There is something about the numeral 666 and the worship of the beast and his image, that I believe is related to the abomination of desolation.
As Sheila pointed out, the temple of the Lord is built of living stones. Man is the temple of God. So here is what my current "see thru a glass darkly" telescope is presently seeing....
Many of the spirit principles and prophecies are fulfilled in multiple layers of depth. Because of Paul's words to the Thessalonians concerning the son of perdition, and also considering what Last Post pointed out- that world rulers have a tendency to decalre themselves as god- I belive this...there will be an actual historic manifestation of the spirit of ant-Christ before the second advent. But we may not even be here for that, so we need to be fully aware of how these prophecies are active "in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus" and among "the rulers of the hosts of wickeness in the heavenly realms", in the Now of God, in which these spiritual pictures and metaphors are always "Living and Active and Sharper than any Two-Edged Sword :o)
The spirit of anti-Christ, which has been in the world since Christ at least, and which spirit has had many representations, is coalescing towards a final manifestation in the one who has been called the "son of perdition".
Daniel speaks of him as a sorcerer, who understands dark sentences, as a betrayer of his God and his father's God- perhaps an apostate, but certainly one in who the adversary will find perfect expression of the principles Sheila was speaking of
These principles are already in effect and always have been. Abominations in the temple abound, but the grossest is the worship of a wicked one "in place of Christ". Ezekiel spoke of seeing, in vision, the abomiation of elders of Israel bowing down to the east(Rah, the sun god of Egypt) and "putting a twig" to their nose(phony suffering). Paul spoke of this in Romans 1, "Altho they knew Him as God they did not glorify Him as God, but worshipped the creation over the Creator and their foolish minds were darkened....."
Most of the rulers that plagued Israel were "gods" to their people. Daniel's golden headed statue, was "headed" by Babylon, where a man who declared himself a god-king, Nebudchenezar, was worshipped(till Daniel and his bros refused and God smacked him down for 7 years).
So this anti-Christ spirit that has always been around, and many anti-Christs, will abound as the clock ticks down to the end of this age, "lawlessness will abound because the love of many will grow cold".
Love is being frozen out by "images" of perfected(carnally) humans promoting sensuality and foolish hard hearted imaginations of men. Natural affection is being mocked and immorality is being exalted.
There is a people waiting to serve an image that tells them what they want to hear.
"Evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived" and in the temple, the buyers and sellers are bringing mockery on the gospel- "Preaching godliness as a means of gain and who glory in what they should be ashamed of"...."whose god is their belly"...."because of them the Way will be evil spoken of".
Because they receive not a love of the truth God will give them over to believe a lie, and that lie is the same old lie from the garden, "You shall become as God"... Serve and worship the self above all else- truly abominable.
This rising tide is all around us but "tho the seas rage and the mountains crumble" we will not be moved, because...."Those who know their God will be strong and do exploits"....and ...."This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed everywhere under heaven and then the end will come".
The Holy Spirit will quicken us to speak His words in the hour of trial, take no thought what you will speak, or do, because...
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
The secret place is not entered by what we know. We enter by trusting. Trust littles ones :o) He will cover the rest. LOLOL