I am currently in the process of writing a piece on the sections of scripture covered in Matthew 23 and 24, including the scriptures in Luke and Mark. I am also including scriptures from Daniel, Ezekiel, Joel and others from the Old Testament to provide proof of Old Testament prophetic language used by Jesus Christ when he was answering the questions the disciples asked him in Matthew 24.
Many of the “End Time Prophets” base most of what they are warning about on this section of scripture, which frankly I find preposterous. End Times Ministries are definitely “money makers” for those willing to super impose their interpretations cancelling out the very words of Jesus of Nazareth.
I would like to say the greatest “take away” I have found from Matthew 23 and 24 is that Jesus Christ our Lord loves people so much that he gives them extended grace and mercy, and much time to repent.
According to the prophet Daniel and other Old Testament scriptures, Israel was given 490 years, or 70 weeks to repent and accept the Messiah, but they refused to repent as a Nation and suffered the dreadful consequences of their unbelief.
After confronting the Pharisee and scribes in Matthew 23, Christ then goes on in Matthew 24 to warn the disciples of the impending doom that would come upon Jerusalem and the Temple within that very generation.
Christ showed and taught the disciples what to look for so they would know when to leave Jerusalem before the slaughter that would soon follow.
Josephus writes that because the Hebrew Christians were warned by Christ of what to look for before the destruction would take place, they were spared and not a hair on their heads was harmed.
In my estimation the true believers and followers of Christ have nothing to be overly concerned about as in a future great tribulation as Christ has promised us that we are saved from the wrath to come.
In the past Israel could have been saved from the terrible wrath that caused their nation to suffer great tribulations, but they refused and listened to false teachers and prophets instead of the warnings of the true prophets sent by God and they even rejected their Messiah.
I do appreciate any viewpoint opposing or not any of you may have concerning this incredible time in the history of the world.