1986. God’s church has now become the Laodicean Era. So this 2nd invitation is to this era of God’s church.

 

Now back to the two accounts as above…..we see that even though the invitations went out, there was still room at the Wedding Feast for more people. The account in Matthew confirms this lack of interest by the invited ones. What a tragic situation this must be for God, how must He feel about the people He has called who simply are not interested in the greatest invitation of all time?


Take this truth and knowledge very seriously, this is talking about us right now.
Are we interested?
Do we believe God?
Do we want to be at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb? If we do, we must wake up and do something about it. Get close to God and get to know the bridegroom. If you do not know how to do this…… pray, fast, study, meditate and ask God to help you learn more about Him and He will be glad to show you.

 

Matt 22 v 5 is very interesting, here we see how God’s people went in separate directions.


Mat 22:5  But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.

 

They went their ways, all with various interest and other things to do. What a shame, I am not saying they all have lost interest in God, I am simply stating the scripture on this subject and it is a hard saying but if you can’t handle the truth of God and you don’t want to believe Him…click off this site and go to someone who likes to say smooth things…… ……….you won’t hear that here………..we tell the truth the way God wants it stated we are not here to please men, but to obey God… we talk to those who have an ear to hear. We understand by scripture that there appears to be not many who have the courage and strength and love to believe God.

 

Back to the above accounts…..we know that in Luke 14 v 21 that the servants who go to the Laodiceans have to do so quickly, time is running out now, the meal is ready, they have to do this with a great deal of urgency. What a sad situation for these servants, they know time is running out, they know there is only a few who believe God. How sad they must feel, God’s people just don’t believe them and turn their backs on the greatest being in the universe who is offering them a fabulous position in His kingdom. And they are just too busy watching T.V. or something else.


As we know by scripture which is stated below, the true servants of God will be thrown out of Churches, persecuted and in fact killed by fellow brethren, they will be taken before Courts and Judges, put in prison their own families will give them up to the authorities. Here we see the remnant took the servants ….now who are the remnant? The ones who are in the churches, because the true servants have been cast out of the churches. So the remnant, the ones who do these dreadful deeds, are some of the people who belong to the church in the end time, the Laodicean Era of the church.

 

Mat 22:6  And the remnant seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.


Mat 24:9  "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

Mat 24:10  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

 

Mar 13:9  "But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.

Mar 13:10  And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

Mar 13:11  But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

Mar 13:12  Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.

Mar 13:13  And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

 

Let’s see what amazing events occur next…..

The time setting for this next account is after the temple has been built and some of the church members are deceived by the little horn.


The Father is furious with them and sends the man with the ink horn amongst them.


Mat 22:7  But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.


Eze 9:1  Then He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, "Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand."

Eze 9:2  And suddenly six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his battle-ax in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen and had a writer's inkhorn at his side. They went in and stood beside the bronze altar.

Eze 9:3  Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's inkhorn at his side;

Eze 9:4  and the LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it."

Eze 9:5  To the others He said in my hearing, "Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity.

Eze 9:6  Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple.

 

Mat 22:8  Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.


The majority of the people called by God, did not want to come to the Wedding Feast, they were not worthy, so how does God fill the Wedding Hall…….

 

Luk 14:23  Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Luk 14:24  For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.' "


This is the 3rd invitation, this interesting verse shows that God sent His servants out to the Israelites, and anyone who repented during the time of Jacob’s Trouble, was allowed to come to the Wedding Feast. That is because they had the attitude that God was looking for, even though they were not members of God’s church, they repented and believed God. This is astounding fact. Some of the articles at this site explain that the nation of Israel repent during the captivity.


But mark well the fact that the ones who were invited to the Wedding and did not want to come, were not allowed to taste of God’s supper. They will be locked out when the door is closed, as other parables state. What a sad ending for some in God’s church.
Another interesting thought is that those who were brought in at the last may well be the children of members, these may not have been called but are open to God’s word of truth when they hear it, so it may well include some of these children, who up until this time have not responded to the teachings of the church, but being brought up in the church should have a knowledge of some things.

 

Mat 22:9  Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.'

Mat 22:10  So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.


In this 3rd invitation to the Wedding Feast, we see that the people that were compelled to come to the Wedding were both bad and good, so even though they were not called, they ultimately, after the time of Jacob’s Trouble {or during it} had the attitude of repentance and God could use them.


Mat 22:11  "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.

 

The following scripture shows that the man without the wedding garment is in fact an evil son of God. He is a devil, {see our article the Sons of God at this site.}
Notice Christ calls him friend {this means clansman, he is related to Christ}.


Mat 22:12  So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.


The devil is confronted by God and just had no answer, he knew his own attitude and his own inner feelings and that they were not in line with what God expects from the wedding guests.


Because he is a devil he is thrown into outer darkness.

 

Mat 22:13  Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'


It will be awful outside of where God is, people will hate to be excluded, and especially when others realise what they have done to the true servants of God. That will make them very upset indeed. They will have gone to church for many years, {some of them} and yet still not make it into God’s Kingdom. This is not my idea, this is what God tells us in the scripture. These are not pleasant words, but that is not why we are writing these articles. I am not writing some story tale for people to go to sleep listening to it. This is the dynamic new knowledge and truth from God for His end time people. These messages must be heeded. There are not going to be many people who qualify for God’s kingdom at this time, this is not because the numbers have not been called. It is because the greater majority of called people are just not interested in putting in genuine effort, spending valuable time in prayer and bible study, spending time looking at themselves so they can overcome faults, etc. There are just too many things to do, places to see, people to talk to. T.V. to watch. Etc. etc. God is just not important enough to most of them. He is pushed to the back and forgotten from Sabbath to Sabbath.

 

THIS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AND IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO GOD.

 

Let the closing scripture be a warning to us to wake up and do something about this precious calling.

 

Mat 22:14  "For many are called, but few are chosen."