First, if you have read most of the book up to this point, the first couple of pages of this chapter will be a repeat for you. Scroll down to the heading “The End of These Things” if you wish to Skip the next few pages.
Previously you learned how the “Feasts of the Lord” are not Jewish feasts, but “Feasts of the Lord.” The fact that they are “Feasts of the Lord” should raise them to a level of the highest importance in Christendom, but instead they are deemed not worthy of the slightest attention because they are considered to be “Old Testament.” This, even though the New Testament makes it quite clear that the Apostle Paul was keeping these “Feasts of the Lord.” Christendom is not even aware that the happenings of each day of the Spring Feasts of the Lord are accounted for in the first four books of the New Testament, and a day by day account of the Fall Feasts of the Lord is revealed in the book of Revelation. One can follow the events of each day beginning with the Rapture of His Saints (Feast of Trumpets) and ending with the Feast of Tabernacles when Christ has defeated all His enemies and His people are now dwelling safely in His presence.
The Feast of the Lord are appointed meeting times. They are appointments made by the Lord. They are appointed meeting times he expects His faithful to meet, as well as meeting times between God and man. The Hebrew word for “Feasts” is “Moed.” It has nothing to do with eating food, but it has everything to do with appointed meeting times & places made by the Lord. The word “Moed” in the Old Testament is only used for meeting times or appointments made by God. The Greek language has no word equivalent, which partially explains why there is so little importance or understanding regarding them, with the exception being the Jewish people.
In order to have an appointment there must be two parties involved. You do not have an appointment if only one party knows the time and date of the appointment. I’m sure you are well aware of the fact that if you do not know when an appointed meeting time is, you have little to no chance of making it to the meeting.
If this sounds wrong to you, Consider the Parable of the 10 Virgins. The foolish virgins new the year, month, and day of the wedding, yet they missed the wedding because they were not aware of the hour the groom would come calling.
To claim to know when our Lord will return for us goes against the almost universal teaching of Christendom today. Current day preachers and teachers will tell you that nobody can know the time of Christ’s Return, and the people that sit under them believe it. They will also tell you that knowing this time is not important, but I know of 5 wise virgins and 5 foolish ones that would beg to differ with them.
Over the past few centuries there have been many predictions that obviously were wrong, which would seem to validate the position of the “can’t know the day and hour” crowd; but nothing could be further from the truth. Just because all the predictions have been wrong, does not mean that our Lord has not provided us with this information. It only means that there have been many who have not interpreted the writings correctly. I once was part of the “no one can know the day or hour” crowd, but with what I know now regarding the “Feasts of the Lord,” I will never be part of that group again. Even if I think I know the day and hour and get it wrong, I know it is because I missed or misinterpreted something, and not because He has not revealed it to us in His Word.
In Mark 13:23 it was Christ that said, “But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.” You probably have not noticed this, but our Lord starts this verse with a warning “Take ye heed.” Then he says “behold” which is saying look or let it be known, followed by “I have foretold you all things.” I fail to see how someone can misinterpret that, which means there sure are a whole lot of people out there that obviously don’t believe Him.
When Christ came to earth for the Spring Feasts, His visit was not in secret, even though there were extremely few that knew who He was. When the three wise men came looking for Him, they took everyone by surprise. Even though the Rabbis were unaware of His arrival, they knew exactly where He was to be born. It has been stated that there are over 350 prophecies in the Old Testament that tell of His coming and what He will do. Yet there were very few that knew who He was, even though He fulfilled all the prophecies regarding His life and ministry in the Old Testament. So why would anyone think His second coming will be any different, especially when one considers the state of prophecy in Christendom today. Prophecy with the prophetic teachings being totally ignored or so misleading that Christians will never know or understand what’s about to happen.
The Feasts & the 10 Virgins
When you study and understand the Feasts of the Lord, you realize that the month and day of our Lord’s return for His saints is not in doubt. It is on the Feast of Trumpets, which is always the first two days of Tishri, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Tishri 1 is the Rapture of the church which will take 24 hours to complete as revealed in the “Sign of the Son of Man” in Matthew 24:27-31. It is immediately followed by Tishri 2, which is the “Day of the Lord.” In God’s master plan of salvation the “Feast of Trumpets” represents our separation from the things of this world (day 1) and our making Christ the King and ruler of our lives (day 2).
