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Why Should We Pray That Our Flight Not Be In Winter?

In the article What Are The Signs of the Last Days, we are reminded that Jesus cautions us to pray that our flight be not in winter (Mark 13:18) (Making your escape perilous or tempting you to delay your flight. Matthew 24:20 adds “or on the sabbath day.”)

Why should we pray that our flight not be in winter?

Here is a variety of Bible commentaries. “When days are short, roads bad, the weather inclement; and when to lodge in mountains, is very incommodious, and uncomfortable.” (John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible) “Such is the vanity of the creature, which the time may often be, when the greatest comforts may prove the greatest burdens. It would likewise be very uncomfortable, if they should be forced to flee in the winter (v. 18), when the weather and ways were bad, when the roads would be scarcely passable, especially in

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the mountains to which they must flee. If there be no remedy but that trouble must come, yet we may desire and pray that, if it be God’s will, the circumstances of it may be so ordered as to be a mitigation of the trouble; and when things are bad, we ought to consider they might have been worse.

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It is bad to be forced to flee, but it would have been worse if it had been in the winter.” (Matthew Henry Commentary) “Not in the winter. Because the streams were then impassable torrents from the heavy rains and the weather cold and wet, hard on homeless people. Nor on the sabbath. Because then the gates of the city were closed, preventing departure. History tells us that the army of Cestius Gallus enclosed Jerusalem in A. D. 67, then deterred by its strength, retired to Cæsarea. This was the signal for which the church waited, and it then fled beyond the Jordan. The sign given by the Lord for the flight, the environment of the city by the Romans, and the panic that caused their sudden withdrawal, occurred on Tuesday, in October. Hence the flight was neither in the winter, nor on the Sabbath day.” (People’s New Testament)

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People’s New Testament tells us what actually did happen when the Roman Armies returned. “The account given by Josephus, the Jewish historian who witnessed and recorded the war, is almost an echo of the predictions of Christ. Women ate their own children from starvation; the Jews within the city fought each other as well as the Roman army; on August 10, A. D. 70, ) the city was stormed and there was a universal massacre; 1,100,00 persons perished, and 100,000 survivors were sold into slavery.” (see the 1st century on the Biblical Timeline Prior to the second coming of Christ similar events will occur as discussed in the Signs of the Times article on this site.

 

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36 thoughts on “Why Should We Pray That Our Flight Not Be In Winter?

  1. Flight comes not in winter is a foreshadowing command to modern day Christians and tells us the direction to go as well.Go North to Canada if you live in present day Babylon, not south to Mexico. Otherwise winter wouldn’t be mentioned.
    Not during the Sabath is a modern command to have your passport so that you can exit the U.S.
    Turn not back for your cloak means have your passport immediately
    ready, since the destruction of Babylon comes in one hour.
    The tribulation began after the first full blood moon. there after the war in Gaza escalated with 1.8 million people trapped in the war zone. Obama aligned the U.S. with the Muslims and all the significant nations of the world capable of war are now against Israels Jews except Canada.
    Yes, the U.S. is unfortunately Babylon. Do your homework before you disregard these

    1. It helps your credibility if you don’t try to deliver your theories as absolute fact.

    2. When the tribulation begins WE WILL ALL KNOW, because the scriptures describe a “great meteor shower” napping at the start.

    3. Uhm rome is surrounded by 7 hills and the Vatican wears red and purple and it’s by LOTS of water

    4. YES AMERICA IS THE DAUGHTER OF THE HARLOT THE MOTHER OF ABOMINATIONS AND DESOLATIONS MYSTERY BABYLON THE PAGAN VATICAN CATHOLIC CATHEDROL THAT THE WHITEHOUSE CATHEDROL IS MARKED AFTER, BEING OF THE SYSTEM AND SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN.

