2 Timothy 2:12 and Jesus's Word in Mat. 10:33 are related? When is that “will deny” to occur?
When is that “will deny” to occur?
“Immediately after the tribulation "(Matthew 24:29-31 NKJV)
In the parable of the sheep and the goats, Jesus pointed to a time for him to act in a special capacity: "The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations"
Matthew 24:29-31 NKJV (Compare Mark 13:26, 27; Luke 21:27)
The Coming of the Son of Man.
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be
darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall
from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the
sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes
of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on
the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send
His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather
together His [d]elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to
Jesus explains: He will sit on the throne of His glory and will separate humankind into sheep and goats. Why?
Matthew 25:31-33 NKJV
The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the [c]holy angels
with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the
nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one
from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And
He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left."
Regarding the sheep, separated to the right side, the favored side, Jesus says:
Matthew 25:34 NKJV
34 "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you
blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world: "
Why do the sheep receive the King’s favor? Notice that the sheep are judged not by what they do directly to Jesus but by what they do indirectly to the "the least of these My brethren."
Matthew 25:35,36, 40,46 NKJV
35 For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave
Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you
clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you
came to Me.’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly,
I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My
brethren, you did it to Me.’46 And these will go away into everlasting
punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
The words "the goats" and "the sheep " in bold added to the verse by me.
And these (the goats) will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous (the sheep) into eternal life.”
Notes: For the Celestial phenomena at (Verse 24:29): "of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Was Jesus referring to supernatural signs in the heavens ?, Perhaps
Compare: Isaiah 13:9-11, Luke 21:25-26 Joel 2:1,30,31 Zephaniah 1:17 and Revelation 6:15-17