Given the similar content and wording of the prophecies of Daniel it should be evident to the discerning reader that the holy place that is destined to come to desolation . Now, lets consider Daniel 11:31 more closely. According to Daniels prophecy, Da chapter eleven, verse 31 thirty-one, the disgusting thing is something that is put in place during the struggle between the king of the north and the king of the south. That verse reads: And they will certainly put in place the disgusting thing that is causing desolation. In this time of the end for both the democratic king of the south and the totalitarian king of the north, this disgusting thing that has been put in place has been the international organization for world peace and security. The line let the reader understand (24:15) means that those who read Matthewwhich would have been written before AD 70must be ready to flee when they see Roman armies besieging Jerusalem. That such parts deserve to be destroyed also will be shown to all the universe when the disgusting desolator, the mightily armed Eighth World Power, turns its forces against the Founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God at HarMagedon.Rev. Calling to mind the words of the Lord Jesus, discerning Christians living in Judea and Jerusalem seized the opportunityto flee before the disgusting thing returned three and a half years later bringing utter desolation upon the holy city. What does the need to cut short the days to save flesh mean for the system of things? 17,18. onward. "When you see the disgusting thing that will cause destruction standing where it should not (let the reader take note), those of you in Judea should flee to the mountains. Please make sure all fields are filled out. Eusebius, the first great historian of the church, says that when the Romans fell upon Jerusalem, the church at Jerusalem . 17:12-16; 19:11-21. 32 Other Bible texts combine together to show such guidance. 33. Any possibility that persons continuing in the practice of a disgusting thing might gain entrance into the New Jerusalem, the Lambs chaste bride class, is ruled out at Revelation 21:9, 10,27. The pagan desecration of the temple altar by Antiochus, however disgusting in Gods sight, did not result in desolationfor Jerusalem, for the temple, or for the Jewish nation. 17:11) Consequently, from the start of the great tribulation upon antitypical Jerusalem (Christendom) and down to its end on the rest of the system of things, that time of trouble will prove to be the great tribulation such as has not occurred since the worlds beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.. EHV. 18 The United Nations organization is described as a "disgusting thing" because it claims to be able to do something that only God's Kingdom can do bring world peace. 24:30; 25:31-46. 17:9-11. Because the emergence of the last kingdom initiates Gods hour of judgment upon the world and the book of Revelation is quite clear that all who give their allegiance to the wild beast after it emerges from a death-like state, from the abyss, do not have their names written in the book of life. (b)Daniel 11:31 associates the disgusting thing with what power struggle, and what has been the thing that they put in place? Many will rove about, and the true knowledge will become abundant. 35 But will the great tribulation then be complete? It will bring to an end the total present-day system of things. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. Thereafter how will all other parts of the system of things show that they deserve to be destroyed? By means of his angels he is separating the individual members of the nations just as an Oriental shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. Indeed, Scripture calls sexual sins like adultery, homosexuality, and bestiality abominations (e.g., Leviticus 18:22, 29-30). Verse 11. But 33 years after Jesus death, Christians did catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation . (a)Jesus prophecy about the disgusting thing was given when foretelling the sign of what? Not only that, but consider this: If the holy place represents Christendom then how is it possible that false Christs and false prophets are operating after the point at which the disgusting thing brings desolation? What kind of organization is pictured by the scarlet-colored beast that has seven heads and ten horns? in the tribulation upon Jerusalem it was the armed forces of the Sixth World Power (Imperial Rome) that acted as the disgusting thing that causes desolation. In the coming great tribulation as it affects the antitypical unfaithful Jerusalem (Christendom), it is the members of the Eighth World Power that carry out the work of the disgusting thing that is causing desolation. And are these members of the Eighth World Power armed? It will be the grand finale of the great tribulation. During that finale it [that is, the scarlet-colored wild beast that came up out of the abyss in the year 1945] goes off into destruction. (Rev. However, its ascending up from the earth symbolizes its recovery from death as if coming out of grave the abyss. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain). (a)What has that Seventh World Power professed to be religiously, and so what question arises? In the concluding words of the prophecy Daniel recorded the words of an angel who said: It is apparent that the removal of the constant feature and the placing of the disgusting thing are inseparable. And discerning students of prophecy well know that this is not the only place in Daniel where these things appear together in context. Help train Christians to boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ in a way that clearly communicates to this secular age. The Watchtower first began teaching that the League of Nations was the original abomination as well as the manifestation of the symbolic scarlet-colored beast of Revelation back around 1929. This prophecy makes sense only with reference to the fall of Jerusalem. (Heb 12:22) There are also others that falsely claim to represent that Kingdom, and Revelation chapter17 shows that their religious field of operations will be desolated by the ten horns (kings) of a symbolic wild beast.. What is an abomination? 