Favorite Sermon Add to Playlist
Photo of Eric Walsh

07 Time Crunch

Eric Walsh
Audio Only


Eric Walsh

Pastor and Physician



  • June 6, 2021
    10:00 AM
Logo of Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 (US)

Free sharing permitted under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 (US) license.

The ideas in this recording are those of its contributors and may not necessarily reflect the views of AudioVerse.


Video Downloads

Audio Downloads

This transcript may be automatically generated

All right, good evening. Thank you and your kind words and again, the hosts and hostess have been phenomenal and definitely enjoying the special music again this evening. Both of them touch my heart and I'm really happy to be back. I know this is our last night, but you know, we even, even after we leave each other's presence virtually, we never need to leave god's presence. So we are going to get right into this lot to cover again. And pray for me. This is a, this is a, there's a lot of decision making to be made about the sermon as I even preach. It was asking for god's holy spirit. As usual, i read our script reading for tonight. From revelation chapter 12 and verse 12. The young person who read this earlier did a phenomenal job. Let me just read it again. Therefore rejoice the heavens and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea. For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath because he knows that he has but a short time. He knows he has a short time or message or last message for this week is entitled time crunch. Time crunch. Let us pray, father, god, we thank you lord for this opportunity to study a word of all the messages we've gone through this week. Lord, I am asking for an extra out pouring of your holy spirit. Tonight, i'm asking lord and Angel that excel and wisdom and strength to be given charge over this church as we broadcast live. But I'm also asking, lord of angels will be dispatched to every home where this is being heard. Lord, I am just a nail on the wall. Worthy of no other position, but I do ass than on that male. You hang a portrait of jesus christ. This is our prayer in jesus is precious and holy name. A man. We're going to jump in tonight and one of my favorite parts of the new testament. In the book of matthew, in the 23rd division of the book of matthew, jesus goes to task for the 2nd time in his ministry with people in the temple. He is so disgusted by the fact that they're using the temple to make money. That he turns over the tables and, and really brings those inside kind of doing under hand. The deals in his father's house really brings them to task. He stops any pauses before. He makes a powerful statement to say, oh jerusalem, jerusalem. And he pines over, had only jerusalem listened, how he would have defended and protected that city. And as he's walking out of the temple towards the end of the chapter, jesus says, I leave your house unto you. Desolate. The disciples cannot believe that jesus would say such a thing about the temple. In fact that temple was the center of the entire jewish economy. And I don't mean economy as in finance, although it was part of it. I mean economy and everything they believed and did centered around this building, this institution and all of the activities that happened inside. But jesus, to walk out of the temple, the disciples thinking he would soon become king and say, I leave your house on the you. Desolate was mind blowing to the disciples. As he walked out, matthew jump in 24 hours one. The bible says jesus went out and departed from the temple and the cycles came to him to show him for to show him the buildings of the temple. The disciples listened to the look at the buildings. Look at the store and look at the architecture, is a fantastic building. What do you mean? It's desolate verse to matthew, chapter 24. Jesus said unto them, see not all these things. Verily, i say unto you, there shall not be left here. One stone. Upon another that shall not be thrown down. I can imagine peter grabbed his chest. What did he just say? The disciples were in astonishment. How could he say that a temple would be cast down? He supposed to be the king that's coming. Just a few days earlier hom branches were thrown in front of him. He was supposed to be the king. Verse 3 and as he sat upon the mount of olives, the disciples came on to him privately saying, tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world? Of all the things jesus does in the new testament, every miracle is profound. I mean, can you imagine watching him make someone who's never heard a sound their entire life? Here again, is a really nice videos online that are heart wrenching when you know young baby or small child was never heard in their entire life and they get the right acoustic equipment hearing aid and they hear for the 1st time, the smile that comes on their face jesus worked miracles where people would never seen anything in their entire lives and were adults were made to see. So incredible was jesus is miracles that then people came back to life. But I want to submit to you that if you really understand the scripture, one of the most important spiritual gifts that jesus leaves us with are the prophecies he gives us in matthew chapter 24. And in luke chapter 21. Let me explain this. You see today when we are seeing these incredible manifestations of miracles, some are saying, prove to me that your god is real. And I want to submit to you that it is difficult to do so because we see where people