Monday, September 28, 2009
God Has a Job for You
Heb 2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
Heb 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Heb 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
Heb 2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
Your Upcoming Assignment.
Shortly, I believe, the trumpet will sound and believers will be called away to meet Jesus in the air. From there we will travel to God's heaven for the rewards ceremony, then the heavenly banquet of the marriage of the Lamb. For 7 years we will enjoy reunions, occupy our mansions and view earths tribulation from heaven's vantage point.
But then, it will be time to roll up our sleeves and do some righteous ruling over the earth for about a thousand years. This is one part of eschatology that is usually underreported. We really look forward to eternal rest, being forever with saints and loved ones, worshipping at the feet of Jesus, etc., but when the thought of a job hits us, we push that from our minds.
What is the longest you have stayed at one job in your career? 20, 30 years, even longer? Can you imagine staying in the same position for close to 1000 years? Think you'd have the job down pat by then? You'd hope to know the landscape by year 160 or so, huh?
Well, it is true. We will be set over the works of God's hand, we will be His authorized rulers in His millennial kingdom. We will have been made kings and priests unto Him in that glorious, golden age of the earth.
You have wanted to try being the boss for a long time, haven't you? Well, in a short time you will get your wish and more!
The scope of your authority in that future age is being established by your faithfulness to God now. When we step before the Lord Jesus, we hope to hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
And therein lies the difference between work and being in authority or under authority now and that time we look forward to… it is the joy of our Lord.
You see, the work we will do for Him in the kingdom will be enjoyable!
Imagine your "dream job." Have you ever thought, “how wonderful it must be to play sports for a living and make a ton of money doing so?” I have wondered how hard it must be to be a professional bass fisherman. Now there's a tough gig!
But in the kingdom, the Lord will have tailored our jobs to our talents and desires and tempered them with our present faithfulness.
Some will rule deserts, others, hamlets and villages, some metropolises, others vast kingdoms, all predicated on today's stewardship.
You are presently formulating your job description for the next thousand years. Be faithful weary pilgrim, your stewardship is eminently important.
Gad has a job for you, are you up to it?