The Olivet Discourse Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, For further study, go to http://www.messianicassociation.org/ezine49-af-olivet-discourse-messianic.htm The Olivet discourse marks a pivotal point in our Lord's ministry. It is here that his prophetic role comes to an end and Jesus’ priestly role comes to the fore. This discourse is also important in that our Lord lays out the events, which must take place prior to his return. For those who study prophesy, Dr. Fruchtenbaum's clear presentation will help establish a time line with which they will be able apply to events in the world around them. Eschatology; study of the end times.