pray and pray and pray for someone to get better in a hospital like I did when my mother had cancer and nothing happened when my cousin was shot and didn't make it a, prayed and prayed, and nothing happened. And there are a lot of people who, when this happens, they say there is no god and they walk away. But I want to submit to you that one of the purest forms of biblical evidence of god in christ jesus. As messiah is in prophecy itself. When jesus begins to lay out these prophecies for them, this would for centuries, especially during the early church be used as evidence of the messiah ship of christ. And I want to submit the unit. If you don't understand prophecy young people, you will be far more easily shaken out of god's church and out of a relationship or a belief in the eternal god. Some people say prophecy is really not that important. We can skip over it. But the problem with that is when times of trouble come and difficulty come, if you are not anchored in the fact that the scripture can be trusted. If you cannot trust god to have created the world and redeem the world, you have to be able to trust them that those things have happened. Prophecy allows you to see that god never lies. So in 8070, just as christ will predict. In matthew chapter 24, jerusalem falls just as he says, the roman armies circle and there is an abomination of desolation that look talks about, look 21 of up. And if you go back to daniel chapter, i wish I had time to do all of this prophetic unraveling for you, but it would with missed the point later on in the message. What I will tell you that if you study daniel 9, if you study the prophecies of the abomination of desolation and you study what jesus says here, you begin to understand that jesus was literally lining things up for them. So that when the soldiers came the 1st time and retreated, the christians left jerusalem and we're on a scale. But a general titus is complete annihilation of jerusalem to this day when we go to jerusalem and I've been there and you go to the wailing wall to put your prayers in the wall and everyone is praying. Not one of those stones is from the temple that jesus said would be desolate that temple to this day have never been rebuilt. In fact, let me look at prophecy. There are prophecies, biblical prophecies that have numbers attacks in them that you can go back and you can read in the old testament when the decree to rebuild jerusalem was given. As speaks of it, when you look at it from 457 all the way through, there are 490 year prophecy. 70 weeks is what is called an A scripture. It is exact that a time of the time when he is anointed by his baptism by john the baptist. When he dies and says, the messiah will be cut off in the middle of that last week. That is the crucifixion. And of course, the stoning of Stephen march, the end of this 490 year property is exact. It is one of the reasons I am a christian, because I understand that I do not blindly believe in the god of the bible. God left, if you're willing to turn the pages and study and go be god has left you with nuggets of truth upon which you can anchor your faith. The prophecy is important. I'm a christian not because I randomly chose this religion and I hear many atheist attack are a christianity in general, but I would let me say something if they whatever they just sit and go to the properties of scripture. The fact that cyrus, his name is called over a 100 years before he entered the scene in the bible. If you look at daniel chapter 2 in a way that all of the empires of the world are laid out long before they came into existence. And God is so merciful, the scripture says that the rocks would cry out, and you can see that constantly. There are new discoveries in israel, archaeologically that backed up and support the bible. The most recent being the findings of more pieces of scripture from books like jeremiah in the, in the caves where the dead sea scrolls were found. All the pieces of the bible as time goes on, I believe god is going to allow the very environment, the earth itself to yield of secrets to support what the bible says as the world begins to head more directly and what continually inter disbelief. So what does he say to his disciples? Matthew 24 for foreign 5 says in jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that No man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying I am christ and shall deceive many when jesus begins to speak about the end of the world in prophecy. The 1st thing he says is do not be deceived. It is in this area that deception will be birth and we'll show you some of that in a 2nd. The greek word for deceive is the word plot nail. It means to be led astray is the same word you in a parable of the $99.00 and $1.00 sheep, one she was led away one. She was polite, mayo, this is telling you that if you're not careful, the enemy will take your miss understanding of the M time events and leave you away. He says, for many shall come in my name saying I am christ and shall deceive many. I showed us a lot, this is an interesting national Geographic arm from a few years back where they had a whole article on 5 current messiah. I think this one is in brazil, this one is in africa and I showed you these false cries, who people follow? I thought was interesting. The the, the african want to be messiah drove a taxi cab by day. And it was like the messiah nighttime. But people believe it is powerful, so the prophecy has been fulfill. I could go on and on. In fact, for some of our young people did a, you have to