THE LOSS OF YOUR CROWN BUT THE MERCY OF GOD
August 7, 2021 4:26 PM
I received this word from the Lord this morning. Today is August 7th, 2021.
What the enemy meant for harm against you, I have turned to your good.
You have traded your heavenly crown and place of glory in My eternal presence in Heaven for a crown on earth. So be it.
But My love shall not be taken from you. You shall not be snatched from My hand. My Word shall prevail. “The gates of Hell shall not prevail against
Though you have erred greatly in going the way of the world and have submitted to taking that diabolical serum into your bodies, yet you shall
not be cut off from My mercy. Repent and receive My forgiveness.
The virus you so fearfully hoped to circumvent when you submitted to having that serum injected into you (which was intentionally brewed up into a recipe of death and disaster), is now working its destruction within your bodies.
A little caution and due diligence along with seeking My guidance would have spared you the many adverse consequences which are even now resulting
in much heartache and hardship.
I know your hearts and minds and that your thoughts are not my thoughts, nor are your ways My ways. Had you reached out to Me I would have
safe-guarded you. You would have received My guidance.
You will not lose your salvation, nor your place in Heaven, but whatever affects the injection will have upon your bodies will take place.
One of the definitions of Corona is crown. When you submitted to taking the injection you were then crowned with it – the corona virus. But this is a crown of destruction. There is no glory in it.
In the very moment you took that evil concoction into your bodies, you lost your heavenly crown. Though your flesh will be destroyed, I will preserve your soul and your spirit.
Your bodies are to be the temple in which the Holy Spirit dwells, but that is now not possible for those who have taken the injection.
Yes, I Am mighty to save. And I have saved you because I love you.
And now I will tell you this…
Many are called, but few are chosen. You who have taken the injection are among the many. Those of you who stood strong and resisted the enemy’s
death serum are those counted among the chosen.
Shall I tell yet a deeper truth contained in all this? Shall I reveal to you the deeper love I hold for you? Because I love you and I desire you to have understanding, I will.
My beloved children who have received the injection, to you I say this…
You can see how easily you were deceived by the enemy and how weak your faith in Me is. Because of this I allowed you to submit to taking the injection in order to keep you from the greater trials yet to come that you would not be able to resist; namely the Mark of the Beast. You would not have been able to resist taking this final test and then you would
have been lost to Me for all eternity. But now you shall only lose your health and physical life; your soul and spirit shall be safe-guarded and preserved in Me.
Though this is a difficult word for many of My children to receive, yet it is as things are. Therefore, be consoled in heart for this truth and revelation. Seek Me now and in the days ahead for I Am merciful. Repent of having taken the injection.
“There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.”
“My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands;
2 For length of days and long life; And peace they will add to you.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck and
write them on the tablet of your heart,
4 And so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.”
1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-23
YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God
dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy
him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
AVOID WORLDLY WISDOM
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in
this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom
of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the
wise in their own craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts
of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 Therefore let no one boast in men.
For all things are yours: 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the
world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours.
23 And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”
“Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
2 PETER 3
“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir
up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the
words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the
commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this
first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to
their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For
since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the
beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word
of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in
the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded
with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the
same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition
of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day
is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not
slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is
longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all
should come to repentance.
THE DAY OF THE LORD
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the
heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with
fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned
up. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of
persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and
hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will
be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a
new earth in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be
found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that
the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother
Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also
in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some
things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to
their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you
also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of
the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”
1 PETER 5:1-11
“The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a
witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that
will be revealed: 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving
as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but
eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being
examples to the flock; 4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will
receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all
of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may
exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like
a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the
faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your
brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us
to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while,
perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and
the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
“The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into
the hands of the living God.
32 But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you
endured a great struggle with sufferings: 33 partly while you were made a
spectacle both by reproaches and tribulations, and partly while you became
companions of those who were so treated; 34 for you had compassion on me
in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods, knowing
that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in
heaven. 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great
reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the
will of God, you may receive the promise:
37 “For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who
believe to the saving of the soul.”
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever
desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My
sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole
world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his
soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His
angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. 28 Assuredly,
I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till
they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”
“Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would
come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with
observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed,
the kingdom of God is within you.”
