A Year In The Bible - Part 2 Day: 35 - Signs of Jesus second coming.

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Day 35 - Signs of Jesus second coming.

Judges 4-6; Luke 21

As the children of Israel begin to repent and return to obedience in God, God raises up new leadership. In Luke, Jesus reminds us that there is a manner of giving that pleases Him most. Jesus also relates believers will be killed for their faith and what the signs of the times will be prior to His return.

  • 4:17 However Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
  • 4:18 Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said to him, "Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; don't be afraid." He came in to her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug.
  • 4:19 He said to her, "Please give me a little water to drink; for I am thirsty." She opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
  • 4:20 He said to her, "Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man comes and inquires of you, and says, 'Is there any man here?' that you shall say, 'No.'"
  • 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him, and struck the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died.
  • 4:22 Behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you seek." He came to her; and behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent peg was in his temples.
  • 4:23 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
  • 6:25 It happened the same night, that Yahweh said to him, "Take your father's bull, even the second bull seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is by it;
  • 6:26 and build an altar to Yahweh your God on the top of this stronghold, in an orderly way, and take the second bull, and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down."
  • 6:27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as Yahweh had spoken to him: and it happened, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.
  • 6:28 When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah was cut down that was by it, and the second bull was offered on the altar that was built.
  • 6:29 They said one to another, "Who has done this thing?" When they inquired and asked, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing."
  • 6:30 Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, because he has broken down the altar of Baal, and because he has cut down the Asherah that was by it."
  • 6:36 Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken,
  • 6:37 behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there be dew on the fleece only, and it be dry on all the ground, then shall I know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken."
  • 6:38 It was so; for he rose up early on the next day, and pressed the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water.
  • 6:39 Gideon said to God, "Don't let your anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once. Please let me make a trial just this once with the fleece. Let it now be dry only on the fleece, and on all the ground let there be dew."
  • 6:40 God did so that night: for it was dry on the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
  • 21:1 He looked up, and saw the rich people who were putting their gifts into the treasury.
  • 21:2 He saw a certain poor widow casting in two small brass coins.
  • 21:3 He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow put in more than all of them,
  • 21:4 for all these put in gifts for God from their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, put in all that she had to live on."
  • 21:8 He said, "Watch out that you don't get led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is at hand.' Therefore don't follow them.
  • 21:12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.
  • 21:13 It will turn out as a testimony for you.
  • 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate beforehand how to answer,
  • 21:15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to withstand or to contradict.
  • 21:16 You will be handed over even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will cause some of you to be put to death.
  • 21:17 You will be hated by all men for my name's sake.
  • 21:18 And not a hair of your head will perish.
  • 21:25 There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and on the earth anxiety of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the waves;
  • 21:26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
  • 21:27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
  • 21:28 But when these things begin to happen, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near."
  • 21:34 "So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.
  • 21:35 For it will come like a snare on all those who dwell on the surface of all the earth.
  • 21:36 Therefore be watchful all the time, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."
  • Retention/Recall
    • Offering refuge, how did Jael the wife of Heber kill the fleeing king Sisera?

      Judges 4:17-23 OK

    • What did Gideon do early on that first put his life in danger?

      Judges 6:25-30 OK

    • Doubts and insecurity can whisper to us all. Did Gideon seek verification form God?

      Judges 6:36-40 OK

    • What made the widow's offering so special to Jesus?

      Luke 21:1-4 OK

    • Jesus warns of imposters. Did Jesus say they are safe to follow after?

      Luke 21:8 OK

    • In the end times, will believers/followers of Christ be killed because of their faith in Jesus Christ?

      Luke 21:12-18 OK

    • What are some of the signs that will signal the time of Jesus's second coming?

      Luke 21:25-28 OK

    • Jesus reminds us to be careful to guard our hearts against what? And to be watchful how much of the time?

      Luke 21:34-36 OK









What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.