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April 18, 2021 1:00 am
What did Jesus' disciples look forward to after the Passion of Our Lord? Stu & Robby talk about it as they explore Luke 21: 7-19.
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You can't wait to go. Is it a big event a big game of vacation. Get the family out of town. Is it retirement well imagine being the 12 disciples of Jesus. What did they look for to what I asked the Lord about it in Luke chapter 21 verse 7 to 19, and were tacked on those verses were getting into the return of Jesus.
This time this week on experience truth of Stu Epperson euros. Robert Gilmore is with me is always good to have a Christian car guy, the legend himself in the hot erotic redescription for storage upright, and these questions going all right. Luke 20 1739 they ask him teacher. But when will all these things be and what sign will there be when these things are about to take place and he said, take heed that you not be deceived for many will come in my name, saying, I am he, and the time is drawing near. Therefore, do not go after them. When you hear of wars and commotions. Do not be terrified for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately. Then he said that that nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom and they will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines, and pestilences, and there will be fearful signs and great signs from heaven but before all these things they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You'll be brought before kings and rulers for my namesake, but it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony therefore settling your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer for. I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends and they will put some of you to death and you be hated. I offer my namesake, but not a hair on your head shall be lost by your patience possess your souls. That's the word of God powerful Robbie read the first question rich upright and it is the context what's going on in Luke's gospel that you would compete. Let this discussion, that's the well that's a great question and if you read loose cost of you journey with us on this awesome journey through the gospel of Luke. The longest book by the way, in the New Testament nearly 1/5 of all of the Bible deals with the last days. In the second return of Christ. There are giant chunks giant passages like Matthew 24, Mark 13 that deal with the end times. I encourage you to check those passions out up and against what were starting here in Luke chapter 24.
This week he spent so much time on this word is going to go verse by verse. Maybe touch on it more. A little bit next time. But you gotta see the context it's Wednesday of holy week. Christ is moved moved from his teaching in the temple during the day to teaching and spending time in prayer with the disciples in the evenings in the Mount of olives.
This Scripture is considered his famous Olivet discourse where he is literally intimately disciples like Lord when solving at your talk about a king in a kingdom and coming back in and you also talk about us facing some pretty tough times.
How is this all can happen when you have an they've seen them come in Miley in Jerusalem on that that little that donkey as the king coming in to to bring peace, not a sword, they seen him stand down the Herodian's the Sadducees and the Pharisees and belief seen him go toe to toe with the greatest religious minds on the planet right there in God's capital of God's city, the holy city of Jerusalem, the city of peace and so they've also seen him, you say hey this temples gonna go down and they've heard them talk about all this is all ministry not just here at holy week so a lot is precipitated this this disciples questions so they want to win their nesting thing though, after his resurrection will get into the book of acts. A win are you coming in your key whistles can happen if you says is not really know the times and seasons, but you will receive power and some these things. By the way, happen right away and ask because the disciples rush arrested in acts chapter 4. After these great miracles after 5000 folks got saved to the same people that were combative with Jesus in his final week of life.
The tried ended mercilessly had a murdered and crucified, they would be on the attack against the disciples there early in the book of acts manage. It's rough to Robbie.
Great question. That's what's going on and here's a good question here that follows that up and really related to the temple because when the greatest religious place of worship in the role of the temple lately.
Reread this question here and listless jump in. So I would the disciples want to know when the temple would be destroyed while and that's the question you know will these things be a what sign would be when these things are about to Take Pl. in Jesus says, take heed that you do not be deceived.
Verse eight for many will come in my name, saying, I am he.
The time is drawing near.
Therefore, do not come after go after them, which is fascinating because at the temples were all these these rising, religious, false prophets and others would come to to make their claim to claim their stake on truth to say I'm the Messiah I Messiah your Jesus Christ is his in the in these temple in Psalms calling other places preaching and sharing and talking about the end times and saying that this Temple will be destroyed not one stone we left uncovered so naturally they were no witnesses can happen in course we don't have an 87 in Christ prophecy will be fulfilled then but we also know there's some more apocalyptic destruction coming which the book of Revelation talks about is really a twofold thing because we know Christ in his first coming came to bring salvation, but in his second coming is going to bring judgment. So here we go.
Whenever there's judgment. There's a lot of bad people to come in under the guise of of goodness in his and why would such a large proliferation of false prophets, and the last days yeah so and this is the call. Jesus says do not be deceived and one of the signs that were getting closer the end times is all the deception and so you have what you say in verse eight, he said, many will come in my name, saying, I am he, and the time is drawing near. Lots of attached versus a note.
