I was reading in Matthew 24 today and I came across several verses that tied together and really came alive for me. I don’t pretend to know when the Lord will come again, but these verses give me comfort.
Therefore when you see the Abomination of Desolation which was spoken through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)
vs. 16 Then those who are in Judea must flee into the mountains.
I just finished reading Revelation a couple of weeks ago so this immediately jumped out at me as the Remnant left of Israel.
vs. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
vs. 29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, ANDTHE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
vs. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.
After I read that a couple of verses down vs. 32 stood out and I felt alerted to something new.
vs. 32 Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;
vs. 33 so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.
I don’t need to wonder or worry or speculate when will He return. First of all I know that He will. Secondly I know that first the SUN MUST BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT AND THE STARS WILL FALL FROM THE SKY. THE SON OF MAN WILL APPEAR IN THE SKY. He will come on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. Amen.