Matthew 24

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.

Some would say this already happened, but they lack sight in The Truth right in front of their eyes. A Roman General named Titus came against Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and many so-called "pastors" will say this has already happened. WRONG! All you have to do is look. You will see stones stacked all around, creating structures. The wall is still standing. Christ said, "There shall not be left here one stone upon another" and we know there won't be. He lets us know that when He comes, The New Jerusalem comes and there will be no need for what we see today. It will ALL be gone. Christ also points out "things" that's EVERYTHING!

3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

This world never ends, but this flesh age does. They want to know what to look for when Christ is about to come back.

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Be very careful when you listen to people when they teach The Word of God. This human or any other. Deception is and will be the biggest thing today when it comes to the set up of satans coming. Always pray and study yourself.

5 For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Many people are going to say they're Christian, but lie. Many say they follow God, but lie. Deceiving themselves and others.

6 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.

We see this today like never before. What are we as Christians to do? Why you should just SMILE, because you know why it's happening and you know the outcome. Don't let these things bother you!

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes, in divers places.

 Amos wrote of this famine that shall come in the end times. Remember back in verse 4 when we were warned against people deceiving us? In Amos 8:11  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: The famine is not for bread, my friend, it is for the truths of God's Holy Word. God's truths are becoming deluded down where what is taught is an outright lie. The absolutes of the Commandments and being shaded by the scripture lawyers, the same as happened with the scribes and Pharisees. Major earthquake intervals are now weekly in the world, where in the past there were centuries between these events. These quakes are now even happening where they are completely unexpected. Have had two that have shaken my home. The first time in my life in Roanoke Va.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Yes, they're here and so are you. You had better get that straight right now, because you're not going anywhere. There is NO escape ride coming. We have been at this point for some time now, but it's not the end of the age quite yet. There is an evil coming with a smile and economic forgiveness to fool you. Make sure you have The Seal of God and His armor He has given. Hold to His truth!

9 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.

Many are being killed because they're Christian and look at ALL the religions of the world causing this one way or another. Let's face it! If you call yourself a Christian, you're hated in this world. You know you're on the RIGHT track when you're able to see what those who hate you really are. Lets also look at this in another way to come very shortly. This would be better translated "send you to death" as that is one of satans names. Not one person would believe satan is Christ if they were killing others. That evil ones MO is to deceive and gather as many as he can from The Truth.  Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.  Mark 13:11; tells us that we will be delivered up in those days; 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.  Mark 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son;

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Let me tell you, if you think your friends and family hate the things you stand for now, if you hold to The Truth when satan is here, they're really going to hate you. It's because they follow him thinking he is Christ or the one to save them from all their problems in their life and the world. You know better, you know who and what he is all about.  Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: This isn't a chip! It is however a meaning of work. The "right hand" = actions, "in their foreheads" = minds. They're deceived and go about doing the work of satan, thinking they are doing the work of The Lord. They are also the one that "give suck" = babes in The Word. Just didn't have time for God's Word. Fed nothing but milk in their so-called churches.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Many so-called "pastors" will teach lies and the people will fall for them. One of the biggest of our time is "rapture" satans bus. They're EVERYWHERE today! You can turn on your TV and I'm sure there will be one. I will give you a hint of a fake "rapture" is one of their doctrines. They will have "easter" egg hunts, in the church, halloween parties, in the church, teach that you must be baptized to be saved, in the church. They will teach "there are many ways to God", in the church.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Look at how the world has turned the meaning of love and hate into a twisted mess. Look how many are falling for evil calling it good. Can you tell the difference between the things of God and the world? Example; homo being ok, really? "Iniquity" = "lawlessness" and the turning away from God's Word. Your friends and family will begin to turn on you because you hold to The Truth of God. These same ones will give your name as being against what the rest follow. This is when you will be sent to "death" = satan to give account of yourself. Bring it!

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

"Unto the end" this is so simple to understand. If you understand these things that come and hold to The Truth while satan is here, waiting on The True Christ, "the same shall be saved".

