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Parables Bible Study- 21. Master Returns From Journey


Sunday, November 18, 2012

21. Master Returns From Journey

M'r:13:34: For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. M'r:13:35: Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: M'r:13:36: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. M'r:13:37: And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

To show us how closely Christís return is He puts forth this parable. Our Master has gone away, but as servants He has left us something in which we must give account of. The Master takes a far journey, leaving His home on earth, and has appointed His servants to particular offices, some with authority, others to work with or cooperate for the good of the household of faith. He gave work to be done, authority to do it, and the power necessary to achieve it.

The Lord Jesus ascended on high and left all the servants with their portion of work. He appoints a doorkeeper to watch. All of us need to watch alertly for the Masterís return, and we must also watch that the Gospel is being spread throughout the world so that He will return when it is accomplished. We know not the hour of His return; but this is also applicable to His return to us in particular at our death, as well as in the general judgment. Either way we are accountable to Him and must be ready.

Although we walk in the light, our lives presently lays before us as night, compared to the glory that is promised to come yet. So much more is to come. Whenever He comes we do not want to be found sleeping spiritually. We must be ready to meet Him, rather than unready. We must watch, be awake and remain awake. Watch is what Jesus says to us all. It means to expect His second coming as He has promised, so that we might be found as spotless and blameless in carrying out our duties.

Are there days when you feel that you are spiritually sleeping and not watching? Do you know for a certain what your particular assigned work is? Do you feel Christ has given you power and authority, and if so, do you use it wisely?
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AVANELL 11/18/2012 6:46PM

    Verse 33 says, "Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is."

I think the key is to be prepared. Take heed; in other words, listen to what He says; be sure to expect His arrival and pray that you are ready and have done what He has asked of you.

I think in relation to my calling that it is the same but moves in different directions at times. I have always felt I was called to teach, but it has been to different groups and through different avenues. So now it is more through writing than public speaking. But I know this one thing: God has called us to occupy until He returns. That doesn't mean sitting on your duff just putting in your time until the Master comes for you. It means fighting the enemy when He challenges trying to take God's territory for himself. It means promoting the Master's agenda, taking care of God's business of winning the lost and re-claiming the backslidden. It means being His representative whether it's speaking out His promises or letting His healing power flow through you to touch the sick. Whatever arises that He needs done, we are to do until He returns!

Great blog!

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SKEETOR 11/18/2012 4:23PM

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HAGIN2010 11/18/2012 1:05PM

    Hi editor. Great parable. I am relatively new so things are spiritually exciting. Haven't found my calling but will keep my eyes out for it. Thanks for your blog.

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ANHELIC 11/18/2012 12:44PM

    Thank you for a reminder how close we are to our Lord's return. We have to be ready and not be weak in our spiritual walk. We must become fishers of men and help non believers see the wonderful life they can have following Jesus Christ by accepting Him. It is easier to live a life following Jesus, even though Satan tries to steal us away. Call on Jesus and He will help put satan under our feet. God bless you Editor for your great lesson teaching us God's word.


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DGFOWLER 11/18/2012 8:33AM

    The best thing to do is always be ready emoticon

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SANDRALEET 11/18/2012 7:36AM

    Our end can mean our death The return of Jesus can be when God wishes it. We are just here till then His will not ours be done

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JSALERNO 11/18/2012 7:24AM

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GABY1948 11/18/2012 5:04AM

    Thanks, EDITOR...another good beginning to the day.

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