VICTORY in OCCUPYING
BY: RAY PRINZING
“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, occupy till I come."
With the lofty peak of spiritual maturity set before us, radiant glory so brilliant that it almost obscures the circumscribed confines of the present, there is often a sense of futility experienced – why do anything now? Why not wait until that hour has come? But there is an OCCUPYING UNTIL.
There is a balance wrought by the Spirit, so that we do not neglect the present because we see a greater work coming in the future, which will be pure, and redound to God’s glory. Nor would we become so involved with the ‘now’ that we are not steadily being prepared for that coming day. We live today in the light of tomorrow, yet we do not wait until tomorrow to begin to live.
The criterion for all our occupying efforts is still found to be that of our Lord:
We are clearly admonished,
Surely our God is able to help us live each day in victory. There is no victory in self-striving, for that only builds up a work of the flesh that will ultimately be torn down. But moving in union with the will of God, He provides all that we need for each situation as the time comes, so that
Whate’er we do, whate’er we be,
Through Christ it is in victory.