The Wedding Feast – No one showed up -No one was there. Matthew 22, Message of Ezekiel 2

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I dreamt:
   I was on a beach before a great ocean. Off to the right and towards the water was a big White Pavilion or tent on the sand and it was set up for a large wedding. I had my three small children with me, and in the dream they seemed to be about 4-7 years old. I held their hands as we walked on the beach over to the pavilion. I said to my children, “Look, there is supposed to be a great wedding right now -today”- but no one was there. The tent was a bright white with posts in the sand. There were chairs for everyone.The wind was blowing and the white linen or chiffon was blowing in the wind – so pretty. The tables were covered in white cloths with beautiful decorations. It was completely ready for the party – a stage, musical instruments for the band, dance floor, tables, chairs, everything….but there was no one there. As we walked through and between the tables admiring everything, I stopped and looked down at my children and said “Look, they were getting married, but the bride didn’t bother to send out the invitations- so no one came. She just assumed everyone would be here. She never took the time to invite anyone and so no one bothered to come”

And that same year, the Lord spoke to me as I was praying…

He said

And to the Churches:
How are you reaching the Lost?
Are you bringing them in?
You come to my house and raise your hands,
but you must gather as many as you can

Sept 2010
The Heavens are His Mighty Throne
And the earth is His footstool
He will slam the Nations with His feet ( I saw wrath)
For the whole world has started to turn from Him
And to the Churches:
How are you reaching the Lost?
Are you bringing them in?
You come to my house and raise your hands,
but you must gather as many as you can.

 

   Be bold and invite the lost and those perishing to be a part of the great wedding feast of the Lamb. How sad it will be if no one shows up. Get out of the world and away from all it’s cravings and lusts. Turn back to Him and gather in those around you.  Don’t let the devil silence you any longer. We are not warring against flesh and blood, but against evil principalities in the unseen world- and we know that we can do all things in Christ -so what do we have to fear? In Him, there is overwhelming victory. Ask the Lord to open new doors of opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Parable of the Wedding feast Matthew 22

There is a message in Ezekiel 2, 22 and 12:25 for some of you today, listen……

Ezekiel 2 : And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.  And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.

For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God. And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them. And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. 24 “Son of man, give the people of Israel this message: In the day of my indignation, you will be like a polluted land, a land without rain. 25 Your princes[c] plot conspiracies just as lions stalk their prey. They devour innocent people, seizing treasures and extorting wealth. They make many widows in the land. 26 Your priests have violated my instructions and defiled my holy things. They make no distinction between what is holy and what is not. And they do not teach my people the difference between what is ceremonially clean and unclean. They disregard my Sabbath days so that I am dishonored among them. 27 Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people’s lives for money! 28 And your prophets cover up for them by announcing false visions and making lying predictions. They say, ‘My message is from the Sovereign Lord,’ when the Lord hasn’t spoken a single word to them. 29 Even common people oppress the poor, rob the needy, and deprive foreigners of justice.

and Ez 22:24- “Son of man, give the people of Israel this message: In the day of my indignation, you will be like a polluted land, a land without rain. Your princes plot conspiracies just as lions stalk their prey. They devour innocent people, seizing treasures and extorting wealth. They make many widows in the land.  Your priests have violated my instructions and defiled my holy things. They make no distinction between what is holy and what is not. And they do not teach my people the difference between what is ceremonially clean and unclean. They disregard my Sabbath days so that I am dishonored among them. Your leaders are like wolves who tear apart their victims. They actually destroy people’s lives for money! And your prophets cover up for them by announcing false visions and making lying predictions. They say, ‘My message is from the Sovereign Lord,’ when the Lord hasn’t spoken a single word to them.  Even common people oppress the poor, rob the needy, and deprive foreigners of justice. I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one So now I will pour out my fury on them, consuming them with the fire of my anger. I will heap on their heads the full penalty for all their sins. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”
Ez 12:25 For I am the Lord! If I say it, it will happen. There will be no more delays, you rebels of Israel. I will fulfill my threat of destruction in your own lifetime. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”

Lord God Creator of Heaven and Earth,
       Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be above all the earth.  My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed and I will sing and give you praise. I will praise you, O Lord, among the people and I will sing about you to the nations.  For your mercy is great unto the heavens, and your truth unto the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens: let you glory be above all the earth.

       Empower your people with strength and courage to gather in the lost. Lord, Fill us with your Holy Spirit and speak through us.  Give us the right words at the right time to bring hope and salvation to those perishing around us. Prepare their hearts for your Word and your Truth.  What can we do without you, O Lord? Lord,  you chose us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before you in Christ Jesus to do the good things you had planned for us long ago. Lord, I ask for your blessing and anointing on us, strengthen your people for the work you have planned for each one of us. For you, O Lord, You are here to help us, we have set our face like flint to do your will and we will not turn to the right or left, never being ashamed or disgraced. May you strengthen your people with all glorious power so we may have all the endurance and patience we need to run the race that lies before us.
   Lord, look down on your people and hear our prayers. May your name be honored among the Nations and let every knee bow down and every tongue proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen and Amen in Christ Jesus

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
Revelation 3:2 Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God.

7 thoughts on “The Wedding Feast – No one showed up -No one was there. Matthew 22, Message of Ezekiel 2

  1. Today was my day off so I went to the park and played with my metal detector. On the way home I caught a christian broadcast I have not heard for a while. I am glad I did. It is easy for me to slip back into a performance based Christianity and the truth is, there is nothing I can do to earn God’s love. I have been invited to the wedding and I will be there. Do I wonder about the condition of my heart? Certainly, I am a trained worrier, but I also daily remind myself that he loved me first and regardless of circumstances I am engaged in a passionate pursuit, most of the time.
    My heart grieves over the church. Our pastor apparently grieves over the state of the church, but hey, we have production schedules to meet and there is no time for God in here, the taping won’t allow it.
    Then get rid of the tape!
    Thanks for sharing Sis.
    Oz

    • So much interference lately and obstacles in the way lately – and I hear you on the church thing- there is no perfect church Yet- but we can look forward to what lies ahead. Keeping our hearts in check is a daily thing, so much can slip in when we are not aware -bitterness, unforgiveness, anger…. I have to continually check myself too. May the Lord continue to bless you and strengthen you in all your ways, peace, lisa

    • Wow, that is interesting and scary at the
      same time. We need to keep our eyes on the Lord and stay focused. Thank you so much for your comment – 🙂
      Have a blessed week, much love, Lisa

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