Monday, October 7, 2013

Are we still watching?

Are we still watching?

Mark 13:32 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
:33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.
:34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
:35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning -
:36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
:37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

God tells us 4 times right here to be watching for God's return.

Watch for Jesus. Watch our walking with the Lord as we watch for Jesus.

2 Pet 3:1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder),
:2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior,
:3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,
:4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
:5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water,
:6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
:7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
:8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Matt 24:42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
:43 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.
:44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
:45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, who his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
:46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.

Watch has several words it is taken from.

  1. gregoreo means keep awake, to be spiritually alert. Gregory means watcher
  2. tereo means to keep and observe
  3. agrupneo means to be sleepless, to chase sleep, to chase away spiritual sleep

Heb 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you many receive the promise:
:37 “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry.

Rev 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

Remember 2,000 years is as two days to the Lord.

Heb 9:28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Wait with an expectation.

Matt 24:43 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.

1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Sober means saved, have a saved sound mind. Have your mind free of intoxicants.

Be watchful. Vigilance means watchful.

The devil begins by tempting you in the mind.

2 Cor 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.

Deut 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,

Ps 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Ps 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.

Ps 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Pr 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Pr 13:3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
Pr 21:23Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Matt 26:41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.

1 Cor 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

1 Cor 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

Col 4:2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

Titus 2:12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

Watching and discernment go hand in hand.

Matt 25:13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

Lk 12:37 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.

1 Thess 5:5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

Rev 3:11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

Rev 16:15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief., Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”

Is 3:17 Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will uncover their secret parts,”

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