STUDIES FROM THE OLIVET DISCOURSE

The Olivet Discourse is found in Matthew 24 and 25, Mark 13, and Luke 21.  Jesus delivered this great sermon (95 verses in Matthew alone) to His disciples on one of the last evenings before He was betrayed.  The Olivet Discourse is Jesus’ teaching on how His Church is to prepare for His return.

WHAT DOES “GREAT TRIBULATION” MEAN? (Matt. 24: 9-21)

THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES (Luke 21:25)

WATCH! FOR JESUS’ RETURN

THE FIG TREE (Matt. 24: 32-35)

DOES JESUS WANT CHRISTIANS TO BE PREPPERS? (Matt. 24:45)

REFUGEES AND LUKE 21 (Luke 21:8-10)

OUTREACH NOT OUTRAGE (Matt. 24: 12)

LOSING SALVALATION – WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? (Matt. 24:10-13)

MIDPOINT OF THE TRIBULATION: EARTH’S PERSPECTIVE (Luke 21: 20-24)

VULTURES AND A CORPSE (Matt. 24: 28)

THE DAY AND HOUR NO MAN KNOWS (Matt. 24: 36)

BREAKING AND ENTERING (Matt. 24: 42-51)

HOUSEHOLD SERVANTS (Matt. 24: 45-51)

THE PRICE OF OIL (Matt. 25: 1-13) Parable of the Ten Virgins

TRADING SCRIPTURES (Matt. 25: 14-30) Parable of the Talents

 

8 thoughts on “STUDIES FROM THE OLIVET DISCOURSE”

  1. I would like to know if this understanding of the end times is making itself known on say Christian radio. Or do they lock it out like its the opposition political view. I know Joel has had an open door on some tv shows but how prevalent are these teachings especially when they are looked at as herisies if another view is held.
    How are you getting the attention of others. I don’t listen to Christian radio and have no real fellowship. Are there others like me that find themselves a square peg and no where to fit in.
    I left a promising career and cut college short to be where I am in a community of believers in 1989. The people here lost their vision through a long issue that tested us. In 2008 I was and am still with them but do not gather unto the Lord with them. No hard or bitter feelings. I feel some keep their distance since I started seeing Islam and the last days around 2008.
    It has been a long time and I wish to pray with likeminded believers. My hope if I’ll be justified in the end and maybe even a help. My fear is it is not good to be alone. ( my wife is on the same page and continues to gather with our children.)

    1. Happy secular New Year Alan. First and most important point. God’s Word tells us to not stop gathering together. If you are not in a fellowship, find one. I can’t be more pointed than that. We are a body and an “ear” can’t thrive all by itself. Find a body. Now in terms of like minded believers, don’t look solely to eschatology for what constitutes “like-minded.” You might not find it. Find those with an overal view of Jesus, salvation, and service that matches yours. You are not a square peg. If you are a Christian and you are one of the Body.

      Second in terms of “Christian Radio” I haven’t made an attempt to be interviewed. Radio is all about “sound bites,” its impossible to explain complex Biblical interpretations in 10 minutes of an interview. God has taken this ministry from 75,000 visits on this website in 2014 to 1.6 million in 2015. That is a sizable reach and growth of the message. I am in a 30 day season of prayer right now regarding my second book and what God will have me do. I don’t try to force anything; I try to follow God’s lead and see what he has for this ministry. Who knows maybe radio will find its way into the ministry in 2016. Now I’m learning to do videos. I’d have never guessed that 2 years ago.

      1. I agree with Alan above Nelson. I have been looking for a church in OKC for over a year trying to find “like minded” people. It is more difficult than I ever imagined. I suspect others all over the US are having the same problem. I know it is critical and important to “gather” with other Christians. Like your book (which I am currently reading) the churches I visit all seem to be asleep. Christians I know through work or friends are asleep in regards to NOT being ready with their oil. They know something is up and basically think they will be raptured before bad things really get bad. I do not agree with that. It is frustrating. Not looking for answers Nelson. Just thought Alan had an interesting post because I can relate. I thought I’d like to say he is not alone. I don’t claim to be some saint or faithful christian everyday, but I seek the truth, believe what the bible says is coming and trying to put my own house in order so to speak. God bless and am enjoying your book. I am looking at some of those parables much differently than the past. Processing your ideas though my mind asking for the Holy Spirit (oil) to help 🙂

        1. Michael, the feelings you and Alan have may be similiar to the vast majority of Christians who are awake. I just answered a personal correspondence from another brother on this identical issue last night. Where we worship is a matter of importance to God. It is not just our own “feeding” on God’s Word that is important but also our service to our brothers and sisters in Christ. We all need to seek God individually on this issue. His desire for each of us may be different. You see fellowshiping with “like minded” Christians (meaning like minded about end times) may be contrary to God’s will. His desire may be that Christians stay in fellowships that are asleep in order to wake them and influence them. I never recommend Christians leave a fellowship strictly to find one that is preparing for the end times. But in all these things, seeking God and his will for your life is primary.

  2. Thank you Nelson. I like your approach to end times. I was hoping to read “THE PRICE OF OIL” but the link does not work and neither did a search. I noticed some other links don’t work but some do. Blessings to you.

    1. Thanks for your interest Sherry. The Price of Oil was an older post that I deleted. It was VERY similar to Chapter Two of my book Are We Ready For Jesus. If you’ve read the book, you’ve read the final version of Price of Oil.

  3. Hello all. Nelson has said that one of the purposes of his site is a call to a ministry as a wake up call to the church. What is needed is an army of those who will obediently go and preach on the housetops. Books and websites are great, but we will need to step out soon to be that voice that crys out at midnight ‘the bridegroom is coming wake up to meet him’.
    Who all on here has a desire to do street preaching here in ths U.S.?

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