God knew when He first brought the children of Israel out of Egypt
and initiated the Old Covenant faith that this form of worship would
continue to exist even after the establishment of the New Covenant.
It was for this reason that God predetermined the period
of time which would pass before He brought an end to such
'sacrifice and offering'.
Nevertheless, God in the prophecy has promised to send an end-time
witness before bringing the time of 'great tribulation'.
The prophecy indicates that this prophetic desolation of the Jewish
organizations could be prevented if they responded to the verse 26
end-time anointed 'Elijah' before the arrival of the desolator and
Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
before the coming of the great and dreadful
day of the LORD.
When one links this prophecy to that of Matt 24:15-22 it is apparent
that those who are wise will depart from the Jewish faith when the
'abomination of desolation', one who stands in the holy place where
it ought not, is first seen.
Matt 24:15 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
Mark 13:14 So when you see the 'abomination of desolation,'
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where
it ought not" (let the reader understand), "then
let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
These above verses are advising the wise to enter into the mountains
of Ephraim. This is an instruction for them to enter the 'mountains',
major denominations, of Christianity.