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Invitations and Excuses This morning we look at another of the Parables of Jesus, the parable of the Great Banquet ( Luke 14: 12-27). And focusing on the Invitation made and the excuses we can so easily make.  

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For such a time as this ( day 39)

What I am referring to is what the Bible calls’ ministering spirits’, powerful beings that we cannot ordinarily see, but who exist to do God’s will, and to help God’s people. 

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14

 These Verses in 2 Kings 6 bring home the reality of these ‘friends in high places’ to Elisha’s servant. It is only when his eyes are opened that He sees what he hadn’t before. He can discern God’s firewall around him, ( vs 17) He sees what Elisha could see, he sees what God wanted him to see, and also what the devil didn’t want him to see! The prophet’s servant is shown the reality of Angelic presence, of a spiritual dimension of which we are often unaware. But before this – things were different!  Continue reading

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