The Order of the End of the World: As described in Matt.24, Mar.13, and Luc.21.
There are 4 main events, in the words of Jesus himself:
1- The 7 "signs" announcing it: Matt.24:4-14.
2- Abomination of Desolation: Coming of the Antichrist. Matt.24:15-20. (For 3½ years.Dan.8, Rev.13)
3- The Great Tribulation: By the Antichrist. Matt.24:21-28. (For another 3½ years. Dan.8, Rev.13)
- The "elect" are on it (the Church!), it says it twice!
4- The Second Coming of Christ: Matt.24:29-41.
- He will gather the "elect": Matt.24:34:31
- Like in the times of Noah: Matt.24:36-39.
- The Rapture: Matt.24:40-41. Armageddon
- The Last Judgment: Matt.24: 31-46. The Great White Throne in Rev.20:11-15
The same Chronological Order is shown in Mark 13 and Luke 21, also in the words of Jesus.
5- The 7 Parables.
Matthew adds 7 parables, and Mark and Luke 2, to show us the way to live these times. Matt. 25 ends with the "Last Judgment", one of the most
glorious and practical pages of the Bible.
The reign of the Antichrist will last for 7 years, as described in Daniel 8:14 and Revelation 13:5: The "Abomination of Desolation" will last
for 3½ years, and the "Great Tribulation" for another 3½ years. See Duration of the Reign of the Antichrist
1- The 7 "signs" announcing the End (in Matthew 24:4-14):
They correspond to the "7 Seals" of Revelation, and they are called "labor pains" in v.8, coming every time stronger and with more
1- The many "false prophets" that will deceive many, in v.5; it corresponds to the 1st seal, the "white horse" (Rev.6:2). The False Prophets
are also mentioned in v.11, and in v.24, during the Great Tribulation.
2- "Wars and rumors of wars" in v.6; it corresponds to the 2nd seal, the "red horse", in Rev.6:3.
3- "Famines" in v.7, corresponds to the 3rd seal, the "black horse" of Rev.6:5.
4- "Earthquakes", in v.7, corresponds to the 4th seal, the "pale green horse" in Rev.6:7.
5- "Persecutions and tortures to the elect", v.9, corresponds to the 5th seal in Rev.6:9-11.
6- "Many will fall away... lawlessness... the love of many will grow cold", v.10-11, corresponds to the 6th seal in Rev.6:12-17... and it is the
"apostasy" or "the final rebellion against God" of 2Thess.2:3.
7- "This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed to the whole world", v.14, corresponds to the 7th seal, in Rev.8:1, the 7 Trumpets!.
8- There are another two signs in the Bible: The Jewish Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, at Mount Moriah (Dan.8:11,Rev.11:2), and the
"general apostasy" of 2Thes.2:3, which is the Abomination of Desolation.
It is now the Time of the coming of the Antichrist?: The signs are getting ready... however, the Jewish Temple has not been rebuilt at Mount
Moriah, where now stands the Muslim Mosque, the Golden Dome of the Rock.
2- "The Abomination of Desolation" (in Matthew 24:15-20):
This is the Time of Coming of the Antichrist!... and his very first work!.
"When you see the Abomination of Desolation, of which Daniel spoke, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)...", in
When you go to "Daniel", he describes the horrors of this "Abomination" in 4 places: Daniel 8:11-17, 9:26-27, 11:31-32, 12:11.
This Abomination refers to the abolition of the Eternal Sacrifice and the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem... but Daniel states that "the
vision refers to the time of the End" (8:17), and Jesus himself refers us to it in Matt.24:15, and it will be the very first thing the Antichrist
will do, as reported here by Jesus.
Paul told us that the Antichrist would sit in the temple as God (2.Thes.2:3-4).
The concept of the abomination of desolation is often spiritualized with explaining it as idolatrous worship established in the hearts of God’s
people (His "temple"). But the simplest and more real explanation of all these passages is to see the abomination as the suppression of the eternal
sacrifice, now a days only present in Christianity in the Holy Mass.
