Another false teacher recently joined the historic cohort who’ve arrogantly thought they had figured out when Christ will return. This is tragic on two levels. First, there are many who were duped. Tons of people believed the prediction and invested time, energy, and money spreading it. Secondly, it’s tragic that many will now move toward the opposite extreme. They suspected Jesus wouldn’t return anytime soon and now see this false prediction as confirmation he really isn’t. This is an equally tragic mistake. Jesus said a lot about his return and one of the overarching messages was His followers should keep themselves ready and waiting.
Here are 10 things Jesus really said about his return.
1. No one knows the day or the hour of my return.
In Mark 13:32, Jesus had been teaching his disciples about his return and says, “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Luke records it this way, “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Lk 12:40).
Jesus told his disciples even He didn’t know exactly when He would return. At this point in history, God the Father knew the exact number of years, months, days and seconds until Christ would return and Jesus didn’t. We need not speculate about future details Christ himself didn’t know.
Also, Jesus applied this truth to their lives, “Be ready.” Jesus didn’t know if he would return in their lifetimes, but his command to them is his command to us almost 2,000 years later. Keep watch. Stay awake.
2. There will be several signs, increasing in intensity, as my return draws near.
Christ’s followers should pay attention to the signs of his return. They should speculate about the exact day or hour but should pay attention to natural events and recognize the potential fulfillment of Christ’s words as they happen.
Jesus promised there would be wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes in various places (Matt 24:6-7). And also, “signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (Lk 21:25-27).
Additionally, Jesus used the term “birth pains” to describe these signs. Like the pain of childbirth, these signs will get more intense and frequent as the day draws close. When we see increasing numbers of earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other natural disasters, Jesus instructs, “straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Lk 21:28). Once again, Jesus instructs us to pay attention to the signs of His return in order to be ready when He comes.
3. Pray for the strength to escape the things that are going to take place.
In Luke 21:36, Jesus taught his followers, “But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” From the context, the “escaping” Jesus refers to is escaping from the judgment and wrath God will bring upon those who have rejected Christ. Jesus teaches his disciples to pray for the strength to escape. Too many believe Christians will escape by default, but Jesus told his disciples to pray for strength to escape, and so we must.
4. It will seem like a normal day.
In Luke 17:26-30, Jesus compared the day the Son of Man will be revealed to God’s judgment in the days of both Noah and Lot. In both these times, people were going about the normal business of life: eating, drinking, marrying, buying, selling, planting, and building. In the midst of this apparent normalcy, God’s judgment and wrath fell. Jesus said this is what it will be like when He comes. It will be a great cosmic interruption that will be like lightning which “lights up the sky from one side to the other” (Lk 17:24).
5. I will repay everyone for what he has done.
In the last chapter of Revelation, Jesus told his followers He is coming and “bringing his recompense…to repay everyone for what he has done” (22:12). Matthew 25 describes the scene when Jesus will sit on his glorious throne and all nations will be gathered before him to be judged (31-33). All people will stand before Jesus and give account for what they did in life. How glorious it will be to stand confidently in the imputed righteousness of Christ in that day.
6. Not everyone who expects to make it into Christ’s kingdom will.
Some of the most sobering words of Jesus are about those who will not be allowed to enter the kingdom of heaven. In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” What could be worse than hearing these words from Jesus?
At the end, there will be many people who will think they are in because of their ministry credentials. And Jesus will say, “I never knew you” and call them “workers of lawlessness.” Their repentance was in word only. They acted like followers but didn’t have a saving relationship with Christ based on faith and repentance as the foundation of their lives. Jesus said there will be many people in this terrifying condition, living their lives thinking they were in and finding out in the final analysis they weren’t.
7. There will be great persecution and many will fall away.
Jesus promised great persecution would break out against his followers and would cause many to fall away (Matt 24:9-10). It’s relatively easy to follow Christ when things are going well, but when times get tough we find out what we’re made of. Is our faith in Christ only as strong as the comfort we enjoy? If God’s enemies come and take everything will we cling to Christ or fall away? Jesus promised many would make the incomprehensible choice to fall away.
8. Because of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.
Jesus promised that sin would lure many away from Him (Matt 24:12). These are people who once loved Christ warmly who have cooled in their affections for Him. They’ve traded in their desires for Christ for worthless idols. Sex, money, power and other false gods have replaced the love of Christ in their hearts. Their love grows cold as they lose the war against temptations to sin. Stoking the heart’s fiery love for Christ must include destroying the wet buckets of sin that can so quickly quench it. True Christ followers must repent often and much.
9. Be on your guard. Keep awake.
Jesus continually told his followers to stay awake, to watch their lives, and to be ready for his return. In Matthew, Jesus gave four parables to explain how and why his followers should be prepared for his coming: the homeowner and the thief (24:42-44); the good and wicked servants (24:45-51); the 10 virgins (25:1-13); and the talents (25:14-30). In each of these parables, Christ described readiness with working to complete the work Christ gave us, namely fulfilling the Great Commission. Every Christian is to diligently use the gifts and opportunities God provides to reach the world for Christ.
To be awake is to be ready and willing to do Christ’s will. In Gethsemane, Jesus’ disciples slept instead of joining Him in prayer. They weren’t doing what Christ asked but slept. In the same way, many Christians today are asleep to Christ’s will. They don’t seek him or ask for his direction. Instead, like the disciples in the garden, they sleep. Hear the words of the prophet Isaiah, “Awake, awake, put on strength” (51:9).
Peter says it well, “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:7-8).
10. I am coming soon!
Four times in the book of Revelation, Jesus said to the churches, “I am coming soon!” (Rev 16:15; 22:7,12,20). It was originally meant as an encouraging word to 1st century Christians suffering by the hands of Rome and has continued to encourage Christ’s followers throughout the ages. Christians in every generation are to hold tightly to the promise that Christ will return soon.
As the writer of Hebrews reminds, “Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him” (Heb 9:28). Like young children eagerly longing for Christmas morning, Christians eagerly wait for Christ to return. In doing so, we live out Paul’s wonderful promise to the church in Thessalonica, “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord” (1 Thess 4:17). Nothing is greater than to be with Jesus Christ always and forever.
