Joshua 16:1–18:28; Luke 19:1-27; Psalm 87:1-7; Proverbs 13:11
Occupy Till I Come
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.. – Luke 19:12-13
“Occupy till I come.” Isn’t that the same thing God says to us? Take hold of the place, assignment, visions, or gift. Whatever it is He’s put in your custody, take hold of it with the view that He will come back and also asks you what you did with what He gave.
How Long Will You Be Slack?
And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you? – Joshua 18:3
How long will you sit there in complacency and fear? How long will you wait on the Lord to do what He has clearly told you to do? Stop being slack and get up and go occupy what God has given to you!!!
His Foundation and All His Springs Are in You!
His foundation is in the holy mountains. – Psalm 87:1
All my springs are in thee. – Psalm 87:7b
The Lord loves His people and His chosen dwelling place. He loves Jerusalem. However, we must remember that He now makes His dwelling place in the hearts of His believers. God is with man and also in man, and His foundations are built in our hearts. So, we must walk as the chosen people of God, holy and blameless before Him. We should do everything He asks of us. We should genuinely “occupy” the places and duties He has given. We should find our satisfaction and joy in Him and His love and walk in truth for His glory. All His springs are in YOU!!! ALL MEANS ALL. Hallelujah!!!
Hard Work Pays.
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. – Proverbs 13:11
Hard work done as unto the Lord pays incredibly and eternally!!!