[Luke 16:27-28] “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’”
Then father Abraham said they have Moses and the prophets, but still there is still no repentance.
At mount transfiguration, Peter sees Moses and Elijah – the law and the prophets – and he wanted to build a booth for both of them but God interfered and said, “No, This is my son, Listen to Him only”.
Father Abraham said, “Your five brothers have the law and the prophets”. But the rich man answered, “Send someone from Hades”.
[Psalms 139:8] “If I ascend up into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol (the place of the dead), behold, You are there”.
Peter dealt with the gate of Hades. There are many who beg at the gate. They are busy saying man of God, “Please pray for me”.
Remember, in the olden days God spoke to our forefathers in and through the prophets but in the last of these days he speaks to us in the person of the son [Hebrews 1:1].
If one speaks like the old, the law, they kill and destroy; for it says, “The law kills” [2 Corinthians 3:4-6].
Many are begging at the gate. What kind of a man are you crying for help from? What kind of a man are you busy screaming to, saying, “Man of God, help me!”
The issue here is the gate. We see the manifestation of the rich man after his death. After his death, he is the one begging. He is now in Hades. Those gates prevailed against him – gate of Hades meaning the realm of the dead shall never prevail.
The thief comes to kill steal and destroy; but Jesus says, “I have come that you might have life, life in abundance”.
There are those who qualify to be in Hades and they will not be affected.
The rich man said if you can send someone from Hades just for them to repent. But father Abraham said, but they have the law and the prophets, yet they don’t repent.
This means they are there begging but which gate are they begging from?
Here comes the woman, who is a Gentile, begging Jesus Christ, saying, “Oh son of David, have mercy on me. I have a daughter who is possessed”. She is begging. Remember Lazarus is being licked by dogs, and gentiles are also regarded as dogs – it’s a parable.
This woman persisted in begging Jesus and Jesus said to her, “It is not good to give bread belonging to children to dogs”. But she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
Remember, according to the law, this woman is a dog.
When the bread is carelessly dropped down, the dogs come to lick the bread. Lazarus was carelessly dropped down; hence we see dogs licking his sores.
There is something important in these sores that can change these dogs life. I have come that you might have life.
The woman was begging and she also said to Jesus, “Even dogs eat what is dropped down from the children’s table. It is the same quality of bread; be it on the table or the ground. The dog will eat and be changed, just like the children.
As the woman was crying, begging, the disciples said, “Be quite”. But the woman took a higher position. Because she said for even dogs eat bread that fell from the table of children, Jesus said, “Woman, you have such great faith”. She is regarded as a dog but she had faith and got a better position – better than all who was with Jesus there.
At that time, those who were with Jesus were hanging on to the law and the prophets. But she was begging.
[John 10:9] Jesus says, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture”.
He, who does not enter through Jesus the gate himself, is a thief and a robber.
[Revelation 21] says that the father and the son are the church of the city. Who is the gate? In the olden days, God used to speak through the prophets but in the last of these days He speaks to us in the person of the son, Christ Himself.
Even if you are born again, and you see deliverance or healing, where are you crying from? Which gate are you entering? God says, “This is my Son, listen to Him only”.
“Man cannot live on read alone but from the word that proceeds from the mouth of God”.
Jesus says, “I Am the gate”. Some versions will say, I am the door.
A shepherd goes through the gate and a watch man goes through the gate of the shepherd. The shepherd walks in front of the sheep, he kills the lion and the bear so that the sheep can pass freely.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!