By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)
So why are the Shoebats such homophobes? In 2 Peter 2 and 3 and in Luke 17, the Bible packs some serious warnings few today even consider the implications of.
These sections of scripture are regarding judgment day. In these verses where God is no ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ it spares only what the world today labels as ‘homophobes’ from judgement while God annihilates everyone else; not only the homosexuals will be annihilated, but this utter destruction includes everyone who is a homosexual sympathizer or is indifferent to the sins of our times.
Hard to believe?
If this is hard to believe, it is only because you might be a damned soul.
Trust the scriptures and repent.
In what used to be the most obvious way for one to self-examine their soul, and to know if one is damned or saved, that is, the reading of the Holy Scriptures, we find that in 2 Peter 2:7 it says “Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked” was the reason why God preserved and saved him.
But Lot in our modern times would be labeled as a “homophobe,” a sticky label most avoid today.
So today, to damn oneself, all one has to do is to announce ‘I do not care what homosexuals do in the privacy of their own bedrooms’.
I am disturbed at what goes on when it comes to perversity.
Therefore, it is not just the homosexual act itself that condemns ones soul, but the indifference to evil.
Also scripture adds regarding the damned: “especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority” (2 Peter 8-10).
Yet today in churches they teach that such lust is no mortal sin, so long the act itself is not carried out. Today they call these “chaste homosexuals”.
This too is very disturbing.
Welcome to the Jerusalem of “Sodom and Egypt” where Christ’s Body is attacked by the fallen Church.
Today the fallen church is “Sodom and Egypt” and it is running rampant with deception and where so few will be saved from it.
Regarding the Second Coming of our Lord in glory and power, Jesus in three words reminds “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32).
This was said by Christ in regards to the condition of this world. This rings true regarding the urgency to reject what you see happening from all sorts of immorality and sexual perversions just prior to His Second coming.
It will be a heedless world, rampant with homosexuality, and where authority (both church and government) is hated, where the bottomline will be whether you are for or against sodomy. Today you are either a homophobe or you approve of sodomy by simply saying that you do not care what people do in the privacy of their own bedroom.
And to know what the world would be like before Christ’s coming, Luke 17 packs some interesting observations. Christ was asked as to where will such events be carried out and Christ replies: “where there is a dead body, the vultures will gather” (Luke 17:37).
The wise see the multiple meanings in these short verses. “Remember Lot’s wife” is regarding the condition of the world being as it was in the times of Sodom and Gomorra. Scripture also describes our times as “in the Days of Noah” before the flood, but this time its judgment by fire.
So what was the condition in Noah’s and Lot’s days? Firstly and most importantly, the number of the saints decreased rapidly till there was almost none left. Many died out and decreased rapidly. Before Christ comes there will be much less Christians. These would either die out of old age or are annihilated by persecution. All of what you see today who speak of love and are indifferent to Sodomy are not Christians.
Secondly, in the ancient biblical stories, none were prepared except Noah, Lot and their families who remained pretty much secluded and lived indoors. To begin a life where one spends family time indoors must become a norm with Christians. Isaiah 26:20 warns:
“Come, My people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. “
This “Noah entering the Ark” and Lot “locking himself indoors” under the protection of angels gets us to ask: why did the angels have Lot remain indoors while the sodomites where orgying outside trying to force their way in?
This is not a peaceful movement and it will resort to any means of arm-twisting tactics to force Christians to comply even if it means banning them from using social media and in the end even killing them.
Therefore, as Christ prophesied, so few are prepared. Even the bulk majority of whom call themselves ‘Christian’ will not be ready and will end up in the wide gate part of the damned.
Why are they damned?
Today, like never before, instead of focusing on these verses, and how to prepare one’s own soul, or how to confront the coming evil, many would consider not even worry about what is unfolding. They make-believe that a secret and sudden “rapture” is coming ‘before’ all the chaos unfolds. So by this, they developed an escapist mentality. So instead of prepping to ensure a plentiful oil supply in their lamps, these are infected with this escapist view. They ignore that such view was never held by any of the church fathers. This mentality was formulated as late as John Nelson Darby (1800-1882) and later popularized by a drunkard named Cyrus Scofield, an American lawyer, who popularized the teaching among American Protestants.
So they miss-read the scripture when it says:
“the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).
Yet this is a clear reference to the resurrection of the dead plus the few ‘narrow gate’ rescued living saints. Jesus appears from heaven, bursting through the clouds with a shout of joy to rescue His living saints on judgment day. The lead angel in Christ’s victory procession shouts as well. Then there’s a mighty blast from God’s trumpet. Nothing secret about this at all: “He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect” (Matthew 24:30, 31).
