30-70AD The Tribulation according to Jesus

MATTHEW

Matthew 22:41-26:4
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto 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 divers 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 of 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 wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not 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 unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto 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 unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever 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 his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things 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 Noe 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 Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

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 doth come.

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MARK

Mark 12:35-14:1
And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son?
And the common people heard him gladly.

13:1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

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LUKE

Luke 20:41-21:38
And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

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30-70AD Matthew 23:13-39 The Seven Woes

Matthew 23:13-39

13"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.

15"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.

16"Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' 17You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18You also say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.' 19You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. 22And he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one who sits on it.

23"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

25"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

29"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' 31So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers!

33"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.

37"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. 38Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

New International Version

30-70AD Matthew 24:6 "Wars and rumors of wars"

Adapted from Catalogue of World Disasters Demonstrating Christ’s Kingdom and Coming in Vengeance upon the Roman World by Kurt Simmons,  The Sword & The Plow, Newsletter of the Bimillennial Preterist Association, Vol. XIV, No. 3 – March 2011, http://preteristcentral.com

 

60 AD

  • Britons revolt under Queen Boudicca; one hundred sixty-thousand Romans and Britons are slain: “They hung up naked the noblest and most distinguished women and then cut off their breasts and sewed them to their mouths, in order to make the victims appear to be eating them; afterwards they impaled the women on sharp skewers lengthwise through the entire body. All this they did to the accompaniment of sacrifices, banquets and wanton behavior, not only in all their other sacred places, but particularly in the grove of Andate. This was their name for Victory, and they regarded her with most exceptional reverence.” ~ Dio Cassius, LXII, vii

 

62 AD

  • Volageses, king of the Parthians defeats the Romans who temporarily lose Armenia. ~ Tacitus, Annals, XV, xvii.
  • Plautius Silvanus puts down revolts among the Sarmatae. ~ Henderson, Bernard W., The Life and Principate of the Emperor Nero, p. 225

 

63 AD

  • War with the Parthians resumes. ~ Tacitus, Annals, XV, xxiv

 

64 AD

  • Gladiators revolt in the town of Praeneste. ~ Tacitus, Annals, XV, xlvi.

 

  • Conspiracy to assassinate Nero and place Piso upon the throne is discovered; Nero begins a reign of terror – Lucan, Seneca, and many of Rome’s leading citizens suffer death over several years in a general political purge. ~ Tacitus, Annals, XV, lxviii-lxxii

 

66 AD

  • Vinician conspiracy to assassinate Nero discovered at Breventium; Corbulo and the brothers Scribonius compelled to commit suicide for doubtful participation in the plot. ~ Tacitius, Annals;  Dio Cassius, LXIII, xvii;  Seutonius, Nero, xxxvi
  • Revolt of Jews; destruction of fifth legion under Cestius.  ~ Josephus, War. II, vii-xx
  • Fifty-thousand Jews slain in Alexandria; twenty-thousand Jews slain in Caesarea. Syria turned into an armed camp, and Jews and Greeks slaughter one another, giving vent to long standing hatred between them. Josephus describes Syria as being filled with heaps of dead bodies.  ~ Josephus, War, II, xviii

 

68 AD

  • Beginning this year, the world saw five emperors in the space of one year and twenty-two days – Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian. ~ Dio Cassius, LXVI, xvii
  • Julius Vindex, leads revolt against Nero; 20,000 slain at Vesontio, Gaul. Vindex commits suicide. ~ Dio Cassius, LXIII, xxiv
  • Galba declared emperor by Roman senate; Nero decreed a public enemy; commits suicide (June 9). ~ Dio Cassius, LXIII, 29; Suetonius, Nero, VI, lxvii-ix
  • Galba sentences seven thousand soldiers to death for their part in a mutiny under Nymphidius, who attempted to persuade the praetorians to proclaim him Caesar in place of Galba; rest of mutinous troops decimated (every tenth man beaten to death with rods). ~ Dio Cassius, LXIII, iii; Tacitus, Histories, I vi

 

69 AD

  • Otho declared emperor by praetorian guard; Galba assassinated (Jan. 15); troops loot, and plunder city, murdering and killing at will; Otho was described as being carried to the capital over heaps of dead bodies while the forum still reeked with blood. ~ Tacitus, Histories, I, xlvii
  • Vitellius declared emperor in Germany; forces under Valens march from Germany to Italy, looting and extorting money as they go. Massacre of four thousand citizens at Divodurum. ~ Tacitus, Histories, I, lxiii, lxvi
  • Vitellius’ forces under Caecina in route to Italy plunder the Helvetii, destroying towns, and butchering thousands. ~ Tacitus, Histories, I, lxviii
  • Rhoxolani (Sarmatians) invade province of Moesia. ~ Tacitus, Histories, I, lxxix
  • Otho’s fleet sailed up the north-west coast like a pirate fleet, ravaging and murdering, burning, wasting, and spoiling cities. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, xii
  • The Riviera town of Albintimulium (Ventimiglia), on the frontier between France and Italy, was sacked; citizens tortured. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, xiii
  • Forty-thousand die in battles between Vitellius and Otho near Bedriacum; dead left unburied, were viewed almost forty days later by Vitellius who took joy at the ghastly sight. ~ Dio Cassius, LXIV, x
  • Otho commits suicide (April 16); Vitellius declared emperor by Roman senate. The victorious troops of Vitellius plunder Italy: “But the distress of Italy was now heavier and more terrible than that inflicted by war. The troops of Vitellius, scattering among the municipalities and colonies, indulged in every kind of robbery, theft, violence and debauchery. Their greed and venality knew no distinction between right and wrong; they respected nothing, whether sacred or profane. There were cases too where, under the disguise of soldiers, men murdered their personal enemies; and the soldiers in their turn, being acquainted with the country, marked out the best-stocked farms and the richest owners for booty or destruction, in case any resistance was made. The generals were subject to their troops and did not dare to forbid them.” ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lvi; Loeb. ed.
  • Revolt to liberate Gallic provinces; Aeduan cantons plundered. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lxi
  • Leading citizens ruined; whole communities devastated, providing for Vitellius’ banquets and sixty thousand soldiers in route to Rome. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lxii; lxxxvii
  • Colony of Taurini burned by mutinous soldiers. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lxvi.
  • Vespasian declared emperor in Syria (July) while making war against Jews. ~ Josephus, Wars, IV, x
  • Vitellius’ soldiers massacre unarmed civilians seven miles outside of Rome. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lxxxiii
  • Upon entering Rome, all military discipline is abandoned; Vitellius’ troops spread over the city, lodging wherever they liked and doing whatever mischief they pleased; inactivity, debauchery and unhealthy conditions result in disease and many deaths. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lxxxviii, xciii

