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Introduction

This past Wednesday evening we began talking about, discussing the topic of the second coming of Jesus.
And there is one we are certain about, Jesus is coming again.
Now you might ask me this morning, How can I be certain of these things…
The answer is found in the truth that Jesus taught it, the angels conformed it, the disciples preached about it and yes, we have seen it testified to in the the Holy Scriptures.
My friends this is a core doctrine of our faith.
Jesus came, was born into flesh. He was both fully God and Fully Man. He bleed and died for the sins of humanity and rose from the dead on the third day. He ascended into heaven and will return in like manner one day.
This truth is at the heart of the gospel!
We as the church, as the body of believers wait for His return.
And I tell you, Jesus is coming again.
So this morning I will take you back to the gospel of Matthew, we were there this past Wednesday night,
But we will look at a different passage, I couldn’t give it all away Wednesday, now could I??
So our passage today will be verses 36-51, but I am going to begin by sharing a passage of this to begin with today along with some other key truths...
So find Matthew 24:36-44
Matthew 24:36–44 ESV
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
matthew 24:
So where will I have you focus today, where will I begin..
So where will I have you focus today, where will I begin..
Well honestly, the last verse we looked at it as a singular truth for us to consider.
The Bible is full of examples for us to know for certain that Jesus is coming again my friends.

2. Jesus is Coming Again...

This one truth is something the church has held close to their heart since the day Jesus ascended into heaven.
Jesus had spoke of his departure and return to the disciples, at times He taught in parables and other, Jesus plainly told them what would happen. Yet they didn’t always understand what He was speaking and teaching about.
There are examples in the gospel accounts, gives us an account of one such teaching, but I thought I would share one with you from
Let me share this one with you...
Mark 13:32–37 ESV
32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
Now why is this one important....?
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I believe so because Jesus plainly teaches the truth that it is necessary for the Master to leave, in this event we are told that He will take a journey. And before leaving the Master sets the servants to work, gives them instruction and plans before he departs.
His words to them, I will be back. Keep living, serving, working faithfully until I return to you.
There is no reference to how long He would be gone or exactly the complete nature of His leaving. What we do understand is the truth that He trusts those servant, He believes in them and has no doubt things will be cared for at home until His return.
The door keeper, the Master reminds to stay away, always be ready for my return. and look at the nature of what Jesus says...
The door keeper the Master reminds to stay away, always be ready for my return. and look at the nature of what Jesus says...
Mark 13:35 ESV
35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—
The time is uncertain… that is true, but Jesus tells them plainly the Master will come back. The job is for them to be ready.
Be ready, be faithful
Be ready for you do not know the day or the hour, you just know Jesus will return.
And then if you consider the words of Jesus the night before his crucifixion, while they met in the Upper room. Jesus told the disciples these words...
John 14:1–3 ESV
1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Now that is one of my favorite passages, it is just hours before the crucifixion and Jesus reminds them...
I am going, but I am coming again.....
He cannot tell it to them any plainer… I will come again and take you to myself...
But let me share just one more thought about this idea that Jesus is coming again…
This one is the day he left, Acts chapter 1
Jesus is giving the disciples come instruction, some thoughts for life and ministry before He ascends into heaven, returning to His rightful place beside the Father.
And as Jesus is leaving them, the disciples are just in awe of everything they are witnessings, and suddenly God puts two messengers before the disciples to remind them of what Jesus has already told them… I will return...
Listen to this favorite passage of mine, Acts 1:10-11
Acts 10–11 ESV
1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, 8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa. 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance 11 and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” 16 This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven. 17 Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon’s house, stood at the gate 18 and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there. 19 And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you. 20 Rise and go down and accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them.” 21 And Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?” 22 And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.” 23 So he invited them in to be his guests. The next day he rose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him. 24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered. 28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me.” 30 And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’ 33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.” 34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” 44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, 47 “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days. 1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, 3 “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4 But Peter began and explained it to them in order: 5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me. 6 Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. 7 And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ 8 But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 9 But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ 10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. 11 And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. 12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 13 And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ 15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.” 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. 22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, 24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. 25 So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. 27 Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius). 29 So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. 30 And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
Acts 1:10–11 ESV
10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
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Acts 1:10–11 ESV
10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Acts 1:11 ESV
11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Man, O man can you say that with them.. This same jesus who was taken away from you into heaven, will come in the same manner....
Wow...
He is coming again....
No ifs and or buts about it..... Jesus will return in like manner.
Do you believe it?
Mark 13:30–37 ESV
30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
But in the midst of knowing for certain that Jesus is coming again, there is on truth concerning it that we cannot get away from my friends...

