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Introduction: These transcripts of
Kay Arthur's lectures on Revelation (Parts 2-4) are provided as a service
to the body of Christ with the written permission of Precept Ministries
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reference are the NASB unless otherwise indicated. Please note that these lectures by
Kay Arthur supplement the excellent Precept Upon Precept inductive Bible
study on the Revelation. Click the following links to view each division
of this encouraging study and note that you can also download the first
lesson of each of the 4 parts:
Revelation - Pt 1 -
Revelation 1-3, 10 lessons
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Revelation 4-22, 12 lessons
Revelation - Pt 3-
Revelation 4-22, 11 lessons
Revelation - Pt 4 -
Revelation 4-22, 14 lessons
If you can
find a local Precept class studying Revelation, I would strongly encourage
you to join the class, as I know of no other study available anywhere in
the world that will equip you so thoroughly to discern the signs of the
times and cause you to live expectantly as you look for Christ's Return!
Rev Pt 3: Lecture 6:
THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN
following for literal chapter by chapter chart summary of:
Lord God does nothing
unless He reveals His secret counsel
to His servants the prophets.'
So how important that you and I
understand the answer to the question Jesus' disciples ask in
Mt 24‑25. What we will do is take these
2 chapters and integrate them with Rev 6‑22, building truth upon truth.
Remember that Matthew's overriding
purpose was to present the truth that Jesus is the King, fulfilling the
prophecy given to Abraham in Genesis:
"And in your seed all the nations of
the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." (Gen 22:18)
And also fulfilling the promise to David that he would have an heir Who
would rule forever:
"And your [God speaking through the prophet Nathan
to David] house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever, your
throne shall be established forever." (2Sa 7:16).
So as you look at Matthew remember
that the purpose of this Gospel is to prove that Jesus is the King of
the Jews, the One Who is coming, the long awaited Messiah Who would
reign on the face of the earth. Luke's purpose is to lay out a
chronological account of the life of the Messiah, so that we can take
Matthew and fit it into Luke. Mark's purpose is to show us Jesus Christ
is the Servant of God. "straightway, immediately" being frequent
words ("immediately" is used 40x In Mark, 18x in Matthew, 15x in
Luke). In John the purpose is show us that Jesus is God in the flesh
So Jesus is addressing the religious
leaders in the Temple area shortly before His trial and crucifixion and
Mt 23:29 "Woe
to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs
of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and
say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would
not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the
From the Temple Mount area one can
see the tombs of the prophets that the Scribes and Pharisees built to
"honor" the prophets. But they had stoned these very prophets because
they did not like their MESSAGE of warning of the judgment to come
because they (the religious leaders) were not living righteously. So
Jesus is saying in essence that they would have stoned these prophets
just as their fathers did because they were in fact even then plotting
to kill the Prophet of prophets sent from God.
Mt 23:31 "Consequently
you bear witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those
who murdered the prophets. 32 "Fill up then the measure of the
guilt of your fathers. 33 "You serpents, you brood of vipers, how
shall you escape Me sentence of hell?
So here we see the Lamb of God, the
One that came to take away the sins of the world and yet He is turning
around and looking at His own people (John 1:11‑12 "He came to His own, and those who were His own did
not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right
to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." )
Yet among all these Jewish religious leaders, there are only a few who
have left the "crowd", bowed their knee and confessed that Jesus was
indeed the expected Messiah, the One that they would follow. So Jesus is
speaking primarily to non‑believing Jews.
Mt 23:34 'Therefore,
behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some
of them you will
(future tense) kill
and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues,
and persecute from city to city,
And as we read in the rest of the NT,
we see the Jews persecuting Paul in Thessalonica, even following him to
Berea to persecute him. Who are those who have believed on the Lord
Jesus Christ at this stage? They are Jews but no Gentiles at this stage
of history (His story) before the Cross.
that upon you may fall the
GUILT of ALL the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood
of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, Me son of
Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple
THE MURDER of RIGHTEOUS ABEL: Jesus
tells the Scribes and Pharisees that they are even guilty of the first
murder of Abel by Cain.
Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered
to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the
testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts,
and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.
Ge 4:5 but for Cain and for
his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his
countenance fell. 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, 'Why are you
angry? And why has your countenance fallen 7 If you do well, will
not your countenance be lifted up? And if YOU do not do well, SIN
IS CROUCHING AT THE DOOR and its desire is for you, but you must
Why was Abel killed by Cain? (Ge 4:8) Because
of JEALOUSY. God had accepted Abel's sacrifice but not Cain's sacrifice
because Abel's sacrifice was a blood sacrifice (Ed: offered by
faith) but Cain's was HIS WORKS, the fruit of his labors. So in anger
Cain killed Abel despite the fact that God had clearly warned him. But
Cain did not listen to God and was cursed (Ge 4:10-11)
that upon you may fall the
guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of
righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah,
murdered between the
temple and the altar.
