Matthew Lesson 24 Day 3

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Matthew Lesson 24 Day 3

Matthew 24:15-23; Luke 21:5-36

6. a.  Matthew 24:15—Abomination of desolation

The desolating sacrilege is a literal Greek rendering of the phrase…An ‘abomination’ in Old Testament idiom is an idolatrous affront to the true worship of God.” (France) (1)

Luke 21:20—”But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.

Luke 21:22—”These are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written.”

The Roman army marched into Jerusalem.

This was the sign. Time to flee the city.

b.  When this event happened, Jesus warned the people…

Those in Judea flee to the mountains.

All who are in the city of Jerusalem, LEAVE!

Anyone outside the holy city, do not enter it.

Do not go back home for anything.

Pray it won’t happen in winter or on a Sabbath.

c.  Daniel— Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11

The term “abomination of desolation” is taken from Daniel 11:31. However, the text verse “describes a complete desecration of the temple, prefigured by Antiochus Epiphanies in the period between the Old Testament and the New Testament.”

Daniel 11:31 was literally fulfilled when he [Antiochus] took away the holy vessels and set up “the abominable idol of Jupiter Olympius, with many more, /APC 1Ma 1:21-23,41, to the end; /APC 2Mac v. 24. (Matthew Poole’s Commentary)

Those who heard Jesus mention that term understood what he meant.

From the time of the Babylonian captivity, idolatry had been held as an abomination by the Jews. This national aversion was manifested even against the images of the Roman gods and emperors, which the Roman armies carried in their standards. We see this , in an earlier time of peace, when Pilate, and afterward Vitellius, at the request of some eminent Jews, avoided marching their forces through Judea because of this very reason.” (The Destruction of Jerusalem, George Peter Holford, 1805)

7.  a.  Phrases that show how awful it would be—

The abomination of desolation

Desecrate the temple fortress

Daily sacrifice abolished.

b.  Jesus was speaking to his disciples who would teach the new believers. Their converts would still be alive when this event occurred.

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