The sheeplike ones, who are gathered to the right hand of the King Jesus Christ, will make up the flesh that will be saved by the cutting short of the days of tribulation on account of Gods chosen ones. So these sheeplike ones will not join the nations in beating themselves in lamentation when the Son of man makes it evident to all people on earth that he, although invisible as if enveloped with the clouds of heaven, is coming with power and great glory to destroy the goatlike persons.Matt. Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular. Hence what affects the most important part will also affect the rest or remaining part of Babylon the Great. When you see this (let the reader take note), What did the Watch Tower issue of July15, 1926, explain the scarlet-colored wild beast to be, and how is it an eighth king? And discerning students of prophecy well know that this is not the only place in Daniel where these things appear together in context. It should be noted, however, that Daniel 11:31-35 and 12:9, 11 connect a disgusting thing causing desolation with the time of the end. It is reasonable that the development of this latter expression of the disgusting thing causing desolation in the time of the end should follow the general pattern of that in the first century C.E., though not being restricted to the land of Israel. . In the historical books, abomination always describes idolatry, often with child sacrifice (1 Kings 11:7, 2 Kings 23:13). (a)What has that Seventh World Power professed to be religiously, and so what question arises? But how is it even possible that the chosen ones could be misled by the clergy or anyone not associated with the leadership of the trusted Watchtower organization? Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Who or what is that Disgusting thing that causes desolation? This is an abomination because it is idolatry, and it brings desolation because it defiles the holy place at the heart of Israel. And perhaps the most conspicuous deficiency in the Watchtowers interpretation is the fact that Jesus forewarned his disciples of a massive deception aimed at misleading them. What was the first-century type of modern-day Christendom, and how was her desolation typified? An abominable thing, an accursed thing. Who is the reader, and what should he or she understand? 16 Necessarily the fulfillment of this prophecy means great tribulation for Christendom, the most reprehensible part of Babylon the Great. . For he has executed judgment upon the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he has avenged the blood of his slaves at her hand.Rev. 20 The scarlet-colored wild beast and its ten horns devastate Babylon the Great (including Christendom), but not because they want to glorify Jehovah God and because they have come to love him now that they have turned to hating the religious harlot. That terrible time of trouble is destined to coincide with the coming of Christ. "So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), A. In the year 1930 it was plainly called the abomination that maketh desolate of Matthew 24:15 in the second volume of the book called Light, pages89 and 103, as published nine years before World WarII. All political rulers pictured by the ten horns, yes, in fact, the whole political system pictured by the scarlet-colored wild beast will hate her. 15 "The prophet Daniel said that the disgusting thing that will cause destruction will stand in the holy place. A wise preacher dealing with this passage may find particular value in focusing on this point. 24:21, 22; 25:46) May they be among those favored ones to whom the great crowd in heaven will cry out: Praise Jah, you people! An expression like that of Daniel (associating disgusting things with desolation) appears in the Apocryphal book of 1 Maccabees (1:54) as applying to this event. Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.. Rather, hate will supplant any love for her. 17 Those who are on the roof should not come down to get anything out of their houses. 8. In other words, they receive the judgment of the second death, which Jehovahs Witnesses correctly understand to mean permanent death no resurrection. Is this a figure we should still expect, or has he come already? So what is the holy place according to the Scriptures? Here is the Christ, or, There! do not believe it. It is not the military people, the legions of the pagan Roman Empire. 717-719 - The Watchtower1974 "Wisdom Is for a Protection" (21 occurrences) That the admonition above applies to Christians in the future and not merely those living in Judea in the first century is evident from the span of verses immediately following, where Jesus went on to say: As regards the little horn with eyes and a mouth speaking great blasphemies, the prophecy states: Is the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses the disgusting thing? to comprehend, heed. Additional prophecies of a disgusting thing. It will be the grand finale of the great tribulation. During that finale it [that is, the scarlet-colored wild beast that came up out of the abyss in the year 1945] goes off into destruction. (Rev. Not only that, but consider this: If the holy place represents Christendom then how is it possible that false Christs and false prophets are operating after the point at which the disgusting thing brings desolation? The pagan desecration of the temple altar by Antiochus, however disgusting in Gods sight, did not result in desolationfor Jerusalem, for the temple, or for the Jewish nation. Jehovah's Witnesses have also pre-identified the disgusting thing that will bring desolation; recognizing the United Nations as a disgusting thing in God's sight; since it is posed to become a world government, and as such, it presumes to accomplish what only God's kingdom can possibly accomplish. And since that is prior to the destruction of Babylon the Great the disgusting thing includes the harlot with her cup full of disgusting things. 