Matthew Chapter 24

"Prophecy of End Times, Warnings, the Great Tribulation"

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org/plough.htm

Matthew 23 ended with Jesus telling of His second coming, and the disciples were convinced that when He went to the cross, and died and rose again, that there would be a second time of His coming. Some of them did not have the clarity to see the difference between the two advents, and that it would be approximately two thousand years. This confusion between the two advents lead us into Matthew 24, when the disciples ask Jesus, "When shall this be?"

Today there is also much confusion, however Jesus made it clear exactly how things would be, and lets go the the teacher, Jesus Christ for the answers.

Matthew 24:1 "And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the temple."

These disciples of Christ were from the country, and visiting the big city of Jerusalem were struck by the awesomeness of the size and shape of the Temple. They were fishermen, and of various other occupations, and now they were standing before these magnificent buildings, observing the stones that were within them.

Matthew 24:2 "And Jesus said unto them, "See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."

As the disciples were standing and commenting on the magnificence of the structures, Jesus told them that at His coming, after the wrath of God's anger was upon the earth, not one stone of these beautiful structures would be left standing one stone upon another.

Many so-called critics show their ignorance when they tell us that this event happened when The Roman General Titus came against Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and destroyed the city. However one of the points of interest of all tours to Jerusalem is the wailing wall. This is wall that stands as the only part of Jerusalem that was left of old Jerusalem, at it's destruction.

Jesus prophecy in verse two tells us that "there shall not one stone upon another," and that condition has not happened yet. All of the stones of the temple will be turned to dust, at that end of this earth age. Zechariah 14 gives us a profile of how Jerusalem will be, and the events that shall transpire at that time. When Satan has taken his seat in Jerusalem, fulfilling the role of the Antichrist.

Matthew 24:3 "And as He sat upon the mount of Olives the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?"

This mount of Olives is less then a mile from the eastern gate of the temple city. Jesus is alone with His disciples, and this matter bothered them as to what would it be like at His second coming, and the end of this earth age.

Jesus went to great detail of what the events and signs would be just before His second advent, that would mark the end of this flesh age.

Matthew 24:4 "And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you."

This is the number one warning, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Deception will be the foremost thing to guard against in the latter days, that will consummate the end of this age. This means that these events will not happen all at one time, but will take place over a period of time. These warnings or signs that Jesus is about to give us, are the seven seals that are given us in the Book of Revelation.

These are an exact overlay of the seven events, which are the seven seals that we should be watching for today. At the end of Matthew we will include the thirteenth chapter of Mark, which is an overlay of Matthew twenty four. These events will be spelled out before we are finish, but again, Don't let anyone deceive you.

Matthew 24:5 "For many shall come in my name, saying, 'I am Christ;' and shall deceive many."

How can you make sure you are not deceived? You check it out in God's Word, and the Strong's Concordance with Hebrew and Greek numbered dictionaries are a good place to start. Many ministers teach traditions that just don't check out what Christ said. Though their intentions are good, their doctrine will cause you to be deceived. It is your soul that is at stake here. What value do you place upon your soul.

There are many that will put on the robe of the minister, and call themselves preachers. I come in the name of Christ, to represent He that died on the cross to save your soul. There will be many different denominations at that time, and many different forms of fellowships. But again, What was the first warning? Be careful, don't let them deceive you.

Remember that it was the religious community that brought about the crucifixion of Christ. It was the religious community that stole form the people, and rejected Christ with the strongest voice, and even to this day they reject teaching His Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse. There are some that do teach the right way though.

Most churches today though, teach the traditions of their forefathers, and not the Word of God. They make void the Word of God by their doctrines.

Matthew 24:6 "And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

There has never been a century of so many wars as there has been in the 1900s. Two of the wars included every nation on the earth, while there have been wars of nations, and peoples within nations. Wars of races, and wars of religions. We see that there are conflicts in Africa, and Europe, and as long as these conflicts are going on, you know that the end simply can not come; "but the end is not yet."

We are entering a different time, in this generation. We hear of wars, but for the first time in History, using the modern technology and the use of satellites, communication is as simple as lifting up a telephone to communicate around the world. When Prime minister Rabin of Israel was killed, and was laid to rest, people in every part of the world observed the events. These conflicts will keep going on in every part of the world, and it is a sign that the time of Christ's return is close, but not yet. There are other things and events [signs] that must come to pass also prior to the second advent.

Before the end comes there will be the cry of peace, and the entire world will go into a "New World Order", a new age government that will govern the affairs of all mankind as equals. This age started over forty years ago, and today has every nation in the world in it's charter as members. What is the opposite of wars and rumors of wars? It is peace, and rumors of peace. When the focus changes from war to peace, then that is the time to pay special attention.

When all these conflicts are settled with peace accords, then the one world order will be locked into it's final position. Peace accords have been settled in the far east between Chinas and England: In South Africa between blacks and whites: In Europe between Catholics and Protestants, and individual nations: Between the Communist and non-communist states, and the World at large is ripe for an end to conflict.

