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We’re going to start this series by looking at the timeline of events that Jesus laid out in Matthew 24, which began in 70 CE and culminates with an asteroid impact, a rescue, and the end of the current civilization. We’re going to chart that timeline in order to establish a foundation for the overall biblical timeline, and ultimately show, in the coming web series, that the end of this timeline absolutely MUST be within the next 500 years, is more LIKELY to end within the next ten years (by 2024), and there is a very high probability it may end within the next two years (by 2016), based solely on the reliable predictive texts in the bible.
Most scholars believe the book of Matthew was written between 80 and 90 CE, so about 2000 years ago, in the first century. Just for reference, the oldest complete bible manuscripts are the Sinai Bible in the british library, which has been dated to about 330 CE, and the Codex Vaticanus dated to about 325 CE.
Jesus’ timeline starts in Matthew 24, Verses 1 and 2. It says Jesus departed from the Jerusalem temple and said “there shall not be left here one stone upon another.”
So the first event on Jesus’ timeline is the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem:
Then his disciples ask when the end of the world will be and the sign of his return and Jesus answers, “Many shall come in my name saying I am Christ and deceive many.”
That is the 2nd event on the timeline:
Then verse 6, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but the end is not yet, nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.”
That is the third event on the timeline. Wars and rumors of wars, Nation against Nation, Kingdom against Kingdom:
Also there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in divers places.
That is the fourth event:
And he says in verse 8 that these are the beginning of sorrows. So the first four events are the beginning of sorrows:
Next on the timeline, in verse 9, Jesus says, “And they shall deliver you up and shall kill you”
That is 5th event:
And after that many will be offended and betray one another.
So betrayal is the 6th event:
Then verse 11, many false prophets shall rise and deceive many. That is the 7th event. The false prophets:
And verse 12, the love of many will wax cold. So the love grows cold here:
And right after that it says “But he that shall endure until the end, the same shall be saved.”
So endure until the end after the love grows cold:
And verse 14 says, “When the gospel of the kingdom is preached in all the world, then the end will come.”
So the end will be here after the gospel reaches the whole world:
But notice the timeline doesn’t end there. He says next, “When you see the abomination of desolation that daniel talked about then those in judea will flee into the mountains.”
So once we reach the end, we will see the abomination of desolation that daniel talked about:
Then those in Judea will flee in to the mountains:
So when he says “endure until the end” he seems to be referring to the TIME period of the end, because there are more events listed after it in the text:
The next EVENT on the timeline is in verse 21, “For then shall be great tribulation.”
So at or after the escape into the mountains, the great tribulation will occur:
Then he says again in verse 24, “There shall arise false christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders.”
So false christs and prophets, signs and wonders:
And the next event is after the tribulation. He says “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will go dark and the moon will not give her light and the stars will fall from heaven.”
So the sun and moon go dark and the stars will fall immediately after the tribulation of those days. That’s important right there, because we’re told in Revelation 9 that the sun and moon go dark because a star hits the earth creating a huge pit and the dust that comes out of that pit darkens the sky for a third of the earth. Its talking about an asteroid impact.
So the sun and moon go dark and the stars fall immediately after the tribulation of those days, and Revelation 9 tells us that is the asteroid impact:
And verse 31, “…THEN shall appear the SIGN of the son of man in heaven…” It doesn’t tell us what that sign is exactly, only that it will occur at the time of, or after the stars fall.
So the sign of the son of man in heaven will occur at or after the asteroid impact:
THEN all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and “they shall see the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory”
So after the sign of the Son of Man in heaven the earth mourns. That’s the King James Translation, but the word translated as man means humans, and the word translated as son means descendant. So its saying the SIGN of the descendants of humans will appear or, 5316, SHINE or FLASH in the sky.
