Matthew Chapter 26 Discussion

  • Rick Colombe on Matthew 26
    "The abomination of desolation sitting in the holy place". Could I ask for interpretation on this?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Hi Rick.

    I hold the view that this is a future event,

    Mid way through the tribulation period.

    Here's a Googled Discriptural outline.

    Abomination of desolation"[Notes 1] is a phrase from the Book of Daniel describing the pagan sacrifices with which the 2nd century BCE Greek king Antiochus IV replaced the twice-daily offering in the Jewish temple, or alternatively the altar on which such offerings were made.[1] In the 1st century CE it was taken up by the authors of the gospels in the context of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in the year 70,[2] with Mark giving Jesus a speech concerning the Second Coming,[3] Matthew 24:15-16 adding a reference to Daniel,[4] and Luke Luke 21:20-21 giving a description of the Roman armies ("But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies"); in all three it is likely that the authors had in mind a future eschatological (i.e., end-time) event, and the activities of the anti-Christ.

    ( Mid week tribulation. )

    Daniel 9:27. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    This will be "LIKE" what happened by Greek king Antiochus IV. in 2nd century BCE.

    I hope this helps.

    God bless.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Brother S Spencer, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    I know you believe I spiritalize every thing to much, but I believe that's were the real truth lies.

    Daniel 12:11 And from the TIME the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE SET UP (both at the same time), there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days (42 months, the period of Christ ministry in the flesh, first coming).

    I agree with you about the FIRST abomination in the temple (all physical).

    I BELIEVE, the SECOND time will be in the SPIRITUAL TEMPLE (within us).

    The daily sacrifice was taken away (at the same time) and the abomination that maketh desolate (sinful flesh is enmity to Spirit) set up (at the SAME TIME); at Christ death and resurrection.

    Isaiah 65:4 (This verse isn't LITERAL; like the first abomination, but a shadow of the second). Which remain among the graves (dead in trespasses), and lodge in monuments (we want to be a god in our flesh), which eat swine's flesh (instead of Christ flesh) (symbolic). and broth of abominable things IS IN their vessels (WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, we are the bowls (pots or vessels) on the alter).

    At the end of your comments you said the second abomination that makes desolate would be "LIKE" the first. I don't know whether you were saying the second would also be in a physical temple, or was

    like the first, being a shadow.

    1 Corinthians 15:46 First the natural, then the spiritual.

    Food for thought; the SPIRIT reveals.
  • English sacha - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Hi Earl , I have always thought that the abomination that maketh desolate is the thing that now stands on the site of the temple in Israel . I don't have any evidence for this , it's just the thing that came straight to my mind when I first read about it in Daniel .
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Hi Earl.

    Abomination that maketh desolate.

    Your claim:

    ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE SET UP (both at the same time), there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days (42 months, the period of Christ ministry in the flesh, first coming).

    Your claim.

    The daily sacrifice was taken away (at the same time) and the abomination that maketh desolate (sinful flesh is enmity to Spirit) set up (at the SAME TIME); at Christ death and resurrection. "YOU SAY THAT IS THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION "

    Well Earl " ENTERTAINING" YOUR LOGIC, The flesh was crucified at the death of Christ. And the Spirit brought life at the resurrection. ( 3 days later )THAT'S NOT THE SAME TIME.

    and THAT WHAT MAKETH DESOLATE ACCORDING TO YOUR LOGIC WOULD BE THE SPIRIT. Since it entered the temple/our bodies after the flesh was crucified. This is your interpretation of Daniel 12:11. You claim it's all spiritual.

    Here's further proof why I can't accept your view on this. How do you fit these scriptures into your logic.

    Daniel 9:27. And "HE" SHALL CONFIRM THE COVENANT WITH MANY FOR "ONE WEEK:" and in the midst of the week "HE" shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    And Jesus here:

    Matthew 24:15. When ye therefore shall "SEE" the abomination of desolation, SPOKEN of BY DANIEL THE PROPHET, "STAND" in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

    How could this be speaking of Christ death and resurrection when Jesus lays out events, warnings and a promise of his coming immediately following in

    Mathew 24:16-51.

