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Jesus Teaching: Being Watchful

When you see the desolating (Emptiness or destruction) abomination (a thing that causes disgust or hatred) standing where he should not Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains A person on a housetop must not go down or enter to get anything out of his house And a person in a field must not return to get his cloak Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days Pray that this does not happen in winter For those times will have tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of God's creation until now Nor ever will be If the Lord had not shortened those days No one would be saved But for the sake of the elect whom He chose He did shorten the days If anyone says to you then 'Look Here is the Messiah! Look There He is! Do not believe it False messiahs and false prophets will arise and will perform signs and wonders in order to mislead If that were possible The elect Be watchful I have told it all to you beforehand But in those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened And the moon will not give its light And the stars will be falling from the sky And the powers in the heavens will be shaken And then they will see The Son of Man coming in the clouds With great power and glory And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds From the end of the earth to the end of the sky Learn a lesson from the fig tree When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves You know that summer is near In the same way When you see these Things happening Know that he is near At the gates Amen I say to you This generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place Heaven and earth will pass away But my words will not pass away But of that day or hour No one knows Neither the angels in heaven Nor the Son But only the Father Be watchful Be alert You do not know when the time will come It is like a man traveling abroad He leaves home and places his servants in charge Each with his work And orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch Watch therefore You do not know when the lord of the house is coming Whether in the evening Or at midnight Or at cockcrow Or in the morning May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping What I say to you I say to all 'Watch [MK 13:14-37]

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