Over our past two studies in Mark chapter 13, we have seen that Jesus spends
an extended period of time explaining events that would take place in the future. Starting
with the prediction of the destruction of the temple, Jesus then went on to explain what
will take place in the future 7-year tribulation period, also known as the 70th week of Dan-
iel. However, in this week’s passage, Mark 13 is brought to a close with Jesus explaining
to His disciples about His second coming - the glorious future event when Jesus returns
to earth, with all of the angels, and with the saints. A time when He will defeat His ene-
mies, and establish His Kingdom, in fulfilment of the Old Testament prophecies.