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  • NICKOLAS E HANLEY on 1 Timothy 3
    Can you give the interpretation of Matthew 24:17,18 concerning the end times?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Timothy 3

    Matthew 27:17 says "Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:"

    This was written for the Jews. What the Jews would do is they would use their housetops like a patio. It is where they would sit at night because of the heat. Jesus says let the one who is on the housetops (Jews) not come down to take anything out of his house.

    That is how urgent things are going to be for them (The Jews). In Verse 16, they are told to flee. They are to flee immediately. There will be no time to go into the house to gather their belongings. I'm not sure if they still do, but the Jews had an outside stairway that goes up to the roof. So they are told to just go down the stairs and head on out to the mountains.

    It is the same thing in Verse 18 with the ones who are out in the field. They are also to flee to the mountains. They are not to return home first to gather any of their belongings or check on loved ones. It will be very urgent for them and there will be no time to waste.


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