When this happens, the end is near. We will then see the political system, as we know it end, and from it will rise from the people of the world a new beast, a religious best, as spoken of in Revelation 13:3.

Matthew 24:7 "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes, in divers places."

Amos wrote of this famine that shall come in the end times. Remember back in verse four when we were warned against people deceiving us? In Amos 8:11; "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the Lord: The famine is not for bread, my friend, it is for the truths of God's holy Word. God's truths are becoming deluded down where what is taught is an outright lie. The absolutes of the Commandments and being shaded by the scripture lawyers, the same as happened with the scribes and Pharisees.

Major earthquake intervals are now weekly in the world, where in the past there were centuries between these events. These quakes are now even happening where they are completely unexpected.

Matthew 24:8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows."

This word "sorrows" in the Greek is "Ydin", and means birth pangs. The word is used only here and in Mark 8, and marks the beginning of the travail of childbirth. The number in Strong's Dictionary is 5604, and this is important, because it reflects the intervals between the events of the signs of the end times.

This translation loses the message that Christ is telling us; for He is saying that when we see this happening, it is the start of the birth of a new age. In other words, it marks the approach of the birth of the second advent, or coming. The events that mark the end will be growing closer and closer together, and when it reaches a point, the birth will begin.

Do you want to know how close you are to the end? Then look at the events that are going on around you. Listen to the labor pains of this generation. When you learn it sign of the end times, then the news of any media will come alive, for the political beast is already here in the form of the United Nations, and that beast just celebrated its first fifty years.

Matthew 24:9 "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake."

Revelation 11 tells us of the two witness that will prophecy, and cause much hardship on the peoples of the world. The two of them will preach against Satan, the Antichrist and they will match Satan's deceiving wonders with wonders that God placed in them. In that day, you will either know them as the witness of God, or you will think them to be trouble makers and against God. There will be no straddling of the fence.

Should you be on the side of the two witnesses, you will be hated by all peoples, including family and friends, not because of your deeds, but because you sided with the two witnesses. Those two witnesses represent "my name sake", which is the true Christ.

In the phrase, "No man knoweth the hour nor the time," though no man knows the instant of the time of Christ's coming, Jesus gives you the exact day to start looking for Him. The key to understanding is in Revelation 11:8, 9.

Revelation 11:8; And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified." 

The "street", in the Greek, is better translated "great hall", or "stadium". Jerusalem is the great city where Christ was crucified, and spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, of it is the place where Satan, the Antichrist and his angels and the Kenites will rule from.

When the Antichrist slays the two witness, the world will watch for the three days, and it will be the greatest time of celebration this world has ever seen to that point.

Revelation 11:9; "And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves."

  Friend, you will have to be brain dead to miss this event. The entire world will watch, as the television cameras are focused on the dead bodies of the two witnesses, and the signal is beamed into every home on earth.

There is no way you can miss this three and a half day period, for at the end of it the two witnesses will stand to their feet, and rise into the heavens, and this earth age is finished. These witnesses will rise exactly as Christ ascended as recorded in Acts 1:9; "And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight."

We know the season, also by the establishment of a political beast, a "one world order". When the political beast stops functioning, a religious beast will rise from it. It will rise out of the peoples of the world. That beast is not a person, but a religious order or system that all the peoples of the world will accept and respect. It will appear on the surface to be of God, however, it is Satan's system; a counterfeit of Christ's kingdom. That is why people will be deceived, because they have not studied God's word to know the difference. There are two Christ's coming, and the first is a fake.

The traditions of men have led them to believe that Satan is out to kill everyone, and destroy the world. They think of Satan to be cruel, ugly and and deformed in certain manners. They think that they can see right through his lies, and all the time they have been fed a lie by Satan's own children, the Kenites. As Ezekiel records in Ezekiel 28:13-15, "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was they covering, the Sardis, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created"

Satan was in the Garden [or the first earth age] and every precious stone or person was there and Satan was over them. There is no written evidence that this was a "legend", but a reality. It happened. Satan, the Nachash or shining one, was there.

Exekiel 28:14; "Thou are the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; Thou hast hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire." 

Satan was created to be the anointed cherub [angel] that protected with supernatural powers, overshadowing and protecting the world that then was, called the first earth age. God gave Satan his supernatural powers [I have set thee so], and Satan's sin was his pride, to try to elevate himself higher then God. What Satan actually did in that first earth age is not recorded, and that is expressed in the Hebrew idiom, "hast walked up and down".

Ezekiel 28:15; "Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee."

Satan was perfect when God created him, and the most beautiful of all God's creations. Then he fell, whoever what we are looking at here is that his beauty is not as the traditions of men have him. They are picturing Satan's spiritual flaws, in a physical realm. Satan has intelligence far beyond physical man, born of woman, and that is why we must learn to check everything out in the Word of God. Satan knows that word, and he will use it to deceive you.

