Analysis Of Matthew 22 's ' The Kingdom Of Heaven '

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Why do you suppose Jesus mentions what this man was wearing? Listen to me, everything that Jesus says and does in the New Testament is very important! Whatever the garment is that this man has on is a social faux pas to the celebration that he has been invited to. The rest of the parable is pretty straightforward as Jesus describes the kingdom of heaven, "the kingdom of heaven is like..." Remember at the beginning of the parable, we are told that the first group that was invited to the wedding, refused to attend. "When the King heard about it, he was furious, and he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city," Matthew 22:7-8 NKJV. The King then declared an open invitation to everyone to attend the marriage of his son.

The parable in Matthew 22 is a profound teaching. It shows that the invitation to salvation is the same as receiving an invitation to the wedding of the Messiah. That is why the garment that the one man had on was such an irritation to the King. It was not so much what the man was wearing per se. It was a heart issue! The apostle John tells us the significance of wedding garments in Revelation 19. "And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings saying: Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be

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