9 Today this peace-and-security organization is known as the United Nations, which in 1945 became the successor to the League of Nations that had failed to prevent World WarII, it really being killed by that world conflict. Jesus Christ gave his prophecy on the desolating of the Jewish Jerusalem which showed such unbelief toward him as the Messiah or Christ. For that reason, it ought to be understood that the little horn that emerges from the ten is the same entity as the disgusting thing. Feminine of Ioudaios; the Judaean land, a region of Palestine. It may well be. The same Eighth World Power will be his handy tool in making the desolation of Babylon the Great complete. "The daily sacrifice will be stopped. She is called the mother of the harlots and of the disgusting things of the earth. She holds a golden cup full of the disgusting things of her fornication with the kings of the earth. Though she curries the favor of the earthly kingdoms, sitting on top of a symbolic wild beast composed of such kingdoms, the time comes when this beast refuses to carry her, turns on her, and completely desolates her.See BABYLON THE GREAT. While Jehovahs Witnesses are under the delusion that the beast received the death-stroke back during WWI, the reality is that the Anglo-American system is now facing imminent collapse, which is why there is a relentless drive to ignite a global war. How could such a numerous, mighty religious organization ever be desolated, be brought to ruin? . Christendom and the remainder of Babylon the Great are only a part, the religious part, of this age-old system of things. The system includes also the political, military, secular part, including now the Eighth World Power. Inasmuch as the appointed times of the nations ended in the year 1914C.E. He is in the inner rooms, do not believe it. However, obviously, the Watchtower has a hidden agenda, as they make no such connection. Already a winner-takes-all economic war is underway. From eremoo; despoliation. The temple that was built for the worship of Jehovah as God has never been rebuilt, and never will be. Such fleeing out of Christendom has meant also fleeing out of Babylon the Great, for Christendom is also an integral part of religious Babylon the Great. 27,28. pagan Roman armies surrounded the holy city Jerusalem, now the center of Jewish revolt against Rome. 34 Then at Gods predetermined time, the great tribulation that will surpass anything of previous human history will begin with surprising suddenness. This is an abomination because it is idolatry, and it brings desolation because it defiles the holy place at the heart of Israel. But all in vain! It was in the year 66 C.E. But primarily what causes the Bible to call it disgusting or abominable is that it was put in place of Gods Messianic kingdom for which Christians are taught to pray. It may well be. 30 Jesus words, immediately after, do not mean right after ancient Jerusalems great tribulation in 70C.E. Wt 7/15 2013. to read. 17 Nineteen centuries ago great tribulation came upon the ancient Jewish Jerusalem. For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought. (Rev. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will perform great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones. Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Down to everlasting desolation will go the antitypical unfaithful Jerusalem (Christendom). Jerusalems desolation in 70C.E. Here is a link to a Watchtower article fleshing out the setting leading up to the desolation of Jerusalem. Ancient Jewish Jerusalem was not a type of Babylon the Great but was a type of the most prominent and powerful part of Babylon the Great, namely, Christendom. a great crowd of sheeplike persons have been separated from the goatlike persons who do not do good to the anointed chosen ones, the spiritual brothers of Jesus Christ. 24:15, 16) In the first fulfillment, the "standing in a holy place" occurred in 66 C.E . In the year 1930 it was plainly called the abomination that maketh desolate of Matthew 24:15 in the second volume of the book called Light, pages89 and 103, as published nine years before World WarII. Scholars generally agree that the first reference of these prophecies is the Seleucid king Antiochus Epiphanes IV, who ruled Palestine from 175-64 B.C. It should be noted, however, that Daniel 11:31-35 and 12:9, 11 connect a disgusting thing causing desolation with the time of the end. It is reasonable that the development of this latter expression of the disgusting thing causing desolation in the time of the end should follow the general pattern of that in the first century C.E., though not being restricted to the land of Israel. Where, whither, in what place. (b)Is it at the desolation of Babylon the Great (including Christendom) that that system of things ends? The Gospel Coalition supports the church by providing resources that are trusted and timely, winsome and wise, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. These troubles are notsigns of the end; the disciples must be ready to stand firm through them (24:4-8, 13). 24. At whichever spot. The United Nations is the disgusting thing, and Christendom is viewed as a holy place by its followers. the present worldwide system of things has been in its time of the end. (Luke 21:24) The prophet Daniel associates the time of the end with the placing of the disgusting thing that is causing desolation when he writes: Make secret the words and seal up the book, until the time of the end. An abomination is normally a great sin, commonly worthy of death. 