My understanding of the Desolation of Matthew 24

Matthew 24:15-16 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:)  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

The Parallel account in the book of Luke.

Luke 21:20-21  ¶And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

The Prophecy of Daniel about the desolation.

Daniel 9:26  And after threescore and two weeks [during the 70th week] shall Messiah be cut off [Crucified], but not for himself: and the people of the prince [Rome] that shall come shall destroy the city [Jerusalem] and the sanctuary [The Temple]; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Jesus determined the desolation during his Ministry, during the 70th week.

Matthew 23:37-38  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!  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

The account in Revelation.

Revelation 17:16-17  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast [Rome], these shall hate the harlot [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast [Nero Caesar], until the words of God shall be fulfilled [Matthew 24, Luke 21].

The Fulfillment.

Revelation 18:19-20  And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.  Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her [Luke 11:47-51].

Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed in 70AD, within one generation of the judgment spokeny by Jesus, by the Roman Armies, under the rule of Nero Caesar.

Something to think about.

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