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When Shall These Things Be (2 of 13)
Series: THE GLORIOUS APPEARING
Today we are in Matthew 24:3 and the title of the lesson today is "When Shall These Things Be", our third lesson in "The Glorious Appearing" series. We still have at least 10 more weeks to go in this study. And we are excited about touring heaven. And with John the apostle as our guide in a future lesson we will tour heaven, we will tour the holy city and we will talk about the place that Jesus has prepared for us.
This is a good news series. A series filled with a lot of joy and a lot of blessing. And the greatest prophetic passage that came from the lips of Jesus was Matthew 24. It corresponds and fulfills and expands many of the prophecies of Daniel the prophet. And Daniel the prophet in the Old Testament is the prophet of apocalypse, the prophet of the appearing of Christ. Many of the other prophets deal with His first appearing but Daniel deals with His second appearing and His work with the Jews during the Tribulation period, the last seven years on earth known as the Tribulation period when God will restore the nation of Israel.
Matthew 24:3 (NIV) "As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
Now there are three questions that He answers there – tell us when will this happen? The King James says, "When shall these things be"? And then what will be the sign of your coming and what will be the end of the age?
I want us to focus in this lesson on Jesus' answer to them about when shall these things be. They wanted to know the date. They wanted to know the time of Christ's appearing. Now when you think that Christ had come into Jerusalem triumphantly just as King David had come into Jerusalem triumphantly to be presented as King of Israel and the people had shouted – Hosanna, Hosanna, Ho ...
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