[ A Multitude from the Great Tribulation
] After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude
which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, people’s, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Individuals all receiving different measures of talent!
[ Serve God with Spiritual Gifts ] For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
I Cor. 12 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. I Cor. 13:1 LOVE covers a multitude of sin
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sin
s.” Love is more powerful than sin it cause one has to put out energy and deny self. These are the fruits of the people of God whether it be in biblical times or right now in our time. How many talents was Mother Teresa given ? How many talents did HWA have? how many talents does Joel Olstein Have?
For he who is not against us
is on our side.
But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him,
for he who is not against us
is on our side.”
Then there arose a loud outcry. And the scribes of the Pharisees’ party arose and protested, saying, “We find no evil in this man; but if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God
.” Those who are called are responsible to make the most of the talents given them and to follow where the spirit leads them. Luke 12:48
But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. The enemy of the Christian is first weak doctrine and weak commitment and the Anti-Christ He who denies that the father had a son.