This week we're tasked with calling The Body of Christ in America to awaken to our role as The Ekklesia (Matthew 16:18) and to become A House of Prayer for All Nations (Mark 11:17). Bt dubbs, here's another End Times bonus: Jesus said the gates of hell cannot prevail against His Church (Matthew 16:18) and therefore, the time of tribulation can't happen while we're on this planet. We have to be raptured before the gates of hell can unleash their full onslaught of havoc. That's how powerful we are as His Body. His Body cannot be overcome.
Before He departed He summoned His ten servants together and said, "I AM entrusting each of you with fifty thousand dollars to trade with while I AM away. Invest it and put the money to work until I return." ~ Luke 19:13
*The Wealthy Prince = Jesus (Matthew 3:17)
*10 servants = minimum number required for Jewish government (Genesis 18:32)
*$50K = He provides everything we need to serve Him (2 Peter 1:3)
*Invest and put money to work = Great Commission, talents (Mark 16:15, Matthew 25)
*Return = If I go, I will come again (John 14:3)
In this parable Jesus is establishing a government and equipping them to run things until He returns. That government is us and we need to start running things. Imagine how Jesus would respond if someone were to tell Him in Heaven one day: I wanted to do more for You, but the demons wouldn't leave, the people just kept passing unjust laws and I was powerless. If I were Him I'd slap anyone who used that as an excuse. But, He is the Personification of Truth (John 14:6) and when you look in His Eyes that Truth pierces and breaks down unbelief and deception without a verbal word being uttered. If you want to look into His Eyes now, get in The Word with a fierce determination and don't stop eating it until your entire being radiates with His Presence.