The Return of the King…
- Jesus said…
- “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
- He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
- Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
- But they paid no attention and went off one to his field, another to his business.
- The rest seized his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.
- The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. (who gets destroyed and burned?)
- Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
- Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’
- So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
- But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
- ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless. (who actually got in, but did not properly prepare themselves?)
- Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ (who is this person or what type of “people” will WANT to be in Heaven, but did not “properly” dress themselves, and where can they be tossed into darkness and bound forever since they were not destroyed in verse 7?)
- “For many are invited, but few are chosen.” (how many times has a Christian invited you to church?)
21.) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22.) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23.) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Is it the Christians who say “Lord Lord…but never ‘knew’ Him”? If so, is it because of the following below?
9.) Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the
- sexually immoral
- nor idolaters
- nor adulterers
- nor men who have sex with men
- verse 10.): nor thieves
- nor the greedy
- nor drunkards
- nor slanderers
- nor swindlers
..will inherit the kingdom of God.
11.) And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
19-20.) Now the works of the flesh are evident:
- Sexual immorality
- Fits of anger