WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
Matthew 25:14-30 is the parable of the talents. And in the parable of the talents, we come to the same issue that we found in Ephesians 4. In this parable that Jesus taught, there is a shift that takes place from the five-fold to the condition of the saints. The man calls his servants and they are like a five-fold ministry for their master. The master delivers his goods, and demands they do business until he returns. Verse 29 says, “…For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance.” The man who does nothing with his talent loses it to the one who has grown and earned the most. And we should rightly ask, why the shift from the five-fold to the condition of the saints? Is it because the end-times demands leaders who, with eleven talents, impart the fullness that Christ has to all His people? One of the most anointed prophetic teachers in Southern California through the years, used to teach that the place of outer darkness was not hell. It was a place of separation where you could not hear God because you forfeited your call through disobedience or personal kingdom building. It is one of the most sobering things I have heard anyone teach. Because it was specific to ministers who were disobedient. And this parable asks, are we worthy of the reward or are we not? Are we living in obedience to the Lord and living up to our call or are we not? Are we willing to pay the price in order to carry the fullness of our call? It is an Ephesians 4:1 issue that is told in a parable that has the potential to be devastating. One question we can ask is, why does it give the one talent to the guy who has ten? We end up with some eleven talent people in the land. The end-times requires a church whose leadership has paid the price so they can fully establish the people of God in the power of God because we face consummate evil that previous generations have not seen. Where do we go to prepare to take on Isis? “Turn-the-other-cheek” has its Kingdom purpose. But Isis seeks to terminate believers and their God-given Kingdom assignments. And when Kingdom purposes were at stake in Scripture, “turn-the-other-cheek” was not the approach Jesus walked in! If we believe the Word, we know we have the authority to pray, “Let the God I serve do to you what you have done to others! Let the fire fall now, in Jesus’ name!” It is obvious that in the end-times, the Judicial Christ is absolutely necessary. The promise is that this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in every nation. We have no choice but to learn to walk with the Judicial Christ. We have to come to a place where, when needed, the very breath of our lips will slay the wicked. It is the promise of Isaiah 11:4 and it is the reality the early church walked in. And as we move forward in the end-times we have no choice but to learn to walk in it ourselves. It is available. Judicial miracles are available. Let us pay the price to walk in it.