Christmas Story

Part 4

THE KING RETURNS FOR US

Every good story must come to an end. God’s story is no different. But this ending is unlike any other, because it is actually a beginning: it’s the moment when our King returns to finally make good on his promise to put this broken world back together. One day King Jesus will return to make “everything to be new and fresh.” He will be our God and we will be his children—enjoying him, singing his praises, and reigning with him for all eternity!

Signs of the End of the Age

LUKE 21:8–19

“Deception can run rampant with many that can seem on the scene, saying I have sent them, or saying about themselves, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and therefore the doomsday deceivers can say, ‘The end of the age is now here!’ But listen to me. Don’t be fooled by these imposters.

“There also will be several wars and revolutions on each facet, with rumors of more wars to come. Don’t panic or surrender to your fears, for these things are bound to happen. This is still not the end yet.”

Jesus continued, “There will be upheavals of every kind. Nations will go to war against each other and kingdom against kingdom—and there will be terrible earthquakes, seismic events of epic proportion, resulting in famines in one place after another. There will be horrible plagues and epidemics, cataclysmic storms on the earth, and astonishing signs and cosmic disturbances in the heavens. But before all of this happens, you’ll be afraid down and inactive, persecuted by each civil and non secular authorities, and thrown into jail. And because you follow Pine Tree State, you will be on trial before kings and governmental leaders as an opportunity to testify to them in my name. Yet confirm in your hearts to not inure your own defense. Simply speak with the words of knowledge that i’ll provide you with that moment, and none of your persecutors will be able to withstand the grace and wisdom that comes from your mouths.

“You will expect betrayal even by your folks, your brothers, your relatives and friends—and yes, some of you will die as martyrs. You will be detested by all thanks to my life in you. But don’t worry. My grace can ne’er desert you or depart from your life. And by standing firm with patient endurance you may notice your souls’ recovery.”

More Signs of the End of the Age

MATTHEW 24:11–14

“And several lying prophets can arise, deceiving multitudes and leading them away from the path of truth. There can be such a rise of sin and lawlessness that those whose hearts once burned with passion for God et al will grow cold. But keep your hope to the top and you may expertise life and recovery.

“Yet through it all, this joyful assurance of the realm of heaven’s kingdom are declared everywhere the planet, providing every nation with a demonstration of the reality of God. And when this the top of this age can arrive.”

The Appearing of the Son of Man

MARK 13:24–27

“This is what’s going to occur then suffering: ‘The sun are darkened

and the moon will reflect no light.

The stars will be falling from the sky

and all the cosmic powers will be shaken.’

“Then they’re going to see the Son of Man showing within the interior of clouds and disclosed with mighty power and nice glory. At that point he can send his messengers, World Health Organization can gather along his beloved chosen ones from each direction—from the ends of the planet to the ends of heaven!”

Live Always Ready for the King’s Appearing

MATTHEW 24:36–44

“Concerning that day and precise hour, no one knows when it will arrive, not even the angels of heaven—only the Father knows. For it’ll be specifically adore it was within the days of Noah once the Son of Man seems. Before the flood, individuals lived their lives uptake, drinking, marrying, and having children. They didn’t notice the top was close to till Noah entered the ark, and then suddenly, the flood came and took them all away in judgment. It will happen a similar means once the Son of Man seems. At that point, 2 men are performing on the farm; one are moved out in judgment, the opposite left. Two girls are grinding grain; one are bumped off in judgment, the other left. This is why you need to keep alert: as a result of nobody is aware of the day your Lord can come back.

“But notice this: If a home-owner had familiar what time of night the thief would come back to rob his house, he would have been alert and ready, and not let his house be robbed. So continually be prepared, alert, and ready, as a result of at associate hour once you’re not expecting him, the Son of Man can come back.”

The Judgment of the Multitudes

MATTHEW 25:31–46

“When the Son of Man seems in his majestic glory, with all his angels by his facet, he can take his seat on his throne of splendor, and every one the nations will be gathered together before him. And sort of a shepherd United Nations agency separates the sheep from the goats, he can separate all the folks. The ‘sheep’ he can placed on his right facet and therefore the ‘goats’ on his left. Then the King can address those on his right and say, ‘You have a special place in my Father’s heart. Come and skill the total inheritance of the dominion realm that has been destined for you from before the muse of the world! For once you saw ME hungry, you fed me. When you found American state thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I had no place to remain, you invited me in, and when I was poorly clothed, you covered me. When I was sick, you tenderly cared on behalf of me, and after I was in jail you visited American state.’

