Daniel 11:31, “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes desolate.” Jesus refers to this in Matthew 24:15-16, “When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, whoso reads, let him understand. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…” This fleeing is an allusion to Revelation 12:6, “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days” (1260 years). Why do they have to flee? Because the “man of sin” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) has been set up in governmental power i.e. “arms shall stand on his part,” and he hates the truth. It does not bring money into the church, and so he “pollutes the sanctuary of strength, and takes away the daily sacrifice” replacing it with something that requires money to receive forgiveness of sins, i.e. the abomination of desolation.
The “daily sacrifice” has to do with two lambs that were sacrificed by Israel on a daily basis. Instructions for this is found in Numbers 28:1-8. These sacrifices foreshadowed how Jesus died on the cross. Our Lord was nailed to the cross in the morning and died “between the evenings” at 3:00 P.M. at the same time the lambs were to be slain. He was the true sacrifice, and he replaced the typical lambs.
The Bible teaches that Jesus’ one time sacrifice was all sufficient to pay for the sin of Adam. Hebrews 10:10 (RSV), “…we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” His blood atones for all sins (past and future) done because of Adam. The man of sin (who is not an individual person) in the form of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church system established a different doctrine. They determined that Jesus needed to be re-sacrificed every time you sin – even after you have accepted Jesus and have been baptized. During the mass, they believe that Jesus is placed on the altar and re-sacrificed where they say “hoc est corpus meum” (Latin). Then the bread and wine miraculously become the actual body and blood of Jesus. Of course, today we recognize that the bread and wine are just symbols, but the Catholic mass has “polluted” and corrupted the doctrine or teaching of what Jesus’ sacrifice really meant and did. The teaching of the mass as taught by the Catholic Church is the abomination of desolation.