Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
1 Chronicles 12:32
From Issachar there were 200 leaders and all their relatives at their command -- they understood the times and knew what Israel should do.
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children.
and in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, because the sky is red and darkening.' You know how to judge correctly the appearance of the sky, but you cannot evaluate the signs of the times.
"Learn this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.
saying, "If you had only known on this day, even you, the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
"Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision, and to anoint a most holy place.
I will also shake up all the nations, and they will offer their treasures; then I will fill this temple with glory,' says the Lord who rules over all.
"I am about to send my messenger, who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming," says the Lord who rules over all.
But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall.
And all the prophets, from Samuel and those who followed him, have spoken about and announced these days.
But when the appropriate time had come, God sent out his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
How could you not understand that I was not speaking to you about bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"