When the master learned the guests refused to come to the Great Banquet (Luke 14:12-24) he was insulted and angry! But he didn’t cancel the party; He just expanded his invitation to include everyone in the region. God is angered by people’s excuses, too. But unlike the man in the parable, God keeps on extending His invitation to you repeatedly. In the story, the servants were sent out to invite all kinds of people: the poor, crippled, blind, and lame. Jesus used these suffering people as an example because the self-righteous Pharisees thought these people were blind, poor, and lame because God was punishing them, but Jesus was showing God loves all kinds of people
If you are a servant of God, there are two things you should be doing:
Firstly – God’s servants must go and deliver the invitation. God has issued the invitation to everyone–and we are to deliver. We should take it to the down who live in the shacks, and the to the up and outs who live in the mansions. It’s to everyone! Andrew Murray said there are only two kinds of Christians: Soul winners and Backsliders.
Secondly – God’s servants must bring people into His house until it’s full. After the first rounds of invitations, the servants returned and said, “There is still room.” He sent them out again and said, “Make them come in.” The King James Version says, “Compel them to come in.” The Master is saying, “Don’t just invite them, bring them if you can!” Sadly, that verse about “compel them to come in” has been used throughout history to justify religious persecution and was the basis of the bloody Inquisition. We should always go in kindness and use tact and gentleness, but God does want us to have a sense of urgency and fervency as we go. God’s house is not a church building, it’s His family, and we must always be making room for one more.
Look what Jesus says “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15). “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest (Matthew 9:37-38).