 

70 AD

  • Vespasian’s forces invade Italy; Vicetia, birthplace of Caecina taken; Verona occupied. Antonius gives troops license to plunder civilians in the district around Cremona. ~ Tacitus, Histories, III, xv
  • City of Cremona surrenders; burned; fifty-thousand perished. The soil was so infected by blood of slain, army forced to move three miles away to avoid danger of pestilence. ~ Dio Cassius, LXIV, xv; Tacitus, Histories, III, xxxiv-v
  • Venutius, the king consort, leads British to depose Queen Cartimandua for adultery and attempting to install her lover in the throne; the throne was left to Venutius; the war to the Romans. ~ Tacitus, Histories, III, xlv
  • Germans, Gauls, and Celts revolt; Dio Casius mentions one battle where the river was dammed with the bodies of the fallen. ~ Dio Cassius LXV, iii;  Tacitus, Histories, III, xlvi;  Josephus, Wars, Preface, ii; VII, iv
  • Dacians (Sythians) invade Mysia. ~ Josephus, Wars, The Destruction of Jerusalem, Preface, ii; VII, iv;  Tacitus, Histories, III, xlvi
  • Vespasian suppresses revolt in Pontus. ~ Tacitus, Histories, III, xlvii-iii
  • Vespasian’s brother, Flavius Sabinus, besieged in temple of Jupiter Capitolinus by soldiers of Vitellus; capital burned and Sabinus murdered. A.D. 70 thus saw the destruction of the two greatest temples in the world – Jerusalem and Rome. ~ Tacitus, Histories, III lxxi-ii
  • Civil war reaches city of Rome; fifty-thousand slain in siege; city taken; Vitellius murdered (Dec. 22). ~ Dio Cassius, LXIV, xix;  Tacitus, Histories, III, lxxxxv
  • Cologne and Mainze fall to German rebels. ~ Tacitus, Histories, lix
  • Fort at Vetera besieged; four thousand slaughtered by the barbarians after surrendering under promises of security; those who escaped back to the camp were burned alive by Germans. ~ Tacitus, Histories, IV, lx
  • Germany was lost; all Roman forts burned, saved Mainze and Vendonissa. ~ Tacitus, Histories, IV, lxi
  • Spring 70 AD – Eight legions march into Germany and Gaul from Italy, one more from Britain and two from Spain, to retake for the empire. ~ Tacitus, Histories, IV, lxviii
  • Citizens of Cologne, loyal to Rome, massacre German soldiers quartered among them. The famous cohort at Zulpich was invited to a banquet where wine flowed freely; while buried in slumber in their cups, the doors of the banquet house were barred fast and burned to the ground upon them. ~ Tacitus, Histories, IV, lxxix
  • Jerusalem destroyed; its temple burned to the ground; city’s foundations dug up.  ~ Josephus, Wars, VI, ix
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30-70AD Matthew 24:7 "Famines"

 

PROPHECY
about 30AD
HISTORY
before the disappearrance of the Apostles, before 70AD

Mat 24:7-8
There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
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Mark 13:8
There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
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Luke 21:11
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
NIV

Acts 11:27-30 and Acts 12:25
During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.) 29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul. 12:25 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.
NIV
Galatians 2:9-10
James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. 10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
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1 Corinthians 16:1-4
Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. 3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem. 4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
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2 Corinthians 8:1-10:3
And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. 5 And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will. 6 So we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. 7 But just as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us — see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 10 And here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. 11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have. 13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. 14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality, 15 as it is written: "He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little." 16 I thank God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you. 17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative. 18 And we are sending along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his service to the gospel. 19 What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help. 20 We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. 21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. 22 In addition, we are sending with them our brother who has often proved to us in many ways that he is zealous, and now even more so because of his great confidence in you. 23 As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brothers, they are representatives of the churches and an honor to Christ. 24 Therefore show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our pride in you, so that the churches can see it. 9 There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the saints. 2 For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action. 3 But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove hollow, but that you may be ready, as I said you would be. 4 For if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we — not to say anything about you — would be ashamed of having been so confident. 5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given. 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 10 By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you — I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" when away! 2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world.
NIV
Romans 15:25-27 ~Paul to Romans, 55AD
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the saints there. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
NIV
Acts 24:17-18 ~Paul, around 60AD, came again to Jerusalem with food-gifts
"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
NIV
 
62 AD

Two hundred grain-ships destroyed by storm in the
harbor at Ostia; one hundred more destroyed by fire
while navigating the Tiber bringing grain to Rome.
Tacitus, Annals, XV, xviii
A Great famine in Armenia and Palestine. R.H. Charles,
Revelation, New International Critical Commentary, Vol.
I, 155

65 AD

Pestilence decimates Rome; Suetonius gives the number
of those cut down by the plague at thirty-thousand. The
pestilence was followed by a hurricane in Campania:
“Upon this year, disgraced by so many deeds of
shame, Heaven also set its mark by tempest and by
disease. Campania was wasted by a whirlwind
[hurricane], which far and wide wrecked the farms,
the fruit trees, and the crops, and carried its fury to
the neighbourhood of the capital, where all classes of
men were being decimated by a deadly epidemic.
No outward sign of a distempered air was visible.
Yet the houses were filled with lifeless bodies, the
streets with funerals. Neither sex nor age gave
immunity from danger; slaves and the free-born
populace alike were summarily cut down, amid the
laments of their wives and children, who, themselves
infected while tending or mourning the victims, were
often thrown upon the same pyre.” Tacitus, Annals,
XVI, xiii.

