Today I just want to talk about Jesus Christ and his words because frankly friends Jesus's words are all that matter, and they are his words.
People just don't really want to gather to pray and talk about Jesus, because they got their lives to live. It's more fun to go and do their hobbies and pursuits on the weekend and they're not interested about Jesus, that is the problem. On Friday night tonight, is Saturday here, but on Friday night a lot of people are more interested in going out with their friends and having to parties. They don't want to gather together for Jesus. That is the thing friends, we live in the days of Noah. And in the days of Noah that's how it's going to be when Jesus returns very sad to say. You know friends it's all about Jesus Christ and that's why we're here. If I wasn't living for Jesus, do you think I would be here? No, I would be chasing my pursuits because it's the weekend. I would be doing my sport, having a good time, I've got plenty of friends to go hang out with. You now why would I want to gather here for Jesus Christ! That is the state of this world right now is that people are not interested in gathering for Jesus Christ. Jesus just isn't what they're interested in. they're only interested in what they can do and that's what I used to be like. It is very sad. That's what I used to be like I used to be just interested in what could I get out of life. What could I get out of my weekend. I wasn't interested in just serving Jesus, that's boring I used to think. But since I've found the light, now I've found treasure in a field. And I want to talk about today the parables of Jesus talking about these wonderful truths of the Kingdom of God, because Jesus gave us these parables explaining what the Kingdom of God is like.
And we're all so interested in just our life down here that we just don't want to know about the Kingdom of God. I used to be like that, for us it is just religion or sit on the church pew and waste time in there and just hope that it's all over because there is little revival about Jesus Christ. Everybody knows about him, but friends we're not going to be like that any more because we all know that the eternal lake of fire is coming. And we all know that the eternal kingdom of God is here and that today we can be a part of that kingdom. So today I wanted to talk a bit about these parables of Jesus Christ's in the wonderful words that he has got for us written in the Bible. I wanted to read to you the parable of the lost sheep to start off. Before I do I want to talk what Jesus says about sin. This is in Matthew 18 you can get your bible and open it up there if you want to, but we read in the Matthew 18 that Jesus said “what sorrow awaits the world because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable but he says what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting.” so in other words what sorrow awaits us who live in sin and cause other people to sin. It says if your hand or your foot causes you to sin you would be better to cut it off and throw it away for it is better to enter eternal life with one hand and one foot than to be thrown into the eternal fire with two hands and 2 feet. It is better to enter heaven with one eye than it is with two eyes and be thrown into the fires of hell. So if your eye causes you to sin pluck it out.” that is what the Lord is talking about.
You know friends Jesus is very serious with what he has to teach us and he gives these words these truths with absolute and utter seriousness and he calls us to obey his words because he said that those who obey his words are those who build their house on the rock, and they will not fall. But he says those who don't believe don't obey his words they hear them but they don't obey them, are like a foolish man who builds his house on the sand. Now that's the first parable and that is one of the parables to understand the kingdom of God is that when you build your house on the teachings of Christ and you do them, you're building your house on the rock of Christ and you will not fall when the time comes for you to stand before God. But the foolish man who does not obey Jesus' words and just keeps sinning, he doesn't take out the eye of lust, he just goes on and does his sin. He doesn't divorce his sin. These people are going to be building their house so that the storm will come and it will blow down and be destroyed, the house on the sand. We all know that we are the house. So we got to start listening to the words of Jesus and think about what he's saying. The first parable that Jesus talked about well on this page anyway, was that the parable of the lost sheep where he is talking about those who wander away from the truth and they go off into lies and they believe lies.
He says that they can come back and if they repent the Lord will receive them back. And Jesus said “if a man has a hundreds sheep and one of them wanders away, wont he leave the 99 and go out and search for the one that's lost?” You know friends Jesus searched for me, I was lost and I was in sin. He searched me and called me back. He is going to search for you too, yes he will. He is probably doing it now. He is knocking on your heart now if you're not right with the Lord. He wanted you to come home. That is why Jesus said he doesn't turn anybody away who comes to him. But the thing is one day will be too late. So Jesus goes on to talk about, “in the same way it is not my heavenly Father's will that even one of these little ones should perish.” he doesn't want anybody to perish. And we got a world full of lost sheep. Let us come back home and dedicated to Jesus Christ. Now the other parable I wanted to talk about was the parable of the vineyard workers and this is talking about what the Kingdom of God is like. And the Lord said that the kingdom of heaven is like the landowner who went out to hire workers for his vineyard. And in the morning he hired workers and then he went out again and hired some moore a little bit later. Then at five o'clock he went out again and hired a few more and then the evening came he lined them up to give them their pay.
