And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return .Luke 19:11-12
The Parable of the Minas or Talents/Money is a parable that is still very applicable for us today. You see at that moment everyone expected Jesus to establish Gods Kingdom right there from Jerusalem. However Jesus was teaching them, he was going away and coming back to see what work they had accomplished
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luke 19:13
Notice a couple things, Jesus calls himself the King in the parable and we as slaves. This is the proper understanding of the hierarchy of our Lord. The word Lord in the Bible means Master. If Jesus is your Lord then you are his slave and he is your Master
And Jesus says he’s leaving and then returning. When he comes back he wants to know what you did with your talent, so what is Jesus talking about? I believe Jesus is talking about the gifts of the Holy Spirit that is giving to us when you become Born Again. What are you doing with your gifts?
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. Luke 19:14
Jesus describes the majority of the world, they reject Christ.Why? Because they don’t want Jesus to rule over them. The Kingdom of God will have Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, if you reject the authority of Jesus you ultimately reject Heaven and demand Hell
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. Luke 19:27
Notice how Jesus ends this parable, so much for the watered down Jesus portrayed in todays society. The fact is Jesus is returning, are you saved? For those of us that are saved, what are you doing with the talents you have been given?
Jesus is coming soon, Are you ready? Is your lamp full of oil (The Holy Spirit)?