Friday, May 19, 2017

HAPPY SABBATH + Friend!? How Come You Thus Here?!




Wedding Invitations Had Been Issued
AND
To No One's Surprise Or Shock
Wedding Garments Had Been Handed Out
So
The Guests Had Only
- Fitly Attired -
To Present Themselves
For Self-Supplied Garments
Were Ruled Out
Must Be Left Out!

The Guests All Assembled!
The King Did Appear
AND
Then There Was A Pregnant Pause
And All
Leaned In To Hear
The King Say:


Friend?!
How Come Ye
Attired Thus Here?

Friend-Guest
Looked At Himself
AND
Silent
He Remained
For
He Had No Excuse
For
He Knew Right From Wrong
AND
He Was In The Wrong
That Much Was Evidently Clear!

The King
In Sad Ire
Called To Him Entourage:


Bind Him
Hand And Foot
And
Cast Him
Into The Darkness
Out There!

Those Who Remained
Looked At The King
And
Looked At Themselves Happily
For
They Were Quite Pleased To See
They Were Attired Just Like Him!
They Looked Presentable
Fit To Appear Before
The King
Holy Gracious Lord God Divine!

The King Said:


Rejoice With Me!
My Son Has Taken His Wife
And
This Is The Time For Glorious Celebration
Not For Looking Back
At The Life That Caused Strife!

There Was Laughter!
There Was Singing!
There Was Feasting!
There Was Rejoicing
By All Who Remained
AND
The King
AND
His Only Son
Loved On Each Other
AND
The Gathered Throng
Pleased At The Bride's Coming!
'Twas Oft' Heard:

"Beloved! Well Done!"


Brethren ...

The King Is Our Father In Heaven!
The Only Son Our Lord Jesus Christ!
The Guests Are Those Who Believed
AND
Trusted In The Living Word
AND
The False Friend
Represents Those In The Church
Who Could Not Be Bothered
To Exit
- By God's Grace -
The Sin-Embracing
Self-Indulgent
Self-Directed Life!

A Friend Of Christ
Is The Who Betrayed Him To The World!
A Friend Of Christ
Is The One Who Ate Of His Bread!
A Friend Of Christ
Is The One Who Accepted His Words
- Theoretically -
BUT
Could Not Be Bothered
To Stop
Living
Loving
Enjoying The Ways Of The Ungodly
AND
Their Wicked High Science 
My-Way's The Right-Way Life!

The Wedding Garment
Is The Righteousness Of Christ
Given To All Who
Desire The New Life
AND
Willingly
- Through Faith -
Do All That Is Necessary
- By The Grace Of The Glorious God
With The Comfort Of The Holy Spirit
AND
Aided By The Protection Of The Holy Angels -
To Claim The New Life Aka Salvation
AND
To Accept The Provisions
Parameters
Prohibitions
Promises Provided
To Follow Their Lord
Into The Ceaseless Ages
Of God's Eternity!
They Give Up The Loosey-Goosey Life With The Fraud!

Victory Over Sin
Is Not Some Theological
Perhaps
Maybe
What If?
Victory Over Sin
Is A Definite
A Gift
From Our Eternal King
Who
- In The Godhead -
Made Provision For Our Rescue
AND
All That We Need To Do
Is To Believe
Love
Trust
Obey
AND
Do The Jesus-Like-Life Do!

Don't Be A False Friend!
Don't Bow Down To Your Self!
Don't Lift Up Your Imperfect Intellect!
Don't Denigrate The King!

Raise Your Faith 
By Love Of The Master!
Bless The Lord
By Walking In The Light!
Give The Lord
The Gift Of Your True Obedience
AND
Through Jesus
Get Yourself Out Of
Strobing Satan's Dark-Mood Lava-Light!



Wearing Club Clothes To An Earth Wedding
May Be A Cool Thing To Many
B U T
Wearing Sin-Stained Clothes
To The King Of Love And Life's Son's Wedding
Is A Sure Sign
That A Part Of God's Eternity
You Have Wittingly Decided That
Of That
You Don't Want Any!

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Own-Way
Gets
Thrown Away!