Synthesis of Matthew 24 and 25. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translate.

Matthew 24 and 25 form a thematic unity and should be studied together. Here is an outline of the main points.

Matthew 24

1. Jesus foretells the destruction of the temple (Matthew 24.1; Mr. 13.1-2; Luke 21.5-6.)
"There will be (the Temple) stone unturned" is confirmation of the prophecy of Daniel 9.25
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself; and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations.
Jesus knew that his hour was approaching (the Messiah be removed) confirms Daniel's prophecy of the destruction of the city and the Temple, which happen before it happens this generation (ie before 40 years, Mt . 24.34) If we consider that this year was between 30 and 33 AD and the destruction of Jerusalem by the troops of Gral. Titus in 70 AD we see that indeed Christ's prophecy was fulfilled historically in a timely manner.

2. Signs before the end (Mt. 24.2 - 28; Mr. 13.3 - 23; Lk 21.7 - 24.)
The signs of the end can be summarized as:

a. Come false Christs (False "Anointed") Mt. 24.3-5
b. Beginning of sorrows: wars, riots, famine, pestilence, cataclysms. 6-8 Mt.
c. Tribulation and Apostasy: The tribulation because saving the Name of Jesus and apostasy because many not being firm disown Christ because of persecution. 24.9-13 Mt.
d. The preaching of the gospel: This is the news that Jesus came to save men from Day of Wrath of God, that Jesus came that we might have life in abundance, ie to live eternally with Him not as preach. " Anointed Prosperity "that give the message saying that we changed abundance of material in our life instead of eternal life with God things.

3. The Great Tribulation, the last to pass the church before the rapture.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

4. When the Son of Man (Mark 13.24-37; Luke 21.25-36;. 17.25-36; 12.41-48)
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
According to Jesus, the sign of His coming (Joel 2: Blood Moon and Sun in sackcloth) will be after the tribulation.
30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth and see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matthew 25

The Kingdom of Heaven will be like:

1. Parable of the Ten Virgins
This parable speaks of the ten virgins of courtship than one wife (among Jewish dating did not exist, young newlyweds were separated and waited until the day of the wedding, after which the marriage is consummated). According to this Eastern custom, friends of the bride company do this in expectation of the husband.
Half was ready (had brought spare oil for their lamps) and the other half did not. When the husband, which were prepared arrives entered the party (the Wedding of the Lamb) but the others remained outside. The oil of the anointing of the Holy Spirit, represents the preparation of the believer: time of communion with God throughout his life (Reading and studying the Word, prayer, put the Word of work in your life).
Preparation is of each, I can not take the preparation of Pastor or leader or my father, I have to build my fellowship with God (buy my own oil).

2. Parable of gold coins
In this story the Master of three servants had distributed different amounts of money (Talents, every talent in the New Testament equivalent to 6,000 drachmas, or 21.6 kg. Of silver) among His servants, according to the capacity of each. Two of them were grown capital that left her Master were largely rewarded, but the third, who did nothing productive with their silver was punished and left outside the Kingdom.
God has given us talents (gifts) to which must be "invested" in the congregation, others are enriched with knowledge of the things of God. Do nothing with such talents, will be severely punished.

3. Sheep and goats
In this third parable, Jesus demands of men having done mercy and love of neighbor. He understands that when we do mercy to someone in need, we do it to himself. Jesus is not speaking here of practicing charity as a formal ministry, but as part of the common life of every Christian. Having a callous and selfish heart to the needs of others, will entail severe punishment:
46 "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

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