This resurrection Sunday the Lord spoke to me before day morning in a dream and said read Matthew 9. I said, “Lord, do I start at the first verse or where.” He said, “Start at the first verse but really concentrate on verses nine through fifteen. It always amazes me how candidly the Lord speaks to me in dreams and how I always ask questions, but He does not dismiss my questions, but dutifully answers them.
So, I wake up this resurrection Sunday 2011 and I read Matthew 9. When I get to the ninth verse I find…
“As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them and then they will fast.” Matthew 9: 9-15.
I smiled after I read it and said, “Lord I understand.” My message is not for the saved, but instead for the lost. I have often tried to figure out why I feel so different and why I’m not concerned with the things that others feel I should be concerned about, but He always gives me conformation of what He is doing in me. My one and only job is to make sure that sinners read my writings! So if you know someone who does not know the Lord, this resurrection Sunday after the church doors are closed, and the preachers cannot be found, grab the people who you can reach and offer them Christ Jesus. He died, He rose, and He is living within us!!!! I shall fast until He comes for me, and work the work of He who has sent me! Be Blessed!