THE COMING CONFLICT
By Roland Pletts Copyright Protected
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4.
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THE COMING CONFLICT Introduction : The Cleansing of the Temple Preface – A Tale of Two Temples - Page 7 Chapter 1 - The Coming Conflict in Jerusalem - Page 12 Chapter 2 - The Abomination of Desolation - Page 26 Chapter 3 - The Great Desolation - Page 42 Chapter 4 - Abominations Through the Ages - Page 48 Chapter 5 - A Future Abomination of Desolation - Page 70 Chapter 6 - The Last Three and a Half years. - Page 88 Charts - Page 102 - End Notes - Page 103
Other Books The Covenant of Glory – The Covenant the Lord established during his three and a half year ministry and to be confirmed at his return. The War for the World A review of history and present events as foretold in Revelation. When Messiah Comes – Understanding Messiah’s return. The Crown of Thorns – The last week of the earthly life of Jesus The Miracle of Israel 3
A study of the everlasting Covenant God made with Israel.
The Temple Mount Introduction - The Cleansing of the Temple I was in mission and church work in Africa for many years. I saw angels and demons at work. I saw people saved and filled with the Holy Spirit and demons coming out of people, and healings and even miracles. We were spiritually attacked and I knew others were as well. Some of my friends and congregation were killed for following Jesus. We prayed but the attacks continued. The adversary constantly brought disunity, condemnation and division to God’s people. Satan targets every true believer. Luke 22:31, John 15:18. Some of my “brothers” were in fact my opponents and instead of standing together God’s people were in disarray and consequently weakened. The enemy increasingly attacked our walk in the Spirit and the forces of darkness were often hard to handle in isolation. Through many hardships and close encounters with death the Lord in loving kindness walked us through these times. This made me realise how utterly lost we are without our loving Father and the help of caring, non-judgmental fellow believers. Over many years things 4
crept into church that have no place there. The Gospel I grew up with has been changed in its presentation, practice and major tenants. Undeniably much of the “church” is in apostasy. We are living at a time when the Lord’s people are under excessive attack and deception. The “accuser of the brethren” knows our weakness and will try to destroy our health, our reputation, our hope, our future. God is not like that. His glory is to forgive, purge, heal and give victory. If we seek God even when weak we will ultimately see his glory. Daniel 11:35, Rev.12:11. Many of us have been taught that when Jesus returns we will be caught away in rapture and everything will be just fine, but he is coming for a clean, consecrated and holy people and will purge his “Temple”. As seen in Revelation 2+3 many Churches are full of heresies, and compromise with sin and violate God’s Word and find all manner of reasons to justify doing so. The Gospel I knew 50 years ago has become for some a means for self grandeur and success; repentance is not taught, sin is not mentioned and there is no desire to take up the cross or count the cost. Satan has infiltrated churches and replaced the truth with lies. What did Paul mean when he said “the man of sin will sit in the Temple of God”? 2 Thes.2:4. Did he mean an earthly Temple or something far more radical and relevant to all who believe in Jesus? Paul wrote, “Do you not know that you are the Temple of God and His Spirit dwells in you?...for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” 1 Cor.3:16,17. Paul wrot