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  1. Luke 21Not One Stone Upon Another, Jerusalem Was Destroyed In AD 70, Times Of The Gentiles or Fullness Of The Gentiles, Nuclear Weapons , Is the kingdom of God now?, This Generation, wars and rumors of wars
  2. Let's read Luke 21:1-7 2
  3. Not One Stone Upon Another • NAU Luke 21:6 "As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down.” • [Luke 19:44, Matthew 24:2, Mark 13:2] 3
  4. Not One Stone Upon Another Jerusalem Daily Photo, Today’s photo by Amos Gal evidences the Roman destruction of Jerusalem; the huge stones were thrown down and have there remained to this day, amongst a bustling city thriving with renewal! 4
  5. Luke 21:7, When? • NAU Luke 21:7 They questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? • Nathan Jones lists 10 signs that reveal we are very near the end of this age; • False christs, (false messiahs, and false teachers), increase of wars, many earthquakes, famines, plagues [disease], fearful disasters [social], signs from the skies, persecution of Christians, world focused on Jerusalem. • So, keep looking up. 5
  6. Let's read Luke 21:8-19 6
  7. Luke 21:9, Wars • “Since 3600 BC the world has known only 292 years of peace. In that period, stretching more than 55 centuries, there have been an incredible 14,531 wars in which over 3.6 billion people have been killed.” John Ankerberg and John Weldon • NAU Isaiah 2:3 And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war. • This ain't happened yet, but it will in the future!
  8. Luke 21:16, You Will Be Hated • NAU Luke 21:16 "But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17 and you will be hated by all because of My name. 18 "Yet not a hair of your head will perish. 8
  9. Luke 21:16, You Will Be Hated • NAU Luke 21:16…betrayed..parents and brothers and relatives and friends..put some of you to death, • Mark 13:12 "Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 13 "And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. • Micah 7:6 For son treats father contemptuously, Daughter rises up against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man's enemies are the men of his own household. 7 But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. 8 Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.
  10. Let's read Luke 21:20-28 10
  11. Luke 21:20 Jerusalem Was Destroyed In AD 70 • NAU Luke 21:20 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. 11
  12. Luke 21:20, Jewish Revolt 70 AD • Coins Celebrating the Great Revolt Against the Romans Unearthed near Jerusalem • Bible and archaeology news, Robin Ngo 08/05/2014 Excavations near Jerusalem uncovered a rare hoard of coins dating to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.). Photo: Vladimir Niihin, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
  13. Luke 21:20, Jewish Revolt 70 AD • Excavations near Jerusalem uncovered a rare hoard of coins dating to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.). Photo: Vladimir Niihin, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. • During excavations along the main highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologists discovered a ceramic moneybox containing 114 bronze coins. Each of the coins features a chalice and the Hebrew inscription “To the Redemption of Zion” on one side and, on the other side, a motif of palm branches and citron fruits with the Hebrew inscription “Year Four”—a reference to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.). The revolt ended with the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple. • “The hoard, which appears to have been buried several
  14. Luke 21:20, Jewish Revolt 70 AD • months prior to the fall of Jerusalem, provides us with a glimpse into the lives of Jews living on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the end of the rebellion,”said excavation directors Pablo Betzer and Eyal Marco in a press release issued by the IAA. “Evidently someone here feared the end was approaching and hid his property, perhaps in the hope of collecting it later when calm was restored to the region.” • The hoard was excavated from a building constructed in the first century B.C.E. The building was subsequently destroyed in 69 or 70 C.E. during the conclusion of the Great Revolt. • Read the IAA press release. • http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/coins-celebrating-the-great-revolt-against-the- romans-unearthed-near- jerusalem/?mqsc=E3777066&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=BHD+Week%20in%20Review%20Newsletter&ut m_campaign=E4W809
  15. Luke 21:20 Jerusalem Was Destroyed In AD 70 • NAU Luke 19:44 and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” • “will level you to the ground” not one stone upon another • Why? “because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” • You mean Jesus held them accountable to know and understand Bible prophecy? • Absolutely!
  16. Times Of The Gentiles And Fullness Of The Gentiles • Q. In Luke 21:24 it mentions ‘the times of the Gentiles’. In Romans 11:25, it mentions ‘the fullness of the Gentiles’. But, according to Revelation 7:9 and 7:14, there will be Gentiles saved during the great tribulation. I have difficulty to explain Romans 11:25 together with Revelation 7:9,14. Is the ‘times of the Gentiles’ and the ‘fullness of the Gentiles’ pointing to the same time? • A. The times of the Gentiles mentioned in Luke 21:24 runs from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, which began about 608 BC and ends at the 2nd Coming. The reason it’s plural is because there are four major kingdoms involved, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome (twice). • The fullness of the Gentiles in Romans 11:25 refers to the number of people who become believers during the Church age. When this number is reached, the Rapture will take place. Gentiles saved after the Rapture (Rev. 7:9,14)are called Tribulation Saints and don’t belong to the Church. 16
  17. Luke 21:24, The Times Of The Gentiles • compass.org says, “The context doesn't mean Jews can't control Jerusalem, but rather that it would be continually subject to Gentile invasion and interference, much like today. You can read more about this Gentile domination in Daniel 2 and 7.The Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate, who lived from 331 to 363 AD, read this prophecy in the Bible and thought he saw a chance to forever discredit Christianity. All he had to do was get the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem and their temple. So he put up the money and encouraged the Jews to return to Jerusalem and start rebuilding their temple. He provided them with silver shovels, and they began by lavishly carrying dirt in beautiful purple veils. But they quickly had to abandon the project as they were interrupted by an earthquake and balls of fire coming up from the ground (Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, II:95-101).”
  18. Luke 21:25, The Darkness Of The 5th Bowl Judgment Rev 6:12, 16:10-11 • NAU Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, • Mark 13:24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, • Isaiah 50:3, 5:30, 13:10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not flash forth their light; The sun will be dark when it rises And the moon will not shed its light. • Joel 2:31, 3;15, 2:10 Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness. • Revelation 16:10-11, 6:12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; • Ezekiel 32:7 Amos 8:9 Luke 21:25 Mark 13:24 Matt 24:29
  19. Luke 21:26, Nuclear Weapons • NAU Luke 21:26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. • Nathan Jones: “Most people who grew up during the Cold War were terrified of getting nuked. I remember as a kid we used to have nuclear bomb drills at school, as if for some reason if you went out into the hall and put your head between your legs you were safe from a nuclear bomb! I still don't quite get that. But, we use to have those drills. Now our kids don't seem to worry about getting nuked, even though there's still a massive nuclear stockpile. Then there are madmen like in North Korea and now in Iran trying to get nuclear weapons. The Soviet Union might have fallen, but the nuclear threat has never gone away… There is no doubt in my mind that God has been holding back the release of nuclear weapons.”
  20. Luke 21:26, Nuclear Weapons • NAU 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. • NAU Isaiah (17:14, 47:14) 13:8 They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame. • NAU Joel 2:10 Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness. • NAU Zephaniah 1:17 I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind, Because they have sinned against the LORD; And their blood will be poured out like dust And their flesh like dung.
  21. Luke 21:26, Nuclear Weapons • NAU Malachi 4:1 "For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.” • NAU Revelation 6:14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. • NAU Zechariah 14:12 Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.
  22. Let's read Luke 21:29-38 22
  23. Luke 21:31,The Kingdom Of God • NAU Luke 21:31 "So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near. • Did Jesus indicate that the kingdom of God would be in our hearts now? • When did Jesus say the kingdom of God would be near? He did not say that when we see these signs that it is “here” but “near”. After the second coming His kingdom will be established on earth in Jerusalem. • NAU Luke 22:30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. • NAU John 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world… 23
  24. Luke 21:31, Copyright Norman Geisler 2010 A Summary Of The Kingdom • “I. The kingdom of Earth was given to Adam (Gen. 1:28). • II. Adam lost his dominion through the temptation of Satan and the Fall (Gen. 3). • III. God chose Israel to be His earthly kingdom (Gen. 12, Ex. 19) and promised • to send them a King to save them (2 Sam.7:12). • IV. Israel rejected their King and His earthly kingdom (Mt. 11-12). • III. But Christ officially defeated the Devil and won back the rights to God’s earthly kingdom (Col. 2; Heb. 2). • VI. Christ will return, Israel will repent, and Christ will reign as King over all the earth (Rev 20) until He defeats the last enemy (death) and reverses Adam’s curse (1 Cor. 15:26). • VII. Christ will give the the kingdom of this world back to God who will reign over all in His universal kingdom forever more (1 Cor. 15:28; Rev. 21-22). • Hosanna to the King of Kings!”