The hour we should be aware of is revealed in the Parable of the 10 Virgins in Matthew 25. In this parable Jesus Christ is the “bridegroom” which makes this parable the “Wedding of The Lamb,” which is the “Rapture of the Saints.” Most of Christendom fails to make this connection. Instead they view the “Wedding of the Lamb” and the “Rapture of His Saints” as being two individual and separate events, but in reality they are one and the same.
Matthew chapter 25 starts out by saying “Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto 10 virgins.” This is telling us this is what is going to happen during the rapture of His saints. It is patterned after a Jewish wedding. Again, most of Christendom is unaware that Jewish weddings take place at night under the stars. This in itself would tell you that the Rapture of His saints will take place during the night hours, which means it could not happen “at any moment,” which is a teaching almost universally heard from pulpits throughout Christendom. Verse 6 states:
Matthew 25:6 (KJV)
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Jesus Christ is the bridegroom and we were just told there will be a cry made at midnight, and we are to go out and meet Him. This is so simple and so clear that anyone would see it if they had not been taught otherwise. Also, there is a command here that you need to give special attention. When the cry goes out at midnight, we are to “go out and meet him.” This is an act of faith that needs to happen or you will not be going anywhere. Christ always required faith of those He was about to make whole, and you will never be made as whole as you will be when you receive your heavenly body. The 5 foolish virgins failed to go out and meet Him and they were locked out of the wedding.
There is confirmation of this in other scriptures. Midnight is the same hour the Lord judged Egypt and killed all the firstborn males of both man and beasts. The difference being the Israelites were to remain in their homes. Matthew 24 says the sun will be darkened (at night) and “the moon will not give its light.” That is the description of a New Moon, which you can find named in other portions of scripture. When the moon is not seen on the night side of the earth, the night side of the Earth is very dark. Mark says it will happen during the night watches and lists each of the night watches and then states: “Lest coming suddenly he finds you sleeping.”
The month, day, and hour to be aware of our Lords return for us is simple, clear, and not that difficult to understand, but to know the year has not been given much heed because the “can’t know the day or hour” teaching has prevailed, and the mysteries of Daniel’s prophecies were sealed until the time of the end. The year of our Lord’s return has been sitting in Daniel 12 for 2500 years, and has been almost totally overlooked. I say “almost” because an author by the name of Ian Gurney published a book in 1999 called “The Cassandra Prophecy: Armageddon Approaches.” According to Ian, Judgement Day would come in 2023. My research, which was done before I was aware of Mr. Gurney, came up with the same finding. The year “2023” is the solution attained by adding the 1335 year prophecy to the 688 A.D. date you obtained as the date the “Abomination of Desolation” was set-up. The problem is “when during this year will He return? Will it be at the beginning of the year on the Feast of Trumpets, or will it be in the middle or end of the Hebrew year?
As you know from the first chapter of this book, there are many interpretations of Daniels writings that are not even close to the truth, so you need to be able to do a few things before you are able to see the full picture and get it right. You must:
- Be able to put aside teachings you have not verified or studied on your own. It’s great to be able to have someone stand up and tell you what to believe, or what this or that means, but that does not mean you are getting the truth. This is much the same problem the teachers had during the time of Christ. No one was allowed to question the teachers. Christ said: “For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” To put aside your beliefs, and be open to other interpretations and possibilities is not an easy thing to do; especially with most of Christendom waiting to flat out condemn you for daring to question what they have been taught to believe. However, if you keep a closed mind, you will never grasp many of the deeper things contained in the Word of God. For example, if you hold tight to the belief that no one can know the day of Christ’s return, then you will never understand the true meaning of many verses in the Word of God.
- Stop reading the Word of God with “Gentile Eyes.” In other words, don’t take everything at face value. Just saying that will probably upset many in Christendom, but in the Word of God a “mountain” is not always a mountain, and a “beast” is not always a four legged creature you fear. The Bible is full of metaphors, but it is also full of verses which tell you the meanings of the metaphors . You will need to know them before you are able to understand the “meat” or deeper meanings in the Word of God. For example; a “mountain” is a kingdom or empire. A “beast” in scripture represents man, a group of men, or an entire kingdom of men without the love of God in their hearts.