    This is why I say spiritualizing "ALL" the text you can "Attempt to make it say anything.
  • John - in Reply on Matthew 26
    John I've seen a lot of your comments that don't make any sense the spirit reveals That God is not the author of Confusion.
  • Rick Colombe - in Reply on Matthew 26
    correction: The abomination of desolation "standing" in the holy place spoken of by Daniel the prophet ". Thank you.
  • Glenn - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Lucifer, ( anti-Christ) in Jerusalem claiming to be Jesus
  • Jeanette Champion - in Reply on Matthew 26
    it is not but I believe it is leading up to it, I believe it is the world system... the mark you cannot buy nor sell! cashless is you have the mark!
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Hello Steven and friends. Now, perhaps the vaccine(s) as well as the coming of Covid worldwide, is a distraction or perhaps a test to our peace with God and man as born again believers and thereby needs to be considered with wisdom in our lives, while the mark of the beast has been on going and will come to completion in this age as man leaves his faith ahead of the return of God as Jesus and chooses by fear which is unbelief to buy and sell in His temple the lies of Satan for his cause (man and Satan). God will have Just and Holy vengeance in this matter like Jesus was able to when he entered the Temple with His holy yet tempered vengeance.
  • Robert joaseus on Matthew 26
    Jesus, the Master of Life, said, " I am the Life, the Way and the Truth." when we read of Jesus from the Bible, we can learn and understand life. In life, your friends, or the people you've helped can sometimes betray you. Remember, it was Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus. the man who ate bread from Jesus' table, was the very man who betrayed him to be arrested that night. that is a lesson of life....
  • Patrick on Matthew 26
    U always make me faith nd continue to bless me in almighty of Jesus name
  • Rich on Matthew 26:27
    Good day Sir. the passover was celebrated yearly by the Israelites, it was a festival,which the disciples kept. In the New Testament,Jesus Christ, why then do churches do it any time at,but not yearly? I see Paul in Acts going to witness Pentecost day which follows Passover.

    So, i don't understand y today's church recognize Pentecost day yearly,but refuse to honor The Passover yearly as in scripture.NB: I mean Passover,not easter,please.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 26:27
    The Lord & His disciples recognized & celebrated the Passover because the fulfilment of that Feast was not realized fully until the crucifixion of Christ.

    As the Israelites in Egypt applied the blood of the animal on their doorposts so that the Lord would 'pass over' & not kill their firstborn, so through Christ's death, God's Lamb was sacrificed on our behalf & His Blood applied to our hearts & lives. By faith we accept that work of Grace & through faith the Blood cleanses us from every sin; the Lord seeing the application of the Cross in our lives, means He passes by us & we stand uncondemned & not face eternal death.

    There is no reason for believers in Christ to commemorate Passover, if they do, they would bring themselves under the requirements of its intended meaning & application & that is no longer valid, as what the Israelites looked forward to (maybe, unknowingly), we have fully received through Jesus Christ. Their salvation from the bondage in Egypt is now our salvation from bondage to sin & condemnation.
  • Rich - in Reply on Matthew 26:27
    Thanks for the response. i don't mean the Passover of the Israelites, i mean Christ Jesus,our Passover accordn to 1 corinthians 5 n how he taught his disciples to celebrt. It's a feast so y not yearly,but people do as n when they prefer. Thanks for ya time Sir
  • Shaarei - in Reply on Matthew 26:27
    So not let any man judge your feasts! sabbaths! full moons! ...the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath....therefore jesus is lord of the sabbath! so what can your feasts avail...worship in spirit and truth ...then you will be led in his paths of righteousness and not look to mans traditions of celebrated events that do not matter !

    jesus is the only way !

    and looking upon jesus as he walked he saith behold the lamb of god !

    but you are looking to feasts and hoping to gain approval!

    eyes on jesus!

    faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of god!

    get the word into you !

    get faith in jesus mighty name
  • A Jewish Wedding vs Being Caught Up to Jesus on Matthew 26
    These are actual 7 steps of a Jewish wedding.

    1. First, the Jewish groom barters with the father of the bride. They get together and they go back-and-forth, and barter as to what the deal is going to be.

    2. Once they reach an agreement, the future bride is brought in. And if she approves of it, all three of them drink out of the covenant cup, which means from that time forward they are betrothed.

    3. The groom goes back to his father's house to build their living quarters. It is built right off of the family home. And once the wedding takes place, and they are now married, they will go back to his family's home, and there will be living quarters that will be for them.

    4. The father of the groom decides when the living quarters are done, and when he can go get his bride. What does that tell us? We don't know the time or the hour. It has to be a minimum of one year because it is a time of purity for her. The groom can go get his bride when his father decides it's time.

    5. When the marriage announcement is made, catch this: the people who have already been invited to the wedding feast, they take their positions along the parade route, because the groom is going to get his bride. And there are people stationed in position all the way along the route. They join the parade as it passes by. It is called a parade.

    6. When the groom reaches the bride's house, he stands at a distance and blows the shofar, the trumpet, for the bride to come out and meet him. And the wedding takes place at that time. Do you see anything in there about prophecy? The groom comes to get his bride, and he stands a ways off and blows the trumpet, and she comes out to meet him.

    7. The parade goes back to the groom's house and the wedding feast begins. All of the guests in the parade gather in the Fellowship Hall, and the door is shut. This is not an open public thing.

    Compare this to prophecy in Matthew Chapter 25
  • Julie King - in Reply on Matthew 26
    thank you for the Jewish wedding comments.
  • Prayer for today on Matthew 26
    Please help me to rest in your happiness,

    To allow a smile to linger on my lips,

    To dwell within a wonderful memory,

    To walk back through sunlit places.

    Please help me to awake with hope,

    To engage with life in all its variety,

    To take in the beauty of others joys,

    To touch the souls of those I meet with thankfulness.

    Please help me to sing with faith,

    To carry the truth close in my heart always,

    To rejoice at new life and

    To have peace as I age.

    To taste the kindness of friendship,

    To feel the warmth of embrace.

    Please help me not to miss

    A single drop of heaven,

    To catch each moment

    And drink in the great joy of life.

    Please bring peace to this comment room today and always.

    We ask and receive.
  • Mishael on Matthew 26

    "Satan is styled the "accuser of the brethren" (Rev. 12:10. Comp." "Job 1:6; Zech. 3:1), as seeking to uphold his influence among" "men by bringing false charges against Christians,

    with the view" of weakening their influence and injuring the cause with which they are identified.

    He was regarded by the Jews as the accuser "of men before God, laying to their charge the violations of the" "law of which they were guilty, and demanding their punishment."

    "The same Greek word, rendered "accuser," is found in John 8:10" "(but omitted in the Revised Version); Acts 23:30, 35; 24:8;" "25:16, 18,

    in all of which places it is used of one who brings a" charge against another."

    Mishael: I'm not saying we should tickle ears or stroke egos.

    We should at least spend an equal amount of time Edifying the Brethern. Encouraging, lifting up wilting spirits, undergirding;

    Standing in the gap and in the hedges, sitting in the watchtowers, even,

    Interceding for the Saints, as Jesus is doing.

    We talk the talk, but can we walk the walk of Jesus Christ? All of this knowledge and do we spend time in the Prayer Request room? Praying for the little people? What would Jesus do?

    I don't say this in anger or in accusation. I'm just weary of hoping for change.

    Have a great Saturday. God bless.
  • Mishael on Matthew 26
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  • Andy G van den Berg on Matthew 26

    Also, please read Zechariah 7 and Hebrews 12:25.

