MISSING LINKS – Chapter VI – Timeline Prophecies of the Bible

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Timeline Prophecies of the Bible

One of the most fascinating subjects in the entire Bible is prophecy and its predictions of future events. When the Lord selected the children of Israel to be his representative nation on earth, he raised up many prophets to warn and redirect them. The children of Israel were a stiff-necked people who were constantly turning their backs on the Eternal, breaking his commandments, and polluting his Sabbaths. God’s children aren’t all that much different today, but a better English word would be hard-headed. People like to do things their own way in accordance with manmade traditions. The Lord God sent many prophets to the children of Israel to warn them of their sins, preach repentance, and to return to God’s ways. Those prophets still speak, but through their written word that was preserved for centuries, forewarning of God’s judgments for rejecting his ways today.

Many of the prophecies in the Holy Bible refer to the last or latter days. That is why they have been preserved throughout the ages. Most prophecy refers to the House of Israel or House of Judah separately, and some to the House of Jacob, which is both houses jointly. Some House of Israel prophecies can include both houses. Some prophecies pertain to other nations by name, the earth or worldly system, the Land of Israel, and the City of Jerusalem. Also hidden deep within prophecy are the missing links to earth’s distant past.

There are seven timeline prophecies in the Old Testament having a preset amount of time with a beginning and ending point. The most crucial six were revealed to the prophet Daniel. History vindicates the first six, and the seventh will begin in the very near future:

  • The seven times or 2520 years found in Lev. 26.
  • The 3.5 times or 1260 years found in Dan 7:25.
  • The 2300 days or years found in Dan 8:14.
  • Seventy weeks – 490 days or years found in Dan. 9:24-27.
  • The 3.5 times or 1260 years found in Dan. 12:7.
  • The 1290 days or years found in Dan. 12:11.
  • The 1335 days or years found in Dan. 12:12.

In the New Testament’s book of Revelation, both the 3.5 times and 1260 day prophecies are the same timeline as in Dan. 7:25, but expanded in explanation and detail. Revelation 13 picks up where Daniel 7 left off with the fourth beast prophecy. Secular history validates these prophecies in The Scripture of Truth. (Dan. 10:21)

There are hundreds, even thousands of years outlined in only a few passages of scripture. It is like a fast forward of history with centuries happening in the blink of an eye. The Scriptures state that one day to God is as (about) a thousand years to man. (2 Peter 3:8) Time is infinite with God; therefore, prophecy in the Scripture of Truth can relate to the past, present, and/or the future. The future seventh timeline prophecy could not be calculated until the latter days when the previous six were fulfilled and historically understood.

The basic mathematics for understanding prophecy is found in Num. 14:34 and Ezek. 4:6. These two verses give us the day to a year principle. (1 day = 1 year) Some prophecies are given in days while others are given in time and times and dividing of time. A time is one cycle, times are two cycles, and the dividing of time is 1/2 cycle – totaling 3.5 times or cycles. A cycle is one complete revolution, as in the earth on its axis (day) and the earth around the sun (year). This corresponds to the day-to-the-year principle. Mathematically, one complete revolution is 360 degrees. The prophetically set period for one-time cycle is 360 days. [360° × 1 deg./day = 360 days] The 3.5 times is 1260 days and the year-to-a-day principle makes it 1260 years. [360 × 3.5 = 1260]

The only timeline prophecy given in weeks is the seventy weeks prophecy. [70 wks. x 7 days\wk. = 490 days or years] The timeline prophecies have a single fulfillment and verifications, but the seventy weeks has two. This is based on the two advents of Jesus Christ and the two weeks of years fulfilled by Jacob to his Uncle Laban for the hand of marriage to Rachel. After fulfilling the first seven years, his uncle tricked him by slipping Leah into his tent on the wedding night. The next morning, he agreed to fulfill another week and serve a second week of years, then straight away married Rachel. (Gen. 29:15-30) The first fulfillment was Christ’s first advent. The second fulfillment verifies the seventh timeline in Dan. 12:12 and only points to Christ’s return. The two weeks of years begins at the seventh timeline’s conclusion, which begins the seven seal years of Revelation. [1 wk. = 7 days or 7 seal years]

