And then if any man shall say to you
During those days of tribulation and affliction, or when shortened and at an end:
lo! [here is] Christ, or lo! [he is] there;
the Messiah has appeared in such or in such a place, to deliver you from your national distresses and calamities, and from the Roman yoke and bondage:
believe him not;
give no credit to such a report, for the reason following; (See Gill on Matthew 24:23).