Matthew 25 Rapture Blog

Parable of The Talents | John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. | Matthew 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 8 ..other (seed {The Word of The Kingdom}) fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

by on Jun.01, 2011, under Bema Seat, God is Love, Spiritual Growth

Parables of reward – Jean-Louis Laflamme (facebook)
In several parables, Jesus indicated that faithful disciples would receive great rewards. Sometimes the reward is described as rulership, but Jesus also used other ways to describe our reward.

In the parable of the vineyard workers, the gift of salvation is symbolized by one day’s wage (Matthew 20:9-16). In the parable of the virgins, the reward is a marriage banquet (Matthew 25:10). In the parable of talents, the reward is described in general terms: being put “in charge of many things” and being able to “share your master’s happiness” (vv. 20-23).

In the parable of sheep and goats, the blessed disciples are allowed to inherit a kingdom (v. 34). In the parable of the servants, the faithful servant is rewarded by being put in charge of all the master’s possessions (Luke 12:42-44).

In the parables of the pounds, the trustworthy servants were given rulership over cities (Luke 19:16-19). Jesus promised the 12 disciples rulership over the tribes of Israel (Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30). Members of the church in Thyatira were promised authority over the nations (Revelation 2:26-27).

Jesus advised his disciples to “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-21). By this, he implied that what we do in this life will be rewarded in the future…

To Clear up The Confusion of : “What is A Talent?”  In Relation To The Parable of The Talents — Hint it is not a “Talent” God has given, like:  Sports, Singing, Sculpture, Painting/Art Work, Writing, Architecture, Design, Teaching, Tradesman, Businessman, etc.., but those things – in an indirect/direct way, relate to the meaning of the word Talent in the Parable 🙂 !

This is what a Talent is, A Talent is A Large Sum of Money — In The Parable it is a sum of money given to a Servant from His Master according to his ability — The Parable is telling us Jesus wants us to do Business Until He Returns – Business For Him and just “Human Responsibility” –

This is what a Talent/Mina is ::
Here’s the calculation:

  • 1 talent = 60 minas
  • 1 mina = 3 month’s wages
  • 1 talent = 60 x (3 months’ wages) = 180 months’ wages
  • 1 talent = 180 months’ wages / 12 months in a year = 15 years’ wages
  • 1 talent = 15 years’ wages

So if a yearly wage is $15,000 (about 40hrs/week at CA min wage ($8/hr), Then:

From: | sources: Weights and Measures Table in NIV study bible
Footnote of NIV Bible Luke 19:13

1 Talent Person = $225,000
3 Talent Person = $675,000
5 Talent Person = $1,125,000

That’s kind of a lot of ‘money’ Jesus has given to us 🙂  — In talking about Mina’s I think Greg Laurie was saying that is maybe just a person’s life.  — Greg Laurie – Minas

The Parable is telling us Jesus wants us to make something happen/To do Business For Him.  Also, to maybe just make the most out of our lives but with a major focus in Relation to Jesus Kingdom.

Remember This :: Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed (The Word of God) into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

The Business that Jesus wants us to be about doing ::

  • Evangelism – Fisher of Men – Giving our Lives to The Gospel as much or best as we can – Handing out Tracts (Preaching, Teaching – if this is our gift/place in The Body) — Edifying each other/The Body of Christ.  | — 1 Corinthians 12 | 1 Corinthains 13
  • Feeding The Poor, Sheltering The Homeless
  • Visiting The Imprisoned and Sick
  • Clothing the Naked/Giving Water to someone — In Jesus Name
  • Utilizing our Gifts from the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 12 or 1 Corinthians 13 (Love)
  • If we can’t do some/lot of things above, giving to Ministries that do those things is Hopefully just as good ! 🙂

The Catholic Catechism says: The Purpose of Life is: To Know, Love & Serve God – So if anyone is living their life without these three things in view, that person’s life is pretty much null and void – even though they may be a Successful Person by the world’s standards, i.e. Money, Job, House, Business, Stocks and such.

In Relation To Our “Abilities” in Relation to the Money of Talents being distributed — Each person is given money according to their Abilities :: Defintion of Ability

But Let’s Remember All These Things Too ::

The Seven Gifts of The Holy Spirit :: From Wikipedia (looks like good info)

  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Counsel
  4. Fortitude
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety
  7. Fear of The Lord

Interesting to note in America :: If you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food in the refrigerator, you are among the top 75% Richest in The World.

If you have money in your wallet, bank and some spare money/change in a dish you are among the top 92% Richest in The World — The Scripture Verse: To whom much is given, much is required.

The Parable of The Minas (Greg Laurie Message) – has a Millennial Reign Aspect to it possibly — In The Book of Revelation it says we will be Kings with Jesus and will Rule and Reign with Him. It could be how we have lived our life on earth, will determine how much authority we will have — Maybe Jesus will set some as ruler over 10 cities, or over a Nation etc..

The Bible says too, that God will wipe away Every Tear — There is probably going to be in The Millennium, Differing Degrees of Exaltation — Hence when Eternity Starts after the Millennium, this could be when God wipes away all tears.

At The Bema Seat of Jesus – A Person’s Life is going to be Evaluated — Some may do good and others not so good.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat (Bema Seat) of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Parable of The Talents/Parable of The Minas/Parable of The Sower

Parable of The Talents

Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 2728 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Parable of The Minas

11 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. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten minas and said unto them, Occupy till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy mina hath gained ten minas. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five minas. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy mina, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. 22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? 24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the mina, and give it to him that hath ten minas. 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. 27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

Parable of The Sower

1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

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