Bruce Warner (17 June 2011)
"READING SCRIPTURE 'IN REVERSE' TO UNDERSTAND ITS MEANING......"

Dear Doves,
 
Read the following Scriptural verses of Luke 21 'in reverse' to understand their meaning in relation to each other:
 
Luke 21:
(36) "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."
(35) "For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
(31) "So you also, WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS HAPPENING, know that the Kingdom of God is near.
(28) "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR."
(27) "THEN THEY WILL SEE the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
(25) "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;"
(24) "And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
(23) "For there will be great distress (tribulation) in the land and wrath upon this people."
(22) "For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled."
(20) "But WHEN YOU SEE Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near."
 
It is imperative to 'note the order' in which THESE THINGS WE ARE TO WATCH FOR are given to us in Scripture. Scripture tells us that WE WILL SEE THESE THINGS HAPPENING BEFORE the Kingdom of God and our redemption draws near.
 
We will see Jerusalem surrounded by armies.
We will see the desolation of Jerusalem during the days of vengeance that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
We will see the tribulation of Israel and wrath upon the Hebrew people.
We will see Jerusalem trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
We will see signs in the sun, moon, stars and the roaring of the sea.
Then we will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud for our redemption to the Kingdom of God where we will stand before the Son of Man.
 
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!
 
Bruce Warner