01 This Generation Shall Not Pass

By John Thiel, The Last Generation Conference, Audio: mp3

We are to gain the deep appreciation of the imminence of Christ’s coming. Ever since the fall, believers in the Lord have been expecting Jesus to come. The first born of Eve and Adam, they were expecting to be the Messiah. Right down through the ages there was a hope that they could be ushered into the kingdom of God. We today, after 6000 years still are waiting. We love the Lord and God’s faithful people all loved the Lord and they were hoping and hoping. Where was the hope to be found?

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4

As we look at Scripture, we may be comforted. In this generation, in this time there is to be a comfort from the Scriptures, not back in Sister White’s time, but now.

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Hebrews 11:4-5

We reflect on the hope that existed in the heart of God’s people for so long. It continues right down to the days of Noah and thereafter. Here was a line of people of faith who carried a hope.

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13

Although they saw them afar off, their hope was always there. We are only pilgrims here, we are strangers, we will not settle down.

(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and [in] mountains, and [in] dens and caves of the earth.

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: Hebrews 11:38-39

It’s sad to see that these people had sacrificed all and their desired hope did not come to pass. They were waiting and they died.

And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and [of] Barak, and [of] Samson, and [of] Jephthae; [of] David also, and Samuel, and [of] the prophets: Hebrews 11:32

They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; Hebrews 11:37

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. Hebrews11:14-16

As you reflect on those Scriptures, are you picking up something that was animating these people right back there? They were looking for and desired a better country than the one they lived in. They were looking and seeking a country and God was not ashamed to be called their God for He has prepared for them a city. But it never came to fruition all that time. They were pilgrims and strangers.

If you were living back there, would you have been as intensely hopeful as they were? Living now, are you just as interested as they were back there? Would you be prepared to sacrifice the comforts of your life? They wandered in the deserts, mountains and the dens and caves of the earth. If we are going to see Jesus coming, we will be doing that very thing. Is there comfort and hope for us at the very tail end of all these people?

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11:39-40

Why did they not receive the promise? God had provided something better for us, so that they without us should not be made perfect. You see here God’s church. In the multitude of counsellors is our safety. This little company living today, right at the very end, have something even better than those before them.

The person who wrote this was apostle Paul. The apostles in the time of Christ had a hope that pointed to them. How did they greet one another? With the word Maranatha. The Lord is coming. They were keenly desiring for the Lord to come.

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? Matthew 24:3

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20

The hope is ever so strong. When He says I come quickly to the ears of John it sounds like very soon. For how long have Christians said that Jesus is coming soon we are waiting for him? In every succeeding generation it hasn’t happened. There is something for us that we need to receive out of this. Something better has been provided for us than all these people. Are you as intense as John when he said, “Even so Lord, come. Come Lord Jesus quickly”.

Would you rather wait a little longer? Be honest. What are your plans for the future? It was stated by one young woman, I want Jesus to come soon but I just want to be able to get married and have some children first. I’d like to have the experience of being a mother. Are there any latent thoughts like that in any one of our hearts? How many more people will say that, when these people were intent alone on the immediate coming of Jesus? Are you filled with this hope?

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus:2:11-13

These words must translate into our lifestyle. Its talking about lifestyle, the grace of God teaches us that our lifestyle should be of such a nature that it will testify that we are looking for that blessed hope. Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world.

I have often used this Scripture to show people who say it is impossible to be perfect. Then it is impossible for them to be saved. If I am looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, then in this present world we are to live soberly, righteously and godly. Is that imperfect? That is righteous, that is living righteously. It’s a lifestyle. That’s what people keep on forgetting.

With a history of long waiting trailing down to this very moment in our life, do you sometimes wonder is it possible it could delay a little longer yet? All our forefathers of the Adventist faith were all disappointed, they died. We are now four generations, five generations and the young ones six generations from the hope that the Adventists had. Can it still be the same for us? How do you know that it isn’t? They didn’t think so. I remember when I was in the Adventist church the old ministers that have now passed away said that they believed Jesus was coming in their lifetime. Why should it be any different for me or you?

