This end times deception study will focus on the ‘Abomination of Desolation‘ that so many teachers incorrectly attribute to an end-time Antichrist desecrating a Jewish temple.
When people don’t understand how a prophecy has been fulfilled, they speculate that it must occur in the future.
The 70 Weeks Of Daniel Deception study disproved the concept of the 7-year tribulation, the 7-year peace agreement with Israel, and the need for a rebuilt temple where the Antichrist would supposedly commits the Abomination of Desolation.
Let’s look at scripture to see how the prophecy of the ‘Abomination of Desolation‘ has already been fulfilled.
The context of Jesus’ Olivet Discourse was about the pending desolation of Jerusalem and the Jews, NOT about the end times.
In Luke 19:41-44, Jesus and His disciples approached Jerusalem and He told them that the Jews enemies would surround them, and level them and the temple.
“Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
The 70 Weeks of Daniel prophecy told the Jews the exact year that their Messiah would come.
But because they didn’t understand the prophecy, they rejected Jesus, so He told them that their enemy (the Romans) would surrounded them and level them.
In Matthew 23, Jesus condemned the Scribes and Pharisees and told them that all of the righteous blood that they had shed would come on them.
“Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?
Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ “
Jesus was leaving the temple for the last time, and He called it “your house“. It was once the Lord’s temple, God’s Own house; but now He says, Your temple or house – to intimate that God had abandoned it.
Because the Jews killed the prophets, Jesus the Messiah and His disciples; they were forsaken, and sentenced to utter destruction.
In Luke 21:6, Jesus was leaving Jerusalem and as He looked back upon the temple, He said “These things which you see–the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”
They went to the Mount of Olives and the disciples asked Him when that would happen. Their questions were recorded in three of the Gospels.
Matthew 24:3 – “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
Mark 13:2 – “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?”
Luke 21:7 – “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”
They were asking Jesus when the coming destruction of the temple would take place, and what sign should they look for, before the desolation of Jerusalem and the Jews.
The Lord’s purpose in this discourse was not to give His people signs of His second coming, but to warn that generation of believers of the approaching destruction of Jerusalem, and to give to them a sure sign, so that they could secure their safety by fleeing the land and city.
Matthew 24:15-16 – “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ ; spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Mark 13:14 – “So when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ ; spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Luke 21:20-21 – “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.”
Matthew and Mark recorded similar words, but Luke gave us more details, which define what is the sign of the ‘Abomination of Desolation‘.
The word rendered “abomination” means, according to the Hebrew and Greek lexicons, anything that is peculiarly loathsome or detestable.
The abomination was the detestable enemies of the Jews, the Romans; who would surround Jerusalem, and stand in the holy land to make the place a ‘desolation‘.
Luke 21:24 confirms that this section of Jesus Olivet Discourse would be fulfilled in 70 A.D., not in the end times.
“And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”
These verses can’t be applied to an end times Antichrist desecrating a rebuild Jewish temple, as they refer to the Gentiles trampling Jerusalem, which has occurred since Jerusalem was desolated by the Roman armies in 70 A.D.
Jesus was referring to the ‘70 Weeks of Daniel‘ prophecy, which foretold the destruction of Jerusalem by the ‘people of the prince‘.
When the Jews were about to be released from their captivity in Babylon, God gave them 70 prophetic weeks (490 years) to repent, to reconcile with Him, to rebuild the temple and city, and to accept their coming Messiah.
It told the Jews that their Messiah would come during the 70th week of Daniel, which started in 27 A.D., the very year when Jesus was baptized and anointed.
Jesus preached the Gospel to the house of Israel for 3 1/2 years, offering them a new covenant.
Those that accepted the Messiah and His new Covenant were saved.
Those that rejected the Messiah were desolated.
The ‘people of the prince‘ in Daniel 9:26 was the Roman army that Jesus sent, who poured into the city as a flood in 70 A.D.
“..the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”
So the ‘prince‘ in the 70th week of Daniel is NOT an end-times Antichrist. It was Jesus, the prince who was mentioned in the previous verse of Daniel 9:25.
And since it does not apply to an end-time Antichrist, the foundation for the 7-year tribulation is invalid. You can read more about this by clicking on 70 Weeks Of Daniel study.
Because of the Jews abominations against God, He made them desolate.
Because of all of the Jews abominations, including delivering Jesus up to be killed, and then killing His disciples, Jesus poured out His wrath on the Jews, through the Roman army.
The Roman army desolated the people and the city.
Historians record that none of the wicked Jews (who rejected Jesus and who slew the messengers He sent to them) understood what was coming.
