Abomination of Desolation (scriptures compared)
Luke specifically helps us understand that the "desolation" that Jesus spoke of, in the scriptures shown below, was for the LAST DAYS. How do we know that? Because Jesus tells us that Jerusalem (the city AND the temple-site) would be left without "one stone upon another." That has not happened yet! Some "scholars" say that Luke is wrong. I say that Luke's writings are critical for us to know the true definition of the "Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet".... let him that readeth [that means us!] understand!
Here, we want to bring the important scriptures into view, side-by-side. We start with the records of when Jesus was looking down upon and weeping over Jerusalem. Watch how Luke interprets the prophecies of Jesus when he speaks of the stones of "the city" of Jerusalem which, of course, include the entire temple site:
Mat 23:37-39: 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. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Luk 13:34-35 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Luk 19:37-44: And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest... And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
It starts: "And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down..." (after reading through verse 14 carry on...)
Mat 24:15 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:)
Mar 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,)
Luk 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
Mat 24:16 Then [when ye see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place] let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Mar 13:14 then [when ye see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not] let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Luk 21:21 Then [when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies] let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains;
Mat 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Mar 13:15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
Luk 21:21 and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
Mat 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Mar 13:16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
Mat 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Mar 13:17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Luk 21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days!...
Mat 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day
Mar 13:18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
Mat 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Mar 13:19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
Luk 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Luk 21:23 ...for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
Luk 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Mat 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Mar 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.