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Matthew 24:29 Jesus Return

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People are waiting for the return of Jesus. This article gives several clues to watch for and will help people be ready for the return of Jesus.

This is a Bible Study. Have your own Bible handy to look up the references mentioned.

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Matthew 24:29-51

29. “This verse jumped to the very end of the Tribulation and pointed out that it would be marked by signals of cosmic proportion.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

“These signs in the sky will be such that all people of earth can see them and realize that the Messiah is coming.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

30. “We are not told what ‘the sign of the Son of man in heaven’ is, but the people on earth at that time will recognize it.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 89)

31. “As he comes, the Messiah will send out his angels to gather his faithful disciples from the four winds (i.e., the four points of the compass), from one end of the heavens to the other.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

Fig Tree

32-33. “An observer of history who knows the preceding teachings of Jesus was now equipped to know when the Messiah’s coming is near, right at the door. This implies immediacy, but still not a specific time.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

“All the events of Matt 24 point to the nearness of Christ’s return. But nearness simply implies that nothing more in God’s plan of redemption must occur before the end can come.” (Blomberg, 363)

“Fig trees and grapevines identify the land, and I believe that our Lord is using the fig tree as a symbol of that land.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 131)

“The fig tree in the Bible is often a picture of Israel (Hosea 9:10; Luke 13:6-10), and the other trees would picture the nations of the world.” (Wiersbe, 89)

34. “‘This generation’—the Greek word can mean race and refer to the nation Israel. Or it could refer to the generation that will be living at the time these predictions come to pass.” (McGee, 131)

35. “Heaven and earth will pass away; there will be a new heaven and a new earth (see Revelation 21:1), but He will not change His Word; it will stand throughout the eternal ages.” (McGee, 131)

No One Knows

36. “The second coming will be recognizable (v. 33), but the beginning of the day of the Lord will be a complete surprise unknown to all.” ([The Moody Bible Commentary], The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, [Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014], 1502)

37-39. “Jesus now illustrates the unexpectedness and unpredictability of his return by comparing it with the arrival of the flood in Noah’s day.” (Blomberg, 366)

“Here the emphasis is on the fact that the people did not know the day when judgment would strike. Noah and his family in the ark are a picture of God’s miraculous preservation of Israel during the awful time of the tribulation.” (Wiersbe, 89)

38. “What kept the people from listening to Noah’s message and obeying? The common interest of life—eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage.” (Wiersbe, 89)

39. “Christ’s return will interrupt people in the ordinary activities of life.” (Blomberg, 366)

40-41. “This pictures the removing from the earth by judgment those who are not going to the millennial kingdom.” (McGee, 132)

42. This verse “highlights the significance that no one knows when Christ will come back; we must be ever vigilant. (Blomberg, 366)

“Discipleship demands faithful stewardship, not attempts to calculate the timing of the end since such estimates will almost inevitably be mistaken.” (Blomberg, 367)

43-44. “We do not know when our Lord will return for His church. Therefore, we must be alert, watchful, and faithful.” (Wiersbe, 90)

Faithful

45-47. “The servant is depicted as an overseer or manager, head over other servants in his master’s household. Among other things he will have to see that the rest are properly fed at the proper time.” (Blomberg, 368)

48-49. “If, on the other hand, the servant is evil, he will take his chances on whether the master will come soon or not. Assuming the master is staying away a long time, he will act selfishly and abusively toward the other servants and keep bad company.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

50. This “pictures people who delay coming to terms with God in Christ for too long, so that they suddenly find, whether, due to his return or due to their own deaths, that it is too lake to repent.” (Blomberg, 368)

51. “Those who prove unfaithful stewards can anticipate eternal damnation.” (Blomberg, 369)

Are you ready for the return of Jesus?

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New American Standard Bible (NASB)
New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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