1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
We have a bunch of self-righteous church leaders praising other rich people as they fill the offering plate.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
All she has is enough to buy a loaf of bread. A mite a small brass coin, equivalent to the eighth part of an "as", worth about a 1/5 of a cent.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
These wealthy people are giving their 10%, but this poor women is giving all she has and Christ points it out. She is giving more than all them combined. The true value of your offering shouldn't be from a percentage, but from your heart.
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
It's not the amount, but where the giving is coming from. For some it's for show, custom, or habit, for others it's from the heart and by such has no motives, just love for God and His purpose.
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
The architecture within the temple and all the decor was at the finest money could buy. Christ and His disciples are standing there looking around at it all, when Christ says.
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
The same account as recorded in Matthew 24:1-2 1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Things are shiny and beautiful, but without Truth, they have no purpose or meaning. It's a matter of deception. What things appear to be on the surface usually isn't what's truly inside. We see many churches today, large, full of people come to worship, but what is being told isn't of God. That church isn't blessed by God, but adorned with goodly stones and gifts by ill-gotten gains, the people deceived.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
Today more so than ever, we have people calling themselves "pastors" but teach little to nothing of The Word or The Truth of it. People have been set up for the fall. They lack the Truth and therefore deception will fill the void.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
This was said for you and me today. The whole world is at war in one way or another. The WHOLE WORLD! Christian see it and are not afraid. We have NOTHING to fear because our Lord has told us we don't. FAITH!
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
Eyes to see?
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
If you're someone like me, you want to know what's going on around the world. You're not going to get that if you're waiting for the news agencies to tell you. Through my research, Ive found that earthquakes are happening in places they haven't before and at an alarming rate all over the place = "divers places". People are starving everywhere and not only for food but for The Truth. God's Word isn't being taught in to many places = "famine", believe it or not. Amos 8:11-12 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Sickness and diseases = "pestilences", are killing people everywhere at a alarming rate. Cancer in many forms are taking numbers of people in every race and age. We have many unexplained things being reported throughout the sky's. We have amazing events happening with the sun and moon and with the times they accrue. Take a close look at the blood moons that have just accrued. Look at the history of such events, the timing involved and locations = "fearful sights and great signs". Remember what Christ told us in verse 9 though, "be not terrified".
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
The worldly people, yes those even in the churches, will hate you for not getting in line with them and their way of thinking and following the systems they follow. You reject the doctrines they teach and it will bring deceptions flowing in every direction. They'll do their best to make you look bad.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
They look like wonderful Christ followers with the good looking clothes, nice cars, smiles and big churches with great decor within. God is going to use those who stand against the lies and deceptions of satan and his followers. Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, 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 Spirit.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
"Settle it" get ready, prepare yourself today, know and understand the events taking place and about to take place. If and when you are delivered up to them, The Holy Spirit will speak through you and minds will change.
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
This death is an analogy. Proof is in verse 18. We'll get there! Your family and friends believe they are following good, when in fact they're following evil. They didn't study The Word, instead they listened to the fakes, feed them doctrines of lies. They twisted everything for evils sake. Knowing or unknowingly. Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! They'll betray you by turning you into the biggest liar of them all, satan. Another one of his many names is "death". Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
You'll know you're on the right track, but those who hate you. The Truth isn't in them even if they put on it is. Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Ever tried to teach them The Word of Truth and they get red in the face? They reject everything you try to tell them about what The Holy Spirit has opened your eyes and ears to. The same, will hate you for it.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
You have nothing to concern yourself with. Not even satan or those evil angels can lay a hand on you. Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. The opposite of "the seal of God" = The Word of Truth, would be the mark of the beast, which is not a chip implant, but the lies and deceptions of satan. Those that don't know The Truth, have the mark of the beast.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
We are to patiently wait on The True Christ, when everyone else is deceived and following the antichrist = instead of Christ and thereby lose their soul.
