3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things occur? And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?" [Note! In verse 34 below Jesus says: ALL of the next discourse of end times prophecies will be fulfilled before that generation died, proving his 2nd appearance, the tribulations, the end of the world, and the Kingdom are all personal experiences of the purified believer!]
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Take heed that no man deceives you.
5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am Christ;' and will deceive many.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in many places.
8 All these are only the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then they will deliver you up to be afflicted, and will kill you; and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
10 Then many will be offended, and will betray one another, and hate one another.
11 Many false prophets will rise, and will deceive many.1 [Jesus said the false prophets in sheep's clothing would come. John said the antichrists and false apostles had come and had gone out from among them. Peter saw the false teachers had come. Paul saw the false apostles had come, and warned the brothers night and day for three years of more coming. And in Revelation, John saw where the whole world was to go after the false prophets and the false church, which occurred shortly afterwards. The false church is Revelation's whore of Babylon, riding the beast of many names, (41,000 sects in Christendom), with horns like a lamb [resembles the true church], but who speaks like a dragon, (men speaking from their carnal minds, which is enmity against God, and their vain opinions from their evil imaginations), instead of speaking words supplied by the Holy Spirit, as Jesus and the Apostles did.]
12 Because iniquity [sin] will increase, the love of many will turn cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end will come.
15 Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand),2
|Mark 13:3-14 |
3 Now as he sat upon the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 "Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?"
5 And Jesus answered them, saying, "Take heed that no one deceives you;
6 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am Christ;' and will deceive many.
7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen; but it is not yet the end.
8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be earthquakes in many places, and there will be famines and troubles; these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But watch out for yourselves; for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues, and you will be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be preached among all nations.
11 But when they arrest you and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you will speak, nor premeditate on it; but speak whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speaks, but the Holy Spirit.
12 Now brother will betray brother to death, and the father the son; and children will rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
13 And you will be hated by all men for my name's sake; but he who endures to the end will be saved.
14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not,2(let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountain [Christ];