Come, Lord Jesus! Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ by John Piper (2023)
The Future of Everything: Essential Truths About the End Times by William Boekestein (2019)
The Last Days according to Jesus: When Did Jesus Say He Would Return? by R.C. Sproul (2015)
Triumph of the Lamb by Dennis Johnson (2001)
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Do you think there has been a noticeable increase in natural disasters as of late? Data seems to be inconclusive, but scientists and meteorologists seem to keep telling us “no.”
I’ve seen research suggesting they are increasing and some suggesting they aren’t. When you consider lives impacted, it does seem we’ve had an increasing number of major disasters impacting large masses of people in the last several years.
Fair enough. I know God is not out to trick or deceive, so I am certain He will reveal Himself in due time. I appreciated your timely article. Thanks.
More people impacted because there are close to 7 billion now.
there’s been actual disasters this is recorded time this man have recorded time they’re not getting worse they’re just there.
People keep saying that the world has always been like this: many earthquakes, many pestilence and famines, many wars, etc. However, we’re forgetting one thing: never before could one know about all these things. Back 500 years ago no one would think there are earthquakes and famine all over the world. No one knew of wars from far away lands. Today, in the present day, is the only time in all of history where the Bible’s warnings have all been possible.
Amen…. he is coming SOON
Can anyone tell me why is it that even Jesus does not know of His own coming?
Jesus told about his 2nd coming very clearly. But disbelievers always find ways to reject who comes from God. Jesus came to Jews showed many proofs that he is the same one who was suppose to come but Jews did not believe on him and they tried to crucify him to prove he is not from God. Likewise at his 2nd return he was suppose to be rejected by his own.
According to Bible Prophet Muhammad s.a.w came but now Christian like Jews did the same thing they rejected prophet Muhammad s.a.w same like Jews rejected Jesus. Holy Quran states clearly that “and there naver came to them a messenger but they mocket at him” thus do We cause this habbit of mocking to enter in to the hearts of sinful people” Holy Quran 15:12-13
First coming was Jesus second was Emmanuel and the third is Haile Selassie I king of kings lord of lords the conquering lion of the tribe of Judah Elect of god check it out the scriptures point to his imperial Majesty also check out the first known pic of Jesus and Emmanuel there are all the same person born again = Embodiment of the Most High Jah
Because Jesus is 1 in 3.
Here Jesus explains,If You Seen Me You Have Seen The Father.
Because we were all born free to choose what path to take, and in time that translates into what must be done.
Don’t worry, he knows now
Jesus did not know His coming then because He was still flesh and blood BUT now that He has ascended into heaven He knows. He is no longer flesh and blood but spirit.
I believe they have been selling us quite the opposite, that they have and are increasing but attributing it to ‘global warming’.
Thanks Andrew. You are definitely a teacher. Good word(s).
A good word bro. This is the kind of thing the body needs to hear, think about, be motivated by, and respond to every day.
I know that He’s Coming Soon … I live to shout it … we’ll need an army to get the point across
Please do not be like Jews. Messiah came to them but they rejected because it was mentioned in Bible that Elijah will come from sky before Messiah which did not happen in the case of Jesus. And many other prophecies of the Bible were not fulfilled literally as Jews were thinking. So Jews rejected Jesus.
Same like Jews, Christian are thinking about the 2nd coming of Jesus. Same way God has send down Messiah now whose advant was prophecied by Moses, Jesus and Prophet Muhammad s.a.w but people are rejecting him same like Ist Messiah. His name is Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. Please visit the web site and prey to God for guidence. His jamaat has established in 109 countires of the world and increasing day by day. His 5th successor is trying best to convey the message of peace to avoid 3rd world war. Love for all, hatred for none. May God bless you to find 2nd Jesus peace be upon him. http://www.alislam.org (Ahmadiyya )
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Jesus peace be upon him survived crucification and migrated to India. Lived there, accomplished his mission and died there. Jews tried to prove that he is not from God by killing him on the cross but God heard the prayers of his chosen one (Jesus) and saved him from acurse death. Whoever dies on the cross is acursed one. Bible
The person who was supposed to come according to the prophecies of Bible and Holy Quran has come because all the prophecies have been fulfilled as many here are mentioning. So God has fulfilled his promise to send him back. Please watch http://www.alislam.org for further information about the death of Jesus and 2nd coming of Messiah. God is not injust, he has send him who was suppose to come in the later days. Ahmadiyya has establised in 209 countries of the world and his moto is same of old Jesus “love for all, hatred for none”. Do not be like Jews, Messiah came to them but they rejected him and still looking for Messiah. How God will send a Jewish Messiah according to their wish. Messiah came to them but unfortunately they rejected him as with all prophets of God. Every prophet has been rejected first by his people. Now 2nd Messiah is being rejected by his own countrymen (Muslim). Ahmadis are being persecuted like early Christians in every Muslim country because of similarities with Jesus peace be upon him.
All the scriptural evidence is that the Messiah would die FOR THE SINS OF OTHERS – see for example Isaiah chapter 53. No Jesus the Messiah was died and was buried, but He rose again. See my book “The Birth of Christ” for some more detail on this (published by Glory to Glory Publications). Messiah’s sacrificial death was foretold at the beginning of the World – His first coming/ death/ resurrection and second coming to “tabernacle” with His people forever, is all foretold in the Scriptures.
With all due respect, ahmadi1968, Jesus has NEVER left us. He has been with us always exactly as He told us He would be in His Word to us. He’s reigning from the NEW Jerusalem (spiritual realm) in the hearts of His people now. Those who seek Him do find….as all the Mystics/Saints of the Catholic Church have testified to. I have met Jesus Face-to-face and He transformed my life in His Love for me in an instant.
It is exactly as St. Pope John Paul II told the Muslim youth of Kazakhstan when he visited them:
“The Pope of Rome has come to say this to you: There is a God who has thought of you and given you life. He loves you, personally, and he entrusts the world to you. It is he who stirs in you the thirst for freedom and the desire for knowledge….
