all these things
24:33 all these things. The sign which the disciples requested is thus a complex of many signs, all of which would be taking place during this last generation. Although we cannot determine the date of His return (Matthew 24:36), we are commanded to know when it is near, by seeing all these things happening. And if the signs are forecasting His coming in glory, then His coming in the air for His saints, for which no signs are given, must be at least seven years sooner!