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if you have your Bibles I want you to

open them to Matthew chapter

24 now 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 signs of your

coming and of the end of the age and

Jesus answered and said to them take

heed that no one deceives you then he

begins to list a lot of things that will

happen many will be offended and the

love of many verse 12 will grow cold but

he that endures to the end will be

saved then he talks about in verse 32

now learn this Parable from the fig tree

that when the branch has already become

tender and puts forth leaves you know

the summer is

near you so you also when you see all of

these things know that it is near even

at the door assuredly I say to you this

generation this generation that sees the

Fig Tree come to life

again the Fig Tree what is that I’ll

tell you in a moment this generation

will not by no means pass away until all

things take place Heaven and Earth will

pass away but my words will never pass

away and then he begins to give the

scenario of what we call the Rapture

Paul called it being caught away it is

is a it is the coming of the Lord and he

begins to talk about but of the day and

the hour no man knows even the angels in

heaven but my father only but the as it

was in the days of Noah so will it be

with the coming of the son of man as

they were eating and drinking and

marrying and giving it just normal days

until the day Noah entered into the ark

until the flood came and took them away

so will will be the coming of the son of

man two men will be lying in the field

one will be taken the other left two

women will be working in the meal one

will be taken one will be left watch

therefore for you do not know the hour

your lord is coming but know this that

if the Master of the House had known the

hour the thief would come he would have

watched he would have not allowed his

house to be broken into therefore you

also be ready for the son of man is

coming listen at an hour you do not

expect so I want to preach just a few

moments about what is taking place in

Prophecy and why it matters to us Jesus

on the Mount of

Olives called his disciples together and

they were sitting there talking and they

begin to ask him a series of questions

what will be the signs of your coming

how will we know that we are in the end

times and the end of the world is what

they call it how will we know that

everything like we know the world is

about to change and Jesus himself began

to tell them that there would be a

generation of people that would witness

a rapid fulfillment of Prophecy all of

them suddenly one after another would

begin to take place and he said that

generation that Witnesses the things

will be the generation I will not tell

you the hour I will not tell you today

but you can know the season when you see

these signs begin to take place he said

there will come false prophets and

religious Faith leaders and I used to

think that was just like the you know

like the extreme or some crazy religions

and far out things but I think too that

that includes false teachers and

preachers in the pool pits of of

churches who are not preaching the true

Gospel of Jesus Christ and is so watered

down that people are they’re they’re

having itching ears and they’re telling

them what they want to hear instead of

preaching about eternity and getting

ready for the Lord to come it’s so

important and then he said there would

be Wars and this is Jesus said look

notice these things wars and rumors of

wars threats of wars and then he said

there would be sever racial tension when

he said Nation shall rise against Nation

the word nation in Greek is ethnos

against ethnos in other words ethnic

tension will get greater and greater and

greater among the the the uh different

groups of people and you will see this

happening right before your eyes and

then he said there would be an increase

in famine and earthquakes and diseases

and natural disasters Jesus predicted

all of these and the Skeptics say well

it’s always been that way I’ve heard

this all of my life it’s always been

that way but Jesus was saying that these

are the these signs will be like birth

pains it even says that the Apostle Paul

talks about it in Romans and as the time

gets closer it’s like a mother that’s

having a baby you know she has little

signs when she first starts and just a

little oh something feels uncomfortable

and then there’s a long period of time

and then a little bit more severe pain

and then there’s and then the time

starts getting shorter and then it’s

pain after pain after pain after pain he

said that’s exactly how to be the

generation that will know that I’m

coming back it won’t be one thing and

then a long period it’ll be one thing

after another it feels like since the

pandemic to me thing it’s been one thing

after another after another there’s

always been Wars there’s always been

false prophets there’s always been

earthquakes there’s always always been

famines there’s always been diseases and

racial tensions there’s always been

these things but he said when you see

these things coming again and again and

again one after another after another

they will be more frequent they will be

more intense then it ought to get your

attention and then he said because of

iniquity the love of many would wax cold

but then he said in verse 37 if you

really want to know what it’s like this

is Jesus preaching about signs of the

times he said it will be as the days of

Noah so shall be the coming of the son

of man he said on the day that I return

