His return will not be secret. and says the pillars supporting the porches were twenty-five cubits high, all of one stone, and that of the whitest marble [Wars of the Jews, 5.5.2]. If … The reference here seems not to be to pretended Messiahs, deceiving those who rejected the claims of Jesus, of whom indeed there were plenty--for our Lord is addressing His own genuine disciples--but to persons pretending to be Jesus Himself, returned in glory to take possession of His kingdom. (14-23) His prophetic declarations. They no doubt looked upon the date of all these things as one and the same, and their notions of the things themselves were as confused as of the times of them. “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son … Yes, it shows Jesus saying that he is not exactly the same as God. The language as well as the idea of this remarkable statement is taken from Daniel 8:10 Daniel 8:13 . But what is that "sign of the Son of man in heaven?" Mark 13:28-37-- Be Awake and Ready He had closed this His last public discourse ( Matthew 23:1-39 ) by a passionate lamentation over Jerusalem, and a solemn farewell to the temple. The same principle was repeated and will repeat itself to "the end. 26. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. ( = Matthew 24:1-51 Luke 21:5-36 ). Matthew 24:29-31. With this act ended His public ministry. But when ye shall see--"Jerusalem compassed by armies"--by encamped armies; in other words, when ye shall see it besieged, and the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not--that is, as explained in Matthew ( Matthew 24:15 ), "standing in the holy place." For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ--(see Matthew 24:5 )--"and the time draweth nigh" ( Luke 21:8 ); that is, the time of the kingdom in its full splendor. MATTHEW 24:29-31; MARK 13:24-27; LUKE 21:25-28. and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings--before civil tribunals next. Luke 21:31says when you see all these things happening (in the tribulation), know that the kingdom of God is near. Many good teachers have read something more into this analogy of Matthew 24:32-34, Mark 13:28-30 and Luke 21:29-32. The fig tree in this proverbial passage was apparently not a symbol of Israel as in Matt. This gives peculiar force to the words, "Go ye not therefore after them.". And let him that is on the housetop not get down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house--that is, let him take the outside flight of steps from the roof to the ground; a graphic way of denoting the extreme urgency of the case, and the danger of being tempted, by the desire to save his property, to delay till escape should become impossible. What a precious assurance! 7. In the latter sense it was taken by some of the most eminent of the ancient Fathers, and by LUTHER, MELANCTHON, and most of the older Lutherans; and it is so taken by BENGEL, LANGE, WEBSTER and WILKINSON, CHRYSOSTOM and others understood it to mean that as man our Lord was ignorant of this. And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, over against the temple--On their way from Jerusalem to Bethany they would cross Mount Olivet; on its summit He seats Himself, over against the temple, having the city all spread out under His eye. but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be and compare Hebrews 10:38 Hebrews 10:39 , which is a manifest allusion to these words of Christ; also Revelation 2:10 . And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6. ÷MARK 13:28-32. © 2021 Christianity.com. Still, this is not, in our judgment, the direct subject of the prediction; for Mark 13:28 limits the whole prediction to the generation then existing. 2. It is divided by paragraphs, with both descriptive and devotional comments made. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory--In Matthew 24:30 , this is given most fully: "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," &c. That this language finds its highest interpretation in the Second Personal Coming of Christ, is most certain. Open your Bibles to Mark 13. (1-4) Christ's prophetic declaration. 19. and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?--"and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?" Patristic Bible Commentary. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Mark 13:28. CHAPTER 13. "And," says Matthew ( Matthew 24:1 ), "Jesus went out and departed from the temple"--never more to re-enter its precincts, or open His mouth in public teaching. no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father--This very remarkable statement regarding "the Son" is peculiar to Mark. It is worthy of notice, as confirming this interpretation, that in I Maccabees 1:54--which, though aprocryphal Scripture, is authentic history--the expression of Daniel ( Daniel 11:31 , 12:11 ) is applied to the idolatrous profanation of the Jewish altar by Antiochus Epiphanes. As to the end of the world, do not inquire when it will come, for of that day and that hour knoweth no man. 5. Such destruction and desolation, that the like cannot be found in any history. The Jews in rebelling against the Romans, and in persecuting the Christians, hastened their own ruin apace. 