Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 55 - Matthew 24

Click here to go to Matthew 24:1

As I read this chapter I couldn't help but think about what is happening in our world today. It can be a little scary at times (or maybe it's just me) but I have to hold on to the fact that heaven and earth will pass away but Jesus' words will stand forever! What a GLORIOUS promise!?!

As the Lord leads be sure to lift up the others who are participating in reading the Word this year.  I realize there are only 4 of us that are regularly commenting, but from the stats others are visiting the blog. God's Word doesn't return void.



  1. I have a friend who joined the priesthood after college, and he gave a really interesting talk on the end of the age a couple years ago--he presented the idea that if we treat these prophesies as we do all the other prophesies in the Bible, then they're meant to be a warning inspiring us to change--and as long as we do, the day of judgement will be put off. That there in fact could have been many times in history where The End was imminent, but that the faithful could have prolonged our days by winning hearts for him--by watching for the thief and so not allowing him to enter when he came. I found that to be a very interesting view, anyway. =)

    So grateful to have this blog to keep me on track!

    1. Roseanna,
      I like that interpretation. I also think it applies to each of our personal lives, not just humanity in general.

  2. Matthew 24
    12,13 And because there will be more and more lawlessness, most people’s love will grow cold. But the person who endures to the end will be saved.

    This so reminds me of the verses in the sermon the Sunday night I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 8:30pm, October 28, 1973. The pastor later told me, "But that Scripture is to Christians." I said, "I was on the edge of my seat ~*~ it applied to me." In the morning service they sang, "Victory In Jesus," (too, the pastor said, "We hadn't sung that song in ages.") the very song I sang when I was 12-years-old with our neighboring farm children while visiting their church. My husband and I and two of these same "children," returned to this little church two Easter Sunday evenings ago. I gave testimony of what that one little country church room in Green Forest, Arkansas, meant to me, sitting on the wood floor, now carpeted they grinned and remarked, almost in the same spot where I stood and we sang "Victory In Jesus" together again. I love how the Holy Spirit knows exactly what we will hear that will draw us and bring to remembrance as if time stood still, of our little girl person and where we had traveled to hear His song again.

    Revelation 3:14-23
    To the Church in Laodicea
    “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
    These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

    "Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

    "To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

    Praise the Name of the Lord.