The biblical passage known as the Olivet Discourse is the most prominent prophetic teaching of Jesus in the New Testament. At a time when His earthly ministry and presence was coming to a conclusion, Jesus gave the disciples and future readers such as ourselves, important knowledge about God’s prophetic plan in Matthew 24 and 25.
All three synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, contain some or all of the Olivet Discourse. It is a central teaching in Bible prophecy and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. Do Matthew 24 and 25 describe the rapture of the church? Or are these passages strictly related to the Tribulation?
In this passage, Jesus laid out an overview of key events that will take place during the 7 year Tribulation, culminating in His return to Earth, known as the 2nd Coming. Christ then speaks to a series of parables showing the lessons to be learned as a result of His prophetic discourse.