SPELLING EDITED  



This is NOT going to be that typical study just repeating what others have said simply because that is what their particular denomination teaches. But rather, this study will keep what agrees with God's word and God's word will show the errors of some of the other teachings out there on the abomination of desolation.

Let us begin this study in God's word by reading the words of Jesus in Revelation 1:19 where Jesus is telling John to write down what he sees and hears.


Revelation 1:19.


“Write the things which you HAVE SEEN (Speaking of PAST things), and the things which ARE (Speaking of things happening presently in John's day, or PRESENT things.), and the things which SHALL BE hereafter;”


Speaking of yet FUTURE things. So then, it should be understood that the Book of Revelation contains things that had ALREADY taken place BEFORE John wrote down what he had already seen. And the Book of Revelation contains things that were happening in the PRESENT time of John's day. And the Book of revelation contains things that are YET FUTURE from John's day meaning SOME things may have already been fulfilled from John's day until now, but ALSO meaning that there ARE things YET still to be fulfilled in the FUTURE from OUR present day.

I am writing this study in December of 2015 and I will try and tie in what is happening in THIS PRESENT time to what has already happened in history to show you what I myself believe is GOING to BE the ABOMINATION of DESOLATION spoken of by the prophet Daniel in the Old Testament yet to BE fulfilled in the near future. I fully understand that Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed or made DESOLATE in 70 AD by the Roman armies, but what the Preterist believers fail to understand is the DUAL fulfillment in prophecy. Now before we go to the Old Testament to see what Daniel teaches us as what the abomination that causes desolation will be, I first want for to you to read some more from the Book of Revelation because, as you will see, it all ties together. Both Daniel and Luke 21:20, which I will explain in detail further on in the study, clearly teach us that the abomination of desolation is ARMIES surrounding the city of Jerusalem to make her DESOLATE. And there are yet TWO more fulfillments of this prophecy. The first fulfillment took place in 70 AD and the END of the desolation is still yet FUTURE.

Please read Revelation 13:1-10 describing the FIRST BEAST that came out of the sea. Then we will continue reading the remainder of this chapter about ANOTHER beast that arises AFTER this first beast.


Revelation 13:1-10.


“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a BEAST (The word “BEAST” in Bible prophecy almost always speaks of a KINGDOM or an EMPIRE) rise up out of the SEA (The word “sea” in Bible prophecy speaks of people and usually evil people. That is to say NOT God's people, being the Jews and the Christians), having SEVEN heads and TEN horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (So this BEAST is a figure representing the WORLD EMPIRES. And each HEAD represents ONE of these SEVEN different world empires. The ten crowns are ten kings, which we will discuss later)

2. And the BEAST (This is the SAME world SYSTEM found in all the world empires, but we are given some more clues or characteristics of the CORE of the BEAST that flows to EACH of its HEADS) which I saw was like unto a LEOPARD, and his feet were as the FEET of a BEAR, and his mouth as the MOUTH of a LION: and the DRAGON gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (The DRAGON is Satan, the god of this present world. So then, one of the heads of Satan is one of the seven world empires of Satan)

3. And I saw ONE of his HEADS as it was wounded to death (Now, the writer is focusing in on just ONE of these seven WORLD EMPIRES. So we are looking for a world EMPIRE that was wounded to DEATH. Meaning that it was CONQUERED by WAR. And more specifically we are looking for a world empire that was governed by a world religion that seemed to be dead), and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast (The last part of this verse is speaking of a REVIVING of this world empire.)

4. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast (Now, this is not to say that they KNEW that they were and are worshiping Satan the Devil, but rather in God's EYES they know not who they worship and it is certainly NOT the ONE TRUE and LIVING God of the BIBLE): and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Or what other empire is like unto THEM and who can make war with THEM)

5. And there was given unto him ( the beast or this world EMPIRE) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue FORTY and TWO MONTHS (We will get back to this 42 months further on in this study in God's word)

6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7. And it was given unto him to make WAR with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindred, and tongues, and nations.

8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Meaning that NO true Christian will worship the god of this world empire)

9. If any man has an ear, let him hear. (meaning LEARN who this beast is and do NOT be deceived into denying Jesus as the Son of God to worship the god of this world empire. Also remember the words of Jesus in Matthew 24 speaking about the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet saying, “Let him that reads UNDERSTAND.”)

10. He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the PATIENCE and the FAITH of the saints.”


The PATIENCE of the saints to ENDURE unto the end to be saved is to KNOW and trust that Almighty God will AVENGE any Christian who lays down their lives rather than DENY Jesus as their Lord and savior. Verse 10 can mean two things. First, it means to be assured that those who kill the Christians, the Jews, and the INNOCENT will PERISH and not receive eternal life in the world to come. Secondly, this verse can mean for us, as CHRISTIANS, to NOT take up weapons to kill those in this world empire lest we perish and not receive eternal life in the world to come.

What we just read here in Revelation 13:1-10 is speaking of the SEVENTH HEAD or the seventh world empire that came after the Roman empire, which is the OTTOMAN ISLAMIC EMPIRE that came in swiftly like a leopard conquering with the SWORD to overthrow the Eastern Roman Empire also called the Byzantine empire and also overthrew Jerusalem and built their MOSQUE on the Holy Mount in Jerusalem called the Dome of the Rock. So, it is this Dome of the Rock, which is “AN” abomination but it is NOT “THE” abomination that MAKES DESOLATE spoken of by the prophet Daniel. 

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the abomination of desolation must take place DURING the MIDST of the week as prophesied in Daniel 9:27, but what some Christians have not yet seen, is that the MIDST of the week actually began almost 2000 years ago, when God turned the preaching of the gospel to the Gentiles. This will be CLEARLY shown to you as you continue this study in God's word, but for now, please understand that the DAILY sacrifice had already been taken away by the FIRST abomination of desolation in 70 AD when the TEMPLE was destroyed. But since that time the city of Jerusalem has been REBUILT. The Jewish Temple will NOT be rebuilt before Jesus returns. Again I will explain this in more detail shortly.

 But for now, let us finish the remaining of chapter 13, which is the rising of ANOTHER beast that arises OUT OF this SEVENTH world empire to become the EIGHTH beast. Now the EIGHTH beast is not exactly a world empire like the other seven previous world empires, but rather it SEEKS to become a worldwide empire. In fact, this EIGHTH beast is the VERY IMAGE of the SEVENTH world empire, the Ottoman ISLAMIC world empire. And it is the dragon or Satan himself who gives his “spirit” to fuel ISLAM in the last days. It is vital for Christians and the rest of the world to understand that the ARMIES that will surround Jerusalem in the last days are the Islamic Muslim ARMIES seeking to make Jerusalem desolate. The abomination of desolation has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the REBUILDING of the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.