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
You can see it today. The enemies of Israel are circling the nation. Soon, they'll be right on top of it and then the desolation spoken of in Daniel and Matthew will come into Jerusalem bringing with him a false peace. Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
Let me ask you, if the "abomination of desolation", satan is here and its during the last part of the tribulation period, why do people believe they're going to be "rapured" out of here? It's clear, when you see that desolate one, satan in Jerusalem, get out. Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Daniel 9:26-27 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. With a flood of lies and deceptions satan will have the world believing he is Christ and many will follow. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Communion and the Passover feast offerings, "sacrifice and the oblation" will cease because they think Christ has come back and there is no need to remember His sacrifice.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
I hope you understand this clearly. It has nothing to do with having a child and everything to do with what's in your mind. Are you a babe in The Word? Have you just started and are nursing on it like a child or are you studying The Word and growing as an adult would. Do you know The Truth?
24 And they 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, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Humans will have full run of Jerusalem until The True Christ return at the 7th trump, the trump of God. The Word is the sword and many refuse its Truth thereby they will fall. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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;
The "sea" are the people and they're in a state of confusion. Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. "Perplexity" = ἀπορία aporía, ap-or-ee'-a; from the same as G639; a (state of) quandary. ἀπορέω aporéō, ap-or-eh'-o; from a compound of G1 (as a negative particle) and the base of G4198; to have no way out, i.e. be at a loss (mentally):—(stand in) doubt, be perplexed. To be without resources, to be in straits, to be left wanting, to be embarrassed, to be in doubt, not to know which way to turn. "Roaring" = ἠχέω ēchéō, ay-kheh'-o; from G2279; to make a loud noise, i.e. reverberate:—roar, sound. †ἦχος ēchos, ay'-khos; of uncertain affinity; a loud or confused noise ("echo"), i.e. roar; figuratively, a rumor:—fame, sound. The signs in the sun and moon were just witnessed in those blood moons. We had them on a Passover day and again six months later at the feast of the trumpets, then six months later from that, and then Jerusalem itself witnessed this event right above its city.
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.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Wait with patience for The True Christ. Settle your minds in His Truth. Be at peace within. When you know what's coming, you're ready, so don't worry about anything. You're ahead of the rest of the world. You know and understand the warnings He has given you.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Our Redeemer Christ Jesus is coming and you haven't fallen for satan claiming to be Christ. You're ready for that 7th trump.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
The "fig tree" is Israel and "all the trees" humans symbolically as trees are the peoples, nations or ethos. They were from the start of this flesh age and they stood in its garden. Study this; satan that tree of knowledge of good and evil, Ref. Gen. 2. Christ Jesus being our Tree of Life, Ref. Gen. 3. Mark 8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. Ezekiel 31:18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God. Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: The last generation is here! It was started in 1948 and is getting old. "The Fig Tree" can be found in Jeremiah 24 and it's bad figs are the Kenites. The season is here!
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
This happened on May 7 of 1948, both the good and bad figs moved back onto the fig tree Israel. Understand, the season is at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
We've been so blessed by our Lord giving us this information, so don't waste it. By His Words, when you see these things happening, His return is VERY CLOSE.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
This generation of the fig tree will see His coming. We don't know that 24 hour period of time He comes, but we have the season in which it happens. There are three generations relevant of time in The Word. They are 40, 70 and 120; 2018 marks that 70 year generation.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
The Word is FOREVER. When it states "heaven and earth shall pass" it's speaking of this flesh age of time. Eternity will be the last age and time is irrelevant to life. Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
34 And take heed 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.
Stay alert and stay in The Word EVERYDAY or the world will take you back and satan will have you fooled.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
If you knew there was a snare or trap in front of you, would you do all you could to avoid that trap? We have the warnings, the events that must come to pass before The Lord's return. We know satan comes first fooling the world and the world following him. Don't get caught in the traps of satan.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
How do we escape? With The Word, you have the armor of God. Ref. Ephesians 6:10-20 and I can't tell you enough, STUDY and by that you're prepared for whatever may come. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
The same place He will return to. Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
I pray you're listening!