Monday, November 26, 2012

The Words Of Jesus On The Signs Of The Times And The End Of The Age

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Recently, the words of Jesus as he replied to his disciples about the "end times" have been on my mind a lot lately.

We definitely have seen the "roaring of the waves" here in the US and also all over the world.

Plus there certainly have been earthquakes and wars and rumors of wars all around the globe.

It definitely seems like it's time to "awaken" and know the "signs of the age".

Luke 21 (NKJV)

The Disciples of Jesus Ask Him About:  The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age


7 So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”

8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. 9 But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”

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10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. 13 But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. 18 But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 By your patience possess your souls.

The Destruction of Jerusalem

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20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Coming of the Son of Man

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25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”


The Parable of the Fig Tree

29 Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

The Importance of Watching

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34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

37 And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. 38 Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.


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  1. I find it very interesting that you quote Luke 21 instead of the more popular Matthew 24. Luke makes it plain that the abomination of desolation in Mt. 24:15 is the Jerusalem compassed with armies of Lk. 21:20.

    I invite you to follow my blog, which is currently discussing the book of Revelation. My view of it is a little different from the one currently popular, but you may find it interesting.

  2. Hi Jephyr,
    yes there is much going on regarding the nations, Israel in the flesh and spiritual Israel (God's church), that is portrayed in these scriptures. The important thing is that the individual is under the protection of God by believing in Jesus and is part of that church on Earth. Then we can receive comfort, teaching and peace from the Holy Spirit as we seek it, and keep our minds stayed upon Him. God's perfect love casts out fear. The Holy Spirit always brings into my mind when I may worry about the future.'Take no thought for tomorrow', or 'cast all your anxieties upon Him, for He cares for you'. It is the Lord we turn to for comfort and advice isn't it? I have found no greater comfort and counselling in the thirty years that I have come to know Him.
    God bless

  3. Hi Bishop Campbell, (For some reason I cannot use the "reply" button here in blogger)

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

    For several days I was reminded of that passage in Luke. I think the part that spoke to me the loudest was about the roaring waves...because we'd just been through Sandy and then other flooding in the northwest. And of course all the floods and tsunamis over the last several years.

    I stopped by your blog and website but didn't really have enough time to take it in. I'll stop by soon and am looking forward to reading more about your discussion of Revelation. Thank you for the invite!

  4. Hi Brenda! true. But sadly for those not under the protection of it says above in Luke 26: "’s hearts [will be] failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken."

    But as believers we can cast all our cares upon him...and can see these signs as a message of Christ's return!!

    Thank you for your comment and testimony of your thirty years of knowing God!

    For those who do not know Him...ask Jesus into your heart, receive His love and forgiveness, purchased by His sacrifice on the cross...and believe that God raised him from the dead....and you WILL be saved.

    Then read the Bible to understand more. The New Testament is a great place to start.

    Then it is important to find a good church that teaches from the Bible...understanding that there are many that do not teach the truth.

    If you are not ready to believe...ask God to reveal Himself to you...and read the Bible asking Him for understanding.

    Time may be short...and no one knows when it may run out. As Brenda is a wonderful experience to know Him!! And nothing in the earth will give you this peace and satisfaction!!