Let us now read Revelation 13:11-18 to learn more about this EIGHTH beast that is the very IMAGE of the FIRST beast that had a WOUND unto death but then REVIVED.


Revelation 13:11-18.


“And I beheld ANOTHER beast coming up out of the earth (The EARTH represents what has DIED and has returned to the earth. This speaks of the resurrection if you will of ISLAM that was in all respects considered to be dead referring back to the conquering of the Ottoman empire in 1922), and he had TWO horns (ONE) like a lamb, AND he spoke as a dragon. (And ONE horn like a DRAGON. In other words, Islam speaks of PEACE and that they are a religion of PEACE, but they LIE like Satan who is the father of lies. You see, Muslims are taught that they can LIE for the sake of Allah. And when they are strong in number they seek to change the laws to their Sharia law so they can overthrow all non-Muslims. Just take a look at the world scene in Muslim dominated countries and even in countries in Europe where they have become dominant in numbers in some areas of these countries. Plain and simple NON-Muslims are NOT welcome where Muslims are the MAJORITY. Open your eyes dear child of God so that you are NOT DECEIVED. There are even churches today MERGING with Islam called CHRISLAM. The Pope is calling for unity with Islam. But the Bible says what has Christ to do with Baal, and what fellowship has a believer with an unbeliever? The Holy Bible and the Quran are NOT compatible. Islam may look and sound like a harmless little lamb, but their other horn is that of that old DRAGON Satan the devil)

12. And he (this SECOND beast which will be the EIGHTH world empire in the SAME part of the world that the previous SEVEN world empires occupied) exercises all the power of the FIRST beast before him and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the FIRST beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Again, speaking of the REVIVING of the religion of ISLAM)

13. And he does great wonders so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14. And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which HE had the power to do in the SIGHT of the BEAST (This is speaking of the yet coming Imam that is prophesied to come in Islam prophecy. And this great religious leader will be given power by Satan to do miracles in the sight of Muslims so that they will follow him without question); saying to them that dwell on the earth (Or in the LAND, the Muslims countries), that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Now, at this present time no Muslim would even think of making an IMAGE to be worshiped, but neither did Christians UNTIL there appeared a VISION of a woman who said she was Mary and then TOLD those who witnessed the vision to make an IMAGE of HER. Jesus warned us of FALSE Christs or false ANOINTED ones CLAIMING to be the Messiah. Now the IMAGE of the beast MAY be speaking of the RESURRECTION of Islam where spirit or ZEAL will rise up and power will be given to the Muslims during the last 3 1/2 years to dominate the Middle East with the religion of Islam)

15. And he (The Antichrist, the leader of ISLAM in the last days or the last 3 1/2 years) had the power to give life ( Or spirit or zeal to make alive) unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (I do not believe that anyone knows exactly what this image will be. It may well be a literal image of something that will indeed speak bringing fear to the Muslims to bow down and worship the image lest they are killed for disobeying Islam. But keep in mind that John never knew what the mechanical sound of SPEAKERS was in his day. But today all over in Muslim dominated countries they have a TOWER or turret with a LOUDSPEAKER where a CALL to prayer is given five times a day. And when Muslims hear their call to prayer from this tower that appeared to John to be an IMAGE SPEAKING they stop what they are doing when they HEAR the SOUND of the CALL to worship or bow down and pray. Muslims may already have a LAW in place that if you do NOT stop what you are doing to bow down and pray you will be killed, but it certainly is possible for a LAW to be put in force much like Daniel and the IMAGE of Nebuchadnezzar when the SOUND of the music played all were to bow and worship the image. Also, keep in mind the CRESCENT MOON IMAGE and MECCA with the BLACK STONE. You see, anyone BOWING down that John SAW, would have been seen by John as being worship. So John looking into the future seeing all the Muslims bowing down toward Mecca or one of their Mosques with the IMAGE of the CRESCENT MOON could have been seen as worshiping an IMAGE. And if John HEARD the ISLAMIC call to worship seeing NO MAN making that sound, then this could have been seen as an image coming to life to be able to SPEAK. These are all possibilities but I am seeing that the IMAGE is actually the REVIVAL of ISALM into the IMAGE of the Islamic Muslim Empire to make WAR. In other words. The IMAGE of the beast IS the changing of peaceful Muslims to become radical Muslims that will use the SWORD to convert people to Islam)

16. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, OR in their foreheads:(This is speaking of the BISMILLAH that is worn as a headband or an armband on the right arm. More on this later.)

17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, OR the NAME of the beast, or the number of his name. (Or is numbered among the number bearing his name speaking of being a Muslim. You see. in Muslim dominated countries NON-Muslims are required to pay a tax if they want to buy and sell in their country. This tax can become so high that it forces the choice on non-Muslims, either become a Muslim or get out of their country. In the last days the choice will be either become a Muslim or DIE by beheading)

18. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”


I will explain this verse in more detail later, but for now, know that this verse has been mistranslated. Borrowing partly from the Weymouth translation verse 18 should read more like this:


Revelation 13:18 from the Weymouth translation.


“Here is WISDOM. Let the wise who have UNDERSTANDING CALCULATE the number (Or evaluate the MULTITUDE. In other words, put two and two together to find the answer) of the WILD BEAST, for it is a MULTITUDE of a man and his number.”


Or the wild beast is a MULTITUDE of people who follow a man and they are his MULTITUDE. They are his servants. The Bible teaches us that whosoever we obey then his servants we are. So if we obey Satan then we temporarily become the servants of Satan. And Islam follows their prophet Muhammad who received his revelation from Satan. Also, remember that John was told to write down what he SAW. So it is not a stretch to say that what John SAW was the MARK of ISLAM and then John drew what he SAW. Now John MAY had written down three Greek letters but I believe that John DREW three characters that he SAW which looked very similar to three Greek letters. And then those who copied these manuscripts may have MISTAKEN what John DREW to be the three GREEK letters below that have the numerical value of 666 when added together. See the diagram below.




You see, the Muslims write their BISMILLAH up, down sideways and staggered all around and to them, or to Muslims, it reads the same, which is “In the NAME of Allah”. In other words, the ARABIC letters, that LOOK very SIMILAR to the three Greek letters that John wrote down as what he SAW and then the translators perhaps changed these Arabic symbols later not realizing that John may have DRAWN what he SAW rather than WROTE what he heard. The above Arabic symbols are the Muslim's way of swearing allegiance to Allah their god. To say this another way the BISMILLAH reads “IN THE NAME OF ALLAH” and it LOOKS very similar to the three Greek letters found in the original text of Revelation 13:18 that John may have DRAWN what he SAW as opposed to writing down what he HEARD, and then the translators saw what THEY THOUGHT was three Greek letters and CHANGED John's DRAWING of the Arabic bismillah to three Greek letters. See the diagram below showing the value of each Greek letter.

