We will begin with Matthew’s Gospel, as Matthew is focused throughout not only on Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, but also right through to the end of the age including the return of Jesus to rule and reign, and the final judgment.
They were first century Jewish men. They believed that the end of the age was close. They had been with Jesus for three years. They vacillated, but at least in their clearer moments, they realized that Jesus was the Messiah, the chosen One of God.
(Jesus continued:) Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
Matthew 24:15-21 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Matthew 24:22-26 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.
Mark 10:“Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, 30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.