Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
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And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
(Rev 22:1)

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The End Times Commentary

Chapter Four

Part two of Matthew 24

"See, I have told you beforehand."

End time prophecies

In this series of messages about the end times, we are covering ‘Who’ really knows the end. We need to be attuned to the Spirit to lead us into all truth and what Yeshua (Jesus) said to His disciples in Matthew 24.

Does it matter what will happen in the future? It is important to have a relationship with Messiah but is that all? Why is so much of Scripture about prophecy (approx. one third)? Is it not because He is calling a group to reign and rule with Him? And if these called out ones (the saints), are to be His representatives now, then they are His light to the nations even to the end. Not only are the saints to proclaim the good news of salvation (which is in Christ alone) but also about the great and marvelous coming rule of our King Yeshua.

YHVH (The LORD) knows …

Isa 46:10 (NKJV unless indicated) Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, 'My counsel shall stand…' (See also Isa 55:11; Isa 48:3-5)

End Time Scriptures are referred to by many terms:

  • The Latter Days Deut 31:29; Dan 10:14
  • The Time of the End Dan 12:4; Dan 12:9
  • The last Days Gen 49:1-2
  • In that day Isa 2:11
  • The end of this Age Matt 13:39
  • The day of the LORD… Joel 2:11; Zeph 1:14; Isa 2:12; Jer 46:10; Ezek 30:3; Amos 5:18; Obad 1:15; Zeph 1:14; Mal 4:5; Acts 2:20; 1Cor 5:5; 1Thess 5:2; 2Pet 3:10

And we can know about that time also…Hos 3:5; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Jeremiah 33:15-16; Ezekiel 34:23

We have Found Him…

John 1:45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote -- Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

Our assurance to knowing the truth is the Helper - "The Spirit of Truth" (John 15:26)

Yeshua’s first directive - "Do not be deceived"

Matt 24:4 … "Take heed that no one deceives you.

The KEY to verifying we are in the end times and our call to action!

This chapter is a continuation of verse 15 of chapter three part one

Matt 24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.

Luke 17:31

"In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.

Matthew 10:27

(Does housetop have something to do with our calling?)

" Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.

Acts 10:9

The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour.

When we see the Abomination of Desolation Standing in the Holy Place…

Matt 24:18 "And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!

Luke 23:29

"For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!'

Flee and pray for the great tribulation is here

Matt 24:20 "And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Daniel 12:1

"At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Everyone who is found written in the book.

Revelation 16:18

And there were noises and thundering’s and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations.

Revelation 7:14

And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Such a tribulation that "The Holy One of Israel" has to intervene - because of "The Elect"

Matt 24:22 "And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

Isaiah 65:8-9

8 Thus says the LORD: "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, 'Do not destroy it, For a blessing is in it,' So will I do for My servants' sake, That I may not destroy them all. 9 I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, And from Judah an heir of My mountains; My elect shall inherit it, And My servants shall dwell there.

Mark 13:22

"For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

2 Timothy 2:10

Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

Mark 13:27

"And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.

Revelation 17:14

"These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."

Even during this tribulation there will still be deceivers

Matt 24:23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe it.

Acts 8:9

But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,

And false christs right up to the end

Matt 24:24 "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Luke 17:23

"And they will say to you, 'Look here!' or 'Look there!' Do not go after them or follow them.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11

9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

Revelation 13:13-14

13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

Revelation 16:14

For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Yeshua (Jesus) says we have been told - no excuses…

Matt 24:25 "See, I have told you beforehand.

John 14:29

"And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.


Matt 24:26 "Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it.

Acts 21:38

"Are you not the Egyptian who some time ago stirred up a rebellion and led the four thousand assassins out into the wilderness?"

At Yeshua’ coming …

Matt 24:27 "For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Luke 17:24

"For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day.

Zechariah 9:14

Then the LORD will be seen over them, And His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord GOD will blow the trumpet, And go with whirlwinds from the south.

The carcass’ of those that refused to repent

Matt 24:28 "For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

Luke 17:37

And they answered and said to Him, "Where, Lord?" So He said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."

Job 39:30

Its young ones suck up blood; And where the slain are, there it is."

(Where the slain are - this statement ends the comment in verses 20-22)

Judgement - The Day of the Lord

Matt 24:29 " Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Zephaniah 1:15

and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness,

Revelation 6:13

And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

Isaiah 13:10

For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine.

Isaiah 24:23

Then the moon will be disgraced And the sun ashamed; For the LORD of hosts will reign On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem And before His elders, gloriously.

Ezekiel 32:7

When I put out your light, I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, And the moon shall not give her light.

Joel 2:10

The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.

Joel 2:31

The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.


End time events are given beforehand that we may know our Creator. He alone knows the end from the beginning. Jesus (Yeshua) answered His disciples in Matt 24:3 … "Tell us… what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" Yeshua (Jesus) began His dissertation by saying, "Take heed that no one deceives you…" (V4). And in verse 25 tells us, "See, I have told you beforehand." Yeshua was relaying what the Father told Him and it is confirmed by the Scriptures: Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

Remember what Yeshua says to the churches…

Rev 3:22 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

*The scripture references are not exhaustive; they are to give the essence of their heading.

In this Commentary when statements are supported by Scripture it may only be one or two verses. Even though many more may apply. Because this is the writer’s understanding (at this time) it may be in some cases subjective; thankfully we have His Word and His Spirit to keep us on the straight and narrow way (path).



"See, I have told you beforehand."

Proverbs 1:23 Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.


"See, I have told you beforehand."

Psalm 39:4

"LORD, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am.

The Eternal One has told us beforehand that we may know - that we might comprehend. A few verses in the Psalms might help us to know the love and kindness of our Creator.

Ps 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Ps 78:6 That the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born, That they may arise and declare them to their children,

Ps 83:18 That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.

Ps 98:2 The LORD has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.

Ps 105:1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!

Ps 109:27 That they may know that this is Your hand -- That You, LORD, have done it!

Ps 145:12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.



"If a child asks for bread, will his father give him a stone? Children ask in simplicity and receive. Yet God’s Word also describes the role of a steward. The master commits his resources to the care of a steward, and expects him to manage them according to his will. This is a position that requires more maturity and responsibility. The child trusts in the goodness of his father, but a steward must know his master's intentions and be prepared to carry them out faithfully. All that you have is from the Creator, so you are a steward of all that you own. There is joy in using it for His glory."

(Adapted from a Dale Cresap blog)


"Live your life like a snowflake - leave a mark but not a stain."

"The knowledge that we are never alone calms the troubled sea of our lives and speaks peace to our souls." A. W. Tozer


Amazing holes in the ground

   Mirny Diamond Mine, Serbia

This is an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world.

At 525 meters deep with a top diameter of 1200 meters there's even a no-fly zone above

the hole due to a few helicopters being sucked in.  

The red arrow in the photo above is pointing to a huge truck. (Right center)


By looking into a mirror, we see a reflection of reality.

Drive safely.