- Study the Word of God always considering the subject at hand, the people, customs, history, and original word meanings of those to whom it was given. THIS IS IMPORTANT! If you do this, you will see many verses in a whole new light. A great example of this is the subject matter at hand. When you read “but of that day and hour knoweth no man” you interpret it to mean a day that nobody can ever know. But if you are a spiritually minded Jew you know the exact day of which it speaks. It speaks of the “Feast of Trumpets” also known as the “New Moon Feast” because it was held on the first day of the month, which is determined by the New Moon. Because the moon cycle is 29 ½ days, they were never sure if would occur on the 29th, 30th or sometimes even the 31st day of the month. So it became known as the “day which no man knew.” What we have are totally different meanings dependent upon the background you use to make your interpretation. (The Chapter on Matthew 24 further explains this.)
Daniel 11 Leads into Daniel 12
Chapter 12 of Daniel is a continuation of chapter 11, which is prophecy from the time of the Persian Empire to the end of the Islamic Empire. It is obvious that the last part of chapter 11 refers to Islam as many of the descriptions perfectly match Islam and its history, even though most commentaries and teachers try to tie the whole chapter to Alexander the Great’s two greatest Generals and their descendants, Ptolemy and Seleucus, . Here are a few examples to demonstrate this.
Verse 31 of Daniel 11 states “they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate” which clearly refers to the Muslim “Dome of the Rock” mosque which sits on top of the Temple Mount, where King Solomon’s Temple and the 2nd Temple once stood.
Daniel 11:36 (KJV)
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
First it should be noted that marvelous things would be better translated ‘incredible blasphemies‘ against the God of gods. According to the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, when the word pālā is used in the negative it can be translated incredible. This would completely agree with other writings in Daniel, Isaiah, and Revelation.
Daniel 11:37 (KJV)
Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
Allah is a very new god that has only been around since the time of Mohamed. Before Mohamed the people of Arabia worshiped a whole multitude of gods. They had a different god for every day of the year.
Nor will he regard the desire of women. I have actually heard teachers say that this means he will be a homosexual. No! It means that women will be subservient to the men. Muslim women have little say regarding anything in Islam. They cannot hold positions in government. Women are not to go anywhere without the company of a family male, even if the male is only a child. The reason women are treated so poorly by Islam goes way back to Genesis 3:15 where the Lord put enmity between Satan and women. This should give you a very obvious clue as to the identity of Allah.
Daniel 11:38 (KJV)
But in his estate shall he honor the god of forces: and a god whom his father’s knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
Allah is definitely a false god of forces as Islam has spread through the forces of war and the threat of execution. When Muslims invaded a land, its citizens had few choices as their new masters would give them the choice of becoming a Muslim by accepting Allah or their head would come off. Or, if the master wanted to keep them as slaves, they would become his slaves. Sometimes they would agree to become Muslims, and they were still doomed to a life of slavery.
Daniel 11 takes us up to the time of the end, and Daniel 12 takes it from there. Let’s now take a closer look at what Daniel 12 has to reveal.
The BIG REVELATION of Daniel 12
Daniel 12:1-3 (KJV)
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. 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 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.
Israel has been going through a time of trouble for the last 100 years, but the last 20 years have been the hardest. In the last 20 years they have experienced an enormous amount of attacks from Muslims who think they will be guaranteed a ticket to see Allah if they kill someone of the Jewish faith or any non-Muslim and die in the process. While it is true they will most definitely join Allah if they kill the innocent, it is also true that Allah is not who or where they think he is. One of the many names given to Allah is “The Great Deceiver,” but after nearly 1400 years they still haven’t figured out that they are the ones he is deceiving.
Israel has also experienced literally thousands of rocket attacks from Muslims so close to them they only have 45 seconds to get to a bomb shelter once the warning sounds. They are living under conditions that are more stressful than the conditions of any other society on the face of the Earth.
“And at that time” is “the end.” This can be stated because of what we read at the end of verse one regarding everyone that shall be found written in the book of life. This continues in verse 2 which says “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” This definitely is referring to the Rapture of His saints, which is the “Feast of Trumpets.” It is the beginning of the actual “Fall Feasts of the Lord” which begin on Tishri 1st and 2nd. This is followed be the “Feast of Atonement” on Tishri 10.
