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Jesus' Prophecy of
the Temple Destruction, the Tribulation, the End Times, His Second Coming, the
Jesus' Prophecy of the Destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem and
the End Times
Jesus went out of the temple to go away and one of His disciples remarked, “Teacher, look at how the temple is adorned with beautiful stones and gift offerings.”
Jesus answered him, “Do you see these great buildings? Truly, truly I say unto you that not a stone will be left upon another stone which will not be torn down.”
Jesus then went and sat on the Mount of Olives and His disciples came up, talking privately among themselves. Then Peter, James, John and Andrew asked Him privately, “Teacher, when will these things happen and what is the sign of your coming and the end times?”
Then Jesus answered, “Be careful that no man deceives you. Many will come and say I am the Christ, and they will deceive many.408 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars and revolutions, but do not be afraid, for this is bound to happen; but this is not yet the end.
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes in different places and famines and plagues and uprisings; great signs will appear from heaven and the winters will be severe, long or great [Aramaic versions only. All of these events, including severe winters are happening now, contrary to the global warming lies of our government].
“These things are just the beginning of travail. Before these things, they will lay hands on you and deliver you to judges and kings and governors for the sake of my name as a testimony to them; and they will persecute you and scourge you in the synagogues and prisons.409 Treasure it in your hearts and do not try to give an answer, for I will give you a mouth and wisdom by the Holy Spirit which all your enemies will not be able to withstand. You will even be delivered up by your parents and brothers and children and relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.
“You will be hated by all nations because of my name. Then many will stumble and they will hate one another and betray one another. Many false prophets will arise and mislead a great many. Because of the growth of sin, the love of many will grow cold; And yet not a hair on your head will be lost. By your patience to the end, you will be saved and will gain your souls.”410
Throughout history, when a prophet prophesied, he always said, “Thus said the LORD.” Jesus always said, “Truly, truly I say unto you . . . “and prophesied in His own name because He was God who came to earth in the flesh. Therefore Jesus was not a prophet, as some believe, but was the Human God.
408. On September 3, 2012
Moon, founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in
the world, died. He was 92 years old. “Reverend” Moon claimed to be the returned
Messiah, and had millions of followers, as have many others over the past
centuries. Moon’s global business empire is worth billions of dollars, including
ownership of the Washington Times newspaper.
409. This has not happened yet in America, but for almost the past hundred years, it has happened all over the rest of the world.
410. Matthew 24:1-13; Mark 13:1-9, 11-13; Luke 21:5-19.
Jesus Prophecies the Tribulation and the Terror to Come
“My gospel of the kingdom must first be preached throughout the world as a testimony to all the nations and then the end will come.
“When you see the sign of uncleanness and desolation [anguish] as spoken by the prophet Daniel411 accumulating where it should not be, then those who are in Judea will flee to the mountain. Those who are within her will flee and those from the villages will not enter her. Whoever is on the roof will not get down and take anything out of their house.412 He who is in the field, let him not turn back to get their clothes. These are the days of vengeance so that everything that is written must be fulfilled. When you see Jerusalem surrounded by an army, know that destruction is at hand.
“Woe to those who are with child, and those who nurse babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter. For there will be great distress in the land, and wrath and great suffering such as never happened from the beginning of the world until now, and never will occur again. They will fall by the edge of the sword and will be taken captive to every country; and Jerusalem will be trodden down under the feet of the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles comes to an end.
“If the LORD did not shorten those days, no flesh would live; but for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.
“Then if anyone says, ‘Behold, here is Christ, or there’, do not believe it. False Christs and lying prophets will rise and show signs and great wonders so as to mislead even the chosen ones, if possible.
“Be careful, I have told you in advance. Therefore, if they say he is in the dessert, do not go out; or that he is in the chamber, do not believe it. Just as lightning comes out from the East and is even seen in the West, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For wherever the body is, there will the eagles gather.413
This is different than some versions that say, “Wherever the carcass is, that is where the vultures gather.” In Aramaic, the carcass means the spiritually dead Jews. The Roman flags had eagles on them.
411. Daniel, Chapter 8. This is a vision of the end time involving Iran (then
Persia) and Media. Media is the ancient northwestern portion of Iran where the
capital of Iran is located. This prophecy of Daniel is clearly referring to
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his
leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. He will cause much damage and will take a stand
against the Prince of Princes (Jesus?), but will be destroyed, but not by human
means. The United Nations (New World Order, New World Government) is very near
to proclaiming Israel a Palestinian state. At that time, Jesus has told the
Israelites to flee from the area, as massive killings will occur. The entire
world is about to receive world identification cards, which may begin the time
when you cannot buy or sell without a chip implanted in your wrist or your
forehead. If you refuse, and are a Christian, you will go to heaven. If you
accept the identification mark of the beast, you will be able to buy for a short
period before you go to hell (Revelation 13:15-18).
prepared and have a source of food and water for three and one-half years to seven years.
