THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
THE PARABLIST - JESUS
THE KING - GOD, THE FATHER
THE PRINCE - JESUS, AS THE SON OF GOD
THE SERVANTS - GOD'S PROPHETS
OTHER SERVANTS - CHRIST'S DISCIPLES
THOSE BIDDEN TO THE WEDDING - ISRAEL: GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE
THE KING'S ARMIES - ROME
AS MANY AS YOU FIND - GENTILES
MAN WITHOUT WEDDING GARMENT - THE PROUD WEDDING CRASHER
THE WEDDING GARMENT - GOD'S FREE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
FINAL SERVANTS - GOD'S ANGELS
THE MANY THAT ARE CALLED - GENTILES
THE FEW THAT ARE CHOSEN - THE JEWS
"And Jesus answered and spoke unto them again by parables, and said, The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain King, who made a marriage for His Son, and sent forth His servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, He sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared My dinner: My oxen and My fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took His servants, and treated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, He was full of wrath: and He sent forth His armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith He to His servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the King came in to see the guests, He saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: and He saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the King to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen."
JESUS CAME UNTO HIS OWN, AND HIS OWN DID NOT ACCEPT HIM.
BUT TO AS MANY AS WOULD ACCEPT HIM, TO THEM HE FREELY GAVE
THE WEDDING GARMENT: HIS ROBES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!