Objectives:
After reading this report the reader should understand the following;


1.

That the signs/prophesies in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, concerning the last day, coincide with the prophesies found in the book sealed with Seven Seals;

2.

That Christ foretold the events/prophesies that would unfold during the ministry of his Disciples and in the last day;

3.

That the generation/people who lived during the time period of Christ and his Disciples, would fulfill the prophesies of that time period, and the last day; they will be brought back to live again before Christ returns.

The Signs of Christ's Coming

Message to reader: Matthew, Mark and Luke

In Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 Christ explains to Peter, James, John and Andrew (See Mark 13:3), the signs/prophesies that will occur in the earth before his second coming. The aforementioned signs/prophesies coincide with the prophecies found in the book sealed with seven seals, see Revelation 5:1 and Message to reader: The Seven Seals. Additionally, he instructs them of the perils that will befall them during their ministries. He explains that the same generation, in that time period, will be brought back in the last day before his return, see Matthew 24:34 and John 6:39-40. Matthew’s writings focus on the end times/last day. However, Mark and Luke’s writings includes the time periods of the disciple’s ministry and the last day.

The prophecies, which pertain to the last day, in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, are also written in the book of Revelation.



The Temple


Matthew 24:1: “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple:” [The temple located in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.] “and his” [Jesus] “disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.” The physical appearance of the temple and surrounding buildings.

Matthew 24:2: “And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things?” [Everything pertaining to the temple, including the surrounding buildings] “verily I” [Jesus] “say unto you,” [The disciples] “There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” The Great Earthquake, see Isaiah 13:9-10, 13, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:25 and Luke 21:25-26.

Matthew 24:3: “And as he” [Jesus] “sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples" [Peter, James, John and Andrew see, Mark 13:3] "came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?" [The great earthquake, see verse 2: “…There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”] "and what shall be the sign of thy coming," [The first five seals, see Revelation 6:1-11 and Matthew 24:5-28] "and of the end of the world?” The Sixth and Seventh Seals, Revelation 6:12, Revelation 8:1, Revelation 11:5 and Matthew 24:29-31. For a better understanding read the Sixth and Seventh Seal reports.



Christ's Answer


Matthew 24:4: “And Jesus answered and said unto them,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “Take heed that no man deceive you.”



The Sign of Thy Coming

Time Period: The First and Second Seals


Matthew 24:5: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

Matthew 24:6: “And ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall hear of wars and rumours of wars:" [Peter, James, John and Andrew will be brought back in the last day, before the return of Christ, they will hear of wars and rumours of wars, see John 6:39-40] "see that ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “be not troubled: for all these things” [False Christ, wars and rumors of wars] “must come to pass, but the end" [Of the Fourth Kingdom] "is not yet.”

Matthew 24:7: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

Matthew 24:8: “All these” [Wars and rumours of wars, nations rising against nations, etc.] “are the beginning of sorrows.” The famines, pestilences, and earthquakes are the beginning judgments/sorrows for the people of the earth, see 2 Esdras 8:61 and 2 Esdras 9:3-6.



The Sign of Thy Coming

Time Period: The Fourth and Fifth Seals


Matthew 24:9: “Then shall they” [See Revelation 13:7, 15 and Daniel 7:21] “deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you:” [Peter, James, John and Andrew/144,000, see Revelation 6:9-11] “and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.” See Revelation 12:11 and Revelation 14:5-6.

Matthew 24:10: “And then shall many be offended,” [Of the truth] “and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” See Revelation 13:7-8.

Matthew 24:11: “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” See Revelation 13:11-14.

Matthew 24:12: “And because iniquity" [Sin] "shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” See verse 10.

Matthew 24:13: “But he” [The Elect] “that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” See verses 22, 31.

Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world” [By the 144,000, see Revelation 11:3 and Revelation 12:11] “for a witness unto all nations;” [See Mark 13:9 and Revelation 10:11] “and then shall the end come.” See verses 29-31, Mark 13:24-27 and Luke 21:25-28.



