Matthew 24:33

So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
So likewise ye, &c. Near: it is as though Christ, the Judges , and His glorious Kingdom, and your redemption, as Luke has it, that Isaiah , the resurrection and everlasting glory, were entering the earth, as it were by a door. For redemption signifies deliverance from all evils and miseries. This will be the summer. And after the winter, there shall come this most joyful summer to all the elect, as this parable intimates. As when the fig comes into leaf summer is nigh, which causes to be brought forth most sweet figs and other fruits; so when ye shall behold the elect to flourish with such great patience in the winter of such great tribulations as shall befall them at the end of the world, know ye that the reward of your patience is nigh at hand, the summer of a joyful resurrection, which shall heap upon you the fruit of every good gift, when Christ the judge shall bless and glorify you.

Theophylact of Ochrid

AD 1107
When all these things occur, He says, the time is not far off from the end and My coming. "Summer" means the age to come and serenity after the winter storm, but only for the righteous; for sinners, it is instead storm and tumult. For when you see, He says, the branches and leaves of the fig tree, you expect summer; so too, when you see those signs of which I spoke, the sun and the moon being altered, expect My coming.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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