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    Greetings from Nova Scotia.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg
  • Alex on Matthew 26
    My Commants to Earl Bowman thank you and GBU
  • Alex on Matthew 26
    Comments by Alex about the Woman in Rev 2 v 5. The law which came 430 yrs after the Abrahamic Covenent did not make void the PROMISE TO ABRAHAM. The Abrahamic Promise was multiplication, I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, This was the Only Promise that God made that he swore by his veryself. The Woman is the very best example of multiplication, Christ has sowed his seed in this WOMAN which is humanity,its her Child that is a baby Christ that is gona be multiplied as the Stars of Heaven Impling her Child are children meaning many . In the last days God is gonna turn the hearts of the FATHERS to the Children meaning the H.G PLURAL.Remember her Child, the manchild is gonna rule the whole world simply b/c he is gona be born in the hearts of humanity and this is how satan is gonna be destroyed by that GREAT PROMISE of multiplication of Christ seed, the words of the new covenant, the parable of the sower and his seed etc. His seed will bruise your head etc our carnal minds is satans head. In rev 12 we see that there is war in heaven meaning in our minds our spirits etc But the manchild wins he is the result of Christ seed etc We be the WOMAN.This 12 th chapter is solely multiplication of Christ seed, which are the children of the kingdom which fulfills the law. THIS WOMAN is like the Mona Lisa of the new covenant for us sinners, she is screaming we must be bornagain of an incoruptible seed then the law will be fulfilled by multiplcation of Christ seed etc. them that are born of God cannot sin, Whats so beautiful about this woman is she is HUMANITY, If i be lifted up i will draw ALL MAN UNTO ME. OK GBU
  • Andy G van den Berg on Matthew 26
    To ALEX

    Your latest comment is after religious and man-made doctrines (Isaiah 29:13; Col. 2:18; 1 Tim. 1:6,7; Titus 1:14) and not after Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Rev. 12:9).

    The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God (1 Cor. 2:14), and we know that ye have not the love of God in you (John 5:42). Therefore our message remains the same: Ye must repent and invite you to learn what it means. see message a few comments down.

    He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man (1 Cor. 2:15).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7)

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Alex on Matthew 26
    REV 12 V 5 Comments by Alex about being bornagain of an incorruptible seed,THE Woman in rev 12 is the best example of the new birth.And she keeps the COMMANDMENTS simply b/c she has been born of God her Child is a baby Christ .Remember them that are born of God cannot sin KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS means we love our neighbor as our selves and God with all our hearts on these 2 commandments hang all the laws and the prophets. But this is not possible without being bornagain of that incorruptible seed meaning the words of the new covenant that are gonna be sown in our hearts. Her Child is a baby Christ which is the H.G. The multiplication of Christ the Child of PROMISE. Her TESTIMONY means the seed of CHRIST, Even in th natural a mans seed is his testimony. Her child is the testimony of Christ his seed etc. Christ IS THE FATHER of her Child . Them that are born of GOD CANNOT SIN Thats how she keeps the commandments, thats how he will fulfill the law by making it impossible to sin via his seed etc. What is so wonderfull about this woman is she is humanity that is gonna be born of God, Her child is the real H.G. The child of Promise making it impossible to sin as them that are born of God cannot sin. Jesus said he that soweth that good seed is the son of man,Thats how the woman got pregnant she heard the words of Christ ( his seed ) His voice etc which caused her much sorrows a pregnancy, B/C i have spoken these words sorrows have filled your hearts but after the child comes ( the H.G ) Her sorrows are turned into Joy. Thats y he is saying unless you receive the kingdom as a lil child you will in no wise enter there in.Rev 12 v 10 John decribes the Child as the Kingdom, and salvation is now come etc. And the woman keeps the COMMANDMENTS simply b/c them that are born of God cannot sin.Doncha see that keeping the commandments fulfills the law simply b/c the woman has been born of God that new birth etc.Its love that fulfills the law.But without his WORD we have no love.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Alex, you are correct, when we are born again we cannot sin because we believe the words that Christ has spoken. Ezekiel 36:24-27 For I (Christ) will take you (those born again) from among the heathen, and gather you out of all the countries, and will bring you into your land (kingdom of heaven, Christ in you). (vs) 25 Then will I (Christ in you) sprinkle clean water (baptism of Christ, baptism of Spirit, Christ in you) upon you, and ye shall be clean, from all your filthiness, and from all your idols ( works of your hands), will I (Christ) cleanse you. (vs) 26 A new heart (mind of Christ, the new heaven) also will I (Christs works, I am the potter you are the clay) give (grace) you, and a new Spirit (Christ in you) will I [Christ in You, (I John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons or God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear [to you, the day of the Lord, today is the day harden not your heart (mind)] , we (children of the resurrection) shall be like him (Christ): and I will take away the stony heart (carnal mind, old heaven) out of your (carnal) flesh, and I will give (grace) you an heart (mind of Christ, new heaven) of (Spirit) flesh. (vs) 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause (working of Christ, causing us to love our brothers, love our enemies,no sin) you to walk in my statutes (love all) and to keep my judgements (words), and do them. Psalms 92:4-6 For though Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. (vs) 5 O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. (vs) 6 A brutish man (beast) knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. Psalms 64:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee.....
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Hi Earl,

