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Gospel according to Matthew
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Die Offenbarung des Johannes

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إنجيل المسيح حسب متى
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4. God’s Wrath Falling on Men
(Matthew 24:6-8)
6   And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7   For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8   All these are the beginning of sorrows.

The most important advice that Christ gave to His disciples in the last days is, "Take heed that no one deceives you." The disciples had asked their Lord to tell them what the sign of His second coming would be so that they could recognize Him when He came. Jesus did not answer them directly but showed them the great danger was losing their own souls and being dragged into the general apostasy.The devil, after corrupting the culture of humanity through his false christs, will cause the nations to indulge in tribulations and wars. The devil wants people to forget their Creator and sink into the sea of their problems, as Peter sank when he turned his eyes away from Christ. Peter looked at the high wave flowing towards him and not to Christ. Do not give way to fear and trouble, for Christ lives! He is risen, and He will be with you every day, to save you, carry you, and protect you. He will help you in your fear, no matter what the circumstance, for there is no fear in love (1 John 4:18-21).
Do not be astonished at Christ's words that the four afflictions (wars, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes) must come to pass. These will occur even if the false prophets and boastful leaders declare peace. The destructive waves must come upon our earth, for men are becoming more proud, trusting their technical achievements, neglecting the Creator, and committing adultery and other ugly sins. Today, I believe we are living at the beginning of God's judgment, but who is listening? And who repents by the gospel?If you are willing to serve peace for your people, turn to your Lord and preach Christ, for He is the only way to peace with God and among people.
Jesus warns us about the spirit of revolution reflected in the violent coups among the nations. The spirit of rebellion, disobedience, and hatred have become the guiding principle of many young people today. This is what we read in exciting books that glorify these ideas but they will only draw the masses to destruction.
Furthermore, famine is increasing in the world. The causes of this are many, but are basically due to the sinfulness of man. The UN has stated that tens of millions of people die every year from simple preventable illness and starvation. Many perish not knowing God. This is because many believers cling to a life of comfort and idleness. They seem to feel no compassion for the developing countries and fail to share with them the comfort of the Gospel message.
Would you be astonished if the earth trembled and quivered because of increased selfishness, unbelief, and increasing depravity? The reason for earthquakes is scientifically known. It is a sliding in the earth layers, creating tremendous pressure that causes the earth to split and shake. But spiritually, the main reason is God's anger at selfishness, self-indulgence, lack of love, and increased atheistic teaching based on untruth and injustice.
The recognition of the steady presence of God, who govern all events, should comfort and quiet our spirits, whatever happens. God is merely performing that which is appointed for us. Let us, therefore, accept the will of God, because "these things must come to pass," as means to a further end of God's purposes. The old house must be broken down (though it cannot be done without noise, dust, and danger), before the new building can be erected. "The things that are being shaken must be removed, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain" (Hebrews 12:27).
Seek the Lord that you may live. Preach the Gospel with prudence that the power of God's love may accompany you. Woe to the earth without the Gospel! For the nations will devour one another as ravenous wolves. Unfortunately, they are more thirsty for petroleum than the Holy Spirit!

 

Prayer:   Father, forgive us our selfishness, and make us peacemakers through preaching the cross of Your Son. Have mercy on us that we can satisfy the hungry with Your blessings, furnish those who are going astray with light, and comfort the poor. Keep us away from deceivers, for You are the only One who saves us from our sins. We are in dire need of Your Son, the only Savior, in the midst of your punishments.

 

Question:

215. What are the great dangers facing humanity?

 

 

Table of contents

PREFACE

PART 1
THE PRELIMINARY PERIOD IN THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST
(MATTHEW 1:1 - 4:25)

PART 2
CHRIST TEACHES AND MINISTERS IN GALILEE
(MATTHEW 5:1 - 11:1)

PART 3
THE UNBELIEVING JEWS AND THEIR ENMITY TO JESUS
(MATTHEW 11:2-18:35)

PART 4
JESUS’ MINISTRY IN THE JORDAN VALLEY DURING HIS JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM
(MATTHEW 19:1 - 20:34)

PART 5
JESUS’ LAST MINISTRIES IN JERUSALEM
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 25:46)

A - A DISPUTE IN THE TEMPLE
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 22:46)

1. Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21:1-9)
21:1
A - A DISPUTE IN THE TEMPLE
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 22:46)

1. Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21:1-9) - continued
21:6
2. Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:10-17)
21:10
2. Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:10-17) - continued
21:14
3. The Unfruitful Fig Tree Cursed
(Matthew 21:18-22)
21:18
4. Jesus Questioned by the Elders of the Jews
(Matthew 21:23-27)
21:23
4. Jesus Questioned by the Elders of the Jews
(Matthew 21:23-27) - continued
21:24
5. Jesus Gives Four Parables
(Matthew 21:28 - 22:14)

a) The Parable of the Two Sons
(Matthew 21:28-32)
21:28
b) The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers
(Matthew 21:33-41)
21:33
c) The Parable about the Stumbling Block
(Matthew 21:42-46)
21:42
d) The Parable of the Great Wedding Feast
(Matthew 22:1-14)
22:1
6. The Things that are Caesar’s, and Those that are God’s
(Matthew 22:15-22)
22:15
7. In the Resurrection they neither Marry nor are Given in Marriage
(Matthew 22:23-33)
22:23
8. The Great Commandment
(Matthew 22:34-40)
22:34
9. Christ is the Lord
(Matthew 22:41-46)
22:41
B - CHRIST REBUKES AND WARNS THE JEWISH SPIRITUAL LEADERS
(MATTHEW 23:1-39) (The Fifth Collection of the Words of Jesus)

1. Rebuke of the Scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-7)
23:1
2. The Humility of Faithful Teachers
(Matthew 23:8-12)
23:8
3. The First Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees
(Matthew 23:13)
23:13
4. The Second Woe
(Matthew 23:14)
23:14
5. The Third Woe
(Matthew 23:15)
23:15
6. The Fourth Woe
(Matthew 23:16-22)
23:16
7. The Fifth Woe
(Matthew 23:23-24)
23:23
8. The Sixth Woe
(Matthew 23:25-26)
23:25
9. The Seventh Woe
(Matthew 23:27-28)
23:27
10. The Eighth Woe
(Matthew 23:29-33)
23:29
11. Jesus’ Prophesy about Jerusalem
(Matthew 23:34-36)
23:34
12. The Hardheartedness of the People of Jerusalem in Front of Christ’s Mercy and Compassion
(Matthew 23:37-39)
23:37
C - CHRIST’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
(MATTHEW 24:1-25:46) (The Sixth Collection of Words of Jesus)

1. Christ Leaves the Temple (Matthew 24:1-2)
24:1
2. The Disciples’ Questions (Matthew 24:3) 24:3
3. Take Heed that no One Deceives You
(Matthew 24:4-5)
24:4
4. God’s Wrath Falling on Men
(Matthew 24:6-8)
24:6
5. They Will Deliver You up to Tribulation
(Matthew 24:9-14)
24:9
5. They Will Deliver You up to Tribulation
(Matthew 24:9-14) - continued
24:12
6. The Destruction of Jerusalem
(Matthew 24:15-22)
24:15
7. False Christs
(Matthew 24:23-26)
24:23
8. The Clear Signs of Christ’s Second Coming
(Matthew 24:27-31)
24:27
9. The End of the Worlds
(Matthew 24:32-36)
24:32
10. The Salvation of the Believers
(Matthew 24:37-41)
24:37
11. Watch!
(Matthew 24:42-51)
24:42
11. Watch!
(Matthew 24:42-51) - continued
24:45
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13)
25:1
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13) - continued
25:6
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13) - continued
25:8
13. The Parable of the Talents
(Matthew 25:14-30)

a) Are You Talented?
(Matthew 25:14-18)
25:14
b) The Lord Rewards the Faithful
(Matthew 25:19-23)
25:19
c) The Lord Judges the Lazy Servant
(Matthew 25:24-30)
25:24
14. Christ is the Eternal Judge
(Matthew 25:31-33)
25:31
15. Christ’s Judgment on His Loving Followers
(Matthew 25:34-40)
25:34
16. The Judge’s Judgment on the Evil Ones
(Matthew 25:41-46)
25:41

PART 6
CHRIST’S SUFFEINGS AND DEATH
(MATTHEW 26:1-27:66)

PART 7
THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
(MATTHEW 28:1-20)

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