The first half of the Tribulation is over.
The seven year Tribulation started the 70th week of Daniel as seen in Daniel chapter 9. Verse 27 of Daniel is where the 70th week is found. The middle of this week is the middle of the Tribulation called the “Great Tribulation”. 
The word “week” as seen in the English Bible is the Hebrew word ewbs which means (seven, period of seven).
The photograph below was taken from a Scroll of Daniel that was added to The Scriptorium collection around 2007.
This photo of the Scroll of Daniel came from a Scroll that came from Israel before 2010. The scroll is vellum, a high quality calf skin.
This photo of the Scroll of Daniel came from a Scroll that came from Israel before 2010. The scroll is vellum, a high quality calf skin.

 

Chapter 6 through chapter 12 are in the first half of the 70th week of Daniel. 

This is now the middle of the 70th week of Daniel, the middle of the Tribulation

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

If the 7 Thunders of Revelation chapter 10 are Judgments, then the world has suffered 21 judgments in a very short time. If the 7 Thunders are not judgments, then the Earth has suffered 14 judgments and half of the people of the world has died. This is called “the begenning of sorrows”, now “great tribulation comes to Earth.

Matthew 24:21-22 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.

There is the possibility that there were 21 judgments in the first three and a half years of the first half of the Tribulation.
There is the possibility that there were 21 judgments in the first three and a half years of the first half of the Tribulation.
Chapter 11 through 13 of The Revelation cover a very short period of time.
Chapter 11 through 13 of The Revelation cover a very short period of time.
Revelation 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

Measuring rod

Measuring rods or reeds are mentioned many times in the Bible.

A measuring rod and line are seen in a vision of the Lord in Ezekiel 40:2-3:In visions of God he took me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city. He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze; he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand.

The Tablet of Shamash recovered from the ancient Babylonian city of Sippar and dated to the 9th century BC shows Shamash, the Sun God awarding the measuring rod and coiled rope to newly trained surveyors.

Ashur5 measuring rod The sun-god Shamash holding a ring of coiled rope and a rod
Ashur 5 measuring rod The sun-god Shamash holding a ring of coiled rope and a rod

 

A similar scene with measuring rod and coiled rope is shown on the top part of the diorite stele above the Code of Hammurabi in the Louvre, Paris, dating to ca. 1700 BC.

Measuring rod and coiled rope depicted in the Code of Hammarubi Milkau_Oberer_Teil_der_Stele_
Measuring rod and coiled rope depicted in the Code of Hammarubi Milkau_Oberer_Teil_der_Stele_

 

The “measuring rod” or tally stick is common. The most elaborate depiction is found on the Ur-Nammu Stela, where the winding of the cords has been detailed by the sculptor.

Stela_of_Ur-Nammu_detail Ur-Nammu-stela showing detail of rod, ring and beaded measuring flail
Stela_of_Ur-Nammu_detail Ur-Nammu-stela showing detail of rod, ring and beaded measuring flail
The Bible is clear there will be a Temple for the Jews sdqmh tyb in Jerusalem during the Tribulation.
At the Temple there will be sacrifices: Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, …
The Temple and Holy of Holies are mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Where will the Temple be built?

