The Days of Daniel 12

When will the great tribulation begin?   This is a companion study to last week’s article explaining the Daily Sacrifice and its end time pre-tribulation significance in detail.    Will a Daily Sacrifice Begin Soon?

IF the starting date for the 2300 day [year] prophecy count is correct, the great tribulation will begin at the end of 2018; this could easily be out by a year or two but is very close indeed.  See our article explaining the 2300 Day Prophecy for a full explanation.  105: The 2300 Day Prophecy Dates the Coming of Christ

Be very careful here,  I wrote that “IF the starting date of the 2300 day [year] Prophecy count is correct,” because the history is very difficult and an error in the exact starting date of the count is possible.  One thing is certain; we are extremely close and the tribulation could begin near the end of 2018 or soon after that. 

Please remember that this work is about much more than the tribulation.  This work is about the coming of Christ and the resurrection of God’s faithful, about preparing the bride! 

The tribulation is only a signpost revealing the immanency of Christ’s coming and the redemption of the faithful (Luke 21:28).  See “The Immediate Future in Prophecy”  and also “An Outline of Events for the Next Few Years“.

 

Daniel 12

Daniel 12 speaks of three periods of days just before Christ comes.  First mentioned is the duration of the great tribulation itself.

Daniel 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 is mentioned in Revelation 12.  These are the “Times of the Gentiles” spoken of by Christ (Luk 21:24, Rev 11:2) .

The word “time” can be shown to be a year [a prophetic year is 360 days which is consistent with the cycles at creation], the plural times would be 2 years [720 days] and half a time is half a year [180 days].

Time, times, and half a time therefore represents three 3 ½ years, or 42 thirty day months, or 1,260 days.

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 last a total of 1,260 days, which is consistent with the 42 thirty day months of Revelation 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Daniel 12:7  also tells us that the scattering of the power of the people [the tribulation] will be a progressive ongoing process lasting for 1,260 days, rather than a one massive nuclear attack. 

Daniel then asks

Daniel 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.

What was thought and written by anyone sixty or even thirty years ago simply cannot be correct, because the book of Daniel and the biblical prophecies for the latter days were sealed and closed to human understanding until today.  It is because most of today’s spiritual Ekklesia rejects the promised latter day revealing of spiritual knowledge that they will be rejected by Christ and fall into great tribulation (Hos 4:6, Mat 3:14-22).

The next question is; what about the 1290 and the 1335 days.  

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 Sacrifice is removed, and that this abomination would last for 1290 to 1335 days before this abomination would be destroyed by Christ coming and ending the tribulation.  

Daniel 9 tells us that the temple would be destroyed. which was fulfilled  by Prince Titus in c 70 A.D., and tells us that the temple would remain desolate and the sacrifice stopped until Messiah came to build the Ezekiel Temple.  

Using the day as a year method, counting forward 1290 years from 70 A.D. when the physical Daily was stopped by the Roman Prince Titus, 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. Obviously this must mean literal days in the period just before the coming of Christ. 

What then, is the Daily which is to be stopped when the abomination [miracle working man of sin] is set up doing miracles?  

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 his people 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 us from the body of Christ, reject us from being God’s people, reject us into the terrible furnace of correction of the final 42 month tribulation] .   See the message of Jesus Christ to Laodicea

This is a companion study to last week’s article explaining the Daily Sacrifice and its end time pre-tribulation significance in detail.    Will a Daily Sacrifice Begin Soon?

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].

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

After the abomination [man of sin] is set up doing miracles in the Vatican, and the end of the 1,290 days is reached, the faithful will be blessed because the resurrection to spirit will take place after the completion of the 1290 days.  

The resurrection of the faithful and chosen will take place on the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread on the day immediately at the end of the 1,290 days;  after the abomination is set up in the Vatican doing miracles.   

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 (Rev 19) to put down the wicked and to receive their portion; and at the END of the 1,335 days they will “stand in their lot.” 

The faithful will be blessed immediately after the end of the 1,290 days when they are changed to spirit. 

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 whole earth will be blessed when God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28) on the Feast of Pentecost. 

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.

If we subtract the 1,260 days of the tribulation from the maximum of 1,335 days which the man of sin will have [since this man is killed and the tribulation ends at the same time,with the coming of Christ (Rev 19:20)]; we find that the man of sin will go to the holy place  and the tribulation will begin approximately 75 days AFTER he is set up doing miracles in the Vatican.    

When this abomination is set up doing miracles in the Vatican, he will encourage the nations of Europe to join a proposed New Federal Europe (Rev 13:11), and in a matter of weeks after he is set up God will reveal his two prophets who will tell the brethren what to do.

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.

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 1335 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 and the outpouring of God’s Spirit. 

Possible dates for the onset of the tribulation are end 2018 or end 2019, with Christ coming in early 2022 or early 2023.

Consider that Israel arrived at Sinai and then had to wait for a few days before Pentecost came and God appeared on the Mount; and that in the first century the brethren had to wait until Pentecost for the official establishment of the New Covenant with a general pouring out of God’s Spirit. 

 

In Conclusion

  1. The abomination will be set up doing miracles in the Vatican and will call for the nations of Europe to just a proposed New Federal Europe and ten nations will agree to accept the already formulated and proposed plan,
  2. Soon after that, God will send his Two Witnesses to warn the brethren, and by the power which God has given them, they will enable the faithful to leave, 
  3. The tribulation will begin when that man of sin goes to the Temple Mount, within approximately 75 days of being set up [those 75 days being needed to set up the New Europe and for the faithful to leave], 
  4. The resurrection will take place at the end of the 1,290 days,  
  5. After the marriage of the Lamb at the Father’s House in heaven, the Husband and his bride will come to the earth at the end of the 1335 days to place Satan and his servants in prison and destroy wickedness, 
  6. Then on the Feast of Pentecost God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh.

Also see the Pentecost studies.

Dear Brethren,  It is very important to keep an eye on the news and the process of resetting the regional realities towards reaching a Middle East peace deal (1 Thess 5::3) which is a major key sign, and watch the Vatican to see when the miracle working abomination spoken of in Daniel 12 and Matthew 24:15 is set up. 

ONLY when these things come will it be the time; and ONLY when these things happen will God’s Two Witnesses appear to tell us what to do.  I am posting these things so that as many brethren as possible will be wide awake, alert and at the ready at the appointed time. 

Your prayers and financial help are much appreciated and greatly needed, to complete this phase of the work of warning and preparing the bride.

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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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    James

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