The rest of Ezekiel 28 should be studied, for it gives the true nature of Satan. This is why you are not to out think Satan when you are delivered up before them, for only the Holy Spirit of God can know what should be said, in that moment.

In Mark 13:11; tells us that we will be delivered up in those days. "But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit."  

The Holy Spirit will speak through you in that tongue that was spoken on Pentecost Day, where every person of every language heard and understood in their native language and dialect, without the use of an interpreter. It will not be you that speaks then, but the Holy Spirit of God.

This is why you will be hated, it is for that message that will talking against the Antichrist, whom they believe to be the true Christ. Satan came with the powers and wonders of miracles, and they simply do not know the difference between the two Christ's nor the two events. They believe this lie about the image of Satan coming to destroy mankind and the world, and this sets up flesh man to accept Satan as the true Christ.

Satan comes with his policy of peace and prosperity, of caring for the environment, and animal rights, he cares for you, because he is placing your soul under his care. Daniel 8 makes it very clear that the Antichrist will come to earth peacefully, and he wants you successful.

Matthew 24:10 "And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another."

This hatred comes because of their beliefs and their religion. When you tell your relatives that this Antichrist is a fake, you will be branded as a blasphemer, right from the start. They will look to Satan as their savior, because their ministers have taught them to do so. They are ignorant of the truth, they did not study to know the truth, but accepted the false doctrines of demons as the truth.

The church world today is looking for someone to fly them away, and Satan will give them the flight of their life. Can you see it, my friend? it's coming and in your generation, this life time. It is time to wake up.

Mark 13:12; "Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son;..." Satan is death, and he is the destroyer. In ignorance brother will deliver up his brother to Satan, because he simply doesn't know the difference. If they will betray one another today for religious denominations, think of what they will do for a supernatural power that promises them what ever they want. Satan, the Antichrist comes with supernatural powers, and the keys, or authority to use it to deceive the people of the earth [Revelation 9:1-4].

Matthew 24:11 "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."

Think of all those ministers that preach the rapture theory. Every last one of them are false prophets. They give you hope where there is no hope, and they make you vulnerable to going after the first Christ to arrive on earth, and that one is Satan, the Antichrist. Jesus is warning His disciples, though He is addressing the twelve, the message is directed to those that are living in the time of the end, to our generation. Almost all of the so-called prophets of our day are looking for this antichrist to appear as one of the men on the earth today, and they have no idea in the world that it will be Satan in all his supernatural being and powers.

Jesus said there would be false prophets, they shall rise and deceive many. Friend you shall be here and face Satan, whether you like it or not. Jesus is making this a fact. You will either face and know exactly who he is, the fake and false Christ; or you will think him to be Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. This knowledge is what Jesus calls, "the seal of God in their foreheads". Your brain is in your forehead and that is what you use to think and store knowledge.

Revelation 9:4; "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads." My friend, did you get it? You will know the difference between the two Christ, or God will turn you over to Satan to be deceived. It is your soul at stake here.

Matthew 24:12 "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."

The "iniquity", is "lawlessness" of turning away from God's Word. It will multiply because of the apostasy, or falling away from God's Holy Word. The love of family members and friends shall "wax cold" or turn against those within their own family, or friendship because of their refusal to accept Satan, the Antichrist as the true Christ.

Matthew 24:13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

God's elect are destined to endure to the end, and not be deceived by the Antichrist. They know the Word of God, and that the false Christ will come first.

Matthew 24:14 "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."

In other words, when one of us, the elect, is delivered up to give account of why he or she will not submit to Satan the Antichrist, without premeditating, the message will be broadcasted throughout the world. Some of you have know that you have had a destiny and a purpose since you were a child. That there was more to God's Word than you have been taught, in the simplicity in which Christ Himself brings it forth. Jesus Christ is telling you that you will be here, with your gospel armor on and in place, to stand against the fiery darts of Satan. You have nothing to worry about, for as it is written in Luke 21:17-19:

Luke 21:17-19; "And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake." [17] "But there shall not an hair of your head perish." [18] "In your patience possess ye your souls." [19]

This is why we must see to it that the hatred is for the right cause, and that cause is for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the true Christ, that will come later at the seventh trumpet, and not the fifth.

Recently the O.J.Simpson trial was broadcasted to every nation on earth, and even in the small villages in Africa saw the results by television. This is an example of what will take place shortly, at the coming of the Antichrist, when blaspheming against him will be considered far worse then murder.

Matthew 24:15 "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him understand:)"

This reverence to Daniel the prophet, Makes the book of Daniel part of the New Testament. This reference is directed to Daniel 9:27.

The "abomination" is when Satan stands in Jerusalem, and proclaims that he is God, and the world believes it. The "desolation" is an incorrect translation into the English, which should read "desolator", and Satan is the desolator that will make the claim that he is God, the true Christ. "Desolation" is a condition, in the Hebrew manuscripts it is written, "On the wings of the desolator," this is not a condition, but a entity, a person. It is through this individual, Satan that the abomination shall come from. It is the desolator [Satan] that shall cause all but the sealed of God, to become desolate, or deceived.

