If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect1 those days will be shortened.
References for Matthew 24:22
At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it.2
References for Matthew 24:23
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles3 to deceive even the elect--if that were possible.
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See, I have told you ahead of time.
"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
For as lightning4 that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming5 of the Son of Man.6
References for Matthew 24:27
Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.7
References for Matthew 24:28
"Immediately after the distress of those days " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'8
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"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn.9 They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky,10 with power and great glory.
References for Matthew 24:30
And he will send his angels11 with a loud trumpet call,12 and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
References for Matthew 24:31
"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.