“Behold, I Have Told You!”

December 4, 2017

“Behold, I Have Told You!”

Blessings folk!

Let’s review and reflect upon what we have seen to this point in Mark 13/Matthew 24/Luke 21.

Four disciples had asked Jesus some questions.
“When will these things occur?”
“What will be the sign of Your coming again and the end of the age?”

Mat 24:3
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?”

Jesus answered.
He gave a panoramic answer…Matthew 24:4-14.
He then gave greater detail.

I have heard it said that we do not know what the future holds.
Jesus gave us great detail about what is to come.

Jesus also gave firm, direct commandments and instructions.

See to it that no one misleads you.”

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.

See to it that you are not frightened.

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.

Be on guard.

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.

Do not worry about what you say.” (Upon arrest&hellipWinking

Mar 13:11
“When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.

Take heed; behold I told you everything in advance.”

Mar 13:23
“But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.

Therefore, we should not say “this is scary stuff”.
Jesus tells us to not be frightened.

Jesus tells us what will happen.
Jesus tells us how to stand firm.
Jesus tells us what to do.

Yet, we are more enamored with “‘cute’, relevant” stories than with the truth of the Word of God.

Read the Word.
Study the Word.
Learn the Word.
Know the Truth.

Do not give heed to the fear-mongering of men ignorant of the Word of God.
Stand boldly in the Lord and the days to come.
He will glorify Himself.