When this sign appeared, what were the disciples to do?
"When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the
holy place, (who so reads, let him understand:) then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains."
Matt. 24: 15,16.
NOTE - In October, Am. 66, when Cestius came against the city, but for some unaccountable
reason suddenly withdrew his army from it, the Christians discerned in this the sign foretold by Christ, and
fled. After the departure of Cestius, Josephus, in his "Wars of the Jews," chapter 20, says that "many of the
most eminent of the Jews swam away from the city, as from a ship when it is going to sink." It is a
remarkable fact that in the terrible siege which occurred under Titus three and one-half years later, not a
single Christian is known to have lost his life, while 1,100,000 Jews are said to have perished in it. Here is
a most striking lesson on the value and importance of studying and believing the prophecies, and giving
heed to the signs of the times. Those who believed what Christ had said, and watched for the sign which
He had foretold, were saved, while the unbelieving perished. So it will be in the end of the world. The
watchful and believing will be delivered, while the careless and unbelieving will be snared and taken. See
Matt. 24: 36-44; Luke 21:34-36; 1 Thess. 5: 1-6.
I. What does Jesus declare Himself to be?
Who was this promised seed?
How faithfully should parents teach their children the Word of God?
How many of the dead will be raised?
Through what is the knowledge of sin obtained?
How does God command us to keep the Sabbath day?
What precious promise has God made to His children?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle