Summary: Be ready my friend for he is coming soon.
Time Draweth Near
Luke 21: 7And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
Every passing day draws us nearer to the return of our savior. These events are evident that this is the last days. But the grace of God is as sufficient for the believer today as yesterday and shall be till the trumpet sounds and the saints leave with a shout, for glory.
1. The Prophetic claim
Matt.5: 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
God’s name is at stake
God’s character must stand
God’s power must sustain
God’s word must be sure
2. The position of the church
Rev.3: 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Saved by the blood makes this body
Special in the heart of God
Spared from the tribulation
3. The progressive course
Rev. 6: 15And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Increase in atheism
Impenitent in attitude
Immoral in actions
4. The proto type of Christ
2nd Thess.2: 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Religion without redemption
Revivals without regeneration
Rituals without redeemer
5. The period of calamity
Rev .12: 14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Rapture –Christ returns
Removal of all saints
Revulsion by antichrist
6. The people of this conflict
Rev.7: 14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
The left-outs of the wedding
The lost-outs welcome
The look-outs for the weeping
7. The promise of Christ
Rev.22: 20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Imminent may occur at any moment
Imperative Gods only method.
Immutable never to be modified