Next Page: Post-Rapture (initial events)(Daniel 11: 32-35)Previous Page: Current Events(Daniel 11: 23-27)Wahabi-Zionist onslaught on humanityPress TV [Iranian] – January 30, 2014Quote: The powerful military wings of Wahabism i.e. al-Qaeda and Talban were created and funded to bring about bigger political changes in the Muslim World. Saudi grown wild animals have been butchering Shia Muslims, killing innocent children and women in the name of Islam.Wahabism patronizes Zionism. They are sister ideologies. One has control over petroleum and the other has control over banking. One has control over the place holiest for Muslims andthe other hascontrol overthe place equally holy for Muslims, Christians and Jews. One is loaded with throat cutting and flesh eating cannibal Jihadists, the other is loaded with thermal, chemical and atomic bombs. Daniel 11:28 The king of the North will return to his own country with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant. He will take action against it and then return to his own country. Daniel 11:27 The two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will sit at the same table and lie to each other, but to no avail, because an end will still come at the appointed time. After the ‘South’ (Sunni) attack the ‘North’ (Shiite), in verses 25-26 (previous page), they get defeated but afterwards; the two “sit at the same table and lie to each other”.Obviously, that could mean none other than “peace talks”. However, it must have sounded pretty strange to Daniel because, in ancient times, kings would not fight a bloody battle and then stop to talk. They would usually kill or capture the opposing king and take their territory. Even though it probably sounded strange to Daniel, it sounds perfectly normal to us because it was meant for our generation. Syria crisis: Geneva peace talks end in recriminationsBBC – January 31, 2014Quotes: The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Though the gap between the two sides was "wide", they had becomeused to sitting in the same room.Excluded Iran Says Its Role at Talks on Syria Will Be Missed New York Times – January 21, 2014 The recent talks in Geneva, in January 2014, regarding the Syrian War, were not the correct talks for a couple of reasons: 1. they were out of order. 2. Iran, the leader of the North, wasn’t even invited. However, the talks may have served a purpose because they got the two sides “used to sitting in the same room”. Nevertheless, the correct peace talks will happen after the war in verse 25 (which should be identifiable) and Iran will be a major part.
The ‘holy covenant’ is Israel’s possession of Jerusalem and Palestine, which Iran hates. This verse is equally characteristic of ‘modern times’ because when has a ‘king’ ever defended against an attack from one party but been more angry at another? Yet, that sounds exactly like Iran, concerning Israel, because they regularly group Saudi Arabia and Wahabism with Israel or the West, as shown in this article. It’s particularly cringing to see them refer to the Temple Mount because that’s where the ‘abomination’ will be ‘set up’ in verse 31. In other words, they will use any means available to rally everyone against Israel. Recent reports show that many may be turning against Israel, already, in pity for the Palestinians. Expect that to increase dramatically and that’s the fuel needed to spark the ‘uprising’ on the Temple Mount that results in the ‘abomination’. Images of Gaza war shift perception of IsraelAl Monitor [free media USA] – July 18, 2014Quote: The fact remains that this is one of the rare instances of the Western media showing a darker side of Israelis that few have ever seen. War is ugly and criminal by its nature, and the current one in Gaza is completely one-sided. Flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence: Why now?CNN – July 9, 2014Quote: Will this spark a 'third Intifada'? That's a question being raised by some in the region as well as global media. The term refers to two previous armed uprisingsby Palestinians against Israel. The first began in 1987and ended in 1993 with the signing of the Oslo accords. The second lasted from 2000 to 2005.Hamas: Qassam Brigades yet to use full forceDaily Star [Lebanon] – July 22, 2014Quote: Calling for solidarity with Gaza … Popular marches rallied from mosques in the city of Sidon [Lebanon] to a sit-in held at the southern city’s Martyrs' Square.The protesters lifted Palestinian and Hamas flagsand cut-outs of Qassam Brigades rockets. Iran’s fingerprints all over Hamas-Israel conflictThe Star [Canada] (commentary) – July 19, 2014Quote: Iran’s mentorship of Hamas in Gaza is modeled on its development of Hezbollah in Lebanon. In both cases, Iran seeks to advance the Islamic Revolution throughout the Middle East and support local groups willing to wage a proxy war with Israel. Iran general warns of third Intifada in PalestinePress TV [Iranian] – July 9, 2014Quote: The anti-Zionist movement has been reinvigorated in the Occupied Territories and the surrounding regions,” he