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Matthew 24- Every Eye Will See Him

Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: Matthew 24:26-29

When Jesus returns, every eye will see him, as it states in the scriptures here “As the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the Son of Man coming” meaning the entire world is going to see Jesus Christ return, it will not just be a certain group or a secret rapture, the world will know when Christ returns, there will be no mistake about it. 

Reminds me of Revelation 1:7 “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”  Notice the scripture says “Every eye shall see Him (Christ)” Many believe this was fulfilled in 70 AD, but how is that possible? Did the entire world see Christ return? The obvious answer is No, I believe Christ is going to return and the entire world will witness this event, joyful or mournful

Another interesting note here is the scriptures say “Immediately after the tribulation” Remember the tribulation described previously was a tribulation never seen before and never to be seen again. So how does the Pre-Trib Rapture fit into this? Hmmm…from a scriptural perspective it would appear to be Post Trib Rapture

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:30-31

All the Earth will mourn the return of Christ, why? This is why it’s important the Church is fulfilling the Great Commision, because time is running out! People need to repent and receive Christ while they still have the opportunity to do so, don’t delay! Remember this is what Jesus said to the religious leaders referring to Daniel 7, the Son of Man coming in the clouds! Jesus revealed He is the Son of God, the Messiah

Notice it says “He shall send his angels to gather the elect from the four winds” If the Pre-Trib rapture is true , how are the elect still on the Earth? The four winds indicate the entire Earth , Christ is now gathering his elect at this moment after the tribulation. 

I’m not here to argue for a particular view on the Rapture, however if we follow the teachings of Christ, I think the answer is very clear. Regardless, Christ is going to return soon, and every eye will see him and every knee will bow before him (Philippians 2) Amen!

Matthew 24- Abomination of Desolation

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: Matthew 24:15-20

What is the Abomination of Desolation? This was an event that was prophesied by Daniel, and then taught by Christ. Many believe this event was fulfilled in 167 BC when Greek ruler Antiochus IV desecrated the Temple by sacrificing a Pig on the altar and declaring himself God. However this event happened before Christ, and Jesus is prophesying about another future event

If you look at the prophecies from Daniel (Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:31, Daniel 12:11) It appears the prophecy is referring to an individual , that I believe is the Anti-Christ. Now many believe this event could also have been fulfilled AD 70 , during the destruction of The Temple, however we still haven’t seen the Anti-Christ , the First Horseman (Revelation 6), as foretold in the Bible.

So the question is, are we still expecting another abomination of desolation event? Well remember , We (Christians) are now the Temple of God (1 Cor. 3:16, 1 Cor 6:19) Could the final Abomination of Desolation be The Mark of The Beast (Rev 13:16-17, Rev 14:9-10, Rev. 16:2, Rev 20:4)

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Matthew 24:21-25

Jesus gives us some more detail into the Abomination of Desolation, first he says “Then Shall Be A Great Tribulation never to be seen again” Has the Great Tribulation happened yet? Most of us would say No, then the Abomination of Desolation must be a futuristic event. Now we know during the other two events mentioned, 167 BC and 70 AD, that great tribulation did come upon Israel, but Jesus said this would be a tribulation that was never seen before!

Jesus then warns about False Christs appearing, this sounds like the First Horseman, the coming of the Anti-Christ. Jesus said “Even the elect will be deceived” even people who claim to be Christians will fall to the Anti-Christ, don’t be deceived!

While we may not know exactly how everything is going to play out, we do know Christ is going to return, and we need to be ready and alert when that day comes, Amen!

Matthew 24- When Christ Returns

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:9-14

When will Christ return? This is the question people have been asking for centuries. The last post we looked at the “Signs of Christ return”, which is the “How” today we look at the “When”. Jesus again gives us many details about how and when He will return, the day or hour we don’t know (v36) However we can discern the seasons, there are signs we can look for to spiritually discern if the time if coming

First thing Jesus said is “Many shall be offended and betray one another” Well we can of course check this off for our world today, however we can say it was always like this, or can we? What group of people is Jesus referring to here? I think he’s talking about the Church, Christians today spend alot of time fighting and arguing among each other. Are we living in the end of the Church age? Are we seeing the separation between the wheat and tares, the sheep and goats?

False prophets shall rise and deceive many, well you don’t have to go to deep into Church history to see many false prophets deceiving millions. One example, think of John Smith, who created the Mormon Church, he deceived millions into a false version of Christianity and led millions astray. This is just one deceiver, think of the many throughout Church history. Many more false prophets will rise, don’t be deceived!