412. When Jesus said this, it was a custom for people to congregate and spend time on their roofs, as the streets were narrow. Most Christians do not understand what Jesus was saying here, thinking that this is about the “rapture”. But Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Jesus is saying that if you live in Jerusalem, He is predicting here the time when the New World Order takes over the world and declares Jerusalem to be a Palestinian state. The enemies of the Jews will then murder every Jew they can find in Jerusalem. When Jesus said they will fall by the edge of the sword, He is probably referring to the jihadist Muslims, who love to behead their victims.
413. Matthew 24:14-28; Mark 13: 10, 14-23; Luke 21:20-24.
Signs of the Second Coming of Christ
Two blood moons followed by a total eclipse of the sun and two more blood moons occurred in 1492 when the Jews were exiled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisitions, 1948 during the Jewish War of Independence, and 1967 during the six-day war with Egypt. The next occurrence will start on April 14, 2014 and every six months until September 28, 2015. Each two blood moons occurred at Passover and then Sukkot. Passover is the festival that celebrates the blood of the lamb over the door posts, when the children of Israel were spared. It also was a prophecy of the blood of Jesus protecting His believers (1 Corinthians 5:6-8). Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, is a time of sorrow, commemorating the time that the Israelites were in the wilderness for forty years.
“Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened and the moon will not reflect its light” [see Isaiah 13:10; Ezekiel 32:7, 8; Joel 2:30-32; Acts 2:17-21; Revelation 6:12]; the stars will fall from the sky [an Aramaic idiom meaning shooting stars and also the world leaders]; and the powers of the universe will be shaken. You will be confused because of the roaring of the sea; and the upheaval that takes life out of people because of fear of what is to happen on earth."
“You will be confused because of the roaring of the sea; and the upheaval that takes life out of people because of fear of what is to happen on earth.
“Then they will see the symbol of the Son of man that will appear in the sky414 and all the generations of the earth will mourn and writhe, and will see the Son of man coming in the clouds in power and great glory and with a great army. [The Aramaic meaning of clouds is glory, honor and majesty. Jesus is already here now, and will never leave us nor forsake us. When Jesus comes with great glory, the Christian and Jewish world will be worshipping and praising Him as one with great majesty.]
“Then He will send his angels with a great call of a trumpet and they will gather his chosen ones from the four winds and from one end of heaven to the other and from the uttermost parts of the earth. When these things begin to take place, take courage and lift your heads, for your salvation has approached.
“Learn a parable from the fig tree . As soon as its branches become tender and bring forth leaves you immediately understand that summer is coming. So even you, when you see all these things happen, know that the kingdom of God is near, and is even at the door. I am telling you truthfully that this generation [Aramaic: race] will not pass away until all these things occur.415 In the ancient Aramaic, "generation" means "race".
“Even heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Concerning that day and that hour, no man knows, not even the angels of heaven nor the Son, but the Father alone knows. Watch, be alert and pray because you do not know when this time will occur.
“Just as in the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. Take heed that you never trouble your hearts by wasteful living, drunkenness and the cares of this world, and out of the calm that day shall suddenly come upon you; for like a downpour, it will drench everyone -- all those who inhabit the earth.
“Therefore keep watch always and pray that you may be worthy to escape all these things that are destined to occur, and that you may stand before the Son of man.
“Just as in the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For just as people before the flood were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know when the flood would come and take them all; such will be the coming of the Son of man.416
“It is like a man who went on a journey. He left his house and gave authority to his servants and gave each person his job, and he commanded the porter to stay awake. Be alert, therefore, for you do not know when the owner of the house will return, in the evening or at midnight or at the crow of the cock or at morning. He might come suddenly and find you asleep. What I say to you, I say to all of you: be alert.
“Then two men will be in the village; one will be fetched and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be fetched and the other left.
“Be alert, therefore, for you do not know the hour that the Lord will come. But know this: if the master of the house knew at what watch of the night the thief would come, he would stay awake and not let his house be ransacked. For this reason you should be ready, for the Son of man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant that the master sets over the members of his house to give them food during the season? That servant is blessed whose master finds him doing such when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will promote him over everything he has.
