BEFORE THE DAY OF CHRIST’S COMING AGAIN TO RAISE (GATHER) AND REIGN WITH ALL HIS FAITHFUL SAINTS (I.E. THE CHURCH).
According to Christ, details about the desolation of the Jerusalem and its Temple as well as the antecedent signs of His Second Coming and the end of the age are these (These sign-events began to be fulfilled immediately after Christ’s death, beginning with the martyrdom of Stephen in 36 AD and the desolation of Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD):
• Worldwide religious deception, commotions, military conflicts, sorcery, Mat 24:4-5; Mat 24:7-8; Mat 24:24; 2Th 2:9;
• Worldwide militant apostate agnosticism, anti-Christianity and anti-Semitism Mat 24:9-13;
• Worldwide evangelization, information network technology, Mat 24:6; Mat 24:13-14;
• Desolation of the Jerusalem Temple and sacking of Judea Dan 9:27; Mat 24:15-20;
• Worldwide advances in transportation, knowledge, science and technology Dan 12:4;
• Worldwide apokalupsis and parousia of Antichrist’s evil rule with the worst tribulation or trial in human history Mat 24:21-25; 2Th 2:3-4; 2Th 2:8-9; Rev 3:10.
• Worldwide manifestation of God’s wrath (against anti-Christian lawlessness) in the form of delusion to believe lies, plagues, cataclysms, sky-wonders, leading to frantic despair among the wicked Mat 24:7b; Mat 24:12; Mat 24:29; 2Th 2:10-12; Rev 6:12-17.
• Worldwide “new order” domination by the Antichrist’s bestial-miracle cult. This will have varieties of CULTIC MARK/TATTOO/SYMBOL of Antichrist’s CULTIC NAME (NOT names of each bearer of the mark/tattoo/symbol as used in identity chips as envisaged in the Obama health plan, though this must be opposed and rejected). The Antichrist cultic mark/tattoo could also be in the form of ancient Greek alphabetical (non-numeric) CULTIC NUMBER codes, whose total numerical value will be equal to modern Arabic numeric figures of 666 (Rev 13:15-18). With tattooing and chip-tagging becoming the vogue today, people could already be carrying THE MARK OF THE BEAST unknowingly or secretly.