      1. FOR THE PAGAN TRY AND DECIEVE AS IF GHEY ARE OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMENWEALTH CHURCH THAT GREW INTO THE CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST THE SAME CHURCH PETER PAUL AND THD DISCIPLES MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE OF THE SAME CHURCH THAT ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS CHRIST ON PALM SUNDAY AS HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST, AND THAT WERE BAPTISED ON SUNDAY AT PENTECOST, AND THAT JESUS CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON SUNDAY, AND THAT JESUS CHRIST IS KNOWN AS THE SUN, OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND THAT JESUS CHRIST THE MESSIAH WAS TO BRING IN THE GLORIOUS GRACIOUS EVERLASTING NEW COVENANT OF LOVING PROMISES AND A NEW SABBATH DAY, FOR THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST IS TO BE THE LORD AND PRIEST THE KING AND GOD OF THE SABBATH, FOR THE NEW SABBATH, IS TO BE FOR MEN, TO BE RESTING AND BE GLORIFING WITH GOD AS ONE, NOT MEN BEING FOR THE SABBATH, THE DARK MINDED PALE COLDHEARTED CATHOLICS THAT MURDERED LETER PAUL AND THE OTHER CHRISTIAN SAINTS DIDNT CHANGE IT LIKE THEY SAY, FOR JESUS CHRIST COMPLETED ACCOMPLISHED AND FULFILLED THE OLD COVENANT LAW, TO BRING IN THE NEW COVENANT, IT IS JESUS CHRIST HE GAVE US REPENTFUL BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN SAINTS, THE NEW LOVING GRACEFUL HOLY ROYAL NEW COVENANT LAW OF LOVELY BRIGHT WONDERFUL WHITE SHINNING LIGHT OF GLORIOUS PROMISES THAT ARE EVERLASTING, AYE YES AMEN.

    5. AND DO NOT GO IN DARK COLD WINTER, FOR IT IS NOT, WISE TO GO OUT IN THE STORM, DONT GO WONDERING AROUND AT NIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT, FOR ALOT THE DARK BAD THINGS ARE OUT THEN, SEEKING TO DEVOUR, AND DONT GO BEING A BUSYBODY, ON THE NEW SABBATH DAY OF SUNDAY, THE LORD DAY OF REST THAT WAS MADE FOR MEN, FOR GOD IS RESTING, BEING ABOUT THE HOLY LOVING ROYAL FAMILY IN A INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BELOVED BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN PEOPLE OF GOD, IN THE GLORIOUS PROMISES OF EVERLASTING GOD, LOVE PEACE AND JOY, AYE YES AMEN.

    6. Now we must pray for we see the demise of the USA and the government being dissected. Now we must pray as the Corona virus reeks havoc in the land. We must now pray as Americas economy is falling. We must prepare for what will happens next. Pray that your flight be not in the winter, that God will provedentially protect from excessive torture..

  2. Please look Luke 21:20-24. The same story but it clarifies that Jesus talked to people in Judea to flee and judea had no walls. So the explanation about city gates being closed on Sabbath is incorrect. Jesus asked them to pray not to have to flee on the sabbath day, day of rest. Since the same prophecy refers to the end times the same sabbath pray applies.

    1. Yes, the Lord said for THEN there will be trouble and distress as has never before been seen on earth–so He COULDN’T have been talking about AD 70. But we don’t observe the Sabbath now either, so I STILL don’t understand that passage.

      1. We should observe the sabbath. We follow the other 9 commandments still. Why wouldn’t we still follow the 1 that starts with remember? He came to fulfill law not abolish. No, I’m not putting you back under the law, we will be cursed if we go back to law, no one can keep it. we are saved by grace through faith with works and repentance to show it. Roman Catholic Church changed the worship day to Sunday. We are still to rest on the sabbath, but it was made for us, so we keep it to rest, to praise God, to do good. Sanctify it by doing something special for the Lord. Read the word extra, spend the day meditating on it, fellowship, go minister to the fatherless, pray, ect. It means what it means, pray it’s not on the sabbath because it will then be work and not rest. That’s how I see it. We can see that in acts the sabbath is still observed. Please read it for yourself and do not trust me. I am trying to learn the truth like the next. But when The Lord said the sabbath is an eternal covenant I believed him, and when Paul said we are the Jews because the Jews are spiritual, I believed him. If you do feel lead to observe the sabbath, I just warn you to not make it an idol like Seventh day adventists do a lot. Yet many carry around a picture of white Jesus (graven image). Jesus wasn’t white, that picture is of Caesar Borgia. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, these two were homosexual lovers. Don’t believe me tho your homework!!! Love you true saints who stay seeking