Daniel 9:27; "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and the determined shall be poured upon the desolate."

The Holy place is the place that the temple sits, and this is the subject for the very first, when the buildings of the temple were observed by the disciples, and the question of what it would be like at His second advent. This is where the desolation [Satan, the Antichrist] shall sit on mount Zion, making his abominations, or statements that he is the Christ.

The world will be deceived when Satan claims himself to be Christ, for he does have supernatural powers, and he will use them to to draw the peoples of the world to come to peace. He will say, I am Jesus whom ye have been waiting for, and I have come to bring peace to the world, and the world will be brought to peace and prosperity by Satan, the Antichrist. I feel that this time of world peace will come in a matter of months, or a few years. It will come though.

How did Jesus tell us His coming would be at the second advent? Revelation 19:15, 19 tell us how Jesus will come back to earth, at His second coming:

Revelation 19:15; "And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."

Jesus will come with a sharp sword to smite the nations of the earth. He will subdue them like grapes in the winepress, not some sweet mushy talk of peace. Jesus shall rule over them with a rod of Iron, because at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, is the start of the Millennium age. That thousand year age kingdom of Christ will be a time of learning and discipline, there will be no flesh on earth, for all will be changed to their incorruptible bodies, and will be of full sound mind, and capable of learning and understand what is being taught them.

"(Whoso readeth, let him understand:)" This is the statement that has the same meaning as," whosoever heareth, let him understand".

Matthew 24:16 "Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:"

Judea is that land or country that Jerusalem was the capital of. Today we would call it the nation of Israel, on both sides of the Jordan river. It is the place where the major peace treaty is being signed, and the largest part of world conflict is over. If you are in that nation, Jesus is telling you to flee into the "mountains", or nations of the world, but get out of there. This is not when Titus of Rome walked in, but it is the start of the Great Tribulation, when God Himself shall rain down on that city of Jerusalem, and the nation. God is letting you know exactly where not to be, at His second coming.

Matthew 24:17 "Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:"

The housetop in some references is a place where the people went in the evening to rest and relax, however this "housetop" is where the watchman stood. He stood watching for the enemy, and when Jesus said, when you see him [the enemy] coming, this is the subject in here, flee Judaea. When you see him coming, get out. There isn't event time to grab your toothbrush, for the time is short, when you see this come to pass.

Matthew 24:18 "Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes."

Friend you will not need a change of Cloths, if you live in the land of Judaea [Israel].

Matthew 24:19 "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

"Woe" means that something real bad is about to happen, this means hell bound for sure. This verse has nothing to do with childbirth, or the caring for your children. Jesus is not going against the teachings of Almighty God, but this is directed to another marriage, a spiritual marriage. The purpose of this flesh age is so that each soul would pass through this earth age one time, and only one time. This was done so that each soul could make up his mind whether he would follow God or Satan.

Jesus is speaking in a spiritual sense about those that that become impregnated with the mark of the beast. That "Mark of the beast", is a mark of service that is hidden over a long period of time. We are to know this mark, by getting to know who the Kenites are, because when you do not know who they are, then your are taking "the Mark of the beast". By not knowing the Kenites, and what they do, you become deceived by them, and drawn into their service. This is taking the mark in your forehead, and in your right hand; as recorded in Revelation 13:15-18.

The bride of Christ is Christ church, made of all the members of the body of Christ. That is the bride of Christ, and today any person on the face of the earth can be a member of that bride of Christ. If you believe in Jesus Christ, and repented in Jesus name, you are a part of the bride of Christ. The husband then is Jesus Christ, and we are told to wait for His coming.

If you have taken on another husband before Jesus return to earth, then spiritually you become married to another husband, being Satan. Christ is bringing this spiritual lesson down to a level of emotions that we can understand. It means that they didn't wait on the true husband, and now, spiritually they stand with child by the wrong husband, and are feeding others [giving suck] the spiritual bad milk that draws them to Satan.

They are not virgins, Why? Because they are caring small children in a spiritual sense, and have become impregnated in their mind with the deceptions of Satan, the Antichrist. And they literally nourish along the work of Satan. This is the same as we saw in Revelation 13:15-18, receiving the "mark in your forehead, and in your right hand." The right hand refers to the fact that if you are in the world system, you will also will do the work of the world. We are living in that generation where many are going to be taught to worship Satan, right from their own Sunday school classes.

Matthew 24:20 "But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day."

This flight is you fleeing out of Judaea, and this flight is in reference to being harvested out of season. You harvest in summer and the fall, not the winter. Do you even know when the season is? Jesus said, ye fools, ye can look at the bank in the sky, and tell the signs of the weather, but you don't know by reading my Word, the signs of my coming.

