Matthew 24:28. “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”
Jesus referred in this verse to the carnage that will take place during the battle of Armageddon, when the scavengers will feed on the dead. There has never been a battle like the one that comes at the end of the Tribulation, and there will never be another. It will be fought in a valley, and there will be horses ridden into this battle. It is said in Revelation 19 that the blood of this battle will rise to the level of the bridles of the horses. Death, and the stench of death, will permeate the land, the water, and the air. Here are some other references for you to look up:
Job 39:30; Ezek. 39:17-22; Luke17:34-37;Revelation 19:17-21.
The believers of the Church Age will have already been taken up in the Rapture that precedes the Tribulation. The events in this verse take place not in the air, but on the earth. Some have tried to interpret this prophecy as post-Tribulation Rapture, but the details don’t connect. We need to study all the different places in which this prophecy is made, and it becomes clear that this is not the Church. Armageddon happens after the Rapture, after the Tribulation, when Christ returns with His armies of saints from all the ages to set up His kingdom on earth.
The next several verses give us more of the signs of His coming. We’ll take them up on Monday.