The Word: Episode 0290 1 Chronicles 16:1-7

“Be On You Guard”

November 24, 2017

“Be On You Guard”

Blessings folk!

Remember, the disciples had asked Jesus a couple of questions.

Mar 13:4
“Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”


Jesus began to respond.
See to it that no one deceive you.
See to it that you are not frightened.

Jesus explained.
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
Nations (ethnicities) will rise against nations.
Kingdoms will rise against kingdoms.
This is only the beginning of birth pangs.

Jesus continues…

Mar 13:9
“But be on your guard;
for they will deliver you to the courts,
and you will be flogged in the synagogues,
and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake,
as a testimony to them.

Another commandment/instruction.
Be on your guard.

Mat 24:9
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you,
and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Luk 21:12
“But before all these things,
they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you,
delivering you to the synagogues and prisons,
bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake.

Reading just the Mark passage might lead us to think that this Word was limited to the disciples to whom Jesus was speaking.

The other gospels complete the account and show a greater application.

Those who are true believers will be delivered…

  • To courts
  • To flogging
  • To secular powers…governors, king
  • To tribulation
  • To hatred
  • To killing
  • To persecution

But, there is more…that we will see later.

There is purpose.
There is reason.

Do you believe?
Are you prepared?

The life of the Kingdom is not what many paint it to be.
Know.
Be ready.
Be on your guard.

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The Word: Episode 0289 Psalm 136

“In Everything Give Thanks"

November 23, 2017

“In Everything Give Thanks"

Blessings folk!

False Christs.
Wars.
Rumors of wars.
Ethnic/racial uprisings.
Nations against nations.

These are all just the beginning of birth pangs.

Though we see such, I do not believe that we are at the “beginning of birth pangs point” as described by the Lord.

Things will get much worse.

What are we to do?

What the Word says.

In everything, we are to give thanks.

Th 5:16-18

Rejoice always;
pray without ceasing;
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Not “for everything”.
In everything.

In the midst of all things, we as believers are to give thanks.

On this day when even the world seeks to give thanks, though who they “thank” is vague and confusing, we are to thank all the more.

Therefore,

Rejoice always.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks.

Why?
For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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The Word: Episode 0288 Psalm 136:1-9

“Merely the Beginning…”

November 22, 2017

“Merely the Beginning…”

Blessings folk!

Jesus was questioned…

Mar 13:4
“Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”


He began to answer…
See to it that no one deceive you.
See to it that you are not frightened.

Mar 13:5
And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.


Mar 13:7
“When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened;
those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.


Jesus continued…

Mar 13:8

“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines.
These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

“Nations” is the word “ethnos”
It speaks of ethnicities arising against each other.

Kingdoms are what we call nations.

The deception.
The wars.
The rumors of wars.
Nations rising up against nation.
Kingdom against kingdoms.
Earthquakes in various place.
Famines.

These are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

We draw closer.
What we experiencing now is but the beginning of the beginning.
Be prepared.
Be ready.
In the Lord.

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The Word: Episode 0287 1 Thess 5:16-22

“Be Not Frightened”

November 21, 2017

“Be Not Frightened”

Blessings folk!

The disciples asked Jesus some questions…

Mar 13:4
“Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”


Jesus began to answer…

Mar 13:5
And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.


Jesus continues with the answer…

Mar 13:7
“When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened;
those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

The other gospels…


Mat 24:6
“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.

Luk 21:9
“When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified;
for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”

Jesus told them, and us, that we will hear of wars, rumors of wars and disturbance.
Jesus tells us that these things must take place.

Must take place?
Why?

We are not told.
Perhaps…

  • To fulfill prophecy
  • To reveal the true
  • To uncover the false
  • ?


Jesus tells us that when such occurs it is not yet the end.

Jesus tells us what to do.
“See that you are not frightened…”

Again, role…responsibility…decision.

We are to see to it that we are not mislead by false Christ.
We are to see to it that we are not frightened, though we hear of wars, etc.

Therefore, see to it.

One must be saved to do so.
One must know the Word.
One must be filled with the Holy Spirit.
One must abide in the Lord.

Selah!


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The Word: Episode 0286 2 Thess 1:1-5

“See to It…Not Mislead”

November 20, 2017

“See to It…Not Mislead”

Blessings folk!

The disciples questioned Jesus…

Mar 13:4
“Tell us, when will these things be,
and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”

Jesus began to answer…

Mar 13:5
And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.


We have examined these Scriptures several times in the past, but they bear constant review.

The first thing that Jesus tells them is to “see to it that no one misleads you”.
“See to it”.
They/we have a role and responsibility to see that we are not misled.

We can not just say “we did not know”.
We can not place blame upon others.
It is our role.
We are to “see to it”.

Misleading.
Deception.
Lies.

Such are rampant within the “professing” church today.

But, is that what the Lord is referring to?

The next verse explains…

Mar 13:6
“Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many.

There will be many that will come “in His name” and declare that “I am he”.
Yes, false messiahs is the main teaching in view.

But, I think there may be more.

I think it also reveals that there will those who come “in My name”…they declare the name of the Lord…they believe that HE is “I AM”…yet they mislead many.

They are ministers of false righteousness.

Matthew confirms…

Mat 24:4-5

And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.

“For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.

Luke gives more insight…


Luk 21:8
And He said, “See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying,
‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not go after them.

These false messiahs, false prophets, false teachers, false believers will declare “the time is near”.

Jesus said “do not go after them.”

Seek the Lord.
Know His Word.
Be filled with the Spirit.
Then, you will be able to “see to it that you are not misled.”

Otherwise, you will be misled…and likely already are…

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