This was the cry of the people who were living in the Dark Ages;

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Revelation 6:9-10

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Revelation 6:12-14

The last one of those signs was 1833, the falling of the stars. What happened after that? The heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together and every mountain and island were moved out of their places and the kings of the earth were mourning, crying for the rocks to fall upon them. Adventists today are making this statement future, because they can’t believe that the coming of Jesus was signified by the falling of the stars and the darkening of the sun and the Lisbon earthquake, because Jesus didn’t come.

Again there was a disappointed hope. After 1833 they expected Jesus to come and then Sister White and the pioneers of Adventism were proclaiming the advent of Jesus after that and there was no more time prophecy. They were expecting Jesus to come in their life time. Here we are in the fourth and fifth and sixth generation. The constant taunt continues to affect the mind.

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. 2 Peter3:3-4

In Sister White’s time they were saying what a corrupt age they were living in, is it any different today? When I was a child I thought Jesus would come before I even got married, now I have seven children and I am still here. I honestly believed it wouldn’t get to this. Satan continues to put this continual taunt across our mind. There is a ministry that is affected by the taunt:

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

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,

And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 24:44-51

They say My lord delayeth His coming and then begin to become very blasé and careless. The faithful preachers say we are really just about there now and they begin to smite their fellowservants.

We expect then that just in that generation in which Jesus will come, there are Adventist preachers and servants who are preaching the advent of Jesus but in their hearts they are saying the Lord still delays. Now we, the children of my parents’ generation are affected. Hope has been deferred. Does this temptation strike you?

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

Our desire hasn’t come. Hope has been deferred. Is the heart becoming a little sick? According to Isaiah, is there such a thing as a people being driven to this? There is a pall of negative vibes that is affecting us constantly. We just trudge on with that lacklustre, in the place of that which is supposed to be pulsating within the heart of God’s true people.

And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness. Isaiah 8:21-22

The time of the end in Isaiah is called gross darkness which shall cover the earth. Why? Everywhere you look is a depravity of the kind of Christianity that used to exist. The enthusiasm and energy that kept people awake when the word of God was being preached is very rare. Today we are so tired we can’t even concentrate much any more. We’ve become weary. When the word of God is preached, which is life and energy we faint. Since these things I’ve been sharing with you have animated my mind, I cannot go to sleep in a sermon. Can you?

Is your heart sick? If it is sick you will go to sleep in a sermon. Energy that comes from God does not let you sleep when you are supposed to be awake. What happened to the disciples? When they should have been awake, they slept. It was late, it was night, don’t you expect them to fall asleep? Jesus said, “Don’t sleep”. Where are we today? Gross darkness is extremely heavy on your system, because hope has been deferred.

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans15:4

The hope keeps me going and keeps me energetic. I will not weary, I will press on.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19

When the day star arises you wake up. The day star arises from the more sure word of prophecy. Is there any prophetic comfort that will reveal to the generation which is to witness the fruition of their hope that will tell them that they will not be disappointed? Is there any prophecy that sparks a thrill that it will happen in my lifetime? We are historic Adventists. Are we doomed to be disappointed as they were?

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Matthew 24:21-22.

That was where the signs of the dark day and so on that would happen immediately.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh:

So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:29-34

Jesus had just finished expounding on the coming of the Son of man in verses 30 and 31. Then He stops and says “Now learn a parable of the fig tree”. Don’t you love the assurance that is being expressed here? What is meant by this generation? When James White studied this he said they didn’t quite know what was meant here, but the generation that is addressed will know. They didn’t know what we know today according to the fig tree. Many people read this in a shallow manner thinking it is just a fig tree that tells that summer is nigh, but Jesus had a far deeper meaning here.

The reference to the fig tree is followed by saying, “Verily, this generation shall not pass until all these things be fulfilled”. He connected this to the fig tree that shoots its buds that tells us that summer is nigh.

And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;

When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. Luke 21:29-30

The fig tree and the other trees when they shoot. When Jesus uttered these words, could the Jews and the disciples have known what he might be talking about?

Behold, the Assyrian [was] a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. Ezekiel 31:3

The Assyrian nation is a tree, a cedar tree, loftier than all the other trees.

Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. Ezekiel 31:5

I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that [were] in the garden of God, envied him.

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;

I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.

And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.

Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:

To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. Ezekiel 31:9-14

Can you see here, God is speaking about nations? The nations of Assyria and all the other nations. They watch the Assyrian nation becoming great then crashing down, then think that they had better be careful not to shoot too high themselves.

