Luke 19:25-30

Luke 19:25 (KJB)
(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

It is like these servants are reminding the Lord that this servant already has ten pounds but the principle is that if you are faithful, then you will prosper even more. It seems God multiplies the ministry of some and others don’t even have so much as a tract to hand out. If we looked behind the scenes, we would find a case of faithful and faithless.

Luke 19:26 (KJB)
For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

The principle is simple. If a person is a hard working and diligent person, then they will be the one who will gain the promotion. Those who are lazy, whatever position they have will eventually be taken away from them. It is the same in the spiritual realm. If a person is found faithful in ministry, then God may continue to add to their ministry and expand it, making it reach more people. Then there is the one who may have a ministry but neglects it and it goes by attrition. So those who supported that ministry will now support the larger ministry which has shown itself to be faithful. Faithfulness is the key word in ministry.

Luke 19:27 (KJB)
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

Now the scene shifts from the servants to the enemies of the king. They rejected His rule over them and now it is time for them to stand for judgment. (Mat 25:31-32 KJV) When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: {32} And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: They will be judged on the last day and will come face to face with their own words which will condemn them before the throne of Jesus. They will have no one to blame but themselves for their rancorous attitudes.

Luke 19:28 (KJB)
And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

Luke uses the word “ascending” to Jerusalem which is every apropos because at Jericho they were 800 feet (244 m) below sea level to Jerusalem which is 2500 feet (762 m) above sea level.

Luke 19:29 (KJB)
And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

Jesus and His disciples had now come near to Jerusalem. Bethphage was about 1 mile from Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives was a little closer about 5/8 of a mile which was a Sabbath Day’s journey. Bethphage was on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. The name “Bethphage” means “House of Unripe Figs.” Jesus had arrived six days before the Passover on Friday. (John 12:1 KJV) Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. Once they were on the Mount of Olives, Jesus then dispatched two of His disciples.

Luke 19:30 (KJB)
Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

Jesus sent them into the village of Bethphage and when they enter into the city, they will immediately find an ass and her colt. They were not to separate the two but were to untie them and bring them to Jesus. This also shows us of the omniscience of Jesus because He knew where the colt was and the fact that there were two of them together, one being the mother and the other the colt.