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Jesus expects us to buy gold in Heaven by…

Jesus of Nazareth said this sermon,

Mat 25:14-46 For it is as when a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. (15) And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several abilities; and he went on his journey. (16) Straightway he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five talents. (17) In like manner he also that received the two gained other two. (18) But he that received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money. (19) Now after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and makes a reckoning with them. (20) And he that received the five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou delivered unto me five talents: lo, I have gained other five talents. (21) His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (22) And he also that received the two talents came and said, Lord, thou delivered unto me two talents: lo, I have gained other two talents. (23) His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (24) And he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou did not sow, and gathering where thou did not scatter; (25) and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, you have your own. (26) But his lord answered and said unto him, thou wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter; (27) you ought therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest. (28) Take you away therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him that hath the ten talents. (29) For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not, even that which he hats shall be taken away. (30) And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. (31) But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: (32) and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; (33) and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. (34) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: (35) for I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; (36) naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came unto me. (37) Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? (38) And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? (39) And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? (40) And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, you did it unto me. (41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: (42) for I was hungry, and you did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; (43) I was a stranger, and you took me not in; naked, and you clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and you visited me not. (44) Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister (serve) unto you? (45) Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you did it not unto one of these least, you did it not unto me. (46) And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.

This was one discourse, a sermon, given by the Author of Salvation (Heb 5:8-9) Himself. What is the sermon about? How we are given our talents, how we are rewarded if faithful with our talents, what those talents are and who used them faithfully?

How we are given our talents…

A man going on a journey gives His servants His goods

He gives according to his discernment of their abilities…

One man 5 talents (talents is a weight a measurement, weighing about 3000 shekels, or about 114 lbs., does not say, but gold would have been the highest standard) 5 x 114 = 570lbs of gold

One man 2 talents (114lbs x 2 = 228 lbs. of gold)

One man 1 talent, 114 lbs. of gold.

If a very rich man gives his servants a large sum of money, when he goes on a journey, what would he expect? Them to take care of his money and serve him. Some went to work making more money or being faithful to their giver. One, does nothing with His Lord’s money, the others go to work and are successful in business.

The owner comes and checks on his business (his servants). Two have been prosperous, industrious and have a gain. He rewards their faithfulness with more abundance.

Then the owner comes to the one that hid his Lord’s money and gave it back just as it was given him. The Lord was mad, he cast him away into outer darkness because he did nothing for gain. He was lazy, slothful, and accomplished nothing, as in useless. The Master, or owner, then strips the talent from the man that did nothing and gave it to the one who was most faithful.

Jesus teaches us here: whomever has faithfulness, more abundance will be given. Whoever does not have faithfulness, even the gift God gave him will be taken away if he does not use it correctly. In this case, putting money in a bank, to gain interest was the minimum requirement of faithfulness, but this man could not even do a simple task; with a large sum of money. So, then it is as it is written, God is a Rewarder of those that diligently seek Him, Heb 11:6. And also God corrects his children, Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.

He then gives the ultimate visitation: the Judgement Scene. Then uses as an illustration of what God expects faithfulness to look like with our (money or talents of gold in this teaching)…

Those rewarded for faithfulness, with more in Heaven: fed Him, Clothed Him, Gave Him drink, Visited Him in prison and when He sick… these were the ones that God considered faithful with large sums of money.

Use the gold of this world to buy you gold in Heaven.

Those who did not use their money by treating their neighbors as themselves, by serving those in need, were rejected and cast out. Those that had given of their money through faithful obedience were rewarded with eternal treasure in Heaven.

You cannot out give God: it is written, Pro 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lends unto Jehovah, and his good deed will he pay him again., John the Baptist message of fruits of repentance, was whoever has two coats give to one that has none. How many of us still need to learn and practice treating our neighbors as ourself. What if you were without a coat, would you want to be warm? What if you were without food, would you want to be fed? What if you were dehydrated? Would you want a drink of water? What if you were sick? Would you want someone to pray for and visit you? What if you were in prison? Would you want someone to visit you and, in those days, if someone did not bring you food in prison you starved.

It is good news that whoever follows Jesus will not hunger and will not thirst, listen to Jesus words: John 6:35 Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.It is so good news to know, if we continue in truth and spirit, then we will be faithful. When we are faithful, we seek God and are rewarded by remaining true to His word. How many of us can spare a shirt? However, it is much more important it is to share the good news of Jesus. Jesus died so they will never have to choose to do a wrong or immoral thing, and if you will just walk in spirit and truth remaining faithful to Him, He will provide food, water, enough for your soul’s deepest needs. He is the Great Physician, that will write you the prescription, remedy, and administer the cure for all that ails or have been afflicted with, if you come to Him. None of Christ’s faithful few, are begging bread, if we could share Christ then we could have them feed on Jesus, the Living Bread who gives the Living Water, eternally. Our Father will adopt anyone who will love and practice the truth of His Son who died on the cross and was raised the third day. It is written, 2Co 6:17-18 Wherefore Come you out from among them, and be you separate, saith the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you, (18) And will be to you a Father, and you shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Jesus of Nazareth said, Mat 11:28-30 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. (30) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Do you want rest for your soul? Yes of No?

Do you want a light and easy burden of walking with Jesus and learning His truth? Yes or No?

Will you agree to follow Jesus and learn about him, so you can find rest for your soul and a light and easy yoke? Yes or No?

Jesus of Nazareth said, He that believes and is baptized will be saved, but he that does not believe will be damned. Mark 16:16 If you do not believe Jesus died to free you, from having to choose a wrong thing, Jesus says, then there is no hope for you or you will be damned, but Jesus also says, whoever hungers and thirsts after righteousness will be filled Mat 5:6.

Do you want to be saved by Jesus by being baptized into Christ? Yes or No?

Do you want to go to Heaven? Yes or No?

If you have been baptized before, do you still believe in your baptism into Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection of Eternal life? Yes or No?

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Mar 29, 2023

Nice message... Our God trust is precious than any ornament mentals. We need to notice them. God has given many talents but we need use and increase them.

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