added. As of now, Israel has launched operation Protective Edge against the Palestinians, who are fighting back with rockets. Muslim scholars have not yet referred to this as an ‘intifada’ but many think it will be. Ironically, an ‘intifada’is an ‘armed uprising’. (It’s amazing how accurate the Bible can be after 2500 years.) “His armed forces will rise up ... ” This fits into the ‘final empire’ of Daniel 11 because Iran is friendly with Hamas or anyone else, willing to fight Israel. Of course, Gaza is a long way from Jerusalem but if the uprisings spread to the West Bank, they would be right next door. So ‘what’ is the ‘abomination’? (Or should I say ‘when’?) The ‘abomination’ is one of God’s little ‘mysteries’. Jesus identified it as the ‘last sign before the rapture’ but the Bible never says exactly ‘what’ it is. That’s because it doesn’t matter. I mean: if you go to the Book of Daniel, like Jesus said, all the clues point to ‘when’ it is, not ‘what’ it is. Apparently, that’s what God wanted us to know. For example, three chapters in Daniel contain specific milestones surrounding the abomination that, when put together, form a timeline that matches Revelation. I mean: Daniel contains references to the 1290, 1335, and 2300-days, not to mention the 70th Seven, in which the abomination lands in the ‘middle’. Revelation contains many events that take place during or at 42-months (1260-days), matching the ‘last half’ of the 70th Seven. (Similarly, the ‘post-abomination’ verses in Daniel 11:32-45 match or compliment the ‘post-rapture’ chapters in Revelation 8-19.) My point is: there’s only one way to connect the abomination, in all instances, so the timeline from Daniel, Matthew, and Revelation, all make sense together. Thus, the abomination is critical to figuring out a ‘timeline of end times’ but the events ‘leading up to the abomination’ are far more important than the actual object. Case in point: God’s Book of Truth, which was ‘sealed until the end’ (Daniel 11), contains a chronological list of events surrounding the abomination. However, it contains nothing about ‘what’ it is. Since the rapture happens so quickly, afterwards, it really doesn’t matter to those going to heaven. It’s far more important to watch the events leading up to the abomination, which is a primary function of this website. What about a guess? I’m not one to speculate but since there are so many conspiracy theories about what the abomination is and who will set it up, I will offer a logical answer based on my interpretation of Daniel and current events. By definition, an ‘abomination’ is something ‘hated by God’. From scripture, it has to be something that can be ‘set up’ on the ‘Temple Mount’ during an ‘armed uprising’. Therefore, it must be fairly small. Yet, it’s not the size of the object that’s important, but what it ‘represents’. So what could a small object ‘represent’ that could be ‘hated by God’? Since we know ‘where’ it occurs, it makes sense that it would involve Israel. Perhaps it seeks to undermine one of God’s prophesies to Israel. Well, God’s prophesy to Jeremiah was that Israel would become one nation again, in land of their forefathers, which happened in 1948. Jerusalem was united in 1967, in a war that lasted only 6 days, much like creation, so it stands to reason that God had a hand in that, too. One of Hamas’ main demands is that East Jerusalem be returned to the Palestinians but Israel says that will never happen. Since the Temple Mount is located in East Jerusalem, it stands to reason that the ‘abomination’ could represent a ‘conquest’ of that area. Although symbolic, I think the mere gesture of the Muslims taking East Jerusalem or the Temple Mount would be an ‘abomination’ to God. The most likely ‘object’ for that scenario would be a simple ‘flag’. To illustrate how plausible this theory is, consider the article on the right. I’m not referring to the main subject but the fact that a group in Lebanon spontaneously formed a ‘sit-in’ and raised ‘flags’ in solidarity to Gaza. If these types of protests spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem, then I could see how someone could raise a symbolic flag on the Temple Mount, especially during an uprising. Note: Even though the ones ‘setting it up’ would be unaware of the significance, it would still be an ‘abomination’ to God. The subsequent earthquake, during the 6th Seal and rapture, will ‘cause the desolation’. Since terrorist attacks usually come as a ‘surprise’ and the culprits won’t even know what they’re doing, the rapture will be a surprise to everyone, just as the Bible says. (Yet, those who watch the signs from Daniel 11 won’t be in the dark.) Paul said, “But you, brothers, are not in darkness that this day should surprise you like a thief.” (1 Thess. 5:4) Possible Timing:The “70th Seven”(Daniel 9:27)Introduction/Timelines:HomeRapture timeline: Matthew 24 ExplainedRevelation’s timeline:The “Seals” ExplainedOther select pages:NEW:Daniel 11 Explained(condensed ‘one page’ commentary)Partial timeline showing ‘abomination’click to enlarge