Let us begin by getting in a place of honesty with our self. Sure, God already knows your heart, but do you? Will you be real with yourself?
I ask, “Are you willing to make the change that you say you so desperately want?” If so, there is an exchange that is expected to take place.
In the 22nd chapter of the book of Luke we find “The Parable of the Wedding Banquet.”
(Luke 22 NIV)  Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:  “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.  He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.  “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’  “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.  The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.  The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.  “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.  So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’  So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.  “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.  He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend ?’ The man was speechless.  “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’  “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
The original invited guests, for one reason or another, were unwilling and refused to come to the banquet. Their unwillingness made them unworthy. So it was then that the king told his servants to go out into the streets and invite anyone they could find. The bad and the good. How beautiful a picture that this king – full of grace – would allow both the bad and the good a chance to come. But there was still one more requirement; they had to make an exchange. In order to be in attendance and a part of the celebration they had to change into a wedding garment. Provisions were made by this gracious king, but the guests had to be willing to make the change.
What is this wedding garment? Called a kittel, it is a white linen robe worn by Jewish men on special occasions to signify purity, holiness and new beginnings, as well as humility.
Whether you consider yourself bad or good, He has given you an invitation into His kingdom. There is room for you at the banquet table. You don’t have to be perfect in order to come, but you must be willing to change once you get there. He has already made all the necessary provisions, but you must be willing and obedient in order to partake of the Lord’s goodness (Reference Isaiah 1:19).
Take time to be honest with yourself. Are you willing and able to make the change? Why, or why not? Are you truly willing to step into the ‘Dressing Room’ and make the ex-change? Are you willing to surrender your old stained clothes for the pure white garment of salvation and robe of righteousness that He is offering to you (Reference Isaiah 61:10)? The King is fully prepared. He offers a new beginning (Reference 2 Corinthians 5:17).
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles (Hebrews 12:1b). Take off the spirit of despair and put on the garment of praise that He has offered you. He will give a crown of beauty, instead of ashes. And He has prepared for you oil of joy, instead of mourning (Reference Isaiah 61:3). In order to be worthy, you have to be willing.
You must be willing to come and step into His fitting room.
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