As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:3-14)
Do you recognize the biblical passage? Many people have indicated that it is no relevant because the world has always experience war, famines, earthquakes and wickedness. What’s new? Calamities are also manifesting themselves with increased frequency and intensity. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) This verse sets the record straight, because advances in communications have allowed the preaching of the gospel to all nations. The gospel of Saint Luke also mentions Signs of the End [times].
The construction of The Third Temple of Jerusalem is, in my humble opinion, one of the most tangible apocalyptic milestones, since the temple is a requirement for the Abomination of Desolation. Refer also to Musings on Abomination of Desolation.