17. See the exposition of that verse, from which it will appear that "till the fulness of the Gentiles be come in"--or, in our Lord's phraseology, "till the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled"--does not mean "till the general conversion of the world to Christ," but "till the Gentiles have had their full time of that place in the Church which the Jews had before them." This applies to Christ's coming to us at our death, as well as to the general judgment. Tell us, when shall these things be? Here we have a prediction of that ruin which came upon them within less than forty years after this. 15. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not Isaiah 8:11-14 ). 21. to watch--pointing to the official duty of the ministers of religion to give warning of approaching danger to the people. But as before Christ came to destroy Jerusalem some appalling portents were seen in the air, so before His Personal appearing it is likely that something analogous will be witnessed, though of what nature it would be vain to conjecture. What, then, is its import here? (28-37). Neither the Son, but the Father — It must be observed here, that “the words ουδε ο υιος, neither the Son, have been omitted in some copies of Mark, as they are inserted in some copies of Matthew: but there is no sufficient authority for the omission in Mark, any more than for the insertion in Matthew. of The Gospels: Mark 4:21-25 – A Lesson About Measurement. Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away--the strongest possible expression of the divine authority by which He spake; not as Moses or Paul might have said of their own inspiration, for such language would be unsuitable in any merely human mouth. But they must take heed that they are not drawn away from Christ and their duty to him, by the sufferings they will meet with for his sake. Mark 13-33-37. And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings?--"Ye call My attention to these things? knoweth no man--literally, no one. 29. Mark: An Illustrated Commentary This is a commentary on the gospel of Mark, which most believe was the first gospel written. We have the application of this prophetic sermon. Christ, as God, could not be ignorant of anything; but the Divine wisdom which dwelt in our Saviour, communicated itself to his human soul according to the Divine pleasure. A sign of the eternal summer approaching When Dr. Rees preached last in North Wales a friend said to him-one of those who are always reminding people that they are getting old-“You are whitening fast, Dr. Rees.” (Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ). "I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like THE SON OF MAN came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they [the angelic attendants] brought Him near before Him." No one can read JOSEPHUS' account of what took place before the destruction of Jerusalem without seeing how strikingly this was fulfilled. Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? 1 Peter. Sad illustrations of the effect of abounding iniquity in cooling the love even of faithful disciples we have in the Epistle of James, written about the period here referred to, and too frequently ever since. In Matthew ( Matthew 24:26-28 ) we have some additional particulars: "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. After that period of Gentilism, as before of Judaism, "Jerusalem" and Israel, no longer "trodden down by the Gentiles," but "grafted into their own olive tree," shall constitute, with the believing Gentiles, one Church of God, and fill the whole earth. Note: Calvin combines the synoptic Gospels and thus does not have a completely separate commentary on Mark. for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet--In Luke ( Luke 21:9 ), "the end is not by and by," or "immediately." 10. (We don’t know it is a millenium until Revelation.) Bible Commentary Early Church Fathers Medieval Patristic. Click on book to puchase my book for $10.95 today at Amazon. This is the last sermon from Mark 13, the chapter which contains Jesus’s famous Olivet Discourse. All rights reserved. I have seen them. and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken--Though the grandeur of this language carries the mind over the head of all periods but that of Christ's Second Coming, nearly every expression will be found used of the Lord's coming in terrible national judgments: as of Babylon ( Isaiah 13:9-13 ); of Idumea ( Isaiah 34:1 Isaiah 34:2 Isaiah 34:4 Isaiah 34:8-10 ); of Egypt ( Ezekiel 32:7 Ezekiel 32:8 ); compare also Psalms 18:7-15 Isaiah 24:1 Isaiah 24:17-19 Joel 2:10 Joel 2:11 , &c. We cannot therefore consider the mere strength of this language a proof that it refers exclusively or primarily to the precursors of the final day, though of course in "that day" it will have its most awful fulfilment. see what manner of stones and what buildings are here--wondering probably, how so massive a pile could be overthrown, as seemed implied in our Lord's last words regarding it. Mark 13:32. CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Commentary on the Gospel of Mark. Worse must come before all is over. Some practical inferences from all, Mark … He looks with pity upon the ruin of precious souls, and weeps over them, but we do not find him look with pity upon the ruin of a fine house. Mark 13:33-37 reads: “Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 3. As to both, our duty is to watch and pray. For either the whole was fulfilled in the destruction accomplished by Titus, as many think; or, if we stretch it out, according to others, till the thorough dispersion of the Jews a little later, under Adrian, every requirement of our Lord's words seems to be met. Jesus had uttered all His mind against the Jewish ecclesiastics, exposing their character