I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

They also went down into hell with him unto [them that be] slain with the sword; and [they that were] his arm, [that] dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.

To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with [them that be] slain by the sword. This [is] Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 31:16-18

Here is a prophetic symbolism that identifies trees with nations. Among them there was another tree, another nation.

For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth [are] the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.

He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast [it] away; the branches thereof are made white. Joel 1:6-7

Who is He talking about? My fig tree among the other nations that is being barked.

He spake also this parable; A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung [it]:

And if it bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down. Luke 13:6-9

This is talking about the Jewish nation. It wasn’t bearing fruit. It was doomed to be cut down, but the dresser said he would give it one more chance.

Christ’s hearers could not misunderstand the application of His words. David had sung of Israel as the vine brought out of Egypt. Isaiah had written, “The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant.” Isaiah 5:7. The generation to whom the Saviour had come were represented by the fig tree in the Lord’s vineyard–within the circle of His special care and blessing.

God’s purpose toward His people, and the glorious possibilities before them, had been set forth in the beautiful words, “That they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified,” Isaiah 61:3.
{COL 214.2-3}

Christ’s hearers could not but understand the application of the word. Jesus was talking to His disciples saying, behold the parable of the fig tree, could they not also understand? This parable of the fig tree is a parable that carries much more than simply an ordinary fig tree that is shooting in the time of spring, heading towards summer. They knew that Jesus was speaking of the fig tree that was going to be cut down, and we can understand this too if we carefully follow on. Israel is the fig tree above all the other trees, of all the nations.

Prophesy of Matthew 24 takes us past 1844 because he told us that after the falling of the stars Jesus will come. In 1844 they expected Him and there would be a shooting of the fig tree and the other trees. These are parables of nations. In the time of the Roman empire immediately after the time of Christ, the tribes that took over the Roman empire ascended to nationhood until the world recognised all these different nations. Since the fall of the Roman Empire, many nations would arise.

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I [am] strong.

Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision. Joel 3:9-14

These are the ten tribes and nations thereafter becoming militarily powerful. These are all the trees shooting into recognition. The ten tribes of Europe and then thereafter, all the other nations. Jesus said the generation that sees the fig tree shooting, that generation shall not pass.

These prophecies are life blood to the soul. When I heard them as a youth, they thrilled me. I saw other Seventh-day Adventists around me saying these prophecies are too hard and long-winded. I could see that these prophecies showed what proof there is. The day star was arising in my heart back there, and he is still shining bright. I become enthusiastic with the prophecies because they tell me clearly where I stand.

When summer is there, the harvest happens. Jesus was pointing to the multitudes in the valley of decision in the time of harvest. When did it happen that the weak said “We are strong?” That the weak people who had no armies developed into sovereign nations with armies? Before World War Two, was India a sovereign nation? No, it was a colony under British rule. India, Africa, South America and the Islands were all colonies. In 1948 they received independent nationhood and had their own armies. What about the fig tree (Israel)? Was that a nation before 1948? No, they were a scattered people. The fig tree had been cut because they crucified their Lord and Rome destroyed them.

“To many Jews throughout the world a Jewish nation in Palestine seemed the best escape from the religious persecution they often faced in other lands. During the mid1800′s in hope of establishing such a nation, Jewish immigrants began arriving in Palestine..They drained swamps, irrigated deserts, sank wells and planted forests. Farm settlements appeared and useless
arid land became fertile. By 1948 the Jews had become strong enough to declare Israel independent . After the birth of Israel the people improved the land even further. The Israelies also built factories, schools, towns,and manufacturing became their leading source of income. Today Israel is the most advanced country in the middle east”. World book Encyclopaedia p 388.3

Has that fig tree shot? What actually happened in 1948?

“During World War 2 most Palestinians, Arabs, and Jews stopped their resistance to British rule. Many joined the allied forces . By the end of the war the Nazi’s had killed about 6 million European Jews, many of the survivors were refugees in foreign countries. Britain continued to limit Jewish immigration to Palestine and protesting Jews organised large-scale resistance movements. In 1947 Britain finally asked the United Nations to handle Palestinian problem. The United Nations special commission on Palestine recommended that Palestine be divided into an Arab state and a Jewish state. The commission recommended that Jerusalem be put under international control. The Untied Nations general assembly adopted this plan on Nov 29 1947. The Jews accepted the United Nations decision but the Arabs rejected it. Fighting broke out immediately. On May 14 1948 the Jews proclaimed the independent state of Israel and the British withdrew from Palestine. The next day neighbouring Arab nations invaded Israel in an attempt to help the Palestinian Arabs to destroy the Jewish state.” Ibid. p 87

What happened as these Arabs came to attack Israel?

