Summary: *** The return of Jesus Christ is the 2nd most important theme of the New Testament.
THE URGENCY OF THE LAST HOUR
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
*** The bible has 66 books and one third is prophetic books.
*** The return of Jesus Christ is the 2nd most important theme of the New Testament. The only other subject mentioned more is redemption.
*** His return is mentioned 318 times, all nine authors speak of it, 23 of 27 books in the N.T.
*** Paul went to Thessalonica and he only stayed there 3 weeks, in that time he wrote 6 times about His return in 5 chapters to that new church.
*** Paul wrote 13 letters in the N.T. Communion 2, baptism 13 times, 50 times on the 2nd coming.
*** At the inception of the church, the day of Pentecost, from that day when you are baptized in the name of Jesus you became part of the bride of Christ, God called you His church, from that day He has been looking forward to coming back for you.
*** He said when you see the church at ease, banqueting and partying, and then shall it come.
*** AND there is prophecy all through the bible of apostate Christendom
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.
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2 Tim 3:1-3
3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
*** With all the conflict that’s going on in our world now we can see the coming of the Lord is near!!
*** With rumor of war in Korea, War in Iraq, with all the talk of spying on you with technology through warrantless wiretapping,ect. yeah I can see the coming of the Lord near.
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3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.