Matthew Chapter 20

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Matthew 20

1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,

12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,

18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,

19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

42 thoughts on “Matthew Chapter 20

  1. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
    28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

    This is the spirit we should have one to another, to serve, to minister, to give of ourselves, no matter if we are thanked or not, no matter if we are honor in any way; WE MUST BE SERVANTS, WE MUST BE MINISTERS FOR THAT IS WHAT WE ARE CALLED TO DO IN HIS LIKENESS. You should never looked upon yourself as too “big” to clean a toilet, or to care for the little ones, or to wash an elders feet. Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Ephesians 6:7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
    There is JOY when you serve and in your mind you see our Lord Jesus Christ using whatever you are cleaning, or whatever you are cooking, or who ever you are serving; believe me if we do ALL as our Lord is going to walk in that door and say “what’s for supper” you will make sure your banquet is worth of a king. You may say “well, my husband is no king”, but I tell you if you serve him like he is, he might just surprise you. AGAIN DO ALL AS YOU ARE DOING IT UNTO CHRIST & RETURN THE JOY INTO YOUR WORK.

  2. As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve aside privately and said to them on the way, -Matthew 20:17NET

    What is he saying to us on the way? On the way to revival!
    On our way to the cross what has he spoken to us? Take your cross!
    What is it that needs to die? Die to self

    and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged severely and crucified. Yet on the third day, he will be raised.” -Matthew 20:19NET

    If we are going to be raised we first have to go into the ground and die.

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. -John 12:24

  3. 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

    The Lord letting them know that it doesn’t matter if you have believed for years or an day . You are a chosen people.

  4. 30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    Don’t let the crowd decide if you get your miracle! If it had been left up to the crowd, those two men would have remained blind, but they decided that they were not going to miss their chance to be healed and made sure that the Healer heard them.

    “There is hope for the helpless
    Rest for the weary
    Love for the broken heart
    There is grace and forgiveness
    Mercy and healing
    He’ll meet you wherever you are
    Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus”
    -Third Day

  5. Verse 34 MSG “Deeply moved, Jesus touched their eyes. They had their sight back that very instant, and joined the procession.” This last verse summed it up for me. These two blind men asked for their sight (to me not only physically; but, Jesus touched their spiritual sight). They didn’t stay around or go their own way to celebrate with this world that they could finally see; but, rather joined the procession and followed their Healer….Jesus.

  6. iLove to eat the Word

    Go to Work

    There are many principles found in the blog today that deal with work. We can look at this both as physical and spiritual work.

    As we read the scriptures, there is one fact that is absolute…our God does not like people to be idle. He wants us to WORK. As I paraphrase the famous words of our Pastor, the hardest part about getting a job is they might expect us to work. We can say that it is the will of God for people to work. In fact, check out this study from the internet that I found.

    In a study done by Shell Corporation a shocking discovery was made about the age of retirement when correlated with age of death. According to the article:
    “People who retire at 55 are 89% more likely to die in the 10 years after retirement than those who retire at 65.”

    Can you imagine…9 out of 10 folks who retire early also die early? We can apply this to the spiritual realm as well. Those Christians who “retire” from the work of the Lord and stand idle in the field are far more likely to become spiritually dead then those who are laboring in the field.

    Let’s get to work and live long productive lives!

  7. 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

    There is much here to think upon, but I want to look at the fact that all people are called to repentance. There is a calling that is greater than repentance! That calling is to be laborers in the kingdom of God. Laborers do the most menial tasks, some so simple, yet others who are called to more than just laborers so exact.
    For this reason, many people do not want the title of laborer, but something a little more personal. For God to call you into his kingdom to do anything is an honor.
    The Word teaches us the laborer is worthy of his hire!

    Mat 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

    Even if we only give a disciple a drink of cold water, we will not lose our reward.
    It would be worth your time to search the word called. When God calls us there is a lot to be called to work for God. And yes we are all called to be laborers in his kingdom.

    Luk 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

    If we desire to be more than just laborers, we should read Luke 12:48 real close. Too whom mush is given much is required!!!!
    If you have committed more, you will be asked more!!
    Your reward may not be any greater in heaven, but your life here will be spent for Christ and a great reward in your service here. You will PRAISE GOD WITH MORE PASSION and love God with a deeper love.

    Why all this? Many are called, but remember FEW are chosen. Everybody cannot do this only THE CHOSEN. Please study what I am saying! I am not just saying words, but telling you, you need to look at your life and see if you are truly a chosen one.

    God has to chose you not you chose God!

