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  • Sylvia on Matthew 24:20
    Wow Matthew 24-20 say but pray ye

    that your flight be not in the winter, neither

    on the Sabbath day. That is something people

    should be focusing on this verse is so correct

    On what we are facing now.
  • John Bark - in Reply on Matthew 24:20
    I know things are hectic this year. But what does it matter that I should pray that my flight not be on the the Sabbath? Is it some how bad if We run for the hills on the Sabbath? I can understand winter. But why Sabbath?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 24:20
    John,

    Winter is very severe in Jerusalem. It even snows. Jesus says but also neither on the Sabbath day.

    You see, Jesus is talking to Jews. He is talking to Orthodox Jews, and only Orthodox Jews. If it happens on the Sabbath Day, they can only go a thousand yards, and then they have to stop. They can't go any further than that, so they have to wait until sundown.

    So he says to pray that it is not during winter, nor on the Sabbath Day, because you will have a rough time.
  • Mishael to Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 24:20
    I always wondered about that verse. What it means. Thanks for that explanation.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:20
    John, that portion in Matthew 24 was Jesus' teaching to His disciples about the Tribulation & His Second Coming. I fully realize that many Christians attribute some of these portions of Jesus' teaching on His Second Coming, to the Church's preparedness for Anti-Christ, Great Tribulation & Rapture. However, I stand stoically on these portions, that the Lord actually described aspects of the Tribulation, & has nothing to do with the Rapture of the Church. The Rapture = Snatching Away, of believers was what was revealed to the apostle Paul (1 Thes 4:13-18; 5:1-11): refers to Christ's coming to snatch away His Church before the Great Tribulation comes upon the unbelieving world.

    So, looking at Mt 24:20, I understand that Jesus was referring to the Jews at the time of Anti-Christ & the Great Tribulation, that they were to flee as fast as they could to hide from the desolation that was to take place. So the prayer that their flight (fleeing) would not be in Winter on a Sabbath day, was simply because of the harsh conditions of Winter & the legal requirements prohibiting travel, work & effort on the Sabbath for the Jews. So, rest assured that you won't need to be concerned about your flight into the hills, but the other imploring messages by the apostles, that our flight into the air to meet the Lord, will be certain because of our real & precious faith.


 


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