  25. Luke 21:32, This Generation • NAU Luke 21:32 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. 33 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. • NAU Matthew 23:36 "Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. • NAU Matthew 24:34 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
  26. Luke 21:32, “genea, genealogy” • We get the English word “genealogy” from genea. Mac dictionary; “genealogy…a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor:… • the study and tracing of lines of descent or development. • a plant's or animal's line of evolutionary development from earlier forms.
  27. Luke 21:32, Genesis 7:1, genea in LXX • Luke 21:32…this generation [genea] will certainly not pass away… • 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 in this generation [genea, lineage]. • [GING] [genea] γενεά…clan, race…generation, contemporaries…age, period of time • NT:1074 , genea, generation; lineage • BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1. Of the 43 references to genea in the NT, 33 are in the Synoptics, where the word refers in 25 of its occurrences to the Jewish people in the time of Jesus, 17 times in the expression "this generation." In the redactional comment on the genealogy of Jesus in Matt 1:17 and in the Magnificat in Luke 1:48,50, genea means the generations to follow; in Luke 16:8, it refers to membership in a particular class. Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament © 1990 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  28. Strong’s NT:1074, genea, Luke 21:32 • 1074 γενεά genea {ghen-eh-ah'} • Meaning: 1) fathered, birth, nativity 2) that which has been begotten, men of the same stock, a family 2a) the several ranks of natural descent, the successive members of a genealogy 2b) metaph. a race of men very like each other in endowments, pursuits, character 2b1) esp. in a bad sense, a perverse race 3) the whole multitude of men living at the same time 4) an age (i.e. the time ordinarily occupied be each successive generation), a space of 30 - 33 years… • Usage: AV - generation 37, time 2, age 2, nation 1; 42…
  29. Luke 17:25, The King Rejected By This Generation, genea • NAU Luke 17:25 "But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation [genea]. • Jesus was not rejected by everyone who lived at that time. All the apostles, thousands of disciples, in the great multitudes of the triumphal entry did not reject Him. • However, the nation of Israel, through their leaders rejected Him. Exactly as prophesied. • NAU John 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. • NAU Isaiah 53:3 …we did not esteem Him. • NAU Psalm 22:6 …despised by the people. • NAU Isaiah 49:7 Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, "Kings will see and arise, Princes will also bow down, Because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You." 29
  30. Luke 21:34, The Worries Of The World • Luke 21:34 "Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; 35 for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. • NAU Revelation 3:10 'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from [ek] the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. [earth dwellers] • Mark 4:19 but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. • NAU Matthew 13:22…the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word… • Will Rogers said, “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
  31. Luke 21:36, When will the Rapture occur? • Dr. Reagan: This is the fifth and last part of a series where I interview Roberta Roberts Potts concerning various topics related to Bible prophecy. • Dr. Reagan: Let me ask you another question. This is a hotly debated one concerning the timing of the Rapture. There are a lot of people who believe in a Rapture, many don't, but many do. They will debate the timing of the Rapture, whether it is going to happen near the end of the Tribulation, or before it begins, or even in the middle? Do you have any opinion about the timing of the Rapture? We both know the Bible doesn't clearly say when the Rapture is going to occur. You have to pretty much figure it out, deducing when from what the Bible says. So, what is your opinion? • Roberta Potts: I believe we are going to escape God's coming wrath. One reason I believe that is because Jesus picked two particular Bible personalities when He said the end times are going to be like the days of... Noah and Lot. Both these guys lived centuries apart. The only thing I know they really had in common was that they both faced a coming cataclysm and they both escaped. • Certainly it would have been different if Jesus had said it is going to be just like the days of Jeremiah. After all, Jeremiah predicted a terrible, terrible upheaval which he didn't escape. He had to live through it. • Or, Jesus could have said the last days were going to be like the days of Daniel. Well, Daniel was taken captive during that same upheaval and he didn't escape. • Jesus didn't say those days were going to be like the days of Jeremiah, nor the days of Daniel. No, He said…
  32. Luke 21:36, When will the Rapture occur? • …they’d be like the days of Noah and Lot, both of who were removed from the coming destruction. • The proof that's kind of the capstone for me is when Jesus tells us to always be on the watch and pray that we might be counted worthy to escape. So, I'm going to do just that and be watching and praying, because I want to escape. • Dr. Reagan: You've taken that right out of Luke 21:36. There Jesus says we are to pray that we are to escape the coming Tribulation. I have people attacking me all the time accusing, "You're just an escapist." I plead guilty. Jesus tells us there in Luke 21 to be an escapist. I pray to escape as others through time have prayed. • People will also say, "You just don't want to suffer for the Lord." I reply, "When you take a stand for the Lord Jesus Christ, you are going to suffer for the Lord." The Bible says there is going to be tribulation for believers. But, I'm talking about escaping the Great Tribulation. I'm not talking about the tribulation that we're going to experience as a result of harassment and persecution. We're certainly going to experience that. No, we're talking about escaping the Great Tribulation as described in Luke 21. • The most important point that I would make concerning the timing of the Rapture is imminence. The Bible says that the Lord can return at any moment. We're to watch for His return at any moment. When you stop and think about what we call the Second Coming, certainly that can't happen at any moment because there are too many prophecies that have to be fulfilled before the Second Coming occurs. But, there's not one that has to be fulfilled before the Rapture occurs. I'm never told to watch for the Antichrist. I'm told to watch for Jesus Christ. • Roberta Potts: Absolutely!
  33. Luke 21:36, God is in Control The Christ in Prophecy Journal • “We must keep in mind that as the world falls apart around us, God's Word says that He "sits in the heavens and laughs" (Psalm 2:4). His laughter is not prompted by a lack of concern. Rather, He laughs because He has everything under control, for He has the wisdom and power to orchestrate all the evil of Man and Satan to the ultimate triumph of His Son. He has also promised that He will walk with those who are Christians, accompanying us through fire and high water (Isaiah 43:1-3). And He has promised us an escape before the world totally collapses into absolute chaos (Luke 21:36). That escape is called the Rapture. When Paul revealed this escape in detail in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, he concluded by saying, "Comfort one another with these words.” Additionally, we have the promise of the Millennial reign of Jesus to look forward to. What a day that will be! Jesus will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords from Jerusalem. David, in his glorified body, will reign as King of Israel. We, in our glorified bodies, will be scattered across the earth to reign over those in the flesh. And the earth will be flooded with peace, righteousness and justice, as the waters cover the seas (Isaiah 2:1-4 and Isaiah 11:3-9). Maranatha!