    Moses was chosen of God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and carry them to the promised land. Take a long look at Moses, can you face what Moses faced everyday?

    Just A Thought!

    ARE YOU CHOSEN?

  8. …., and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters. (‭Matthew‬ ‭23‬:‭8‬ NLT)

    Why do some people think there better but for real we’re all equal.

  9. Serve and Shine

    Matthew 20:16 (KJV Strong’s)
    16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

    The kingdom operates differently than the world. The world says survival of the fittest, and only the strong survive. The world teaches to run over others, lie, cheat, deceive, and manipulate as long as you get your desired outcome.

    Yet the kingdom is upside down compared to the world. To move up you must move down.

    John said John 3:30 (KJV Strong’s)
    30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

    Matthew 20:27-28 (KJV Strong’s)
    27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

    Why?

    Our predisposition to minister to those we meet will set it up for them to see the light of Jesus in our lives!

    Serving others, or ministering to others is ministry.

    1 Timothy 4:6 (KJV Strong’s)
    6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

    The word ministry has the connotation of one who waits tables.

    It’s not about us. We have eternal life inside of us already. It is up to us now to shed self and serve that they may have the same opportunity we have.

    Matthew 5:16 (The Message)
    16 Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

  10. But Jesus called the disciples together and said: You know foreign rulers like to order their people around. And their great leaders have full power over everyone they rule. But don’t act like them. If you want to be great, you must be the servant of all the others. And if you want to be first, you must be the slave of the rest. The Son of Man did not come to be a slave master, but a slave who will give his life to rescue many people. (‭Matthew‬ ‭20‬:‭25-28‬ CEVDCUS06)

    Wow, what a question asked of the mother of these two sons! Wanting to be the greatest amongst the rest of the laborers, as they all are working toward the same ‘goal’ or mission field. Pride, jealousy, being or thinking that you’re better than the rest, definitely brings strife or division amongst the the body! We are one in the body of Christ, we all are working toward the same goal, and that is to work, serve, give, into The Lord’s Kingdom. And not to enlarge our kingdom(head).

  11. Matthew 20:1-14
    This parable reinforces Jesus’ teaching regarding true Christian service and riches.

    Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last : for many be called, but few chosen.

    Luke 13:30 And , behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

  12. JUST ASK

    32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

    I am continually seeking paths to access the LORD JESUS. In the WORD of GOD, every miracle recorded seems so simple. Possibly we complicate the process…

    1. There was a valid need that the individual could do nothing about. vs. 30 (Blind)
    2. They made some NOISE and solicited the attention of the LORD as he passed by. vs. 30 (Cried OUT)
    3. Those in need expressed REPENTANCE. vs. 30 (Have MERCY on us)
    4. They ignored the critics in their quest for JESUS attention. vs. 31 (the multitude rebuked them)
    5. Made their request known to GOD. vs. 33 (that our eyes may be opened)

    These 5 simple principals are an example for us to practice our FAITH and witness the compassion of the LORD to operate in our midst with signs, miracles and wonders.

    Answered prayers generate a hunger to FOLLOW JESUS.

    34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

    PRAISE
    ASK
    RECIEVE
    FOLLOW

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  13. 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

    Whatever position God gives you in life, you must remember that you are not here to serve yourself or expect other people to serve you, but you are here to serve others. In whatever it may, encourage, support and lift up your brothers and sisters and help people out in any way that you can.

  14. I believe there are three principles in the parable of the workers in the field.

    1. No matter how old you are when you answer the call of God on your life the reward of salvation is the same. Whether you were 5 or 85 when you heeded the call of the Lord salvation is still yours as long as you complete the “race”.
    2. We have to come to the Lord before the end of the work day, as the story portrays. We must surrender to the calling of the Lord before He calls His bride home.
    3. Those who have been working since early in the day should not think they “deserve” a better reward than the new hires. We weren’t saved because of our merit or worthiness, but because of His mercy and grace. Thinking He owes us something extra is dangerous ground.

  15. Matthew 20:32
    So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
    If we have the faith to ask God to do something He will do it. It’s hard for some to realize that it’s that easy all we have to do is ask…wow!!!

    Matthew 20:26-28
    Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
    We should have the attitude Jesus did. A servants attitude… Jesus did many things for others and expected nothing in return. All to often we help others and then get offended when they don’t thank us or do something for us. It’s always better to give than receive.
    Lord help me to keep a servants attitude.

  16. When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord,” they said, “we want to see!” Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him. (‭Matthew‬ ‭20‬:‭32-34‬ NLT)

    How easy is it for The Lord to have compassion for those who ask for help. What is keeping us from pushing aside our pride to ask?

