The Days of Daniel 12

Just before this man of sin is set up in the Vatican working miracles, there will be war in heaven; as Satan realizing his time is now ending rises up to attack God and is cast down. 

Then being defeated, Satan will set up his man of sin, the final miracle working abomination, and the final revival of the scarlet beast will come to pass. 

Then within 75 days after this miracle working pope is set up to do miracles in the Vatican, he will go to the holy mount, triggering the 42 month tribulation; at the end of which Messiah the Christ will come with his resurrected chosen.

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and [the unrepentant evil doers] some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Daniel 12:1 tells us that Michael will stand up to fight against Satan – when Satan rises up to attack God – and Michael cast Satan and his demons down to the earth, which will be right before the beginning of the tribulation.

Daniel 12:1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Knowing that his imprisonment is near at hand, Satan rises up to attack God one more time and is defeated and thrown down again.

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time [there will be only 3 1/2 years remaining].

After being defeated by Michael and cast down, Satan the dragon, represented by the scarlet beast of the new Europe ridden by the Roman Catholic church; empowers the physical leader to make war and to persecute the called out of God.  Then the faithful will flee to the place prepared of God just as they fled to Pella from Jerusalem and Judea in the first century.

12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast down unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time [42 months or 1,260 days], from the face of the serpent [dragon, Satan].

12:15 And the serpent [Satan inspired an army to chase the faithful to God] cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth [a great earthquake shall swallow up this army and save the faithful to God], and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Satan deprived of the object of his hatred, will then go back to attack those who did not respond to the warnings, and who lacked zeal to live by every Word of God. 

God will allow Satan to attack them to  bring them to sincere repentance ad to test that repentance in great adversity.

12:17 And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

The zealous for God who are passionate to live by every Word of God are the spiritually wise and shall shine brightly in the family of God forever!

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

The Book is Sealed until the end time when God will unseal the book (Rev 5), and open up a great increase in spiritual knowledge and understanding.  An increase in spiritual understanding which is rejected by most of the Ekklesia today.

12:4, but thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even unto the time of the end: [when] many shall run about to and fro, and [the book being unsealed spiritual understanding will be greatly increased]  knowledge shall be increased.

The book was sealed until the end, just before the words are to be fulfilled; and since Daniel is a key to understanding prophecy; the understanding of prophecy was also sealed until the end time.  

No one who is not zealous to learn and to live by every Word of God can understand these things, and nobody writing a few hundred years ago could have understood these things. No one writing even 40 or 50 years ago could have understood these things because these things were sealed until their fulfillment is imminent. We have the word here of the angel of God written in Holy Scripture.

12:5, then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on the other side of the bank of the river.

12:6 And the one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, how long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that lives for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half. . .

We see here, the same period of times that was mentioned in Revelation 12.  These are the “Times of the Gentiles” spoken of by Christ.

The word “time” can be shown to be a year, the plural times would be 2 years and half a time is half a year.

Time, times, and half a time therefore represent three 3 ½ years, or 42 months.

It will take 1,260 days to scatter the power of the holy people.

. . . And when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

Here we are specifically told that the tribulation period will be 42 months

We are also told that the scattering of the power of the people shall be a progressive ongoing process lasting 42 months, rather than a one massive nuclear attack.  

The scriptures say that Jerusalem will be occupied for 42 months and how long Judea and Egypt are to be occupied is not specifically stated but would be very close to that figure.  The 42 months will begin with Jerusalem being taken, but it may take a few days or even weeks of hard fighting before the rest of the Jewish State is completely subdued.

America and the other Israelite countries will also be defeated but nothing is said about them being occupied, and we are told that it will take 42 months to scatter their power. 

This seems to indicate cyber attacks, perhaps with limited military strikes; economic and agricultural collapse and internal strife, rather than some kind of immediate massive nuclear attack.

12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

12:9 And he answered and said, go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

The tribulation begins when Jerusalem and Judea are occupied and the other Israelite tribes like the British peoples and America begin to fall. 

The United States and the British nations will endure a catastrophic decline until they are at the point of total destruction; then Jesus Christ [ Hebrew:  Yeshua Mashiach] shall come to deliver all the tribes of Israel and all humanity, and totally destroy the scarlet beast of the Federal European Babylonian Roman church state system.

Remember that the Jews are the tribe of Judah with many Levites and some others mixed in; while the latter day descendants of the ten tribes of Israel are primarily the Anglo Saxons, Normans, Dutch, Belgian and Scandinavian peoples.

Daniel was told the second time that all these things are sealed until the time of the end.

Nobody before now, nobody writing many years ago; could have understood these things. Not because they were not godly or converted, but because God himself had sealed them and concealed them until the very end time.