Allow me to profess before you, with humility and pride, the faith of Christians: Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God made man 2,000 years ago, came to reveal this truth to us, through his person and his teaching,” the Pope said….
Only in the encounter with him, the Word made flesh, do we find the fullness of self and happiness,” the Holy Father added. “Religion itself, without the experience of wondrous discovery of the Son of God and communion with him, who became our brother, becomes a mere set of principles that are increasingly difficult to understand, and rules that are increasingly hard to accept.”
Jesus IS alive and well! Seek HIM, ahmadi1968!
God bless you
Great news. Please tell 100’s other denomination and Jews about this false believe made by 66 writers in 1500 years. Jesus’ Ministry was left with 3 years and according to Jews he was not even Prophet of God, whom Jesus ask whole night for help before crucifixion. “O, My God, why have you forsaken me” God listen his prayers like Jonah and saved both.
Please watch live tomorrow peace symposium being held by Promised Messiah’ 5th Caliph. Messiah came like thief as mention in the scriptures and left unrecognized like first time. Now people are coming in the fold of Islam like particles of the same as prophesied by Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian 100 year ago.
Love for all, hatred for none.
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It helps me in my studies to realize that Christ’s 2nd Coming is actually 2 events or phases: (1) in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, believers meet the Lord in the air; and (2) in Zechariah 14:4-5 the Lord’s feet stand upon the mount of Olives. The 1st event is commonly called the Rapture when believers are removed from the scene as the 7-year Tribulation begins to unfold on earth. There are no signs for the Rapture – and this should encourage all believers to share The Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 10:9 – more concise references if needed) now while this window of opportunity is yet open. The 2nd event is when the Lord returns with the saints to save Israel and stop Armageddon.
Many events happen between the Rapture and Our Lord’s Return to the earth – so yes, there are signs for The Lord’s appearance upon the mount of Olives. However, believers will not be on the earth to experience the horrors of the tribulation (souls will be saved during this time, too).
Here’s 1 Thess 4:16-18, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” See also 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 wherein God reveals yet another mystery about the Rapture.
Believers too will be judged – this also encourages me to share God’s Word and contribute to the Body of Christ. See 1 Cor 3:12-15 and 2 Cor 5:10 for references to the believers’ judgment (we can earn reward, suffer loss, but NOT lose our salvation as stated in Scripture).
I hope this is well received. May God continue to bless many through you & yours!
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Thanks for you comment. I agree. That is a helpful way to think about Christ’s multiple returns. Thanks for your thoughtful comment!
wow thank u Karen i am so blessed to read this in detail…
Love what you stated you are so right, Unlike other prophets, MY GOD IS ALIVE. Amen
God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad is always alive. If you believe Jesus as a god then he is dead and lying in Kashmir India. Your powerless god, could not save him from Jews and died according to Christian and Jews as curse death. He was not a curse but beloved of God, so he never died on the cross. His legs were not broken. He was not burried. When soldier pirced his body, blood guhed out which was sign of life though in coma. Prophet Janoah went alive in the belly of fish. Came out alive and went back to his disciples. So the Jesus went to spulture alive, came out alive and went back to his disciples. Because of severe persecution, he could not face Jews and migerated to find other sheep of Isralite. Please watch BBC documentaries, Indian government documentaries and Paul Davis’ movie on Jesus in India to see you dead god’s tomb.
The 11th Thing Jesus Really Said About His Return:
Matthew 24:14 – And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The TRUE Gospel of the Kingdom (wholeness, completion, nothing broken, nothing lacking) has not been preached in all the world. The Lord, Jesus, said it, not me…
is there any nation that has never heard of the Christ by now?would like to know if u have the info
amen Derrick Day
this word will reach many been preach by phrophet
Malaysia is still one of these countries. Christians here are forbidden by law to preach the gospel to any Muslim. It would take a man of great faith to dare oppose this law enforced by the local government. This is one of the reasons why Jesus is taking so long to return.
Please keep waiting for his 2nd return like Jews. Jews had been waiting for over 4000 years for their Messiah to come. Unfortunately, he came and left but they are still waiting. So you are not new. Bhudhist are still waiting for Bhudda to return. Hindu are still waiting for Krishna to come back, Muslim are waiting for bloody Mahdi and so the Christian are waiting for bloody Messiah to come. How many prophets God will send back according to the wish of their followers – none. Dead cannot come back to life. It is just hope which will never be fulfilled.
First Hebrews disgraced the temple so he sent Israel they turned away from God then Emmanuel but no one believed him then Jesus to bring all Gentiles meaning Jewish Hebrew now is Selassie I to bring all people to God weather your black white, Christian Hebrew or Hindi
Check psalm 82
If you are sincere about return of Jesus then please visit http://www.alislam.org to see what is going on with Jesus and his 2nd return. Do not be like Jews. Jesus came to them but they denied. Likewise on his 2nd return people were suppose to reject him again.
Thank-you Karen. What you say is so typical of the Lord. Right now He is giving so much warning, and so many chances for man to come to Him in submission and repentance but that is not enough for Him is it? No, even at the end beyond the 11th hour, He still gives man another window of opportunity. Man can see that the rapture has come and gone and that millions of Christ’s faithful have been taken away, and there is still the open door and all they have to do is call out for His mercy, to knock on that door…and they will not be refused entry! That mercy and grace is amazing indeed
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Dear Ivan, your comment arrived by email – and just to clarify, and I say this with humbleness of heart with no desire to offend, that I do not believe the Rapture has come and gone. We are not in the midst of The Tribulation at this time. My belief, based solidly on Scripture, is that the Rapture is yet to come.
And yes, God’s grace is unfathomable. Just like when the door of Noah’s Ark remained opened for 7 days for any to enter (Gen 7:10), God desires for none to perish, none to succumb to the second death. And to offer up His Only Son as a sacrifice for our sins, as the way to reconcile man unto Himself through each believing heart – there are no words. Believe The Gospel – “Christ died for our sins … He rose again” (1 Cor 15:1-4)
Such love God has for each of us. “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Matt 10:30) We cannot imagine this kind of love.
