Precious ornaments and bridal jewelry are often shown in visions and dreams to convey different meanings. But this morning I was shown a beautiful silver pendant earring encased on both sides with a precious white pearled stone.
Servants of their Masters
Immediately I was reminded of the year of Jubilee (after 7 years) when masters were called to liberate their Hebrew servants. But for the servant who loved his master, who was blessed and prospered under his employment, the Lord made provisions that he could remain in his service. To ratify this agreement, the servant’s ear was pierced to a door by an awl:
You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this thing today. And if it happens that he says to you, ‘I (the Hebrew servant) will not go away from you,’ because he loves you and your house, since he prospers with you, then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise. It shall not seem hard to you when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant in serving you six years. Then the Lord your God will bless you in all that you do. (Deut. 17:15-18)
Servants of ‘The Master’
Consider it significant that Paul, the great Apostle of the New Covenant to the Gentiles (including Peter) often referred to himself as a servant, a prisoner and slave of Jesus Christ for the sake of the gospel. Even the prophet man and angel in heaven at whose feet John fell considered himself a servant. (Rev. 22:8-9) Today, the faithful Paul and Peter exemplify Christian conduct for those who are sold out on Christ for the purpose of evangelism. And genuine Love for Him, the brethren and His Word is key! Far better to love the Master and be His servants, slaves and prisoners than to love the world and be enslaved to it. It follows that even after we leave this world, our work as servants of Christ continue as evidenced by the angel and servant man John saw in heaven. (Rev. 14:13)
Altogether the vision was understood. The silver symbolically represents the unadulterated Word (Ps. 12:6) and redemption through Christ Jesus whereas the white pearled stone represents His righteousness, holiness and purity including wisdom of the applied and preached gospel. It means having a sanctified ear – not one that is tickled by false doctrine. It means being set apart, to be separated from the world and not succumbing to its enticements and false freedom. It means abiding in Christ. It means being pierced and crucified with the Door which is Christ Jesus our Master, Lord and King of the New Kingdom , Who is the way the truth the life. (Jn. 10:9-10; Gal. 2:20)
This message serves to remind the Lord’s genuine Servants how awesome it is to work in His service, even if the going gets tough at times. Were it not for the faithful Apostles and Servants whose works grace hallowed pages, we would not have the Word blessing us today. The same can be said for faithful Servants even today. Genuine work accomplished under the Master’s guidance will, without doubt, bring blessings to those who come after us. And it is a work and harvest that will follow them and you through the pearled portals of the heavenly New Kingdom. Praise GOD and thank you Lord God Jesus Christ.
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Keep the Faith and be blessed in His Service.
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