Why not on the Sabbath? Because on the Sabbath, the only distance that you could travel was just short of one mile. This is not far enough, for Armageddon will take place on Mount Zion, for "Megiddo" means "the gathering place of the crowd, and that will be where the Antichrist rules from, and that is where the destruction will be.

What will happen in this battle? Zechariah 14 tells us what will happen, this is the place where Christ will come, and His feet will touch down on the mount of Olives, which is about a half mile out of the east gate, where the Antichrist will be ruling. There is an earthquake that will take place, that will split a trench, and clear the way clear through to mount Zion. The area will be turned to sand and leveled at this time.

Matthew 24:21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."

This is not the tribulation of God for there are two tribulations, and this tribulation is the tribulation of the deception. This is the tribulation of the locust army, spoken of in the book of Joel. This locust army will so pervert the minds of all men on earth, that the truth of God word will be as a desolate wilderness. It is at this time that the Holy Spirit will speak through the elect, as recorded in Acts 2:6-8. Where when the faithful of Christ were together, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit of God. They left that room and entered the streets, and when they spoke to the multitude, "every man heard in his own language." This was Pentecost, and the Jews came from every part of the world, speaking all the languages of the world. This was not the turkey calling that is presented today, and it needed no interpreter.

As we read in the book of Joel, there will be a tribulation by this locust army that will come upon the whole earth, that will come from the north, and the destruction that comes upon them, you as one of God's elect have nothing to worry about. Why? Because at the coming of Christ, and the destruction of this locust army, you will be changed into your spiritual body, and it will have no affect upon you. Fear of this time is caused by ignorance, for if you know of God's love for His own, you would know that not a hair on your head will be hurt.

This is the tribulation then of the false Christ. This is the order now that Christ shall draw us back to Himself.

Matthew 24:22 "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."

"Those days" are the days of this tribulation. If God did not shorten the time and reign of the Antichrist, no man in the flesh body would be spiritually saved, and not deceived by Satan the Antichrist. Daniel told us in Daniel 9:27 that this time of the Antichrist, the desolator, was one half of one week of years. That is one half of seven years, and it has been shortened to five [5] months.

Revelation 9:5; "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man." God lets us know not only that it will be five months, but that it will be specific five months. It will be the five months of the locust. May through September.

When someone tells you that you will fly out of here, and not be on the earth where this happens, they just show you their stupidity, and lack of the knowledge of God's Word. See them for what they are, they are preparing you for the onslaught of the locust army of fallen angels, and Kenite teaching. Do you take their word over the Word of Almighty God.

Ephesians 6 tells us the purpose that God's elect will be on earth, and it will be to fight against Satan, and those wicked spiritual powers. That is why you need the spiritual armor on and in place, for the warfare will be a spiritual battle, fought will words and ideas, it will be fought with the very word of God, for Satan will twist that Word, to make it a lie, when he and his forces use it against you.

Matthew 24:23 "Then if any man shall say unto you, 'Lo, here is Christ,' or 'there,' believe it not."

If they say, "But He is coming to fly me away"; Believe it not. It is not going to happen, because it is not written in God's Word.

Matthew 24:24 "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."

When Satan appears, he will come showing all his supernatural wonders. As it is written in Revelation 13:113, 14; "And he [Satan, the Antichrist] doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire [lightning bolts] come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men." [13] "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast should be killed." [14]

Satan is an supernatural person, as we saw from Ezekiel 28, and you can stand against him if you are prepared from the word of God. He tells us not to fret and worry, and not to even premeditate our words, when called up to give account of ourselves, for the Holy Spirit will place the words within our mouths, and give is the words to say at the right time.

Matthew 24:25 "Behold, I have told you before."

God has told us many times before, in the prophesies of the Old Testament. Each prophet spoke as they were given them the words to speak. "Thus saith the word of the Lord," ; "The word of the Lord came unto me," and over and over as all the prophets spoke as God gave them utterance. Yet much of the church world calling themselves chose to disregard those teaching in the Old Testament.

If you are wondering what God is telling you to do, He has told you. Get your gospel armor on and get ready for the spiritual battle that is about to start. Stop pouting and get to studying. There is no fly away, there is no rapture, so get back to reality, and get ready for the battle.

Matthew 24:26 "Wherefore if they shall say unto you, 'Behold, He is in the desert;' go not forth: 'Behold, He is in the secret chambers;' believe it not."

Every time you turn on the television you hear a new twist to these false prophets. They tell of all sorts of private secret things that God has revealed to them. Some tell of What God told them to tell you while in their closet this morning, and then they tell you something that is opposed to what is written in God's Word. They are getting messages alright, but the spirit is not the Spirit of God, and their messages are lies, if it doesn't correspond with the Word of God. "Believe it [their message] not." What is going to happen, will happen exactly as it is written.

Matthew 24:27 "For as the lightning cometh our to the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

The second coming of Jesus Christ will be just that quick, the time it take the sun to rise and to set, is the time that it will take for all the events of the final day happen, and be over with. It is just as sure as the sun comes up every morning, and sets in the evening, that is the absolute reliability that what Christ says, will come true.

