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The Sign

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The church united in love, sharing their testimony of Jesus Christ to all the world is the sign of the Second Coming of Jesus.

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Are we ready for Jesus’ return?
As we study what Jesus taught his disciples in Matthew 24 we will find what God needs is doing in and through us before His return.

Nothing Left Standing

Matthew 24:1–2 NASB95PARA
1 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. 2 And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”
Jesus had transferred the temple to himself and therefore His church.

The Signs

Matthew 24:3–13 NASB95PARA
3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. 9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
Ephesians 6:12 NASB95PARA
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

The Sign

Matthew 24:14 NASB95PARA
14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
John 17:20–21 NASB95PARA
20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

The Body of Christ

The body of Christ is the only temple left standing in the last day.
Romans 12:5 NASB95PARA
5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Colossians 1:24 NASB95PARA
24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.
2 Timothy 1:6–7 NKJV
6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.


We are living in the last days.
If we want Jesus to come back soon, then we must testify with words and actions.
We need to testify with our own testimony, which is the only one admissible in a court of law.
There will be only one temple standing in the last day, the temple of God, which is God’s people.
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