Matthew 24:32-35The Olivet Discourse
Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree
Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree• Matthew 24:32 "Now learnthe parable from the figtree: when its branch hasalready become tende...
Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree• Matthew 24:32…the parable from the fig tree…• If you have forgotten who the fig tree is, go t...
Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree• Hosea 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; Isaw your forefathers as the earlies...
Matthew 24:34, “this generation”• In Matt 24:32-35 Jesus gives the “lesson from the fig tree”indicating that when all thes...
• Dr. Ryrie, Dr. David Hocking, myself and others see this notin the immediate context of the surrounding sentences, butin...
Matthew 24:34, “this generation”Keep checking the context; Jesus said in;Matthew 24:21 "For then there will be a greattrib...
“this genea” Is The 1/3 left, Zech 13:8• Zechariah 13:7 "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,And against the man, My Assoc...
Exegetical Dictionary of the NewTestament, genea• Luke 21:32-33 "I tell you the truth, this generation(genea) will certain...
Matthew 24:34, “genea” In the LXX• Psalm 24:6 This is the generation of those whoseek Him, Who seek Your face-- even Jacob...
Strong’s NT:1074, genea, NKJ Luke 21:32• 1074 γενεά genea {ghen-eh-ah}• Meaning: 1) fathered, birth, nativity 2) that whic...
Matthew 23:35, The Son Will Not Bear ThePunishment For The Fathers Iniquity• Matthew 23:35 so that upon you may fall the g...
Matthew 24:34• NAU Matthew 23:36 "Truly I say to you, allthese things will come upon this generation[Race, genealogy, fami...
John MacArthur;“This Generation” Has Been Interpreted As;• The disciples would not die• It refers to the destruction of Je...
Matthew 24:34, Disciples Devastated• I think they “got it,” that Judaism was in for big trouble, Hehad just given 7 “woes”...
Matthew 24:35, My Words• Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but Mywords will not pass away.• Jesus’ unilatera...
Matthew 24:36-41
Matthew 24:36, No One Knows• Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour noone knows, not even the angels of heaven,nor the So...
Matthew 24:36, Of “That Day”• Matthew 24:36 "But of that day …• Isaiah 2:17 The pride of man will be humbled Andthe loftin...
Matthew 24:36, Of “That Day”• Isaiah 10:20 Now in that day the remnant of Israel, andthose of the house of Jacob …will tru...
Matthew 24:36, Not Even The Son?• Matthew 24:36 …no one knows, not even the angels ofheaven, nor the Son…• John 16:29 His ...
Matthew 24:37, The Second Coming• Matthew 24:37 "For the coming of the Son of Man willbe just like the days of Noah.• Judg...
Matthew 24:37, The Second Coming• Matthew 24:37 "For the coming of the Son of Man …• Then!• Revelation 19:9 Then he said t...
Matthew 24:39, Took Them All Away• Matthew 24:39…the flood came and took themall away…• Luke 17:27 they were eating, they ...
Matthew 24:42-44
Matthew 24:43, The Thief? The HeadOf The House?• Matthew 24:43 "But be sure of this, that if the head ofthe house had know...
Matthew 24:43, Head Of The House?• Matthew 24:43…if the head of the house had known…• He doesn’t know when.• Revelation 12...
Matthew 24:44God Alone Reveals The Future• Matthew 24:44 "For this reason you also must beready; for the Son of Man is com...
Matthew 24:45-51
Matthew 24:45, Who Is The Slave?• Matthew 24:45 "Who then is the faithful andsensible slave whom his master put in charge ...
WHO IS THE FAITHFUL AND WISESERVANT? The Watchtower Society?• “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom hismaste...
Matthew 24:47, Put In Charge?• Matthew 24:47 "Truly I say to you that he will puthim in charge of all his possessions.• Ma...
Jeremiah 30, Matthew 24:51, Place OfWeeping And Gnashing Of Teeth• Matthew 24:51 and will cut him in pieces and assignhim ...
Jeremiah 30, Matthew 24:51, Place OfWeeping And Gnashing Of Teeth• Jeremiah 30:1-24…• 7 Alas! for that day is great, There...
And God Bless The RestOf “Your Day” Moms
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Mat 24:1-3 perfectly joined together,• KJV 1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of ourLord Jesus Ch...
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  • Matthew 23:36 Luke 21:32-33 Matthew 24:34
  • (from Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament © 1990 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)
  • BibleWorks, 9 NKJ , KJV Luke 21:32, Strong’s NT:1074
  • http://users.adam.com.au/bstett/JwFaithfulSlaveMyth78.htm
  • Saved by DLK under “Discernment, Biblical, Lack of in modern Christianity” in THEOLOGYThe Demise of Biblical DiscernmentT. A. McMahon2 Peter 2:12 Timothy 1:13, 2:24-26 Ezekiel 3:17-19 Acts 17:10-11, 20:28-30 1 Peter 4:17 Romans 16:17 Ephesians 4:14 2 Timothy 4:3
  • Dr. James Fleming at his Explorations in Antiquity Center, Dr. Flemingnow operates the Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, GeorgiaExplorations in Antiquity Center: Not One Stone Left on AnotherPosted: 03 Dec 2012 06:50 AM PSTThe Christ in Prophecy Journal Ephesians 4:16 1 Corinthians 1:10, 1 Corinthians 6:15-17
  • 2 Peter 2:1 1 John 4:1 Mark 13:22 The Berean Call | PO Box 7019 | Bend | OR | 97702The Berean Call via thebereancall.ccsend.com 
  • (from Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament © 1990 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)
  • http://www.spiritandtruth.org/questions/206.htm?x=x 2 Peter 3:10 1 Thessalonians 5:2 Revelation 3:3, 16:15
  • Romans 1:30 Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17 Matthew 26:39 Luke 2:51 2 Timothy 3:2 Jeremiah 35:18-19 Ephesians 6:1-3 Exodus 20:12,
  • Matthew 24;32 51, This generation will not pass away... Jesus the Christ, this generation, the fig tree, genea, great tribulation, unilateral promises covenants, that day, second coming, the god of this world, psychic, discreet slave class, ss

    1. 1. Matthew 24:32-35The Olivet Discourse
    2. 2. Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree
    3. 3. Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree• Matthew 24:32 "Now learnthe parable from the figtree: when its branch hasalready become tender andputs forth its leaves, youknow that summer is near;33 so, you too, when yousee all these things,recognize that He is near,right at the door.
