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The Teaching of Jesus
Gods Wrath on Israel in that Generation Matthew
2329-39
And so upon you will come all the righteous blood
that has been shed on earth, from the blood of
righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of
Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple
and the altar. I tell you the truth, all this
will come upon this generation. (Matthew 2335-36
NIV)
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Jesus Prediction of the Destruction of Jerusalem
And so upon you will come all the righteous blood
that has been shed on earth, from the blood of
righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of
Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple
and the altar. I tell you the truth, all this
will come upon this generation. (Matthew 2335-36
NIV)
Famines Earthquakes Wars (246-8) Persecutio
n False Prophets Betrayal (249-12) Fleeing
to the mountains (2416-17) The Great
tribulation- (2421) Sun and Moon darkened Son
of man coming 2429-30)
I tell you the truth, this generation will
certainly not pass away until all these things
have happened. (Matthew 2434 NIV)
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Jesus left the temple and was walking away when
his disciples came up to him to call his
attention to its buildings. "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." As 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?" (Matthew 241-3 NIV)
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Stones up to 40 feet long - 37 Tons
Western (Wailing Wall)
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Josephus an eye witness
Caesar gave orders that they should demolish the
entire city and temple, but should leave many of
the towers standing and much of the wall that
enclosed the west side of the city. This wall
was spared to make protection for the Romans and
to demonstrate to future generations what kind of
city the valor of the Romans had conquered.
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Longmont Building
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  • Solomons Porch (Portico) was 300 meters long
    (nearly 3 football fields) with 162 Corinthian
    Columns up to 33 meters tall.

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These Things the destruction of Jerusalem
Jesus left the temple and was walking away when
his disciples came up to him to call his
attention to its buildings. "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." As 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?" (Matthew 241-3 NIV)
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These things they Destruction of Jerusalem
"Tell us (1) when will this happen, and (2) what
will be the sign of your coming and (3) of the
end of the age?" (Matthew 241-3 NIV)
Fulfillment at 3 different times or at the same
time
"Tell us, when will these things happen? And what
will be the sign that they are all about to be
fulfilled?" (Mark 134 NIV)
"Teacher," they asked, "when will these things
happen? And what will be the sign that they are
about to take place?" (Luke 217 NIV)
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The sign of Jesus Coming is the same as the sign
of Jerusalems Destruction
"Tell us when will this happen, and what will be
the sign of your coming and of the end of the
age?" (Matthew 241-3 NIV)
"Teacher," they asked, "when will these things
happen? And what will be the sign that they are
about to take place?" (Luke 217 NIV)
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Did the Lord Come in the same generation when the
temple was torn down?
"Tell us when will this happen, and what will be
the sign of your coming and of the end of the
age?" (Matthew 241-3 NIV)
All men will hate you because of me, but he who
stands firm to the end will be saved. When you
are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I
tell you the truth, you will not finish going
through the cities of Israel before the Son of
Man comes. (Matthew 1022-23 NIV)
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Did the Lord Come in the same generation when the
temple was torn down?
"Tell us when will this happen, and what will be
the sign of your coming and of the end of the
age?" (Matthew 241-3 NIV)
For the Son of Man is going to come in his
Father's glory with his angels, and then he will
reward each person according to what he has done.
I tell you the truth, some who are standing here
will not taste death before they see the Son of
Man coming in his kingdom." (Matthew 1627-28
NIV)
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The End of the Age
"Tell us when will this happen, and what will be
the sign of your coming and of the end of the
age?" (Matthew 243 NIV)
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what
shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end
of the world? (Matthew 243 King James Version)
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The End of the Age
"Tell us when will this happen, and what will be
the sign of your coming and of the end of the
age?" (Matthew 243 NIV)
Then Christ would have had to suffer many times
since the creation of the world. But now he has
appeared once for all at the end of the ages to
do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Just as man is destined to die once, and after
that to face judgment, (Hebrews 926-27 NIV)
The End of the Jewish Age
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The End of the Age
"Tell us when will this happen, and what will be
the sign of your coming and of the end of the
age?" (Matthew 243 NIV)
He (Jesus) was chosen before the creation of the
world, but was revealed in these last times for
your sake. (1 Peter 120 NIV)
The End of the Jewish Age
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Gods Covenant with Israel
Began with Moses and ended at the end of the age
The End of the Age
Moses
Fall of Jerusalem
Last Days
30 A.D.
70 A.D.
1400 B.C.
End of the nation of Israel
Beginning of the nation of Israel
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Gods Covenant with Israel
But God found fault with the people and said
"The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I
will make a new covenant with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah. It will not be like
the covenant I made with their forefathers when I
took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my
covenant, and I turned away from them, declares
the Lord. By calling this covenant "new," he
has made the first one obsolete and what is
obsolete and aging will soon disappear. (Hebrews
88-13 NIV)
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Jesus answered "Watch out that no one deceives
you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I
am the Christ, 'and will deceive many. You 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. Nation will
rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be famines and earthquakes in various
places. All these are the beginning of birth
pains. (Matthew 244-8 NIV)
Did this happen in the first century?