  34. Keep looking up for the Blessed Hope!
  35. The End • John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
  36. Luke 19:42, Jesus Condemns Jerusalem • Luke 19:42 saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 43 "For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem you in on every side, • 44 and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” • Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
  37. 2 Peter 3:10 Isaiah 13:8, 47:14 Joel 2:10 Zephaniah 1:17 Malachi 4:1 Revelation 6:14-15 Isaiah 17:14 Luke 21:26 Zechariah 14:12, Nuclear Weapons • The Christ in Prophecy Journal • Amplified on the Battlefront: The Sign of Nuclear Weapons • Posted: 15 Feb 2013 06:56 AM PST • By Nathan Jones • Does the Bible prophesy the use of nuclear weapons in the end times? • On Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Future Congress 2 Conference in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, I was interviewed by host Brian Thomas of Blessings to Israel Ministries on the Rapture Ready Radio Network before a live studio audience. During the 45-minute interview we discussed how the technology that we have today is proof positive that we are living in the end times and so can be expecting the soon return of Jesus Christ. • (Sound quality is very poor due to ambient mic issues.) • Sign of Nuclear Weapons • Brian Thomas: Let's talk about nuclear weapons. I know there are theories that nuclear weapons are prophesied in Scripture. Revelation speaks of a third of the earth being burned during the Tribulation. Do you think nuclear weapons could be one of the means by which that could happen? Or, do you think the destruction is going to be caused by some other phenomenon such as supernatural? • Nathan Jones: Since the 1940's, humanity has only dropped two atomic bombs — the ones on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. And yet, what people don't realize is that was just during war time, for since WWII there has been over 2,500 nuclear detonations tested on this planet. Nine countries over the last 70 years have been testing nuclear weapons. There's also a tremendous stockpile of nuclear weapons built up all around the world. • Most people who grew up during the Cold War were terrified of getting nuked. I remember as a kid we used to have nuclear bomb drills at school, as if for some reason if you went out into the hall and put your head between your legs you were safe from a nuclear bomb! I still don't quite get that. But, we use to have those drills. Now our kids don't seem to worry about getting nuked, even though there's still a massive nuclear stockpile. Then there are madmen like in North Korea and now in Iran trying to get nuclear weapons. The Soviet Union might have fallen, but the nuclear threat has never gone away. • There is no doubt in my mind that God has been holding back the release of nuclear weapons. We've got thousands and thousands of nuclear weapons all pointed at each other around the world, and it's gotten easier and easier for crazy people to get them, even simpler ones like dirty bombs. We've got madmen trying to build them, and amazingly the world isn't doing anything substantial about it. God has been holding these weapons back until the time is right, and that is for during the Tribulation. • When we go to the Bible and read about certain end times events, some of them clearly sound nuclear in nature. Take for instance the destruction of Damascus in Isaiah 17:14 which goes, "In the evening sudden terror. Before the morning they are gone." Isaiah prophesies that one day the oldest city in the world — Damascus — will be destroyed in one day, and we know from Isaiah 17:9 that it will be because of Israel, a nuclear armed country. Well, how do you destroy an entire city in just one day? Nuclear weapon! There really isn't any other weapon out there that could annihilate a city so quickly. • Another possible reference to the use of nuclear weapons in the end times is take for instance Zechariah 14:12 which reads, "This is the plague in which the Lord will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem." This is in reference to Armageddon, where we're also told, "Their flesh will rot while they are standing on their feet. Their eyes will rot in their sockets and their tongues will rot in their mouth." This is why in Luke 21:26 Jesus said, "Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world. The heavenly bodies will be shaken." • Another possibility, let's also take a look at the Sixth Seal Judgment in Revelation 6:14-15, "The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains."Certainly, that disaster could be supernatural in origin, but each of these disasters was explained by a First Century man, John, explaining what he was seeing. And, all of these disasters are described as exactly what nuclear weapons would do. • For the Antichrist to wipe out 1.5 billion people at the beginning at the Tribulation merely from conventional war, he wouldn't need a lot of people with guns as nuclear weapons would do the job very quickly. There isn't that much time to kill all those people with a conventional war. • I could read other verses that hint at nuclear warfare, as Revelation is ripe with verses which talk about the annihilation of the planet and the resulting effects that sound very nuclear radiation in origin. As a matter of fact, when you look at the people by the end of the Tribulation, they are covered in sores and boils, which is very much like radiation contamination. Also, the Earth's ecosystem is almost all destroyed, which couldn't be from conventional war, but would have to be from nuclear war along with whatever natural God sends like asteroids and whatnot. • We are told in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 that when the Church is removed so is the Restrainer. The Holy Spirit's work through the Church will be raptured out of this world so that man's inhibition can be let loose. The restraint against mankind using nuclear warfare will no longer be there anymore, so man will feel free to use them. The world is facing a very definite nuclear holocaust. • Brian Thomas: In Revelation 6:14-15 that you shared, to me that passage seems like the best Scripture describing nuclear warfare. With the sky receding like a scroll, that sounds like a mushroom cloud. Amazing things are going to take place during the Tribulation, and that I believe includes nuclear warfare. • In the eighth part of this series on the biblical signs of technology which prove we're near to Jesus' return, we'll look at the Bible's next tech signs — the Sign of Space Science and the Sign of Technology's Limits. • You are subscribed to email updates from The Christ in Prophecy Journal
  38. Luke 21:24, the times of the Gentiles • Today is November 22, 2013, Verse of the Day -- Luke 21:24 Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. • THOUGHT FOR THE DAY • God's plans stand. • MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY • When Jesus comes back to earth for His second coming, His thousand-year reign as King of earth will begin. • Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. —Revelation 20:4Until that happens, the period labeled by Jesus as the "times of the Gentiles" will continue. The context doesn't mean Jews can't control Jerusalem, but rather that it would be continually subject to Gentile invasion and interference, much like today. You can read more about this Gentile domination in Daniel 2 and 7.The Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate, who lived from 331 to 363 AD, read this prophecy in the Bible and thought he saw a chance to forever discredit Christianity. All he had to do was get the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem and their temple. So he put up the money and encouraged the Jews to return to Jerusalem and start rebuilding their temple. He provided them with silver shovels, and they began by lavishly carrying dirt in beautiful purple veils. But they quickly had to abandon the project as they were interrupted by an earthquake and balls of fire coming up from the ground (Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, II:95-101). • Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; —Galatians 6:7
  39. • The spectacular view of the Galilee from the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5). • The Christ in Prophecy Journal • Israel Tour 2014: Day 5 on the Sea of Galilee • Posted: 18 Mar 2014 12:23 PM PDT • By Nathan Jones
  40. lk 16, 19 song rich young ruler 40
  41. Luke 21:29 Mark 13:28 Matthew 24:32 Song Of Songs 2:11-13, Fig Tree Putteth Forth • For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;, The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. • • Song of Songs 2:11-13 The King James Version
  42. What are the signs that reveal we are very near the end of this age? • The Christ in Prophecy Journal • The God Solution: The End Ten • Posted: 31 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT • By Nathan Jones • What are the signs that reveal we are very near the end of this age? • On Friday, September 27, 2013, I was interviewed on The God Solution Show with Nate Herbst which airs on KDUR 91.9 and 93.9 in Durango, Colorado. Nate's show is special because he's the only Christian program on a totally secular station. With such a fantastic opportunity to share the Gospel with an unbelieving audience, he focuses on apologetics which defend the Christian faith. I came on to share one of the best defenses for why we can trust the Bible as God's word and place our faith in it — fulfilled Bible prophecy. • Luke 21 and the Ten Signs of Our Age • Nate Herbst: What are some of the end time signs that we should be looking forward to related to all the incredible interest in what's going on in Israel and the Middle East? Sure, we all know about what's going on in Syria. We all know what's going on in Iran. We all know what is going on in all the different Palestinian areas with their struggle with the nation of Israel. What kind of end times signs then should we be looking out for to occur in the near future? • Nathan Jones: I believe the best place in the Bible to answer that is in Luke 21. There are also parallel passages to this chapter in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. These chapters contain where Jesus gives us basically a nutshell version of all the things that will happen up until His Second Coming. • Jesus in Luke 21 actually answers three questions His disciples ask of Him. First, they wanted to know when the Temple was going to fall, and we know that occurred in 70 AD. Second, they wanted to know what the signs that indicated the end of the age were, so Jesus gave the signs of the end times. Third, they also wanted to know what would be the signs that would precede Jesus' Second Coming. • We can read in Luke 21 that there are all sorts of different end times signs that are broken down into ten different categories, with the tenth being Jesus' actual return. • False Teachers — The first category of end times signs would be that the times would be filled with false christs, false messiahs, and false teachers. We can read for instance about Mormonism which was founded by Joseph Smith. It's one of the biggest cults in the world, and clearly he was a false teacher. Smith was a con-man who conned everybody into believing that he had the inside track on a second gospel of Jesus, which he just made up. • Other false teachers include Charles Taze Russell who founded the Jehovah's Witnesses. Jim Jones notoriously is known for killing his followers by making them drink poison in Kool-Aid. Today we've got Jose Luis de Jesus who claims that he is Jesus and has all his people tattoo 666 on their hands. • Jesus revealed that there would be an epidemic of false prophets teaching heresy just before Jesus returns to take His Church to Heaven. This event is what is called the Rapture of the Church. • War — The second sign of the end times would be an increase of wars. The earth would be covered in wars and rumors of wars. Did you know there are 38 wars going on right now? In the Twentieth Century alone, 160-187 million people were killed in wars. We have more wars now than we know what to do with. The United States just seemingly escaped getting involved in the civil war in Syria. Constantly the news reports on wars and rumors of wars. • The Bible says there will be more and more wars until we get to the time that Jesus returns. This is not even referring to future wars, but just the wars that are going on today that lead up to the Tribulation. There are future-related prophecies that predict even more wars during the