Up to the very day of the capture of the temple by the Romans in 70 A.D., they were deceived by false prophets, and were fatuously looking for a miraculous intervention on their behalf.
But abundant documentation reveals that before the destruction of Jerusalem, all the Christians inside the city were able to flee to the mountains and found refuge. Not one Christian perished in the siege, because they saw the sign that Jesus revealed to them.
The Roman army surrounded the city causing death by famine and disease.
The Jews granaries and storehouses of food were destroyed, and supply lines into the city were cut off.
Under pressure of the famine many Jews went out at night into the valleys in search of food. Hundred of Jews were caught every day, tortured and crucified in sight of those on the walls of the city.
The number became so great that there was not enough crosses for the victims, so several were often nailed to one cross.
Jewish infighting led to 100’s of thousands of deaths.
Murders by the Zealots and Idumeans led to 100’s of thousands of deaths, and all of that occurred before the Roman army entered the city.
Josephus relates the case of one prominent man who, because of the ‘great tribulation‘ happening all around, and in order to save his family from a worse fate, killed first his father and mother with the sword–they willingly submitting–and afterwards his wife and children, finally taking his own life.
The Roman army killed 100’s of thousands of Jews by the sword.
Before the Roman army invaded Jerusalem, Titus sent Josephus to speak to the Jews, offering them clemency, and exhorting them to yield.
Josephus made a most earnest plea to them not to resist the might of Rome, pointing out that God was no longer with them.
But it was to no purpose. The Jews detested the Romans. And they believed that they would be saved.
Titus sought to preserve the beautiful temple, but the Romans soldiers were so enraged at the Jews, that they pushed all of the stones of the temple down, fulfilling Jesus words.
According to Josephus the city was so upheaved and dug up that it was difficult to believe it had ever been inhabited.
A total of 1.1 million Jews died, and 97,000 Jews were taken captive and sold as slaves.
Some were put into bonds and sold to slavery in the Egyptian mines, thus fulfilling several prophecies that they should be sold into Egypt again, from which God had delivered them.
The Parable of the Wedding Feast foretold that Jesus would send an army to destroy the Jews and Jerusalem.
Matthew 22:1-7 says, “And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ‘ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.”
Jesus New Covenant was offered to the house of Israel and the house of Judah, as promised in Jeremiah 31:31, but they rejected Jesus and had Him crucified.
Then they killed His disciples, as Jesus had foretold.
God’s vengeance for all of the righteous blood came upon this generation, and Jesus had the Roman army destroy them and burn up Jerusalem.
The destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans is a complete fulfillment of the prophecy.
These passages clearly reveal that “the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,” refers to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, by the armies of Prince Titus.
Why then should we ignore an obvious historical fulfillment and expect a fulfillment in the future, for which there is no proof?
So now every time you hear someone teach that the ‘Abomination of Desolation‘ is by an end times Antichrist, you know that they’re teaching a wrong interpretation of prophecy.
To learn why the concept of the 7-year tribulation, the need for a rebuilt Jewish temple, an Antichrist who desecrates the temple, etc. are invalid, click on 70 Weeks Of Daniel
41 thoughts on “The Abomination Of Desolation Deception”
first is i beleive the abomination that led to desolation is the dome of the rock. why? because the jews that were left after the destruction of the temple ,there is no where in all the writings that said the remaining jews were prevented to access the temple mount which i am sure they did and cried over it. how ever the dome of the rock on the temple mount which in itself an abomination that Stand there and the Jews are prevented to access the temple mount which is the first time in history they cannot access the temple mount while in Israel and jerusalem. this a desolation of jews, it led to the desolation of jews. and the scripture is clear that its an abomination STANDING in the holy place which is the temple mount and exactly where the dome of th rock is today. after the romans destroyed the temple they destroyed the temple so no stone upon a stone remained, thus there was nothing STANDING. and with what i calculated from that time of the dome of the rock completely finished building was 666 ad AFTER DARIUS or CE commun Era. which brings us the beginning of trib when the ny towers fell 1290 days(of years) and happy those who reach the 1335 days(of years )which brings us to 2026 , on my free program stellarium from jerusalem ON JERUSALEM DAY june 5th 2024 you can see God is fighting for Israel, you have Aleph(taurus)representing God .and between the horns you have the sun and Venus(bright and morning star,and at the throat you have jupiter(King Planet) and mercury(messenger) as a message God will fight for jerusalem) on the heart of the bull you have the moon(represent Israel)(god has Israel at heart). i beleive after 2026 for those who are still alive that messiah will not be far behind to his coming. NOW year 2017 we have the sign on september 11 of the virgin clothed with the sun with the moon under her feet. and also the great eclipse over the usa that cut the usa in half in its passage and the next one is in 2024 which will come from the other way across the whole usa and if you take those both trajectory you end up to be a huge X just like the eclipses in Jonah`s day in Nineveh. this is the main reason why nineveh repented when they heard Jonas ,they say the sign and understood there was something bad coming. later on they got destroyed anyway because they went right back to their idolatry.
