KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 26:29. “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom”.
After the Lord Jesus had eaten the Passover meal with His disciples, He said He would not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the day, when He drinks with them new in the father’s kingdom. What was the Lord talking about? In 2 Thessalonians 2:1 the bible says we would be gathered unto the Lord at the rapture of the church. There would be a marriage feast of the saints with the Lord. Let’s consider how the bible talks about it in Revelation 19:9. “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God”.
The above verse ended by saying, “…blessed are they which are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb”. This clearly reveals that there would definitely be some who would not be qualified, and so would not be among those who would be admitted to the marriage supper. The parable of the ten virgins, where five were fools and five were wise. The foolish ones were not accepted into the marriage supper, whiles the five wise virgins were admitted. These scriptural emphases establish the fact that this is real and would definitely come to pass.
Dear brother, are you going to be accepted into the great marriage supper which the Lord talked about in Matt 26? There are two important steps and actions that would surely give you perfect access into His marriage supper.
1. Love the Lord God with all your soul and your heart and your might. Mark 12:30
2. Love thy neighbour as thyself. Mark 12:31
The Lord says upon these two commandments hang the law and the prophets. Do everything for the Lord out of love for Him. Serve the Lord diligently. Anything done for personal glory has missed the mark. No matter who your neighbour is, he or she is in the very image of God, and whatever you do to that person, you have done it unto the Lord. Never hate or mistreat any human being. If you would do these then a great door would be opened to you in the father’s kingdom.
THOUGHT: GOD ACCEPTS ONLY THOSE WHO SERVE HIM OUT OF LOVE.
1 Corinthians 8:2-3. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
Philippians 2:12. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.