20 The scarlet-colored wild beast and its ten horns devastate Babylon the Great (including Christendom), but not because they want to glorify Jehovah God and because they have come to love him now that they have turned to hating the religious harlot. Here we have a prophetic panorama like that with foreshortened perspective. GREAT TRIBULATION ENVELOPS ALL THE SYSTEM OF THINGS. (Most modern translations use the term abomination, rather than disgusting thing. For comparison check out Bible Hub). There that old religious harlot, Babylon the Great, is pictured as riding a scarlet-colored wild beast that has seven heads and ten horns. But inexplicably the army withdrew. Who is the reader, and what should he or she understand? idolatry. Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Here is the Christ, or, There! do not believe it. 10:6,11) Christendom is the antitype or the thing that was typed so long ago. Christian Cruse (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1955), 86-87. Thus, the causing of desolation by the disgusting thing was imminent, and so this was the final signal for discerning Christians to flee to the mountains. (Mt 4:5; 27:53; 24:15, 16; Lu 19:43, 44; 21:20-22) Following their flight, the desolation of the city and nation occurred, Jerusalem being destroyed in the year 70C.E., and the last Jewish stronghold, Masada, falling to the Romans in 73C.E.Compare Da 9:25-27. Jesus warned His disciples of an "abomination of desolation" who would defile the temple. brought the end of the holy place, Jerusalem, the holy city. (Mt 27:53) However, the Scriptures direct our attention to a heavenly Jerusalem, the Messianic Kingdom, which is represented on earth by anointed Christians. Then, in 24:36, Jesus starts to speak exclusively about that daythat is, the last day. 12:4-11; see also 11:40. When you see this (let the reader take note), So how could the international peace-and-security organization promoted by it be the abomination or disgusting thing? And discerning students of prophecy well know that this is not the only place in Daniel where these things appear together in context. PREVIOUS Matthew 24:14 NEXT Matthew 24:16. So, the they who put in place the disgusting thing is the Anglo-American duo, who are presently in the role of the king of the north and south, respectively. Rather, hate will supplant any love for her. That destructive hate must therefore strike at Christendom, the hypocritical Christian organization. Those disgusting things were represented by idols and given names like Molech and Chemosh. (a)To be true to type, Christendoms desolation must come within what time period, and Daniel associates that time period with the placing of what? 17:7,8) After World WarII it came out of the abyss as the United Nations, the eighth king or world power. One that belongs to his generation, or one from the last days? (a)What is the case as regards love for Christendom among the member-nations of the United Nations? 2. Who was it that suggested such an almost unbelievable thing, and how? Copyright 2023 The Gospel Coalition, INC. All Rights Reserved. To them he said: When you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place, . When, whenever. In the prophetic vision of Revelation 17, the symbolic immoral woman, Babylon the Great, is depicted. 17 Those who are on the roof should not come down to get anything out of their houses. An abominable thing, an accursed thing. (b)What salvation will they experience as regards the coming tribulation? To flee, escape, shun. These verses come in the context of the Olivet Discourse, which begins with Jesus telling his disciples that the temple will be destroyed (24:1-2). then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains. What did the Watch Tower issue of July15, 1926, explain the scarlet-colored wild beast to be, and how is it an eighth king? Hence what affects the most important part will also affect the rest or remaining part of Babylon the Great. (b)Thus the great tribulation such as has not occurred since the worlds beginning begins and ends upon whom? 2 Who, though, suggested such an almost unbelievable thing? The angel goes on to relate: Surely any honest-reasoning person who does not have a hidden agenda will discern that when Jesus exhorted his disciples to consider the prophecy of Daniel regarding the desolation of the holy place he had in mind the passages cited above in this article. As regards the proper identification of the they who put in place the disgusting thing, we must look to the 13th chapter of Revelation, where we are informed that a two-horned beast will ascend from the bowels of the earth and authoritatively speak as a dragon commanding that an image of the seven-headed beast be made, which then comes to life. The segment ends with Jesus promising this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place (24:35). Why not? (b)Christendom must be desolated in connection with the end of what system, and why? Evangelical scholars will disagree about how muchof this passage is devoted to each question, but they generally agree that 24:3-35 mostly refers to events leading up to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70. Then we analyze the structure of the passage and do the necessary lexical and grammatical work. Thus since 1935C.E. 3. by Syrian King AntiochusIV (Epiphanes). These have one thought, and so they give their power and authority to the wild beast [the disgusting thing]. In view of what does a question of doubt arise as to Christendoms desolation? The chief promoter of this international organization for world peace and security was the Seventh World Power, the Anglo-American dual world power. I have forewarned you. Acts 8:30,31 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? "Desolation" is from the Greek root word eremosis and means something that has been stripped or laid waste. The reasons for uncertainty are easy to list. Attempting to stamp out the worship of Jehovah, Antiochus built an altar over the great altar of Jehovah and sacrificed upon this a pig to the Olympian Zeus (Jupiter). The disciples probably thought they were asking one question. Even though they are used as an instrument in bringing devastation upon Babylon the Great, they gain no reward for this. All political rulers pictured by the ten horns, yes, in fact, the whole political system pictured by the scarlet-colored wild beast will hate her. It should be noted, however, that Daniel 11:31-35 and 12:9, 11 connect a 'disgusting thing causing desolation' with "the time of the end." It is reasonable that the development of this latter expression of 'the disgusting thing causing desolation' in the time of the end should follow the . When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand), GOD'S WORD Translation "The prophet Daniel said that the disgusting thing that will cause destruction will stand in the holy place. 