Tribulation that reveal most of the earth being destroyed. Truly horrific times lie ahead. • Earthquakes — The third sign would involve earthquakes. Jesus said there would be many earthquakes that would shatter the earth. They would point to the last days as they grew more frequent and intense. True to prophecy, the world has since 1985 seen a 70% increase in earthquakes. The earth is shaking up. The worst earthquake in recent history of course has been the one that hit Japan in 2011. • Famine — The fourth end times sign would be famine. The world would see famines spread across the planet. People all over are starving. We've lived to witness great famines across the world, such as in Ethiopia and North Korea and other nations. • Plagues — Jesus gave the fifth sign which would be plagues. Disease and subsequent death would result from a growing amount of plagues. It seems that just as our doctors figure out a cure for one, another disease pops up its ugly head causing more and more people to die. The world has been covered with plagues for the last few hundred years, especially since the Black Death. • Fearful Events — Sign number six would involve fearful social disasters, for example, involving economic collapse. People will have all sorts of fear about what's inevitably coming due to our out-of-control spending. We see a great fear today among the people over social disasters that are coming to the world. • Events in the Sky — Sign seven involves fearful signs coming from the skies, such as different solar and lunar events. It's interesting that events that happen in the skies are kind of an untouched area of prophecy. But, those events include weather-related storms such as tornados and hurricanes. We have lived to bear witness to a great increase in weird weather and storms across the planet. • Persecution of Christians — The eighth sign covers the horror of the persecution of Christians. Ironically, said news doesn't make the mainstream news much right now. Shockingly, Christians are being persecuted more now than in any time in human history. For example, they are being slaughtered by the Boko Haram in Nigeria. They are being slaughtered by both sides of the civil war in Syria. They are being slaughtered by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They are being slaughtered in North Korea by the government. • Pakistan endured recently a chilling mall bombing where the terrorists targeted Christians for killing. They were going around asking their hostages if they were Christian. The thugs who had taken over the mall were shooting the Christians point blank. • Today there's tremendous persecution of Christians, both physically and through the systems of law like we are finally seeing begin in the United States. As Satan knows his defeat is near, he will ramp up the persecution of the Body of Christ. That would be a sign that Jesus will be coming very soon. • Focus on Jerusalem — There is also a ninth sign, and that would be that the whole world would be focused on Jerusalem. Every political body wants control of Jerusalem. We are living to see that today as well. • I would advise everyone to look up Luke 21. This chapter has a tremendous amount of insight into the end times. It provides a nutshell-style view of the end time signs which prove that we are living in the season of the Lord's return. • Nate Herbst: Absolutely! There are a couple of other parallel passages to Luke 21, such as Matthew 24. These signs that Jesus gave us I think are outstandingly accurate and relevant. We are seeing these signs happen even today. Like you said, the accuracy of Jesus predicting these end time events is just incredible. • If I'm not mistaken, there is a martyr for Christ made about once every five minutes. That's about 100-plus thousand a year! That Jesus foretold is just incredible. It's exactly what you stated. • When you look at these signs that Jesus gave, I think it would take more faith to believe that somehow this is all a coincidence than it would be to just accept the fact that Jesus hit the nail on the head. These signs are happening in our day. They are something that we should be observing with a lot of respect, realizing that God has the big picture view. Jesus is giving some knowledge of the end times to us so that we can trust Him in the middle of it all. • In the tenth part of the God Solution interview, Nate and I will look at prophecies concerning wars yet to be fulfilled.
  43. Mark 13:8 Matthew 14:24 Luke 21:11, 8:24 1 Kings 19:11 Haggai 2:17 Jonah 1:4, Jesus Rebuked Wind, Why does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis? • Question: "Why does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis?" Answer: Why does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, wildfires, and other natural disasters? Tragedies cause many people to question God’s goodness. It is distressing that natural disasters are often termed “acts of God” while no “credit” is given to God for years, decades, or even centuries of peaceful weather. God created the whole universe and the laws of nature (Genesis 1:1). Most natural disasters are a result of these laws at work. Hurricanes, typhoons, and tornados are the results of divergent weather patterns colliding. Earthquakes are the result of the earth’s plate structure shifting. A tsunami is caused by an underwater earthquake. The Bible proclaims that Jesus Christ holds all of nature together (Colossians 1:16-17). Could God prevent natural disasters? Absolutely! Does God sometimes influence the weather? Yes, as we see in Deuteronomy 11:17 and James 5:17. Numbers 16:30-34 shows us that God sometimes causes natural disasters as a judgment against sin. The book of Revelation describes many events which could definitely be describedas natural disasters (Revelation chapters 6, 8, and 16). Is every natural disaster a punishment from God? Absolutely not. In much the same way that God allows evil people to commit evil acts, God allows the earth to reflect the consequences sin has had on creation. Romans 8:19-21 tells us, “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.” The fall of humanity into sin had effects on everything, including the world weinhabit. Everything in creation is subject to “frustration” and “decay.” Sin is the ultimate cause of natural disasters just as it is the cause of death, disease, and suffering. We can understand why natural disasters occur. What we do not understand is why God allows them to occur. Why did God allow the tsunami to kill over 225,000 people in Asia? Why did God allow Hurricane Katrina to destroy the homes of thousands of people? For one thing,such events shake our confidence in this life and force us to think about eternity. Churches are usually filled after disasters as people realize how tenuous their lives really are and how life can be taken away in an instant. What we do know is this: God is good! Many amazing miracles occurred during thecourse of natural disasters that prevented even greater loss of life. Natural disasters cause millions of people to reevaluate their prioritiesin life. Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid is sent to help the people who are suffering. Christian ministries have the opportunity to help, minister, counsel, pray, and lead people to saving faith in Christ! God can, and does, bring great good out of terrible tragedies (Romans8:28). Recommended Resources: Where Was God? Answers to Tough Questions About God and Natural Disasters by Erwin Lutzer and Logos Bible Software. • natural disasters, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis • Mark 13:8 "For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places;there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
  44. http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible- teacher • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher • Must The Church Preach The Gospel In All Nations? • Wednesday, January 29th, 2014Great Tribulation • Prophecy • Q. I am curious about Matthew 24 vs 14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” I was taught all my life that Jesus wouldn’t come back till every nation had heard the gospel. After following your website now for sometime, I believe that Jesus was talking to the nation of Israel in this chapter. • Since I now believe that the rapture will happen when the fullness of the gentiles has come in, this verse 14 must be talking about the period of the tribulation and not of the church reaching the whole world with the gospel. So reaching the whole earth with the gospel is not a prerequisite of the rapture, but of the second coming. Am I correct? • A. You are correct in saying that Matt. 24 and its companion passages Mark 13and Luke 21 were intended for Israel and not the Church. Therefore it is not necessary for the Gospel to be preached to all nations before the rapture can take place. However, as Matt. 24:14 says, it must happen before the 2nd Coming. Rev. 14:6 tells us that this requirement will be met just after the beginning of the Great Tribulation: • Then I saw another angel flying in mid air and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language, and people. • In Matt. 24:14 Jesus didn’t say how this prophecy would be fulfilled. Rev. 14:6tells us it will be God Himself who sees that it happens by sending His angel to proclaim it.
  45. Chosen Or Elect Or What? http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher • Chosen Or Elect Or What? • Saturday, February 1st, 2014Church • Daniel's 70th Week • Israel • Rapture • Second Coming • Q. I’m having a difficult time separating God’s chosen people from God’s elect. I’ve always thought that Israel is God’s “chosen” people, but when we get into verse like cutting short for the Elects sake in Matt. 24 I get a little confused. Is Israel both the “Chosen” and the “Elect” and if so what is a Christian to identify with? I ask this because I find it nearly impossible to convince post-trib believers that the verses in Matt. 24 are only about Israel and the 2nd coming, not the rapture of the church. Is there a way to convince them with scripture that show clearly that Jesus is speaking of Israel and not the church? • A. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word translated “elect” (8 times) is also translated “chosen” (4 times) and refers to both Israel and the Messiah. • In the New Testament the Greek word translated “elect” (16 times) is also translated “chosen” (7 times) and can refer to believers on Earth, believers in Heaven, Israel, the Church, Jesus, and certain angels. • This tells us the person or persons the Bible is referring to when using these words has to be determined by the context in which they appear. In Matt.24:22 we see the word “elect” referring to believers on Earth, while in Matt. 24:31 the same word is used to describe believers in Heaven, but in neither case can they be specifically identified as the Church. • Showing that Matt. 24 pertains to Israel can be done by pointing out that the Lord never mentioned the Church there, but did mention the people in Judea (Israel), the Temple (Israel), travel on the Sabbath (Israel), and a warning against being fooled by false Christs (Israel). • Also, His phrase “He who stands firm to the end will be saved” in Matt. 24:13cannot apply to the Church because our salvation is guaranteed from the moment we believe (Ephesians 1:13- 14). • The entire chapter was devoted to the Lord’s answer to three questions of Matt. 24:3. When will these things happen (the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem), what will be the sign of your (2nd) coming, and of the end of the age, (completion of Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy). All these were of primary importance to Israel. • In all the gospels you won’t find any direct mention of a Church Age, or a rapture of the Church, because Jesus never spoke of these things. The few hints of we can see of them are only clear to us because we already know about them. • Therefore, it is not accurate to assume the inclusion of either the Church or the rapture in Matt. 24. Even after His resurrection the disciples still expected Him to restore the Kingdom to Israel at that time (Acts 1:6), and the doctrine of the rapture was unknown to the early Church until Paul introduced it 20 years after the resurrection in his letters to Corinth and Thessalonica. The phrase. “Listen, I tell you a mystery” in 1 Cor. 15:51 means he was revealing a secret. He was talking about the rapture. • In short, to place the Church in Matt. 24 requires us to alter the context of the chapter, and then assume Jesus was implying something He had never specifically taught about.
