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My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, some of the ways that I
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Matthew Chapter 22
Jesus told them more stories He said,
Here is what the kingdom of heaven is like. A king prepared a wedding dinner for his son.
he sent his servants to those who had been invited to the dinner. The servants told them to come but they refused.
Then he sent some more servants. He said ‘tell those that were invited that I have prepared my dinner. I have killed my oxen and fattest cattle. Everything is ready, come to the wedding dinner.’
But people paid no attention,. One went away to his field. another went to his business. The rest grabbed his servants. They treated them badly and then killed them.
The king became very angry. He sent his army to destroy the murderers and burned their city.
Then the king said to his servant. The wedding banquet is ready, but those that I invited didn’t deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite anyone you can find.’
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find both good and bad and the wedding hall was filled with guest.
But when the king came in to see the guest he noticed a man who wasn’t wearing any clothes.
The King asked,
‘Friend, how did you get in here without wearing any clothes?’ the man was speechless.
Then the king told the attendants, ‘tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, for many are invited, but feww are chosen.’
*gnashing- grinding, gritting
This scripture was right on time. As I am preparing for today’s Journey in Praise Reflections, the question is; what do we serve?
This scripture has taught me, we don’t just serve the word of God to people. The king is having a wedding banquet and he tells his servants go on the street corners, the internet, and bring all the people you can find, good or bad.
Some will not make it in, but those who will come ready and willing. The question that we need to ask ourselves on our Journey is “Am I living for my eternity”
Religious leaders question Jesus about paying Taxes
The eord says then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with Herodains.
“Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to caesar or not?” The pharisees disciples asked Jesus.
But Jesus knowing their evil intent, said,
You hypocrites! Why are you trying to trap me?
Show me the coin used for paying the tax.
The brought him a denarius and he asked them
Who’s portrait is this? Who’s inscription?
“Caesar’s” they replied
Then Jesus said
Give to caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is God’s.
When they heard this they were amazed. They left him amd went away.
What are you taking?
As I went over this scripture verses, my spirit reminded me of my prayers.
“Lord remove pride and flesh wants from me.”
When walking in righteousness we should be giving God what is his.
The people that we serve the word of God to, there spirit man is what we are bringing to the king. Are we taking the credit?
We are bot the ones who save people, we are the vessels that are used to get them there.
Bringing a spirit to walk along a righteous path is like paying your taxes to God, giving to him what is his.
Giving a person us via our time, our word is not going to give them what their spirit needs.
Religious leaders question Jesus about resurrection
The word says; the sameday the saducees who were saying there was no resurrection came and asked him.
“Teacher, Moses told us that if a man dies without children his brother must marry his widow and have children for him. Now there is seven brothers among us the first one marroed and died, and since he had no children he left his wife to his brother. The samething happen with the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. Finally the woman died. At the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her.”
You are in error because you do not know the scriptures or power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be guven in marriage, they will be like angels in heaven. But about the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what God said to you,I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
The wors says when the crowds heard this they were astonished at his teachings.
The Lord is the God of the living, our spirits keep moving going on to our next, after our spirit man has been built.
Our spirit being resurrected to the next. Our spirit rise to our eternity.
Religious leaders question Jesus about the greatest commandment
The word says that when the pharisees learned that Jesus silenced the saducees, they got together.
The word says the expert among them tested Jesus amd asked him.
“Teacher what is the greatest commandmentbib the law?”
You shall love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and your mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
On these two commandments hang all the law amd prophets
The word says while the Pharisees were together Jesus asked them;
What do you think about the Christ? Who’s son is He?
They anwered him
“The son of David”
Jesus then asked them,
How is is that in spirit David calls him Lord saying
‘The Lord said to my Lord “sit at my right hand till I made your enemies your footstool.”
If David calls him Lord, how is He his son?
The word says no one was able to answer him and that was the last day they questioned him.
Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself.
The firsr commandment is easy to alot of us, but what about the second?
Are you willing to give up your eternity to dislike, insult, or hate someone.
Some people can make it hard to love them through their ugly but the truth where tgere is ugly, God is missing.
We have to be ready to pray a person through their ugly with our faith. Our hearts, and love should be petitioning a request to God on their behalf
Today take the time to ask God to allow you the ability to love your neighbor pass their outer layer.
It is in him that we are moving in that second commandment in truth
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.