Lk 21:24 Proves The Tribulation Happened When Jerusalem Was Destroyed

Lk 21:24 they will fall by the edge of the sword, & will be led captive into all the nations; & Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the nations until the times of the nations are fulfilled.

Luke 21:24 proves the truth that the “tribulation” that is spoken of Matt 24:21 is the destruction of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was destroyed in 70AD, therefore the tribulation has already happened.

Matt 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21:6-36 all speak of the tribulation.

In Luke 21:6 the Christ says the temple will be destroyed,

In Luke 21:7 the disciples ask the Christ what the sign will be when the temple is about to be destroyed.

In Luke 21:20 the Christ says what that sign will be

Luke 21:24 describes the tribulation that the Christ speaks of in Matt 24:21.

Luke 21:5 – And as some were saying of the temple that it was decorated with handsome (shapely and magnificent) stones and consecrated offerings [laid up to be kept], he [the Christ] said,

Luke 21:6 – As for all this that you [thoughtfully] look at, the time will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.

Luke 21:7 – And they [the disciples] asked him, Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when this is about to occur?

Luke 21:20 – when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know {and} understand that her desolation has come near.

Luke 21:21 – Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the midst of her [Jerusalem] get out, and let not those who are out in the country come into her [Jerusalem];

Luke 21:22 – For those are days of vengeance [of rendering full justice or satisfaction], that all things that are written may be fulfilled.

Luke 21:23 – Alas for those who are pregnant and for those who have babies which they are nursing in those days! For great misery {and} anguish {and} distress shall be upon the land and indignation {and} punishment {and} retribution upon this people.

Luke 21:24 describes the tribulation that the Christ speaks of in Matt 24:21.

Luke 21:24  – They will fall by the mouth {and} the edge of the sword and will be led away as captives to {and} among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the nations [heathen world] until the times of the nations [heathen world] are fulfilled (completed).

Matt 24:21 – For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now–no, and never will be [again].

In Matt 24:14 the “end” that is spoken of is the end of the age of the law, the end of the age of the law happened after the temple was destroyed, the temple was destroyed in 70AD.

In Matt 24:14 the Greek word for “world” is referring to the Roman world, the gospel had to be preached to the Roman world and then the end of the age of the law would happen, Colossians 1:23 says that the gospel was preached to every creature under heaven, therefore everything in Matt 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21:6-36 has already happened.

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

Matt 24:34 – Truly I tell you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place.

In Matt 24:34 the generation that is spoken of is the generation of the disciples.

Col 1:23 – If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

The teaching that says, “the tribulation hasn’t happened” is false, the New Testament was not written about our time period.

Matthew 24:14 & Revelation 12:9 are both about the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will explain more about that https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/matt-24-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

And here is a link to my post that will explain why Matthew 24:29-30 isn’t talking about the end of the planet https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/matt-2429-30-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

Revelation Was Written Before 70AD

The “tribulation” that is spoken of in Matthew 24 happened when Jerusalem was destroyed, Jerusalem was destroyed in 70AD. There is a verse in the book of Revelation that proves Revelation was written before 70AD, that verse is Revelation 7:14.

The book of Revelation was written to seven churches (seven groups of people) to warn them of what was to come, Revelation 22:10 tells the churches that the time is at hand, that means that everything in the book of Revelation happened during the time that the seven churches in Asia were alive, and that means that Revelation is not about this time period.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “Revelation is about this time period”, but that can’t be true because Revelation was written to seven churches that were in Asia and no one else, those who say, “Revelation is about this time period” are adding to the book, Rev 22:18 is a warning to anyone that adds to the book.

Matthew 24:21 – For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now–no, and never will be [again].

Revelation 1:4 – John to the seven assemblies (churches) that are in Asia:

Revelation 1:11 – Write promptly what you see (your vision) in a book and send it to the seven churches {which are in Asia}–to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Revelation 4:1 – AFTER THIS I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future.

Revelation 7:14 – I replied, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they who have come out of the great tribulation (persecution), and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 22:10 – Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book {and} make no secret of them, for the time when things are brought to a crisis {and} the period of their fulfillment is near.

Revelation 22:16- I, Yeshua, have sent my messenger (angel) to you to witness {and} to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies).

