Reading from Matthew 25:14 – 30.
Today we will be looking at a vital law called the Law of Perpetual Increase. Another way to put it is to call it the Law of Continuous Growth.
The scriptural text which today article is centred on is in Matthew 25:14 – 30. It is called the Parable of the Talents in the Bible. Due to the length of it, I decided not to paste it in this article but I will summarise it here for those who have never heard of it.
The Parable of the Talents
In the book of Matthew 25:14 – 30, Jesus Christ gave a parable of a master who was about to embark on a long journey that meant he will be absent for a considerable amount of time.
Before leaving, this master called his three servants. To the first servant, he gave 5 talents. To the second servant he gave 2 talents and to the third servant he gave 1 talent. Each was given according to there ability.
After sharing the 8 talents among his 3 servants, this master embarked on his long journey.
The first servant who was given 5 talents traded with them and made another 5 talents. Making his total talents 10.
The second servant who was given 2 talents traded with his too and made another 2 talents. Making his total talents 4.
The third servant who was given 1 talent went and dug a hole where he buried the one talent in his possession.
After a long time has passed, the master returned. The first servant gave him 10 talents. This made this master very happy.
Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. – Matthew 25:20-21 NKJV.
The second servant gave the master 4 talents. This also made the master very happy.
Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them. His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ – Matthew 25:22-23 NKJV.
But the third servant only gave his master the same talent that was given to him because he hasn’t done anything with his talent. Instead, he has buried his talent. He displayed selfishness and laziness.
Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours. Matthew 25:24-25 NKJV.
The third servant excuse that he knew his master was a hard man that is always trying to reap where he has not sowed, is a weak excuse and his master saw pass his poor excuses and he punished him swiftly.
But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming, I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. – Matthew 25:26-28 NKJV.
Increase is the Goal of Life
The world will live in is a constantly living, moving and expanding thing. It is never stationary. It is always moving forward towards more increase. It is constantly evolving into something new, bigger and better.
Everything around us shows that the goal of every life is increase. You put a seed in the ground today, within a few days, the seed has germinated and a plant has sprung forth. The plant doesn’t stop there, it keeps on growing until it becomes a fully grown plant or tree because encoded within it DNA is the desire for more life and expression. The seed has transformed into a full-grown plant will produce hundreds or thousands more seeds. Some of the new seeds will take part in this whole circle all over again. This is the law of perpetual increase in full force.
Man was Created For Increase
Right from the time man first walked the earth, he has had this unquenchable desire for increase. Which is why he is always seeking increase. In the pursuit of increase, a man will spend hundreds of thousands of pounds and dollars to acquire knowledge and certifications. Because he knows that with his newly acquired knowledge, his or her earning power will increase which will lead to more life and better opportunity to express oneself.
Every living being has this desire of perpetual increase embedded in his or her DNA but some have managed to shut it down with laziness and selfishness.
Our desire for increase is what leads us to seek love, better education, shelter, better environment and e.t.c. And it is right for us to seek all these things. There is nothing wrong with a man or a woman who desires that his or her potential partner be a high earner.
Some people call this type of people “Gold Diggers“. I completely disagree with this. A person desire for increase and complete self-expression is encoded in his or her source code. This desire for increase and self-expression supersedes the desire to be in a loving romantic relationship. This why most marriages collapse soon after the breadwinner can’t provide to the same level he or she was able to provide while the earning was high.
So when a man or women seek a partner with high earning power, it is because subconsciously they know that with that person in there lives, they have a better opportunity to increase.
This is why a woman is most likely to be attracted to a man who has drive, passion and purpose than to a man who only has money. Because she knows consciously or subconsciously that this type of man will give her better opportunity to increase in body, mind and soul. And she can express herself better with this type of man. So it is not just about money. It has always been about opportunity for increase and better self-expression.
Stagnancy is Sin
What is a sin? A sin is a mistake, a misunderstanding, a misjudgement. – Raymond Holliwell. – Working with the Law.
The third servant in the Parable of the Talents committed sin this was why he was punished swiftly. He committed this sin by misjudging and misunderstanding his master intention after he was given the one talent.
That parable teaches us that stagnancy is a sin which will be punished swiftly. Those who do not pursue or seek growth in one form or the other will lose their talent. They will be disposed of. The Universe has no need for them. For they have managed to subdue their natural instinctive desire for increase with their extraordinary level of laziness and selfishness.
If for whatever reason you have been stagnant and you console yourself with whatever excuse you might have, I want to tell you that you are making a mistake which is a sin in the eyes of the Universal Mind and do not be surprised if you are disposed of. If Stephen Hawking can contribute to mankind considering his current condition, then you simply don’t have an excuse unless your condition is worse than that of Stephen Hawking.
Make Use of your Talent Now
In the Parable of the Talent, two of the servant made use of their talents. One was given 5 talents and the other was given 2 talents. Both of these two servants use their talents and they managed to double them.
When these two servants told their master what they have done with their talents, their master said on each occasion said “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”
You can see that their master was aware that they weren’t given much, for he said: “you were faithful over a few things”. He commented on the fact that 5 or 2 talents were “few things” but he rewarded them by saying: “I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”
When you make use of yourself in a way that is profitable to humanity, the Universe will reward you by making “you ruler over many things”. This is how a lot of people become millionaires and billionaires. It by making use of the talents which the Universal Mind have given to them are they rewarded by being made “ruler over many things“. The fact is that you have your own talents but are you making use of them?
We see from the parable of the talents that we are all given a talent or talents. You as an individual is here to do a job no one else is capable of doing the same way you can do it. The 3 servants were given 8 talents among them.
The number 8 signifies resurrection or regeneration. Which means perpetual or continuous life.
It means we as individuals are required to take part in the continuous growth of this planet by continuously seeking increase in our own lives. Not doing this is a sin. It is the same as burying your talent.
We all have a talent or two. This talent must be used. You must not bury it and pretend you don’t have any. You were given that talent by the Universe to help mankind in one way or the other.
This parable teaches us to use our talents to keep increasing as individuals. It is only when we increase our talents through helping people and mankind, in general, are we made “ruler over many things”.
People like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, and Jeff Bezos to name a few used their talents correctly and they were rightly rewarded by being made “ruler over many things”. Whether you agree or not, these guys are the ruler of their sectors. The played their cards according to the law of perpetual increase and they were rightly rewarded. This is how the law of perpetual increase works.
You might say their reward is too great. Well, it is only those who have plenty that will be able to retain any. For those who have few or those “who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.” Matthew 25:29 NKJV.
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