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

 In other words, when one of us, the elect, is delivered up to give account of why he or she will not submit to Satan the Antichrist, without premeditating, the message will be broadcasted throughout the world. Some of you have known that you have had a destiny and a purpose since you were a child. That there was more to God's Word than you have been taught, in the simplicity in which Christ Himself brings it forth. Jesus Christ is telling you that you will be here, with your gospel armor on and in place, to stand against the fiery darts of satan. You have nothing to worry about, for as it is written in:  Luke 21:17-19   17 And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake.  18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.   19 In your patience possess ye your souls. This is why we must see to it that the hatred is for the right cause, and that cause is for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the true Christ, that will come later at the seventh trumpet, and not the fifth. The O.J. Simpson trial was broadcasted to every nation on earth, and even in the small villages in Africa saw the results by television. This is an example of what will take place shortly, at the coming of the Antichrist, when blaspheming against him will be considered far worse than murder.

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:)

Do you understand? There is no "rapture" or this verse wouldn't be here, among many more. This abomination is satan making Jerusalem desolate. He will be claiming to be Christ. That's right! Your still here or the warning wouldn't need be spoken.  Dan. 11:30-32  30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.  31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.  32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. "Chittim" = "bruisers"; they're the children of satan (Kenites through Cain) that bruised Christ's feet on the cross. Many people will fall for the junk that comes out of his mouth and the deceptive actions he does, but those that know he comes before Christ will be those that know God and are strong in His Truth.

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

You must be HERE to "flee" and you must hold to The Truth of God, knowing it's satan in Jerusalem to understand when to go into the mountains. The mountains = nations of the world. Anywhere other than staying in Jerusalem.  Matthew 24:7 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:  This is where you go to keep watch. When you are keeping guard and see satan has arrived the time is so short for The Lords return there is no need to gather your things. You're not going to need them anyway. The housetop was is a place where the people went at evening to rest, but this "housetop" is where the watchman stood. Standing watch for the enemy, and when Jesus said, when you see that enemy coming, and this is the subject here, flee Judaea. Get out! Time will be so short from this point on, you won't need a change of clothes.

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

The housetop in some references is a place where the people went in the evening to rest and relax; however this "housetop" is where the watchman stood. He stood watching for the enemy, and when Jesus said, when you see him [the enemy] coming, this is the subject in here, flee Judaea. When you see him coming, get out. There isn't event time to grab your toothbrush, for the time is short, when you see this come to pass.

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

What you have on will be enough. The time will be so short until The True Christ return you won't need anything else. More in depth, don't worry about going back if you're in Israel, just get out. The evil ones time is that short; five months it's all he has got. Joel 2:4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Horses = Power and these horsemen can be found in Revelation 9. In the first part of  chapter 9, God told satan, you can go down and deceive those men on the earth, and take your army with you. The command given in verse 4, was to harm or deceive all men on earth, except those with the seal of God in their foreheads. He wouldn't have a chance with us that hold to The Truth anyway. We know that satan's time is the "time of the locust". A five month period; which seasonally runs from May through September. This army's move was like a locust, as far as their total destruction's are concerned, and their strengths are compared to horses, and they have men's faces because they look just like men.  Rev. 9:8 They had hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of Lions. "the hair of women" = gentle in their religious aspects, yet are in the service of the false Christ. If you don't expect the antichrist, you will be deceived by him as he sits claiming to be Christ. This is the antichrist (satan), who we are warned about in Mark 13. This religious group will be so gentle, so complete, so powerful, and so deceiving that the spiritual soul of a man will be ripped out as though a lion tore it out.  Rev. 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron, (cold and heartless) and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.  Rev. 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months.  Again we see God has shortened the seven year period of  Daniel 9 to five months. We will get there but lets look at Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.  Mark 13:20 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. We see God told us this time is shortened to be five months, Daniel 9:27 it is stated, the false one would rule for 1 week of years or (7 years). We saw this 7 years were split into two segments of 3 1/2 years. The first segment is to be political, while the last 3 1/2 year segment will be religious and he even gives us the time season; which is from May through September = Five months.  Rev. 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. We know that satan leads this Locust Army. Satan is identified in both the Greek and in Hebrew.  Isaiah 14:11-16 identifies Lucifer as the one from the "bottomless pit", "The Destroyer".