The Seven Times Prophecy

This prophecy is found in Leviticus 26 and the seven times are mentioned four times. (Lev. 26:18, 21, 24, 28) There are seven churches, seals, trumpets, and plagues in Revelation. [Lev. 7777 to Rev. 7777] Leviticus 26 discusses the promise of blessings for the children of Israel if they keep the commandments of God and walk in his statutes. The Lord warned them of the withholding of blessings and the terror and sorrow they would experience if they would not keep all his commandments. The seven times is a period that the promise of blessings would be withheld as well as the intensity of judgments for their disobedience. The blessings and promises given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and then passed to his sons were also a prophecy for their future generations. The two key aspects became separate covenants: the national birthright blessing of prosperity to the two sons of Joseph, and the sceptre promise that included sovereign kingship over the Promised Land to Judah. (Genesis 48-49)

The blessings and promises began with Abraham in Genesis 12, and then passed on to Isaac, then Jacob, then Judah and the two sons of Joseph. The national prosperity birthright blessings were passed to Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph. Both lads were given Israel’s name. Jacob adopted them as if his own. Ephraim would become a multitude of nations and was set before his older brother, Manasseh, who would become a separate great nation. Together, they would become the stone (builder) and the glory (magnificence) of Israel. (Gen. 49:24; Duet. 33:17) The sceptre promise shall not depart from Judah. (Gen. 49:10) Genesis 49:1-28 is a prophecy for all the children of Israel as to what form of nationality their descendants would become in the latter days.

From Lev. 26, you follow the history of Israel to the time of King Solomon when he sinned and turned from the Lord. The Prophet Ahijah tells Jeroboam that God will take the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give him ten of the tribes. (1 Kings 11:29-32) The Kingdom of Israel became two separate nations, kingdoms, or houses. The sins of Solomon, his death, and the division of the kingdom are found in 1 Kings 11 and 12. From this point you follow the histories of the northern and southern kingdoms in the remainder of the Kings and Chronicles, as well as Ezra and the other Prophets.

The northern kingdom (House of Israel) turned away from God, and their nation was destroyed in 722 BC. The remaining people of the ten northern tribes were taken captive by King Shalmaneser into the land of Assyria. (2 Kings 18:9-12) In 609 BC Assyria was defeated and divided by Nabolpolassar, King of Babylon. Many Assyrians and most if not all the remnant of the northern ten tribes fled, thus beginning their migrations northward and westward. The descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh with their national birthright were among them. They became known as The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.

Whether deserved or not, God keeps all his promises! They were made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel). Ephraim did not become a company of nations and Manasseh did not become a separate great nation in the Old Testament Bible. These promises were withheld for seven times or 2520 years. [360 × 7 = 2520] and [2520 yrs − 722 BC = 1798 AD] England continued expanding its global colonization. The British Commonwealth is a company of nations. The United States had recently won its independence from its older brother and established its Constitutional Republic. Eli Whitney had just invented mass production and Robert Fulton the steam engine. The industrial revolution was well underway.

When reading the books of prophecy in the Bible, the House of Israel refers to the United States, Great Britain, and the other eight lost tribes. The House of Joseph refers to the United States and Great Britain. (Amos 5:6,15, 6:6; Obad. 18; Zech. 10:6; Ezek. 37:16,19, 47:13; Ps. 80) The other eight lost tribes of Israel are: Reuben – Netherlands, Simeon with Levi – Spain with Portugal, Gad – Finland, Zebulun – Norway, Issachar – Sweden, Asher – Belgium, Naphtali – France, and Dan – Denmark. (Gen. 49; Deut. 33) Benjamin is a part of The House of Judah. (1 Kings 12:21-24) Out of the lost ten tribes, only the United States has not joined the European Union. Will the US lose its superpower status to the EU? Could the Euro replace the dollar as the global dominate currency? A numerical significance in prophecy is linking the lost ten tribes to the ten toes, horns, and ten kingdoms with the breaking of the Ten Commandments. (Dan. 2 & 7; Rev. 13 & 17) [10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 40, which will prove to be another significant number in scripture.]

The southern kingdom (House of Judah) also turned from God and was punished for seven times. The Jews did not lose their identity but lost the sovereignty and kingship over their land when King Jehoiachin surrendered to King Nebuchadnezzar (606-562 BC) and was carried away in captivity to Babylon in 598 BC. (2 Kings 24:8-12) This ended the independent Kingdom of Judah and the sovereign control of the land by the Jews. Adding 2520 years to 598 BC we come to 1922 AD. The League of Nations (now United Nations) made Palestine a British Mandate to set up a homeland for the Jews in 1922. It followed the Balfour Declaration of 1917 by Great Britain supporting a Jewish National Homeland. The British were harsh in their implementation of the mandate. The Jews began fighting the Arabs around 1947 and in 1948 the mandate ended. The Jewish leaders proclaimed the State of Israel with David Ben-Gurion as their first Prime Minister. [The movie “Cast a Giant Shadow” starring Kirk Douglas and John Wayne was based on this period in history. Douglas played the American Jewish Colonel who went to Israel to help the Israelis. It was a great movie!]

