Sep4SunSeptember 4, 2016
“And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.” Lk 19:11
Though it tarry, wait for it...it will not tarry (Hab 2:3). The Word of God is true; forever settled in Heaven; and is certain to be fulfilled in the earth. It can tarry for thousands of years or be fulfilled in a day; but it will come to pass.
Instructions that are given are instructions that should be obeyed. The instructions are, “Occupy till I come.” If Jesus gives us nothing to work with, we have an excuse. If He gives us something to work with He expects us to use it to accomplish the task. In the parable He gives a pound/mina per person. The talents in Matthew 25 were given according to the “person’s ability” (5, 2, 1). The ten pounds are distributed equally which indicate the ability/value is in the pound – “thy pound hath gained (vs 16, 18)”. All the servants had to do is go and trade – the pound speaks/works for itself. It just needs a vessel for transport and exchange.
God has dealt to every man the measure of faith according to Rom 12:3. We have the same Holy Ghost, and the same Word. The Word works, when you work the Word. We have an unction/anointing from the Holy One (I Jn 2:20). Jesus expects results because He knows the value of what He has given us. Every one of us is expected to gain from the investment made in our lives by way of the Holy Ghost (see II Cor 1:22; 5:5; Eph 1:14). Release the Kingdom.
This parable deals with a Nobleman who has citizens that hate him and servants who must prove themselves loyal to him. The parable is about Jesus going to Heaven to receive the Kingdom from the Father through His obedience and returning with the Kingdom to share with His servants who honor Him.
The citizens represent the world, those who reject Jesus as being their Savior and Lord. The servants represent those who have received Him as Savior, Lord, and soon coming King. There is an expectation of the servants and there is judgment for the citizens. Though the King’s return is seemingly delayed, it will not be denied – and His reward is with Him.
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Rev 22:12