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January 17, 2022 8:00 am
T-shirt the other night and said normals not coming back.
But Jesus is are you ready to talk about today is The Encouraging Word Dr. Don Wilton. In today's message begins a two-part series on clues to his coming back.
Email us at email@example.com connected Dr. Don Wilton we going to begin a new series entitled to become learned many years ago. Talk to dictate to the Lord what God wants to do concerning his business and anytime we find ourselves worshiping the Lord. We stand in his good pleasure.
But God has put in my heart very definitively. This particular subject series until Jesus comes again.
I've heard a lot of Christians lost during these days. One of them is being is this the beginning of the end the apocalypse eschatological questions dealing with the doctrine of the Las Vegas is this one of the signs of the times I don't know that. But I do know this, that the Bible speaks very clearly when it comes to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the doctrine of entire house. This will grade in how we going to know when it's going to end. I want you to make certain that you have your Bibles with you because I have nothing to say on the subject.
I'd like to suggest that you give little notebook you can write on until he comes because we going to be talking about many many things related to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. I wouldn't be surprised if we cover the subjects of the signs of his coming.
What is the Bible have to say that anything in the world that we can look to look at that would give us a clue as to the coming of the Lord Jesus.
How long are we going to be on this earth. How many more generations will be around. Will they be people a thousand years from now preaching the same thing. Remembering those of us who lived in the dark ages.
For those of you who are not get married. Would you ever get to marry zany reason why we should be excited about the second coming of the Lord and when he does come, what precedes his coming. What is the tribulation, who by the way, is the antichrist. What is he going to do. Where is he going to come from. Is there any kind of timeline that God gives to us in his word, can we talk this. Can we pick dates and days and events put them down and say you see there. That is where God speaks about it.
Inheritors do we have any hope for tomorrow.
What we do until he comes.
What is God expect of us where we going when he does, and when Jesus comes again. All we already going to be in heaven all we going to actually come back with him. And if that's true, how many Cummings all day of the Lord Jesus Christ. Is he coming back just one more time were a number of the when he does come, what is he going to do and where are we going to be and how do we know that you see if you would approach a Muslim today you would all ask a Muslim how he would please his God, Allah, he would tell you immediately see that there are a number of things that he would need to do to please Allah and only then he would certainly still not know whether or not he has pleased the hall of Allah, because the first payment of his religious faith and expression is encompassed in the phrase give Allah wills it. What is God Jehovah have to say about this. Can we know that we know that we know for certain the fact that God's word gives to us and our part to play until he comes with friends we going to do a tremendous amount of Bible study and I'm very excited about going to begin this morning in Matthew chapter 24 Dana read an extraordinary passage of Scripture and I want to warn you right up front on data stop many times so just keep your Bible open and we going to walk through this marvelous passage just to begin with.
Today I'm going to stop a number of times because these things are very important. I don't want us to miss anything but caring. Matthew chapter 24, Jesus speaks to his disciples, and what we discover in Matthew 24 is that Jesus on Syria's three basic questions. Those questions have to do with the temple.
In other words, God's house this building that was built in Jerusalem. The temple in Jerusalem.
The second question has to do with his second coming, the signs related to Jesus coming back again and the third one has to do with the end of the page, but when he uses the word end of the age it's Peru Siya, which means the time at which there is a complete completeness on the current order of thing the disciples are told these things by the Lord Jesus Christ. But in a certain context.
It's going to take us a time to be able to uncover these things, but I promise you going to have a lot of fun and I trust we are going to be inspired as we study God's word to give Comdata begin to read in Matthew 24 verse one Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. Let's talk they just promote very important. We cannot just breeze over that first statement there because the reason why just get the picture. This is the lost week of Jesus earthly ministry. This was the last week that he was alive, and Jesus.
It should not surprise anybody spent a lot of time in the temple at Jerusalem. The temple was the house of God, very matzoh, and particularly for the Jews. Remember that back in those days the temple even had a place called what the holy of holies.
