Sherry, you went to great effort and detail to respond to my inquiry. I do appreciate that.
I, as do you, see the referenced scriptures as metaphors pointing to the spiritual House of God, those saints who harbor His spirit and nature and the environment they will experience. Our Lord came teaching in parables, why should we not think that physical metaphors would appear throughout the recorded Word of God?
So many eschatologists have tried to determine end-time events based on the metaphor rather than the interpretation of the metaphor and it has just lead to a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding. In the late 70's I was trying to teach Revelation from one of Salem Kirban's books. At that time the European Community was seen as a major player in end time events. If we have to wait for them to get together for events to play out we will be here forever. No...there is another answer and it is the world wide efforts and organization by the NWO.
Should I go on... I get weary of thinking and typing quite quickly but I now have an understanding of the Abomination of Desolation and the 1290 days. Rather than doing a lot of cut and paste, this website www.shamah-elim.info, has series of writings on Matt. 24. They make interesting reading and might prove informative if you (any Dove reading this - not just Sherry) as the reader lay aside all past teachings and opinions and give the Holy Spirit an opportunity to advance your understanding. Wipe clean the chalk board of your mind and heart and proceed. This particular article addresses the AD.... http://shamah-elim.info/discabom.htm Happy hunting!
Now Dan. 12:11-13 tells us that this abomination, this stench in the nostrils of YHWH, was SET UP after 1290 days. 1290 days from what? From the time the regular sacrifice was abolished. Well who abolished the regular sacrifice? OUR HEAVENLY FATHER DID BY SENDING HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO DIE ON AN OLD RUGGED CROSS AS THE FINAL SACRIFICE FOR SIN.
So if the Shamah-elim writer is correct about the AD and the if the Bible is correct about the 1290 days then what happened about three and a half years after the Crucifixion that would have been classified as an abomination? If the Bible speaks of it then the Bible also has the answer!! Here is what the Holy Spirit led me to.....
Acts 6:1-2: 1) Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. 2) Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said,"It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.
Why was it only the Hellenists who were complaining? Because they were not "pure" Jews and the Hebraic Jews were extremely egocentric and felt themselves too good to serve lesser ones!! They were prejudiced against the Hellenists and prejudice is rooted in pride.
Apparently the disciples did not have a problem serving others but they got religious and in hypocrisy SEPARATED THEMSELVES from the assembly as a whole to avoid having to serve the lesser Jews, the Hellenists. Thus the Abomination of Desolation for was set up and it stood in the midst of the assembly. And the same mentality exists to this day. The clergy sees themselves as superior to laity. Our Lord never intended this to be. He called us to function on a peer level with all with the Holy Spirit as our teacher.
But... Dan 12:11 says that many will be purged, purified and refined..... In the centuries and decades following the 1290 days that has happened as stated and those who have been cooperative with that process and have been cleansed are now on the verge of experiencing a monumental event at the onset of the 1335 days.
"Blessed are they that attain unto the 1335 days..." sounds a lot like "Blessed and holy are those who attain unto the first resurrection..." doesn't it?
Hope all who read this find it informative.