Lots of Scripture throughout the Bible talk about these false prophets. Jesus is harder. By the way of false prophets, and anyone he is the most direct and the most emphatically judicially condemning a false prophets as our the read the book of Jude and read first and second Peter and the biggest problem of the false prophets. One of their largest avenues of deceit is in the end times.
Say always going to back. Here is an inner there's an entire false religion. The abbreviation is the JW's are all believe is is is bankrupt because they've brought their religious authority, the watchtower, which is equal to God's speaks.
A map of God, even though it contradicts Deuteronomy 24 because they've had about 40 different prophecies that never came true, so they should know so that the prophet Stephen Stone according to Deuteronomy standards, but will come but still be dressed in sheep's clothing. So W wolves drafts in sheep's clothing.
You know so what who were sheep's clothing. By the way, this is a great point here that bit.
I didn't learn to later on as a leader, shepherds, what shepherds where quilt where they do they should have a sheep shorn, and then they made coats and they made jackets, sweaters, vested in a wolf that whatever so they had. They should shepherds or sheep's clothing. So she said beware of wolves come in sheep's clothing, wolves were disguised as sheep.
They were there to leave the sheep over the cliff. They were they were there to devour and is in shed the blood of sheep.
They were disguised as shepherds, false prophet so that so they will be more and more proliferated in available and spreading their evil in the dark last days and pointing people away from the true Jesus say things like, well, there's a bunch of different ways that lead so what which is why Jesus is trying to bolster the disciples believe him and build them stronger.
But they always attack. They always are focused on the dates, false dates and they always attack the person in nature of Jesus and then thoroughly attack the source of salvation saying will is not grace alone you go do some things to add. So let's keep moving here to these questions so are things going to get better or worse for believers for Christ's return will you when you read Christ were cheery.
Looks like they're going to get worse for me this idea being Dragon from the synagogue been tried doing this language here is pretty pretty stark. In a nation will rise against nation, there's this idea of warfare kingdom against kingdom earthquakes in various places famines, pestilences of our here a lot about that disease widespread disease and new viruses taken place fearful sites great signs from heaven but before all these things they will lay their hands on you and Percy.
The Greek later, Handy literally means grab your board or sees you… Is this is not lay your hands on a little buddy and tap on the shoulder or know like we would pray over some of their hands on her shoulder on her head or whatnot.
This is a an aggressive, almost militant move of someone reaching on grabs one person to you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons you hear your Jewish Uranus synagogue during the temple and yet the very people that you're a part of heritage wise ethnically are trying to kill you and put you in prison and it gets worse. Newly brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
And that's a very important distinction when you're suffering you have a rough time. Ask yourself, are you suffering for his namesake.
Are you getting grieved you not agree for you and mockery get laughed at because of his name or because of the stupid things you're doing the stupid things you're saying you know being too politically active and not spiritually active. That's a very important thing and so you ask yourself if you're facing persecution, hallelujah, especially if it's for his namesake surveys and I look like they're going to get a lot worse, but also the power of God and the grace the Holy Spirit he will show you. He says I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist that. Seven. What a powerful statement so idiotic he's got it in ski with more believers hated by the world even by family is the end times approach so believers there. There is a hate in Jesus says it many times different ways but he says look they hate you, but they really hate me and one of badge of honor for Christian that and I also understand his the person it's hating on you because your Christian that may have fired you from your job because you love Christ because you're trying to devotions at work because you are doing illegally try to do things to be a blessing and to lift up him. They're not the enemy. There, under the control thereunder. They have been captured there in bondage. The enemy and so were praying that their soul be saved and were not angry and targeting them with us. I was arrested in a plot sword and try to fight in late they went. They took their beating and they proclaim Christ, the people got saved the Philippian jailer got say with Paul and Silas with her singing in the dungeon and so is really interesting the direction of the misdirection of the hate how we think about it. And what's truly the case, and this goes back to my name's sake.
Verse 13 is a great verse, but it will turn out for you as a occasion for testimony.
What a powerful Sonora time for segment Robbie we come back next time.
When a wrap up the end times of Jesus were asked the question when is he coming back and that maybe what I can answer the question what's exact date as a cliffhanger. I'm not a sheep tons a rating is next time unexperienced true based on what I just plugged in just how I just set that up. But we are in fact in a deal that more and worry and talk about what is it like to be a Christian when things get darker more oppressive, more intense against the faith as may be many are today and what Jesus said specific about that when he says not one hear of your head will be lost. What in the world.
Does that mean as we finish up Luke 21, 7 to 19 right here next time. Unexperienced truth. This is the Truth Network