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But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
Note 4 at Lu 21:23: In Luke's account of this prophecy, it is made very clear that this distress being described was on the land of Israel and the Jewish people. Lu 21:24 further establishes that fact, as it talks about the Jews being "led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."
This would lead us to think that Lu 21:12-24 was prophesying the destruction of Jerusalem that took place in A.D. 70 (see note 4 at Lu 19:43) and not any future actions of the Antichrist described in Re 13, which have yet to be accomplished. The fact that the Jews would be led away captive into all nations would also make us believe that this is not the event described in Revelation. In Luke's account, the question that Jesus was answering was concerning only when the temple would be destroyed; this would further lend itself to this interpretation.
However, Matthew's and Mark's accounts, where much of the same terminology is used, add the statement about "the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet" (Mt 24:15 and Mr 13:14). This is considered by some to take place during the tribulation period described in Re 13 and 14:9-11. Mark also added that there will never again be such tribulation as will be associated with this event (Mr 13:19).
This would either mean that Daniel's prophecy of the abomination that makes desolate has a double fulfillment (A.D. 70 and that of Re 13) or that it has been mistakenly applied to the Revelation account when it only applied to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.