", In Septuagint thlipsis is used in Da 12:1-note which describes "a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation (of Israel) until that time" (cp Mt 24:21-note- time phrases), Mt 24:21-note Putting (906)(ballo) means they were throwing or casting their coins into the Temple treasury jars. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Three of the four other books are single-chapter letters written to individuals concerning a particular subject, and the fourth is Galatians, which does imply Christ’s coming again. Hupomone portrays a picture of steadfastly and unflinchingly bearing up under a "heavy load." And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. word here translated “defense.” Our English word apology originally did not mean “to say I am sorry” but actually referred to “a defense presented in court.”  Apologetics is the branch of theology that deals with the defense of the faith. Mark 13:24 is similar as to both the timing and the specific signs... “But in those days, after that tribulation (NOTE DOUBLE TIME PHRASE! - Augustine, In the first advent God veiled his divinity to prove the faithful; in the second advent he will manifest his glory to reward their faith. Specifically on that night, however, the soldiers led Jesus to Caiaphas the high priest. Plagues (5117)(loimos) means pestilence in Lk 21:11 and "a public menace" in Acts 24:5, Paul's enemies describing Him as dangerous to public welfare (harmful, troublesome). Just as the appearing of leaves on the trees indicates that summer is near, so also will those signs reveal to that generation that the coming of the Son of Man to establish the earthly, millennial kingdom of God is near. (Rev 1:7-note). Because (dioti) - Term of explanation. Have we taken heed and laid our account with these stern certainties, or are we as Christians indulging in the infatuation of any false security? Generally conservative and otherwise good observers of the Biblical text seem to be adding many assumptions to this poor widow's "spiritual portfolio," but doing so without definitive Biblical support. •  Don’t be anxious if persecuted because of your Christian witness (Lk 21:12–16). For (gar) - This term of explanation should always prompt the reader to pause and ponder what the writer is explaining. A C Gaebelein adds that "Luke's account however differs in many ways from the account given of the prophetic Olivet discourse in Matthew and also that in Mark." It is the (necessary) consequence of living in a fallen world. 24:34; Matt. Because (hoti) (term of explanation) Jesus is explaining why the residents are to flee Jerusalem. What is that property? These are not the events which cause things which have been written to all be fulfilled. All rights reserved). As the gospel narrative moves forward, evidence for God’s lawsuit against his people accumulates (culminating in Israel’s leaders mocking and insulting the Messiah during his agony on the cross [Mk 15:31–32; cf. There is none worthy, no not one, EXCEPT for the Lamb Who Alone is worthy (Rev 5:12-note) and with Whom every believer is in Covenant by grace through faith (Eph 2:8-9+). Matthew's version adds “what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Mt 24:3). 9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 19:12; 2 Chr. 12:16; 2 Sam. The Lord is bridging the gap from where the disciples are to the end of the age. NLT  Luke 21:36 Keep alert at all times. This generation (1074)(genea gives us our English genealogy) literally refers to those descended from a common ancestor and in this sense refers to a race, a clan or descendants. Muslim and Hindu-controlled countries, especially Africa and the Middle East, especially murderous toward Christians. These are the spiritual offspring of the humanists of our day. Great expectations have always been part of the human story. O grant us grace, Almighty Lord, Comment: Another possibility for Luke not mentioning the crucial phrase, the abomination of desolation, is that Luke 21:20-24 does not refer to the same event as Mt 24:15. Peter warned, “The day of the Lord will come like a thief.” Then he added: “What kind of people ought you to be? Mark 13:7 “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. Maranatha. (Theological Dictionary of the New Testament: Abridged in One Volume). In Matt. Luke 21:22 Because these are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be fulfilled: hoti hemerai ekdikeseos autai eisin (3PPAI) tou plesthenai (APN) panta ta gegrammena (RPPNPA). they gave of their own accord (NOT BECAUSE A LEGALISTIC JEWISH SYSTEM REQUIRED THEM TO GIVE), begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints, and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord (THE LORD DOES NOT NEED OUR MONEY! That which is  characteristic of this life, of human existence. The Bible repeatedly warns against drunkenness (Rom. Splendor means a quality that outshines the usual. God gave them a special presence of mind and clarity of thought to present a testimony more powerful than they would otherwise have been able to give. (vii) The Jews who were dispersed all over the world would be gathered into the city of the new Jerusalem. 6:22-note), Luke 21:18 "Yet not a hair of your head will perish. 