Saturday, May 20, 2017

PART 2 FOR ISRAEL OR THE CHURCH

MATTHEW 24

WARNING  FOR  ISRAEL  OR  THE  CHURCH

12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

The people’s hearts grow cold towards God and His word, choosing to live their sinful self centered lives by rejecting Jesus as the true Messiah. We can see that our government has turned against Jesus along with the media and entertainment industry and many churches, and even God’s chosen people. Israel has gone the way of the world. Jesus tells the parable of the Fig Tree in Matthew 24:32-33 as an example and warning, that when they (Israel) sees these things happening, know that Jesus is the promised Messiah, and His return is near, that He is standing at the door.

All we like sheep have gone astray: We have turned, every one,
to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

ISHIAH 53:6

For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this 
adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man 
also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory 
of His Father with the holy angels.”


Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you 
be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!

JAMES 5:9

13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this 
gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a 
witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Only those who endure to the end will be saved.  Because of 
Israel’s rejection of Jesus, they must endure the tribulation and 
only a remnant will be saved.  We as Christians today are 
already saved by God’s grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. 
(the church will not face the tribulation)

And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name 
of the Lord Shall be savedFor in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem 
there shall be deliveranceAs the Lord has said, 
Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.


Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number 
of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, 
The remnant will be saved.

ROMANS 9:27

Israel, Jews and unbeliever must endure the tribulation, they are 
tested by God and only having knowledge of God’s word, will 
a remnant be saved for Israel’s sake.

10 For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver 
is refined11 You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on 
our backs. 12 You have caused men to ride over our heads; 
We went through fire and through water; But 
You brought us out to rich fulfillment.

PSALM 66:10-12

And it shall come to pass in all the land,” Says the Lord, 
That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one–third 
shall be left in itI will bring the one–third through the fire, Will 
refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. 
They will call on My name, And I will answer them.
I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one 
will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”

ZECHARIAH 13:8-9

22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be 
saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

MATTHEW 24:22

But God will send His two witnesses to prophesy during the 
tribulation. God gives every chance for Israel and unbelievers 
to turn to their promised Messiah.

And I will give power to my two witnesses,
and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred
and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

REVELATION 11:3

The Great Tribulation
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),

Here it speaks of a holy place, the temple, the Jewish temple. Once the temple is rebuilt, the Jews will offer animal’s blood for the atonement of sin.  But when they see the anti-christ standing in the temple, many will remember that it was told to them by the prophet Daniel and will not be deceived by him. This begins the last three and one half years of the tribulation when Satan makes an attempt to imitate God.

13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’

ISAIAH 14:13-14

30 For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage  .“So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. 31 And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation. 32 Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strongand carry out great exploits.

DANIEL 11:30-32

11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, 
and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be 
one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

DANIEL 12:11

who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God 
or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God
showing himself that he is God.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:4

For the Christian church there is no need for a daily sacrifice for sin, for Jesus paid that price for us once and for all.

who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices,
first for His own sins and then for the people’s,
for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.


In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness
of sins, according to the riches of His grace

EPHESIANS 1:7

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have 
fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ 
His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 JOHN 1:7

We (the church) are not looking or waiting to see the anti-christ appear, we are to keep watch, looking for Jesus to appear. We will not be here, as Christians, our temple is our body, not a 
building. Jesus Christ was our sacrifice, our blood atonement for sin once for all.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that 
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more 
then, having now been justified by His blood, 
we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

ROMANS 5:8-9

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

1 CORINTHIANS 3:16

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?
For you are the temple of the living God.
As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them.
I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”


16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Here Jesus is naming a place, Judea.  From there flee to the mountains.  First of all Christians from around the world would have to go to Judea, and then flee to the mountains.  Only those in Israel (the Jews) will be able to flee Judea, not Christians, we are no longer here. The rapture has already taken place.  God has prepare a place for the His chosen (Jews) in the wilderness where they will be safe.
Then the woman fled into the wilderness,
where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her
there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

REVELATION 12:6

As Christians we don’t flee, we are to fight the good fight, and we are to wait for Jesus to appear.

