HERE: Day 37

Matthew 24:29-51

If you are my age, you remember this song, written in 1970, by Larry Norman:

Life was filled with guns and war
And everyone got trampled on the floor
I wish we’d all been ready
Children died, the days grew cold
A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
I wish we’d all been ready
There’s no time to change your mind
The Son has come and you’ve been left behind

A man and wife asleep in bed
She hears a noise and turns her head, he’s gone
I wish we’d all be ready
Two men walking up a hill
One disappears and one’s left standing still
I wish we’d all been ready
There’s no time to change your mind
The Son has come and you’ve been left behind

There’s no time to change your mind
How could you have been so blind
The Father spoke, the demons died
The Son has come and you’ve been left behind

 

In our reading today, Jesus said, “You must be ready.” (24:44)

Jesus readies us all for what is to come, sharing another prophecy from Isaiah, and a few specifics that will help guard us from deceit, false teachers, and error.

Jesus Is Coming On The Clouds Of The Sky With Power And Great Glory

…who make the clouds His chariots; who walks upon the wings of the wind.” (Psalm 104:3)

Behold, He’s coming on the clouds; and every eye will see Him.” (Revelation 1:7)

…while [the disciples] watched, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they look steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel which also said, ‘You men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11)

when He shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)

Jesus Will Send His Angels With A Loud Trumpet Call To Gather Us Up

The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as is Sinai, in the holy place.” (Psalm 68:17)

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

 

The Generation (the Jewish Nation…they became a nation May 14, 1948) Will Not Pass Away Until All Things Have Happened

 

Jesus Doesn’t Know When It Will Be, Only God

Therefore:

Keep Watch

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.” Proverbs 16:17

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13

Be Ready

But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36

Be Found Doing His Will

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.” 1Peter 2:15

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” Acts 10:38

 

May we wake up each morning with joy and eager expectation saying, “This could be the day!

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