The Great Tribulation


Matthew 24:15: “When ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew raised up again in the last day] “therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,” [See Revelation 13:15] “spoken of by Daniel the prophet,” [See Daniel 12:10-11] “stand in the holy place,” [Jerusalem] “(whoso readeth, let him understand)” The words written in verses 15-22 are “dark sayings,” see Psalms 49:4. These “dark sayings” are prophesies concerning the great tribulation, see Daniel 12:1 and Message to reader: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years).

Matthew 24:16: “Then let them” [The 144,000 and the Elect] “which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” See Revelation 12:13-14.

Matthew 24:17: “Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:”

Matthew 24:18: “Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.”

Matthew 24:19: “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!”

Matthew 24:20: “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:”

Matthew 24:21: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” See Daniel 7:21 and Daniel 12:1.

Matthew 24:22: “And except those days should be shortened,” [The days of the Great Tribulation, see Message to reader: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years)] “there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake” [The righteous that endure unto the end, see verse 13] “those days” [The forty and two months/3 ½ years, the days of Great Tribulation] “shall be shortened.”



False Christs and False Prophets


Matthew 24:23: “Then" [During the Great Tribulation] "if any man shall say unto you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.”

Matthew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;" [See Revelation 13:13] "insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

Matthew 24:25: “Behold, I have told you before.” See Mark 13:23.

Matthew 24:26: “Wherefore if they shall say unto you," [Peter, James, John and Andrew] "Behold, he" [Christ] "is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he" [Christ] "is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”



The Day of the Lord

Time Period: The Sixth Seal


Matthew 24:27: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” See 2 Esdras 15:34-35.

Matthew 24:28: “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” See Revelation 19:17-18.



Message to reader: The Day of the Lord

The Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12), The Seventh Vial (Revelation 16:17-18) and The Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:15), will occur on The Day of the Lord. All nations/people will see the fierce anger of the Lord, and the Lord will destroy the sinners out of the earth, see Isaiah 13:9. The following events will take place on that great and terrible day!

The Sixth Seal and The Seventh Vial:
The Most High shall shake the heavens and the earth, and stars from heaven shall fall
    upon the earth (The Great Earthquake), see Isaiah 2:19, Isaiah 13:13,
    Isaiah 24:20-21, Joel 2:10, Joel 3:16, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:12-14,
    Revelation 16:18-21


The Seventh Trumpet:
The sun, moon and stars shall not shine during that great and terrible day, see Isaiah     13:10, Ezekiel 32:7-8, Joel 2:2,10, Joel 3:15, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24,
    Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12


The sign of the son of man with the clouds of heaven shall appear, see Matthew 24:30,
    Mark 13:26, Luke 21:27, Revelation 1:7


   The Elect gather by the angels, see Ezekiel 34:11-12, Matthew 24:31, Mark
      13:27
, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17


   By fire and his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh, see 2 Peters 3:10, Isaiah
       66:15-16
, 2 Esdras 15:34-37, 40-42, Wisdom of Solomon 5:20-23, Jeremiah
       25:30-33
, Zephaniah 3:8, Zechariah 14:12, Malachi 4:1


   The destruction of Babylon, see Isaiah 13:19, Isaiah 34:8-10, 2 Esdras 15:43-
       44, Revelation 18:1-2, 8-10


   The victory of Christ over the Beast, false prophet and the armies gathered in the
       valley of decisions (Armageddon), see Revelation 19:11, 15, 19-21



Matthew 24:29: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days” [See verses 21 and Revelation 11:7] “shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” See Revelation 6:12-15 and Revelation 16:17-20.

Matthew 24:30: “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn,” [See Revelation 14:9-10, 17-20] “and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” See Revelation 1:7, 2 Peters 3:10, Isaiah 66:15-16, 2 Esdras 15:34-37, 40-42, Wisdom of Solomon 5:20-23, Jeremiah 25:30-33, Zephaniah 3:8, Zechariah 14:12 and Malachi 4:1.

Matthew 24:31: “And he” [Christ] “shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect” [See verses 13] “from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” See Ezekiel 34:11-12, Mark 13:27 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.