  46. Isaiah 13:10, 50:3, 5:30 Joel 2:10, 2:31, 3;15 Rev 6:12, 16:10-11 Ezekiel 32:7 Amos 8:9 Luke 21:25 Mark 13:24 Matt 24:29, The Darkness Of The 5th Bowl Judgment • The Darkness Of The 5th Bowl Judgment • Wednesday, February 12th, 2014Interpreting Verses • Prophecy • Q. When the 5th Bowl Judgment hits, the Bible says darkness covers the throne of the Beast. How long will this last? I can’t imagine it will last until the time Jesus comes in His 2nd coming because there is the assembling of the armies at Armageddon and they’d need light to fight that battle. Am I right, or am I off base? Or will the darkness last until the 2nd coming? I did a search but couldn’t find any conclusive answers. • A. You couldn’t find any conclusive answers because the Bible doesn’t say how long this darkness will last. But Matt. 24:29 tells us that immediately after the Great Tribulation ends the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. From this, it appears that the sun and moon will have given their light again following the 5th Bowl judgment. Therefore the period of darkness during the 5th bowl judgment (Rev. 16:10- 11) must be a temporary one. • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/darkness-5th-bowl- judgment/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gr acethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
  47. Resurrection Of Old Testament Believers • Resurrection Of Old Testament Believers • Thursday, May 29th, 2014End Times • Great Tribulation • Prophecy • Resurrection • Q. I was reading a post “Who Goes Where And When” and you gave the reference (Daniel 12:1-2, Rev. 20:4) to show that the Old Testament saints would be resurrected at the 2nd coming. It has been my understanding that all people before Christ will sleep through the thousand years and I did not see anything indicating differently. What am I missing? • A. Daniel 12:1-2 says, “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.” • The phrase “at that time” refers to the time of the anti-Christ’s unsuccessful attempt to gain world dominance (Daniel 11:36-45). Four things will happen then; Michael will come to the aid of the Jewish people, the believing remnant of Israel will be delivered, there will be a time of distress such has never been seen before, and there will be a resurrection of Jewish people. • The phrase “There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then” was quoted byJesus in Matt. 24:21 to describe the Great Tribulation. This confirms the timing of these things. • Then the angel told Daniel “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.” This is the Bible’s first reference to two resurrections; the resurrection of believers which will take place at the time of the Great Tribulation, and the resurrection of unbelievers that will take place at the end of the Millennium, 1,000 years later (Rev. 20:11-15). • The angel made two references to “your people” indicating he was speaking of Daniel’s people, the Jewish nation. • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/resurrection-old-testament- believers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gracethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
  48. false teachers • A False Teacher? • Wednesday, May 28th, 2014False Teaching • Q. Regarding the recent fall of a well known pastor, why is there so much silence in the Christian community? It seems that we’re ok covering for a pastor or leader who has been so deceptive, who in one breath preaches the Gospel and the next willfully sins and covers it up. Was he a false teacher all along? • A. A false teacher is one whose teachings don’t conform to the word of God. I have never heard this said of the person you are referring to, so I wouldn’t classify him as a false teacher. • It’s true that pastors are held to a higher standard than others, so when this pastor failed to meet those standards he relinquished his position. But that has nothing to do with whether his teaching was consistent with the Bible. • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/false- teacher/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Grac ethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
  49. THE MOON’S DUST? • TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • HOW DEEP IS THE MOON’S DUST? • inGod's Design • Listen • Genesis 1:16 • “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the starsalso.” • Did you know that the actual dust on the surface of the moon is thousands of times less than expected by those who think theEarth is billions of years old? • All of us know that if something has a lot of dust on it, it probably hasn’t been cleaned in a long time. If something has very little dust on it, it may have just been cleaned – or it might be brand new. Since there is no such thing as a moon cleaner, if our moon doesn’t have much dust on it, it must be fairly new. • Before American astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, space scientists were worried that a moon landing would be impossible.By that time scientists knew how much dust there was in space, and they knew how fast this dust would accumulate on the moon. Since they figured thatthe moon was more than 3 billion years old, they reckoned that there could be as much as 150 feet of soft dust on the moon– so deep and so soft that a manned lander might sink into the dust and never be heard from again. For this reason they designed the lunar lander with large pads to support the machine on the soft dust. • But we all know what happened – there wasn’t even enough dust to plant the American flag. The flagpole had to be supported with rocks! This is exactly what creation scientists told them they would find, since the moon has been accumulating dust for only a few thousand years and not billions or even trillions of years! • Prayer: • Father, I thank You for the beauty of the sky, especially the moon, which dominates the night sky. Here I see Your power in the many objects You have created. Help them to remind me that this Earth is not the only world where I shall live, and as a result seek Your Word in Scripture that I might be better prepared for the new heavens and Earth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. • Notes: • Diagram: Note the landing pods at the bottom of the lunar lander to keep it from sinking into lunar dust.
