What is the ABOMINATION that causes DESOLATION ?…Dan 12;11

What is the ABOMINATION that causes DESOLATION ?…Dan 12;11

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  1. Scholars tend to agree its referring to the temple being taken over and a statue of Zeus being put up and pigs sacrificed

  2. Daniel’s prophecy of the abomination of desolation (Dan 9:23) was fulfilled in AD 70, and Jesus saying again (Mat 24:16) when the Roman general Titus entered the Most Holy Place and had a statue of himself erected in the temple before having the temple destroyed. The Lord’s phrase when you see indicates that many of the disciples would still be alive at that time. The words whoever reads, let him understand are commonly understood to be inserted by Matthew into Christ’s address as an encouragement to his early Christian flock, who may have witnessed this event.

  3. Daniel prophesied the desolation of the first Temple. Jesus made use of the same verse to prophesy the desolation of the second Temple. Then it‘s for God to use the verse possibly to foretell the desolation of our earthly Church when the very end comes. An example could be the churches widely accept homosexuality inside them, thus sin or abomination enters our Church to disable its functionality of salvation.

  4. The anti-Christ will set up his image in the rebuilt temple and demand that all worship him as god.

  5. Not so. Abomination is the main defining property of desolation here. So, it’s better to read: “abomination of desolation” as it’s set forth in the Russian Synodal Translation of the Holy Scriptures. It means that abomination was not to cause desolation but rather to depict or define it.

  6. My understanding is that it would be anything sacrificed on the alter that defiles it. (Ie. pigs)

  7. Whoa! A thought just came to me. What if the next building of the temple itself is the abomination?

  8. I need to get more understanding of the temple scenario. I know God declares our bodies His temple. He knocks and will come in if we answer. We are also bound with the Holy Spirit. So let’s unpack that. Then consider what Je says about the Mark is the beast in light of what the mark may be

  9. ?A term used for one doomed for destruction such as Judas Iscariot and the Antichrist!. Both biblically supported!?

  10. When the Antichrist enters into the temple at Jerusalem and demands to be worshipped as God:
    2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 KJV
    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, [2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. [3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    It will happen three and a half years into the seven year tribulation:
    Revelation 13:12-15 KJV
    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. [13] And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, [14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. [15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

    Jesus also testified that it would occur after the end of the church age:
    Matthew 24:14-21 KJV
    And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. [15] When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) [16] Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: [17] Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: [18] Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. [19] And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! [20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: [21] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

  11. The phrase “abomination of desolation” refers to Matthew 24:15 (KJV): “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand.” This is referring to Daniel 9:27, “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ’seven.’ In the middle of the ’seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” In 167 B.C. a Greek ruler by the name of Antiochus Epiphanies set up an altar to Zeus over the altar of burnt offerings in the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. He also sacrificed a pig on the altar in the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is known as the abomination of desolation.

    In Matthew 24:15, Jesus was speaking some 200 years after the abomination of desolation described above had already occurred. So, Jesus must have been prophesying that some time in the future another abomination of desolation would occur in a Jewish temple in Jerusalem. Most Bible prophecy interpreters believe that Jesus was referring to the Antichrist who will do something very similar to what Antiochus Epiphanies did. This is confirmed by the fact that some of what Daniel prophesied in Daniel 9:27 did not occur in 167 B.C. with Antiochus Epiphanies. Antiochus did not confirm a covenant with Israel for seven years. It is the Antichrist who, in the end times, will establish a covenant with Israel for seven years and then break it by doing something similar to the abomination of desolation in the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.

    Whatever the future abomination of desolation is, it will leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that the one perpetrating it is the person known as the Antichrist. Revelation 13:14 describes him making some kind of image which all are forced to worship. Turning the temple of the living God into a place of worship for the Antichrist is truly an “abomination.” Those who are alive and remain during the tribulation should be watchful and recognize that this event is the beginning of 3 1/2 years of the worst of the tribulation period and that the return of the Lord Jesus is imminent. “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).

  12. In Luke 20:21 which is the parallel passage to Matthew 24:15 which in turn is a reference Daniel 12:11, Jesus said to his disciples:

    And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

    The disciples and all the Christians did witness Jerusalem compassed with armies, which was the abomination of which Jesus spoke, and took it as a sign to flee Jerusalem, prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

  13. I agree in Daniel 11:38 this is Antiochus Epiphanies IV but I’m speaking about is the end day one spoken of in Daniel 9:26, who will make a covenant with Israel and the Arab league for one week the one week missing fro the seventy! The only week left!

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