When reading the books of prophecy in the Bible, the House of Judah refers to the State of Israel. All Jews are Israelites, but all Israelites are not Jews. All New Yorkers are Americans, but are all Americans New Yorkers? Also, the twelve tribes intermarried among themselves and other nationalities. (Gen. 38; Num. 12; Ruth 1-4; 1 Sam. 17:12; Is. 11) [Moses’ wife was Ethiopian. Read the book of Numbers chapter 12.]

The Nations that arose from the descendants of The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, and the State of Israel did not happen overnight. (Is. 66:8) Neither did the national wealth and prosperity blessings of Ephraim and Manasseh come about in a single day. The State of Israel was in the making over the course of 31 years (1917 − 1948). [In God time that would be 31 yr -:- 1000 yr X 24 hr/day = .744 hr] The entire House of Israel will be reunited at the return of Jesus Christ. (Ezek. 37:16-22) The flags of the United States, Great Britain, and Israel that are sewn together and burned by angry Arabs are a prelude to the fulfillment of that prophecy. (Ps. 83; Gen. 16:1-12)

The United States and Great Britain (Joseph) may succeed in their efforts to get Israel (Judah) to give up the West Bank, Gaza, divide East Jerusalem, and establish a Palestinian State. It was Judah’s idea to not kill but sell Joseph to the Ishmaelite (Arab) traders. Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael. Most Persians (Iranians) are also the descendants of Abraham. Is Joseph about to sell out Judah? (Gen. 17:20, 25:1-6, 37:18-28; Is. 3:1-9; Zech. 12:1-6; Luke. 21:22; Ezek. 16:53)

The 3.5 Times Prophecy

Daniel 7 is The Four Beasts Prophecy and the 3.5 times is found in Dan. 7:25. The entire chapter is an outline of world history from the Kingdom of Babylon to the return of Christ as King of Kings and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth. This period began with the Babylonian Empire, and then comes to the present and the very near future. The four beasts represent the same world empires as the great image in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. (Dan. 2) The four World Empires were the Babylonian (606-539 BC), Medo-Persian (539-333 BC), Grecian (333-168 BC) and the Roman (168 BC – 476 AD). Western Rome fell when the Gothic Vandals deposed Romulus Augustus as the emperor in 476 AD.

The three horns plucked up by the roots in Dan. 7:8 were the Vandals (429-476 AD), Heruli (476-493 AD), and the Ostrogoths (493-554 AD), which was the transition period to Papal rule or the little horn over the western leg of the Roman Empire. The first Pope appointed was Silverius, but he was imprisoned by Vigilius and died in 538 AD, then Vigilius reigned with the help of Theodora, the wife of Justinian I who ruled the eastern leg of the empire. Reigning wasn’t the only help Vigilius got from Theodora.

Daniel 7:9-10 is the reign of Christ and the resurrections. Verse 11 is Daniel beholding the little horn speaking great words (Papal Ecclesiastical Dogma) and its future disposition. Verse 12 was the preceding three beasts passing away. Verses 13 and 14 describe the return of Christ and verses 15 and 16 set up the interpretation of the vision in verses 17-24. Verse 25 gives us a prophecy of what the little horn will do, that it will think to change times and laws and the saints will be given into his hands. The 3.5 times or 1260 years of Papal rule began in 538 AD and comes to 1798, which is the year General Berthier took Pope Pius VI captive, thus ending the church and state union of the Holy Roman Empire. Napoleon freed Europe from Papal domination but crowned himself as the King of Rome. This was the deadly wound in Rev. 13:3. The remaining seven horns transform into the seven heads, which the scarlet woman (false church) rides in Revelation 17, and is the same beast in Revelation 13 and 17. The seven remaining horns also represent the seven resurrections of the Roman Empire that follows:

  • The Imperial Restoration by Justinian I in 554 AD.
  • The Frankish Kingdom under Charlemagne in 774 AD.
  • The German Head under Otto the Great – crowned in 962 AD.
  • The Hapsburg dynasty under Charles V – crowned in 1530 AD.
  • Napoleon’s French Kingdom when he crowned himself King in 1798.
  • Italy, Germany, & Japan Axis – Hitler, Mussolini & Hirohito (1936-45).
  • This will be the last and final resurrection of the Roman beast that will become a global Church and State Union, which is also represented by the two legs joined at the hip of the great image in Daniel 2. The ten toes of iron mixed with miry clay represent a global alliance of weak nations (The Ten Lost Tribes brought low by the Almighty)mingled with a strong nation (the nation the Lord chooses that brings them low).  It will be broken in pieces and consumed at the return of Jesus Christ. (Dan. 2:31-45, 7:9,26,27, 38:10-16, Rev. 18-19)

