I have done a study on Matthew 24 in the past and I am led to speak again in a different way on this same Chapter in Matthew.
In my previous post about Matthew 24 and Jesus speaking with the disciples and those of that generation there were three questions I want to touch on as I am led by the Holy Spirit. I pray the Holy Spirit guides you in all truth. In Jesus name. Amen.
The three questions asked by the disciples that walked with Jesus were these: Matthew 24:3 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? The disciples were not speaking of three different time periods they were speaking of that which was soon to come.
Let's look and see why these questions were asked. Let's go back to Matthew 23:37-39 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Please keep verses 38,39 in mind.
Jesus was speaking to His disciples and the multitude in the temple. When He left the temple His disciples followed Him to the Mount of Olives. Jesus said in Matthew verse 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."
Jesus was speaking of the temple. There would be not one stone left upon another. They would all be thrown down.
The disciples then asked Jesus the three questions. The first, "when shall these things be?" The disciples were asking about the temple. Jesus answered them, "let no man deceive you" Keep in mind Jesus was speaking to His disciples. Jesus went on, "for many shall come in my name, saying I am the Christ" Jesus went on. "And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars" please read verses 7-12.
We will jump ahead to verse 15. 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:)
Jesus still speaking to His disciples told them that when they see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel standing in the holy place Jesus tells them,"16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house, neither let him who is in the field return to take his clothes."
We must keep this in mind that Jesus is speaking to His disciples not US. We would not be in Judaea and have to flee into the mountains. Please pray on this.
Let's go on to verse 20 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: Jesus was speaking to those of THAT generation. Not US!
Please read the scriptures in between If I was to touch on all of them this study would get too long. I want to keep this simple and direct as I am led. Let's go to verse 34. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Jesus was speaking to His disciples. Why would Jesus be telling His disciples something that would be taking place in thousands of years?
The next question asked was. "And what shall be a sign of thy coming?" Again, we must keep in mind that Jesus was speaking to the disciples and they had just asked about the temple being destroyed, they spoke also of the abomination of desolation and Jesus said to them," when YOU see the abomination of desolation flee to the mountains." Why would the disciples ask when the sign of Him would be coming? They were speaking to Him face to face. Yes?!?!
Jesus spoke to those of the generation which would see all of those things come to pass. Jesus said, " there are some standing here who will not taste of death TIL (my emphasis) they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."
I added the above as I was led. This again is to show that Jesus was speaking to those of the generation which would see ALL of these things come to pass.
The last question. The disciples asked "when shall the end of the world be?" The word world used here means age. Please research the word world and age. The disciples wanted to know when the end of their age as they knew it would be. Why would they be talking about the end of a future age thousands of years away? Let's look at Hebrews 9:2626 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Jesus once in the end of the world (Jewish age) appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Amen?!?!
Jesus connected the end of the age with the destruction of the Jewish temple. Amen?!?
I am led to end here. I will add more to this study when and if I am led.
In Jesus name with love,