DOMINION MANDATE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020
OCCUPY TILL I COME
BIBLE READING: LUKE 19:11-27
“So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ Luke 19:13 (NKJV).
This story shows Jesus’ followers what they are to do during the time between Jesus’ departure and His return because we live in that time period, it applies directly to us. We have been given excellent resources to build and expand God’s kingdom. The Lord Jesus expects us to use these talents so that they multiply and the kingdom grows. He will ask each of us to account for what we did with His gifts. While awaiting the Lord’s return we must do God’s work.
It is not enough to have one’s name on the Church register. That is not why God has called us. God has called us to be instruments in His hand to depopulate the kingdom of darkness, to populate the kingdom of light and of His dear son, Jesus Christ. This is the call, the high Calling: God’s own business which all believers must do diligently and profitably. Not occupying in the Lord’s service amounts to disobedience and this makes a believer become miserable and unfulfilled.
Not occupying in the Lord’s service is rebellion and this attracts God’s wrath. The ultimate consequence of not occupying in the Lord’s service is eternity with Satan in hell. God loves us but hates disobedience. When we occupy till He comes, it serves as a check from committing sin. And lastly, we spend eternity with God (John 12:26).
Our Master the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He has promised. We do not know when, but considering the times and the events around the world, He will come soon. Every Christian should therefore, be steadfast unmovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord knowing this that His reward shall be according to our work. What God requires of His people is wholehearted devotion to His will and purpose. As believers we should both redeem the time because the days are evil, and be busy for the Lord. Therefore we should work while it is day!
Be faithful in doing God’s business, working hard, being diligent, serving others, sharing God’s blessings with others, witnessing to others, telling them about Him and making disciples of others until He comes.
Lord, please grant me the grace to be steadfast, fruitful and abounding in every good work in Jesus name. Amen!