it will be just like any other ordinary

day he gives that description for as in

the days of Noah that they were before

the flood they were eating drinking

marrying entering into marriage until

the day Noah entered into the ark it was

just like another ordinary day people

were just going about their business and

he said that’s that’s exactly how it’s

going to be when I come back they didn’t

even realize it suddenly the flood came

and they were left behind and he said so

shall it be at the coming of the son of

man I’m not going to give you the day

I’m not going to give you the hour but

he said I’m going to give you important

Clues and then he said in Matthew

24 he told them the parable of the Fig

Tree what is the Fig Tree the Fig Tree

is Israel the fig tree is when you see

the nation of Israel come alive again

and begin to produce fruit do you

understand that after after they were

decimated and destroyed and conquered

for 1900 years the Jewish people were

scattered all over the planet and then

in the 1940s Hitler and the Nazis came

and they started killing them in every

nation they could find them slaughtering

over six million Jews

and it looked like the nation of Israel

now why why were those people so

targeted because Satan knew that that

was the way that the Messiah was going

to try to do his thing and so they have

been targeted it’s it has gone on

forever they were they were in slavery

in Egypt and they were in slavery in

Babylon and on and on but they they had

never been back and had their own land

for 19900 years

and a during World War II after the war


Holocaust United Nations felt so sorry


them that

they voted it’s astounding I’m going to

tell that story one day I can’t do it

today but it’s astounding how that

happened and the in one day a nation was

born fulfilling the scripture in Isaiah

I believe it’s the 68th chapter that

said a nation will be

born in a day born at

once and that happened in

1948 how many of you now here here’s my

point here’s why I’m preaching this

here’s why I’m saying this this is

huge ad70 Jerusalem is destroyed and

1900 years Israel the people never come

back to the land

but in

1948 Jesus said there would be a

generation that would see the Fig Tree

come alive and reproduce fruit I want to

ask you a question how many of you how

many of you were alive in 1948 let me

see your hand raise it

high guess what that is the generation

they’re thinning


but never in the history you talk about

prophecy Jesus said I tell you that

generation will not

pass whoever is alive in that generation

and it happened at the United Nations in

1948 Israel became a nation they were

given the land when did all that happen

in this generation that we’re still

alive in in this generation do you know

that the Bible says in the Book of

Psalms that a generation is basically 70

years it says the days of our lives and

don’t let this depress you uh but but

this is just how it is this is what the

Bible said now there is a reason of

strength which which is a big deal amen

but but he said the Days of Our Lives

are 70 years this is a generation and if

by reason of strength you can have 80

years and but if you do do keep getting

old he he’s trying to say there uh you

soon still going to be cut off and

you’re going to fly

away how can I say so I I’m one of you

kind of I wasn’t born in 48 but I I put

70 rocks in this in this you know you

know really all you’re promised all

you’re promised is said I heard about a

preacher who did this and I read it in a

book one time he said every year he took

out a stone and you know you start out

with 70 years and for me uh I’m 61 so I

these are already gone I I don’t have I

don’t have but excuse


1 2 3 4 5 6 7even 8 nine and I’m giving

myself some

80 but it’s amazing is it we think we’re

going to live

forever we don’t like to talk about

eternity we don’t want to talk about

death we don’t want to talk about it but

the truth is every year these I got a

lot more out there than I’ve got in here

and all that I all that he said you

really can count on if you’re if you’re

lucky we would say it’s 70 years and if

by strength 80 or so and the rocks are

getting fewer and fewer and what I’m

trying to preach to you oh glory to God

that in

1948 that’s 75 years ago this

year and people people are fading out

and and they’re going home to be with


Lord but he said there would be some

left from that generation I’m not

preaching the hour I’m not preaching to

day I’m preaching Jesus sermon on the

signs of the times how close are we how

soon could Jesus return I mean in seven

years we could be in the Millennium if

Jesus came

today this thing can happen at any

moment and Jesus said you better be

ready what’s going to happen what do we

know for sure about

prophecy the Rapture where is that at 1


4:16 the Lord himself will descend with


shout he’s going to shout and then

there’s going to be a voice the voice of

an arc angel it’s Michael the

warrior he’ll assemble all the angels

and they will stand as Guardians Jesus

At The Rapture will not come back to

earth he will stop in midair in the

clouds the angels will stand to protect

and escort us suddenly something’s going

to happen the Bible said the Trump of

God will sound and the dead in Christ

shall rise first and when Jesus comes

he’ll bring the spirits of those who

have died and the first reunion it’s

three reunions that will take place the

first reunion will be the spirit of

those who’ve died in

Christ I I could stand up here and I

think I see F faces flashing through my

mind people I preached their funerals

