The “Abomination of Desolation” is not an antichrist who will set himself up in a future rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. The abomination that causes desolation spoken of in Daniel chapter 9:27 and then spoken of again by Christ himself in Matthew 24:15 is clearly revealed to us in Luke 21 when Christ instructed his followers thus…
“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies,
you will know that it’s desolation is near.” ~ Luke 21:20
The reputable historian Josephus writes that when the first century believers saw this happening in 70 A.D. (The Armies of Rome surrounding Jerusalem) the Christians knew to flee into the mountains and it is legend that not one Christian perished in the horrendous destruction that then took place beginning on the 9th of Av and lasted for the next 11 months. Numbers as high as 2 million Jews have been estimated as being killed that year along with all of the levitical priesthood, their temple and all of their lineage and “elements” (See 2nd Peter 3:10).
Keep in mind, as well that the term “Heaven and Earth” as used in Matthew 24:35 was a term that The Jewish people
of 30 A.D. would have used when they were referring to the temple.
It wasn’t meant to be taken literally as many people in our own day do.
“Truly I tell you, this generation (30 A.D.) will not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth (the temple) will pass away, but My words will never pass away. ” ~ Matthew 24:35 (Jesus in 30 A.D.)
In His Love, Pastor Scott Boggs