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EDITION 2 : VOLUME 25 - The Abomination of Desolation

The featured article in this magazine expounds on the subject matter "The Abomination of Desolation." View excerpts from this magazine down below. If you wish you may order this magazine by sending your name and address to www.preacherotis@juno.com

Fulfilled Prophecy. Understanding the scriptures.

 

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THE REDEEMER® - VOLUME 25 ****EDITION 2 - OMPS® INC. 2014
 All articles in this magazine are written in whole or part by Dr. Otis T. Williams Sr. Th.D.....© 2014  These articles are the literary properties of Otis Media Publications Syndication Inc.©

THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

SPOKEN BY THE PROPHET DANIEL.

(HERMENUTICS - METHODICAL INTERPRETATION)     

DR. Otis T. Williams SR. Th. D

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Matthew 24:15

       There is a lot of confusion about the desolation spoken of by Daniel. Most people think it is yet something to transpire in the future. However it is something that had to transpire in the 1st century time frame or we have serious problems with the scriptures. Or worse than that we have serious problems with the deity of Jesus Christ and the reliability of God. In as much as there is no question time-wise as to where Daniel put the abomination and there is no question whatsoever where Jesus in interpreting Daniel placed the abomination of desolation. What is so sad is that the modern commentaries absolutely ignores the time parameter and has relocated it out from where God put it for motivation thus implementing it in our future where it has completely no relationship.

HERMENEUTICS - The study of the methodical principals of interpretation(as of the Bible).  Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary(Tenth Edition).

      When we look at Matthew 24:15 we find Jesus speaking to a first century audience which is plain to see from just reading the text. Jesus is telling them that when "they"(1st century listeners) not "us" (readers of the text in our modern day) see the abomination of desolation spoken by Daniel the Prophet stand in the Holy place......

        

The hermeneutic principle of who, what, when, where, why and how is completely ignored by those who read the scriptures today. Who in the world was Jesus talking to when He said...." When ye therefore see the abomination of desolation,? He was not speaking theoretically. Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives with four of His personal disciples in real time and sitting supposedly on real dirt and rock talking about real material issues. It would be very difficult for me as being one of His disciples at that time to think that he was talking to some generation two thousand years in the future: while yet speaking to me saying "when you see these things take place ". It is very obvious nor did Jesus give one word or hint that it would not be witnessed by the disciples themselves nor their generation. He directly said it would be seen or witnessed by them. To stretch and elasticize this prophecy thousand of years into the future is to ignore the very words of the scriptures by removing it from the the 1st century context and making null and void the meaning of God's word with man's tradition. It was plain and simple; Jesus was speaking to a first century audience about issues that had a first century repercussion.

   DANIEL 9:24-27

         In Daniel 9:24-27; it deals with the seventy weeks of Daniel; the prophecy given to Daniel; more specifically verse 27; 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. Most of the modern church wants to make the word "he" in the above verse pertain to the antichrist. However the "he" in this phrase is referring to Christ instead of the antichrist.

        The problem that most of the Christian world has when it comes to reading about the Abominatiion of Desolation is that most do not go back to the origin of the prophecy. the majority do not go back to see that Daniel really set some clear parameters as to when the Abomination of Desolation would take place. Those parameters that Daniel spoke of was honored by Christ in Matthew 24; but yet they are ignored by the Church today.

           

Daniel 9:24 says "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city," it most be remembered that the Abomination of Desolation must be keptwithin a number of different time frames. No.1 it has to do with Israel and Jerusalem. (Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city,) the city being talked about cannot be New York nor can it be the united states as so many try to make it. It cannot be anything other than old covenat Israel and Jerusalem.

        Many modern day prophets would even go so far as to insert China and Russiaun regards to the Abomination of Desolation. Furthermore he said "seventy weeks are determined". Daniel listed six things that would be accomplished and fall withinthe confines of the seventy weeks. The fate of jeusalem is also included in that seventy weeks. When we look futher he says "seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression". It is noted by some excellent scholars who proclaim a meaning of this passage to mean (to fill up the measure of sin). Anyone who studies the bible knows when Israel's measure of sin was to be filled. It is no time in our future. Israel's sin was to be filled up in the first century. Jesus standing and talking in the Temple He says in Matt 23:31-34

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:.. The most profound statement that Jesus tells them is that it would all fall upon their generation. Look a little further in Matthew 23:36 Jesus says.....36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

 

  

It cannot be argued that Jesus is speaking of the generation that He is speaking to. This generation is an undeniable reference to AD 70. Israel was going to fill up its measure of sin in that first century generation which falls with in the seventy weeks. This proves that the seventy weeks cannot be in our future. Jesus even goes so far as to tell Jerusalem that their house would be left desolate. See Matt:23:37-38    

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. This a parameter that is accepted and reiterated by Jesus straight from Daniel 9:27.