This is no secret rapture. It is judgment time. It is the complete destruction and annihilation of the wicked:
“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26, 27).
“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:28-29)
“They drank, they married wives”. So not all were homosexuals, yet they too were destroyed regardless that they believed that marriage is between a man and a woman. It was a society were many believed in marriage, as Lot’s daughters were betrothed to be wed. They loved marriage between a man and a woman, yet even these too were damned for scoffing at Lot’s concerns:
“So Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law that were to have his daughters, and said: Arise: get you out of this place, because the Lord will destroy this city. And he seemed to them to speak as it were in jest.” (Genesis 19:14)
They mocked Lot as if his warning was a joke and they too perished. It was, as it will be, in the ends of days; a complete and total destruction of this earth and its inhabitants, just as it was in the days of Noah, Sodom and Gomorra.
While sin abounds, Christ sandwiches and adds this itty-bitty little verse in between “remember Lot’s wife”. It is one of the shortest verses in scripture that packs much meaning. First of all, the story of Lot and Noah reveals that the number of the saints will decrease tremendously since in Lot’s story God rescued only three individuals and in Noah’s story God rescued only seven.
“Remember Lot’s wife” is a phrase that hits multiple birds in one stone. In it, Christ gives the urgency, that when that sign of His coming is seen, that one must flee without looking back:
“On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. Remember Lot’s wife!” (Luke 17:31-32)
In other words, do not be concerned with the luggage. Just get the hell out.
And then in verse 37 they asked Jesus “Where, Lord?” as to where all this will happen. Did Christ give a specific location? No. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
“Remember Lot’s wife!” is simply sandwiched within these verses. And when they asked Him “where” as to where will this happen, Jesus did not say “in Egypt” or “in Rome,” He simply hinted on where you should focus on throughout the earth; where gatherings are, that multitudes gather for a reason, as if one sees vultures then there must be death and mayhem. It will be as if one sees smoke one must then realize there is a fire.
But this does not eliminate the example given about death, since prophecy is multi faceted. Vultures and corpses speak of death and mayhem just as Lot’s story is regarding homosexuality gone rampant, so that when you see homosexual gatherings expect to see Lot’s family about to be molested.
It will be this type of a world. It is the same for when scripture speak of Sodom and Egypt it signifies that homosexuality and neopaganism will plague all societies.
I was shocked when I attended funeral services in California last week to see several who considered themselves ‘Christian homosexuals’ while the priest rightfully addressed “you pagans, you need to repent and come to Christ” almost everyone I spoke with was sympathetic to homosexuality damning their own souls for the rights of men to sodomize other men.
On the streets I was shocked to see that almost half the people I saw at Save Mart while picking up some groceries in Manteca California or the airport at Sacramento so many people had tattoos covering their arms and their legs, all such expressions is their love for paganism. According to a Nielsen poll, one in five Americans has a tattoo, and nearly 90 percent of those who do never regret getting inked up.
Again, Luke 17:32 is a short verse “remember Lot’s wife” yet it packs much meaning. Lot’s wife as the family fled from Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19 were warned not to look back to the city lest they “be consumed” (Gen. 19:17). So when Jesus says “remember Lot’s wife” it is as simple as not looking back in sympathy for Sodom or you are condemned as when Lot’s wife was damned becoming “a pillar of salt” (Gen. 19:26).
So how serious is such obedience to such instruction “remember Lot’s wife”?
And if one thinks this is a metaphor of something else, II Peter chapters 2 and 3 speaks of Lot’s wife, Sodom and Gomorra in a prophetic end times context. In 3 Peter 5-7 it reveals a world who will deny the flood and are evolutionists:
“For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”
The ends of days will be like Noah’s flood except that He uses fire and brimstone as in Sodom and Gomorrah: “if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah” and so just as the earth in the ancient days suffered “a flood upon the world of the ungodly” (v.5) then in the ends of days, it is just as in the days of Lot: “by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction“.
Extinction means extinction. God will show no mercy. In 2 Peter 2 God reveals that He will spare none, not only the homosexuals but including the sympathizers as well. Only the ones who the world calls “homophobes” will be spared. Again, remember that in verse 7, “Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked” is the main reason why he was preserved by God.
So, to damn oneself today, it is as simple is saying ‘I do not care what homosexuals do in the privacy of their own bedrooms’.
