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The Destruction of Jerusalem (6 of 6)
How Prophecy is Fulfilled
Daniel 9:26-27; Matthew 24:15-16; Luke 19:41-44; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
At this point we should lay the historic foundation and take some time to look at the destruction of Jerusalem. After Jesus' triumphant entry, He looked over Jerusalem and wept. Look at Luke 19
41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 "For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44 "and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation."
Jesus also added:
15 " Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. - Matthew 24:15-16
This was the day that God's people should have recognized. Not only did they fail to recognize it, but the leaders did everything in their power to prevent this day from arriving. Jesus foretold of this destruction on several occasions. In Luke 21 the disciples were talking about how marvelous and beautiful the temple was. The temple was the pride and glory of Israel. Jesus said that not one stone would be left on the temple. Because of these prophecies, the early Christians recognized the coming destruction and were able to escape.
Look again at Daniel 9:
26 "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with ...
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