"Then He said to him, ' A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'
But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.' Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come" Luke 14:16-20 NKJV
The servant returns to his master and reports the excuses of those who were invited to the great supper.The master is angry, because He has put much effort in preparing for this feast. However, those who were invited, all of sudden had too much to do and too many cares. They began to make excuses as to why they could not come to the feast. They began to speak of their business, property and family cares. All of these things became more important than the supper prepared for them.
Jesus has called us to sup with Him. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock: If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20
What have you been asking God to excuse you from? Do you have a business or job requiring you to slack off in the call He has given you? HAS YOUR BLESSING BECOME A CURSE? Do you have someone in your life who is demanding too much of your time and attention, hindering your time with God? HAS YOUR BLESSING BECOME A CURSE? God always has you on His mind. He desires to spend some time with you. God is desirous to be in relationship with you.
"You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you, (for the Lord your God is a jealous God) ." Deuteronomy 6:14-15z
Have you set other gods before the One and Only True God? Has your job, business, car, house, spouse, or money become your god? HAS YOUR BLESSING BECOME A CURSE? God is a Jealous God, and will not share you with the things of this world. You used to love Him more than life..You used to be the first one at church and prayer meeting. You used to desire to hear His Word and above anything you wanted to be in His perfect will. HAS YOUR BLESSING BECOME A CURSE?
Oh sure you still go through the motions, but the fire is gone. Your fire and desire has turned from being spiritually minded, to being carnally minded. You have gone from storing treasure in heaven to storing treasures on earth. Be careful, God gives us an opportunity to repent, but He will not continue to bless us in disobedience.
"Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." Matt 22:37
God is speaking...He says He knows your works, that you have rejected evil, persevered and have had patience, laboring in His name. "Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you have left your first love." Revelation 2:4
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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