    4. 4. Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree• Matthew 24:32…the parable from the fig tree…• If you have forgotten who the fig tree is, go towww.slideshare.net and search dkooyerspresentations for Matthew 21b,• Matthew 21:19, Lone Fig Tree• Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD• Jeremiah 8:5, The Fig Tree Judged• Isaiah 34:4 ... one withers... the fig tree• Judges 9:8-11, the fig tree to busy• Proverbs 27:18 He who tends the fig tree
    5. 5. Matthew 24:32, The Fig Tree• Hosea 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; Isaw your forefathers as the earliest fruit on the fig treein its first season…• Joel 1:6 For a nation has invaded my land… 7 It hasmade my vine a waste And my fig tree splinters. It hasstripped them bare and cast them away; Theirbranches have become white.• Mark 13:27 "And then He …will gather together Hiselect … 28 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree…• Micah 7:1 Woe is me! For I am Like the fruit pickers,like the grape gatherers. There is not a cluster of grapesto eat, Or a first-ripe fig which I crave. 2 The godlyperson has perished from the land, And there is noupright person among men….
    6. 6. Matthew 24:34, “this generation”• In Matt 24:32-35 Jesus gives the “lesson from the fig tree”indicating that when all these signs are appearing, then Hiscoming is at hand. The problem in this passage is themeaning of “this generation” Matt 24:34. It hinges on themeaning of the Greek word, genea, Meaning: race, family,generation. Strong’s provides four possible meanings forthis word has #1 men of the same stock, or successivemembers of a genealogy , #2 a family, #3 the wholemultitude of men living at the same time, #4 an age, aspace of 30 - 33 years. The interpreters duty here is todetermine from the context if the meaning of genea is,race, family, or generation? Some see this as the generationwho watched and heard Jesus, others as the generationthat shall see all this come to pass,
    7. 7. • Dr. Ryrie, Dr. David Hocking, myself and others see this notin the immediate context of the surrounding sentences, butin the context of the sermon. The last time Jesus used thisword was preceding this sermon in Matt 23:29-36 when Hecharged “this generation” genea with the blood of all theprophets from Able on. Then in Matt 23:36 Jesus says, “Itell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.”He said “all this,” you have to ask “All what?” is going tocome on this genea. Well the next thing He teaches is theOlivet Discourse. After explaining the Great Tribulation willcome upon Israel, He then promises that this genea “willnot pass away.” The Great Tribulation will not extinct Israel,the sons of Jacob will survive. Dr. Ryrie says in his notes onMatt. 24:34, “No one living when Jesus spoke these wordslived to see “all these things” come to pass. However, theGreek word can mean “race” or “family,” which makes goodsense here; i.e. the Jewish race will be preserved, in spite ofterrible persecution, until the Lord comes.”
    8. 8. Matthew 24:34, “this generation”Keep checking the context; Jesus said in;Matthew 24:21 "For then there will be a greattribulation, such as has not occurred since thebeginning of the world until now, nor everwill.” This rules out 70AD, and 135AD, becausethey were followed by WW2, and theholocaust. And that will be followed by thegreat tribulation when “this generation” willsuffer;
    9. 9. “this genea” Is The 1/3 left, Zech 13:8• Zechariah 13:7 "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD ofhosts. "Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may bescattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones. 8"It will come about in all the land," Declares the LORD,"That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But thethird will be left in it. 9 "And I will bring the third partthrough the fire [the great tribulation], Refine them as silver isrefined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call onMy name [Matthew 23:39 "For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until yousay, BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!"], And I will answerthem; I will say, They are My people, And they will say,The LORD is my God."• The “My hand against the little ones” time has been 1900yrs, the 2/3 &1/3 time to “Refine, test them” is “the time ofJacobs trouble” (KJV Jeremiah 30:7).
    10. 10. Exegetical Dictionary of the NewTestament, genea• Luke 21:32-33 "I tell you the truth, this generation(genea) will certainly not pass away until all thesethings have happened.• BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1. Of the 43 references to genea in theNT, 33 are in the Synoptics, where the word refers in 25of its occurrences to the Jewish people in the time ofJesus, 17 times in the expression "this generation." Inthe redactional comment on the genealogy of Jesus inMatt 1:17 and in the Magnificat in Luke 1:48,50, geneameans the generations to follow; in Luke 16:8, it refersto membership in a particular class. ExegeticalDictionary of the New Testament © 1990 by William B. Eerdmans PublishingCompany.
