1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
Two things here, "stones" and "buildings".
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.
So many "pastors" teach this has already happened in 70 A.D. Not I and I'll leave it up to you to decide but the stones still stand today. The context in this Chapter will be The Lords coming so it couldn't have already happened.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
Were about to be told the seven seals and the subject of this chapter.
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man
Talk about deception, it's everywhere today. Many wouldn't know if they were being lied to because they don't know much of The Truth.
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
So many say their "Pastors" but either don't know The Truth or will refuse to teach The WHOLE Truth. Many even follow them right into their traditions.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
AWAKE? If you have eyes to see, you have never seen the world this way before. Don't worry, we win † second seal!
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 are the beginnings of sorrows.
"Divers" = G2596 kä-tä = throughout, many. Here is a link to search earthquakes on: http://www.wolton.net/quake.html "Famines" for The Word, not food. Ref. - Amos 8:11
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
This is directed more towards the elect than anyone else because it's part of the same thought with verses 10-11, they're the ones that God will speak through.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
It's EVERYWHERE throughout the world now † But staying within context of verse 9-11, when God speaks through the elect that have been taken to the synagogues and rulers. The Gospel will be heard through radio and TV of what The Holy Spirit says.
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.
Out of the mouths of His elect. Acts 2:17-21 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
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.
Do you know [Who] death is? Family members are going to fall right in line when he is here and turn their family in if they reject him = death = satan. satan comes in as a peace maker, so don't think this death is you will be murdered. Not one person other than evil themselves would follow him if he came to kill everyone. he in fact comes to deceive more than he has already done. he wants to take you from The Truth and Life. he comes in the name of "peace". Dan. 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Will you give up? So many do today and it's not what our Father wants. The time is fast approaching where we will stand face to face with Him; ready? Question, how can you be "hated" if you have taken a ride out of here? Just something to think about with all the false doctrine out there.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Why do you think this is given to you if you believe you will be "raptured" out of here? Do you understand what you're reading? The Ref. 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. But I always suggest you read and study the whole chapter.
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:
"On the housetop" = a watchmen. When you see satan in Jerusalem the time is so short for The Lords return, you don't need to take anything and run. When we are given the warnings to look for, why would you think for a second there's a physical escape plan? There is NO "rapture" unless you have all ready been "taken" by satans lies.
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
What do you do in the field, you work. Continue in your daily life while satan is deceiving the rest of the world, his time is short.
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
This has nothing to do with those that have a baby when satan is here, but has everything to do with a mind just milking on The Word. There are three levels in The Word. The first is milk for those new Christians. They won't be able to handle meat right off that is for the second level. The third is the spiritual side of the "meat" meanings. If you stay on milk your whole life without getting into the meat of The Word, ALL OF IT, you are as a child, giving suck and will end up following the wrong Christ. Ref. John 21:15-17 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
It's always winter somewhere so we know this has nothing to do with the season winter, but to be "taken" = deceived out of season = right before The Lords return. The harvest is when the time is right. The warnings are given and we should stay alert to the events taking place now and to come. We will see all these things take place in this generation and our Father doesn't want us to follow satan= anti christ when he comes, but to wait on The True Christ.
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.
Affliction, Greek, #2347; "Thlipsis, from 2346 = pressure, tribulation = to be pressed and crowded to the point of being persecuted. satan will cause such tribulation for Christians, as never before in this age.
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
satans time is shortened from what many say is 7 years to 3 years. In fact he only has 5 months. The time span is in the life of his army. Ref. Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. The locust = fallen angels are cast down with him and locust only have 5 months to do their thing before they die. They come out May through September.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
Most of the world is going to believe Christ has come because of the amazing things satan is going to be able to do. ITS NOT THE TRUE CHRIST! "Antichrist" = instead of Christ. If you're still in these flesh body's, our Lord hasn't returned. 1 Cor. 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [last trump]: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. The "last trump" = 7th and there is no more after that. satan comes at the 6th and has a short time to deceive those he already hasn't.
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
They will be able to have people fall for all they do. You, that hold to The Truth are of the elect. You can't be fooled. Only by ignoring Gods Word and falling for the false doctrines of humans can you be fooled into believing their lies.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
He has given us the events to come so there isn't any excuses if YOU CHOOSE to ignore Him and follow satan while he is here.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
This is the 6th seal and the time of satans tribulation. Ref. Revelation 6:12-13 12 And I behold when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as the fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
These "stars" are those fallen angels as the "untimely figs" of Rev. 6:13 and are coming to do what they did before. Ref. Genesis 6:1-2 1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Why people ignore this fact, that Christ comes AFTER satan is because they lack knowledge of The Word and faith. It's so simple, but people live in a remote control society and want things right now. They live in fear, without the power that has been given through The Truth and His name. They want an easy way out. If only they would study, they have been given that Way out of tribulations. Knowledge and Faith gives you the armour to withstand it all. Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 7th Trump ,seal, bowl = 777.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
When do we see Christ angels gather His elect? After that tribulation of satan. AFTER!
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
You can learn this parable in Jeremiah 24 and applying it with what happened in the garden within the book of Genesis, you will find favor with God. "Now learn it". When we close out The New Testament, we will be heading to that book and reviewing it all. That doesn't mean you can't go there yourself today.
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Israel has been a nation since 1948 and we lack little today of those things coming to pass. When you see that evil one, satan standing in the middle of it, time is very short for The Lords true return.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
That "generation" is the fig tree generation which started in 1948. We are in the 70th year generation which ends in 2018. Eyes to See, Ears to Hear!
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
This is talking about this flesh earth age, not the total destruction of the earth or heaven. Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded [world without end]. Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [world without end]. Amen.
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
We can't know the instant He starts His coming, but we know the season and within it the events right before we see Him. Remember, Mark 13:18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. It's always winter somewhere so we know this has nothing to do with the season winter, but to be "taken" = deceived out of season = right before The Lords return.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
Pay attention to the events that you have been told about and stay focused in The Truth; as many lies and deceptions are upon us today and to come. Wait on the true Christ!
34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Christ Jesus is The One who left His house, Bethel, The House of God. Those who hold to The Truth are the ones He left it to. "Porter" = keeper of the door, they protect the door from evil trying to enter in.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
Watch for what? If you have been paying attention to this study and are preparing, you're ahead of those who follow the lies of escape rides. Knowing satan comes first and where he will be, is knowing when to look for our Lord.
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
This is of course not sleeping in the sense you rest at night, but are asleep in ignorance or stupidity of the events taking place today and to come. WATCHMEN!
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
If you don't know what to watch for, you will be "raptured" = taken by satan when he arrives here claiming to be Christ. That's the ONLY "rapture" that's going to happen.