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What was the abomination that stood where it should not have been standing, and what is it today? Well, the Bible doesn�t exactly say, and I suspect it doesn't because Satan changes his tactics from century to century to camouflage his agenda; and abominations are happening all the time.

An Abomination

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Praise the Lord.

 

A lot has been said in regards to the abomination of desolation the Lord Jesus talked about, and the destruction of Jerusalem.  It - the abomination - stood in the holy place, and marked the dissemination of the Jew’s capital and nation, that left only a remnant of survivors.  The Christians, however, saw the destruction coming and bypassed the tribulation of the situation.

 

Maybe I’d better read the passage found in Matthew 24:14-22:

 

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.  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:  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:   For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.   And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

 

What was the abomination that stood where it should not have been standing, and what is it today?  Well, the Bible doesn’t exactly say, and I suspect it doesn’t because Satan changes his tactics from century to century to camouflage his agenda, and abominations are happening all the time.  Idols, for one thing, are abominable, and they stand in so-called churches, and other places they ought not; and as a country moves farther away from God, the more idolatry manifests.  You may ask, “Did the Jews practice idolatry in Bible times?”  You bet, and one can read all about it, for example, in Ezekiel Chapter Eight, and how the priesthood was, in reality, practicing sun god worship at the temple, which was hidden in plain view.   Did you hear that?  The Jews were literally practicing sun god worship in the temple! By the way, the priests and synagogue rulers were professional religious actors, who gave award-winning performances, and utilized stages, backdrops, costumes, and other props (including idols) to enhance their dramas like most Christian churches do today.  Take the Roman Catholic Church as an extreme example.

 

If you went to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, you would see idolatry openly practiced, but the parishioners would never admit to it.  Some can’t admit it because they are ignorant and want to stay that way; and some won’t admit it, because they know they are practicing abomination much to their perverted pleasure.  As you may recall, Satan rewards some individuals that do his bidding – for a season anyway.  You can watch Saint Patrick’s flock of goats and visitors kneel at several altar rails in the sanctuary, and praise and petition the stone images of their so-called saints; but, in the spiritual world, there are devils standing before those images.  It is idolatry: an abomination that will bring desolation.

 

If you think that is bad, probably most every church building in America has idols, one of them being the American flag, which mindless millions have been taught to pledge their allegiance to.  Most learned this practice in elementary school, but never a prayer and pledge to the Lord Jesus Christ.  This is obvious brainwashing by the State to instill in young minds that the State and its god, the flag, comes first and before the one and only true God.  

 

Do you know what’s going to happen now?  Most folk will be incensed to hear their national flag is an idol, a god, but the joke is on them.  Think about it:  A textile company manufactures a bolt of cloth from which shirts, and diapers, and flags are made.  The shirts are worn and washed many times and sent to the Salvation Army when fashions change or tossed into the trash after tattered.  The diapers are used to catch baby excrement, and are rinsed and washed, and used over and over again. But the flags that are made out of the same cloth, and have a  certain design, are hoisted high up a mast to a national anthem, saluted with the hand at the head or over the heart, pledged to, and have a solemn protocol to follow by the Flag Flying Faithful. You can recall the term Flag Flying Faithful, the three F’s, by remembering the F is the sixth letter of the alphabet.  FFF equals 666.)  (Revelation 13:16-18)  Also, it is worth noting that the American flag has five rows of six stars, and six white stripes on each side, for a total of twelve sixes.  For those who know how to count apples and oranges, this is not too hard to figure out and understand why.  The forty-eight state flag had eighteen sixes!

 

Recalling days gone by, I was the flag monitor in the fifth and sixth grades.  I guess I had hung around an older kid to help him put up and take down the flag at some point, and happily inherited the job after he went on to junior high.  Every day for two years I dutifully went to the nurse’s office to get the flag where it was kept, and ran it up the metal pole on its chain, making sure it did not touch the ground.  Not touching the ground is part of flag etiquette, you know, and if it does, it’s no good for anything but to be cremated in a ceremony, as are worn out flags.  If it was raining at school we didn’t fly the flag, but if it was overcast, I kept watch; and if it started to sprinkle, I got to leave class to take it down, and drape it over one of the nurse’s beds to dry.  Religiously at the end of each day, I lowered the flag and painstakingly folded it up the official way; and upon advancing to junior high, I unexpectedly received a citation for my faithful performance.  Now I cringe to think how mindlessly we fall into tradition, even the worshipping and serving of idols.

 

Listen, friend: Flags, especially United States flags, are like phylacteries, which were, and are, the little leather and wooden boxes that contain scripture Pharisees strap to their forehead and arm. This is much like those who flaunt their crosses, which are just religious wear accessories to make one look pious.  In the same way, American flags are flown to indicate the patriotism of the flyers, most of which are used car dealers and politicians.  If you have ever been to Texas, you may have noticed the biggest flags are flown by car dealers, though.

 

You may also have noticed that the American flag can only fly where the United States rules.  That’s why one tears down the enemy’s flag when the battle is won, and hoists up the American flag, as was done at Iwo Jima, Waco, and Baghdad.  Furthermore, this is why the American flag flies above the state flag at state capitals, courts, schools (public or private), and in the sanctuary of most churches.   And so, the flag flying churches openly declare to be the churches of the Federal Government and not churches of the Lord Jesus Christ. Individuals fly the flag, too, because they are volunteer agents for the State. Of course, a lot of you have never thought about this before, but now you can.  One more thing, the flag is not mentioned in the constitution at all, and is only a tradition that has evolved along the way to detract “We the People” from pledging our allegiance to the only one we ought to pledge our allegiance to, the Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings, and Lord of lords.

 

If you think the flag is not the god of America, next time you are in a public or religious assembly, and they have you to stand up to pledge your allegiance to the flag – don’t. Then you will notice the powers of hell breaking loose.  Been there, done that.  Why, even the Watchtower bunch knows about the flag; but they are signed up, nevertheless, with the Flag Flying Faithful to conduct religious business anyway.  They too are a State church, and just another gladiator in Caesar’s coliseum of religious entertainment.

 

Of course, you will never get this truth unless you are born of the water and the Spirit – born again.  And you must be born again to see the kingdom of God and the truth that is waving itself right in front of your face.

 

And so, until we meet again, remember God loves you.  Read your Bible.

 Maranatha


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen