LUKE 21:36 Keep On The Alert
LUKE 21:36 "But keep on the alert at all times, praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
A. "But keep on the alert at all times,
Mark 13:35 "Therefore, be on the alert-- for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing, or in the morning--
Mark 13:37 "And what I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'"
Luke 12:37 "Blessed are those slaves whom the master shall find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
Mark 14:38 "Keep watching and praying, that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
EPHESIANS 4:14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
REVELATION 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
6 "And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
8 "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
One of the repetitive pains occurring in childbirth. Often used in the plural.
birth pangs Difficulty or turmoil associated with a development or transition: the birth pangs of an emergent democracy.
PHILIPPIANS 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 91:7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not approach you.
C. in order that you may have strength
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might.
1Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psalms 28:8 The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
Isaiah 11:2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him,
Isaiah 12:2 "Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation."
PHILIPPIANS 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
2Corinthians 12:9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
D. to escape all these things that are about to take place,
12 Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
14 "Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future. "
Prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes.
How much more do the people of the earth have to see before they realize that the end is drawing closer each day?
How much more do the people of the earth have to see before they turn to the only one who guarantees safety?
How much more do the people of the earth have to see before they realize that there is another side of Jesus?
Jesus will return but not as a babe, not as a Lamb but as a Warier in revenge for unbridled sin and corruption. A destroying angel bringing justice and righteousness upon the earth.
E. and to stand before the Son of Man."
MATTHEW 24:13 "But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved.