Diagrams below Exposing Post-Tribulationist’s Deceptions Matthew 24 Explained Introduction   Simply put, Matthew 24:15-31 is not exactly in chronological order.  Jesus had to finish describing the tribulation for Jews and others, after the abomination, before He explained the rapture for Christians, which also happens immediately after the abomination.    In other words, there are two different ‘elects’ in Matthew 24, during end times, just as there are two different ‘groups’ in Revelation 7 - the 144,000 Jews who are ‘sealed’, yet left on earth, and the Christians who appear immediately in heaven.    Obviously, Jesus was much vaguer in Matthew 24 than Revelation 7 but the two accounts must match.  When you think about it, Jesus had to explain the two elects, in Matthew 24, in the order that He did because it would have sounded strange to say that the elect were gathered in the sky and then explain to watch out for false prophets on earth.  Jesus left it vague on purpose, at that time to the disciples, because He knew He would explain it later, in more detail, to John in Revelation.    I know Matthew 24 is interpreted this way because common sense dictates that a person would take a later, more detailed account, and interpret the earlier, vaguer description, not the other way around.  Yet, that’s exactly what some post-tribs do because they stubbornly insist on keeping Matthew 24 in order, while they twist and overlap the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, in Revelation, so they will match.  However, that introduces contradictions because the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls were not meant to be overlapped; they happen sequentially, just as they were written.  In fact, the first 5 Seals are in the past, and the 6th Seal is the rapture, because it matches Matt 24:29 perfectly.  The Trumpets and Bowls are God’s wrath, which take place during a 2300-day tribulation period, after the abomination and rapture.  What are some post-trib contradictions? 1. The 5th Trumpet in Revelation 9:1-6 lasts for at least 5 months so those particular trumpets can’t happen in the twinkling of an eye.  Plus, they can’t be overlapped with the Seals because the 1st Trumpet obviously can’t start until after the 7th Seal is over, as described in Rev 8:1-7.  Yet, the Christians are in heaven between the 6th and 7th Seals, which makes sense because the rapture in Matthew 24:29 matches the 6th Seal.  Thus, there must be an extended period of time, after the 6th Seal rapture, for the trumpets in Revelation to take place.  2. The Bowls can’t be overlapped with the Trumpets because they contradict each other.  For example, the 2nd Trumpet turns 1/3 of the sea to blood so 1/3 of the sea creatures die. (Rev 8:8-9)  On the contrary, the 2nd Bowl turns all the sea to blood so that all the sea creatures die. (Rev 16:3)  The Bowls can’t be overlapped with the Seals because the trumpets can’t start until after the Seals are over, as explained in #1, and it wouldn’t make sense for all the sea creatures to die, and then 1/3 dies.  Therefore, the Bowls must come after the Trumpets, which must come after the Seals, all in sequential order, as they are written.   Therefore, if anyone tries to overlap the Seals, Trumpets, or Bowls, they would have to leave something out, which is forbidden by God in Revelation 22:19, which reads, “If anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.”   Seriously, all post-tribs either overlap Revelation or ignore it completely because that’s the only way they can justify their interpretation of Matthew 24 being post-trib.  Of course, they won’t voluntarily say that they’re overlapping parts of Revelation unless you know your stuff and ask specific questions.  Most people haven’t studied Revelation extensively so that’s how post-tribs deceive people.  Yet, that’s no excuse because Jesus said, “If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)  Therefore, don’t listen to post-tribs who try to say that the antichrist and mark of the beast come before the rapture because that’s wrong.  It’s dangerous because it could make some people procrastinate about accepting Jesus, until they see those things, but Jesus will return first.  Especially don’t teach post-tribulation to others because that would make you a false teacher or prophet (for changing God’s prophecy) and that’s very bad.  The Seals 3. Another contradiction that people spread, on both sides, is that the rider on the white horse, in the 1st Seal (Rev 6:2), represents Satan but the rider on the white horse in Rev 16:11-16 is clearly Jesus.  In fact, they are both Jesus because the 1st Seal represents the resurrection.  After all, God wouldn’t use the same exact thing, in the same series of visions, to represent Satan and Jesus.  That sounds like blaspheme to me.  And, God wouldn’t contradict Himself.  Plus, it would be doubly wrong for post-tribs, who try to overlap the Seals and Bowls, because that would place them in the same general time period.    Anyway, it’s ridiculous to think that the Seals and Bowls can be overlapped because Seals 1-5 have already taken place, during the last 2000 years, starting with the resurrection.  