To The One Who Has, More Shall Be Given

More will be given to the one who has. In theory of life this doesn’t make sense neither is reasonable. This profound saying of Yahshua is found in the parable of a nobleman who had left for a faraway country to obtain for himself a kingdom, returning afterwards. Here we have a lesson and a command for the believer to heed to and consider: to invest in the kingdom with that which has been given him, for it will be a day when he will give God an account of what He has entrusted him to do. One of the bondservants of the parable suffered the consequences for not having invested what had been given to him when the time came for him to give an account of his lord’s investment. He not only lost the little he had. About him the master said, Take the mina away from him and give it to him who has the ten minas. This bondservant very much represents a believer whose lamp lacks the oil that makes it shine truth, because fears and cowardice control his life. He also lacks zeal, understanding and insight into the Word of God, for not having invested his time in the word.  His heart is like the rocky and thorny grounds, where the seed planted is suffocated, with no space for it to grow its roots; he is a useless servant in the kingdom of Yahweh.

To the first bondservant who had doubled the investment into the kingdom, he said, Well done, excellent bond servant! Because you have been faithful and trustworthy in very little, you shall have authority over ten cities. This servant is not ashamed neither is he afraid to set his lamp of truth on a lampstand wherever  he goes, letting all to know about the love of God, bringing many to Yahweh’s truth and salvation. His heart is like that of good soil: he heard the Word, he received and accepted it and welcomed it by studying and acquiring knowledge, understanding and insight into it; he bore much fruit for the kingdom of God.  Yahweh’s Word is a lamp that needs to be put on a lampstand so the world can be benefited by it. His Word revives and gives life (Psalm 119:50); it is a lamp for our feet and a light to our path (119:105); the unfolding of it gives light, gives understanding (Psalm 119:130).

The believer has been entrusted the secret and counsels of Yahweh; Yahshua said to the disciples, To you has been entrusted the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those outside everything becomes a parable (Mark 4:11), and I do not call you servants any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father (John 15:15). Yahshua is the Living Word of Yahweh; His Holy Spirit is His mind. We believers have the mind of Christ in us. The privilege entrusted to the believer- the secret and counsel of Yahweh must be appreciated and treasured; we must apply ourselves to know Yahweh and His Word – His Son, Yahshua. Remember, “the measure in which we give heed to the truth of Yahweh, is the measure of insight and understanding that will come back to us.” Don’t lose it and be found spiritually bankrupted and in the dark.

The goal of every true believer should be that which Paul left to Timothy:  study and be eager and to do the utmost to present himself to Yahweh approved a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing the Word of Truth (II Timothy 2:15).  The result, “more will be given to you.” Let the Word of Yahweh lie upon your heart and let it shine its truth, for the unfolding of Yahweh’s Word gives understanding and insight to those who seek Him with all their heart. Let His Word remain in you to fulfill the purpose for which was sent to you. The more understanding that you seek the more that will be given you and more.

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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