The “churches” that the Messiah speaks of in Revelation 22:16 are the seven churches that the book is addressed to in Revelation 1:4 and Revelation 1:11.

Revelation 22:18 – I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add {and} lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded {and} described in this book.

Revelation 22:19 – And if anyone cancels {or} takes away from the statements of the book of this prophecy [these predictions relating to Christ’s kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions or warnings pertaining to them], God will cancel {and} take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the city of holiness (purity and hallowedness), which are described {and} promised in this book.

Revelation 22:20 – He Who gives this warning {and} affirms {and} testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Yeshua!

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “Revelation is about this time period”, but that can’t be true because Revelation was written to seven churches that were in Asia and no one else, those who say, “Revelation is about this time period” are adding to the book, Rev 22:18 is a warning to anyone that adds to the book.

Here is a link to my post that will explain more about the “tribulation” that is spoken about in Matthew 24:21, and that will show why a Christian believes the tribulation has already happened https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/a-christian-believes-the-tribulation-has-already-happened/

Colossians 1:23 says that the gospel was preached to every creature under heaven, which means that everything that the Messiah spoke of in Matthew 24 has already happened, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes that the gospel has already been preached  https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/a-christian-believes-the-gospel-has-already-been-preached/

Matthew 24:29-30

Matt 24:29-30 is about the Lord’s judgment that will happen after Jerusalem is destroyed, Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. Matt 24:29-30 is not speaking about the end of the planet.

The words that are spoken in Matt 24:29 are a picture of judgment, the stars won’t literally fall from heaven, Yeshua the Messiah is using words that the disciples knew come from the Old Testament, that describe judgment.

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

Matthew 24:29 is symbolic for judgment, for the vindication of the new covenant over the old covenant, and their respective members, and the Messiah’s new reign

The combined imagery of sun, moon and stars reflects complete political entities. Yeshua’s prediction refers to nothing more or less than the judgment upon the nation of Israel.

Isaiah 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Ezekiel 32:6-8 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee. And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the LORD.

In Matt 24:30 the statement “and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven” is referring to Daniel 7, the Messiah spoke that statement to the disciples because he knew that they would understand that he was speaking the words that are written in Daniel 7, that describe judgment.

Matt 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Daniel 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son man came with the clouds of heaven

Matt 24:29-30 is speaking of the Lord’s coming judgment that would happen after Jerusalem was destroyed, the destruction of Jerusalem is the “tribulation” that the Messiah speaks of in Matt 24:21, Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. Matt 24:29-30 is not speaking about the end of the planet.

Here is a link to my post that will explain more about the “tribulation” that is spoken of in Matt 24 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/matt-24-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

The Great Tribulation

In order to understand about the great tribulation that is spoken about in Matt 24:21, one must first read Matt 24:1-3

Matt 24:1 And Yeshua went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple

24:2 And Yeshua said to them, do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here shall be left upon another, which will not be torn down

24:3 And as Yeshua was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying. ‘tell us, when these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age?

In verse 3, the disciples are asking Yeshua about the things that Yeshua spoke of in verse 2, they are not asking Yeshua about the end of the planet, “the end of the age”, is the end of the Mosaic age, that age ended when the temple was destroyed

Everything after verse 3 is about what will happen before the temple will be destroyed, the “great tribulation” that Yeshua speaks of in Matt 24:21 happened during the destruction of Jerusalem, the temple was destroyed, during the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, therefore the “great tribulation” has already happened

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

The book of Revelation was written to 7 churches that were in Asia & no one else, that means that everything in Revelation has already happened

Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia

Rev 1:11 what you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia

Rev 22:10 Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand

Rev 22:16 I Yeshua have sent mine angel [messenger] to testify to you these things in the churches

The churches that are spoken of in Rev 22:16 are the seven churches that Yeshua speaks to in Rev 2 and 3 and no one else

In the world today there are many people that say the book of Revelation is about the world in which we live today, but Revelation 1:11 makes it very clear that Revelation was written to 7 churches in Asia and no one else,  those who say Revelation is about our time period are adding to the book, Revelation 22:18  is a warning to anyone that adds to the book

Rev 22:18 For I testify to every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone shall add to these things, God shall add to them the plagues which are in this book

Everything in the bible has already happened