The 2300 Day Prophecy

This prophecy is the ram and goat vision in Daniel 8:1-14 and verses 15-22 gives the interpretation. Verses 23-25 are Herod’s kingship over Judea and conclude with his attempt to kill Jesus and his own death. (Matt. 2:1-19) The two horns of the Ram were the kings of Media and Persia. The goat was Alexander the Great who conquered the Medo-Persian Empire in 333 BC. When he died in 323 BC, his four generals divided the empire. The Seleucids ruled Syria and northern Palestine, and the Ptolemies ruled Egypt and southern Palestine. They were in constant conflict until the Roman conquest by Julius Caesar, who was the little horn in verse 9. This little horn defeated the third beast in Dan. 7:6, which gave rise to the fourth beast. It is not the same little horn in Dan. 7:8, but both are Roman.

There has been great confusion on the correct beginning of this prophecy. During the Adventist Movement of the early 1800’s, the beginning point of the 2300 years was determined to be the same as the seventy weeks prophecy. With 457 BC as his beginning date, William Miller (1782-1849) and his followers determined the seventy weeks prophecy was fulfilled in 34 AD. Then by adding the extra 1810 years to 34 AD, it was thought that Christ would return in 1844. It became known as The Great Disappointment. When the movement split, two major groups emerged. The Church of God Seventh Day disregarded Miller’s interpretation and believes that Christ will return and reign on the earth for 1000 years after the first resurrection. The Seventh Day Adventists still insists the two prophecies began at the same time, but believes that an investigative judgment has been going on since 1844 in preparation for Christ’s return, and the earth will be destroyed and lie dead for the 1000 years with Satan bound to it while Christ and the Saints prepare the books for the judgment in the second resurrection. [Sounds like only a desk job to me.] Both kept and still maintain the truth about the Seventh Day Sabbath and believe the Great White Throne Judgment follows the 1000 years. [Read Dan 7:9-10 and Rev. 20:4-15 carefully! Could Ellen White’s vision of the earth lying in ruin with Satan bound to it wandering with no one to tempt have been the end of the first earth age? Surely it was!]  

The confusion of the beginning date was due to not understanding Dan. 8:13. The translators added the words concerning and sacrifice to the word daily, probably as an effort to simplify the passage. In order to gain an understanding of the passage, the key words and their definitions from the Hebrew Dictionary are as follows:

  • daily – tamiyd – From an unused root meaning: to stretch, properly as a continuance. As an adjective: constant. As an adverb: constantly. A compound of: tephillah – a supplication, hymn, or prayer, and qadad – to bend the body or neck, to bow.]
  • transgression – peshu – a revolt, rebellion, sin, transgression, or trespass. Derived from: pasha – (primary root) – to break away from just authority, to trespass, apostatize, quarrel, or offend.
  • desolation – shamen – (primary root) – to stun. Intransitively to grow numb, to devastate. Figuratively to stupefy, to make amazed, be astonished, to bring desolate, be or make destitute.
  • sanctuary – godesh – a sacred place or thing, consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, and made holy.
  • host – tsbaah – a mass of persons organized as for worship, prayer, ect. Also, as for an army for war or rebellion.

From the definitions above, the question is better asked: How long is the vision of constant rebellion, making the sacred place destitute and its worshipers to be trodden under foot (oppressed)? The Jews began backsliding again after temple worship was restored under Ezra, and the Lord brought the sword upon them again. The answer was 2300 days; then (at a latter time) shall the sanctuary (sacred place) be cleansed (delivered). (Dan. 8:14) Adding 2300 years to 333 BC, which is the year Alexander the Great conquered Jerusalem, we come to 1967 AD. This was when the State of Israel won The Six-Day War repossessing East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The sacred place of worship, which is the Temple Mount, had been delivered back to the Jews.

