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Compelled To The Feast

“Those invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, are not merely ‘Invited’ but are COMPELLED to come in.”  ~ A.W. Pink

Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.” (Isaiah 55:2)

It has been said, and it is true—If you want to find out what you thirst for in life, take a close look at what your money is being spent on! Certainly, most of us have a family to support and the good Lord knows the heavy burden of what our government demands weighs heavily upon us. The Jews also were burdened with the demands the Romans placed upon them requiring a large portion of what they worked so hard for.

The Jews also suffered from the heavy burden of the law placed upon their backs by the Pharisees. They, like us, were sorely pressed from every side. Still, what we spend our time and our money on tells us a lot about our spiritual health. Are we seeking the things of this world that do not satisfy or are we seeking the spiritual riches of Christ, to know Him and to have Him, that will give us peace and rest for all eternity.

Are you weary of trying to figure out if you should push or should you pull? Whether you are “empty or full” and considering what your time and money is spent on—Just what do they show you are really seeking after? Those invited, God will be compelling to come to Christ to receive Him in “abundance.” To know Christ “exceedingly and abundantly more” is what God desires for us. For, by knowing Christ, we know Him and are then prepared for the Wedding Feast!

Believing God has invited you to the great Wedding Feast in Heaven, how is God compelling you to come?

 

Empty Or Full

Why do I spend my time on things that do not feed?
And spend my money on things that don’t satisfy?
It’s not always a matter of greed.
I’ve got my wife and my kids to feed.

Still I ask for the reasons why.
But, I’m not asking for an easy way through it.
I’m not even asking Lord, how can You do it.
I just ask that You hear my cries!

My wants, they are more than can be numbered.
Many disappointments in life do I meet.
So many answers there are for me to seek.
Lord, my needs are far beyond my supply.

Your sure mercies money can’t buy.
Do I push or do I pull?
My debts are all past due!
Whether empty or Full,
I know what I must do.
Your peace and rest is what I need.
I’ll find them only on my knees.

I come to You now for to buy,
What money alone cannot supply.
I don’t come with money or deeds.
I bring only my overwhelming need.
I have worked so hard to continue my own thirst.
Only a fools folly seeks blessings that are cursed.
Myself is all that I possess.
Choosing to part with self, starts this holy process.

Do I push or do I pull?
Whether empty or full.
You mercies have been paid.
You paid for them in full.

Hear and my soul shall live.
All of myself, I must give.
My debt I cannot pay.
Empty me Lord, that I may be full.

I came to You so thirsty and alone and so poor.
You gave me more than I could ever hope for.
Water You gave to revive me.
Wine made my heart glad and free.
Your milk nourished my soul for the feast.
Bought without money through a cross.
Emptying myself is my cost.

Empty or full,
I receive without spending.
If I push or pull,
I spend without lasting.

I’ve been invited to the feast.
To prepare, from sin I must flee.
Whether I’m empty or full,
I will not push or pull.
Because—Empty or full,
I will feast!

Ron C. Kyker

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I am a layperson with 35 yrs. of teaching Sunday School, bible studies, and preaching on occasion. I teach a bible study in a local prison. I am a 36 yr. counselor/social worker. I am disabled and have devoted the past four years to studying, praying, and writing about my greatest love; this gospel of Jesus Christ that has the power to save a man's soul. I also write devotions for a Church in Marion, VA and I write for an orphanage/ministry in Zambia, Africa.

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