In Luke 17:36, What Is the Meaning of “Left” and “Taken,” and then “Body” and “Eagles” in Luke 17:37?

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When you read the entire context, notice what is going on. This is parallel with what Jesus taught in the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24 where He talks about as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man. In Luke 17:26 it says, “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” He is talking about Christ’s coming to the Earth.  Luke 17:28 says, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot.” It will be the same. Luke 17:31-33 says, “In that day he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.”

Luke 17:34-36 says, “I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” In the context, what happened in Noah’s day? Who are the ones left and who are the ones taken? The ones taken were taken to judgment … those who were not believers. There were eight souls who were left on the Earth in Noah’s day. What happened in Sodom and Gomorrah? Lot’s wife turned to look back and turned into a pillar of salt. Everyone who was left in Sodom and Gomorrah were killed or wiped out. Lot and his two daughters were the ones left. The ones taken were taken into judgment.

Luke 17:37 says, “And they answered and said unto him Where, Lord (Where will they be taken?)? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.” This is talking about judgment. Job 39:27-30 talks about judgment. Those taken were taken to judgment in Noah’s and Lot’s days. The ones who were left were believers. The ones taken were taken to judgment. Over one billion people were taken in Noah’s flood. All who were taken in Sodom and Gomorrah were taken to judgment.

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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