What is the “wing of abominations” in Daniel 9:27?
A literal rendering of the Hebrew text is, “And on the wing of abominations one who causes desolation [will come].”-Miller, S. R. (1994). Daniel (Vol. 18, pp. 272–273). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
“Abominations” usually refers to idols (Dt. 29:16; Jer. 7:30; 16:18; 32:34; Ezek. 5:11; 7:20; 11:21; 20:7, 8, 30; 37:23), hence “wing of idols” doesn’t make sense. How can [plural] idols have just one [singular] wing? Hence interpreters ancient and modern remove the conflict, changing “wing” into “wings” or “abominations” into “abomination”, then interpret the verse.
However, when an explanation does not conform to fact it is no longer “true”. Rather than change God’s Word to fit a preferred interpretation, why not change the assumptions of the Interpreters and see if that “opens up” and “unseals” the words in this time of the End (Dan. 12:9)?
19 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything?
20 Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. (1 Cor. 10:19-20 NKJ)
The plural šiqqûṣîm, ‘abominations’, refers to unspecified deities other than the LORD and their respective cult statues in Deut 29:16; Jer 7:30; 16:18; 32:34; Ezek 5:11; 7:20; 11:21; 20:7, 8, 30; 37:23.-Gruber, M. I. (1999). Abomination. In K. van der Toorn, B. Becking, & P. W. van der Horst (Eds.), Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (2nd extensively rev. ed., p. 3). Leiden; Boston; Köln; Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge: Brill; Eerdmans.
A “wing of demons” is possible as Luke 8:30 proves, “What is your name? And he said ‘Legion,’ because many demons [plural] had entered him [singular].”
What did Daniel mean by “wing of abominations”? Recall he is seeing the future End Time when things exist that would “astonish” him” (Dan. 8:27)
But from such passages as Deut. 32:11, Ex. 19:4, and Ps. 18:11, we perceive the sense in which wings are attributed to the שִׁקּוּצִים, the idolatrous objects. In the first of these passages (Deut. 32:11), wings, the wings of an eagle, are attributed to God, because He is the power which raises up Israel, and lifting it up, and carrying it throughout its history, guides it over the earth. In P. 18 wings are attributed to the wind, because the wind is contemplated as the power which carries out the will of God throughout the kingdom of nature. “Thus in this passage wings are attributed to the שִׁקּוּצִים, idol-objects, and to idolatry with its abominations, because that shall be the power which lifts upwards the destroyer and desolater, carries him, and moves with him over the earth to lay waste” (Klief.)-Keil, C. F., & Delitzsch, F. (1996). Commentary on the Old Testament (Vol. 9, pp. 739–740). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.
Although Keil did change “wing” to “wings”, his interpretation is sound as Daniel is seeing the future, the end time when flying craft exists. Daniel sees a “flying wing”, a “demonically powered ship” flown by fallen angels who disguise themselves as friendly Elohim. They support the Beast. From their craft desolation rains down on his enemies. There will be one particular “flying wing of destruction” to terrorize the earth desolating all who oppose him on earth. Remotely piloted? Irrelevant:
2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. (Rev. 13:2-13 NKJ)
His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. (Dan. 8:24 NKJ)
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” (Dan. 9:27 NKJ)
The False Christ (Man of Sin) will reign for seven years. He will promise to respect the world’s religions. But after 3 ½ years “Chancellor” Adonikam morphs into the Son of Satan Antichrist and he will destroy the Great Harlot Babylon world Empire of false religion, demanding all worship him. And on flying wings of fallen angel technology Satan the Destroyer will rain down destruction upon all who oppose his Seed the Son of Destruction Adonikam, This continues for 3 ½ years until Adonikim’s prophesied end at Armageddon, and he is cast in the lake of fire.
The False Christ (Man of Sin) will reign for seven years
The prophecy telescopes to the end time “week” because Christ died in the Seventieth Week. AFTER the “seven and sixty two weeks Messiah shall be cut off” (Dan. 9:25-26).
Therefore Dan. 9:26b should begin a new verse:
26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
26b And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
The “Seventy Weeks” end when Christ ushers in the New Covenant in His Blood. Everything listed in Daniel 9:24 is fulfilled. See Seventy Weeks Explained
What happens thereafter is not part of the Seventy weeks. The Destruction of the Temple by Titus in 70 A.D., then in 136 A.D. Hadrian drives the Jews out of Jerusalem to become a pagan city.
Christ’s prophecy covers the time from the end of the Seventy weeks, “the times of the Gentiles” go from 70 AD to the End Time when Christ sets up His Kingdom. The last seven-year period is not part of the Seventy Weeks.
22 “For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.
