5 Some people [gawk,] remarking about the Temple, “What beautiful stonework! Such [amazing] memorial decorations!”
6*[Yahshua says,]“[Stop] admiring all this [opulence]. The day looms when [every stone in this temple crashes down into blood, ash and dirt]. [Romans] leave not one block standing upon another.’
Jesus Predicts Jerusalem's Fall & World's End
7Yahshua's disciples ask Yahshua, “Master, when [will the temple fall]? What sign signals [Jerusalem's imminent destruction]?”
8*Yahshua answers, “Watch out so you never get deceived, 😇. Many [con-artists] come in my name. They admit that I exist. [But they falsely prophesy,] ‘The End [of the world] looms near.’ Never go after them. Hordes of ‘Christian’ deceivers deceive millions of gullible sheep.
The KJV inserts ‘Christ’ where no Greek word appeared. Many people try to restrict the meaning of this verse to false Messiah's. But his verse is talking about all false religious leaders, specifically christianITE (usually government-licensed, money driven) preachers. Don't follow them.
This could also refer to people who claim to be Jesus. Obviously, don't follow them.
9*When you hear of wars and revolutions, never be terrified, 😇. Such [tragedies] must first happen. But ‘The End’ won't come immediately.” Wars are routine history. They do not signify ‘The End'’.
10*Then Yahshua[warns] his disciples, “ 😇, nation[s] keep rising against nation[s]. Kingdoms [keep] attacking kingdoms[s].
11*Great earthquakes, and famines, and epidemics [wrack] various places, 😇. Terrifying sights and great signs from heaven [continue to stun mankind]. [Or signs in the sky / outer space.]
12*But before all those [disasters happen, 😇, you disciples get arrested by religious, political and commercial villains]. They seize you. They persecute you. They hand you over to [courts and educational & religious juridical councils. They throw you] into prisons. They haul you [to trial] before kings and rulers. [All] because [you only obey my Authority and you insist on using my Name: Yahshua].
13*[ 😇, you end up on the witness stand. Judges call you to] testify. [All this persecution eventually] turns into your opportunity to herald [the Good News]. All of the persecution you experience morphs into an epic life-story for you. Enjoy it all!
14*So, 😇, settle in your hearts to avoid premeditating your defense. Make up your mind not to rehearse your rebuttals to accusations.
15*For I give you, 😇, eloquence and wisdom which none of your adversaries can resist or refute.
16*Your parents, brothers, relatives and friends come to betray you, 😇. They [hand you over to your persecutors]. Some of you [disciples] end up dead, [killed by your loved-ones' flapping jaws]. You're gonna get hated by your loved ones. You'll likely die for this calling. Is that O.K. with you? If you're doing YAH's will and speaking His Word, right now your loved ones are slandering you on social networks. Any time you offend the moneyed powers, that slander will be used against you. That's not paranoia. For proof, google: ‘Timo Miller’, Christian ‘FBI Complaint’. Watch how Timo's sweet church-lady Mom and Aunt can't shut their gossip-trap mouths. They land their beloved wonderful missionary pastor in jail for a year on false accusations. Your ‘loved ones’ sell you out if you do YAH's will. They may not pull the trigger themselves. Their betrayal of you may be as simple as them falling to the temptation to use your controversial actions and views as discussion material. The tongues of gossiping relatives are great evils, fires that set the whole world ablaze.
17*All men come to hate you, 😇, because you [hold exclusive allegiance to] my Name-Authority. Your allegiance to the Messiah makes you incompatible with the world's war, drug and debt-based funny-money system. Paid liar-preachers and money-driven-missionaries push false Christianity like kiddie-crack all over the globe.
So, as you get close to being like Yahshua, everybody walks away from you.
The world ought to be racing toward you. But their unspiritual flesh knows that it must die to follow Yahshua. So their beastly bodies run away from you to preserve their physical life.
18*But not one hair on your [immortal] head perishes, 😇. You die. But YAH raises you 100% intact. The only way to be resurrected is to die first.
19*By your cheerful endurance you obtain your life, 😇. or: By patient perseverance you purchase your breath /spirit / life.
20*When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, 😇, you know that [the ‘City of Peace’] is about to be destroyed. In 70AD, Rome turns Jerusalem into a parking lot, because the Jews rejected and killed Yahshua, their Messiah! Big Mistake! Prophecy is fulfilled in waves. So Jerusalem will probably be destroyed again at ‘The End of the world.’
21*Then everyone in Judaea [must] flee to the mountains. Everyone near Jerusalem [must] get out [or die]. No one in the [surrounding] countryside should enter [Judaea, especially not Jerusalem]. ‘The beast’ = ‘worldly people’. The ‘beast’ rules wherever fallen humans live. In the mountains you tend to suffer less governmental persecution and less war. However, city-dwellers are more cooperative than mountain-separatists. Outside of cities, you have to deal with uncooperative, difficult isolationists. You can't escape the beast-system. You have to learn to thrive in its shadow.
22*For [these days in which I live] are the ‘days of vengeance.’ [YAH now] fulfills everything [prophets] wrote [in the Tanakh]. By about AD70, every ‘Older Testament’ prophecy had come true. Yet prophecies are fulfilled in waves. So those same prophecies later come true on an even grander scale. For instance, events of the fall of Jerusalem (in AD70) set up a pattern for the ‘End Of The World’.