Israel had been a sovereign state since 1948 and no longer oppressed, except for constantly having to defend their right to exist. They repossessed the old part of the city, but the sacred place still has one remaining problem,  The Dome of the Rock. It was reported in the Haaretz that on June 7, 1967, a few hours after East Jerusalem fell into Israeli hands, that Rabbi Shlomo Goren told General Uzi Narkiss, “Now is the time to put 100 kilograms of high explosives into the Mosque of Omar so that we may rid ourselves of it once and for all.” His request was denied and according to Goren’s aide, Menahem Hacohen, he had not suggested blowing it up, but merely stated that, “if, during the course of the war, a bomb had fallen on the mosque and it would have – you know – disappeared – that would have been a good thing.” [To rid ourselves of; ring any Iraq II bells?]

The Dome of the Rock issue should be resolved by Rev. 6:12. If not, then Zech. 14:4 and Rev. 19:11-14. The 2300 years of Daniel 8 and 2520 years of Leviticus 26 are sometimes considered as the time of the gentiles. Both relate to the city of Jerusalem and the land of Israel. The 1967 date will prove to be the most important date in Daniel’s timeline prophecies and is the pivotal point of the last days in prophecy. It will be verified in another prophecy!

The Seventy Weeks Prophecy

This prophecy is given in Daniel 9:24-27. Verse 25 gives the starting point of the prophecy, which is the going forth of the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. The proclamation was first given by King Cyrus I in 539 BC. (Ezra 1) There arose opposition to the city and Temple restoration, and it was stopped. (Ezra 4-5) King Darius I issued a decree to make a search of the house rolls, and the proclamation made by Cyrus was found. (Ezra 6) The final decree to finish the work was issued to Ezra in 458 BC by King Artaxerxes I (465-424 BC) in his seventh year. (Ezra 7) Verse 24 & 25 is the 69 weeks or 483 years from the date of the decree to the anointing of Messiah the Prince, which began in the mid-summer of 458 BC and came to the mid-summer of 25 AD. The fifth month of the sacred calendar is Ab (July – Aug.). Jesus was baptized in the mid-summer of 25 AD [25.5 AD], which was his anointing. (Luke 3:21-22 and Acts 10:37-38).

After Jesus’ anointing and 40 days in the wilderness, he began his earthly ministry in early autumn [25.75 AD]. (Matt. 3:13 – 4:23) This began the last week or seven years of the prophecy. In the mist of the week (3.5 years) he caused the sacrifice and the oblation to cease. (Dan. 9:27) When Christ was crucified, the veil of the temple was rent in twain on Passover in the spring, Nisan 14, 29 AD [29.25 AD]. (Matt. 27:51)

Mathematically, the autumn of 25 AD is 25.75 and the spring of 29 AD is 29.25 [29.25 − 25.75 = 3.5]. The last half of the week or 3.5 years comes to the autumn of 32 AD. [29.25 + 3.5 = 32.75] That was when Stephen was killed, Saul (Paul) was converted, Peter had his vision, and the Gospel was delivered to the gentiles. (Acts 7-11) Most historians and theologians have Jesus born from 4 to 6 BC, and crucified from 30 to 32 AD. [I think that they may have skipped some math classes.] Luke 3:23 states he began to be about thirty years old. [30 − 25 AD = 5 BC] When reading Chapter IX, remember all the simple arithmetic in this paragraph.

The oddball part of this prophecy is verse 26, which is the 62 weeks or 434 years. Subtracting 434 years from 458 BC would be 24 BC. In verse 26, after 62 weeks modifies the phrase the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times in verse 25. Herod the Great conquered Jerusalem in 37 BC after being made King over Judaea by Rome in 40 BC. During the next 13 years, he rebuilt the city streets, wall, and remodeled the temple during troublous times, and that brings us to 24 BC. [37 – 13 = 24]

A different prophetic thought begins at Messiah in verse 26. Utilizing the definitions from Strong’s Concordance and rephrasing: Messiah will become cut off, not because of the people of the prince (Rome’s) who will come to destroy the city and sanctuary afterwards. With an overflowing of endless wars, desolation is determined! Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD. The rest has continued to this day!

The consummation (completion), and that determined (to point sharply or wound) shall be poured on the desolate (astonished) from Daniel 9:27 are the judgments of the seven seals and trumpets in the book of Revelation. When this is combined with everlasting righteousness in verse 24, which would be after Christ’s return, a second fulfillment would be required. Since there are two advents of Christ, and Jacob fulfilled two weeks of years for Rachel, after being tricked by his uncle after the first seven, we need to find a second fulfillment for the 490 years.

