Before Jesus ascended to heaven He made a promise to return. He described events preceding His coming in a prophecy given to His disciples on the Mt. of Olives, recorded in Matthew 24, Luke 21 & Mark 13.
He spoke of a time of great tribulation for the Jews that would last almost 2,000 years, then ‘after the tribulation of those days’ there would be more signs prior to His second coming, signs that are unfolding around us.
15 So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination of desolation,’ described by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand),
This passage requires an understanding of Daniel 11:31 which refers to the ‘abomination of desolation’
For detailed explanation of Daniel 11, see –
A quote from Joel 3:15 – expanded in Revelation to reveal key events prior to Jesus’ return. The signs in the ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ concern rulers and nations (political heavens).
These are the signs for the last generation –
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30At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
32Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branches become tender and sprout leaves, you know that summer is near. 33So also, when you see all these things, you will know that He is near, right at the door. 34Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.
The chart below lines us the prophecies from the Mt. of Olives with those in Revelation – click on chart to enlarge size
The signs are in place that show Jesus is returning soon. Now is the time to align your life with His and be part of eternity.
See also: Revelation the Time is at Hand