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The Matthew 24 series on Jesus’ “Olivet Discourse” continues. This week covers Matthew 24:15 and Daniel 9:24-27. The abomination of desolation marks the mid point of the Tribulation where the Antichrist steps into the Temple and claims himself to be God. That apostasy signals great tribulation. It’s all part of the birth pangs that will occur during the tribulation period which further reveal signs of Christ’s return.
Perilous Times – ‘15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),“‘ Matthew 24:15 NASB
Seventy Weeks and the Messiah – ’24 “Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place. 25 So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. 26 Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. 27 And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”’ Daniel 9:24-27 NASB