in spirituality •  last year  (edited)

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


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)

This passage certainly does end with such statements as “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man” and “for ye know not when the time is.” However, these only come after a chronological timeline is given and the following statement is made; “when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh”. Again, the specific day and hour are not known, but the time period in which it is to occur should be plainly understood. Based on the parable of the fig tree, we CAN tell when His return is close. When we “see these things come to pass”, we will “know that it is nigh.” Though we will still “know not when the time is”, the season and period in which it will occur should be understood. Jesus continues.

“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)

Terms like “at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning” specify specific times of a certain day, and not of a period of time or season. It is the exact day and the hour upon that day which is a mystery. However, that does not necessitate that the event is imminent. All the verses previously mentioned from Matthew 24 & 25 and Mark 13 fall into this category of a day which is definitely preceded by certain signs and events. None of these verses can legitimately be used to teach an any-moment return of Jesus. Some will also point to the fact that Mark records, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree”. This “fig tree” they will claim is representative of Israel and therefore this passage has nothing to do with “the Church”. However, this chapter ends with, “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch” (Mark 13:37). Would Jesus make such a statement if the Jews of future Israel were His only intended audience?

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.

Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!

Until next time…

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we appreciate the good work you are doing

it really brings anew understanding of revelation


Thank you!

Thank again, this is such a tough subject and you are handling it perfectly.


That really blesses me to hear. Thank you!

Still here. Keep it going!


Hi @papa-pepper i want to follow you to learn about stimeet im just new here. And still discovering stimeet. Thank you !


Thank you!

Jesus do not know,angels do not know,men do not know,it is only God that know the time and the day. God bless you for the revelation sir!

I hope we all will be able to understand when we see the signs

Usefull .. 😊 please Vote me brother 🙏

Very well read. I have trouble reading aloud so well done.

Hi @papa-pepper , i wonder where people get their predictions of the coming of Christ from, when the scriptures stated clearly that no one knows the hour. Growing up i have heard alot of predictions but yet we are still here, the funny thing is that people actually believe it. People should learn to study the Bible for themselves and stop complicating their lives. This is really inspiring, keep it up.


Thank you!

Thanks a lot for this compilation.
Am grateful. God bless u

papa-pepper!! Thank you, your Post.

Jerusalem is a sign, and the temple. The time is near. Yes we will know when it is near. Getting close.

I wonder why Jesus cursed the fig tree, and does that have significance?

may i try ...?


To what? Understand the end-times? Please do!

sweet dreams @newlifeabdo

Yo, Pappa, man - this is some deep biblical sh!t, brother! As for the underlings such as myself, "it ends when it ends".,,, and "it is what it is" - and everywhere between - we just gotta make certain that each and every one of us is on the right side of "good" vs "evil" whenever that sh!t inevitably goes down! :-) You keep tellin' the story "Papa," and we'll keep listening...


I appreciate that! Thanks!

We always need to be prepared to meet Jesus, because He Himself keeps every heartbeat going. The imminent nature of death should be enough to keep us humble.

Nevertheless, the early church did have an expectancy that Jesus would return in their lifetime. Personally, I lean toward a post tribulation-view.

The problem with the pre-trib view is that it could cause a person to expect to be snatched up during the tribulation. If in fact, Christ returns at the end, as the scriptures only indicate one return, then many people could be disappointed to the point of despair. So much so, that they could be deceived, if it were possible, into thinking they aren't Christians, and so end up either taking the mark, or walking away from Christ.

We need to trust in Christ. Through the good times and the bad. Hope for the best, pray for the best, but serve Christ in all seasons--bad or good. He didn't come to give us our best life now (though we are very blessed). He came to give us His life now, and our best life then...when He returns.


The imminent nature of death should be enough to keep us humble.

I cover that in the days ahead, along with some other things! Thanks Brother!


Amen to that !

Thank for your insights. Always following you.

Love reading your post.... Great write up that do reminds us to keep clean our ways because of the judgement day.... You inspired me too to write on been holy. Thanks @papa-pepper the great

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keep up the good work @papa-pepper! i appreciate your kindness. and thinks a lot for checking my post. i have some recent post that you may find interesting and inspiring . God bless you more as you view them.

Just wanted to say we are still keeping up with the daily studies, and they are interesting!
Like the stuff you are pointing out! It is intensely frustrating how much crap is being taught in the churches just because it is the 'accepted' thing. Really hard to find out the truth. Well, not THAT hard, I guess... Just have to crack open the Book. :)
Have a great weekend!
(Also I watched your 'dolphin' video on youtube. I hate to break it to you, but judging from the noises you were making, you may in fact be part goat!! LOL)


LOL on the goat part. Hopefully the Lord doesn't agree with you! I'm hoping for a sheep!


Well... I guess sheep and goats make pretty much the sames noise, so you're probably good. 🐐

congratulations to work on this morning again my friend @papa-pepper