Jesus had just left the Temple, and his disciples began to talk about the beauty of the Temple and He said: “Do you not see all things? Truly I say to you, “not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”
Naturally this would raise questions and their seeking answers about so bold a prediction. Jesus answered them and in 70 A.D. The Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D.
The second question relates to a future date, “What will be the sign of your coming?” The third part of the question relates to “the end of the age.” Let us deal with the second question! Signs of His Coming!
The signs are out there! False Christ. They abound today in various places of our world claiming to be Him, and many are misled. Nation against nation continues to rage on, but Jesus said: “that is not the end”. More hate and rebellion will flood the future to lead up to that end.
That which is in abundance in our days is (vs. 36-39). “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, not the Son, the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day the Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
The profoundness, yet the simplicity of the answer to the disciples should be causing alarm in our society, but it is not. They go on in licentiousness as though it will never happen. What awaits our society will seem atrocious on the part of God, but that is not the case.
The warnings abound, yet those words in verse 39, “they did not understand” is picturesque as we look at the broad picture in relationship to our society. If it was ever a framed picture of current ideas and practices, it could be that of which Jesus spoke: “For the coming of the Son of Man will just like the days of Noah. 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, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
We have made the message as simple as possible for events leading up to the end. Christ gave it to us and hopefully all who read this “understands”!