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Clearly, we see that the returning Christ will be known as

the One who was pierced. From Jerusalem, and around the

earth, there will be great mourning because they will finally

understand the mystery they have denied, that Jesus Christ al-

ways was the Savior, the God, and the Messiah of Israel!

On that great and terrible day, there will also be mourning

because vengeance will be taken by the One who had come

earlier to His people,

“To proclaim the year of the LORD’s fa-


(Isa. 61:2). With the priceless gift of the Son of Man, God

had fulfilled that prophecy before their very eyes and ears when

Christ told them who He was (Luke 4:17-21). If only they had



God will pour out His wrath on mankind because of their

wickedness, corruption, and unbelief—a wrath that will grow

to the extent it was in the days of Noah. The disciples had

asked about the end in Matt. 24:3, and Christ told them then

that it would be like it was during the days of Noah.

There will be terrible times in the last days, as amplified

and illustrated in 2 Timothy 3:1-4:

“People will be lovers of

themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobe-

dient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unfor-

giving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the

good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather

than lovers of God.”

It sounds as if the days of Noah are already here! When

Christ was asked,

“…what will be the sign of your coming and

of the end of the age”

(Matt. 24:3)? He described in detail what