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Josephus eyewitness and historian
The land was over run with magicians, seducers,
and imposters, who drew the people after them in
multitudes into secluded places and deserts to
see signs and miracles promised by the power of
God
64-68 A.D.
Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced
sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of
Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great,
and all the people, both high and low, gave him
their attention and exclaimed, "This man is the
divine power known as the Great Power." (Acts
89-10 NIV)
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Josephus Eyewitness and Historian
There was another body of wicked men gotten
together, not so impure in their actions, but
more wicked in their intentions, which laid waste
the happy state of the city. These were men who
deceived and deluded the people under pretense of
Divine inspiration, but were for seeking
innovations and changes of the government and
these prevailed with the multitude to act like
madmen, and went before them into the wilderness,
as pretending that God would there show them the
signals of liberty. But there was a false
prophet that did the Jews more mischief than the
former he was a cheat, and pretended to be a
prophet also and got 30,000 men that were deluded
by him
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Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be
somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to
him. He was killed, all his followers were
dispersed, and it all came to nothing. (Acts 536
NIV)
When Fadus was procurator of Judea, an imposter
called Theudas persuaded a vast crowd to take
their belongings and follow him the River Jordan
for he claimed to be a prophet, and promised to
divide the river by his command and provide an
easy crossing. A great many people were deceived
by this talk. Fadus did not allow them to enjoy
their folly but sent the calvary against them.
These attacked them without warning, killed many,
and took many alive, capturing Theudas himself,
whose head they cut off and conveyed to Jerusalem
Josephus First Century Historian
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Jesus answered "Watch out that no one deceives
you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I
am the Christ, 'and will deceive many. You 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. Nation will
rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be famines and earthquakes in various
places. All these are the beginning of birth
pains. (Matthew 244-8 NIV)
All of these things happened between 30 70 A.D.
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"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted
and put to death, and you will be hated by all
nations because of me. At that time many will
turn away from the faith and will betray and hate
each other, and many false prophets will appear
and deceive many people. Because of the increase
of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
(Matthew 249-13 NIV)
The Book of Acts tells this story
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"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted
and put to death, and you will be hated by all
nations because of me. At that time many will
turn away from the faith and will betray and hate
each other, and many false prophets will appear
and deceive many people. Because of the increase
of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
(Matthew 249-13 NIV)
And Saul was there, giving approval to his death.
On that day a great persecution broke out against
the church at Jerusalem, and all except the
apostles were scattered throughout Judea and
Samaria. (Acts 81 NIV)
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"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted
and put to death, and you will be hated by all
nations because of me. At that time many will
turn away from the faith and will betray and hate
each other, and many false prophets will appear
and deceive many people. Because of the increase
of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
(Matthew 249-13 NIV)
Do your best to come to me quickly, for Demas,
because he loved this world, has deserted me and
has gone to Thessalonica. (2 Timothy 49-11 NIV)
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"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted
and put to death, and you will be hated by all
nations because of me. At that time many will
turn away from the faith and will betray and hate
each other, and many false prophets will appear
and deceive many people. Because of the increase
of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
(Matthew 249-13 NIV)
I know that after I leave, savage wolves will
come in among you and will not spare the flock.
Even from your own number men will arise and
distort the truth in order to draw away disciples
after them. (Acts 2029-30 NIV)
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached
in the whole world as a testimony to all nations,
and then the end will come. (Matthew 2414 NIV)
Was this done in the first century?