“If a bad servant should say in his heart, ‘My master will delay his coming’ and begins beating his fellow servants and goes about eating and drinking with drunkards, the servant’s master will come on that day when he does not expect it, and will severely scourge him his portion like those of the hypocrites where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth.”417
Will the symbol of Jesus be a cross extending over the entire sky, or maybe a
lamb or lion or crown?
Or will it be a blood moon?
415. The fig tree is an idiom for Israel.
416. It is not clear who will be taken and who will be left behind. In the days of Noah, the evil ones were taken. The word “rapture” is not in the Bible, so we are left with 1st Thessalonians 4:13-17, which also is not clear. The dead in Christ, who will rise first to be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air to be with the Lord forever might be the live Christians who are dead to sin because heaven is already full of the souls of dead Christians, as testified by the many people that have died, gone to heaven and came back to tell about it. So it may be the Christians who have been killed over the centuries, but it seems that they are already in heaven. The angels are going to gather the live Christians from the four corners of earth. So maybe this means that we will rise up in the air and be gathered together where Jesus plants His feet on the Mount of Olives to rule with Jesus for a thousand years.
417. Matthew 24:29-51; Mark 13:24-37; Luke 21:25-36.
The Ten Virgins
Jesus then explained the Holy Spirit, oil in the lamp and the return of Jesus Christ in the Parable of the Ten Virgins. This is an important lesson for the world.
Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven shall be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to greet the bridegroom and the bride.
“Five of them were wise and five were foolish. The foolish ones took their lamps, but took no oil with them, but the wise virgins took oil in their lamps.
“When the bridegroom was delayed, they all slept. At midnight they heard a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming! Go out to meet him!’
“Then all the virgins got up and prepared their lamps. The foolish virgins asked the wise ones to give them some of their oil because their lamps were going out. But the wise virgins told them, ‘No, there would not be enough oil for us and for you. Go and buy your own oil from those who sell.’
“While they went out to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready entered into the banqueting house and the door was locked.
“Afterward the other virgins also came and said, ‘Lord, our Lord, open the door for us.’
“But the bridegroom answered, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch, therefore, for you do not know the day or the hour when the Son of Man is coming.”418
Jesus always gave parables so that His followers could understand Him, but so the others could not understand. The ten virgins represent all Christians; those who believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only Son who came to earth to be sacrificed as payment for our sins. When our sins are forgiven by the blood of Jesus shed on the cross, we are considered sinless by God. If we believe in Jesus and accept Jesus as Lord of our lives, we are like virgins.
Our lamps are the light, the knowledge that we shed on the world by living a life of love and telling others about Jesus. Jesus told us not to hide our light under a basket, but put it where people can see it. The bridegroom is Jesus, and His marriage is when he comes to join with His bride, the church of believers.
The oil in the lamps is the Holy Spirit. We cannot effectively be light to the world, a living example and tell about Jesus if we are not filled with the Holy Spirit. Many Christians go to church most of their lives and never tell anyone about Jesus. Jesus said that it was necessary for Jesus to go to the Father, so that we could be filled with the Comforter, the Holy Spirit if we believe in Jesus. If we reject the works of the Holy Spirit, our “lamps” are not “filled with oil”.
The parable of the ten virgins tells you that you must have the oil of the Holy Spirit in your lamp (the light, the knowledge that you shine on the world) so that you will be able to enter the kingdom of heaven and rule with Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He comes to rule the world and to send the nonbelievers to everlasting punishment. If you are a believer and wish to be filled with the Holy Spirit in accordance with God’s Intelligent Design for the world, all you have to do is ask in Jesus’ name, and it will be given to you by our Father God.
This may be the most important chapter of this book for today's times, or for any time that a person dies before Jesus’ return. Most of the prophecies concerning the return of Jesus have already occurred, and Jesus is about to come soon. When He comes, it is not only important that you be filled with the Holy Spirit, but also that you are without spot and have purged yourself of sin in your life. God does not want any sinners in His heaven. Pray now for Jesus to make you the kind of person that He wants you to be when He returns.
418. Matthew 25:1-13.
Parable of the Wise and Foolish Workers
Jesus then compared the wise and foolish virgins to wise and foolish servants, who neither use their gifts of the Holy Spirit or money, “It is like a man who went on a journey who called his servants and put them in charge of his wealth.
“He gave five talents to one servant, two to another and one to another; giving each person according to his ability,419 He immediately left on his journey.
“The one who got five talents then went and did business with them, earning five more. Likewise, the one with two talents traded them and got two more. The person who received one talent went and dug a hole in the ground and hid it.
“After a long time, the master of those servants came back and asked for an accounting. The one who received five talents and earned five more talents came and said, ‘My lord, you gave me five talents and behold, I have added five more to them.’
