Preparing for the coming WW3
Mat 25:19 "After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them."
The Lord will appear to everyone of us at our death to either reward or judge us.
Heb 9:27-28 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Mat 25:24-25 "Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.'
The talent mentioned here is sowing seeds. This person knows very well that our Lord expects everyone of us to evangelize (sow seeds) so that He can harvest, yet this lazy servant refuses to do His will and command.
In fact the moment we are saved or born again we have understood the gospel. At water baptism we have already understood the Apostle's Creed and the foundation truth in Heb 6:1-3. With these truth we are 'His Teachers' (1 Talent) with the ability to evangelize and also to teach the new converts. As we read the Bible and put the words of God into practice, we then know more and more truth.
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Mat 25:26 "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed."
Wicked servant - in these last days, mankind loves the world and heresies, yet this born again Christian is not prepared to pull all these worldly, carnal and covetous fellow brethren from hell fire.
2Tim 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Lazy servant - lazy and reluctant to learn from the Lord how to evangelize the heathens in wisdom, truth and humility (harmless) but rather let their loved ones and friends be condemned.
Mat 10:16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves."
Mat 25:27 "So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest."
This parable is clear that after our Lord has given us the talents, He will come back for their usage at our death or Rapture. If we are given 30 years, then the accumulated interest is so many times more the principal sum invested. Secondly, if talent is money and is a gift to us then He has no right to demand it back. Thus, the talents in this parable is not money but the ministerial gifts of Christ.
Mat 25:30 'And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Brethren, please ensure that we are good stewards of His gifts with us so that we will rejoice with Him in Glory Land otherwise we may be counted as unprofitable servants and be cast into outer darkness.