It has to be on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. This is the place Abraham offered Isaac his son to the Lord. The mountain is located on the northern most part of the Old City of David. It was the only area of the City of David that was protected by a steep valley.
Topography of the ancient City of Salem where Melchizedek lived in close relation with Mt. Moriah where Abraham offered his son Isaac.
Topography of the ancient City of Salem where Melchizedek lived in close relation with Mt. Moriah where Abraham offered his son Isaac.
The Jewish Temple will probably be built in within the perimeter of the numbers 1 through 5 on this photograph of the Temple area.
That is the Temple John was told to measure. He was told to leave out and not measure the courtyard around the Temple because that space has been given to the gentiles for the remainder of the “Times of the Gentiles” which will end at the close of the 70th week of Daniel.
Where will the Tribulation Temple be built?
Where will the Tribulation Temple be built?
Revelation 11:1-2 …  But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
42 months is 3 1/2 years,
the time remaining for the Tribulation
A very important question needs to be asked in relation to the Tribulation:
The Times of the Gentiles began 586 BC and will end when the Time of Jacob's Trouble, The Tribulation is over.
The Times of the Gentiles began 586 BC and will end when the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, The Tribulation is over.
The “Times of the Gentiles” began when Israel lost control of the city of Jerusalem to Babylon and will end when The Messiah regains control of the city at the end of the Tribulation.
Daniel 2:37-38, 35 (Nebuchadnezzar) Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. … 35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
דנה חלמא ופשׁרה נאמר קדם מלכא 
 אנתה מלכא מלך מלכיא די אלה שׁמיא מלכותא חסנא ותקפא ויקרא יהב לך 
 ובכל די דארין בני אנשׁא חיות ברא ועוף שׁמיא יהב בידך והשׁלטך בכלהון אנתה הוא ראשׁה די דהבא
The image Nebuchadnezzar built is a picture of the
“Times of the Gentiles”.
The image Nebuchadnezzar built is a picture of the "Times of the Gentiles".
The image Nebuchadnezzar built is a picture of the “Times of the Gentiles”.
Revelation 11:3-7 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them

The two Witnesses prophesy 1260 days, that is three and a half years.

They start their witness at the beginning of the Tribulation and are killed now, at the middle of the Tribulation.
The Two Witnesses of the Tribulation start their witness at the beginning of the Tribulation. That time period is also called the "Time of Jacob's Trouble.
The Two Witnesses of the Tribulation start their witness at the beginning of the Tribulation. That time period is also called the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble.

 

Who are these two witnesses.
No one knows except God. We may speculate, but the answer could be right or wrong.
Zechariah 4:1-14 (12-14) And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
The two witnesses of the Tribulation
Copyright: Art Pat M. Smith, copyright 1992 revelationillustrated.com The two witnesses of the Tribulation

 

The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. Revelation 11:14

 

Seventh Trumpet of the Tribulation

The seventh Trumpet of the Tribulation sounds.
The seventh Trumpet of the Tribulation sounds.
The seventh Trumpet is an outline of the Earth
from the beginning of Creation
to the Kingdom of God.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
The explanation of redemption through the seed of the woman, the seed of Abraham is shown as the prophecy of Genesis 3:14-15 took place. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Revelation chapter 12 teaches God's plan from Creation to the Kingdom of God.
Copyright: Art Pat M. Smith, copyright 1992 revelationillustrated.com Revelation chapter 12 teaches God’s plan from Creation to the Kingdom of God.

 

Revelation 12:1-6 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
1,260 Days is 42 months
which is 3 1/2 years
The Children of Israel fleeing into the wilderness will last from the Abomination of Desolation to the return of The Messiah the Lord Jesus.
Some Bible Prophecy teachers say the Jewish people will flee to Petra. They might, but I think they will probably flee back to the Mountain of God where 3,500 years ago God gave them his Word. There He gave them water to drink and manna to eat. God is preparing them to accept His Only Begotten Son, Jesus who is The Messiah and redeemed us unto Himself. 
Exodus 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Exodus 16:31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Psalm 78:24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. 25 Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.
וימטר עליהם מן לאכל ודגן שׁמים נתן למו 
 לחם אבירים אכל אישׁ צידה שׁלח להם לשׂבע
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
Copyright: Art Pat M. Smith, copyright 1992 revelationillustrated.com And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;

Angels at War

The Word of God gives us examples where there is a Spiritual warfare of which we can not see.

21 day fight

Daniel 10:12  5  Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 6  His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13  But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

 ושׂר מלכות פרס עמד לנגדי עשׂרים ואחד יום והנה מיכאל אחד השׂרים הראשׁנים בא לעזרני ואני נותרתי שׁם אצל מלכי פרס

Jude 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
 

Revelation 12:10, 11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Satan will be cast out of Heaven to Earth and he has great wrath because he knows he will have a short time left.
Satan will be cast out of Heaven to Earth and he has great wrath because he knows he will have a short time left.