understand that the, the way that these false christ will come through music and through and through pop culture. My family, being jamaican, grew up along the route, a lot of ross the ferry and who believe that hayley selassie, the former, ethiopian emperor, was god christ come return? It is kingly character. Is what one of the regular singer says and people all over the world follow this because of the power of the music. Of course daisy we talked about, he says I am jehovah, god m C. N is lyric and connie at one time to rename himself, he's us, and all of these things happen to, to, to sworn us into believing and some begin to follow. And some begin to idolize some even begin to worship. These prophecies have been fulfilled. Verse 6 of matthew 247. You shall hear of wars and rumors of wars see that she be not troubled for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. This is speaking definitely towards the end of time, and it is an interesting thing because jesus says when these wars come, do not be troubled. That have a difficult thing to say if you are alive at the time when he was king, bid a season of war's come, like the world had never known. Absolutely. The last century solve the 1st world war. In the 2nd world war america got involved with vietnam and, and korea, and there was a cold war and, and I could go on and on, and all of the wars that clear the last century, they trickle into this one of course. But it was a century of war and many people in the world lost their faith because of these war. Maybe that's why jesus says, do not be troubled when you see them. Jesus drills down in matthew 2470 says for nations shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be famines and pestilence is an earthquakes in diverse places and he says, all these are the beginning of sorrows. What do you mean? Well, the word from nation in greek is the greek word. F knows, it is the words in English where it is the original root for the word we use in English. When we say ethnicity, it means different people groups more than it means, like different nations. And we are seeing, even as we come towards the end of time, it is a rise in ethnic tension, you think in a civilized world. But all of the laws that have been passed and all we understand that this would be retreating, but it almost feels to me like it's getting worse. Prophecy of christ says that there would be conflict between different people groups. And we can see that to this day, families predicted you would think what all the technology and, well the world have. No one would go hungry, but in fact, there are $5000000.00 child debts per year, pre coven, from famine. And it's probably worse after economies were shut down last year. I can go deeper into famine, but we know the famine is huge. Many people die specially children because they do not have enough nutrition prophecy fulfilled. And again, it is in the context of a time when man can easily feed the entire world with the technology we have. But it's not just that this is wildfires in Los Angeles county, california. You can see it all across the back of the city. There's. There's an article, it says why california wildfires are getting worse. The world is actually having seemingly more significant natural disasters. And of course there are those who say this is all global warming and it, they may obviously very well be. But it was again prophesied Even in Australia, one of the great fires, nearly 3000000000 animals, were either killed or displaced by the fires that hit australia strongest storms, 40 years of data confirm hurricanes are getting stronger climate models. We're right. Things are actually getting worse. Church, the prophecies are being fulfilled and one of the property property says that there will be earthquakes in divers places. One of the most powerful of all of these is this graph here about up by the National geologic survey that shows you when you look at earthquakes between 6 and a deadly earthquakes between 6 and 8. On the richter scale, how they have increased over time. Even over the last several years, we go back in 2014 to look back. You're watching an increase in the number of earthquakes and even more and various parts of the world. We don't even think about them because many of them aren't even recognize. But the, the scripture prophesied cry said there will be earthquakes and diverse places. This isn't christian data. This is secular scientific data that shows that something is changing. Of course, the scripture says there would be pestilence problem for last year. Nobody would really understand what smallpox did, or polio did, or a 100 years ago, the flu that was called a Spanish fluids. It's a misnomer, the flu was not spanish. But it was. We've watched pestilence before, but this one is different in the sense that the entire world is impacted. And it has repre cautions economically. And there are leaders in the world asking for after this, but it to be a great reset in the world. Spirit of prophecy says this, he says, satan works through the elements also to don or his harvest of unprepared souls. He has studied the secrets of the laboratories of nature and he was as all his power to control the elements as far as god allows. He imparts to the air a deadly tint and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast. The earth, morn it and faded away, the haughty people do languish. The earth also is the filed under the inhabitants thereof because they have transgressed the laws changed the ordinance broken, the everlasting