Understanding the Bible use of whole world and
all nations
Now it came about in those days that a decree
went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be
taken of all the inhabited earth. (Luke 21 NASB)
And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all
the world should be taxed. (Luke 21 KJV)
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached
in the whole world as a testimony to all nations,
and then the end will come. (Matthew 2414 NIV)
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree
that a census should be taken of the entire Roman
world. (Luke 21 NIV)
Now it came about in those days that a decree
went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be
taken of all the inhabited earth. (Luke 21 NASB)
And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all
the world should be taxed. (Luke 21 KJV)
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Understanding the Bible use of whole world and
all nations
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing
Jews from every nation under heaven. (Acts 25
NIV)
Parthians, Medes and Elamites residents of
Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and
Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts
of Libya near Cyrene visitors from Rome (both
Jews and converts to Judaism) Cretans and
Arabs-- we hear them declaring the wonders of God
in our own tongues!" (Acts 29-11 NIV)
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached
in the whole world as a testimony to all nations,
and then the end will come. (Matthew 2414 NIV)
Was the gospel preached to all nations in the
first century?
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for
all of you, because your faith is being reported
all over the world. (Romans 18 NIV)
according to the commandment of the eternal God,
has been made known to all the nations, leading
to obedience of faith (Romans 1625-26 NASB)
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached
in the whole world as a testimony to all nations,
and then the end will come. (Matthew 2414 NIV)
Was the gospel preached to all nations in the
first century?
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly
established and steadfast, and not moved away
from the hope of the gospel that you have heard,
which was proclaimed in all creation under
heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a
minister. (Colossians 123 NASB)
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached
in the whole world as a testimony to all nations,
and then the end will come. (Matthew 2414 NIV)
Was the gospel preached to all nations in the
first century?
the gospel, which has come to you, just as in all
the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and
increasing, even as it has been doing in you also
since the day you heard of it and understood the
grace of God in truth (Colossians 15-6 NASB)
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"Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF
DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the
prophet, standing in the holy place (let the
reader understand), then let those who are in
Judea flee to the mountains (Matthew 2415-16
NASB)
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies,
then recognize that her desolation is at hand.
"Then let those who are in Judea flee to the
mountains, and let those who are in the midst of
the city depart, and let not those who are in the
country enter the city (Luke 2120-21 NASB)
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Matthew 2415 Abomination of Desolation spoken
of by Daniel the prophet (536 B.C.)
"Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will
be cut off and have nothing, and the people of
the prince who is to come will destroy the city
and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a
flood even to the end there will be war
desolations are determined. "And he will make a
firm covenant with the many for one week, but in
the middle of the week he will put a stop to
sacrifice and grain offering and on the wing of
abominations will come one who makes desolate,
even until a complete destruction, one that is
decreed, is poured out on the one who makes
desolate." (Daniel 926-27 NASB)
38
Is Matthew 24 talking about a universal
destruction (end of universe) or local
catastrophe?
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the
abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of
through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader
understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his
house go down to take anything out of the house.
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for
pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that
your flight will not take place in winter or on
the Sabbath. (Matthew 2415-20 NIV)
39
Is Matthew 24 talking about a universal
destruction (end of universe) or local
catastrophe?
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the
abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of
through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader
understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his
house go down to take anything out of the house.
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for
pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that
your flight will not take place in winter or on
the Sabbath. (Matthew 2415-20 NIV)
If a Universal destruction what does this mean
to those in USA or Australia
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Is Matthew 24 talking about a universal
destruction (end of universe) or a more local
catastrophe?
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the
abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of
through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader
understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his
house go down to take anything out of the house.
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for
pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that
your flight will not take place in winter or on
the Sabbath. (Matthew 2415-20 NIV)
41
Is Matthew 24 talking about a universal
destruction (end of universe) or a more local
catastrophe?
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the
abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of
through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader
understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his
house go down to take anything out of the house.
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for
pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that
your flight will not take place in winter or on
the Sabbath. (Matthew 2415-20 NIV)
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Is Matthew 24 talking about a universal
destruction (end of universe) or a more local
catastrophe?
If the whole world is going to be destroyed
does it matter if a woman is pregnant?
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the
abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of
through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader
understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his
house go down to take anything out of the house.
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for
pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that
your flight will not take place in winter or on
the Sabbath. (Matthew 2415-20 NIV)
43
Is Matthew 24 talking about a universal
destruction (end of universe) or a more local
catastrophe?
Are believers in Australia and USA supposed to
pray against each other?
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the
abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of
through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader
understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his
house go down to take anything out of the house.
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for
pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that
your flight will not take place in winter or on
the Sabbath. (Matthew 2415-20 NIV)
44
Is Matthew 24 talking about a universal
destruction (end of universe) or a more local
catastrophe?
