When we use the term “Prophecy” we are speaking of future events. The time known as “The Tribulation Period” is a seven year period that immediately precedes the return of Christ and the millennial kingdom of His rule which lasts for 1000 years. It will be … More
Some writers feel that this particular portion of scripture deals with events that happened during the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. However, it seems that the complete fulfillment of Jesus’ prediction is yet future during the great tribulation at the end of this age. Jesus takes the old phrase “the abomination of desolation” from Daniel 9:27 and uses it to describe the terrible things that are about to happen (vv. 14-21). In His warning He says that at the first signs the people should flee and not even wait to pick up their things. It is interesting to note that in the destruction of Jerusalem the people did just the opposite. They crowded into Jerusalem and death came in ways that are almost beyond description. This prediction certainly has a striking parallel to the description Josephus gives about the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. However, the complete fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy awaits the great tribulation at the end of this age.
Jesus warns how it will be easy for Christians to be deceived about the Lord’s return (vv. 22-23). In fact in the end times the deceivers arguments and proofs will be so convincing that it will be difficult not to fall away from Christ. Some of the ways to discern these false teachers is to check them out by asking the following questions:
What is the most exciting thing about the Lord’s return to me? What questions would I like to ask Jesus about the end time? The most important thing is to be ready when He comes.
"But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! Pray that it may not happen in winter. For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be. And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days. And then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand."
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Mark 10:1-12Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?
Mark 10:13-22Possessions don’t help you obtain eternal life
Mark 10:23-31Hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of God
Mark 10:32-45Willingness to give extra service
Mark 10:46-52Every male Jew must attend passover
Mark 11:1-11Jesus rides a donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
Mark 11:12-18Jesus said the temple is a den of thieves
Mark 11:19-26Jesus cursed the fig tree and it dried up
Mark 11:27-33Jesus questioned on His authority
Mark 12:1-12Jesus tells about the owner of a vineyard
Mark 12:13-17Pharisees ask Jesus about paying poll tax
Mark 12:18-27Whose wife shall she be in the resurrection?
Mark 12:28-34"You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Mark 12:35-44Jesus makes a series of charges against the scribes
Mark 13:1-13Prediction of "the time of Tribulation”
Mark 13:14-23False teachers in the end times
Mark 13:24-32A description of the Second Coming
Mark 13:33-37We must not be found sleeping
Mark 14:1-9Jesus anointed with perfume
Mark 14:10-16Judas arranges for Jesus betrayal
Mark 14:17-26Lord’s Supper replaces the Passover
Mark 14:27-31Peter’s heart was in the right place
Mark 14:32-42Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane
Mark 14:43-52Judas’ arrival to betray Jesus
Mark 14:53-65Jesus is brought before the Sanhedrin
Mark 14:66-72Peter denies his Lord three times
Mark 15:1-5Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate
Mark 15:6-15Barabbas is released
Mark 15:16-23Simon commanded to carry the cross
Mark 15:24-32Jesus nailed to the cross
Mark 15:33-41Jesus "gave up the ghost”
Mark 15:42-47Joseph places Jesus in the tomb
Mark 16:1-8Angel says Jesus is risen
Mark 16:9-14A reluctance to believe
Mark 16:15-20"Go ye into all the world”