but on that day that day that could

happen before the sun sets

today the spirit will reunite the body

will come up out of the Grave only it’ll

have a body just like like Jesus a

resurrection body perfect body and the

body will reunite with the

spirit then there will be a second

reunion the

righteous dead that have been

resurrected in their bodies will be

caught up together with the ones who

have been raptured who were

living and suddenly the dead will be

alive and be reunited with the living

living in midair families will wrap

themselves around each other and praise

God and then the final reunion and so

shall they ever be with the Lord we will

see him in the clouds face to face and

be reunited with him

forever what do we know for sure that’s

not that’s going to happen and by the

way there’s already been four

raptures Enoch walked with God and was

not God took him he got raptured Elijah

never died a fiery Chariot came and

raptured him Jesus in Acts chapter one

went up on a cloudy elevator and was

raptured into heaven the Apostle Paul

said I was caught up into the third

heaven and I didn’t want to come back

they made me come

back when he comes out of Matthew 24 he

goes immediately into Matthew 25 what is

Matthew 25 the story of the 10 virgins

the parable and Jesus taught it he said

if you want to know what my coming is

going to be like when the bridegroom

comes all of them knew he was

coming but only 50% of them had oil in

their lamps the other 50% were not ready

for the coming of the bridegroom and he

said at midnight in an hour that you


not I’m telling you that what I’m

preaching to you we’re seeing

fulfillment of Prophecy that is

astounding and back in the 70s when I

sit and heard preachers they used to

preach about this stuff and we live with

an expectancy but now nobody really is

looking for Jesus to come for most of

you this sermon won’t get past the


lot we really don’t believe he’s coming

back but you must understand there’s

more prophecies about his second coming

the first coming was in Bethlehem the

old little town of Bethlehem but the

second coming is going to happen and

he’s going to the Rapture is not the

second coming the Rapture is the rapture

the catching away of the church

immediately when that happens we go into

the Great Tribulation we don’t you

do I’ll be in heaven at a rewards

banquet called the marriage supper of


lamb and the world will go in chaos

America will go in chaos you going to

get what you wanted there will be no

churches and no pastors preaching the

truth they’ll all be gone and some of

you going to be calling my cell phone

I’m not going to

answer but imagine with me that’s when

the Antichrist will step out that’s when

he will create one currency we already

see it happening one government

and one faith I believe it would be the

Muslim faith that will be enforced on

the world just like what you’re seeing

and if you’re a Christian or if you’re a

Jew you will be slaughtered or you will

convert and if you don’t take the mark

of the beast it could be a chip it will

be some form of technology that never

even existed when I heard preachers

preach about this stuff and here we are

and we’re seeing it and it’s happening

rapid boom boom boom boom boom and and

yet Jesus said don’t worry I’m not

coming back when they’re looking for it

I’m gonna there’s going to be a

generation that will see the tree come

back to life Israel and they won’t even

be awake then they’ll they’ll know I’m

coming but they’ll be asleep and the

bridegroom cries out at

midnight and the Bible said five were


ready and five were ready listen to me

the the only reason Jesus told that

Parable was because he wanted us to know

it is possible to think that you are

ready for the

Rapture and not really be

ready there’s no other reason that

parables in there he’s warning us you

must be ready and as pastor of this

church I feel

compelled cry

out Jesus is

coming nobody can fix the world I I’m

not a negative preacher I’m going to

occupy and live and we’re going to be

Sal and light and we’re going to enjoy

our lives and our families you ought to

go to college and you ought to get a

career and you ought to do all of that

you ought to get married but you ought

to have on the Forefront of your heart

he’s coming again he’s coming again and

we must be ready Above All Above

everything we must be

ready are you ready for the soon return

of Jesus Christ The

Rapture halfway through that tribulation

he’s coming back on a white horse and

we’re coming with him and that’s when

he’s going to step he’s going to and

he’s going to an dilate the armies of

the Antichrist in the valley of megido

and then he’s going feet will touch down

according to Zechariah Chapter 14 on the

Mount of Olives and he’s going to walk

over to the city of Jerusalem and set up

his kingdom and his Millennial Reign for

one, years clap your hands to the King

of Kings clap your hands to the Lord of

lords he shall reign and of his kingdom

there shall be no end stand to your feet

no one moveing


every head bowed every eye closed every

person at every campus listening to me

if you don’t know you can know if you’re

not sure you can be

sure are you

ready Jesus said people would be left

behind one taken one left behind one

eating a meal and two and one taking one

left Left

Behind don’t get left

behind this is your chance he could come

today I want to have on our heart this

word saying be ready be ready be ready

be ready be ready be ready for the

coming of Jesus

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