    11. 11. Matthew 24:34, “genea” In the LXX• Psalm 24:6 This is the generation of those whoseek Him, Who seek Your face-- even Jacob.Selah.• Psalm 45:17 I will cause Your name to beremembered in all generations; Therefore thepeoples will give You thanks forever and ever.• In the LXX, BGT Psalm 44:18 …ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶγενεᾷ διὰ τοῦτο λαοὶ… in every genea evengenea through this people…
    12. 12. Strong’s NT:1074, genea, NKJ Luke 21:32• 1074 γενεά genea {ghen-eh-ah}• Meaning: 1) fathered, birth, nativity 2) that which hasbeen begotten, men of the same stock, a family 2a) theseveral ranks of natural descent, the successive membersof a genealogy 2b) metaph. a race of men very like eachother in endowments, pursuits, character 2b1) esp. in abad sense, a perverse race 3) the whole multitude of menliving at the same time 4) an age (i.e. the time ordinarilyoccupied be each successive generation), a space of 30 -33 years…• Usage: AV - generation 37, time 2, age 2, nation 1; 42…
    13. 13. Matthew 23:35, The Son Will Not Bear ThePunishment For The Fathers Iniquity• Matthew 23:35 so that upon you may fall the guilt of all therighteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteousAbel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whomyou [this a “generic you,” of 500 years earlier] murdered between the templeand the altar. 36 "Truly I say to you, all these things willcome upon this generation [this “genea”] .• Ezekiel 18:20 "The person who sins will die. The son willnot bear the punishment for the fathers iniquity, nor willthe father bear the punishment for the sons iniquity; therighteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, andthe wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.• Jesus could not have meant the ones living at that time, butthe bloodline of Jacob. The “genea” Israel. The contextdemands it; Matthew 23:30, 23:32 (our/your fathers)
    14. 14. Matthew 24:34• NAU Matthew 23:36 "Truly I say to you, allthese things will come upon this generation[Race, genealogy, family].• NAU Matthew 24:34 "Truly I say to you, thisgeneration [Race, genealogy, family]. will notpass away until all these things take place.• Luke 21:32-33
    15. 15. John MacArthur;“This Generation” Has Been Interpreted As;• The disciples would not die• It refers to the destruction of Jerusalem in70AD• The Jewish race• God rejecting people will always be around• Fig tree is state of Israel• Generation that sees all this
    16. 16. Matthew 24:34, Disciples Devastated• I think they “got it,” that Judaism was in for big trouble, Hehad just given 7 “woes” to the leaders, just after;• Matthew 21:43 "Therefore I say to you, the kingdom ofGod will be taken away from you and given to a people[ethnos,a race, a nation, pl. the nations (as distinct from Isr.] , producing the fruitof it. 44 "And he who falls on this stone will be broken topieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him likedust." 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Hisparables, they understood that He was speaking aboutthem.• The disciples had to be wondering, “If, the kingdom of Godwill be taken away, our leaders are condemned, and thetemple is going down, what about the Jews?”• Jesus lovingly gave them the assurance in 24:34 so theycould know that “Israel” would not pass away.
    17. 17. Matthew 24:35, My Words• Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but Mywords will not pass away.• Jesus’ unilateral promises to Israel will be kept!• NAU Matthew 5:18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven andearth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall passfrom the Law until all is accomplished.• KJV Matthew 5:18 …one jot or one tittle …• Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active andsharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far asthe division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow,and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.• Psalm 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth, And everyone of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. Shin.
    18. 18. Matthew 24:36-41
    19. 19. Matthew 24:36, No One Knows• Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour noone knows, not even the angels of heaven,nor the Son, but the Father alone.• Seems like the Lord is making a strong pointhere to keep people from speculating about“how long is a generation?”• But it didn’t stop them.
    20. 20. Matthew 24:36, Of “That Day”• Matthew 24:36 "But of that day …• Isaiah 2:17 The pride of man will be humbled Andthe loftiness of men will be abased; And theLORD alone will be exalted in that day,• Isaiah 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD willbe beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of theearth will be the pride and the adornment of thesurvivors of Israel [Zech 13:8]. 3 It will come aboutthat he who is left in Zion and remains inJerusalem will be called holy-- [sifted, tested]everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem.
    21. 21. Matthew 24:36, Of “That Day”• Isaiah 10:20 Now in that day the remnant of Israel, andthose of the house of Jacob …will truly rely on the LORD,the Holy One of Israel.• Isaiah 11:10 Then in that day The nations will resort to theroot of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples;And His resting place will be glorious. 11 Then it will happenon that day that the Lord Will again recover the secondtime with His hand The remnant of His people, who willremain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar,Hamath, And from the islands of the sea. 12 And He will liftup a standard for the nations And assemble the banishedones of Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah Fromthe four corners of the earth. 13 Then the jealousy ofEphraim will depart, And those who harass Judah will becut off…
    22. 22. Matthew 24:36, Not Even The Son?• Matthew 24:36 …no one knows, not even the angels ofheaven, nor the Son…• John 16:29 His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speakingplainly and are not using a figure of speech. 30 "Now weknow that You know all things, and have no need foranyone to question You; by this we believe that Youcame from God.“• 31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?• John 21:17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, sonof John, do you love Me?“…And he said to Him, "Lord,You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesussaid to him, "Tend My sheep.