This "Abomination" in Daniel consists of 5 facts:
1- "Abolished the perpetual sacrifice" (Dan.8:11): And as a logical consequence, if there is no "sacrifice", there will be no "altar", and
no "priests" to offer it... this is the main and most important feature, described by Daniel in his four descriptions of the Abomination in the
God established the "eternal sacrifice", which was offered daily as told by the Lord: "every day, two unblemished yearling lambs as a perpetual
burning offering" (Num.28:3, Ex.29:42).
If it is "eternal", "perpetual", is got to be present now, and even in Heaven, because it is "eternal":
a- "In Heaven" it is present, as described by John in Rev.5:6: "a Lamb standing as it had been slaughtered"… he is Jesus in the center of
the Throne of Heaven, the reason for all the joys and songs of Heaven!.
b- "On Earth", is got to be present also "now", because it is "eternal"… and it is!, as the Lamb of God offered daily in the Holy
Sacrifice of the Mass.
2- "Threw down his sanctuary" (Dan.8:11).
3- "Shall destroy the city" (Dan.9:26).
4- "He magnified himself even to the prince of the host" (Dan.8:11).
5- By his deceit he shall make some who were disloyal to the covenant apostatize (an.11:26).
The reign of the Antichrist will last for 7 years, as described in Daniel 8:14 and Revelation 13:5: The "Abomination" will last for 3½ years,
and the "Great Tribulation" for another 3½ years, or 42 months, or 1,260 days (Rev.13:5, 11:2-3, 12:5, Dan.12:11-12). See Duration of the Reign of
John tells us that the Antichrist is already with us (1Jn.4:3), and Paul says that the Antichrist is already at work (1Thes.2:6-8).
The Jews already have this Abomination: They have no sacrifice, no altar, no priests, no temple... as it was prophesied it will happen after the
coming of the Messiah! (Daniel 8:11-17, 9:26-27, 11:31-32, 12:11). See Judaism after Christ
For many Protestants this "Abomination" means very little, because they already do not have the "perpetual sacrifice", nor "sanctuary", nor
"altar", nor "priests"...
The Orthodox already do not have the "prince of hosts", nor "the city".
Many Catholics may wonder how come the Holy Mass and priests could be abolished... but this already happened partially at the coming of Muhammad
when there were 800 Christian bishops in Africa, among them St. Augustine, and in a few years there were reduced to just 5!... the "remnant" always
mentions by Isaiah. And when Martin Luther came, in a few years millions of Christians were left without sacrifice, altar, and priests... So, this is
what it will happened at the coming of the Antichrist during the Abomination of Desolation, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be abolished, and
consequently there will be no need for altars nor priests to celebrate it... and, of course, a "remnant" will be left!.
The reign of the Antichrist, again, will last for 7 years, as described in Daniel 8:14 and Revelation 13:5:
1- The "Abomination" will last for 3½ years,
2- And the "Great Tribulation" for another 3½ years, or 42 months, or 1,260 days (Rev.13:5, 11:2-3, 12:5, Dan.12:11-12)... the same 3½ years of
the duration of the ministry of Jesus Christ on earth. See Duration of the Reign of the Antichrist
For the Adventists, the 42 months or 1,260 days are 1,260 years... and right now, for them, all who celebrate Sunday as the Day of the Lord are of
the Antichrist, all 2 billion Christians, except them!... but really, nobody adores Luther nor the Pope, not even the Protestants nor the Catholics...
and no Protestant nor Pope has ever had the economic authority of the Antichrist of Rev.13:17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he is branded with
the name of the Beast... and no one has ever had the political authority of the Antichrist of Rev.13... and honestly, never a Catholic or a Protestant
denied the Christ!.
There is no way to translate this 1260 days into 1260 years, as some scholars do invoking Ezekiel 4:6