Daily Archives: July 11, 2016


THE TEMPLE, THE TRIBULATION, AND THE TREE. LOOK UP! (Part 2)

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series The Gospel of Luke

Last week we looked at the signs of the times. This week we saw the worst week for law enforcement since 9/11. Remember: Look up because your redemption is drawing near! It’s a bit like reading through a newspaper to see what Jesus described in Luke 21: Wars, rumors of wars, political upheaval, Natural disasters apparently on a larger and larger scale. He also described some things that we’re not seeing much of yet: Celestial signs, significant enough to drive men to fear (Luke 21:26). It is tempting to want to look through scriptures like Luke 17:22ff and here at Luke 21:5-35 merely for insight into the future. What we are meant to see here are the clear instructions our Lord gives us for dealing with the “here and now” of life’s struggles as well as the “there and then” at the end of this world. So what is a Christian to do in a world of upheaval? Do not be Misled Luke 21:8 nails it down for us: “see to it that you are not misled…” There will be false messiah’s. There will be rumors that the real Jesus has come back. In fact in the companion passage in Matthew 24 we read about a great many opportunities to […]