    23. 23. Matthew 24:37, The Second Coming• Matthew 24:37 "For the coming of the Son of Man willbe just like the days of Noah.• Judgment• Surprise• Catastrophic• World wide (no local• flood)• Bring in something• completely new• No Moses & Aaron,• “tent of meeting”
    24. 24. Matthew 24:37, The Second Coming• Matthew 24:37 "For the coming of the Son of Man …• Then!• Revelation 19:9 Then he said to me, "Write, Blessedare those who are invited to the marriage supper ofthe Lamb." And he said to me, "These are true wordsof God.“• Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who has apart in the first resurrection; over these the seconddeath has no power, but they will be priests of God andof Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
    25. 25. Matthew 24:39, Took Them All Away• Matthew 24:39…the flood came and took themall away…• Luke 17:27 they were eating, they were drinking,they were marrying, they were being given inmarriage, until the day that Noah entered theark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.• Matthew 24:37 "For the coming of the Son ofMan will be just like the days of Noah.• Matthew 24:39…so will the coming of the Son ofMan be.
    26. 26. Matthew 24:42-44
    27. 27. Matthew 24:43, The Thief? The HeadOf The House?• Matthew 24:43 "But be sure of this, that if the head ofthe house had known at what time of the night thethief was coming, he would have been on the alert andwould not have allowed his house to be broken into.• Revelation 3:3…I will come like a thief, and you will notknow at what hour I will come to you.• 1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know full wellthat the day of the Lord will come just like a thief inthe night.• 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like athief…
    28. 28. Matthew 24:43, Head Of The House?• Matthew 24:43…if the head of the house had known…• He doesn’t know when.• Revelation 12:12…Woe to the earth and the sea, becausethe devil has come down to you, having great wrath,knowing that he has only a short time.“• Ephesians 2:2…the prince of the power of the air, of thespirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.• 2 Corinthians 4:4 in whose case the god of this world hasblinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might notsee the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is theimage of God.• John 12:31…the ruler of this world will be cast out.• Acts 26:18 to open their eyes so that they may turn fromdarkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God…
    29. 29. Matthew 24:44God Alone Reveals The Future• Matthew 24:44 "For this reason you also must beready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hourwhen you do not think He will. (Matthew 25:13)• Ever wonder why you have never seen theheadline…• “PSYCHIC WINS HUGE LOTTERY”• Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everythingappropriate in its time. He has also set eternity intheir heart, yet so that man will not find out thework which God has done from the beginningeven to the end.
    30. 30. Matthew 24:45-51
    31. 31. Matthew 24:45, Who Is The Slave?• Matthew 24:45 "Who then is the faithful andsensible slave whom his master put in charge ofhis household to give them their food at theproper time? 46 "Blessed is that slave whom hismaster finds so doing when he comes.• We are slaves of Christ, bought with a price, but isthat how God sees His bride?• John 15:15 "No longer do I call you slaves, for theslave does not know what his master is doing; butI have called you friends, for all things that I haveheard from My Father I have made known to you.
    32. 32. WHO IS THE FAITHFUL AND WISESERVANT? The Watchtower Society?• “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom hismaster appointed over his domestics, to give them theirfood at the proper time? Happy is that slave if his masteron arriving finds him doing so. Truly I say to YOU, He willappoint him over all his belongings. (Matthew 24:45-47New World Translation 1984) The Watchtower Society(WTS)…uses these verses in an unjustified prophetic sense.It claims that Jesus inspected all churches in 1918 andchose the WTS as the best and made its supporters his"slave class". The "slave class" prepares "spiritual food", i.e.doctrine, for everyone else including the majority of JWs –the "great crowd" – who are not members of the "slave“…• …we note Jesus stating that the "faithful slave" could alsobecome an "evil" slave – see Matthew 24:48-51. ”• users.adam.com
    33. 33. Matthew 24:47, Put In Charge?• Matthew 24:47 "Truly I say to you that he will puthim in charge of all his possessions.• Matthew 25:21…I will put you in charge of manythings…• Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said to them, "Truly Isay to you, that you who have followed Me, inthe regeneration when the Son of Man will sit onHis glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelvethrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.• Daniel 7:9 "I kept looking Until thrones were setup, And the Ancient of Days took His seat…
    34. 34. Jeremiah 30, Matthew 24:51, Place OfWeeping And Gnashing Of Teeth• Matthew 24:51 and will cut him in pieces and assignhim a place with the hypocrites; in that place there willbe weeping and gnashing of teeth.• Will unfaithful Christians go to hell?• Absolutely not! Would the Father pour out His wrathon “the body of Christ” twice? Would the Son pour outHis wrath on “the bride of Christ” whom He justified,purchased, made pure, says He loves and intercedesfor? Would the Spirit pour out His wrath on the one Heindwells, seals, baptizes, and comforts?• The entire Olivet Discourse is about Israel and “thetime of Jacobs trouble” (KJV Jeremiah 30:7), not aboutChristians, the bride of Christ, the church.
    35. 35. Jeremiah 30, Matthew 24:51, Place OfWeeping And Gnashing Of Teeth• Jeremiah 30:1-24…• 7 Alas! for that day is great, There is none likeit; And it is the time of Jacobs distress, But hewill be saved from it… 9 But they shall servethe LORD their God and David their king,whom I will raise up for them....24 The fierceanger of the LORD will not turn back Until Hehas performed and until He has accomplishedThe intent of His heart; In the latter days youwill understand this.