2. No One Knows the Day or the Hour.....

If there is one fact people would love to know today it is one of two truths I believe. They would like to know how long they will live. And they would like to know when Jesus is coming again, when His kingdom will be established.
These are questions that have always been asked....
Yet, both of these dates are hidden from man.
If you look at the gospel accounts we find several times when people asked when Jesus would establish His kingdom.
One example is right at the beginning of this chapter, we find the disciples come to Jesus asking the question of when all this would take place...
Now listen to Jesus reply in verse 3
Matthew 24:3 ESV
3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
The disciples came asking.... Jesus has come and he has been teaching in the city and around the Temple and religious leaders were there, they were opposing Jesus and at the end of chapter 23 we find some of the most heart breaking words the Savior every says...
Matthew 23:37–39 ESV
37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 38 See, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’ ”
Jesus is heart broken.... just as they drove away the prophets of God, so they have driven Him away… Soon the will crucify Him.... And Jesus will die for the sins of the world. How sad...
And it was here that the disciples come asking....
People want to know...
People want to know...
Many have tried to predict the coming of the Lord’s return. Many have set a date and sadly have led many people astray.
And they are successful because people, we are easily led astray.
But Jesus reminds His disciples to be careful and do not allow anyone to deceive them...
look at verse 4
Matthew 24:4 ESV
4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.
And then verse 5
Matthew 24:5 ESV
5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.
There is always a person, a group that says they know.... but Jesus says No… No one knows the day or the time…
Here are just a few .......
And we see that Jesus made it clear that no one would know the day or the hour of his coming...
Listen to Jesus in verse 36 in this 24th chapter.
A. Jehovah Witnesses have claimed to know… they have set dates several times..... explain more.
B. Harold Camping, who was the founder of Family Radio in said 1994 would be a general time when Christ could return, and later set a day for Oct 21 2015. He led many astray.
C. Jack Van Impe, suggested that 2012 could be the time of the Lord’s return..
D. Mark Blitz said the second coming of the Christ would correspond to the lunar eclipse of 2015 where there was so much hype concerning the coming of what ws coined the “Blood moon”.
And honestly, the list is many and I have just scratched the surface of this group.
The truth remains is this.. many have said they knew, and many have led people astray…
And Jesus says Be careful that no one leads you astray......
Listen to Jesus in verse 36 in this 24th chapter.
Matthew 24:36 ESV
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
Jesus makes it clear in response to what has been asked of Him… No one knows the day or the hour of his return...
Verse three tells us the disciples ask him about this question
Matthew 24:2–3 ESV
2 But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
He doesn’t know. the angels do not know… no one does except the Father.
Matthew 24:3–4 ESV
3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.
Matthew 24:3 ESV
3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
God the Father is the only one who knows the exact time when He will send the Son back into the world to gather His church.
So what is our response as the church, the bride of Jesus....
Don’t worry about the day or time, just focus on living for Jesus today?
Let me ask you a question...
If I told you, No if Jesus told you I am coming in two days. what would you do, what would you change....
Someone the other night said we would change lot.....
Do you feel like that?
Then why don’t we do it now......
Don’t worry about the day or the hour.....
Focus on loving and living for Jesus.
Now let me tie this thought to verse 46. Listen what Jesus says about those who are faithful in living before God as they wait for His coming....
Look down to verse 46, Chapter 24
Matthew 24:46 ESV
46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.
The word “Blessed” , the Greek word there is mar ka rios....and it speaks to the idea of a person being blessed, or highly favored.
So the person who does faithfully until the Master returns will be blessed, and found with favor.... for their actions.
The father is pleased my friends when we do what is right in His eyes.
Now I want to share just on last thought with you.....

3. We Must Consider the Call of Accountability

Jesus reminds us in this last section of the chapter, He holds the humanity accountable for how we live and work while the Master is away.
Let me go back and share a passage with you....
Matthew 24:43–46 ESV
43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.
Matthew 24:43–45 ESV
43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?
Look over at the last 6 verses of the chapter, verses 45-51
Matthew 24:45–51 ESV
45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
In this passage Jesus portrays the lives of two servants, a righteous servant and a wicked servant...
The picture is one that concerns a person of His church and a person outside the church. for the one who is truly his servant and whose life is marked by the work He does to bless the Master, to help the master.
He finds favor, remember verse 46, he is blessed… and because of His faithfulness the Master rewards the servant, sets him over all His possessions.
In a sense he has a great inheritance.
Church, we are his servants… are you living for him, living like like is running out, living like you know that the Lord and desire to follow Him.
He will reward you....
But the ones who are not faithful servants, the ones who neglect the words and message of our Lord.. that person stands in judgement.
Look at verse 50-51
Matthew 24:50–51 ESV
50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Those people who neglect the word of God stand in judgement… judgment of Hell. where there is gnashing of teeth and much weeping...
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Man hell is a terrible thing and the Lord has called us to come and follow Him. He has stold us we can be forgivem, we can enjoy a good life and abundant life.
Why in the world would you want to chance it....
We slow down if we think a state trooper is running a speed trap down the road, why then would you not pay attention and miss hell.
There are rewards and punishments depending on your life and how you live. The Lord will hold each of us
The choice is ours but know this fact, Jesus is coming again and when He comes it will be too late.. Make your decision while it is still daylight...
let us pray
Matthew 24 ESV
1 Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. 15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 24:36–51 ESV
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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