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Matthew 24:35
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

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I was just working on a multi-million dollar lawsuit that damn cnn, trying to get me scared about something theology has to stand the text test.

It has to survive every passage in the scripture intact to be validated, because all of scripture has one author that is god who never contradicts himself.

I also want you to understand that eschatology.

And what the scripture says about the end times is not hard to understand that's.

Why revelation starts out by saying, blessed is the one who reads this and understands the prophecies are very very clear when it comes to the return of christ, the believers who are alive when he returns will be ushered into his glorious kingdom in which all the promises of the old testament to israel will be fulfilled.

And all the kingdom promises repeated in the new testament will be fulfilled, and the lord will be king over the whole earth.

This is our hope.

This is the blessed hope of every believer.

We are looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great god and savior, jesus christ.

What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age he describes history up till now and including now he said before I come the world will be characterized by religious deception, massive religious deception.

It will secondly, be characterized by massive disasters, wars, rumors of wars earthquakes.

And if you put them all together, famines plagues all kinds of what we call natural disasters, and it will also be human history will characterized by the relentless persecution of believers by jews, first by gentiles also.

And even in your families history tells us he was exactly right exactly right that is the story of human history.

It is a relentless time of religious deception, religious deception today, proliferates, maybe like it never has in the history of the world.

We haven't had any improvement on our susceptibility as a human race to lies from the enemy.

The king of hell himself.

They seem to be increasing, even in our very time today and by natural disasters, which seem to be getting worse and worse.

How do you know you're in it verse 14 when you see the abomination of desolation, when that event happens, you know, you're in the tribulation because verse 19 says, those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation, which god created until now never will it'll be worse than any other time, more deadly more disastrous more horrific and it's described in its detail by daniel and particularly by john in the visions of revelation from chapter 6 to chapter 19 in detail.

And there is a future generation that is going to see his coming going to see his coming and they're going to know it's near because they see the events of the tribulation happening all around them that generation needs to be on the alert that's.

What he's saying now learn the parable from the fig tree when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves.

You know, the summer is near even so you two when you see these things happening recognize that he is near right at the door, truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place, heaven and earth will pass away.

But my words will not pass away, but of that day or hour.

No one knows not even the angels in heaven nor the son, but the father alone, take heed keep on the alert for you do not know when the appointed time will come.

No believer needs to be in the dark on these matters.

Any more than any other matters revealed in scripture.

The birth pains, the birth pains of anticipation leading up to the return of christ.

All the final extreme severe, rapid fire, labor pains, all the signs prior to the final sign, which is christ coming out of heaven in blazing glory.

Whoever is alive to see these things happening should know that the coming of christ is near right at the door.

So if you're alive in the future in that generation, and you see the abomination of desolation and all the rest of the things that begin to happen when the antichrist establishes the worship of himself and you're told to run and flee for your life as we read earlier, when you see the rest of what's going to happen, you know that he is near the kingdom is near the king is near the glory is near.

He is right at the door at the rapture the church meets christ in the air at the second coming christ returns to earth with the church at the rapture mount of olives is untouched at the second coming.

It is split at the rapture the earth remains the same at the second coming.

The earth is transformed at the rapture living saints are translated at the second coming.

No saints are translated they're simply taken into the kingdom alive in their human form at the rapture.

The world is not judged and sin gets worse at the second coming sin is judged.

And the world is far better at the rapture.

The reign of antichrist is triggered at the second coming.

The reign of christ is triggered at the rapture.

The body goes to heaven at the second coming.

It comes to earth.

The rapture is imminent signless.

The second coming has distinct signs.

The rapture concerns only the saved the second coming the saved and the unsaved when satan came down into the garden of eden, he sowed something into the human race that was going to bring the human kind into its own destruction.

The thought the theology as as it is that without god and without the borders of god and without heeding, the word of god, we can become as god is in ourselves, that's the sin that was sown that was the nature of the devil himself that was sown into humanity.

We don't need god.

We can do this our own way we can come up with our own standards of right and wrong.

And somehow through it all still reach some kind of a utopian end that is the sin of humankind, the thought of the devil that he could possess fully the earth, its direction.

Its future.

We are that people by the grace of god that have access to the throne of god.

