MATTHEW 23-24 Pg 3 

The gospel of the kingdom is preached


 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom [the good news of the imminent return of Jesus for to establish the kingdom of heaven on the earth]

[1] shall be preached [preached by Christian Jews before the Rapture of the Church, and preached by the 144,000 (Rev. 7:1-4) and the two witnesses (Rev. 11:3) after the Rapture of the Church; and finally, preached by angels (Rev. 14:6) following the close of the Antichrist Covenant week and Daniel’s 70th week—see The Chronological Order of Revelation]

                        [a.] in all the world

                        [b.] for a witness unto all nations; and

[11.] then shall the end come [the wrath of God (Rev. 16) which precedes the end of the age and second coming of Jesus].        




Desecration of the temple in Jerusalem at midweek


 24:15  When ye therefore shall see

[1] the abomination of desolation [the Antichrist],

                        [a.] spoken of by Daniel the prophet,

            [2] stand in the holy place [in the temple in Jerusalem at midweek (Dan. 9:27)],

[a.] (whoso readeth [reading here is a reference to the disciples of the end times], let him  understand:)


Those living in Judea [1] must flee to the mountains


24:16  Then

            [1] let them which be in Judaea [this commandment is given to the inhabitants of Judea: the West Bank of Israel; it is not given to the Church]

[a.] flee into the mountains [the remnant of Jews shall be hidden in the wilderness (Rev. 12:6, Rev. 12:14) during the seven trumpet judgments of the last 3 ½ years of this age, and wrath of God following the close of the Antichrist Covenant week and Daniel’s 70th week of years.]:

 24:17  [2] Let him which is on the housetop

[a.] not come down

[11.] to take any thing out of his house:

 24:18  [3] Neither let him which is in the field

[a.] return back

[11.] to take his clothes.

 24:19  And

            [4] woe unto them

                        [a.] that are with child, and to them

                        [b.] that give suck in those days!

 24:20  But

            [5] pray ye that your flight be

                        [a.] not in the winter,

[b.] neither on the sabbath day [religious Jews keeping the Law of Moses will not want to travel—even for their safety—on the Sabbath day]:


The Time of Jacob’s Trouble [2]


 24:21  For then (vs. 23)

[1] shall be great tribulation [this is the time of Jacob's trouble (Dan. 12:1; Luke 17:28)—of Jacob (Israel) and the so-called "lost tribes" of Israel, not the Church (Jer. 30:7)—when the wrath of God is being poured out during the last 3 ½ years of The Antichrist Covenant week [and Daniel’s 70th week] while the Antichrist is persecuting Israel (Dan. 9:27)],

                        [a.] such as was not since

[11.] the beginning of the world

[12.] to this time, no,

                                    [13.] nor ever shall be.

 24:22  And

            [2] except those days should be shortened,

[a.] there should no flesh be saved: but

            [3] for the elect's sake [the Jewish elect]

[a.] those days shall be shortened.


False Messiah’s and prophets shall arise


 24:23  Then [while the remnant of the nation is hidden in the wilderness (Rev. 12:6, Rev. 12:14)]

            [1] if any man shall say unto you,

                        [a.] Lo, here [is] Christ [the Anointed One, the Messiah],

                        [b.] or there [he is];

                                    [11.] believe [it] not.

 24:24  For there shall arise

            [1] false Christs [false Messiahs, i.e., many who say they are anointed], and

            [2] false prophets, and

                        [a.] shall show great signs and

                        [b.] [shall show great] wonders;

                                    [11.] insomuch that, if [it were] possible,

[aa.] they shall deceive the very elect [Jewish elect].

 24:25  Behold,

[3] I have told you before [Jesus taught on more than one occasion what would transpire just prior to His second coming].


 24:26  Wherefore if they shall say unto you [Jewish/Hebrew remnant],

            [1] Behold, he is in the desert;

[a.] go not forth:

            [2] behold, [he is] in the secret chambers;

[a.] believe [it] not.


The second coming of Jesus is as a flash of lightning


 24:27  For

            [1] as the lightning cometh

[a.] out of the east, and

                        [b.] shineth even unto the west;

            [2] so shall also

[a.] the coming of the Son of man be.

 24:28  For

[3] wheresoever the carcase is [Jesus at the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:7-9), the supper of the great God (Rev. 19:17), and the battle of that great day of Almighty God…Armageddon (Rev. 16:12-16; Rev. 19:17-19; c/p. Isaiah 63:1-6)],

[a.] there will the eagles be

[11.] gathered together [to eat the flesh of kings, captains and the mighty men of the earth (Rev. 19:18; Matt 24:28; Luke 17:34-37)].


[1] The present West Bank includes portions of Judea and Samaria they were during the earthly ministry of Jesus.  The original land Joshua gave to the tribe of Judas, however, reached from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, even to the present Suez Canal (the River of Egypt; c/p. Josh. 15:1-12).  The precise borders of Judea and inhabitants thereof cannot determined with complete accuracy until the time for fulfillment has come.

[2] In Luke 17:28 this time period is referred to as the days of Lot.


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