20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also 
eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

PHILIPPIANS 3:20

10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the 
dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

1 THESSALONIANS 1:10

In 2 Timothy 4:7-8.  We are looking for His appearing, the rapture, not His return, for when He returns, we will be with Him.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, 
I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the 
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, 
will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also
to all who have loved His appearing.

2 TIMOTHY 4:7 – 8

17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Jesus warns not even to go to your homes. Only Israel has that ability to flee to the mountains.If Christians were still here, there would be no place for them to go.  Thank you Jesus, we are in heaven with You.

[ Prophecy of the End Time ] “At that time Michael shall 
stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of 
your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as 
never was since there was a nationEven to that time. 
And at that time your people shall be delivered
Every one who is found written in the book.


He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments,
and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life;
but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.


17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, 
and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, 
who keep the commandments of God 
and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

REVELATION 12:17

22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

It is only because of the Jews, the elect (Israel) God’s chosen, that those days are shorten and because of them there will be people who believe in Jesus that are saved coming through the tribulation. There are still those who go through the tribulation whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, 
but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked 
shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

DANIEL 12:10

Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, 
but concerning the election they are beloved 
for the sake of the fathers.


23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.

This warning is for Israel. Only the Jews that know God’s word from the prophet Daniel’s warnings and other prophets will not be fooled by this false deception. For many Jews have left God’s traditions and law for the pleasures of this world.

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working 
of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and 
with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, 
because they did not receive the love of the truth, 
that they might be saved.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:9-10

26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

God word tells us how Jesus will return to earth. Those who receive Jesus during the tribulation will recognize that Jesus will soon return and He is coming to avenge His people and to make war with the anti-christ and all that followed him.

14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, 
which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, 
to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 
15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, 
and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his 
shame.” 16 And they gathered them together to the 
place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.

REVELATION 16:14-16

[ Christ on a White Horse ] Now I saw heaven opened, and behold,
a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True,
and in righteousness He judges and makes war.


14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,
followed Him on white horses.

REVELATION 19:14

The Beast and His Armies Defeated

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with 
a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of 
heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great 
God18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains,
the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit 
on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small 
and great.” 19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, 
and their armies, gathered together to make war against 
Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet 
who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those 
who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his 
imageThese two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with 
brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which 
proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. 
And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

REVELATION 19:17-21
  
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Here Jesus tells of His return, and He’s coming for judgment and to make war. The people on the earth will mourn. The church is not here, for we joyfully waited for Jesus to appear. But those left behind will mourn, for Jesus will judge and cast away all those who are not His. His angels will gather from the four corners of the earth those who were left behind after the rapture. Then Jesus will separate His sheep from the goats, and He will gather the remnant sheep to Himself.

49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth,
separate the wicked from among the just,

MATTHEW 13:49

32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will 
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep 
from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but 
the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those 
on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the 
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

MATTHEW 25:32-34

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him
even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth 
will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

REVELATION 1:7

The church is not here, we were raptured, for the church did not mourn, but looked for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. The church loved His appearing.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day,
and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

2 TIMOTHY 4:8

13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing
of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

TITUS 2:13

THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

The rapture of the church, His bride, ( the saints) Jesus Himself catches His saints up to the clouds Himself. At the end of the tribulation, Jesus will send His angels to gather His elect (Israel) and those who believed in His name.

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven 
with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the 
trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 
17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up 
together with them in the clouds to meet the 
Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

1 THESSALONIANS 4:16-17

These are two separate events taking place in the last days, one with the church, and one with Israel and new believers. One in the beginning, and one at the end. God gives every opportunity to return to Him.

THE END TIME GATHERING

In the parable of the Tares and the Dragnet, Jesus tells of the end of the age, and that His angels are the reapers who separates the just from the unjust.

Parable of the tares
39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest 
is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore 
as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the 
end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, 
and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, 
and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into 
the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing 
of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun 
in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, 
let him hear!

