30 Apr Matthew 24:1-28
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1 As Jesus was leaving the Temple grounds, his disciples pointed out to him the numerous Temple buildings. two But he responded, “Do you see all these buildings? I inform you the truth, they will be totally demolished. Not a single stone will be left on prime of one more!”
three Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and stated, “Tell us, when will all this take place? What sign will signal your return and the finish of the planet?”
four Jesus told them, “Don’t let everyone mislead you, five for quite a few will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive quite a few. six And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but do not panic. Yes, these issues should take spot, but the finish will not comply with promptly. 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in quite a few components of the planet. eight But all this is only the initial of the birth pains, with extra to come.
9 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all more than the planet simply because you are my followers. 10 And quite a few will turn away from me and betray and hate each and every other. 11 And quite a few false prophets will seem and will deceive quite a few men and women. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the adore of quite a few will develop cold. 13 But the a single who endures to the finish will be saved. 14 And the Excellent News about the Kingdom will be preached all through the entire planet, so that all nations will hear it and then the finish will come.
15 “The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about—the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Spot.” (Reader, spend consideration!) 16 “Then these in Judea should flee to the hills. 17 A particular person out on the deck of a roof should not go down into the residence to pack. 18 A particular person out in the field should not return even to get a coat. 19 How terrible it will be for pregnant females and for nursing mothers in these days. 20 And pray that your flight will not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For there will be higher anguish than at any time given that the planet started. And it will in no way be so good once again. 22 In reality, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single particular person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s selected ones.
23 “Then if everyone tells you, ‘Look, right here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ do not think it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and carry out good indicators and wonders so as to deceive, if feasible, even God’s selected ones. 25 See, I have warned you about this ahead of time.
26 “So if a person tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ do not bother to go and appear. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding right here,’ do not think it! 27 For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man[e] comes. 28 Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these indicators indicate that the finish is close to.