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Sep 04, 2022

Three Abominations of Desolation

Three Abominations of Desolation

Passage: Matthew 24:15-28

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Category: Expository Book Study

Jesus begins our text by referencing “the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel.” There are four texts in Daniel that use this term which collectively speak of a great sacrilege of God’s House coupled with a great persecution of God’s people. Interpreting biblical prophecies is often like peeling an onion. That is why we often speak of near and distant fulfilments to these prophecies. There are two key figures in biblical history who committed great sacrilege and equally great brutalities. These first two fulfil many prophecies in Daniel and in Jesus’ Olivet discourse. However, neither of the first two complete the resume of the prophetic warnings of coming horrors. There is a third, the greatest of the Abominations, whom scripture calls the Antichrist. All the Abomination of Desolation prophecies foreshadow his sinister career of opposition to Christ.