“On November 29 1947 the United Nations voted to end the British control of Palestine and divided the country into a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews agreed to the United Nations plan and the Arabs didn’t. Troops from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan invaded Israel on May 15 1948. The Israelis were greatly out-numbered and poorly armed..But they halted the invaders. They defeated the Arabs by the end of 1948.and controlled half the land that the United Nations had planned for the new Arab state, the other half was divided between Jordan and Egypt. Israel occupied the western half of Jerusalem all of which the Unite Nations had planned to put under international control..Jordan controlled the eastern half of the city.” Ibid. p 381

I love reading history in which I can find Jesus. Jesus was the one who was orchestrating the nations of the world. When the fig tree shoots, that generation shall not pass until all these things be fulfilled. Here is a prophecy that should thrill you through and through. This generation shall not pass, this generation will know as James White said.

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:25-27

Here is a qualification that is in greater detail than what we read in Matthew of men’s hearts failing them for fear for looking after for the things which are coming on the earth.

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:27

When these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh.

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28-29

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Luke 21:32

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. Luke 21:34

Did you notice here that the sun, the moon and the stars were pre 1844? Then distress of nations and then men’s hearts failing them for fear.

I was shown the inhabitants of the earth in the utmost confusion. War, bloodshed, privation, want, famine, and pestilence were abroad in the land. As these things surrounded God’s people, they began to press together, and to cast aside their little difficulties. Self-dignity no longer controlled them; deep humility took its place. Suffering, perplexity, and privation caused reason to resume its throne, and the passionate and unreasonable man became sane, and acted with discretion and wisdom. {1T 268.1}

My attention was then called from the scene. There seemed to be a little time of peace. Once more the inhabitants of the earth were presented before me; and again everything was in the utmost confusion. Strife, war, and bloodshed, with famine and pestilence, raged everywhere. Other nations were engaged in this war and confusion. War caused famine. Want and bloodshed caused pestilence. And then men’s hearts failed them for fear, “and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.” {1T 268.2}

This was after World War Two. The Spirit of Prophecy gave the scene of two world wars with a little space of peace in between. The First World War finished in 1918. The Second World War started in 1939. There was only a small period of time between them. This is exactly what Sister White writes. Both those world wars were a devastation of the planet. From the Second World War men’s hearts were failing them for fear. This is what Jesus was meaning as he foreshadowed the fig tree. After men’s hearts failing them for fear, then would be the coming of Jesus.

If after the Second World War men’s hearts would be failing them for fear, then Jesus would come. But what happened after the Second World War? The trees were shooting. The nations became powerful with armies to war. The fear of India and Pakistan with their atomic bombs. These little nations were getting too powerful. It is another danger of another world war. Jesus said, “and then shall be the coming of the Son of man.” Here we see very vividly, that after the Second World War, the generation that follows would not pass away. The fig tree picture is obvious. The generation or seed of the previous generation.

A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. Psalm 22:30

A seed is a generation. The veterans of the Second World War, their seed would be a generation. That seed, that generation will not pass until all these things will be fulfilled. After World War Two, we know that there is the most abject negativity of darkness that has fallen upon this earth. The day star of hope arises in that period of time.

Rejoice O Christian, our hope of Christ’s advent is sure according to prophecy is now unveiled to identify hope for the last generation, and that’s mine. Those of you who are children of my generation, you won’t get old. Your children won’t get to be teenagers. Our hope of Christ’s advent is in our lifetime, we are never to be disappointed again. The day star has arisen in our hearts. It will happen in my generation, all these things are to be fulfilled.

We need no longer mourn for delayed hope. We can start becoming animated. We don’t have to be sick any more. We are nearly home. We want to make sure that we understand the last generation messages.

Amen.

Posted on February 3, 2012, in Sermons by John Thiel, The Last Generation and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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