The Sabbath days journey and the closing of the
city gates would be a hindrance to escaping
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the
abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of
through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader
understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his
house go down to take anything out of the house.
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for
pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that
your flight will not take place in winter or on
the Sabbath. (Matthew 2415-20 NIV)
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The Greatest Period of Tribulation
For then there will be great distress, unequaled
from the beginning of the world until now-- and
never to be equaled again. If those days had not
been cut short, no one would survive, but for the
sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
(Matthew 2421-22 NIV)
Josephus Eyewitness and Historian
All the calamities which have befallen any
nation from the beginning of the world to now
were but small in comparison with those of the
Jews
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The Greatest Period of Tribulation
Daniel (536 B.C.) sees the Roman Period
"At that time Michael, the great prince who
protects your people, will arise. There will be a
time of distress such as has not happened from
the beginning of nations until then. But at that
time your people-- everyone whose name is found
written in the book-- will be delivered. (Daniel
121 NIV)
"It will be for a time, times and half a time.
When the power of the holy people has been
finally broken, all these things will be
completed." (Daniel 127 NIV)
70 A.D
3 ½ years, 42 months, 1260 days
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The Great Tribulation of 66-70 A.D.
  • The Jewish Rebellion, 1,000,000 killed in
    Jerusalem.
  • Three Jewish factions inside the city fighting
    each other while the Romans surrounded the city
    and killed or made slaves of anyone who left.
  • Those who tried to desert the city were killed by
    their fellow Jews
  • Jews in every city of the Roman Empire were
    killed or persecuted (Prediction in speech of
    Agrippa II in 66 A.D. recorded by Josephus)

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The Great Tribulation of 66-70 A.D.
  • Example, the day of Jewish rebellion saw every
    Jew murdered in Caesarea (the Roman capital of
    Judea)
  • A few days later 50,000 were killed in one
    stadium in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Three civil wars in Rome at the same time as
    Jewish rebellion Romans fighting Romans for
    control
  • Nero the emperor killed members of the senate
    and his own family
  • Four Emperors of Rome either committed suicide or
    were assassinated within a few months

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The Great Tribulation of 66-70 A.D.
  • Example, the day of Jewish rebellion saw every
    Jew murdered in Caesarea (the Roman capital of
    Judea)
  • A few days later 50,000 were killed in one
    stadium in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Three civil wars in Rome at the same time as
    Jewish rebellion Romans fighting Romans for
    control
  • Nero the emperor killed members of the senate
    and his own family
  • Four Emperors of Rome either committed suicide or
    were assassinated within a few months

The Great Tribulation (66-70 A.D.)
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At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here
is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe
it. For false Christs and false prophets will
appear and perform great signs and miracles to
deceive even the elect-- if that were possible.
See, I have told you ahead of time. "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. For as lightning that comes
from the east is visible even in the west, so
will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever
there is a carcass, there the vultures will
gather. (Matthew 2423-28 NIV)
51
Josephus eyewitness and historian
A false prophet was the occasion of these
peoples destruction, who had made a public
proclamation in the city that very day, that God
had commanded them to get up upon the temple, and
that they should be given miraculous signs of
their deliverance. Now, there was then a great
number of false prophets used by the tyrants
(zealots) that they should wait for a
miraculous deliverance of God
52
From the death of Herod the Great .. To the
destruction of Jerusalem, the Jewish history is
filled with names of false Christs and false
prophets who deceived both the Jews and the
Samaritans. None appeared BEFORE this period and
not more than one for five or six centuries AFTER
IT.
Ketts History of the Bible
53
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but
test the spirits to see whether they are from
God, because many false prophets have gone out
into the world. This is how you can recognize the
Spirit of God Every spirit that acknowledges
that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from
God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge
Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the
antichrist, which you have heard is coming and
even now is already in the world. (1 John 41-3
NIV)
The Apostle John in 65 A.D.
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The Apostle John in 65 A.D.
Dear children, this is the last hour and as you
have heard that the antichrist is coming, even
now many antichrists have come. This is how we
know it is the last hour. (1 John 218 NIV)
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At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here
is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe
it. For false Christs and false prophets will
appear and perform great signs and miracles to
deceive even the elect-- if that were possible.
See, I have told you ahead of time. "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. For as lightning that comes
from the east is visible even in the west, so
will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever
there is a carcass, there the vultures will
gather. (Matthew 2423-28 NIV)
Wherever the Jews are (Carcass), the Romans
(Vultures) will be
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"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
I tell you the truth, this generation will
certainly not pass away until all these things
have happened. (Matthew 2434 NIV)
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"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.
Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what
is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies
will be shaken. At that time they will see the
Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great
glory. When these things begin to take place,
stand up and lift up your heads, because your
redemption is drawing near." He told them this
parable "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
When they sprout leaves, you can see for
yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so,
when you see these things happening, you know
that the kingdom of God is near. "I tell you the
truth, this generation will certainly not pass
away until all these things have happened. (Luke
2125-32 NIV)
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"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.
Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what
is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies
will be shaken. At that time they will see the
Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great
glory. When these things begin to take place,
stand up and lift up your heads, because your
redemption is drawing near." He told them this
parable "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
When they sprout leaves, you can see for
yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so,
when you see these things happening, you know
that the kingdom of God is near. "I tell you the
truth, this generation will certainly not pass
away until all these things have happened. (Luke
2125-32 NIV)
60
"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.'
(Matthew 2429 NIV)
How are we to understand this language?
61
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near it will
come like destruction from the Almighty. Because
of this, all hands will go limp, every man's
heart will melt. Terror will seize them, pain and
anguish will grip them they will writhe like a
woman in labor. They will look aghast at each
other, their faces aflame. See, the day of the
LORD is coming--a cruel day, with wrath and
fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and
destroy the sinners within it. The stars of
heaven and their constellations will not show
their light. The rising sun will be darkened and
the moon will not give its light. I will punish
the world for its evil, the wicked for their
sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the
haughty and will humble the pride of the
ruthless. I will make man scarcer than pure gold,
more rare than the gold of Ophir. Therefore I
will make the heavens tremble and the earth will
shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD
Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.
(Isaiah 136-13 NIV)
62
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near it will
come like destruction from the Almighty. Because
of this, all hands will go limp, every man's
heart will melt. Terror will seize them, pain and
anguish will grip them they will writhe like a
woman in labor. They will look aghast at each
other, their faces aflame. See, the day of the
LORD is coming--a cruel day, with wrath and
fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and
destroy the sinners within it. The stars of
heaven and their constellations will not show
their light. The rising sun will be darkened and
the moon will not give its light. I will punish
the world for its evil, the wicked for their
sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the
haughty and will humble the pride of the
ruthless. I will make man scarcer than pure gold,
more rare than the gold of Ophir. Therefore I
will make the heavens tremble and the earth will
shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD
Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.
(Isaiah 136-13 NIV)
An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of
Amoz saw (Isaiah 131 NIV) See, I will stir up
against them the Medes, who do not care for
silver and have no delight in gold. (Isaiah 1317
NIV) Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory
of the Babylonians' pride, will be overthrown by
God like Sodom and Gomorrah. (Isaiah 1319 NIV)
63
Isaiah (700 B.C.) saw the King of Babylon as a
STAR falling, happened in (536 B.C.)
you will take up this taunt against the king of
Babylon How the oppressor has come to an end!
How his fury has ended! (Isaiah 144 NIV) How
you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son
of the dawn! You have been cast down to the
earth, you who once laid low the nations! You
said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven I
will raise my throne above the stars of God I
will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on
the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I
will ascend above the tops of the clouds I will
make myself like the Most High." (Isaiah 1412-14
NIV)
64
Isaiah (700 B.C.) saw the King of Babylon as a
STAR falling, happened in (536 B.C.)

But you are brought down to the grave, to the
depths of the pit. Those who see you stare at
you, they ponder your fate "Is this the man who
shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble?
(Isaiah 1415-16 NIV)
"I will rise up against them," declares the LORD
Almighty. "I will cut off from Babylon her name
and survivors, her offspring and descendants,"
declares the LORD. (Isaiah 1422 NIV)
65
Sun and Moon dark when Egypt fell (600 B.C..)
"Son of man, take up a lament concerning Pharaoh
king of Egypt and say to him (Ezekiel 322 NIV)
When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens
and darken their stars I will cover the sun with
a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
All the shining lights in the heavens I will
darken over you I will bring darkness over your
land, declares the Sovereign LORD. (Ezekiel
327-8 NIV)
66
The Little Horn of Daniel 8 (Antiochus Epiphenes)
Out of one of them came another horn, which
started small but grew in power to the south and
to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. It
grew until it reached the host of the heavens,
and it threw some of the starry host down to the
earth and trampled on them. (Daniel 89-10 NIV)
67
Joels Prophecy fulfilled in the first century
(30-70 A.D.)
