Christogenea on Talkshoe – August 26th, 2011 – Matthew Chapter 25
Last week we covered Matthew chapter 24 and the Scriptures which discuss the abomination of desolation, “spoken of by Daniel the prophet”, which refers to several prophecies in Daniel chapters 11 and 12. We saw that the term reads “abomination which maketh desolate” in some manuscripts in some places in Daniel. The periods of time in prophetic days given by Daniel for this may be interpreted so that this abomination may be tied to both Mohammedanism & Judaism, and the Zionist Judaism which gave us the artificial Israeli state in 1948 in particular. Both Mohammedanism and Judaism, I believe, are Satanic religions devised by the jews, who have absconded the Old Testament and have abused the oracles of God for their own purposes.
We also discussed at length the prophecy by Christ concerning the budding of the fig tree, when it shoots forth its branches, and how that must have referred to that fig tree that was cursed by Christ. Let us read the parable of the fig tree, from Luke chapter 13: 6 Then He spoke this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit in it and found none. 7 And he said to the vine-dresser, ‘Look, it is three years from which I have come seeking fruit in this fig tree and I find none. Cut it down, for why should the land be useless?’ 8 But answering he says to him: ‘Master, leave it this year also, until when I should dig around it and cast manure 9 and so then it may produce fruit in the future, but otherwise if not, you shall cut it down.’” Jerusalem produced no fruit for Christ in His final year either. So the fig tree that was Jerusalem was indeed cut down, and from that time on we cannot imagine, under any circumstances, there ever having come one good thing from Judaism or from the descendants of those people. So where Christ says in Matthew 24:32-34: “32 Now learn from the parable of the fig tree, when already its branches should be tender and it would produce leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 Thusly also you, when you should see all these things, know that it is near by the doors. 34 Truly I say to you that by no means should this race escape until all these things should happen!” Today the jews are producing leaves, and their branches have extended to control all the earth. So we know that the harvest approaches.
In Matthew chapter 24 we saw a single discourse by Christ which answered three questions, which I shall repeat here because He is still addressing those questions in the three parables which comprise Matthew chapter 25, as our Bibles are now divided. The questions posed to Him by the apostles were these: 1. “Tell us, when shall these things be?”, in reference to His statements concerning the destruction of Jerusalem. 2. “What is the sign of Your coming...?” in reference to the ultimate return of the Christ, and 3. “...and of the consummation of the age?” which is in reference to Christ's many statements which mentioned the end of the age. In Matthew chapter 24 we saw that some of Christ's discourse applied specifically to first century Judaea. This is especially evident, as it was exposited from a harmony of the prophecies of Christ here as they were also recorded in Mark and in Luke. Yet much of His discourse as it was recorded in Matthew 24 – and in Mark and in Luke - still awaits fulfillment: since it does not describe any circumstance which occurred in the first century at the destruction of Old Jerusalem, nor has it been fulfilled to this day. So the three parables which we are about to discuss, which are indeed a continuation of His answer to those questions regarding the time of the end and His coming, are especially pertinent to us now, and in the days which lie ahead.