The Parable of the Fig Tree


Matthew 24:32: “Now learn a parable” [See Psalms 49:4] “of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:”

Matthew 24:33: “So likewise” [Just as summer follow spring, see verse 32] “ye,” [The disciples] “when ye shall see all these things,” [The prophecies/signs of Christ’s second coming, see verses 4-26] “know that it [The end of the world, see verses 27-31] “is near, even at the doors.”

Matthew 24:34: “Verily” [Truthfully] “I” [Christ] “say unto you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “This generation” [The same generation/people that lived during the time of Christ and his disciples] “shall not pass,” [Depart] “till all these things" [Prophecies] "be fulfilled.” The same generation/people will be on earth to fulfill these prophesies; they will be brought back, before the second coming of Christ, see John 6:39-40 and Daniel 12:2.

Matthew 24:35: “Heaven and earth shall pass away,” [See Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peters 3:10-13 and Revelation 21:1] “but my words shall not pass away.” See Isaiah 40:8 and 1 Peter 1:25.



No One Knows the Day or Hour


Matthew 24:36: “But of that day” [The exact day (The Day of the Lord/The second coming of Christ)] “and hour” [The exact hour] “knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father” [The Most High] “only.” Although Peter, James, John and Andrew would know the season (See Mark 13:28-29 and 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10), they will not know the exact day and hour of the second coming of Christ.

Matthew 24:37: “But as the days of Noah were,” [See Genesis 6:11-13] “so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Explained in verses 38-41.

Matthew 24:38: “For as in the days that were before the flood” [See Hebrews 11:7] “they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,”

Matthew 24:39: “And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” See 2 Esdras 13:29-30. In the days leading up to Christ’s second coming, the wicked shall not understand the teachings of the 144,000, and shall be destroyed, see Daniel 12:10.

Matthew 24:40: “Then” [When Christ returns] “shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken,” [See verse 31] “and the other left.” See verse 30.

Matthew 24:41: “Two women shall be grinding” [or working] “at the mill; the one shall be taken,” [See verse 31] “and the other left.” See verse 30.

Matthew 24:42: Watch therefore:[Watch/understand and obey Christ, as Noah obeyed the Most High] “for ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “know not what hour your Lord doth come.” See Matthew 24:36.

Matthew 24:43: But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.”



Message to reader: Christ Warns the Disciples

Christ commanded Peter, James, John and Andrew to watch over the church/house of Christ. Matthew 24:42-49 was a commandment for them to watch over the church, back then! Be mindful that the prophecies/signs of Christ’s coming (Matthew 24:4-31) will occur in the last day.



Matthew 24:44: “Therefore be ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew/leaders of the church] “also ready:” [Continue to follow the words/teachings of Christ, see verses 45-47] “for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

Matthew 24:45: “Who then is a faithful and wise servant,” [The servant that endures, by obeying and doing the commandments of Christ, unto the end of their life, see Matthew 10:22 and Galatians 6:9] “whom his lord hath made ruler over his household,” [See Revelation 20:4] “to give them meat in due season?”

Matthew 24:46: Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” Following the teachings of Christ, see 2 Timothy 4:1-8.

Matthew 24:47: “Verily” [Truthfully] “I” [Christ] “say unto you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “That he” [Christ] “shall make him [That blessed servant, see verse 46, a part of the 144,000/Servants of God] “ruler over all his goods.” See 2 Esdras 2:42-47 and Revelation 20:4.

Matthew 24:48: “But and if that evil servant” [Those in the church that departed from Christ and his teachings, see 1 Corinthians 11:19] “shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;” See 2 Timothy 4:3-4.

Matthew 24:49: “And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;” Depart from Christ, see 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Matthew 24:50: “The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,” See Revelation 2:16.

Matthew 24:51: “And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him” [That evil servant, see verse 48] “his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” See Luke 21:34-36, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 and Revelation 20:14-15.










The Temple


Mark 13:1: “And as he” [Christ] “went out of the temple,” [The temple located in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.] “one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!” In Jerusalem, surrounding the temple.

Mark 13:2: “And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” The Great Earthquake, see verse 25, Matthew 24:29 and Luke 21:25-26.

Mark 13:3: “And as he” [Christ] “sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him” [Christ] “privately,”

Mark 13:4: “Tell us,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “when shall these things be?” [The Great Earthquake, see verse 2: “…Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”] “and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?” Answered in verses 5-37.



Time Period: The First and Second Seals


Mark 13:5: “And Jesus answering them” [Peter, James, John and Andrew, see verse 3] “began to say, Take heed" [Know this/understand/be warned] "lest any man deceive you:”

Mark 13:6: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

Mark 13:7: “And when ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew raised up in the last day, see Matthew 24:34 and John 6:39-40] “shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “not troubled: for such things” [False Christ, wars and rumors of wars] “must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.”

Mark 13:8: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these” [Wars and rumours of wars, nations rising against nations, etc.] “are the beginnings of sorrows.” See 2 Esdras 12:22-25.



Time period: The Disciple’s Ministry and the Fourth and Fifth Seals


Mark 13:9: “But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten:” [This prophecy was fulfilled, see Acts 5:27-42] “and ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.” Peter, James, John, and Andrew will be raised up again in the last days to testify before rulers and kings, during the kingdom of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet, see Matthew 24:14.

Mark 13:10: “And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” Fulfilled in Romans 10:15-18, and will occur again in the last kingdom (The kingdom of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet, see Revelation 10:11 and Revelation 14:6).

Mark 13:11: “But when they shall lead you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “and deliver you up,” [See verses 9-10] “take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.”

Mark 13:12: “Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.” See Matthews 24:9-10.

Mark 13:13: “And ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall be hated of all men for my name's sake:” [See Revelation 13:7-8] “but he” [The Elect] “that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Delivered, see Matthew 24:31 and verse 27.



The Great Tribulation


Mark 13:14: “But when ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew raised up again in the last day] “shall see the abomination of desolation,” [See Revelation 13:15] “spoken of by Daniel the prophet,” [See Daniel 12:10-11] “standing where it ought not,” [Jerusalem] “(let him that readeth understand,)” [The words written in verses 14-20 are “dark sayings,” see Psalms 49:4. These “dark sayings” are the days of the great tribulation, see Daniel 12:1 and Message to reader: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years)] “then let them” [The followers of Christ living during that time period; the kingdom of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet] “that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:” See Revelation 12:13-14.

Mark 13:15: “And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:”

Mark 13:16: “And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.”

Mark 13:17: “But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!”

Mark 13:18: “And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.”

Mark 13:19: “For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.” See Daniel 12:1-3.

Mark 13:20: “And except that the Lord had shortened those days,” [The days of the Great Tribulation, see Message to reader: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years)] “no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he” [The Most High] “hath shortened the days.” The period of the Great Tribulation, see Matthews 24:13, 22, 31 and Mark 13:31.



False Christs and False Prophets


Mark 13:21: “And then” [During the Great Tribulation] “if any man shall say to you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew raised up again in the last day] “Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:”

Mark 13:22: “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” See Revelation 13:11-14 and Revelation 17:12-13.

Mark 13:23: “But take ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “heed:" [Know this/understand/be warned] "behold, I" [Christ] "have foretold you all things.” The prophesy concerning the last day, see Matthew 24:4-51, Mark 13:5-37 and Luke 21:8-36.



Time Period: The Sixth Seal (The Day of the Lord)


Mark 13:24: “But in those days, after that tribulation,” [See Matthew 24:29] “the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,”

Mark 13:25: “And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.” See Revelation 6:12 and Revelation 16:17-18.

Mark 13:26: “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” See Revelation 1:7, 2 Peters 3:10, Isaiah 66:15-16, 2 Esdras 15:34-37, 40-44, Wisdom of Solomon 5:20-23, Jeremiah 25:30-33, Zephaniah 3:8, Zechariah 14:12 and Malachi 4:1.

Mark 13:27: “And then shall he” [Christ] “send his angels, and shall gather together his elect” [The followers of Christ who live on the earth during the reign of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet. They refused to worship the Beast and receive his mark or the number, see Matthew 24:13 and Mark 13:13.] “from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.” See Ezekiel 34:11-12, Matthew 24:31 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.



The Parable of the Fig Tree


Mark 13:28: “Now learn a parable” [See Psalms 49:4] “of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye" [Peter, James, John and Andrew] "know that summer is near:”

Mark 13:29: “So ye in like manner,” [Just as summer follow spring, see verse 28] “when ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall see these things come to pass,” [The prophesies spoken by Christ, see verses 5-23] “know that it” [The signs of the second coming of Christ, see verse 4] “is nigh, even at the doors.”

Mark 13:30: “Verily” [Truthfully] “I” [Christ] “say unto you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “that this generation” [The same generation/people that lived during the time of Christ and his disciples] “shall not pass,” [Depart] “till all these things" [Prophecies] "be done.” The same generation/people will be on earth to fulfill these prophesies; they will be brought back, before the second coming of Christ, see John 6:39-40 and Daniel 12:2.

Mark 13:31: “Heaven and earth shall pass away:” [See Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peters 3:10-13 and Revelation 21:1] “but my words shall not pass away.” See Isaiah 40:8 and 1 Peter 1:25.



No One Knows the Day or Hour


Mark 13:32: “But of that day” [The exact day (The Day of the Lord/The second coming of Christ)] “and that hour” [The exact hour] “knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son," [Christ] "but the Father.”

Mark 13:33: “Take ye heed," [Know this/understand/be warned] "watch and pray: for ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “know not when the time is.” Although Peter, James, John and Andrew will know the season (See Matthew 24:32-33 and 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10), they will not know the exact day and hour of the second coming of Christ.

Mark 13:34: “For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey," [See Acts 1:9-11 and Revelation 5:1-10] "who left his house, and gave authority to his servants," [See Matthew 16:16-19] "and to every man his work," [See 1 Corinthians 3:9-15] "and commanded the porter" [Caretakers/Leaders/Teachers] "to watch.” See Matthew 24:42-44 and Luke 21:34-36.

Mark 13:35: “Watch ye therefore:" [Watch/understand and obey Christ] "for ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “know not when the master of the house cometh," [Christ] "at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:" See Matthew 24:36.

Mark 13:36: “Lest coming suddenly" [See 1 Thessalonians 5:2] "he" [Christ] "find you sleeping."

Mark 13:37: “And what I” [Christ] “say unto you” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “I” [Christ] “say unto all, Watch.” See Revelation 3:2-3.










The Temple


Luke 21:5: “And as some spake of the temple," [The temple located in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans] "how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he” [Christ] “said,"

Luke 21:6: “As for these things" [Everything pertaining to the temple, including the surrounding buildings] "which ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew, see Mark 13:3] “behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” The Great Earthquake, see verses 25-26, Matthew 24:29 and Mark 13:25.


Message to reader: The Answer from Christ

Christ forewarns his disciples, and explains to them in Matthew 24:4-51, Mark 13:5-37 and Luke 21:8-38, the signs/prophesies of his second coming, which signifies the end of this world/the last day. The aforementioned signs/prophesies are found throughout the Bible, and many of them are included in the breakdown of the book of Revelation.



Luke 21:7: “And they” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “asked him,” [Christ] “saying, Master, but when shall these things be?" [The Great Earthquake, see verse 6: “…behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”] "and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?” Answered in verses 8-38



Time Period: The First and Second Seals


Luke 21:8: “And he” [Christ] “said, Take heed that ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew raised up in the last day, see Matthew 24:34 and John 6:39-40] “be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near:" [During their ministry false teachers/leaders shall arise and deceive many, see 1 John 2:18-19] "go ye not therefore after them.”

Luke 21:9: ““But when ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew raised up in the last day] “shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things” [False Christ/teachers/leaders, wars and commotions] “must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.”

Luke 21:10: “Then said he” [Christ] “unto them,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:”

Luke 21:11: “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”



Message to reader: The Book of Luke

As explained in Message to reader: Matthew, Mark and Luke, the writings contained in the book of Luke focus on the time period of the disciples’ ministry (Verses 12-24), and the last day (Verses 11, 25-27).



Time Period of the Disciple’s Ministry


Luke 21:12: “But before all these,” [The prophecies pertaining to the last day, verses 8-11] “they shall lay their hands on you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.”

Luke 21:13: “And it shall turn to you for a testimony.”

Luke 21:14: “Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall answer:”

Luke 21:15: “For I” [Christ] “will give you” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” See Acts 5:27-42.

Luke 21:16: “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you" [Peter, James, John and Andrew] "shall they cause to be put to death." 

Luke 21:17: “And ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.”

Luke 21:18: “But there shall not an hair of your head perish.”

Luke 21:19: “In your patience possess ye your souls.”



The Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD


Luke 21:20: “And when ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall see Jerusalem" [A city of Judaea] "compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.” In 70 A.D. the Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem, and the temple.

Luke 21:21: “Then" [At the time when Jerusalem is compassed with armies] "let them" [The followers of Christ] "which are in Judaea" [See 1 Thessalonians 2:14] "flee to the mountains;" [The other nations/areas] "and let them which are in the midst" [Middle] "of it" [Judaea] "depart out; and let not them" [The followers of Christ] "that are in the countries" [Nations/regions, outside of Judaea] "enter thereinto.” Judaea.
 
Luke 21:22: “For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” David wrote concerning this time period; those Israelites, who rejected Christ would be punished, see Psalm 69:22-28. Additionally, the curses found throughout the Old Testament, would be upon the seed of that generation (The Israelites, see Deuteronomy 28:15-68).

Luke 21:23: “But woe" [Destruction and persecution] "unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days!" [When Jerusalem is compassed with armies, and destroyed] "for there shall be great distress in the land," [Jerusalem] "and wrath upon this people.” The Israelites who rejected Christ!

Luke 21:24: “And they" [The Israelites who rejected Christ] "shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles," [The nations] "until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” The Day of the Lord/Christ’s second coming, see Revelation 11:15, 18.



The Sixth Seal (The Day of the Lord)


Luke 21:25: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”

Luke 21:26: “Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” See Revelation 6:12-17 and Revelation 16:17-19.

Luke 21:27: “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” See Revelation 1:7.

Luke 21:28: “And when these things" [Prophecies] "begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your" [The Elect's] "redemption draweth nigh.”



The Parable of the Fig Tree


Luke 21:29: “And he” [Christ] “spake to them” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;”

Luke 21:30: “When they now shoot forth, ye" [Peter, James, John and Andrew] "see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.”

Luke 21:31: “So likewise” [Just as summer follow spring, see verse 30] “ye, [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “when ye see these things” [Prophesies, see verses 8-11, 24-28] “come to pass, know ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.”

Luke 21:32: “Verily” [Truthfully] “I” [Christ] “say unto you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “This generation” [The same generation/people that lived during the time of Christ and his disciples] “shall not pass away,” [Depart] “till all be fulfilled.” The same generation/people will be on earth to fulfill these prophesies; they will be brought back, before the second coming of Christ, see John 6:39-40 and Daniel 12:2.

Luke 21:33: “Heaven and earth shall pass away:” [See Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peters 3:10-13 and Revelation 21:1] “but my words shall not pass away.” See Isaiah 40:8 and 1 Peter 1:25.



Watch and Pray


Luke 21:34: “And take heed" [Know this/understand/be warned] "to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.” See Hebrews 10:23-27.

Luke 21:35: “For as a snare" [Trap] "shall it" [The Day of the Lord, see verses 25-27] "come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” The followers of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet, see Revelation 13:3, 8.

Luke 21:36: “Watch ye therefore,” [Watch/understand and obey Christ] “and pray always, that ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “may be accounted worthy to escape all these things" [Prophesies] "that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

Luke 21:37: “And in the day time he” [Christ] “was teaching in the temple; and at night he” [Christ] “went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.”
 
Luke 21:38: “And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.”