These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's
only nine in the morning! No, this is what was
spoken by the prophet Joel "'In the last days,
God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all
people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions, your old men
will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men
and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those
days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders
in the heaven above and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will
be turned to darkness and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day
of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name
of the Lord will be saved.' (Acts 215-21 NIV)
68
Joels Prophecy fulfilled in the first century
(30-70 A.D.)
These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's
only nine in the morning! No, this is what was
spoken by the prophet Joel "'In the last days,
God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all
people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions, your old men
will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men
and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those
days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders
in the heaven above and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will
be turned to darkness and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day
of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name
of the Lord will be saved.' (Acts 215-21 NIV)
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD
will be saved for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said,
among the survivors whom the LORD calls. (Joel
232 NIV)
69
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
I tell you the truth, this generation will
certainly not pass away until all these things
have happened. (Matthew 2434 NIV)
70
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
71
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
The Destruction of Jerusalem was a SIGN the Son
of Man was in heaven
then will appear the sign of the Son of man 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
(Matthew 2430 RSV)
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. (Matthew 2430 KJV)
72
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
In heaven is the location of the Son of Man,
not of the sign
then will appear the sign of the Son of man 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
(Matthew 2430 RSV)
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. (Matthew 2430 KJV)
73
At the ascension Jesus went up in the clouds to
the right hand of God authority was given to him
"In my vision at night I looked, and there before
me was one like a son of man, coming with the
clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of
Days and was led into his presence. He was given
authority, glory and sovereign power all
peoples, nations and men of every language
worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting
dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom
is one that will never be destroyed. (Daniel
713-14 NIV)
The Destruction of Jerusalem was his coming in
Judgment (a Sign) that he was King of the kingdom
74
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming
in a cloud with power and great glory. (Luke
2127 NIV) He told them this parable "Look at
the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout
leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that
summer is near. Even so, when you see these
things happening, you know that the kingdom of
God is near. "I tell you the truth, this
generation will certainly not pass away until all
these things have happened. (Luke 2129-32 NIV)
The Destruction of Jerusalem was his coming in
Judgment (a Sign) that he was king of the kingdom
75
But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said
to Him, "I adjure You by the living God, that You
tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of
God." Jesus said to him, "You have said it
yourself nevertheless I tell you, hereafter
you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT
HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF
HEAVEN." (Matthew 2663-64 NASB)
footnote in NASV says from now on. The
High Priest that generation, would see this
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. (Matthew 2430 KJV)
76
But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said
to Him, "I adjure You by the living God, that You
tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of
God." Jesus said to him, "You have said it
yourself nevertheless I tell you, hereafter
you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT
HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF
HEAVEN." (Matthew 2663-64 NASB)
Then the high priest tore his robes, saying, "He
has blasphemed! What further need do we have of
witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the
blasphemy (Matthew 2665 NASB)
The High Priest knew the language of Jesus here
was a Messianic claim When Jerusalem was
destroyed, this was sign to that generation he
had told the truth.
77
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear
in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth
(land) will mourn, (Matthew 2430 NASB) "Then
the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven,
and then all the tribes of the earth (land) will
mourn, (Matthew 2430 NKJV)
contracted from a primary word soil by
extension a region, or the solid part or the
whole of the terrene globe (including the
occupants in each application)--country,
earth(-ly), ground, land, world.
an offshoot, i.e. race or clan--kindred, tribe.
78
"And I will pour on the house of David and on the
inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and
supplication then they will look on Me whom they
pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one
mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as
one grieves for a firstborn. "In that day there
shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the
mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
(Zechariah 1210-11 NKJV)
"In that day a fountain shall be opened for the
house of David and for the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.
(Zechariah 131 NKJV)
For I will gather all the nations to battle
against Jerusalem The city shall be taken, The
houses rifled, And the women ravished. Half of
the city shall go into captivity, But the remnant
of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
(Zechariah 142 NKJV)
79
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 17 NKJV)
Another Clue that Matthew 24, Zechariah 12-14,
and Revelation are about the same event
80
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
Tribes of Israel mourning, not Gentiles
and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear
in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth
(land) will mourn, (Matthew 2430 NASB) "Then
the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven,
and then all the tribes of the earth (land) will
mourn, (Matthew 2430 NKJV)
contracted from a primary word soil by
extension a region, or the solid part or the
whole of the terrene globe (including the
occupants in each application)--country,
earth(-ly), ground, land, world.
an offshoot, i.e. race or clan--kindred, tribe.
