“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:25-36, NRSV)
This generation will not pass away until these things have happened…
Heaven and earth will pass away but my word will not. We rest in the assurance we will be with God in Heaven right?
Well if that is the case, Jesus just shot that down, because Heaven and earth will pass away He just told us here.
We rest in the promise we will be with God in His kingdom. And we have to be alert and aware of what He is calling us to do, and where He is leading us.
We have to be alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic to do what God is setting before us to do! Knowing He will give us the strength to do all He asks us to do,.