Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Christians of Old were PREPARED…

The ancient Christians were prepared for Jerusalem’s fall because, (1) Jesus told His 12 Apostles this TRUTH before His Passion, (2) And they undoubtedly taught that to those under their care, (3) John speaks directly about it in his writing known as the Book of Revelation.  Author, Michael Barber, mentions this connection in his book, “Coming Soon“, p94.

Parallels exist…

Revelation 6 ……………………….. Matthew 24

War
vs 1-2 …………………………….. verse 6

International Strife
vs 3-4 …………………………… verse 7

Famine
vs 5-6 …………………………… verse 7b

Persecution
vs 9-11 ………………………….. vs 9-13

Earthquake(s) & De-creation
vs 12-17 ………………………… vs 15-31

Jesus said to the Twelve, “So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains… for then there will be a great tribulation… Truly I say to you, there will not be left here [pointing at the Temple Mount] one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down.” ~Mt 25: 15-16, 21, 2b (emphasis added)

In the EYEWITNESS account of the Jewish historian, Josephus, he made a distinct mention how not ONE Christian perished during the sacking of Jerusalem in 70AD.  The Christians where prepared!  They watched and prayed and did exactly what the Lord had commanded them through the Apostles: they fled to the mountains as the Roman legions of soldiers came in to destroy Jerusalem.

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