Jesus’ Prophetic Teaching - Part 3
29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. 31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. 32 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 34 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
37 "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 38 "For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 "Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41 "Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left. 42 "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
After the first stage of tribulation (3 ½ years) the sun will be darkened, the moon has no light, stars fall from the skies the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn and they will see the Son on a man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather His elect together from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Let this ripening tree teach you the valuable lesson that when spring is blooming, summer is near. This generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Only the Father knows the day and the hour. It will be as in the days of Noah – lots of partying then they were taken in judgment - one taken, one left behind. This is not the Rapture, for ones taken in the Rapture are taken to heaven.
These Noahites were taken in judgment. The bottom line: BE READY!