Daniel 11:31-33, History Or Prophecy?

Q. Will the rapture take place before the event mentioned in Daniel 11:31-33,which talks about the church falling by the sword, and being burned, captured, or plundered?

A. Daniel 11:31-33 is a prophecy about the first abomination of desolation that rendered the temple in Jerusalem unfit for use in about 167 BC, over 200 years before the Church was born. It was during the time when the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes invaded Israel and led to the Maccabean Revolt.

This period of time in Israel was very similar to the coming Great Tribulation and provides a great historical preview of the end times. You’ll find the future abomination of desolation mentioned in Daniel 9:27 and Matt. 24:15, where Jesus said it would mark the beginning of the Great Tribulation.

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