posted on Nov, 19 2008 @ 11:47 PM
I'd like to take a moment to discuss the wonderment of another Biblical prophecy about the Signs of the Last Days Jesus Christ discussed when talking
to his followers in private.
In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus' followers ask him to reveal the signs of His return, and that will mark the conclusion of this system of things. In
verses 4 through 12 Jesus discusses what will take place just before what He calls the Great Tribulation. The events that he describes are as
4 And in answer Jesus said to them: "Look out that nobody misleads you; 5 for many will come on the basis of my name saying,' I am the Christ',
and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that you are not terrified. for these things must take place, but the
end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place
after another. 8 All of these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 Then people will deliver you up to tribulation and will kill you, and you
will be objects of hatred by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then also, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and hate one
another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the greater number will
In verses 15, 16, and 20 through 22, Jesus states:
15 "Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken through Daniel the Prophet, standing in a Holy
Place,(let the reader use discernment,) 16 then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains. 20 Keep praying that your flight may not occur in
wintertime, nor on the sabbath day; **** As a side note, this verse is of interest in that, was this Jesus' prediction about Y2K? That very
event occurred both in the wintertime and on a saturday - the sabbath day - and it did not occur. many in the year 1999 indeed did flee to the
mountains! **** 21 for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world's beginning until now, no, nor will
occur again. 22 In fact, unless those days were not cut short, no flesh would be saved; **** as in, a nuclear holocaust perhaps? ****
but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short."
According to Theologians who have discussed this topic, Jesus here was relating this story to the time when Judea rebelled against the Roman
occupation shortly after his death, and when in the year 67 C.E. Jerusalem was besieged by the Roman army, to the point to where the Romans even
sacked the Most Holy compartment of the temple, which no common Jew, let alone pagan gentile, had ever seen or been allowed to step foot into.
To the Jews, witnessing a gentile within their most hallowed of locations was a defilement unheard of, relating the phrase "when you catch sight of
the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken through Daniel the Prophet, standing in a Holy Place" to the very event. Then, as if called
away on some urgent mission, the Romans just left, leaving Jerusalem still pretty much in tact. 3 years later, in 70 C.E., the Romans returned and
completely obliterated Israel. It was during this 3 year gap that Jesus' followers remembered Jesus' words and indeed fled to the mountains.
Christians believe this account also relates to the future End of the World, and I believe many honest folks reading this post indeed can say that the
events portrayed in Jesus' account are ringing exceptionally true to today's events.
Of special note, Jesus stated that there would be a time where people will witness a disgusting thing that causes desolation that will stand in a holy
place and that that would be the time to run. Shortly there after the end would occur.
My question is would anyone care to speculate what event and place this would represent today?
[edit on 19-11-2008 by DarkspARCS]