34:7; Isa. Notice also that Carson's statement "if our interpretation of this chapter is right." Now in chapter 24 He announces the overthrow of Jerusalem (Matt. (The Interpretation of St. Luke's Gospel), Zodhiates - Among the Jews this was the sacred treasury kept in one of the courts of the temple (Neh. — Reprinted by permission. Luke's third prediction of Jerusalem's fall is by far the most detailed (the others come in 13:34-35; 19:41-44)... View the entire commentary * More information on Commentaries. But all of them together can be caused only by the hand of God. - Paul Lee Tan (presumably he is quoting Sweeting above). The voice of Jewish rejection of Christ is as loud and as vicious as ever: "He is not the Messiah, not the Son of God!" Sorry had to get on my "soapbox!") By prayer and by reading His Word, and listening for His Spirit to speak to our heart through His Word. Test! A violent seismos shakes the foundation of the prison holding Paul and Silas; the doors fly open, enabling all the prisoners to escape (though no one does; Acts 16:26). Israel will welcome this man as their great benefactor (John 5:43). Stand before the Son of Man as those whom He cannot forget or forsake. But it is always dependable and worthy of our complete trust. "; Lk 21:3 = "“Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all"; John 1:47 = " “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”; Jn 4:42 "this One is indeed the Savior of the world.”; Jn 6:14 = “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”; Jn 7:26, 40; Jn 8:31; Jn 17:8; Acts 12:11; 1 Th 2:13; 1 John 2:5. How did they hear the Gospel? John Phillips comments on the Olivet Discourse that "This important prophetic statement gathers together the main threads of Old Testament end-time prophecy (ED: WHICH WAS THE BASIS FOR MOST OF THE JEWISH VIEWS LISTED BELOW REGARDING THEIR MESSIANIC HOPE) and the threads of New Testament prophecy, weaves them into an imposing fabric of eschatology, and embroiders the fabric with flashes of insight from the Lord's omniscient foreknowledge.". CLEARLY STEIN IS MAKING AN ASSUMPTION ABOUT THE WIDOW'S HEART ATTITUDE WHICH THE TEXT DOES NOT DIRECTLY ADDRESS). (Theological Dictionary of the New Testament: Abridged in One Volume). For More Detailed Discussion see Related Resources: Luke 21:33  "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Isa. And by its holy precepts live. Therefore, I have trusted Him as my Savior, and I have committed my way to Him, so that if I am alive at the time of the Rapture, I’ll be going to meet Him in the air by the grace of God. Vol 40. (from Luke 21:5-7 Jesus’ Description of the Temple’s Destruction), David Guzik adds this note related to the Temple - This temple was originally rebuilt by Zerubbabel and Ezra (Ezra 6:15), but greatly expanded and improved by Herod. Even the ESV Study Bible note agrees that Paul is referring to the Antichrist. For example Norman Crawford commenting on Luke 20:20-24 espouses a near and far fulfillment... "Jerusalem compassed with armies" is one of the great events of prophecy which allows us to link the teachings of Daniel, Zechariah and Revelation with the chronology of the Lord's teaching in the Synoptic Gospels. Comment: Only twice has the Temple in Jerusalem been destroyed, in 586 BC by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and 70 AD by General Titus of Rome. (Mk 12:42). ", We are to "watch." That language does not lend itself to a 70 A.D. interpretation. Here of course it means to throw down the stones of the Temple so completely that not one would be left on another! Mark 13:8b  there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. Do not be terrified - Subjunctive with negative (me) meaning to prevent an action from beginning. So here are these subversive atheists, assaulting the unity and the peace of Rome with their exclusive God and exclusive message. Every single believer who is hurting physically or emotionally, every single saint who is struggling financially will indeed be healed and freed incredibly. The enemy, opponent (Lk 13.17). The French philosopher Voltaire would certainly fit Jesus' warning about spiritual "dogs and a hogs" in Matthew 7:6-note, for he violently opposed God, His Holy Word and His precious Son. 2. ", Vine - metaphorically, of "the period of man's alienation from God," Ro 13:12; 1 Th 5:5. Seeing Jerusalem surrounded by Roman armies would be the signal for believers to flee to the mountains. at night; taute te nukti, = this very night, tonight (Mk 14.30); te epiouse nukti, = the following night (Acts 23.11); (d) accusative nukta, = answering the question "(for) how long?" Oh glorious day, oh glorious day They also refused to make the required sacrifice in worship of the emperor. While one might postulate that this refers to the end of the Temple in 70 A D, this word "end" (telos) almost certainly refers to the end of this age and the time preceding the Second Coming. For these things must take place first - What things? Of Nicodemus visit with Jesus (Jn 3:2, 7:50, 19:39). Some of the beautiful marble columns are reported to have been up to 40 feet high. 11:32; Dan. The Aim of Dr Luke Sunday Evening Message. With this assurance filling their souls they were not to be worried about anything. In Matthew 24:2+ Jesus prefaces His warning with "Truly I say to you" where truly is Greek word "Amen" which when combined with "I say"   emphasizes that what is being said is a solemn declaration of what is true. WHAT IF SHE GAVE IN ORDER TO MERIT FAVOR WITH GOD?). What was the firstfruits offering? I am not a dispensationalist nor a preterist, but a literalist and a literal interpretation of Daniel 9:27-note calls for a 7 year treaty that is broken after 3.5 years, a specific event which has no past historical fulfillment in the first century. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. The NLT has an interesting paraphrase translating bareo as not to let one's heart "be dulled. Luke 21:31  "So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near. Jesus is warning that there would be individuals who would seek to take advantage of this propensity for prophecy and would deceive them and in so doing would turn them aside from the simple teaching of the Gospel. All the nations would be subdued. The righteous in contrast will inherit the kingdom and enter into eternal life in the presence of the Son (Mt 25:20-23, 34, 36). Days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another - Jesus begins His prophecy regarding the magnificent Temple complex. (I could not resist listing these as my subspecialty as a pathologist is infectious disease). The idea of an obligation of compelling nature (a complete obligation, a necessary thing) is dominant in Mt 18:7; Lk 14:18; Ro 13:5; 1Co 7:37; 9:16; 2Co 9:7; Philemon 14; Heb 7:12, 27; 9:16, 23; Jude 3; Lk 23:17. Ungodly families and society react against believers because they cannot tolerate righteous people in their midst. 13:5; Neh. (Bible Exposition Commentary – Be Courageous") (Comment: While I agree with Wiersbe, Jesus does call these things "Birth pangs" which suggest they will increase in intensity and number as the end of the age draws near. But when these things begin to take place - These things are different than the more non-specific things mentioned earlier (Lk 21:8-19+) and are so dramatic that they will be difficult to miss as divinely sent 'messengers" to earth dwellers. Verse 21, "Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains," that happened then (Ed: When? Exactly when Christ will return,” Amen has been called the best-known word in human speech. For example, how could one possibly explain what are clearly literal cosmic signs (Lk 21:25-26)? (vi) There would follow the renovation of Jerusalem. Logically when the King of kings returns (Rev 19:16-note), He needs a Kingdom over which He can rule as absolute Sovereign. Jesus now answered their question and gave them the sign - Himself! Luke 8:14-note  “The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. This is the third time that he mentions that he cried. "All flesh" here is not limited to Jews who died in Judea in the first century; rather it implies that all humanity would be extinguished in the future "great tribulation" as happened at the flood (except for Noah and his family), if not for God's intervention for the sake of His elect. This creates an insurmountable problem for every commentary that says all of these events took place in 70 AD. Steven Cole - According to a survey published by U.S. News and World Report in late 1997, two-thirds of American adults believe that Jesus someday will return to Earth. This is discussed in more detail below because one of the possible meanings of this generation is used by preterists to justify interpretation Mt 24:15-22 (and Mt 24:23-29) as past history! 10:30 which speaks of the care of providence that extends as far as every numbered hair on our heads. And when these things begin to come to pass, we are not to drop our heads in discouragement or shake our heads in despair, but rather lift up our heads in delight.” (Sanctuary). noting that the interpretation is "problematic In Mark 12:38-40 Jesus has condemned the scribes who "devour widows' houses." If you do this, I think you may be surprised at the "observations" that many of the commentaries make on this famous text. Preterists use "this generation" to support their premise that we have already experienced the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place and the world has already experienced a unique, never to be repeated time of tribulation (see Mt 24:21 Commentary) which is a most illogical deduction! How did He know they were large sums? Because originally the Romans viewed Christianity as a sect of Judaism and Judaism was religio licita, i.e., "permitted religion," or "approved religion". 1 Corinthians 12:2  You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led. Temporarily, the city was no longer surrounded by the armies, so every single Jewish believer was able to leave Jerusalem. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. While 70 AD was a time of horrible distress to the Jews, even the distress of World War II proved to be even more horrible. Which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute -  Why not? (Isa. Many of the early church Fathers, such as Chrysostom, Cyril of Jerusalem, and Origen, imagined that this sign would be an enormous blazing cross, visible to the entire world, that would pierce the total darkness then shrouding the world. Remember 1 Corinthians 1:26 “For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. Should we tithe off our gross or net income? See depictions - The Day After, Self-portrait, "The Day After". Relates to the Holy Place, Comment: And He was praying there. It is unlikely that such an improbable meaning for the noun would have been suggested at all without the constraint of apologetic embarrassment!" Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place - To which generation is Jesus referring? suggests direct address to disciples, "THE SIGN" (Rev 6:13-17-note) The future, time of the tribulation, massive changes in the heavens above. But after the salesman left, he examined his “bargains” more carefully. - More than a fourth of the Bible is predictive prophecy. Yes, I know what you are saying -- "There is no Temple in Jerusalem (as of April, 2016)." This is what I expect of you men. Mounce draws attention to the phenomenon of multiple fulfilment. (Acts 20:7-10, 11-note) Interesting question. Lukewarmness “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. Again, it seems that the interpretation of Lk 21:1-4 of the widow in a positive light is so fixed in the writings of Christendom that it is difficult to even consider the alternative possibility that it might not be as positive as it has been interpreted over the years. So Jesus gives words of comfort and encouragement to His little band of eleven men (and to all disciples through the subsequent 2000 years) that God's grace would provide for them in their hour of testing. Truly I say - As alluded to above, truly emphasizes that what follows is important. 25:11; 2 Chr. Good things can become the worst idols; and sometimes God sours or takes away even good things that we make our idols. One does not earn a right standing with God by giving—sacrificially or otherwise. . And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. Rising, He justified freely forever Torn down (2647)(kataluo from kata = down, intensifies luo = loosen, dissolve, demolish) means literally to loosen down (unloose) and then to utterly destroy or to overthrow completely. God gave us prophecy to stabilize our faith not to satisfy our curiosity. Luke uses the phrase "the days will come" (or "are coming") to refer to a future event within world history (Luke 5:35; 17:22; 19:43, 23:29). Wikipedia - In Jesus' times in Judea, the small copper coin was called a lepton; there was no coin called by the English term "mite" at that time. — Reprinted by permission. Just consider these promises: “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. It was used to describe something which was specially dedicated to God. Notice His possessive pronoun "Your" is literally directed to His Jewish disciples and by extension to the nation of Israel. If I am assessing his comments correctly, note that he seems to acknowledge the events as fulfilled in history. (Titus 2:13-note). Proverbs 28:15 Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people. All uses of apologeomai (most by Luke) - Lk. 16:3; Lam. Theologians call this the perseverance of the saints. Spend the night (835)(aulizomai from aule = corral, enclosed space exposed to open air, a sheepfold or place where sheep are housed) means to be put or remain in a field or stable as sheep. It is used of costly offerings presented to the gods and suspended or exposed to view in a temple of that deity. 2:4; Zech. Luke 21:14  "So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; KJV Luke 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: NET Luke 21:14 Therefore be resolved not to rehearse ahead of time how to make your defense. In the NT nux has first the literal sense of “night” (divided into three of four watches or 12 hours). The historian Tacitus (Tacitus 5.8) wrote of Herod's Temple "There stood a temple of immense wealth. But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 3:16) or charismatic exaggeration (1 Cor. (Friberg). It is notable that 42 months correlates perfectly with the last 3.5 years that is known as the Great Tribulation. Probably the promise of His return (Matt. However, it is clear that both Matthew and Mark were referring to events in the middle of the Tribulation when "the abomination of desolation" would be set up in the Jewish temple and the Antichrist (the world ruler) would begin to persecute Israel (Da 9:24-27; Rev. sheep and goats, Hdt. Thus A L Williams in the Pulpit Commentary on Matthew favors the identity of the abomination as the Roman army and as with most similar commentaries, appeals to Jesus' "sign" in Lk 21:20-note to support his interpretation of Mt 24:15. You have to understand that there’s no middle class in ancient world as is still true in some countries in the world, especially third world countries....What you had was a mass of humanity that are poor and a small group of elites at the top who controlled all the wealth and power and usually abused the poor. (1) This Theudas, who arose under Fadus the procurator, about A.D. 45 or 46, could not be that Thendas who arose in the days of the taxing, under Cyrenius, or about A.D. 7, Acts v. 36, 37. Who that earlier Theudas was, see the note on B. XVII. 2:30; Col. 1:24; 1 Th 3:10). ; small craft, Id., etc. The moon becomes like blood, dark as well. In comparison, phobos is seen as a state of distress or the occasion or source of fear, and phoberos refers to something or someone who causes the fear (ibid., 1:316).. NLT paraphrases it "There will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven. The Lord's supper instituted. He may have done this because his Gentile readers would not have understood this expression. 2. Does this describe your (my) lifestyle? RE-READ Ps 51:16-17! Evaluate! You have nicely set aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition. Journal of Dispensational theology - Volume luke 21 commentary spurgeon Aug 2007 ). '' ) means alarm,,. 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