That was the place where God wants, and only the high priest could go in there because he was the only one. According the Jews who had access to God Jehovah and so does the temple Jesus and the disciples were there and then as they were walking away. Can you just picture the disciples remember that they were Galileans, folks that Galileans were regarded as kind of the poorer people of Jesus day they were just fishermen. You remember Peter, Matthew and John and all the boys they were just a bunch of fishermen like, hung around the Sea of Galilee and court fission a whole lot of nothing and sat around tables and boot fires at black just chatted together and had a big time they were the country boys of the day. Can you imagine these country boys are gone down to Jerusalem with Jesus that we think well that's too smart to fall but in Jesus day that was a long way and I didn't have motorbikes and airplanes and helicopters. They walk and it was a long way, and it was a difficult way and so I all you Jerusalem, standing there looking at the magnificence of the temple to borrow a phrase folks that were blown away by the enormity and the magnificence of the temple. That's the problem here. That's what they were going to do going to Mark's gospel.
Mark actually reports what they said. Mark says that the disciples looked up and said, wow, Lord. Look at this place. We can hardly believe that anybody could bring the building as magnificent as this. You know it's kind of like standing there looking at an incredible building and signing wow water boarding marble.
What an incredible thing. Can you believe that they would build such a thing. And Jesus looks at the disciples and Jesus who is the cornerstone the marsh.
The Buddha, the one who built the world from before the foundation of the world constructed every senior of the body of mankind who understands the intricacies of things that boggle the minds of human understanding Jesus as always looked at his disciples with great compassion and perhaps a little bit of amusement and he saw this look of bewilderment upon their faces, and he said to them in verse two.
You see all these things are, I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another, every one will be thrown down. The other disciples are looking at this incredible thing and Jesus turns to them and he says something that is raw. The remarkable he says.
I tell you what the truth did you see that their neighbors are tell you the truth.
Why would Jesus who is the truth have to say I tell you the truth. That's why when someone comes up to me and says to me pasta. I promise you I'm going to do this and I want to cite my heart promised me. I believe that the promise me you putting your reputation online you so you going to do this.
But promise me this.
I believe I trust in you. Jesus said I am the truth, but I'm also going to tell you because of your limit as a human being. I'm dying to tell you that I am not only the truth but what I am saying to you is the truth and just to get your attention, I'm going to tell you something. See this incredible temple. I wish I had times to go back and give you the die mentions of the spring folks. It was a magnificent building. It was believable and Jesus turns to the disciples and says boys, let me tell you something that is going to come a time that not one stone going to be (this whole thing is going to come crashing down. There was one little difference. Folks, this was Jesus talking, you need to know about these things because if you don't know them. You not understand anything about what Jesus would say, but he doesn't just leave it. You see, from that point he makes this comment about the temple and then turns around and walks out what happens here in verse three as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of olives, the disciples came to him privately and they said tell us when will this happen. I guess what happens around. I want you to just picture with me quickly. I'm over here at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. By the way when you see it on television. You see that big old golden dome on television. It's a landmark in his that's where the temple was right there on the one side of the eastern side of Jerusalem are and I guess what happened. They walked out of the temple and I took a left and I went to the eastern date and then I went down the hill into the Kidron Valley which runs around the wall of Jerusalem.
When I got through the Kidron Valley.
They went into the garden of Gethsemane. You remember the disciples did not is because it hadn't happened yet that Jesus and the disciples were going to going to the garden of Gethsemane and Jesus was going to play in. The disciples were going to go to sleep and everybody was going to come and arrest Jesus and Peter was going to cut the arrow. One of the soldiers and Jesus was going to be taken and crucified.
Well that went out through the garden of Gethsemane Postel letters date trees and every and went up onto the Mount of olives, where Jesus was ultimately going to seem to be seated at the right hand of the father but the disciples didn't know that. And you can just imagine that they are going for those walk all the way down the hill.
It must've been almost diapers and Audrey was tossed and Heather walking down, and these Galilean disciples.
Their minds are going.
