The Day And Hour Unknown!
Pastor Jerry Ghirardo
September 15th, 2019
Verse of the Week
42 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”
~ Matthew 24:42
1. No one KNOWS THE HOUR of Christ’s return except the Father.
Matthew 24:36 – “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Matthew 24:37-39 – “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.”
Matthew 24:40-41 – “Two men will be in the field, one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill, one will be taken and the other left.”
2. We are supposed to KEEP WATCH for the Lord’s return.
Matthew 24:42 – “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”
Matthew 24:43 – “But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.”
Revelation 16:15 – “Behold I come like a thief. Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him.”
3. The faithful servant will STAY ENGAGED for our Lord while he awaits His return.
Matthew 24:45 – “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?”
Matthew 24:46 – “It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.”
Matthew 24:47 – “Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.”
Matthew 24:50 – “The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.”
Matthew 24:51 – “He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
John 5:28-29 – “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out – those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.”