Monday, October 24, 2011
What Generation, It Has To Be The Last
What generation was Jesus talking about? This one now?
Lu 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
A note on the above verse, the times of the Gentiles began AD 34 when the Gospel went to them at the end of the times allotted to the Jews and then brings us down to the end of the times of the Gentiles. It is this last generation that will see these things.
Lu 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Lu 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Lu 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Lu 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Lu 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Next verse identifies the generation spoken of is the ones that see these things and that is the last generation.
Lu 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
I find we are in the time of that last generation.
Matt tells us the same story.
Mt 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.