Eschatology in the Bible 7: The Trumpet and the Gathering in Mat. 24

I refer to King James version of the Bible. Please use your own bible if you find KJV difficult to understand, for your own convenience. 

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It has been several days since I last blogged, but this is probably the way in a active Christian life, even if it does not mean to run down venue doors. Christian life is so much more than that.

I had plans to write about the parable of the fig tree in this post, but I saw that verse 31 of Matthew 24 was slightly a bigger topic than I expected, so I will take verse 31 alone here in this post.

In my previous blog posts, you can read how Jesus presented the events that happen before and which led to the destruction of Jerusalem, in Matthew 24. You’ve also been reading historical writings that this events actually happened in the days immediately before the year  AD 70.

We will now turn to verse 31 in Matthew 24, which speaks of the event’s actual coming and its immediate consequence: the beginning of the universal salvation.

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: (Matt.24:31) 

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Eschatology in the Bible 6: The end in Matt. 24

Thoughtful Jesus. He knew what would happen to Jerusalem.

So far, the time of Jesus’ explanation was something like this: • The disciples seek an answer to when these things will happen (Matthew 24:3). • Jesus warns them that “none must seduce” them when these things will happen (Matthew 24 :4-5). • He says that the early signs means “the end is not yet” (Matthew 24:6). • He declares that the early signs are “just the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8). • He declares that “for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). Now we will look at the “end” in verses 29 and 30, first verse 29.
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