 

SCEPTRE(symbol of power)                                                                                                                                                      

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.(Gen:49:10).
When we go back to Genesis we find this is where Daniel is coming from. We know the sceptre was taken from Judah in AD 70. We know that "sceptre" means the kingshipof power and "shiloh"means Jesus Christ(the Prince of Peace). This is brought forward to Daniel. Daniel was given the full understanding but it would be revealed until the Latter Days which was the Last Days of the Old Jewish Covenant. This is what Daniel is talking about. Look at where Daniel chapter twelve ends up. It end up at the destruction of Jerusalem. Daniel 12:7 ......have accomplished to scatter the poweerof the holy people, all these things shall be finished. The power of the holy people was definitely scatter and desolated in 70 AD with the destruction of the Temple and the old sacrifice system. In most of today's bible studies our present day teachers cannot find room in our studies for the destruction of Jerusalem at the end of the age. This is so critical. In Daniel chapter nine the seventy weeks are about the fate of the people and the city of Jerusalem. Chapter nine winds up as the consummation being poured out until the city is left desolate!!!!! Jesus even before His strong railing against the Pharisees in Matt. 23. Jesus in Matt. 21:43 confirms the Genesis 49:10 passage by saying; 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. It is very apparent that the theme of the Genesis 49:10 passage run through out the entirety of Jesus' teachings.

            If you go to the book of Revelation in chapter five John saw a vision of a book that was sealed within and without and no man was worthy to unlock the book and reveal its contents. (The only book in the bible that was said to be sealed until the time of the end was that of Daniel.) The only one that was worthy to break the seal was the Lion of the tribe of Judah. See Revelation chapter five. What most people refuse to see is that the book of Revelation is aboput the fulfillment of the book of Daniel. The book of Daniel was sealed until the time of the end but Jesus unsealed the book in John's vision and John was told "these things must shorty come to pass" (Revelation 1:1). Daniel was told; they were not shorty; to come to pass in his day and time. Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. All this is about the cumulative facts of fulfilled prophecy as taught by the scriptures when it is left in the first century context in which it was written. We must see that it is all about the Lion of Judah receiving his inheritance. His inheritance is a Kingdom. In Revelation chapter 11 we find the destruction of the city(Jerusalem.....which is where the Lord was slain Rev. 11:8). This is the passing of the sceptre from Judah; the destruction of the city where the Lord was slain. At the destruction, we find the Kingdoms of this world had become the Kingdom of our God and of His Messiah. This is the Messiah of Genesis 49:10 taking the sceptre ruling and reigning. There is harmony in the scriptures when we let the scriptures interpret themselves.

ABOMINATION CONCEPT

        Remember; the seventy weeks involve the destruction/fate of Jerusalem which is what Jesus is predicting in Matthew 24. Why was the disciples concerned with showing Jesus the stones of the Temple? It is because he had just spoken about the desolation of the Temple in Matt:23 calling Daniel chapter nine to mind. Jesus response to their calling his attention to the stones was And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. The Disciples knew from chapter nine of Daniel that the Abomination of Desolation was to be set up and endured until Jerusalem was completely desolated. And the Disciples asked Him when. Part of His answer was 15: When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:). Daniel was the only book that was completely sealed and the people knew it contained the information of what was going to be their demise. The book of Daniel was the most copied book out of the Old Testament; they knew the timing was right for the events of it to unfold. People like today’s modern self proclaimed prophets still long for the book of Daniel to have a yet pending fulfillment. However, the book was more open to interpretation during the first century than it is at this time. Jesus opened the book over two thousand years ago. He didn’t say it was going to be hidden for another two thousand years and counting.

 

THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

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THE REDEEMER®- VOLUME 25 ****EDITION 2 - OMPS® INC. 2014
 All articles in this magazine are written in whole or part by Dr. Otis T. Williams Sr. Th.D.....© 2014  These articles are the literary properties of Otis Media Publications Syndication Inc.©