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"THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES" - TO WHAT DOES THIS REFER? (Luke 21:24) “The times of the gentiles” is one of those phrases that is all too often lifted out of its context and invested with a meaning much wider than that originally intended. The phrase itself sits within the specific context of Jesus’ Olivet prophecy, which all three synoptists record (Mark ...


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The surrounding context makes clear that the reference to taking up a cross is to be understood as a reference to death. 24Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.[1] This ...


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After you learn what it means to have no other Gods before the Word. Then you will know what "take up your cross" means especially during your lunch break and you are needed back at work. But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 NKJV) Yet some excuse themselves. ...


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The Idea in Brief The "Times of the Gentiles" is the period of time when the visible theocratic kingdom on earth is absent. That is, when the visible theocratic kingdom on earth existed, the Biblical referent of time was in reference to what Jewish ruler(s) were in power. When the theocratic kingdom on earth ended with the departure of the glory of the Lord ...



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