Now please consider how these three SYMBOLS appear in the text. See the image below.


You can see how easily the translators could have mistaken what John may have DRAWN as what he SAW as opposed to writing what he heard. My point is, do NOT take the MARK of the WILD BEAST of ISLAM no matter who you are. Jesus is the ONLY way to eternal life in the world to come. And if you DENY that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God you do NOT have the Father and you will NOT receive eternal life in the world to come. Jesus WARNS us that whosoever seeks to SAVE his life in this world will lose their eternal life in the next world. And this present life is but a vapor passing in a moment of time compared to ETERNITY.

Now let us skip over to Revelation 17:1-18 to see the JUDGMENT of ISLAM for her abominations of killing God's people the Christians and the Jews and the INNOCENT.


Revelation 17:1-18.


“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto you the JUDGMENT of the GREAT whore that sits upon many WATERS: (The Bible will INTERPRET ITSELF as you will see in a moment)

2. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine (Which I am seeing as perhaps the OIL in the Middle East) of her fornication.

3. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast (Symbolizing the red dragon or Satan the devil, the god of this present world system), full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads (Or seven world EMPIRES throughout the ages in that part of the world) and ten horns. (Or ten kings that shall arise in the last 3 1/2 years and become UNIFIED with one mind)

4. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, (Showing the great wealth of the Ayatollahs in the Islamic countries. Also, some Christians interpret this verse as being the Roman Catholic church being in league with Islam behind closed doors so to speak.) having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:


6. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, AND with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus (Meaning that this multitude of people can be identified as a great multitude of people who were and are killing God's people, the Christians, and the Jews. Now, while it WAS true that the Roman Catholic church, in the past, did kill many Christians on the grounds that they were heretics, the Roman Catholic Chruch has not killed any Jew. Anyway, this abomination of the Roman Catholic church killing Christians has long since ceased. However, radical Muslims have no problem killing BOTH the Christians and the Jews. And again, I am not aware of the Catholic church killing any Jews.): and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

7. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore did you marvel? I will TELL you the mystery (Meaning keep reading and the Bible will interpret itself to reveal the mystery) of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.

8. The beast that you saw WAS, and IS NOT; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, (Speaking of Satan the spirit or god behind the kingdoms of this world) and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that WAS, and IS NOT, and YET IS. (This is speaking of Satan being the god of this present world who will give power to this eighth beast, which is ISLAM that WAS, and became NOT, but now yet is again)

9. And here is the mind which has wisdom. The SEVEN heads ARE seven mountains, on which the woman sits. (The word “mountain” in the Bible symbolizes a KINGDOM. Please read Psalm 30:7 where King David is giving praise to God for making his “kingdom strong” but calls his kingdom his “MOUNTAIN”. Psalm 30:7. “LORD, by your favor you have made my MOUNTAIN to stand strong: you did hide your face, and I was troubled.” So the seven heads are seven KINGDOMS or world EMPIRES that ruled on the earth through the ages in that part of the world. And the WOMAN, which is the GREAT whore sits on one of these seven world empires speaking specifically of the SEVENTH world empire the Ottoman ISLAMIC empire)

10. And there are seven KINGS: (Again, showing one king over each world empire) FIVE are FALLEN, (Speaking of #1. EGYPT, #2. ASSYRIA, #3. BABYLON, #4. MEDO-PERSIA, and # 5. the GRECIAN EMPIRES) and one is, (Speaking of the PRESENT ROMAN empire in John's day which was the SIXTH world empire. So #6. is the ROMAN EMPIRE) and the other (Empire #7.) is not yet come; (That is to say the SEVENTH world empire was not yet come in JOHN'S day but has indeed both come and fallen in OUR day. Empire # 7 is the OTTOMAN ISLAMIC Empire that conquered the Eastern Roman Empire also called the Byzantine empire.) and when he comes, he must continue a short space. (The Ottoman empire lasted 623 years. It began in 1299 and was conquered in 1922)

11. And the beast that WAS, and IS NOT, even he is the EIGHTH, and is OF the seven, (Meaning Satan was the god of all seven of the empires but also meaning that the eighth comes out from the SEVENTH Islamic Ottoman empire) and goes into perdition. (The word “perdition” means the LOSS of the soul, ETERNAL DAMNATION. So be WARNED NOT to become a Muslim being DECEIVED by the father of LIES, Satan, the power and spirit behind ISLAM.)

12. And the ten horns which you saw are ten KINGS, which have received NO kingdom AS YET; but receive power AS kings ONE HOUR with the beast. (Again, the beast behind Islam is SATAN. So when the radical united Islam Muslim ARMIES see Jesus coming in clouds of great glory they will turn to fight against Jesus and he will slay them. Please consider the TEN MUSLIM nations named in Psalm 83 that conspire together to wipe Israel off the face of the earth in the last days. We will cover this Psalm further on in this study in God's word, but for now, I am just laying the groundwork. All will be explained in more detail soon)

13. These have one mind, (Meaning these ten Islamic countries come together in UNITY for ONE HOUR to make all-out WAR against Israel in the last 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation such has never been nor shall ever be again) and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. (Speaking of their LEADER that their Quran prophesied to come called the 12th Imam. In other words, this Islamic Imam will be the Antichrist, the beast that will make a covenant with all Muslim to form a league of confederacy or caliphate in the last days, namely the last 3 1/2 years to make all-out war with Israel)

14. These shall make WAR with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and chosen, and faithful. (This is speaking of these ten Islamic countries turning to fight against Jesus when he comes again in great clouds of glory and Jesus will destroy these Muslim countries who are killing the Christians and the Jews.)

15. And he said unto me, The WATER which you saw, WHERE the whore sits, are PEOPLES, and MULTITUDES, and nations, and tongues.(This is speaking of OTHER nationalities being DECEIVED to become Muslim and follow the false religion of ISLAM. I implore you NOT to be DECEIVED by the flattery of Islam)

16. And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, (Speaking of a DIFFERENT whore being Israel. No one can deny that the Muslims HATE Israel) and (THEY, these ten MUSLIM countries united together with one MIND to kill and imprison every last Jew and Christian in the Middle East)

shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (Speaking of making Jerusalem DESOLATE during the END of this 3 1/2 year WAR against Israel. So then, the ABOMINATION that MAKES desolate are the ARMIES of the ten Muslim countries SURROUNDING Jerusalem. All of this will come together as you keep reading.)

