September 27, 2022

An Abomination That Causes Desolation

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There are many examples in this day and age of rampant abominations of all kinds. I would suppose anyone could argue that an abomination, as well as a desolation, are as one might perceive them. I will not argue that case, in particular, due to my perspective that the majority of the world has gone nuts, and a handful of us have spiritual “eyes” and “ears” from the Holy Spirit. Therefore, as the Scriptures often say, “He that has ears, let him hear.” That refers to the LORD God’s spiritual eyes and ears that He gives his believers that they might have understanding of God’s truth and the real meaning of things.

Having clarified that, let’s talk about “an abomination that causes desolation.”

The Scriptures tell us in Matthew 24:15 – “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)…”

Daniel 12: 11 reads – “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.” This is prophecy that gives us a look into future events (the future is now) that will happen before the Second Coming of Christ. (Note: The term “daily sacrifice” may not be what the common interpretation perceives it as. Another entire study.)

There are diverse explanations by many (most unqualified to give such explanations and I’m not going to attempt it here) as to exactly what THE abomination of desolation is, or even if there is a difference between “the” and “an.” I just want to give readers a look into what I believe, from my GOD-given perspective (eyes and ears), an example of what an abomination is and the desolation such an event might cause.

I am going to use the original Hebrew to help define the two words, abomination and desolation, and the context they are being used in. Please do your own study, calling on the Holy Spirit to give you understanding…eyes and ears.

Let’s begin with abomination. What is an abomination? Merriam-Webster defines “abomination” as: “something regarded with disgust or hatred.” And/or: “extreme disgust and hatred: loathing.”

The original use of this word in Hebrew, “shiqquts” (pronounced shik-koots), is a bit different: “disgusting, that is, filthy; especially idolatrous or (concretely) an idol: – abominable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing). Shiqquts is from the base word “shaqats,” pronounced “shaw-kats,” meaning: “to be filthy, to loathe, to pollute.”

Are you getting it a bit? An abomination is dependent heavily on one’s perspective, i.e. with whose eyes (man’s or the LORD God’s) is an abomination in this world being looked at?

Maybe it will help us to understand more about “desolation.” After all, just because something is perceived by someone as an abomination, might it cause desolation (as described in the Bible)?

The Hebrew word for desolate is “shamem,” pronounced “shaw-mame.” As used in the Scriptures, desolate means: “A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense): – make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.”

The other day, I was driving along a city street with my wife, when the LORD God spoke to me and said, “A cell/smart phone is an abomination that causes desolation.” I nearly laughed out loud. The LORD knows how much I loathe cell/smart phones. For many, many years, I have pissed a lot of people off by announcing that the cell/smart phone is the most destructive instrument of Satan’s (today) that is completely destroying society as it was once known…that not many years ago. I am sadden for those who cannot and will not see this simple reality.

Is a cell/smart phone “something regarded with disgust or hatred?” Obviously, from my perspective, it certainly is. No argument. I well up with anger just seeing a cell/smart phone. Are cell/smart phones filthy, disgusting, detestable, an idol, self-destructive, making waste? But of course. (all from my eyes and ears mind you.) Do you see it?

Some might make a face at the suggestion that a cell/smart phone is an idol. Just look around you, wherever you go, and then come back and tell me cell/smart phones aren’t worshiped and protected as an idol.

In simple observations, being out and about, it is like the walking dead. Everyone, zombiesque, cell phones gathering and holding everyone’s attention regardless of where they are. Talk about “laying waste” and “self-destructive.” What a desolation!!!

If you can find some room to agree that a cell/smart phone is an abomination, then ask yourself if it causes or creates desolation. Here, once again, is the original Hebrew definition for desolate: “A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense): – make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.”

I know that all my friends and brothers and sisters that share in the free gift of having eyes and ears of the Holy Spirit, mostly understand how a cell/smart phone is an abomination that causes desolation. (Yes, this was preceded by the television.)

I think that THE abomination that causes desolation is very closely related to this abomination and the hundreds, thousands, whatever, that exist in this world that is spiraling into its own desolation.

Matthew 24:15 says: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the Prophet (shown above), set in the holy place (let him that readeth consider it.)”

This is the lead in to a warning that when this happens, all hell is going to break loose…a time of great tribulation such as has never before been seen by man.

I will tell you this, the “holy place” is not the “temple” in Jerusalem that so many are still waiting to be “rebuilt.” It’s not even a “temple” that the Two Witnesses are claimed to be rebuilt in the Last Days. The “holy” place is the spirit within us, that is that spirit “made in the image of the LORD God, trapped in this fleshly existence. When the “abomination that causes desolation” is “standing” in that temple, get ready because things are going to happen.

Giving one’s self over to the Serpent and all the things of this earth is THE abomination that will cause major desolation.