Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ’s first coming, so both testaments are filled with references to the second coming of Christ. One scholar has estimated that there are 1,845 references to Christ’s second coming in the Old Testament, where 1 … More
We find in this passage a definite description of the Second Coming of the Son of Man. It is going to be preceded by huge catastrophe events in nature (vv. 24-25). Then Jesus is going to come in the clouds in great power and great glory (v. 26). He will send His angels to gather his people from all over the earth, to set up the Millennial Kingdom (vv. 27-29).
The interpretation of the phrase “this generation shall not pass, til all these things be done,” has caused much comment over the years (vv. 30-32). It would seem that the word “generation” means Jewish race. The Jewish nation will not pass away until all of these things are fulfilled. This certainly takes on added meaning as we remember Hitler’s determination to destroy all Jews. Jesus also states that He does not even know the day or the hour when He will come again. We are like men who know that their master will come, but do not know when. We just need to live so that it does not matter when He comes, but will be ready to meet Him face to face. No one can predict by Scripture or by science the exact day of His return. Jesus is teaching that preparation, not calculation is needed.
In Jesus’ day the world seemed concrete, dependable and permanent. Presently, many people fear the destruction of the earth by a nuclear war. Jesus tells us, however, that even if the earth passes away the truth of His words will never be changed or abolished. God and His Word provide the only stability in our unstable world. How foolish it is for us to spend all our time learning about this temporary world and accumulating its possessions, while neglecting the Bible and its eternal truths!
Months of planning go into a wedding, the birth of a child, the purchase of a home or a career change. Do I place the same importance on preparing for Christ’s return which is the most important event that may happen in my life time? It’s results will not just be for a life time but for all eternity.
"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
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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”