First or Last? 1/2

Please read The MN Root

You can probably see a relation between all these words, which share manytwo letter roots. It seems to me to be what Yahuvah portions out to mankind, some get more, others get less but we must always remember that it is only our portion we should be worried about. Who cares if somebody else is doing better than us has better clothes, a better lifestyle. As Yahuwshua said:

Matthew 20

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Keep your integrity, keep your head held high and continue on being the good hearted person you know you can be. You have been made first by the Lord. Even when it seems like this world is collapsing upon you, believe me it is not and in the end you will come through what you are going through. The people you saw succeeding with pride, wickedness, dishonour are not above you in any way, though they have made themselves first, this by no means compares to being given it by Yahuvah. They will fall at some point and with Yahuvahs grace and mercy, they will realise which way they want to turn to become first.  Though you see people succeeding who are dishonourable, believe me you are better off and do not need to follow their ways as it will not last. Just know that it is them that should be pitied and not yourself.

Matthew 20:

1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men towork in his vineyard.2He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.3“About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went.

“He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.6About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

7” ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

8“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

9“The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. 10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12‘These men who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13“But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?

14Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you.

15Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

Some people have dedicated their lives to Yahuvah practically from birth [e.g. Jews], others from their teens, others in their twenties, thirties etc. Some are on and off with their spirituality and faith, others are steadfast. Some people preach at every opportunity, others prefer to live a quiet life just being Godly. The only reason why they even have faith is because they were chosen to have faith. Yahuvah allowed his word to penetrate their hearts with full understanding, but for some with limited understanding and for others no understanding at all [Atheists, Jews who fail to acknowledge Yahuwshua]. He chose us at certain times in our lives, however, the preacher may be no better off than the quiet person, or the person that is on and off with their faith, or even the steadfast Jew. Perhaps Yahuvah will allow the person who is on and off with their belief to go through less trials than the preacher or the Jew. It is Yahuvahs choice who he is merciful to, we cannot complain.

Perhaps a rabbi wonders why there are people in church congregations who are receiving ‘blessings’ when they act like its a chore to go to church. Well like Yahuwshua said, it is up to the master to do whatever he likes with his money [grace, mercy]. There is no need to be jealous of others because Yahuvah has decided to be generous to them who you perhaps think doesnt deserve it. Be happy with what you have been given.

The Jews were chosen to be first. They created all these man-made rules which were not God-inspired and they sank deeper and deeper. Yahuwshua came to save them first and foremost but they refused to listen.

The last are us Christians. Until the first become the last they will not enter the Kingdom seeing that only the last become the first by Yahuvah exalting them.

Israel will always be the first, but that is only worldly, and the Jews are choosing to remain this way. After this there is nothing unless they renew their minds into Yahuvahs way.

Matthew 22

1Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:

2“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

4“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

5“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.

6The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.

7The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

8“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.

9Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’

10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.

12‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless.

13“Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

14“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Those who were invited first yet refused to go were the Jews who were accepted as they originally would follow his guide but centuries later became more and more disobedient. They refused to follow the Lord and were more interested in themselves getting ahead in life, going to work, etc. They even killed the people sent to tell them that the banquet was ready [prophets, Yahuwshua].  The Lord turned to what are now Christians, accepting both the good and bad. However the Lord will not have just anyone in his presence. Don’t think that Yahuwshua is a sure ticket to the Kingdom. We must be prepared, when we are called we should not have anything in our lives which we do not agree with. We must be actively trying to better ourselves. When we present ourselves to Yahuvah we want him to be proud. We cannot think we can get away with being called to faith and yet not doing anything about it. That is as bad as the Jews and the Lord will reject these people like he did the Jews. Only certain people will be chosen to remain in the Kingdom.

As i mentioned earlier about integrity, Christians too can be likened to Jews seeing that they too may be more focussed on certain things in life rather than the word. They may feel as though they need to get ahead and be first in life. They need to focus on spiritual things and remain ‘last’ and allow Yahuvah to make them first.

Please read a continuation

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