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/

The Last Days, Were The Last Days Of The Age Of The Law

The last days began on the day of Pentecost and ended when the temple was destroyed in 70AD, we are not in the last days.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “we are in the last days, so the gospel needs to be preached to everyone on the planet, and then God will destroy the planet by fire”, that teaching doesn’t agree with the truth that is in the Greek New Testament.

The English New Testament comes from the Greek New Testament, if the English New Testament does not agree with what the Greek New Testament says, then it is not the truth. There are words in the English New Testament that have been translated wrong, and because of that wrong translation, people have been led to believe things that are false, that is the case with Matt 24:14, Titus 2:13 & 2 Peter 3:7.

In Acts 2:16-36 the Apostles start preaching the gospel to the Jews and then later in the book of Acts the gospel is preached to the Roman world, once the gospel was preached to the Roman world, the end of the age happened.

The term “last days” in the New Testament is referring to the time period between the time that the gospel was preached and the end of the age of the law.

Acts 2:16 – But [instead] this is [the beginning of] what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

Acts 2:17 – And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind [upon all who are chosen by God], and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.

Acts 2:18 – Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom].

Acts 2:19 – And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor;

Acts 2:20 – The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes–that great and notable {and} conspicuous and renowned [day].

Acts 2:21 – And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the Lord–Christ] shall be saved.

Acts 2:22 – You men of Israel, listen to what I have to say: Yeshua of Nazareth, a man accredited {and} pointed out {and} shown forth {and} commended {and} attested to you by God by the mighty works and [the power of performing] wonders and signs which God worked through him [right] in your midst, as you yourselves know–

Acts 2:23 – This Yeshua, when delivered up according to the definite {and} fixed purpose {and} settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified {and} put out of the way [killing him] by the hands of lawless {and} wicked men.

Acts 2:24 – [But] God raised him up, liberating him from the pangs of death, seeing that it was not possible for him to continue to be controlled {or} retained by it.

Acts 2:25 – For David says in regard to him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken {or} overthrown {or} cast down [from my secure and happy state].

Acts 2:26 – Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection].

Acts 2:27 – For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor let Your holy One know decay {or} see destruction [of the body after death].

Acts 2:28 – You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with {and} in Your presence.

Acts 2:29 – Brethren, it is permitted me to tell you confidently {and} with freedom concerning the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

Acts 2:30 – Being however a prophet, and knowing that God had sealed to him with an oath that He would set one of his descendants on his throne, [II Sam. 7:12-16; Ps. 132:11.]

Acts 2:31 – He, foreseeing this, spoke [by foreknowledge] of the resurrection of the Christ (the Messiah) that he was not deserted [in death] {and} left in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor did his body know decay {or} see destruction.

Acts 2:32 – This Yeshua, God raised up, and of that all we [his disciples] are witnesses.

Acts 2:33 – Being therefore lifted high by {and} to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised [blessing which is the] Holy Spirit, He has made this outpouring which you yourselves both see and hear.

Acts 2:34 – For David did not ascend into the heavens; yet he himself says, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand {and} share My throne.

Acts 2:35 – Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.

Acts 2:36 – Therefore let the whole house of Israel recognize beyond all doubt {and} acknowledge assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ (the Messiah)–this Yeshua whom you crucified.

The “day of the Lord” that is spoken of in Acts 2:20 is the Lord’s judgement that the Messiah said would happen after the tribulation that is mentioned in Matt 24:21, that judgement happened in 70AD after Jerusalem was destroyed.

The gospel had to be preached to the Jews and to the Roman world and then the end of the age would happen, that’s what Matthew 24:14 in the Greek text says. The age that ended is the age of the law, that age ended when the temple was destroyed in 70AD.

The last days began on the day of Pentecost and ended when the temple was destroyed in 70AD, we are not in the last days.

The gospel was preached to every creature under heaven by the time that the book of Colossians was written, that means that everything in Matt 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21:5-33 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 of the age come.

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;

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “we are in the last days, so the gospel needs to be preached to everyone on the planet, and then God will destroy the planet by fire”, that teaching doesn’t agree with the truth that is in the Greek New Testament.

The English New Testament comes from the Greek New Testament, if the English New Testament does not agree with what the Greek New Testament says, then it is not the truth. There are words in the English New Testament that have been translated wrong, and because of that wrong translation, people have been led to believe things that are false, that is the case with Matt 24:14, Titus 2:13 & 2 Peter 3:7.

Here is a link to my post that will show that the English New Testament translated Titus 2:13 wrong, and because of that wrong translation, people have been led to believe something false about that verse https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/the-english-bible-isnt-the-true-word-of-god/

We are not in the last days.

The teaching that says, “the day of the Lord is still to come” is false.
The teaching that says, “the tribulation is still to come” is false.
The teaching that says, “we are in the last days” is false.

The teaching that says, “the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet and then the planet will be destroyed” is false.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “we are in the last days”, or say, “the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet, and then the planet will be destroyed by fire”, or say, “the tribulation and day of the Lord are still to come”, because that doesn’t agree with the truth that is written in the Bible. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that does not agree with the truth that is written in the Bible.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that is not true, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit], they are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

Hebrews 1:2 proves the Apostles were in the last days, here is a link to my post that show why we are not in the last days https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

Luke 21 proves the tribulation was the destruction of Jerusalem, here is a link to my posts that will show why a Christian believes the tribulation has already happenedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-the-tribulation-has-already-happened/

Matt 24 & Rev 12:9 are both talking about the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show why Matt 24 & Rev 24 are talking about the Roman worldhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/matt-24-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

The Day Of The Lord that is spoken about in 2 Peter 3:7 happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, 2 Peter 3:7 is not talking about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s talking about people being destroyed by fire, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, here is a link that will show why 2 Peter 3:7 is not talking about the planet being destroyed by firehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

Colossians 1:23

“Be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven” (Col 1:23)

Col 1:23 says that the gospel was preached to every creature under heaven, therefore the command in the New Testament to preach the gospel has been fulfilled

The gospel had to be preached to the Roman world and then the end of the age (Matt 24:3) would happen, that’s what Matt 24:14 is saying. Matt 24:14 is not saying, “the gospel has to be preached to entire planet”

The Greek word “oikoumene” for the word “world” in Matt 24:14 is referring to the Roman world, “oikoumene” is also the word that is used for the word “world” in Rev 12:9, both Matt 24:14 and Rev 12:9 are talking about the Roman world.

Matt 24:14 and Rev 12:9 are not talking about the entire planet

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon [the dragon in Rev 12:3 is Rome] was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world [oikoumene – the Roman world], he was cast out to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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

The “end” that is spoken of in Matt 24:14 is the “end of the age” that is spoken of in Matt 24:3

The gospel had to be preached to the Roman world as a whole before the end of the age

The Greek word for the word “world” in Matt 24:3 is “aion” or “age”, the word “aion” or “age” is referring to a time period, the word “aion” is not referring to the entire planet

Matthew 24:3 And as the Messiah 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 [aion – age]?

The age that is spoken of in Matt 24:3 is the age of the law, the Mosaic age.

The end of the age happened when the temple was destroyed during the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD, therefore everything in Matt 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21:5-33 has already happened.

 

 

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