They whispering to each other. What in the blue Matthew spent some just don't think the Lord hear me but did you hear what he said about the temple booting say some stuff but that some staff what you mean. It's just going to come all down what you talking about, they won't be one started, and for the coming I just don't. I mean the heavy authority they get up on the Mount of olives and the Bible says Jesus was sitting on the Mount of olives. Why was he sitting because that was one of the ways Jesus taught. But he was also arrested. He had probably walk and I can just see Jesus sitting there might be on a tree trunk around the rock respond and the disciples walkover raw. The gingerly and can you just say if I say to him, Lord, could we have a private word with you from shoulder gentlemen puppetry tell us when this will happen. They weren't questioning that it would happen they wanted to know when it would happen. These people, these disciples had been around Jesus enough to know that even when Jesus spoke of the impossible. It was going to have forgive the interruption back with the rest of Dr. Wilton message in just a moment, but he wants to remind you were in the new year. Halfway through the month.
Are you spending time in God's word every day we have a wonderful tool absently for you can sign up on our firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on devotional you can receive the devotional either as a booklet that will send out you quarterly or receive it every morning from Dr. Don Wilton. Sign up today online at tewonline.org. He now back today's great teaching with Dr. Don when will this happen. But you see that it had that entire journey through the east gate and down the Kidron Valley and through the garden of Gethsemane and up the side of the Mount of olives to the amount of the sanction and I got up there that had oldest, those disciples when they began to talk play "I mean, you know that Peter was one of the original talkers of the world that come up with a couple of other questions to accompany the main questions well they were number questions. Number one, when will this happen. What is this that's the temple. What Jesus had just said. Number two. What will be the sign of your coming, and number three. When will be the end of the right now we've got something very interesting going on here, my friends, because when the disciples said what will be the sign of your coming, what was it that they had in mind exactly, but I didn't know these things when they said when are you coming they weren't quite exactly sure what they were asking him. But Jesus knew what they were asking.
They couldn't quite get it together. They weren't quite willing to accept the fact that Jesus have to die first and be buried in the grave and then appear to over 500 and Dana seem to be seated at the right hand of the father, followed by an entire then followed by the tribulation, the Antichrist, before Jesus would come again but had no idea. So Jesus was just about to help. Well, let's read the story Jesus on watch out that no one deceives for many will come in my name, claiming, I am the Christ, and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alone. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of birth pains around. Let's just hold there for a month. I want on school the moms yet another one of birth pains assignment all well.
I think we can all tell one another with a certain amount of certainty the birth pains are assigned.
That baby is going to come, but not necessarily right away right, sometimes it's shorter than others. Sometimes it seems like it's almost immediately but pains are nothing more than a key indicator to an impending delivery, Allison Ward Jesus Messiah Jesus said all of these things all the beginning of birth. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to bed and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increasing wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. So when you see standing in the holy place the abomination that causes desolation, spoken through the prophet Daniel let the reader understand and let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains that no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house that no one in the field go back to get his cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Pray that your flack will not take place in the winter on the Sabbath.
For then there will be great distress unequaled from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be equaled again that I guess what Jesus did hear the disciples on the Mount of olives that gone through this temporal experience in Jesus is about to tell us about three things about the destruction of the temple about the signs of his coming and about the end of the age. All major issues and he turns to the disciples and he says to them before I even start telling you about this you going to need to understand for things and I'm going to give you just the first of those four for number one.
He says you need to look at the Jews.
If you want to understand what is going on.
You need to look at the Jews value with the Jews. The Jews were the people that were the people of the Lord Jesus. Jesus was a Jew.
The disciples were Jews. They lived among the Jews.
They understood the Jewish culture that came out of the Jewish religious persuasion, let me tell you something about the Jews of Jesus day folks. The Jews of Jesus day knew their religion.
They were in school all a very deeply religious people and there is one thing that you can say about the Jewish people, folks they know their Bible. What is the Jewish Bible.
It is the book of Albert. It is the Old Testament. The Jews missed out on just one very significant life-changing event.
