Monday, December 18, 2017

Signs of Jesus Coming according to Matthew 24 (MA00) Introduction

 'Signs of Jesus Coming according to Matthew 24'

Matthew 24 is the basis for synchronizing endtime prophecies.
Mat 24:3-4  Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" And Jesus answered and said to them: " Take heed that no one deceives you, for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ', and will deceive many"
    When the disciples of our Lord Jesus requested to know the endtime signs of His coming and the end of age, I believe that our Lord used this occasion to teach the endtime signs in chronological order. With that, we can identify the times and the seasons of all prophecies fulfilled and going to be fulfilled.

Rapture is the easiest to synchronize
Mat 24:29-31 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
    Immediately after the Great Tribulation, there will be a great earthquake worldwide forcing everyone to flee from their buildings into the open. Our Lord will cover the earth from the solar system and the universe. Since the moon cannot receive any light from the sun, it will instantly turn blood red and then black. As the entire sky is blackout, many tiny lights will appear in heaven. As they get closer, they look like stars falling into the earth or as figs falling from trees.
    At the same time there will be the sounding of trumpets in the heavens that can be heard everywhere on the earth. As the approaching stars get clearer into view, we can then become aware that they are our Lord Jesus with His heavenly host coming for His elects.
Rev 6:12-13  I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

World War 3 and Calamities
Mat 24:6-7  "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."
    With wars everywhere (WW3), famines, plagues and great earthquakes with deadly tsunamis, tens or possibly hundreds of millions will be killed worldwide, as though it is the end of the world. This event is similar to the Fourth Seal in Rev 6:7-8.  
Period of Tribulation
Mat 24:9  "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake"
    This will be the period of tribulation whereby God allows His saints to be tested so that they can overcome Satan and his deceptions. This period will be for 42 months or three and a half years.

This is the same period as:
• the fifth Seal Rev 6:9-11
• persecution of the glorious woman in Rev 12:13-14
• the wrath of the first beast (Antichrist) in Rev 13:1-10