Because of their wickedness and iniquity, the love will grow cold. We see wickedness on a grand scale today in the world and in the Church. The love of Christ has left the majority of the Church, they love their sin and power instead. The true Church who stand against immorality in the Church are persecuted and shunned by today’s false religion system

Jesus said “Those who endure to the end, shall be saved” Christ was not preaching a message of prosperity or comfort, he was warning about suffering and persecution, which we have seen happen also throughout Church history already. As it’s stated in the Bible, there will always be a true remnant of God (Romans 11:4, 1 Kings 19:18) and that true remnant will get persecuted by Satan

Now the final sign of when Christ will return “The gospel shall be preached to all the world” In order for Christ to come, the fullness of the Gentiles must be fulfilled. The gospel must be preached to the entire world, this is why the Great Commision is the most important job for all Christians. If you truly want Christ to return, you must fulfill your job of sharing the gospel. If you truly love Christ, share the gospel, if you truly love your neighbor, share the gospel…The gospel shall be preached to the entire world, Amen!

Matthew 24- Signs of The End

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:1-3

Matthew Chapter 24 is the core of all future end time events and the return of Christ. Now there are many Christians who believe all of Matthew 24 is already fulfilled, however while I believe parts are fulfilled, there are still many things to come, and will break it down in the next verses. The first sign of the end of the Old Covenant is the destruction of The Temple. This is one the of the charges the religious leaders placed on Christ during his trial, his prediction of the destruction of the Temple

We know that in 70 AD , this prophecy was fulfilled and the Temple in Israel was destroyed and never rebuilt , even to this day. Whether your a Christian or not, you can’t deny the accuracy of Jesus’ prophecy. However the destruction of The Temple has even greater meaning, as with the destruction of the Temple, goes the entire Mosaic Worship system, such as sacrifices, high priests, these are all fulfilled in Jesus Christ and his New Covenant (Hebrews 8)

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Matthew 24:4-9

The disciples asked Jesus “What will be the signs of your return and the end of the age”? Jesus gives his disciples 4 signs, now when you study Revelation 6, the four horseman, they align perfectly with what Christ reveals here

  1. The Anti-Christ- 1rst Horseman White– And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Revelation 6:1-2 

Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many Matthew 24:5

Yes many Ant-Christs have already come and gone, but the Son of Perdition(2 Thessalonians 2) will come at the end to deceive most of the world

  1. Wars- 2nd Horseman Red And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Revelation 6:3-4

          And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom Matthew 24:6-7

Yes there have been wars in the past, but the Anti-Christ will generate a war on a global scale, with casualties never seen in human history

  1. Famine – 3rd Horseman Pale   And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. Revelation 6:5-6 

           . For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places Matthew 24:7

Famine will come on a global scale that has never been seen before, and large amounts of the worlds population will die

  1. Death- 4th Horseman Black – And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:7-8

            Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Matthew 24:9

The Last Horseman will be death and it will been seen on a scale never seen before in the world

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Matthew 23- Whitewashed Tombs

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Matthew 23:23-28

As we continue to look at Jesus’ rebuke of the religious leaders of Israel, we see a pattern. As Jesus said “You have omitted the weightier matters of the law” The religious leaders used parts of The Law to make themselves appear holy and righteous , however they neglected the greater parts of The Law because it didn’t benefit them. As the Apostle James said “Whoever keeps the whole Law, yet stumbles in one point, is guilty of all” (James 2:10) We can’t pick and choose which parts of the Bible we want to follow, we either Love God or we love the world

Jesus called the religious leaders “Whitewashed tombs” (v27) Why? Because on the outside they appeared very holy and righteous. They sat in the most important seats, and quoted long prayers, and wore nice garments, but inside their hearts were wicked. They have adopted to a false religion, a religion that can’t save anyone, they needed to become Born Again through Christ

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. Matthew 23:29-36

Jesus points out the hypocrisy of the religious leaders, they decorate the tombs of the prophets, yet they are the one who killed the prophets. Jesus goes on to call them “You brood of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of Hell” The religious leaders are guilt of killing Gods prophets and eventually will kill the Messiah, they have brought a great judgment upon themselves and the nation of Israel

What can we learn from the religious leaders of Israel? We should learn not to fall for false religion, just because things appear to be “good” on the outside, doesn’t mean they are righteous on the inside. We have seen the Church today has fallen in the same trap, false doctrine and false teachers have flooded the Church. Don’t be deceived , God will not be mocked!