covenant. Isaiah 244 and 5. From the great controversy which 589 probably one of the most startling verses in matthew chapter 24 is one of the simplest. It says that all of this, everything we just talked about is the beginning of sorrows. If we understand the significance of that, what that is really telling us is that things on earth are about to get worse than what we have seen. Christ is warning us that things are about to get more difficult. Any drills down right now are just fighting each other randomly. What jesus seems to imply, and Matthew 2499. That then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you. And you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then how many be offended and shall betray one another and shall hate one another. Jesus says that in fact, after all of that, things are going to get worse. He's speaking to the believers, things are going to get worse. All of the hatred of the world at some point will turn on the believer. It's happened in history as why the huguenots fled europe on a walden's, he said the way that they did. These are religious groups who try to keep the bible and, and follow it as pure as possible. In many ways, it's why even the United States was established, so that there would be freedom of religion. So people would not be persecuted for what they believe. But there is a time coming on, this is going to be escalated, young people, and you young people have a role to play and being prepared. Why? Because the scripture says, jesus still speaking matthew 24 versus 11 and many false prophets shall rise and shout deceive many. In fact, we are told that in these last days there will be great deception plan nail. Many will be led away. The big thing wasn't around today on the Internet and social media was the advent of a new shoe. I think the wrappers name is little, not x. I don't, I don't know. I don't know anything about them. Never the song by what's coming out would issue that they're going to make $666.00 shoes. A number them. So 666, and the shoes are called satan's sneakers. In fact, look 10 and verse 18 is written on the shoe when it's going to cost $1800.00 to buy a pair of shoes. Okay, who shoes they are? I'm not in a 1000 pair shoes. But look, 10 verse 18 says and I saw the seat and like lightning fall from heaven. I think what was most interesting is I was listening to some discussions about this today. And I christian set up is that there are people defending this type of thing. The se tannic imagery in the music videos attached to it. They're pushing it. And let me case, I'm, when I, when I, when I sat my listen that and hearing people say listen, you know, I don't believe in heaven or hell and, and there's no real devil. And I believe in reincarnation, that's what literally people are charming and saying as christians were making a statement of you know, this is bad, this is not good that someone is, is promoting satan this way And he's versus begin to come to mind. You see in the last day, satan will no longer hide. The scripture even says that he will be transformed into an angel of light. And there will be many who are going to be deceived and literally follow the enemy. Why? Because he will promise them this world. Young people, let me tell you a secret. Satan can give you this world. But if he gives you this world, it's at the price of the next one. He can give it to you, he can make you rich, he can make you famous. You can make you popular and a devil of happy to give it to you. I remember want to young people from one of the churches where I was working as a youth leader. They wanted to go to hollywood and become a comedian. And he was and you know, we, you know, I knew the kid from me was young and he got into a car accident and I called, you know, as I've been in touch with him for a little while. I said, are you all right? I heard you got a car accident. I see you said Yeah, I'm fine. He said when I crashed, i prayed to see I see you've read the whole he's praying the same faith is leading me in my career. And so I prayed to him to keep me safe in the accident raised in the church club mail. Of course he never became a rich, famous comedian. But I don't even know what happened to his spiritual life or his soul salvation. Matthew chapter 24. Verse 12 and because iniquity, shallow bound, the love of many shall wax cold. I'm trying to show it, it's young people. What we see going on in a world today is very specific. You would never imagine that in a civilized nation. We have 7 mass shootings in 7 days. Over the last 10 days we went 7 mass shootings. 5 of them didn't even make the news. You have to go online and look up the other 52 of them in the news. One of the Atlanta, one in Colorado, not incredible 7 matches, and people trying to kill multiple people at the same time in one shooting event. And this one in Colorado, 10 people, died the police officer who rushed at a scene to try and help and was killed 1st has 7 children. I remember working in California in, in bakersfield, california. And I was where I was at a time, I was a medical director of a clinic where I did the wound clinic and I ran the urgent care we got to patient one in the urgent care one and a wound clinic who were in a mass shooting in Nevada, las Vegas, Nevada. And some of you may remember, I might think it might even be on here. It might be one of these big, big, big blips up here. And this, these 2 women are told the story of what happened when this mash shooting broke out. Someone shooting from up in one of the hotels. And