Summary: My friend God’s Word will NEVER PASS AWAY! His promises are His Word.
Text: Matthew 24:35 thru 44
Jesus Is Coming!
Many people would ask,
”How can I know this will happen?”
I would honestly tell you,
“That is a good question.”
It is not that I doubt that Jesus is coming again, and that He is coming soon.
You know me better than that.
Listen. I am convinced with every new day of something that is very important.
(I am not talking about a cup of coffee.)
Like many of you, I long for Jesus to come quickly and take us all home.
That is where we all belong.
At home with Jesus. Amen?
But the fact is many people of our time are not too sure about what the Bible says about the second coming of Christ.
I am told of a story of a young woman who (one evening) was expecting her young man to come and take her out on a date. This young man was going to come and sweep this young lady off her feet. Likewise, the young woman had done everything she could to make the arrival of her date a special moment.
She was dressed to the hilt, had all of her make-up on, and sat patiently waiting for her date to arrive. She was ready.
Well as it would happen, her date didn’t get there at the time she expected him. She walked back and forth and became very impatient. She waited for an hour until she decided she had been stood-up. She was convinced that her date was not coming.
The young lady was insulted and decided to make herself comfortable. She decided to remove her makeup and put on her pajamas. She then got out all the junk food in the house and sat down to watch TV. Just as her favorite TV show was coming on, the doorbell rang.
You got it…it was her date. She went and opened the door. Her date stared at her in amazement and said, “I’m two hours late, and you’re still not ready?”
I would advise everyone to be careful, and not to get complacent or lazy.
Because Jesus is coming soon!
He is expecting us to be ready.
We know this to be true because -
Jesus has told us in - John 14:1-3
1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
It is true because the angels in Acts 1:11,
"Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
It is true because Paul declared it in –
I Thesallonians 4:16-17
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
There are still some people who are not sure about all of this. Some would argue,
"people have said Jesus will return for centuries and He still has not come!"
-They have given up hope.
-They feel stood up!
Let us not forget that God has fulfilled many of His prophesies in recent years.
He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
This prophecy was fulfilled in the late forties, with the recognition of Israel by the United Nations. As a result, there is a banner hanging in the U.N. building for all the world to see God’s holy nation.
For several decades, Jewish people from all over the world are making their home in Israel even though it is one of the most dangerous places for them to live.
Why is that? Because of Bible prophecy.
Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
Israel is considered to be the number one exporter of flowers and fruit in the world.
Satellite photos taken from space show Israel as a lush green oasis in the middle of a vast desert wasteland.
God’s Word is being fulfilled everyday.