Once upon a time there was a great leader who had thousands of follower’s. His kingdom was rich with grain and wine; everyone looked forward to the day of gatherings, and everyone wore their finest masks.
The people gathered around this leader to hear the words he would speak, for they longed to hear him speak of the promises of great wealth to all would listen. Their ears itched all week although their hearts ached, for something was terribly wrong.
Then one day the Great King came to gather His children, the children born of God, while those were gathering at this great masquerade party they call fellowship, were feasting on the grain they took from the poor and got drunk on the wine of deception, were left behind.
They stood in dismay for they believed they would gather at the table of the great feast with the Groom and His Bride. The table was set with the finest of foods as the Father lifted His cup filled with wine and gave a toast to the Groom and His Bride.
This is what He said, “I lift up My Cup in the presence of all creation, in proclamation of the One whom I have always been fully pleased. My Son, whom came into the world as a little babe. He finished the work that I have sent Him to do and brought Me sons and daughters.’ He deceived no one, nor did He reject anyone who called on His Name to be saved through Him. But to those who rejected Him, I lift up My Cup of My wrath and send them with those who did not believe, though they called themselves children of God, yet rejected My Son. They sought forgiveness, yet they forgave no one. They healed many in My Name, yet they did not know Me. They worked hard in the synagogue, yet they refused to seek Me. I gave them mercy, they gave condemnation and led many astray. I sent My servants to warn them, they ran them out of the church, is this not what the Pharisee did to my servants? They were blinded by their own suspicions. To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Titus 1,2,and 3