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Friday, April 6, 2018

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW ~ Chapters 24



THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW ~ Chapters 24

Yeshua left the Temple and was on His way when His disciples came to Him, calling to His attention the Temple buildings. “Do you see all this?” He said. “I tell you the truth; all this shall be torn down. Not one stone will be left here upon another.”


Then, as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came up to Him by themselves and said, ‘Tell us, when will all this take place? And what sign will there be of Your coming, and of the end of the world?’ Yeshua answered, “Be careful that someone does not mislead you in this. For many will come using My Name, saying, ‘I am the Christ’, and many will be misled by them. You will hear a lot about wars and rumors of wars, but do not be alarmed; these things must take place, although the end will not come yet. Nations will rise up against nations, kingdoms against kingdoms, and there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in various places. But all this is only the beginning of the sufferings. Then they will turn you over to be tortured; yes, they will put you to death. Every people will hate you because you bear My Name. Alas! Many will fall away, will betray and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise, and many people will be misled by them. Lawlessness will be on the increase everywhere, hence love in most people’s heart will grow cold. Nevertheless, he who holds out to the end shall be saved. This good news about the kingdom must be preached throughout the world as a witness to all the nations. Then, this done, the end will come. So, when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, as the prophet Daniel calls it, set upset up in the holy place (may the one who reads this understand clearly!), then let those in Judea take refuge in the mountains. If someone is on the housetop, he must not come down to get any belongings out of the house. One who is working in the field must not come back to get his coat. Alas for expectant mothers in those days, and also for those who have nursing babies! Pray that your flight be not in winter or on the Sabbath. For at that time there will be great distress, greater than has ever been since the beginning of the world, or ever will be again. And, if the number of those days be not reduced, no living thing can be saved. But on account of the elect, the time will be cut short. If anyone should say to you, ‘See! Here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe him. False Christs will arise, and false prophets. They will work great signs and wonders, aiming to deceive, if possible, even the elect. I have warned you about this in time. So, if they tell you, ‘See! He is in the wilderness!’ do not go there to see, or if they say, ‘He is in some room,’ do not believe it. For when the Son of Man comes, it will be suddenly, like the lightening that starts in the east and flashes across to the West. And wherever a corpse lies, there the vultures will flock. Immediately after the distress of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not shed its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the forces in the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the peoples of the earth will mourn as they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds above, with great power and majesty. He will send out His angels with loud-sounding trumpets, and they will gather His elect from the four winds – from one end of the sky to the other.”

“From the story of the fig tree, learn this: when its branches have become tender and have put forth leaves, you know that summer is near at hand. Likewise, when you behold all these signs, you will know that the time is near; He is at the door. Truly I speak, this age shall not come to an end before all these things shall have taken place.”


“Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. But as for the day and the hour of the end, no one knows that – not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son. But My Father only.”

“When the Son of Man comes, things will be as in the days of Noah. In those days, before the flood, people ate and drank, married and were given away in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark. They did not know the time, and they were taken by surprise when the flood came and swept them all away. It shall be like that at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be working in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be at the grist-mill; one will be taken, the other left. Watch, then, for you do not know in what hour your Lord will come. One thing is certain, that if the master of a houses knew beforehand as to the time when a thief was coming, he would be on the watch and would not let him break into his house. You, too, must stand ready, for the Son of Man will come at some unexpected moment.”

“Who, then, is a faithful and wise servant – one whom a master can set over his household, to prepare food at the proper time? Blessed is such a servant who is doing his work when his master drops in on him. I tell you that he may put him over all he has. But suppose that the servant is wicked and thinks like this, ‘I guess the master will not come soon.’ Suppose, too, that he begins to beat the other servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards? Then the master of the servant will come some day, at some moment when he is not expected. And he will punish him severely and give him a place among the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

**Matthew 22 & 23: https://jeastofeden.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-gospel-according-to-matthew.html


NOTE: Many Jewish leaders and many popes and pastors say that this prophecy of Matthew 24 has already been fulfilled by Antiochus in 168 or 169 B.C.E. when he took over Jerusalem, killed the High Priest Jason, and declared the Temple of Jerusalem now the temple of Zeus – erecting an image of himself (supposedly what Zeus looks like) on the altar, and, according to some sources, sacrificed a pig in the Temple. But this accounting DOES NOT IN ANY WAY fulfill what Yeshua was prophesying. NOT BY ANY STRETCH of the imagination!

Jewish leaders refuse to acknowledge Christianity (there are many Jews who have accepted Yeshua as Lord and Savior – I am not referring to those Jews; just the orthodox leadership), thereby discounting the rest of Scriptural accounts that parallel the prophecy in Revelation that CLARIFY what Yeshua is talking about in this passage.

And popes portray themselves as gods, in which case, they have NO UNDERSTANDING AT ALL of Scripture – prophetic or otherwise.

Lastly, the leadership in American Churches have gone THE WAY OF THE WORLD … and like Antiochus, believe themselves to be gods also … making their own ‘gospel’ and preaching that, instead of the Scriptures in their purity, to the deaf/dumb/blind masses who are willing to be mislead as long as they get an earsplitting concert-like atmosphere for {worship}, workshop retreats that focus on loving self above sacrificial family life, debate abortion rights instead of honoring births as blessings, replace veggie tales with Bible Stories, and chaotic game nights with sound disciplined and Bible-based Youth Ministries. Tattooed, pierced, pot-smoking {pastors} with their tattooed, pierced, pot-smoking, made-up/body-revealing-dressed wives have replaced the pastor families of old who dressed for success and had wives modestly attired. And the kids of pastors? IF there are any children in the pastoral units of today, there are NO {PK kids; aka kids of pastors expected to obey and follow the Scripture guidelines for Biblical familial structure} anymore because no one wants {that stigma attached} to their family!

Instead there is a complete break with Biblical reality passing itself off as Christianity in the Vineyard gospel saturated churches of America today (there is NOT A SINGLE American church today that has not caught this religious plague and been infected to the death with it). Professing Christians (from leadership down to the unruly toddlers) are running amuck, creating confusion and frustration, preaching rebellion and discontent – taking up political issues as the gospel, and discarding the Gospel as irrelevant twaddle of a time long past. The leadership of American churches do not understand that American is NOW a “mission field” due to their blasphemous and godless {leadership}. Instead, they chastise and kick out of “their churches” anyone who lovingly tries to turn them from their path of destruction - and they then piously head off to other countries to spread their gospel of apostasy; not realizing that they have left America for their foreign destinations deluded, naked, and hungry: laughingstocks in the eyes of/and a stench in the nose of the God they claim to love and work for; blindly and arrogantly promoting themselves to be wise beyond correction, they have become foolishly ensnared by the world they think to save.

99% of American churches do NOT even touch on the topic of Biblical Prophecy as taught by the ancient Prophets, Yeshua Himself, or the Apostles. Instead, they run to … and give ear to … modern day ‘prophets’ who predict and promote selfish aims such as prestige and wealth: TOTAL HOGWASH! And the selfish ‘coverts’ greedily drink at the foul tasting and stinking pig troughs instead of heading towards the pure refreshing spring of Living Water that will nourish their spirits and SAVE them from destruction.

Yeshua must be shaking His head in sorrow at all this head-strong and unproductive foolishness!

Those who have ears – hear! Those who have eyes – see! Those who have understanding – take heed!

Be like the wise virgins who had oil and lamp ready while waiting for the Bridegroom to arrive; and be like the wise servant who was going about what was required of him while waiting for his master to arrive. In doing so, you will not be ashamed at His coming, and you will be rewarded, not punished.