The first appeared, saying, ‘Master, your mina has made ten minas more.’ And he said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.’ Luke 19:16-17
Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him. Daniel 7:27.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Value people and try to be at peace with all men but do not get upset when they are short with you or are not happy about what you think you have done that you thought would please them. If you remember the parable My Son told about the tenant farmers to whom the owner leased his vineyard, he thought they would respect his son when he sent him to them. But they did not value him at all, instead they dragged him outside the vineyard and killed him thinking that then they could take over ownership of the vineyard! That parable sounded far fetched to those listening but it really was describing exactly what many of those listening to the parable did to My Son when I sent Him into the earth which I had leased to mankind in the beginning. I have given dominion over the earth to men, yet I am the fee owner, your sojourn on earth is a leasehold currently but when My Son breaks the seven seals and takes back the title deed, He then hands the kingdoms of the earth over to those who have believed in His Name and come under My jurisdiction. Daniel 7:27. Those to whom it has delighted Me to give the Kingdom. Luke 12:32. Why? Because I can trust you. If I can trust you to be faithful to Me in little things, I can trust you with much. Remember what the Master tells the ones who invested their talents to earn gains for Him? He gave them dominion over cities in the age to come. Great and vast cities that you did not build. I am preparing a place for you. And to whom you are giving your allegiance now determines what you will be doing in the age to come.
You should be building your future wisely, not just for temporal things here but for treasure that will last you for life eternal. You should be attached to My Son and producing fruit that endures. Being attached is not being lazy, it is partnering with My Son, He provides the strength, skill, health, and wisdom, you supply the branch that bears the fruit, that is, your life doing kingdom assignments. Kingdom assignments are doing those things that promote My Kingdom on earth and they are varied and unique, for each of you has a special gift imparted to you for the good of all. You are to use it to serve the needs of others, and in doing so you will overflow into bringing others to be saved and to a genuine knowledge of the truth. You are always on assignment so be careful how you live. There are others depending on you to be saved. For “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” Romans 10:14-15.
I know those who love Me. 1 Corinthians 8:3. Everyone who loves has been born of Me and knows Me. 1 John 4:7. They do not get all excited and upset when someone speaks against them. They just entrust their vindication to Me. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11. Do not answer evil with evil, but conquer evil with good.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Never give in and quit. There will be set backs, but don’t let them make you retreat. My Son was rejected by the leaders of the religious community at the time and it seemed they had won, but that was not the end of the story. I raised Him from the dead and exalted His Name above every other name. After I raised Him up and He revealed Himself in glory to His disciples and those who loved Him, He did not show Himself in triumph to chastise those who had caused his death. He just left them alone and they did not have the joy of seeing that death is not the end but only the beginning of a glorious immortal life. He knew that if they did not accept Him in life they would not accept Him after death. Do not harden your heart.
When things come against you, do not get bitter and depressed. Remember what the prophet Micah said? “Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me. Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.” Micah 7:8. Paul wrote, “Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us. 8We are pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9.
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, I made you alive together with Jesus, having forgiven you all your transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against you, which was hostile to you; and I have taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When I had disarmed the rulers and authorities, I made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Jesus. Colossians 2:13-15. Nothing can separate you from My love as manifested in Jesus.
You have Me. You have My Son. You have all My promises as “yes” to you in Him. You have the Holy Spirit. You have the Kingdom. You have the spirit of faith. You have the Name of Jesus. You have all you need inside of you to bounce back up every time someone would knock you down. To every setback there is a comeback when you are in Jesus. I raised you up with Him and seated you with Him at My right hand. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. I have given you the victory in Christ Jesus and in Him I always cause you to triumph. No weapon form against you shall prosper and every tongue raised against you, you shall prove false. Your righteousness and your vindication is from Me.
Where are your eyes looking for help? There is only one place you need to look. Do you know where that is? In My eyes. And when you look to Me you will find My loving eyes are looking on you. And you know, you will find I am smiling on you. Remember how I told Moses to instruct Aaron to bless the people so that I could put My Name on them? And My Name is a strong tower the righteous run to and are safe. Pray that blessing now: The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD make His face shine on you. THE LORD SMILE UPON YOU, and give you shalom!
I like to smile at you. Look up at Me and smile and your face will never be ashamed. Let us smile together and laugh at those who are coming against you. Why? There may have been a setback, but you can have a comeback. And when I restore it is better than it was before.
I love you. Never worry. Just let Me take care of things for you. Your part is to forgive, to love and not to make a big deal out of things people do. Just rebuke the devil and get him out of the lives of those who persecute you. He is the one behind all that is evil, set his captives free.