I hope you realize the power that god has put into the hands of you.

And I as believers in jesus christ, we are not just bystanders watching the devil destroy a whole generation.

We have access to the throne of god it's, not in might it's, not in power that this battle is going to be won.

But it is won by the spirit of god.

It is one by the strength of god.

It is won by the power of god, the plan of god.

And part of that plan is you.

And I approaching his throne and petitioning him to move his hand on behalf of those who have nobody to call out for them in the earth for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, not natural not made by human hands, not enacted by human strategy.

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in god for pulling down strongholds casting down arguments.

And every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of god, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of christ would be to god.

We could understand our position in the church of jesus christ.

Again would be the god we would find again, the source of our power would be to god that we would have the courage to put away all of our powerless programs and powerless strategies and powerless services.

And we would go back into the prayer closet, where the true source of our power really is, we have been invited by god to come before his throne to find grace to help in time of need.

And at that throne the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty in god, pulling down ideas that the devil sows in society, pulling down this demonic onslaught that wants to call evil, good and good evil that wants to marginalize and oppress and captivate, the testimony of god from generation to generation.

But I remind you that all throughout biblical history, when there has been somebody who called out to god, a marvelous deliverance came that the god of our lord jesus christ, the father of glory may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him that you may fully understand paul is saying who he is what he has done.

And what our part is in the overthrow of the evil that wants to swallow every generation, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power towards us who believe according to the working of his mighty power, which he worked in christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places far above all principality power and might and dominion and every name that is named not only in this age, but also in that, which is to come and he's, put all things where under his feet.

Remember the prophecy in the garden of eden he's, put all things under his feet and gave him to be head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all in christ.

Captivity was taken captive a victory was won over the devil himself.

And a weight of freedom was made christ himself crushed this head of the devil as it is, but he has a church in the earth that he gave power to he sits at the right hand of god with all power, all dominion all authority over every name that is named not only now.

But in the ages to come, he is the head, and we are his body upon the earth.

We are invited into the throne of god and there's, an exceeding great power that is available to the church of jesus christ.

Not in human effort, not in human strategy.

The power of the church of jesus christ is found in the prayer meeting.

And nowhere else that's where the power of god is while this march of hell goes through our streets, threatening to devour everything in its path and destroy everything that we know is true and godly and good we're, not relegated to the sidelines.

We have much more power than they do.

Do you understand that when god's people begin to pray.

You see examples of this all throughout scripture in second kings.

Chapter 6, we see an enemy of the people of god, attempting to conquer a city.

When we pray, we have power to bring the enemies of god when the attempt to conquer our cities to an awareness of god's power and to a moment of conscience, the king of syria, surrounded the city where the people of god were suddenly in the morning, there was a mighty army to the point where a servant of the man of god elisha got up and looked over the wall of the city and said, oh, my goodness.

What are we going to do? We don't have the resources inside the city to fight with this there's, more of them than there are of us and they're mightier in the natural than we are and that's, always the initial response of many.

Oh god.

What are we going to do? There seems to be such an organized assault against godliness in this generation.

So what power do we have in contrast to this, which comes against us? It was going to be one praying man in that city, just one praying man that was going to make the difference.

Just one just one man who knew the power of god.

Just one man who had spiritual vision was going to make the difference and secure a victory that can't be won in the natural.

It can only be won by god that it's not by might nor by power.

But by your spirit, oh god, would you help us to see again, christ in absolute victory at the right hand of god with all power all dominion all authority? Would you would you help your people to see again, there's a spiritual awakening in the nation we're talking about a sudden awareness that can come into the heart of any society, any town any city any block any borough any place to anybody it's called spiritual awakening, there's, a power that only emanates and only comes from god when we begin to pray, we have power to free those who are captivated by deceptive and powerless religion.

One of the things that the devil will do to captivate a generation, and he will offer an alternative to christ and it's called religion.

Only god can give a covering only god can produce fruit from a life that has yielded to him bring your servant out of captivity set him.

Free remember casting down imaginations, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of christ.

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.

But mighty god opened the eyes of servants that they may see.


What does heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away mean? ›

But Jesus says that His words will not pass away. What does this mean? It means that His words are true. They stand the test of time.