68 AD Grain shortage caused panic in Rome, aggravated by
Nero’s use of grain ships to import sand for his arena.
Suetonius, Nero, XLV
69 AD

Rhoxolani (Sarmatians) invade province of Moesia.
Tacitus, Histories, I, lxxix
Tiber floods; men are swept to death; tenements collapse,
killing occupants; famine ensues due to general
conditions and inability of grain ships to navigate Tiber.
Tacitus, Histories, I, lxxxvi
Otho commits suicide (April 16); Vitellius declared
emperor by Roman senate. The victorious troops of
Vitellius plunder Italy:
“But the distress of Italy was now heavier and more
terrible than that inflicted by war. The troops of Vitellius,
scattering among the municipalities and colonies,
indulged in every kind of robbery, theft, violence and
debauchery. Their greed and venality knew no
distinction between right and wrong; they respected
nothing, whether sacred or profane. There were cases too
where, under the disguise of soldiers, men murdered their
personal enemies; and the soldiers in their turn, being
acquainted with the country, marked out the best-stocked
farms and the richest owners for booty or destruction, in
case any resistance was made. The generals were subject
to their troops and did not dare to forbid them.” Tacitus,
Histories, II, lvi; Loeb. ed.
Leading citizens ruined; whole communities devastated,
providing for Vitellius’ banquets and sixty thousand
soldiers in route to Rome. Tacitus, Histories, II, lxii;
lxxxvii

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

30-70AD Matthew 24:7 "Pestilences"

 

PROPHECY
about 30AD
HISTORY (Fulfillment)
before the disappearrance of the Apostles, before 70AD

Mat 24:7
And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
NKJV

 

 

Luke 21:11
And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences;
NKJV

61 AD Pestilence in Asia and Ephesus. ~ R.H. Charles, Revelation, New International Critical Commentary, Vol. I, 155
65 AD Pestilence decimates Rome; Suetonius gives the number of those cut down by the plague at thirty-thousand. The pestilence was followed by a hurricane in Campania: “Upon this year, disgraced by so many deeds of shame, Heaven also set its mark by tempest and by disease. Campania was wasted by a whirlwind [hurricane], which far and wide wrecked the farms, the fruit trees, and the crops, and carried its fury to the neighbourhood of the capital, here all classes of men were being decimated by a deadly epidemic. No outward sign of a distempered air was visible. Yet the houses were filled with lifeless bodies, the streets with funerals. Neither sex nor age gave immunity from danger; slaves and the free-born populace alike were summarily cut down, amid the laments of their wives and children, who, themselves infected while tending or mourning the victims, were often thrown upon the same pyre.” ~ Tacitus, Annals, XVI, xiii.
69 AD Upon entering Rome, all military discipline is abandoned; Vitellius’ troops spread over the city, lodging wherever they liked and doing whatever mischief they pleased; inactivity, debauchery and unhealthy conditions result in disease and many deaths. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lxxxviii, xciii
70 AD Vespasian’s forces invade Italy; Vicetia, birthplace of Caecina taken; Verona occupied. Antonius gives troops license to plunder civilians in the district around Cremona. ~ Tacitus, Histories, III, xv  City of Cremona surrenders; burned; fifty-thousand perished. The soil was so infected by blood of slain, army forced to move three miles away to avoid danger of pestilence. ~ Dio Cassius, LXIV, xv; Tacitus, Histories, III, xxxiv-v
   
   
   

 

30-70AD: Matthew 24:7 "Earthquakes"

 

PROPHECY
about 30AD
HISTORY (Fulfillment)
before the disappearrance of the Apostles, before 70AD

30 AD

Matthew 24:7-8
There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
NIV
30 AD

Mark 13:8
There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
NIV

30 AD

Luke 21:11
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
NIV

30 AD
Matthew 27:50-54
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. 54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"   NIV
30 AD

Matthew 28:1-3
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
NIV

after 30 AD

Acts 4:31
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

NIV

Well after 30 AD

Acts 16:25-27
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose.
NIV

 

 

 

 

WORLD HISTORY

60 AD

The Lycus valley and cities of Pergamum, Laodicea, and Collosse destroyed by earthquakes. ~ Tacitus, Annals, XIV, Xxvii

63 AD

On the 5th of February, 63, the city of Pompeii was nearly engulfed by an earthquake. In 79 it would be completely buried by Vesuvius. ~ Tacitus, Annals, XV, xxii; Josephus, Ant., XX, vii, 2.
68 AD

A sudden eruption of the sea inundated Lycia, a port city in Turkey. ~ Dio Cassius, LXIII, xvii; Renen, Le Antichrist, IV, clxv

69 AD Leading citizens ruined; whole communities devastated, providing for Vitellius’ banquets and sixty thousand soldiers in route to Rome. ~ Tacitus, Histories, II, lxii; lxxxvii

 

 

30-70AD Catalogue of World Disasters

Adapted from Catalogue of World Disasters Demonstrating Christ’s Kingdom and Coming in Vengeance upon the Roman World by Kurt Simmons, The Sword & The Plow, Newsletter of the Bimillennial Preterist Association, Vol. XIV, No. 3 – March 2011, http://preteristcentral.com

 

Catalogue of World Disasters Demonstrating

Christ’s Kingdom and Coming in Vengeance upon the Roman World

Year Event in Roman Empire

AD 60 • Revolt of Britons under Queen Boudicca; one hundred

sixty-thousand Romans and Britons slain:

“They hung up naked the noblest and most

distinguished women and then cut off their breasts

and sewed them to their mouths, in order to make the

victims appear to be eating them; afterwards they

impaled the women on sharp skewers lengthwise

through the entire body. All this they did to the

accompaniment of sacrifices, banquets and wanton

behavior, not only in all their other sacred places, but

particularly in the grove of Andate. This was their

name for Victory, and they regarded her with most

exceptional reverence.” Dio Cassius, LXII, vii

• The Lycus valley and cities of Pergamum, Laodicea, and

Collosse destroyed by earthquakes. Tacitus, Annals, XIV,

xxvii

AD 61 • Pestilence in Asia and Ephesus. R.H. Charles,

Revelation, New International Critical Commentary, Vol.

I, 155

AD 62 • Romans defeated by Volageses, king of the Parthians;

temporarily lose Armenia. Tacitus, Annals, XV, xvii.

• Two hundred grain-ships destroyed by storm in the

harbor at Ostia; one hundred more destroyed by fire

while navigating the Tiber bringing grain to Rome.

Tacitus, Annals, XV, xviii

• The gymnasium in Rome was struck by lightning and

burned to the ground, reducing a statute of Nero which it

contained to a shapeless lump of bronze. Tacitus,

Annals, XV, xxii

• A Great famine in Armenia and Palestine. R.H. Charles,

Revelation, New International Critical Commentary, Vol.

I, 155

• Plautius Silvanus quells uprisings among the Sarmatae.

