Matthew Chapter 20

Blessings everyone,

I pray that your day is going in God’s will. Sometimes we have days when we feel as if we can’t get ahead no matter how hard we try, no matter how hard we pray. In getting ahead we forget are service, we are Servants of God, and when we are so focus on what we want we forget to serve. We forget that only getting ahead,  lands us at only last when it comes to the Kingdom of heaven.

So as you are moving in life on this earth. Do not worry about where you are, concern yourself with where your spirit is. how close are you to God today? Are you closer than yesterday?

let’s get to into the word of the Lord!

Matthew chapter 20

Jesus tells the parable of the workers paid equally

Verse 1 – 16

For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his Vineyard. He agreed to pay them a Denarius for the day and sent them into his Vineyard.

About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing, he told them ‘you also go and look in my Vineyard and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.

He went out again about the six hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. About the 11th hour, he saw men still standing around he asked them ‘why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’  ‘Because no one has hired us’ they answered. He said ‘you also go and work in my Vineyard.’

When evening came the owner of the vineyard said to his Foreman, ‘call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last one hired and going into the first.’ The workers who were hired about the 11th Hour came and each received a Denarius. When those came who were hired first expected to receive more. But each of them also received a Denarius. When they received it, they begin to grumble against the landowner.

‘These men who are hired last only work one hour’ they said ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of work and the Heat of the day.’ But he answered one of them, ‘friend I am not being unfair to you, didn’t you agree to work for a Denarius? Take your pay and go, I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am in generous?’ So the last will be first and the first will be last.

When we are walking on this Earth, we often have the habit of checking for the blessings. Wondering ‘where’s my blessing? I’ve been praying for a year and still haven’t gotten my blessing.’ And that’s what the workers were saying ‘hey we’ve been sweating and fighting the heat but we should be getting more.’

What I am learning from the story of the workers is just because we feel we do more or work harder and pray consistently, we are still equal in the eyes of God. It doesn’t matter when you  were saved, what you we were called to do. we are still the same people he made on the sixth day we are the same people that he sacrificed his son for. He loves us all equally.

Jesus predicts his death the third time.

Verse 17 – 19

The word says that Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the 12 disciples aside and said to them.

We are going up to Jerusalem and the son of man will be betrayed to the chief priest and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked, flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!

Reading this I couldn’t help but notice Jesus was speaking in the third person. As I thought about this, I realized we would have to move from our flesh to our spirit. Your spirit man speaking  into the earth.

A lesson I have placed on the priority list from this is add more quiet prayer time. What I have learned in Matthews is that Jesus went off to be with God often in his day, he went by himself just to pray and be in God’s presence.

I think it’s important to our spirit man. Our spirit man needs that time with the father, your spirit man will speak your next, it connects with your future, with your purpose, but first the spirit has to be plugged into the power of the almighty El Shaddai , Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, God the Son. Jesus was able to speak on what was about to happen, and what was about to happen was a prophesy come to past. My question is, what is God saying about you?

Jesus teaches about serving others

Verse 20 – 28

The word says the mother of Zebedee’s sons brought her two sons to Jesus knelt down asking a favor of Jesus. She asked Jesus to Grant one of her two sons a place at his right side and his kingdom

Jesus said;

You don’t know what you’re asking? Can you drink the cup that I’m going to drink?

The two disciples answered Jesus ‘We can’

You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at the right or the left is not for me to Grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my father.

When the other 10 disciples heard about this they were indignant with the other two brothers. Jesus called them all together and said

You know that the rulers of the Gentiles Lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you instead, whoever wants to be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be your slave. Just as the son of man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Can you drink from the cup that Jesus drank? To give up everything and walk the life of a servant. Every time I write a blog do broadcast deliver a message, I asked the Lord to burn my flesh. It’s important that we don’t unlock prideful nature on Earth. Our walk should have our Eternal goal. I have said this before, as a little girl I was sure that my place was walking in the garden with Jesus and I move as a servant so that I can be seated on the right side of Jesus. To pray that we are willing to give God everything, not just a little and not just what we want to give him.

Jesus heals a blind beggar

Verse 29 – 34

The word says; that a large crowd followed Jesus and the disciples as they were headed to Jericho. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard Jesus was going by, they shouted ‘Lord son of David, have mercy on us!’

The crowd rebuke them and told them to be quiet, but the men shout it louder ‘Lord, son of David have mercy on us!’ Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked. ‘Lord, we want our sight.’  Jesus had compassion on them and touch their eyes immediately they received their sight and followed him.

Amen! How can you not move to follow him after that kind of miracle. As a Believer everyone is trying to get to Jesus, and some will believe that their needs are more than yours. I tell you today keep your faith, keep after him remember last will be first, he will hear you before he would hear those that believe that they deserve to be before or have more than any of their neighbors

be blessed

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

 

 

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