In fact, God embedded two 70-year periods within Seals 2-4, both dealing with the Jews, to act as proof at the right time, which is now.    Jesus rode out as a conqueror, in Seal 1, because He was conquering Satan by fulfilling God’s prophecies, and the Jews needed some punishment for what they did.  Yet, God didn’t forget the Jews because He prophesied that they would come back together as one nation. (Jeremiah 16:14-15)  Plus, God made a promise to David that his house, his kingdom, and his throne would endure forever. (2 Samuel 7:16)  Of course, Jesus is fulfilling that prophecy, right now, but the 144,000 Jews from Rev 7 and 14 will become priests and reign with Him during the 1000 years. (Revelation 20:4-6)  [Please see the Seals page for details on the two 70-year periods and what Seals 2-4 represent.] Conclusion   Since it’s forbidden to leave any words out of God’s end time prophecy in Revelation, and Jesus’ account in Matthew 24 must match, then it’s clear that there’s two different ‘elects’ in Matthew 24.  One is the 144,000 Jews, who are ‘sealed’ in Revelation 7, but stay on earth, during the trumpet plagues, and then get martyred for not taking the mark of the beast. (Revelation 14 and 15)  The other is the Christians who are gathered immediately after the abomination and appear in ‘heaven’ in Revelation 7.  That’s the only way that Matthew 24 can match Revelation without overlapping things and omitting whatever contradicts.   I have a couple of charts and illustrations, below, with more explanations after that.  I hope everyone can understand that “pre-tribulation” (with the Seals in the past) is the only interpretation that makes sense and doesn’t contradict the Bible.  Simplified: 12-12-2016 Post-Trib Theory Basically, Post-tribs take Matthew 24 sequentially so they think it’s the same ‘elect’ throughout. Correct ‘Pre-Trib’ Theory Actually, there are two different “elects” in Matthew 24 because Rev. 7 identifies the same two groups.  They are addressed separately in Matthew 24 because their fates in Revelation are vastly different.  abomination & terrible distress  ‘Elect’ go through extended ‘distress’ or ‘tribulation’  ‘Elect’ are    ‘gathered’ or ‘raptured’   Note: ‘sequential’ does not agree with Revelation  because there are two groups in Revelation 7, not one   The multitude are in heaven between the 6th and 7th Seals. The trumpet plagues can’t start until the 7th Seal is done. (Rev. 8)  Post-tribs try to get around this by folding and overlapping Revelation, which is forbidden because it leaves things out. (Rev. 22:19)  ‘144,000’ extended ‘distress’ or ‘tribulation’  ‘Christians’ are ‘gathered’ or ‘raptured’ The End?  Not according to Revelation Earth Heaven 144,000 ‘Jews’ left on earth through part of God’s wrath Multitude in Heaven from every nation Revelation 7   elect 1  told to ‘run’ immediately     Note: ‘simultaneous’ agrees with Revelation.   The two groups cannot be the same because they are clearly different in Rev. 7.   The multitude from every nation is in heaven immediately after the 6th Seal but before the 7th. (Rev. 8)  The 144,000 stay on earth through the trumpet plagues and arrive in heaven in Revelation 15, after being slaughtered in Rev. 14.  Yet, it’s before the Bowl plagues so their time is “cut short”, as Jesus said. (Matt. 24:22)  elect 2  ‘gathered’ immediately vs. 15-21 vs. 22-28 vs. 29-31 vs. 22-28 vs. 29-31 same time abomination & terrible distress Graph of the 3-sections of Matthew 24: 15-31 (a side-by-side comparison of opposing theories - see illustration below for matching text)   If the 6th Seal matches Matthew 24, what about the other Seals?    Nothing is taken out of context because the first 14-verses of Matthew 24 also match the other Seals.       elect 1 (144,000)   elect 2 (Christians) *Notice that the “signs” in the sun, moon, and stars, in verse 29, perfectly match the 6th Seal in Revelation 6.  In fact, people are even hiding in the mountains, during  the 6th Seal, who see the Lamb (Jesus) in all His glory.   That clearly identifies the ‘rapture’ in Revelation 6:12-16.  How do I know all this is correct?   For one reason, my interpretation of Daniel 11 continues to take place  in the Middle East, leading to the ‘abomination’, just like Jesus said. In other words, I’m following Jesus’ advice and things are coming true. Q & A: Why does verse 9 say, “hated because of me?”   Following WWII and the Holocaust, which was the first part of verse 9, the Jews were hated because they got their nation back and possessed part of Palestine.  Of course, that was helped immensely by the vote in the UN, which was dominated by the West, or “Christians”, so the Jews are hated because of Jesus (so to speak). (details on the British Mandate page)  Note: That’s why America is referred to as the ‘great satan’, by Iran, and Israel is only the ‘little satan’.  available in PDF version Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2016   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category). ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. available in PDF version Matthew 24: 32-51  (3 prophecies)    The rest of Matthew 24 contains 3 parables (or prophecies) that start in chronological order but eventually take place at the same time, which is the situation now, during end times.  