“The master told him, ‘Well done, my good and reliable servant. You have been faithful over a little, so I will appoint you over much. Enter into your master’s feast with joy.’
“The second one who received two talents came and said, ‘My lord, you gave me two talents and I have earned two more.’
“The master said, ‘Oh my good and faithful servant, you were faithful with a little, so I will grant you much. Enter your master’s feast.’
“Then the one who received one talent came up and said, ‘My lord, I knew that you are a hard man and you harvest what you did not sow; and you gather what you did not scatter. I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here is the very talent that you gave to me.’
“His master replied, ‘you wicked and lazy servant, you knew me that that I harvest what I did not sow, and I gather what I did not scatter. You should then have put my money in the exchange and I would have come back and demanded what was mine plus interest. Therefore take away his talent and give it to one who has ten talents. For to the one has, more will be given; but to he who has not, even that which he has will be taken away.’ And the idle servant was cast out into the dark desert, where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth.”420
The Lord gives us all a little extra money or extra ability at one time or another. Do we hide it, or do we invest it in something that will increase in value? If we hide it, it decreases in value either because of the declining value of the dollar or he decline in our ability. Whether it is an investment or a gift to the Lord, to his chosen people, Christians who are hungry, orphans or Christian widows, the Lord will bless us as He blessed the two investors in this parable. You cannot eat money or let an ability stagnate. Money or ability have no value other than what you invest it in.
419. The Aramaic meaning of a talent is a measure of weight or money. This might
58.9 kilograms (130 lb.) in gold or silver.
420. Matthew 25:1-30.
Chapter 159: Separation of the Caring from the Uncaring by Yeshua Messiah, King of All Nations
Jesus continued teaching in the temple, “When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, he will then sit on the throne of his glory.
This is an important prophecy of the end times that are fast approaching today. It should not be dismissed as Jesus simply talking to those in the temple, but a warning for all future generations up to two thousand years later.
“All the nations will come to him and he will choose them one by one, as a shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you blessed of my Father and inherit that which was destined for you from the foundation of the universe. I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was ill and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.’
“Then the righteous will say to him, ‘Our Lord, when did we see you hungry and we fed you, or you were thirsty and we gave you a drink? When did we see you an outcast and we took you in or when were you naked and we clothed you; and when did we see you ill or in prison and we visited you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truthfully, I tell you that whatever you have done for one of the least of these, my little brothers, you did it to me.’
It is important to note here exactly who Jesus was talking about. ‘The King’ is Jesus, ‘my Father’ is God, ‘the righteous’ are both the goats and the sheep: those who live by the Law and those whose sins are forgiven by Jesus, and ‘my little brothers’ are the followers of Jesus. ‘The sheep’ are those who follow Jesus, and ‘the goats’ are those who do not follow Jesus. Jesus is not telling us to feed Satan worshippers, atheists, or anyone else who does not believe in Jesus and follow Him. We are only told to feed Jesus’ little brothers and sisters or believers. Jesus wants us to take care of His believers. Throughout history, every nation that fed, clothed, gave to drink, housed, cared for, and visited in prison the evil people of the world who hate or deny God has destroyed itself. So it is with America today.
“Then he will say to those on the left, ‘Go away from me, you accursed, to the everlasting fire that is set for the Devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you did not feed me; I was thirsty and you did not give me a drink; I was a stranger and you did not take me in; I was naked and you did not clothe me; I was ill and you did not visit me; I was in prison and you did not come to see me.’
“Then you will reply and say, ‘Our Lord, when were you hungry or thirsty, or when were you naked or sick or in prison and we did not minister unto you?’
“Then he will reply, ‘Truly I tell you that inasmuch as you did not do it for one of these least ones, you also did not do it for me.’ These will go into everlasting torment and the righteous ones to eternal life.”
This was the end of Jesus’ teachings in the temple, and when He finished, He said to His disciples, “You know that the Passover will come in two days, and the Son of man will be betrayed and crucified.421
When Jesus comes in His glory and sits on the throne, Armageddon has already taken place. The nonbelievers have already chosen hell, a place where God does not exist. This place is completely devoid of anything that God made. So only chaos and torture and darkness exist, and the unbelievers are already there. So Jesus is talking here about those who remain after Armageddon. There are two types of Christians, those who believe in Jesus and follow Him, and those who believe in Jesus, but continue to follow their own sinful desires. Just like the foolish virgins of Chapter 158, there are two types of Christians that will live together until the final judgment. In ancient times, the sheep and goats were kept together during the day to graze, but were separated at night. So it will be with us.421. Matthew 25:31-46 and Matthew 26:1-2.
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