23*How terrible life becomes, 😇, [at the fall of Jerusalem and later, the End of The World,] for pregnant women and for mothers breast-feeding [little babies]! Mega-distress falls to [ravage] the earth. [YAH's] punishment hammers this populace: [the ‘Judeo-Christians’ who claim to represent YAH, while they ignore His commands]. The fall of Jerusalem in AD70 marked the cataclysmic destruction of the hypocritical Jewish religio-commercial beast-system. The End Of The World will similarly, and on a larger, global scale, mark the cataclysmic destruction of the hypocritical ‘JUDEO-CHRISTIAN’ religio-commercial beast-system, whose syncretistic tentacles grope into all world religions.
YAH took away His authority from the apostate Jews in AD70. At the end of the world, YAH takes His authority away from the ‘Christanite’ con-artists who have deceived the whole world into believing in a false Jesus.
24*This [Jewish] populace comes to fall by the bite of the sword. [Enemy soldiers] lead [the Israelis] away captive [hostage, exiled, dispersed] into all nations. The Beast-Nations trample down Jerusalem until the ‘Season of the Beast-Nations’ elapses. Right now the United Nation's soldiers, missionaries and benefit-providers canvas the planet, forcing and encouraging the last few stragglers to swear oaths of allegiance, thus BINDing themselves into fasces [national weed-bundles] to be burned when harvest season is over.
Like the Jews, the Christianized worldly nations continually default on their responsibility to promote obedience to YAH's Word. The Nations United set up a world Law system [i.e. the national CONstitutions and federal codes and the United Nation's charter] which together comprise a pagan global legal system, a world-enslaving counterfeit of the Mosaic Code. Today's governments pose as benefactors. But they are leaky boats with an 86% intact hulls. (6/7 = .86)
25*[Down here] on earth, 😇, the nations [grow to writhe] in turmoil, perplexed, [terrified by rising, toxic] seas, tsunamis [and strange tides].
26*Men's hearts fail them for fear, 😇. Men [and women] faint and die, apprehensive of [the horrors] coming on the world. [YAH] quakes the powers of heaven. [YAH shakes out of ‘office’ the fallen angels who've enslaved the world's governments. This quaking demolishes the world-system. Then YAH implodes the universe itself. Heavenly signs of this eventual collapse terrify earthlings.] Fear is the hidden cause of atherosclerosis. Fear produces cardiovascular-system-destroying substances in your body. Fear clenches the muscles, restricting blood-flow. Fear causes nervous eating of addictive toxic ‘food’. Fear (especially the fear that hides behind the painted eyes of housewives who live terrified of scarcity) causes you to work yourself into a heart-attack to buy stuff you don't need and shouldn't want.
27*And then, 😇, the [human race] finally sees [me,] the ‘Son of Adam,’ coming [to earth] on a cloud, [ablaze] in tremendous power and glory.
28*So when these [disasters] begin to elapse, 😇, look up. Lift up your heads. For your redemption draws near.” You obedient believers are about to be liberated! The day dawns when YAH sets you free [from the world-socialist Satan-system]!
29*And Yahshua tells his disciples a [short, punchy mind-movie]: “Look at any tree, 😇, say, a fig tree:
30When the tree shoots out [buds], you see for yourselves that summer approaches.
31*So, 😇, when you see these [disasters I just mentioned], realize that the Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah looms so close [you can almost reach out and grab it with your] hand.
32I tell you the rock-solid [Truth], 😇: This [current] generation will not pass away until all [the scriptural prophecies] are fulfilled [on at least one level]. Two meanings:
the people listening to me here in AD37 live to witness the fall of Jerusalem in AD70;
after AD2000, the generation (that witnesses similar signs) lives to witness the end of the world.
33*[This present] celestial-sky and earth eventually [wear out], 😇. [The universe] passes away. But my words never pass away. Creation implodes. Then YAH rebuilds it.
34*So 😇, keep watch on yourselves. Or at some point your hearts become overburdened with gluttony, intoxication and this life's cares. [If you let down your spiritual guard, the day I return to judge you] springs on you unexpectedly [like a bear-trap]. Are you fasting one day a week and eating only small reasonable quantities of healthy food? If not, then you are ‘overburdened with gluttony’. Are you working in work other than Kingdom work? Then you are overburdened with the cares of this life. (Your ‘church’ doesn't care, because they get a percentage of your income. So they want you to work a lot and get big paychecks.) Are you addicted to anything, even coffee, or games, or social networking, or entertainment? Then you're intoxicated. Don't let Christ's return spring on you like a trap.
35*For the day [I return to judge the world] springs like a snare. [Time clamps down] on everyone living on the face of the whole earth, 😇. You're no more than 120 years from your judgement day, whoever you are.
36*So, 😇, constantly watch and pray that [YAH] counts you worthy to escape all these coming [disasters]. [Be worthy] to stand [and be judged] before [me,] the ‘Son of Adam.’”
37 In the daytime Yahshua teaches in the temple, [the corrupt den of religious thieves and assassins]. But at night he escapes. He stays [in relative solitude] on the mount of Olives.
38*And all the people flock to the temple early in the morning(s), 😇. They crowd around to hear Yahshua[condemn his soon-to-be killers].