22 Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire
to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And
they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them
or follow them. 24 For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under
heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will
be in His day. 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by
this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also
in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married
wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the
ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also
in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they
planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it
rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so
will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
31 “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the
house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who
is in the field, let him not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever
seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will
preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one
bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 Two women will
be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. 36 Two men
will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
37 And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?”
So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I
give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone
snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is
greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s
hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him
deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever
desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My
sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole
world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me
and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His
own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you
truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they
see the kingdom of God.”
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye
sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to
mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me.”
JOSEPH REASSURES HIS BROTHERS
“When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said,
“Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil
which we did to him.” 16 So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying,
“Before your father died he commanded, saying, 17 ‘Thus you shall say to
Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their
sin; for they did evil to you.” ’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the
servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to
18 Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they
said, “Behold, we are your servants.”
19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good,
in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little
ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.”
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2 Let Israel now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
3 Let the house of Aaron now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
4 Let those who fear the Lord now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
5 I called on the Lord in distress;
The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
6 The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7 The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations surrounded me,
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
11 They surrounded me,
Yes, they surrounded me;
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
12 They surrounded me like bees;
They were quenched like a fire of thorns;
For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
But the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation
Is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has chastened me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will go through them,
And I will praise the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord,
Through which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise You,
For You have answered me,
And have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This was the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I pray, O Lord;
O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord,
And He has given us light;
Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise You;
You are my God, I will exalt You.
29 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.”
INTRODUCTION AND BENEDICTION
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His
servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified
it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of
God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and
keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
GREETING THE SEVEN CHURCHES
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and
from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ,
the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the
kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and
has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and
dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they
who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of
Him. Even so, Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the
Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
VISION OF THE SON OF MAN
9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom
and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for
the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the
Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a
trumpet, 11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the
Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven
churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to
Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I
saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands
One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and
girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white
like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His
feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as
the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of
His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the
sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as
dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I
am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold,
I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the
things which will take place after this. 20 The mystery of the seven stars
which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven
stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which
you saw are the seven churches.
THE LOVELESS CHURCH
“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,
‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who
walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works,
your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil.
And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have
found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have
labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I
have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember
therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or
else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its
place—unless you repent. 6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of
the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in
the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’
THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write,
‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:
9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I
know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a
synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about
to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison,
that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be
faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” ’
THE COMPROMISING CHURCH
12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,
‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 “I know your
works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to
My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was
My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I
have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the
doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the
children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit
sexual immorality. 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of
the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent, or else I will come to you
quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I
will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no
one knows except him who receives it.” ’
THE CORRUPT CHURCH
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,
‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and
His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and
your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20
Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman
Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants
to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I
gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.
22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery
with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 I
will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I
am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of
you according to your works.
24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have
this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will
put on you no other burden. 25 But hold fast what you have till I come. 26
And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give
power over the nations—
27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces
like the potter’s vessels’—
as I also have received from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning
29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
THE DEAD CHURCH
“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write,
These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars:
“I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are
dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are
ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 3
Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.
Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you
will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 You have a few names even
in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me
in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in
white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life;
but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
THE FAITHFUL CHURCH
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of
David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: 8 “I
know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can
shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not
denied My name. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who
say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and
worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because
you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour
of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on
the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that
no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar
in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him
the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem,
which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new
13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
THE LUKEWARM CHURCH
14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning
of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold
nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are
lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17
Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of
nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind,
and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that
you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the
shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye
salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.
Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and
dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit
with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on
22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
“So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And
what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”
8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in
My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do
not go after them. 9 But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be
terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not
10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places,
and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great
signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they will lay their
hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and
prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.
13 But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14 Therefore
settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will
answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your
adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. 16 You will be
betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they
will put some of you to death. 17 And you will be hated by all for My
name’s sake. 18 But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 By your
patience possess your souls.
THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM
20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its
desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the
mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those
who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance,
that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe to those
who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For
there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 24
And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into
all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of
the Gentiles are fulfilled.
THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN
25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and
on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves
roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of
those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens
will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud
with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look
up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE
29 Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the
trees. 30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves
that summer is now near. 31 So you also, when you see these things
happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Assuredly, I say to
you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take
place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATCHING
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with
carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you
unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the
face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may
be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and
to stand before the Son of Man.”
37 And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went
out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. 38 Then early in the morning
all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.”