    You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. (‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭2‬ NLT)

  17. The parable in todays chapter is likened unto this hour that we live in. God is searching for those that will put to use their talents and abilities for the Kingdom of Heaven. When that great and final trumpet sounds, all those that are pure in heart, filled with the spirit, baptized in His name, working for the Kingdom will be caught away. There will be those that have lived many many years, and some maybe only days, all will receive the reward of eternal life, maybe more stars in your crown, but eternal life none the less.

    We cannot become judgmental in these last and final hours. If God raises up someone with more giftings and talents than we have or use, we must step aside and allow them to assist in growing this ministry to a greater level. It’s all about HIS Kingdom, not my kingdom!

  18. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

    16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

    Today we are in the ‘last days’ church and many great men & women have gone before us…pioneers of our faith in the early 1900’s as well as those from the many generations before, even back to the beginning. It is very humbling to be counted worthy to stand with these great men/women of faith-Heb 11.

    But I also see this scripture in another light: that those we serve today, first time guests, the children & students who attend our services…to me, these are first. They are our 1st priority and should be first to be served in every way especially at the altar. Those that minister know this principle-maing sure others receive first! The lost are who He is seeking to save and our part is to put them first.

  19. NLT 9When those hired at five o’clock were paid, each received a full day’s wage. 10When those hired first came to get their pay, they assumed they would receive more. But they, too, were paid a day’s wage. 11When they received their pay, they protested to the owner, 12‘Those people worked only one hour, and yet you’ve paid them just as much as you paid us who worked all day in the scorching heat.’ 13“He answered one of them, ‘Friend, I haven’t been unfair! Didn’t you agree to work all day for the usual wage?

    So many workers have the same mentallity today as of yesterday saying, “Equal pay for all, not being fair, other receiving more than me”. They have the dependency mentallity of receiving and not giving. They demand to be treated equally.

    They should be thanking God for having a job, having an income, receiving blessings, and being able to give instead of complaining. Like the bible says, its better to give than to receive!

  20. Be Content

    10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
    11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
    12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

    2 Corinthians 10:12
    For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

    They where hired for a job agreed on the pay and then later measured their pay with the pay of others. Yet in reality they really did know the price they had to pay while not in the house. We should not look at the blessings of others and desire what they have but joy that they are blessed. (Romans 12:15)

    Many people are standing in the marketplace “the world” and God is calling them into the body of Christ. Our reward is heaven and we should take joy that others are making Heaven their home.

  21. 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

    33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

    34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

    Thank you Lord for your mercy!

  22. 30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.😉

  23. 30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

    33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

    34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

    If these men had been silent they would not have been haled. If these men did not believe, they would have nit cried out. Could it be that sometimes we stay silent boy because others urge us to hold our peace but that we don’t believe he can do what we are asking?! It’s time to stop putting God in a box.! Closed mouths don’t get fed and unbelievers Don’t get blessed! Time to cry out for what we truely want, I will not be silent. I know how to get my Gods attention and I intend ti do so.

  24. 30, “And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.”
    31, “And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.”
    32, “And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?”
    33, “They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”
    34, “So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.”

    At one time, we were all like these blind men sitting by the way side and living in sin, until Jesus passed by our lives, and we cried out for Mercy. And Thank God, we didn’t listen to the nay sayers, but cried out the more for His Mercy, and he opened our blinded eyes to the Truth of who He is, and we followed him.
    Today, many people still sit by the way side living in sin and blind to the Truth of who Jesus is. Only those who cry out to Him for Mercy and Healing, not listening to the nay sayers, will See Jesus.

    I love the song, AMAZING GRACE.
    Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
    That saved a wrench like me.
    I once was lost but now I am found
    Was blind but now I see.

    Thank You JESUS for your MERCY and AMAZING GRACE!!

  25. It doesn’t matter how long you have been working for The Lord we will all get rewarded. God recompense every service done to him by showing his grace to allog us equally. Sometimes we might think that a certain person doesn’t deserve something but God is in control of everything. It is an evil eye to displease the good of others. It is displeasing to God and hurtful to our neighbors. Let us never envy or grudge, but rejoice and praise God for his mercy to others as well as to ourselves. 🙂 let us support one another for were all in this together! 🙂

    You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. (Lev. 19:18) ESV

  26. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

    Notice that it said that they agreed to work for a penny a day. Was I get out of this is they could have asked for more but didn’t !
    So then they got mad when they felt like they should have got more because they had worked longer than the others !
    We get what we ask for . Are we settling for less than what God would give us if we would only ask for more ? Lord help me to not settle for just a small move of God in my life , but I want everything that you are willing to give me if I will only do my very best work for your kingdom!!