6:9,10) In fact, in December of 1918 the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America publicly came out in favor of the then-proposed League of Nations as being the political expression of the kingdom of God on earth.. These troubles are notsigns of the end; the disciples must be ready to stand firm through them (24:4-8, 13). (Matt. 5 Ways to Maintain Unity amid Disagreement, If God Is for Us: Standing Accused with Romans 8, When (and How) to Avoid Contentious People. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. (a)Whom, then, does this indicate Christendoms desolator to be? See Insight on the Scriptures Disgusting thing). But more often throughout the Bible abomination refers to major covenant violations, especially idolatry (in Deuteronomy alone, see 7:25, 13:6-16, 17:2-5, 18:9-12, 27:15, 32:16). It is then, in the future, when the disgusting thing will be put into place. 11 Well then, is it the desolator? (a)To be true to type, Christendoms desolation must come within what time period, and Daniel associates that time period with the placing of what? In the Hebrew, the meaning is the same and is associated with pagan idols. 9. 17 Nineteen centuries ago great tribulation came upon the ancient Jewish Jerusalem. (b)Thus the great tribulation such as has not occurred since the worlds beginning begins and ends upon whom? All of them are armed, more heavily and destructively so than has been the case of the nations in all previous history. Jehovahs Witnesses are well aware that the disgusting thing originally appeared in the form of the Roman armies, which was foretold in the 9th chapter of Daniel. (Rev. From ana and ginosko; to know again, i.e. What is the connection between the prophecies of Daniel and Jesus? The angel goes on to relate: How long will the vision of the constant feature and of the transgression causing desolation continue, to make both the holy place and the army things to trample on?, This prophecy will have a second and larger fulfillment. PREVIOUS Matthew 24:14 NEXT Matthew 24:16. But Jehovah God has a heavy account to settle with all the rest of the world empire of false religion, namely, Babylon the Great. onward. CHRISTENDOM is represented by her hundreds of religious sects. I will cause my two witnesses to prophesy for 1,260 days dressed in sackcloth.. The Watchtower first began teaching that the League of Nations was the original abomination as well as the manifestation of the symbolic scarlet-colored beast of Revelation back around 1929. not exist, is not in force anymore. the constant feature has been removed and there has been a placing of the disgusting thing that is causing desolation.Dan. And the prophecy says that the disgusting thing "causes desolation" because the United Nations will play a key role in the destruction of all false religion. Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary. He says, "When ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is at hand." 2. Who was it that suggested such an almost unbelievable thing, and how? And an army was given over, together with the constant feature, because of transgression; and it kept throwing truth to the earth, and it acted and had success., In the next verse the fierce-looking king is shown to also bring desolation upon a holy place. The "abomination of desolation" is a Hebrew idiom, meaning "the abomination that maketh desolate." St. Luke ( Luke 21:20) does not use the expression; it would have sounded strange to his Gentile readers. Jesus Christ gave his prophecy on the desolating of the Jewish Jerusalem which showed such unbelief toward him as the Messiah or Christ. So how could the international peace-and-security organization promoted by it be the abomination or disgusting thing? 18:4) They did not wait until after the year 1945 nor until after they saw correctly what the disgusting thing is. 25 What, though, about the remnant of Gods chosen ones on whose account the days of the approaching great tribulation will be cut short in order for some flesh to be saved by not having too long a tribulation? That empire has ceased to exist, and Rome today is the center of the most populous and powerful part of Christendom. He uttered that remarkable prophecy in connection with foretelling the sign of . The chief promoter of this international organization for world peace and security was the Seventh World Power, the Anglo-American dual world power. "When you see the disgusting thing that will cause destruction standing where it should not (let the reader take note), those of you in Judea should flee to the mountains. to read. Eusebius, the first great historian of the church, says that when the Romans fell upon Jerusalem, the church at Jerusalem . Here is a link to a Watchtower article fleshing out the setting leading up to the desolation of Jerusalem. According to the description there given, this triumphant war on the part of the Lamb of God will bring great tribulation upon the former patronizers and consorts of Babylon the Great (including Christendom). It seems likely that the numerous institutions of the United Nations, as well as associated institutions like the IMF, Bank of International Settlements, and the World Bank, stand poised to become a functioning world government in the future in the aftermath of the inevitable crash of the present economic and political system. Why, hate will soon lead to the destruction of the Babylonish world empire of false religion. The, the definite article. It should be noted, however, that Daniel 11:31-35 and 12:9, 11 connect a 'disgusting thing causing desolation' with "the time of the end." It is reasonable that the development of this latter expression of 'the disgusting thing causing desolation' in the time of the end should follow the . "Abomination of desolation" is a phrase from the Book of Daniel describing the pagan sacrifices with which the 2nd century BCE Greek king Antiochus IV Epiphanes replaced the twice-daily offering in the Jewish temple, or alternatively the altar on which such offerings were made. Rbi8 pp. A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases. In Matthew 24:29-31 Jesus said: 28 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. The word "abomination" in the Greek means something that is disgusting and is oftentimes associated with that which is defiling and/or idolatrous. Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house, and let the man in the field not return to pick up his outer garment. Additional prophecies of a disgusting thing. Look! jw2019 So we need to be alert to identify the modern-day " disgusting thing that is causing desolation" and then to be sure that we get out of the danger zone. Therefore, if people say to you, Look! Well, the United Nations of today cannot be called a Christian organization, for about half of the 127 member nations of which it is composed do not profess to be Christian. 12:4-11; see also 11:40. (a)Why does not the scarlet-colored wild beast gain a reward for being used as an instrument in devastating Babylon the Great? Accordingly, concerning the final efforts of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, we read, in Revelation 17:12-14: 22 And the ten horns that you [the apostle John] saw mean ten kings, who have not yet [in Johns day] received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings one hour with the wild beast [the international organization for world peace and security; the disgusting thing that causes desolation]. in the tribulation upon Jerusalem it was the armed forces of the Sixth World Power (Imperial Rome) that acted as the disgusting thing that causes desolation. In the coming great tribulation as it affects the antitypical unfaithful Jerusalem (Christendom), it is the members of the Eighth World Power that carry out the work of the disgusting thing that is causing desolation. And are these members of the Eighth World Power armed? At whichever spot. Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! But inexplicably the army withdrew. Already a winner-takes-all economic war is underway. the conclusion of the system of things. (Matt. These will battle with the Lamb, but, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. That is almost unbelievable! "The daily sacrifice will be stopped. What does the need to cut short the days to save flesh mean for the system of things? pagan Roman armies surrounded the holy city Jerusalem, now the center of Jewish revolt against Rome. Disgusting Things of Babylon the Great. It may seem to us that they asked three questions: But a close reading shows that Jesus heard and answered two questions. Now, though, Jehovahs Witnesses expect Jesus words to be realized in the future, coinciding with the attack of the beast upon the harlot. Ancient Jewish Jerusalem was not a type of Babylon the Great but was a type of the most prominent and powerful part of Babylon the Great, namely, Christendom. In what sense should readers flee to the mountains? 36. Many will rove about, and the true knowledge will become abundant. According to Daniel's prophecy, Da chapter eleven, verse 31 thirty-one, the "disgusting thing" is something that is put in place during the struggle between the "king of the north" and the "king of the south." That verse reads: "And they will certainly put in place the disgusting thing that is causing desolation." The fall of Jerusalem, Jesus return, and the end of the age were one complex event in their minds. See Insight on the Scriptures . That destructive hate must therefore strike at Christendom, the hypocritical Christian organization. When he comes it will be pointless for an unbeliever to try to flee. So those who make up the wild beast oppose those who practice the true Christianity and who preach and faithfully stick to Gods Messianic kingdom, in which the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, serves as King under Him. Likewise, to fulfill that prophetic type, great tribulation must come upon her antitype, Christendom. By means of his angels he is separating the individual members of the nations just as an Oriental shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. (Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures idols and the false gods they represented are depicted as disgusting things. Is Narcissism the Problem Behind Pastors Moral Failures? If you think you know the answer, maybe we should look into this prophecy a little more closely. . Acts 8:30,31 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? (a)What signal were the chosen ones of nineteen centuries ago given to flee at once from Judea? No, even though they may love still the various non-Christian religious elements of Babylon the Great. From the time when the regular daily offering is removed and an abominable thing that causes desolation is set up, there will be one thousand two hundred ninety days. When Jesus gives instruction concerning future events, his purpose is not to satiate our curiosity or answer all or our speculative questions. Love of Christendom is not going to deepen or to spread. In the 1st century CE it was taken up by the authors of the gospels in the context of the Roman destruction of . . But, alas, post-WWI Germany did not have anything to do with setting up the League. Since when after the great tribulation of ancient Jerusalem has this gathering of the chosen ones been going on, and under guidance of what? 24:15, 16) In the first fulfillment, the "standing in a holy place" occurred in 66 C.E . 