The marriage feast (Matthew 22:1-14) | back
1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said. Christ spoke in parables because it was not meant for everyone to hear at that time. Christ came as saviour, it was not time for them to know the full truth.
2The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son. This is the wedding story to explain how to get to the King and His dominion.
3And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. The majority would not come when His servants called them. Just as many servants were sent before Christ and no one accepted them. (Such as John the Baptist).
4Again, 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. All things were made ready.
5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: They just ignored the calling and went on with their professions making money. No time for God! To busy making money and partying. (Pulled away from the blessings of God).
6And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. They treated shamefully, beat and killed some of the messengers. Many were treated this way in the past trying to bring forth the message of God.
7But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. God does not like murderers!
8Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Those invited and refused are not worthy of the wedding. (Spiritually speaking, there was no wedding at the first advent, but will be at the second advent).
9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. Go to the streets and invite everyone you see. Those who are capable. The wedding feast of the Lamb at the second advent. (Revelation 19:7-8).
10So 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. They excepted the invitation, believed and repented and attended the wedding.
11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: Spiritually speaking, the robe being the righteous acts of God's children. Revelation 19:8, speaks of the robes God's children will be wearing and that they are the righteous acts of the saints.
12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. No righteous acts.
13Then 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. Just as it will happen to many who will face the second death.
14For many are called, but few are chosen. Plenty of altar calls, but called to what? False teachings and traditions of men. God does not want us to follow the ways of the world, their philosophies, or traditions of men. (Colossians 2:8). Follow Christ!