  50. Times Of The Gentiles Vs. The Church Age • Times Of The Gentiles Vs. The Church Age • Saturday, June 28th, 2014Interpreting Verses • New Testament • Prophecy • Q. I’ve been intrigued by the recent posts regarding the “Times of the Gentiles” and whether or not that time continues through Daniel’s 70th week. I am confused regarding the terminology of the Church Age and the Times of the Gentiles. It seems like you are saying that they are different, overlapping time periods – the Church Age started with Jesus’ resurrection and ends with the rapture, but the Times of the Gentiles started with the destruction of the temple and continues through the 70th week, right? I guess I’m confused because I thought the 70th week was when God completed his plan for the Jewish people, not the Gentiles? • A. I think the confusion is due to the fact that the Church is comprised mostly of people who were formerly Gentiles, but the two terms are not synonymous. Remember Paul said that once we’re in Christ we are neither Jew nor Gentile (Gal. 3:28), but are part of a new race of human (Ephes. 2:14-16) called the Church (1 Cor. 10:32). The Church Age began at Pentecost and will end with the Rapture. • The Times of the Gentiles began with King Nebuchadnezzar and will end with the 2nd Coming, as symbolized in Nebuchadnezzar’sdream of Daniel 2. Remember how Daniel’s interpretation of the dream indicated that Nebuchadnezzar had been given authority over all of mankind, and even the animals. (Daniel 2:36-38). Then he described 3 other gentile kingdoms (Persia, Greece, and Rome) that would rule the world after that until the Lord established a 5th Kingdom, His own. This will bring the Times of the Gentiles to a close. In confirmation Jesus said that Jerusalem would be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:24) In Rev 11:1-2 the phrase is repeated almost exactly, showing that the Gentiles would trample on the Holy City for 42 months, the duration of the Great Tribulation. • While God’s focus will shift to Israel during the last 7 years, His purpose is to prepare them for the coming of His Kingdom, while at the same time bringing judgment upon the Gentiles. (Jeremiah 30:1-11) • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/times-of-the-gentiles-vs-the-church- age/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gracethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
  51. The Withered Fig Tree. Follow Up • Q. Re: The Withered Fig Tree. My Question is: If the cursed fig tree is symbolic of Israel, and Jesus’ words were that it would henceforth bear no fruit forever, how do we reconcile that with national Israel being in the millennial Kingdom obviously bearing fruit to the Lord? “Henceforth” and “forever” don’t leave any wiggle room for “except in the millennium”. • A. This is a case where you have to be careful with literal vs. symbolic interpretations. The same Greek word that is translated “forever” in the King James version of Mark 11:14 can also mean for an age, or a period of time. The appropriate meaning comes from the context in which the word is used. • In the literal interpretation the fig tree may never have borne fruit again. In that case “henceforth” and “forever” would convey the appropriate meaning. But in the symbolic interpretation it’s also true that while Israel has borne no fruit in this age, the nation will be fruitful in the next age, the millennium. So the alternate meaning “henceforth in this age” would be appropriate for the symbolic interpretation. • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/withered-fig-tree- follow/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gracethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
  52. Wars And Rumors Of Wars • NAU Matthew 24:6 "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. • Show video • 1000 years has changed how animation- European borders (Low)
  53. 70 AD Buried Coins • Do recently discovered buried coins shed light on the Parable of the Talents in the Gospel of Matthew? • August 13, 2014 • On this past Tuesday came news that archaeologists digging near the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv Highway had uncovered a cache of ancient Jewish buried coins. The inscription and images on the 114 bronze coins allow us to date them precisely to 70 CE—the exact year that the Romans conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the temple. In the midst of this turbulent time, a Jewish person saw fit to place the money in a small ceramic box and bury it for safekeeping. • — Bible Study and Christian Life • http://www.biblestudyandthechristianlife.com/buried-coins/# A HOARD OF BRONZE COINS DATING TO 70 CE, DISCOVERED BY THE JERUSALEM–TEL AVIV HIGHWAY. © VLADIMIR NIIHIN. ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY
  54. 70 AD Buried Coins • On this past Tuesday came news that archaeologists digging near the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv Highway had uncovered a cache of ancient Jewish buried coins. The inscription and images on the 114 bronze coins allow us to date them precisely to 70 CE—the exact year that the Romans conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the temple. In the midst of this turbulent time, a Jewish person saw fit to place the money in a small ceramic box and bury it for safekeeping. • “Evidently someone here feared the end was approaching and hid his property, perhaps in the hope of collecting it later when calm was restored to the region,” said one of the archaeologists involved in the excavations. • Readers of the Gospels will no doubt recall Jesus’ Parable of the Talents, in which a similar action occurs. The story goes like this: • “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. • After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.’ • His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ • And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.’ • His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ • Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ • But his master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. • So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’” (Matthew 25:14-30 [NRSV]). • The third slave in the parable does basically the same thing the owner of these newly discovered bronze coins did: bury them in the ground. Evidently it must have been a reasonably common thing to do. • A HOARD OF BRONZE COINS DATING TO 70 CE, DISCOVERED BY THE JERUSALEM–TEL AVIV HIGHWAY. © VLADIMIR NIIHIN. ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY • What’s interesting, though, is that the owner of the bronze coins buried them in the context of war. He or she was living at a time when the Jewish nation was collapsing under the onslaught of Rome’s forces. Judea was falling! In the hope of surviving the calamity, the owner buried the coins in order to come back to them at a later time. • This action helps us understand Jesus’ Parable of the Talents a little better. The dynamic at work in the parable is not merely economic investment, but rather measures taken during a time of war. Let’s unpack this. • To begin with, let’s notice the context. • The parable comes near the tense culmination of Jesus’ ministry in Matthew’s Gospel. • On arriving in Jerusalem, Jesus clears the moneychangers out of the temple (Matthew 21:12–13). • He tells the Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33–46), in which he takes aim at the Jewish leaders, who also happened to be wealthy landowners. Jesus uses the way they would no doubt have treated recalcitrant tenants on their lands to describe what God would do to them because they were rejecting Jesus and plotting to kill him. • Jesus also puts the leaders in their place when they try to trap him with the question of paying taxes to Caesar (Matthew 22:15–22). In Roman-occupied Judea, the question of paying Roman taxes was an incendiary issue. But using a coin with Caesar’s image on it, Jesus beats the leadership at their own game. There are economic themes running throughout these incidents, and in all cases they point to the villainy of the nation’s leaders. They were sealing the fate of the nation. • Finally, Jesus launches a verbal attack on the leaders before he laments over the future of Jerusalem (Matthew 23). Jesus unpacks this in Matthew 24, explaining that not one stone of the temple would remain upon another (Matthew 24:2). The nation was heading for downfall, and the people would find themselves in dire circumstances. This was the result of their failure—chiefly on the part of the leaders—to acknowledge him. • The Parable of the Talents then comes after the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1–13). Both parables have the theme of acting now in preparation for what’s to come. And what is to come? The nation’s downfall. • It is not all dire news, however. • Throughout the Gospel, Jesus has been gathering a new people of God around himself—a remnant whose faith in him will enable them to survive as the people of God beyond the downfall of the nation. These are people who repent in the face of the coming Kingdom of God (Matthew 4:17). They listen to Jesus’ words and, as it were, build their house on a rock, rather than on sand (Matthew 7:24–27). • When the future storm comes to pound the nation, theirs is the house that will survive. The storm was the catastrophe of 70 CE, in which the nation fell and its “house” (i.e., the temple) was left desolate (Matthew 23:38). • In the Parable of the Talents, we are not told the reason why the master departs and leaves his property in the keeping of his slaves. If we removed the parable from its context, we might suppose he went on a business trip. But the whole surrounding context is one of doom. • It is more in keeping with the tense atmosphere of this end of the Gospel if the master were actually heading away on affairs of state or a military endeavor. Notice that as soon as Jesus finishes the parable, he discusses the Son of Man coming in all his glory to judge the nations (Matthew 25:31–32). There is a clear parallel here: just as the master comes to settle affairs with his slaves, so the Son of Man comes to judge the nations. In both cases, the master figure returns in triumph. By implication, his absence is a time of tension and uncertainty. • This helps explain the actions of the third slave in the Parable of the Talents. • He buries the money allotted to him because this is what many did in a time of war. This is just what the ancient owner of the bronze coins discovered under the highway in Israel did as Jerusalem was falling to the Romans in 70 CE—the very event Jesus had in mind. • The slave’s actions in the parable, however, are not just lazy, but also evil (Matthew 25:26). Why? Because he evidently didn’t think his master would succeed in his endeavors and return. If he had thought so, he would have put the money allocated to him to good use for the sake of his master. • The other two slaves in the parable evidently had confidence in their master’s return—enough to risk the danger of flaunting money in wartime. Civilians in the ancient world often hid their resources to prevent harassment and pillage by soldiers. That these two slaves not only put the money to good use, but even made