|Event 1 - Final Signs
The Destruction of Jerusalem
"And Jesus said
unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There
shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown
down." Matthew 24:2
Prophecy: "There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that
shall not be thrown down." "Let them which be in Judea flee
into the mountains." Matthew 24:2, 16.
It is a matter of historical fact that Jerusalem was destroyed in A.D. 70 by
the Roman warrior Titus.
Christ saw in Jerusalem a symbol of the world hardened in unbelief and rebellion,
and hastening on to meet the retributive judgments of God. The woes of a fallen
race, pressing upon His soul, forced from His lips that exceeding bitter cry. "O
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which
are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together,
even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" Matthew
He saw the record of sin traced in human misery, tears, and blood; His heart
was moved with infinite pity for the afflicted and suffering ones of earth;
He yearned to relieve them all. But even His hand might not turn back the tide
of human woe; few would seek their only Source of help. He was willing to pour
out His soul unto death, to bring salvation within their reach; but few would
come to Him that they might have life.
To learn more about this event and what it foreshadows please read the commentary
The Destruction of Jerusalem.