Signs of the End of the Age

Matthew 24/25 - Mark 13 - Luke 21:5-38

Matthew 24
Mark 13
Luke 21:5-38

Important points in bold - Unique points in Red

Destruction of Jerusalem - (Historical fact)
Jesus predicted accurately the destruction of Jerusalem.

1Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2"Do you see all these things?" he asked. "I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."

 3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"

1As he was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!"

 2"Do you see all these great buildings?" replied Jesus. "Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."

 3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, 4"Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?"

5Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, 6"As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down."

 7"Teacher," they asked, "when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?"

First instance of false "christs"
There are two different occasion on these warnings and even an isolated third about false christs. Fake christs will deceive many, claiming divinity and scaring people fears of the end.
4Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
5Jesus said to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 6Many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and will deceive many.
8He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them.
War, Rumors, Revolutions (Nations and Kingdoms)
Is this the Second Horseman and a surprising appearance of the fear mongering media? Wars and rumors of wars and revolutions or the fear of them have existed since before Jesus time and until now. Only since the Hydrogen bomb mere men have the ability to destroy the world's population, if God where to allow it. Have you ever wondered why when most monarchies have failed England's and a few others have remained. Maybe because of these Bible verses.
 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
 7When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

9When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."

 10Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

Famines, Eartquakes, Signs in Heaven (Birth pains)
Famines belong to the third horseman. He brings economic hardship. The number one rule for social upheaval is lack of access to food to the masses.

Death to 1/4th of the earth’s population is the effects of the first three seals and horsemen..

Fifth seal, the saints that died because of the three first seal demand justice.

Earthquakes - The sixth seal fulfills the earthquakes and the Sings in Heaven. The "sky receded like a scroll" is a perfect match to the effect of a nuclear explosion or a meteors witting the Earth.

Note: The sixth seal mentions "hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"
Christians don't hide from the face fo God, they embrace it.

There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.
There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
Church will be: Hated by all, Persecuted, Betrayed from within, Judgments serve as Testimony,
Gospel reaches all world, God requires faitfullness until the end, because they will put church to death.
Like when Nero blamed the Jews, Christians will be hated for their association with the earthly catastrophe. Believers will have to endure an anti-crusade, admit their faith or die. This will cause the week and insincere to fall away form the faith. At this time everybody will know about the Gospel. Maybe because they just saw God's face and had a taste of the wrath of the Lamb. There will be a global need to know of the events experienced.
9"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
 9"You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. 10And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. 11Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

 12"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 13All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

 12"But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13This will result in your being witnesses to them. 14But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17All men will hate you because of me. 18But not a hair of your head will perish. 19By standing firm you will gain life.
Abomination Temple / Army surrounding Jerusalem The Antichrist 1st seal, 1st horsemen (horn)
Is the first horseman the antichrist? He has definitely different attributes to the other horsemen and he appears in the very beginning of the book of Revelation matching predictions here and in Daniel's Vision.

There could not be an Army surrounding Jerusalem when the nation seized to exist, The Nation coming back is the only way these prophecies will be fulfilled.
The Path The Battle
 15"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
 14"When you see 'the abomination that causes desolation'standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15Let no one on the roof of his house go down or enter the house to take anything out. 16Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
 20"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.

Time of Punishment (great distress) days shortened because of the elect.
Time of Punishment (great distress) days shortened because of the elect.
Unequal distress, Days shortened for the elect. At this point the wrath has to be controlled survivable. If 1/3 of the moon and sun no longer give their light, it could be a sun spot. The increase heat of this God made global warming only torments and not kill all the remaining inhabitants of the earth. The time of the gentiles is mentioned in Revelation.

19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
17How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 18Pray that this will not take place in winter, 19because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again. 20If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.
22For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. 23How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
False "christs" perform great miracles trying to deceive even the elect.
Note: at this point they are no longer talking about the church but the elect.

23At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25See, I have told you ahead of time.

 26"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.

21At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it. 22For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect—if that were possible. 23So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
 

Sun and moon darkened, Stars will shake and fall. Nations will fear sea. Humanity will know what's coming.
Sun Moon darkened - A giant sun spot will create this effect. If there was a sign placed on the sun of the cross to act as a constant reminder of the reason of the torment.

Stars will shake and fall - Let's say each angel created by God is represented by a star, then 1/3 of the stars will loose their physical position and transfigured to the shape of an angel on earth ready to be judged. This could explain why the Astros have an effect on our lives. The stars told the wise men where to find Jesus. Maybe they are not just stars billions of light years away from us that in no why affect our lives. The amount of them could be enormous. That might explain why one men possessed had a legion of demons.

Nations will fear sea - The sea turns to blood killing all the animals. The Bible also mentions that the new earth will no longer have a sea.

27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

 29"Immediately after the distress of those days
   " 'the sun will be darkened,
      and the moon will not give its light
;
   the stars will fall from the sky,
      and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

 24"But in those days, following that distress,
   " 'the sun will be darkened,
      and the moon will not give its light;
 25the stars will fall from the sky,
      and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

 25"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
Sing of Jesus in Heaven of Power and Glory, Angels Gather, and nations mourn
This is the Harvest. There is a fishing net for the rapture and a Harvest time for the Elect. There is also a recurring theme of the four winds. It is very symbolic of the four navigational points meaning all the earth.
 30"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
 26"At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
When the signs are fulfilled the end is near, Generation will not pass. Heaven and earth will pass away.
32"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that i]is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
28"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. 30I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

 29He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.

 32"I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Be on guard and alert, Only God know the hour, Some will be taken some left behind
Recap, Now it is talking about the net not the harvest.

36"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

 42"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

32"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
   
Watch, servant, your Master in coming and that day will close on you unexpectedly

43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

 45"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,' 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

34It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35"Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "
 
34"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."

 

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