d. The Great Tribulation and His Coming
  1. But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that her desolation has drawn near.
  2. Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those in her midst get out, and let not those in the country enter into her,
  3. Because these are days of vengeance, that all the things written may be fulfilled.
  4. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those nursing babies in those days, for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people.
  5. And they will fall by the edge of the sword and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
  6. And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth anguish of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the billows,
  7. Men fainting from fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
  8. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
e. The Disciples’ Redemption and
the Overcomers’ Rapture
  1. And when these things begin to happen, stand erect and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
  2. And He told them a parable: Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
  3. As soon as they sprout leaves, you see it and know of yourselves that the summer is already near.
  4. So also you, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.
  5. Truly I tell you that this generation shall by no means pass away until all things happen.
  6. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.
  7. But take heed to yourselves lest perhaps your hearts be weighed down with debauchery and drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day come upon you suddenly as a snare.
  8. For it will come in upon all those dwelling on the face of all the earth.
  9. But be watchful at every time, beseeching that you would prevail to escape all these things which are about to happen and stand before the Son of Man.
2. Teaching Daily in the Temple
  1. Now during the day He was in the temple teaching, but during the night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet.
  2. And all the people would come early in the morning to Him in the temple to hear Him.