This is an aritcle from a previous newsletter
”COMPEL - Verb - force or oblige (someone) to do something"
The focus of CMA in 2019 is to return to our roots, and go into the highways and byways and compel them to come into the Fathers house.
In our previous newsletters we have discussed Gods never ending pursuit of us. Now it is our turn for a never ending pursuit to compel others to come in.
The Parable of the Banquet.
16 But Jesus replied, “A certain man prepared a great banquet and invited many guests. 17When it was time for the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 But one after another they all began to make excuses. The first one said, ‘I have bought a field and I need to go see it. Please excuse me.’ 19 Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen and I am going to try them out. Please excuse me.’ 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, so I cannot come.’
21 The servant returned and reported all this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’
22 ‘Sir,’ the servant replied, ‘what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.’
23 So the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 For I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will taste my banquet.’” (Luke 14: 16-24)
Three invitations were a part of this banquet. This “banquet” references accepting the invitation to the Kingdom of God, and Jesus as the Messiah.
Invitation 1: The Jewish nation. Jews just assumed they would be there. Invite given, but one by one, an excuse given. Signifies a rejection of Jesus as the Messiah.
Invitation 2: This invitation was to those considered “unclean” by the Pharisees. Jesus, however, taught that the kingdom was available even to those considered “unclean”
Invitation 3: This is the only invitation where the master says to compel them to come in. This was the invitation to us, the Gentiles and “to the end of the earth”
This is where we come in. CMA ministry is primarily to the motorcycle world. It is those highways and byways where we spend the majority of our time to fulfill our commission of changing the world, one heart at a time.
Will you compel them to come in?
Here is the truth. “God is more willing to save sinners than sinners are to be saved.” John McArthur
“We call out to dry bones, come alive. We call out to dead hearts, come alive. Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise”