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Increasing Signs (Matt. 24: 7 - 8) “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earth quakes in various places.

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1 Increasing Signs (Matt. 24: 7 - 8) “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earth quakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Jesus simply identifies things that will be evident as the end of this age nears. He makes us aware out of love so people will be ready.(Noah did the same) “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earth quakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Jesus simply identifies things that will be evident as the end of this age nears. He makes us aware out of love so people will be ready.(Noah did the same)

2 Hebrews 12:22-28 refers to the change and transition coming to the world. We must never forget that the earth and all that is within belongs to our righteous Creator. According to the Old and New Testaments the entire creation is destined to meet God. Hebrews 12:22-28 refers to the change and transition coming to the world. We must never forget that the earth and all that is within belongs to our righteous Creator. According to the Old and New Testaments the entire creation is destined to meet God.

3 The Ultimate Transition Jesus said: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will remain forever.” (Matt. 24:35) Dan. 2: reveals a transitional world: Babylon Empire to the Medo- Persian Empire, to the Grecian Empire, to the Great Roman Empire and on and on… Dan. 2:44 reveals an Ultimate Kingdom “The stone the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone” (Matt. 21) Dan. 2: reveals a transitional world: Babylon Empire to the Medo- Persian Empire, to the Grecian Empire, to the Great Roman Empire and on and on… Dan. 2:44 reveals an Ultimate Kingdom “The stone the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone” (Matt. 21)

4 Earthly Life is Temporary “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears then you also will appear with him in Glory.” (Col. 3: 2-4) God often allows things to shake in order to loosen our grip on earth. We focus on the right things quickly when we see how fragile and fleeting this life is. God often allows things to shake in order to loosen our grip on earth. We focus on the right things quickly when we see how fragile and fleeting this life is.

5 Only One Thing Will Remain “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire’ ”. (28 & 29) Relationship with God through Christ! Thanks=attitude Worship=lifestyle Relationship with God through Christ! Thanks=attitude Worship=lifestyle

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