24 “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Lk. 21:22-24 NKJ)
Daniel 9:27 telescopes to the end time, from the people who destroyed Jerusalem to the rise of the Grecian Roman Empire the Elohim insist be created, that lasts seven years (Rev. 13:1-2). Because Adonikam the False Christ hailed Satan’s arrival as the “kingdom of God” he is made its “Chancellor” and for 3.5 years the “man of sin” conquers the earth with the false gospel of scientific Atheism. After 42 months he reveals he is the “seed of Satan” Son of Destruction (2 Thess. 2:3-4; Rev. 13:5). Harlot Babylon is then destroyed, only the 666 religion permitted. Without the political protection of Babylon the church is persecuted into near extinction.
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice (02077 זֶבַח zebach) and offering (04503 מִנְחָה minchah).
“And from the time that the daily (08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd) sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Dan. 12:11 NKJ)
There is no contradiction, the “Sacrifice and offering” in Dan. 9:27 refers to any sacrifice and offering (Num 25:2; Isa. 66:3) unlike the “daily” sacrifice of the lamb in the Temple. Therefore, in Daniel 9:27 the Man of Sin breaks his covenant with the world’s religions at mid-week, when he declares himself God. In Daniel 12:11 the “end time clock” begins when Christendom’s “daily sacrifice” to God end, and they worship the false Christ man of sin, at the beginning of the seven-year end time “week”.
Christ is our “continual” [08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd] sacrifice (ἡ θυσία δι παντoς, LXX) . Confirming this, the apostles apply Old Testament Temple imagery to the Church, calling it “the Temple of God” (1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19; 2 Cor. 6:16; 2 Thess. 2:4; Eph. 2:21). Its members Temple priests (1 Pet. 2:5).
you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Pet. 2:5) NKJ
As we take up Christ’s cross daily (Lk. 9:23) our sacrifice and service is continual:
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. (Heb. 13:15) NKJ
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Rom. 12:1) NKJ
The End Time “clock” starts when the fallen away Church receives the Antichrist as Christ. The Antichrist breaks his covenant with the world’s religions when he declares himself God and outlaws all other worship than to him.
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 “Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. (Dan. 12:11-12 NKJ)
The “man of sin” false Christ morphs into the “Son of Perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3) at “mid-week” or 1,260 days (42 months, 3 1/2 years) (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 13:5). The beast with two horns like a lamb Britain and America convinced the world to build a global network to manage the earth’s dwindling resources as famine, pestilence, civil unrest and war overwhelmed the earth’s ability to manage the crises. When Russia Turkey and allies nuke the rebuilt city of Babylon, Britain and America rise unite to form two-horned beast under an individual called the “False Prophet” (Rev. 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) and rise to support of the wounded Grecian Empire Beast (Rev. 13:11-2). Formerly Christian free market nations, they now speak like a Devil. For decades Satan seeded their black-operations with fallen-angel technology through the ruse (Roswell etc.) of crashed spaceships, piloted by plant-based drones (Exod. 7:11-12). Their military capability enhanced far above all other military power on earth. That advanced technology causes Russia and allies to cease attacking the Beast’s empire. The Anglo-American false prophet deceives the nations into networking their economies with the Beast, to manage resources against the global depression the destruction of the city of Babylon caused. Then the earth’s economies are commandeered by that very network (Rev. 13:14-17).
End Time events timeline
When Adonikam declares himself God his interface with the AI enhanced network truly affords him godlike abilities such as seeing and hearing in real time everywhere a device is connected. The AI programmed in his image, is an “abomination that causes desolation” able to kill anyone who tries to disconnect. It required 30 days to fully set up, or 1,290 days counting from the beginning of the end time week. Blessed are Christians who are still alive after the intense persecution that follows, for at 1, 335 days they will be raptured:
12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write:`Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”
14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
(Rev. 14:12-15 NKJ)
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate
and a destroyer comes on a wing (on the wings) of the monster (monsters)-Koehler, L., Baumgartner, W., Richardson, M. E. J., &; Stamm, J. J. (1994–2000). The Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon of the Old Testament (electronic ed., p. 1640). Leiden: E.J. Brill.
“Thus in this passage wings are attributed to the שִׁקּוּצִים, idol-objects, and to idolatry with its abominations, because that shall be the power which lifts upwards the destroyer and desolater, carries him, and moves with him over the earth to lay waste” (Kliefoth, T.). -Keil, C. F., & Delitzsch, F. (2002). Commentary on the Old Testament [1866 first edition]. (Da 9:27). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.
Demons supply the Satanic “working” (1753 ἐνέργεια energeia), abominations energizing idols (2 Thess. 2:9; 1 Cor. 10:19-20; 1 Ki. 11:5; 2 Ki. 23:24; Ez. 20:7-8; Dt. 32:17; Lev. 17:7). No doubt multiple demons are in each fallen angel craft, “abominations”.
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. (Dan. 11:38-39 KJV)
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Rev. 13:4 KJV)