Consider marking Matthew 24 with a blue star of David
over every YOU that refers to the Jews. Note the specific
reason Jesus refers to them.
Truly I say to You, all
these things shall come upon this generation.
The generation that was existing at
that time. The very people who were standing around Him as He spoke. The
blood of all these murders would come upon these religious rulers who
had refused to believe in Jesus and submit to Him, although they adorned
the prophets tombs and gave the false impression that they loved the
prophets (proving they were hypocrites). But they did not truly love the
prophets because they refused to listen to the prophets who spoke of the
very One Who was standing in their midst. They put their fingers in
their ears and they refused to hear. Thus Jesus proclaims 'WOE" to
them‑‑they would experience the sentence of hell (the lake of fire
What 'THINGS' is
Jesus predicting will come upon this GENERATION of Scribes and Pharisees?
Jesus is referring to the persecution
that will come upon the wise men and prophets who are sent to the
Scribes and Pharisees by the Lord. But since they refuse the truth these
prophets proclaim, God will judge them and the blood of all the innocent
people from Abel to Zechariah will fall on them.
Mt 23:37 "O
(put a star of David over Jerusalem)
who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How
often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen
gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were UNWILLING. 38
"Behold, your (Jews')
HOUSE is being left to you
What does Jesus description
When the chicks are in danger, they run to safety under the mother's
wings for protection. Story of the prairie fire which destroyed all the
farmer's possessions: as he came to the charred remains of a mother hen,
he reached over to tap it with his foot and as he did all of the little
chicks came running out, having survived the fire because they had run
the mother hen's outstretched wings. When the fire came they were
That's what Jesus wants to do ‑‑ He
wants the Jews (as well as you and I) to come to Him, abiding under the
wings of the Almighty (Ps 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most
High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.) He wants to protect
them, having invited them to come. But they say 'No' and that they Will
come to God in their way. Yet Jesus is THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE and
no one comes to the Father but through Him (John 14:6).
TO THE JEW FIRST &
THEN TO THE GENTILE
John 1:11 teaches that Jesus came to
His own, to the Jews but the Jews for the most part as a nation did not
welcome Him. So when the Jews didn't receive Him, the Gospel went to the
Gentiles. But when? Has this happened to any extent prior to His
Crucifixion? Not really. Certainly He did speak to a 'woman, a Gentile, of
the Syrophoenician race' (Mk 7:26) who said 'even the dogs under the table
feed on the children's crumbs.' (Mk 7:27) 'Then Jesus answered and said to
her, '0 woman, your faith is great; be it done for you as you wish.' And
her daughter was healed at once." (Mk 7:28) Yet Jesus says 'I was sent
only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Mk 7:24)
But when He died He died for the sins of the whole world (cp John 3:16).
So when Jesus hangs on the cross, He is made sin (2 Cor 5:21) for the
whole world. He is buried, resurrected and ascends to heaven and yet has
the GOSPEL truly been delivered to the Gentiles at this time? No. It's
still to the Jew.
Just before He ascends He instructs His disciples saying "but you shall
receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My
witnesses both IN JERUSALEM, and IN ALL JUDEA and Samaria, and even to the
remotest part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
So the gospel is to he JEW FIRST ('For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for
it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, TO THE JEW
FIRST and also to the Greek. Ro 1:16) So the disciples take the gospel to
the Jews in Jerusalem until the STONING OF STEPHEN and when he falls down
(and a man named Saul sees him die) persecution comes and the Jews begin
to leave Jerusalem and scatter to the 'remotest part of the earth.
Meanwhile, Cornelius, a Gentle living in Caesarea receives the Gospel from
Peter who responds to a vision from God to take the Gospel to the
Gentiles. And the Holy Spirit comes to live within those who believed (the
"baptism of the Holy Spirit") so that 'While Peter was still speaking
these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the
message.' (Acts 10:44). So God shows Peter that this Gospel is not just
for the Jews but for all men everywhere who will Repent and
Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ (Mk 1:15). Then Saul who becomes
born again Paul and he takes the Gospel to the Gentiles. Remember then in
Matthew 23 we are BEFORE THE CROSS when Jesus says He wants to gather
'you' (this generation) but 'You are unwilling.'