Worship God in Spirit and Truth, if we truly Love God with all our heart, soul, and strength, then our lives should reflect this Love, Amen!

Matthew 23- Woe to False Religion Part 2

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Matthew 23:13-16

As we continue to look at Jesus rebuke of false religion , we must understand the word “Woe” in the Bible is the greatest condemnation you can receive. The word Woe can mean wretchedness or trouble, it basically means judgment is coming upon you. We often think of the Woes of Revelation, it’s the final judgment. So when Jesus is announcing Woe unto the religious leaders and their system, it’s an act of judgement and condemnation

Continually Jesus calls the religious leaders hypocrites, they don’t practice what they preach. They don’t truly love God and they don’t truly follow the Torah, they use man-made rules and religion to elevate themselves. Notice Christ said the religious leaders will receive “greater damnation” , so much for “soul sleep” as false prophets will receive a greater judgment in Hell than others, why? The Apostle James said “Many should not become teachers, because a greater judgment will be upon you” (James 3:1) There is a great duty and responsibility to be a servant of Christ, many have abused this calling and will suffer eternal consequences

Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Matthew 23:17-22

Jesus continually calls the religious leaders “blind”, they are spiritually blind because they don’t have the Holy Spirit. As the Apostle Paul said “The natural man does not  receive the things from the Spirit of God, because they are foolish to them” (1 Corinthians 2:16) Even though the religious leaders know the scriptures and have dedicated their lives to studying the scriptures, they couldn’t properly discern them because they don’t have the Holy Spirit or received Christ as their Lord

People might say “Jesus is being harsh to these religious leaders” these are the same men who crucified The Lord on a cross! If you are going to be a religious leader than you need to make sure you are filled with the Holy Spirit, the false prophets and false teachers of the  Churches today will receive the same condemnation as the religious leaders of Israel, there is a great cost to be a disciple of Christ, make sure you are willing and able to pay that price! Amen!

Matthew 23- Woe To False Religion Part 1

Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. Matthew 23:2-7

In this Chapter, Jesus goes off on the religious leaders of Israel. Much of this can be applied today in Christianity. There are many people who love their religion but they don’t truly love God. They are hypocritical , not bearing the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Alot of religion today has become a show or an organization, people are more concerned about numbers and titles, rather than saving souls

Jesus starts off by saying the religious leaders “Don’t practice what they preach” They love to quote the Torah, they love to wear their fancy garments, however they don’t follow the same scriptures they are reading. They continually make up man-made rules and religion, to keep people burdened under a yoke. However Jesus came to set us free, that’s why Christ died on the cross, to set us free!

The religious leaders love to put on a public show for people, they love their title and money, they abuse their power of being a spiritual leader of the congregation. However these same people, as Jesus said are “White washed tombs” (v27), they are dead to sin, their hearts are still hardened, they have no love of God inside of them

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. Matthew 23:8-12

Jesus said “Nobody should be called Rabbi, for Christ is your Teacher” so much for Judaism, and Jesus also said “Nobody should be called Father, for God is your Father” so much for Catholicism. As we see, man-made religion doesn’t follow the Will of God. They make up their own agendas with their own rules to profit themselves. The religious leaders of Israel are guilty of abusing God’s word and people, to make an organization for themselves.

The greatest among you shall be your servant! Nobody should be exalted except our Lord Jesus Christ, because The Lord is the head of the Church, The Lord is King of Kings, everyone else is just brothers and sisters in Christ , Amen!

Matthew 22- Jesus Is God

While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. Matthew 22:41-46

People will often say “Jesus never said He is God” however Christ really tried to make it easy for people to understand this, it just seems like many either misunderstand Jesus or just simply don’t want to believe him. Here we see Jesus asking the religious leaders “Who’s Son is the Messiah”? Hint, hint…..This reminds you of when Jesus asked his own disciples “Who do you think I am” (Matthew 16)

The Christ, was standing right in front of the religious leaders asking them about himself, but they still didn’t get it. Even though these men were to be considered the “experts” at scripture and The Law, they didn’t even recognize the Messiah was standing right in front of them. The religious leaders answered that the Messiah would be the biological Son of David. This was based on their knowledge of the Messianic Prophecy of Psalm 110, so it confirms they know Jesus is asking them about the Messiah. 

