The Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey by Thomas Cole, 1841.

The Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey by Thomas Cole, 1841.

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Matthew 24:1-3


When the apostles asked Jesus for signs of the end times, and specifically His return to our planet at the end of the age, He pointed out many things that must come to pass.

  • Rampant deception (this includes natural human deception and  supernatural deception administered through false prophets and false christs. Also, the supernatural deception of Satan and the Fallen Hosts and the UFO and alien illusion).
  • Wars and rumors of war between ethnic groups and nations.
  • Increase of famine and horrible diseases in many different places on the planet (plagues).

Interestingly, Jesus said these things are “the beginning of sorrows (Matt. 24: 8). Of course we have always had war and disease, these are the dogs which have plagued humanity sin the fall.

But I believe what Jesus meant is that we will see a severe increase of all these things at once. At this point I think of Paris, France.  Muslims following the ideology of death, which is Radical Islam, particularly the brand espoused by ISIS, attacked the city of Paris from multiple fronts causing the death of 129 people and wounding 352 others. That is nation rising against nation, driven to act by sin, and powerful, deceptive, fallen angels and demons.

The word nation is the Greek word ethnos, which refers to “a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus” (Thayer).  Islam of course is a religious ideology held by people of many different tribes, or people groups. But the one thing that binds many of them together these days, especially the more radical of the groups, is a fixation on domination and death to “infidels” or “unbelievers.” We see this everyday in the Middle East as Christians and others are brutally tortured, mutilated, and murdered.

That is ethnos against ethnos driven by religious ideology. In the end all of this will lead to national and international wars until the entire world is aflame with war–which leads to famine and pestilence.

As Jesus continued He said, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” (Matt.24:9). We see the fulfillment of this as Radical Islam crucifies and beheads Christians day in and day out in Syria, Iraq, and in other places around the world, even in the United States, where a Radical Muslim terrorist beheaded a woman in Oklahoma. 

Because of the rapid increase of wickedness and iniquity many people will be offended and love will grow cold.

But there is still one sign Jesus said is greater than all of these put together.

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).”


While we will see the rapid increase of false prophets and false christs, war, and pestilence, etc., the Abomination of Desolation is the only sign that Jesus said when you see it, run for your life, flee to the mountains.

When you see the Abomination of Desolation don’t even think of anything else except run. Don’t pack your clothes, just grab your children and flee. And, as Jesus said, hope that when it happens it’s not winter, because your going to flee to the wilderness.

Have you given that aspect of Bible prophecy any thought? I realize that most Christians believe they will be raptured out of here before all this takes place, but I am not one of them. I came to understand, after I studied the issue in the Bible, that there will be no secret Pre-Tribulation rapture. Oh, there will be a rapture, but not till the end of the Great Tribulation (Matt. 24:29-31). (Please don’t send me hate mail about the rapture, regarding how wrong I am, I get weary of it).

This is why Jesus warned the church about deception. Because those who believe they will be rescued by a secret rapture will not be ready to face the onslaught of evil that will come during the Great Tribulation.

The Abomination of Desolation is the one sign that will definitely indicate the start of the Great Tribulation. Because the next verse says “For then shall be Great Tribulation…”

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Matthew 24:21

Indeed, the Great Tribulation will be so severe that unless it’s cut short “there should no flesh be saved.” But for the sake of Christians the Lord will return and cut it short.

These are the biblical signs of the End Times. I am concerned that in popular Christian culture we get so caught up in the wrong signs and date setting. That’s not good, and it can damage the faith of so many people when “popular” prophecy signs don’t pan out.

The Abomination of Desolation is the one key sign that will indicate the beginning of the Great Tribulation.

It is a clear sign, and will not be easy to mistake. It’s a religious sign, and is deeply related to the alien issue. In my next post, part three, I will discuss the Abomination of Desolation and its relation to UFOs and aliens, and the Antichrist Beast of Revelation chapter 13.

Until then, pray for the families that lost love ones in Paris, France. Pray also that our leaders will name the evil for what it is, and go after it. I find it absolutely appalling that President Obama and his administration will not use the words Radical Islam, or terrorists, when talking about events such as the massacre in Paris the other night.

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Jeff Wingo

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