The Faithful Wise Servant and The Evil Servant!!
“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
In our previous studies, We have been concerning Jesus teachings on the signs of His coming. Yesterday, we concerned what Jesus said that the day of His coming will be exactly like the days of Noah where only few will be saved. And We also saw how the days of His coming will be like a thief in night for unbelievers. We concluded by noting that any Christian who is expecting that day to be like a thief in the night is not walking in the Light but in Darkness. Here, Jesus primarily speak to those who are ministers of the word on how to speak and be prepared for the coming of the Lord.
“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. :This is a very important verse for all True servants of the Lord. A Servant of the Lord must be Faithful and Wise. There are two things required of anyone who is a servant of the Lord. Faithfulness in small things and wisdom in handling His time, energy, money, life and everything in a Wise Way. And the Master seeks to put such people in Charge of His Family. The Master does not do everything in the House Himself. He has appointed Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Pastors, Elders to be in charge of His family. And their Job is to give proper food at the proper time. This is the calling of every True Servant of God. One Character of a True Servant of God is that He is a Giver and not a Taker. The Lord has not call anyone of us to take from People. He has called us to be Servant and Slaves to others. Servant and Slave don’t take from people, rather they give their services expecting nothing in return not even “Thank you”. We are to give to the Household of God that which Christ has purchased for Us. We are to share of the goodness we have received from Christ with others. We are to give our lives, time and energy for the good of God’s people. We are to give them that which we ourselves have received from the Lord. Shame on Ministers whose intention is to get things from others. Shame on Preachers who preach aiming at what He could get from those whom they Minister to. Shame on Gospel Musicians and instrumentalists who instead of Serving the Household of God with what they have received from the Lord are only looking for something to get from the Family of God.
A True Servant of the Lord gives Food to the Household of God. The Lord has called us to serve Food. He has called us to serve things that would cause growth to the body of Christ. He has called us to serve Food and not stones that is difficult to digest and understand. There are many things being taught by Preachers today that are not food. In fact it is Poison that is harmful to those who partake of it. They teach things that does not consent to the wholesome words of the Lord Jesus Christ and to the Doctrine which accords with Godliness(1 Timothy 6:3). They serve things that makes people Love the world and Money. They don’t serve food that makes the Household of God to Grow in Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ. Everyone of You will agree that we are in a season close to the coming of the Lord. Yet it is surprising that most Preachers are not preaching things that prepares people for the Second Coming of the Lord. They are not giving the food in the due season. Is this the Season where prosperity Gospel should be emphasized? Is this the season where Faith for Material things of this Earth should be emphasized? Not at all. We are in a Season where the Household of God should be challenged to be prepared for the Second coming of the Lord. We are in a Season where the Church make her way straight before the Lord. Oh how I wish You will hear the Lord saying, “Who then will I find to be the Faithful and wise Servant to put in Charge of My Household?”
Oh blessed indeed is that Servant whom the finds doing His Job when He returns!!! If the Lord has giving you a gift particularly in His words, you have a tremendous responsibility to do that which the Lord has committed into your hands. Use what the Lord has giving You to do His Job. Use the Breath, Brain, Intelligence, strength and wisdom He has given You to serve Him and His People. A True Servant of the Lord has no time wasting in gist and gossiping. His heart is always set to complete the task the Lord has given to him. He has no time for things others considered as entertainment. He is always concerned about the Father’s Business.
Such a Faithful and wise Servant like this will be rewarded mightily when the Lord returns. More will be committed to those whom the Lord has found Faithful with what He has committed into their hands. Let us therefore seek to be Faithful with whatever the Lord has given unto us. It could be our time, energy, health, money, intelligence. Let us seek to see how it can be used for the growth and building of the Family of God lest our Master comes suddenly and finds us idle.
But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.: Here Jesus speaks about Evil Servants who do not feed the people instead they beat the people with their messages. The Reason why most Preachers become Evil is because Christ delayed in His Coming. Because He delayed, they begin to think He may never come again. Because He delayed, they made another Plan for the gifts that God has given to them. Just like what the Children of Israel did when they saw that Moses delayed coming down from the Mountain, they said to Aaron, ” Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him(Exodus 32:1)” The Delay of Christ coming has really exposed the Hidden motives of Men’s Heart. This was a Servant that Started well with the Lord and was given food to supplier to others. But because the Master delayed, He made his belly his god(Philippians 3:19). Those who have lost sight of the second coming of the Lord become friend of the world. This Servant began to eat and Drink with the drunkards. He begins to have Fellowship with those who are not children of God. Check yourself, whom Do you love to spend your time with and fellowship with? Is it with those who are Children of God? Is it with those who Love Jesus? Is it with those who are seeking to live a upright and godly life? If you find the gathering of God’s Children boring and a uninteresting, it is an indication that you have lost sight of the second coming of God. Let us therefore seek to always set the coming of the Lord always before us lest we become Evil in our heart.
What does it means to beat God’s People? We are either feeding the Household of God or Beating them. These are two ways we can preach God’s word. Do you pick a verse in order to HIT someone and make the person feels bad or Do pick out a verse to FEED someone and Make the person see what God’s word says? You need to ask yourself. If you beat, You are not a Faithful Servant of God. We are to feed the people and not beat them. Whenever you listen to a Preacher, keep your ears and heart open to sense if the Preacher is trying to Feed You or Beat You. But sometimes, when a Preacher is seeking to challenge You, it may Look like Beating but You can sense from His Spirit that He is trying to encourage You to a Higher Life. So you need to distinguish when someone is beating You or Challenging You to a Higher Life in Christ.
Those who have have taken slightly and carelessly the coming of the Lord will be surprised when He comes. To them, the Coming of the Lord shall be like a Thief in the Night. It shall come to them suddenly for they were not Living their Lives hoping His coming. Those who walk and Live in darkness will see the Lord on the day and hour they are not looking for Him. He will cut Him in two and place him with Hypocrites in Hell!!! Behold how a Servant who was once faithful and made a ruler of the Household of God becomes a Candidate of Hell? Those who say, “Once saved, forever saved”, Can you explain what Happened to this Man? This was a Man that was once saved but because He lost sight of the coming of the Messiah and became careless with the way He lived His life and the way He treated God’s People, He was sent to Hell. It is a serious thing to beat God’s people. Anything You stand up to speak as an Oracle of God, I beg You with the Mercies of God, “Don’t beat”, What we have been called to do is “Feed”. May the Lord give us Grace to speak forth the Truth in Love(Amen).
Dear Friend, we are in the last days and the Lord is seeking for those who will be faithful and wise in whatever the Lord has committed to them. The Lord is seeking for those who will feed and not beat His Household. He is seeking for those who will give His household food that causes growth to the body and not poison the damages the Soul. Behold the Lord is coming, Don’t let Him find you idle. Don’t let Him find you fooling around when He has giving You a task to be fulfilled on Earth. Never Lose sight of the Coming of the Lord. Don’t lose Your faith because He delayed in His coming. Be faithful until the end and when He comes, He shall say unto You, “Well done, You Wise and Faithful Servant, enter into the Joy of Your Father”. May the Lord pour Grace and salt upon our Lips that we may know how to speak forth God’s word to His People.(Amen). God bless you. Have a blessed day.
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