EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH 2021
TEXT: MATTHEW 24:32-34
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 24:34
Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till these things be fulfilled.
The nearness of Christ’s soon return can be seen from events about the tribe of Israel by studying the Jewish nation as a fig tree. It is our generation that the above scripture is referring to. It is instructive to state that, Israel had been scattered since 70AD that is after the death of Christ. Since then the citizens of the Jewish nation have been scattered abroad all over the world. Israel regrouped and became a nation in 1948. A study of Israel as a state from that time to today reveals the nearness of the time of the rapture in empirical terms.
When the Lord sent them out in captivity before He would revisit them, a child was born to recover them from captivity wherever they were scattered. A commandment was given at that time by a heathen king; one who was not an Israelite instructing that all the Jews should return to their land. At their return, the Lord God visited them and Jesus was born. He came to a nation; a people; the Israelites after He had gathered them from captivity. Now, when He had finished His work among them, they rejected Him by crucifixion and He told them that this nation will be scattered. But, as Jesus Christ is about to return now at His second coming to rule over Israel, a commandment has been promulgated for all Jews to return to Israel and to build the Lord’s temple.
They went back to their country by that instruction but could not claim back Jerusalem itself. Note that Jerusalem is the only city that exists both on earth and in heaven. God’s eternal capital city is called New Jerusalem. God will never hand over Jerusalem to Satan. He allowed the Gentiles to occupy Jerusalem for a period because He suspended dealings with Israel during the Gentile or Church Age. But, the Jews eventually regained control of Jerusalem fully in 2018 with the help of America. Jesus is coming to rule in this Jerusalem. The Jews have already claimed it now and the work has finished.
Thought For The Day: The LORD shall build up Zion and appear in His glory.
Song For The Day: This world is not my home, I’m just passing through…
Bible Reading For The Day: 2 Kings 4-5; John 4:1-30
PASTOR PAUL RIKA