May God bless you in your studies of The Word, and bless many through you. — karen
And Hi Karen, as I was praying this morning I began counting my blessings and what a hit! It is always good to check on what the Lord is doing in your own life at any one time because it is too easy to lose focus under a load of troubles, I am so glad that I belong to Jesus Christ!
In response to the issue of the rapture, I did not mean to imply that the rapture has already happened, I was writing in the future-tense and not the present-tense. All Christians know that the rapture is still to come at some predetermined but humanly-unknown time and I was simply illustrating that even after the rapture, when many will have lost hope there will still be time to come to Him and be saved
In our home we are very poor, and not by our own doing but by circumstance. Yet we have something that is far more precious than gold or jewels and that is the love of Christ that we share. My wife and I share this love with each-other, and together we listen to our family and friends talk when they visit and we are deeply troubled that so many live as if there is no need to fear God’s awesome wrath and power, they live and love as if there is no heaven and hell. So many who once proclaimed Christ as savior have drifted into apathy and indifference. It is so humbling to be Christian and we pray that those in this world today who are Chritians will remain so
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Aman karen that is so true!!!!!👍💖 god has spoken too you and gave you signs that he is coming!!!!!
Please also visit the grave of Jesus peace be on him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aauXxuLHnQ
He was only a human being at the time while on earth, except only those things that God, his father, would allow Jesus to say or do. Once when Jesus assented into Heaven sitting at the right side of God, he then knows all since he now is our Heavenly Father, “God”. Forgive them(us) GOD, for we know not what to do.
Keep the FAITH, for Love IS STRONGER than Hate! Just remembering John 3: 16. Who so ever believes in him Will not parish, but have Everlasting LIFE.
All that is incorrect. Bible talks about the Prophet to come. So he came and people rejected him. But God has decided to punish those rejected THE PROPHET. So millions are leaving Christianity and entering in the fold of Islam – religion of THE PROPHET. Likewise 2nd advant of Jesus was suppose to be like thief. That happend and people started accepting like millions every year. Now there is no way people can go back to the religion that is dead. Islam is the only religion from God that is going to take over in the last days of this life. So you and all Christian are panic by the advancement of Islam in the West too. Sur 114 of the Holy Quran and clearly mentioned that people will join Islam in millions in the later days though Anti Christ will try his best to stop it. Anti Christ has did his best to deceive for 1300 years. From 16th centruy that deceiver (Church) cannot deceive any more.
You conveniently left one out
“Verily I say unto you, there are some standing here who shall not taste of death till they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.”
yes Mark its true the verse is on Mathew 16:28 and luke 9 :27 and these verse confirms what karen has stated on 1 thess 4:16-18,i am blessed MAY gOD GIVE ME STRENGH TO PRAY ALWAYS AND SHARE GOSPEL TO THE POOR IN SPIRIT
False prophecy could not come true. 2000 years have passed, Jesus could not come back. How he could? he is dead and dead cannot come back. Please watch BBC documentaries, Indian government documentaries and Paul David’s Movie “Jesus in India” to find out the real truth about Jesus. Do not be like day dreamer. Dead never come back to life. According to Bhudhist, Bhudda is still avlie, according to Hindu Krishna is still alive and according to Shia their Imam is still alive. According to Chrisitian man made god (Jesus) is still alive. So how many people God have to send back?????
I believe Jesus’ word when he said he was going to come back in that generation. The Scripture is very clear, “not taste death”, “this generation will not pass away”. He came back to end the Old Covenant Age, and to bring in everlasting righteousness. Please understand that Jesus is the truth, don’t put tradition ahead of God’s commands! Read the time statements in the New Testament, “in just a very little while”, “it is the last hour”, “things that must shortly take place.” Were they not inspired by the Holy Spirit?
I appreciate the lesson and it’s sure made me look at myself and my perspectives and realize I’m failing miserably. I see now I too, need to repent and push harder in what I want to be and what my lord expects of me. I’ve received it and I believe it. Now I must live it.
Amen Paul we have nothing to loose
Iam skerd of what I Reid today here
do not be afraid Alba u r blessed to recieve such revelations and mysteries of the kingdom ,live for Christ who has yo soul in his hands and wait for him eargerly and be blamelessy in yo action
Till death and he will not see Jesus coming back like millions died for waiting like Paul. Pauld was sure he will see Jesus in his own time but unfortunately Jesus could not come back. So please accept him now at http://www.alislam.org
thank you so much Mr Andrew and Mrs Karen and others who have shared in the warnings of the return of Our Lord Jesus Christ ..i am so revived ,Lord give me strengh to alway watch and pray ,i want to meet Him in the Clouds on that day
Thank you. For the good work
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I am so afraid of failing Jesus, and am scared that on that day Jesus will say I never knew you. I don’t want to be a person trying to just get to heaven by the skin of my teeth. I want to be where Jesus is.
The visit http://www.alislam.org to see him. He came like thief. But being accepted by millions every year now.
I AM NOT AFRAID, THE lord asks only one thing from us and it is simple, to believe in him, We must be saved, there is no other way. He loves us all, each and every one of us, He offers us a gift that is everlasting, just believe. He will return soon .If you would like to know more about what he spoke to me about, I would love to share with you.
Jesus said “Obey the commandments” to be saved. You are day dreaming.
“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.“ (Matthew 16: 27, 28) Man made prophecy did not fulfilled to be true. You God (Jesus) does not know his own return. What kind of is your god, who does not know he cannot come back after death. So will never come back. He is dead. Watch his grave in India.Watch BBC documentaries, Jesus in India.
I Always Believed There Will Be An Increase In Natural Disasters Before The Lord’s Return To Earth And Lots Of Wars Will Be Fought By The Nations And Kingdoms Mentioned In The Book
Of Matthew, Mark And Luke Predicting And Foretelling The Prophecy Of Christ’s Return!
PS I Am Ready For What Will Happen To Us And The World Will Face Tribulation As The End
Approaches In My Lifetime And I Pray That God Would Help Us To Endure The End!!!
God Bless All Of Our Brothers And Sisters Of Christ?