5,6. The United Nations will attack Christendom and the rest of Babylon the Great, as also foretold at Revelation 17:16-18. Jehovahs Witnesses are well aware that the disgusting thing originally appeared in the form of the Roman armies, which was foretold in the 9th chapter of Daniel. 15 `Whenever, therefore, ye may see the abomination of the desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever is reading let him observe) Read Matthew (YLT) Read Matthew 24:15 (YLT) in Parallel. In 24:4-14, the, Jesus is preparing his disciples for eventsmost of them extremely difficultthat will take place in their lifetime. flee to the mountains (Luke 21:10-24). The "abomination of desolation" is a Hebrew idiom, meaning "the abomination that maketh desolate." St. Luke ( Luke 21:20) does not use the expression; it would have sounded strange to his Gentile readers. Properly, to stare at, i.e. This object of disgust, an idol, will cause desolation, causing those in Judea to flee to the mountains ( Matthew 24:16 ). That empire has ceased to exist, and Rome today is the center of the most populous and powerful part of Christendom. The survivors on earth will look back at the desolating of Christendom and of all Babylon the Great and the supernatural destruction of all the remainder of this system of things as proving to be just what Jesus Christ foretold it would be. Apparently a primary verb; to run away; by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish. (a)When in the great tribulation does Christendom get destroyed? "Abomination of desolation" is a phrase from the Book of Daniel describing the pagan sacrifices with which the 2nd century BCE Greek king Antiochus IV Epiphanes replaced the twice-daily offering in the Jewish temple, or alternatively the altar on which such offerings were made. So his core prediction was fulfilled by AD 70. (b)Why will fulfillment of Revelation 17:16 mean great tribulation for Christendom, and how is her desolator like that of ancient Jewish Jerusalem? . A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. Love of Christendom is not going to deepen or to spread. . Well, the United Nations of today cannot be called a Christian organization, for about half of the 127 member nations of which it is composed do not profess to be Christian. 36 Boast for just a little while the Eighth World Power may, that it has desolated all false religion included in Babylon the Great, but it will never be able to boast that it will have desolated Gods only true religion, the miraculously preserved true Christianity. The desolating of unbelieving Jewish Jerusalem in the year 70C.E. Matthew 13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? This something different does not restrict matters to a modern-day period of three and a half years to parallel the period of 66-70C.E. (a)Why in this time of the end is the disgusting thing that causes desolation not the military people of the Roman Empire? After all, this prophecy alerts God's Named People to the timing of Vindicating Jehovah's Sacred and Holy Name. In the concluding words of the prophecy Daniel recorded the words of an angel who said: And from the time that the constant feature has been removed and the disgusting thing that causes desolation has been put in place, there will be 1,290 days., It is apparent that the removal of the constant feature and the placing of the disgusting thing are inseparable. 36. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as. She is listed as having a membership of over nine hundred million church members. By the time that the great tribulation is due to begin upon antitypical unfaithful Jerusalem (Christendom), the angels will have gathered all the foreordained number of the chosen ones out from all partnership with this doomed system of things. On that account God can then cut short the number of the days of the great tribulation, that thereby some flesh may be saved. They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Ezekiel 44:9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel. Sorry, there was an error loading the video. 8 After World WarI and down to World WarII this peace-preserving organization was known as the League of Nations. What? That terrible time of trouble is destined to coincide with the coming of Christ. Also, those called and chosen and faithful with him will do so.. 26 Fleeing out of the antitypical unfaithful Jerusalem (Christendom) has been the right thing for them to do at any time since the end of World WarI in 1918. In the 1st century CE it was taken up by the authors of the gospels in the context of the Roman destruction of . Tugis life was full of dignity and worth. Instead, his purpose is to protect and guide and instruct his people. ERV. Like other wild beasts that are used as symbols in Revelation and in Daniels prophecy, that disgusting, abominable kind of wild beast stands for a political organization. ( Matthew 24:15; Daniel 12:11) w85 10/1 pp. Returning to Daniel 11:31, what are the arms that will stand up proceeding from the king of the north? derby, ct police department records, steady state vector 3x3 matrix calculator, biggest loser families australia where are they now,
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