October 05, 2008

Abomonation / Desolation

We will be talking about the Abomination of Desolation that Daniel prophesied about in Daniel 12:11. Lets take a look at that verse.

Daniel 12:11

11And 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.

Anyone who believes in the the "7 Year Tribulation" also believes in a third temple being built and the "Anti-Christ" will go into the temple to be worshiped and that is the "Abomination that maketh Desolate". However, we should forget about John Darby's dispensation because it is a theory and is not support by scripture.

With that said, lets use the prophetic 1 Day equals 1 Year to decrypt this prophecy. 1290 days is what is prophesied in this verse, which is actually 1290 years according to God. When should this prophecy begin? Well, the verse tells us, "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away".

In 583 BC, the priests were taken captive by the Babylonians. There was no one left to make sacrifices. Therefore, this was the last time sacrifices were taken away from the temple. So, lets work out the prophesied 1290 days and see where it ends up.

(1290 Levitical Years) x (.9857 Solar Conversion) = 1271.55 Solar Days
(583 BC) + (1271 Solar Years) = 688 AD

What happened in 688 AD? Between 685 AD and 705 AD the third most Holiest Mosque was built on the Temple Mount. Abd el Malik ibn Marwan, built a memorial to Muhammad, the Dome of the Rock, on Gods temple mount!

The "Dome of the Rock" is the "Abomination that maketh Desolate".

Now we know that a person named the Anti-Christ is not what makes the Temple Mount Desolate nor is the Abomination of Desolation future tense. Therefore, it can not be a part of a FUTURE "7 Year Tribulation".

Praise God! It gets better! If that isn't enough proof for you, lets take a look at Revelation 11:2.
Revelation 11:2
2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
"In 685, the Moslem governor of Jerusalem, one Kalifah Abd el Malik ibd Marwan, began clearing the temple mount. He used the local people to do so, including the Christians and Jews still living in the city. When the bedrock was exposed, they found two solid rock promontories within 300 feet of each other. The one to the south they named as-Sakhra and over as-Sakhra they built the memorial to Muhammad, the Dome of the Rock, the actual construction of which began in 688."

"Over the other promontory, an unusually flat stone, to the north and slightly west of as-Sakhra a little, unimposing cupola was constructed they aptly named "The Dome of the Spirits" or "The Dome of the Tablets". Having no science of archaeology during those days, guess what? They built the "Dome of the Rock" in the wrong place."

In Revelation 11:2 tells us, "the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months". Lets start from when the "Dome of the Rock" was built (688 AD) and add the 42 months to that date and see what the end date is.

Being that we are using a verse in the New Testament, there is no need for the conversion (.9857) because the New Testament was written in Greek which uses the Solar Calendar.

(356.24 Days) / (12 Months) = 30.44 Days per Month
(42 Months) x (30.44 Days) = 1279
(688 AD) + (1279) = 1967 AD

What happened in 1967 AD? Israel became a free nation after winning what is know as the 6-Day War. Guess what the Holy City had just stopped being "tread down by the Gentiles" when they won that war. Prophetic accuracy is awesome!

God Bless You,

Martin Taylor