15. So when you see the appalling sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place and let the reader take notice and ponder and consider and heed this,
16. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;
This is talking about the last days judgment on the Church that has ceased to give the offering that God requires and has become desolate due to idolatry. He is saying once you see this you must flee to the mountains.
The mountain in the Old Testament was noted for the presence of God. Moses met with Him when he was on Mt Sinai and found the burning bush. Elijah fled to Mt. Horeb to tell Him of his persecution from Ahab and Jezebel. He heard that still small voice giving him directions.
Elijah was concerned with the evil King of Israel. The Lord also wants us to be concerned with evil kings in the house of God. He is saying when you see and experience the desolation that comes to a Church when they continue to follow their own selfish desires and ambition, you must leave.
A Church that has deadness or desolation will become apparent in the last days. The Lord will expose the pretenders. If you do not feel and experience the presence of the Lord, you are to flee to the mountains. In other words, you are to find a Church that has the presence of God.
The worship service should be a powerful part of message. It is vital to have anointed music with anointed servants who know how to access the presence of God. That is why they are there. It is time to honor the Lord by the words that we sing. We are to honor Him by our reverence. He is our King Who is more than worthy of our praise.
Some Churches are so big that it is like going to a sports arena. So many distractions as people are busily walking back and forth. That is not the reverence He is seeking. These mega churches will become desolate if they do not honor the Lord.
Psalm 148:14 He has lifted up a horn for His people giving them power, prosperity, dignity and pre-eminence, a song of praise for all His godly ones, for the people of Israel who are near to Him. Praise the Lord! – Hallelujah! Amp.