MATTHEW 13:39-43

Parable of the dragnet
49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, 
separate the wicked from among the just, 50 and cast them into 
the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

MATTHEW 13:49-50

31 And He will send His angels with a great sound 
of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect 
from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

REVELATION 24:31

The prophet Daniel spoke of a holy people in the last days that comes through the tribulation.  The only ones in the bible called a holy people to the Lord is Israel, not the church. The church is referred to as the saints or the bride of Christ.

7  Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the 
waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand 
to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be 
for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power 
of the holy people has been completely shattered,
all these things shall be finished.


12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the
one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest,
and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”

DANIEL 12:12-13

God refers to Israel as His holy people, or His elect. Christians are referred to as the saints.

“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God;


For Jacob My servant’s sake, And Israel My elect,
I have even called you by your name;
I have named you, though you have not known Me.


To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are 
sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all 
who in every place call on the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:


There are two different events. The first one, Jesus coming for His saints His bride before the tribulation. The second event, God dealing with His people Israel through the tribulation. The Jews that believed in Jesus have already become His saints. The ones that have not believed yet, God is still dealing with their hearts and will give them every opportunity in the tribulation to repent and come to Jesus their true Messiah.

22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them
 David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, 
I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, 
who will do all My will.’23 From this man’s seed,
according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior—Jesus— 
24 after John had first preached, before His coming, 
the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

ACTS 13:22-24

Friday, April 28, 2017

PART 1 FOR ISRAEL OR THE CHURCH

MATTHEW 24:1-49
WARNING FOR  ISRAEL  OR  THE  CHURCH

As Christians we seem to think that the New Testament was written just for us, “wrong”, if you look you will see that Jesus was sent for the lost sheep of Israel. Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets of the Old Testament. It was through the rejection of their promised Messiah by the majority that the door opened to the gentiles, for the first Christians were Jews. The bible, God’s word was written for all mankind. We can clearly see that there are times God’s word speaks directly to Israel (the Jews), directly to Christians, and to just the unbelievers, but it is for the benefit of all.  In Matthew 24 Jesus is speaking of Israel.

Sending Out the Twelve
These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them
saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles
and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go 
rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

MATTHEW 10:5-6

24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except 
to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

MATTHEW 15:24

There was no Christian church at this time in history. The church begins in Acts 2:1, the day of Pentecost.  Before reading Matthew 24, you need to go back three verses in Matthew 23 to see Jesus is speaking of Israel, the Jews, not the church.  Remember it was man that marked God’s word with chapters and numbered the verses, so always follow the golden rule, read the verses before and after to understand the fullness of God’s word and meaning.

In Revelation 7 the Lamb (Jesus) opens the 7 seals allowing the anti-christ to begin his time to deceive the world. In Revelation 7:3 Jesus seals the servants of God on their foreheads, all from the house of Israel. We the church, are not here, for we were already sealed by God with His   Holy Spirit.

22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit 
in our hearts as a guarantee.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:22

Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God,
who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:5

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, 
the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having 
believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

EPHESIANS 1:13

Only God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus have the power to restrain Satan. When Jesus raptures His church to Himself, in that moment with the Holy Spirit living in us, He leaves with us. The earth will feel a great loss of the presence of the Holy Spirit for a moment. But when those left behind see them disappear, many will realize what the Christians told them was true, and will believe and call on the name of Jesus and be saved and receive God’s Holy Spirit. For God is omnipresent. Only when the believers are gone can the anti-christ be revealed.

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work;
only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out 
of the wayAnd then the lawless one will be revealed
whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth 
and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:7- 8

For if the church was still here, we would recognize the anti-christ and warn people who he is before he entered the holy temple and claim to be god. As Christians, our focus is always on the appearing of Jesus Christ and not the coming of the anti-christ. There are two events, first, Jesus appearing, the rapture, second, His return, with His saints for judgment.

The First Event. Pre-Tribualtion Rapture. The Lord Himself. Christians will love His appearing.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on 
that Day, and not to me only but also to all who 
have loved His appearing.


Trained by Saving Grace
11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to 
all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly 
lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the 
present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious 
appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

TITUS 2:11-13

The Second Even. He Sends His Angels Out. The World will mourn at His appearing.