    36. 36. And God Bless The RestOf “Your Day” Moms
    37. 37. http://archive.org/details/DrMalCouch2011Matthew24_25• http://archive.org/details/DrMalCouch2011Matthew24_25
    38. 38. Matthew 24:4,24, False Teachers In The Church• The Demise of Biblical Discernment• T. A. McMahon•• In last months issue of this newsletter we exhorted our readers to discipline themselves to read the Word of God daily. The emphasis was on developing a habit, the best and mostnecessary habit--one that every believer should have. Of course, we encouraged reading the Bible as a basis for living ones life by what it teaches, which is the only way that one who isborn again spiritually can mature in the faith. Yet, here is the simple truth that too many Christians have missed: if we dont read Gods Word for ourselves, we cant truly know itsinstructions. If we dont know Gods instructions, we cant follow Him, and we therefore cant do what pleases Him. Tragically, many if not most Christians havent considered that simpletruth. Their spiritual beliefs tend to be a collection of things theyve heard (sermons, radio, TV, books, movies, etc.) mixed with what they may or may not have gotten from the Bible.They have been spoon-fed rather than getting their spiritual meals directly from Gods Word.•• Why is that tragic? Wouldnt it be of value to get input from the various Christian media regarding the teachings of our Lord? Hasnt our Lord gifted teachers to help believers betterunderstand His Word? Certainly, but if that is our primary feeding of Gods Word, it leads to a spiritual anemia at best and makes us defenseless against spiritual deception at worst. Howcan a believer tell the difference between a good teacher and a false teacher? Although Scripture tells us that God gave some to be teachers (Ephesians 4:11), His Word also tells us,"There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies" (2 Peter 2:1). So how can we know whats what and whos who?•• Most Christians are not asking such questions--nor do they seem to be concerned about the consequences related to a lack of biblical discernment. The second chapter of Hebrewsbegins with a warning that we could drift away from the Scriptures and find ourselves going along with something that seems biblical but is not. More and more frequently these days, Ihear confessing and professing Christians excusing themselves and others for their unbiblical beliefs and practices by declaring that they all nevertheless "love Jesus." What Jesus mightthat be? Is it the biblical Jesus--the One who declares that He is "the way, the truth, and the life"? Is it the Word incarnate, who challenges everyone who professes to be a believer in Himby asking: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). Would our reply be, "Sorry, Lord, I wasnt aware of most of the things that you said"? If thatsthe case, having "the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:16) is a wishful delusion.•• Just so there is no misunderstanding, the heart of this article is a concern for the fruitfulness of everyone who truly knows the biblical Jesus, everyone who has by faith alone put his or hertrust in Christ as Savior, the One, the only One, who could (and did) pay the full penalty for the sins of mankind. For those who have put their faith in Him and have received His gift ofeternal life, what follows is their life in Christ, which is all about living a godly and productive life. Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it moreabundantly" (John 10:10). A believers fruitfulness not only greatly enriches his own life, but his new life in Christ becomes a testimony, a witness to the truth of the gospel that changedhis life, so that others may be drawn to Jesus. Yet a believers life in Christ will be spiritually futile if he (or she) doesnt really know what Jesus taught.•• An unproductive life in Christ is bad enough, but it can go far beyond just being spiritually feeble. Not knowing the Word of God sets one up for being spiritually deceived. Again, it shouldbe rather obvious: if we dont know what the Bible says, we cant discern what is true to it and what is contrary to it. Consequently, a person who is ignorant of the Scriptures is ripe forbeing led away from Gods truth. When such a condition becomes epidemic among Christians, they become collective pawns of Gods adversary, Satan, and participants in the apostasyas well as unwitting contributors to the emerging religion of the Antichrist (Revelation 13). But could such a thing happen?•• Both Dave Hunt and I have been observing trends in the evangelical church for 35 years. In those three and a half decades significant developments have taken place, all of which havegreatly undermined the belief in and dependence upon the Scriptures. We have documented such developments in the twenty years of TBCs existence and five years prior to that in TheSeduction of Christianity. In past articles we have shown from Gods Word that Satans primary strategy as the deceiver of mankind is reflected in his initial statement to Eve in the Gardenof Eden, a tactic calculated to weaken her trust in Gods Word by questioning it: "Yea, hath God said...?" (Genesis 3:1). Down through history, he has expanded his assault on the Wordbeyond planting seeds of doubt to distorting, denigrating, corrupting, compromising, and outright lying about the Scriptures. In the last 30 years, some of his most effective devices haveseduced Christians away from the written Word of God, replacing it with subjective and experiential content (feelings-oriented beliefs). Briefly (see our archives for more extensivewritings on these subjects and others), that drift has been a major contributor to the demise of biblical discernment.•• For example, the false teaching known as Rhema vs. Logos says that God speaks today to believers with the same or even greater authority than is found in the Bible. For decades thisdoctrine has led millions of Charismatic and Pentecostal believers away from the objective, written Word of God.•• The subjective pseudoscience of Christian psychology, with its goal of integrating psychology with the Bible (primarily through psychological counseling), has infected the conservativeevangelical church with the humanistic doctrines of self-love and self-esteem. Even more damaging, it has all but eliminated the belief in the sufficiency of the Scriptures for multitudes ofChristians.•
    39. 39. Mat 24:1-3 perfectly joined together,• KJV 1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of ourLord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be nodivisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the samemind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me ofyou, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there arecontentions among you.• Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held togetherby what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of eachindividual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itselfin love.• Dr. Fleming:…“I have an example of a kind of stone work called dovetailwhich allows the blocks to fit together like jig-saw puzzle pieces. There isactually a picture of a wall hanging in the back made with cut stones. Ifyoure on a lose foundation or a swamp, you can be sure the stones arelocked together. Paul used this when he talked about the Church beingstones rightly joined together adding strength to one another.”