While I believe that I agree with almost all of this, it should be noted that many Bible Prophecies are fulfilled multiple times. I believe you are correct about thet past fulfillment, as I have believed this for a long time myself, but I also believe it will be fulfilled again… quite soon actually.
The question is whether this 2nd Fulfillment I speak of will be more literal or more symbolically. At this time I believe the latter, but am completely open to either / or / both.
Jade, please provide one example of a Bible prophecy that is fulfilled multiple times.
As for the abomination of desolation, it was the key sign that the temple was about to be desolated, which took place in 70 AD. It does not apply to a future temple. Here’s my website about the fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24.
Keep learning and growing in The Way!
Out of Egypt I called my son (Hosea 11:1) refers to the exodus of the children of Israel with Moses leading them, as well as Jesus coming back from Egypt where he fled with his parents to escape Herod’s wrath. God said Israel is my firstborn, Israel as a nation, but also we know that he calls Jesus my beloved son, so “Out of Egypt I called my son” applies to both events.
You might want to take a lesson or two from Michael Rood (at arrodawakening.tv on youtube go to playlist and type in “the mystery of iniquity) on this topic. He gets into the Hebrew Septuagint…
So much is lost in translation and the King James (as wonderful as it is} is no exception. It is a translation of a translation. plus the abomination that makes desolate has been at work to confuse and twist the scriptures in the first few hundred years after the Resurrection . Ucibius adding verses turning Messiah mission into a 3 1/2 year ministry when in reality it was only 70 weeks. check out the chronological gospels by michael rood…… Yehovah bless you as well
Thanks, but I’ll take Messiah at His word when He said “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” and that includes the sign of the Abomination of Desolation.
Luke 21:20-21 tells us what it was, “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.”
The first division of the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem in 66 A.D. They were ready to take the city captive, when for no reason, they left.
The saints obviously saw the sign of the Abomination of Desolation, and they took the opportunity to flee to the mountains of Pella.
The Jews stayed, and they were desolated when Prince Titus led three divisions of the Roman army (the ‘people of the prince’ of Daniel 9:26) and laid siege to Jerusalem, destroying the temple, the city, and the Jews.
The Romans killed hundreds of thousands of Jews by the sword, and took some captive, and sold them as slaves; fulfilling Luke 21:24 “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
Kudos to you James for being teachable and learning Scriptural truth! David
The ‘Abomination of Desolation‘ did happen in 70 AD according to their Jewish history.
The Romans brought idols into the Temple and offered sacrifices to it. They took the golden vessels of the Temple and killed everyone they found. Before the fire consumed the Temple completely, Titus entered the Holy of Holies and performed the most despicable acts. The still-surviving Jews in the Upper City could only watch as the Temple burned down to the foundations. It burnt well into the next day.
Christine, the Abomination of Desolation had to be something that the early church could see. And it had to occur before Titus and his three divisions surrounded Jerusalem, which led to hundreds of thousands of deaths from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide and crucifixion; and hundreds of thousands by their swords.
The Abomination of Desolation was defined by Messiah, which Luke 21:20-21 records, as the army surrounding the city of Jerusalem.
That occurred in 66 A.D., when the 1st division of the Roman army surrounded the city, and they were ready to take it captive, when for no explained reason, they suddenly left.
The early church obviously saw that sign, and when that division of the Roman army left, they fled to the mountains of Pella for protection.
If u want to be set free of all the lies and disillusioned of how bad the teachings of prophesy is out there.. and see how the pope beast has blinded 90% of what JOHN was really talking about in revelations Go to.
wwwbibleortraditions and also go to…… CHRISTMASISALIE .com. both sites have AWE SOME videos they tell it as it was ???
Thank you for your comment Devin! I use the BibleOrTraditions videos in my Revelation Timeline Decoded study series. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com
Yeah, Christ-mass is a deception, which had removed people from seeing how Messiah is fulfilling His Father’s Holy Feast Days. He was born on the Feast of Tabernacles, in the fall.
Here is my study series called Come Out Of Her, which covers Christmas, Easter, and other false teachings from Rome. http://comeoutofher.org