Full text of Derek Prince’s sermon titled “Pressures, Tests & Challenges – Prophetic Guide To The End Times, Pt 3”
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
So our proclamation now is in light of the fact that we are going to study the events leading up to the close of this age. It’s a prayer that Paul prayed for the Thessalonians and he prayed it you, we’re praying it for you and us, so we say we instead of you.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24: ‘Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify us completely and may our whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls us is faithful who also will do it.’ Amen.
Now without any further introduction, we’re going back to where we finished last time. We don’t have time to do any recapitulation. You must do that in your own time if it’s necessary.
THE END TIMES WILL BE LIKE THE DAYS OF NOAH
We stopped at Matthew 24 verse 34 and 35. So we’re going on now at Matthew 24 verse 36 speaking about the day of His coming in glory and power, Jesus says, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.”
And another text which is followed by the New International Version says, ‘not even the Son’. But to confirm that, we’ll turn to Mark chapter 13 verse 32, which is the parallel scripture.
Mark 13:32, Jesus says, ‘But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father.’ That’s a wonderful thought. This is a secret that’s only known to one person in the universe, and that is God the Father. It’s God’s secret. And it says no one else knows the day or the hour.