    40. 40. Matthew 24:11, False Prophets• The Berean Call | PO Box 7019 | Bend | OR | 97702The Berean Call via thebereancall.ccsend.com•March 6, 2013• BRAIN STOPPER NO. 3: "WHAT FALSE PROPHETS?" WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU LET A FOX GUARD A HEN HOUSE? [Excerpts]•• Dead chickens. You may wonder what this old proverb has to do with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. Unfortunately -- a lot. Let me explain.• In my last post, I pointed out the repeated warnings in the Bible about false prophets. The message is clear: There will be false prophets in the church, and there will be lots of them. Sobe on guard.•• You would think that, given these warnings, Christians would be on high alert for false prophets. Sadly, this is not the case. Even those churches that talk the most about prophets and thegift of prophecy -- the Pentecostal and charismatic churches -- say very little about the need for discerning false prophets.•• And whats worse: many of the prophets in the NAR movement are actually telling their followers that they dont need to worry about false prophets.•• Imagine that!•• Why dont people need to worry about false prophets? Their answer: Because there just arent that many false prophets around. The following comment, from influential NAR prophetBill Hamon, is typical:•• "Despite the occasional false prophet we encounter, we should not let the counterfeit keep us from receiving the genuine....The percentage of false prophets is certainly much lower thanthe devil would have us believe. Out of the 600 pages of personal prophecy I have received over the years, only two were absolutely false, and perhaps were a persons own opinionrather than Gods word to me. But I am more than willing to put up with the fraction of a percent that are bad in order to receive the overwhelming majority that are God-inspired."(Prophets and Personal Prophecy, 128). Pay close attention to Hamons words. He says false prophets appearances in the church are only "occasional," and that the percentage of falseprophecies given is only a "fraction of a percent."•• Wow. There is a marked difference between Hamons careless dismissal of the possibility of false prophets in contrast to the sober words of Jesus and the apostles.• Why would any church leader -- and especially one who calls himself a prophet --attempt to downplay the threat of false prophets? If Hamon were a true prophet, then he would honorGods Word -- not dishonor it by contradicting its teachings about false prophets.•• And a true prophet would show more concern for Gods people by warning them about the serious threat posed by false prophets.•• There is no good explanation for why Hamon would encourage his followers to let down their guard.•• That is unless this is a case of a fox guarding the hen house.•• http://www.spiritoferror.org/2013/01/brain-stopper-no-3-what-false-prophets/2326• Related on our website:In the past, individuals such as Benny Hinn have made numerous false prophecies (text)• Is There any Hope for America? Part One (text)• King of the Mountain (text)• Letters (text)• New Apostolic Reformations Take on the Crisis in Egypt (text)• Question: I dont understand why Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding are not classified as a cult....They are false teachers and wolves in sheeps clothing. What do you think? (text)
    41. 41. Luke 21:36, not like the days ofJeremiah or Daniel, but like the days ofNoah and Lot• The Christ in Prophecy Journal• Roberta Potts Interview: Timing of the Rapture• Posted: 09 Oct 2012 06:59 AM PDT• By Dr. David R. Reagan• When will the Rapture occur?• Dr. Reagan: This is the fifth and last part of a series where I interview Roberta Roberts Pottsconcerning various topics related to Bible prophecy.• Dr. Reagan: Let me ask you another question. This is a hotly debated one concerning thetiming of the Rapture. There are a lot of people who believe in a Rapture, many dont, butmany do. They will debate the timing of the Rapture, whether it is going to happen near theend of the Tribulation, or before it begins, or even in the middle? Do you have any opinionabout the timing of the Rapture? We both know the Bible doesnt clearly say when theRapture is going to occur. You have to pretty much figure it out, deducing when from whatthe Bible says. So, what is your opinion?• Roberta Potts: I believe we are going to escape Gods coming wrath. One reason I believe thatis because Jesus picked two particular Bible personalities when He said the end times aregoing to be like the days of... Noah and Lot. Both these guys lived centuries apart. The onlything I know they really had in common was that they both faced a coming cataclysm andthey both escaped.
    42. 42. Genesis 7:1, genea in LXX• Gen 7:1-4 The Lord then said to Noah, "Go [come] into the ark,you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous inthis generation [lineage].• di,kaion evnanti,on mou evn th/| genea/| (in the geneathis)• Luke 21:32-33 "I tell you the truth, this generation (genea) willcertainly not pass away until all these things have happened.• BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1. Of the 43 references to genea in the NT, 33 are inthe Synoptics, where the word refers in 25 of its occurrences to theJewish people in the time of Jesus, 17 times in the expression "thisgeneration." In the redactional comment on the genealogy of Jesusin Matt 1:17 and in the Magnificat in Luke 1:48,50, genea meansthe generations to follow; in Luke 16:8, it refers to membership in aparticular class. Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament © 1990 byWilliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
    43. 43. • In Matt 24:32-35 Jesus gives the “lesson from the fig tree” indicating that when all these signs areappearing, then His coming is at hand. The problem in this passage is the meaning of “thisgeneration” Matt 24:34. It hinges on the meaning of the Greek word genea, genea, Meaning: race,family, generation. Strong’s provides four possible meanings for this word has #1 men of the samestock, or successive members of a genealogy , #2 a family, #3 the whole multitude of men living atthe same time, #4 an age, a space of 30 - 33 years. The interpreters duty here is to determine fromthe context if the meaning of genea is, race, family, generation. Some see this as the generationwho watched and heard Jesus, others as the generation that shall see all this come to pass,•• Dr. Ryrie, Dr. David Hocking, myself and others see this not in the immediate context of thesurrounding sentences, but in the context of the sermon. The last time Jesus used this word waspreceding this sermon in Matt 23:29-36 when He charged “this generation” genea with the bloodof all the prophets from Able on. Then in Matt 23:36 Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, all this willcome upon this generation.” He said “all this,” you have to ask “All what?” is going to come on thisgenea. Well the next thing He teaches is the Olivet Discourse. After explaining the Great Tribulationwill come upon Israel, He then promises that this genea “will not pass away.” The Great Tribulationwill not extinct Israel, the sons of Jacob will survive. Dr. Ryrie says in his notes on Matt. 24:34, “Noone living when Jesus spoke these words lived to see “all these things” come to pass. However, theGreek word can mean “race” or “family,” which makes good sense here; i.e. the Jewish race will bepreserved, in spite of terrible persecution, until the Lord comes.”
