This series of studies has analyzed God’s word to see what the scriptures really say about our Lord and Savior‘s “second” coming. We have examined evidences within the scriptures that clearly refer to “these last days” and then have identified certain events that happened in “these last days” as events which occurred during the first century A.D. We have shown that only the people who witnessed Jesus’ first appearance could receive a promise of a second appearance. We have shown that the figurative judgment language of the Old Testament was used when God pronounced a day of the Lord, or a coming of the Lord in judgment against the nations, or a tribe of people. We have seen that this same figurative judgment language was also used in the New Testament record, and was therefore also pronouncing a day of the Lord, or a coming of the Lord in judgment against a nation or tribe.
We have seen that the dating of the book of Revelation has been misplaced for most of “church” history, and is correctly determined to have been written before the destruction of Jerusalem, approximately A.D. 66 – A.D. 68. We have seen that the Jesuits and Zionists are in league for their own political purposes to deceive the world into believing that they had to reestablish the “State” of Israel in 1948 to supposedly allow for the Jewish temple to be rebuilt, and to allow a false dispensational teaching of a 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth. We have seen that Acts 2 confirms that the prophecy of Joel 2 of the pouring forth of the Holy Spirit in the last days occurred on the day of Pentecost in the first century A.D., and that the Christians of the first century believed that Jesus told them they would see his second appearance in their generation, in their lifetime.
But, has the prophecy of Mat. 24:14 been fulfilled? Yes, it has! In this Part X of this series, we will look at the evidences from the New Testament scriptures that affirm this to be so.
“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.”
Mark 16:15, speaking to the eleven disciples, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
This is a specific instruction to the eleven disciples before Jesus’ crucifixion. It is not our instruction. It was given unto them in the first century A.D. (Our commission from II Tim 2: 2 is to commit the teachings of Christ and the Apostles to faithful men who will be able to teach others.)
The testimony of Paul that the gospel was preached to all the world in the first century A.D. –
Romans 10: 18, “But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.”
Romans 15:19, “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.”
1 Tim. 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
Col 1:6, “Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:”
Col 1:23, “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;”
The book of Romans is generally thought to have been written from Corinth in the winter of AD 56-57, after Paul’s missionary journey throughout the eastern provinces of Rome was completed.
The letter of I Timothy is reasonably thought to have been written in A.D. 57, as explained here:
“There is no hint in 1 Timothy that Paul is in prison. In other letters, where Paul is in prison, he says so or alludes to it multiple times, so this fact alone tends to date 1 Timothy prior to Paul’s imprisonment in Caesarea in 57 A.D. Paul says he urged Timothy to stay at Ephesus while he went to Macedonia (1 Tim 1:3). These are events from Paul’s third missionary journey (Acts 20:1). This provides the reason for the letter, instructing Timothy in how to manage the church in Paul’s absence. Timothy is still quite young (1 Tim 4:11-15). Timothy would have needed this letter toward the beginning of his time in Ephesus, not years later, so it is best to assume that Paul wrote it very shortly after his departure. Since Paul spent three years in Ephesus (Acts 20:31) and his departure was toward the end of his third missionary journey, the best date for 1 Timothy would be around 56 or early 57 A.D.” Http://www.datingthenewtestament.com/Timothy.htm
Colossians is thought to have been written while Paul was in prison, around 61 – 62 A.D. Source: http://www.datingthenewtestament.com/ColossiansPhilemon.htm
So, we have affirmation from the Apostle Paul that the gospel was preached unto every creature under heaven possible as early as 56 A.D., but no later than 62 A.D.
The end prophesied in Matthew 24:14 would only happen after the gospel had been preached (the will probated) throughout the “world”. The people had to hear the gospel before He would come in judgment against that generation. Paul says that every creature under heaven heard it by A.D. 62. The end of the old covenant, the end of the old sacrificial temple, the judgment prophesied in Mat: 24:14 occurred 8 years later in A.D. 70 at the destruction of Jerusalem.
The judgment of A.D. 70 was the end of the old covenant with God’s chosen people, the Israelites. By A.D. 70, the will of the New Testament, the new covenant had been probated. All those of the last two thousand years who have believed and confessed Christ as the Son of God, have repented of their sins, and been baptized for the remission of those sins have put on Christ, and are now of the spiritual seed of Abraham, and are now spiritual Israel, and the spiritual chosen of God. We are in the New Jerusalem, the New Heavens and the New Earth.
There is no need for Christ to come to earth again. He reigns in heaven, and oversees the process. He judges the nations from Heaven, just as He always has. Coming back to earth would be a step down, a step backward. Earthly kingdoms are not everlasting.