Matthew 24:28 "For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together."

The word of "eagles", should be translated "vultures". The carcass are the spiritual dead, and these vultures of Satan, the Antichrist will feed on every spiritual dead person on the face of the earth.

Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not have her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"

This is saying that immediately after that tribulation of Satan, which is the Antichrist deception, Christ will be coming back to earth, and marks the second advent. There are two tribulations, and you had better know the difference.

Matthew 24:30 "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."

This is after the tribulation of the deception, after the Antichrist ruled and claimed himself to be God, and after all the events of the first six seals are over; Then Jesus Christ, the Son of man will come to earth in the clouds of heaven, which are all those souls that have lived, died and gone to be with the Lord. Then the true Christ, the true Messiah, who is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world, will come and claim His own, and not one moment before.

Matthew 24:31 "And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

This is the seventh and the last trumpet, and there will be no coming by Christ until that time, except the Spirit of God working within you. This is the time that the angels of God will go to every corner of the earth, and even to the heavens to gather the elect of God. Are you one of God's elect? Are you going to be in the field working for God, or wandering after the fake Christ?

Matthew 24:32 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:"

This lets us know that the generation of the end times begin in the year 1948. For both the good and the bad fig tree returned to Judaea and were placed there, as Jeremiah wrote in Jeremiah 24. That is the subject of Matthew 24. Jesus told us in Mark 13:28, 29, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near," [28] "So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh even at the doors." [29]

Do you know why Eve used fig leaves to cover her private parts, or what she gave birth to? That is what the parable is all about. The bad figs are the Kenites, and Matthew 13 discusses this parable in detail. Jesus even explains it to His disciples in verses 36-43. The parable of the fig tree is "the parable of the tares of the field".

Matthew 24:33 "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."

"It is near, even at the doors", should read, "He is near, even at the doors." When you see the Antichrist stand, and proclaim himself to be God, and you are still in your flesh body, and the sun, moon and stars are still in the sky, know that the coming of the True Christ is very near.

Matthew 24:34 "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."

"This generation" is the parable of the fig tree, that was alive at the planting of the fig tree in 1948. It is the generation that we are living in today.

Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away."

Even after the return of Jesus Christ and when we are in the Millennium age, we will still have the Word of God, with all the promises that are contained within . Not one thing will change form the overall plan of the Almighty God.

Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only."

That is right, of the instant no man know the time of Christ return, for that time is set by the heavenly Father, and He is the controller of all things. Though we do not know the instant, we have much information for His word, that it will not be a surprise when it does come to pass.

We have been given the season, the generation, and the events that will take place, even marking the last three and one half days. That being when the entire world celebrates the murdering of the two witnesses by the Antichrist, Satan.

Matthew 24:37 "But as the days of Noe were so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

This "Noe", is the Greek form of the Hebrew word, "Noah". These final days of this earth will be exactly as it was in the days that Noah was on the earth, just prior to his entering into the ark. To find out what happened in that day, we must go to Genesis 6. What was it like in those days?

Genesis 6:1, 2; "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them," [1] "That the sons of God [the fallen angels] saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose." [2]

These angels left their first estate, as Jude writes in Jude 4, and married flesh women of flesh man. From this marriage came the offspring of this evil relationship. These offspring were called; in Strong's Hebrew dictionary # 5303, and 5307, "Nephilim, or the Giants. These angels are created beings, and thus are called the "sons of God".

Genesis 6:4-5; "There were giants [Nephilim] in the earth in those days; and also f=after that, when the sons of God [fallen angels] came in unto the daughters of men, they bare [children, is added by the translators] to them, the same became might men which were of old, men of renoun."

So we see that the fallen angels left their habitation of the heavenlies, and came to earth and mated with women and a new for of life was formed, and evil form defiant against God. Man and angels are very similar, for the Israelites were sustained on angels food in the wilderness, and angels ate of mans food, as we saw when they sat with both Abraham, and Lot, and ate.

The whole reason for the flood of Noah's time was to destroy the misfits that had invaded the earth, and inbred with women. The reason for God saving Noah is recorded in Genesis 6:8, 9; "But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." [8] "These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God." [9]

In the Hebrew manuscripts, "perfect" is the word "tamin", or without blemish, with respect to pedigree. What this is telling us is that all of flesh corrupted except for Noah's family. The word in the Hebrew for "walked", means Noah walked habitually [continually] with God.

Are you starting to get the picture, these angels are going to return to earth in the last days, and do the same as they did in Noah's day. Strange events are starting to come to light, and the governments around the world are allowing sightings and events to go out to the public, where before they would kill and discredit those who saw the events. We are very close to the time when they will become as common as man, and be accepted, and this can happen because the Kenites now control the one world system.

Jesus is telling them that it is not going to be any difference now, as it was in Noah's day, for you are going to have the fallen angels down their with you then. When Satan is caste to the earth, all of Satan's many fallen angels will be caste out with him. This is recorded in Revelation 12:7-9; "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, [7] "And prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven." [8] "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." [9]

What will the people of the earth be doing at this time?