        1. I would love to add to your comment; because I feel that the 4th commandments says remember the sabbath day & keep it holy;
          remembering by worshiping the Father, meditation on the Word, praying, and a awesome day to fast. But since many people party, go to clubs, that’s when most get drunk! If the Lord comes back on the day, more than normal may be lost ‍♀️

        2. I would love to add to your comment. Oct 1589 our calendars were switched to a Gregorian calendar, this was in fulfillment of jubilees chapter 1 in which everyone would go after a then gods and worship in their sabbath days and go away from the Fathers law. Revelation 22: blessed are they who keep the commandments for they have right to the tree of life. On the other side of that those that do not, the right is not given.
          I encourage anyone following these trails of messages to research the words new moon in your bibles you should have one verse in the New Testament and 9 results in the old. These words of knowledge helps to bring you back on the true sabbath day for he made the moon, sun and stars for signs seasons days and years. The new moon signifies the new month and there was a feast held on this day for it is a new season. Seven days later it would be a sabbath. Being that the moon signifies the first day of the month as you’ll see in
          1 Samuel 20:24-27 the sabbath always falls on the 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd & 29th day of the month from the new moon. When the Gregorian calendar was created, they also named the days unto their false pagan dirties. God never named the days he numbered them. There are fellow bible believing born again believers that practice these and the reason why many do not is bc they have been given great delusion and conditioning from the prince of the air and the principalities at work against many. God is a spirit and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth. We can not worship him in flesh and lies or deceit. It’s important that we as a body in the
          Anointed Yahusha Ha Masyach (Christ Jesus the Messiah) do love the Father with all our mind body heart and souls and make an effort to live a life blameless and without spot before he returns. Matthew 24:46 blessed is that servant whom when he cometh shall find so doing. For when he came he didn’t come for the righteous but for the sinners whom were under the law and did not know how to do Torah. Jesus never abolished the law and those who still live in sin are under the law. For one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Till heaven and earth pass away Revelation 21:1 at that appointed time the law will be finished. It’s not When our King returns ye May be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless.
          (Clean & holy;without sin=Righteousness)
          Be perfect as your Father in heaven is Perfect
          Be holy as your Father in Heaven is Holy
          Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand & believe in the Gospel
          For the Dragon was wroth with the woman (Israel) and went to make war with the remnants of her seed, those which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. The Beloved.
          2 Peter 3:14 be diligent(having or showing care and conscientiousness in ones work or duties : synonyms: hard working active persistent zealous committed dedicated driven / its opposites lazy or casual
          Therefore making a valid effort to Love the Lord your God with all that you are and keep his moral laws which show in effect that you truly love him. For if you love me you will keep my commandments; and we will know they are his disciples by the way they love.
          Many are NOT walking in these truths but in lies and delusions from sin and are captive to it. Just as those seeds who have fallen in weeds and thickets and the cares of this world choke out that seed and it is no longer fruitful. (Mark 4) we MUST become seeds sown in good soil; a Wise man which built his house upon a rock. Therefore hear these sayings of his and doeth them.
          They which are unlearned and unstable wrest as they do other scriptures; unto their own destruction. For his people are destroyed for our lack of knowledge. Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22 Hence the warning Peter gave that we beware being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from our own steadfastness. One body One spirit (even means the same) ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord (King) one Faith one baptism One God (Father) & Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all.

          One doctrine founded on truth.
          Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God & keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. (Fear of God is the beginning of all knowledge & wisdom) Matthew 10:28

          The whole matter is this; we have been conditioned on the Gregorian calendar founded on lies. One leaven ruin the whole lump, therefore one lie can ruin the whole doctrine. All these lies have done is create division amongst his people; for any kingdom divided amongst itself cannot stand. We as a body whom is divided can not stand. But for the Beloved, those follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth Revelation 14:4 (144) those whom are sealed with the Father’s name in their foreheads: Revelation 9:4

          “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect:

          but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

          Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
          but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore,

          as many as be perfect, be thus minded:

          and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)”
          ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:9-19‬ ‭

          “And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.”
          ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭66:20-23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

          Bring your clean vessel before the Lord

      2. Never before has all places of worship been closed. All over the world for this Corona virus. The end time scriptures are being fulfilled. In Luke 20:24 the part about the city gates being closed on the sabbath is happening.