1. The fig tree (Matthew 24: 32-35)    I’ve always heard that the fig tree represented Israel and I have no reason to doubt that.  The example of the fig tree’s ‘leaves coming out’ is referring to Israel becoming a nation in 1948 (following WWII), which fulfilled God’s prophecy in Jeremiah 16:14-15.  When Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened”, He is speaking of the rapture in the previous passage (Matt 24:29-31) and the fact that the “WWII generation” will not pass away until it happens.  Granted, that generation is getting old but they haven’t passed away yet and they won’t until the rapture happens because it’s getting close.    2. Marrying and giving in Marriage / Day and hour unknown (Matthew 24: 36-44) Gay marriage    As I pointed out on the gay-marriage page, Jesus’ prophecy about “eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage” is referring to ‘celebrations about gay marriage’ because it has finally become ‘accepted’, or at least ‘legal’, in many Western countries.  The prophecy started  being fulfilled in 2000, when the first gay-marriage was legalized in Amsterdam, and it has been gaining momentum ever since.  Randomness and ‘Surprise’ of the Rapture    The next two verses talk about ‘two men in the field’ and ‘two women at the hand-mill’, where one is taken and the other left, but I don’t think that’s necessarily talking about gays and lesbians.  I think it’s just addressing the suddenness and surprise of the rapture.  After all, most people don’t follow the news, especially as it relates to Biblical signs.  In fact, most people don’t even know what the real signs are because Daniel 11, which contains the most accurate signs, leading to the ‘abomination’, which Jesus said to watch for, was ‘sealed until the time of the end’.  The fact is: most people are still using an incorrect interpretation of Daniel 11. Day and Hour Unknown    Jesus starts the whole passage by saying, “No one knows about the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”  Then, He proceeds with various signs and advice.  First of all, the statement is in ‘present tense’, not ‘future tense’, which indicates that Jesus didn’t know, at that moment, but does that mean that He still doesn’t know?  I don’t know.     Secondly, even if Jesus doesn’t know the exact ‘day or hour’, there are plenty of indications, in the Bible, that there will be ‘signs’.  Jesus said, “Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. How is it that you do not know how to interpret this present time?” (Luke 12:56)  Of course, Jesus was talking about His present time but there are definitely ‘signs’ to be interpreted for ‘end times’ and the rapture also.  The biggest sign that Jesus said to watch for is the ‘abomination’, from the Book of Daniel, but a person must decipher all the other verses around that event to fully understand it.  As a result, there’s an abundance of ‘signs’ that point to our present time.  Paul said, “But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.” (1 Thess 5:4)  In other words, people generally may not know the ‘day or hour’, but not every Christian will be surprised because the signs will be available to be interpreted.  3. The faithful and wise servant (Matthew 24: 45-51) Prophecy about one person    While continuing to speak about His return, Jesus said, “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?  It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.”  (Matthew 24:45-46)  This is obviously a prophecy about one particular ‘servant’, during end times, because it goes from singular, to plural, and back to singular, in the span of two verses, and refers to the Master returning.  In that context, the ‘food’ is obviously not regular food but ‘information’, meant to be delivered to the other servants, at the proper time (before Jesus’ return).  If done so properly, Jesus makes another promise: “I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.” (Matt 24:47)  Mathematically speaking, it’s impossible for multiple servants, in general, to be put in charge of ‘all’ the possessions.  In that case, it would say ‘them’, not ‘him’.  Anonymity and ‘Proven’ Information    I don’t think it’s any accident that the prophecy begins with the question ‘who’ because I think it indicates that the servant will be anonymous, at least to the greater public.  Anonymity assures that the proper credit goes to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, rather than the servant.     The ‘food’ obviously comes from God’s Word but it must be unique in some way for the servant to be distinguishable from everyone else.  Plus, Moses said that the only way to tell if a message was from God or not was to wait and see if it came true.  If it didn’t, then the message wasn’t from God. (Deut 18:21-22 paraphrased)  Thus, God’s messages from scripture must contain some kind of proof.  Well, there’s at least three unique interpretations, on this website, of important scriptures, which provide their own abundant proof, which no one can dispute, so I feel certain that they’re from God.  1. The Seals provide a logical interpretation of Revelation, which fills an earlier 2000-year gap and straightens out Revelation’s timeline so no manipulations are necessary and no contradictions are present.  