Wednesday, 6 May 2020 Matthew 24:1-28

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the entire world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”- Matthew 24:14

Three of the major themes of the New Testament- the Gospel, the Great Commission, and the Return of Christ are mentioned in this one verse. The disciples of Jesus met with Him privately on the Mount of Olives and asked Him three questions:

When will all this happen?

Jesus answered, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)

No one knows the exact time except Father God, but Jesus did give them a hint of when it would happen.  “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be….they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, …….and did not know until the flood came and took them all away…” These are times when the world is making merry, living and fulfilling all the desires of the flesh.  2 Timothy 3:2-5 clearly warns us of the terrible times in the end days—where people will love more themselves and their money, boastful, scoffing at God, unloving, unforgiving, having no self-control, puffed up with pride…They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! [Matt 24:5 NLT]

May the Holy Spirit help us to examine ourselves with a sincere heart and see if we only have a form of godliness or if we truly possess His power in our lives.  If we truly love God, we will make a conscious effort to keep away from all evil in our lives.

What will be the signs of Jesus’ coming?

Jesus told His disciples that the following wo