THE GLORY DEPARTS FROM GOD'S
here for overview of God's Glory)
Behold, your house is being
left to you desolate
(Gk=barren, wilderness, uninhabited)
In the OT, the
Shekinah glory rested over the Tabernacle indicating the presence of
God (Ex 40:34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glary of
the LORD filled the tabernacle.) When the cloud (the Shekinah glory)
moved, the Jews would follow the cloud because that was God's presence.
Then David desired to build a permanent dwelling but God said "You shall
not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed
blood. " (1Chr 28:3) but God did say " Your son Solomon is the one who
shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be a son to
Me, and I will be a father to him." (1Chr 28:6). When Solomon built the
Temple in Jerusalem, "the (Shekinah)
glory of the LORD filled the house of God." (2Chr 5:14)
In the days of Ezekiel (a contemporary of Jeremiah & Daniel, just before
the Babylonian captivity) THE SHEKINAH GLORY LEFT THE HOUSE OF GOD (see
schematic representation) and moved away and never returned.
(Study the progressive departure of the glory in Ezek 10:4, 18, 19; 11:23;
and then the prophecy of the future return of the in
Shekinah glory Ezek 43:2,4,5; 44.4)
The Jews returned to Jerusalem after their 70 years (Jer 25:11‑12) in
Babylonian captivity and began to rebuild the Temple (called the "Second
Temple" began 535 BC ‑ completed 515 BC) which was eventually
the Temple that Herod greatly adorned taking 46 years to complete the
reconstruction (still referred to as the "Second
Temple"). But the SHEKINAH GLORY was NOT in the Second Temple!
The Ark of the covenant was NOT in the Second Temple. In fact there is no
mention of the Ark after the Babylonian destruction of the First Temple
THE GLORY RETURNS TO GOD'S
Almost 5 centuries after the GLORY had departed the Temple, a man and
woman came into the temple (Luke 2:27) to have the sign of the covenant
(circumcision) performed on their baby boy, according to the custom of the
Jewish Law. And all of a sudden Simeon, a righteous and devout man who was
looking for the consolation of Israel, took the infant in his hands,
blessed God and said "For my eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast
prepared in the presence of all peoples, A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE
GENTILES, and THE GLORY of Thy people Israel. (Luke 2:30‑32).
The "Glory" had returned to the Temple in the form of that baby boy
and for the next 33 years. The
Shekinah glory was in the presence of the Temple. Jesus was the
glory of God. John 1:14 (note)
records 'We beheld His GLORY, GLORY as of the only begotten from the
Father, full of grace and truth."
Here in Matthew 23-24, it is almost time for the Crucifixion and Jesus the
Messiah, the glory of the Lord, is in the Temple area speaking to the
religious leaders. He then speaks the lament "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who
kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I
wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks
under her wings, and you were unwilling." (Mt 23:37) And then He walks out
of the Temple and never walks back in. The House (Temple) was still
standing but it was desolate because the Shekinah Glory had departed.
Jesus is the Shekinah Glory of God. As Jesus walks out it is as if He
turns one last time and says:
Mt 23. 39 "For
I say to you, from now on you shall not see Me UNTIL you say, 'BLESSED
IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD."
Who is not going to see Him again?
The unbelieving Jews but believing Jews will see Him again when He
rises from the dead! This is
why He says their house is left desolate.
SIGNS OF THE END OF THE AGE
Mt 24:1 "And Jesus came out from
the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point
out the temple buildings to Him. 2 And He answered and said to
them, "Do you not
see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here shall
be left upon another, which will not be torn down."
3 And as He was sitting 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?"
We will also study Luke 21
where we will see the chronology of events.
The door of the Temple always faced to
the EAST, toward the eastern gate, across the Kidron Valley and directly
facing the Mount of Olives. So when you sit on the Mount of Olives you are
able to clearly see the Temple.
Who are the disciples?
They are Jews. (Mk 13:3 gives us the 4 disciples who asked Him the
question in Mt 24:3)
They wanted to know:
When will "these things" be?
What are "these things'? The
destruction of the Temple when not one stone will be left upon another
What is the sign of His coming and of the end of the age?
Did Jesus just mention His coming? Yes,
when He said that they would not see Him again until they said "Blessed is
He Who comes in the name of the Lord." The END OF THE AGE refers to this
current age that is going to usher in the corning of Jesus Christ. So
basically they asked Him two questions, with one question having 2
Mt 24:4 'And
Jesus answered and said to them,
"See to it that no one misleads
you. 5 "For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ
(Messiah, the Promised
One, the One that the prophets said would come and rule over
Jerusalem), 'and will
mislead many." 6 And you
(Jesus is speaking to Jewish
disciples) will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars, see that
you (Jewish disciples)
are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is
not yet THE END."
In His answer in Matthew 24, Jesus
makes no reference to when the Temple will be destroyed, but He
answer that question in Luke 21:20-24 (notes).
But when you see Jerusalem
(being surrounded or in the process of being)
surrounded by armies, THEN recognize
that her desolation is at hand. 21 "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; 22
are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be
fulfilled. 23 "Woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse
babes in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land, and
wrath to this people, 24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and
will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled
under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles
The destruction of the Temple does not
achieve Matthew's purpose because he is emphasizing the King and His
coming. Therefore Matthew skips over Jesus' answer to the question about
the Temple (recorded by Luke 21:20-24) and answers the disciples'
question about when Jesus would become King over the earth. And so Matthew
24 begins with Jesus' warning that there will be False "Messiahs"
who will mislead many. Other signs of THE END include wars
and rumors of wars but these wars are themselves NOT THE END.
Mt 24:7 '
"For nation will rise
against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places
there will be famines and earthquakes."
One of the
key words you should mark
all the way throughout your Bible is "Nation" (or its synonym "Gentile"). Are any
of these signs unusual for our time? No. We have had false Messiahs,
wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, etc.
Mt 24:8 'But
all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs,
pangs signal one is going into labor, the end of which is birth. So
these signs are just the beginning).
Be sure and mark all the
Phrases" especially "then", "when"
and "the end". These time phrases help show how Jesus is
giving a progression or sequence. Wars and famines, etc are THE BEGINNING,
not the end. THEN the JEWS will be delivered to tribulation.
Was there any threat against the
disciples? We've just seen what Jesus predicted the religious leaders
would do to the "prophets and wise men and scribes" in Mt
23:34 ‑ they would be put to death.
And further Jesus said that "all these things shall come upon this
generation." So "all these things" includes the religious leaders
persecuting the disciples. These things happened in the early church with
all 11 of the apostles (except John who was exiled to Patmos) being
PERSECUTION OF JEWS
Mt 24:9 "THEN
(When? after the beginning of "birth pangs")
will deliver you to
tribulation, and will kill you
(Jews) will be hated by
all nations on account of My name."
The question is who does "YOU"
refer to? Is this just Jews generically or does this refer to Jews
who have believed? "On account of My name" could signify that (1)
they have actually believed in Messiah or (2) they are simply looking
forward to the Messiah's coming. We'll leave that open now.
Mt 24:10 "And
at that time many will fall away and will deliver up one another and
hate one another. 11 "And many false prophets will arise, and will
So here is a PERSECUTION of Jews in Mt
24:9 which may be because they are identified
with Jesus Christ or may be because they are identified with God. When this
persecution comes many will FALL AWAY. They won't hold up under the
persecution but will defect. So at this time there is going to be A
FALLING AWAY and FALSE PROPHETS will arise and lead many people astray.
Mt 24:12 'And
because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.
13 "But the one who endures to THE END, he shall
When they deliver them to tribulation,
some will fall away, false prophets will mislead many, but there is a group that holds on until THE END and
this group will be saved (Ed: Their endurance does not save them
but is evidence that they have been genuinely saved.)
Mt 24:14 "And
this gospel of Me kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a
witness to all the nations, and then THE END
So what we can know is that the Gospel
is going to be proclaimed to ALL NATIONS and then the END will come. This
is the last time He mentions "End" in Mt 24. Next to this verse you might
write Revelation 14:6‑7. The Gospel currently has not
yet been preached to ALL nations.
Revelation 14.6 And I saw another angel
flying in midheaven, having an ETERNAL GOSPEL to preach to those
who live on Me earth, and to EVERY NATION and tribe and tongue and
people; (so is there any one who doesn't hear the Gospel? No!) 7 and
he said with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour
of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made the heaven and the
earth and sea and springs of waters."
And what comes after Rev 14? The BOWL judgments which are "THE
LAST, because in them the wrath of God is FINISHED." (Rev
In Rev 16 all 7 BOWLS are poured out.
In Rev 17‑18 we see Babylon described as an
expansion of the 7th BOWL.
In Rev 19 we see Jesus Christ coming on His
what leads up to THE
END OF THE AGE?
In the first section of Mt 24:4-8 Jesus
answers the question about what is going to lead up to THE END OF THE AGE.
Messiahs, wars, rumors of wars, kingdoms vs. kingdoms, famine, earthquakes
in various places, the beginning of birth pangs ...
THEN (Mt 24:9 and this "THEN" seems like
it is a pivotal point) they deliver Jews to tribulation (we don't know for
certain whether they are saved or not now). During that time there will be
a falling away, a departure, an apostasy from the faith (Mt 24:10).
There will be false
prophets, the Gospel will be preached and THE END comes. (Mt
The disciples wanted to know about THE
END and Jesus has just told them what precedes THE END. And what
definitely precedes THE END, is Jewish persecution, many failing away,
many false prophets arising, the Gospel being preached world‑wide and then
THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION
Mt 24:15 'Therefore
(What is it 'there for?")
you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through
Daniel Me prophet, standing in the HOLY PLACE (let the reader
When was Matthew's Gospel written?
After Jesus had died, was buried, resurrected and ascended. So Matthew's
writing is to help readers understand that Jesus Christ is the Messiah,
Who then is the primary audience of
Matthews writing? The Jew.
Who would know or care about the
Abomination of desolation? Jews would (and so would Christians who know
the word of God).
THEN let those who
(Jews) are in Judea
flee to the mountains; 17 let him who is on the housetop not go down
to get the things out that are in his house; 18 and let him who is
in the field not turn back to get his cloak.19 'But woe to those who
are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days!
It seems that so far in Matthew 24, Jesus is
speaking strictly to the Jews, specifically to Jewish believers. But we
know that most of His disciples were martyred. So when you get to 95‑96
A.D. , John is the only one who is alive on the isle of Patmos and THE END
has not come yet. So it looks therefore that He is speaking about a time
BEYOND these immediate disciples to tell them what is coming in the
Has the Abomination of Desolation stood
In the Holy Place since Jesus made this prophecy? No.
In Daniel 11:31 we do see an account of an
'Abomination of Desolation' which took place before Jesus Christ was ever
born. Antiochus Epiphanes lived during the INTER-TESTAMENT PERIOD (400
years between the book of Malachi, the last prophet, and the beginning of
the gospels, birth of John the Baptist, the witness to Zachariah). Daniel
11 prophesied about Antiochus;
Epiphanes who came into the Temple in Jerusalem, into the Holy of holies
and put up a statue of Zeus and offered a pig (unclean to the Jews) on the
altar and this was called the abomination of desolation.
So this event was B.C. But now Jesus is
speaking to Jews and saying to them that the day that you see an
Abomination of Desolation standing in the Holy Place, then you are to
FLEE. Judea makes you think of Jews. Are these warnings given directly to Gentiles? No,
because why would a Gentile care about who is standing in the Holy of
holies? This one who has just stood in the Holy Place has put himself IN
THE PLACE OF GOD. The world says "So what?" - It does not matter to the
But it does matter to the Jews. And all of a sudden there is a
confrontation with the Jews so they need to FLEE.
Mt 24:20 "But
pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath, 21
for THEN there will be a great tribulation,
such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now,
nor ever shall. 22 `And unless those days had been cut short, no
life would have been saved, but for the sake of the ELECT
those days shall be cut short. 23 THEN if anyone says to you,
'Behold, here is the Christ', or 'There He is', do not believe him.
24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show
great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the
ELECT. 25 'Behold, I have told you in advance.
When does the GREAT TRIBULATION
When the Abomination of Desolation
stands in the Holy Place.
Who are the ELECT (the chosen)? Are there some Jews that are
Of course there are.
When He describes THE END Jesus says
THEN they are going to deliver you up to persecution (Mt 24:9). The Abomination of
Desolation standing in the Holy Place parallels the END TIME event when
Jews will be delivered up to tribulation. So when the Abomination of
Desolation stands in the Holy Place, the Jews are to FLEE to the mountains because they are going to be DELIVERED UP. THEN we have FALSE PROPHETS
MESSIAHS again and they will try to mislead people. So Jesus is saying to
the Jews to run away. The following two verses seem to
describe parallel events:
Mt 24:9: "Then
they will deliver you to tribulation..."
Mt 24:15 "When
you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION .. standing in the holy place"
So Jesus is showing the Jews what is leading up to HIS COMING and what is
leading up to THE END.
Mt 24:26 "If
therefore they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness, ' do
not go forth, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe
them. 27 "For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes
even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. 28
Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. 29 '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, 30 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,
THE KING IS COMING AND
THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN JUST BEFORE THE KING COMES:
The Jews are going to be
Many will fall away.
False prophets will come.
But the Gospel will be preached.
Those who endure to the end will
The Abomination of Desolation
will stand in the Holy Place
and initiate Great Tribulation from which the Jews are to flee.
The false Messiahs will come and
the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky.