Is it later than you think? Who or what is that Disgusting thing that causes desolation? If you think you know the answer, maybe we should look into this prophecy a little more closely. After all, this prophecy alerts God's Named People to the timing of Vindicating Jehovah's Sacred and Holy Name. If you come away with one thing, let it be known that everything Jehovah does, is a Process. For example, let's look at the first Prophecy in the Bible, (Genesis 3:15) The Fulfillment of Prophecies are 'timed events' that have a Beginning and an End which covers a specific time period. When did it begin? Well, if we realize that the primary seed is Jesus Christ, then we can pinpoint to the manifestation of this 'timed event' to take place when Jesus was baptized as the Christ in the fall of 29 CE. This would also include the secondary seed of Jesus' brothers, also known as the Body of Christ. These anointed ones also go through a begotten process and are called Sons. So, when is the End of this prophecy at Genesis 3:15? "For the creation is waiting with eager expectation for the revealing of the sons of God." (Romans 8:19)
I love studying prophecy, it's such a wonderful way Jehovah speaks to us through the Bible.
"So my word that goes out of my mouth will be. It will not return to me without results, But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight, And it will have sure success in what I send it to do." (Isaiah 55:11) There is a repetitive pattern with prophecies, and they do manifest and reveal themselves in a timed manner. (Romans 5:6) Learning about the Beginning of a Prophecy can really build ones' faith and confidence in Jehovah, his word will come about whether you believe or not. Believers are rewarded, their life is their spoil. (Jeremiah 39:18)
Gog of Magog is one of those prophecies, but when did it begin to come about? Satan set up a Body to organize a coalition against Jehovah and His anointed one. Now Gog of Magog represents Satan's Entire Political system of things. It is Pre- Millennial. Which means it will not survive into Christ's Millennial Reign.
In 1919 the League of Nations objective was to maintain an universal peace within the framework of the fundamental principles of the Pact accepted by its Members : “to develop cooperation among nations and to guarantee them peace and security”. (1 Thess 5:3)
The United Nations, it is riddled with man-made organizations that suck the life out of nations while transferring wealth to others. It stores up foodstuffs to drive up prices while humanity and children starve to death. All the while, rodents like rats and mice feast and pass on deadly plagues. The disgusting thing is certainly disgusting in its fight against the Lamb.
So why mention Gog of Magog? Because Satan tries to transform himself as an angel of light. He can only mimic 'the Body of Christ'. When you investigate the beginning of the United Nations, you will notice similar dates that prophecies have taken place. Years like, 1914-1918, 1919, 1935, 1975, 2015. The Head of Gog of Magog is the United Nations, the 'ten horns' are political kings that act like a governing body that is the mouthpiece that speaks blasphemous things in behalf of its body members. This image has feet as those of a bear,’ and a lionlike mouth. (Rev. 13:1-2) It's Pre- Millennial and will be destroyed after the Prophecy about the Disgusting thing concludes to its END.
Here is a list of Gog of Magog's Body:
Head -- United Nations
Mouthpiece -- Ten Horns (Governing Body)
Body -- Wild Beast
Compared to the Body of Christ:
Head -- Jesus Christ
Mouthpiece -- Faithful and Discreet Slave (Governing Body)
Body -- 144,000
Now, the Wild Beast that are in the Body of Gog of Magog includes the King of the North and the King of the South. Both Kings are bad actors belonging to the same body. The King of the North pushes against the King of the South which means the King of the North takes the lead in coming against Jehovah's Named People. The King of the South is reluctant at first and engages in some skirmishes, but then joins in at a later time as this prophecy concludes. That's the signal for all of Satan's Entire Political system of things to come against the Law Abiding People of Jehovah's Witnesses with weapons and clubs in the same manner as they came for our Leader, Jesus Christ, two thousand years ago.
So the Prophecy at (Daniel 12:11) has a beginning and an end. It covers a period of time during the time of the end. So what event marks the end, giving us insight to the conclusion of the prophecy for others to be fulfilled? "And arms will stand up, proceeding from him; and they will profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and remove the constant feature. And they will put in place the disgusting thing that causes desolation." (Daniel 11:31)
Since these things are in fact being fulfilled since 1919 what is the event that marks the final part of the prophecy that is upon us? Notice the term 'constant feature'. Prophecies often have an initial fulfillment and then later on concludes with a final fulfillment. The constant feature refers to a continual sacrifice. Animal sacrifices were brought to an end by the death of Jesus Christ. So as to the timing, it occurs during the end of times. However, the constant feature during the Last Days would be the constant feature of the continual sacrifices of our lips in Preaching the Good News and in Praising Jehovah, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:3)
So the event we are looking for is when the King of the North makes his move and invades our Kingdom Halls, he repossess the constant feature of praise from Jehovah God and Bans the Preaching Work of the Good News of God's Kingdom. Therefore, this prophecy begins to manifest under a certain and specific condition. The King of the North is pushing ahead like a stubborn mule because it thinks he can rob Jehovah's treasury like a common thief and get away with it. (Matthew 24:42) Our Prayers and Praise are far more valuable to Jehovah than gold and silver. Soon, the King of the South will no longer be reluctant but join forces with him and the 'ten horns' will spew propaganda that collects their coalitions of earthly kings together as Gog of Magog. (Psalm 2:2) The result? Gog of Magog will be brought to his finish as Christ Millennial begins.
When looking up this Final Scripture, hit the 'play button' and allow it to read the rest of the Chapter and Really Listen to it... "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you." (Isaiah 41:10)