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. (continue reading…)

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The Best Things to Live For !!!!! \o/ Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

by on Aug.05, 2010, under Bema Seat, God is Love

The Marriage Supper of The Lamb — Revelation 19:9 – And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

\o/ The Saints Are Happy In Heaven because they followed Christ. They rejoice with Him Forever…..

The Lord is my inheritance and my cup; He alone will give me my reward. The measuring line has marked a lovely place for me, my inheritance is my great delight.

The Rapture – A Crown Given to All Who Love Jesus Appearing!  ::: 2 Timothy4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

The Bema Seat – We will receive a Reward or maybe Rewards and/or a Crown(s) — This judgment may determine our “Glory/Honor/Prestige/Status/Reigning Power/Domain” During the 1,000 Year Millennial Reign of Jesus — We may be judged on everything — Our Faithfulness and Obedience to God, in doing what God has said to do in this Life.  Examples ::: Resist Temptation, Obey, Meekness, Humility, Love, Mercy, Kindness, Fruits of The Spirit (Conduct/Behavior/Decisions) – Loving God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength, Loving our Neighbor as our self — Evangelism, Parable of The Talents/Minas, Corporal Works of Mercy: Feeding The Poor, Clothing The Naked, Sheltering The Homeless, Visiting the Sick and Imprisoned. (Giving to Ministries that do The Corporal works of Mercy maybe just as good)

The 1,000 Year Millennial Kingdom or Millennial Reign of Jesus — We will be Kings and Priests if we are with Jesus when we leave this life, either by Death or Rapture.

Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation,….

The Millennial Reign is one of the best things to live for in this life, because for a 1,000 Years we will be Kings and Priests !  Depending on our Faithfulness in this life to Jesus, our Works at The Bema Seat may determine how much “Reigning Power” we will have during the Millennium. (King of maybe a town? King of a City? King of 3 cities or more? King of a State? King of a Country/Nation?)

The New Jerusalem – The “Glory” of Our Houses/Mansions could be determined possibly by how we have lived our life on earth in relation to Jesus/The Bible.

The Crown of Life — James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, (approved) he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Jesus Throne — (The Most Eminent of All The Blessings promised to the 7 Church’s) {To those who overcome} [resist temptation and choose/stay faithful and obey/Love Jesus] — Revelation 3:21 — To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Power over the Nations – Choosing Jesus and Resisting Temptation

A New Name – Choosing Jesus and Resisting Temptation

New Glorified Spiritual Body ::: A post about Glory

Romans 8: 16….we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Eternity/The New Heaven/New Earth — God will wipe away all tears and the former things will not be remembered nor come to mind!

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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