If they will keep to his gospel, he will give them a mouth and wisdom, which all their adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. This court covered a space upwards of 200 feet square. In the midst of the world's unrelieved blackness-physical, emotional, and spiritual-Jesus Christ will manifest Himself in His infinite and undiminished glory and righteousness. Why not hold back one mite? Abomination of Desolation NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV. 25:8; 2 Chr. Luke 21:21 "Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the midst of the city depart, and let not those who are in the country enter the city: tote oi en te Ioudaia pheugetosan (3PPAM) eis ta hore kai oi en meso autes ekchoreitosan (3PPAM) kai oi en tais chorais me eiserchesthosan (3PPAM) eis autes. (See also Acts 4:8-12 and Acts 5:29-32). (Matthew, Broadman & Holman Publishers, The New American Commentary). Revelation 18:8+ (CORRESPONDS TO TIME OF THE BOWL JUDGMENTS)  “For this reason in one day her (BABYLON THE GREAT - Rev 18:2+) plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong. This is a singularly solemn picture. (cp Jesus' similar description in Mt 24:21). Or, he might say, "Korban that by which you might be profited by me," and, in so saying, he bound himself never to help or to benefit the person so addressed by anything that belonged to himself. 27:6; 2 Chr. 14:12; Jn. Is it possible to know when Jesus is coming back? Of course it's been a curse. I resisted at first, but it gradually became an ingrained habit. And to stand before the Son of Man - Meditate on these words for a moment. James uses the phrase to alert believers that "the Judge is standing right at the door." After spending one or more sleepless nights in a foul cell, and having no advocate at their side, in what condition would they be to do justice to the gospel? In the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament, it’s sometimes used for the word dor (Strong's # 01755) in Hebrew which can refer to an evil generation or a righteous generation. A simple reading of the text leaves little doubt that these are two different signs, one dealing with the city and the other with the Temple (holy place). The future hope (absolute assurance) empowers present behavior. Christians therefore were even denounced as atheists because they rejected the Roman pantheon of gods, because they would not worship the emperor as god, and because they did not worship idols. Bock - There is no need to appeal to Jesus’ supernatural knowledge (as do Plummer 1896: 475 and Arndt 1956: 415–16) (ED: BOCK IS MAKING ASSUMPTIONS SO IT STILL COULD BE SUPERNATURAL): if gazophulakion is the treasury then the amount of the contribution might have been (ED: "MIGHT OF" IS NOT DEFINITIVE) announced; if it is a receptacle in the temple courtyard, then one could recognize the coins by their size. Notice I did not say to "help" you, for that verb implies you just need a little push! When prophecy is ignored, it is usually because the hearers don’t like what they hear for one reason or another. Bible Gateway Recommends. (iv) The nations would ally themselves and gather themselves together against the champion of God. Luke 16:17; “But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail. Jer 30:7). 3:30; Neh. 28:23–24, 38–42, 47–48, 53–57). 23:39) had given the disciples this eschatological association. (Jude 1:24-25-note). It is the ability to apply truth to life that comes only from God (James 1:5; 3:15). ), JESUS FIRST PREDICTION OF contemplates and meets this situation....The clause introduced by "for" (gar) explains what this divine gift in the hour of need really means: "for you are not the ones making utterance but the Holy Spirit," i.e., in reality not you, but in reality He. Luke 21:13  "It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. A rabbinical saying was “He who has not seen the Temple in its full construction has never seen a glorious building in his life!" 21:37; Jn. Mt 24:4-31) make it unlikely that this is a description of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70. Yes, the word "desolation" is used by both Luke and Matthew, but Luke ascribes the desolation to the city and Matthew ascribes desolation to the holy place, the Temple. Prior to that, all civilizations had religion and the state joined inseparably. 17:27; 2 Ki. He does not say it is better, but just that it is more than all the others. All the conflicts, crimes, battles, and wars of the world are evidence of the devastation caused by human wisdom. Then, instead of despairing over evil, we will be able to share the good news of Jesus with the world. No. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the midtribulational view of the rapture (midtribulationism)? This was the smallest offering that it was legal to give. 34 “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Alternatively, MacArthur interprets it as the generation which would be alive at His Second Coming, an interpretation with which would not strongly disagree. Others say that Luke did not use the phrase abomination of desolation because it would have had very little meaning to the Gentile audience. If this is its meaning, Jesus is saying that this kind of person, "this generation," will not cease until the fulfilment of his words. For you shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people's faces. Thousands of Americans turned their hearts toward God. Luke 8:14-note  “The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. And it’s going to continue to have to give its testimony of triumph in the face of persecution to demonstrate its truthfulness and validity and persecution will continue and get worse. (Ref) In sum, agrupneo expresses wakefulness and watchfulness, for the latter could hardly transpire without the former. 21 “But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. This is another example of interpretative bias because of the difficulties presented by interpreting "generation" as a kind of generation (or as the generation living when all these events occur). From then on the debtor ceased to be in debt to a fellow-man and began to be in debt to God, which was far more serious. John Piper Apr 8, 2013 31 Shares Sermon. Rather, He was trying to instill assurance and faith in His disciples so that they would not fall away under intense persecution or world chaos.". Prophecy may announce events that bring joy and pleasure or fear and foreboding. Jesus is saying that those who do are not safe in Christ will be eternally ruined and will never be useful to God for the purpose for which He created them. (Compare Mt 8:10, 15:28, Lk 7:9). To hold one's ground in face of fierce opposition to Jesus! None left standing and none that are not torn down! 15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; 16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. Luke 21:30  as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. The Court of the Women obtained its name, not from its appropriation to the exclusive use of women, but because they were not allowed to proceed farther, except for sacrificial purposes. Compare Luke 21:15-note - How will Jesus give utterance and wisdom? Isa. 14:12; Jdg. The general duty which these words should teach us, is very plain. Mounce draws attention to the phenomenon of multiple fulfilment. 3:1,8; 5:2; Isa. The only NT use is in Luke 22:2. In short it refers to a speech given in defense. This creates an insurmountable problem for every commentary that says all of these events took place in 70 AD. What was the firstfruits offering? Subsequent history would prove the timeliness of His warning: The passing centuries have seen false messiahs, each claiming to be the one so eagerly anticipated by the Jewish people. The present tense depicts this as an ongoing activity by the enemies of the Gospel. So the disciples asked when and what? 28:27; Isa. Paul wrote that followers of Jesus are commanded to "Bless (present imperative - only way to habitually obey this unnatural" command is by relying on the supernatural power of the indwelling Spirit of Jesus - cf Stephen's reaction as the stones were falling on him - Acts 7:60! 10:37, 38; 13:4, 5, 7, 8; Esth. should not be allowed to "trump" (be a decisive overriding factor) a literal reading of the "abomination of desolation" (Mt 24:15-note) a clear sign that will mark the starting point of the yet to occur, unprecedented time of the great tribulation (Mt 24:21-note). Comment: Note that the Greek word for hope (elpis) in the NT is not the lost world's version of hope which is a "hope so," but instead speaks of a "hope sure." Garland notes that the "antidote" to the false Messiahs is a visible, global sign (Mt 24:30). Mk 12:1–12]). In contrast Matthew refers to the desolation of the holy Temple. Here is another example: Thomas Constable - This incident contrasts the spiritual poverty and physical prosperity of the scribes with the physical poverty and spiritual prosperity of the widow. "Watch therefore," He says, "and pray always. In that day the times of the Gentiles will be fulfilled! Ironically, this time the persecution against true believers came from those who called themselves “Christian.” The horrors of the Inquisition, the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, and the martyrdoms of many believers, epitomized the Roman Church’s effort to suppress the true gospel of Jesus Christ. In other words, Jesus Himself will be the supreme and final sign of His coming. Elaborate preparations were made for her visit. But keep on the alert at all times - Why "all times"? The majority of conservative writers feel that Jerusalem's defeat by Babylon (Gentiles) in 586BC marks the inception and that over the succeeding centuries Jerusalem has never been totally free of Gentile domination to some degree. As we anticipate that triumphant day, we must live consistent, holy lives (v.14), resist all evil influences (v.17), and grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ (v.18). 