Abomination Of Desolation
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When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place, Whoso readeth, let him understand: - Jesus - Matthew 24: 15:
The key to understanding: And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh - Luke 21: 20
Luke 21: 20, tells us that the desolation mentioned in Matthew 24:15, is the city of Jerusalem desolated by compassed = surrounding armies. Therefore, the abomination of desolation that will stand in the holy place =Temple Mount, is the abominable cause of the desolation, or standing armies in the Temple Mount that cause the desolation of Jerusalem by warfare. Jesus further emphasizes this fact by referencing Daniel below:
Daniel 10: 14: Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
Daniel 11: 3: And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes it desolate.
Interpretation: Now I come to make you understand what shall happen to the Israelites in the final days. The vision is of the distant future.
And armies shall stand in support of a man, and (they/armies) shall pollute the Temple Mount, and shall stop the daily prayer, and (they/armies) shall (place/stand) the abomination that causes the desolation.
Most Likely Scenario: Armies in support of a man = Mohammed, will pollute the Temple Mount by virtue of their presence as soldiers of war in the holy place, and will prohibit prayer at the Temple Mount to non-Muslims, and will stand within the Temple Mount as the abominable cause of the desolation of Jerusalem.
Holy Place And The Temple Mount: The Jewish Temple will not be rebuilt because there are Mosques atop the Temple Mount. Any attempt to destroy the Mosques and rebuild the temple would not be tolerated by Muslims, and will result in war. Those who are waiting for the rebuilding of the temple will continue waiting until doomsday. It's not going to happen anytime soon. There are many more Muslims than Israelis, and the nation of Israel simply could not defend against a unified Muslim uprising as a result of the destruction of these Mosques. Therefore, the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel, and referenced by Jesus, cannot be the desecration of a rebuilt Jewish Temple. The "holy place" is the geographic location of the Temple Mount itself. It is in fact a sacred place for both Muslims and Jews and fits the definition of a holy place. It is because the temple will not be rebuilt that Daniel and Jesus use the words "holy place" and "sanctuary" and not "Holy Temple". The abomination of desolation will take place at the Temple Mount, but not in a rebuilt Jewish Temple.
Biblical Proof The Jewish Temple Will Not Be Rebuilt.
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Larry A. Wright