if you've been to vegas, they're big hotels shooting down a crowd during a country music concert. At 1st, people just thought it was some kind of a job, fireworks going off or something. But one lady says she started to see people get hit and drop and blood start to fall from them. She got up and began to run and she did. She stepped into a hole and twisted ankle and it hurt, but she kept running a mile down to vegas strip to another hotel. Turned out she broke her ankle significantly when she dropped it in that hole and from the adrenalin she ran a mile on her broken ankle. The other lady was shot in the back by this perpetrator. I don't even know. I don't even know who did it or anything about it. He got, she was shot back. The bullets were like military grade bullets or hunting bullets on a huge bullet. I saw them all that took care to me. They went through the back of this person through her kidney block part of the kidney, part of her intestines. Do, or even some of her female organs and out the other side. And what I guess you don't get when the bible says the love of many shall watch cold. There are people who walk to see nothing but destruction and terror. And then let me just know one group of people has a monopoly on folk that will do this. Because the love of many has walks cold, then often what we don't think about our traumatic side effects of this kind of stuff. Young people, I noticed this is them, some heavy stuff, young people, I want you to understand that the world is not your home. This is not the way god designed us to live where we are in fear of going to the grocery store because someone might shoot it up. This is why the time is short because I got of mercy would not leave us in a world so cold. So heartless, And this is the increase in mass shootings. In fact, they say last year and a coven stop matching. I read an article last. It was one of the deadliest year's record in the last 20 years for gun violence and done this. It just didn't make the news. Matthew $24.00 verse 9, then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted. And I'll kill you and she'll be hated of all nations for my namesake, and then shall many be offended and shall betray one another. And shall hate one another. The truth that matter is we will soon be blamed for the world's problems. I did a lot more slides and we'll skip some of them. Just read this from the great controversy page 590. And then the great deceiver will persuade men that those who serve god are causing these evils all the calamities we just talked about. The class that have provoked the displeasure of having what charged all their troubles upon those who, whose obedience to god's commandment is a perpetual reproof to transgressors. It will be declared that men are offending dogged by the violation of the sunday sabbath. That this has brought calamities which will not cease until sunday observance shall be strictly enforced. And those who present the claims of the 4th commandment thus destroying reverence for sunday are travellers of the people preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity. We're starting to see that already mississippi, senator says, if you, if you have voting available on a Sunday you, you offend god. There are those who say because of climate change in the pestilence, it's time for us to have a new sabbath. The 1st day of the week should be reverenced in order to protect the environment, is what others are saying to protect the family, to bring the world back around. Nations like poland have already passed a very strict sunday observance. And so they are already, you're in a place where soon and you can see from what they now call a cancel culture. You can already see that it would not take much for you as a believer to be quickly ostracized. Let me say something ridicule is a powerful weapon. Ridicule of your beliefs and God of your belief in a 7 day sabbath. It is a powerful weapon. Remember peter, peter, he didn't give up on god when when the armies came and he had to fight, pull out a sword and fought. But when a little girl say, hey, he was with jesus and they seemed to want to ridicule him. Peter folded like paper and I'm challenging you that if popularity is what you're looking for, if you want to fit in with a crowd, if you want to be followed by the masses on instagram or, or wherever it is that you are, you have social media presence i'm telling you that you have got to become prepared to, to be, to live a life separate from the acceptance of the world. This is why the bible says here. Revelation chapter 12 and verse 9. And the great dragon was cast out. That old serpent called the devil, and satan, which deceived the whole world. He was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cashed out with him. Something happened and the devil was no longer given access to heaven. He was cast out. Revelation 12 in verse 10 says I heard a loud voice saying, and evan, now is come, salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our god. And the power of his christ. For the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before god, day and night, and look what verse 11 said, it says, and they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony. And they love not their lives unto death. This is how we know this event of a locking sake. Not of heaven for good happened at the cross. He was permanently locked out, some folk say while he was tossed out before the world again. Yes. But clearly he was locked out because it says in verse 11, how did they