The process of becoming a Christian was established by the Apostles with His church and His Kingdom in the first century A.D., on the day of Pentecost, and it has been on-going ever since for those who will hear and obey. We live in the age of His spiritual kingdom, and it is an everlasting kingdom. We do not need to be looking for an end to something that is everlasting. It is not going to end. Psa. 145:13, Dan. 4:3, Dan. 7:14, 2 Pet 1:11.
“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Eph. 3:21..
I hope that you will share these studies with as many as you can, so that we may be brought out of the lies of the Zionists and the Jesuits which have enslaved the world. Blessings in Christ, Gina.
7 thoughts on “It’s Not The End of The World – Part X; And Then Shall The End Come”
1) I heard a guy who was speaking at our church state that Ge 3:15 says that there are two lines of people that went forward from the Garden – the offspring of God and the offspring of Satan. He said that v. 15 not only applied to Christ, but it applies to us today during spiritual warfare, where Satan bruises our heel, but we bruise his head. I don’t agree with that, but I wanted to get your opinion to see if I am wrong. In Ge 3:15, it references the enmity that God would place ‘between you (the serpent) and the woman and between your seed and her seed’, but isn’t that enmity actually the law of commandments (see Ephesians 2:15-16)? And isn’t this interaction a little deeper than what it sounds like?
2) He also quoted Jeremiah 31:35-36, and said that this proves that ‘God will (someday soon) raise up the nation of Israel after the great tribulation, and all of Israel will be saved in a day as Paul states’. I do not agree with him on this, so I attempted to apply the things that I learned from your site about defining the prophetic language regarding the sun, the moon, and the stars to study this out (not the actual sun, moon, and stars, but rather ruling classes). I noticed in the preceding chapters of Jeremiah (29 and 30), that Jeremiah was speaking to the exiles who were in Babylon and encouraging them that God would restore them after they had completed their time of captivity. But Jer 31 starts out talking about how God will restore all the families of Israel, then the next several verses almost sound like He is referring to what happened with the early church prior to and during the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70. Then I noticed that Jer 31:21 references the ‘virgin of Israel’, and again in Jer 31:37, it mentions the ‘remnant of Israel’. I know that God had referred to them as a harlot numerous times, so are these statement referring to the church instead of the nation of Israel? I know it says Israel, but I also understand in Romans 9:6-7 that God’s definition of Israel is not based on the actual lineage, but those who are children of promise. This guy that taught last night says that looking up in the sky and seeing the sun and the moon proves that after the rapture, Israel will be rebuilt and become a ruling nation again. I am trying to learn to study and search out the scriptures so that I can provide an informed response, so I would like to get your thoughts on if these verses in Jer 31:35-36 are applied to the nation of Israel, or is this once again pointing to the elimination of the ‘sun, moon, and stars’ as rulers in Israel that will be judged at the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70?
3) I am beginning to wonder about everything that I read now, because I always read it with ‘what I was told’ in mind, but now that I am aware of prophetic language, I begin to question even things like what I read in Genesis. On the first day, God created Light. But then on the third day, He created ‘lights’ (the greater and the lesser) to govern the day and to govern the night. Do you believe that the first books of Genesis are more on the literal side, or do you believe they are prophetic, telling the story of the gospel as well?
4) When Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive someone, and Jesus replies ‘70×7’, is this another reference to Daniel 9:24, where God defined that He was going to give the nation of Israel 490 years to repent and turn from their ways, then He would judge them?
Well… whole books have been written on these questions, & they are rather a lot to ask in one go. Gen. 3:15 has stumped everyone who has ever read it. So, let’s assume for a moment that it is completely literal. Then, as a literal text the seed of the woman would be all mankind, and the seed of the “serpent” would be all snakes of the animal kingdom. In that case would the “teacher” you heard have a valid argument for stating that there is a race of “serpent” people? His position presupposes that the Adversary, a spiritual entity was capable of mating with an earthly woman. He starts with a metaphor that the seed of the serpent represents evil people literally born of the Adversary.
Gen. 3:15 is the prophesy of Christ, and the 1st preaching of the gospel of Christ. As prophesy we must recognize the symbolism. Gal. 3:16, “…`And to thy seed,’ which is Christ;” The seed or child of the woman was the promise of the Messiah / Christ, born of a virgin (Matt. 1:23, from Isa. 7:14). What then is the representation of the seed or child of the liar / deceiver “serpent”? An animal ? or the Adversary who engaged in lying and deceiving ? John 8:44, “`Ye are of a father — the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, …” And, is it really a spiritual being who is doing the lying and deceiving, or is it ourselves? All evil comes from within the heart of man (Gen. 6:5, 8:21; Jer. 7:24, 17:9; Matt. 15:18-19; Mark 7:20-23).
