The Gospels and Revelation

(Matthew 24:15-22,29; Luke 21:20-25; Revelation 11:2; 12:10-13; 13:2)

Once we understand the meaning of the “abomination of desolation,” we will understand all of Jesus’ prophecies in Matthew 24 and Luke 21.

Jesus said, “When you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”1Mat 24:15 — When we “see” the abomination of desolation, we need to flee to the mountain of the Lord’s house to find our salvation.

“When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.”2Luk 21:20 — New Jerusalem was surrounded by the army of demons described in Daniel 8 and 11.

“Woe to those who are pregnant and nursing babes in those days.”3Mat 24:19; Luk 21:23 — In Revelation 12, we read that the dragon persecuted the elect lady and her children.

“For then there will be a Great Tribulation.”4Mat 24:21 — Satan accused the saints day and night.

“And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations.”5Luk 21:24 — The saints were taken captive by the beast with seven heads and ten horns.

“They will trample the Holy City underfoot until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled.”6Luk 21:24 — This was explained in Revelation 11: “The Gentiles … will trample the Holy City underfoot for forty-two months.”7Rev 11:2

“Unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved.”8Mat 24:22 — No one could be saved by the true Gospel because the Church was desolate of the holy spirit.

But “straight from the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light and the stars will fall.”9Mat 24:29 — In the last days, the holy spirit will be poured out again. This is described in the fourth trumpet as the darkening of the sun, moon, and stars, which represent the lawless in the kingdom of heaven.