What does Ezekiel 38 say will happen in the end-times?
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This post will begin a series of posts that will relate to the end of times scenario that the Bible discusses. The men who are shown in the accompanying videos are highly respected as to their knowledge of the end times.
Click onto the following link or highlighted words to see the video on Matthew 24 on the blog. The written comments in the post may also be found in the following verses of scripture.
Consider the video and written comments that relate to Matthew Chapter 24.
Matthew 24 – The Rapture Of Jesus, Or His Second Coming.
Consider Matthew 24:20: “And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.”
The discussion is between Jesus and Jews. Gentiles would not have had the same understanding of the Sabbath that was so very important to Jews.
Exodus 31:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’”
Matthew 24:1-14 New King James Version (NKJV)
Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple
1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
3 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?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Consider verse 8. “The beginning of sorrows.” This may very well be the time that the whole world is experiencing now, with the offenses being directed toward the people of the Earth who know the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, who are Jews and Christians. This period of time will precede the time of the tribulation. The events of Ezekiel 38-39 also relate to “the beginning of sorrows.”
Consider verse 21, which relates to the conditions that will be present during the time of the Great Tribulation. Consider the severity of those conditions.
Matthew 24:21 New King James Version (NKJV)
21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
As we continue with this study of the end times, it is important for us to understand the significance of a key verse of scripture, as follows. In those words we find great comfort for the times that may soon come upon our world. The verse will be used frequently in this study. Consider the words “carefully.”
Ephesians 5:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
” Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her”