Matthew 24 – 25
The Olivet Discourse
***These 2 chapters speak of the 7 year tribulation period that is coming and the second coming of Jesus Christ……..
——-the rapture of the church has already taken place
verse 1 – Jesus just had it out with the Pharisees and Scribes in Matthew 23
*Jesus leaves the temple and never returns again.
***We need Jesus to be in the house – Rev 3:20 – Let Him in…
Why did Jesus leave the temple:
1. He was rejected
2. A Building is not needed to house the presence of the Lord
-NT believers have the Holy Spirit within them
Temple – means a sacred or holy place – this is Herod’s temple
-the disciples are admiring the buildings and architecture
v2 – Jesus says the temple is all going to be destroyed
truly – means a firm and dogmatic statement
v3 – 2 QUESTIONS
QUESTION #1 – WHEN WILL THESE THINGS BE?
Luke 21:20-24 – 40 years later General Titus and Romae destroy the temple and city
-this happens because of their rejection of Jesus Christ
QUESTION#2 – WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN OF YOUR COMING AND OF THE END OF THE AGE?
THE END OF THE AGE – this is the end of the Jewish age and at the end of the 7 year tribulation period
THE SIGN OF YOUR COMING – this is the 2nd coming of Jesus and not the rapture of the church.
Coming – means the personal appearance, return, presence of Jesus
THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
(1.) THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST IS AN APPOINTMENT
-the Lord has set a day and time when He is returning. It will not change…
-this has all been confirmed in the Bible
***2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
-The Rapture and 2nd Coming of Jesus are 2 different events
1. Rapture – the church meets the Lord in the air – 1 Thess 4:13-18 (v17)
2. 2nd Coming – Jesus and the church come down to earth in Jerusalem – Zechariah 14:1-4
***An APOSTACY comes first and then Jesus Christ comes
-this is a falling away from the Christian faith by teaching wrong doctrine
(2.) THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST IS A DAY OF ANTICIPATION – Titus 2:13-15
What are you magnifying?????
-There is no hope in humanity fixing all of the issues on earth because the main issue is a heart issue and only Jesus Christ can fix that……….
-our only HOPE is in Jesus