81
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
Did people in the first century see the Lord come
in the clouds?
I tell you the truth, this generation will
certainly not pass away until all these things
have happened. (Matthew 2434 NIV)
82
"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory
of His Father with His angels and WILL THEN
RECOMPENSE EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.
"Truly I say to you, there are some of those who
are standing here who shall not taste death until
they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
(Matthew 1627-28 NASB)
"But whenever they persecute you in this city,
flee to the next for truly I say to you, you
shall not finish going through the cities of
Israel, until the Son of Man comes. (Matthew
1023 NASB)
83
They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds
of the sky, with power and great glory. (Matt
2430)
  • Did they SEE him?
  • Yes, if we can understand SEE in a different way
    than literal eyesight
  • The pure in heart shall see God (Matt 58)
  • The born again shall see the kingdom (John 35)
  • Yet a little while and the world sees me no
    more, but you see me (John 1616)
  • The word see means to know, be aware, have
    knowledge, perceive, be sure, understand

84
THE LORD COMING IN CLOUDS?
Is this what we picture when we think of the Lord
coming in clouds? Maybe we need to study our
Bible more.
85
Then the earth shook and quaked And the
foundations of the mountains were trembling And
were shaken, because He was angry. Smoke went up
out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth
devoured Coals were kindled by it. He bowed the
heavens also, and came down With thick darkness
under His feet. And He rode upon a cherub and
flew And He sped upon the wings of the wind. He
made darkness His hiding place, His canopy around
Him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the
skies. From the brightness before Him passed His
thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire. The
LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most
High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of
fire. And He sent out His arrows, and scattered
them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and
routed them. Then the channels of water appeared,
And the foundations of the world were laid bare
At Thy rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath
of Thy nostrils. (Psalms 187-15 NASB)
The Bible paints a much different picture of his
coming
86

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of
His throne. Fire goes before Him, And burns up
His adversaries round about. His lightnings lit
up the world The earth saw and trembled. (Psalms
972-4 NASB)
87
THE LORD COMING IN CLOUDS
The oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the LORD is
riding on a swift cloud, and is about to come to
Egypt The idols of Egypt will tremble at His
presence, And the heart of the Egyptians will
melt within them. (Isaiah 191 NASB)
88

"For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is
near It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom
for the nations. "And a sword will come upon
Egypt, And anguish will be in Ethiopia, When the
slain fall in Egypt, They take away her wealth,
And her foundations are torn down. (Ezekiel
303-4 NASB)
89
"And when I extinguish you, I will cover the
heavens, and darken their stars I will cover the
sun with a cloud, And the moon shall not give its
light. "All the shining lights in the heavens I
will darken over you And will set darkness on
your land," Declares the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel
327-8 NASB)
For thus says the Lord GOD, "The sword of the
king of Babylon shall come upon you. "By the
swords of the mighty ones I will cause your
multitude to fall all of them are tyrants of the
nations, And they shall devastate the pride of
Egypt, And all its multitude shall be destroyed.
(Ezekiel 3211-12 NASB)
90
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Surely Thou hast
utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem,
saying, 'You will have peace' whereas a sword
touches the throat." In that time it will be said
to this people and to Jerusalem, "A scorching
wind from the bare heights in the wilderness in
the direction of the daughter of My people--not
to winnow, and not to cleanse, a wind too strong
for this--will come at My command now I will
also pronounce judgments against them. "Behold,
he goes up like clouds, And his chariots like the
whirlwind His horses are swifter than eagles.
Woe to us, for we are ruined!" (Jeremiah 410-13
NASB)
91
Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My
holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the
land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming
Surely it is near, A day of darkness and gloom, A
day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is
spread over the mountains, So there is a great
and mighty people There has never been anything
like it, Nor will there be again after it To the
years of many generations. (Joel
21-2 NASB)
92
Near is the great day of the LORD, Near and
coming very quickly Listen, the day of the LORD!
In it the warrior cries out bitterly. A day of
wrath is that day, A day of trouble and distress,
A day of destruction and desolation, A day of
darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick
darkness, A day of trumpet and battle cry,
Against the fortified cities And the high corner
towers. (Zephaniah 114-16 NASB)
93
"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.' "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.
