33. Lowest Seat at the Feast & 34. Invitation to the Banquet
Spoken by Yeshua who was having supper with another group of Pharisees on a Sabbath Day.
Luke 14:1 As he went into the house of one of the chief Prushim to eat bread on the Sabbath day, they watched him. 2 There was a certain man before him which had edema 3 and Yeshua asked the sages and Prushim, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?” 4 They held their peace. Then he took him, and healed him, and let him go; 5 Yeshua continued, “Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” 6 They could not answer these things.
7 Then he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats. He said to them, 8 “When you are bidden by any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest position lest a more honorable man than you is invited by him. 9 Then he that bade you and him come and say to you, ‘Give this man place;’ and you begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 Rather, when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place; that when he that bade you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher:’ then shall you have honor in the presence of those who sit at dinner with you. 11 Whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.”
12 Then he also said to him that bade him, “When you make a sumptuous feast, do not call your friends, nor your brothers, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbors lest they also bid you again, and they repay you in kind. 13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. 14 Then you shall be blessed, for they cannot recompense you. You shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. 15 When one of those who sat at dinner with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of JeHoVah.”
16 Yeshua replied, “A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. 17 He sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were bidden, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18 And they all, with one consent, began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of property, and I need to go and see it. I pray, have me excused.’ 19 Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going prove them. I pray, have me excused.’ 20 Another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So that servant came, and showed his master 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 here the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.’ 22 The servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.’ 23 The master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 I say to you that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.”
Excerpt From: Michael John Rood. “The Chronological Gospels.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/SWrxQ.l
Who is of this world and speaks of what is not seen? I tell you it is the ones that are humble enough to find their seats when the music plays from the beginning. They come to The Door without a brother or a friend, nor any who have means gained by this world my friend. For this one would give his life for another, even one who he who has known only that he needs, he will hold his hand out to save him. Opening up the word to let the sumptuous feast begin.
The time had come in this season to celebrate with family and friends. The feast was made to rejoice with JeHoVah but those who were to come fell away as the meat was made ready for finishing. The world had ahold of them, one was buying up things that belonged not unto him. Another was working with sweat on the brow and blind to the day to rest and be holy with Him. Another, who had partnered up with an enemy who had slowly creeped in, she had the power to bind him from what his heart once longed for to begin.
Know that those who know not the feast or the appointed times of YeHoVah dear friends will surely miss all the blessings and never eat a bite of the sumptuous feast that had been prepared for them.
Awake! ARISE! The Bridegroom is Coming, listen for the Shofars for they will sound on the sixth day when men will be receiving a double portion of manna, revelation for those who’s hearts are humble and ready for the feast time to begin.