Who are the wise?

The wise, are those who recognize and understand that the source of all true wisdom is the Eternal God. The wise are those who know that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. It is respect for God and for his Word which makes one wise. The wise know that by living by every Word of  God, and believing and doing what God says; they will learn the true wisdom which is understand and living by every Word of God.

From the very creation of man and through the coming 42 month trial many have been and will be purified from sin, but unrepentant evil doers will not understand the things of God.  

Daniel 12:10, many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand [until it actually happens].

Who are the wicked? It is written, sin is the transgression of the law, and sin is wickedness. Therefore those who transgress the law of God, and the Word of God, those who despise and have no zeal to learn and to live by every Word of God, they are the wicked and they will not understand.

The keys to understanding:  The prophecy of Daniel was sealed until the end. But it is also sealed permanently from the wicked until they sincerely repent and STOP sinning. 

We have to become wise. We have to become righteous by zealously believing God and living by every Word of God, in order to have any chance at understanding these things.

If we are living in the last days, and if we are wise; because we zealously live by every Word of God; then we shall understand. We have the promise of Holy Scripture!

Those people who have no zeal for God’s commandments, who pollute his Sabbaths, who pollute his Holy Days, who tread all over his commandments and then justify these sins; are among the wicked and will not understand.

God had it written out by Daniel in Daniel 12:10, “the wicked shall not understand; only the wise shall understand.” Only those who put God first, only those who seek God’s wisdom and believe and live by God’s Word, only they, the wise; shall understand.

Anybody who despises any zeal for God’s Word, who pollutes his [Friday sunset to Saturday sunset] Sabbath, who treads all over God’s annual Holy Days, who rejects God’s law and his commandments and despises God’s Word to follow the false traditions of men; are not wise, they are among the wicked.  

Those who have no zeal for keeping the Word of God cannot understand God’s Word and their explanations of prophecy simply cannot be accurate. They cannot be correct, cannot be true; for the wicked shall not understand.

This is true, not only of this prophecy but of any other prophecy including the 70 Weeks Prophecy; because spiritual things are spiritually discerned and God’s Spirit is given only to those who obey him.

12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Even at the end time:  ONLY those who are zealous to learn and to keep the whole Word of God will understand; while those who follow idols of men instead of living by Every Word of God:  Shall NOT understand! 

Some will leave before this trial begins, understanding and heeding the warnings, because of their zeal for God and his Word; and many others will remember the warnings and repent as they are tried in the furnace of affliction; and some of the wicked shall continue in their wickedness right up until the coming of Christ and shall not understand. 

Brethren, even in the tribulation there will be many in denial who will believe that this is not really the end time tribulation, but just another war!

12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Now we come to another period of days which appears to contradict the first oath and proclamation that the tribulation will last 42 months [1,260 Days] made by the angel on the river.

The Daily Sacrifice

The Daily Sacrifice was offered by the physical high priest each morning and each evening as an example that the spiritual High Priest Jesus Christ intercedes day and night  for his Ekklesia.  It is this intercession by the spiritual High Priest Jesus Christ which restrains the setting up of the final man of sin and the final hour of trial (2 Thess 2:7)

The physical daily was STOPPED by Prince Titus in 70 A.D. with his destruction of Jerusalem and the temple there.  The physical temple was to remain desolate until Messiah comes to build the Ezekiel Temple and restart the Daily Sacrifice at that time (Ezek 40-48).

See Daniel 9:  The 70 Weeks Prophecy

2 Thessalonians 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [restrains] will let [will restrain], until he be taken out of the way [stop his restraining]

2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Yes, Jesus Christ has been restraining Satan and this deceitful system until the appointed time, and very soon it will be released in full force as the restraints are removed.  


The final days before the coming of Christ 

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days [1,290].

Here we are told that the final abomination will be set up at the same time that the daily is removed [the restraints on Satan] and that 1290 or 1335 days would then remain.  

Since we know that Prince Titus destroyed the temple and the daily was stopped in c 70 A.D.  The next question is; what about the 1290 and the 1335 days.  Counting forward 1290 years from 70 A.D. we reach 1360 A.D., or 1335 days from 70 A.D. we reach 1405 A.D.  Neither of which dates has any end time significance.  

Since Daniel 9 tells us that the temple would be destroyed. which was fulfilled  by Prince Titus in c 70 A.D., and writes that the temple would remain desolate and the sacrifice stopped until Messiah came to build the Ezekiel Temple:  What is the daily in this passage?  

Clearly in this passage of Daniel 12:11 the term daily is referring to the restraints (2 Thess 2:7)  placed on Satan until the appointed time by the daily spiritual intersession of our spiritual High Priest Jesus Christ!  