17. For God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. ( So then, just as God JUDGED Israel using the nations of the world like Babylon so will God do this again in the last days using the ten Muslim countries to plague Israel so she will call upon the Lord and return to Almighty God)

18. And the woman which you saw IS that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”


The great CITY is speaking of BABYLON, which is, in essence, that entire world SYSTEM of Satan’s Babylonian religion. Presently the god of this world is Satan, the Devil. The woman is the WORLDLY multitudes who are unknowingly following the god of this present world system, Satan the devil to worship false gods. Allah was the moon god long before he became the god of Islam. The symbol of Islam in the crescent moon and the star. So the WOMAN is the Babylonian religion of the false worship of the moon and the stars.

Please read Revelation 16:16-21 where Jesus is pouring out the WRATH of Almighty God upon the GREAT whore Babylon that great city.


Revelation 16:16-21.


“And he (Speaking of Jesus, or more specifically the angels of Jesus) gathered them together (Speaking of OUR being gathered together by the angels when we are CAUGHT UP into the clouds at the SECOND coming of Jesus. You see, wherever you are in the world you will be caught STRAIGHT UP into the clouds where the angels will GATHER us all together and take us to MEET Jesus in the into the AIR at) a place called in the Hebrew tongue ARMAGEDDON. (And THEN Jesus will pour out the WRATH of God upon these ten Muslim countries making WAR with Israel. I myself am leaning toward these ten Muslim countries using NUCLEAR bombs at the END of this 3 1/2 year war against Israel and these ATOMIC explosions making Jerusalem DESOLATE will be the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak. And the one true ALMIGHTY God will come to rescue his people the Christians and the Jews, AND to destroy those who are destroying the earth. Do some research on how the angels intervened to stop the use of detonating atomic weapons)

17. And the SEVENTH angel poured out his vial into the air; (I myself am seeing this to be Jesus coming with tens of thousands of his army of angels riding in the chariots of Almighty God to make WAR with the armies that are fighting against Israel. WE, the faithful Christians, are caught up into the AIR to be gathered together by the angels to be taken to MEET Jesus in the AIR over the place called Armageddon where this “third world war” will be waged. It may be that other nations like China and Russia will align with these ten Muslim nations with their secret agenda to gain control over the OIL in the Middle East. I heard a teacher years ago about the greatest oil find will be in ISRAEL in the last days. Something to research and keep your eye upon. Also, the Bible teaches us that there will be NO RAIN during these last 3 1/2 years. I myself interpret this to mean no rain in Israel for 3 1/2 years. Again something to watch for as a possible sign of the times) and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

18. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning; and there was a GREAT EARTHQUAKE, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and SO GREAT. (Not to change the subject but this verse teaches us in a hidden way that the earth has been around long before mankind was ever created. God is telling us that there were great earthquakes BEFORE God created mankind to dwell on the earth)

19. And (Or THAT, or this great earthquake was so great THAT) the great city was divided into three parts, (Speaking of the earth itself possibly breaking apart into three sections, but most definitely meaning that the inhabitants will be spiritually divided into three groups of people, the Christians, the Jews and those LEFT alive of the nations) and the cities of the nations fell: (This tells me that the CITIES of the NATIONS dwell IN or ON that GREAT CITY the earth or the world system or among the MULTITUDES of the world.) and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his WRATH.

20. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

21. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”


Some have interpreted these great HAIL STONES, because of their great weight as being BOMBS being dropped from warplanes. But I myself believe them to be LITERAL hailstones of ICE because of the WORD of Almighty God who tells us plainly what they are in Job 38:22,23.


Job 38:22,23.


“Have you entered into the treasures of the SNOW? Or have you seen the treasures of the HAIL,

23. Which I (Almighty God) have RESERVED against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and WAR?”


So then, with having ISLAM in mind as being the EIGHTH beast that is GOING to MAKE Jerusalem DESOLATE yet in the FUTURE, which is NIGH at the door even NOW at the end of 2015, let us go to the gospels to see what Jesus HIMSELF teaches us about the ABOMINATION of DESOLATION.


Please read Matthew 24:8-31.


“All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Speaking of earthquakes, pestilence and such listed in the previous verses are the BEGINNING of sorrows, But then things will grow worse and worse to a time of GREAT tribulation that had NEVER been the like nor ever shall be again)

9. THEN shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill YOU: and YOU (Jesus is talking to his DISCIPLES in PRIVATE saying YOU) shall be hated of all nations for MY name's sake. (Now, those who falsely teach that the great tribulation is for the JEWS ONLY I would question the validity of their theology seeing that the Jews do not even believe in the name of Jesus)

10. And then shall many be offended, and shall BETRAY one another, and shall hate one another.

11. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13. But he (Of YOU) that shall endure unto the end, the SAME shall be saved. (So I implore you my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, to draw CLOSE to God in these last days and get sin out of your life. Neglect not to assemble together to encourage and strengthen one another so you will ENDURE unto the END because ONLY those who endure unto the END shall be saved)

14. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; And THEN shall the END come. (Then Jesus starts over so to speak giving MORE detail for us to watch for to know that the end is NEAR)

15. WHEN you THEREFORE shall SEE the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand:)

16. THEN let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: (Teaching us that the major persecution will be in Judea and the surrounding countries in the Middle East. The fleeing to the “mountains” could mean a literal mountain or it could mean kingdoms. In other words, flee the entire Middle East to other countries where there is no war)

17. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:

18. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20. But pray you that your flight is not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 

21. For THEN shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (To me, this is most definitely speaking of the last 3 1/2 years beginning with the ABOMINATION of DESOLATION spoken of by Daniel the prophet. It is yet FUTURE and has NOT already been fulfilled as some falsely teach by continuing to insist that there is no abomination of desolation in the future. I totally agree that the DAILY SACRIFICE was taken away in 70 AD, but that is only PART of the prophecy in Daniel 9:27. Some Christians place the GAP between the 69th and the 70th week. But the Bible ITSELF places the GAP as being the MIDST of the 70th week. Please read the studies “WHEN IS THE MIDST OF THE 70TH WEEK?” and “A NEW LOOK AT THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL!” for a deeper understanding of the MIDST of the week STARTING when God turned to the GENTILES. In other words, we are IN the midst of the week right now, BUT we are not quite yet in the last 3 1/2 years of great tribulation)

22. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake, those days shall be shortened. (I sincerely believe that the days have ALREADY been shortened BY the Apostle John NOT writing down the PROPHECY of the SEVEN THUNDERS lest no man be left alive. See Revelation chapter 10. Had the seven thunders been WRITTEN down then no man would be saved alive. Jesus says SHALL BE shortened because the book of Revelation had not yet been given as yet.)

23. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; BELIEVE IT NOT.

24. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (This could very well be speaking of the prophets of ISLAM be given power by Satan to do mighty works. There is going to be a great DECEPTION in the last days and even WITHOUT any miracles some Christians are being DECEIVED to convert to ISLAM. Granted they were NOT rooted and grounded in the word of God, but even the baby of baby Christians should know at least that if they DENY that Jesus is the SON of God they shall PERISH in their sins. For without the shed blood of Jesus there is NO forgiveness of sins. And all Muslims DENY Jesus as being the SON OF Almighty God. They DENY that Jesus died on the cross for their sins, so they have NO eternal life dwelling in them. NOR does any Christian who takes THEIR MARK of this beast system to become a Muslim to save their neck. Jesus WARNS us NOT to fear those who can ONLY kill the body but rather fear God who is able to destroy BOTH your SOUL and your body. Also, it may be that since the Roman Catholic church is pushing for unity among the religions of the world that false miracles will take place in the Catholic church to deceive Christians to embrace ISLAM. Do some research on CHRISLAM where some Christians are merging with Islam)

25. Behold, I have told you before. (In other words, LISTEN UP dear Christians, THIS is IMPORTANT!)

26. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go NOT forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; BELIEVE IT NOT. (Why? Because you will NOT need anyone to TELL you when Jesus comes again. Everyone will KNOW at the same time. There will NOT be ANY doubt when Jesus comes again. This is how we KNOW that the “preterists” are WRONG saying that Jesus has already returned and all things have been fulfilled INCLUDING the time of the GREAT tribulation. Be NOT DECEIVED by these FALSE teachers. The religion of Islam also has prophecy in their holy books, which teach that Jesus or Isa, according to Muslims, will return and that he will teach Christians and the Jews that Islam is the true religion)

27. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall ALSO the coming of the Son of man be. (Meaning that the coming of Jesus will be highly VISIBLE and also meaning that his coming will be QUICK and there will be NO time to repent in order to be caught up to meet Jesus in the air. So ALWAYS be READY! Get sin out of your life NOW. To clarify this further, our CHANGE will be in a MOMENT and in a TWINKLING of an eye so FAST or QUICK that there will NOT be any time to REPENT so get sin out of your life NOW. But our actual being caught up into the clouds will be seen by our enemies who have beheaded many Christians and have also killed many Jews)

28. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. (WE, the faithful Christians, are the eagles that will be gathered together for that great supper of the Lord to meet out the vengeance of God. Also, the eagles will be literal eagles as well. But we will be CAUGHT UP into the AIR and then we will be GATHERED TOGETHER by the angels and then taken to MEET Jesus in the AIR over the place called Armageddon for the SUPPER of our great God to do DOUBLE what they have done to us. Revelation 16:15-17, Revelation 19:14-18, and Revelation 18:4-8)

29. IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (These signs will be terrible and FEARFUL signs even to the causing of cardiac arrest in some people. See Luke 21:25,26. I personally do not believe that they will be eclipses of the Sun and the moon. Also, these sign will usher in the second coming of Jesus immediately AFTER the 3 1/3 years of great tribulation)

30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall SEE the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Personally, I do not believe that the faithful Christian will actually SEE the coming of Jesus. But rather, we will EXPERIENCE our change FIRST just moments before we experience our being caught up to meet our Lord in the air. In other words, there will be no time to REPENT by SEEING Jesus in the clouds. But we WILL see the SIGNS of the coming of Jesus so that we can make ourselves READY. Those SIGNS in the sun, moon, and stars will be the absolute last moments to repent before the first resurrection and our CHANGE occurs. If a person is not a faithful Christian by that point in time they will NOT receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come to rule and reign with Jesus over the mortals during the 1000 year reign of Jesus)

31.  And he (Jesus) shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and THEY shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”


These three verses without fail clearly and plainly teach us that the SECOND coming of Jesus is IMMEDIATELY AFTER the time of great tribulation which proves beyond any shadow of a doubt the ERROR of those who falsely teach that the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD was the great tribulation and therefore they dogmatically demand that there is NOT going to be any FUTURE time of great tribulation. The TIME of Jacob's trouble actually began in 70 AD with the scattering of the Jews and has continued to this present day and will continue all the way to the second coming of Jesus.

Also, there was NO second coming of Jesus when the Muslims built the Dome of the Rock on the temple mount. Therefore the Dome of the Rock cannot possibly be “THE” abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet. More on this later.

And after the angels have gathered us together they will take us to MEET Jesus in the AIR over the place called ARMAGEDDON where Jesus and US, his faithful and obedient servants, his army, along with the good angels will FIGHT against the ten Muslim nations along with any other nation that JOINS the Islamic Muslim armies to fight against Israel. I see this as being an AIR strike at first but could become a ground troop war as well. See Joel chapter 2.

And ALL the nations that are making war against Israel shall turn to make war with Jesus coming in clouds of great glory. Please read the study WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT UFO'S? where you will see and understand that the CHARIOTS of Almighty God are thousands upon thousands. I personally do not believe the white horse Jesus will be riding is a LITERAL horse.

I wanted you to read the whole CONTEXT because there are many WARNINGS that Jesus has given for us, as Christians. But for this particular study, I want to point out that after reading about the persecution and being afflicted we read that WE, as Christians, are going to SEE the ABOMINATION of DESOLATION spoken of by the prophet Daniel and it is vital that you UNDERSTAND what the abomination of desolation is going to be.

Then immediately after these words “abomination of desolation” we see the warning of Jesus to those who are IN JUDEA and the surrounding countries to FLEE from Judea into the MOUNTAINS. Now, if you remember the word MOUNTAIN in Bible prophecy means KINGDOM. So Jesus is warning those in Judea and the surrounding COUNTRIES to GET OUT of Judea AND these surrounding COUNTRIES and FLEE to other KINGDOMS or other countries that are well out of the WAR zone. Now I do not dogmatically demand that mountains must without fail mean other countries. I can easily see that mountains can be both literal mountains and symbolic for other countries as well. Now, let us read just a few verses from Mark 14:12-14, which says pretty much the SAME things as Matthew chapter 24.


Mark 14:12-14.


