Will you be ready when Jesus Returns? Luke 12:35-48

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Which servant will you be?

1-The Wise Servant: To those servants who are found ready and waiting , they will be blessed and given the position of ruling over his household, this person will be made ruler of all He has.

2-The Faker Servant: To the servants who says – eh, He isn’t coming anytime, I know what I should do but….  I will treat people cruely and unfairly, I will eat, drink and be drunk- I have time.  This servant will be cut in two and given his portion with unbelievers

3-Slacker Servant: To the servant who knew God’s will but was not ready according to God’s will be beaten with many stripes.

4-Unintentional Servant: The servant who was unaware and unlearned in these things but did things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few.

In Luke 12, Jesus tell us to be ready at all times for His return. Jesus told Peter this warning is for the wise and faithful.

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Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;  and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.  But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.  Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

 Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people? And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?  Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.  Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has.  But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”

Discern the Time :  Then He also said to the multitudes, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. 56 Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?

Make Peace with Your Adversary: “Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right?58 When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, make every effort along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.  I tell you, you shall not depart from there till you have paid the very last mite.”

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When Christ returns, will he find you in bitterness? anger? unforgiveness? pride? covetous? jealousy? lying? drinking? living in sin? Get rid of all sin, live a life to please the Lord and be the New Creation He created you to be- Holy and Righteous. Prepare your heart today and always be ready at all times.

 

When is Jesus coming back?

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 Do the years spent in the Wilderness represent our Generation since Adam?  Does  the 40th year represent the time frame of Jesus’s return (our promised land)? ( if it does, we can expect the Lord to gather us up before the year 2089. Being that 1952-2089 is the 40th year. read on….)

        Yes, I know no one can predict the Lord’s coming- but I know He is coming soon.  I was reading today and suddenly I had an explosion of thoughts and math equations as I was reading Deut. 12.

       So, I’ve been reading Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy and really enjoying it, however it’s taken me a while because I think and study and wonder and search out everything I don’t understand.  Moses is now reminding the people of all they’ve been through, all the Lord did and preparing them to enter the Holy Land. I’m reading, I’m reading and then I start to think- this whole wilderness stuff reminds me of our lives. Sure, we have a lot to be thankful for and I really don’t consider myself to be in the wilderness- However- I do have a hope for what lies ahead, just like the Israelites hoped for with Promised Land, we all hope for what lies ahead after this life. Don’t our bodies groan for that glorious day? Hasn’t the Lord told us of the new Heavens and Earth Prepared for us? We are traveling along in this world waiting to get there, right?

   Could the 40 years in the wilderness, in some way, represent the years on this earth- this generation? Let’ think 6 x 7 = 42, so if in the 7th set of years they were in the promised land (that would be 42-49 years), then the 1st – 6th set of years were in the wilderness (0-40years). Then therefore, the 7th set being their rest.

    Stay with me! In the Jewish Calendar it is the year 5772- then we are coming to the end of the 6th day, being the last day actually begins at 6000 to 7000. Notice that Moses and the Israelites were also near the last hour of the 6th set of years, or could we say end of the 6th day, but not at the exact end, which would have been 42 years- they didn’t enter in at exactly the 40th year – but near the end of the 40th year. There was a short period of time before the 7th ( or the 42nd )started.

41 / 7 = 5.85714286

40 / 7 = 5.71428571   ( 1953-1954)

  If this year is 5772 (2012), assuming the 40th year theory, then we are 40% into the 40th year already, let’s assume they entered the promised land between 40%-60% of the year bc if it was later, it would probably be considered the 41st year (if your’re rounding)? if so then, at 60%  it would be in the next 29 years. 

  
     Anywho, based on calculations and if the time in the wilderness represents in any way the time of our generation on earth, then the beginning of the “40th year” would be represented by the Jewish year 5714 or around the early 1950’s and since they entered in later in that year, (It’s interesting that Israel became a nation around that time) I figured it would be a number before the 41st year – if it were a representation of the 41st year would be 5851. So I end this with : if the time in the wilderness represents our time in this generation and the same time we will be taken to the hope that has been promised us, it will be sometime in the “40th” as it was with Israel, on the Jewish Calender it would be between 5714 and 5851, in our calendar that would be 1952- 2089-so sometime in this time frame. (+ or – 2-3 years)

        I’ve always thought, that we were in the last hours of the 6th day, being the year 5772 and knowing that 1000 years is as a day to the Lord. So today I’m wondering something new about this.

    And you know what else! I was reading Mark 15 and wondering about the 6 hours the Lord was alive on the cross. He released his spirit in the last hour. Of course my mind wandered- why couldn’t he have died earlier? Why did he stay there for 6 hours? Why couldn’t he have released his spirit earlier, or couldn’t he just hold his breath and pass out and die? I just wonder if that last hour, the 6th hour, was for this 6th day we are living in? Did he stay there one more hour, one more minute, knowing it was for a generation yet unborn? For this last generation we are living in- this last hour we are living in? I wonder if He was there in that 6th hour paying every bit of our sins— for you, for me and for those who had not yet even been born. He took the punishment we all deserved.  But why did He have to suffer for 6 hours? Was He there for each generation- all 6000 years of us- an hour for each 1000 years- so he endured the pain because of His love and His Father’s Love for us.

    Well, if you’ve read this far, thanks! and I hope you don’t have a headache. Remember!!!! I’m not saying when the Lord is coming back, I’m only saying…IF in any way the 40 years represents us then this time frame of 1952-2089 is our 40th year- our last year before the promised land.

     “So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.  Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.” 2 Thes 1