Matthew 24:38 "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,"

They were eating and drinking, and marrying, and giving in marriage to the fallen angels. If you think that is not possible, that is exactly as it was in Noah's day as he entered into the ark. Friend that is what is starting to happen, where even churches are catering to Sodomy, and all forms of ancient Baalism, and they think it is of God, they are accepting it, because they are ignorant of God's holy word. Pray to God that you are not of that mind set, for it is part of the mark of the beast. No the mark of the beast is not any form of electronic devise, but a mind set that conforms to the doctrines of devils.

Before Christ returns the entire world will accept the doctrines of this locust army of fallen angels, because they will be taught in their church houses to do so. If you are not one of the elect, you will accept these angels as being from God, and you will agree with everything that they say, for if you do not have the seal of God in your forehead, you mind, God will allow the delusion to come over your mind. It is not to late to know the truth now, but that time is getting near when it will not be your choice.

Just before Jesus Christ return to earth these angels will be working miracles, with their leader, Satan, and this is possible because they are supernatural, just like Satan is. They are not of flesh our human substance. What happened in Genesis 6 is going to happen again, so make a point of getting to know the chapter.

Matthew 24:39 "And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the son of man be."

It is going to be exactly as it was then. The people of the earth thought the merry times and times of peace and prosperity could never end. As Noah preached, and told them of the coming flood, they laughed and made fun of him. During the reign of the Antichrist on earth, you family and friends, will think of you as some sort of nut that has lost mind. They will be so convinced that Satan is the true Christ, if it were possible they would kill you for him, but it will not be possible. Then the seventh trumpet shall sound, and the entire earth will see Christ coming in all His glory, with all the saints, and terror will streak through their minds, for they will see and know how they have been deceived.

If you do know the true word of God, then praise God, and stand tall, and rejoice in the Lord. This is the time of victory. Paul talks of this day in I Corinthians 15:54-57; "So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory." [54] "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" [55] "The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law." [56] "But thanks be to God, Which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." [57]

Those that have the gospel armor of God on, will be the ones to have this victory in Christ. You start to put it on when you repent to God, in Jesus name, and believe in His word. You read it and study it, and He will lead you through those deceitful times. God is our strength, and we get our strength for His word.

Matthew 24:40 "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left."

"Then", is the time that all this intermixing with the fallen angels takes place. The "field is the world, and as a servant of the true God, we are to be tending the vineyard of the Good Master, as we read in the parable of Matthew 21:, until the true Christ comes. Many pray and sing that they will be taken by the first to come, and in ignorance they pray to be taken by the Antichrist.

The one that is taken first is the one that is taken by Antichrist, we are to occupy or position in the field until until Jesus comes at the end of this earth age.

Matthew 24:41 "Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left."

The subject is the coming of the Antichrist, and the first one taken is the one taken by Satan the Antichrist. We are to continue to grind out the meal for the bread of Life, and the bread is the body of Christ, and His holy Word. Occupy until I come, we are commanded.

Matthew 24:42 "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."

We are to watch for these seven events that will come prior to Christ return. They are the signs that keep us from being deceived.

Matthew 24:43 "But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up."

Right now we don't know the hour, but we have a good understanding of how to locate the hour that He will come, for they are spelled out in the signs that Jesus is giving to us.

Matthew 24:44 "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

For those that are taken by the Antichrist, this is exactly the way that it will be. But the hour that Jesus is talking of here is the "hour of temptation". That "hour of temptation is spelled out in Revelation 17;12; "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom, as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." This "one hour" is the time when the ten kings, or powers [agencies] of authority will rule with the beast, or Satan and his religious system for that short five month period.

You will not know the instant, but you can know the hour. This is done by recognizing the Antichrist, at his arrival, including his army of fallen angels. Then know when the one world system totally comes into being, after being torn apart politically as the political beast, and that is the start of the hour. God's elect will escape from that hour, for they don't find Satan and his system tempting to sell their soul for.

I hope you progress enough in God's Word that you don't find Satan tempting either. What you will be doing is selling five months of Satan's prosperity and pleasures for your very soul, and eternal life. It is time to wake up, there is to much at stake here.

Matthew 24:45 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

Which one of these are the faithful and wise servant, the one that was taken early by the Antichrist, or the one who studied, and knew the signs of the times, and stayed in the field working for the Master. The faithful servant will be well rewarded in the household of Christ Kingdom, as well as receiving blessings in this age.

The wise servant over Christ household, of the fellow Christians, is the one that gives the members of the body of Christ the meat of His word, and not milk. That is God's word taught in full, and meat in due season, this season, the season of the parable of the fig tree, when these events will come to pass.

Meat also that will stay with a person, so that when the famine of the truth of God's Word comes, they will not be starved, and die spiritually. It is time to get away from those "one verse pastors" that prime you with a verse, then spout off for the next hour, and never get to the true word of God. You need the meat of the Word and we are in the season to take it in.