19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Of course this has NOTHING to do with those with children, but those still in the milk of The Word. If you haven't studied into the meat of His message, you WILL be deceived. There are three levels to God's Word. When you start out, you're a babe and need only milk to grow. There comes a time when you need meat. Your growing in your understanding and requires more. That third level is Meat being The Spiritual meaning of His Word. Our Lord lets us know about the three levels when he asked Peter if he loved Him. A good pastor will teach on these three levels.  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. "Lambs" = babes. 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. First "sheep" = Adults.  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. This second "sheep" = a spiritual understanding. The Holy Spirit opens things up to you but if you're not seeking The Truth, you won't get it it.

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

This of course has nothing to do with the cold or Friday at sunset or Sunday. It's about being harvested out of season. Taken by the deception of satan. Don't be harvested out of season. Don't believe that the one claiming to be Christ is The True Christ. It is satan himself sitting where he ought not. Why not on the Sabbath? On the Sabbath, the only distance you could travel was just short of one mile. Remember if you're in Israel you should get out when you see satan sitting where he ought not. We had seen this in Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: "mountains" = other nations. The point is get out as soon as you see him there, don't worry about getting anything, just go.

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.

This is the tribulation of satans deception and let me tell ya, I see many primed to follow him.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

We touched on this in verse 18 of this chapter. That evil one will be so convincing if God hadn't shortened it to five months the very elect of God possibly risked being fooled by his deceptions. Revelation 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. This speaking of the locust army. God lets us know not only that it will be five months, but that it will be specific five months. It will be the five months of the locust. May through September.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

When you hear that Christ is here, DON'T believe it! The elements of the world won't be the same when The True Christ comes, neither will you as your part of the elements. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53  51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  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.  53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. This shouldn't be a mystery to you when our Father shows us what was a mystery when we were ignorant of these things.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

They're out there in abundance today, but satan is a supernatural and will fool those that didn't prepare. Do you still think God would give us so many warnings about satan and what to look for if you were going to be taken away for their "rapture" doctrine? That is but one of many of satans deceptions he has created for those that will follow him and those false teachers.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

He has told us to get our gospel armor on and ready for the spiritual battle that is about to start. Stop thinking and get to studying. 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.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

The "he" claiming to be Jesus is, of course, satan. If the warning is here, so are you. Get rid of the false escape doctrine of rapture, it's one of satans many deceptions.

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.

The true Christ Jesus will be here that fast. He is coming very soon and you can count on that as much as you can count on the sun rising in the morning.

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

"Eagles" = "vultures" and the "carcass" = spiritual dead, these vultures of Satan, will feed = take advantage on every spiritual dead person on earth.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days 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:

That "tribulation" is satans deceptions. There is another "tribulation" to come after. Again, if you don't see these things happening, The True Christ hasn't come yet. Yet more proof that satans "rapture" doctrine is a lie to deceive. 1 Corinthians 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.

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

When? AFTER satan has been here deceiving those that didn't have time for The Truth of Gods Word. "After the tribulation of those days" = satans tribulation. Then and ONLY then, "shall appear the sign of the Son of man". People will see they followed the false one. One of their problems were, they believed satans lies such as "rapture" and him claiming to be The True Christ, come to take you away. Many have already been "taken" they just don't know it yet.

31 And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

This trumpet is the last one out. That would be the 7th = spiritual completeness. Those that know The Truth and hold to it are God's elect. All have a purpose! The angels will collect everyone on earth from the 4 = earth = north,south, east and west and collect all from the heavens = beyond earth into every planet inhabited of His creation. Little deep, but think about it.

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! There are 3 generations numbered as 40, 70 and 120. We are in the 70th and 2018 marks it end. We are blessed to see all these things come to pass. Matthew 13 discussed this in our study on this parable in detail. Christ told it to His disciples in vs. 36-43. The parable of the fig tree = "the parable of the tares of the field". Stay strong, stay in The Word.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

"These things" = Israel a nation, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes, fake Christians, and false teachers, satan himself standing in it proclaiming himself to be God. WE ARE ABOUT HERE! Satan standing in Jerusalem is all that we lack from this list before Christ Jesus comes.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

What generation? The fig tree generation = Israel becoming a nation and it happened in 1948. We are within the 70 year generation, 2018 marks its end of 70.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

This second heaven and earth age will come to an end very soon, but The Truth of God will hold FOREVER. This second world age will soon be done as we move into the third, Gods Word will continue throughout all of time. 2 Peter 3:3-7   3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,  4 And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.  5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:  7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

We only know the season for sure, but we know the things to look for with the two witnesses and we can get real close. If you're paying attention we are given the season, the last generation, and all the events to take place, and even marking the last 3 1/2 days when the world celebrates the murder of the two witnesses by satan and his followers.

