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    1. Coming Agenda Week #10 (tonight) Olivet Discourse Book of Revelation Week #11 The Book of Revelation Week #12 Resurrection of the Dead Ones (plural) Week #13 Synthesis Solution to Four Competing Views

    2. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy Longest and most problematic teaching. Biggest, baddest, and best coming of all. Not call it Second Coming or Return. Scripture doesnt. On the clouds in judgment within the lifetime of his contemporariessupposedly.

    3. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy Baffled, confused, and troubled Christianity and the world for centuries. famous throughout the world (2 Maccabees 2:22 NRSV). The problem has been that some, many, or most of the other things would occur at the same time . . . Failed to occur.

    4. Why Cant We Take Jesus at His Word? Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take Him at His word, Just to rest upon His promise, Just to know, Thus saith the Lord. Allegiance / bondage to a postponement tradition. Cannot fathom how all these things could possibly have occurred.

    5. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy The end of the age. Gospel preached in the whole world. The two prime signs to read and flee. Those days cut short for the elects sake. Deception of the elect. Lightning flashing from East to West. 7. Where the carcass and vultures (eagles) gather. 8. Use of apocalyptic language. 9. Coming on the clouds. 10. The sign and sign in the sky. 11. The gathering 12. Heaven and earth passing away. 13. Not knowing the day or hour?

    6. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 7) Where the carcass and vultures (eagles) gather (vs. 28) Physical vultures. The Roman army. The Roman standards. Lifeless shell or husk of anything. Desolate (Matt. 23:38). Destroyed to the uttermost (1Thess. 2:16 KJV).

    7. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Numerous uses and fulfillments. Jesus is quoting Isaiah 13:10; 34:4. Physical creation never altered or affected. The day of the Lord.

    8. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Isaiah 13:10, 13. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. . . . Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the Lord Almighty, in the day of his burning anger. Fulfillmentdestruction of Babylon by the Medes in 539 B.C. (Isa. 13:1).

    9. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Isaiah 34:4 (Jesus quoted). All the stars of heaven will be dissolved and the sky rolled up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree. Fulfillmentdestruction of Edom in the late 6th century B.C. (Isa. 34:5).

    10. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Ezekiel 32:7, 8a. ...I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you. FulfillmentGods warning to the Pharaoh of Egypt of his impending fall in the mid-6th century B.C. (Ezek. 32:2).

    11. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Nahum 1:5. The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world, and all who live in it. FulfillmentGods coming in judgment on the city of Nineveh in 612 B.C. (Na. 1:1).

    12. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Isaiah 40:4. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. Fulfillmentdescription of the 1st-century ministry of John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1-3).

    13. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Joel 2:30, 31. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Fulfillmentfigurative description of the actual events accompanying the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:16-21).

    14. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Numerous fulfillments sets the precedent. Transcends its literalism. Understood figuratively.

    15. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Matthew 24:29. ...the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give is light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. Fulfillmentthe coming judgment and destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in A.D. 70.

    16. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) 2 Peter 3:10, 11a. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? FulfillmentThe fulfillment came upon his contemporaries.

    17. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Changed meaning. Literally and physically. Never meant before. Must be future. Problemno biblical grounds. Ignores precedent and pattern.

    18. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 8) Use of apocalyptic language (vs. 29) Appropriate for the destructions of Babylon and Edom Why not for the destruction of Jerusalem as well? Consistently employed! Demand we understand Jesus usage in exactly the same way.

    19. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) Another long biblical precedent. Twice Jesus specified how He would come again in judgment. Matt. 24:30; 26:64. OT portrayals of God the Father descending and coming. Armies or nature.

    20. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) The Lord is a man of war (Exod. 15:3 KJV) The day of the Lord. To Egypt, Edom, Assyria, Babylon, and on Israel. I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free . . . . (Acts 7:34; from Exod. 3:7-8).

    21. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt (Isa. 19:1). (For the earthly fulfillment, see Isa. 20:1-6) Look! He advances like the clouds, his chariots come like a whirlwind (Jer. 4:13). For the day is near, the day of the Lord is near?a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations (Ezek. 30:3).

    22. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds . . . (Psa. 68:4). . . . He makes the clouds his chariots and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants (Psa. 104:3-4). Also see Ezek. 30:18; Psa. 18:9-12; 2 Sam. 22:10-12; Nahum 1:3; Joel 2:1-2; Zeph. 1:14-15).

