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Freedom With The Wedding Garment
I am Christina Farris coming live from turtle30cshell.com. I
am speaking on freedom of the wedding garment. Rev.
Martin Luther King said, “ I have a dream” He dreamed of
his people being free. Yet the vision for freedom was first
given with President Lincoln, when he freed the slaves. Yet
it would take time for a people to realize the freedom they
had gain in a land of freedom. Martin Luther King took
charge of his dream like all of us must do and declare our
freedom to be treated equal. To be treated with equal
respect. Freedom is a precious gift, first given to us by
God. When he freed us from a yoke of slavery from sin.
To be trapped in a world is to feel one does not have the
freedom to leave or walk out the door so to speak. To be
like a caged animal. To be free is to be able to go where
you please, and when you want too, as long as it does not
infringe on the rights of others to do the same. It does not
mean you do not have responsibility, because with
freedom comes responsibility. Slavery is force
responsibility. It is forcing someone to do what you are
responsible in doing, instead of taking care of it yourself. It
not paying or hiring but entrapping a person into doing
something you will not do for yourself, but need doing.
Making a person feel less then human. Making a person
feel worse then animals kept in the barn. Animals are at
least feed and cared for with respect in a slave owners
Freedom is going to be able to get ice cream at the ice
cream store and sit on the stool next to everyone else who
is there, enjoying your desert with the crowd. Like going to
the bar and having a drink with total strangers, that have
one thing in common they need a drink. Lord has a drink
that is totally free, it even comes with a robe of
righteousness by faith. The drink is the drink of everlasting
water that the Samaritan woman was looking for in John 4.
The garment of faith is something worn by all that believe
in Jesus. True freedom comes with such a garment of
faith. To have faith in Christ is not to be entangled by a
yoke of sin, but to have freedom to make a mistake and
know you have been forgiven. To know Christ has
covered your sin. If one would weigh their sins along with
their good deeds they be found lacking. No amount of
good works can save a person. Yet good works is a
responsibility of all that are freed by faith in Christ. Yet
with the freedom comes responsibility to live a life
pleasing to God and when one fails repenting of failure
and going on with life to the best of one ability relying on
the power of the Holy Spirit to keep one from slipping.
It is time for our nation to stop beating up on the issue of
race and set a measuring line of equality, even in the work
place. If you can not do the job, then you should not be
allowed to keep the job you can not do, the promotion
should not be given. It does not mean you should loose a
job, but loose the responsibility that goes with the job. As
a Christian if God calls you to a task He equips you for the
job. Life, education, hard work equips you for the job of
this world that earns the cash of this world. God can
enable you for this type of work as well, but usually these
jobs take training, so one has to study and work hard, and
often become enslaved to a goaled that brings about
income. God job for you brings about blessing in this life,
often by seeing the miraculous work of God that is often
unseen by the unbeliever. It seeing the grace of God
working in the lives of others that are growing in faith, to
those that are just beginning a relationship with God. God
changing and raising up men and women of faith to lead,
to be responsible and to have strength to make changes in
our world and to make it better place to live, by
demonstrating the love of God. A love that is
unconditional, patience, kind, long suffering, gentle,
goodness, merciful, just and much much more.
This is not all I want to say I want to read a passage of
scripture today about the guest that are invited to kingdom
of heaven. See all human life despite race, background
and so forth are welcome into heaven. There no second
class citizen there for we all will be wearing royal robes of
faith in Jesus. White robes that are washed in the blood of
the lamb. Our robes of royalty, because we are sons and
daughter of God and joint heirs with Jesus, who is the Son
of God. Though we will never be equal we are the bride
and will have responsibility of leading and ruling with Him
in heaven. Let us read the parable of the call of the bride
Matthew 22:1-14 KJV
(1) And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by
parables, and said,
(2) The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king,
which made a marriage for his son,
(3) And sent forth his servants to call them that were
bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
(4) Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them
which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my
oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready:
come unto the marriage.
(5) But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to
his farm, another to his merchandise:
(6) And the remnant took his servants, and entreated
them spitefully, and slew them.
(7) But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he
sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and
burned up their city.
(8) Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready,
but they which were bidden were not worthy.
(9) Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye
shall find, bid to the marriage.