    I believe the opposite of what you stated, because of what I see in the scriptures. God forgiving our sin and cleaning us is different than claiming someone cannot sin- that it's impossible. That's a logical leap into a whole different territory in which there's a mountain of scripture warning us against sin (including Christians) and no scriptures saying it's impossible for us to sin. It's also different than God 'not seeing sin' due to grace covering us as long as we're following Christ (a Christian). The old testament verses above do not mean someone cannot sin. If no one can sin, what's the point of asking for forgiveness? If no one can sin, what's the point of avoiding sin and striving to be perfect like Jesus said? If no one can sin, what's the point of spreading the gospel? If no one can sin, then you can ignore the Bible and just follow the world and do whatever sin you want with no consequence? The Bible already said that's not the case. Paul wrote about his fleshly struggles to sin- if there was no sin would it make sense that he would write that? If no sin, does that mean you can't blaspheme the holy spirit, either? Why would Jesus preach and challenge his followers with all these instructions if they couldn't sin and their actions were irrelevant. Satan is the father of lies and one of these teachings is truth and one is a lie. They are not both true. So, if satan was going to deceive someone is it likely they would deceive someone into being 'gooder' than they need to be or to be 'badder'- to convince them it's ok to sin, that you will surely 'not' be punished for it. To me that sounds like the same being behind the 1st temptation in the garden of eden- the father of lies is always not far away from any false teaching. Once saved, always saved is another teaching people often distort in order to justify sinning and blaspheming against God.

    Here's what the Bible actually says:

    James 2:17

    Romans 6:15

    Hebrews 10:26

    Rom 7:22

    Matthew 7:21

    John 14:15

    Matt 5:13

    Matthew 7:26-27

    Eph 5:5-6

    Rom 11:19-23

    God bless...
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Adam, it is not possible for us (carnal man) to not sin. When you are born of the Spirit you no longer have a carnal mind, but you are given (graced) with the mind of Christ. This grace was bestowed on us by the power of the resurrection. Coming to this truth takes hundreds and hundreds of hours in Gods word and the gracing of the Holy Spirit. I John 3:8-9 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested (revealed), that he (Christ) might destroy the works of the devil (carnal mind). Whosoever is born of God doth not sin; because his (Christ) seed remaineth in him: and he (child of the resurrection, birthed by the woman: Revelation 12:1) cannot sin, because he is born of God. Philippians 2:5-6 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (vs) 6 Who, being in the form (image of God) thought it not robbery to be equal with God: John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought to kill him, because he not only healed on the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father (who is your Father) making himself equal with God. Does God sin. Ephesians: 4:13 Till we all come into the unity of the faith (Christ), and or the knowledge (mind of Christ) of the Son of God, unto a perfect (mature) man, unto the measure of the fulness of Christ:
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 26
    Earl, thanks for your response.

    If you believe it's impossible for a Christian to sin, does that mean tonight your or I can commit any sin we'd like and it wouldn't be sin? I'm a Christian and just like Paul have struggles of the flesh and part of me would really like to commit a fleshly sin tonight. Is your belief that I can proceed to do that and not be sinning? What if I do the same tomorrow and the next day for the rest of my life and add more sins too, do you truly believe there be no consequence? At what point does a Christian suddenly become 'was never a Christian'?

    Did you hover over any of the verses above and do you feel they are consistent with what you're saying here, like Hebrews 10:26?

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