Theme: WHERE COULD SAFETY BE FOUND?
Text: “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains”. – Matthew 24:16.
Comment: Jesus Christ foreknew that the Kingdom of God would be set up on earth in this last days (Isaiah 2:2), hence he warned that those in Judaea should flee into the mountains. The “Mountains” symbolize God’s Kingdom organizations now established by the God through Jesus Christ all over the world using as instruments the remnant of the Saints.
Judaea under reference does not mean the literal land of Judah. The word Judah or Judaea means praise or praise of God. Judaea spiritually, as used by Christ means the people who love truth and righteousness and who are inclined to serve and praise God in any part of the world. This is the time such ones should seek to identify the Lord’s established Kingdom so as to flee into it for safety and protection in obedience to Christ’s warning.
Therefore, it is in such Holy organizations where our services and worship would be acceptable unto God that the children of God are expected to flee into by His grace. God said through the Prophet Ezekiel: “For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.” – Ezekiel 20:40,41.