Matthew 24:46 "Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing."

The time of the blessings to the faithful is "when He cometh", and the blessings and rewards are for those that Christ finds doing the work of the Lord. Are you going to be out there bowing to the supernatural, and part of his magical side shows? Are you going to be part of the new world order's plan of peace, peace, peace? or are you in the trenches of the spiritual war that will be going on. We are to be witnessing as the Spirit of God speaks through His elect. God has shortened the time for the elect, or else no flesh would be saved.

God's elect will not fall, for God ordained in in the world that was, the first earth age, and recorded in Romans 8:26-39; and Ephesians 1:4-5.

Matthew 24:47 "Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods."

During the Millennium age, their will be one thousand years where all that will transpire will be teaching and discipline. Those that are faithful in this flesh age to the end will be in positions of rulership and authority over the rest. Satan will be in the pit, and the fallen angels will be bound and gone. Even the Kenites will submit to Christ, or they will not be there, and this is why this time will be beautiful.

God is in control in this age, and what ever your assignment, it will be exactly right for you. To get a better vision of what this will be like, the Millennium chapters of Ezekiel [39-48] tell you exactly how it will be. If you have not studied it, then you are missing the thousand year age that you will be living in, in you spiritual body. It tells us how the Millennium Temple will be, and what people will be doing there. Will we know our loved ones, and what will the people be like?

As far as God's elect are concerned, in Ezekiel 44 we see that the elect of God will get no inheritance of land or good, for Christ said that "I am their inheritance; and their possession" [28] Christ controls and owns everything, and as joint heirs with Christ, what given to Christ, is also given to the elect. The kingdom is the Lords, and the elect shall share in the kingdom as joint heirs. That means that every place you go and see, you are part owner and ruler over it.

God's elect doesn't rule with a rod of iron, but with concern, for they know that the kingdom will last for one thousand years, then comes the judgment. The concern of the elect is the eternity, and the destruction of the lost souls at the end of the kingdom.

Matthew 24:48 "But and if that if that evil servant shall say in his heart, "My Lord delayeth his coming";

If the evil servant says, the end is not coming, the Antichrist is not coming, and the latest expression is that of the evolutionist, "it has been this way for the past 240 million years, and there has not been a major calamity, nor will their be one." You probably have heard other expressions by these evil servants.

Matthew 24:49 "And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;"

This evil servant takes the little bit of information that he does have, and and twists it to deceive the true sheep of God. He will be in friendship with the world system, and thus will eat and drink with them. They get along, because the agree with one another. The "drunken" are the spiritually deceived. The "fellow servants" are the Christian true brethren, and they are smitten by the evil servant by various means. Have you ever heard of the vows made for their cause. The vow robs the Christ of a blessing, because it becomes a covenant between the person making the vow, and the subject of the vow. It may be a starving child, or an airplane with medical supplies. It may even be the new building of the church for the youth; it doesn't matter, it robs the Christian of the blessings of God. Jesus talked about this in an earlier chapter in Matthew. This is just one of many ways to smite the fellow servants.

"To eat and drink with the drunken", it is to go along with those that claim to be Christians, that are drunk with false spirits. This verse 49, has to do with what takes place back in verse 38. "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in Marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ark." This is when there is peace on earth, and the whore is taken from the field, to go whoring with the wrong husband. This is when the drunken will lead the fellowservants in Christ, off into the camp of the Antichrist with their rapture doctrines, and other traditions.

This is the answer that Christ gave to His disciples, when He was asked; "How shall it be at your return?" What are the events? Jesus is telling you.

Matthew 24:50 "The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,"

Remember this hour? Revelation 17:12; It is the hour of the beast, and that is the subject of this chapter. That hour is when the seals are released and take place. That house is unknown to most Christians, because their pastors are ignorant of that hour, it is the first tribulation. That tribulation is the tribulation of deception, and if you are not aware of that hour, you are one lost soul.

If you say, I love the light, I love Jesus, then why are you preparing to worship the false Christ, the Antichrist, and listening to religious fairy-tales.

Matthew 24:51 "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

If you continue to turn your nose up at the warnings that Christ gave us in this chapter, Jesus is telling you here and now what is going to happen to you. "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites", those Kenites, the scribes and Pharisees that also led God's people into false doctrine, and ripped them off in Jesus day. Where they go, and what happens to them, is what will happen to you.

Think of how terrible it will be for one that calls themselves a Christian, and goes whoring after the Antichrist. Then on the day of the Lord, when Jesus returns they will see what they will have done. The shame will be great.

This is not a hopeless time for you that have read this chapter and understand, for from this chapter the entire Word of God can open up to you from Genesis to Revelation. God's plan is simple and pure, if you learn to use the tools of God's Word. There is time to plan to prepare yourself, however for those that have been taught that the true Savior comes first, are in for trouble.

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