Have you ever thought about serving in a governmental office? Perhaps you have considered being a city council member or running for some other public office.
For many of us, it may have never crossed our minds. But it should. Not necessarily for this earthly government, but for the future government of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom.
Revelation 5:10 says that Christ “hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” As believers, we have been given authority, not just to bring the good news to others in this lifetime, but to rule with Christ in the next. The positions that we are given by the Lord in His Kingdom will be determined by how we used His authority in this life. In the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, the Master rewards the good stewards who invested their talents well, yielding a good return. His words to them were,
“Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things.”
Jesus was teaching that how we invest our lives and “talents” in this life will determine what authority and rewards we receive in the Kingdom.
So, based on how you are living today, will you be an exalted nobleman over much, or a Kingdom trash collector? It’s not too late to do better.