Sunday, May 7, 2023

How does the Wicked Steward beat his Fellow Slaves?

Luke 12: "45 But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk."

Prov.19: "29 Penalties are prepared for mockers,
    and beatings for the backs of fools."

From these two previously cited verses, we see that the essence of the steward's beatings, is to condemn and punish as fools, those who are genuine servants of Christ.

-- What did Jesus have to say, about publicly condemning his own servants, as fools?
(I am going to add the deeper meanings of the Greek)

Matt.5: "22 But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother or sister[without real cause] will be subject to judgment. Whoever insults[demeans/publicly humiliates] his brother or sister [without real cause] will be subject to the court. Whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be subject to Gehenna [lake of fire/second death].

By our being thrown out of the congregation, condemned as spiritual fools, and slandered as servants of Satan;
we are beaten by the wicked steward 
(John16:2; Isa.57:1-2; 66:5-6; Rev.11:3,7-9; Isa.34:3).

As we know from Rev.20:10; the false prophet and her beast, ARE thrown into the Lake of Fire... just as Matt.5:22WEB states.
Satan is thrown there to suffer "day and night" also (Rev.20:10), because he also  slanders God's servants, "day and night" (Rev.12:10).

Jesus said that how we judge, we will be judged (Matt.7:2; Rev.18:6).

The wicked steward condemns the faithful as fools.
  Prov.10:18 judges that slanderer, as a fool...
"The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool."

1John3: "14 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers and sisters. The one who does not love remains in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him."
Rev.3: "1 “Write to the messenger of the church in Sardis: Thus says the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works; you have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead."

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