During the beginning of the Ottoman Empire (1517-1917 AD), Suleyman I gave an order to rebuild the wall and restore the old section of Jerusalem in 1522. The 70 weeks or 490 years from that order will bring us to the year 2012. The 69 weeks or 483 years in verse 25 was 2005. As far as I can recall, the only significant events that took place that year was hurricane Katrina and the second Bush’s Afghanistan and Iraq II situation beginning to look like another Vietnam. The 62 weeks or 434 years was 1956. The only thing other than my second birthday that I can find in history is when Israel attacked Egyptian bases on the Sinai Peninsula advancing to within 10 miles of the Suez Canal.

The Second Advent of Christ pertains more to verses 24 & 27 than verses 25 & 26, and 1956 & 2005 are past. The seven seals in Revelation will be a seven-year period of testing and tribulation that parallels the week of years Jacob fulfilled. [2012 + 7 = 2019] It will be the time of Jacob’s trouble. (Jer. 30:7) Everyone left alive (not behind) will experience it. (Zech. 13:8-9) There will be no pre-tribulation Rapture!

*In 2008 I neglected to consider both of the two weeks of years Jacob served for Rachel. (Genesis 29:9-30) [2012 + 7 + & = 2026 > sixth seal signs] The second week of seven years served by Jacob were more troublesome than the first week of years. (Genesis 29:31-30:26) The time leading up to the return of the Lord is also called “…the time of Jacob’s trouble…” in Jeremiah 30:4-9. See “Missing Links -Appendix IV”.]                                                                                                                     

The 3.5 Times Prophecy

This is the second 3.5 times prophecy of Daniel and different from the one found in chapter 7. Chapters 10 and 11 are an outline of history from King Cyrus of Persia to 745-750 AD. Chapter 12 leaps forward to the last days or time of trouble and the two resurrections. (Dan. 12:1-2; Rev.20) The question asked is: How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? The reply is 3.5 times, but when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power (border) of the holy people is the key. (Dan. 12:6-7) The Jews are still considered God’s people, although they rejected Christ and remain in denial of his divinity to this very day (Zechariah 13:6).

When the Roman Empire was divided, the western leg had its capital in Rome and the eastern leg in Constantinople. The eastern division became known as the Byzantine Empire (395-1453 AD) but did not control Palestine all that time. The Eastern Empire had grown weak when the Muslims came along in the sixth century AD. They controlled Palestine and Jerusalem from 638 AD until the Ottoman Turks in 1517, except briefly during the Crusades (1095 – 1303).

The beginning of the 3.5 times or 1260 years was 515 BC. Those days and Daniel’s mourning three full weeks was prior to and during the third year of Cyrus. (Dan. 10:1-2) Dan. 10:4-21 begins the time when the Lord strengthened Daniel before he began to show him the truth begins at Dan. 11:1. The Lord told Daniel that He (The Lord) would confirm and strengthened (future tense) Darius. [The word “also” at the beginning of Daniel 11:1 was added by the translators and not in the Hebrew text, as “also” is in most cases throughout the Old Testament. The verb “stood” is from the Hebrew term “amad” meaning: to stand as in: to appoint – ordain – raise up – set up – make to. A better rendering would be “will stand” as the Lord was speaking to Daniel in the third year of Cyrus.] The confirming and strengthening of King Darius was to get the stalled work in Jerusalem going again. (Ezra 6)

Those days and the three full weeks are a prophetical literal 21 years that Daniel mourned and prayed for his people and the rebuilding of the Temple and the City. (Ezekiel 14:14-20) Dan. 10:2 parallels with and is a prophetical reciprocal to the 21 days (years) in Dan. 10:13. Michael dealt with the Persian princes causing problems in Jerusalem while the Lord remained with the Persian kings. Cyrus reined 539-521 BC, and a thing was revealed to Daniel in his third year. [539 − 3 − 21 = 515] Darius reigned from 521-486 BC and the Temple was rebuilt in his sixth year or 515 BC. (Ezra 6:15) Using the mathematical ratio in 2 Peter 3:8, the 21 years would be about the space of half an hour in God time. (Rev. 8:1) Remember this math in Chapter VII:  [21 yr -:- 1000 yr ´X 24 hr./day = .504 hr.]