Proof is provided because the Seal’s timeline contains two 70-year periods, one in Seal 2 (Jewish revolts 66-136 AD) and the other between Seals 3 & 4 (1st Jewish establishment in 1878 and declaration of statehood in 1948), which is too much of a coincidence not to be from God.  2. Daniel 11 provides a continuous timeline of empires in the Middle East, from Daniel’s time until present, which is proven because they’re still taking place.  It’s the only interpretation that places the abomination (verse 31) in the future, where it belongs, and shows that events are still approaching it, just as Jesus said they would.  I don’t like to toot my own horn but this is a big discovery because Daniel 11 was the only chapter in the Bible that was specifically ‘sealed until the time of the end’.  Therefore, it’s logical that its true meaning be discovered now rather than centuries ago.  Scholars should know the importance of Daniel 11.  More proof is ongoing in the news but the historical verses  clearly show that this interpretation is far better than previous interpretations, which have huge gaps.  3. The meaning of 666 and the calculation of man’s number as “37” is proven by God’s unique timeline, containing major historical events in Islam and the Church, separated by multiples of 37-years.  I mean, what are the odds of Muhammad’s vision in 610, which started Islam, being exactly 37x37 years from Iran’s revolution in 1979, which started the final empire in Daniel 11?  Astronomical.  Plus, the birth of the 12 Imam, Osman’s vision, and the great schism are also on that same timeline, a fact and feat which could only be orchestrated by God.  More proof is ongoing because 2016 is also on that timeline, a year when the 6th president of Iran will turn 60 years old, and mayhem is running rabid around the world.  Clearly, the meaning of 666 is God’s timeline of 37’s.    I’m not trying to boast; I’m just trying to point out that this website, as primitive as it may seem, provides the ‘food’ that fulfills the prophecy of the faithful and wise servant.  I’ve been told by a couple of naysayers that everything wouldn’t be discovered by one person but that’s generally how God does it, in the Bible, when He’s sending a message.  Besides, I’m not saying that I’ve discovered everything there is to know; I’m just relaying the facts that the Holy Spirit has directed me to find.  Plus, it’s not like I’m conjuring anything new, either; I’m just interpreting what is already in the Bible.  The ‘faithful and wise servant’ is just another prophecy that is being fulfilled by God.     I can’t say much else but why would an anonymous person claim to be the faithful and wise servant, which comes with enormous responsibility and no recognition or reward, on earth, unless they were pretty sure about it?  Personally, I don’t like responsibility but it’s not in my blood to quit on God, which He undoubtedly knew ahead of time.  To clarify, I would never quit seeking knowledge, because knowledge is better than silver and gold (Proverbs 2), but there’s nothing fun and fabulous about updating this website, to try and tell others, but I feel a responsibility to do so. Matthew 25 – Three more ‘prophecies’ about end times Introduction    Matthew 25 is a direct continuation of Matthew 24, which contains three more ‘parables’ or ‘prophecies’ about end times.  They all illustrate something about God’s selection process, which may not be as clear cut as people think.  For example, the foolish virgins obviously believed for a little while because they went out to wait for the bridegroom.  Yet, when the time came, which was longer than expected, they were left behind because they really didn’t know Jesus. (Matthew 25:1-13)  Likewise, the servant who was given one ‘talent’, according to his ability, ended up being thrown outside, into the darkness, where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth, because he buried his talent and didn’t at least present it to the bankers where it could gain interest. (Matthew 25:14-30)  Likewise, the ‘goats’ were condemned to eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels, because they weren’t kind to strangers and generous to the needy. (Matthew 25:31-46)  Faith requires Love, which requires Action and Change    Now, I’d be the first to say that salvation is a product of ‘faith’, and not works, but it also requires ‘love’ for Jesus and the Father, which sometimes takes action, as the Parable of the Sheep and Goats  illustrate.  Paul said, “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Gal 5:6)  In other words, Christians who have faith, on the inside, will display it through love, on the outside.  