|Posted on August 15, 2022 at 12:30 AM|
Dear members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
"THE SIGNS OF THE TIME."
In Luke 12 54-56 we read:
Interpreting the Times:
54 "He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does. 55 And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. 56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?"
Once the disciples of Jesus asked him about the signs of the end of the age.
1.Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” 3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
14.In the midst of this discourse Jesus said in Matthew 24:14
: ―"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" What signs do you see today that point to the second coming of Jesus?
Mathew 24:15 says:
15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation, ’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand:"
God has been speaking to us through many signs such as COVID 19, wars, wild fires , floods ,mass shooting and even moral decay in the whole world. God's people are warned to understand that these signs call upon us to repent and preach the gospel of salvation as we prepare for the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
"THOU ART WORTHY ......