Where do the scriptures speak of the daily spiritual intercession of the spiritual High Priest Jesus Christ ending?   The intercession of the spiritual High Priest for the corporate Ekklesia will end when Jesus Christ rejects today’s Laodicean Ekklesia.  

Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth [reject you from my body, reject you from being my people, reject you into the terrible furnace of correction of the final 42 month tribulation] .   See the message of Jesus Christ to Laodicea.

Yes, Jesus Christ will reject today’s corporate Ekklesia; into great tribulation:  and that rejection of stopping of his intercession for the corporate assemblies, also ends the restraints on Satan which has protected us so far!  

What of the few who are faithful?  The physical daily was offered on behalf of the whole nation; and the spiritual daily intercession is on behalf of the whole body of believers.

However the daily sacrifice is only a part of the sacrificial system, and there remains the personal sacrifices.  

Today Jesus Christ is about to cast out the whole collection of corporate entities claiming to be his people because they reject any zeal for living by every Word of God in favor of their own false traditions; and in so doing Jesus Christ will remove the restraints holding back the final 42 months of severe trial. 

However our spiritual High Priest will still accept and intercede for the personal individual who are indeed faithful to live by every Word of God!  


The 1,290 days

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the [spiritual intercession of Jesus Christ for the Laodicean Ekklesia in heaven is stopped (Rev 3:14-22, 2 Thess; see the Sacrificial System article or the Leviticus studies)] daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.  12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

Once the miracle working man of sin is set up after Christ’s spiritual daily intervention on behalf of the corporate Ekklesia [which is restraining Satan] is stopped with the rejection of today’s corporate Ekklesia [who are overwhelmingly Laodicea], there will be 1,290 days and all who continue and reach the 1,335th day will be greatly blessed.  This blessing is not pronounced on any particular people but on all people.

At the end of the 1,290 days the faithful will be blessed because the resurrection to spirit will take place at the the end of the 1290 days.

Then the resurrected chosen will be married to the Lamb before the throne of God in heaven, and during the marriage feast in heaven (Rev 15) the seven last plagues will be poured out on the earth.  

Then within 45 days after the resurrection, the changed to spirit chosen will come to the earth with Christ to put down the wicked and to receive their portion and to “stand in their lot,” 

The resurrected chosen will return to the earth and receive their responsibilities at the END of the 1,335 days and all people will be blessed by the removal of Satan; then God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh establishing the kingdom of God over all the earth on that Feast of Pentecost.  

The faithful will be blessed immediately after the end of the 1,290 days when they are changed to spirit, and then the whole earth will be blessed when the resurrected chosen return to the earth to put away all wickedness and establish the Kingdom of God over all peoples: after which God’s Spirit is poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28) on the Feast of Pentecost. 

It is not clear whether this means that all people will be blessed by the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost at the end of the days, or whether the people will be blessed by the coming of Christ with his resurrected saints and the removal of Satan at the end of the days, followed by a few days repentance waiting for Pentecost.

Consider that Israel had arrived at Sinai and then had to wait for a few days before Pentecost came and God appeared on the Mount.  

Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.   12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

The resurrected bride will be married to the Lamb before the throne of God the Father in heaven (Rev 15) while the seven last plagues are poured out, and would then return to the earth, where on the Feast of Pentecost God will pour out his Spirit on all flesh establishing the kingdom of God over all the earth! 

See the articles on the Marriage of the Lamb and Pentecost at the Spring Festivals category on the sidebar.

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  1. Hi James: I have always had a doubt regarding the first resurrection, or the dead in Christ. In Daniel 12: 2; Matthew 7: 22-23: 1. John 2:28, 0 emphasizes the fact that some will be resurrected for “eternal life” and others for “shame and perpetual confusion.” To some Jesus Christ he will say: “I never knew you, depart from me, you evildoers” and in his letter, John exhorts us to “have confidence so that at his coming we will not turn away from him ashamed”. Does this mean that everyone, alive and dead (just or unjust) will have to go through a future trial? Since some scriptures like Romans 14:12: 2 Corinthians 5:10: 2 Timothy 4: 1 indicate that “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ”. Herbert Armstrong said that for those called to church, the jucio had already begun, based on 1. Peter 4:17. And if in any way, that judgment will take place: At what time would it take place within the 1335 days of Daniel 12 ??

    Yes the called out are being judged now, and the remainder will also be judged in their time. When Christ comes ONLY the dead and living “in Christ” will be raised up and they will become spirit having been judged and accepted (1 Thess 4:16). It is later at the fall feast main judgment that all the rest of the dead will be raised up to physical life and judged to become spirit or be destroyed (Rev 20). See the Tabernacles studies especially 106 to 110.

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