So when you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place – let the reader understand, – you’ll know that the Son of Man is near, right at the door.
At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the chosen ones. See, I have told you ahead of time.
“So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, it was told them: “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”