Please be aware the first few verses are speaking of the “end” and not of the “time of the end.” There is a clear distinction between the two, and Daniel 12 makes this quite clear as the next verse mentions the Time of the End.
Daniel 12:4 (KJV)
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Our Lord is telling Daniel to close the book and seal it. Essentially our Lord is telling Daniel to stop writing and seal the book because people are not going to understand it until the time of the end. At the time of the end the book will be unsealed and the ones who understand it will “run to and fro,” telling others the interpretation that has been revealed to them.
“And knowledge shall be increased” has nothing to do with mans’ overall knowledge, except as it concerns the knowledge regarding Daniels writings. It is the book of Daniel that is the subject here and to try to make it about something else will only serve to lead people astray.
Daniel 12:5-7 (KJV)
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6 And 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? 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 swear by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
These verses sound a great deal like the first seven verses of Revelation 10, except here we are dealing with the two sides of a river, and in Revelation 10 a mighty angel has his right foot upon the sea and the other foot upon the earth. The man in linen of Daniel 12 lifted up his right hand and left hand up to heaven and swear by Him that liveth forever; while the “great angel” of Revelation 10 lifted up His hand to heaven and swear by Him that liveth forever that there should be time no longer.
There is no doubt that the “great angel’ of Revelation 10 is Jesus Christ. While it is likely the one dressed in linen here is also Jesus Christ, it is not a sure thing. Remember seas, rivers, waters, floods, are all metaphors for different groups of people. In the case of Daniel 12 the man in linen was upon the waters, just as the woman of Revelation 17 was upon the beast. The “beast of Revelation 17 was men without the love of God in their hearts, so in this case the man in linen could be Christ and the people of the river His followers, or the “children of thy people” mentioned in the first verse.
Next the one on this side of the river ask the man clothed in linen “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? The man in linen responds “It shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”
The big questions here are “how long is a time, times, and a half” and what is “to scatter the power of the holy people? The Hebrew word for power used here is the word “yad” which literally means “hand” or “the terminal part of the arm used to perform functions of man’s will.” This is referring to the punishment placed on Israel by God for their rebellion and disobedience. They were removed from the Promised Land and dispersed all over the world. Gentiles would now control their Promised Land. This verse is telling us when their punishment is over, and they once again control their land, then all things will be finished. In other words, the “time of the end” will begin.”
The time, times, and a half” is probably not what you think it is. Most current day teachers will teach it is 3½ years. That may be true if you are just discussing the Hebrew language and customs, but this is Bible Prophecy, and time has a different value. There is no way the punishment of the Jews was only 3½ years. The key to time in Bible Prophecy is a day is equal to a year, so in order to know the length of time revealed here you must know how many days there are in 3½ years and convert it to years. Most people would say ”that’s easy, 3½ years is 42 months times 30 days in a month equals 1260 days. Sorry, but that’s not correct. If you count the number of days in 42 months you will find yourself off by 19 days. The correct answer is 1279 days, which when converted gives us 1279 years. This is our answer, but where does it take us? Please be patient until the end of this chapter where we will find the information that allows us to put everything together and see how our great and wonderful Lord has revealed everything to us, just as He said He would.
Daniel 12:8-10 (KJV)
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9 And he said, go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 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.
Daniel did not understand so he asked another question. What shall be the end of these things? The King James translators added the word “things” to further clarify for us, but in this case it may not have been needed. Daniel’s question literally was “what is the end of these.” The word used for “end” here is “aharit,” which means “end, latter, last, or hinder-most.” Daniels question was “When is the end?”
The response Daniel is given may sound as though Daniel’s question was not going to be answered, but the opposite is true. More than once in Daniel an angel tells him that he is greatly beloved. Also, remember it was in response to Daniels prayer that our Lord gave the 70 weeks prophecy which gave Israel a second chance to shorten their punishment. No, our Lord answered Daniels question, but Daniel had no way of knowing what it was because most of the answer takes place at the end, and its difficult to get any more distant future than that! After Daniel is told his book is already closed and sealed, he is given a description of the end when “many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly and not understand.” Next Daniel is given two prophecies that answer all three questions asked in this chapter.
