Bible Prophecy Revealed

Abomination of Desolation UPDATE

In addition to the information given in the first edtion of the book, Discoveries in Bible Prophecy, on the abomination of desolation, I may have a much better interpretation, which has been put into the updated edtion. In the first edition I suggested that another building like the Dome of the Rock could be built on the Temple Mount. But I have since realized that there is another place in Jerusalem that is even more holy than the Temple Mount. It is the Tomb of Christ.

However, before I get into that, I just watched this video by Jonathan Cahn in which he talks about Satan and the Dome of the Rock, and the future abomination, but he actually supports what I talk about in the book regarding the abomination and the Dome of the Rock. So watch the video then read the article below about another possible Abomination of Desolation:

In Matthew we are told that something or someone will be “Then when you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place.”

Now, this has caused many Bible scholars to believe that the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt, but what many Christians do not realize, is that Christianity has a Holy Place as well, which is the Tomb of Christ!

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Sepulchre), also called the Church of the Resurrection by Orthodox Christians, is in Jerusalem, and claims to contain the actual tomb where Christ was buried. It has been an important site for Christian pilgrimage since at least the 4th century when the church was first built. It is also the church that has the yearly miracle of the Holy Fire.

The miracle takes place at the same time every year near Easter, but not on Easter because it occurs the first Sunday after the Spring equinox and Passover. The miracle of the Holy Fire is when the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem goes into the tomb of Christ with two unlit candles, and shortly comes out of the tomb with the candles lit. Other candles and lamps in the church are seen to spontaneously light, and has been captured on video.

The Patriarch describes what happens when he prays:

“I enter the tomb and kneel in holy fear in front of the place where Christ lay after His death and where He rose again from the dead. . . I find my way through the darkness towards the inner chamber in which I fall on my knees. . . . At a certain point the light rises and forms a column in which the fire is of a different nature. . . . Here I say certain prayers that have been handed down to us through the centuries and, having said them, I wait. Sometimes I may wait a few minutes, but normally the miracle happens immediately after I have said the prayers. From the core of the very stone on which Jesus lay an indefinable light pours forth. It usually has a blue tint, but the colour may change and take many different hues. It cannot be described in human terms. The light rises out of the stone as mist may rise out of a lake — it almost looks as if the stone is covered by a moist cloud, but it is light. This light each year behaves differently. Sometimes it covers just the stone, while other times it gives light to the whole sepulchre, so that people who stand outside the tomb and look into it will see it filled with light. The light does not burn — I have never had my beard burnt in all the sixteen years I have been Patriarch in Jerusalem and have received the Holy Fire. The light is of a different consistency than normal fire that burns in an oil lamp. . . At a certain point the light rises and forms a column in which the fire is of a different nature, so that I am able to light my candles from it. When I thus have received the flame on my candles, I go out and give the fire first to the Armenian Patriarch and then to the Coptic. Hereafter I give the flame to all people present in the Church.” (

The website dedicated to this miracle states:

The Holy Light is not only distributed by the Archbishop, but operates also by itself. It is emitted from the Holy Sepulchre with a hue completely different from that of natural light. It sparkles, it flashes like lightning, it flies like a dove around the tabernacle of the Holy Sepulchre, and lights up the unlit lamps of olive oil hanging in front of it. It whirls from one side of the church to the other. It enters some of the chapels inside the church, as for instance the chapel of the Calvery (at a higher level than the Holy Sepulchre) and lights up the little lamps. It lights up also the candles of certain pilgrims. In fact there are some very pious pilgrims who, every time they attended this ceremony, noticed that their candles lit up on their own accord! His divine light also presents some peculiarities: As soon as it appears it has a bluish hue and does not burn. At the first moments of its appearance, if it touches the face, or the mouth, or the hands, it does not burn. This is proof of its divine and supernatural origin. We must also take into consideration that the Holy Light appears only by the invocation of an Orthodox Archbishop. (

Now, I would suggest, given this evidence, that this is actually the tomb of Christ.

Now suppose that during the final jihad, that the Islamic Jesus or the Mahdi enters the tomb of Christ and lays a copy of the Quran on the stone slab where Christ was laid and rose from the dead. That would surely be an abomination of desolation. And this could happen during the invasion of Jerusalem as stated in Zechariah 14, when half the city will go into exile.

In the book I provide evidence that there will not be a Tribulation Temple, which is the common belief. This new information is even more evidence that a true abomination of desolation can take place without a Jewish Temple.

3 Thoughts on “Abomination of Desolation UPDATE

  1. Gunther Werther on July 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm said:

    I absolutely agree with you about the church of the holy seplurche being where the abomination of desloation takes place. ” For destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”

  2. You mistake the word “desolation” for “desecration”.
    Please look up the difference in a dictionary and you will discover that desolation means a physical destruction of a material possession, for instance in a fire.
    That is why you have to FLEE from it.
    Desecration is completely different!! You wouldn’t need to flee from an inanimate object like a statue of Zeus, unless of course it was stuffed with explosives!

    • You make a good point, however, Matthew says desolation is caused by something standing in the holy place. That does not sound like destruction, but desecration. However, desecration usually comes with desolation. The Roman army destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple.

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