Matthew 24:15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that read understand),
Blessed is he that knows and they that understand the words of the prophecy, and keeps watch for the things that are written therein: for the time is at hand.
" But Everyone says their interpretation and understanding was given to them by our Lord" you say? I also say that I believe my understanding is solely through the my dependence on the discernment of His Spirit. The fact is, we can't all be right. .
Jesus says something else that is misunderstood by many:
GOD IN A NUTSHELL
By the time someone determines the start of the 70th week, it might be too late for some in certain instances. This also makes it very convenient for those who hold to a pre-trib rapture theology. If they are wrong, so what? They wont be here when all hell breaks loose. This implies the way to truly know it's the tribulation period is by the disappearance of "true" Christians. They don't HAVE to get the 70 weeks right, because no matter how you slice it, ULTIMATELY they would be right. The rapture would mark the tribulation, so there's no need for the Cosmic Pause Button theology to be accurate. But what if there is no pre trib rapture? Their whole doctrine DEPENDS on the pre-trib rapture theory.
(6) And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, even them that dwell in the heaven
(7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.
THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL 9 UNFOLDING NOW
I learned something yesterday that I found really very interesting. The UN is not U.S territory, but rather International territory. This makes the 10 kingdoms of the beast being within the U.S even more plausible!
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.
God lets us roughly know the time of His return.
There are already a lot of people who will always place the appearance of the anti-christ with a presidential election. This is not what I sought to do. I followed the discernment of the Spirit for understanding of scripture, and followed scripture to understand the times we are living in.
I believe the Lord has given me this bit of understanding. I believe to discern the rest of Daniel's prophecy, and gain greater understanding of end times, it needs to start from what has been laid out here. It's not my word to hold back and I pray that whatever understanding is gained, that too, will be shared with as many believers as can be reached. We can all be strengthened in our walk with Christ, letting the roots of our faith grow deeper in Him, that we can abiding and enduring in theses last days.