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Experience TRUTH - #31

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May 2, 2021 1:00 am

Experience TRUTH - #31

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson

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May 2, 2021 1:00 am

Stu & Robby are discussing the signs of Jesus' Second Coming and what we should be looking for, as they explore Luke 21: 25-38.

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Enjoy it, share it, but most of all, thank you for listening to the truth. Podcast network. This is good Truth Network the rapture pretrip post true mid-trip all millennial postcolonial so many signs and times and speculation about when Christ is going back silly systems that many of you believe many of you debate many of you don't have a clue what I'm talking about this Stu Epperson this experience truth and were getting into the words of Jesus Wednesday coming back, what are the signs of the company. His return on experience truth today were getting that right now. Robert Gilmore's with me. The Christian car guy Robbie. We got a great passage. This is heavy stuff, really, really try to get through this and what to look for in the middle of all this. She says look to heaven look up when I look to heaven or look for Jesus to come read this passage and let's jump right into it. What's the chapter and verses in a jump in their Luke 2125 through 38 and there will be signs in the sun and the mind and in the stars and on the earth. The distresses of nations with perplexity of the sea and the waves roaring men's hearts failing from fear and expectation of those things which are coming on the earth for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory now, and these things have begun to happen.

Look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. Then he spoke to them a parable look at the figtree and all the trees and when they are butting. You see, they know for yourselves you see and know for yourselves that summer is now mere so you also, when you see these things happening now that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place, heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away, but take heed to yourselves. Lester hearts be weighed down with carousing and drunkenness, and cares of this life and the day come on you unexpectedly, for it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.

Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass in the stand before the Son of Man and in the daylight. He will excuse me, and in the daytime. He was teaching in the temple, but at night he went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet, then early in the morning. All the people came to him in the temple herein so powerful word from God in you ever ask a question Robbie and you get a lot longer answer than you expected. While the disciples a lot of questions for Jesus, but this one happened to elicit the longest answer. The Jesus gave any question ever and it has to do with prophecy. A giant chunk of your Bible.

If you clicked out everything having to do with the return of Christ in prophecy of what's coming still to happen in future history in eschatology, which is the study of in times if you click all that out of the Bible.

Your Bible be very thin because a huge charge chunk of Scripture is dealing with that content. And so when Jesus is asked a simple question in verse seven of chapter 21.

Will these things be and what sign will debut out happen. He goes on a long long trail with his answer for the disciples that he elaborates elaborates and gives him all kinds of things.

Maybe more information and they wanted but he opens up with the signs of natural disaster in note these verses. Verses 20 through 24. By the way, going to the fall of Jerusalem, which by the way, Christ is talk about quite a bit how their unit is good be trampled over and it's can be horrible for we know poor with the women who are pregnant those days and all the distress the edge of the sword all the captivity half the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Verse 25 he gets into the signs, the natural disaster get his political governmental disaster in these earlier verses.

Verse 25 sun, moon, stars and other natural catastrophe freeze will intensify closer to his return and but it's really interesting. The statement here. Verse 26 men will fail from the fear that will be gripped. There will be a this will be a county by a great amount of fear asses first at the first question Robbie will get in the context after 2000 years.

How can we be sure he'll return anytime what still has to take place so this is the answer. Jesus gives their still dirty yet other. There have been abnormal weather patterns. There have been terrible hurricane disasters. Earthquakes, since this time, but there will be such an intensity of the story and times we will no there will not be any secret. There will be nothing hidden. At that point time it'll be out in the open for us to see and verse 27 a love this then they will see the Son of Man coming in the cloud in a cloud with power and great glory.

So you got the powers of earth shaken you got the earth shaken you got men worldwide, a global pandemic of fear paralyzing all kinds of men, and then Christ comes back. Given his next question is this is really going to go deeper. Why is the eternal accuracy of his words so important yet so is your leg in the futures are banking on what's going on. If Christ word is an accurate and what he says is in true we got no hope for anything were done with toast words over the shows over this network you listen to us on goblets all the wonderful folks it Wilkins and present a avail of friend to carry this program the it's over, you know we we all have a leg to stand little stem over to God in his interesting at the beginning of this discourse were title things are to pass away for the anniversary three is as heaven and earth will pass with my words not pass when we come to the end. But Jesus Christ is sticking his name's reputation is deity is a resurrection status is kingly authority on his word, past question is in Miami gripped by fear of all the craziness the chaos the culture around them and live in faith in his word.

Which faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So what does it mean to watch and pray always, so there's repeated calls from Jesus to watch and pray.

You might remember a couple of Robbie maybe like the night coming up here that he's going to be betrayed and just a chapter or two away were disciples. Jesus praying with great agony sweating, as it were drops of blood and disciples were sleeping and Jesus tells them to do two things watch and pray, and how those who are connected because like we teach our kids though. Eyes open right there is this idea being vigilant is idea that there's a war going on right and we are to be ever. Like Peter says in first Peter chapter 5. Be sober, be vigilant for your adversary the devil is is roaming about like a roaring lion, seeking who made a valley of an enemy you want to kill us. This idea world war so there's a watching being being vigilant part was then there's the praying part which is to say ugly depend on God. Prayer has everything to do with prophecy. It's the last prayer of the of the last verse. The Bible is a prayer were John says.

Even so, Lord Jesus praying after this amazing book of Revelation.

God gives him and his glimpse into heaven, and in the heavens and the throne and into the end time seeing ahead of all of us. He prays come, Lord Jesus, how often we pray that you know, it's beautiful, and me, and I think about me and my when their build the wall rightly there sit there with sword and one half shuffling the other, you know that's kind of where that is, that were to be busy and in prayer. All the same time is really is language persuasive in the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. The word cloud. There is cloud used often throughout Scripture associated with God's great glory. There's a great cloud enveloping them on the Mount of Transfiguration, there's the glory of God's that the cloud of God's glory, leading the children of Israel into protecting them from the sweltering heat in the wilderness and leading them in the desert. You also have that the clouds in the first 2470 will meet him in those clouds when he returns Daniel 713 of 14. This imagery of clouds is powerful, but then verse 28. Look up pinnacle. Don't Robbie don't really need your money was well look up to next time. Things are really bad in your family, even of arguing you're having a struggle some intense woeful things happen to you to see those two words look up wire those two words so critical right now when things get so bad. There's is called by Jesus to a heavenward case. Look up Stuart drawing.

It's a beautiful thing and you know we talked about it before, and in Alexis when they were getting bit by the snakes same kind of thing in order to be healed. They had the look up and so God's been teaching us this for some time. When you get bit look up and look up the next part. Lift up your heads. Another great statement list of yours don't be down. Don't be depressed or don't let the fear paralyze you. Lift up your heads, and this is a great statement here. Your redemption draws near. There is a drawing near. James 58 be patient, establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draws near.

Jesus Christ is our redemption, no way to second my not already redeemed by him of the cross.

Of course you are, but there's this final redemption that Romans eight talks about where he says were logging all creation is long and growing.

For that you know that culmination of redemption we have in Christ when he comes any changes our broken earthly dying bodies in the perfectly redeemed resurrection bodies in this this corruptible will have will put on incorruptible right and first of his 15. The trump shall sound, and the dead shall be raised raising corruptible adjusters. I steal gravers a victory. So our redemption is drawing near. Now then, he speaks his parable of the fig tree which is really it gets deep. Robbie, this idea of all the trees there are. There are a budding you see and know for yourself that summer is now near the fig tree would demonstrate his springtime was thirsty but you know that hates to see the latrine of the season's zombies this thing.

But if it's not spring which brings us in the summer and then he says this statement see you also that when you see these things happening, know the kingdom of God is near redemption is near the prior verse the kingdom of God is near here. Assuredly, I say this generation would by no means pass away till all these things take place, heaven and earth will pass away when my words will not pass away, so there's a whole lot having us in here.

Robbie and I went over to begin impact that the a lot of controversy a lot of folks confused. This is one of the most difficult text at all Scripture where he says heaven and earth will pass away, or this will not happen until this generation passively so the key is understand what the word not means of some falsely use this verse to claimant's use in the Bible are full of contradictions, because he says well this audit happen for the generation some stable. This means it already happened and when it's done is put to bed and were just gonna live out and in those things are gonna maybe just end or did little bit better what not, but they're wrong because there's so many things specifically will mention is thing that have not happened yet.

For one, most theologians believe that this generation is is is racial not pass away means the Jewish people, and some believe that Titus is CJD 70, which would just be about 40 years after this. These were to Christ, would bring the culmination of the destruction of Israel and this horrific apocalyptic judgment on the nation Israel that would be the and the earth that would be a a local apocalypse that would be a global apocalypse or destruction. So that's why you gotta take the Scripture. And so there's up there some partial fulfillments. There, but is important with with biblical interpretation all a great one say this. Don't ever be concrete about something that the Scriptures are not totally clear about and you interpret Scripture with Scripture. So what we do know is he is coming back in his word is not fail. We also know real time for this edition of experience truth, Robbie, but Steve study the word reading the word memorize the word Mejia word and share the word guy was someone until someone today to look up because the Lord is coming back. This is the Truth Network

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