In Matthew 25 God describes the characteristics of the people who reject Him. Using three different analogies, Christ refers to these people as foolish, selfish, and separated from the kingdom of God. Most importantly, they get CUT OFF!
But first, it’s important to recap the natural progression of events. Initially, Jesus tells the story of ten bridesmaids who are waiting for their groom. Half the women had everything they needed to enter the party and half did not; and the unprepared wasted the time they needed to get it right. Ultimately, all the women were aware of their bridegrooms coming. They all possessed the lamp which represents Gods word, but the foolish didn’t have the sanctification represented as oil. They weren’t ready, and therefore not approved by God.
Then there’s a story about three servants who were given the masters money. The first two servants invested it and saw a pleasing return. However, the third servant hoarded his money because he was afraid of trying to produce something more for the master. In essence, the servant had no faith. As a result, he was stripped of his “talents” and they were given to those willing to work.
In the last story, Jesus calls those that are separated from the Kingdom and its citizen’s goats. They are shut out and the lights get turned off. Interestingly enough, this is when all three stories come together. Why? The goats get stripped of their right standing by getting placed on the left side of God. Isn’t that what happened to the self- servant in the second story when he was relieved of his talents? Then the goats get shut out, like the bridesmaids late to the party.
At the absolute end of each story the bridesmaids, the servant, and the goats were placed in darkness. What’s happening in the darkness? This is briefly described as torture and utter misery, but you can read that for yourself. Within this same breath, Jesus uses this chapter to give His children a heads up of His coming. This includes what we were doing, what we are doing, and what we will be doing. We were prepared to meet our bridegroom, we are doing His work without hoarding any talents, and we will join Him in the end.
In this day and age where the elite purposefully lead the masses astray, and secret agendas are contrived to lash the backs of John Q Public…it’s time to look up. God has given a very clear description of the enemies of His people. The good news is He also gives a description of His people; calling us wise and prepared, prosperous and faithful, and humble sheep.
Let us now continue use the traits that our heavenly Father has pointed out to give Him all His glory…so He may receive full return on His investment (which is us…duh!).
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Don’t get CUT OFF!