interesting message What necessary words..
interesting message What necessary words..
Far be it from His transcendent majesty that he should have a son. Sura They say: " Allah Most Gracious has begotten a son! When we read: Matt 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains It was "days" as years of Jewish and Christian exile from the founding of the Dome of the Rock in until the declaration of an independent Israel in It was 42 prophetic "months" from to as the beast continued. The date of is also confirmed mathematically and textually by Daniel's , and the is confirmed by his Within the traditional historicist approach to prophecy it is then easy to understand that the Islamic Mosque, the Dome of the Rock, is THE abomination of desolation that was " set up " and is " standing where it ought not" on the temple mount.
Indeed desolation of the mount is the order of the day through Islamic prohibition of prayer , and the bringing of "Holy objects" like bibles, onto the mount.
Not a very good fit with 2 Thess " man of sin ", as Darby contended , since he sitteth or is seated, and is not an "it". Nor would it seem a very apt description of a conflagration of 70 AD , particularly since that was not desolating in regard to the Christian community. The Dome of the Rock would, however, seem a very apt symbol for Islam as the subject of the end - the final kingdom that oppresses God's people - just as we see it stand in the holy place we can also see Islamic desolation of 53 countries today.
Two million slain, displaces or enslaved in the Sudan alone. The times of the Gentiles is one of the last of the "things" on the list to be fulfilled. The same generation that sees all "these things" in this passage fulfilled will not pass before Jesus' return. Whether a biblical or literal or metaphorical generation is meant is uncertain. But if the shortest possible time span is considered, enough bible prophecy has been fulfilled for Jesus to return Indeed, pigs, declared unclean in God's law Deuteronomy Deuteronomy And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet chews not the cud, it is unclean to you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
Their babies were hung around their necks, and their families and those who had circumcised them were put to death" TEV. Yet, as horrible as this was, some still resisted. They chose to die rather than to be defiled by food or to profane the holy covenant; and they did die. Yet many in the resistance lived. The account continues with the rise of the Hasmonean priestly family of Mattathias, including his son and successor Judas Maccabeus, who would not compromise with paganism.
In the end, the efforts of these patriots and their followers were in large measure responsible for eventually pushing the Syrians out. Now, with all of that as history, consider Christ's warning about the abomination of desolation. When He gave it, hadn't this part of Daniel's prophecy been fulfilled almost years earlier, as we've seen?
So Daniel's prophecy, according to Jesus, must have a dual fulfillment. Jesus revealed to us the time for this prophecy's ultimate fulfillment in Matthew 24 when He explained what would immediately follow it: "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved [alive]; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened" Matthew Matthew  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
This recalls another part of Daniel's prophecy, which says that in the end time "there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake So this awful period of tribulation occurs at the end of this present age, just before Christ's return when He will resurrect His faithful followers 1 Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians  For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
We can learn a great deal about this end-time prophecy from the original abomination of desolation Daniel foretold. Antiochus Epiphanes was a forerunner of the end-time king of the North, the world dictator the book of Revelation refers to as the "beast. Furthermore, it appears from what we've seen and other scriptural indications that the end-time ruler, to accomplish his ends, will feign overtures of peace to the Jews of the modern nation of Israel.
This might help explain why the end-time "king of the South," evidently an Islamic leader, will act against the final Beast power Daniel Daniel And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
What other parallels do we see? As long as the Lord allows time to continue, there will be men arise that pervert the things written in Matthew 24 and To guard ourselves from this deception we first must read and study the Bible for ourselves. Most of those who are confused and misled concerning this topic and others usually fail to read and study every thing that God has said about that topic.
Third, we need to keep in mind that in the discourse of Matthew 24 and 25 Jesus and his disciples had just been in the temple. On coming out of the temple they talked about its buildings and Jesus told them that all they saw would be torn down to the point that not one stone would be left upon another. Jesus and his disciples proceeded to the Mount of Olives from which they had a good view of the city of Jerusalem and the temple.
And so it is that Jesus answers their questions in this discourse. He tells them several things that are to happen before the destruction of the temple would take place.
First, false Christ would come. Second, they would hear of wars and rumors of wars, but they were not to be troubled by this because this was not the end. Jesus, like Jeremiah of old, rebuked this religious system and called it an abomination. Jesus expressed His displeasure for their abominations on numerous occasions. Most notable were the two times He cleansed the temple.
On these times He expressed His anger at the desecration of His holy place. The controversy between Jesus and the Jews steamed, boiled and spewed over religion. The religious leaders hated Him because He didn't look like the Messiah, He didn't respect their traditions and most notably He didn't keep the Sabbath in the manner they thought it should be kept.