Prophecies of Bible, Holy Quran, Hindu scriptures, Bhudhist scriptures and many other religions have been fullfiled. For this reason God who is not unjust, has sent down Missiah too. “For as lightning that comes from the East is visible even in the West, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” Mathew (24:27)
Promised Messiah (a.s) says ” God has appointed me to remove the rift that has appeared between God and His creation and instad re-establis a relations of love and sincerity between them. Likewise, by roclaiming truth, bring an end to religious wars thus laying the foundation for peacee and reveal those spiritual truths that have become hidden.” Pease join his community by visiting http://www.alislam.org
I Have Believed That Jesus Christ Told His Disciples That He Predicted And Prophesied That
That There Will Be Lots Of Wars And The Increasing Global Disaster Prior To His Return!
PS Are You Ready To Face Judgement And Tribulation Of The Lord?
If Jesus said that this generation would not pass until he returned, did he mean the Jewish race or the christian faith? Or did he mean this generation…like he said?
First Hebrews disgraced the temple so he sent Israel they turned away from God then Emmanuel but no one believed him then Jesus to bring all Gentiles meaning Jewish Hebrew now is Selassie I to bring all people to God weather your black white, Christian Hebrew or Hindi
Check psalm 82
we will face a real Tribulation, it will be a mid tribulation, we will suffer some will die at the hands of the wicked and some will fall when there child is killed in front of them, remember to never deny our Christ Lord Jesus even in those times. thank him with all your heart you will be with Christ sooner then you truly know. the Tribulation will not start till the antichrist has risen, you will know by his death and satin will raise him up from he dead, imagine acting like Christ and raising from the dead, he will not be nice for long but 2/3rdwill follow him with out hesitation, the signs are here and the earth will shake and crumble the USA, we will lose all are power to satin. keep your eye on the prize (Jesus Christ our Lord) under know condition deny him.
(Hide and store dry foods for your self and others, the waters will also go bad so tank up water.)
Preachhhh!!! The water is coming soon
“hide and store dry foods” khalifatul Masih V of Promised Messiah has mentioned many times about this. He has advised his community Ahmadiyya to store water and dry food because we are going towards 3rd world rapidly. He address Congress in 2010 or 2011 and told the same thing. He just visited Canada and mentioned the need of Justice to establish peace. So watch him at http://www.alislam.org
Who wrote this article ?? What version of the bible are you using ?? Very curious !!
Would jesus know he was jesus when he returns?
Please ask him at http://www.alislam.org
Luke 21 v 36 does not say “strength to escape” in my bible !! What version are you quoting when writing this article ? NIV ?
My kjv says “watch ye therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the SON of man. Fyi
Adding the words “strength to escape” has changed the meaning of this passage. Seems to be part of satans plan so no one is ready !! Mathew 25 !! Just my 2 cents 😉
I notice nobody has answered the obvious question that was put. Jesus not knowing the day or hour is not the same as not knowing the timescale which Jesus gave and that was in THAT era or generation. Some standing there and not taste death cannot mean anything else but in that period. Paul confirms it. The time of his return is LESS than we FIRST believed. Why oh why do Christians use the bits they want and leave out the other bits. They do that the whole time and wonder why people fall away when they themselves read what the text reads and not what internet Preachers say. Jesus didn’t come back then and never will. Think about it. Jesus was telling them when he was returning and yet not ONE disciple asks him why, where are you going to? Nothing about any why he needed to die or when he was going to die and nothing? Were they so illiterate they couldn’t think?
Love you brother 😉
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So many things that were taught are in error !! Time to stop following preachers and do your own reading in God’s word, do some research, satan has done a great job at deceiving that masses, and that includes pastors !!
When you die you will pass through the tunnel, the valley of the shadow of death. You will see the light . You will come into the light and if you are worthy you will pass through the light and your spiritual soul will reside there, in Heaven forever. The light is Jesus Christ. He is as He said “the light of the world.” “No one shall get to the Father except through me.” When he said that He would come before that generation passed away, He meant just that. When He died on the cross for our sins, He opened the gates of Heaven, so that as that generation passed away they would be judged in the light of Jesus. This is His second coming for which we all await. This is when He comes like a thief in the night. I say this with great certainty because I have been to this light, but the light was not yet ready for me. I believe people like me are witness to this so that we may come back to warn others. Be warned! God bless you!
When Jesus said that some of those standing here won’t taste death before you see the Son of Man in His glory, He wasn’t referring to the second coming. If you continue to read, the mount of transfiguration comes right after that, where Peter, James and John do actually see Jesus in His glorified state. This was not an unfulfilled prophesy.
I promise he told me not many people will believe he is coming!!!! You will see the Truth when it happens that is a promise!!!
Very nice so please accept him as millions have already accepted him.
” Some standing there and not taste death cannot mean anything else but in that period. Paul confirms it” nothing is new, Christian Priest and Church have been deceiving people for centuries but no more time is up. THE Prophet has come so God is with him. He will be accepted by millions to prove he (prophet Muhammad s.a.w) never used sword to convert people and Islam will not use sword convert people again now. God is the one who is bringing people towards Islam. Islam is the solution of today’s problems. Jesus is dead, he was just 33 years old when left his home town. He died in Kashmir India. Now Christian scholars are proving that Jesus did travel to India. Watch BBC documentaries, Indian government documentaries on Jesus in India.
Meh…I guess I’m good bc I lust over women!
He has never left us. The only way to recognize him is through our hearts. The eyes of the mind cannot comprehend his glory, but the heart is where his throne is. It is stated that the kingdom of heaven is within. Jesus stated that God is love and in him there is no darkness. The world and everything we see has darkness or evil. Our true heart of hearts must and can only be found by surrendering our hearts to him. He is standing at the door. Knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Be with him within and he will lift us out of the darkness of our own minds. Not the brain which we need to calculate and figure things out from, but from the voice that talks to us constantly telling us to judge each other. It never shuts up. To me, that mind and satan are the same. It says go ahead and steal. After all they have so much and they are or would steal from you. It says that a person is dangerous because they do not think in a so-called normal way. It says someone else looks odd because they do not look like you. It tells us we don’t have enough and compares us to others. It tells us that only is we have that one thing will we be happy. Constantly creating separation between us and our breathen Remember that the keys to the kingdom are within. Not within something that is above the clouds or some other place. What path will we follow. The wide and the most accepted path or the narrow path that must be found and focused on. Most of the human race will not follow the narrow path because we are taught to believe in a certain way. Who or what controls what we are taught. The mind which is finite cannot see that which is infinite. The heart can. This is where the finite meets the infinite. This is the way to the kingdom. God never tries to deceive us but the mind does. Remember that THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. Free from what. The illusions of this mind AKA Satan, prince of darkness
Amen! Can I find people like u in Santa Fe NM?
II’ve not always done what ive known I should but i know he is the one true god and the only one. Your article is very inspiring. I want to thank u.
Jesus predicted his 2nd coming would come during the lifetimes of some of his listeners. That would have been about 2000 years ago. He never showed up. I don’t know why people are still
He did show up as mentioned in the Bible, Holy Quran, Geeta and other religious books but people never accept any one who comes from God first. But slowly slowly people started accepting him. Jesus wasnot accepted by Jews initially. Only 13 people accepted him in early days. Most of them left him alone at the time of crucification. But as with all other son of God I mean prophets, people accepted Jesus too. Likewise at his 2nd return, he was persecuted by his country men day and night. He was alone but God made his message reach to the corners of the world. Love for all hatred for none. It never happened that the same person comes back like Hindu are waiting Chrishna, Muslims are waiting for 120 year old Jesus, Jews are waiting for their Messiah, Sikhs are waiting for their Guru, Christians are waiting too. And all are waiting according to their religious books. Now all the prophecies are alike in every religion waiting for some one to come in the later days. So what you think God will send so many Messangers at the same time or only one person with the qualities of all those being awaited like Chrishna, Buddha, Jessus, Jewish Messiah and Mahdi. Please think wisely and accept the one God has send as predicted by all world religions to unite the mankind under one banner and to establish peace on the earth. http://www.alislam.org
Kalki b here, smoking on da tree….
my ni*** Brahma, grows the finest leaf…
level da head to uncover the deceit….
fuckn jews lied about history…
eeerrrbody partake on da forbidden fruit,
dat fukn weed, shrooms and peyote too!
open dat 3rd window tha penial gland,
wisdom known long before those punk ass jews tried to dominate the sand
He is here please visit http://www.alislam.org
amen let’s purify our self at all times brethren let us be ready for the lord is coming soon
For god so loved the world he give his only son to Die for our sins.. he said to his father Why have you forsakeing me so i no god forgives us all. What ever we did od do amen hail Mary. Mother of god. Love is the way for us ppl here. Love the lord god and only him xxxxxxxxx
Very good reference when Jesus was caught he prayed to his Father (God) “Aly Aly lima sabakhtana” o my Allah why you have forsaken me and Allah accepted his prayers and saved him from acurse death as mentioned in the bible whoever dies on the stakes is a acursed one”. Because Jesus from God a true prophet as mentioned in the Holy Quran, God save him from acursed death and after 3 days Jesus was seen by his disciples, showed his wound and ate bread and honey. Then because of persecution he migerated to India, lived there and have many followers there. Please visit his tomb in Sri Nagar Kashmir India as many western scholars have visited his grave and wrote many many books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aauXxuLHnQ
Anonymous misunderstands the scriptures. May I suggest you read them? Why are you frightened to do so?
Well his told his diciples he would come and also in the bible it says this generation will not pass away before they seeing his coming well I think he came and left about 2,000 years ago since it says in the bible about that generation when they were writing the bible am I right or wrong cos one generation can now only live 100 years at t he most to 110 maybe and so now what or explain please I mean the bible is a very ancient book am I right ? I don’t get it
This is a promise to all we have been sinning too much it is his time to come you all will see just believe you will see the truth in god pray for your sins he told me I am coming soon he tells me this!!!! Just believe!!! I promise you all will see the truth he is coming soon!!! The whole world will fill as the noah days and pray for your sins bow down and surrender you hands in the air he may come his…… god has send me to tell you all this and too spread the word also too tell you no matter what!!!! Just believe no matter how hard life is if your in the worst situation………. the water will come!!! And the rapture!!!! of his believers let peace be with!!! A promise too you all that is reading this share this comment!!!!
Many people have seen such dream because Promised Messiah has already come and people through dreams also accepting him. No one can die for any one else. If you have headacke, you have to take the pills why Jesus should take the pill. Please see the picture of promised Messiah a.s and accept him if you believe God has already shown him in your dreams. Visit http://www.alislam.org find out more about the second of Messiah. Please donot be like Jews, they are waiting for 4000 years but do not believe that Jesus is Messiah. They are looking for a bluddy Messiah like Muslims looking for bloody Mahdi.
This may be helpful to Anonymous
Reply to Peter:
Thank you trying to say what has been said for centuries. According to Jews; prophecies have not yet been fulfilled for 1st coming of Messiah of Jews. Elijah has not descended from heaven yet. John the Baptist was born not came from sky.
And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you ithe Prophet?”
And he answered, “No.” (John 1:21)
According to Christian; prophecies have not yet been fulfilled for 2nd coming of Messiah though Jesus said. Matthew 16:28 “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” Now there hundreds of stories and explanations about this prophecy because every one know it has not happened not going to happen.
Likewise Muslims are waiting for Bloody Mahdi and bloody Messiah, to fulfill their needs. Every one is in state of waiting. Every one is saying Jesus come any time now. Muslim are predicting that Mahdi will come soon. I believe they have to keep waiting because prophecies of Bible and Holy Quran are not going to fulfill literally as Jews, Christian, and Muslim thinks. Jews are waiting for about 4000 years and their Messiah has not yet came. Christian are waiting for about 2000 years but their Jesus has not yet returned though he was suppose to come while some of his disciple were still alive.
Muslims are waiting for about 1500 years for Messiah and Mahdi but their Mahdi and Messiah is still not here.
