WATCHING WITH EXPECTATION
Brothers, here Jesus is answering his disciples, their question of how would they know the time of His appearing. Many in this day are asking the same question, and many more are not expecting Jesus to come in their lifetime.
We as children of God born again and cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus, and who walk in the assurance of our eternal salvation must see, and know the season in which we now live. Read the verses below here in Matthew Chapter 24, and see the truth of the time in which we now live. Be that good servant who both expected and was watching with anticipation for his masters soon arrival. Jesus whom we serve will arrive very soon my brothers. Please don't be caught sleeping when He appears to catch up his church. But rather be diligently go about completing your work which He has given you to do.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Brothers, here Jesus has said that just as in the days of Noah men were busily going about their lives, and knew not the storm that was fast approaching. So shall the coming of the Son of man be. There will be many born again believers who will not be ready at his appearing. Remember the parable of the ten virgins, half were ready, and half were not ready when the bride groom came, and those were left behind. So too shall it be when the Son of man comes.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Do you see here that two were working in the field, the one is taken, and the other left. Both were going about their daily lives, but one will be expecting Jesus to appear, and the other will not be expecting Him. Please brothers go about your lives, but see and know the signs of the time in which we now live, and be watching and expecting Jesus to appear very soon.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Brothers, if you are caught unaware when Jesus appears, you will be left behind to endure the trials of the great seven year tribulation period. Many believers will be brought through this period and many more lost will be saved during this period. But, all who survive must refuse to take the mark of the beast, and will be tortured and or killed because they would not deny Jesus Christ. Also they will not be able to buy or sell anything without the mark either in their hand or their forehead. Take a moment to imagine you and some family members being on earth during this tribulation period. You are seeing your loved ones starve from not being able to buy food. They can not work a job and thus are not allowed to receive any income. They are not allowed to even purchase anything with the money which they had on hand when this period of tribulation began because they do not have the mark of the beast.
Please understand what is at stake here. If you are left behind to endure the tribulation period you will suffer great persecution by the world unless you take the mark of the beast. If you take the mark of the beast you are condemned to an eternal hell, and there will be no forgiveness for you.
Go and pray for understanding of God's Holy Word. Know that his Word is true, and He always keeps His Word. He tells us that He changes not. All that what He has said will come to pass, and there is no getting around this truth.
God Bless you my brothers,
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