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Matthew 24:15 Abomination

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The abomination tells us what will happen during the tribulation time. These verses give specific things those who are in Israel to do. Those believing in Jesus will not go through the tribulation.

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Matthew 24:15-31

15. “One specific sign of the end would be the ‘abomination (meaning ‘detestable thing’ that causes desolation’ (meaning ‘devastation, destruction, depopulation’).” (Daniel 8:13; 9:27; 11:31; 12:11) [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from]

“According to Daniel, the abomination takes place half-way trough the 70th week of Daniel.” ([The Moody Bible Commentary], The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014; 1500)

16-17. “Destruction will arrive so quickly that believers must waste no time in their flight (vv. 16-18). Believers must take to the hills in the Judean countryside away from Jerusalem, where it would be harder for invaders to fight and capture them.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 358)

18. “If a worker in the fields leaves his cloak at the end of the row in the early morning when it is cool, and the word comes that the abomination of desolation has appeared, he is not to go back and get his cloak, but he is to start running.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 129)

19. “This reveals His great care and concern for mothers and little children.” (McGee, 129)


20. “During the winter, roads were wet, muddy, and could be extremely hard to travel on. On the Sabbath, they might be more reluctant to flee as it would violate the command to rest, or they might not find much help along the way.” (Moody, 1500

21. “This tribulation is unique; there has been nothing like it in the history of the world, and there will never be anything like it.” (McGee, 129)

22. “During this period, God will care for His elect, referring to Jews and Gentiles who believe and are converted.’The elect’ here do not refer to the church since the church will have been raptured at least three-and-one half years previously.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 88)

23. “World conditions will be so terrible that men will wonder if any relief will come, and this will give false christs opportunities to deceive many.” (Wiersbe, 88)

24. “In contrast to Jesus, the false messiahs and false prophets will freely work miracles to promote themselves.” (Moody, 1501)

25. I have told you this before. Listen to Jesus.

26. “Believers can be misled in other ways, such as looking for him in some remote or hidden place.” (Blomberg, 361)

27. This verse “indicates that the return of Jesus to the earth will be sudden, like a stroke of lighting.” (Wiersbe, 89)

28. This verse describes “metaphorically how all people will be drawn to see Christ upon his return, just as certainly as vultures gather to devour a corpse or animal carcass.” (Blomberg, 361)


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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004


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