The Signs of the Coming of the Messiah

Now, let’s go back to the beginning of the chapter.  In Matthew 24:3,  Jesus was asked three separate questions:

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

The first question is:  what will be the sign of Your coming?

The second question is:  what will be the sign of the end of the age?

The third question is: when will these things be?

Jesus added two sets of information which the disciples did not ask about, which are: what needs to have happened already before the actual sign occur?  and what you need to avoid believing concerning the second coming?

So, let’s analyse all of these five points but in a different order:

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سفر الخروج – الإصحاح الأول

 هَذِهِ هِيَ أسْماءُ أبْناءِ إسْرائِيلَ الَّذِينَ ذَهَبُوا إلَى مِصرَ مَعَ يَعقُوبَ وَمَعَ عائِلاتِهِمْ: رَأُوبَيْنُ وَشِمْعُونُ وَلاوِي وَيَهُوذا وَيَسّاكَرُ وَزَبُولُونُ وَبَنْيامِيْنُ وَدانٌ وَنَفتالِي وَجادٌ وَأشِيرُ. وَكانَ مَجمُوعُ أفْرَادِ نَسلِ يَعقُوبَ سَبعِينَ. وَعاشَ يُوسُفُ فِي مِصرَ.

وَماتَ يُوسُفُ وَإخوَتُهُ وَكُلُّ ذَلِكَ الجِيلِ. وَأمّا بَنُو إسْرائِيلَ فَقَدْ أثْمَرُوا وَازدادَ عَدَدُهُمْ. فَكَثُرُوا جِدّاً وَصارُوا أقْوِياءَ حَتَّى إنَّ الأرْضَ امْتَلأتْ مِنْهُمْ.

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