    44. 44. the Day of the Lordwww.gotquestions.org• http://www.gotquestions.org/video-contest.html• Question: "What is the Tribulation? How do we know the Tribulation will last seven years?"Answer: The tribulation is a future seven-year period of time when God will finish His discipline of Israel and finalize His judgment of the unbelieving world. The church, made up of allwho have trusted in the person and work of the Lord Jesus to save them from being punished for sin, will not be present during the tribulation. The church will be removed from the earthin an event known as the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53). The church is saved from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 5:9). Throughout Scripture, thetribulation is referred to by other names such as the Day of the Lord (Isaiah 2:12; 13:6-9; Joel 1:15; 2:1-31; 3:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:2); trouble or tribulation (Deuteronomy 4:30; Zephaniah1:1); the great tribulation, which refers to the more intense second half of the seven-year period (Matthew 24:21); time or day of trouble (Daniel 12:1; Zephaniah 1:15); time of Jacobstrouble (Jeremiah 30:7).An understanding of Daniel 9:24-27 is necessary in order to understand the purpose and time of the tribulation. This passage speaks of 70 weeks that have been declared against “yourpeople.” Daniels people are the Jews, the nation of Israel, and Daniel 9:24 speaks of a period of time that God has given “to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone forwickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.” God declares that “seventy sevens” will fulfill all these things. This is 70sevens of years, or 490 years. (Some translations refer to 70 weeks of years.) This is confirmed by another part of this passage in Daniel. In verses 25 and 26, Daniel is told that theMessiah will be cut off after “seven sevens and sixty-two sevens” (69 total), beginning with the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. In other words, 69 sevens of years (483 years) after thedecree to rebuild Jerusalem, the Messiah will be cut off. Biblical historians confirm that 483 years passed from the time of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem to the time when Jesus wascrucified. Most Christian scholars, regardless of their view of eschatology (future things/events), have the above understanding of Daniels 70 sevens.With 483 years having passed from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem to the cutting off of the Messiah, this leaves one seven-year period to be fulfilled in terms of Daniel 9:24: “to finishtransgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.” This final seven-year periodis known as the tribulation period—it is a time when God finishes judging Israel for its sin.Daniel 9:27 gives a few highlights of the seven-year tribulation period: “He will confirm a covenant with many for one seven. In the middle of the seven he will put an end to sacrificeand offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” The person of whom this verse speaksis the person Jesus calls the “abomination that causes desolation” (Matthew 24:15) and is called “the beast” in Revelation 13. Daniel 9:27 says that the beast will make a covenant forseven years, but in the middle of this week (3 1/2 years into the tribulation), he will break the covenant, putting a stop to sacrifice. Revelation 13 explains that the beast will place animage of himself in the temple and require the world to worship him. Revelation 13:5 says that this will go on for 42 months, which is 3 1/2 years. Since Daniel 9:27 says that this willhappen in the middle of the week, and Revelation 13:5 says that the beast will do this for a period of 42 months, it is easy to see that the total length of time is 84 months or seven years.Also see Daniel 7:25, where the “time, times, and half a time” (time=1 year; times=2 years; half a time=1/2 year; total of 3 1/2 years) also refers to “great tribulation,” the last half of theseven-year tribulation period when the beast will be in power.For further references about the tribulation, see Revelation 11:2-3, which speaks of 1260 days and 42 months, and Daniel 12:11-12, which speaks of 1290 days and 1335 days. These dayshave a reference to the midpoint of the tribulation. The additional days in Daniel 12 may include the time at the end for the judgment of the nations (Matthew 25:31-46) and time for thesetting up of Christs millennial kingdom (Revelation 20:4-6).In summary, the Tribulation is the 7-year time period in the end times in which humanitys decadence and depravity will reach its fullness, with God judging accordingly.RecommendedResource: Understanding End Times Prophecy by Paul Benware.