Jesus said, “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Matt 7:18-19)  Jesus is talking about ‘fruit of the Spirit’, for which there are many (Galatians 5:13-26), but the greatest is ‘love’. (1 Corinthians 13)  John said, “Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”  (1 John 3:18)  Jesus summed up the commandments by saying, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Mark 12:30-31)  Therefore, a person is saved by faith alone, but in time, they must exhibit some fruit, such as love, which may take action, or they could get cut down and thrown into the fire. (see parable Luke 13:6-9)    Another example would be a person who expresses their love for another person, with words, and even gets married, but then never takes any kind of action, afterwards, to show their love.  They probably wouldn’t be married very long, at least not in America.  In other words, it wouldn’t be right for a person to get married and then never talk to their spouse or try to find out more about them.  Yet, that’s the way some people treat Jesus who get saved by reciting a few words, like a marriage ceremony, and then never pray or read their Bible to find out more about Jesus.  Those people are like ‘seeds’ that fell on rock, who received the Word with joy, and believed when they heard it, but they developed no root so they fell away during testing. (Luke 8:13)  That’s from the Parable of the Seeds but it’s very similar to the five foolish virgins who get left behind because they really don’t know Jesus.  In other words, it only takes a little faith to be saved but in order to develop a ‘root’ and maintain that faith, a person needs to take some action and show some ‘love’ for Jesus.     Paul said, “My brothers, you were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” (Gal 5:13)  In other words, Christians are free from the Old Testament law but we are not free to indulge in sin.  John said, “No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.” (1 John 3:6)  Of course, Christians are not perfect and continue to struggle, after being saved, but a person with faith will feel remorse for committing sin and take steps to improve, which takes action and effort.    Paul told Timothy to “train yourself to be godly” (1 Tim 4:7), which would imply that it takes practice and determination like an athlete.  Yet, a person can’t play by their own rules to suit their own desires because the Bible is the ultimate authority.  Paul said, “If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules.” (2 Tim 2:5)  Therefore, every Christian should read the New Testament and find out what the real rules are because society is prone to twist them to suit their own sinful desires.  Paul said, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2)  A person’s ‘mind’ is the key to everything because it’s where the ‘soul’ is located: in the 90% of the brain that scientists think we don’t use, and it controls our actions.  Training the mind and playing by the rules is how a person overcomes worldly desires, which shows love for God through obedience.     John said, “This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.” (1 John 5:3-4)  Of course, not everyone who gets saved magically becomes perfect.  Actually, none do.  Training takes perseverance, because the world will keep putting obstacles in your path.  God’s Spirit gives a person strength to rise above those obstacles.  Yet, while in training, a person will occasionally trip and have to get back up and keep running.  Just remember, it’s okay to finish the race with skinned knees, as long as you stay on the right path and finish.  Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)     I could go on-and-on but my point is that the parables in Matthew 25, and elsewhere in the Bible, show that there’s a little more to the selection process than just reciting a few words and then doing whatever you please.  If that were the case, many would find the narrow gate.  A person needs to renew their mind and at least attempt to obey God, not make up their own rules and ignore God.  I’m not judging or condemning anyone; I’m just explaining what the Bible says because that’s the blueprint that everyone will be judged by, not how you compare with others in the world.  (Good stopping point but I might add more later.) Thanks for reading. What is Love? Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6)   “Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.”    The above phrase was spoken by Jesus, after He mentioned that His appearance during the rapture would be like lightning, which is visible from east to west.  I always took the saying to mean that there would be signs in the distance, which people could see, signifying that we were close to the rapture, even though no one knew the exact day.  Well, I still think it means that but I also think it has a second meaning, which is quite intriguing.    Ever since I was a child, I’ve always believed that people will just disappear, during the rapture, like a Hollywood movie, leaving nothing behind.  More recently, I began to contemplate the details, such as whether our clothing would be left behind for others to find.  Now, I’ve come to the conclusion that our natural bodies will be left behind, which Paul so eloquently explained in 1 Corinthians 15: 35-44, but I guess old ideas are hard to forget.   Paul explained that we have a natural body and a spiritual body. (v44)  He used the example of a seed that has one kind of body when its planted but then other kind when it springs forth with new life.  