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You are ignoring the primary sign for 'this generation' which is Mat 24:2.
Christ was pointing to first century stones when he said
"""Not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down"""
You cannot remove this fulfilled prophecy from 'this generation',
because Mat 24;2 was undoubtedly fulfilled in 70 ad,
exactly 40 years from when it was spoken.
Now how can any rational student of history ignore this fulfilled prophecy.
Mat 24:2 can never be fulfilled in the future, because Christ was pointing
to first century stones.
Today in 2012 there is no way you can put these exact stones, in the exact place
that they were in when Christ spoke about them in 30ad.
Therefore there is no way that you can put
'this generation' into the future,
because Mat 24;2 was required to happen during the 40 years of 'this generation'.
So you can rant and rave all you want about Mat 24:29, and claim that
the literal sun and the moon is still shining all you want,
but it won't bring back those stones to their original 30ad position.
Nothing will bring back those stones to their 30ad position.
Never ever ever, will God allow that sacrificial system to be built again,
because Christ has already made the 'once and for all' sacrifice for sin.
The 70th week is all done, because the sacrifice and oblation
has already ceased in 70ad exactly as called for in Dan 9:27.
Anyone that still puts the 70th week into the future is trampling
on the blood of Christ through which he has redeemed us.
It takes blood, to confirm 'the covenant', which God established through Moses in Ex 24:8.
Christ sprinkled his blood on the people at Calvary in 30ad, just like Moses did in Ex 24:8.
To deny the fulfillment of the 70th week, is to deny Calvary as well.
Christ already opened the seals on the second half of the 70th week in Rev 5:3,
that was sealed till 'the time of the end',
in Dan 12:4 and Dan 12:9, when Messiah came to John
to reveal His first century 'days of vengeance' that began in 66ad
when first century Jerusalem was surrounded with armies.
With regards to Mat 24:29, we know that this was Apocalyptic language
being used, just like the OT prophets used to describe the fall
of numerous empires.
How do we know that, you might ask?
Because we have an abundance of scriptures in the OT, that follow the same pattern.
This same Apocalyptic language was used in the old testament,
when the Judgment of God, fell on many other empires.
Let's start with Babylon.
Isa 13:10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not give their light;
The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine.
Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place,
In the wrath of the Lord of hosts And in the day of His fierce anger.
This is how divine judgment already fell upon Babylon, but the literal sun kept on shining. Right?
Now listen to the Divine Judgment upon Egypt in Ezek 32:7
When I put out your light, I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark;
I will cover the sun with a cloud, And the moon shall not give her light.
All the bright lights of the heavens I will make dark over you,
And bring darkness upon your land,’ Says the Lord God. ‘I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples, when I bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known.
This is apocalyptic language once again, that reveals the clear meaning
of how God 'put out their light' and covered 'the sun with a cloud'.
but yet, the literal sun kept on shining in the sky. Right?
Now we can see that this is the exact same type of language used in Mat 24:29.
Now we know exactly what this Apocalyptic language means,
in Mat 24;29, and that is Divine Judgment.
It could never be fulfilled in any literal manner.
This was the true nature of the Second coming, in Divine Judgment,
that fell on the earthly temple at Jerusalem.
This 70ad destruction was was the
of the Son of Man in heaven.
This is the true manner of the second coming in Rev 1:7
Behold he cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see him,
even those which pierced Him.
With clouds = Divine judgment.
Friend, even You must admit, that Christ was pierced in the first century, Right?
So therefore his second coming,
must have occurred in the first century as well.
This is irrefutable.