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First, here's an example of Jesus Himself giving a parable of His having a heavenly ministry. Or at least we'd have to say, Him teaching that He has important things to do in heaven while physically away from the earth.
"And as they were listening to these things, He spoke further a parable, because He was near Jerusalem and they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
He said therefore, A certain man of noble birth went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return." (Luke 19:11,12)
The "man of noble birth"
represents the Lord Jesus Himself.
The "distant country"
to which he goes is heaven.
He goes to a "distant country"
- heaven to the right hand of God, in order to "receive for [H]imself a kingdom"
He fully intends to "return"
The parable is obviously about Jesus ascending into heaven AFTER His death and resurrection. There He is inaugurated and ordained with all kingly authority in the universe, as a Godman.
In His physical absence from the earth He expects His servants to do business with His riches, symbolized by the minas (money) distributed to the servants.
He explains this in the remainder of the parable.
" and he called ten of his own slaves and gave them ten minas, and he said to them, Do business until I come. "(v.13)
When He "comes"
must refer to His second coming. He said that this man receives a kingdom and will "return"
The theology of ThinkOfOne is that this nobleman is gone - dead.
The Christian church universal receives the teaching of the truth - Christ ascended, left His servants with some responsibilities and WILL RETURN.
This parable is a strong indication of Christ's heavenly ministry after His ascension to heaven from which He will return to conclude His business.