Here are my comments on Christ’s mention of the abomination of desolation.
Just what is this abomination of desolation? The antichrists around us want you to believe that it will be animal sacrifices within a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. (And, yes, there are plural antichrists. First John 2:18. The word antichrist does not appear in the book of Revelation).
Join me as I identify the Bible’s points that identify the abomination. It is a nuclear war with Russia.
There are two places in the Bible where Christ mentions the abomination of desolation. Both of them mention people outdoors who see the abomination stand/standing in heaven.
Matthew 24:15 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)”Mark 13:14 “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains”
Let’s start by taking Christ’s testimony within the context.
Mark 13“3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,ssssss 4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? 5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. 10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. 12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. 13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: 15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: 16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. 17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. 19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. 21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: 22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”
Points that Identify the Abomination of Desolation as nuclear war:
• 2,600 years ago, the prophet Daniel, using the language of his time, wrote about a future king of the north who honors a fortresses of munitions.
• Missile silos meet the description of Daniel’s fortresses of munitions. (let the reader understand). • Missiles, and their exhaust trails, — or mushroom clouds — standing up where they ought not, in the heavens, are in a holy place. • The abomination is visible only to those who are outside. Those who are outside (rooftop and field) that witness the mushroom clouds, or missile launches, are in target areas. They will not have time to retrieve garments or things from a house. Those that witness mushroom clouds standing in heaven, and far enough away to still have eyesight, must quickly get upwind of the fallout. Those who witness the missile launches standing up into heaven will have 15 minutes to shield themselves from the incoming missiles’ initial radiation and blasts.
• They are in a time of great tribulation. • Nuclear winter will darken the sky, day and night. • The antichrists around us want you to believe Christians will escape the Great Tribulation. This is not true (John 16:33 In the world ye shall have tribulation. Acts 14:22 we must go through much tribulation, etc.) Yes, there will be a pre-wrath rapture, but the great tribulation is NOT God’s wrath. • Christ’s warned that no flesh shall be saved. He did NOT say “saved alive”. He means that no flesh shall be saved to judge Satan. Christians, in the flesh, will judge angels (First Corinthians 6:3). • Christ himself shall not shorten those days of tribulation — see my comments, later.
Here is the original (1611) King James Bible’s Daniel 11. Pay attention to the margin notes.
When you see the abomination of desolation, let them in Judæa flee to the mountains. This had an obvious first fulfillment in AD 70 when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans. The abomination of desolation is spoken of in Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:31 and Daniel 12:11. This meaning was sealed until the time of the end, according to Daniel 12:4&9. At the time of the end –Two thousand years ago – Matthew wrote Matthew 24:15 to those who understood the sealed message.• The abomination of desolation occurs during military occupation, according to Luke 21:20 and in Daniel 11:31. Do you live in a time when a Beast’s military performs police powers over a fourth part of the earth? • Is Jerusalem compassed by military? • Further support for military abomination: If Daniel 12:1 greatest trouble of all time is also the Matthew 24:21 greatest tribulation of all time, which might also be the Mark 13:19 greatest affliction of all time, which just might also be Joel 2’s greatest destruction of all time. Which just might also be Daniel 12’s greatest trouble of all time, which just might be Jeremiah 30:7 greatest day of travail of all time, which is also probably Luke’s “days of vengeance” – then there must first come a government that honors Daniel 11:38’s “God of forces.” • Military. Daniel 11:38 “God of forces” can mean “god of munitions.” The original (1611 version) King James Bible, Daniel 11:38 “God of forces” has a margin note written by King James’ translators: “Or, munitions. Heb. Mauzzin, or, as for the almighty God in his seat he shall honour, yea he shall honour a God, &c.” • Military. The King James Bible had a margin note for Daniel 11:39’s “most strong holds”. It says: “Heb. fortresses of munitions.” • When you see the abomination of desolation spoken of in Daniel, flee to the mountains to avoid the greatest tribulation. In addition to the first fulfillment in AD70, “mountains” may symbolize political or religious powers (as in Isaiah 2:2, Jeremiah 17:3 & 31:23 & 51:24-25, Ezekiel 17:22, Daniel 2:35,44,45, Matthew 17:20)
When you see the abomination of desolation, those in Judaea must flee hastily to the mountains, [Tyndale translation: “let them which be in Jewry fly into the mountains”] for then shall come the greatest tribulation of all time*, (note that Luke calls it “days of vengeance”—not necessarily God’s wrath) but those days shall be shortened for the elect’s** sake. [they are NOT shortened by Christ’s coming Matt 24:23&30 and Mark 13:21&26 – although Christ chooses for whom those days will be shortened; Mark 13:20] [historical note: Jeremiah 6:1 “Flee from Jerusalem!”]
* Matthew 24:21’s Greatest tribulation of all time. Daniel 12’s greatest trouble of all time is right before everyone whose name is found written in the book “shall be delivered.” Which just might be Jeremiah 30:7 greatest day of trembling, fear and travail of all time, right before people are restored to their land and released from bondage.** The word “elect” or “elect’s” appears 24 times in the New Testament but never refers to Jews. Christ was speaking to His apostles, who represent the church. Matthew 24:22’s elect cannot therefore refer to only Jewish believers during the wrath. Mark and Luke wrote their Gospels to the Gentile church also repeat this church prophecy. Believers pass through the great tribulation (Revelation 7:14). They come from every nation, tribe, people and language (Revelation 7:9, 5:9, 10:11, 13:7, 14:6). The false rapture theory suggests that the church is in heaven during this tribulation, yet Revelation 22:16 says this testimony is given to the churches.
Daniel 11 Fortress of Munitions standing where it ought not, in a holy place (heaven).