SPREADING THE WORD WITHOUT SAYING A WORD MINISTRY
BY: CHICO AND DEBBIE JIMENEZ
CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? James 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.
KEEP IN MIND THAT JESUS OFTEN SPOKE IN PARABLES, Matthew 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO Mark 16:15 … Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. BUT WE ARE REMINDED THAT Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
LET’S FIND OUT WHY JESUS SAID THIS BY UNDERSTANDING THE MEANINGS OF THE WORDS CALLED AND CHOSEN!!!
THE WORD “CALLED” – ACCORDING TO THE STRONG’S CONCORDANCE: CALLED means 1) called, invited (to a banquet) invited (by God in the proclamation of the Gospel) to obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom through Christ. KNOWING that the word “called” in Matthew 22:14 means “INVITED” by GOD to ETERNAL SALVATION.
THE WORD “CHOSEN” – ACCORDING TO THE STRONG’S CONCORDANCE: CHOSEN means 1) picked out, chosen a) chosen by God,1) to obtain salvation through Christ a) Christians are called “chosen or elect” of God.
NOW WE NEED TO SEE WHAT THE WORD “INVITE” MEANS: INVITE means 1) to request the presence or participation of in a kindly, courteous, or complimentary way, especially to request to come or go to some place, gathering, entertainment, etc., or to do something: to invite friends to dinner. 2) to request politely or formally.
WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE WORD CALLED MEANS INVITED AND THE WORD CHOSEN MEANS CHOSEN BY GOD LET’S RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF GOD!!!
GOD’S WORD IS VERY CLEAR IN MARK 16:15; WE ARE INSTRUCTED BY JESUS HIMSELF TO GO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.
WHEN WE SHARE THE GOSPEL, WE INVITE PEOPLE TO PARTAKE OF THE TRUTH (JESUS); WE INVITE THEM TO BECOME PART OF THE BODY OF TRUE BELIEVERS AND TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR.
WE MUST BE MINDFUL THAT WHEN AN INVITATION IS GIVEN, NOT ALL WILL ACCEPT. IN THIS CASE, IF ONE DOESN’T ACCEPT THE INVITATION AND R.S.V.P. JESUS IS THE LORD OF MY LIFE, THEN GOD DID NOT CHOOSE THAT INDIVIDUAL FOR SALVATION!!! REMEMBER IN Matthew 22:14 Many ARE CALLED (INVITED), but few are CHOSEN (CHOSEN by GOD)!!!
THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WILL TRULY ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR ARE THE ONES THAT ARE CHOSEN BY GOD!!! JESUS HAND PICKED HIS TWLEVE APOSTLES FROM THE MULTITUDES OF PEOPLE, HE ONLY CHOSE TWELVE!!!
NOW WE WILL GIVE EXAMPLES FROM THE “WORD OF GOD”!!! IN THESE SEVEN VERSES “WE WILL SEE” THAT GOD CHOSE WHO HE (GOD) WANTS.
Matthew 22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
LET’S LOOK AT THE WORD BIDDEN, THE WORD “BIDDEN” – ACCORDING TO THE STRONG’S CONCORDANCE…
BIDDEN means 1) to call a) to call aloud, utter in a loud voice b) to invite 2) to call i.e. to name, by name a) to give a name to 1) to receive the name of, receive as a name 2) to give some name to one, call his name b) to be called i.e. to bear a name or title (among men) c) to salute one by name.
IN VERSE 8 WE CAN SEE THAT PEOPLE WERE BIDDEN (CALLED BY NAME) TO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER, BUT THEY WERE NOT WORTHY TO ATTEND THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB.
Matthew 22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. Matthew 22:10 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. NOTICE THAT THEY GATHERED AS MANY AS THEY FOUND BOTH BAD AND GOOD.
Matthew 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: Matthew 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. THE KING WHICH IS JESUS, FOUND AN INVITED GUEST NOT WEARING A WEDDING GARMENT. WHAT WOULD BE THE PROPER WEDDING GARMENT FOR THIS WEDDING ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD BE???
- Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for HE HATH CLOTHED ME WITH THE GARMENTS OF SALVATION, HE HATH COVERED ME WITH THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
- Psalms 132:9 Let thy priests BE CLOTHED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS; and let thy saints shout for joy.
- Job 29:14 I PUT ON RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND IT CLOTHED ME: MY JUDGMENT WAS AS A ROBE and a diadem.
- Revelation 19:8 And to her SHE SHOULD BE ARRAYED IN FINE LINEN, CLEAN AND WHITE: FOR THE FINE LINEN IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SAINTS was granted that .
- Revelation 6:11 And WHITE ROBES WERE GIVEN UNTO EVERY ONE OF THEM…
1 John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
NOW WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PARABLE IS SPEAKING OF THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB AND THE PROPER WEDDING ATTIRE IS BEING CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!
Matthew 22:13 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. THE MAN NOT CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS WAS CAST INTO HELL!!!
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
ONCE AGAIN, MANY ARE INVITED AND EVEN CALLED BY NAME, BUT THE ONLY ONES FOUND WORTHY (CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS) ARE CHOSEN BY GOD HIMSELF TO BELIVE ON CHRIST JESUS!!! Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
JESUS SAID IN John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but “I have chosen you, and ordained you”, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS? HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST AND ASKED HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR? CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!! TIME IS SHORT JESUS IS COMING REAL SOON, DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!
CHICO AND DEBBIE