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Summary: A study of the book of Daniel chapter 9 verses 20 - 27

Daniel 9: 20 - 27

So Much From So Little – Part 3

20 Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God, 21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: 24 “Seventy sevens are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. 25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven sevens and sixty-two sevens; The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. 26 “And after the sixty-two sevens Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the seven He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”

Yes, you did hear right. Before we are through with today’s study you will know what The Abomination that makes Desolate is. We are going to cover a lot of things today so hold on to your hats. We ended our last study on who the ‘prince’ Is and how He put an end to the sacrifices and confirmed the covenant so we need to look at Matthew chapter 24 tonight also.

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.

What is the ‘abomination of desolation’? Well this is the story that has been given out by the majority of bible teachers. There is a future evil man coming on the scene that is identified as The Antichrist. He will be a man chosen by Satan to be an imitation of the true Son Of God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Satan has always wanted the position of God as the prophet Isaiah informed us in chapter 14 of his book, “ 12“ How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

So, the teaching goes without any other scripture backing that Satan wants to establish his own version of our Blessed Holy Trinity. He will try to take on the position of God The Father, The Antichrist will be an imitation replacement of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the False Prophet will be a phony match of our Precious Holy Spirit. Hymm?

We will do a future study on the Antichrist and I will tell you the Antichrist’s identity. Yes, again you heard right. You will know the Antichrist’s identity. Anyway, back to the Abomination that makes Desolate. As the current teaching goes, the Antichrist will come onto the scene as a great man of Peace. There will be the Rapture where all believers will disappear from this earth. There will be great confusion as planes, boats, cars, trucks, etc are suddenly without pilots and drivers. The world will be in great confusion so the Antichrist will come to power and be elected as the world leader. [By the way, none of this is in the Bible]. The Antichrist is going to make a 7 year peace treaty with the nation of Israel. He is also going to allow the Jews to rebuild their Temple. Once this Temple is rebuilt The Antichrist is going to walk into the ‘Holy Of Holies’ and declare that he himself is God and is to be worshiped as God. This according to this rendition is the Abomination of Desolation that was spoken by Daniel the prophet. [ Please note that Daniel says nothing about any idol or pig being offered as the actual ‘Abomination. Daniel’s account and this Futurist point of view do not match up]. The Jews upon seeing this incident reject the Antichrist as God so he now goes after them with a vengeance. They have to flee to Petra which is in the country of Jordon. The advice in the Gospel is interpreted that the people need to flee before the Antichrist gives the orders and locks down the city and the country of Israel. He will then begin a killing of the Jews similar to what they have experienced in WWII. Wow! - Some story. However, it isn’t true. It is all made up.

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