Henderson, Bernard W., The Life and Principate of the

Emperor Nero, p. 225

AD 63 • Nero’s wife, Poppaea, gives birth to a daughter, who died

in less than four months. This child represented the last

of Caesarean blood. With the death of Nero, the blood of

the Caesars would thus perish from earth. Tacitus,

Annals, XV, xxiii

• On the 5th of February, 63, the city of Pompeii was

nearly engulfed by an earthquake. In 79 it would be

completely buried by Vesuvius. Tacitus, Annals, XV,

9

xxii; Josephus, Ant., XX, vii, 2

• Resumption of war with Parthians. Tacitus, Annals, XV,

xxiv

AD 64 • The burning of Rome and almost the complete

destruction of the city. Rome was divided into 14

regions, of which four remained intact, three were leveled

to the ground; in the other seven nothing survived but a

few dilapidated houses. Tacitus, Annals, XV, xl

• Revolt of the gladiators in the town of Praeneste; Tacitus,

Annals, XV, xlvi.

• A huge naval disaster. Nero ordered the fleet to return to

Campania by a given date, with no allowance for hazards

of the sea. The helmsmen therefore, in spite of a raging

storm, put out from port and were destroyed. Tacitus,

Annals, XV, xlvi

• Conspiracy to assassinate Nero and place Piso upon the

throne is discovered; Nero begins a reign of terror –

Lucan, Seneca, and many of Rome’s leading citizens

suffer death over several years in a general political

purge. Tacitus, Annals, XV, lxviii-lxxii

AD 65 • A fire at Lyons, France, destroyed most of the colony; the

disaster was so pronounced, Seneca devoted a letter to the

fire, declaiming the fickleness of fortune and the

transitory nature of life. Epistle XCI

• Pestilence decimates Rome; Suetonius gives the number

of those cut down by the plague at thirty-thousand. The

pestilence was followed by a hurricane in Campania:

“Upon this year, disgraced by so many deeds of

shame, Heaven also set its mark by tempest and by

disease. Campania was wasted by a whirlwind

[hurricane], which far and wide wrecked the farms,

the fruit trees, and the crops, and carried its fury to

the neighbourhood of the capital, where all classes of

men were being decimated by a deadly epidemic.

No outward sign of a distempered air was visible.

Yet the houses were filled with lifeless bodies, the

streets with funerals. Neither sex nor age gave

immunity from danger; slaves and the free-born

populace alike were summarily cut down, amid the

laments of their wives and children, who, themselves

infected while tending or mourning the victims, were

often thrown upon the same pyre.” Tacitus, Annals,

XVI, xiii.

AD 66 • Vinician conspiracy to assassinate Nero discovered at

Breventium; Corbulo and the brothers Scribonius

compelled to commit suicide for doubtful participation in

the plot. Tactius, Annals, Dio Cassius, LXIII, xvii;

Seutonius, Nero, xxxvi

• Revolt of Jews; destruction of fifth legion under Cestius.

Josephus, War. II, vii-xx

• Fifty-thousand Jews slain in Alexandria; twenty-thousand

Jews slain in Caesarea. Syria turned into an armed camp,

10

and Jews and Greeks slaughter one another, giving vent

to long standing hatred between them. Josephus

describes Syria as being filled with heaps of dead bodies.

Josephus, War, II, xviii

AD 68 • Beginning this year, the world saw five emperors in the

space of one year and twenty-two days – Nero, Galba,

Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian. Dio Cassius, LXVI, xvii

• Grain shortage caused panic in Rome, aggravated by

Nero’s use of grain ships to import sand for his arena.

Suetonius, Nero, XLV

• A sudden eruption of the sea inundated Lycia, a port city

in Turkey. Dio Cassius, LXIII, xvii; Renen, Le Antichrist,

IV, clxv

• Julius Vindex, leads revolt against Nero; 20,000 slain at

Vesontio, Gaul. Vindex commits suicide. Dio Cassius,

LXIII, xxiv

• Galba declared emperor by Roman senate; Nero decreed

a public enemy; commits suicide (June 9). Dio Cassius,

LXIII, 29; Suetonius, Nero, VI, lxvii-ix

• Galba sentences seven thousand soldiers to death for their

part in a mutiny under Nymphidius, who attempted to

persuade the praetorians to proclaim him Caesar in place

of Galba; rest of mutinous troops decimated (every tenth

man beaten to death with rods). Dio Cassius, LXIII, iii;

Tacitus, Histories, I vi

AD 69 • Otho declared emperor by praetorian guard; Galba

assassinated (Jan. 15); troops loot, and plunder city,

murdering and killing at will; Otho was described as

being carried to the capital over heaps of dead bodies

while the forum still reeked with blood. Tacitus,

Histories, I, xlvii

• Vitellius declared emperor in Germany; forces under

Valens march from Germany to Italy, looting and

extorting money as they go. Massacre of four thousand

citizens at Divodurum. Tacitus, Histories, I, lxiii, lxvi

• Vitellius’ forces under Caecina in route to Italy plunder

the Helvetii, destroying towns, and butchering thousands.

Tacitus, Histories, I, lxviii

• Rhoxolani (Sarmatians) invade province of Moesia.

Tacitus, Histories, I, lxxix

• Tiber floods; men are swept to death; tenements collapse,

killing occupants; famine ensues due to general

conditions and inability of grain ships to navigate Tiber.

Tacitus, Histories, I, lxxxvi

• Otho’s fleet sailed up the north-west coast like a pirate

fleet, ravaging and murdering, burning, wasting, and

spoiling cities. Tacitus, Histories, II, xii

• The Riviera town of Albintimulium (Ventimiglia), on the

frontier between France and Italy, was sacked; citizens

tortured. Tactitus, Histories, II, xiii

• Forty-thousand die in battles between Vitellius and Otho

near Bedriacum; dead left unburied, were viewed almost

forty days later by Vitellius who took joy at the ghastly

sight. Dio Cassius, LXIV, x

11

• Otho commits suicide (April 16); Vitellius declared

emperor by Roman senate. The victorious troops of

Vitellius plunder Italy:

“But the distress of Italy was now heavier and more

terrible than that inflicted by war. The troops of Vitellius,

scattering among the municipalities and colonies,

indulged in every kind of robbery, theft, violence and

debauchery. Their greed and venality knew no

distinction between right and wrong; they respected

nothing, whether sacred or profane. There were cases too

where, under the disguise of soldiers, men murdered their

personal enemies; and the soldiers in their turn, being

acquainted with the country, marked out the best-stocked

farms and the richest owners for booty or destruction, in

case any resistance was made. The generals were subject

to their troops and did not dare to forbid them.” Tacitus,

Histories, II, lvi; Loeb. ed.

