THE PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE GREAT KING
(Texts of the parable are taken from both Matthew and Luke)
Every prophesy, dream, or vision given can be confirmed by scripture.
Jesus’ parables weren’t just stories to teach lessons. They were prophetic.
He was telling us what is to come.
1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Luke 14:16, Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, andbade many:
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding:and they would not come.
Luke 14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
(The feast is ready right now!)
Matt. 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Luke 14:18-20, 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.
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
(People are caught up in their prosperity and in their own ministries. They do not want the Lord to come. They mock and scoff those who shout from the house tops the coming of the Lord. Many are being killed as they proclaim the Gospel and invite people to the wedding feast. Something violent is coming. God will avenge His servants. A fire is coming to destroy those who have rejected God.)
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Luke 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.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
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 the king tells his servants to go out quickly into the highways and streets and lanes of the city to gather the poor and maimed. There are no houses or buildings. There is nothing but ruble. Things that people have held so dear are utterly burned and destroyed. The people are broken and injured. This is the Great Harvest and it will be a quick one.)
Luke 14:22,23 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
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.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
(This wedding garment clothes the heart. There is no hiding our hearts from our King. He knows His sheep and His sheep know Him. There is only one way into the wedding hall. There is only one garment to wear and Jesus provides them both.)
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
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.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Luke 14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.