Alan Clark (18 Feb 2011)
"Re: Bruce-WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN, LOOK UP BECAUSE YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR"
Matthew 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see ALL these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Thanks Bruce I agree and look at verse 33 and the preceding verses of Matthew 24. ALL these things are happening!
Bruce Warner (17 Feb 2011)
" "WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN, LOOK UP BECAUSE YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR" "
(Luke 21:28) tells us, "when theses things begin to happen, look up and
lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
This means that "our redemption" occurs SOON AFTER "these
things", which are told as 'signs' to 'watch' for before our redemption
"begin to happen".
"These things" that are the 'signs' which we are told to 'watch' for
are given to us beginning with:
First: (Luke 21:20) tells us that, "when you see Jerusalem surrounded by
armies, then you will know its desolation is near."
Next: (Luke 21:22) warns us that if you are in Judea (Israel) to leave, and
those who are not in Judea (Israel) to not enter the country: "let those
who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country
Next: (Luke 21:22) tells us why, "for these are the days of (God's)
vengeance..." upon Israel.
Next: (Luke 21:23) tells us, "For there will be great tribulation in the
land (of Israel) and wrath upon this (Jewish) people."
Next: (Luke 21:25) tells us, "there will be signs in the sun, in the moon,
and in the stars"
Next: (Luke 21:27) tells us, "then they will see the Son of Man coming in a
cloud with power and great glory."
Then: (Luke 21:28) tells us, "Now when these things begin to happen , look
up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
The above Scriptures are telling us that the 'great tribulation' BEGINS in
Israel while 'The Church' is still on earth, and then AFTER our 'redemption'
(rapture) the 'great tribulation' spreads to the rest of the whole world.
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!