• Revolt to liberate Gallic provinces; Aeduan cantons

plundered. Tacitus, Histories, II, lxi

• Leading citizens ruined; whole communities devastated,

providing for Vitellius’ banquets and sixty thousand

soldiers in route to Rome. Tacitus, Histories, II, lxii;

lxxxvii

• Colony of Taurini burned by mutinous soldiers. Tacitus,

Histories, II, lxvi.

• Vespasian declared emperor in Syria (July) while making

war against Jews. Josephus, Wars, IV, x

• Vitellius’ soldiers massacre unarmed civilians seven

miles outside of Rome. Tacitus, Histories, II, lxxxiii

• Upon entering Rome, all military discipline is abandoned;

Vitellius’ troops spread over the city, lodging wherever

they liked and doing whatever mischief they pleased;

inactivity, debauchery and unhealthy conditions result in

disease and many deaths. Tacitus, Histories, II, lxxxviii,

xciii

AD 70 • Vespasian’s forces invade Italy; Vicetia, birthplace of

Caecina taken; Verona occupied. Antonius gives troops

license to plunder civilians in the district around

Cremona. Tacitus, Histories, III, xv

• City of Cremona surrenders; burned; fifty-thousand

perished. The soil was so infected by blood of slain, army

forced to move three miles away to avoid danger of

pestilence. Dio Cassius, LXIV, xv; Tacitus, Histories, III,

xxxiv-v

• Venutius, the king consort, leads British to depose Queen

Cartimandua for adultery and attempting to install her

lover in the throne; the throne was left to Venutius; the

war to the Romans. Tacitus, Histories, III, xlv

• Germans, Gauls, and Celts revolt; Dio Casius mentions

one battle where the river was dammed with the bodies of

the fallen. Dio Cassius LXV, iii; Tacitus, Histories, III,

xlvi; Josephus, Wars, Preface, ii; VII, iv

• Dacians (Sythians) invade Mysia. Josephus, Wars,

12

______________

The Destruction of Jerusalem

Preface, ii; VII, iv; Tacitus, Histories, III, xlvi

• Vespasian suppresses revolt in Pontus. Tacitus, Histories,

III, xlvii-iii

• Vespasian’s brother, Flavius Sabinus, besieged in temple

of Jupiter Capitolinus by soldiers of Vitellus; capital

burned and Sabinus murdered. A.D. 70 thus saw the

destruction of the two greatest temples in the world –

Jerusalem and Rome. Tacitus, Histories, III lxxi-ii

• Civil war reaches city of Rome; fifty-thousand slain in

siege; city taken; Vitellius murdered (Dec. 22). Dio

Cassius, LXIV, xix; Tacitus, Histories, III, lxxxxv

• Cologne and Mainze fall to German rebels. Tacitus,

Histories, lix

• Fort at Vetera besieged; four thousand slaughtered by the

barbarians after surrendering under promises of security;

those who escaped back to the camp were burned alive by

Germans. Tacitus, Histories, IV, lx

• Germany was lost; all Roman forts burned, saved Mainze

and Vendonissa. Tactius, Histories, IV, lxi

• Spring AD 70 – Eight legions march into Germany and

Gaul from Italy, one more from Britain and two from

Spain, to retake for the empire. Tacitus, Histories, IV,

lxviii

• Citizens of Cologne, loyal to Rome, massacre German

soldiers quartered among them. The famous cohort at

Zulpich was invited to a banquet where wine flowed

freely; while buried in slumber in their cups, the doors of

the banquet house were barred fast and burned to the

ground upon them. Tacitus, Histories, IV, lxxix

• Jerusalem destroyed; its temple burned to the ground;

city’s foundations dug up. Josephus, Wars, VI, ix 

30-70AD Matthew 24:9 "Persecutions"

PROPHECY
before 30AD
HISTORY
before the disappearance of the Apostles, before 70AD
Matthew 24:9-10 ~Jesus to Disciples
"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,…”
NIV

Matthew 10:16-23
I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 "Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their ynagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
NIV

Matthew 23:33-36 ~Jesus to Pharisees, 30AD
"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.
NIV

Luke 11:49-51 ~Jesus to the Pharisees, 30AD
God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.' 50 Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world, 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.
NIV

Mark 13:9-13 ~Jesus to Disciples, 30AD
"You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. 11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
12 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 13 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
NIV

Luke 21:12-19 ~Jesus to Disciples, 30AD
They will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 This will result in your being witnesses to them. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 All men will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By standing firm you will gain life.
NIV

John 15:18-20
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
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John 16:1-4
"All this I have told you so that you will not go astray. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember that I warned you. I did not tell you this at first because I was with you.
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1 John 3:13-14
Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
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Acts 21:8-15
We reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. 10 After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, "The Holy Spirit says, 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.'" 12 When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done." 15 After this, we got ready and went up to Jerusalem.
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Acts 4:1-24
The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail … 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family. 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them... 18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. … 21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God…
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Acts 5:17-42
The high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life." 21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin — the full assembly of the elders of Israel — and sent to the jail for the apostles. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 "We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside." 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this. 25 Then someone came and said, "Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people." 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them. 27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood." 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead — whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. 34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while. 35 Then he addressed them: "Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. 36 Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing. 37 After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered. 38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God." 40 His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. 42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.
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Acts 6:9-8:5
Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)-Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. These men began to argue with Stephen, 10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke. 11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God." 12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, "This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us." 15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel. 7 Then the high priest asked him, "Are these charges true?" 2 To this he replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! … 51 "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— 53 you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it." 54 When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 "Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep. 8 And Saul was there, giving approval to his death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went…

