NOW TO MATTHEW 24 and our future....
"AND JESUS WENT OUT, AND DEPARTED FROM THE TEMPLE, AND HIS DISCIPLES CAME UNTO HIM FOR TO SHOW HIM THE BUILDINGS OF THE TEMPLE. AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM: YOU SEE ALL OF THESE THINGS? TRULY I SAY UNTO YOU, THERE SHALL NOT BE LEFT ONE STONE ON ANOTHER, THAT SHALL NOT BE THROWN DONE" (Matt. 24: 1-2).
Remember we saw earlier what constituted the Temple - it was everything - right from the huge retaining walls that encompassed all within them.
"And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age? [world KJV].
JESUS HAD SAID "THE TEMPLE" WOULD EVENTUALLY HAVE NOT ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER.
THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED!
FORGET ABOUT 70 A.D. FORGET ABOUT ANYTIME SINCE 70 A.D. - THIS PROPHECY HAS NOT YET TAKEN PLACE!
THE WAILING WALL IN JERUSALEM WAS ONCE A PART OF THE OUTSIDE, ALL THE WAY AROUND, RETAINING WALL OF THE TEMPLE. THE WAILING WALL WAS PART OF THE OLD TEMPLE AT THE TIME OF CHRIST. IT STILL STANDS, PART OF IT ANYWAY. THIS PROPHECY OF JESUS HAS NEVER YET BEEN FULFILLED - BUT IT WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE GROUND, NOT ONE STONE UPON ANOTHER, AT THE VERY END TIME. THIS PROPHECY OF JESUS IS YET TO TAKE PLACE!
AS A KID GROWING UP INTO MY TEENS, I MUST HAVE READ THIS PROPHECY OF MATTHEW 24 A HUNDRED TIMES OR MORE. I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT 70 A.D. AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO, TO UNDERSTAND MATTHEW 24. THE WHOLE PROPHECY IS FOR THE YET FUTURE!
THE QUESTION THE DISCIPLES ASKED JESUS IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE..... WHEN WOULD NO STONE BE LEFT UPON ANOTHER, AND WHAT SIGNS WERE THEY TO LOOK FOR IN JESUS COMING AGAIN AND THE END OF THIS PRESENT AGE.
THIS PROPHECY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM IN 70 A.D.
KEEP THAT IN MIND AS WE GO THROUGH IT.