Christ’s Return: Session 6- The Great Tribulation

Christ’s Return: Session 6- The Great Tribulation
July 6, 2022

Christ’s Return: Session 6- The Great Tribulation

Passage: Matthew 24:16-28

Session 6- The Great Tribulation- Matthew 24:1-28

Jesus described three different periods in the time of the tribulation in Matthew 24:1-28.

1.    The Beginning of the tribulation. (v.4-14)

  • Jesus describes “birth-pangs””. (v.8)
  • What are they?
    1. False Teachers
    2. Wars
    3. Natural Disasters
    4. Persecution
    5. Martyrs
    6. Falling Away of False Believers
    7. Worldwide Preaching
  • They correspond with the “Seal” Judgements.
  • They seem to be “natural” disasters.

2.    The Middle of the tribulation. (v.15)

  • The “abomination” of “deolation” .
  • The “Anti-Christ” betrays his covenant with Israel. (Daniel 9:27)
  • He causes the sacrifice to cease. (Daniel 9:27)
  • He sets up an image to be worshipped. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

3.    The End of the tribulation. (v.16-28)

  • Inaugurated by the Abomination of Desolation.
  • Called “the great” (V.21)
  • The Response in that Day. V.16-20
    • Run! (v.16)
    • Immediate. (v.17-18)
      • Difficult for Mothers. (v.19)
      • Difficult in winter and on the sabbath. V.20

“This entire paragraph relates only to Jews, for no Christian believer would worry about breaking a Sabbath law.” – Warren Weirsbe

  • Reject the Anti-Christ. (v.23-26).
  • Culminated in the coming of the Son of Man. (v.27-28.)
  • Seems to correspond with the trumpet judgments (Revelation 8:7-9:19), and the vial judgments (Revelation 16:2-21)

“During the first three-and-one-half years of the Tribulation, the judgments were natural: wars, famines, earthquakes, etc. But during the last half, the judgments will be supernatural and devastating.” Warren Weirsbe

3 Responses:

  1. Gratitude.
  2. Longing.
  3. Evangelism. (2 Corinthians 5:11)
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