1 Jesus went out from the Temple, and was going on His way. His disciples came to Him to show Him the buildings of the Temple.
2 But he told them, “Do you see all these buildings? Truly I say to you, they will be so completely demolished that not one stone will be left on top of another!”
3 As He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered them, “Be careful that no one deceives you.
<Here Jesus is giving signs which are in the same order as the Horses of Revelation! The White Horse symbolizes a great false church and Anti-Christ, the second, the Red Horse represents war; the third horse is the Black Horse of famine, inflation and lack of goods, the last (4th) horse is the Pale Horse of death.>
5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray."
<He means that many would come using His name, saying Jesus is the Christ and deceive many. This is false Christianity and not false pagan religions being discussed.>
6 "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren't troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places. 8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains."
The Plain Truth Version of the Holy Bible by Bob Barney with all the words of God in RED In their PROPER ORDER! My notes in italics and within < > ….
By Bob Barney
In the coming months, I will spend quite a bit of time on Matthew 24, and the message and warnings that Jesus gave his disciples, and ultimately us concerning the 'end times' and His return to earth to rule as king and bring world peace at last to this embattled planet. There are literally dozens of different messages covered in the 24th chapter of Matthew, known as the olivet prophecy. I have always thought that earthquakes that he was talking about would strike America and the people of God more during the last few years of man's rule; not that there would be more earthquake activity in general. I had mistakenly believed that the number of earthquakes would remain basically the same, but that unlike before, serious earthquakes would occur more in different places in America and the Middle east than usual, but I have concluded recently that is not what Jesus is saying... He said earthquakes in VARIOUS places, hinting on the number of them increasing significantly, noticeably everywhere! Well, scientist will tell you that there isn't more earthquakes than before, we just have better record keeping in the past 200 years. Is this really a fact?
During some internet research lately I came across the chart below, provided by non other than the US Geological Survey. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The above chart proves beyond the shadow of doubt that earthquake activity is exploding. We had more earthquakes from 2001-2010, than we had the previous 100 years (1901-2000). This is an incredible figure that should have scientist worried and wondering. I doubt it does, but those of us who understand that Jesus Christ is the LORD Yahweh of the Holy Bible, He is the God who created this earth and universe and is the all powerful; all knowing Creator God; who walked this planet as a man some 2,000 years ago, knew the future and what would happen throughout the ages. His predictions are uncanny in their accuracy. He predicted not only the 'signs of the times,' with weather and geological disturbances, He also predicted which nations would be doing what things at the end time. He predicted that Jews would return to Palestine, something that took 1900 more years to happen. He predicted wars that would kill billions, famines that would kill equally the same number, and exactly where this last events would take place.
The map here is current earthquake activity worldwide of the previous 7 days.... Pay attention to the warnings that Jesus gave to his followers. Pay close attention, and we will see over the next few months all the things that He predicted, and the insight He had for our day....
For example ….. Did you know that Jesus predicted that a false great Christian Church would emerge and be one of the end times perpetrators of the final holocaust? Did you know He predicted the rise of the Muslim world, and that China would have a 200 million man army? Remember this was predicted when there probably wasn't 100 million people on earth. Stay with us, in the next few weeks on our series on Matthew 24 and the rest of Jesus' warnings.