30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven.
and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see
the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and 
great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of
a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the
four winds, from one end of heaven to the others.

MATTHEW 24:30,31

Will people be saved during the tribulation?  Yes.  They will receive the Holy Spirit after they hear the truth of the gospel. God’s word endures forever. But those left behind after the rapture must try to survive the seven year tribulation or die for their faith in Jesus.

So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by 
giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us,


The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”

ISAIAH 40:8

But the word of the Lord endures forever.
”Now this is the word which by the 
gospel was preached to you.


Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls 
of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the 
testimony which they held10 And they cried with a loud voice, 
saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and 
avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a 
white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them 
that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number 
of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed 
as they were, was completed.

REVELATION 6:9-11

God is dealing with Israel, the Jews. We know the holy city is Jerusalem. We do not need to be reconciled for our iniquities to God, Jesus already took care of that.

24 “Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy
.

DANIEL 9:24


STARTING WITH MATTHEW  23:37-39

Jesus Laments over Jerusalem
37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Jesus is lamenting for Jerusalem (Israel) who He came to save, but was rejected by the majority, that were not willing to accept Him as their promised Messiah. 

He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

ISAIAH 53:3

10 He was in the world, and the world was made 
through Him,and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

JOHN 1:10-11

38 See! Your house is left to you desolate; 39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ”

Their house (the temple), was desolate. For the temple had become their house, not God’s.  They couldn’t see that God Almighty and Jesus the Lamb are the True temple, and without Jesus it was just an empty building. 

Yet I say to you that in this place 
there is One greater than the temple.

MATTHEW 12:6

22 But I saw no temple in it,
for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

REVELATION 21:22


As for the church we are joined to the Father by Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. We are never separated from Him.

At that day you will know that I am in My Father, 
and you in Me, and I in you.


But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.



MATTHEW  24 : 1 – 31

Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple
MATTHEW 24:1  Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

The temple destroyed, 70 A.D by the Romans', Jesus saw the future destruction of the temple.

Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins, And the mountain 
of the temple Like the bare hills of the forest.


These buildings of the temple were magnificent. They took pride in man’s workmanship. But Jesus asked them, “can’t you see”? The buildings mean nothing, for Israel rejected their Messiah, the true temple of God. Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem because of their rejection. Today Israel is preparing to rebuild their third temple.

21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

JOHN 2:21

48 “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples
made with hands, as the prophet says:
49 ‘Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool.
What house will you build for Me? says the Lord,
Or what is the place of My rest?
50 Has My hand not made all these things?’

ACTS 7:48-50

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your 
day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are 
hidden from your eyes. 43 For days will come upon you when your
 enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you 
and close you in on every side,  44 and level you, and your 
children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in 
you one stone upon another, because you did not know 
the time of your visitation.”

LUKE 19:41-44

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

The disciples meet with Jesus privately, and question Him on His coming return. Jesus calls them friends and makes known to them all the things He heard from His Father concerning Israel for their rejection of their promised Messiah, confirming the words of the prophet Joel.  Luke in Acts 2:22 goes on to add that Jesus was the sign that Israel was waiting for. Even with all the miracles, wonders, and signs they saw Him do, they still did not receive Him.  In the last days God will pour out His Spirit on Israel, yet only a remnant is saved.

15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know
what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things
that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

JOHN 15:15

27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am 
the Lord your God  And there is no other. My people shall
 never be put to shame. 28 “And it shall come to pass afterward 
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your 
daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams,  
Your young men shall see visions. 29 And also on My menservants 
and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: 
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned 
into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the 
great and awesome day of the Lord32 And it shall come to pass  
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.  For 
in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the 
Lord has said, Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.

JOEL 2:27-32

22 Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man 
attested by God  to you by miracles, wonders, and signs 
which God did through Him in your midst,
as you yourselves also know—

ACTS 2:22

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.

