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TIME IS ALMOST UP! JESUS TO RETURN AFTER 2000 YEARS? ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU IN THE KINGDOM?

Please see in connection with this study, our 6000 year timeline plan page.

There are many signs to show that we are living in the very end times. We have an end time signs website showing how all the signs have been fulfilled in our day. But on this page, we are going to show you something that not many people have seen. And it is to do with the 'good Samaritan' story. Let us read the story Jesus told:

Luke 10:30-35 ...'And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.'

There is much to learn from this story, but let's look at some of the symbolism:

THE THIEVES - (Represents Satan and sin).

MAN ROBBED AND BEATEN - (Represents us sinners, beaten and left for dead by Satan and sin).

PRIEST AND LEVITE - (Represents the law, which cannot save a sinner).

GOOD SAMARITAN - (Represents Jesus Christ, the only one who could help).

THE INN - (Represents the kingdom and church on earth, where Jesus gathers His people to care for each other).

Now we need to talk about the "two pence" the good Samaritan gave to the host until he returned. Why two pence? Remember who the Samaritan represents? Jesus. So what does the two pence represent? The Samaritan (Jesus) is saying ... "this two pence should be enough until I return." Let us look at another story (parable) that Jesus told to help us understand this:

Matthew 20:1-2 ...'For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.'

Who does the vineyard belong to? God. And the vineyard is the earth. Who are the labourers in that vineyard? God's church on earth. And how much was to be the pay for the work? A penny for ONE DAY. Now remember that in the good Samaritan story, the Samaritan (Jesus) gave the host (the church) two pence UNTIL HE WAS TO RETURN. So if one penny was for one day, then two pence would be enough for two days work. So if you put both parables together, Jesus is giving the church two pence for 'two days' UNTIL HE RETURNS. Now look at what Peter said:

2 Peter 3:8 ...'But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.'

One day is as a thousand years with God. So what would TWO days (two pence) be? Two thousand years!

Do you see the symbolism in this? The Samaritan gives two pence - equivalent of two days work - saying "this should be enough until I return." The Samaritan represents Jesus, and with the Lord a day is as a thousand years. Two days being two thousand years. When did Jesus go back to heaven? Just under two thousand years ago!

Do you see how close we are to the return of Christ? Those "two pence" for two days work for His church, representing two thousand years is pretty much spent up! The 'Good Samaritan' (Jesus Christ) is about to return! And this ties in with the 6000 year timeline plan of God. Click the link to see more on that. This doesn't take us to a specific year of Christ's return, because there was to be a small 'tarrying time' before Christ's return. Thus showing we cannot set any specific dates. But we can know that Christ's return is 'at the door.'

We also cannot just sit back and think "Oh I have 10 years to get ready, plenty of time!" Because as the apostle Paul said ... Romans 9:28 ...'For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.'

Matthew 24:33 ...'So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.'

TODAY is the day to get ready! Don't put it off.

ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU IN THE KINGDOM?

So the question to ask now is - are you ready? Are you in the kingdom? If you are an unbeliever, then I would recommend you now go to our page WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?. If you are a believer, are you sure you are in the kingdom? Do you really know what it means to be in the kingdom? Let us look at what the kingdom is first.

Luke 17:21 ...'Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.'

There is the literal kingdom of God, which is the heavenly kingdom, where God resides - New Jerusalem. The place where the redeemed will go to, after Jesus returns. But we can also have the kingdom now, without being in heaven. Which is why Jesus said, the 'kingdom of God is within you.' So what does this mean? Well, who is it that comes to dwell in us? Let's look.

Colossians 1:27 ...'To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.'

Revelation 3:20 ...'Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.'

John 14:23 ...'Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.'

So to have the kingdom of God is to have Christ and His Father in us, through the Spirit. In simple terms, the kingdom of God is the salvation of God through faith in His Son and the result of that is for them to come and actually dwell in us through the Holy Spirit. It is heaven coming to us and dwelling with and in us. So the question is, have you truly found the kingdom of God? And do you HAVE the kingdom of God? Do you HAVE Christ dwelling in you? Look at what Jesus said is the result of finding and having the kingdom:

Matthew 13:44-46 ...'Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.'

Do you see what it means to really find the kingdom of God? Anyone who truly finds it, will be willing to give their ALL for God and the kingdom. So this is a good sign as to whether you have really found the kingdom yet. Are you giving your ALL for Jesus? Or are you still holding onto this world and the things and sins of this world? We cannot have both!

Matthew 6:24 ...'No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.'

James 4:4 ...'Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.'

So have you found the kingdom? Do you truly 'love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength'? (Luke 10:27). Are you 'hungering and thirsting after righteousness'? (Matthew 5:6). Are you 'seeking God with all your heart'? (Jeremiah 29:13). The answers to these will tell you if you really have found the kingdom and are in the kingdom. But what if your answers are no to these questions? Do not become despondent, thinking there is no hope. Re-dedicate your life to Christ and ask the Lord to take away your heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). Keep praying, keep studying the Word of God and look to Jesus every day, drawing closer to Him, and He will draw closer to you and make His abode in you.

Isaiah 45:22 ...'Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.'

Don't worry about this life. Don't worry about money, career, possessions and the such. God knows we need food and clothing, and with this we are to be content ... "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content." (1 Timothy 6:7-8). But seek FIRST the kingdom ... "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33). Did you see that? God will ADD UNTO US the things we need, IF we seek the kingdom first in our lives.

Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father and eternal life (John 14:6). He is our truth and our life. So turn your eyes to Him. Fix your attention on Him each and every day. And if your heart has grown cold to the sacrifice that has been made for you, then please read through our LOVE OF GOD page, and re-learn about the infinite sacrifice that had been made to save us.

Please seek the kingdom with ALL your heart! Time is running out!