August 3: End Times: The Preface

Give us a clue!

Give us a clue!

Isn’t this what everyone is asking?

Doesn’t matter where we live…or our age, gender, rich or poor…your political opinions, or maybe you don’t even think about politics!

The three places I call home are in chaos

  • Manhattan is destroyed
  • Portland, OR has been burning for over 60 days
  • Jerusalem….beloved city of God…….. saw 10,000 people demonstrating against a man that for many years has been beloved not only thin this country about respected around the world

 Indeed what happened to turn the world upside down in just a few months?  Indeed give us a clue?   That’s what a few Jewish men asked thousands of years ago.

 A few of His disciples were sitting with Yeshua on Mt Olivet. They were admiring the beauty of the buildings of the Temple and expected their master to do the same.

 But instead Yeshua warned them that soon the Temple would be destroyed. Earlier He had even wept over Jerusalem knowing what His beloved city faced.

Matthew 24:2

And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

Stunned, the disciples were desperate to know more.  They wanted the whole picture so asked Him three very distinct questions.  Each Gospel writer remembered and recorded it differently:

 Matthew 24:3

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately saying:

      1. “Tell us, when will these things be?
      2. “What will bethe sign of Your coming?
      3. “And end of the age?”

Mark asked a bit differently, he wasn’t interested in the “end of the age.”

Mark 13:3-4

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?”

Luke, like Mark,  was only interested in “when” and “the sign.”

Luke 21:7

So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”

That each one asked for a sign reveals the focus of Jewish people (1 Corinthians 1:22)!


So….let’s pause to look at the most obvious signs today that tells us that what Yeshua warned us is about to happen.  

  • Rebirth of Israel
  • Restoration of the Hebrew language
  • Return of the Jewish people
  • Revitalization of the land

 And around the world?

  • Lawlessness
  • Sexual immorality
  • Good evil and evil good
  • Challenge of social morals

 And at the heart of this all is….

  • Deviant spirituality

The Total tells us that there is only ONE God…He is chad (a compound unity) which we will talk about later.  But look around…how many Gods are being worshipped?  How many in India?  In Thailand?  In China?  In your country?  We are now worshiping the creation not the Creator!  And worse…we are worshipping the one the Bible tell us is the enemy…the source of all evil!



Stones from the destruction of the Temple



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