ESV - 15 So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place ( let the reader understand).
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The abomination of desolation concerns city of Jerusalem of Israel only (Mt. 24:15) The abomination of desolation marks the starting point of the middle of Daniel's 70th week when the Antichrist will break his 7- year covenant with Israel and enter Judea to take over Jerusalem as his capital and the Jewish temple as his capital building (Dan. 9:27; 11:40- 45 12:1, 7; 2Th. 2:4; Rev. 11:1- 2 12:1- 17 13:1- 18). All this prophecy from Mt. 24:15 on must be fulfilled the last 3 1/2 years of this age. The Jewish temple in Mt. 24:15 refers to the Antichrist and his image in the Jewish temple at Jerusalem during the last 3 1/2 years of this age (Dan. 8:9- 14 9:27; 11:45; 12:1, 7, 11; Rev. 13:1- 18 14:9- 11 20:4- 6). When Antichrist flights of Israel in Mt. 24:16, he enters Judea and takes over the temple (Dan. 9:27; 11:40- 45). Israel will have to flee from Judea Into Edom and Moab (mountains) which escape the Antichrist (Rev. 12:6, 14). Jesus said pray that the invasion will not take place in winter as it would be difficult to flee without preparation at this time; nor on the sabbath (Mt. 24:20), because orthodox Jews hold it unlawful to travel more than a 0.6 mile on that day (Acts 1:12), so would be overtaken by the invaders. Then great tribulation (Mt. 24:21) starts with beast worship in the Jerusalem temple for the last 3 1/2 years of this age (Dan. 9:27; 11:40- 45 12:1, 7, 11; Jer. 30:4- 7 Rev. 7:14; 11:1-- Rev. 19:21). The last generation Jews living on earth at the time all these things are the only people to be gathered in Mt. 24:31 will be fulfilled. The coming of Christ is to deliver Israel (Mt. 24:29- 31 25:31- 46 Zech. 14) Judgment of the nations is based on treatment of Israel (Mt. 25:31- 46) The eagles eating carcasses was predicted to be at the time of Israel's deliverance (Mt. 24:28; Ezek. 39:17- 22 Lk. 17:34- 37 Rev. 19:17- 21) Jerusalem temple will be desolate again when Christ return with His saints.
Jesus in Matthew 24:15 tells that the mystery of abomination of desolation is found in the book of Daniel. Although, when we study the book, we discover that the abomination of desolation can be divided into three parts: 1. The abomination of desolation in Daniel's day, involving the first temple. 2. The abomination of desolation in Jesus' day, involving the second temple. 3. And finally the abomination of desolation in the time of the end, involving the Christian church. The issues that come into play in the abomination of desolation as treated in the book of Daniel remain consistent in each of its three phases. For a detailed explanation of all these issues see more at: http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/book/e/51/t/the-abomination-of-desolation.aspx#sthash.JYCTL92b.dpuf
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