Waiting on the Lord

Matt. 24:46 - Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.


We are living in a evil day - which gives us no excuse to sin.

I Tim. 4:1-3 - Religion shall become corrupt in the last days.

Matt. 13:31,32 - The kingdom of heaven is compared to a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds, yet it grows to fill the entire world, then the birds of the air come to lodge in the branches of it.

Matt. 24:37 - as it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.

Luke 17:28 - As it was in the days of Lot, so it shall be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.

Luke 21:25-33 - The conditions among men during the last days - their hearts failing them.

There is no peace because they are overly concerned about the things of this earth, which shall pass away.

The fig tree in these verses speak of Israel, who is the last nation to bloom, blossom and bring forth fruit., like the fig is the last tree to bloom, blossom and bring forth fruit.


Our instructions during this time we are living.

Matt. 24:46 - Our text - be faithful.

Matt. 24:12 - And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Luke 21:34 - Do not let our hearts be overcharged with:  (Compare hearts of verse 34 with the hearts of verse 26 - we will do one or the other.)

Overcharged - to be a burden.

Surfeiting - the giddiness and headache caused by drinking wine to excess.  This verse in context is referring to letting the cares and troubles of this world make us sick.

Intoxication - Drunkenness. (as in Matt. 24:49)  Not only should the Christian refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages, he should not be influenced by the world to the point of losing consciousness to the things of God.

Cares of this life - as in Luke 8:14 - This passage speaks about the seed of the gospel which falls on four types of soil.  Those that hear the truth go forth into the world, but the cares of this world are like thorns which stop them from bearing fruit.

Verse 35 - as a snare shall it come - a snare is like a hook or a trap from which there is little chance of escape.

Verse 36 - Watch ye therefore and pray always that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

Watch for the return of the Lord.

Matt. 24:42 - Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Luke 21:34 - And take heed unto yourselves …

I Thess 4:13-18 - Paul looked for Christ to return during his lifetime.  Paul wasn’t wrong for looking, and we won’t be wrong for looking.