    23. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) The coming of the Son of Man into Heaven (Dan. 7:13). see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven. (Matt. 26:64) He has spoken blasphemy! (Matt. 26:65).

    24. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land . . . . (Exod. 3:8) Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads the high places of the earth (Mic. 1:3). See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins (Isa. 26:21).

    25. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) But your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant the Lord Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire (Isa. 29:5-6).

    26. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 9) Coming on the clouds (vs. 30) God was never physically visible. Unseen by human eyes! Gods presence and personal intervention. Was not a claim to come visibly to the human eye.

    27. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 10) The sign (vs. 3) . . . in the sky (vs. 30) Turn to Ezekiel 4-5. Daniel 12: 4, 7time of the end. with the garments of vengeance for clothing (Isa. 59:17f; see also Rom. 12:19), the day of vengeance of our God (Isa. 61:2). Luke 21:20-22this very wording. Destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple was the sign.

    28. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 10) The sign (vs. 3) . . . in the sky (vs. 30) Scoffers confirmed this sign (2 Pet. 3:3-4). Transfiguration prefigured it (Matt. 17:1-8). Sign in the sky? revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angles (2 Thess. 1:7). great signs from heaven (Luke 21:11).

    29. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 10) The sign (vs. 3) . . . in the sky (vs. 30) show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below . . . . before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord (Acts 2:19-20; quoting Joel 2:30-31). At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky [in heaven] (Matt. 24:30).

    30. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 10) The sign (vs. 3) . . . in the sky (vs. 30) Destruction of a city and a nation was the sign. King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16). Exactly Who He claimed to be. Christianity is true. Empirical proof of timely and precisely fulfilled prophecy. One true God issee again: Isaiah 41:22-23; 42:9; 44:6-8; 45:21; 46:10-11; 48:4-6.

    31. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 11) Gathering of his elect (vs. 31) Resurrection of the dead ones. We will address this in our Session #12.

    32. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 12) Heaven and earth passing away (vs. 35) 3 different heaven and earths. Gods words.

    33. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy 13) The day or hour (vs. 36, 25:13) Classically misused by extrapolating. Time is unknowable. Not an excuse for 1st-century Christians. Two prime signs given. Compared to the birth of a baby (vs. 8). It is the last hour . . . this is how we know it is the last hour (1 John 2:18) !!!

    34. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy Conclusion He came in exactly the same way (on the clouds). For exactly the same purpose (judgment). To accomplish exactly the same thing (destruction of a nation). in the glory of the Father (Matt. 16:27).

    35. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy Conclusion the day of the Lord (Jehovah) of the Old Testament. Became the day of Christ (Christos 2 Thess. 2:2; kurios 2 Pet. 3:10) in the New Testament. All judgment entrusted to Jesus (John 5:22). Make himself known (Isa. 19:20-21; 37:20; 64:2; 74 times in Ezekiel, and many more).

    36. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy Conclusion tell of his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; . . . Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced (Psa. 105:2-5). upon whom the ends of the ages have come (1 Cor. 10:11 NAS, Lit. Greek).

    37. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy Conclusion My Israel Trip 1993 with Pat and Shirley Boone

    38. Jesus Most Dramatic Prophecy Conclusion contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. (Jude 3) With divine perfection!

    39. The Book of Revelation The mostmis-read, mis-understood, and mis-taught books of the Bible. Question: How do we get to know someone, anyone? The greatest story ever told. Historical Jesus. Contemporary Christ.

    40. The Book of Revelation The Contemporary Christ He looks different than the way we usually picture and think of Him. Hes not just sitting around up in Heaven waiting to come back. Hes in our midst all around the world. He drops in (comes), unexpectedly and occasionally.

    41. The Book of Revelation The Contemporary Christ He rides a horse. He hosts a banquet. He fights against some people in the world and in the Church. He conquers some awesome creatures. He judges people and nations.

    42. The Book of Revelation The Contemporary Christ He makes everything new. He dwells in a new earthly city. He wants you and me to enter this city and reign and rule with Him, here and now. The exalted, glorified, transformed, transfigured, transcendent Christ of the Apocalypse.

    43. The Book of Revelation So how do you picture Jesus in your minds eye . . . when you think of him? One last story . . . An Exegetical Basis for a Preterist-Idealist Understanding of the Book of Revelation, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Dec. 2006).

    44. Coming Agenda Week #11 The Book of Revelation Week #12 Resurrection of the Dead Ones (plural) Week #13 Synthesis Solution to Four Competing Views