The Olivet Discourse: 02 – The Destruction of the Temple Foretold

Continuing from the previous post, there are things to keep in mind. The first is the perspective of the author and the ideas he chooses to convey. Here is the foundation text beginning with the account in Matthew. Matthew 24:1–2 (MEV) Jesus departed from the temple and was leaving when His disciples came to show …

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The Olivet Discourse: For Israelis Only?

Matthew, Mark and Luke give much of the same testimony of the life and teaching of Jesus. The material offered is presented the same general order of events. These three are called the synoptic gospels for that reason. In an endeavor to understand the similarities recorded in the Olivet Discourse, it is more intriguing to …

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Men Fainting from Fear and Expectation

Luke 21:25–28 (MEV): “There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they …

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Harmonizing the Tribulation of Those Days

Matthew 24:29–31 (MEV) "Immediately after the tribulation of those days, 'the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.' "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of …

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I Am the Lord, I Will not Share my Glory with Another

Isaiah 42:8–9 (MEV): I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images. See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. Here is God telling us yet again …

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