So serious is this that God stated:
“for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard; then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority” (2 Peter 8-10)
Several points should be considered from these few verses. Priests and pastors who state that it is no sin to have homosexual desires so long one does not carry out the act are actually damning themselves and their homosexual congregants. This is regardless of the claim that they are chaste homosexuals. Scripture uses the word “especially”: “especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion”.
Then also those who despise authority are also damned. The righteous are only the ones “tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard”.
Today this constitutes what the world calls ‘homophobes’.
The ‘saved’ must be extremely grieved about seeing the world plunge into homosexuality and sexual depravity. In fact, scriptures declare that keeping such depravity after the knowledge of Jesus Christ is in fact much worse than their previous condition:
“For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome [by these sins], the last state has become worse for them than the first.” (2 Peter 2:20)
This “last state” of having knowledge of Jesus Christ by believing one is saved regardless to their lusts or effeminate behavior is now worse than the previous state as when one was unchristian.
This one verse alone debunks all the ‘once saved always saved’ arguments propagated by the ones who “hate authority”.
This is true no matter how much these try to twist what scriptures clearly says. These err by stating that scripture does not really mean what it plainly says (Also see Matt: 6:15, Matt: 19:21-35, Matt: 10:22-32, Luke 12:41-46, 1 Cor. 15:1-2, Colossians 1:22-23, Hebrews 3:6, 14, Rev. 2:10, 25-36, 3:1-5).
Even “do not err” is a commandment that one could break and damn their own soul. All the teachings that err will also cost eternal damnation. And what type of err are we speaking of? Here:
“Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: Nor the effeminate nor liers with mankind nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor railers nor extortioners shall possess the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
The effeminate are cross-dressers or homosexuals and the “railers” are those who always protest against authority are all damned to hell. Today you see a world filled with protests.
The list given in 1 Corinthians 6 are mortal sins in need of repentance. Yet I am always told to “hate the sin but love the sinner”. This is usually said to really mean “hate the sin and accept the sinner”.
Love is not acceptance but at times is repudiation. To “love the sinner” is to do as Jesus did and tell them to “sin no more”.
This is true love.
Do you think Christ is mocked believing that your sympathy towards Sodom is ‘love’? This is what Lot’s wife thought.
Indeed, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah resembles today’s world. What Christ was saying is that many will destruct for disobeying God’s law by rejecting that Sodom is “worthy of death” (Romans 1:32).
And if you think that the homosexual agenda is not a major player in this Antichrist system, just ask yourself a very simple question: why does Apocalypse 11:8 mention “Sodom and Egypt” in end-times context?
The story of God’s people in Egypt (passover) and also another story in Sodom are both combined by John as “Sodom and Egypt” and both are persecuting two lamp stands, a remnant whom I believe extend from the Catholic and Orthodox observances, because only these two do not “despise authority”. Again, scripture condemns “especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority” (2 Peter 8-10). This is no time to be haggling over sola-scriptura and instead obey the scriptures and the authority so long this authority does not demand you break any of God’s covenants. Remember, even Church authority will fall away (2 Thessalonians 2), yet all one has to do is to rewind the clock to see how the authority ruled on sin in the past.
Only two lamp stands will remain faithful. These partake in the proper way for the Eucharistic sacrament. Judges 7 reveals an end-times dilemma:
“Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.” Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink. The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands.”
Gideon is symbolic of the warring Messiah. The water is symbolic of the water of life. Christ is the Water of Life. To lap this ‘water of life’ like dogs, pertains to gentiles (dogs) taking the water of life by the tongue. These will be chosen. Throughout Christian history, the Eucharist was consumed directly by the tongue where today’s slowly falling away church authority is doing away with this.
There will be only two lamp stands. Ancient Israel is represented by a single lamp stand (Exodus 25:31) and then the church had Seven Lamp stands, all initially in Asia Minor representing seven branches facing a threat from a seven headed beast (seven evil branches) of an Antichrist system called the “first beast (Rev 13:1). This was the Islamic threat; a consecutive seven caliphates that persecuted the church.
This has already come and gone (explained here) and will revive as the second beast (Rev 13:11) with two horns (two power pegs) we call Sodom and Egypt, Shiite and Sunni, Right and Left, Democrat and Republican, Homosexual and Neopagan, Alt-Right or Alt-Left, Conservative or Liberal Socialist … none of it will matter for all is corrupt. There will be no two systems that oppose each other with one being right and the other being wrong; everything will be upside down and nothing makes sense to the few true Christians who monitor this evil world.
