“And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said unto him, They have no wine. Jesus said unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? My hour is not yet come. His mother said unto the servants, WHATSOEVER HE SAID UNTO YOU, DO IT. And there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus said unto them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he said unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And said unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now” John 2:1-10 [emphasis mine]
Oxford dictionary described servant as a person who performs duties for others, especially one employed in a house to carry out domestic duties or as a personal attendant. Also as a devoted and helpful follower or supporter.
Spiritually speaking, all Christians are servants of the Lord Jesus Christ who has been given ruler-ship position or master over the Church of God by the Father. We have been admonished by the Lord Jesus Himself to obey and serve in the kingdom which is our sure way to prosper and have the pleasure that God supplies to His faithful attendants or servants [Job 36:11].
“My servant Moses is not so, who is FAITHFUL in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” Numbers 12:7-8 [emphasis mine]
We are specially ordained as servants to serve in the preparatory mode of consummating the wedding feast of the Master and the body of Christ. Whatever capacity that we have been called to serve either in the five-fold or supportive ministry, we must be diligent and willing to do the Master’s bidding at all times. Those who are proud and act like Masters forgetting that whosoever they become or whatever grace or gifts given to them are for them to effectively see that sons and daughters are prepared to meet the Master in holiness and righteousness.
We have been appointed like Hege [the King’s chamberlain] that prepared Esther to be fully consumed with doing the Masters bidding in preparing His bride having the consecration of an Eunuch like Daniel who has been castrated from pleasing the world or having cares of the world but serving God with all our heart, body, soul and spirit.
Pivotal to the consecration of such servants is that they are non-conformist to the world system but transformed by the knowledge and doing of the truth so that they become like the Master Jesus who is truth personified. The excellence of service in the Kingdom of God is when one has been sustained and transformed by the truth and stand in disseminating the truth to others so that they too can be transformed to become like Christ. Christian servants who are custodian of the truth [word of life – John 17:17] are not to permit any error at all around them; in keeping them there is great reward].
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward” Psalms 19:7-11
The Word of God is the spiritual food of servants; they must read, study, meditate and do them day and night. Servants must be in the place ordained by God for their kingdom service at all times like Elijah did for the truth to bear root downwards and bear shoot upward and the will of God established on the earth. Servants like Moses, Jeremiah or Nehemiah do not have any hidden agenda or personal interest but focus on doing the master’s bidding at all times; meaning they are completely sold out to the Master’s cause.
Like in the case of the six clay water pots, they hear instructions from the mouth of the Master and follow through to do as He says not minding if such has been done before or if it were humanly possible knowing that what is impossible with men is possible with God. Even in their weakest state like clay, they know that God who formed man out of the clay can still form things from the invisible and breathe the Holy Ghost in all things such that the miraculous can be done to prove the Lordship of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our own is to do whatever He tells us to do whether it is humanly feasible or not and we will surely see the manifestation if or when we do it according to heaven’s specification. There can be no wine when we fail to do according to heaven’s specification. Servants do not give up nor do they believe in impossibility since the Lord Himself is involved in it. They involve God in all they do and seek counsel at His mouth; they create a platform for Him to show Himself strong and perform great miracles and wonders. The servant that wait upon and serve his master shall be honored. The hallmark of faithful servant is doing whatever the Master tell him to do, doing it how the Master want and at His timing.
“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods” Mat 24:45-47
Like Jesus Christ our meat must be to do the will of the father and we shall be abundantly rewarded if He find us faithful. We do not only speak the truth but we live it out so that unbelievers can see us as living epistle read by all men.
“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom rule over all .Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure” Psalms 103:17-21
Servants are ministers of God just like the angels who does the Lord’s bidding day and night, keep His commandment and covenant. We shall be infused with mercy; and like the angels we shall be blessed and excel in strength.
“O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to SHOW thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand…” Deut. 3:24 [emphasis mine] [Check Psalms 89:20]
Servants are imparted with wisdom and revelations by God and there are infusion of great anointing, power and glory for kingdom exploits.
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant” Psalms 35:27
God usually releases divine favor to His servants and He always promote them like David who was promoted from a shepherd to a king
“He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance. So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands” Psalms 78:70-72
God will establish His word to you if you fear to walk according to it or devoted to the fear of the Lord [Psalms 119:38]. If you are a true servant of the Lord, there will be release of the word to you for the kingdom work through dreams, visions, meditation or prophecies upon which God will cause your hope to be anchored upon [Psalms 119:49]. Know for sure that God who promised you is well able to deliver according to His precious promises which cannot fail.
Be a faithful servant!