24 BSF Matthew Week 24, Day 3

Today’s Scriptures

My Daily Journal

The tipping point.  Like when water is cooling and it reaches 32F/0C.  Everything changes.  Like when the maximum weight a bridge can carry is exceeded. Everything changes.  So it will be.

As christians living in a fallen world, we see a study decline around us.  Today the gospel, the good news, is still being preached.  Today missionaries are reaching out to people across the world and here at home who have never had the opportunity to truly hear and understand the promise of salvation in Jesus Christ.  But while that is going on, we also see an increasing moral decline.  We see blatant sin becoming not only the norm but something people celebrate and endorse.  We see a slow slide.

But Jesus explains it will only be a slow slide to a point, and then it will tip.  There will be a tipping point, an abomination that causes desolation.  A time when the last vestige of hope for a better existence on this world is extinguished.

The bible is filled with “do not fears.”  Over an over again in both new and old testaments believers are told “do not be afraid.”  But when that event occurs that tips the boat, Jesus tells all those still in Judea to get out, don’t look back, don’t return.  As in the days of Lot, but this time instead of a redeeming storm on a sinful city, the storm is one of increased sin and dread.

New and expectant mothers always hope for a better life for their children, but in those days, that hope is gone.

But even within this time of dread, God has not given up or relinquished control.  And as bad as things will get, the time will be cut short by the triumphant return of the promised one.  There will be no mistaking the real deal, no need to seek Him out in a room or in the wilderness.  When Christ comes again every one know.

My Answers:

6.
a.
‘the abomination that causes desolation,’spoken of through the prophet Daniel

b.
flee to the mountains, do not return

c.
Daniel, Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11

7.
a.
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!

b.
Because they will be cut short for the sake of the elect

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