~30-33 AD: Jesus’ ministry
~33 AD: Jesus crucified and resurrected
~33 AD: Jesus ascends to the Father
~33 AD: Holy Spirit descends on Pentecost
~33 AD – 70 AD: (Luke 21:8-19)
Church grows and is persecuted.
The disciples would be witnesses before kings and govenors.
Followers of Christ betrayed by parents, brothers, sisters, relatives, and friends.
Some Christians would be put to death.
Christians will be hated.
False Christ will appear.
Wars and uprisings.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places.
Fearful events and great signs from heaven.
70 AD: (Luke 21:20-24a)
Jerusalem and its desolation.
Great distress in Israel and wrath against them.
Conquered, fall by the sword, taken prisoners to all nations.
~33 AD – ???? AD: Church continues to grow and the scattered children of God (jews and gentiles) are brought into union. One body, one flock, one tree.
1948 AD – Israel becomes a nation
1967 AD – Israel reclaims Jerusalem. (Luke 21:24b)
1967 AD – ????? AD: (Luke 21:25-26)
Signs in the sun, moon, and stars
Nations in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
People faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world.
Heavenly bodies shaken.
???? AD – Second Coming of Christ (Luke 21:27)
* We are in verses 25-26. Jesus comes in verse 27.