What is the law of Matthew 5 18? ›

Matthew 5:18 (NIV) I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

What is the law in the New Testament? ›

In the biblical tradition, it is the concept of God's righteousness that provides the basis for a distinct perception of law. “Law” is understood as God's law, given to his people at Mount Sinai as the commandment for a prosperous conduct of life.

Where in the Bible does it say heaven and earth shall pass away? ›

The complete passage of Matthew 24:35 is “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” By this statement, Jesus is telling us that in the future, the present heaven and earth that we have today will pass away, yet His Words will never pass away.

What does the Bible say about all things passing away? ›

2Cor. 5 Verses 14 to 21

[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

What does the Bible say about changing the word of God? ›

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” (Deut. 4:2.)

What did Jesus mean when he said on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets? ›

When Jesus gave the second commandment, he said it was like unto the first, and repeating both, he said: “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matt. 22:40). He made them very important—so important that all other laws and commandments rest upon them.

What does the Bible mean when it says do not give what is holy to the dogs? ›

The most likely meaning of “Don't throw what is holy to the dogs,” then, is “Don't treat what is holy and godly as being common and profane.” Unholy things are thrown to the dogs; holy things are meant to be kept and treasured.

What is the greatest commandment of God? ›

Gospel of Matthew

"Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. ' This is the greatest and first commandment.

What are the two laws of Jesus? ›

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Are we bound to the law of the Old Testament? ›

Its primary purpose was to point forward to Jesus Christ; these laws, therefore, were no longer necessary after Jesus' death and resurrection. While ceremonial law no longer binds us, the principles behind them—to worship and love a holy God—still apply.

What Scripture talks about the earth passing away? ›

Bible Gateway Revelation 21 :: NIV. Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

Where in the Bible does it say until disaster has passed? ›

Psalms 57:1 In-Context

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. 3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

Where in the Bible does it say how many will go to heaven? ›

The Bible does not say in any part that it is only the 144,000 that will go to heaven. The revelation to John supports Matthew 8:11, which says that many will come from every corner of the earth to sit with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The number 144,000 that were sealed or chosen are not pre-chosen.

What does the Bible say about seeing loved ones in heaven? ›

The reunion of believing loved ones

When Paul writes to believers who grieve the loss of a loved one, he offers them this comfort: “We who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17, emphasis mine).

What does the Bible say about cremation? ›

What does the Bible say about cremation? According to most Biblical study websites, there is no explicit scriptural command for or against cremation. There are no passages that forbid cremation, according to most Biblical scholars.

What does Jesus say about passing away? ›

John 11:25-26. "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”

Does God's word ever change? ›

You cannot change the truth. God's word does not change no matter what society says and to what is being preached in some of the churches today.

Can you believe in God and not go to church? ›

Most people who stop attending church services still believe in God, according to new research commissioned by the Church of Scotland. Many who no longer attend church choose to express their faith in new ways, said Scotland's national Church.

What does the Bible say about twisting words? ›

Proverbs 4:24 - NIRV Bible - Don't speak with twisted words.

Which two commandments did Jesus say were the most important? ›

“Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as yourself. ' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

What did Jesus say were the two most important laws? ›

[37] Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. [38] This is the first and great commandment. [39] And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [40] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

What does the Second commandment forbid and why? ›

The second Commandment forbids worship of man-made things that represent false gods. We usually think of "graven images" as idols, but we can make idols of anything we place before Jehovah.

Why will blasphemy against the Holy Spirit not be forgiven? ›

Jesus is not saying, all blasphemies that you repent of will be forgiven except blasphemy against the Spirit. He is saying, all blasphemies that you repent of will be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven because by its very nature it puts you beyond repentance.

What are things the Holy Spirit hates? ›

By Dave Lescalleet. There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

What will the Holy Spirit not be forgiven? ›

Jesus Christ called the Holy Spirit "Spirit of Truth" (John 14:17; 15:26; John 16:13) and warned us, "All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men" (Matthew 12:31).

What is the golden rule in the Bible? ›

Golden Rule, precept in the Gospel of Matthew (7:12): “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. . . .” This rule of conduct is a summary of the Christian's duty to his neighbour and states a fundamental ethical principle.

