EAGLE SAINTS ARE ASCENDING
(Mat 24:1-3) And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples [Gk: learners, pupils] came to him for to shew him the [physical] buildings [to show him the beauty of that which was built up for the worship of God] of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? [Do you not see all these physical things, not as the physical things that they are, but as types and shadows (merely incomplete representations) of beautiful spiritual things] verily [truth] I say unto you [(this earthly temple is corrupt)], There shall not be left here one stone upon another [i.e., one hard thing built up upon another hard thing, referring to hardness of our hearts outwardly manifested by our doctrines, and proudly built up (erected - exalted) upon the foundation of that hardness of our hearts – for God is all the softness of Love], that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives [as a king displaying dominion over the prophetic fruit of the olive trees, i.e., men], the disciples came unto him privately [separated from the unbelieving multitude, and seeking an interpretation of the tongue], saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy [second] coming, and of the end of the world [Gk: aion; this world, this age] [the world, this age as we know it, prior to the 1,000 year Millennium]?
(1 Cor 6:19) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
thrown down = Gk: loosened down (disintegrated), (by implic.) demolished: destroyed, dissolved.
(Mat 24:6-8) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you [a warning of the first seal and the first horseman of the Apocalypse: Rev 6:1,2]. For many shall come in my name [Gk: a "name" (lit. or fig.) (in my) authority, character], saying, I am Christ [Gk: anointed]; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars [the second seal and second horseman of the Apocalypse: Rev 6:3,4] see that ye not be troubled [Gk: frightened]: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines [Gk: (through the idea of destitution); a scarcity of food: - dearth, famine, hunger], and pestilences [Gk: plagues (lit.) diseases] [the third seal and the third horseman of the Apocalypse: Rev 6:5,6], and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows [Gk: pangs or throes, especially of childbirth: pain, sorrow, travail].
deceive = Gk: to cause to roam (from safety, truth, or virtue): go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way /// a straying from orthodoxy or piety: deceit, delusion, error.
destitution = Dict: synonyms: hardship, impoverishment, poverty, need, misery.
(Mat 24:9-14) Then [the fourth seal and the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse: Rev 6:7,8] shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake [a time shall come when "Christianity" will be hated by the world as "Judaism" has been, but much more intensely]. And then shall many [professing Christians] be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity [Gk: lawlessness, unrighteousness] shall abound [Gk: increase, multiply], the love of many shall wax cold [for Christ: "stony ground" pseudo-believers: Mark 4:16,17]. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom [of love] shall be preached in all the world [Gk: land, globe] for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
afflicted = Gk: pressure: affliction, anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble /// to crowd.
offended = Gk: "scandalized"; entrapped, tripped up (fig.) stumble or enticed to sin, into apostasy.
saved = sos; ("safe"); to save, delivered or protected: healed, preserved, be made whole.
THE GREAT TRIBULATION
SOME OF US SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TO GOD (REV 12:5) PRIOR TO THIS
(Mat 24:15-22) When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation [highly probable: a woman president of the United States, i.e., a modernized cultural equivalency of being the high priest – not a good thing], spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand [as humans do] in the holy place [but noticeably not in the "most holy place"], (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house [but flee down the outside stairs]: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day [a day of very limited restricted travel, i.e., they are still under the Law - only]: For then shall be great tribulation [the fifth seal of great tribulation: Rev 6:9-11; 7:9-17: nuclear warfare], such as was not since the beginning of the world [Gk: kosmos; "cosmos"] [universe] to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
abomination = Gk: a detestation, (specifically) idolatry /// (to stink); to be disgusted, detest (especially of idolatry).
idol = Dict: 1. an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed. 2. any person or thing blindly adored or revered: a matinee idol.
desolation = Gk: to lay waste: (bring to, make) desolate, come to nought /// lonesome, waste: desert, desolate, solitary, wilderness
Commentary: "but for the elect’s sake" = perhaps for preserving the physical capability of having many more children and thus many more Christian converts during the Millennium, because during that 1,000 year interval, we shall be preaching and teaching from glorified spiritual bodies.
A REVIEW OF THE DECEPTION OF STRONG DELUSION, A FIRM WARNING…
AND A PICTURE OF THE EAGLE SAINTS ASCENDING
(Mat 24:23-28) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets [deceivers, sowers of "strong delusion" 2 Thes 2:11], and shall shew great signs and wonders ["signs and lying wonders" 2 Thes 2:9]; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect [and that is not possible for we have received the indwelling Holy Spirit]. Behold, I have told you before [it has come to pass]. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and [instantly] shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be [i.e., he shall come out of man, as he did upon his first advent]. For wheresoever the carcase is [Gk: ruin, lifeless body: dead body, corpse], there will the eagles [versus "vultures" NIV] be gathered together [Gk: sunago; assembled].
(Rom 8:18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. [additional ref: "to be glorified in his saints" 2 Thes 1:10; "glorified in you" 2 Thes 1:12]
Commentary: "gathered together" = In this verse (Mat 24:28) the Greek word "sunago" is employed meaning "assembled" as found with like positive referents to "the wheat" (Mat 13:30). Whereas the Greek word "sullego" is also translated "gathered together;" however, "sullego" means "collected" and is employed twice to refer to "the tares" (Mat 13:29,30), thus providing more contextual evidence that our Lord is herein speaking positively about His eagle saints ascending rather than the negative "vultures" (a completely opposite NIV mistranslation) who live and prosper upon the dead.
(Isa 40:31) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up [Heb: to ascend] with wings [the wings of God, representing the O.T. and the N.T.: Exo 19:4] as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint [Joel 2:1-11]. [Praise God. Thank you Lord]
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THE SIXTH SEAL (REV 6:12-17), THE FEAST OF ATONEMENT CELEBRATION:
VERY BAD FOR THEM (JOEL 2:1,2)
(Mat 24:29,30) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven [in us] with power and great glory.