Day 5 Matthew 21:28-30

“A Time to Serve!”
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A man with two sons told the older boy, `Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ The son answered, `No, I won’t go,’ but later he changed his mind and went anyway. Then the father told the other son, `You go,’ and he said, `Yes, sir, I will.’ But he didn’t go. Which of the two was obeying his father?” (Matthew 21:28-30 NLT)
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Awhile back, I was speaking to a man who was having issues with his Spiritual Life. For many years, He felt like he would answer the altar call and run up to the Preacher to be prayed over that he may answer the Calling of the Lord, only to fall back into the same sinful life during the week and Finding himself the Following Sunday at the same altar Call. He was at his wits end believing for a time that maybe the Call of God was not in him.
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Beloved, He has not forsaken you. I know there are many today who have this same issue. I know for years I struggle with the same Life Style of living what we call a Double Standard Life; living a life of sin on Saturday and being saved on Sunday. As you have read here in Matthew, the Father asked the older son if he would go work in the Vineyard and he said No. How many times did God Call you to work in the Harvest for him and even though you said yes, your actions said no.
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Understand this, Even though the older Son said No, it wasn’t that he didn’t want to work in the Fathers Vineyard, but he actually thought about the cost and the commitment it would take for him to get the Job Done and finally changed his answer to yes and work in the Vineyard! As we read on, what happened to the younger son that said yes? He made the decision in the moment and didn’t do the Fathers Will. Which Son do you think the Father favored? The One that weighed the cost and when the time was right worked in the Fathers Vineyard.
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Brothers and Sisters of the Faith, we must understand that this is your walk with Christ. Jesus himself said that we are called at different times to work in his Field, but paid the same wages. If you read further in Matthews 21:31 Jesus says, “I assure you, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do. I know many of us struggle and God knows this. You may not be living a life of a prostitute; But Jesus was trying to make a point. Even though you struggle with sin, keep the Word of the Lord in your Heart. We are all called to do the Will of the Lord. We all have a Calling and Destiny. Maybe you have been saying no your whole life, but you still have the chance to say yes and work in the Fathers Vineyard.

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