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Acts 12:1-17
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. 6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists. 8 Then the angel said to him, "Put on your clothes and sandals." And Peter did so. "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me," the angel told him. 9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod's clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating." 12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, "Peter is at the door!"
15 "You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, "It must be his angel." 16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. 17 Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. "Tell James and the brothers about this," he said, and then he left for another place.
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1 Peter 1:6-7
You greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that your faith — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire — may be proved genuine
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1 Peter 4:7-5:11
The end of all things is near. … 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. 5 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers — not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 5 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proudbut gives grace to the humble." 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
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Revelation 1:9-10
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
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Revelation 2:8-13
"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. 9 I know your afflictions and your poverty — yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. 12 "To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. 13 I know where you live — where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city — where Satan lives.
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1 Thessalonians 2:14-16
For you, brothers, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own countrymen the same things those churches suffered from the Jews, 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to all men 16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.
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1 Thessalonians 3:2-9
We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God's fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them. 4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know. 5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless. 6 But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you. 7 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
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Acts 14:19-23
Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe. 21 They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
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Acts 16:19-40
When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice." 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!" 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household." 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God — he and his whole family. 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men." 36 The jailer told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace." 37 But Paul said to the officers: "They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out." 38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. 40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia's house, where they met with the brothers and encouraged them. Then they left.
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1 Corinthians 4:8-13
Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! You have become kings — and that without us! How I wish that you really had become kings so that we might be kings with you! 9 For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men. 10 We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored! 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.
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1 Corinthians 7:26-29
Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. 27 Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. 29 What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none...
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1 Corinthians 15:19
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
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2 Corinthians 6:3-10
We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. 4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; 5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; 6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; 7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 8 through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; 9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
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2 Corinthians 11:23-12:12
I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands. 12 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know — God knows. 3 And I know that this man — whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say. 7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 11 I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.
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Acts 28:22
We know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."
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30-70AD Matthew 24:14 "This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world"

 

PROPHECY
about 30AD
HISTORY (Fulfillment)
before the disappearrance of the Apostles around 70AD

Mat 24:14 ~Jesus to Disciples, 30AD
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
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Mark 13:10-11 ~Jesus to Disciples, 30AD
And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
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Mark 16:15-16 ~Jesus to Disciples, 30AD
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
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Acts 1:8 ~Jesus to Disciples, 30AD
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
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Mark 16:20 ~Mark, narrating after 30AD
Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
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Acts 2:1-14 ~Pentecost, 30AD
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs — we hear them declaring the wonders of God, [the Gospel], in our own tongues!" 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?" 13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine." 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, [preached the Gospel] ...
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1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 ~Paul to Thessalonians, 52AD
The Lord's message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia — your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead — Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
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Romans 1:8-9 ~Paul to Romans, 55AD
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
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Romans 10:17-18 ~Paul to Romans, 55AD
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:
"Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."

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Romans 16:19 ~Paul to Romans, 55AD
Everyone has heard about your obedience [to the Gospel]…
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Titus 2:11-14 ~Paul to Titus, 56AD
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

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Ephesians 3:7-10 ~Paul to Ephesians, 63AD
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
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Philippians 1:12-14 ~Paul to Philippians, 63AD
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.
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Colossians 1:6 ~Paul to Colossians, 63AD
All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth.
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Colossians 1:23 ~Paul to Colossians, 63AD
This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
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30-70AD Matthew 24:15-16 The Abomination of Desolation

Compare the 60x6 idol of Daniel 3 against the Beast 666, both demand worship or death.

PROPHECY HISTORY = ???
Matthew 24:15-16
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Mark 13:14
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

Luke 21:20-21
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains

Daniel 9:25-27
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading [wings] of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Daniel 12:11-12
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.


Daniel 3:1-30
1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits [60 by 6 cubits, depthg not mentioned, implying its a flat graven image hoisted up like a pole, akin to the Roman standards]: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, 5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: 6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. 7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. 9 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. 10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: 11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. 12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king. 14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. 20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. 21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God [THE SON OF GOD CAME TO THE MARTYRS AT THE CLIMAX OF THEIR TRIBULATION]. 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire. 27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. 29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. 30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.

 
   

 

30-70AD Matthew 24:27 "As the lightning ... so shall also the coming of the Son of man be"

 Jesus likens His second coming to the flashing of lightning.

Prophecy Commentary
Matthew 24:27
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

No one can predict the date & time when lightning will flash. But we can recognise the conditions when lightning will flash, during a thunderstorm. Before the lightning flash, people can debate whether it will flash at any given instant. During the lightning flash, there is no doubt because everyone living in the area can see it, if they are out looking for it. After the lightning flash, people can debate whether it ever flashed at all, the only physical evidence we have that lightning actually flashed is the scorch mark it leaves behind. We have a record of the scorch mark in the case of the coming of the Son of Man: the destruction of Israel, of Jerusalem, of the Temple made of stone in 70AD.

   

 

30-70AD Matthew 24:37-39 "As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be"

Jesus likens His second coming to the Flood of Noah

Prophecy Commentary
Matthew 24: 37-39
But as the days of Noe 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 Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

The Flood

  • Before the Flood, people debated whether the Flood would ever come as Noah was predicting.
  • During the Flood, there was no debate about it because everyone alive was busy experiencing it together.  (The unbelievers were taken by the Flood but believers were left.)
  • After the Flood, people have debated whether or not the Flood ever happened.  The only people capable of leaving behind a record that the Flood ever occurred were the survivors who had believed Noah and were left behind when the Flood was done taking everyone else away.

Jesus was saying that the coming of the Son of Man would be the same way as the Flood: 

  • Before His Second Coming people would debate whether or no He would ever come as Jesus was predicting.
  • During His Second Coming there was no debate about it because everyone alive was experiencing it together.  (The unbelievers, Christ's enemies, would be destroyed by His coming but believers would survive. For this reason, for the Elects' sake, those days were shortened otherwise none would survive).
  • After His coming, people would debate whether or not HIs coming ever happened.  The only people capable of leaving behind a record that the Coming of the Son of Man ever occurred were the survivors who had faithfully served Christ but they were to be Raptured according to 1 Thessalonians 4:16.  So, the faithful witnesses, the Elect, were not in a position to leave behind a written record for mortals of the coming of the Son of Man.
   

 

30-70AD Matthew 23-25 THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED

Matthew 23-25 Last Days Tribulation

They knew which GENERATION, their GENERATION

Jesus spoke to HIS GENERATION about the things that were to come upon THEM before THEY passed away.

