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Do not be deceived: Jesus will not reign here like the kings of the earth, and when He comes again it will be obvious to all.

BibleGateway: Luke 17:20-25

ESV Text: Luke 17:20-25

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:23 and ends at about 3:19

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     20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. 22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. 23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. 24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 56:
Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring

— Organ Audio

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1. Jesus came, the heavens adoring, 
Came with peace from realms on high; 
Jesus came for man’s redemption, 
Lowly came on earth to die; 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Came in deep humility. 

2. Jesus comes again in mercy 
When our hearts are bowed with care; 
Jesus comes again in answer 
To an earnest, heartfelt prayer; 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Comes to save us from despair. 

3. Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing, 
Bringing news of sins forgiven; 
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness, 
Leading souls redeemed to heaven. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Now the gate of death is riven. 

4. Jesus comes in joy and sorrow, 
Shares alike our hopes and fears; 
Jesus comes, whate’er befalls us, 
Glads our hearts, and dries our tears; 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Cheering e’en our failing years. 

5. Jesus comes on clouds triumphant 
When the heavens shall pass away; 
Jesus comes again in glory. 
Let us, then, our homage pay, 
Alleluia! ever singing 
Till the dawn of endless day.