First of all, please remember that present Bible is not 100 percent word of God, may be the most 5%. It was written by disciple of Jesus between 30 to 100 years later. Paul who was a killer not disciple started putting pagan ideas of many Gods in it.
How the 4 Gospel came in to being is also not hidden to scholars. It was Constantine who was disappointed with more than 300 hundred Gospels. He asked the priests to do something with these Gospels and reduced to 4. Though he was still not satisfied but 4 are better than 300. All other copies were destroyed. But many Gospel remained with followers as personal copy. One of them is Gospel of Barnabas. Which is in the library of Pope now a days. Gospel of Barnabas clearly says Jesus was a prophet of God.
Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Companion were assigned to write it down and also there were many who starting memorizing the Holy Quran. Hazrat Uthman 3rd Caliph of Islam was one of them. So no one change the Holy Quran.
Now let see what the Bible says about your God or son of God regarding death of Jesus on cross.
Question is why Jews want to kill innocent Jesus. Jews do not want to kill Jesus. They want to crucify him to prove Jesus is not from God as mentioned in the Bible. “For he that is hanged is accursed of God” (Deut 21:23) otherwise it was easy for Jews to kill him. They were in hundreds and thousands. If they would have paid more than thirty pieces of silver to his disciple, he might have done this service (killing Jesus) too.
“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the One who could save him from death (His God) , and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” (Hebrews 5:7)
Jesus was crying in front of God whole night before crucifixion. “Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank thee that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me.” (But not in the case of crucifixion according to Christian and Jews). God told Jews kill Jesus and prove he is not from me. Jews and Christian both believe that Jesus was killed on cross. Muslim believe he was saved from curse death.
How it possible that all prayers of Jesus were rejected by God Almighty to save him.
“An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:43-44)
“He went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father (Allah), if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.” (John 26:39). It mean Jesus does not know the purpose of his arrival as being known to every Christian now. He took curse of God upon him to save Christian which is against his teaching – if you want to be saved, obey the commandments.
“He went away again and prayed the second time and prayed, saying …… and prayed the third time, saying the same words.” (John 26:42-44). Look how much he was crying and praying for his life but according to Christian his all prayer were of no use because God wants him to die on the cross.
My God, My God why have hast thou forsaken me? (Matt 27:46) According to the Holy Quran God did not forsaken him.
If Jesus raised up from dead after 3rd day, it was good chance to save whole town by saying look I am risen up as foretold by me. Now believe on me as Jews were demanding instead he kept hiding himself.
“Let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.” (Matt 27:42)
He saved other; himself he cannot save.” (Matt 27:42)
It was killing not sacrifice in the eyes of Jesus. “Why go ye about to kill me? (John 8:40)
He did not say hurry crucify me, for I have come…
Please ponder over some facts mentioned below:
Why Jesus was crying in front of God to be saved. Why Jesus refused to Pilate when he was asked as you the king of Jews. He did not say, yes I am. Rather he said “you said so”. He was not trying to deceive Pilate by twisting his tong.
Why Jesus did not say I am literally son of God when asked by High Priest. Again he replied “you said so”. Jesus was not trying to save his life by giving false testimony. If he was a partner of God as in Trinity, he was well aware of intention of Jews and will of God; that he has to sacrifice his life as being mentioned by Christian. But still he tried his best to save his life. Crying in front of God, asking his disciple to pray for him, trying to prove in the court of Pilate and High priest that he is innocent. And Pilate said I find no fault in Jesus.
Body was not buried as a custom of Jews but kept in a roomy Sepulcher. Why? was there any plan to save him by Pilate according to the dream of his wife. “have thou nothing to do with that just man” (Matt 27:19)
Why his legs were not broken as a custom of Jews. When body was pierced, blood gushed out. Blood cannot gushed out from a dead body as a medical fact. So Jesus was alive though unconscious because other two were still alive. Jesus was a God according to Christian, how he can die whereas other were still alive. It is possible, that Jesus was weaker than other two.
Why Nicodemus who was a Physician gathered 100 pound of Myrrh, aloe and other herbs to treat his body?. (John 19:39-40)
Sign of Jonah. (Matt 12:39-40)
Jonah was alive in the belly of Fish for 3 days so the Jesus. Jonah came out alive from the belly of fish, so the Jesus. Jonah went back to his people and not to heaven so the Jesus went back to his people showed his wounds and eat food and not to heaven.
It is quite clear by the facts mentioned above, Jesus never died on the cross but migrated to India. Now scholars are trying to prove the truth of Holy Quran by discovering that Jesus did travel to India and died there as natural death.
Christian should be thankful to Muhammad s.a.w who remove all charges of Jews against Jesus and his mother Mary as mentioned in the Holy Quran. And “they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but was made to appear them dead…. and they did not kill him, for certain.” An-Nisa (4:157, 158). According to Holy Quran, Jesus and his mother were chosen one but according to Jews both were not beloved of God.
No body knws exctly jesus was born, bt why?
it tells in the bible the time period he was born, just not an exact date ibelieve
this is awesome, bless God.
Very few know, that Jesus actually told what his name would be in the end. In order to find what that name is, one must discover what he really said in his own language of his time….not the Greek interpretation.
Here is what he said in the Greek interpretation …”I am the Alpha and the Omega.” If you find out what he would have said instead of Omega, then you now will know what his name will be when he returns. And, oh yea, He is back and walking among you all now.
“…after my departure, ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20: 29,30)
2. “For there shall come a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4: 3,4)
“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.“ (Matthew 16: 27, 28)
We find that all religions contain prophecies concerning the advent of a special religious personality, in the latter days The Hindus were awaiting the advent of the Neha Kalank Avatar, who has been foretold in their scriptures; the Christians are awaiting the appearance of their Messiah; the Muslims are awaiting the appearance of the Mahdi and Messiah; the Zoroastrians believe in the coming of Mesio Darbahme. The Prophet Buddha also predicted his return, and Guru Baba Nanak predicted the advent of a great Reformer. If the advent of future Messengers had ceased how could all these people agree on the single fact that a Promised One of the latter days was yet to appear.
