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ISRAEL, ARABS AND THE MIDDLE EAST
The Radio Evangelistic News May-June 1974
Jesse M. Hendley
Let's look at Matthew 24 as we consider ISRAEL and
her future. In Matthew 24 and 25 we have what is
called "The Olivet Discourse," Jesus' words on the
Mount of Olives just before He died on the cross, was
buried, arose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
This is prophecy. In verses 1-14 we have Jesus giving
what we believe are the general circumstances of the
"And Jesus went out and departed from the temple and
His disciples came to Him to show Him the buildings
of the temple, and Jesus said unto them, see ye not
all these things? Verily, I say unto you, there shall
not be left one stone upon another that shall not be
thrown down." He was talking about the destruction of
the temple. Nothing seemed more remote. But within
thirty-five years that temple WAS destroyed. It is
history. Titus, the Roman general came and destroyed
the city of Jerusalem and destroyed the temple.
"As He sat upon the Mount of Olives, His disciples
came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall
these things be? And what shall be the sign of Thy
coming and of the end of the world (the end of this
present world order)?" Our Lord then began to give
some of the circumstances of this present age. He
said, "Take heed that no man deceive you, for many
shall come in My name saying, I am Christ, and shall
deceive many." We have deceivers today who are
deceiving many. They come and claim to be God, claim
to be Master, and claim to be Christ. "And ye shall
hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that ye be not
troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but
the end is not yet. The time Jesus is telling about
would be a time of wars and rumors of wars. That is
exactly what has happened.
Then He said, "Nation shall rise against nation and
kingdom against kingdom and ...
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