I was reading some comments on a YouTube video that I was watching today. The comments were talking about "bugging out" vs. actually moving away from the city. When all of a sudden, the words, "When you see the abomination of desolation" flashed in my mind. Of course, I knew that scripture is referring to the End Times. So, I looked it up and read it.
Matthew 24:15 & 16, 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:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: (KJV)
Wow. Talk about a revelation! You see, the video was of an older gentleman who was living in the mountains. Living off grid. He said that bugging out wasn't really the answer and that if you want to do something to ensure that you "make it" you need to move out of the city now, not wait for stuff to happen. My thinking was, most people (including myself) can't afford to do that! And that's when I saw the scripture above.
I know, I know...I'm taking these verses slightly out of context. But, what really stood out to me was the words, "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation". To "see" something is to see it with your eyes and having the knowledge of what is happening. Oh, how can I put this into words that people can understand? You know, it's just... a "knowing".
Okay, first, let's look at what the words "abomination" and "desolation" mean.