with withering plainness, and denouncing, in language of awful severity, the judgments of God against them … is nigh, even at the doors--that is, the full manifestation of it; for till then it admitted of no full development. As to the end of the world, do not inquire when it will come, for of that day and that hour knoweth no man. And the gospel must first be published among all nations--"for a witness, and then shall the end come" ( Matthew 24:14 ). But what does this mean? NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: MARK 13:28-32 28 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. Matthew ( Matthew 24:20 ) adds, "neither on the sabbath day," when, from fear of a breach of its sacred rest, they might be induced to remain. Yet the work they were called to should be carried on and prosper. As to the destruction of Jerusalem, expect it to come very shortly. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: MARK 13:28-32 28 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. Mark 13:28-37 - Stay Awake! So ye, in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass--rather, "coming to pass." Entering the promised land, 11:1-16:20. All Rights Reserved. Accordingly, it is added, "And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." In Luke ( Luke 21:28 ) the following words precede these: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh"--their redemption, in the first instance certainly, from Jewish oppression ( 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 , Luke 11:52 ): but in the highest sense of these words, redemption from all the oppressions and miseries of the present state at the second appearing of the Lord Jesus. Our Lord takes His own way of meeting their questions. 33. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The destruction of the temple foretold. What a bright vista does this open up! This mistake Christ set right, and showed that the day of Christ's coming, and the day of judgment, shall be after that tribulation. Master--Teacher. 18. As He withdrew, says OLSHAUSEN, the gracious presence of God left the sanctuary; and the temple, with all its service, and the whole theocratic constitution, was given over to destruction. Of the persecution of Christians, Mark 13:9-13. Commentary on Matthew, Mark, Luke - Volume 3 Author(s): Calvin, John (1509-1564) (Alternative) (Translator) Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library Description: In these three volumes, Calvin provides an engaging com- mentar y on the synoptic gospels--Matthe w, Mark, and Luk e. CHRIST'S PROPHECY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM, AND WARNINGS SUGGESTED BY IT TO PREPARE FOR HIS SECOND COMING. Interpreters are not agreed. Comparing this with our Lord's words, He seems to us, by "the Son of man [on which phrase, glory," to mean, that when judicial vengeance shall once have been executed upon Jerusalem, and the ground thus cleared for the unobstructed establishment of His own kingdom, His true regal claims and rights would be visibly and gloriously asserted and manifested. And the stars of heaven shall fall--"and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth" ( Luke 21:25 Luke 21:26 ). 8. Mark 13:27 : Mark 13:29 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. Whether it means that the Son was not at that time in possession of the knowledge referred to, or simply that it was not among the things which He had received to communicate--has been matter of much controversy even among the firmest believers in the proper Divinity of Christ. and commanded the porter--the gatekeeper. Our great care must be, that, whenever our Lord comes, he may not find us secure, indulging in ease and sloth, mindless of our work and duty. Jesus had uttered all His mind against the Jewish ecclesiastics, exposing their character with withering plainness, and denouncing, in language of awful severity, the judgments of God against them for that unfaithfulness to their trust which was bringing ruin upon the nation. There the powers that oppressed the Church--symbolized by rapacious wild beasts--are summoned to the bar of the Great God, who as the Ancient of days seats Himself, with His assessors, on a burning Throne: thousand thousands ministering to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand standing before Him. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. "As some spake," says Luke ( Luke 21:5 ); "His disciples came to Him," says Matthew ( Matthew 24:2 ). Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. And then, if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo he is there; believe him not--So Luke 17:23 . 1 Kings. Mark 12:28-34 28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And what I say unto you--this discourse, it will be remembered, was delivered in private. A Brief Commentary on the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 13, Carl W. Conrad. Setting this text in its literary context will help clarify … Continue reading "Commentary on Mark 12:28-34 " And the disciples of Christ, if it be not their own fault, may enjoy holy security and peace of mind, when all around is in disorder. Comments (commentary) and Clippings (technical notes for in-depth study), Chris Haslam, Anglican Diocese of Montreal. That "the abomination of desolation" here alluded to was intended to point to the Roman ensigns, as the symbols of an idolatrous, and so unclean pagan power, may be gathered by comparing what Luke says in the corresponding verse ( Luke 21:20 ); and commentators are agreed on it. When many are deceived, we should thereby be awakened to look to ourselves. A [certain] man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about [it], and digged [a place for] the winevat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country." Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass fill all these things be done--or "fulfilled" ( Matthew 24:34 , Luke 21:32 ). Warnings to Prepare for the Coming of Christ Suggested by the Foregoing Prophecy ( Mark 13:32-37 ). 21:18-20 and Mark 11:12-14, but a way of assuring believers that although they cannot know the specific eschatological times, they can know the general time. Of the end of the world, Mark 13:24-27. 30. III. And 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 heaven shall be shaken. And then shall he send his angels--"with a great sound of a trumpet" ( Matthew 24:31 ). But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand--"Be not anxious beforehand." what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate--"Be not filled with apprehension, in the prospect of such public appearances for Me, lest ye should bring discredit upon My name, nor think it necessary to prepare beforehand what ye are to say." 29 Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. The tribulation ushers in the kingdom. But woe to them--or, "alas for them." This portion of the prophecy closes, in Luke, with the following vivid and important glance at the subsequent fortunes of the chosen people: "And they shall fall by the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" ( Luke 21:24 ). Mark 12:28-34 provides a stark contrast to the stories that surround it. 34. Well, after the doom of these has been pronounced and executed, and room thus prepared for the unobstructed development of the kingdom of God over the earth, what follows? For what purpose? 33 So you also, when you shall see all these things , know ye that it is nigh , even at the doors . Now if the reader will turn to Daniel 7:13 Daniel 7:14 , and connect with it the preceding verses, he will find, we think, the true key to our Lord's meaning here. In Romans 11:25 these words of our Lord are thus reproduced: "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in." Of the destruction of Jerusalem, Mark 13:14-20. 16. And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. Here he foretells the final dissolution of the present frame and fabric of the world. (24-27) Watchfulness urged. Our Lord had just said ( Luke 21:16 ) that they should be put to death; showing that this precious promise is far above immunity from mere bodily harm, and furnishing a key to the right interpretation of the ninety-first Psalm and such like. How graphically is this set before us by our Evangelist! Matthew 17:1 , 9:2 ), in which nearly the same language is employed, and where it can hardly be understood of anything else than the full and free establishment of the kingdom of Christ on the destruction of Jerusalem. Whether we take this to mean that the whole would be fulfilled within the limits of the generation then current, or, according to a usual way of speaking, that the generation then existing would not pass away without seeing a begun fulfilment of this prediction, the facts entirely correspond. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:28–32). for my sake, for a testimony against them--rather "unto them"--to give you an opportunity of bearing testimony to Me before them. 27. 1 Samuel. that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days--in consequence of the aggravated suffering which those conditions would involve. 1. 13:32-37. The disciples had confounded the destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the world. 23. HENRY ALFORD The Greek New Testament Commentary on the Gospel of Mark. Home ** 1 Chronicles. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be--Such language is not unusual in the Old Testament with reference to tremendous calamities. Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves--"its leaves.". Now learn a parable of the fig tree--"Now from the fig tree learn the parable," or the high lesson which this teaches. Jesus says “learn a lesson from the fig tree.” This does not mean interpret what the fig tree is. 1 Maccabees. It implies, first, that a time is coming when Jerusalem shall cease to be "trodden down of the Gentiles"; which it was then by pagan, and since and till now is by Mohammedan unbelievers: and next, it implies that the period when this treading down of Jerusalem by the Gentiles is to cease will be when "the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" or "completed." Some general intimations concerning the time of them, Mark 13:28-32. As to the destruction of Jerusalem, expect it to come very shortly. But of that day and hour knoweth no man — See note on Matthew 24:36. JOSEPHUS, who gives a minute account of the wonderful structure, speaks of stones forty cubits long [Wars of the Jews, 5.5.1]. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols. most minutely and graphically described by our Evangelist. (Compare Matthew 10:17 Matthew 10:18 ). Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning--an allusion to the four Roman watches of the night. (Click superscript numbers for commentary.) In depth inductive Bible study of Jesus' parable of the fig tree in Matthew 24:32-44, Mark 13:28-32, and Luke 21:29-33 are good for small group studies. "For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.". We ought to be always upon our watch, in expectation of his return. 