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Heaven and earth will pass away suddenly, but believers will be safe in the arms of their Savior Jesus.

BibleGateway: Matthew 24:35-51

ESV Text: Matthew 24:35-51

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:55 and ends at about 5:48

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35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 611:
The Day Is Surely Drawing Near

— Organ Audio

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1. The day is surely drawing near 
When God’s Son, the Anointed, 
Shall with great majesty appear 
As Judge of all appointed. 
All mirth and laughter then shall cease 
When flames on flames will still increase, 
As Scripture truly teacheth. 

2. A trumpet loud shall then resound 
And all the earth be shaken. 
Then all who in their graves are found 
Shall from their sleep awaken; 
But all that live shall in that hour 
By the Almighty’s boundless pow’r 
Be changed at His commanding. 

3. A book is opened then to all, 
A record truly telling 
What each hath done, both great and small, 
When he on earth was dwelling; 
And ev’ry heart be clearly seen, 
And all be known as they have been 
In tho’ts and words and actions. 

4. Then woe to those who scorned the Lord 
And sought but carnal pleasures, 
Who here despised His precious Word 
And loved their earthly treasures! 
With shame and trembling they will stand 
And at the Judge’s stern command 
To Satan be delivered. 

5. O Jesus, who my debt didst pay 
And for my sin wast smitten, 
Within the Book of Life, oh, may 
My name be also written! 
I will not doubt; I trust in Thee, 
From Satan Thou hast made me free 
And from all condemnation. 

6. Therefore my Intercessor be 
And for Thy blood and merit 
Declare my name from judgment free 
With all who life inherit, 
That I may see Thee face to face 
With all Thy saints in that blest place 
Which Thou for us hast purchased. 

7. O Jesus Christ, do not delay, 
But hasten our salvation; 
We often tremble on our way 
In fear and tribulation. 
Then hear us when we cry to Thee; 
Come, mighty Judge, and make us free 
From every evil! Amen.