THE  MARRIAGE   FEAST.....Matthew  22:1-14


"And when the king came to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment. And he said to him, Friend, how is it you do not have a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gashing of teeth. For many are called but few chosen" (Matt. 22: 11-14).


FIRST, THIS IS TO DO WITH THE PRESENT CHRISTIAN AGE. WE KNOW FROM ROMANS 9 THROUGH 11, THIS IS THE CASE. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE "GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT" OF REVELATION 20, FULLY EXPLAINED IN MY STUDY CALLED "THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT."


GOD TODAY IS CALLING SOME AS EXPLAINED IN ROMANS 9 TO 11, BUT THE REST ARE SPIRITUALLY BLINDED. THEN OUT OF THOSE CALLED TO HEAR THE TRUTHS OF THE GOSPEL, ONLY SOME OF THEM ARE "CHOSEN" TO INHERIT THE FIRST RESURRECTION WHEN JESUS RETURNS.


JESUS HERE SHOWS SOMETHING IS REQUIRED FROM THE CALLED ONES.....THEY MUST HAVE ON A WEDDING GARMENT.


WE MUST LET THE BIBLE INTERPRET THE BIBLE. IF WE DO NOT A THOUSAND IDEAS COULD BE PUT FORTH AS TO WHAT IS THE WEDDING GARMENT.


TURN OVER TO REVELATION 3:4 AND WE START TO GET THE ANSWER.


"You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me IN WHITE: for they are worthy."


SO TO BE DRESSED IN WHITE, MEANS YOU HAVE NOT DEFILED YOUR GARMENT!  THAT  WOULD  BE  ANYTHING  DEEMED  BY  GOD  AS  DEFILEMENT,  OR  AGAINST  THE  WILL  AND  WAYS  OF  GOD;  HENCE  ANYTHING  THAT  COULD  BE  DEEMED  AS  SIN  TOWARDS  GOD.


NOW TURN TO REVELATION  19:8. THE  WIFE  OF  CHRIST  IS  READY  TO  MARRY  HIM.  ALL  AGREE  THIS  IS  TALKING  ABOUT  THE  SAINTS,  THE  CHILDREN  OF  GOD,  AND THE  FIRST  RESURRECTION  WHEN  JESUS  RETURNS;  THE  CONTEXT  ALSO  PROVES  THIS  TO  BE  SO.


"And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine lined, clean and WHITE; for the fine linen is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the saints."


AH, NOW WHAT IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SAINTS?


SOME WOULD SAY IT IS HAVING JESUS. WELL IF IT WAS JUST HAVING JESUS; SAYING YOU KNOW HIM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE HE IS SAVIOR, THEN ALL THAT ARE CALLED TO KNOW THAT, WOULD NOT BE IN THE POSITION OF THE "NO WEDDING GARMENT" OF MATTHEW 22. IT WOULD MEAN ALL ROMAN CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS ARE FIRST RESURRECTION BOUND. WHY THEN THE TALK ABOUT A MARRIAGE GARMENT, IF BEING IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION ONLY MEANS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE  JESUS AS THE CHRIST, I MEAN ALL THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS FOR SAYING JESUS IS THE CHRIST, WOULD MAKE THE TEACHING OF JESUS ABOUT BEING CALLED AND CHOSEN, REDUNDANT.


JUST A SURFACE BELIEF IN CHRIST BEING THE SAVIOR, AND LIVING THE LIFE YOU BELIEVE IS "GOOD" AND SO GETTING INTO THE WEDDING AND MARRIAGE,  WOULD MEAN WHAT JESUS SAID TO THE RICH MAN IN MATTHEW 19  IS  ALSO REDUNDANT.


THERE ARE MANY TODAY WHO BELIEVE IN CHRIST AND ARE PRACTICING HOMOSEXUALS AND LESBIANS; WHY SOME OF THEM ARE EVEN "CHRISTIAN MINISTERS" AND LIVING IN SAME SEX MARRIAGES. OBVIOUSLY THEY BELIEVE THEY WILL BE IN GOD'S KINGDOM.


THE  WEDDING  GARMENT  OF  WHITE,  MUST  BE  MORE  THAN  JUST  SIMPLY  ACKNOWLEDGING  CHRIST  AS  THE  SON  OF  GOD,  AND  SAVIOR.


REVELATION 19 SAYS THE FINE WHITE LINEN IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SAINTS!


AGAIN, LETTING THE BIBLE INTERPRET THE BIBLE....WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS?


TURN  TO  PSALM  119:172


".....FOR  ALL  THY  COMMANDMENTS  ARE  RIGHTEOUSNESS."


GOD'S  COMMANDMENTS  ARE  RIGHTEOUSNESS!  AND  TO  FIND  GOD'S  COMMANDMENTS,  YOU  WILL  NEED  TO  READ  AND  STUDY  THE  WHOLE  BIBLE.


AND  WITH  THAT  WE  ARE  BACK  TO  JESUS'  TEACHING  OF  MATTHEW  4:4  "MAN  SHALL  NOT  LIVE  BY  BREAD  ALONE  BUT  BY  EVERY  WORD  THAT  PROCEEDS  OUT  OF  THE  MOUTH  OF  GOD."


THE  WHITE  RAIMENT  OF  THE  SAINTS,  THE  RIGHTEOUSNESS  OF  THE  SAINTS,  IS  THE  ATTITUDE  OF  MIND  THAT  STUDIES  ALL  THE  WORD  OF  GOD  TO  KNOW  HOW  TO  THINK,  ACT,  SPEAK,  LIVE,  AND  CONDUCT  THEIR  DAILY  LIVES,  AS  A   WAY  OF  LIFE.


SOME  WILL  AGAIN  SAY,  WELL  YOU  ARE  TEACHING  A  SALVATION  BY  WORKS.  NO  IT  IS  NOT  A  SALVATION  BY  WORKS,  BUT  A  SALVATION  BY  GRACE  THAT  LEADS  YOU  TO  DESIRE  TO  LIVE  BY  EVERY  WORD  OF  GOD!


IF  YOU  DO  NOT  HAVE  THAT  ATTITUDE  OF  MIND,  YOU  WILL  NEVER  BE  IN  GOD'S  KINGDOM,  AND  THERE  WILL  BE  WEEPING  AND  GNASHING  OF  TEETH!  BACK  AGAIN  TO  MATTHEW  7:21-27.


ONCE  MORE  I  REFER  YOU  TO  MY  IN-DEPTH  STUDIES  CALLED  "SAVED  BY  GRACE"  AND  "LIVING  BY  EVERY  WORD  OF  GOD  -  HOW?"

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