by Stan Coffey

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Who Then Is A Faithful Servant? (5 of 13)
Stan Coffey
Matthew 24:45

This is an exciting series "The Glorious Appearing". Last week we talked about "Who Then Is A Faithful Servant?". And today we are going to continue with part II of this lesson before we go on to Revelation 19 where the Bible actually describes what it will be like when Christ comes in the air, when Christ comes in the glory of His Father with all the holy angels, with the hosts of heaven and defeats Satan at the Battle of Armageddon, when Christ comes and sets up His glorious kingdom on this earth. There will be no more war, no more sin, and no more sickness and no more sorrow, when He will wipe away all tears from the eyes of mankind. And for a thousand years on earth the world will see how perfect this world can be when Christ is in charge, when men allow Christ to take control. So we really have the most exciting part of this series just ahead of us.

I want us to look today in Matthew 24. It is important because it tell us what to do between the time Jesus comes for us and the time that we live in right now. What do we do until Christ comes? What did the Savior tell the disciples to do? We don't know when He is coming. We don't know the day or the hour. He said not even the angels of heaven know. We know that Satan does not know. Only God the Father knows. So, what are we to be doing? We are to be wise and faithful servants of the Lord.

Mathew 24:45 (NIV) "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?"

This is a figure of speech. Jesus is not endorsing slavery; He is just using the custom of that time to illustrate a point. During those days, two-thirds of the world was servants, slaves. And they were confined to work for wealthy owners. So the disciples could relate to what He was talking about. A wealthy owner would ha ...

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