Food for thought?
When Jesus comes back he will first resurrect the dead in Christ,
then we which are alive.
Who are all these people???????????????
Next question is who are the servants?
What does a servant mean?
A Servant = A Slave, so who is the Master?
Is not a slave/servant us Christians?
Is not the Master Christ?
To be a servant do we not have to become a believer first?
Unbelievers cannot be called servants?
Why I'm saying this is that when I read about the good & bad servants,
the guest who didn't have on a wedding garment, the cleaning of his
kingdom in matt 13:41, the unprofitable servant that is cast into
outer darkness, the Sheep & the Goats, the servants who are beaten or
appointed a place with the unbelievers. in Luke 12, I have to ask who
are these people?
Did not the Jews read or was read to about what it said in the Old Testament?
Did not they believe that because they was Jews
and followed the Law that they was saved always.
All the judgements they read
which was clearly written for them in the Old Testament,
they read it as though it was meant for somebody else,
or the people who lives on the bad part of the town.
What about the judgements in the New Testament?
Are not they meant for us, to warn us?
Are not some Christians in this day and time guilty of the same thing
as the Jews was?
What about the ex-believers today who call themselves atheists
and promote their hatred for God everywhere?
What about the guy who was a believer, drove a church bus,
became a preacher, then quit and is now an atheist?
Are not these part of the Wheat & Tares which shall be harvested at the same time?
Are not the Tares the bad servants?
Are not the Tares the guest who didn't have on a wedding garment?
Are not the Tares the cleaning of his kingdom in matt 13:41?
Are not the Tares the unprofitable servant that is cast into outer darkness?
Are not the Tares the Goats?
Are not the Tares the servants who are beaten
or appointed a place with the unbelievers. in Luke 12?
Who is the guest that was in the rapture or resurrection?
Matt 22:11. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Matt 22:12. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Matt 22:13. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matt 22:14. For many are called, but few are chosen.
How did they get into the his kingdom?
Matt 13:41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Matt 13:42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Does this not talk about the rapture? Who is the evil servant?
Matt 24:44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Matt 24:45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Matt 24:46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Matt 24:47. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
Matt 24:48. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Matt 24:49. And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
Matt 24:50. The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Matt 24:51. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Who is the unprofitable servant that is cast into outer darkness?
Matt 25:13. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Matt 25:14. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
Matt 25:15. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Matt 25:16. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
Matt 25:17. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
Matt 25:18. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
Matt 25:19. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
Matt 25:20. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
Matt 25:21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matt 25:22. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
Matt 25:23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matt 25:24. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Matt 25:25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Matt 25:26. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Matt 25:27. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Matt 25:28. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
Matt 25:29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Matt 25:30. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Who are the Goats?
Matt 25:31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Matt 25:32. And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Matt 25:33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Matt 25:34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Matt 25:35. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Matt 25:36. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Matt 25:37. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Matt 25:38. When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Matt 25:39. Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Matt 25:40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Matt 25:41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Matt 25:42. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Matt 25:43. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Matt 25:44. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Matt 25:45. Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Matt 25:46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
This talks about the rapture first then breaks some of the servants down:
1st group:servant to appoint him a place with the unbelievers then first the servant has to be a believer?
2nd group:Who are the servants that are beaten with many stripes?
3rd group: But the servants who knew little shall be beaten with few stripes?
Luke12:46. The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
Luke12:47. And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Luke12:48. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.