Daniel 12:11 (KJV)
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.
Most Bible Prophecy students believe the “daily sacrifice” stopped in 583 B.C. when Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple were destroyed, but that is not the date Daniel 12:11 refers to here. The verse specifically says “from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away.” The meaning of “taken away” is more like “carried away” or “departed.” King Jehoiakim began his reign over Judah in 609 B.C. Jeremiah 36:9 says “And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, they proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem. The reason for this fast is that King Nebuchadnezzar had just defeated Syria and Palestine and Jerusalem was next on his list. .” If you take into consideration it was the 5th year and 9th month of the reign of King Jehoiakim and the time it would take to bring his army to Jerusalem, choose and find those that would be taken to Babylon, and organize and prepare for the return, it would have been at least 6 years into his reign and 603 B.C.
When the King of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, II Chronicles 36:7 tells us “Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the House of the Lord to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.” Thus the vessels they used to perform the sacrifice were taken or “carried away.”
The computation of 603 B.C. and adding 1290 years will come out to 687 A.D. on a calculator. However, when going from BC to AD you must add 1 year because of the way the birth of Christ was dealt with. Instead of making the day Jesus Christ was born the end of one era and the beginning of a new era, they made it a yearlong event. AD is an abbreviation for the Latin words “Anno Domini” which translates to “year of our Lord.” By making our Lords birth an entire year it makes time calculations mathematically challenged. One cannot calculate from BC to AD or AD to BC by simple addition or subtraction. The day before Christ was born should have been the last day BC and the day after Christ was born should have been the start of a new year. If it would have been handled in this way the calculation of time would be user friendly, one could simply add and subtract years before and after Christ’s birth correctly. To compute time the way they set it up you must remember to add a year when going from BC to AD and you must subtract one year when going from AD to BC.
When you add 1 year to 687 A.D. your answer is 688 A.D., which is the year construction began on the Dome of the Rock which the Bible calls the “Abomination of Desolation.” Just as Christ foretold in Matthew 24:15, the “Abomination of Desolation” spoken of by Daniel the prophet would “stand in the Holy Place.” It stands on Mt. Moriah, the very same “Mount of the Congregation” where the first 2 Jewish temples stood. Also, please notice the prophecy is very specific as it states “the abomination that maketh desolate set up.” The Muslim mosque “Dome of the Rock” was started in 688 A.D. and took more than 3 years to build. It’s called “abomination” as that is what our Lord called all the places the heathen and Israelites built on hills to worship false gods. (Satan) It’s called “of desolation” because that is what happened to the surrounding regions after it was completed.
This is also the fulfillment of Isaiah 14 where God is talking to Satan and says:
Isaiah 14:13 (KJV)
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
You have just read 3 prophecies regarding the Abomination of Desolation. All of them were absolutely correct and you cannot name another building that was “set up” on Mt. Moriah and fulfills all 3 prophecies. Our God has been extremely patient in leaving this structure stand as long as He has, but it’s not hard to see how offensive it is to him because He has told us He is a jealous God and He uses the building of this mosque as the base year of many prophecies in the Old and New Testament. Perhaps the biggest of them is the one we have saved for last. It’s the one where our Lord reveals the “end of these.”
The END of These Things
Some that read this may be skeptical about what comes next. This will especially be true if you are one who uses one of these newer Bible translations. I can say this because I have spoken to a number of pastors as well as those who spend a lot of time studying the Word of God by using these new translations. It doesn’t matter how many or how well any number of prophecies perfectly fit Islam as the end time anti-Christ, they will not believe you and in many cases, don’t even want to read anything that would upset the things they were taught and believe. I even heard a pastor I respect say, “there is nothing new in the Bible that any regular reader of it is going to uncover that hasn’t already been found.” One can only conclude this must be coming from one of these newer translations on Daniel 12 because Daniel is told to seal the book until the time of the end. At that time the seal will be broken and many will run to and fro telling others what they have found. This is kind of like what you are reading now. but they may have a different take similar to the one offered in The English Version (TEV) Bible:
Daniel 12:4 (TEV)
He said to me, “And now, Daniel, close the book and put a seal on it until the end of the world. Meanwhile, many people will waste their efforts trying to understand what is happening.”