And 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. (Matthew 2429-31 NIV)
I tell you the truth, this generation will
certainly not pass away until all these things
have happened. (Matthew 2434 NIV)
94
The Blowing of the Trumpet
  • Anticipated victory (Joshua 64-5 Judges
    719-22)
  • Announced festivals (Ps 813)
  • Preparation for battle (Eze 714)
  • A warning and alarm (Eze 333 Joel 21)
  • Gathering People together (Num 103)

And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet
call, and they will gather his elect from the
four winds
95
Our Gathering Together to Him
"But immediately after the tribulation of those
days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL
NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from
the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be
shaken, and then the sign of the Son of Man will
appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the
earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF
MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power
and great glory. "And He will send forth His
angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER
TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one
end of the sky to the other. (Matthew 2429-31)
"Truly I say to you, this generation will not
pass away until all these things take place.
(Matthew 2434)
96
Our Gathering Together to Him
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,
And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. And
the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The
spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of
counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and
the fear of the LORD. (Isaiah 111-2 NASB) And
the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the
leopard will lie down with the kid, And the calf
and the young lion and the fatling together And
a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the
bear will graze Their young will lie down
together And the lion will eat straw like the
ox. And the nursing child will play by the hole
of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his
hand on the viper's den. They will not hurt or
destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth
will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the
waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 116-9 NASB)
97
Our Gathering Together to Him
This literally describes a gathering of diverse
animals, but represents the gathering of Jews and
Gentiles
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,
And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. And
the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The
spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of
counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and
the fear of the LORD. (Isaiah 111-2 NASB) And
the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the
leopard will lie down with the kid, And the calf
and the young lion and the fatling together And
a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the
bear will graze Their young will lie down
together And the lion will eat straw like the
ox. And the nursing child will play by the hole
of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his
hand on the viper's den. They will not hurt or
destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth
will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the
waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 116-9 NASB)
98
Our Gathering Together to Him
Then it will come about in that day that the
nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who
will stand as a signal for the peoples And His
resting place will be glorious. Then it will
happen on that day that the Lord Will again
recover the second time with His hand The remnant
of His people, who will remain, From Assyria,
Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And
from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up
a standard for the nations, And will assemble the
banished ones of Israel, And will gather the
dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the
earth. (Isaiah 1110-12)
99
Our Gathering Together to Him
Then it will come about in that day that the
nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who
will stand as a signal for the peoples And His
resting place will be glorious. Then it will
happen on that day that the Lord Will again
recover the second time with His hand The remnant
of His people, who will remain, From Assyria,
Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And
from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up
a standard for the nations, And will assemble the
banished ones of Israel, And will gather the
dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the
earth. (Isaiah 1110-12)
The first time God assembled Israel was after the
captivity in Babylon the second time is the day
of the reigning Branch of Jesse that is, Jesus
Christ
And there will be a highway from Assyria For the
remnant of His people who will be left, Just as
there was for Israel In the day that they came up
out of the land of Egypt. (Isaiah 1116 NASB)
100
Our Gathering Together to Him
"And I will make all My mountains a road, And My
highways will be raised up. "Behold, these shall
come from afar And lo, these will come from the
north and from the west, "Lift up your eyes
and look around All of them gather together,
they come to you. As I live," declares the LORD,
"You shall surely put on all of them as jewels,
and bind them on as a bride. "For your waste and
desolate places, and your destroyed land--Surely
now you will be too cramped for the inhabitants,
And those who swallowed you will be far away.
"The children of whom you were bereaved will yet
say in your ears, 'The place is too cramped for
me Make room for me that I may live here.'
(Isaiah 4911-20 NASB)
101
Our Gathering Together to Him
Surely, thus says the LORD, "Even the captives of
the mighty man will be taken away, And the prey
of the tyrant will be rescued For I will contend
with the one who contends with you, And I will
save your sons. "And I will feed your oppressors
with their own flesh, And they will become drunk
with their own blood as with sweet wine And all
flesh will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior,
And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
(Isaiah 4925-26 NASB)
"And I will make all My mountains a road, And My
highways will be raised up. "Behold, these shall
come from afar And lo, these will come from the
north and from the west, "Lift up your eyes
and look around All of them gather together,
they come to you. As I live," declares the LORD,
"You shall surely put on all of them as jewels,
and bind them on as a bride. "For your waste and
desolate places, and your destroyed land--Surely
now you will be too cramped for the inhabitants,
And those who swallowed you will be far away.
"The children of whom you were bereaved will yet
say in your ears, 'The place is too cramped for
me Make room for me that I may liv
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