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

We're here! People have turned agianst God and The Truth of His Word for every wind of doctrine. Only thing lacking, the fallen angels having sex with humans. It's coming though! I know, some of you will freak out over that and it's only because you haven't studied. Gen. 6:1-7  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. ---three different beings. What happens when you take a wife? More than likely you will create an offspring, in this case "giants" as in verse 4 3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.  4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.  5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  6 And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.  7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth Me that I have made them.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

The acceptance of homos, swapping partners and people focusing more on the party than The Word. Sound like today? Everyone that is ignoring God IS and WILL follow satan. A watchmen keeps their eyes on what's happening and is prepared. Lacking The Truth, sets you up to follow the lies. The flood happening today is of lies!

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

I pray you're not one to follow satan when he gets here. The flood of lies are all around you today, setting you up for a fall. STUDY!

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Here is where people love to fly away. [IF] you have been paying attention you have seen satan is here at this time and these that are taken are taken by deception of lies. As the "days of Noah" the people ignored the signs. Here we see those ignored the signs and The Truth. They left the field to go whoring after satan, claiming to be Christ. They jump in bed, spiritually speaking. We are to stay virgins for The True Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

She was taken because she didn't love The Truth. She went whoring after the anti-Christ = instead of Christ. "Taken" in by his deception.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

The previous verse warn us to stay at work, never giving in or giving up on The Truth because we are to wait on our Lord. Our Father has given us the warnings to wait. Stay in the field, on the roof and at the mill. Don't be taken.

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.

The warning is about satan and the things to come. You have been given what to watch for, so why leave the roof top, field or mill? WAIT ON THE TRUE CHRIST! The warnings are for us so we stay focused on doing the work we should be doing when the rest of the world runs after lies and deceptions. Why people believe in "rapture" is sad and a lack of faith. God supplies our every need when we do the work. Why when things really get going and His children are needed would He take them away? We have work to do right here. We have been given the tools to get it done.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

When the time comes and satan is where he ought not be, make sure you are of those waiting on The True Christ. Stay in The Truth of God's Word. If you believe in "rapture" you have already been taken. If you leave the field, the roof top or the mill, you will have been "taken". Remember we touched on that hour. "The hour of temptation", make sure you don't find satan tempting. Hold to The Truth, Be ready!

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

Meat is required if you hunger for more than milk. Most Pastors won't show you meat. I question if they even know themselves. You need it if you are going to stand against satan. Without it, you won't know who he is when he arrives. We have been going over this in truth and I pray you receive this meat of The Word as to better ready yourself for battle. You can find out more about the milk and meat in John 21.

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

Doing what? When you have held to The Truth and understood it was satan there and not Christ. When you have helped spread that Truth to those in your house, You will be blessed. That's what The Truth does. It will always be a blessing.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

If you have put The Truth in place of the lies, you're ready. Reward or punishment, the choice is ours. The reason for this whole life is so heaven can be heaven. There won't be any evil in it. Christ Jesus or the world and satan. ONE leads to life and the other death, as that is one of his names. What's it going to be?

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

I see people give up all the time. They just love the world more than God.

49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

Those that chose the world will turn on true Christians and focus on the party instead of The Truth.

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,

Because they are of the worldly ways. This servant was a servant of God, but because they turned on The Truth and left the field to follow satan, they became a servant of satan. They took the mark of the beast. To believe satan is The True Christ is the mark in the forehead = mind and the mark in the hand = working for satan. We are told to stay in the field and be a watchmen. To serve God, but they didn't hold to The truth.

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

They will gnash their teeth because of the fear and realization they had been following satan the whole time, thinking he was Christ. When you break down Matthew 24 and follow the context, it's easy to see there is NO "rapture" and that satans deceptions will run deep in the world when he is here. Our Father has a plan and He has shown us what it is. It's not hard to understand when you let His Word flow. I hope at the least, one came out of the lies of "rapture" with this study and is preparing themselves for what is about to come. God Bless You ALL