June 3rd, 2011 – Matthew Chapters 10 and 11
[Scriptures for Charles Giuliani, who was the subject of the pre-program discussion:]
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Last week discussing Matthew chapter 8 where Christ is recorded as having said “11 I say to you that many shall come from east and west and they shall recline with Abraham and Isaak and Jakob in the kingdom of the heavens, 12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outermost darkness. And there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth!” I first quoted Psalm 107 verses 1-3, which I will read again here: “1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.” As we see in Luke, at 1:71, part of the purpose of Christ was to bring us “preservation from our enemies and from the hand of all those who hate us”, just as we see it professed in Psalm 107. I also quoted Psalm 112: “10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.” We need to be bought back from the enemy, because it is clearly evident that in our sin, they rule over us! It is they who shall be gnashing their teeth. Therefore I remarked last week that “the 'sons of the kingdom' are those who pretend to have the law and the prophets, those in the seats of authority in Jerusalem, but they are not necessarily Israelites. Actually, many of them are not Israelites, they are usurpers. And that is why they would be put out. This passage should be cross-referenced to Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, which describe those who claim to be Judaeans, but are not, they are of the assembly of the adversary.”