overcome? They overcame by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony and they love not their lives unto that death. These 3 things young people are critical. If you understand prophecy, these things are critical. First and foremost, you must have righteousness by faith in the blood of jesus christ. You don't want another one another even though I'm a christian. Like most other religions, christianity is god comes looking for you. Christianity god, does the work for you? You can work and save yourself in christianity every other religion in the world. If you follow what they say you will be safe, christianity is different. You cannot make it into the kingdom unless you are covered by the blood of the lamb, unless he is a told me and his sacrifice is applied to you. And what happens. The 2nd thing happens, young people. You get a word of testimony. You have an experience with god that you can share with others. They all of a came by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony. This is how it's all powerful. It is when you share what god has done for you. It empowers you to overcome christiana, the only thing that when you give it away, you'll get more of it Into my bible, gives this very eye opening last statement and they love not their lives unto death. Revelation 12 and verse 12 are script reading says it like this, therefore, rejoice, he heavens and ye that dwelling them war one to the inhabitants of the earth and of the see, the devil is come down to you having great ras, because he know that he has but a short time church, young people, we are in a time crunch. It's funny, the devil though he has a short time, so he's busy working to destroy all of us. That's the only way you can get back at the father. The only way you can get back at the creator is to have us be lost that you know, that will pain our father. He know the what a short time. So he's working as hard as he can for destruction. But here's what the we have even less time than him in many ways, as if we have all the time in the world. Many young people say, you know, when I get older, i'll turn my life over to jesus. Let me have a good time 1st. But young people tomorrow it is not promised to anyone. Luke 21 verse 27 says it like this. And then shall they see the son of man. Coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads for your redemption drive ny. I tell you, I am ready for jesus to come. When I look at this world, the difficulties, the tragedies. What in this world is worth staying here? Jesus says, what would a man give in exchange for his soul? What is the valuable, what car? What house? What title is so valuable on earth that you'd give up eternal life would loving savior for this earth? I can't wait to see the son of man coming was power and great glory. Look, describe with jesus as this way. When we see all the things we see coming, all ought to heretic things, all the calamities as we see them one after the other. After the other. I want you young people to understand these are signs like road signs. They tell us our redemption draws nigh. Jesus is about to come and rescue his own And Matthew 24 in verse 13 says it like this. But he that shall in door unto the end. The same shall be saved. Christianity is not a sprint. Christianity is cross country running. Is a long race, and I like this one reason this is so profound is really what jesus is telling us. It's not that you won't fall. It's not that you won't make mistakes. It's not that you won't trip. What he's saying is that you'll indoor that even when you fall, even when you fail, even when you don't do all things right. Even when the light gets difficult, you will keep your eye on the prize of meeting your lord and savior in the clouds. One day. You will look forward to the re union that is set before you with what our lord and savior, jesus christ. You will endure, you will not allow the devil to hold you back because things have not gone perfectly right? You will endorse to the trial. You'll push through the trials. Just man falls 7 times and rises every time. And I'm bringing this to some of you young people because you feel like you've done so much wrong that you can't come back to God. I am here to make to tell you that you must indoor The father is waiting for you. A close to this story, one of my favorite sermon stories is from the country of armenia. We walk into a kitchen and has a father and a son there. The father and son of air and the son is finishing up his breakfast. The father is about to walk out of the house to go to work. Not too far from the house at the factory where he works. The young boys he the father leaving. He wants his dad to walk him to school and so he jumps up and falls on his dad and his dad walk me to school to find some, you know, I wanna hurry up and get to work or, you know, the son please. And dad, come on, want me to school. All right, come on, let's go. We got to walk fast and he starts walking with son is so happy trying to keep up with his dad as he is skipping through streets on his way to school that morning. So proud of his big, strong father walking him to school. When it gets outside of the school, the father is okay, so I got to go. You are, you're at school, you got your lunch, get go on inside the voices, daddy. Before you leave, i want you to promise me something to Miss and son's name was are mine. I meant armando as to that is a dad promised me that you'll come and pick me up from school today. The father says, son that you know, I might have to work late