Where is this Holy Place?
As in Matthew 24 v 15 & 16
Well the verse does say it is thinking time. There is a logical literal understanding, but I do not share this. I acknowledge the logic of it, [would need more work on it].
Trouble is this logical explanation does not provide a direction, for the immediate [end time’s] flight action, which the correct explanation must.
Matthew 24 v 15,16 is End Time prophecy and the clear pairing with the actual destruction of Jerusalem in 70.ce. cannot be missed. Here make note of the very definite destruction foretold for the Temple in verse 2, the dedicated Jerusalem Temple of Yahweh is completely terminated [Luke 21 v 24] , whereas AFTER the News of the Kingdom has gone pan-
Psalm 118 v 22
Isaiah 28 v 16
Acts 4 v 11; 17 v 24
1 Corinthians 3 v 16,17
1 Peter 2 v 6,7
Matthew 21 v 42,43
Ephesians 2 v 19-
Revelation 1 v 12; 3 v 12;
Compare Matthew 24 v 16-
*For Babylon(ish); I refer all to the work of: Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons ISBN 0 7136 0470 0 as the basic seminal work.
Revelation 1,2 & 3 the whole Christian group [wheat & weeds], is therefore potentially in the Holy Place of Matthew 24 v 15 & 16. This Holy Place started with Jesus [John 14 v 2] continuing though desolations, apostasies and [so far almost all of 1335] until [1Corinthians 15 v 50-
At present condition as: Matthew 13 v 24-
Revelation 18 v 4,5,6,7,8
The Trinity God who is his own son, sits in the place of Yahweh, see it, get out!
So I have not followed the strict literal, but this is not a symbolic interpretation as the Temple which God inhabits by spirit is real, but as humans we cannot directly see it. This Temple in a nearly complete state is the real Temple which others merely foreshadowed.
I suppose believers will dispute on whether this or that is literal/symbolic until he comes, and we should be on the watch. So as Jerusalem burned some construction work took place in Pella.