 

The Bible says the Devil is like a roaring lion, a ferocious dragon, an angel of light. When he comes to Earth, he will kill as many as this powerful fallen angel can. He will no longer be restrained. 

When Satan comes to Earth, you better not be here.
When Satan comes to Earth, you better not be here.

 

When Satan comes to Earth, you better not be here.

There is no Biblical evidence that Satan has ever been to the Bottomless Pit. He will go there for 1,000 years at the end of the Tribulation only to be let out to deceive the Earth once again. He will be very successful at that and will gather a great multitude. Shortly there after he will be sent to the Lake of fire.

21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

 ובעת ההיא יעמד מיכאל השׂר הגדול העמד על בני עמך והיתה עת צרה אשׁר לא נהיתה מהיות גוי עד העת ההיא ובעת ההיא ימלט עמך כל הנמצא כתוב בספר 

The following information about the Tribulation is very important.
The following information about the Tribulation is very important.

 

This logo says The abomination of desolation in Hebrew and English

The following photograph was taken of the
Temple Mount in Jerusalem in 1898.

This photograph was taken of the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in 1898.
This photograph was taken of the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in 1898.

There is something coming upon the Earth that is more horrific than any writer could write or director could produce in a movie. It is the “Great Lie” that will trap men’s souls for all eternity. It is something that brings the wrath of God upon all the Earth. 

It Is
The Abomination of Desolation

What?
What does that mean?

The following photograph is from an authentic Scroll of the Prophet Daniel produced on calf skin in Jerusalem several years ago.
The following photograph is from an authentic Scroll of the Prophet Daniel produced on calf skin in Jerusalem several years ago.

 

Most of the information concerning the Abomination of Desolation concern only those living in the Tribulation period. Specifically those living in the last half of the Tribulation.

All “born again believers” will have been rapture, “taken up to meet the Lord in the air” prior to the start of the Tribulation. If you are still here at that time it is very important that you understand what the Abomination of Desolation is. 

Photograph of the Scroll of Daniel indicating Daniel 9:27 with a yad
Photograph of the Scroll of Daniel indicating Daniel 9:27 with a yad

 

Israel will start sacrificing again at the Temple Mount in what is called the Tribulation Temple. 

The Abomination of Desolation is what Satan has always wanted. Do you know what that is?
The Abomination of Desolation is what Satan has always wanted. Do you know what that is?

 

When Satan was created
he was created with great beauty.

Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created,

The following photograph of the creation of Lucifer as seen in Ezekiel 28:11-19 is from an old Hebrew Scroll of Ezekiel. 

The creation of Lucifer photograph of Ezekiel 28 from an old Hebrew Scroll of Ezekiel written in Poland.
The creation of Lucifer photograph of Ezekiel 28 from an old Hebrew Scroll of Ezekiel written in Poland.

 

Lucifer’s fall
according to Ezekiel 28:15B through verse 19.

Ezekiel 28:15B … till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

Satan wanted to sit upon the Mount of the congregation and to be like the Most High.
Satan wanted to sit upon the Mount of the congregation and to be like the Most High.

 

The following photograph is from a Scroll of Isaiah which was written many years ago in Russia on sheep skin using a quill and iron gall ink.

Iron gall ink has been the standarg ink used for manuscripts for almost 2,000 years. There are many excellent studies on the ink problem. A simple example can be found at loc.gov/preservation/outreach/symposia/IGIBrostoff.pdf

The fall of Lucifer
according to Isaiah 12:9 through verse 19

Isaiah 49:12 tells why Lucifer fell and what will cause the Abomination of Desolation.
Isaiah 49:12 tells why Lucifer fell and what will cause the Abomination of Desolation.

 

The most horrific time in the “Day of the Lord” 
is when the Antichrist enters the Temple
and says he is God.