And he payed the first the same wages that he paid last who had been working all day. And they said that is unfair. But the Lord said this; “ you agreed to the work and the pay, so it is up to me to give what I wish to give to whom I might wish to give it. So should you be jealous of the others because I'm kind? So those who were last will be first and those first, last. Thats the wonderful thing friends is that it's never too late to start working in the Kingdom of God until its too late. At six o'clock it's too late we are getting to that point. We're getting to 6 o'clock but still 5 something you know. And we can start working in the Kingdom of God in these last hours and receive a wonderful pay and reward. It is the last hours. Six o'clock will come and will be too late. Anyone who didn't work will get no wages. And the thing is friends a lot of people are going to come before the Lord unfruitful and empty-handed. But I want to talk about is this other parable that Jesus talked about and this is an important parable. The parable of the two sons. And Jesus talked about the parable of the two sons were there was two sons and their father said to the first oldest son will you go out and work in my fields? He said yes, but he didn't go. He went and asked the other son, will you go and work in my fields? He said no but decided he would and he went out and he worked in the field. Jesus said “which of these obeyed the father.” and they said it was the second. And Jesus went on to say, “I tell you the truth the corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes are going to get into the kingdom of heaven before you pharisees for John the Baptist came showing you the way you live but you didn't believe him. But the prostitutes and the tax collectors did. But you refuse to believe and repent of your sin.
And how many of us friends are refusing to believe and repent of our sins? While all these corrupt people are repenting and getting changed by Jesus Christ, their changing their mind and deciding to go out into the vineyard. Who is pleasing the Father? Called Christians who say God will work for you, but are they don't do anything! Or the corrupt tax collectors who repent and with joy they accept the kingdom and they turn from their sin. Jesus changes them and they go and work in the vineyards zealously. Dear friends for a long time I was that first son. I would say Lord I'd like to work in your vineyard. I never did it! But finally I decided I would and dear friends there will be many tears on the last day and that day fast approaching. Time is running out to serve the Lord but anybody who comes Lord he will give them work even if it's for the last hour. And they will get a wonderful pay so are you ready to work for the Lord? Or do you want to sit around live your own life in your own sin? Now I want to talk to you about the parable of the seeds because this is very important for this time and let us examine our hearts before the Lord today. You see the parable of the seed starts out like this; the farmer was scattering grain on the ground and some of the ground was good and some the ground was bad. Some of the ground was weedy and some was stony. Some of the ground had the crows come down and they ate the seed. But some of the ground was good and there was plenty of good harvest. The wheat grew strong and had a good harvest. And so it will be that the sower sows the word.
That is what Jesus talked about and the disciples asked him what is the meaning of this parable. And Jesus said hear and understand; the sower sows the word. That is the good news of the Kingdom of God. That is Jesus Christ he sows the word. Scattered throughout the world. And the seed lands on the ground. The ground is the person who hears, hears the gospel, hears about Jesus Christ. How many of you have heard about Jesus? I have. I bet most people here would have if not all. And the thing is that he said the seed that landed on the ground where the sparrows came in and ate it was the seed that landed on somebody's heart, that wasn't strong who didn't really want the Lord, and the enemy came quickly and snatched away the seed and it died, bore no fruit.
But the seed that landed on the stony ground was those who hear the word but they had shallow hearts, shallow. Their roots grew down and couldn't go any further and sun came up and shrivelled the seed and it died. These people had shallow hearts they didn't take the Lord seriously. They heard the word, they believed with joy but they had shallow hearts. We got to understand this. The people who hear and they believe are christians. They are not unbelievers. We're talking about those who believe. And then there was seed that landed on the ground of the weedy ground. Now these people believed for a long time because it takes a while for weeds to grow up. But Jesus said that in time that the cares of life the lusts of the flesh lusts of the eyes, the pride of life, all these things came and choked that seed and that the majority of people. The sparrows don't get that many. The badground of the sun scorching the seed wasn't that great but the weeds were everywhere and there were so many wheat choked out by the weeds. They were the people who let the cares of life choke out their gospel. Of course they heard the gospel they received it with joy but they let the cares of life choke it out. How many of us here are letting the cares of life choke out our seed. Are we worrying about our life not trusting the Lord? How many of us are letting the lusts of the flesh choke out seed out.
Are we letting our lusts take us away from the Lord? And then of course there's the seed that lands on the good ground. Jesus said that's the man or the person who hears and believes acceptance and he becomes not only a hearer but doer of the teachings of Jesus. He began a doer of the word. He went out and starts to bear fruit some thirtyfold some 60 fold and the father gather such into the barn into his store house. Dear friends are we bearing fruit? Are we cultivating the seed or are we letting the lusts of the flesh, cares of this life and the enemy of doubt to snatch away our seed. Some people they just doubt. They let doubt snatch away the seed. Doubts from Satan. You know friends I want to talk about another parable because these parables illustrate the kingdom of God. I hope I am still with you. I will just check some comments quickly. Seems like everybody is good here. I am going to answer questions after I finish ok. So hang around and we will be talking about anything you want to talk about. I am open to talk about what you want to ask. But just hold on for a little bit because I want to talk a little bit more about Jesus because this is really important.
Now Jesus talked about another parable let's look at this one. This one is important for us who do not forgive. It is the parable of the unforgiving debtor. Now before we read this parable let us think about all the people that we are angry with. Our wife our family unfair things that people have done to us. You know I get angry too sometimes, you know with my wife or my family. I got to repent of that and ask forgiveness because truly friends this is serious business. Now I am going to read from here; how many times should we forgive somebody of their sins, asked Peter. And Jesus said not seven times but 70x7. For the kingdom of heaven is compared to the king who decides to bring his account up to date with his servants who borrowed his money and this certain servant owed him millions of dollars and he couldn't play it back. So the master ordered to have him sold along with his wife and children and everything he owned to pay the debt. But the man fell down before his master begging him please be patient with me and I will repay. So the master was filled with mercy and he released him and forgave his debt. But the man when he left the king went and grabbed his fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars and he demanded the payment immediately. And his fellow servant fell down and begged for a little more time. Please be patient with me he said. But the creditor wouldn't wait.
He had the man arrested and sent to prison until he would pay the debt. And then the King heard what the servant had done and he was very angry and he said; you evil servant I forgave you a tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. You should've had mercy on your fellow servant as I had mercy on you. And so the king had the man sent to prison to be tortured until he had payed the entire debt. So that's what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brethren from your heart said Jesus. He will have you sent to prison and tortured until you pay the debt. Dear friends Jesus isn't playing around we must forgive. We must forgive brethren who have hurt us and they don't apologise. They don't repent. You must forgive them from the heart. You know friends if we have trouble forgiving anyone, we got to go to Jesus about it and pray that he gives helps us to forgive and to have a heart to because Jesus is there to help not to condemn. You must understand that. But the thing is if we will not forgive, then neither will Jesus forgive us. Jesus made that very clear. He said if you don't forgive, I will not forgive you. Cut and dry. Not only that he said that the angry king sent the man to be tortured in prison until he paid the debt and Jesus said that's what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive. And people don't want to hear rules and don't want to hear punishment and they don't want to hear justice. They want to whine and they want to complain.
Why is God like that, he should be more loving, he should be more caring but they don't fear God. You know friends let us stop trying to snake away from being disobedient and whining and whingeing and complaining about judgement and punishment and instead let us realise that we can't break the law. We got to be obedient and then we will receive mercy from the father. Praise the Lord. Isn't that wonderful. So that's one parable about the Kingdom of God. That's what the Kingdom of God is like. I'm showing to you what it is like, because we have to think about the Kingdom of God today because that's where we want to go. And Jesus words unlock the revelation of the Kingdom of God. Now I want to talk to you about another parable, and this parable, if I can find it, talks about, talks about riches and where your heart is, where your heart it, and so this parable is about there was a man ok, it goes like this; there was a man who had who saw a field for sale and in that field he discovered treasure hidden in that field. And so this man went and he sold all he had and he went and bought that field because he knew there was hidden treasure in it that nobody else knew about.
Now I'm sure everybody thought he was pretty crazy because he went and sold all he had and bought some insignificant field. And he seemed really bent on buying this particular field. It seemed like that consumed him and he made sure that he sold off what he had to get it because that's what he really really really wanted. And that's what the heaven, the kingdom of heaven is like. So people see these crazy people who believe in Jesus and want Jesus more than anything. Why? It is because these people have found hidden treasure. You know I found hidden treasure friends. I found gold, the finest gold that you could think of. The finest silver, the finest riches I found in a field. And I left everything. I left my career and my pursuits to go and get that field because I realised what I had wasn't as good as what I was getting in that field. So I left everything and I went and got that field because that's where my treasure is. Just what Jesus said he said where your treasure is that is where your heart is. And where your heart is that's where your treasure is. So I've got my heart set on the kingdom now, on Jesus Christ because he's my treasure. And I don't want to grieve Jesus. I don't want to go out of that field and just start pursuing some other field because I've found where my treasure is and I'm intent on keeping it. But I'm not keeping it a secret.
