'Appreciating God's Love'
Final Week of Jesus
Warning of Jewish Leaders
Mat 23:13-14 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation. (please read Mat 23)
Just before His arrest, our Lord Jesus addressed the depraved Jewish leaders as hypocrites and even snakes and vipers..He revealed their hypocrisies and sins with the hope that they would realized their mistakes and repent of their sins and iniquities.
He told them that the wickedness, hypocrisies, persecuting and murdering of God's servants since Abel were all found in the present generation of Jewish leadership.
He also warned them that they could no longer worship Yahweh the Triune Godhead, until they believed and blessed Jesus who came in the name of the Lord (Messiah).
Mat 23:36, 39 "Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation... for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
Endtime Prophecies & Signs
Matthew 24:3-5 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 sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many."
Our Lord Jesus taught His disciples end time signs so that they would not be deceived by unscrupulous and covetous Christian leaders. He warned them against heresies and distorted doctrines of false Christs.
He pointed to the book of Daniel, where World War 3 will be so extensive and deadly just like the end of the world, the removal of the Al Aqsa mosque and the rebuilding of the temple of God by the Antichrist.
He also taught His disciples that He will put Christians through tribulations and the great tribulations for their refinement before He will come to collect the bride of the Lamb at Rapture.
Mat 24:29-31 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
Judgment of Christians
Mat 24:45-47 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods."
The Word was made flesh so that when men are saved they can be transformed to be like Him. By His grace, every Christian is given a new heart of love and mercy and the Holy Spirit to empower him to keep and teach His words, crucify his flesh and perform signs and wonders.
When a Christian obey His words, he will be highly rewarded to rule over many as a king serving the King of kings.
However, if a Christian does not bear good fruit, then He will be cut down and thrown into the fire (Mat 7:19). He may not have been saved in the first place or that he had lost his salvation caused by abominable practices or heresies.
Mat 24:48-51 "But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
(Please read Mat 25 as well)