At the appointed time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem to keep the Passover and offer Himself as the Lamb.
Here are a series of amazing parallels to the 7 year tribulation that will soon happen again as Jesus prepares to come once again to His temple, His body of His people.
On the 1st day, Jesus came into Jerusalem, to"house" of Israel. All the disciples accompanied Jesus into Jerusalem including Judas. As He was coming to Jerusalem, two witnesses were sent ahead.
Mark 11:1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem, ...to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
:4 These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks, standing before the Lord of the earth
Since Acts 10, there has been an all nations "olive tree" given as a witness. But in the tribulation, a remnant of Jews are grafted in "to their OWN OLIVE TREE" Roms 11:24.
As a parable and fore-shadowing two times of Him coming INTO His temple as a life-giving Spirit, to those who are "watching and praying":
"New Jerusalem" is the spiritual city of God, not a physical city. (Rev. 3:12)
NO man-made definitions, explanations, doctrinal lists or statements. The saints MUST feast on the Word alone.
4. He declared the harlot, the body of apostate Israel desolate.
Rev. 14: 9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice,
Luke 22:7 And the day came, on which the Passover must be sacrificed.
The second 3.5 days of Jesus "week" begins His great tribulation: It began in the garden:
Mat 26:37... he took the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled.
Luke 22:3 And Satan entered into Judas
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
Matt 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another...
For the mystery of lawlessness (spirit of antichrist) already works: only there is one that restrains now, until he be taken out of the way
8. The harlot and beast "tread down" Jesus Christ as His "great tribulation begins
Mat 27:2 and they *the Jews) bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the *Roman) governor.
Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (NEW Jerusalem is the "holy city" coming down from above.
1Peter 2:5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Deut 16:5 You may not sacrifice the passover within any of your gates
and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.
:9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
- was 7 days in which:
He came to the city and temple of Jerusalem to minister freely for 3.5 days publicly and to His disciples.
He was "examined and tested" by the religious authorities as He ministered. He received divine provision for a colt, a place to stay, the Passover supper, and a furnished upper room.
- In the middle of the week the son of perdition (Judas the betrayer) was revealed and Judas fell away unto death.
He was put on trial before the harlot and the beast, and was killed.
- For 3.5 days He was in great tribulation beginning with His arrest.
- At the end of the 7th day, He was alive and for 40 Days appearing to and comforting His disciples,
- then >>>>>>>> The body of Jesus went UP.