By Bill Fiess
This morning I was really struck by the presence of a single Greek participle elthōn (= coming or when He comes) in connection with Jesus Christ’s imminent return:
Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes [elthōn], will find so doing (Matt 24:46).
Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming [erchetai]…lest, coming [elthōn] suddenly, he find you sleeping (Mark 13:35-36).
Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes [elthōn], will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them (Luke 12:37).
We are told to keep watching and working till the point that He comes, otherwise we will lose rewards and perhaps even the opportunity to rule with Christ (Matt 24:48-51; Luke 12:45-46).
This certainly fits Rev 2:25-28.
Bill Fiess teaches math in Virginia and Logos Bible Software to anyone who is interested!