(10) So those servants went out into the highways, and
gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and
good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
(11) And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw
there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
(12) And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in
hither not having a wedding garment? And he was
(13) Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand
and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer
darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(14) For many are called, but few are chosen.
The king sent his servants, his Son and then His servants
again to gather the people for the wedding feast. All are
given opportunity, but not all heed the call of faith. Some
walking away from the call figuring they are good enough
because sally has faith but not living as self righteous as
the one walking away. This person is wearing not a
wedding garment, but Sally is a believer and is wearing a
white robe of righteous by faith. God is doing a work in
sally’s life because she has faith in Jesus. The person that
self righteous is doing good works but is only changing by
the power of her own hand into the imagine she thinks is
just. The person self righteous dies and sneaks uninvited
into heaven and is sitting down thinking the wedding feast
looks delicious and God comes over and says were your
wedding gown. I require one thing you got to believe I and
my Son are real by faith. And so this meal is not real to
you either, and with that cast the self righteous person into
utter darkness. Sally sitting at the table says Lord thank
you she been a thorn in my side for years.
The point is this God grace for believers is great. He
understands we not perfect, for He created us in his
image, but not equal to him. Not as perfect as Him. Our
perfection is based on faith. God sees our imperfection
and says believe my word. Adam did not believe and got
kicked out of paradise. Eve did not believe and got kicked
out of paradise. Devil believe and tremble. The serpent
deceived and did not believe and was cast to the earth
below. If your parents tells you not to steal and you steal
you are cast into jail. A place one does not want to be in
unless it cold outside. The point being one did not believe
the one that wanted to protect you from making a mistake.
God does not desire us to sin and even warns us but
unless we believe and obey we are going to fall in the pit
called hell. Basically that what about the first rule of faith is
to believe in Jesus. To believe Jesus is the word of God
that became flesh and dwelt among us. To believe that
Jesus is the Messiah, God salvation plan. When we fail to
believe what God speaks but have the blood covering of
Christ, Christ blood covers the sin of unbelief. Yet it does
not give us license to not obey God.
Even the devil believes and trembles. Balaam a false
prophet had to speak the words God told him too. Story is
found in Numbers 22. Not out of his own free will, but
because of the power of God gave the words for Balaam
to speak. God can use the devil to speak truth. God can
use the evil spirits that volunteer to speak a lie, like in the
story of lying spirit speaking to the prophets of Ahab to
speak a lie this is found in I Kings 22. God in control and
has given certain power to the enemy, even in the form of
deception. However there is coming a day when evil will
have no power. Without God the evil one is powerless to
prevent the punishment of flames of the eternal pit of
everlasting flames of fire. His reward for disobedience.
God allows but God also gives a just reward. The wedding
garment by faith, you do not come when he calls then you
are refusing God. Your not refusing the servants of God
who warn you, you are called by God’s Spirit to come.
Devil not wearing a wedding garment of faith in God’s
salvation plan. He is wearing a garment of dead works,
because they were done not of a conscious will of
obedience but the power of God commanding his will be
Blessing come with faith in Jesus. The freedom we gain
with Christ is our sin is no longer counted against us. We
are free upon belief. Martin Luther King freedom march
pointed the way to a life of freedom from bigotry and hate.
Hate being one of the most evil acts of man. Hatred of sin
is not wrong, but hatred because of race, or nationality is
wrong. Since the war began how many Arab jokes have
been passed around, some better then others. Yet the
point is anything done in hate to be little human life is
wrong. To fight for freedom from an oppressor is a fight
worth fighting for. To fight the oppressor named Satan is
worth fighting against. The way the battle is won is
receiving Jesus as Lord. It is your choice today to decide
are you going to fight against the oppressor and take a
stand in faith in Jesus by believing.
John 3:16 KJV
(16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life.
God is no respecter of person for anyone that call upon
the name of Jesus will be saved. That is a promise of
God. Do you want to receive that promise today. If so
pray this prayer with me.
Dear Heavenly Father I ask you to forgive me of all my
sins. I thank you for your salvation plan of belief in Jesus. I
believe Jesus has buried my sins through his death and I
have risen with Christ through His resurrection. I receive
the gift of salvation as well as the comforter known as the
Holy Spirit into my heart who seals me when I believe in
Jesus as a child of God. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
If you prayed this prayer with me you are now a child of
God saved by the grace of God found through belief in
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