First of all, it was sealed till the time of the end and not the end of the world; which are two different things. Secondly, Daniels book is the main subject of the previous sentence, so is this Bible version saying it is a waste of time trying to understand what Daniel is writing about? I certainly hope not; because the fact that Daniels book was sealed until the time of the end tells us we will need the important information found in his book during the time of the end. This chapter even tells us when the time of the end begins!
I can honestly say that I have believed for some time that a prophecy of time existed that would reveal the year of our Lords return for us. He has given us the month, day, and hour to be aware already, and He has stated that He foretold us “all” things, so why would He withhold the year from us?
The answer is “He would not and did not,” and If you correctly interpret the players and happenings in prophecy, you will know the year when you see the evil happening all around you which are the last prophecies being fulfilled. However, there must be a second witness, and the only other way that comes to mind is a prophecy of time that reveals the year. That is what will be revealed next.
A few paragraphs up you were told that our Lord uses the Abomination of Desolation as a base or starting point for a number of prophecies. The first few verses of Revelation 11 where the temple is being measured is referring to the location on the Temple Mount where the “Dome of the Rock” will be placed. It will be built on a wing of the Jewish Temple. You always take measurements before you begin building. The starting point of the 42 month and 1260 day prophecies of Revelation 11 begin with the setting up of this Moslem or gentile temple. The same is true with the 2 remaining time prophecies of Daniel 12.
We have already determined that the Abomination of Desolation was “set up” in 688 A.D. and we also ascertained that it would be 1279 years from that date the scattering of the holy people would be finished and the time of the “time of the end” would begin. What Our Lord just furnished us with is the starting date of the “Time of the End” when His punishment of the Jewish people will be over and they will be in control of the Promised Land & Temple Mount once again. In other words, the Time of the Gentiles will be over, and the “Time of the End“ begins.
The answer returned is the year 1967. You should recognize this as the year of the Middle Eastern “Six Day War.” This brief war took place when Israel’s Arab neighbors were planning to go to war with Israel, but Israel found out and caught the Muslim world by surprise by attacking first. Against all odds and while having to defend themselves on multiple fronts, Israel was able to pull off a stunning upset of their Arab neighbors, while at the same time suffering much less loss of equipment and life. Israel also expanded their borders by taking a lot of land from Egypt and regaining control of the Temple Mount. This ended the “Time of the Gentiles” as well as the end of the Jewish punishment for rebelling against God.
Daniel 12:12 (KJV)
Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
First, please notice that there is nothing in this chapter that tell us to add the 1335 Days to the year the Abomination of Desolation was set up. Neither will you find the instructions to do so in any other chapter or verse. It is just something you know to do when you are aware of history and how it has unfolded.
The way Daniel 12 is worded, one would assume the 1335 days is speaking of a time that is just 45 days after the Abomination of Desolation is set up. However, there are a couple of problems with this that rule out this interpretation from being considered.
First, the end did not happen 45 years after 688 A.D., so that obviously cannot be a correct interpretation.
Second, there was nothing of any major importance that happened in 733 A.D. (688 + 45 = 733) But: if you go back one year to October 10, of 732 A.D. you will find that is the day that Charles Martel defeated the Muslim Umayyad army led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi in the Battle of Tours. This would be 45 years after 688 A.D. on the Jewish calendar because the Hebrew year changes to the next in September or very early October. So this could fit this prophecy because it was a great blessing the Muslim invasion of Europe was stopped, but the end did not occur in 732 A.D. In addition to this, the subject of this chapter has nothing to do with the defeat of the Muslim army, but it has everything to do with the “Time of the End” and the “Last Day,” which are the questions that have been asked.
If you take a close look at how the verse is worded, it says “Blessed is he that waiteth,” AND blessed is he that cometh to the 1335th day; which in Bible prophecy would make it the 1335th year. The “Blessed is he that waiteth,” would be all those that have died and are waiting for the Rapture of His saints. The “Blessed is he that cometh to” would refer to those who are alive and fully trusting in Christ when the “end of these things” comes. If you feel this is incorrect, then please consider verse 9 which states “the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”
If the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end, then what would be its purpose if the people of 732 A.D. were not able to understand any of it? By the definition of “Time of the End” in this chapter, 732 A.D. does not qualify.
