07-26-20 This message may be viewed live streaming video at youtube.com and tabernacleofmoses.org today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 thereafter. The video, audio, and study notes are archived.

God is Thought. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks, our Godly Thoughts laid one upon another, ascending into the mind of Christ.


(Luke 17:20,21)  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation [Gk: ocular evidence: observation]: Neither shall they say, Lo [Look] here! or, lo [look] there! for, behold, the kingdom of God [“the kingdom of heaven” Matt 19:23,24] is within  [Gk: inside] you. [What is inside you?]




(Matt 25:14,15) For the kingdom of heaven [“within you”] is as a man [Jesus Christ] travelling into a far country, who called his own servants [Christians (angels)], and delivered [Gk: intrusted] [“entrusted” Amplif.] [1] unto them his goods [Gk: things in hand] [i.e., the Hand Ministry]. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to [“in proportion to” Amplif.] his several ability [“his own personal ability” Amplif.] [ability proficiency test catagories on the USAF entrance exam: general, administrative, mechanical, electronic]; and straightway took his journey. [2,3]

1.    entrust = Dict: 1. to charge or invest with a trust or duty. 2. to assign the care of; turn over for safekeeping.

2.    talent = Gk: to bear; balance (as supporting weights); a certain weight; a sum of money.

3.    Commentary: a sum of responsibility, i.e., perhaps Jesus was saying that because you are farmers, do thus with these farming tools that I have given you. Could the “five talents” possibly allude to the five ability proficiency categories of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher of Ephesians 4:10-12?

4.    (Eph 4:10-12) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ [all done through the supernatural power of the Word of God]:

a.     perfecting = Gk: complete furnishing /// to complete thoroughly, repair, adjust: fit, frame, mend, (make) perfect (-ly join together), prepare, restore. [repair, mend, restore to what?]

b.    (Rom 3:9) What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

c.     (Gal 3:22) But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

5.    work = Gk: toil (as an effort or occupation); act: deed, doing, labour.

6.    edifying = Gk: architechure, structure: building (up).



(Matt 25:16-18) Then he that had received the five talents went and traded [Gk: toiled: laboured, ministered about, worked] with the same, and made them other five talents [a 100 fold increase]. And likewise he that had received two [talents], he also gained other two [talents, a 100 fold increase]. But he that had received one [talent] went and digged in the earth [1], and hid [Gk: concealed, fig. to keep secret] his lord's money [Gk: silver] [2].

1.    Commentary: although he was judged by Jesus (“the righteous judge” 2 Tim 4:8) to be capable of a gain, he spent his attention and effort (works) digging deeper internally into the world (his self).

2.    Commentary: silver is the biblical metal that symbolizes salvation. This man gained no increase, and by hiding rather than sharing the talent, he guaranteed that no-one else would either.


(Matt 25:19-23) After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them [“and settled accounts with them” Amplif.]. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst [Gk: intrusted] [entrusted] unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful [Gk: (subjectively) trustful: believing, true] servant: thou hast been faithful [Gk: (objectively) trustworthy: believing, true] over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord [by going to heaven]. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful [Gk: trustful: believing, true] 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 [by going to heaven].



(Matt 25:24,25) Then he which had received the one talent came and said [his excuse for his disobedience. The excuse was a psychological projection – of himself] [1], Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard [Gk: dry, hard or tough (fig. harsh, severe)] man, reaping where thou hast not sown [(i.e., stealing)], and gathering where thou hast not strawed [(i.e., stealing)]: And I was afraid [having no trust in you], and went and hid thy talent [the progenitor of salvation] [2] in the earth [i.e., he covered it with the world ]: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

1.    projection = Dict: in psychiatry, the unconscious act or process of ascribing to others one’s own ideas, impulses, or emotions, esp. when they are considered undesirable or cause anxiety.

a.     Commentary: the unprofitable servant projected himself (his own personality), and in that sense he judged himself “eye for eye” as a “hard” unforgiven man.

2.    progenitor = Dict: 1. a forefather; ancestor in direct line. 2. a source from which something develops; originator or precursor.

a.     (Rom 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God [by hearing the Bible].


(Matt 25:26-30) His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked [Gk: evil] and slothful servant [1], thou knewest [Gk: understood] [(incorrectly)] that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed [i.e., that I am a thief]: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers [Gk: bankers], and then at my coming I should have received mine own  [back] with usury [Gk: interest] [i.e., receive a gain, more silver, more salvations]. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath [understanding of salvation] shall be given [more understanding (revelations)], and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not [understanding] shall be taken away even that [understanding] which he hath [i.e., stony ground persons]. And cast ye the unprofitable [Gk: useless] servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

1.    (Prov 24:30-32) I went by the field [where he was supposed to bring forth grain] of the slothful [Heb: indolent (Dict: disliking or avoiding work; idle, lazy): sluggard /// to lean idly, to be slack], and by the vineyard [where he was supposed to bring forth grapes] of the man void [Heb: lacking; without: destitute, failing] of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns [thorny ground persons “among thorns” Matt 13:7], and nettles [Heb: prickly; pointed, a bramble or other thorny weed] had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof [erected to keep out varmits, troublesome animals, people, and spirits] was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction [Heb: chastisement; fig. reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint: correction, discipline, doctrine, rebuke].