I am telling you about this treasure also so that you can come and buy your field with your treasured because friends Jesus talked about another parable where he said that, not necessarily a parable but he said that; by from me the finest gold and he said don't store up for yourself wealth on this earth that is perishable. And he's also talking about pursuits and careers and glory and honour on this Earth. He says don't store up for that, don't live for that. He is saying you instead live for the kingdom because that's what if your heart is there that's where your treasure will be. In other words you're going to get treasure in heaven if your heart is there. So I'm asking you today is your heart is the kingdom? Is that where your heart is? Praise the Lord. Isn't it wonderful these these parables unlock the secrets of the Kingdom of God and we got to really really think about these thing and we got to think where do we stand today. Now Jesus said; somebody came to Jesus as said teacher what good deed must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus said why do you call me good there's only one good but to the answer of your question if you want to receive eternal life keep the commands. And the man said which ones? Because you see this man kept the 10 Commandments. And seeking to justify himself he said; which ones. And Jesus said; you know the commandments don't murder steal honour your father and mother love your neighbour. But the man said well I've obeyed all these what else must I do?
And Jesus said; well if you want to be perfect then go sell all your possessions give your money to the poor and then you come follow me. And the man heard this and he was very sad because he had many possessions. And Jesus said to his disciples when he walked off; I tell you the truth it is very hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. I'll say it again, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom. And the disciples were astonished and they said well who can be saved! And Jesus said looking at them intently; humanly speaking it's impossible but with God things are possible.
And Peter said well we gave up things to follow you what will we get. Jesus said I assure you that when the world is made anew the son of man sits down on his glorious throne you who have been my faithful followers will be on 12 thrones judging the tribes of Israel and everybody who gives up everybody who gives up house and home or property or family for my sake will receive 100 times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. For many who are greatest now will be least important then and those who seem less important then will be greatest. And so dear friends Jesus is talking very clearly that we got to be prepared to stop putting our family first to stop chasing a career to stop chasing all our money and instead forsake these thing for Christ. And that's what Jesus is talking about. You know we got to stop putting things first in our life if we want to follow Jesus Christ. It is true and what Jesus said. Because the rich man couldn't do it. You know for him to become a disciple of Jesus it would have meant that he would have to sell his riches and the just be content with little. Just enough. And the thing is that's how the disciples lived. They just live with whatever they could work for and gatherers to live from day to day but they weren't trying to build the kingdom on earth. They weren't trying to build a church. They weren't trying to raise funds for their next church building. They weren't buying a nice big house. They had their own houses.
Apostle John looked after Jesus' mother Mary in his own house. But dear friends the thing is most people aren't willing to give away what they have for Jesus. They don't want to stop their career, chasing after their career for Jesus. They put it first and Jesus is after that. Just like the rich young man he yet accepted Jesus yes, but he would would Jesus after his affair and a lot of people do that, they put Jesus after their affairs. That goes for a whole lot of things. But the disciples didn't do that. They looked after their family like John looked after his responsibilities. He didn't put those things first like this world does. God looked after them and helped him to look after them but the thing is he put Jesus first and he was focused on the Lord.
Now I hope to make some people think about whether or not it's okay for them to continue to chase their desires right now. I get a lot of questions; can't we just continue to chase our Olympic dream or, can't people do that AND serve God? Well friends we just read the parables of Jesus, what do you think about that now? They say well you know maybe God wants them there to do this and that. Well friends how can God do anything with us if we're running the train? When we come to Jesus he stops our train and then he makes it go in his direction that he wants us to go. Think about that for a minute and think about whether you are a follower of Jesus as he leads you.
There is another parable I want to talk about, the parable of the great feast. This is an important parable that talks about what it will be like at the end of time. And this is to come so hear believe and fear God. The kingdom of heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great feast for his son. This is Jesus and the father. When the banquet was ready he send his servants to notify those who are invited. So there are people being sent out to the world and they been warning that Jesus is coming back. Be ready or be left behind. And he went to tell them the feast has been prepared, the bulls fattened, and the oxen have been killed everything is ready to come to the banquet. Just keep in mind the parable of the wedding feast of the lamb. And the guests who had been invited, ignored him and went about their business. One had a farm another had his business another one that just got married. Another seized the servants and insulted them. Think about all those people who hate to hear about Jesus coming and they just want to persecute you.