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. (Muslims will kill their OWN family members for becoming a Christian. And they will not hesitate to betray their own kin if they even suspect someone of becoming a Christian. But I also have to wonder if some Christians who become Muslims will also betray their CHRISTIAN family as well. And I also wonder if weak Christians who want to save their lives if they will not betray their own family members. My advice is to make SURE your family is rooted and grounded in the faith of our Lord Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God who loves not their own lives unto the death for the sake of Jesus)

13. And YOU shall be hated of all men for MY name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the SAME shall be saved. (If you seek to save your life you will LOSE your SOUL so do not fear those who are able to ONLY destroy your physical body. You are going to get a NEW immortal body for remaining FAITHFUL to your confession of faith in Jesus the SON OF Almighty God. To take the MARK of ISLAM one must DENY that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God)

14. But WHEN YOU shall SEE the ABOMINATION of DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that reads UNDERSTAND,) then let them that be IN Judea FLEE to the mountains:”


I personally do not see Islam taking over the entire world. Revelation 6 teaches us that Islam will be given the power to kill in the name of Allah over ONE-FOURTH of the LAND, speaking of the area of LAND that was conquered by the Islamic Ottoman Empire. In other words, according to the word of truth, the Holy Bible, the radical Islamic Muslims are out of their JURISDICTION in any other part of the world. So stand in your authority in the mighty name of Jesus and rebuke Satan to get out of your country. Now, let us read Luke 21:17-21 where you will NOT see the phrase “when you SEE the ABOMINATION of DESOLATION spoken of by the prophet Daniel”, but rather you will see WHAT that ABOMINATION IS that MAKES Jerusalem DESOLATE.


Luke 21:17-21.


“And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. (Again; Jesus is speaking to us, the CHURCH, and NOT to Israel. The Jews are not hated for the sake of their faith in the name of Jesus. The PRE-tribulation rapture Christians TRY to explain away Matthew 24:29-31 as the rapture of the Jews at the second coming of Jesus but clearly Jesus is teaching these words to his disciples in PRIVATE and the Jews do not believe in Jesus. Please read the study “MATTHEW 24 EXPLAINED IN CONTEXT!”)

18. But there shall not a hair of your head perish.

19. In your PATIENCE possess you your souls.

20. And when YOU shall SEE Jerusalem COMPASSED WITH ARMIES, then know that the DESOLATION thereof is nigh.

21. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter there into.”


So then, it will be the ARMIES that SURROUND Jerusalem IS the ABOMINATION that will MAKE Jerusalem DESOLATE.

And WHAT armies does the Bible ITSELF say that will seek to wipe Israel off the face of the earth? Please read Psalm 83, which lists TEN Muslim nations that will UNITE together in the last days and make Jerusalem DESOLATE just like the Bible foretells.


Psalm 83:1-8.


“A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep NOT you silence, O God: hold NOT your peace, and be NOT still, O God.

2. For, lo, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head.

3. They have taken crafty counsel against your people and consulted against your hidden ones.

4. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5. For they have consulted together with one consent: (Or ONE MIND like the TEN KINGS in Revelation) they are confederate (Or a CALIPHATE) against you: (So WHO are the THEY? The THEYthat will be the confederacy or the ISLAMIC CALIPHATE are these TEN Muslim nations listed in the following verses)

6. The tabernacles of #1. Edom, and #2. the Ishmaelites; of # 3. Moab, and the #4. Hagarenes;

7. #5. Gebal, and # 6. Ammon, and #7. Amalek; the #8. Philistines with the inhabitants of # 9. Tyre;

8. #10. Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot. Selah.”


The word “SELAH” means to pause and THINK about this which you just read. Take notice!

Even though it may SEEM like it will be all over for Israel her redeemer is standing by and Jesus will come and FIGHT for her to deliver Israel from the TEN Muslim kings in Revelation chapter 17.


Please read Zechariah 14:1-3.


“Behold, the day of the LORD comes, (Speaking of the WRATH of God that Jesus will pour out IMMEDIATELY AFTER the time of great tribulation. Please understand and know that the time of great tribulation is NOT the WRATH of Almighty God. Please read the study WRATH OF GOD VERSUS THE GREAT TRIBULATION! for all the sound Biblical proof clearly showing that the wrath of God is NOT the great tribulation.) and your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.

2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; (Muslims are raping women NOW in European countries. Do some research on how Muslims boast that they will dominate the world. Muslims have NO REGARD for women just like the prophecy of Daniel foretells. Here is Daniel 11:37 from the Douay Rheims translation “And he shall make no account of the God of his fathers: and he shall follow the LUST of women, and he shall not regard any gods: for he shall rise up against all things.”) and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3. Then shall the LORD go forth, and FIGHT against THOSE NATIONS, (Who are making WAR with Israel to make her desolate) as when he fought in the day of battle.”


Again, THOSE nations will be the ten Islamic Muslim countries that we just read about in Psalm 83 who will seek to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Then we read in Revelation 19:11-21 where Jesus comes with his ARMIES from heaven to make WAR and FIGHT AGAINST those NATIONS that are fighting against his people Israel. So any Muslim reading this study in God's word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, do NOT take up arms to fight the Jews or the Christians. Your Quran teaches you to ask the Christians for understanding, and I am telling you that the name of Jesus is the ONLY name given to mankind whereby we MUST be saved and to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. So then, become a Christian before it is too late.


Revelation 19:11-21.


“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, he does judge and makes WAR.

12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14. And the ARMIES (Plural the army of angels and the army of the saints) which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15. And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should SMITE the NATIONS: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he (Jesus) treads the winepress of the fierceness and WRATH of Almighty God.

16. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh, a name is written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

17. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (Again, I myself believe that thy fowls in the air are both literal meat-eating fowls and figurative eagles speaking of US who are IN Jesus Christ at the second coming of Jesus being gathered together by the angels and taken to meet Jesus in the AIR over Armageddon to render DOUBLE what the world as rendered to us. See Revelation 18:4-8)

18. That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

19. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make WAR against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

20. And the beast was taken and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he DECEIVED them that had received the MARK of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (The two main leaders of Islam will be taken and destroyed before judgment day for deceiving the Muslims to make war with Israel and to kill the Christians and the Jews)

21. And the remnant (Of the Muslims and those of the NATIONS who do NOT repent but turn and fight against Jesus) were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”


Now, let us go to the book of Daniel and see what he has to say about this EIGHTH BEAST that shall make Jerusalem DESOLATE.

Please read Daniel 11:31, which again clearly teaches that it will be the ARMIES of these Muslim countries that will PLACE the ABOMINATION that MAKES or causes DESOLATION.


Daniel 11:31.


“And ARMS (Or ARMED FORCES) shall stand on his part, and THEY shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and (THEY the understood subject) shall take away the daily sacrifice, and THEY shall PLACE the ABOMINATION that MAKES desolate.”


Now let us read Daniel 12:11 where we are given a TIME of when this abomination of desolation shall take place.


Daniel 12:11.


“And FROM the TIME that the daily sacrifice shall be TAKEN AWAY, and the abomination that makes desolate SET UP, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”


In other words, FROM the STARTING time of WHEN that daily sacrifice shall be TAKEN AWAY or caused to CEASE TO the time that the ABOMINATION that will cause or make Jerusalem DESOLATE there shall be 1290 DAYS.