This is why in Matthew 24:29 it says: “Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light …” that both east and west where the sun rises and sets has been dimmed and corrupted. Today amongst so-called conservatives we find pagan symbols vastly spreading across Europe all the way into even Russia mixing paganism with Christianity which will take a month to read it all (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7)
And so if a lamp stand is a branch of the church with multitudes of people, who then are these two lamp stands that suffer in this wicked Jerusalem called by two titles: Sodom and Egypt? Is this “Sodom and Egypt” where “our Lord was crucified” strictly in Jerusalem Israel?
While Christ was indeed crucified in Jerusalem, should we forget the typology here for another crucifixion of His Church? His Body is also the Church (Christendom), which it too will also suffer becoming “Sodom and Egypt” where the two Lamp stands (remnants of Catholic and Orthodox) are also found dead filling the streets of major cities from Cairo Egypt to the heart of the West’s Christendom where you will see the vultures in the air expect to believe that bodies lay under.
“Sodom and Egypt” is symbolic for the persecutions of God’s people (Christ’s Body). It will be everywhere were Corpus Christi (Christ’s Corpse) is surrounded by vultures or that Christ’s Corpse (the Eucharist) is surrounded by only the saints hiding in the suburbs.
While Isaiah 19:2 speaks of a civil war in Egypt, there is also this sense of this ‘Egypt’ where persecution and civil unrest will abound: “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor,
City against city, kingdom against kingdom.”
Egypt is but one kingdom, yet here it says “kingdom against kingdom”. This “Egypt” speaks of unrest in several kingdoms and is why Christ said to watch where the vultures are is where lays the carcass. This is worldwide.
But this unrest includes city versus city, neighborhood against neighborhood. Global civil unrest will abound.
In Isaiah 19:14 it states: “The Lord has mingled a perverse spirit in her midst; And they have caused Egypt to err in all her work, As a drunken man staggers in his vomit.” The error will enter all the works whether conservative or liberal. This will be French Revolutions everywhere. This “Egypt” represents many kingdoms which Christ confirms will be “nation against nation”. Today’s homosexual agenda literally divides families as father against son and daughter against mother, exactly as Jesus prophesied.
While Isaiah 19 speaks of Egypt he hits two nails with one strike of his pen. This is global civil unrest, street wars in major cities, national wars … a world gone into complete chaos which is not restricted to one nation and is why when Christ was asked “where Lord?” He did not give a specific location but urged us to look at the signs.
So what must a Christian do? Christians who live in major cities should start preparing in the next few years to move out. It is best to stay away and move out of all major cities especially if it has a history of rioting and civil unrest. Selections should not be drawn based on right versus left divide, for it matters not. So right off the top, Christians should avoid and move out of Detroit Michigan, Miami Florida, Cleveland Ohio, Memphis Tennessee, New Orleans Louisiana, Buffalo New York, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. Louis Missouri, Baltimore, Atlanta Georgia, Cincinnati Ohio. All major cities in Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, Mexico, Jamaica, Guatemala, Paris, Copenhagen, Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in France, Brussels, all major cities in Germany should be avoided.
In Isaiah 19, scriptures mentions “idols” and people hiding in caves and even the Antichrist, Daniel says, he has “intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant” and “many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other” (Matthew 24:10) and with the “increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (v.12).
“The love of most will grow cold” means exactly what it says, that most who were loving will begin to wax cold. This is not some phenomenon where the millennial generation is born loveless, but that many who were loving will begin to turn sour.
Almost all whom I knew in the field from pastors, speakers to radio hosts and funders have expressed their hatred for us regarding our stand on homosexuality, yet here we are still standing without them since this Antichrist spirit “With flattery will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.” (Daniel 11:32).
These are ‘Christians’ who sold out the farm.
And how is Jerusalem “Egypt” and how does Egypt in Isaiah constitute several kingdoms where “nation against nation”?
This is the fallen Christendom which God calls “spiritual Egypt” and it is filled with idols:
“And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.” (Isaiah 19:3)
Its the Golden Calf story all over again. The Israel of God sold out the farm.
There is literal Egypt (with its Islam) and then there is this spiritual Egypt. Scriptures confirm, it is “spiritually called Sodom and Egypt” (Revelation 11:8).
And with Wisdom chapter 2 we find the prophecy of the Crucifixion, of not just the Son of God, but nearly all the sons of God. And this liquidation is done through eugenics and is why we find God’s people are decreased to so few just as it was in the story of Lot and Noah.
Today, eugenics is camped in your conservative movement setting you up for your Final Solution while you ignorantly and to your own damnation support it all.
Today we find so many of these so-called conservatives who are not; they say that they are for marriage between man and woman yet they are not, they say they are anti-abortion yet as soon as someone says to punish abortion, they are the first to object; they say they are anti-homosexuality yet they are not, because they believe in the freedom of sodomy so long its ‘private’. Today you will find double-mindedness everywhere. God plainly states: “I hate double-minded people” (Psalms 119:113).
There are certain people God hates. Period.
When it comes to the Church’s Tribulation, most only examine the Apocalypse. They ignore other hints that are the least examined prophecies in scripture. Yet it is these hints that truly pin-point the source of this horrifying tale about the ends of days.
These persecutions by the way are not carried out exclusively by pagans or Muslims, but by elements within Christendom from those filled with an anti-Christ spirit who forsook the holy-covenant. How else can you interpret Daniel 11’s Antichrist “having intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant“?
These are Christians who are callous about the true covenant and sacraments. Christ said to focus on Daniel where Antichrist stops the Communion which is only done by the Two Lamp stands. These are the Orthodox and the Catholics, the most hated two branches of Christianity by the world.
Only these two see Communion as a “Grain Offering,” while all others have already abandoned the sacrament of the eucharistic sacrifice. Today much of the right is already preaching genetic superiority saying:
“let our strength be our norm of righteousness; for weakness proves itself useless.” (Wisdom 2:11)
And today we read such headlines as euthanasia. Today we see S.B. 494 passed the Oregon Senate by four votes on June 8, 2017 which is a bill to remove existing safeguards that protect conscious patients’ access to ordinary food and water even after they have lost the ability to make decisions about their care. Did God not warn of this enemy who says:
Let us oppress the poor just man, and not spare the widow, nor honour the ancient grey hairs of the aged. But let our strength be the law of justice: for that which is feeble, is found to be nothing worth. Let us therefore lie in wait for the just, because he is not for our turn [he is passé], and he is contrary to our doings, and upbraideth us with transgressions of the law, and divulgeth against us the sins of our way of life. He boasteth that he hath the knowledge of God, and calleth himself the son of God. He is become a censurer of our thoughts. He is grievous unto us, even to behold: for his life is not like other men’s, and his ways are very different. (Wisdom 2:11-15)
This describes exactly the condition of today’s world. How many from those who abandoned the covenant and who reject church “authority” have bibles stripped out from the wisdom of Wisdom chapter 2?
Wisdom 2 reveals a language we already hear from even right-wingers promoting eugenists: “for which is feeble [weak], is found to be nothing worth” “not spare the widow, nor honour the ancient grey hairs of the aged”.
Today, this eugenics epidemic is not just some liberal agenda, it is also promoted by major conservative movements. What you see being passed as laws daily is the prelude to Wisdom 2, the persecutor of the Christian by the eugenist, quotes the Christian as saying that “he [the Christian] charges us with violations of our training” and “transgressions of the law,” so that what the eugenist teaches goes contrary to their vocation as scientists and moralists.
Today ‘science’ is working vigorously not to advance life but to “change set laws” (Daniel 7:25) where drugs are to be made legal and where eugenics becomes ‘science’ and is etched into law.
But who else takes the lead combating this besides remnants from the Catholic and Orthodox (the two lamp stands) who insist that scientists must adhere to science rather than fiction? The eugenists are advancing pseudoscientific claims as ‘scientific’. Only these two lamp stands are the main “obstacle in their way”.
Wisdom 2 packs some amazing predictions never carefully examined by scholars before. We expounded on Wisdom 2. “We came into being by chance” defines atheistic and theistic evolutionists, not creationist Pharisees during Jesus’ First Coming.
The eugenist excuses for his genocidal belief has always been this idea that we should select ‘strength over weakness’ and the text in Wisdom 2 explicitly states it:
“But let our strength be our norm of righteousness; for weakness proves itself useless.”
To this evil world it will be ‘survival of the fittest’. Christ and His seed today are viewed by this world as follows:
“to us he [Christ as well as the Christian] is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us, Because his life is not like that of others, and different are his ways. He judges us debased; he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure. He calls blest the destiny of the righteous and boasts that God is his Father.”
“Our paths from things impure” makes a clear case is regarding immorality gone rampant. Therefore, it will be the ones they call ‘homophobes’ who they seek to kill. Indeed, we are getting so close to where “this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened” (Matthew 24:34). So get ready.