So now your first thought is, “then neither does 688 A.D. qualify either.” No, it doesn’t, but 688 A.D. is only a stepping stone which is used to get you to the time of the end, and is used in the exact same way in other Bible prophecies.
The 1335th day is the answer to Daniels question. Our Lord told us in both Matthew and Luke to “Ask, and it shall be given you.” Do you really think God would just ignore Daniel’s question? Do you think if Daniel asked Him when the end will be, do you really think our Lord would tell Daniel when the Muslims, whom Daniel never heard of, will lose a battle?
Luke 11:11 (KJV)
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
The answer to Daniel’s question looks like the following chart when you do the math correctly.
This is how it works out using our Gregorian calendar, but our calendar is not God’s calendar and the two differ a bit when it comes to the celebration of the New Year. So how does it work out using God’s calendar, the Hebrew calendar, which is the calendar we should be using.
First, we must convert the year the Dome of the Rock was “set up” to the corresponding Jewish year. In order to do this you will need to go to the internet and find a website that can convert from the Gregorian calendar to the Hebrew calendar.
https://www.hebcal.com/converter?hd=1&hm=Tishrei&hy=5783&h2g=1 is one of the two sites I used to verify the correct year.
Now enter a date that is earlier than September as September or early October is the time when the Hebrew calendar changes to the next year. I used June 2, 688 A.D. for my conversion date. The illustration below is similar to the website listed above showing the data as entered and answer returned.
After entering the date and pressing enter, the date returned was Sivan 25th, 4448 on the Hebrew calendar. The current year of the Hebrew calendar is 5782. The evening of September 25th, 2022 is the start of the Hebrew New Year 5783, which is also the New Moon or Feast of Trumpets. This is the 2-day Feast (appointed time) that represents the Rapture of the church, the last great harvest, (first day) followed immediately by the Day of the Lord. Towards the end of Revelation 11 these two distinct days can be clearly seen. Versus 11-13 portray the Rapture of His saints, (the 2 witnesses) and verse 14 on down refer to the “Day of the Lord.”
If we have done all our computing correctly, this would suggest that the rapture of His saints would begin on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets 5783. (September 25th, 2022) I truly believed this would be the date of our Lords return for us. Because the verse says, “Blessed is he that cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days,” I took it to mean the first day of the 1335th year, but since it did not happen, we know that is not correct.
However, because all the prophecies of time presented in this book have been worked out and fall on a date that matches their prophecy, I believe wholeheartedly that our Lord will definitely be returning in 2023 on the Gregorian calendar and before 5783 is over on the Hebrew calendar. He has done what He said He would do when He said He would do it in all the other prophecies, why would this one be and different?
Daniel 12:13 (KJV)
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 Sign of the Son of Man &
The Appointed Time of Christ’s Return
Book Introduction (Read for more info contained in the book)
- The REAL 4th Kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream (Daniel 2)
- The REAL King of Babylon (Isaiah 14)
- The REAL Key to Deciphering Time Prophecy
- The REAL Secret Prophecy of Daniel 4
- The REAL Beast of Revelation 13
- The REAL 8th Beast of Revelation 17
- The REAL 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6)
- The REAL First 4 Trumpets of Revelation 8
- The REAL 4 Angels of Revelation 9 And the Plague of Islam
- The REAL Woman, Dragon and Flood of Revelation 12
- The REAL 2 Witnesses of Revelation 11
- The REAL 70 Weeks of Daniel 9
- The FEASTS OF THE LORD; The Appointed Time of Christ’s Return
- The REAL Appointed Year of Our Lords Return as Revealed in Daniel 12
- The REAL Sign of the Son of Man; and Signs of the End (Matthew 24)
- The REAL Parable of the 10 Virgins (Matthew 25)
- The Fall Feast Days as Revealed in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 6,7,8,11)
- The REAL Warning to the Church of Laodicea; the Church of Today (Revelation 3)
- Closing Thoughts & the REAL Day of the Resurrection of Our Lord
- Ready You Ain’t, Even if You’re a Saint Not Part of Book
- Main Page: The Appointed Time of Christ Return