When, and how, does the temple mount first become "un-desolate" again, before the beast can desolate the third temple?The temple became desolate when Jesus departed from there, after he had preached against the scribes and Pharisees.Jesus, who is God manifest in the flesh, with all the fulness of the Godhead bodily:
I Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
So, when Jesus departed from the temple, it was like Ichabod.It was like the Ichabod in I Samuel 4 from the tabernacle, or in Ezekiel 10 from the first temple.Then the second temple became Ichabod when Jesus departed.Jesus then said that they would also not see him from that point forward,until they say, "Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord".
Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.39 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.Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
So, for the next nearly 40 years, the second temple stood in desolation, until it was finally torn down by the Romans.During those years, unbelieving priests trod under foot the blood of the Son of God, by continuing with the blood of bulls and goats.
Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Those sacrifices, by those priests who despised and rejected Jesus, were an abomination, up until the Romans destroyed the temple.So, what if in the near future, a third temple is rebuilt?Then blood sacrifices would be started again by priests who still despise and reject Jesus and his blood.Why would the blood of bulls and goats suddenly be accepted again by the LORD, when the blood of Jesus has already been shed?Would that not still be an abomination, because of their unbelief and rejection of the blood of Jesus?So, how could those unacceptable sacrifices suddenly make the temple "un-desolate" again, without Jesus?I've been taught for years, that the beast will put an image in the third temple and make it desolate.My question is what would make it "un-desolate" again, without Jesus, so that the beast could then make it desolate?