"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.”
Since the days of John the Immerser we are told, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.’ “At hand’, means easily reachable. Isn’t it strange that more than 2,000 years have passed and this 'at hand' Kingdom of God has not yet been established on the earth?
Every generation learns that ‘the Kingdom of Heaven is 'at hand’. In fact, many generations have been convinced that they were going to see the return of the Master right in their days, but it did not happen. In a way, it is right that it should be so. If it weren't, how would we feel the necessity to ready ourselves for that great and awesome Day? Even more important, how would we feel the urgency to teach our children about it? If we did not in every generation apprehend the return of Yeshua ‘at hand’, within two generations the whole message would be lost.
Each year during the High Holidays we rehearse, we anticipate this return of our Master; we look forward to His judgment, His vindication, and His final take-over of the kingdoms of this world when He will usher us into 1,000 years of restoration. All wrongs will be then made right and day will conquer the night. The lost will be restored, injustice will be rectified. In the glory of His ruling majesty, as Solomon of old, the great King will listen to our pleas, wipe our tears away, vindicate the souls of those persecuted for righteousness’ sake and challenge all who destroy the earth. May it be soon Abba, even in our days!
"May it be Your will Abba that we may be ready for that great Day!
May it be Your will that we may be at that time found doing those which pertain to Your commands, not in lip service but from the heart.
May we start today living a life that reflects unswerving love and dedication to Your Commandments.
May we be found worthy of the title of disciple: one who emulates his Master.
Blessed are You O Lord our God King of the universe, who rewards righteousness, punishes iniquity, and most of all, rectifies the disobedient.