Matthew 22:41-46
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? [Luke 22:69, Acts 2:32-35, Acts 7:55-56, Eph 1:20, Colossians 3:1, Heb 10:12, 1 Peter 3:22]
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Matthew 23-25
1 Then SPAKE JESUS TO THE MULTITUDE, AND TO HIS DISCIPLES,
2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid YOU observe, that observe and do; but do not YE after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not YE called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all YE are brethren.
9 And call no man YOUR father upon the earth: for one is YOUR Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be YE called masters: for one is YOUR Master, even Christ.
11 But he that is greatest among YOU shall be YOUR servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But woe unto YOU, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, hypocrites! for YE shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for YE neither go in yourselves, neither suffer YE them that are entering to go in.
14 Woe unto YOU, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, hypocrites! for YE devour widows' houses, (2 Tim 3:6) and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore YE shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto YOU, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, hypocrites! for YE compass sea and land to make one proselyte, [LIKE THE JUDAIZERS HARRRASSING PAUL] and when he is made, YE make him twofold more the child of hell than YOURSELVES.
16 Woe unto YOU, YE BLIND GUIDES, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17 YE fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 YE fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23 Woe unto YOU, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, hypocrites! for YE pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought YE to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24 YE blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25 Woe unto YOU, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, hypocrites! for YE make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 THOU blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe unto YOU, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, hypocrites! for YE are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so YE also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within YE are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto YOU, SCIBES AND PHARISEES, hypocrites! because YE build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30 And say, If WE had been in the days of our fathers, WE would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore YE be witnesses unto YOURSELVES, that YE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THEM WHICH KILLED THE PROPHETS.
32 Fill YE up then the measure of your fathers.
33 YE SERPENTS, YE GENERATION OF VIPERS, HOW CAN YE ESCAPE THE DAMNATION OF HELL?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto YOU prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them YE shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall YE scourge in YOUR synagogues, and persecute them from city to city [Matt 24:9]:
35 THAT UPON YOU MAY COME ALL THE RIGHTEOUS BLOOD SHED UPON THE EARTH, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom YE slew between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto YOU, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL COME UPON THIS GENERATION [Mat 24:34].
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, THOU that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee
, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38 BEHOLD, YOUR HOUSE IS LEFT TO YOU DESOLATE.
39 For I say unto YOU, YE shall not see me henceforth, till YE shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and HIS DISCIPLES came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto THEM, See YE not all these things? verily I say unto YOU, THERE SHALL NOT BE LEFT HERE ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER, THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DOWN.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell US, WHEN SHALL THESE THINGS BE? AND WHAT SHALL BE THE SIGN OF THY COMING, AND OF THE END OF THE WORLD [AIONOS = "AGE"]?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto 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 [Acts 11:28], and pestilences, and earthquakes [Mat 27:54, Mat 28:2, Acts 16:26], in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver YOU up to be afflicted, and shall kill YOU [Mat 23:34]: and YE shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another [2 Thess 2:3-4].
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many [Acts 8:9-11, Acts 12:21-23, 1 John 2:18, 1 John 2:22-23, 1 John 4:1-6, 2 John 7].

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold [1 Tim 4:1-3].
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 AND THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD FOR A WITNESS UNTO ALL NATIONS; AND THEN SHALL THE END COME [Acts 2:5-11, Acts 17:6, Acts 24:5, Rom 1:8, Rom 10:17-18, Colossians 1:5-6, Colossians 1:23].
15 When YE therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray YE that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 FOR THEN SHALL BE GREAT TRIBULATION, SUCH AS WAS NOT 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 unto YOU, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect [Acts 8:9-11, Acts 12:21-23, 1 John 2:18, 1 John 2:22-23, 1 John 4:1-6, 2 John 7].
25 Behold, I have told YOU before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto 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 UNTO THE WEST; SO SHALL THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE.
28 For wheresoever 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 his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, YE know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise YE, WHEN YE SHALL SEE ALL THESE THINGS, KNOW THAT IT IS NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOORS.
34 Verily I say unto YOU, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED [Mat 23:36].
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 IN THE DAYS OF NOE 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 Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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 doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be YE also ready: for in such an hour as YE think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto YOU, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for YE know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh [But they knew which generation, THEIR GENERATION. Note in these parables from the same discourse how the same generation that sees the Master go away is the very one that sees Him Come Again to be with them permanently (ie, Return)].
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
KJV

30-70AD Apostles expected the Kingdom in their lifetime

The Great Tribulation was to end and the Kingdom of the Heavens, New Heavens, New Earth, New Jerusalem, Millennium & Judgment were to arrive with Jesus' Return: John 14:1-3, Mat 25:31-46, Rev 20:11-15.

Jesus said He would Return with His Kingdom & Power before all those who heard His preaching died, Matthew 16:28 & Mark 9:1

 

John the Baptist

27 AD   "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." (Matthew 3:2) 

27 AD  "Who warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?" (Matthew 3:7)

27 AD  "The axe is already laid at the root of the trees." (Matthew 3:10)

27 AD   "His winnowing fork is in His hand." (Matthew 3:12)

27 AD  "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 4:17)

27 AD  "The kingdom of God is at hand." (Mark 1:15)

27 AD  “Who warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?” (Luke 3:7)

27 AD  “The axe is already laid at the root of the trees. " (Luke 3:9)

27 AD  "His winnowing fork is in His hand…." (Luke 3:17)

 

Jesus the Christ

28 AD  "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 10:7)

28 AD  "You shall not finish going through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man comes." (Matthew 10:23)

28 AD  "....the age about to come." (Matthew 12:32)

28 AD  “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” (Luke 10:9)

28 AD  “The kingdom of God has come near.” (Luke 10:11)

30 AD  "The Son of Man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds." (Matthew 16:27)

30 AD  "There are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom." (Matthew 16:28; cf. Mark 9:1; Luke 9:27)

30 AD  "'When the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?' '....He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers, who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.' '....Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and be given to a nation producing the fruit of it.' ....When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them." (Matthew 21:40-41,43,45)

30 AD  "This generation will not pass away until all these things take place." (Matthew 24:34)

30 AD  "From now on, you [Caiaphas, the chief priests, the scribes, the elders, the whole Sanhedrin] shall be seeing the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62; Luke 22:69)

30 AD  "What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others. ....They [the chief priests, scribes and elders] understood that He spoke the parable against them." (Mark 12:9,12)

30 AD  "This generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Mark 13:30)

30 AD  “What, therefore, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others." …The scribes and the chief priests …understood that He spoke this parable against them.” (Luke 20:15-16,19)

30 AD  “These are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:22)

30 AD  "This generation will not pass away until all things take place.” (Luke 21:32)

30 AD  "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.' Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.'” (Luke 23:28-30; Compare Revelation 6:14-17)

30 AD  "I will come to you. …In that Day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.' …'Lord, what then has happened that You are about to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world?'" (John 14:18,20,22)

