This is DAY NINETEEN of the daily devotional.
I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.
The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.
The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d
The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper
The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account
DAY 19 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 2
When looking at the coming of Christ mentioned in the “Olivet Discourse” we certainly see events preceding it. Though one may not know the specific day or hour, the time period in which this return will occur should be clearly understood. One can, and should, be able to know in what watch this return will take place, for events clearly precede it. Just as we see a step by step, one event after another, timeline given in Matthew 24, we likewise find the same in Mark 13. Mark even continues with the following.
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” (Mark 13:28-33)
“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:” (Mark 13:35)
Also, when this parable is recorded in Luke 21, it reads as follows, “And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;” (Luke 21:29). Yes, “Behold… all the trees.” This is clearly just an example using trees, any and all trees, to illustrate a point. When certain things begin to happen, you can know that something else will happen shortly thereafter.
Point #1: Mark 13 records the same events in the same order as Matthew 24, which are followed by the Lord’s return.
Point #2: We are told that we will know when it is near.
If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.
Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!
Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.
- NEW SERIES
- DAY 1 - THE FOUNDATION
- DAY 2 - "THE TRIBULATION"
- DAY 3 - THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL
- DAY 4 - NOT APPOINTED TO WRATH
- DAY 5 - WRATH vs. TRIBULATION
- DAY 6 - THE DAY OF THE LORD
- DAY 7 - THE LORD ALONE
- DAY 8 - THE EXALTATION OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 9 - PROMISES
- DAY 10 : THE PRESUPPOSITION
- DAY 11 : 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-4
- DAY 12 : THE REVEALING OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 13 : SAME DAY 1
- DAY 14 : SAME DAY 2
- DAY 15 : HAND IN HAND
- DAY 16 : OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF
- DAY 17 : ANOTHER THIEF?
- DAY 18 : NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 1
Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!
Until next time…
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