50 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES MORE ACCURATELY - DAY 20 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 3 - AUDIO & VIDEO

in spirituality •  2 years ago  (edited)

This is DAY TWENTY 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 20 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 3

“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” (Luke 12:40)

This verse from Luke 12:40 is the only verse which is not actually given in a chronological timeline of events. However, it MUST speak of the same coming as the “Olivet Discourse” verses that we have just examined. Even if it didn’t, since the same terminology is used, and since those same exact words in Matthew certainly do not teach imminency, then we cannot conclude that this passage must.

“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” (Luke 12:40)

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:44)

If “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” cannot in any way speak of an any-moment return in Matthew 24:44, then we cannot conclude that “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not” must speak of an any moment return in Luke 12:40. To do so would be both irrational and illogical. If no other verses existed, other than Luke 12:40, then we could perhaps conclude that this return was imminent, but such is not the case. Also, we only have two potential options for what event these verses speak of. At most, there are still two possible “comings” of Jesus; either the Battle of Armageddon or the Rapture.
Obviously the Battle of Armageddon cannot occur at any moment, and these verses certainly do not speak of that event. Unfortunately for the “Doctrine of Imminency”, these verses do speak of Christ’s return for His believers, and that event is certainly not imminent. Since that is the case for all the Scriptures from the “Olivet Discourse” that I mentioned (Matthew 24:36, 24:42, 24:44, 24:50, 25:13 & Mark 13:32, 13:33, 13:35), that is also the case for Luke 12:40. Not knowing “the hour” does not necessitate imminency, only ignorance. This is stated clearly and repeated frequently.

Since the return of Jesus for His believers is obviously not imminent, we must also take heed and notice when it does occur:

  • After the Abomination of Desolation,

  • After the sun turns into darkness and the moon into blood,

  • And before the Day of the Lord starts.

  • Scripture seems to be very clear about all of this.

Though this reality may not be desirable, our wishes cannot change what the Word of God records. I would rather not have to die for my faith, but if that is what will happen, I cannot change it. This timeline of events occurring prior to the Lord’s coming is given for our benefit, so that we will not be caught off guard. As Jesus told us when wrapping up His teaching on this in Mark 13, “I say unto all, Watch.”


Point #1: Claiming to not know the day or hour does not necessitate imminence.

Point #2: No use of such a phrase in Matthew 24 & 25, or in Mark 13, can be used to promote an imminent event.

Point #3: Since that is the case for all other verses in Scripture, Luke 12:40 cannot use the same words to arrive at an opposite meaning.

CLOSER

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!

PREVIOUS POSTS

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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I think you've done an excellent and very thorough job at making your final points. It's hard to see anyone poking any holes through your arguments. Especially since you are clearly using Scripture as the basis for all of them. Very, very good work! Can't wait to see where you take us from here. Thank you!

I really tried to present it in that way, and I am glad that you find the points to be simple, and yet solid.

They are. And I think you've hit on the perfect pacing. Even though you are definitely making very incremental steps each "day", you continue to fill in any gaps and solidify your "teachings" as a whole. Any faster and I think you would lose people along the way, probably myself included. This is pretty complicated stuff and, I think, very important. I like the depth you bring to bear by taking it slowly and proving the entire point, not just pieces. Like I said, I'm very much looking forward to continuing the process. Just wondering what I'm going to do with myself 31 days from now.... :-)

Digestible is the key, since this is such a big, brain-scratching topic!

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

I've been into the end time prophecies lately, and it's my first time to come across these points here @papa-pepper. I'm a steemit newbie and I was actually surprise to see a whale doing posts on these topics which truly interest me. I'm currently reading all your previous posts one by one. Keep the good work, man :)

Check them out and see what you think, and I'm a dolphin. LOL

Just check out his video. Definitely a dolphin, right down to the language.... lol

LOL!

Thanks for the good exegesis ... These are things every Christian needs to know. For we are not ignorant of his devices lest Satan takes advantage of us... Ignorance is a real killer in this generation. Thank you @papa-pepper

Well said!

“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” (Luke 12:40)

indeed no one knows his coming, this implies that in life we should always be prepare for anything because we don't know what is ahead of us.. Your plan to release this devotion over the next 50 consecutive days is indeed a nice thing to do, i really appreciate the support of the gospel here on steemit community, i "ll love to see more of your good work sir @papa-pepper

Thanks for your support and encouragement!

Thank you for letting us know that we can read entire 50 day ahead in your previous posts.
Your commentary and explanation is right on point.
I realy appreciate your doing.
Resteemed!

i agree with you

Yeah, I figured if anyone really wanted to read ahead, they could do so while @verbal-d and I work on making the audio and video for the rest of the series.

The Matthew 24 Gaves us a clues what will happen soon.
We must be ready because we ALMOST SEE IT.
@papa-pepper

Great idea. Great post.

Thank you!

Great idea

Nice program

Good idea @ papa-pepper you are amazing ..

Great!!!! Being a man from another religion I too read your posts to extract the good from it.Thank you for sharing this good with us
-cheers-

Glad to hear it

post is very interesting will i resteem.
@papa-pepper

Great idea and plan (y) looking forward to it :)

thanks for sharing this info with us..i dont have any other source to know them otherwise.. :)

Thanks for such an important knowledge, i’m pastor and is amazing to find in steemit people sharing the word of God, so as a humble serf of God, i thank you, continue making a difference here, greetings from Venezuela, we appreciate your prayers. Stay blessed.

When it will end sir ....

Nic

Nic post

Nic post

thanks for posting @papa-pepper, we need to be reminded that this world is not a resting place for us and weed need to walk out our salvation with fear and trembling and living a life filled with forgiveness. God's grace for us all. i will like to follow you so i can get the 50 days devotional and i will love it if you follow me back. thanks

Just sent you day 21 bro,
Will send the other ones soon, thanks for waiting :)

Indeed, no one knows the second coming only the Father in heaven knows it. What we need to do is be vigilant...

Keep the flag flying sir.

Yeah. Let's all be observant

Great post! I love that your number is 77 especially on these posts. God bless and thank you for the mind candy.