The Generation of the Time of the End, who are they?
In light of the following scriptures, which generation were first John the Baptist, then Jesus speaking of?
John the Baptist first spoke, about the wrath to come.
Just what wrath was he speaking of which was to come, why was his warning them of this wrath so important?
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, (O GENERATION OF VIPERS), who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, (O GENERATION OF VIPERS), (WHO HATH WARNED YOU TO FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME)?
We have to take into account, Jesus’ ministry was to the Jewish People (Nation).
It was prophesied about Him in the Old Testament, as being the Messiah to the Jews.
Then Jesus ultimately becoming the Savior of the world, by their rejection of God’s Messiah.
Jesus spoke many times during his ministry using the term “this generation”, always in relation to the generation alive at that time.
I have capitalized for emphasis.
But whereunto shall I liken (THIS GENERATION)? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
34.) (O GENERATION OF VIPERS), how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
39.) But he answered and said unto them, (AN EVIL AND ADULREROUS GENERATION) seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
41.) The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with (THIS GENERATION, AND SHALL CONDEMN IT): because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, (BEHOLD, A GREATER THAN JONAS IS HERE).
42.) The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with (THIS GENERATION, AND SHALL CONDEMN IT): for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, (BELOLD, A GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE).
45.) Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
(EVEN SO SHALL IT BE ALSO UNTO THIS WICKED GENERATION).
(A WICKED AND ADULTEROUS GENERATION) seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Then Jesus answered and said, (O FAITHLESS AND PERVERSE GENERATION), how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
33.) (Ye serpents, YE GENERATION OF VIPERS, HOW CAN YOU ESCAPE) the damnation of hell?
36.) (Verily I say unto you, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL COME UPON THIS GENERATION).
(VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED).
12.) And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth (THIS GENERATION) seek after a sign?
verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto THIS GENERATION.
38.) (WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS IN THIS ADULTEROUS AND SINFUL GENERATION); of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed,
when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
He answereth him, and saith, (O FAITHLESS GENERATION), how long shall I be with you? how long
shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
(VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE DONE).
And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of (THIS GENERATION)? and to what are they like?
And Jesus answering said, (O FAITHLESS AND PERVERSE GENERATION), how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
29.) And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, (THIS IS AN EVIL GENERATION: THEY SEEK AFTER A SIGN; AND THERE SHALL NO SIGN BE GIVEN IT), but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
30.) For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, (SO SHALL ALSO THE SON OF MAN BE TO THIS GENERATION).
31.) The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of (THIS GENERATION, AND CONDEMN THEM): for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, (BEHOLD, A GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE).
32.) The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with (THIS GENERATION, AND SHALL CONDEMN IT):
for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, (BEHOLD, A GREATER THAN JONAS IS HERE).
50.) (THAT THE BLOOD OF ALL THE PROPHETS), which was shed from the foundation of the world, (MAY BE REQUIRED OF THIS GENERATION),
51.) From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, (IT SHALL BE REQUIRED OF THIS GENERATION).
But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected of (THIS GENERATION).
Verily I say unto you, (THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, TILL ALL BE FULFILLED).
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written( FOR OUR ADMONITION, UPON WHOM THE ENDS OF THE WORLD ARE COME).
Prophecy of Jesus
And this gospel of the kingdom (SHALL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD) for a witness unto all nations; and (THEN THE END SHALL COME).
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and (PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE).
Fulfillment of Jesus prophecy
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and (WHICH “WAS” PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN); whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Prophecy of Jesus
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, (UNTIL THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES BE FULFILLED).
Fulfillment of Jesus prophecy
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as (I AM “THE” APOSTLE OF THE GENTILES), I magnify mine office:
Prophecy of Daniel
But thou, O Daniel, (SHUT UP THE WORDS), and (SEAL THE BOOK), even to the (TIME OF THE END): many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
The Revelation of John
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for (THE TIME IS AT HAND).
And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for (THE TIME IS AT HAND).
2) And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy (TO OPEN THE BOOK), and to (LOOSE THE SEALS THEREOF)?
3) And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4) And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5) And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the (LION OF JUDA), the (ROOT OF DAVID), (HATH PREVAILED TO OPEN THE BOOK), and to (LOOSE THE SEVEN SAELS THEREOF).
9) And they sung a new song, saying, (THOU ART WORTHY TO TAKE THE BOOK), and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Why does Peter make this statement, what End was he speaking of?
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.