|Matthew 24:30-34 |
30 Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming in 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 elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn the parable of the fig tree: When its branch is still tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
33 So likewise, when you shall see all these things occur, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass, until all these things are fulfilled.5
5 Jesus said, This generation shall not pass, until all these things are fulfilled; including the end of the world, which was the question in verse 3 above that started Jesus' discourse. So, in verse 34 he said that all the end times prophesies will have occurred 2000 ago. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming with the Kingdom before they died. In Matthew, Mark and Luke Jesus is also recorded saying all the end times prophesies would be fulfilled before the generation of 2000 years ago died, (click here to see all). This shows that the Second Appearance of Jesus is a personal, individual experience — available to all generations, but only to those who have purified themselves in hope of seeing him: When he appears, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he [Jesus] is pure. 1 John 3:2-3. See The Second Appearance of Jesus is in the hearts of Purified Believers for more.
This shows that end of the world is a personal experience, which is the end of the believers spiritual journey as they are translated into the Kingdom of Heaven, a parallel dimension. As Jesus said to his disciples (living 2000 years ago): I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mat 28:20. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake; but he who endures to the end will be saved. Mat 10:22. The end of their current life, at the beginning of their new life. John writes: And the world passes away and disappears, along with its desires and lusts; but he who does the will of God remains forever. 1 John 2:17. And for the purified, the end is to enter union with Christ, which is to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, which occurs on the Day of the Lord. Now all these things happened to them as examples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world have come. 1 Cor 10:11. From the Word of the Lord within: "The world ends as you step into another dimension. You can live in heaven and still walk the earth."