Scriptural Poetry

$ by Kenneth Hoeck  -- Truth On The Web Ministries

The Olivet Prophecy

What is the sign of thy coming?
Tell us the signs of the end.
Take heed that no one deceive you
Sometimes our foes act as friend

Many shall come here in my name
Some pretending Messiah to be
Others shall honor me with words
But their hearts will be so far from me

False Christs and false prophets arise then
Working miracles not to be believed
But they will not bear fruit of the spirit
Yet many shall still be deceived

I told you before, if they tell you,
"He is in a tent in the desert lands"
Or they say "He is in the Holy of Holies"
That I dwell not in temples from hands

As the sunlight starts out in the east
And even shines unto the west
So also shall the coming of Christ be.
Like on a carcass the vultures shall rest

And ye shall hear rumors of warfare
And real wars too but don't fret
See that ye be not troubled:
They come, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation
And king shall rise up against king
Famines, diseases, and earthquakes
These sorrows mere beginnings of things.

They shall deliver you up to be tortured
They'll kill you and hate you 'cause me.
Many shall then from Truth stumble
And treat you like they did me at Calvary

Because great iniquity abounds then,
The love of so many shall wax cold.
But he that endures unto the end
The same be saved you've been told.

And this gospel of Heaven's Kingdom
Shall be preached to all - not just some
For a witness unto the world and all nations;
And then shall the end of age come.

 Copyright 2008 Kenneth Michael Hoeck

Matthew 24:3-31 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? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 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. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 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.


Sincerely, K. M. Hoeck   A Poet Servant for God