This Olivet Discourse Deception study shows how Messiah exacted His vengeance against the Jews who rejected Him and delivered Him up to be killed.
From the time that Messiah started His ministry by reading the passage of Isaiah in the synagogue in Galilee, and He declared that His Father took care of gentiles, the Jews sought to kill Him.
When Messiah healed people on the Sabbath to expose the Jewish leaders manmade rules which burdened the people, they sought to kill Him.
When Messiah raised Lazarus from the dead, the Jewish leaders sought to kill Him as people were believing in Him.
When they could find not guilt in Messiah, they stirred up false witnesses to accuse Him.
In the Gospels we see the narrative of the Jewish leaders opposing Messiah and seeking ways to kill Him to protect their positions of power. And we see Messiah proclaiming parables which pointed to the Jews judgment for doing so.
In the parable of the minas in Luke 19, Messiah pointed to the Jews who would not serve Him.
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. Luke 19:12-14
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. Luke 19:27
This was fulfilled when the Roman army flooded into Jerusalem in 70 AD and slew hundreds of thousands of Jews by the sword.
In the parable of the vineyard owner in Mark 12, Messiah pointed to the judgment of the Jews who sought to kill Him.
Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. Mark 12:6-9
Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation was destroyed in 70 AD. The Jewish leadership system, which rejected their promised Messiah, was removed from power, as they were either killed or taken captive and sold as slaves. And the kingdom was given to believing Jews and Gentiles who preached the Gospel to the nations.
This judgment is what Messiah is pointing to in Matthew 24:29-30.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
This fulfilled Messiah’s words of woe and judgment to the scribes and the Pharisees.
“Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.” Matthew 23:34-36
In the parable of the wedding feast in Matthew 22, Messiah proclaimed that armies would be sent to destroy those who rejected Him.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Matthew 22:27
Three strong legions of the Roman army were sent to destroy Jerusalem, the temple and the unbelieving Jewish nation in 70 AD. 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
The city of Jerusalem was burned up and plowed under, making it to look like it had never been inhabited.
This fulfilled the prophecy in Daniel 9:26 about Jerusalem and the temple being destroyed.
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”
Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed in 70 AD, as punishment for the abominations of the unbelieving Jewish nation, who proclaimed, “let His blood be on us” when they delivered Messiah up to be crucified.
This fulfilled the prophecy in Daniel 12 about the time of trouble for the wicked unbelieving Jews, so that their power was scattered.
Daniel 12:1 points to the time of tribulation for the Jewish nation, which took place within one generation after the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, when Messiah carried out His ministry and was delivered up by the Jewish leaders to be crucified.
“and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
Daniel is saying that the Jews who believe in Messiah are delivered from the time of tribulation that comes upon the unbelieving Jews.
This took place when Messiah’s followers escaped Judea to the mountains of Pella for safety during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. Read Daniel 12 Fulfillment
This aligns with Messiah’s declaration about great tribulation in Matthew 24:21,
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
When the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD was over, 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
Their bodies were stacked up and covered the ground of the city of Jerusalem. They filled the valleys around the city. The trees around Jerusalem had multiple bodies on them from the many crucifixions of people who tried to escape.
Messiah was pointing to the scene of sheer horror, as blood was everywhere and wild animals preyed on the dead bodies
Luke 21:22-24 gives more information to the desolation of the unbelieving Jewish nation.
“For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
Hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed by the edge of the Roman sword in 70 AD, and 97,000 were captured and sold as slaves to other countries.
Daniel 12:7 points to Jewish leadership system being dashed to pieces.
“It shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”
During the 3 1/2 years of the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, the Jewish leaders were either killed or they were taken captive; so that their power was removed. Read Sun, Moon And Stars
Daniel 12:10 points to the Jews leaders’ wicked act in delivering their promised Messiah up to be killed.
“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”
The 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy told the Jews exactly when their promised Messiah would appear. But they rejected Him because He didn’t present Himself as their type of Savior, meaning He didn’t align with them to overcome to rule of the Romans over them.
Matthew 24:30 points to Messiah coming in judgment of the Jewish nation, when He used the mighty Roman army to destroy their beloved city and temple, and their leadership system.
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Read Coming In The Clouds
The sins of the Jewish leaders in rejecting their promised Messiah; condemned that generation to the same type of judgments.
When the Jewish leaders debated about what to do with Messiah, the high priest proclaimed that “it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.”
That statement ended up being prophetic and ironic!
They delivered Messiah up to be killed, when the Jewish nation was assembled to celebrate the Passover;
And then when the Jewish nation was gathered to celebrate the Passover, Titus and his Roman army shut them up within the walls of Jerusalem.
The rejection of the true Messiah was their crime;
And then they followed false Messiahs, which caused them to revolt against the Romans, and led to their punishment of being desolated by the Roman army.
They paid thirty pieces of silver for Messiah to be delivered up to them as a slave;
And then the Jewish captives were sold by the Romans as slaves at the lowest prices.
They chose a zealot murderer (Barabbas) to be released instead of Messiah, whom they crucified between two thieves;
And then they themselves were afterwards infested with bands of zealot murderers and thieves, who slit people’s throats, even in the temple area.
They put Messiah to death, lest the Romans should come and take away their place and nation;
And then the Romans came and took away their place and effectively ended their nation; by desolating the city, destroying the temple, and causing the high priest and the Sanhedrin to lose power.
They delivered Messiah up to be crucified outside of the walls of Jerusalem;
And then outside the walls of Jerusalem, the unbelieving Jews were crucified in such numbers, that the Romans ran out of trees and crosses; so that they had multiple bodies hung on them.
We can see a direct correlation between what the Jewish leaders did in regard to Messiah; and the matching judgments which came upon them in that generation.
“Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” Matthew 27:25
And indeed, their blood was shed, their temple destroyed, and their nation effectively ended, when the Roman army flooded into the city and killed 100’s of thousands of Jews by the sword. And those who were captured were sold into slavery.
The Jewish leaders wanted a Messiah who would overthrow the Romans, and exalt them to higher power; so they rejected the promised Messiah and delivered Him up to be killed.
But Messiah executed judgment against the wicked unbelieving Jews in 70 AD, when He caused the mighty Roman army to desolate the temple and city, and slay the Jews with the sword; which ended the high priest system and the Jewish nation.
And Messiah’s kingdom was given to believing Jews and Gentiles.
The historical fulfillment of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is amazing!
It validates the authority of Scripture and the deity of Messiah.
It shows us more of the glory of Messiah, who not only foretold the events, but He executed righteous judgment against the unbelieving Jewish nation.
But the enemy has misled the end-times saints into believing that most of the prophecies are fulfilled in the end times.
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