Daniel 9 provides 3 markers that the world will see prior to destruction – the Day of the Lord:
- Command to restore and build Jerusalem – accomplished in 2 Chronicles 36:22 by Cyrus;
- Messiah appears and is cut off – accomplished in the gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John;
- Abomination which makes desolate set up – I believe this was accomplished in February 2020.
Daniel goes on to mention this abomination multiple times. Daniel 8:13 calls it the transgression of desolation; and Daniel 9:27 and 11:31 call it the “… abomination that maketh desolate…” and, with each mention, we are told that the establishment of the abomination that makes desolate will be confirmed by the cessation of the daily prayers and sacrifices.
Ezekiel 8 explains what the abomination that makes desolate is in describing the abominations that brought about the desolations or destruction of Jerusalem.
I believe we learn through this chapter that there isn’t a singular “abomination” that marks Jerusalem for destruction, but rather, the singular abomination was an indicator of a multitude of underlying and hidden abominations – manifestations of pride, violence, and finally, wickedness – that resulted in Jerusalem’s destruction, as it will be for that final Gentile world power.
Has anyone else come to this or a different understanding of Ezekiel 8?