So at or after the asteroid impact, shall FLASH the SIGN of the descendants of humans in heaven:
Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn when they see the descendants of humans GO on the clouds to heaven! This word translated as COME also means GO! So it says the descendants of humans will go on the clouds to heaven, and all the earth will see them:
So that escape of the humans to heaven may also be the SIGN that flashes, we wont know until it happens, but its saying the human descendants, in other words, the descendants of those living 2000 years ago, when this was written, the descendants of them, who will be living in the end time, will go to heaven and everyone on earth will SEE this happen, and this will happen at the time or after the asteroid hits, immediately after the tribulation of THOSE DAYS. Then verse 31, “…his angels shall gather together the elect FROM heaven.”
Then the rest of Matthew 24 is riddles, which we’ll talk about in another segment.
So the final event on Jesus’ timeline in Matthew 24 is the gathering of the elect FROM heaven. The asteroid has hit, the elect are in the heavenly place, and those on the earth are mourning.
So here is Jesus’ timeline, and in order to find out where we are on this timeline, we simply plug in what we know has happened. The temple Jesus walked in was the Jerusalem Temple, and it was destroyed in the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE:
The deception in Christ’s name began when the Roman Empire infiltrated Jesus’ followers, and in a big way, when the Roman Emperor Constantine adopted the Christian cross as his symbol of war. Constantine literally claimed to have seen a sign in heaven that said “with this sign you will conquer”, and there is a sculpture called the Vision of Constantine in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, which depicts Constantine on a white horse hearing the words “with this sign you will conquer”. This is described as the breaking of the first seal in Revelation 6; the white horse who goes forth conquering. Constantine began the very long reign of the Christian Roman Empire, corresponding roughly to the Middle Ages, otherwise known as the “Dark Ages” and during that reign there were also many famines, plagues, and earthquakes, this chart lists some of them:
It was also a time of death. By some estimates, there were 50 million people murdered during this time because they didn’t agree with Roman religious doctrine. This was also the betrayal, because Constantine and other early Roman leaders led the early Christians to believe they were following Christ’s teachings of love, but instead it later came out that they were murderers, and only using the name of Christ for power.
So the rule of the Christian Roman Empire during the Middle Ages covered all five of these events:
And the rise of the false prophets was predominantly the Popes of the Roman Empire, who eventually became like kings themselves during the HOLY Roman Empire:
The next event on Jesus’ timeline; the love growing cold, may also refer to the Dark Ages. Darkness implies a lack of sunlight, which is also a lack of heat. So the Dark Ages can also be thought of as the “Cold Ages.” Their love waxed cold during the Roman Church age:
But the next thing Jesus says, is those who endure until the end will be saved. Notice the endurance until the end does not occur during the FINAL tribulation, it starts when the love grows cold and it ends when the gospel reaches the whole world. The love grows cold, but some endure until the END. This is a long period of time, hundreds of years, so it must be referring to entire lineages of humans. The lineages that survive until the time of the end will be saved. That’s interesting because the leaders who were perpetrating the church age massacres were often the ones who were celibate and unmarried, and so over long periods of time, their lineage died off. In other words, many of those who ordered the persecutions and murders during that time did not endure until the end. The love of the leaders during that time waxed cold, but the common people continued having children and raising families, so their lineages endured until the time of the end. Also, I think its interesting Jesus mentions that will occur before the time of the end, so that was before the modern age of birth control and toxins that interfere with fertility. It was a time when, if you loved someone you were more likely to produce a child from it, or maybe even several children.
So after that endurance through the cold, the end will come, once the gospel has reached the whole world, and the gospel, by the way, is not Christianity, it literally refers to the books that talk about the life of Jesus. The Bible is the most common form of the gospels, and most people will agree the Bible has reached the whole world by now. This is just one estimate of the number of languages the Bible has been translated into by continent. You can see the Bible has been translated into multiple languages on EVERY inhabited continent, so the gospel HAS literally reached the whole world.
That’s one reason, among many, that we know we’re in the end time now:
When the gospel reaches the whole world, then the end will come, and that refers to the TIME of the end, because there are several more things that he says will happen now that we’re in the end time.
The next event on Jesus’ timeline is the Abomination of Desolation that the book of Daniel describes. We will look at Daniel’s Countdown to the Asteroid next.
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