In spite of the religious leaders' resistance, Jesus sought time and again to bring them to repentance and reformation. Often He reproved them for their erroneous ways and pointed the way to true and undefiled religion that is of great price in the sight of God.
Yet they hardened their hearts and beat back the waves of God's mercy. As Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time, His prophetic eye saw the consequences of their constant rebellion.
With a grief-stricken heart and tears coursing down His cheeks, He prophesied the coming doom of the city:. After teaching in the temple for several days, Jesus left its precincts for the last time. Again He was choked with anguish as He saw the ultimate result of His people's apostasy. He exclaimed,. Behold your house is left unto you desolate" Matthew , On both these occasions Jesus placed the guilt upon the people by stating, "they knew not the time of their visitation" and "ye would not.
This prophecy was fulfilled in 70 A. This second desolation of the temple perfectly paralleled its first destruction. On both occasions the abominations were done by the apostate people of God and the desolation was an act of judgment performed by a heathen army.
This desolation of Jerusalem was prophesied by Daniel to come as a result of the people rejecting Messiah the prince. A careful study of Daniel will show this to be the case. In verse 25 Messiah is promised to Israel and the city's restoration is also predicted. But then, ominously, all is prophesied for doom again.
Verse 26 speaks of Messiah being killed by His own people and of how this act would cause their city and sanctuary to be desolated once again. As Daniel heard Gabriel relay this prophecy, it was to his mind a replay of what he had seen happen to the Jerusalem of his day.
The prophecy indicated that history would repeat itself, and this is exactly what happened. The abominations that God's people committed resulted, in both B. Because Israel rejected the Messiah they lost their place as God's favored people. Jesus predicted this would take place by saying, "The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof" Matthew Israel forfeited their franchise of the gospel by their own obstinate sin. Who would be the new nation to receive the kingdom of God and bring forth the fruits thereof?
The Bible provides a clear and concise answer in the apostle Peter's letter to the Gentile converts who "In time past were not a people, but are now the people of God. In the new dispensation God bestows upon the converted Christians all the privileges and promises that had been made to the literal seed of Abraham see Galatians Now converted Christians assume the role of Israel, and the Christian church absorbs the status of the temple or sanctuary of God.
The Scriptures make this abundantly clear in such texts as Romans 2;28,29; Ephesians ; ; and 1 Peter It is in the light of this New Testament principle of spiritual Israel that Daniel speaks of the abomination of desolation the third and final time.
These references can be found in Daniel ; ; and Discerning students of prophetic history realize that these verses predict the formation and ascension of power by the Papacy. It is an indisputable fact of history that the Papacy brought into the Christian church the very same practices of paganism for which ancient Jerusalem was destroyed. One has to do only a little study to see how image worship, Tammuz worship, and sun worship were introduced to Christianity during the Dark Ages.
Many of these abominations are still with us in the form of statues, candles for the saints, rosary beads, Easter sunrise services and Sunday worship. By no means does the papal apostasy exonerate Protestantism. Most Protestant churches accede to the apostasy by continuing the practice of abominations that have their roots firmly fixed in ancient pagan religions, which were established to destroy God's truth. Both Catholicism and Protestantism have fostered abominations in God's holy place, His church.
The Christian church is mirroring literal Israel. We are repeating many of the same sins and will consequently reap the same punishment of desolation, unless we are willing to read the handwriting on the wall and flee from Babylon. It is clear that the three occasions of abomination of desolation found in Daniel result from apostasy on the part of God's people, but what is the sign that will tell us when the desolation is nigh? In Luke Jesus told His disciples what would be the last sign of the imminent destruction of Jerusalem.
He said, "And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Through the Roman armies God would execute "the days of vengeance" for Israel's abominations. When the Roman armies surrounded Jerusalem, it was a sign that most of the city's leaders and inhabitants had passed the boundaries of grace and had filled their cup of iniquity. To the Christians living in the city, this was to be a sign that Jerusalem would soon suffer God's judgment. As soon as the first opportunity arose, these Christians were to "flee to the mountains" v.
In 66 A. At their first opportunity to escape they did so, and not one Christian died in the horrible destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A. Just as God gave the early Christians a sign of when to flee Jerusalem, so He has given us a sign. He has made it possible for every Christian to know when this world's probationary hour is nearing its close.
In Revelation 13 and 14 John records a list of omens that will tell us just how close we are to the end. The sign that will show this nation has filled its cup of iniquity will be when it makes an image to the Papacy by uniting church and state.
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