Rom. 8:1, “There is, then, now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit;” and Rom. 8:13-14, “13 for if according to the flesh ye do live, ye are about to die; and if, by the Spirit, the deeds of the body ye put to death, ye shall live; 14 for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God;”
There has been much discussion in the comments section under the posts Testing The Spirits -Parts Vi and VIc of Demons, Devils, & Idols about the existence of the devil in the garden, and the possibility that Gen. 3 was an allegory. You might read some of that exchange.
I believe that Gen 1 – 2 is literal with overtones of the patterns for the creation of His covenants for His people. God uses the phrase “heaven and earth” for the two covenants (Deu. 4:26, 31:28; Lev. 26:19; Isa 65:17; 66:22; 2 Pet. 3:13). Please read the post Heaven & Earth Have Passed Away. God created the state or condition of light and dark before He created the sun and the moon and the stars in the heavens / firmament. You might like to see the line between light and darkness that others have seen on ocean cruises here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4UM-D7CNhg, and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdBR3tDXyVw. Or this one for day & night simultaneously: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JO5Ft55sgw. God uses the sun, moon, and stars for symbols of rulers in the prophesies, when their lights no longer shine, their rule is coming to an end.
Jesus’ reply to Peter for how many times Peter is to forgive someone is a representation of a complete perfect number, meaning it has no limit. It is not a calculation of a termination point of 490 times. Seven is God’s number of completeness, and 10 is God’s number of perfection, or also completeness. It does not refer to the specific prophesy of Daniel, but the 490 years of Daniel as 70×7 does probably again refer to perfect completeness as God allowed the perfect timing for the coming of the Messiah and the fullness of time (Gal. 4:4).
May I reply to your question about Jeremiah in a little while?
Re: your 2nd question about Jer. 31 – see the new post for The New Jerusalem
In Matthew 7:22, when Jesus says, ‘many will come to me on that day, and say ‘Lord, Lord’ – is the reference to ‘that day’ also referencing the ‘last days’ as you define above? I have been getting that question asked of me when talking about this subject and I don’t have a good answer. When Jesus talks about those who ‘prophesied, cast out demons, and performed many miracles’, was this referring to the people who were operating from AD 30 to AD 70? I am getting challenged that this refers to people today and that the reference to what is said in v.22 must be referring to some ‘end times’ event. Can you please help me understand this so that I can answer their questions?
Christ was still speaking to the multitudes on the mountain in Matt.7, continuing in the instructions to the people from the meaning of the beatitudes in chap. 5, through the method of prayer in chap. 6, and general daily behavior. Matt.7:13 begins telling the ppl how to enter into the kingdom by the strait or narrow gate and continues in vs. 21 to discuss entrance into the kingdom of heaven. I believe vs. 21 & 22 are discussing our final heavenly reward, & “that day” is a reference to our bodily earthly death, and passing from this earthly realm. The ones who said to Him, “have we not prophesied in thy name…?” etc. were following a work system they defined after their own doctrines, and were claiming to have done good works. Jesus’ reply that He never knew them requires logical deduction that since He never knew them, they had never put on Christ in baptism, never having been immersed into His name, they were strangers who were using His name without permission / authority. As the judgment process is now a continual on-going process at the time of each man and woman’s death, then this judgment is happening ever hour of every day and has been since that temple was destroyed in AD 70, when Christ took all of the souls out of Hades and gathered the sheep into heaven. So, not an “end time” event, but an end-of-life judgment. Those who have not put on Christ, have not been immersed into His name are strangers to Him and will not enter into the kingdom nor into heaven.
How about the Lion lying down with the lamb? No more sorrow, pain, tears? The war of Gog and Magog? The battle of armageddon? The scrolls, bowls, trumpets vials of Revelation? The devil released again for a little while? These do not seem to fit into your teaching. When did these take place?
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Those who have been preaching a “literalist” interpretation have caused a great deal of confusion, haven’t they? The lion lying down with the lamb is a metaphor. Lions are predator beasts, just as God used bears, leopards, and wolves. In scripture they are symbols of tyrant kings or nations or rulers who “fed” off of the people. See Ezek. chap. 34 for the shepherds who were feeding off of the flock, and described as wolves.
Today we call them parasites or zombies. They tax and regulate the people into poverty, and live off the productive sector of society. These represent the wild, untamed, ungodly people. The lamb represents the sheep of God, the people of God, those who abide with and obey His will. The metaphor then is of the untamed being tamed, of the wild predator being transformed (Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 3:18) to the tamed sheep who know the voice of their Lord.
For the rest, please read the 8 parts of The Signs of Revelation. Prophetic language has a great deal of symbolism and metaphor that comes straight out of the OT prophesies. We can know it and recognize it once we become familiar with how to find it. See also Part V of Frequent Mistakes. We have to take the perspective of the first audience. Time is recognized as the time the words were spoken, not the time of when we are reading the record. It really helps to start at the beginning, bottom right margin with Part I of It’s Not The End of The World, and work through Part X. Then go on from there.