Luke 14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 14:20: And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. 14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
We’re living in a day where evil is called good and good is called evil. How could this happen?
- How can the killing of unborn babies be considered a right and not a sin?
- How is it that we stand by silent while our young men and women live together in sin and say that they are just seeing if it will work out between them?
- Why is it that our Savior can’t even be mentioned in our school systems today because some may be offended?
Could it be that the church isn’t doing it’s job? Could it be that if the church were out spreading the good news, there would be less evil and more good? Yep! Aren’t to compel the lost to come into the house of God? What was the Savior trying to tell us in Luke 14?
Many out in the world haven’t heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They need to be compelled to come into the house of the Lord so that they can hear the Gospel. Being non spiritual, they can’t understand those things that are spiritual! They need to hear the preached Word of God! Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Once the Holy Spirit gets hold of these lost souls and points out to them that they must be saved, when they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, maybe we’ll have one less unborn baby killer, one more voter that will vote against an ungodly man, one less one that will live in fornication or adultery, even the witness in our public schools will return because we’ll have more soldiers in the Lords Army working!
Some might say to me, “brother Tim, I am unable to get out and compel them to come into the House of the Lord!” Are you completely cut off from the world? Then pray. James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. and also, Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. How bout this one? “brother Tim, my friends will pick on me and I’ll loose them, I’m afraid!” Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Look, the lost are going to remain lost unless we’re obedient to the Lord and either witness to them, or get them to the preached Word! Their blood will be on our hands unless we’re faithful to witness to them as God gives us the opportunity! Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Do you know the plan of Salvation? Do you have the Word of God embedded in you soul? Jesus is the only way to escape hell! You need to tell them! John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Ask them; “Are you saved?” If not then ask them; “do you realize that you’re lost and on your way to a devils hell?” Ask and let them know further:
- Did you know that you’re not righteous and you’re not able to come to God yourself: Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: & Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- You have to admit you are a sinner and confess that you need Jesus: Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
- Ask Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior: Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans:12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.