a return suggests not merely their economic savvy, but also their bravery and loyalty in the face of adverse circumstances. • The third slave, however, does no such thing. By burying the money, he tries to keep out of danger in the hope of riding out the current adversity, surviving his master, and then taking the money for himself. The master’s unexpected return, however, puts paid to this servants plans, exposing him as a faithless coward. The master is not angry with this slave because he expected more money from the slave to feed his greed. He is angry because the slave has been disloyal, lacking faith in his master and seeking to take advantage of his absence for personal gain. • In the larger context of the Gospel, this parable is an indictment on the Jewish leaders—those to whom much was given. They are characterized as disloyal towards God. They had turned the temple, a house of prayer, into a bandit’s lair (Matthew 21:12–13). They failed to show the fruit that was expected of them (Matthew 21:18–22). They rejected Jesus, the master figure, in order to feather their own nests. This would, however, be a profitless endeavor, for it would end with their demise. Only those who placed their confidence in Jesus would survive the coming adversity and live to share their master’s joy. • We have no way of knowing whether the person who buried the money found under the highway in Israel was a master or a slave. Nonetheless, the cache of coins demonstrates the currency (excuse the pun!) of the imagery Jesus used to decry the leadership of his day and foretell the calamitous events of 70 CE—the very events that led the person to bury that money in the hope of returning some day to collect it. • Unfortunately, that person never returned. • — Bible Study and Christian Life • http://www.biblestudyandthechristianlife.com/buried-coins/# A HOARD OF BRONZE COINS DATING TO 70 CE, DISCOVERED BY THE JERUSALEM–TEL AVIV HIGHWAY. © VLADIMIR NIIHIN. ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY
  55. Sermons From the Holy Land: The Nine Wars of the End Times (Part 2 of 4) • The Christ in Prophecy Journal • Sermons From the Holy Land: The Nine Wars of the End Times (Part 2 of 4) • Posted: 15 Oct 2014 06:00 AM PDT • By Dr. David R. Reagan • Let us continue on with my fifth message which was presented at the ancient fortress of Megiddo that overlooks the Valley of Armageddon. We will survey the third and fourth of the nine prophetic wars of the end times. • • The ConventionalWar of the Tribulation — Revelation 6 • By the time you get to Revelation 6, the Tribulation has begun. The Tribulation does not begin with the Rapture of the Church,so there could be months or even years between the Rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation. It will probably be several months to a year. No, the Tribulation begins when the Antichrist signs a treaty with Israel that allows them to rebuild their temple. • When the treaty is signed, you can count down to the day when Jesus Christ is going to come at the Second Coming. That’s one of the reasons I know there's a difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming, for the Rapture could occur at any moment. When the Bible says you cannot know when the Lord's returning, that refers to the Rapture, because we know when the Lord's Second Coming is going to occur. It's going to occur exactly seven years from the date that the treaty is signed. It even tells us in the book of Revelation how many days that will be until the Lord comes. So, if you were here during the Tribulation, you could calculate exactly seven years until the Lord's going to come. • The Antichrist is going to come to power out of the European Union. Daniel says he will get power through cunning,deception, and his charismatic personality. I think he's going to use all those things to take over the European Union. • But, let me tell you something, once he takes over, it doesn't matter how much charisma he has, he's not going to turn to the world quite yet and say, "Come and worship me." The world would say he's nuts because they haven't spent the last 250 years getting out from underneath European colonialism to suddenly turn around and say to a European ruler, "Come rule us." South America is not going to do that, and neither is Asia. They're going to declare they've had enough of European colonialism. "We're not going to let you rule us!" And so, what happens is that as soon as the Antichrist comes to power, we're told in Revelation 6 that he launches a war to conquer the world. It's a conventional war which you can read a description of in Revelation 6. • In the process of that war, the Antichrist will be responsible for slaughtering 1.5 billion people on planet earth! Revelation 6 says that one-fourth of humanity will die. Today we have close to seven billion people on planet earth. Let's say a billion of those are taken out in the Rapture. That's only going to leave six billion left here on this earth. One-fourth of six billion is 1.5 billion people that are going to die in this initial war. • The Nuclear War of the Tribulation — Revelation8 & 9 • Revelation chapters 8 and 9 explains how the Conventional War begins to morph into a nuclear war. It talks about how suddenly one-third of the earth is burned up. Jesus Himself said in the end times that men will faint from fear from the terrors that will come upon the world. The war will morph into nuclear weapons. • People need to realize that when mankind begins to rebel against God, God steps back and He lowers the hedge of protection. Read Romans 1 where it says that if there's no repentance, God steps back and lowers the hedge of protection. Romans also says that a third time He'll stand back and lower it, turning the people over to a depraved mind. Basically what He's saying is if you want to live that way, I will let you live that way, and I will stop giving you any protection whatsoever. I'll let evil take its course. That's what's going to happen during the Great Tribulation. God's just going to step back and man is going to begin to use those weapons that have been restrained up to that time. • Revelation tell us us that another one-third of humanity will die during that period. That's another 1.5 billion people. By the middle of the Tribulation, the book of Revelation teaches that one-half of the population of the world will be dead. That's 3 billion people! • I have preachers sometimes call me and ask, "Do you think we are living in the Tribulation?" I say, "If we were in the Tribulation, you wouldn't have to call anybody and ask them. You will know it if you are living in the Tribulation." • I don't plan to be here for the Tribulation. People will know if they are still here for the Tribulation because the death toll is going to be beyond anything in human history. Jesus said that if He didn't stop it, all mankind would cease to exist. The only reason anybody is going to live through the Tribulation is because He is going to bring it to an end. With those kinds of numbers, you know it's going to be that terrible. • In the third part of this sermon from the Holy Land presented at the ancient fortress of Megiddo that overlooks the Valley of Armageddon, we'll survey the fifth and sixth of the nine prophetic wars of the end times. • Sermons From the Holy Land: The Nine Wars of the End Times (Part 1 of 4) • Posted: 14 Oct 2014 07:47 AM PDT • By Dr. David R. Reagan • I have been to Israel 45 times, and every time my spiritual life has been enriched. I recently took a video cameraman with me and had him shoot on the fly as I led a pilgrimage group through the land. We began in Tel Aviv, and went from there to Tiberias in the north, and then back to Jerusalem. • I'll continue to share some of the sermons I presented from that trip with you. As I do so, I think you'll come to understand why a person once wrote, "A pilgrimage to the Holy Land converts the Bible from black and white into Technicolor." • My fifth message was presented at the ancient fortress of Megiddo that overlooks the Valley of Armageddon. There we will survey the nine prophetic wars of the end times. • • The Only War They Know • Most people have heard of only one war of the end times, what is normally referred to as the Battle of Armageddon. But, the Bible speaks of nine end time wars. I want to talk to you about the final battles of the end times. • Every time a war breaks out over in Israel, without exception Lamb & Lion Ministries gets calls and email messages all asking, "Is this the Battle of Armageddon?" The reason for that is because most people are only familiar with one battle of the end times, and that's the Battle of Armageddon. So, every time a war breaks out, people want to know, "Is this the Battle of Armageddon?" • Most people know the name Armageddon, even people in the secular world. We've had movies named Armageddon. Secular writers talk about how we are in the time of Armageddon, and on and on it goes. • What I want to point out to you is that I believe that Bible prophecy mentions nine wars in the end times, and only one of them is the Battle of Armageddon. As you're going to find out, the Battle of Armageddon is really no battle at all. • Let's take a look for a moment at what those wars are that are prophesied to happen in the end times. • The First War of Gog & Magog — Ezekiel 38 and 39 • The end time war that most people talk about is found in Ezekiel 38 and 39 — the War of Gog and Magog. There's a man who has written a lot recently about this. His name is Joel Rosenberg. He's a very fine writer and a great fiction writer. He is also a student of Bible prophecy and truly loves the subject. I've been with him on several podiums which we've shared at conferences. I've got to know him well, and he's really a great guy. • Joel Rosenberg is the one who has really popularized the idea that the next major prophetic war will be Ezekiel 38 and 39. But, I think he's wrong about that, because Ezekiel 38 and 39 says that it will occur at a time when Israel is living in peace and without walls. In truth, Israel is not living in peace today. It's certainly is not living without walls. It has a wall that runs the entire length of the country. By the time it does all it zigzags, the wall runs 400 miles long. In some places it's more of a scientific wall, in the sense a technological wall, because if you cross it sets off all kinds of alarms. In other places it's a big tall wall. The wall's been necessary to stop terrorists from coming into Israel. It's been extremely effective in stopping them. And so, Israel is not living in peace right now. • Another thing that is interesting about the Ezekiel 38 and 39 War is it says that it's going to be an invasion led by Russia with certain specified allies. All the allies are specified, and all of them are Muslim states today. The thing that is most interesting is not one single nation that's mentioned in Ezekiel 38 and 39 has a common border with Israel. So, it begs the question, "Why is it that none of the states that have a common border with Israel are mentioned?" • The War of Extermination — Psalm 83 • The person who has come up with an answer for that question in recent years is a man named Bill Salus, who is a good, personal friend of mine. Bill wrote a book called Isralestine.In his book he states that the first war of the end times in Bible prophecy is the War of Psalm 83. • If you read that Psalm, and it's a short psalm, it talks about the fact that all the Arab states in the end times will get together and say, "Now is the time for us to annihilate the State of Israel." So, we call it the Psalm 83 War of Annihilation. • An interesting fact about Psalm 83 is that it names the nations that are going to come against Israel, and every nation it names is one that has a common boundary with Israel today. Those names are Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria. They are the ones that come against Israel to annihilate it, as Psalm 83 foretells. I think the Psalm 83 War is going to be the next great war in the Middle East. • Something interesting about Psalm 83 is that it doesn't tell who wins the war, but we know who wins it, because Zechariah 12 says in the end times one of the miracles that God is going to perform is that Israel will have one of the greatest military forces in the world. As you know, Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world, but it is always ranked in the top four in terms of military power. Many rank it number one in the effective use of its power. • I think that probably the first war of the end times in prophecy is going to be the Psalm 83 War. That's when the nations that have a common boundary with Israel will come against and try to destroy Israel. I also think that is most likely when Damascus will be destroyed, because two times in the Old Testament we are told that Damascus will cease to exist in the end times. • The Syrians have highly sophisticated missiles. They could put a missile right down the smokestack of any building in Tel Aviv if they wanted to, and they are only shooting them 125 miles, not thousands of miles. Syria also has all kinds of chemical weapons. If they were to attack Tel Aviv with chemical weapons, probably the only way the Israelis would be able to defend themselves is to use one of their tactical nuclear weapons to blow up the city of Damascus. So, it could very well be that that very first war of the end times is the one in which Damascus will cease to exist. • The Psalm 83 War is a war between Israel and all the inner circle of Muslim States that have a common boundary with Israel. I think that's going to be the first war. • That makes the second war of the end times the one described in Ezekiel 38 and 39, when Russia comes down with certain specified Muslim allies. Those countries form an outer ring. None of them have a single common border with Israel. • I think what will happen is in the first war Israel will conquer all the states around it and will finally have peace. At that point the Muslim world will turn to its natural ally, Russia. The Russians will come smiling from ear to ear because they've always wanted to dominate the Middle East. What they really want is not so much the annihilation of Israel as much as they want access to all the Arab oil fields. • The Arabs will invite the Russians in, and surely they'll come. But, the great horde of invaders will all be destroyed supernaturally upon the hills of Israel. They won't be destroyed by the Israeli Defense Forces like in the first war of Psalm 83. This time God will personally provide the victory, and He'll do it in such a way that even the people of Israel will realize that God did it. • The result of God's victory is that many of the Jewish people will begin to believe. I also think that includes many of our tour guides who have heads full of Scripture, but hearts that are cold to the Gospel, they will suddenly see God intervene and deliver the nation of Israel. Boom! They're eyes will be opened. • To summarize, the first prophetic end times war is going to be the Psalm 83 War and the next one will be the Ezekiel 38 and 39 War, but we don't know when these are going to occur. There's lots of debate among prophecy scholars as to when they will occur. Some think it's going to occur in the middle of the Tribulation, while some at the beginning of the Tribulation. Some think it will start before the Tribulation. • I tend to think these two wars are going to start before the Tribulation, because Ezekiel talks about the fact that when the Gog-Magog War is over, the Israelis are going to spend seven years cleaning up the battle field. We know that in the middle of the Tribulation the Antichrist is going to run the Jews out of the country. They are not going to be there to clean up the battle field after that. That's why I think most likely the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 will start 3.5 years before the Tribulation begins. Israel therefore will finish cleaning up the battlefields in the middle of the Tribulation. • In the second part of this sermon from the Holy Land presented at the ancient fortress of Megiddo that overlooks the Valley of Armageddon, we'll survey the third and fourth of the nine prophetic wars of the end times.
  56. • The Olivet Discourse … Luke’s Version • Saturday, February 14th, 2015FeaturedIsraelOld TestamentProphecyRapture • A Bible Study by Jack Kelley • http://gracethrufaith.com/end-times- prophecy/the-olivet-discourse-lukes- version/#more-3664 56
  57. Luke 21:24, the times of the Gentiles • Today is November 22, 2013, Verse of the Day -- Luke 21:24 Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. • THOUGHT FOR THE DAY • God's plans stand. • MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY • When Jesus comes back to earth for His second coming, His thousand-year reign as King of earth will begin. • Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had notreceived the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.—Revelation 20:4Until that happens, the period labeled by Jesus as the "times of the Gentiles" will continue. The context doesn't mean Jews can't control Jerusalem, but rather that it would be continually subject to Gentile invasion and interference, much like today. You can read more about this Gentile domination in Daniel 2 and 7.The Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate, who lived from 331 to 363AD, read this prophecy in the Bible and thought he saw a chance to forever discredit Christianity. All he had to do was get the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem and their temple. So he put up the money and encouraged the Jews to return to Jerusalem and start rebuilding their temple. He provided them with silver shovels, and they began by lavishly carrying dirt in beautiful purple veils. But they quickly had to abandon the project as they were interrupted by an earthquake and balls of fire coming up from the ground (Edward Gibbon,The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, II:95-101). • Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; —Galatians 6:7

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  1. The Christ in Prophecy Journal The God Solution: The End Ten Posted: 31 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT By Nathan Jones What are the signs that reveal we are very near the end of this age?
  2. Jeremiah 4:19 Mark 13:7 Luke 21:9 Isaiah 2:4, Wars
  3. Micah 7:6, Mark 13:12, Olivet Discourse
  4. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/coins-celebrating-the-great-revolt-against-the-romans-unearthed-near-jerusalem/?mqsc=E3777066&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=BHD+Week%20in%20Review%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=E4W809 Excavations near Jerusalem uncovered a rare hoard of coins dating to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.). Photo: Vladimir Niihin, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
  5. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/coins-celebrating-the-great-revolt-against-the-romans-unearthed-near-jerusalem/?mqsc=E3777066&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=BHD+Week%20in%20Review%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=E4W809 Excavations near Jerusalem uncovered a rare hoard of coins dating to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.). Photo: Vladimir Niihin, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Coins Celebrating the Great Revolt Against the Romans Unearthed near Jerusalem Bible and archaeology news Robin Ngo   •  08/05/2014
  6. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/coins-celebrating-the-great-revolt-against-the-romans-unearthed-near-jerusalem/?mqsc=E3777066&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=BHD+Week%20in%20Review%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=E4W809 Excavations near Jerusalem uncovered a rare hoard of coins dating to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.). Photo: Vladimir Niihin, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Coins Celebrating the Great Revolt Against the Romans Unearthed near Jerusalem Bible and archaeology news Robin Ngo   •  08/05/2014
  7. Times Of The Gentiles And Fullness Of The Gentiles Sunday, March 22nd, 2015Bible And HistoryRapture http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/times-of-the-gentiles-and-fullness-of-the-gentiles/#more-2132
  8. Today is November 22, 2013, Verse of the Day -- Luke 21:24 Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY God's plans stand. MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY
  9. Isaiah 13:10, 50:3, 5:30 Joel 2:10, 2:31, 3;15 Rev 6:12, 16:10-11 Ezekiel 32:7 Amos 8:9 Luke 21:25 Mark 13:24 Matt 24:29, The Darkness Of The 5th Bowl Judgment
  10. 2 Peter 3:10 Isaiah 13:8, 47:14 Joel 2:10 Zephaniah 1:17 Malachi 4:1 Revelation 6:14-15 Isaiah 17:14 Luke 21:26 Zechariah 14:12, Nuclear Weapons
  11. 2 Peter 3:10 Isaiah 13:8, 47:14 Joel 2:10 Zephaniah 1:17 Malachi 4:1 Revelation 6:14-15 Isaiah 17:14 Luke 21:26 Zechariah 14:12, Nuclear Weapons
  12. 2 Peter 3:10 Isaiah 13:8, 17:14 , 47:14 Joel 2:10 Zephaniah 1:17 Malachi 4:1 Revelation 6:14-15 Luke 21:26 Zechariah 14:12, Nuclear Weapons
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  15. The Christ in Prophecy Journal  When will the Rapture occur? not like the days of Jeremiah or Daniel, but like the days of Noah and Lot Roberta Potts Interview: Timing of the Rapture Posted: 09 Oct 2012 06:59 AM PDT By Dr. David R. Reagan
  16. The Christ in Prophecy Journal  When will the Rapture occur? not like the days of Jeremiah or Daniel, but like the days of Noah and Lot Roberta Potts Interview: Timing of the Rapture Posted: 09 Oct 2012 06:59 AM PDT By Dr. David R. Reagan
  17.  The Christ in Prophecy Journal God is in Control Luke 21:36 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Psalm 2:4 Isaiah 43:1-3 Isaiah 2:1-4 Isaiah 11:3-9
  18. The Christ in Prophecy Journal Israel Tour 2014: Day 5 on the Sea of Galilee Posted: 18 Mar 2014 12:23 PM PDT By Nathan Jones
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  23. Isaiah 13:10, 50:3, 5:30 Joel 2:10, 2:31, 3;15 Rev 6:12, 16:10-11 Ezekiel 32:7 Amos 8:9 Luke 21:25 Mark 13:24 Matt 24:29, The Darkness Of The 5th Bowl Judgment http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/darkness-5th-bowl-judgment/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gracethrufaith+%28GraceThruFaith%29
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