“For as lightning that comes from the East is visible even in the West, so will be the coming of the son of Man.” Matthew (24:27)
Promised Messiah says: “God has appointed me to remove the rift that has appeared between God and His creation and instead re-establish a relationship of love and sincerity between them. Likewise, by proclaiming truth, bring an end to religious wars thus laying the foundation for peace; and reveal those spiritual truths that have become hidden….”
Love for all, hatred for none
Promised Messiah has come, please accept him
Even a broken watch is correct twice a day someone once said.
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Surely the word..is a lamp to his feet and a light to his path..
As proficy ..fortells..Yet if we read it..we receive..what we think it means.
But God is specific .to the word.
Once in my struggles..I meet a man..he looked alot like Jesus.
I knew his voice..
He stood in a big field of fire..
kinda scary..”Fear and trembling”
He will come and eat supper with you.
As the light from within me glows in
my sight..my eyes are closed..and i see
a illuminated siloet of god..in a river of light…it waves at me..”I said cool” do that again..and again it waves.
And the wind obeys..its will..and too the animals…and it knows All things..and sends….the life giving force..
It fits you like a glove..
Some of us are soft at heart..sometimes we get lost..
Though every word of christ was full filled….First they happened..then i read about it..
I think it reads..my father and i will come in and eat with you..
and every eye will see him.
I think …we must understand .
All things new
and not to mix the old wine to much..or the old words..with the new..
cuz fear and trembling..would have dropped me to my knees..at the fire..but it was christ whom was sent..
a savor..the onei choose long ago..
And the light..siloet..which sends..and knows your every thought…and yup now i understand..everything a little better.
Its a comfort to understand these words
Greater Within..than of this world.
And look..sometimes people see god..many times..people have meet christ..
most of the world does not understand..
but you do…
This world is at times hard..but its a combined effort..
i send my love.
As does God.
Im so glad he sent jesus and amazed that god knows each and everyone so very personally…and the power..Holy..
Please do not be like Jews. Jesus came to them but they could not recognize him. Like Jews Muslim are still awaiting for Messiah to come in later days. Christian are waiting for 2nd coming of Jesus. Is it not the same thing happen to Jews. What was wrong with Jews. If Jesus was so clear as Messiah foretold in their Book then why still they are not accepting him.
As usual in the practice of religion, Holy Quran states whenever someone come from God, people reject him and persecute him and his followers, like all prophets of the world. You can not name a single prophet who was accepted by his people initially. Every one was rejected. Abraham, Jacob, Jonah, Moses, Jesus, and Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Many religious people keep waiting their own prophet to come like, Buddhist, Hindu, Jews and Christian. Buddhist are waiting for Buddha, Hindu are waiting for Krishna and Christian are waiting for their same old Jesus. Every one knows, they are dead and dead never come back to life. (Medical). Jews are waiting for their Messiah.
Now please think how Allah will send back all those past prophets to make people happy of each religion. It is like a day dreaming. People have been waiting for centuries now with now hope.
Jesus came and was rejected, Muhammad s.a.w came and was rejected. Now Messiah came back according to all prophecies of religious books, but is being rejected though every sign has been fulfilled. Please visit http://www.alislam.org to find out more about Messiah and do not be like those always reject a prophet of God. Liar cannot prosper. If Jesus was a liar, his mission could have been died. If Prophet Muhammad s.a.w was not from Almighty Allah, his mission was not going to go out from Mecca because of severe persecution. Likewise if Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is not from God, his mission was not suppose to reach the corners of the earth. Ahmadis are in 210 countries of the world living as peaceful community. Love for all, hatred for non.
Really interesting information. Pity this post has been high jacked by non Christians banging on about there beliefs and throwing their toys out the pram as per usual.
More than ever people need Jesus in their life.
Praise be to Our Lord God Almighty who sent his only son to die that we might be forgiven for our sins. But he didn’t stop there, God raised Jesus from the dead by destroying the gates of hell. Death has lost it’s sting the devil has no power over those who have accepted Jesus as their Saviour.
Matthew 24 not only says that Jesus would come soon, but Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.” The coming was supposed to be within the lives of that generation he spoke to. Obviously this didn’t come true.
if we fail to understand Genesis 1 & 2, we will never understand the whole Bible. this book was written in sequence and we need to appreciate the fact that time scales mentioned in Genesis 1 and those in Genesis 2 and afterwards are totally of different scale.
GOD BLLESS ✝️
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Jesus never spoke of his return. Jesus spoke of him going one way no return. John 16:10
But Jesus did spoke of the return of the second Son of Man. This one was to suffer, be rejected. But he will not be killed. luke 17:22-25. While the first Son of Man(Jesus) was also to suffer, be rejected but was going to be killed. Luke 9:18-23
As concerning the Word of life, Luke 10 section 25-28 says: On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
Luke 18 section 18-25 says: A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 5 section 43-48 says: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
In Old Testament, the Jewish people and their ancestors were given the Law to observe. First, What Adam and Eve should observe was that they could not eat the fruits from the tree of wisdom. Then, their son Cain was told that he should not kill. As sins became increased, the laws were also added more. Up to the generation of Moses, the Law in Old Testament was given to Israelites. We know that the Law is good and the Law is used to punish people who commit sins, but people cannot obey the Law because the sinful spirits are in people. Even that we know stealing and giving false testimony are sinful, but greedy and pride spirits in us drive us to do sinful things. So as Old Testament prophesied we need to get rid of our sinful nature from our spirits.
Jeremiah 31 section 31-33 says: “The time is coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Ezekiel 36 section 24-27 says: “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
The prophecies are fulfilled when Jesus begins to teach love. The two greatest commandments are ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Love is above the Law and if people have love they are free from the law of sin and death. People who are full of love will not think about stealing or giving false testimony but are merciful and they feed hungry people or give thirsty people something to drink or invite strangers in or clothe people who need clothes. The Law is for people who commit sins. Nobody will say that he will get reward because he does not steal before. But love is the grace we get. And with love we will get eternal life.
Romans 13 section 8-10 says: Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Luke 17 section 20-21 says: Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say,’ Here it is,’ or ‘ There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”
John 4 section 23-24 says: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”