Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:10 – the Falling Away

Matthew 24:10 (KJV) “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” Persecution results in, “many being offended.” It purges out the dross.  Persecution of Christians is intensifying.  For the first time in two-thousand years, governments worldwide have forbidden church attendance.  Using the COVID-19 epidemic as the rationale … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:10 – the Falling Away

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:9 – Persecutions

Matthew 24:9 (KJV) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Jesus says, “for My name’s sake.”  He is addressing His followers, NOT adherents of Judaism.  The verse begins with “Then,” or “At that time.”  As earth approaches … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:9 – Persecutions

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:6-8 – Beginning of Sorrows

Matthew 24:6-8 (KJV) “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:6-8 – Beginning of Sorrows

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:3-5 – The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

Mark 13:3-13; Luke 21:7-19 Matthew 24:3 (KJV)  “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? (the destruction of the Temple) and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (His second advent, to … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:3-5 – The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

Stray Thoughts

Do you notice that in the context of this verse Jesus exposes Himself as their God, wanting to gather them unto Himself. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under … More Stray Thoughts

the Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 – Introduction

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kills the prophets, and stones them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.  For I say unto you, Ye shall not … More the Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 – Introduction

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:1-2 – Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times Many are now teaching that Matthew 24 and Luke 21 are two separate events.  Their claim is that Matthew takes place while Jesus and His disciples are sitting on the Mount of Olives, but Luke takes place as Jesus and His disciples are departing from the Temple complex.  The argument goes … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:1-2 – Sign of the Times

Jacob’s Trouble

When we read Scripture in Context it becomes evident that the time of “Jacob’s Trouble” is the entire time the nation of Israel remains divorced from God.  It cannot simply be the “Great Tribulation” of Revelation as so many assume.  Hosea depicts Israel as the unloving, unfaithful wife of Jehovah God.  Hosea details Israel’s infidelity, … More Jacob’s Trouble

Understanding Scripture – 1 of 2

Indwelling of the Holy Spirit – Here is a discouraging fact pulled from a recent article in Leaders and Pastors – :Based on interviews with 601 Senior Pastors nationwide, representing a random cross-section of Protestant churches, Barna reports that only half of the country’s Protestant pastors – 51% – have a biblical worldview. Defining such … More Understanding Scripture – 1 of 2