2 Thessalonians 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The Abomination of Desolation - so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God
The Abomination of Desolation – so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God

The Mark of the Beast

The the son of perdition, also called the beast in Revelation 13 will demand all to worship him and cause them to receive “his mark”.

In Revelation chapter 7 God set a seal on 144,000 of His special servants. Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Mark
A stamp, an imprinted mark, thing carved, sculpture, graven work
Name

A name: universal of proper names
Number
A fixed and definite number

Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Exactly what is the "mark of the beast"?
Exactly what is the “mark of the beast”?

 

There are six questions that help us understand what the “mark of the Beast” is.  This is important because as we draw closer to the “Great Day of the Lord” more and more is said about the “Mark of the Beast”.

1. Who? Only the unsaved can take the Mark of the Beast. It is impossible for a “Born Again” person to take the Mark of the Beast because Revelation 14:9-11 says the person who takes the Mark of the Beast MUST go to hell. No “Born Again” person can go to hell. 

2. What? It is “the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name in their right hand, or in their foreheads”. It is not a union card, SSI check, or license tags in Israel. It is not a computer chip placed under your skin to replace your credit card.

3. Where? It starts in Jerusalem. The Mark of the Beast does not start in the US Treasury Department printing universal currency. 

4. When? After the Abomination of Desolation Nothing before the Abomination of Desolation at the middle of the Tribulation can be the mark of the Beast. Kids in the 1970s tattooing the number 666 on their foreheads were not taking the Mark of the Beast. Certainly they were being disrespectful to God, but their tattoo met none of the criteria according to the Scripture.

5. Why? Those taking the Mark of the Beast are agreeing that the Beast is God. They need this mark so they can buy and sell, most likely to stay alive.

6. How? It is taken voluntarily. We have all seen drawings or movies where Christians were bound and forced to have their forehead branded with the mark of the Beast. Jesus said the following words: John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Many years ago some Christians were worried they had taken the because they were not able to work without a union card. Some refused to buy things at stores when they were told all universal bar codes contained the numbers 666. The Euro was declared to endorse the kingdom of the Beast. In the 21st. century we hear the Mark of the Beast is a small computer chip placed under the skin on your hand.

I have heard some preaches say “You might have to refuse the “Mark of the Beast” as if it could be offered tomorrow.

I heard one preacher from Omaha, Nebraska say the following in his sermon. “If you are on Social Security  go home and look at your Social Security checks. In the check numbers are the numbers 666. You must refuse the mark of the beast.” I imagine this scared many of the elderly who heard his say that.

Certainly there is a stern warning in the middle of the Tribulation, after the Abomination of Desolation has taken place, to NOT receive the Mark of the Beast. Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

The Mark of the Beast can only be given at the middle of the Tribulation.
The Mark of the Beast can only be given at the middle of the Tribulation.

 

When the “son of perdition” the Beast, sits on the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple Holy of Holies and says he is God; the Jewish people that have believed he was the Messiah will realize they had been deceived. The Beast who is the son of perdition has always hated the Jews will start slaughtering all he can find. The Scripture says to the Jews, flee!

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:
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:

 

 

The Jewish people have had several false Messiahs. Now they have been deceived by another, the Antichrist. 

In the world today we have only two types of people, saved (born again) and unsaved (dead in trespasses and sins).  After the Abomination of Desolation a third classification is introduced. There will be those who have accepted Jesus as Savior, those who have not accepted Jesus as savior, and those who have taken the Mark of the Beast.

It is that third classification that can not get saved.

Those who are Christians will probably be killed, in fact God says you are blessed if you die now. Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

 

In the middle of the Tribulation a third classification of people are introduced, those who have taken the Mark of the Beast.
In the middle of the Tribulation a third classification of people are introduced, those who have taken the Mark of the Beast.

 

Everyone has had the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior until the second of death. The only time a person may no longer accept Jesus as Savior before they die is if they have taken the mark of the Beast.After they do that, salvation is no longer offered to them. Their fate is sealed before death. 

After the Abomination of Desolation many people can not get saved.
After the Abomination of Desolation many people can not get saved.