Is this a PROPHECY of DOOM for the EUROPEAN UNION in 2016?
"He will make a firm covenant with many for one week, (year) but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to the sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate."
Common wisdom on this prophecy has always been that since the daily sacrifice already ceased in the Temple in Jerusalem when it was destroyed in 70 AD, it must first be rebuilt and the sacrifice re-started before it can once again be "ceased" in the End Times.
If this has to precede the return of Jesus, then His return must be far in the future but the prophecy does not say the "daily sacrifice" as one might expect if the sacrifice in the Temple in Jerusalem is the "sacrifice" referred to and the meaning of words in prophecies are often found to be surprisingly different from expected when they actually come to pass!
In January David Cameron confirmed his intention to renegotiate the UK's terms of membership with the EU and then hold a referendum to decide whether the UK should remain within the EU or leave. If The UK chose to leave, then the "sacrifice" (of UK laws to EU Laws) would cease and the "offerings" (the vast sums paid into the EU budget) would also cease!
Is it possible that in June, halfway through the year, the British people will vote to leave the European Community, and this decision, as is already being suggested by some, will cause a complete collapse of the EU, resulting in a cessation of both the sacrifice and offering for all EU member states?
The prophecy continues with a completely relevant observation that: "on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate."
This seems to suggest that the ISIS problem will continue (only) for the rest of the year until "desolation" is poured out "as decreed" or "predicted" on the "desolator" (ISIS).
In other words Isis will be defeated in a "final" battle, at the so-called battle of "Armageddon" as predicted in the Book of Revelation which, as I have said elsewhere, is likely to be at (sounds like Armageddon) Ar Ramadi - in Iraq.
This would also confirm the "Return of the Messiah" prophecy for the end of 2016!