“Then the godly can answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and give you food and something to drink? When did we tend to see you with no place to remain and invite you in? When did we tend to see you poorly clothed and canopy you? When did we tend to see you sick and tenderly take care of you, or in jail and visit you?’

“And the King can answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you cared for one in every of the smallest amount vital of those my very little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you incontestible love on behalf of me.’

“Then to those on his left the King can say, ‘Leave me! For you’re below the curse of eternal hearth that has been destined for the devil and every one his demons. For once you saw American state hungry, you refused to administer American state food, and once you saw American state thirsty, you refused to administer American state one thing to drink. I had no place to remain, and you refused to require American state in as your guest. When you saw American state poorly clothed, you closed your hearts and wouldn’t cowl American state. When you saw that i used to be sick, you didn’t raise a finger to assist American state, and once I was captive, you ne’er came to go to American state.’

“And then those on his left can say, ‘Lord, once did we tend to see you hungry or thirsty and not offer you food and one thing to drink? When did we tend to see you homeless, or poorly clothed? When did we tend to see you sick and not assist you, or in jail and not visit you?’

“Then he will answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you refused to help one of the least important among these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you refused to help and honor me.’ And they will depart from his presence and enter eternal penalization. But the godly and beloved ‘sheep’ can enter into eternal seventh heaven.”

The Unopened Scroll

REVELATION 5:1–14

And I saw the One seated on the throne was holding in his right hand an unopened scroll with writing on the inside and on the outside, and it was sealed with seven seals. Then I saw an incredibly powerful angel proclaiming repeatedly with a great loud voice: “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seven seals?” But no person could be found in heaven or on the earth or under the earth that was able to open the scroll and read its contents.

So I broke down weeping; sobbing with sorrow, because there was no one found who was worthy to break open the scroll and read its contents. Then one among the elders aforesaid to Maine, “Stop weeping, there is One who is worthy! Look! The mighty Lion of Judah’s tribe, the root of David—he has conquered! He is the worthy One WHO will open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Then I saw a Lamb standing in the middle of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders. The Lamb had been slaughtered but was now alive! He had seven horns and 7 eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out to the ends of the earth! I saw the Lamb approach the throne and he took the scroll from the right hand of the One who sat there. And when the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures saw the Lamb take the scroll, they threw themselves down to the ground at the feet of the Lamb and worshiped Him. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of sweet fragrant incense—which are the prayers of God’s holy lovers. And they were all singing this new song of praise to the Lamb: “Because you were slaughtered for USA,

you are worthy to require the scroll and open its seals!

Your blood was the worth paid to redeem us!

You have purchased us for God

from every tribal group and language group, from every people group and nation.

And you have chosen us to serve our God

as a kingdom of priests who reign on the earth!”

Then I looked, and I heard the voices of myriads of angels in circles around the throne, as well as the voices of the living creatures and the elders—the number of them was over 110 million! This angelic choir was singing with thunderous voices: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered

to receive great power and wealth

and wisdom and might

and honor and glory and praise!”

Then every living being joined the angelic choir! Every creature in heaven and on earth, under the earth, in the sea and everything in them were singing in unison: “Praise, honor, glory and dominion

be to God-Enthroned and to the Lamb

forever and ever!”

Then the four living creatures responded with saying: “AMEN!” and therefore the 24 elders threw themselves facedown to the bottom and worshiped!

A New Heaven and a New Earth

REVELATION 21:1–7

Then in a very vision I saw a replacement heaven and a replacement earth! The first heaven and earth had disappeared and the sea no longer existed. And I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, descending out of the heavenly realm from the presence of God, like a bride that had been prepared for the one who will be her husband, adorned for her wedding!

And I detected a thunderous voice from the throne locution, “Look! God’s tent is with human beings! And from now on he will live with them in his tabernacle and they all will belong to him. Now God himself can have his home with them—“God-with-them” are their God! He can withdraw each tear from their eyes and eliminate death entirely! No one will mourn or weep any longer—the pain of wounds will no longer exist, for all of the old order has ceased.

And God-Enthroned spoke to Maine and said: “Consider this! I am creating everything to be new and fresh! Write down directly all that I even have told you, because each word is trustworthy and dependable.”

Then he said to me, “It is done! For i’m the Alpha and therefore the Omega, the beginning and the end!” i’ll provide water to any or all WHO square measure thirsty. As my free gift they will continuously drink from the fountain of life-giving water. All who overcome will receive these gifts from me! And I are their God and that they are my youngsters.”

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