Matthew 24:34 and “This Generation”

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  1. Janine says:

    AMERICA WILL BURN by Dumitru Duduman – WOW, Heard of this man? He’s been through tribulation all right!

  2. Janine says:

    ‘God didn’t choose Israel because they were great men……He chose them because He is a great God and uses ordinary people to carry out His will. And, by the way, we’re not told to stand with Israel because they’re a specially good or extraordinary or sympathetic race (which they’re not), we’re to stand with them because that’s what God has instructed all the people of this planet to do……with dire consequences for those who do not heed Him’. (Bible Study Quote)
    The world is growing darker by the day, but He is growing brighter in us by the day too. We grow brighter as the trials of life develop our character making us strong in Him. May our lamps be burning brightly, and may we carry all the extra oil we need for the times ahead until our precious Saviour returns for us!
    Yes the world is growing very dark.. More and more people will be dying and losing hope.. We must BE that hope for them.. and tell them.. they DO have a “Daddy”.. that He is there FOR them.. and that nothing in their lives has happened for nothing either.. (nothing is for nothing!) as He holds all events.. and every life.. well and truly in the palms of His hand. Go, but keep looking up, We’ll be seeing Him very soon! God bless you my brothers and sisters!

  3. Joe says:

    I believe this is the last generation a generation in the bible can be 40 or up to 80 years, Isarel has been in the land as a country since 1948, so time is very short, the fact that Isarel is back should make the world stand on there head that something God said would happen 2,000 years ago has come to pass. I cannot understand how people cannot see the bible is true.

  4. dan wessel says:

    This is for brother John Mcternan..Peace I leave with you,my peace I give unto you;not as the world giveth,give I unto you.Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid. John 14;27 You are there brother John with truth and solid scripture,time after time.I just wanted to encourage you as well.God Bless you and all my wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ. Dan.w

  5. dan wessel says:

    I agree 100% with you brother John,Dan.w

  6. Brendon says:

    How long is a biblical generation? That’s the $64,000 question. Psalm 90:10 says the length of our days is 70 years, or 80 if we have the strength. Not to date set but Israel is over 64 years old. Taking the seven years of tribulation that are included in this duration, if the 70 or 80 year span were to apply starting in 1948, then the rapture could happen between 2011 (already passed along w/2012) and 2021. With the Second Coming to occur between 2018 and 2028. Unless the final generation began during the Six Day War when Jerusalem was retaken in 1967 or some other future day. Point being, a generation must have a definite starting point and a definite point of termination. If this is true then we are on the threshold of not only the Tribulation Period, but the 1000 year millennium that will follow. Very little time left for soul winning!

  7. Brendon says:

    One point to note- I did not set a DAY nor HOUR for the rapture, rather the possible WINDOW. He could come between years 2013 and 2021.

  8. Patrick says:

    a Biblical generation is 120 years. See Gen 6:3 , Gen 15:16 and Gal 3:17
    Then do the math. God told Noah He set the time of man at 120 years.
    God told Abraham He would bring his people out of Egypt after their affliction in the (fourth) generation. If 120 is a generation then Israel`s exodus would occur between 360th year of their affliction and the 480th.
    Reading Gal 3:17, Paul confirms the time stating the Law was given 430 yrs after the promise of Gen 15. So a biblical generation confirmed in the Word is 120 yrs.

  9. Brendon says:

    I always thought that those living to see the rebirth of Israel would be alive during the Second Coming. Also, before the flood (the Antideluvian Period) people lived much longer than today. After the flood life expectancy dropped dramatically to around the Moses when most lived to be 70 or 80.

    Here’s a quote from Jack Kelley at

    Is A Generation 100 Years Or 70?

    Q. I recently stumbled upon your website and it has changed my life. I know ppl throw around that phrase a lot, but I am growing so much closer to God. Just realizing that my salvation cannot be stolen has changed a lot because I have lived in fear of loosing it. But I have also learned so much about the church and of course Revelation, from reading your articles, it made Revelation as clear as a bell!

    There is still a lot more for me to sift through, but I was wondering why you concluded that a generation is 70 years and not 100. Referring to the prophecy of Israel (the fig tree) blooming, I was just wondering why you came to that conclusion, because if it is 70 years, as you well know, the rapture could be literally, at the door. If a generation is 100 years that would put the timeframe more or less anywhere from 2048-2067.

    A. Remember, a generation and a lifespan are not the same. A generation is defined as the time from a man’s birth until the birth of his first child, not until his death. There isn’t any Biblical support for either a 100 year generation or a 100 year lifespan. Psalm 90:10 says the average man’s life span is 70 years, and that’s where I got the number from.

    Those who advocate a 100 year generation usually cite Genesis 15:12-16 where 400 years and 4 generations are both mentioned. But to conclude that God was defining either a generation or a lifespan is incorrect. God did say the Jews would be in Egypt 400 years, but the 4 generations he also mentioned comes from the fact that from the time Moses was born until the Jews crossed into the promised land, 4 generations of Jews had been born, an average of 40 years apart.

  10. Jeff says:

    So I would like to hear from you all on how you have begun to prepare for the things coming upon the world and America. Should we prep with food, water, supplies, etc? Should believers be doing that? Thoughts?

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Number one is to be anchored in the Lord Jesus and looking for His coming for His bride.
      The next is seek God in prayer for what to store, in case we go through hard times before Jesus comes for us

  11. Melany says:

    Jeff~ I agree with Brother John. Stay close to Jesus and ask Him for help with everything. “But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” (Proverbs 1:33). I also maintain a small stockpile of canned goods & paper products because I think that makes good sense for a myriad of situations. My opinion: daily Bible reading is a must! I tend to fall apart if I don’t do this!

  12. Ryan Thomas says:

    Jeff, get out of debt if at all possible. Sell, downgrade,whatever you can do in a Godly way.Stay out of debt if you already are.don’t fall for any debt traps.Ask The Lord Jesus to go before you like a shield.Tell him you love him,if you do.The Lords wisdom to you!

  13. q3k84jh27 says:

    Hello,John! This is my first time posting a comment or more like leaving a question. My question is concerning Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”. What did Jesus mean “and then shall the end come”? Was Jesus referring to the rapture or the end of the great tribulation? Will the gospel be preached to all nations before the rapture or does this continue on until the 7 year tribulation has ended? So many different interpretations on this, I was just wondering what you had to say on this scripture verse. I have read your book “As America has done to Israel” it was a real eye opener. Thank you for writing it. I only wish some of our leaders would read it too. Then perhaps their eyes would be opened and, they would be more careful with the decisions they make regarding moral issues and the nation of Israel. God Bless you, John!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      This is a very good question and the answer is found in verse 3
      Matthew 24:3 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 thy coming, and of the end of the world?
      The end means, the end of this age and the when the Lord Jesus sets up His Kingdom reign on earth. It will be preached after the rapture and prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
      He will reign from Jerusalem for 1000 years and then heaven and earth merge into one with the New Jerusalem.

  14. q3k84jh27 says:

    Thank You, John for your response to my post or should I say to my questions ! I also find Brendon’s posts on “what a generation is”, “the timing of the rapture” and “(Israel) the fig tree” very interesting. We are indeed approaching the end of this age very quickly. The rapture of the church could be very soon. We need to do all we can to help fulfil the “Great Commission”, weather it be through our giving or witnessing to lost. And keep ourselves pure and holy in God’s sight each day as we eagerly await His soon return ! My He which hath begun a good work in each one of you perform it until the day of Jesus Christ, Amen.