They never got beyond the Old Testament they never got to Calvary they never stood at the feet of Jesus. They never accepted the fact that this Messiah is the son of the living God gave his life for us became sin for us, even though he knew the same. The Jewish people in all their religiosity.
They couldn't see beyond their oppression and their suppression at the hands of the Roman intimidated but they knew the Scriptures bothering you the script and time without number right through the Old Testament and the prophets you read the prophecies concerning this one, the Messiah, the deliverance of the Jews, the one who is coming the rise and fall of nations, even the tribulation. The Jews understood and believed and I was looking for a Messiah Jesus was telling the disciples, if you want to understand the onset to these questions and if you want to know some clues to my coming you better begin to look at your own people what of the Jews believe number one.
They believe that he is coming. The coming of our Lord would be preceded by time of tribulation.
That's what the Old Testament says in Revelation confirms that they believed in the second place that a forerunner would appear to announce the coming of the Messiah. Well, who was therefore what was his name John the Baptist. John the Baptist was great. He came in he announced he stood up there on these pulpit in between bites of locusts and honey, and he said there is one who comes off to me for whom I'm not worthy to tie his shoes.
They believed in the third place from the Old Testament that a Messiah would appear in person.
They believed in the fourth place that nations would rise up against the Messiah gun read the articles. Chapter 3 and 363 through 72 and you'll read about it in the articles. The historical writings of the Jewish people that nations would rise up against the Messiah. Revelation tells us that Jesus will confirm that they believed in the first place that these nations would be destroyed. While the book of Revelation shows us that mom going to show you that nations will rise up again to calm the armies are going to march against the Lord Jesus Christ.
But the Bible says that the Lamb will come riding on a white horse, and he's going to march to the battle of Armageddon and he's going to defeat the nations of the world. To the extent that the blood is going to flow up to the level of the blitzing horses mouth Jews believed in the six place the Jerusalem would be restored. That's exactly what happened.
The Bible says that when Jesus comes again that he's going to set up his thousand year reign right there in the holy city. They believed in the seventh place the Jews would come back together again. Gun read about it in the prophecy of Jeremiah how could you understand these things. Seeing the Jews scattered all over the world. Yes, we understand them now because of 1948 we read about the league of Nations and the United Nations organization. We understand that but the Jews could not see these things that they would come back together again. But they understood it ate instance. They believe that Palestine would become the center of the world. All what an incredible thing. It's a small little drop in the bucket. It's a tiny nation and without modern amenities. You can get the emoticon Tel Aviv and got the hot run across to the Golan Heights and down the Galilee and Jericho and the Dead Sea and back to Jerusalem catch a plane out that not you been on a pretty good tour of the holy.
It almost seems incredible to think that the Jews would believe that Palestine would become the center of the world are going make an announcement to you today my friends America is not the same from the world. Palestine is I'm going to tell you that there's not a thing that happens in Palestine today. That does not make the entire world tremble. Why, because the Bible says Palestine will become the center of the these Jews had no problem believing that they also believed in the final analysis, but a new age of peace would result.
We know that it understand that because we've got the complete book that God has written. We know that he's going to set up his reign forever. Jesus looked at his disciples and he said gentlemen I bought Tektronix writing to you what to do until I come. But in order to try and explain better begin by looking at the powerful concept been lying to the Jesus explained to his disciples.
Jesus is ready connect with you as well you been listening to Dr. Don Wilton as he's preached from the pulpit. Now open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that on the center and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today. I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart.
In Jesus name, my friend, I will commute today into the family of God. This is exciting news. If you just pray along with Dr. Wilton to dedicate your life to give your life to Christ letter said you some free resources call us at 866899673 and put those in the mail to you today that 866-899-WORD 9673 or connect with us email@example.com where you'll find great resources like this in my book Saturdays with about a relationship is a precious man lives across the you don't want to miss this opportunity to be inspired by his life to join us again tomorrow. As Dr. concludes this message and stay connected with us firstname.lastname@example.org