When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads…
The prophecy was by no means exhausted by what happened to Jerusalem. Though it begins there, it does not stop there. History repeats itself.
1. Were the last days of Jerusalem calamitous days, times of great tribulation, violence, and war — so will it be at the ending period of the present world.
2. Jerusalem's day of judgment come on in a seemingly natural course of things — so also will it be at the coming of the great day. It will have much less of the immediately supernatural than we imagine.
3. Were those last clays of the old economy days of abounding falsehood and deception — the same is to occur again.
4. The zealots in the days of Jerusalem's troubles would by no means believe what was before them, or what wickedness they were enacting in the name of truth. They relied on their covenant privileges. So will it be in the end.
5. We are not left without consolation and hope. There was an elect who escaped the destruction when Jerusalem fell. Jesus will save His own in the day of doom.
(J. A. Seiss, D. D.)
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