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Milepost 39: The Abomination of Desolation

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Milepost 39: The Abomination of Desolation

Primary References: Revelation 13:14-15

 

The false prophet launches his programs to solidify the beast's power. He attempts to identify and eliminate all opposition, passive or active, to the beast. The first step is the design, creation, and erection of an image of the beast. When completed, the false prophet somehow makes the statue appear to live. It not only speaks but also, apparently, it sees, hears, understands, and reasons. Whenever anyone refuses to worship it, it even has the power to sentence them to death. One can only imagine the full capabilities of this image but it is certainly within the realm of possibility that it is able to carry on conversations, move, and show emotions.

The image plays a critical role in great tribulation events. The false prophet enacts laws requiring people to worship the image. Refusal brings one's death, presumably by beheading; but acquiescing puts one under God's wrath. Already, people start choosing between death or God's wrath; but soon the stakes are raised even higher.

The erection of the image of the beast is the only event in Revelation that seems to meet the requirements of Daniel's abomination of desolation. While the false prophet builds and erects the image, he only does so under the antichrist's authority, approval, and direction. The statue's erection triggers such destruction and chaos that Jesus told the Jews to flee to the mountains when it occurs (Matthew 24:15-22) since it ushers in the greatest tribulation the world has ever seen and brings God's wrath in the form of seven vial judgments. While not stated in Revelation, the most likely dwelling place for the image of the beast is the temple's courtyard or inner sanctuary on the temple mount.