The king was furious and he sent out his army and he destroyed the murderers and burned their town and he said to the servants, the wedding feast is ready but nobody is worthy of the honour. Now go to the street corners and invite everyone you see. So the servant brought in anyone they could find, the good and the bad alike and the banquet was filled with guests. Dear friends the gospel has gone out people have been invited, anybody on the street corners here and there, and they have listened. Now you've heard the good news and decided to come to Jesus and be part of the wedding feast in the kingdom of God. That's all you all want right? That's why you're here isn't it? You want to come to the wedding feast of the Lord? That's why we're here. So we've heard, we've come, and we're waiting and we've accepted the invitation, now let's read on; But when the king came to meet the guests (think about the parable where Jesus said behold the bridegroom come's go out to meeting many were not ready), and the king noticed a man that wasn't wearing proper attire, he said, friend where are your wedding clothes? But the man had no reply he was speechless. Think about what Jesus said in revelation, to keep your robes unspotted by the world, those who keep their robes will walk with me in white. Are you keeping your robes white? And Jesus said the man who had no reply he was speechless, bind this servant hand and foot and throw him into the outer darkness where there will be a weeping and gnashing of teeth, for many are called but few are chosen. Dear friends there is going to be many disappointments on the last day, a lot of people will be very disappointed.
They didn't listen to these words that I'm telling you now. They didn't listen to the words of Jesus. They didn't obey them they didn't do them. They had dirty clothes on. They don't keep their robes from the world and sin. And so the banquet comes, the king arrives, here comes the bridegroom go out to meet him, which leads me on to the next parable where Jesus talks about the parable of the tens bridesmaids or the 10 virgins: the kingdom of heaven is like this; 10 bridesmaids went out to meet the bridegroom, at the wedding feast. They prepared themselves and went out into the darkness and they all had lamps. Now five took extra oil because they were wise and five were foolish and they didn't take extra oil. And they slumbered and slept because the king delayed. Then all of a sudden at the midnight hour of the call went out; be hold at the bridegroom go out to meet him. So they all arose and they trimmed their lamps and the five foolish ones didn't have enough they said to the five wise ones, quick give us some oil. And the five wise ones said; you have to go and buy yourself we only have enough for us. And so they went away to buy some oil and while they were gone, the bridegroom came and he took the waiting ones into the wedding feast and shut the door. And then later these other ones came back and knocked on the door saying, Lord Lord let us in let us in, we have some more oil we've got some oil for our lamps! But the thing is friends it was too late. What did the bridegroom say? He said; go away I do not know you nor where you're from, depart from here.
And that they went away. For many are called but few are chosen. Again it comes back to the same thing all over again; are we ready to obey the words of Jesus and have our lamps full of oil? Extra oil comes only one way, and that's through prayer. Praying, dedicating to the Lord, spending your time in prayer, being filled with the Holy Spirit pursuing the Lord night and day in prayer listening to these words reading these words of Jesus in the Bible. Is that what you do with your time? Or are you like the foolish virgins who didn't pray and didn't have enough oil and didn't have enough faith and belief, they had their first oil their lamp and light, they were in the darkness of the world waiting for Jesus to come back, they were telling people about Jesus because they had their light of the world in the darkness, but the thing is friends these five foolish ones were also doing their sins in the world and were not living seriously for the Lord. They were being foolish. How many people today just have foolish laughter and they go around being light about the gravity of the kingdom of God? It's all just laugh and be foolish and listen to secular music and join in the worlds ways. That's what it is like today and they do talk about Jesus and they do know that he's coming back, but the thing is friends they are going to have many tears on that day. And it is surely coming as sure as the sunrise is from the east and sets in the West. The Lord is coming, Jesus is coming back and the bridegroom will return.
And that's exactly how it's going to be. It's going to be like that in the darkness and the bridegroom will suddenly come back. Behold the bridegroom go out to meet him. That's how it's going to be friends. You know we have to do think about these things very seriously. Jesus went on to talk about the parable of the three servants. This is the key to understanding the kingdom of God and how it applies in your life today because this is serious business friends. Let's read on. Now the kingdom of God can be like this; listen and understand this is very serious most serious, listen; The kingdom of God can be illustrated by a master who called his servants together and he trusted his servants with his possessions, and then he went away on a long trip. He gave to one 5 bags of silver or a five denarii, he gave to another two denarii, and to another he gave one denarii, and he divided the wealth in proportion to their ability. He didn't give them too much if they were not able to handle it. Better stop right here: Jesus gives us a measure of spiritual gifts of faith, understanding, according to what faith we have. He gives us according to what ability we have. Some of us are good at some things and others are good at other things. Maybe we're good speakers, so Jesus gives us a measure of gifts to speak. Maybe we're good preachers, so Jesus gives us a measure to preach.
