Luke 19:44 – And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
In today’s message Yahushua spoke a prophecy which we know did come to true in 70AD where Jerusalem was completely destroyed and nothing was left of it. Some of the inhabitants who heeded to Yahushua’ warning knew destruction was on hand and they fed for their lives to the mountains, jumping from roof to roof not taking anything, just with the clothes that were on them. But those who did not, not one among them were saved. It is said bodies of men, women and children were hung on wooden poles / blocks removed from door frames or anything they found, such that no spare wood was found which they did not use. Records estimate about 1.1 million Jews were killed during that siege with 90,000 taken captive. A Jew writes during the killing the Roman soldiers climbed over piles of dead bodies to kill those alive.
If one studies the prophecy in detail one would realize some parts of it were not fulfilled in the event that took place in 70AD. It is not that the prophecy failed. This prophecy like some others had a dual fulfillment. This prophecy is actually concerning the end days when Satan is set loose and his army destroys even person who believes in the Lord Yahushua Mashiach/Christ. This is just after the Rapture wherein the Elect will be taken up (not all but only the select, it also does not mean they go up but transfigure into spirit beings; remember earth is round, Heaven is a spiritual world and not a place in the sky).
One may think the Lord wants us to be alert and ready for the end days are at hand.
Most may have heard the parable of the mischievous shepherd boy who shouted ‘wolf, wolf’ time and again and made the villagers come running just to have a hearty laugh. But when the wolf really came and he shouted ‘wolf, wolf’ no one came to help and the wolf devoured the sheep.
Today’s message does not say they were not aware of the danger but says they did not know the time of danger. One would say Yahushua stated no one knows the end other than God the Father (including the Holy Spirit).
The Lord Yahushua Mashiach / Christ as man was 100 percent man with no God powers. The powers He had were because He had the image of God in Him (Son of God) and by the working of the Holy Spirit in Him. When we work to overcome sin the power of which Yahushua demonstrated starts to also work through us. Also all that Yahushua knew were through the study and revelation of scriptures. Since the exact date when the world will end is not given in scriptures therefore Yahushua did not know. But that does not mean He was blind or ignorant of when it would happen.
When Yahushua was asked when all will end Yahushua did not just say ‘I do not know’, we see He spoke of events and conditions which will lead to the end, He also spoke of seasons.
Would we say in winter the sun will shine bright or in summer it will snow? We know when summer starts and when winter or rainy season starts. We may not know the exact date but we know at least which months to expect it. Imagine a person shouting in summer that it will snow. It will soon become like the case of the shepherd boy where no one heeded to him when it actually happened.
What is happening is the classic case of the shepherd boy where people m shout wolf, wolf every two days just to make the Christians to ignore the actual time of problem. So we see this shouting on the roof top is actually leading people not to study scriptures and be aware of the danger but working to get people to ignore the actual danger and be destroyed. We see Paul warned about this in his letter to Thessalonians.
So let us no hear people shouting end is near but study scriptures to understand the time and learn to discern the seasons.
Lord You are a God full of Wisdom which cannot be measured and there is no way your children would lack wisdom. The first thing You do when your children return to You, You bless them with the Spirit of Truth, who leads them to knowledge, wisdom and understanding of your Kingdom. Lord we pray your people be truly baptized in the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of Truth. Let them thirst for revelation of scriptures and know the time of danger when it is at hand…
This prayer we make in Yahushua’ Name, Amen.
Hosea 4:6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
4 And Yahushua answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall become cold.
13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a testimony to all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them who are in Judaea flee to the mountains:
17 Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe to them that are with child, and to them that nurse infants in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight may not be in the winter, neither on the sabbath:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For false Christs will arise, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wherever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things shall be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so also will be the coming of the Son of man.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh.