What does it mean? How does this translate to our modern world? Are we living in the end of days? what does this mean? What does that mean? When you receive an answer the most most common response is; NO YOU'RE WRONG! My Church believes this was, or my Church believes that way.
I have came to conclusion that teaching Christian eschatology, or attempting to interpret End of Days scripture is a no win situation, if you teach it as a part of your foundation, or include it in a so-called Statement of Faith. Opinions differ, people believe different things and there should be an open discussion in all of our Churches on the End of Days, an open mind is a watchful mind, an alert mind.
This is what Yeshua was teaching us. The two most important, in my opinion, lessons to be learned from Matthew 24, or the Olivet Discourse, are; Do not be deceived and watch for the signs of the fulfillment of end of days prophecy.
If the majority of Matthew 24 pertains to the end of ancient Jerusalem; so be it. If the majority of Matthew 24 strictly pertains to the End of Days; so be it. Remember; do not be deceived and be watchful, be open minded with regard to end of days scripture, consider all possibilities, that make sense of course.