Maybe we cannot preach, maybe we're more behind-the-scenes working in helping being a carer. Well Jesus gives us a measure to be able to do this, a measure of grace, let us read on: the servant he received five denarii, he invested it, and gained 5 more. Likewise with the one who had two, but the one who had one denarii he hid it in a hole in the ground. Let us stop here: When we invest in the kingdom, when we grow with what Jesus did, we are using that gift. The preacher he goes and preachers. The speaker he goes and speaks. The teacher he goes and teaches. The one who is called to care he goes and cares, he doesn't faithfully and he lives for that. But think about the one who hid it in the ground. Did he go and do anything with what he was given? No, he was called to preach and he didn't go and preach. He was going to teach and he didn't go and teach. He was called to witness and he didn't go and witness. He was called to care and he didn't go and care. He was called to give and he didn't go and give. He received the gospel he was a hearer only. He was unfruitful.
Let us read on; the master returned and he called the servants to account and the servant came forward who had five denarii he said, I have gained five more. Likewise, the one who had two he said he got two more. And the master said well done my faithful and good servants, since you have been faithful with handling the small things I'm going to now give you a lot more responsibilities. So he gave them a lot more. Let's celebrate together. But the servant who had one he came forward and he said, look I knew you were a hard man and I knew that you would reap where you didn't sow, and I was afraid so I hit what you gave me, so look here is your money. And the master was very angry, he said you wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I harvested where I didn't plant, so why didn't you at least deposit the money with the bankers? Therefore he ordered the money to be taken from the servant and to be given to the one who had 10. He said; have this lazy worthless servant thrown into the other darkness, where there will be a weeping and gnashing of teeth, for the son of man will come in all his glory, and the angels will be with him, and he will sit down and he will gather them all into his presence everybody. He will separate the goats from the sheep, and he will say to those on his right, come you blessed it into the kingdom that has been prepared for you before the creation of time.
For I was hungry and you fed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you cared for me, and the righteous will say when did we ever do this to you Lord? And he said I tell you the truth when you did it to the least of my brother you did it to me. So he's talking about Christians who were faithful servants understand me very clearly. They were faithful. But he said to those on his left, they also said to him; Lord didn't we see you hungry and thirsty and didn't we help you? Didn't we not refuse the least of the brethren? But the Lord said to them; when you refused to help them you refused to help me. So these people they just lived their own life. They weren't interested in being faithful servants. That terrible friends, and he said that they will go away into eternal punishment but the righteous into eternal life. Now that brings me around to a dream that I had, where I saw in my dream, the Lord gathering people to the right into the left. And to the right were the obedient and to the left were the disobedient. And the obedient ones he sent off into a room and it got a filled up with liquid fire. And they were all laughing when they will went into the room, but they were not laughing after a while.
The disobedient went there, but the obedient ones found favour before the Lord. They were obedient people. Obedient to Jesus. Friends have we been learning something from these parables of Jesus Christ? Have we been thinking about what the kingdom of heaven is like? Whether or not we are being part of the Kingdom today? Are we thinking about obeying these parables of Jesus? Do we want to be obedient servants doing this? Are we going to be the five wise bridesmaids who enter the King of God? Are we going to be among the foolish who knock on the door when the lamb returns for his bride? They knock on the door and they say; Lord let me in… and he said it's too late to go in. There is a lot of deep mysteries here about the kingdom of God, but this is what is going on right now. The kingdom of God is coming dear friends, and Jesus is coming back hallelujah. Now if anyone's got any questions feel free to type them up everybody has been listening today, I want you to examine your hearts according to these teachings of Jesus, because we know that Jesus said that Jesus he who obeys these teachings, these teachings, he said he is the one who builds his house on the rock.
Then he said about these teachings when he gave the sermon on the mount, he said THESE teaching. he said his teachings he just gave on the sermon on the mount (You are to obey). How serious are we going to be? Now somebody asked a question about the pre-trip rapture. A lot of people like to argue about it. But I thought I made it very clear today when I talked to today to you about what Jesus said about the parable of the bridesmaids. It's very clear how it's going to be. People have heard that the call of Jesus because he's coming back like I said in the parable that the call went out for the wedding banquet, and many people gathered. Many people have heard that Jesus is coming back today. It's real and they are hearing, and I am telling you now that Jesus is coming back. The good and the bad alike have heard and many of them have gathered, and Jesus came back and he saw some of them dressed in dirty clothes and he had them cast out to into the outer darkness. He said in Revelation, he said; watch that your roads are not stained by the world. He said to keep your robes. he said that; to him he keeps his robes clean from the world that he will walk with me in white and I will be his God (or Father) and he will be my son. Jesus goes on to say I will uphold him from the great trial that is coming upon the world. So to your question about pre-tribulation, I think it's very very very clear here how Jesus is going to come back. He said that it's going to be a dark, dark world in the darkness.