Jesus said “David in Spirit called him Lord” , When David was prophesying about the coming of the Messiah , he was filled with the Holy Spirit, this was confirmed by Christ. As Jesus was trying to point out, if David was talking about his biological son, he would not be calling his son “Lord” It’s obvious David was actually prophecying about Jesus , and Christ is the Son of God, not the biological  Son of David

A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Psalm 110:1

When we look at the original Hebrew it says “Yahweh said unto my Lord” Meaning the Father is talking to the Son to sit as his right hand. Can a human sit at the right hand of God? Can a human die for the sins of the world? Absolutely not, Jesus is God in the flesh (John 1:14, Isaiah 9:6) Jesus was trying to point this out to the religious leader , but they just didn’t get it, even though they were experts of the scriptures

Today, Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God the Father, Jesus Christ reigns from his throne as King of Kings and Lord of Lords , Amen!

Matthew 22- Render to God and Country

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.  Matthew 22:15-22

Again we see the religious leaders testing Jesus again, this time it was about taxes. Now this was a trick question, if Jesus said the Jews didn’t have to pay taxes to the Romans, then the Romans could arrest Christ. However if Jesus told the Jews to continue to pay their taxes to the Romans, then the Jews would turn on Jesus. So the religious leaders believed they had Jesus in a no win situation, however they underestimated who Jesus truly is, God in the flesh

Jesus answered the question with another question “Whose image is on the coin” Of course the answer was Caesar, so Christ told them “Render to Caesar what is Caesers and Render to God what is Gods” Christ was telling them to Pay your taxes to your country  and Pay your tithes to God. We as Christians are to be good citizens, to be a good example for other people. We must remember that we are just temporary citizens of this world, our Kingdom is not of this world, we are citizens of Heaven through our Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20)

When the Jews heard Jesus say this they were marveled or amazed, why? Because many had the wrong idea of who The Messiah was to be. Many Jews were hoping Jesus came to setup his Earthly Kingdom and destroy the Roman Empire, but that was not Christ’s mission. Jesus came to save the sinners , including the Romans, Christ came so we can become Born Again, and set free from sin and death

I’m sure many Jews at this point, decided to reject Jesus Christ, because God was not fulfilling their will. Many people are still like this today, they create a God in their own image to fulfill their own will, this is idolatry. Even if we don’t fully understand Gods will, we must be obedient to Christ. Jesus came to gather his elect, to gather his lost sheep, to set the captives free!

Even today, we are oppressed by our governments, however we as good Christians, we pay our taxes and try to follow the Laws of the government. However if the laws of the government defy the law of God, then the Bible is clear we are to “Obey God rather than Man” (Acts 5:29) A good example is abortion, God hates those who shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17) therefor we as Christians will never support and comply with any abortion laws set by the governments.

Render to God and to Country,  Strive to live in peace with everyone (Romans 12:18) Pay your taxes to the government and pay your tithes to God, but live in obedience to your Lord and King Jesus Christ, Amen!

Matthew 22- Parable of the Wedding Feast

And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, 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 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. Matthew 22:1-9

Just like the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, Jesus once again is teaching a parable about the New Covenant, the Gentiles now becoming Children of God through the blood of Christ. The return of Christ is compared to a Great Wedding Feast, Jesus is the groom and the Church is the bride of Christ. However in this parable, when the Wedding Feast was announced, many would not come. Israel rejected their Messiah, Jesus. Instead of receiving their Lord they crucified on a Roman pagan cross!

The scripture says “The remnant took his servants and persecuted and killed them” This is describing once again , the treatment Israel did to the prophets of God. When prophets like Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah spoke the word of God and told Israel to repent, they persecuted them and sometimes killed them. God said “The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy” How are we worthy to enter the Kingdom of God? Only by being washed by the blood of Jesus Christ and being sanctified with the Holy Spirit in the name of The Father!

So 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. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then 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. For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:10-14

The New Covenant is for Jew and Gentiles, who are Born Again through Jesus Christ. Your religion or nationality won’t save your soul, only the blood of Christ can save you! Notice those who reject Christ will be cast in outer darkness with weeping and gnashing of teeth, this is another warning about Hell. Weeping and Gnashing of teeth is not temporary , it’s the eternal destiny of the wicked, those who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord

Many are called but few are chosen, why? Because many refuse to repent of their sins, many refuse to make Jesus their Lord and be obedient to his commands, many are defiled with sin and not filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, be ready for the Great Wedding Feast is coming soon! Amen!