4. 4. 24. 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all … You're not going to like this. 25. Also, the visible appearance of the Lord Jesus coming in the clouds, and the gathering together of all the elect to him. and shall gather together his elect, &c.--As the tribes of Israel were anciently gathered together by sound of trumpet ( Exodus 19:13 Exodus 19:16 Exodus 19:19 , Leviticus 23:24 , Psalms 81:3-5 ), so any mighty gathering of God's people, by divine command, is represented as collected by sound of trumpet ( Isaiah 27:13 ; compare Revelation 11:15 ); and the ministry of angels, employed in all the great operations of Providence, is here held forth as the agency by which the present assembling of the elect is to be accomplished. But though something like this appears to be the primary sense of the verse, in relation to the destruction of Jerusalem, no one can fail to see that the language swells beyond any gathering of a human family into a Church upon earth, and forces the thoughts onward to that gathering of the Church "at the last trump," to meet the Lord in the air, which is to wind up the present scene. We may gather the meaning of it from Romans 11:1-36 in which the divine purposes and procedure towards the chosen people from first to last are treated in detail. The singular ὁ κλάδος, the shoot, belongs to the concrete representation. Accordingly, in these six concluding verses it is manifest that preparation for "THAT DAY" is what our Lord designs to inculcate. Who that is guided by the mere words would doubt that this is a description of the Final Judgment? 29 Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. But the question is, whether that be the primary sense of it as it stands here? Mark 13 Commentary; ALAN CARR Sermons on the Gospel of Mark - well done. But the more we consider these things, the more we shall see abundant cause to flee without delay for refuge to Christ, and to renounce every earthly object, for the salvation of our souls. Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately--The other Evangelists tell us merely that "the disciples" did so. Matt 24:29-31says that the events occur “after the tribulation” or “at the end of the tribulation” so we are in a post-tribulation time frame. The parable in Matthew 24:32-35 reads: “Now learn this parable of the fig tree: When its branches become tender and it puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near: So also when you see all these things, know that it is near - at the doors.” When spring comes and a fig tree starts to put forth its leaves, then it is time for the figs to come out and be part of the fig tree. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, &c.--The idea thus far is similar to that in the opening part of the parable of the talents ( Matthew 25:14 Matthew 25:15 ). Search this site. It is taken literally by CALVIN, GROTIUS, DE WETTE, MEYER, FRITZSCHE, STIER, ALFORD, and ALEXANDER. Salem Media Group. It will be observed that, in the foregoing prophecy, as our Lord approaches the crisis of the day of vengeance on Jerusalem and redemption for the Church--at which stage the analogy between that and the day of final vengeance and redemption waxes more striking--His language rises and swells beyond all temporal and partial vengeance, beyond all earthly deliverances and enlargements, and ushers us resistlessly into the scenes of the final day. Many ancient readers, and likely Mark himself, knew full well that the Romans did indeed set fire to the temple in 70 CE, an event that marked their victory in the Jewish War, which began in 66. It is like a man going out to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. But Mark not only says that it was four of them, but names them; and they were the first quarternion of the Twelve. 3. He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him--The other Evangelists are less definite. (See Jeremiah 4:31 , &c.). They maintain that the fig tree here is a metaphor representing Israel. Commentary, Mark 13:24-37, Paul S. Berge, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2008. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. ( = Matthew 24:1-51 Luke 21:5-36). Luke 21:29-33. αὐτῆς] prefixed with emphasis (see the critical remarks) as the subject that serves for the comparison: When of it the branch shall have already become tender, so that thus its development has already so far advanced. These are the beginnings of sorrows--"of travail-pangs," to which heavy calamities are compared. And yet nothing is clearer than that it is not, but a description of a vast temporal judgment, upon organized bodies of men, for their incurable hostility to the kingdom of God upon earth. And today in Mark 13:24 to 27, the Lord through the gospel writer describes His magnificent return to rule planet Earth. Luke ( Luke 21:18 ) adds these reassuring words: "But there shall not an hair of your heads perish." What we look at in this sermon is the purpose of the discourse and what it says about the future of Israel and the Church. But of that day and that hour--that is, the precise time. 31. Our Lord Jesus, when he ascended on high, left something for all his servants to do. , expect it to PREPARE for his SECOND coming is everlasting blessedness understand the meaning. Be left -- '' with a great sound of a trumpet '' ( Matthew 24:2 ) and comments... 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