    45. 45. Matthew 24:43, Upon Whom Does Jesus Come as aThief?, www.spiritandtruth.org• Q206 : Upon Whom Does Jesus Come as a Thief?A question I have pertains to Revelation 16:15.• Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.1• Are there still Christians on earth at this point of the Tribulation Period? Or is this verse not meant for this specific time, and simply not in a chronological order with the seven vials/bowlsof Gods wrath?• Endnotes:• 1.NKJV, Revelation 16:15• Sources:• NKJVUnless indicated otherwise, all Scripture references are from the New King James Version, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.• A206 : by Tony GarlandTo answer the first part of your question, we know that there will be Christians on the earth during the entire tribulation period. There are:• Believers who are martyred during the tribulation (Rev. 6:9-11; Rev. 7:9-17).• Believers who are sealed for protection (Rev. 7:3-8).• Believers who are kept from the Antichrist in a specially-prepared place (Rev. 12:13-16).• Believers who survive until the second coming (Mat. 25:31-40).• All these Christians came to faith after the Rapture of the Church and thus were not taken up prior to the tribulation. To answer the second part of your question, it seems most likely thatRevelation16:15 is a parenthetical insertion given to warn readers prior to the tribulation of their need to watch so that the day of the Lord will not come upon them as a thief. Myposition on this is that the coming as a thief does not refer to the Rapture where all true believers are taken up. Rather, it refers to the way in which the day of the Lord (a time ofjudgment and outpouring of Gods wrath) will overtake an unbelieving world, including those who profess to believe or are participants in church, but who have never truly been bornagain. This is considered a “coming” of Jesus, not for believers but upon an unbelieving world in judgment initiating the tribulation period (1Th. 5:2-4; 1Pe. 3:10; Rev. 3:3). So, in a sense,the bible relates numerous “coming” events associated with Jesus.• His “first coming,” born as a virgin to die on the cross (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:30-31).• His coming in identity with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost to form the body of Christ: “I will come to you” (John 14:16-20; Acts 2; Col. 1:27).• His coming to take up the Church at the Rapture (1Cor. 15:51-52; 1Th. 4:13-17; Heb. 9:28).• His coming as a thief upon an unsuspecting world ushering in the events of Gods wrath associated with the Day of the Lord or “day of Christ” (Mat. 24:42-44;1Th. 5:2-5; 2Th. 2:2;2Pe. 3:10; Rev.3:3; 16:15).• His “second coming” in final judgment when He takes up His Davidic throne on earth (Ps. 2:6-9; Isa. 9:7; 63:1-6; Luke 1:32; Mat. 25:31; Rev. 3:21; 19:11-21) bringing the tribulation periodto a close.• The day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night, but this is for the unbelieving world, the unregenerate. During the day of the Lord, toward the end of the great tribulation, Christ willreturn in wrath (1Th 5:2,4; 2Pe 3:10). Jesus Christ will not come for His bride from heaven as a thief in the night especially in wrath (1Th 1:10). . . . [The Thessalonians] were not waiting fora thief in the night (2Th 3:18, 2Pe 3:10). They were waiting for the One Who loved them most and Whom they loved and would be with forever (1 Th 4:17).1In my commentary onRevelation 16:15a I take the position that the warning is most likely intended for readers of Revelation prior to the events described therein—in order that professing believers all throughthe age of the church would examine themselves to see if they are truly in the faith (2Cor. 13:5) so as to make their election sure (2Pe. 1:10) and be among those who are taken up at theRapture prior to His coming as a thief. I believe this same motive is behind the series of warning parables which Jesus gives in Matthew 25. I discuss those parables in more detail in anonline study on Matthew 24 and 25b.• http://www.spiritandtruth.org/questions/206.htm?x=x
    46. 46. • The disciples would not die• It refers to the destruction of Jerusalem in70AD• The Jewish race• God rejecting people will always be around• Fig tree is state of Israel• Generation that sees all this
    47. 47. Romans 1:30 Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17 Matthew 26:39 Luke 2:51 2Timothy 3:2 Jeremiah 35:18-19 Ephesians 6:1-3Exodus 20:12, Honor Father And Mother• Question: "What does it mean to honor my father and mother?"Answer: Honoring your father and mother is being respectful in word and action and having an inward attitude of esteem for their position. The Greek word for honor means “to revere,prize, and value.” Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. For example, some Americans may disagree with the President’s decisions, but they should still respect hisposition as leader of their country. Similarly, children of all ages should honor their parents, regardless of whether or not their parents “deserve” honor.God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obeyyour parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on theearth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19). Incontrast, those with a “depraved mind” and those who exhibit ungodliness in the last days are characterized by disobedience to parents (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2).Solomon, the wisest man, urged children to respect their parents (Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17). Although we may no longer be directly under their authority, we cannot outgrow God’scommand to honor our parents. Even Jesus, God the Son, submitted Himself to both His earthly parents (Luke 2:51) and His heavenly Father (Matthew 26:39). Following Christ’s example,we should treat our parents the way we would reverentially approach our heavenly Father (Hebrews 12:9; Malachi 1:6).Obviously, we are commanded to honor our parents, but how? Honor them with both actions and attitudes (Mark 7:6). Honor their unspoken as well as spoken wishes. “A wise son heedshis fathers instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1). In Matthew 15:3-9, Jesus reminded the Pharisees of the command of God to honor their father andmother. They were obeying the letter of the law, but they had added their own traditions that essentially overruled it. While they honored their parents in word, their actions provedtheir real motive. Honor is more than lip service. The word “honor” in this passage is a verb and, as such, demands a right action.We should seek to honor our parents in much the same way that we strive to bring glory to God—in our thoughts, words, and actions. For a young child, obeying parents goes hand inhand with honoring them. That includes listening, heeding, and submitting to their authority. After children mature, the obedience that they learned as children will serve them well inhonoring other authorities such as government, police, and employers.While we are required to honor parents, that doesn’t include imitating ungodly ones (Ezekiel 20:18-19). If a parent ever instructs a child to do something that clearly contradicts God’scommands, that child must obey God rather than his/her parents (Acts 5:29).Honor begets honor. God will not honor those who will not obey His command to honor their parents. If we desire to please God and be blessed, we should honor our parents. Honoringis not easy, is not always fun, and certainly is not possible in our own strength. But honor is a certain path to our purpose in life—glorifying God. “Children, obey your parents ineverything, for this pleases the Lord” (Colossians 3:20).RecommendedResource: Your Family Gods Way by Wayne Mack.
    48. 48. Daniel 9:24, 27 Matthew 24:15Revelation 13:5, forty-two months• Revelation 13:5 There was given to him amouth speaking arrogant words andblasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

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