So then, from reading all these verses I myself do NOT see the abomination that makes of causes desolation to be a sacrifice of a “PIG” in a newly built THIRD temple in Jerusalem as some claim will be like or similar to the abominable sacrifice of a pig in the Jewish temple made by Antiochus Epiphanes. And obviously, this INTERPRETATION of the abomination of desolation would require the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount BEFORE Jesus can return. Again, I myself do NOT see this happening.

And I do not even really see that the Islamic Mosque called the Dome of the Rock that is built on the temple mount in Jerusalem will CAUSE Jerusalem to be made DESOLATE unless Israel DESTROYS or tears down the Dome of the Rock for some reason in the near future. Perhaps to build a NEW temple, which I myself do not see happening, but it could be a possibility. If so, then this could infuriate the Muslims to unite and make an all-out war against Israel.

My main point is that the Dome of the Rock has been on the temple mount since 683 AD to 705 AD when it was constructed to this present day in December 2015 and it has NOT caused Jerusalem to be made DESOLATE as yet.

So while it most certainly would be considered an ABOMINATION in the eyes of Almighty God I myself do not see the Dome of the Rock as “THE” abomination that MAKES Jerusalem DESOLATE. But we will go ahead and take a closer look at the “preterist” teaching claiming that the Dome of the Rock has FULFILLED Daniel 12:11. So, according to the “preterist” view, there will be NO future abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet. 

Just briefly this is what preterism means. Preterism is a belief that all prophecy has already been fulfilled. And a PARTIAL preterist believes that PART of prophecy has been fulfilled, but not ALL of prophecy has been fulfilled. But almost all preterists believe that we are ALREADY in the 1000 year reign of Jesus starting from 70 AD. I explain in detail WHY they believe this in the study called “WHAT IS PRETERISM?”, but for now, we will take a look at just one of their teachings.

So to avoid confusion I will put in quotation marks plus put in a different font style the teachings of others. In this case, it will be teaching from a preterist point of view. And then as always any emphasis and comments will be mine to point out the errors of interpretation in these other points of view. Here is the “preterist” point of view.


“While Christians are generally united in the belief that the "seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks", that is, 69 weeks (483 years) measured unto "Messiah", concerning the final week of the prophecy, the 70th week, there are TWO entirely different interpretations that are held today—the FUTURIST interpretation and the FULFILLED interpretation.

The futurist interpretation is that a huge GAP of 2,000 years or so separates the 70th week from the other 69 weeks that measured unto Messiah.

The fulfilled interpretation is that NO gap is to be placed between the 69th week and the 70th-that the 70th week followed the 69th in a logical sequence.

The futurist interpretation is that the 70th week refers to the Antichrist who will make a covenant with the Jews. This covenant will allow them to offer sacrifices in a "rebuilt" temple at Jerusalem for seven years, but after three and a half years he will break this covenant and cause the sacrifices to cease.

The fulfilled interpretation, on the other hand, is that the 70th week refers to Christ and that the causing of the sacrifices to cease was accomplished at Calvary when Christ became the final and perfect sacrifice for sin. (I just want to point out that this is NOT the only interpretation of “preterist”. Other preterists do indeed believe in an antichrist, BUT they also believe that all prophecies concerning the Antichrist have already been fulfilled. Also, I would like to point out that there are PARTIAL “preterist” as well. More on this later)

What differences exist here! One says the 70th week is future; the other says it is fulfilled! One says there is a huge gap between the 69th and the 70th weeks; the other requires no gap. One says the 70th week pertains to Antichrist; the other to Jesus Christ! In view of such glaring differences, both of these interpretations simply cannot be correct.”


This is ONE type of “preterist” or FULFILLED theology. But as I said in my comment above there are also FULFILLED or preterist believers that DIFFER in that they see Daniel 9:24-27 speaking of an ANTICHRIST as opposed to speaking of Jesus Christ. I already have covered the above point of view in the study “THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL EXPLAINED!” In short, the 7th Day Adventist and other Sabbath-keeping churches teach that Jesus fulfilled the FIRST 3 ½ years of this seventieth week by his ministry preaching to the Jews ONLY. And they ALSO teach that the last 3 1/2 years of the seventieth week was FULFILLED by the early church as well. Thus to THEM, there is not FUTURE great tribulation either. I explain it in detail in the above study.

In this section of this study, I would like to focus more on the “PRETERIST” position speaking of an ANTICHRIST having ALREADY FULFILLED the seventieth week of Daniel AFTER the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. as in, more specifically, already being fulfilled BY the construction of the Dome of the Rock on the temple mount. But this time rather than quoting from a preterist website I will do my best to put in my own words what they are teaching. So if you are a preterist and I have misinterpreted your beliefs please write and let me know, but this is how I myself have understood what one preterist wrote on his website.

FIRST, they  ASSUME that the year 583 BC is the exact year that the daily sacrifice was caused to cease.

SECOND, they ASSUME that the Dome of the Rock IS the abomination of desolation, which was constructed between 685 AD to 705 AD. So then, the 1290 days should from the time that the sacrifice was taken away must end within the above dates. Well, it is obvious that just 1290 LITERAL DAYS has already come and gone long before these dates of the construction of the Dome of the Rock.

So it is ASSUMED or concluded that the 1290 days must be speaking of 1290 YEARS. But if you count 1290 solar years forward from 583 BC you end up at 707 AD, which is past the time of the construction of the Dome of the Rock.

So it is again ASSUMED or concluded that God must mean a LUNAR 360-day prophetic year. Therefore, they conclude that the 1290 days or 1290 solar years must be converted to lunar days. To do this you take 360 days divided by 365.25 days in a solar year to arrive at a multiplier of 0.9856262.

Now you multiply 0.9856262 X 1290 = 1,271.4577 solar years. Then if you count forward 1,271.5 solar years we arrive at 689.5 AD, which falls WITHIN the construction of the Dome of the Rock.

So then, according to some preterist prophecy teachers, we now have both a date and a way of calculating the 1290 days that FITS the Dome of the Rock as being the abomination of desolation.

Then they ASSUME or conclude that the seventieth week is DIFFERENT from the first 69 weeks. In other words, each of the first 69 weeks is SEVEN years in length. So then, the whole first 69 weeks is a total of 483 years. BUT the seventieth week is assumed to be different because a different Hebrew word is used. So some preterists claim that this must be a jubilee week, which is 7 X 360 Sabbaths or 2,520 lunar prophetic years in length. Now convert this 2,520 lunar years to solar years, which is 2,520 X .9856262 = 2,483.778 solar years.

NOW they use the starting date of 536 BC, which is the year Cyrus gave a decree to restore the house of God. So then, if you count forward from 536 BC 2,483.778 years we arrive at 1948 AD the year Israel was restored back to their homeland. Remember you need to ADD 1 year for crossing over from BC to AD. You see, 2,483-536=1947, and then add the 1 year for year zero you arrive at 1948 AD.