There are going to be people waiting. But there's going to be some people who are not going to have their lamps with extra oil. Then the call is going to go out like a thief in the night. A thief in the night. It is going to say; behold the bridegroom go out to meet him. Now the call has gone out, and everybody quickly arose because the call has gone out friends. I don't know if you heard it but I sure did. Everybody quickly arose, and they trim their lamps and got them shining. I'm watching my light shining right now, are you shining? The thing is some of them didn't have enough oil, Well Jesus gives us a measure to be able to do this, a measure of grace, let us redone: the servant he received five denarii, we invested it, and here in five tomorrow. Likewise with the one who had two, but the one who had one denarii he hid it in a hole in the ground. Just stop there. When we invest in the kingdom, when we grow with what Jesus did, you are using that gift. The preacher he goes preachers. The speaker he goes and speaks. The teacher he goes and teachers. The one who is called to care he goes in carrots, he doesn't faithfully he lives for that. But think about the one who hit it in the ground. Did you go and do anything with what he was given?
No he was called to preach and he didn't go and preach. He was going to teach and you didn't go and teach. He was called to witness into didn't go in witness. He was called to care and it didn't go and care. He was going to give and he didn't go and get. He received the gospel he was a shearer only. He was an fruitful. It is read on; the master returned and he called the more two accounts and the servant came forward who had five at the Murray he said, we have got five tomorrow. Likewise, the one who had to he said he got two morrow. And the master said well done my faithful and good service, since you have been faithful with handling the small things I'm going to now give you a lot more responsibilities. So he gave them a lot more. Let's celebrate together. But the one who had one he came forward and he said, look I knew you were a hard man and I knew that you would reap where you didn't so, and I was afraid so I hit what you gave me, look here is yours you gave me. And the master was very angry, he said you wicked and leave the servent, you knew that that I harvested where I didn't plant, so why didn't you at least deposit the money with the bankers? If you're that the money to be taken from the seventh and to be given to the one who had 10. He said have this lazy worthless servant thrown into the other darkness, where there will be a weeping and gnashing of teach, four at the son of man will come in all his glory, and the angels will be with him, and he will sit down and we'll gather them all into his presence everybody. He will separate the goats from the sheep, and he will say to those on his right, come you blessed it into the kingdom that has been prepared for you before the creation of time. For I was hungry and you fed me, I was naked and you could leave at me, I was sick and you cared for me, and the righteous will say when did we ever do this to you Lord? And he said I tell you the truth when you get it to the list of my brother and you did it to me. So he's talking about Christians who were faithful servants understand me very clearly. They were faithful. But he said to those on his left you also said to him Lord didn't we see you hungry and thirsty and I'll help you, didn't we not refuse the list of the brethren, but the Lord said to them when you refused to help them you refused to help me.
So these people they just lived their own life. They weren't interested in being faithful servants. That terrible friends, and he said that they will go away into eternal punishment but the righteous into eternal life. Now that brings me around to a dream that I had, where sorry my dream, the Lord gathering people to the right into the left. And to the right where the obedient and to the left whether disobedient. And the obedient ones he sent off into a room and it got a filled up with liquid fire. And they were all laughing when they will went into the room, but they were not laughing after a while. The disobedient went there, but the obedient ones found favour before the Lord. They were obedient people. Obedient to Jesus. Friends have we been learning something from these parables of Jesus Christ? Have we been thinking about what their kingdom of heaven is like? Whether are not we are being part of the Kingdom Kingdom today? Of all these parables you should listen to this video when I uploaded, are we thinking about a obeying these parables of Jesus? Do we want to be obedient servants doing this? Are we going to be at the five wise bridesmaids the interest the King of God? Are we going to be among the foolish you knock on the door when the lamb returns for his bride? They knock on the door and they say Lord let me in and he said it's too late to go away. There is a lot of deep mysteries hear about the kingdom of God, but this is what is going on right now. Picking up kingdom of God is coming difference, and that Jesus is coming back hallelujah. Now if anyone's got any questions feel free to type them up everybody has been listening today, I want you to examine your hearts according to these teachings of Jesus, because we know that Jesus said that Jesus he who obeys these teachings, these teachings, he said he is the one who builds his house on the rock. Then he said about these teachings when he gave the sermon on the map, he said he is teaching is he said his teachings he just gave on the seminal amount.
