Dishonesty has so many consequences as we read above. It just doesn't pay to be dishonest under any circumstance as you can see. One lie can snowball into a multitude of lies, and sin, and the results, can be death, and loss of salvation for those who indulge in this type of lifestyle, or practice. So lets remember that honesty on the other hand goes a long way. And nothing in this world is worth losing our salvation for. So lets keep practicing honesty, so that we can enjoy the many benefits of leading an honest life. Until the next study, let us pray for continued honesty and growth throughout believers all over the world, at all levels of Christianity. May God bless you!!
(Matthew 24:29-51 ASV)
But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh; even so ye also, when ye see all these things, know ye that he is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall be the coming of the Son of man. Then shall two man be in the field; one is taken, and one is left: two women shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left. Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through. Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath. But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarrieth; and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
It is usual for prophets to speak of things as near, and just at hand, to express the greatness and certainty of them. Concerning Christ's second coming, it is foretold that there shall be a great change, in order to make things new. It also describes how man is living in the days of Christ's second coming.. They will be living according to their own beliefs and desires.. Entering into relationships and marriages according to their own ideas of what relationships and Marriage should be. Without living according to the commands and decrees that God has given man to live by. Living without fear of our one and only true LORD and Savior God Almighty. The God who has the power to throw our very souls into hell. It will be an extremely sad situation for so many people who live in that sort of way. A customary lifestyle invented by man's own sinful desires. Scriptures tells us believers how we should be living. We should look deeper into scripture and our hearts to see if they coincide with one another. Only then can we truly see what areas of our lives need improvement. And through prayer, supplication, and submission to the Holy Spirit, we can achieve the level of purity that God originally intended for man to live by. That is what the body of Christ is striving for today. That is what the body of Christ is preaching and sharing with non-believers and believers alike. That it is possible to prepare for the Second coming of Christ. And that we are here to help one another to reach that goal. Because it will happen and a lot sooner than expected. I hope that this study serves as a reminder of what we should look forward to and how to prepare for it. Our spirits and hearts need to prepare for this GLORIOUS & AWESOME EVENT!! Our lifestyles should reflect that of Christ's!!! God bless you until next week!! Be alert, be prepared, and be safe!! May God be with you!!!!
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