Then they start with the year 1967 when Israel became a nation and they count backward 1290 prophetic years, which again converts to 1,271.4577 solar years to arrive at 695.5 AD that once again falls WITHIN the years that the Dome of the Rock was constructed.

Then they take 1948 the year that the Jews began returning to their homeland and they count backward 1260 prophetic years to arrive a 688 AD which again is within years that the Dome of the Rock was constructed. But this time they did NOT convert the 1260 prophetic years to solar years.

Then they conclude that because all these dates all point to the Dome of the Rock that the seventieth week of Daniel has ALREADY been COMPLETELY FULFILLED and the Dome of the Rock IS the ABOMINATION that makes desolate.

Now all this calculation sounds exciting in the way that they present it, but for ME, when I took the time to examine these calculations it seems more like MANIPULATION of numbers to MAKE these dates work out. So for ME, I must lay these different ways of calculating to make these dates work aside as false teaching for now.

Again, I do however see that the Dome of the Rock is “AN” abomination, but I do NOT see the Dome of the Rock as “THE” ABOMINATION that MAKES Jerusalem DESOLATE. And I do agree that ALL end-time prophecy POINTS to the religion of ISLAM and Muslims the seed of Ishmael as being the EIGHTH beast ANTICHRIST world system that will cause Jerusalem to be made DESOLATE.

But rather than seeing the Dome of the Rock being “THE” abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, I myself see that abomination that MAKES or CAUSES Jerusalem to become desolate as the Islamic Muslim ARMIES that will CONFEDERATE together as TEN united Muslim countries to SURROUND Jerusalem with their ARMIES to SET UP an ABOMINATION that will MAKE Jerusalem DESOLATE. And the 1260 DAYS will be LITERAL DAYS as well as the 1290 DAYS will be LITERAL DAYS.

And as I have said before a NUCLEAR device of some kind or weapons of mass destruction would certainly make Jerusalem DESOLATE and ARMIES are indeed known for dropping bombs or setting in place explosive devices that cause DESOLATION. And as I have said before ANY WAR on the Holy temple mount would be considered an ABOMINATION in the eyes of Almighty God. And it may be that the Dome of the Rock being SET UP on the Temple Mount may eventually cause a WAR between Israel and the Islamic Muslim nations.

My point is that ALL the abominations that make Jerusalem desolate MUST take place during the MIDST of the seventieth week. And the ONLY way for this to happen, is that the MIDST of the seventieth week of Daniel, to BEGIN with, God turning the preaching of the gospel to the Gentiles. Please read the studies “THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL EXPLAINED!”, A NEW LOOK AT THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL!”, and “WHEN IS THE MIDST OF THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL?”

So I myself am looking for the SIGN of Israel being surrounded by ARMIES comprised of ten Muslim countries united as ONE MIND to make all-out WAR against Israel to wipe her off the face of the earth as Psalm 83 foretells. And to make myself clear, I do NOT restrict the ARMIES that attack Israel in the last days to be ONLY Muslim Islamic armies. I see the possibility of both Russia and China being involved as well, but it is NOT a must that they are directly involved, but it seems obvious that Muslims are buying their weapons from someone. Jesus gave us another CLUE as to WHEN this day would be.


Please read Matthew 24:32-44.


NOW, learn a parable of the FIG TREE; (The fig tree is prophetic or symbolic language speaking of Israel and Christians are BRANCHES abiding in the VINE. In other words, the church is not the FIG TREE) When his branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:

33. So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34. Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION (Speaking of the generation that SEES the ABOMINATION that will make Jerusalem DESOLATE and sees Israel BLOSSOMING as a nation once again) shall not pass, till ALL these things are fulfilled.”


And the ALL these things INCLUDES the VISIBLE return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Some interpret this verse to mean Israel BUDDING FORTH as a NEW nation in 1948. It depends on how one views what a generation IS. I myself see the Biblical life span of mankind or a human being, spanning from 70 to 80 years, but could be as long as 85 to 95 years. Please read the study  “OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!” for all the Scriptures showing that it is Satan who steals the years of those who die prematurely and NOT Almighty God. I used 70 years here because most other Bible scholars agree that 70 years in one generation. Some say as little as 40 years, but if that were true we would be with Jesus by now.

So then, if their INTERPRETATION is correct then the FALL of the year 2018 is a year to look at somewhat closely either as the end of the great tribulation or the beginning of the great tribulation. I say the end of the great tribulation because Jesus says in Luke to look UP for our redemption DRAWS NEAR when we SEE these SIGNS in the SUN, MOON, and STARS and the heaven being shaken and these signs usher in the second coming of Jesus. Again, please read the study WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT UFO'S? for what might be a STRONG possibility in the near future and if you have no clue that Jesus and the angels will be riding in the CHARIOTS of Almighty God you could be DECEIVED when the STARS or the fallen angels start falling from heaven and NOT the LITERAL stars in the expanse of Outerspace falling down on the earth.

Also, in doing this study, I came across some more information about the year 2018 that looks very interesting but I need to research it some more before I can share it with you. I am NOT a date setter but rather I am a SIGN WATCHER. There are some early signs that will tell us that the coming of Jesus is close, as in, 3 1/2 years away but the early sign of the abomination of desolation may not be able to be pinpointed with accuracy. The MAIN SIGNS in the SUN, MOON, and STARS will appear IMMEDIATELY AFTER the 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation.

News flash! Some new information has just come concerning the year 586 BC as being the destruction of Jerusalem and temple by Babylonians and thus the ending of daily sacrifices.

I just did the math myself and when you subtract 586 years from 1290 years and add 1 year for crossing over from BC to AD you arrive at 705 AD the exact year that the Dome of the Rock is said to have been COMPLETED. Remember the construction began in 685 AD and ended in 705 AD.

There is NO converting to lunar days and back to solar years, but rather all that is needed is to just SIMPLY use the exact numbers the WAY that they are given in scripture and using the simple and easy way to explain a year for a day principle that is found in the word of God.

I just thought I would throw this info in the mix to let my readers know that the Bible DEFINITELY POINTS to ISLAM as being the MARK of the BEAST spoken of in Revelation 13. Please read the study COULD ISLAM BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST?, and all the other related studies that I have written on Islam, the Quran, and Allah. If you are a Muslim reading this, then I pray that your eyes will be opened to the truth and you accept Jesus as the SON OF the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God and that Jesus died on the cross for YOUR sins and the sins of the whole world so that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES on the SON of God shall be saved and not perish on the Day of Judgment. So if you desire to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come then JESUS is the ONLY name under heaven that the one true God has given among men whereby we MUST be saved.

Thanks for reading. And may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.