Matthew 24:45-47: “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time? Happy is that slave if his master on arriving finds him doing so. Truly I say to YOU, He will appoint him over all his belongings."
Matthew 24:3 shows that the words at Matthew chapter 24 were primarily directed to his 12 disciples who later told others.
1) At the time Master Jesus spoke the above words, He had already appointed the 12 disciples and others to preach to his domestics the Jews. (Matt. 10:5,6.)
2) The master told the slaves to remain in Jerusalem, to preach to the domestics. (Acts 1:4)
3) The Master then went away to heaven.
4) At the beginning of his invisible coming, i.e at the day of Pentecost, the master found the disciples together, likely praying and ministering. ( Acts 2:1,14) The master on arriving found each of the slaves doing as he expected.
5) By pouring Holy spirit, he empowered the 12 slaves (and others), appointing them over all (i.e both Jews and Gentiles) his belongings.(Acts 1:8, 2:14, 10:34,35)
Even though Faithful and discreet slave may apply to any faithful servant of Christ, the words at Matthew 24:45-47 taken in context are limited to those who were appointed over Jews while Christ was on earth and reappointed over both Jews and Gentiles. What are your thoughts? Who really is the Faithful and discreet slave?