Friday, February 24, 2017

Lazarus - Faithful Servant (LG47)

Luke 16:22-23 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

The final reward for Lazarus, the faithful servant of God is the bosom of Abraham, which is equivalent to the rewards of crowns (kings). For the merciless rich man it will be the fire of Hades. Our Lord taught us in great details of the signs of His coming up to Rapture in Mat 24, and then how He will judge us according to our faithfulness by our works. Please read Mat 24:45-25:46 concerning His judgments.

Faithful servant feeds the sheep

Mat 24:45-47 "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."

God's faithful servant cares and feeds His servants and sheep with physical food and truth from the word of God.

Faithful servant makes disciples

Mat 25.20-23 "So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.' "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' "He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' "

God's faithful servant will always made disciples. By keeping His words, he will be able to love his brethren and even lay down his life for them  He will be able to teach them truth and guide them to keep His words, so that just like him, the Lord will baptize (give) them with the Holy Spirit or Sprit of truth.

John 14:15-16, 26 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever -- ... But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."

Faithful servant is filled with love

Mat 25:37-40 "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' "

God's faithful servant is filled with love, mercy and compassion: Feeding the hungry and water to the thirsty,, clothe the naked, visiting the sick and visiting those in prison.

Luke 16:14-15 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."

Depraved Christian leaders who love money will justify their greed with the Prosperity Gospel thus corrupting the sheep.