or, you know, it's difficult to the son please. I'm pleased that it please promise me. You'll come and pick me up. He said, all right, and I'll tell you what, I'll skip lunch. I'll work to lunch, i'll be here to pick you up after school. I promise. Armando skipping into school, he so happy his father walked in school and will come and get him afterwards. The father begins to walk the rest of the way to work. He makes double time, he gets the work and as he is working a few hours into his shift, the ground beneath him begins to move, the building begins to sway. You've ever lived in California and lived to a an earthquake. You know, it can be quite frightening things begin to fall windows begin to break and a father runs out of the building into the street where just it doesn't last very long, but it seems like it last forever. A mighty earthquakes hits and buildings begin to collapse and, and screams are heard and, and cars begin to crash and the whole place comes apart. As he watches the destruction and app the shops begin to hit, he thinks that he left his son at a school and a father begins to run back to the school where he left his child. When he gets there, the building is a pile of rubble. Parents have already begun to gather outside, weeping, crying for the loss of their child. This father will not have it, and so he begins to miserably looked for any, any landmark he can fine. He climbed up onto the rubble. Any gets over the spot where he thinks his son's classroom is and he begins to pick up pieces of concrete, any part of that aside, bended steel. And he thought that a file scraps of glass and he tossed that aside as it begins to work. One of the police officers in the area come by and say, sir, get down from there, it's not safe. Father asked if he will help the police or ignore him. Father picks up more debris and tosses it to the side. A few hours later, the rescue teams begin to come around. I say sir, this, this building is so badly damaged that we won't come back to this for a long time. Just look to see. Just to pull out the bodies, you should come down from there. It's not safe, he asked them if they would help and when they shrugged their shoulders, he goes back to work, picking up the pieces of concrete tossing them to the side. 8 hours later when some of the parents come back around and say, what are you still doing up there? Are you crazy? Get down there all dead but he doesn't stop. He picks up another piece and tosses it to the side. 12 hours later he still there. 20 hours later, he still there. 24 hours later hungry. Tire hands bleeding from touching the debris. He filled the he's weak, he's still there. Picking up the pieces, talking them aside. 36 hours later about to reach his breaking point. Barely able to stand. The father picks up one piece of concrete, any pause to the side that he does. He looked down and is a darkness what a cavern that he sees. The fabi, you know, into the whole, mon, amman, a little tiny voice out of the darkness, yells back. Yes, dad, he father says son, are you okay? He says that he, i'm okay and he says, and the father says give me a hand, let me pull you out. He said that he no, wait. There are others down here with me. My whole classes here. We're all alive. He says we some of us are hurt and we're all hungry, daddy, but, but we're alive. He says, son, give me a hand. Let me pull you up. The little boy says, no daddy get the others 1st. I told my classmates not to worry my daddy promise me. He was coming to get me church. I notice world seems terrible young people, it may seem difficult, but the prophecies of matthew 24 looked 21 revelation. Daniel, all of them call me and they to tell us that jesus is coming, that our daddy is coming as promise to rescue us from this war torn broken world. I challenge you young people do not give up on god because it just as the property I think and true he is coming back The other time crunch at the appointed time. He that shall come will come any will not. Terry. This is the great hope of our christianity. Jesus said I am not of this world. So guess what when you become in christ, neither are you. You're just a pilgrim young person. You're just passing through and get daddy is coming to get you. Let us pray, father, god, we thank you for this opportunity to study a word in your prophecies. As a young person out there, lord, who feels alone and rejected neglected maybe even a been abused. Lord, I pray to night that he's prophecies would remind them that their heavenly father's coming to get them there are others lord are confused over what's going on in the world a they can't make heads or tails and they don't know what to believe. Lord remind them that you've made a promise in your word and that's your word based on a 490 year prophecy. 2300 year property at your word is sure that when you say that you will return that you will return father god, for those who think that they can't make it. Lord, I pray that they will remember the promise of matthew chapter 24. That says that if you can endure to the end, you will be saved. That is a promise, lord. And I asked that every young person who is listening would make up in their minds to Stay the course with christ. This is our prayer in jesus present in this media was brought to you by audio purse, a web site dedicated to spreading god's word through free sermon audio, and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse. Or if you would like to listen to more sermon, please visit w W W dot audio verse dot org.


Embed Code

Short URL