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INSERT NOT IN BOOK (4/24/21): How old was Daniel in King Cyrus’ third year? (Dan. 10:1) Cyrus conquered Babylon in 539 BC and King Nebuchadnezzar took the first captives in 598 BC. [598 – 539 = 59 years] The children of the King’s seed were princes of Judah and skillful (educated) in all wisdom, knowledge and understanding science. They would have been at least 14 to 18 years old, no more than 20. They were kept for three years before being brought before King Nebuchadnezzar and he found Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah ten times better that his own staff. Daniel continued until the the first year of Cyrus. (Daniel 1) That would be 59 + 3 = 62 years plus Daniel’s age at captivity. [62 + 14 = 76 or 62 + 20 = 82] The Temple was only built in 515 BC in Darius’ sixth year, but not yet in service. That would be 598 – 515 = 83 years plus Daniel’s age at captivity. [83 = 14 = 97 or 83 + 20 = 103] The decree to finish the work at Jerusalem was given by King Artaxerxes (Ahasuerus, Esther’s husband) in 458 BC, 140 years after Daniel’s captivity. [Compare Artaxerxes (H783) and Ahasuerus (H325) in Strong’s Concordance.

H783 – ארתּחשׁשׁתּא ארתּחשׁשׁתּא – ‘artachshashtâ’ ‘artachshasht’ – ar-takh-shash-taw’,ar-takh-shasht’ – Of foreign origin; Artachshasta (or Artaxerxes), a title (rather than name) of several Persian kings. – KJV Usage: Artaxerxes.

H325 – אחשׁרשׁ אחשׁורושׁ – ‘ăchashvêrôsh ‘achashrôsh – akh-ash-vay-rosh’,akh-ash-rosh’ – Of Persian origin; Achashverosh (that is, Ahasuerus or Artaxerxes, but in this case Xerxes), the title (rather than name) of a Persian king. – KJV Usage: Ahasuerus.

Note: The “foreign origin” of H783 in the Strong’s is not “Chaldean” as many other Hebrew words. Compare Esther with Ezra and Nehemiah. Mordecai in Esther was a clan leader with Zerubbabel. (Ezr. 2:2, Neh. 7:7) See the seventy weeks prophecy.

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Daniel 11:31 happened when General Titus destroyed the Temple and a statue erected of the Roman god Jupiter in 70 AD. That was the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION in Matt. 24:15. Dan. 11:32-39 is the western leg of the Roman Empire after 70 AD. Dan. 11:40-43 was the Muslim conquest of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt. In 632, the Saracens (Arabs) pushed at Constantinople with an 180,000-man army and a fleet of 2,500 ships but repelled by Leo III and the Bulgars. Leo regained most of Asia Minor by 741. Dan. 11:44 was the Abbasid family (Persian descendants of Mohammed’s Uncle Abbas) that began their conquest to oust the ruling Umayyad family (also spelled Omayyad as in Omar, but of Arab descent – Ishmael) for control over Islam 745-750 AD. Mohammed outlived his sons. These two families (Arabs and Iranians) of Abraham are still at it today! (Gen. 17:20, 25:1-6) Both of these families want to destroy Abraham’s first family – Israel, which is both The House of Judah and The House of Israel. (See page 92)

The 1260 years added to 515 BC comes to the year 745 AD. The seas (plural) and glorious mountain in Daniel 11:45 are the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Jerusalem, which forms a right-angle triangle. In 750 AD, the Abbasid family moved the capital of Islam from Damascus to Baghdad, which is right in the middle of the triangle. The two feuding families became the two major sects of Islam known as the Sunnis and Shiites. [Did President Bush have any idea what he was getting the United States and Great Britain (Manasseh and Ephraim – the House of Joseph) into when they invaded Iraq? The Sunni and Shiite sects are still fighting each other over who will be rightful caliphate governing a Theocratic State of Islam.]

The land of Israel, also called Palestine, and the city of Jerusalem (mostly ruins) was conquered in 638 AD during the Muslim conquest. By 745 AD, the Muslims controlled the entire Middle East, Egypt, North Africa, Iraq, Persia, Syria, Lebanon, and Spain. The strict codes of Omar would not let the Jews own property, worship publicly, build houses higher than any Muslim’s, and a host of other oppressive laws. Most Jews and Christians had left the Holy Land. The Jews had scattered all over the world. This was when He shall have accomplished to scatter the power (border) of the holy people. (Dan. 12:7)

The 1290 Days Prophecy

This prophecy is found in Dan. 12:11. Like the verses in Dan. 8:13 and 11:31, the translators added the word sacrifice, but the word daily is the same. This is the third time that the daily was taken away. (Prov. 30:21) It is the second time the (an) abomination that maketh desolate was placed or set up. [The same Hebrew word (nathan) is translated set up and shall place.] The abomination in Dan. 12:11 was something that was erected after the destruction of the city and temple in 70 AD. (Dan. 11:31; Matt. 24:15) In order to find the correct starting point we’ll need to return to the period of time when the 1260 years period was ending in Dan. 11:41-45.

