Phaneroo 104 : The Steward Requirement


Luke 19:12 , 13 (AMP) “He therefore said A certain noble man went into a distant country to obtain for himself a kingdom and then to return. Calling ten of his {own} bondservants, he gave tem ten minas (each equal to about one hundred day’s wages or nearly twenty dollars} and said to them Buy and sell with these while I go and then return.

The difference between a bond servant and just a servant here is a servant is somebody who against their will is taken to serve under any circumstances; they wish they were free but they don’t have the ability to be free–that’s a servant. Christians are not supposed to have that kind of mentality in ministry. Paul always introduced himself in the scriptures as a bond servant of God. He says, ‘I Paul which is a bond servant.’A bond servant in the Jewish culture was a servant who would serve under a time frame of service and at the end of that time he was free to go, but some of them because they served under a house master who was very generous and loving, they fell in love with their master and chose to serve him by choice- that’s a bond servant. A bond servant is a man who is free though makes himself a servant by choice because he has a relationship with the master out of a past experience that makes him feel that he would rather serve this man than go elsewhere – that is salvation!

Luke 12 :47,48(KJV)  And that servant, which knew his Lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. Vs. 48 but he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Great gifts demand greater responsibilities, to whom much is given, much is required.  When a man goes to God and says, ‘I want a gift, Father I want a gift to heal, I want a gift to prophesy, I want a gift to cast our devils, I want a gift to demonstrate power, I want a gift to make money,’ you must understand that every gift comes with responsibility, to whom much is given, much is required. When men commit to you, they desire too much. You must   understand the price of the gift on your life.  Inspite of the grace on your life, if you have no understanding, you will be put in a place where you start to carry frustrations later of the very things you asked for because you did not carry the tenacity for the gift.


1 Corinthians  4:2 says, moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.  It is required that in stewards a man be found faithful; this is faithfulness to the call.

Many of you have been fed with too much knowledge not to deliver. Understand that there is an expectation of you to deliver a certain way because you know too much. Many of you don’t know how much has been given you, you have received too much not to be responsible in the Gospel. Many of you in the churches you go to, in the fellowships where you are at, you are irresponsible because you don’t have any responsibility except prayer requests. There is an anointing that comes to men who serve.

How much do you know? how much responsibility have you taken because of how much you know? And what you’re asking for are you ready to take responsibility and the required judgment and maturity to sustain it because you’re asking for it? Because I have seen many men destroyed because they didn’t know how to handle what they received.

People don’t just build ministries, people don’t just get married they don’t just do business they don’t just get jobs, So if you understand the underlying principles, DO SOMETHING FOR THE GOSPEL! 

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