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Sunday, December 3, 2017



DATE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 (Advent Sunday)
READING: Luke 21: 10-24

New King James Version Luke 21:10-24 Then He said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls. The Destruction of Jerusalem "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Looking at the world, we see the times of the Gentiles being fulfilled. We can see the second coming of Jesus in the horizon, and so you are called to prepare to meet Him. Consider the many signs pointing at this; nations rising against nations, Kingdoms are against kingdoms, famine, and pestilences in various places. There is great persecution of Christians in many part of the world; parents betraying their children; kinsmen putting their kinsmen to death LK 21: 16.

You are to remain firm and constant in your faith, ready to face and overcome these challenges. Our salvation is much nearer than when we first believed. Many Churches are soaked deep in abominations. Immorality is life sodomy, lesbianism, homosexuality, same sex marriage have become the lifestyles of some Churches. Now is the time for true Christians to rise and shine with patience possessing your souls. We should not allow any defilement, but be separate, watch and pray. Keep in the narrow road that leads to Heaven (Isaiah 35:8). The rapture can occur any day now; be vigilant!

Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss:
From vict'ry unto vict'ry
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished
And Christ is Lord indeed.
Stand up for Jesus
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not, it must not suffer loss.
Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict
In this His glorious day.
Ye that are men, now serve Him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger.
And strength to strength oppose.
Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you;
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor,
And, watching unto prayer,
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.
Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long:
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor's song;
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He, with the King of glory,
Shall reign eternally.

PRAYER: God help me to overcome everybody defilement that will keep me out of heaven and not allow me to be raptured on your day.

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