Sir, what is the connection between Romans 10:9 and Matthew 22:11-14?
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES
Q2. What is the connection between Romans 10:9 and Matthew 22:11-14?
A2. First, let's see what are the Scriptures you mentioned are saying. ROMANS 10:9 says:
- If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED. (Rom 10:9 KJV)
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 speechless.
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 connection between ROMANS 10:9 and MATTHEW 22:11-14 is that for someone to be saved he/she must have the Belief and Faith plus the Work of weaving his/her appropriate WEDDING GARMENT he/she should wear to attend the Marriage Feast of Christ at His return (Revelation 19:7-8).
In Matthew 22:14, the "MANY ARE CALLED" are those Christians and Jews who have the Belief and Faith in Christ's sufferings, Death, and Resurrection, but, they have NO WORKS to weave their Wedding Garments. Therefore, they are rejected by the Father and Christ (Matthew 7:23, 22:13, 25:41).
The "FEW ARE CHOSEN" are those Christians and Jews who strive to have Works that weave their Wedding Garments. Therefore, they are accepted by Christ and are given Eternal Salvation and entry to the Kingdom of God.
SALVATION IS MERITED NOT BY BELIEF & FAITH ALONE, BUT BY WORKS OF WEAVING YOUR WEDDING GARMENT
In other words, Salvation does not consist of just believing that Christ rose from the dead, or that of just having faith in Christ, which without works, is the FAITH THAT IS DEAD (James 2:17, 20).
- IF IT DOES NOT HAVE WORKS, FAITH IS DEAD, being by itself. (Jas 2:17 MKJV)
- Someone will say, You have Faith, and I have Works. SHOW ME YOUR FAITH WITHOUT YOUR WORKS, AND I WILL SHOW YOU MY FAITH FROM MY WORKS. (Jas 2:18 MKJV)
YOUR RIGHTEOUS DEEDS OR WORKS IN THIS WORLD WEAVE YOUR GARMENT OF SALVATION FOR YOUR ENTRANCE TO THE NEXT WORLD!
The righteous deeds a man or woman performs in this world draw light from the supreme radiance of the Glory of Christ. Of course, you must be very sure about the correct definition and your understanding of a RIGHTEOUS DEED; otherwise, you will be misled if your source is the definitions of Men. Only God's MESSIANIC KABBALAH can give you the correct definition and understanding of what are those RIGHTEOUS DEEDS according to God's Definitions.
Righteous Deeds (according to God's Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom) makes a Garment of Light for a person necessary for him/her to enter the Kingdom of God, and be able to stand before the presence of the Holy One, blessed be He.
In other words, for you to be saved and enter the Kingdom of God, you must strive to weave your own holy Garment of Salvation made of the Supernal Light, which is supplied by the transfigured Christ every time you do a righteous deed. This supernal Light is the Messianic Kabbalah Light of the Glory of Christ! This is what Transfiguration or Rapture is all about!
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