How serious are we going to be? Now somebody asked a question about the pre-trip rapture. A lot of people like to argue about it. But I thought I made it very clear today when I talked to today to you about what Jesus said about the parable of the bridesmaids. It's very clear how it's going to be. It's going to be people have heard that the call of Jesus because he's coming back like I said in the parable that the call went out for the wedding banquet, and many people gathered. Many people have heard that Jesus is coming back today. It's real and they are hearing, and I am telling you now that Jesus is coming back. The good and the bad alike have heard and many of them have gathered, and Jesus came back and he saw some of them dressed in dirty clothes and he had them casting to be at the darkness. He said in a revelation, he said what's that your roads are not stained by the world. He said keep your robes he said that to him he keeps his robes clean from the world that he will walk with me and quiet and I will be his father and he will be my son. Jesus goes on to say I will uphold him from the Arab trial that is coming upon the world. So to your question about pre-tribulation, I think it's very very very clear here how Jesus is going to come back. He said that it's going to be a dark, dark world in the darkness. There are are going to be people waiting. But there's going to be some people who are not going to have their lamps with extra oil. Then the call is going to go out like thief in the night. Be in the night. It is going to say behold the bridegroom go out to meet him. Now that call has gone out, and everybody quickly arose because the call has gone out friends. I don't know if you heard it but I sure did. Everybody quickly a raise, and they trim their lamps and got them shining. I'm watching my light shining right now, are you shining? The thing is some of them didn't have enough oil, they were asleep and then they woke up in the sin and there was still following the world, they are procrastinating and they're not being proactive and praying everyday. They are being distracted, and Jesus just suddenly comes back. So for your question is that pre-trib? I think that answers your question so let us listen to what Jesus said. So oil in the lamp as I said, is prayer and communication with the Lord, obeying him and doing his will. When we're sinning we're not having oil in a lamp, we're throwing away up oil because the oil is the holy spirit. You can't have the Holy Spirit if you are living in sin, but when we operate in the Holy Spirit will and we're connecting with the Lord, that means we're going to do works of God. We're going to be praying, praying in tongues, we're going to be witnessing, we aren't going to be operating nude the power of the Holy Spirit flowing through us, doing works of God, and this is all revival and this revival comes about when we have faith in Jesus. We are taking him for real and we start to forsake our sins and we seek to know the Lord, we just don't know only ABOUT him and go to church to read the Bible (yet don't know him). You can know about Jesus, but you've got to actually repent and pray and go to him. He will give you the spirit which is the oil, then you can be led by the spirit which is the extra oil.
Extra oil is having the Holy Spirit and being led by the Lord, not living your own way chasing your own sport and career chasing your desires and living for yourself, and your own entertainment. That's what it means. Are you ready for Jesus who is coming back soon? Or are you just ignoring the call, and arguing about pre-and post tribe, saying there has to be a war in Israel first, and is got to be this way. Friends, Jesus didn't say that he could be predicted. He said you know the season, but he said that he will come as a thief in the night. The bridegroom is coming be ready or be left behind and that is true. Do you know what happens when you are left behind? You knock on the door and you say the Lord Lord open for me open for me, and with many tears you are turned away. The Lord says, go away I don't know you. That is what will happen when Jesus comes back. There will be people and knocking on the door saying, open for me, open for me, and it just doesn't happen. It's too late. Are you serving Jesus today? We talked about the parable of being cast into the outer darkness, are we serving Jesus and using our spiritual gifts? Are we doing the Kingdom's work? I didn't talk about the parable of the branches and the vine, but I can talk about it now. Jesus said that I am the vine and you are the branches, every branch that withers gets cut off and is thrown into the fire. He said that the axe is at the tree that doesn't produce good fruit. So when we're seeking for pleasures in the world, chasing our sport, doing the things of the world, do you know what happens to us? Christians are lied into believing lies about being saved, but we get to the gates of heaven as unfruitful and get cast away.
That's what's going to happen. Don't believe the lies. This generation just listens to lies and believe lies.That is why they say you can listen to secular music, you can go and be a popstar for Jesus, and that you can go and do dirt bike jumping for Jesus, you can go and be a wonderful athlete in the Olympics for Jesus, all this stuff for Jesus. But do you not know friends, these people are going on their train, on their life. Jesus doesn't tag behind us on the way that we think we should go. No, if you want to follow Jesus, you must deny yourself. Give away all your things that you focus on and focus on Jesus amen. He will lead you on his paths. You don't know what he wants you to do. You have to do what he wants you to do and do it faithfully. That's when you get a reward. That's when the king was say well done my faithful servant, because when you do it he says you will bear fruit, you would get more of what he gave you. You will increase what was given. Jesus said for him he has nothing what little he has will be taken off him. He will be assigned a place with rebellious in the outer darkness. This is the kingdom of God friends. We've got to be serious. These are the words of life. Why are they the words of life? Because they are the words that Jesus spoke and he is the word of God. It is all written in your bible the written word of God right here. If you don't read it and spend your time in prayer reading the Bible which see people so few people do these days, then you are going to start to see the mysteries of God if you would repent. Obey the Lord and seek him hallelujah. ...