  27. “Whatsoever is right I will give you.” There were those that made and agreement and then became jealous when they witnessed what others received. There was two that desired a position without realizing the cost, and there were two that simply wanted sight. One must first evaluate all, including self, before ever judging on the situation. What a mighty God we serve, thank God for his word! God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all, in Jesus name, Amen.

  28. 30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    Just say the name of Jesus. Cry out to him. For he will hear you. In time of need or to worship him. He is truly an awesome God.

  29. YES!!!
    16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

    Sometimes things aren’t as we think they should be. But as long as GODS will is done, then it is just right!!!

    Isaiah 55:8
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

    It’s being prideful when we think that we should understand everything. We don’t have to understand everything. It’s called trusting in GOD!!!
    HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU DADDY!!! I PRAISE YOU AND ONLY YOU JESUS!!! HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNFAILING LOVE AND MERCY!!!

  30. 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

    Oh that my eyes would be opened…

    What a powerful 7 words! When we look at the spiritual side of this, because the natural is a reflection of the spiritual side, they once again had vision. They were again able to dream, and visualize their hopes coming true.

  31. 32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

    33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

    34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
    We serve a great and mighty healer! My God can do anything!

  32. Ask

    31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

    32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

    Jeremiah 29:13
    And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

    The first of the three stories dealt with goods and compensation, the second with honor and position, but the third with the mercy and heart of God. When we ask of God, there is a special place in which our petitions bypass His hand to first touch His heart. Seeking God’s heart positions us for our heart to be more open to God, and lead us beyond the “stuff” to deeper relationship with Him.

  33. For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

    Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? (‭Matthew‬ ‭20‬:‭1-3, 5-6‬ KJV)

    We have to go. We have to keep going back. It doesn’t matter if we have been there before. There are new people thre

  34. 24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

    25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

    26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

    27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

    28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

    One of the traits of Jesus that was able to pick up from this verses is how The Lord acted with wisdom and as a peace maker. So after the 10 had moved with indignation Jesus immediately took control first, called them near that they may hear instruction, then began to use what had become a negative among them into an opportunity to teach them. He said a to be great you have to serve others and minster to other people. It was not about who is bigger or better, but rather to be equal and be servant unto others. To me this is a great example of how we should be more like Jesus, bringing in peace where there seems to be discord. The gospels have a marvelous way to show the many traits if Jesus.

    Matthew 5:9New English Translation (NET Bible)

    9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.

  35. Healed by Jesus !!!! 30. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Je’-sus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of Da’-vid. 31. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of Da’-vid. 32. And Je’-sus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? 33. They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34. So Je’-sus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. THANK YOU JESUS THAT YOU ARE OUR GREAT HEALER !!!! YOU MAKE THE BLIND TO SEE !!!! HAD THEY NOT CALLED OUT THEY WOULD’NT OF BEEN HEARD AND HEALED !!!! PRAISE THE LORD !!!!

  36. The Closer

    12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

    As the time grows nearer to the coming of the Lord the labor versus reward factor in the kingdom will have and has already started to have a great shift toward the favor of the new comer. In my short time serving the Lord he has shown himself mighty in not only my situations but the ones around me. The accelerated anointing on the church needs to be a wake up call that he is coming soon. In this parable the man wouldn’t have kept hiring servants to reap all the day long if he had plenty that morning. He must of had some urgency to get the harvest out of the field or he wouldn’t of paid a days wage to someone who worked only an hour. In the kingdom since and what I think is the biggest lesson in this parable is that the reward for one soul to Jesus is just as rewarded as many. In other words some were given a lot of time to harvest but some were given a short time. If it indeed was fair for them all to make the same wage then the last to go in the field had to be the hardest workers. They had to gather as much of the harvest in one hour as it took the rest of them all day. The Kingdom of God is calling out to real men and woman to be the hardest working, soul winningest church in history because we are that 11th hour church.

    In the closing innings of the baseball game they bring in the best pitcher to close the game. The management has all their confidence in that man to seal the deal and bring home the victory. The same is expected of us in these last innings of this fight for the church. He has sent in the best and he expects the victory.

    Its us church!

  37. Service

    Matthew 20:27
    ” and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,”

    Servitude is required for exhortation. To be great one must serve others. There is a remarkable power that is demonstrated through humility.

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