3:9). Day and night is thrown off. Barclay - The power of the heavens will be shaken; and then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud, with power and much glory. HIS KINGDOM ARE NEAR. When all things which are written become fulfilled. Jesus does not wish to weaken the validity of Scripture but to put it in its full context in which the goal may be sanctification but sanctification itself leads on to lovingkindness. He is simply stating the contrast between the givers. Put forth (4261)(proballo from pro = before, in front of + ballo = throw) literally means throw before. We were, indeed, poor as owlets, we had not wherewith to bless ourselves. Mt 24:36, cf Acts 1:7-note), Hendriksen - throughout the centuries there have been violent earthquakes. Subtleties of Indulgence - ‘And take heed to yourselves lest ...’ (Lk 21:34). Prayer seems suitable for old men and women and sentimental young people, but for all others it is apt to be looked upon as a religious weakness. It would reflect itself in such a blaze that it would blind someone who didn't cover his eyes just to look at the temple. NET Note - The verb ginoskete, "know" can be parsed as either present indicative or present imperative. It would be impossible to "out give" her! Matthew 7:14  "For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. In Philippians Paul speaks of a future time when all will bow their knees (Php 2:9-11-note, quoting Isa 45:23). It can refer to spatial filling (Lk 5:7; Lxx of Ge 24:16 = "filled her jar", cp Ge 21:19; filling of wells with dirt = Ge 26:15). 22:12; 1 Chr. Let me suggest that even when it is relatively easy to ask and answer the question "What is being explained?" In those courts, Christ’s followers were to be flogged (Acts 5:40; 2 Cor. For example: On Nov. 1, 1755, 60,000 people perished at Lisbon, Portugal; in 1783 the great Calabrian earthquake occurred with the death of an estimated 30,000; in 1857 the Neapolitan earthquake took more than 12,000 lives. Liddell-Scott - leptos -  1. peeled, husked, threshed out, Il. When you hear (akouo) of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified - The natural reaction to war is terror! The disciples were first persecuted by the Jews and as the Gospel spread throughout the Roman Empire, the Gentiles began to persecute the believers. In Matthew 24:2+ Jesus prefaces His warning with "Truly I say to you" where truly is Greek word "Amen" which when combined with "I say"   emphasizes that what is being said is a solemn declaration of what is true. 6:47; Jn. 43Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; 44for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”. search this book and you can read about Yudghan - click page 26, Up to date information on latest earthquakes, Luke 21:12-19 The Persecution and Endurance of Christians, Part 1, Luke 21:12-19 The Persecution and Endurance of Christians, Part 2, "The Worship of the Roman Emperors" - Henry F Burton - The Biblical World. He said, “It is a depraved and extravagant superstition.” And went on to complain “The contagion of this superstition has spread not only in the cities but in the villages and the rural districts as well”. Yet I wonder how much the awareness of His return affected your life this past week? In 1871 archaeologists discovered a "Temple Warning Inscription" (another note) which read "No Foreigner Is To Go Beyond The Balustrade And The Plaza Of The Temple Zone Whoever Is Caught Doing So Will Have Himself To Blame For His Death Which Will Follow"). Webster's 1913 on swooning - Swooned;  [OE. When used in the context of prayer deomai means to make petition,to implore (pray for earnestly) and emphasizes the existence of a need. 13:1-18-note) There will be no mistaking Christ’s return. 19:8; 2 Ki. They all show the wisdom of our Lord's warning in the passage before us. (Exploring Luke), Leon Morris introduces this section with an interesting comment - There are some puzzling exegetical problems, notably those posed by the fact that part of the address seems to apply to the end of all things and part to the destruction of Jerusalem. (Matt. 5:5; Mk. Why do I say that? By all accounts, it was the most beautiful building in the world. Jesus is addressing the disciples' question "what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end (sunteleia related to telos) of the age?” (Mt 24:3-note) Notice also that (contrary to what a number of writers suggest) Jesus is not speaking of the "end" of the Temple nor of the end of the world, but of the end of the age. 25:12; Matt. Any of these cares may cause a surfeit and a drunkenness wherefore, “take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life,” —. 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