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62: Jesus Came to Invite Sinners
Jesus' disciple Matthew, the tax collector, [also called Levi] had a great reception for Jesus at his house, and as these events were usually open to the public, many other revenue officers and sinners also came. They sat as guests beside Jesus and His disciples. The scribes and Pharisees saw the tax collectors and sinners eating with Jesus, so they asked the disciples, "Why do you and your master eat with the tax revenue agents and the sinners?"
Jesus heard this however, and answered, "Those who have recovered from illness do not need a doctor, only those who are seriously sick or have done more evil. Go and learn what this means: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.'211 I did not come to invite the holy righteous ones, but sinners to repentance."212
God prefers and is near a contrite spirit and a broken heart compared to those who believe they are without sin. He delivers the righteous from their afflictions. 213
212. Matthew 9:10–13; Mark 2:15–17; Luke 5:29–32.
213. Psalm 34:18, 19.
The Disciples of John the Baptist
Since the dinner was near Jesus' home, some of John the Baptist's disciples and the Pharisees were there. We shall see later that John came short of God's intended purpose, even though John was filled with the Holy Spirit and proclaimed Jesus as the Lamb of God, the Messiah to the world. John should have then had those who were following John follow Jesus instead of himself.
Instead, there is a religious cult today of about fifty thousand in Iraq and Iran that call themselves Mandaeans. These are disciples of John the Baptist who follow a strict moral code in keeping with John's message of repentance. These followers are baptized either daily or every Sunday, with seventy baptisms as punishment for sins. They are Sabians, meaning 'one who converts from the worship of many gods, including the stars and Zodiac to the worship of the "One True God."
The Essenes of the Dead Sea Scrolls were Sabians who believed that the only route to heaven was a sinless life.
Mohammed was a Sabian, and the Mandaeans accepted Islam because they believed that there is no God but "Allah". To the Mandaeans, John the Baptist was the greatest prophet and healer, and they still look for the coming Messiah. They have a gospel of their own, which gives a quite different account of John the Baptist than is in the New Testament.
It appears that some of the Priory of Sion, fictionalized in Dan Brown's book THE DA VINCI CODE, may have had the idea that John the Baptist was the true Messiah and Jesus a false one. Some may have believed that Jesus and John the Baptist were equal co-Messiahs. Johannites believe that John the Baptist passed on a secret teaching to Jesus' beloved disciple John. Thus, some of the Grand Masters (of deceit) of the Priory of Sion took on the French name for John, "Jean", as an honorary title. Leonardo Da Vinci may have been a Johannite.
The Baha’is is another cult that includes the Mandaeans and John the Baptist in their beliefs that encompass nine religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism.
To understand what these followers of John the Baptist eventually became, read the book of the John who was Jesus’ Disciple, and the First, Second and Third Books of John and Revelation. The book of John begins by saying that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John goes on to write in all of his books that this Word, Jesus, was God's only begotten Son and that Jesus said that God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, so that anyone who believes in Jesus will not perish, but have everlasting Life.
It was this John, Jesus’ beloved disciple, who was the only disciple with Jesus when Jesus was crucified and whom Jesus asked when He was being crucified to take care of His mother, Mary. It was this John who according to tradition was boiled in oil, but miraculously survived, and then at the age of about one hundred, was banished on the desolate island of Patmos where he had the vision of Revelation. All the books that John wrote make absolutely certain John's belief that Jesus, not John the Baptist, was God's only Son, the Messiah, who was with God in the beginning, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, and who was God made flesh.
Did Jesus really marry Mary Magdalene? Did they really have a child? Was Mary Magdalene a direct descendant of David and Solomon? Is Mary Magdalene the feminine God that we should be worshipping?
While the Mandaeans are a moral group, there is a word for followers of John the Baptist that may be among the Knights Templars, the Rosicrucians, The Agnostics, the Priory of Sion, the Masons, the De Molays, the Illuminati, and perhaps even the Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations and other secretive groups that conspire to promote one another at the expense of the outsiders who do not belong. That word is antichrist. It is those who believe that Jesus was an ordinary human, a bastard son of Mary who was a prostitute in the Temple of God who became pregnant with Jesus by a Roman centurion. It is these antichrists who worship Mary Magdalene as God's mother and who believe that the Holy Grail is the vagina. It is these antichrists who believe that Mary Magdalene and Jesus had a child and that these antichrists are descendants of Mary Magdalene and who have placed their logo, the pyramid with the Masonic symbol on it that declares "NORVUS ORDO SECLORUM" (New World Order) on the U.S. dollar bill and on Philippine birth certificates. This logo boasts that they will take over the world and establish a New World Order. Others believe that there is no historical Jesus. We will study more about these antichrists later. Meanwhile, you may want to look up the beliefs of these organizations on their own web sites as confirmation.
At the dinner, John the Baptist's disciples and the Pharisees fasted and watched the others eat. So John's disciples came up to Jesus and asked, "Why do we and the Pharisees faithfully fast and pray a lot, but your disciples never fast?"
"Is it possible," Jesus answered, "for the sons at the wedding feast to fast while the bridegroom is with them? No! But the days are coming when the bridegroom will rise up and be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
"No one sews a patch of new material onto a worn out garment, or the new patch will weaken the old material and the hole will become larger. Neither does anyone put new wine into worn-out wineskins because the new wine will put a hole in the seams of the old skins and the wine will spill out and the skins will be ruined. They pour new wine into new skins and both are preserved and they age together. No one drinks old wine first and immediately drinks new wine, because the old wine is more delicious."214
Jesus was newly come into the world as the long-awaited Messiah. John's disciples and the Pharisees should have immediately stopped following the old customs and should have followed Jesus. They should have feasted when Jesus feasted and should have fasted when Jesus fasted before His crucifixion.
Jesus is here with us now, so there is no need to fast now, unless God tells you to, such as in preparation for a revelation from God. Jesus is telling you, "I will never leave you nor forsake you. You will think I have left you. Every time you turn your back on me and go and do things your way, you will think that I have forsaken you. But whenever you come back to me and seek my face, I will be there, waiting." That may be a good time to fast.
Whenever you turn your back on Jesus, it is time to fast and pray until you see Jesus there, standing beside you. There is a time to feast, and a time to fast. If you fast when you are with the bridegroom, you are obeying the old law before Jesus' time. If you feast when you have turned your back on Jesus, it would be better that you fast, as fasting brings you closer to God.214. Luke 5:33–39; Matthew 9:14–17; Mark 2:18–22.
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