What is the strongest commandment? ›

1 Mael (Estarossa)

Mael proved to be the strongest of the 10 Commandments and was once one of the Four Archangels. Mael became the commandment of Love, and anyone who harbored hatred couldn't inflict damage against him during battle.

Which book did Jesus directly write? ›

Following "Jesus the Man" and "Jesus of the Apocalypse", this is Thiering's third work on the life of Jesus. She takes another bold, controversial step in looking at the New Testament and develops the theory that the Book of John was written by Jesus himself.

What are the two laws of Christianity? ›

It has been suggested that "the law of Christ" could be an allusion to the second greatest commandment ("love thy neighbor") or the New Commandment ("love one another; as I have loved you").

What is the second law of heaven? ›

''2 Or, as The New English Bible translates this passage, ``Whatever you forbid on earth shall be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth shall be allowed in heaven. ''

What is Jesus new law? ›

The New Commandment is a term used in Christianity to describe Jesus's commandment to "love one another" which, according to the Bible, was given as part of the final instructions to his disciples after the Last Supper had ended, and after Judas Iscariot had departed in John 13:30.

Can Christians get tattoos? ›

Some Christians take issue with tattooing, upholding the Hebrew prohibition. The Hebrew prohibition is based on interpreting Leviticus 19:28—"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you"—so as to prohibit tattoos. Interpretations of the passage vary, however.

Did Jesus believe in the Old Testament? ›

Jesus saw himself as the fulfillment of the promises of the prophets in the Old Testament. He often quotes the Hebrew Scriptures. When he is tempted by the devil in the desert to be a different kind of messiah, he answers every temptation with a truth from the Old Testament.

Is Jesus mentioned in the Old Testament? ›

Perhaps the most well-known Old Testament passage about Christ, Isaiah 53 describes how Christ was pierced, seized, and condemned. He did not fight back; He bore our punishment, taking all of our sins upon Himself.

Who says until heaven and earth pass away not one letter not one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all is accomplished? ›

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.

What does Matt 24 34 mean? ›

In the most prevalent interpretation, 'this generation' is understood as Jesus' contemporaries, implying that Jesus anticipated that his contemporaries would experience 'all these things' [πάνταταῦτα] to happen in their own lifetime.

What is the funeral sermon from Revelation 14 13? ›

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13).

Where in the Bible does it say not one word will pass away? ›

In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Where in the Bible does it say death does not have the last word? ›

1 Corinthians 15:50-58.

Where in the Bible does it say not one word will be changed? ›

“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” (Deut. 4:2.)

How many years is a generation in the Bible? ›

Since generations were commonly placed at 35 years, this means exactly 14 generations. W. D.

What does wives submit yourselves to your husbands mean? ›

“Wives submit to your husband” is about the relationship between Christ and the Church. “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

What does and God shall wipe away all tears mean? ›

We can take strength in knowing that all the hard experiences in this life are temporary; even the darkest nights turn into dawn for the faithful. When all is finished and we have endured all things with faith in Jesus Christ, we have the promise that “God shall wipe away all [the] tears from [our] eyes.”

What are the three things in heaven and earth? ›

[7] For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. [8] And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Did Jesus say on earth as it is in heaven? ›

Jesus said in Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV):“ 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Where does God live in heaven? ›

Even so, the concept of heaven (wherever it is located) continues in Christian theology as the place where God dwells and a theological claim that this world is not all that there is. The other main metaphor for God's dwelling place in the Bible is paradise.

What does the Bible say about cremation and being buried? ›

According to most Biblical study websites, there is no explicit scriptural command for or against cremation. There are no passages that forbid cremation, according to most Biblical scholars.

What is the 3 angels message in the Bible? ›

The "three angels' messages" is an interpretation of the messages given by three angels in Revelation 14:6–12. The Seventh-day Adventist church teaches that these messages are given to prepare the world for the second coming of Jesus Christ, and sees them as a central part of its own mission.

What is the closing prayer for a funeral sermon? ›

We pray: Grant us strength, wisdom, and thanksgiving. Give us strength to speak of our lives, so that each day yet to come we find more compassion, more understanding, more of the loving kindness that fills our world with joy and laughter.

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