Messiah in Hebrew is moshiach or mashiach which means anointed priest or king. The moshiach will be a man who possesses extraordinary qualities. The Jews believe he will be human, not god, demi-god, and there is absolutely nothing supernatural about a moshiach. As Christians, we believe the messiah is the Son of God and is God. Hebrew teaching is the moshiach will be a charismatic leader inspiring others to follow him, bringing the nations to a new world order, he will be a great military leader and judge, well versed in Jewish law. As Christians we can see how many will be deceived, for us this is almost an exact description of the anti-christ. In Matthew 24:24 Jesus warns them again, if possible to even deceive the elect, (Jews).  We can also see many false teachers in the Christian churches also deceiving many.

24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great 
signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

MATTHEW 24:24

For many will come in My name,
saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many.


For false christs and false prophets will rise and
show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

MARK 13:22 

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.   For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

God’s judgment begins on the earth.  God told us all before hand in His word, as when a woman is in labor. the pain keeps getting closer until the birth comes. We can see many of these signs happening now and will continue to grow worse until the birth, (the seven year tribulation begins.)

Behold, the day of the Lord comes, Cruel, with both wrath 
and fierce angerTo lay the land desolate; And He will 
destroy its sinners from it.


Now these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel 
and Judah“For thus says the Lord: We have heard a voice of 
trembling, Of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, Whether 
man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with 
his hands on his loins Like a woman in laborAnd all faces turned 
paleAlas! For that day is great, So that none is like itAnd it 
is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

JEREMIAH 30:4-7

Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand;
It shall come as destruction from the Almighty.

JOEL 1:15

The Lord gives voice before His army, For His camp is very 
great; For strong is the One who executes His word.
For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; 
Who can endure it?

JOEL 2:11

For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord
so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and 
safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains 
upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:2-3

God’s word states, He preserves the believers in Jesus Christ (the church) and we will not be left to the hands of evil or face His wrath.

You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of 
His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

PSALM 97:10

36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted 
worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass
and to stand before the Son of Man.”

LUKE 21:36

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

ROMANS 5:9

and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the 
dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.


Because you have kept My command to persevere,
I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come
upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.


“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

At this point in time, remember Jesus is speaking to His disciples, Jews, Israel, there is no Christian church in this time of history. Throughout history the faithful Jews have faced tribulation, and His disciples did not only face tribulation, but death. There will be no greater time in history than the seven year tribulation that future Jewish generations must endure for rejecting Jesus as their Messiah. Those who know God’s word will realize that Jesus is the true Messiah and be hated and killed in this time of the seven year tribulation.

22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
But he who endures to the end will be saved.

MATTHEW 10:22

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and
write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall
be My people. 11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and
none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me,
from the least of them to the greatest of them.

HEBREWS 8:10-11

Jesus knowing all things, knew what was in store for His disciples, but also for generations to come.  Stephen was stoned to death, James the son of Zebedee was beheaded, Philip was crucified, Matthew was martyred, slain with a halberd, a weapon consisting of an ax blade and a sharp spike mounted on the end of a long staff, usually about 5–6 ft, James, the brother of Jesus, stoned, his brains dashed out with a fuller’s club, Matthias was beheaded, Andrew was crucified, Mark was dragged to pieces by the people of Alexandria, Peter was crucified upside down, Paul was beheaded by sword, Jude was crucified, Bartholomew was beaten, then crucified, Thomas was thrust through with a spear, Luke was hanged on an olive tree, Simon was crucified, and John cast into boiling oil, he escaped by miracle without injury. John was the only apostle who escaped a violent death.

Persecutions Are Coming
16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. 
Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 
17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils 
and scourge you in their synagogues. 18 You will be brought
before governors and kings for My sakeas a 
testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

MATTHEW 10:16-18

11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.   

Not only have false prophets come into the temples of Israel to keep them from the true Messiah, but we can see this is also happening in many churches today.  As God’s word was true for Israel, it also holds true for today’s Christian church as a warning. For many religious leaders want to hold all the glory and power for themselves, withholding the truth from Israel and the church.

“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led 
them astray; They have turned them away on the mountains. 
They have gone from mountain to hill; They have 
forgotten their resting place.


“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy 
and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: 
Woe to the shepherds of Israel who
feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, 
deceiving and being deceived.


2 TIMOTHY 3:13