Luke 14:21-25

Luke 14:21 (KJB)
So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

The servant who was dispatched had returned to his Lord and told him all the excuses that he received from those who were initially invited. This was speaking of national Israel who had rejected the Messiah and thought that they were automatically in the Kingdom of God because they had the law. Then the master, who was angry over this excuse making, dispatched the servant to bring in the poor, maimed, halt, and blind. These were considered the outcasts in the nation of Israel, those that were despised. The poor could not meet the financial obligations of the ceremonial law of the Pharisees, and those with physical defects were cut off from the temple fellowship. The Gospel would now go out to the world and to those who are the outcasts will come into the Kingdom before the invited guests. The feast was now ready and had to be served. Nothing was going to thwart Godís plan of salvation. The Jews had rejected Christ but that was not going to halt the Gospel from going out to the whole world.

Luke 14:22 (KJB)
And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

Until the time that Jesus returns to this earth on the last day, there will always be room for all the Elect that were named before the foundation of the world. When the last one is saved, then the end shall come. Until that time, we are to continue sending out the Gospel to the entire world. (Mat 22:14 KJV) For many are called, but few are chosen.

Luke 14:23 (KJB)
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Then the servant is dispatched once again but this time to a more busier place which would have been the highways where there would always be crowds because these were the main roads used in commerce. Then the hedges along the roads would be where the vagrants would come to rest from the hot sun. These people were told of the banquet that was ready and now these people would be allowed to come in because the Lord of that house wanted his house filled with people who would be grateful for what they received.

Luke 14:24 (KJB)
For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

Then Jesus makes a very stern statement that those religious leaders and their disciples would not taste of His supper, that is, they will die in their sins because they have rejected the Messiah through which salvation is attained. (John 8:24 KJV) I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Luke 14:25 (KJB)
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,

After Jesus had finished the feast with the Pharisees, He continued on His trip to Jerusalem. At this point He was very popular because we see the great multitude of people which followed Him. Then Jesus turns to the crowds and begins to speak.

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