  3. Wow so many amazing answers I don’t think mind stands a chance. Well the truth is people who have healing powers and other various gifts from the Creator need the Sun to recharge their crystalline light bodies so they can use the energy. Also when following the patterns of the Earth everything seems to rest in the winter. So we also are supposed to rest in the winter and just exist and fast etc. So we’re left slightly powerless and we’re supposed to be in a relaxed state. Aside from that who wants to run in the snow. There are many cycles that a lot of people are unaware of because it’s not popular to think outside the box

  4. Pray that the rapture(flight) wont take place during the coldness(winter)of our faith.

    1. I agree.

      Ready or not Jesus is coming.

    2. I like this ! It makes the most since, in that it addresses what Jesus was concerned with, the state of our souls.

    3. Cleo – That is a very good comment/point to ponder!

    4. This makes the most sense! God bless! But saints….do get your passports, its potent that we travel and meet!

    5. You are spiritual. It is coming and I cannot say that I know the date. The father knows the date and time. And no other. Double meaning keep strong faith in the winter for your faith is hot in the winter then ye shall be watching and save thy soul from the winter harshness of cold. Double meaning.

    6. Amen…the only spiritually correct answer I’ve read so far…God bless

    7. “….coldness of our faith.”
      Very Interesting and fascinating thought. Great point made.

  5. Hi
    Look at the meaning of pray that your flight
    Is not on a sabbath.
    He our lord can see the future aircraft!
    He basically tells us he will come back on
    Sunday spring .
    He says when Jerusalem is surrounded by armies at end then it’s time for us who believe to await his return ❤️ Holy holy holy is the lord god almighty who was and is and is to come forever god of love
    And Jesus your son ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. This is so very interesting hard to find things in truth.

  7. Love End Time Studies.
    Be Sober & VIGILANT
    Watch! Pray! Without Ceasing!

  8. Jesus is coming back, meaning that we’re all have to leave the earth one day or night, we need to be saved if you’re not save get saved today.

  9. JESUS IS COMING! And boy is HE Angry!

    I have seen this and other versions to get people to start praying and start to believe in JESUS.

  10. You can only be baptized into christ.. John Baptized jesus Christ and Jesus ser the pattern. He is the only way.

  11. The Lord is true to His words and whatever He says we must do. He says pray that our flight be not in the winter and so we should pray. He also said we should pray that we enter not into temptation and so we must pray. We might not be able to comprehend every thing Jesus says in His word because He says we should trust in Him with our whole hearts and leaned not to our own understanding. The point that I am making is that we must obey His commands. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Let us just pray without ceasing.. Men should always pray and not to become weary of praying. God bless!

  12. It seemed the Lord comforted me in the present with the thought of PRAYING. He encouraged me to pray that the worst wouldn’t happen.
    When the “worst” is coming and circumstances are piling up, I can actually ask him to avert the very worst scenario.
    “Pray that it won’t happen in winter” – pray for that when our situations seem incredibly bad. Pray. He says we can!

  13. Dont understand the meaning of flight in the bible

    1. Flight means flee in this context from what I understand. Americans like to make prophecy revolve around them. What about the people who don’t have access to planes? I guess they are too poor to escape it. No no. It’s not planes. It means flee, flee from what tho? The beast system trying to get us to take the mark? From and Islamic attack? From a world military power? I have much studying to do.

  14. So wish, some of the instructions (in one of the best instruction manuals we’ve been given/aka:The Bible) were not so cryptic or brushed off as “divine mystery” … especially regarding passages like, “Let your plight be not be in Winter” (etc…). That being said… the passage either suggests to pray that we wont have to (physically) flee in cold bitter weather (which can obviously be challenging/life threatening), or it means to pray that one’s plight not come during the “Winter” of one’s faith/aka: Dead faith(?) Seeing that the Bible contains a lot of parables and allegory, I tend to perceive that “Winter” (in this passage) most likely implies, that we need to pray that our faith remains strong/alive (not dying or dead) so that our plight (any plight we experience) is not consumed by utter hopelessness…

    1. Good point! Never thought of winter like that. If winter means a harsh time in our faith, does sabbath mean a period we are resting? Or not laboring in Christ?

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