21,22. GREAT TRIBULATION ENVELOPS ALL THE SYSTEM OF THINGS. The apocalyptic picture in Mt 24 verse29 also calls for sobriety of judgment.a. 24:30; 25:31-46. And a believer will not wantto flee. As regards the proper identification of the they who put in place the disgusting thing, we must look to the 13th chapter of Revelation, where we are informed that a two-horned beast will ascend from the bowels of the earth and authoritatively speak as a dragon commanding that an image of the seven-headed beast be made, which then comes to life. 4 In the spring of the year 33C.E. . No! (a)We look forward to see members of the United Nations act together as what toward Christendom? From nous; to exercise the mind, i.e. 'Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. Necessarily, then, desolation for Babylon the Great must also include desolation for Christendom. 13. (a)What other gathering under angelic guidance has been going on since 1935C.E.? Tugis life was full of dignity and worth. Calling to mind the words of the Lord Jesus, discerning Christians living in Judea and Jerusalem seized the opportunityto flee before the disgusting thing returned three and a half years later bringing utter desolation upon the holy city. The reader may wonder, Why so? Obviously, the desolation of Jerusalem, as horrific as it was, did not result in a great tribulation that obliged God to cut short on account of the chosen ones. Instrumental in executing this judgment of Jehovah God upon her will be the modern-day disgusting thing that causes desolation, the Eighth World Power. . It cannot possibly apply to Jesus return. After all, this prophecy alerts God's Named People to the timing of Vindicating Jehovah's Sacred and Holy Name. - And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.The Septuagint is, "From the time the sacrifice is taken away for ever, and the abomination of desolation is prepared to be set up, are a thousand two hundred and ninety days." Jesus gave relatively little attention to the question When? and much toward the question How shall we live faithfully? Preaching on such texts today should be shaped by Jesus concern for the welfare and endurance of his church. by Syrian King AntiochusIV (Epiphanes). 3. The United Nations will attack Christendom and the rest of Babylon the Great, as also foretold at Revelation 17:16-18. It states: And arms will stand up, proceeding from him; and they will profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and remove the constant feature. Read discussions, or register to add your comments or ask questions, (Most modern translations use the term abomination, rather than disgusting thing. For comparison check out, Calling to mind the words of the Lord Jesus, discerning Christians living in Judea and Jerusalem seized the opportunity. Such fleeing out of Christendom has meant also fleeing out of Babylon the Great, for Christendom is also an integral part of religious Babylon the Great. 1. For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought. (Rev. 17,18. The survivors on earth will look back at the desolating of Christendom and of all Babylon the Great and the supernatural destruction of all the remainder of this system of things as proving to be just what Jesus Christ foretold it would be. Daniel 9:26-27 refers to a prince who will destroy the city (Jerusalem) along with its temple and sacrifices, and on the wings of abominations shall come one who makes desolate. Two chapters later there is another reference to an abomination in connection to the temple: forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the regular burnt offering. Jesus' reference to "the disgusting thing that is causing desolation" (11:31), in his prophecy about the sign of his presence, shows that this power struggle of the two kings continues right down to "the conclusion of the system of things." From eremoo; despoliation. Soldiers even began undermining the wall of the temple to get at the militant zealots who were holed up in it. Besides that inconvenient fact, the U.S. was not even a member of it. . However, for the reason previously stated it simply cannot be true that the U.N. is presently in the role of the image the idol brought to life by the resuscitated beast. What is the sign of the close of this age. 20. Not only were the United States and the British Empire the principal creators of the United Nations Organization during the Second World War, but they will force the nations to accept the United Nations as a world government in the future. 7 What, though, is the disgusting thing that will soon bring Christendom to complete desolation? Who says so? That two-horned beast is properly understood to be the Anglo-American dyad. , 1 Corinthians 14:7,8,20 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 10. But they make perfect sense if Jesus predicts that another abomination of desolation, like Antiochus Epiphanes of Daniel, is coming. With her the nonreligious elements of this system of things have committed fornication in a spiritual sense, sharing with her in her crimes against the faithful people of Jehovah God and against all the rest of his earthly human creatures. She is an international religious harlot, for the kings of the earth commit spiritual fornication with her and the commercial leaders of the earth do business with her. 35. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc. (Space forbids that I address double and partial fulfillments of elements of 24:3-35.

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