Likewise, humans have an earthly body that is perishable and dies but also a spiritual body that is imperishable and is resurrected.  He went on to say that not everyone will sleep (die) but we will be ‘changed’, in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye.  He said that we will be raised ‘imperishable’, which means that we will change into our spiritual bodies, at the rapture, and leave our earthly bodies behind. (1 Cor 15:51-52)  After all, we are to meet those who have passed away, in the air, so it stands to reason that we will have the same spiritual bodies that they will have.  In fact, we will possess a new, glorious, and powerful versions of ourselves. (v43)   That leaves the grim scenario for those on earth, who will have to deal with millions of dead bodies, before they start to decay and cause health problems.  Can you imagine the ordeal?  Even if most bodies are cremated, it will still take some time and dead bodies start to smell.  Can you imagine the search?  It will be similar to the house-to-house searches, after Hurricane Katrina, but on a global scale.  I’m sure that some people, in remote locations, will be missing for quite some time.  How will all the bodies be found?  That’s how the mysterious prophecy that Jesus spoke of will come true.  “Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.” (Matt 24:28)  Run for the Mountains    I recently figured out something that makes the timing around the abomination make much better sense.  To make a long story short, the earthquake that happens when the abomination is set up (start of the 6th Seal) will be off the coast of Israel, in the Mediterranean.  That will start a tsunami so people will naturally “run for the mountains”, whether they recognize the abomination or not.  Therefore, Jesus’ advice to “flee” turns out to be a prophecy about the earthquake and tsunami, which matches the 6th Seal in Rev 6:12.  The tsunami creates a natural delay, before the main disaster, allowing them to run, but it won’t be long enough to get anything from their house, as the prophecy says.     It makes better sense because many people are hiding in the mountains during the 6th Seal (Rev 6:15-17), who know that the current situation is due to the Lamb (Jesus), so they must see Him in the sky during the rapture. (Matt 24:30-31)  Of course, the 6th Seal must be the rapture because the signs in the sun, moon, and stars (Matt 24:29), which precede the gathering in the sky (rapture), match the 6th Seal exactly.  The only thing that Jesus leaves out, in Matthew, is the earthquake but considering that He told Judea to flee to the mountains, when they see the abomination, it’s included indirectly because the tsunami that they are running from, after seeing the abomination, will be caused by the earthquake.  Evidence in the News    Of course, no one can predict an earthquake but researchers have found that 11 tsunamis have hit Israel, in the past, so it’s just a matter of time before there’s another.  Israel has even devised an early warning system and placed signs on the coast so that people will know how to flee to the mountains.  I read one article that referenced a 6-meter tsunami as a “worst case scenario”, which would only reach about half-a-kilometer inwards.  However, the tsunami that hit Indonesia in 2004 (caused by a 9 - 9.3 earthquake) was 30-meters so I don’t think they’ve actually considered the worst case yet.  In fact, that particular earthquake was only the 3rd largest ever recorded so I think that an earthquake in the Bible, during the 6th Seal, would be even larger, especially since the distress is unprecedented. (Matt 24:21)     Note: Gabriel told Daniel that “the end will come like a flood” (Dan 9:26), which I always considered to mean “fast”, not an actually flood, but a tsunami certainly puts a duel meaning into that phrase.     Note: Researchers predict that there would only be a 15-30 minute warning for a tsunami, which sounds suspiciously like the 30-min. of silence in the 7th Seal, but that could just be a coincidence.  In other words, it may or may not be the same time period but it’s interesting.     Also, Luke 21:25 says, “There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars.  On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.  At that time, they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”  In other words, Luke’s account of the 6th Seal rapture includes the tsunami, which will have men in “anguish and perplexity” because they can see the wave coming but they can’t do anything to stop it.  That’s when Jesus will appear in the sky, which is the same as the rapture in Matthew 24:30.  Yet, don’t try to wait until you hear news of a tsunami, to get to know Jesus, because it will be too late.  News travels fast but not that fast.  Plus, your sincerity would be in question.  So, get to know Jesus today; read the Bible and pray. Added: 12-11-2016 click to enlarge Chart of 2300-days and 70th Seven offset - Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) soon done done Timeline of end times according to Daniel and the abomination Proof of Rapture (simplest explanation yet)