WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL:

Occupy Until I Come

I have been spending some time rereading the Book of Revelation lately. This seems to be a pertinent area of Biblical insight, timewise, to what is appearing on the horizon of the world scene. It is somewhat of a cultural shock to many of us here in the United States to realize that we are not an independent island, above being caught up in the upheaval of global happenings, to the extent that the details of our everyday living could be so drastically affected.
 
In the midst of how all of what we do is being disrupted, I am directed to these words of Jesus, “Occupy until I come” (Luke 19:13). Many versions say instead of “occupy”, “do business“.
 
Nothing has changed as to our directive as His servants and friends. When Jesus said, “I will build my Church“, He knew the whole process, knew everything involved from the Upper Room (Pentecost) to the Supper Room (Marriage Supper of the Lamb–Revelation 19:19).
 
So, we are called by the Lamb, who is the Lion and the King, to carry on (His) business, but the business has the same owner, same purpose. What then is the business we are to do? Here are just a few steadying course markers.
 
1. FIDELITY – TO BE LIKE HIM FOREVER
2. FAITHFULNESS – TO OBEY HIM FOREVER
3. FERVENCY – TO LOVE HIM FOREVER
4. FRATERNITY – TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES
 
–Pastor Don Foster, Sr.

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