The eye of a needle

Matthew 19:24…And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

The eye of a needle mentioned by Jesus simply referred to a gate through the wall around Jerusalem. An awkward camel could kneel down and crawl, to enter through this gate. The eye of  needle was a small gate through the wall that could hinder any enemy from entering quickly into Jerusalem. The eye of a needle is a literal gate not to be “spiritualized” in any sense.

In retrospect…The money changers had turned Israel’s Holy Temple into a den of thieves. The nation of Israel as a whole had deviated from God’s Torah and Commandments that kept Israel holy. Greed, lust, and immorality consumed many of the Jewish leaders and figures during the day of Christ because they had backslidden from the Torah, the Law of God. As Jesus rebuked these leaders a comparison was made between “The eye of the needle, the camel… and the rich and immoral Jewish leaders and the Kingdom on Earth promised to Israel”. Many of the rich at that hour were so consumed with the love of money and wealth, they could not recognize that Christ was the promised Messiah afore mentioned by the Prophets.

Without recognition of Christ no man could enter into the Kingdom promised to be established in Jerusalem. This promised Kingdom that was to be established under the Messiahship of Christ (who came at that time)…was promised by God from the foundation of the world.

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About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began after a personal walk with the Lord began in 1987. The personal walk with the Lord turned into extensive Bible studies which later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish at several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at sermon.net/holy, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room (Hubert Lindsey/ Rick Roehm MP3’s) Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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2 Responses to The eye of a needle

  1. ptl2010 says:

    First time I have seen “the eye of the needle”. Thank you for sharing Pastor Rick.
    Thank God Jesus is the Way.

  2. Rob Barkman says:

    Great explanation of “the eye of a needle” Thanks.

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