Mu’awiya I, Caliphate from 661 to 680 AD, moved the Islamic government from Medina to Damascus in 677, but the religious head was placed in Jerusalem and a shrine to Allah was erected on the Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock was built in 691 AD. Part of its decorations is an inscription from the Koran: God has no companion (spouse). (Maryam 16:34-37) [It is taught to mean that Christ is not the son of God, which is antichrist as in 1 Jn. 2:18, 22 and 4:3.] The 1290 years added to 677 brings us to 1967. [2nd fulfillment for 1967]

Up to 677 AD there were a few poor Jews and Christians that remained in the area, and it was their custom to worship and pray at the temple site, although it lay in ruins since 70 AD. It would have been like the praying at the Wailing Wall today when they bend and bow chanting hymnal prayers and stretch out their hands to place prayers written on paper in the wall. Mu’awiya I hated the Jews with a passion, and refused them access to the holy sites, which was the third taking away of the daily, or their continual worship.

The missing link in understanding the 1260 and 1290-day prophecies was the separate histories of the two divisions (legs) of the Roman Empire and the major role the Muslim conquest played in the eastern leg’s history. A third confirmation to these two prophecies is both biblical and mathematical. When added together, they total 2550 years. The last group of Jews taken captive to Babylon was in the 23rd year of King Nebuchadnezzar. (Jer. 52:30) Note the following arithmetic: [606 BC − 23 yr = 583 BC] [583 BC + 1260 yr = 677 AD] [677 AD + 1290 yr = 1967 AD] [2550 yr + 583 BC = 1967 AD]. The missing link in the two timelines of Dan. 12:7 & 11 is 677 AD, and 1967 is crucial in understanding the last timeline prophecy.

The 1335 Days Prophecy

This is the seventh timeline prophecy. From Daniel 12:12 the following key words are defined from the Hebrew Dictionary:

  • blessed – esher – happiness. From: ashar – (primary root) – to be straight, level, right, happy. Figuratively, to go forward, be honest, prosper, as in to guide, lead. Also, to be relieved.
  • waiteth – chakah – to adhere to, to tarry or continue.
  • cometh – naga – to touch, to lay hands upon, as with a woman. Figuratively, to reach, acquire, or to arrive at.

The implication is that those who adhere to and continue in truth arriving to the 1335 days will be blessed. The faithful in the last days who understand truth will understand the meaning of Revelation’s seven seals. They will know the return of the Lord is near. The tried in verse 10 are those who have adhered to truth throughout the ages and those of the last days who are wise to understand that the false Christ (Satan) will come first. The difference between 1335 and 1290 years is 45 years and when added to 1967, we get 2012. [2nd fulfillment]

2012 is not the end of the world! Neither can it be the year of Christ’s return, because it is less than seven years from now. We haven’t seen the sixth seal signs yet! The sixth seal in Rev. 6:12 is the sign that Christ is about to return. The seventh seal is the seven trumpets that will come immediately after the signs in the sun, moon, and heavens. The seven seals is a seven-year period. Adding the seven year seal judgments to 2012 brings us to 2019. The Lord tells his followers that they can know the season, but not the day or hour in the parable of the fig tree. My fig tree buds out in the spring, and its figs ripen from mid-summer to early fall. Christ’s return may be some hour on some day during the late summer or early autumn of 2019? [Shorten or eroded 2020 cubits.] { See “The Great Pyramids of Giza” on main menu.} (Matt. 24:22-36) But if we have not yet seen the signs in the heavens with the opening of the sixth seal, at the least something global will happen in late 2019 or early 2020 beginning the time of sorrows. (Matt. 24:4-8, Rev. 6:1-17)

Both the 1798 and 2012 years have been twice derived. (Ps. 62:11; Num. 20:11; Job 33:14) The 1967 date has been thrice derived. (Matt. 12:40, 18:16; Acts 10:16: Eccl. 4:9-12; 1 Jn. 5:7-8; Is. 17:6; Luke. 22:61-62) The prophetic fulfillments of the three years 1798, 1967, and 2012 come to a total of seven.

The additional seven seals years in the Book of Revelation could be considered an eighth timeline, which is actually the 1000 year in Rev. 20:4-10. In scripture, eight represents a new beginning. This world will witness a new beginning when Jesus Christ returns to set up the Kingdom of God for all eternity. The new heavens and earth prophecy in Rev. 21 is the eternal continuation of God’s Kingdom that is established by Christ. Unlike the promises of presidential candidates, it will truly be a time of CHANGE!

LOLGB+

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