Matthew The Entire 24th Chapter
At Mather 24:3 we read, ” While he was sitting upon the mount of olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying : ” Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things. ” 4. And in answer Jesus said to them: ” Look out that nobody misleads you; 5. for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘ I am the Christ ‘ and will mislead many. 6. You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that you are not terrified. For these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7. ” For Nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8. All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9. Then people will deliver you up to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be objects of hatred by all the nations on account of my name. 10. Then, also, many will be stumbled and betray one another and will hate one another. 11. And many false prophets will arise and mislead many, 12. and because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the greater number will cool off. 13. But he that has endured to the end is the one who will be saved.” 14. ” And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come. ” 17 ( notice the urgency ) Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house; 18. and let the man in the field not return to the house to pick up his outer garment. 19. Woe to the pregnant woman and those suckling a baby in those days! 20. Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime nor on the Sabbath day. 21. for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the worlds beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. 22. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short. 36. ” Concerning that day and hour, nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37. For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38. For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; AND THEY TOOK NO NOTE until the flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.”
While They Are Yet Speaking, He Himself Will Answer
Before you can get out the words of what you need, Jehovah will have already provided it, while you are yet speaking, he will answer you, because he is able to read your heart. Psalms 145:16 reads ” You are opening your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing. ” This scripture is literal, every living thing will find satisfaction with life in Gods Kingdom. He will satisfy your desires and he knows what they are, and he will fix things for all of us. The Lion will eat straw, just like the Bull. Animals will be at peace with each other, they will not harm man and they will not harm each other either. No more will a human being harm the animals or the animals harm themselves. A human will never again have to witness the animals tearing each other to shreds. Poisonous animals and insects and flora will no longer harm man. There is the possibility that man will no longer eat meat, so start right now getting your taste buds adjusted. I have no explanation for flies and mosquitoes , so don’t ask.
Life In God’s Kingdom
Life under Gods Kingdom will mean, that a child will no longer die in his mothers arms, and we will not grow old, we will have the opportunity to live forever, in perfect health, more scriptures to come to support this. We will build our own houses and we will occupy them, does that mean that you cannot help your neighbor build his, of course not, think Habitat for humanity on a global scale. We will grow our own food and also eat it. Sharing our crops with each other, think farmers market, spread over the entire earth, except, there will be no money, God gave you the food for free, Jesus said, “You received free, give free.”
The Former Things Will Not Be Called To Mind
The former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart. We talked about this before, that God will not be reminding us of our past sins, we are going to be judged by how we conduct ourselves during the one thousand years of Kingdom power over which Jesus will rule over us for one thousand years. During this thousand years, do not think that the old ways of life and living that happens in this world will be allowed there, it will not, and punishment will be immediate. As well, you will not be recalling and reminding your brothers and sisters there about their past in the old world, these things will not be called to mind and neither will they come up into the heart. Now does this mean that you will forget all of your experiences in this old world, no, you will remember, that is the whole purpose of you living in this old world, so that you remember these things, and you never let them happen again. It is just that the memory of things will no longer cause you distress of any kind, you will not feel bad toward that person, you both will rejoice in the experiences regardless of which side of the transgression you found yourself on, both sides offer invaluable learning from both parties. A new thought for you I know, just let it digest for awhile, think about it, picture yourself living there.
Our Father Prayer
One of the most famous and well known scriptures is what Christendom likes to call the ” Our Father Prayer,” and it is found at Mathew chapter 6 verse 9 and 10 and it reads, ” You must pray then this way’ ” Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” A few points of this model prayer are this; Notice where the Father was at the time this prayer was being offered up. He was not on earth standing next to them was he? The Scripture says that he was in heaven !! ” Our Father in the heavens !!! Jesus was not offering up the prayer to someone on earth was he ??? For instance himself like some teach ??? Some teach that he was speaking of himself in the third person, really !! No, the prayer was being offered to a totally different person, in a far away place. The next point is, ” Let your name be sanctified ” which means, to set apart for sacred use, to make holy. the key point here is, “Let your name be Holy”, there was a name associated with this prayer and it was to be considered Holy. What do you think that name was ??? Could it be the name of the person to whom the prayer was to be directed ??? The prayer was to be directed to someone in the heavens, right ?? Jesus was standing right in front of them, so it was not himself he was talking about, this was no time to be cute, funny, or misleading, if Jesus had wanted his followers to pray to him, he would of plainly and clearly told them so, but HE DID NOT, he directed their prayers to someone else. Who was this person and what is his name, that we were instructed to save apart for sacred use ???? The next point in this model prayer given by Jesus to his disciples mentions this, ” Let your Kingdom come “. Here is that word again, Kingdom. It was the theme of Jesus’s preaching, he always pointed toward the kingdom. We are being taught here to pray for it, for it to come, that must mean that it was NOT already there, but reserved for the future, but by means that it already was assigned a title ( kingdom ) it must already be considered a reality. The next point is this, While the scriptures point out that Jesus was to be the King in that kingdom, here he speaks of it as belonging to someone else, ” Let YOUR kingdom come. ” he says. Not let my kingdom come!!! The next point is this, ” Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth . ” By saying, let your will take place, Jesus was once again pointing out the will of someone else other than himself, and by the mere mention of it, could indicate that the will of that person was not at that time being done completely, and the prayer was a pleading for the will to be done. And he mentions an example of where the will was being carried out, the heavens, the pleading was for that same will to be carried out on earth. For Gods will to be carried out on earth, and since this kingdom did not exist on earth at that moment, this was for a future fulfillment, but for any fulfillment to be executed toward the earth, the earth has to be here. And having Gods Kingdom on earth, would certainly mean, that he most likely would not have a kingdom that was scorched out and destroyed would he ??? And also would not his established kingdom on earth need subjects ???? If everyone were to go to either Heaven or Hell, who would be left on earth to be the subjects of Gods Kingdom. ??? What if the scripture meant exactly how it is read !!!!