THE ABOMINATION THAT CAUSES DESOLATION

(Mark 13:14 NIV) “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
(Mat 24:15&16 NIV) “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.
(Dan 12:9 NIV) He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.

This is the time of the end and so the words are no longer closed up and sealed.

The statue that king Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream was/is explained in the second chapter of the book of Daniel.

I must plagiarize some of Daniel’s writing because it parallels my understanding. ‘No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to you this mystery, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown me what will happen in days to come. As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because I have greater wisdom than other living men, but so that you may know the interpretation and that you may understand.’

The key to understanding this abomination is the statue that king Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. This statue represents all of the governments of the earth. You see, all of the governments of the earth are abominations to God.

In the Kingdom of God, when everything is as it should be, there will be only one government, only one King, and only one God.

All of the governments of the earth attempt to take the place of God. They make laws to force the people do what they want. All of the prophecies that God told Israel that a king would do to them are true of any government of men that has ever been on this earth.

Governments are really only agents of wrath (Rom 13:4). However, the people view governments as an authority that will make life better for them! How can an agent of wrath take the place of God and make things better? Governments or authorities were established by God to punish those who do wrong, not to solve all of our problems and make life perfect.

Abominations that cause desolation are like antichrists in that there are many of them. As Scripture says anyone who denies Jesus is an antichrist (John 2:18-22). Just as there are many antichrists there are many governments that bear the title of ‘the abomination that causes desolation’. Actually they all bear the same title and they have all caused desolation.

However, there is one supreme antichrist and that is Satan, and there is one supreme government that causes desolation and that is Islam.

“O” yes, Islam is a government as well as a religion. It was created by Satan and the sole purpose of Islam is to destroy the true God’s kingdom on this earth. The kingdom of God is in us (Luke 17:20&21) and Islam is commanded, by their god of death and destruction, to destroy us, thereby destroying the kingdom of God.

The abomination that causes desolation is the statue in the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar, spoken of in Daniel (Dan 2:31-35). It represents all of the governments, kingdoms, democracies or any form of authority that exists on this earth and they will be completely destroyed: swept away without leaving a trace (Dan 2:35).

Soon all of the governments of this earth will attack and defeat Israel and as one they will stand on the Holy Mountain, but just as it is said, the statue will be destroyed by a rock, not cut out by human hands, and that rock will become a mountain and fill the whole earth.

(Mark 13:14 NIV) “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

The words are no longer sealed and we can understand.

I have no plans to visit Judea, so I have a pretty good head start toward the mountains.

Having said that, I know that God did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, until all of those who worshiped Him were safely away. I view this as an example of the end, so I do not think I will be on this earth to view God’s wrath.

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