30 AD  "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?" (John 21:22)

 

The Disciples

30 AD  "We were hoping that He was the One who is about to redeem Israel.” (Luke 24:21)

 

Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles

52 AD  “…we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord… …We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds… …You, brethren, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you like a thief.” (1 Thessalonians 4:15,17; 5:4)

52 AD  “May your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

52 AD  “It is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire.” (2 Thessaloniams 1:6-7) 

56 AD  “The time has been shortened.” (1 Corinthians 7:29)

56 AD  “The form of this world is passing away.” (1 Corinthians 7:31)

56 AD  “Now these things …were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11)

56 AD  “We shall not all fall sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

56 AD  "Maranatha!" [The Lord comes!] (1 Corinthians 16:22) 

56 AD  “Godliness …holds promise for the present life and that which is about to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)

56 AD  “I charge you …that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Timothy 6:14)

56 AD  “…storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for that which is about to come, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.” (1 Timothy 6:19) 

57 AD  “He has fixed a day in which He is about to judge the world in righteousness…” (Acts 17:31) 

58 AD  “Not for [Abraham's] sake only was it written, that [faith] was reckoned to him [as righteousness], but for our sake also, to whom it is about to be reckoned.” (Romans 4:23-24)

58 AD  “If you are living according to the flesh, you are about to die.” (Romans 8:13)

58 AD  “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18)

58 AD  "It is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand." (Romans 13:11-12)

58 AD  “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” (Romans 16:20) 

60 AD  “There is about to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.” (Acts 24:15)

60 AD  “As he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment about to come…" (Acts 24:25) 

61 AD  "...not only in this age, but also in the one about to come.” (Ephesians 1:21) 

61 AD  “In the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self… …Avoid these men. For of these are those who enter into households and captivate weak women… …These also oppose the truth… …But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all…” (2 Timothy 3:1-2,5-6,8-9)

61 AD  “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is about to judge the living and the dead…” (2 Timothy 4:1) 

62 AD  “The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5) 

62 AD  "The gospel …was proclaimed in all creation under heaven." (Colossians 1:23; Compare Matthew 24:14; Romans 10:18; 16:26; Colossians 1:5-6; 2 Timothy 4:17; Revelation 14:6-7; cf. I Clement 5,7)

62 AD  “…things which are a shadow of what is about to come.” (Colossians 2:16-17) 

63 AD  “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)

63 AD  “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who are about to inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14)

63 AD  “He did not subject to angels the world about to come.” (Hebrews 2:5)

63 AD  “…and have tasted …the powers of the age about to come.” (Hebrews 6:5)

63 AD  "For ground that drinks the rain which often falls upon it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near a curse, and it's end is for burning.” (Hebrews 6:7-8)

63 AD  “When He said, 'A new covenant,' He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.” (Hebrews 8:13)

63 AD  “The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way of the [heavenly] Holy Places has not yet been revealed, while the outer tabernacle is still standing, which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience, since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.” (Hebrews 9:8-10; Compare Galatians 4:19; Ephesians 2:21-22; 3:17; 4:13)

63 AD  “But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things about to come…” (Hebrews 9:11)

63 AD  “Now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin.” (Hebrews 9:26)

63 AD  “For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things about to come…” (Hebrews 10:1)

63 AD  “…as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

63 AD  “…the fury of a fire which is about to consume the adversaries.” (Hebrews 10:27)

63 AD  “For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.” (Hebrews 10:37)

63 AD  “For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the one that is about to come.” (Hebrews 13:14)

 

Peter the Apostle to the Circumcision

30 AD  “This is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 'And it shall be in the last days…'” (Acts 2:16-17)

62 AD  “…salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:5)

62 AD  “He …has appeared in these last times for the sake of you.” (1 Peter 1:20)

62 AD  “In the last days mockers will come. …For this they willingly are ignorant of…” (1 Peter 3:3,5)

62 AD  “They shall give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.” (1 Peter 4:5)

62 AD  “The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.” (1 Peter 4:7)

62 AD  "For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God.” (1 Peter 4:17)

62 AD  “…as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is about to be revealed.” (1 Peter 5:1) 

62 AD  “We have the prophetic word …which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the Day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19)

62 AD  “Their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” (2 Peter 2:3)

62 AD  “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.” (2 Peter 3:10-12)

 

James

62 AD  "Speak and so act, as those who are about to be judged by the law of liberty." (James 2:12)

62 AD  “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. …It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!” (James 5:1,3)

62 AD  “Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.” (James. 5:7)

62 AD  “You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” (James. 5:8)

 

Jude the brother of James

62 AD  “For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation. …About these also Enoch …prophesied, saying, 'Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly…'” (Jude 1:4,14-15)

62 AD  “But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, 'In the last time there shall be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.' These are the ones who cause divisions…” (Jude 1:17-19) 

 

John the Apostle whom Jesus loved 

62 AD  “The darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” (1 John 2:8)

62 AD  “The world is passing away, and its desires.” (1 John 2:17)

62 AD  “It is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18)

62 AD  “Even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18; Compare Matthew 24:23-34)

62 AD  “This is that of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.” (1 John 4:3; Compare 2 Thessaloniams 2:7) 

63 AD  “…to show to His bond-servants, the things which must shortly take place.” (Revelation 1:1)

63 AD  “The time is near.” (Revelation 1:3)

63 AD  “Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.” (Revelation 2:25)

63 AD  “I also will keep you from the hour of testing which is about to come upon the whole world.” (Revelation 3:10)

63 AD  “I am coming quickly.” (Revelation 3:11)

63 AD  “And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is about to rule all the nations with a rod of iron.” (Revelation 12:5)

63 AD  "And in her [the Great City Babylon] was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth." (Revelation 18:24; Compare Matthew 23:35-36; Luke 11:50-51)

63 AD  “…to show to His bond-servants the things which must shortly take place.” (Revelation 22:6)

63 AD  "Behold, I am coming quickly. " (Revelation 22:7)

63 AD  "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near." (Revelation 22:10; Compare Daniel 8:26)

63 AD  "Behold, I am coming quickly.” (Revelation 22:12)

63 AD  "Yes, I am coming quickly." (Revelation 22:20)

Peter dead, Paul alive at Lord's coming

As surely as Peter believed he would die Paul was convinced he would be remain alive at the coming of the Lord. *[[2Pe 1:14]] KJV* Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. *[[1Th 4:17]] KJV* Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.