A NEW LOOK AT THE 2300 DAYS IN DANIEL!

SPELLING EDITED


A NEW LOOK AT THE 2300 DAYS IN DANIEL!

 

WHEN DO THE 2300 DAYS BEGIN?

 

When do the 2,300 days written by Daniel the prophet BEGIN? There are a lot of theories concerning the 2300 days prophesied in Daniel 8:14 but to me, none of those theories that I have researched fit or agree with all of the prophecies in the Bible concerning the last days. So as the title of this study in God's word says, this study is going to take a FRESH NEW look at the 2300 days prophecy. I am about to share something in this study in God's word with you that some of you may have never heard before from other prophecy teachers.

But first, let us begin this study in God's word by reading two verses in from Isaiah so you can see how God HIDES things in his prophetic word.

 

Please read Isaiah 9:6,7.

 

“For unto us a child is born,(Speaking of the virgin birth of Jesus taking place first and then) unto us a son is given:(Now, we all know and agree that ONLY the first part of this prophecy speaks of the FIRST coming of Jesus, which has now in our day ALREADY been fulfilled in HISTORY. And we also know and agree that the REST of this prophecy has NOT YET been fulfilled and thus it is FUTURE and will be fulfilled at the SECOND coming of Jesus) and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

 

To say this another way, this whole prophecy here in Isaiah was ALL future at the time WHEN it was given to the prophet Isaiah, but the FIRST part of this prophecy we all agree has already been fulfilled at the FIRST coming of Jesus. However, the second part of this prophecy is still yet future. This is what some prophecy teachers call a DUEL prophecy.

Now, for ME, I believe that the errors made by prophecy teachers in the past are that they went too far in ONE direction.

What I mean by this is that some prophecy teachers dogmatically teach that much of Daniel's prophecies have NOT been fulfilled and they are yet to be fulfilled in the FUTURE.

While other prophecy teachers have gone to the extreme the other way dogmatically demanding that ALL of Daniel's prophecies have ALREADY been fulfilled.

But I say, why not compromise by taking a fresh NEW and even closer look at all of the prophecies by taking a little teaching from BOTH sides of the controversy and allow SOME prophecy to be already fulfilled, BUT also leaving a yet FUTURE fulfillment in a MIRROR-like fashion.

Now, this is going to take both sides of this controversy between Preterism and Futurism to lay down their teachings on the table so some revisions can be made by taking out the errors and replacing those errors with the truth of the whole word of God. Again, this means that we need to closely consider BOTH sides of this controversy between Preterism and Futurism to keep what is the truth and throw out what is contrary to the rest of God's word.

And in order to do this, there is a need to understand that God has hidden things in his prophetic word which Bible scholars have labeled as being DUAL fulfillment.

Now again, what I myself mean by dual fulfillment can easily be explained by looking at Isaiah 9:6,7 which is a prophecy of the coming Messiah but yet it has TWO FULFILLMENTS; one in HISTORY and one yet to be fulfilled in the FUTURE. In other words, Isaiah 9:6,7 is a prophecy of BOTH the FIRST and the SECOND comings of Jesus. ONE prophecy has hidden within it a DUAL fulfillment. The prophecy of the first coming asa chld being born and the human Son being given to die f the cross has already been fulfilled BUT the second coming of that ONE prophecy is yet in the FUTURE.

I know that prophecy can be a bit complicated for some, so I want to try and simplify God's prophetic word as much as I can without writing an entire book explaining every term used by prophecy teachers. And for some of you who have a dogmatic view of prophecy already, then at first, it may appear that I am trying to change the word to fit my own personal point of view. But if you are patient and bear with me it will all come into place and may even agree with what you already believe coming at it from a DIFFERENT approach.

So then, the fresh NEW look at the prophecy or the 2300 days in Daniel is to start at the END and count backward to find the beginning of when the 2300 days started. Let me explain what I mean by this. To ME, since the Hebrew word translated as “seal up” in Daniel 7:24 means to make and END and STOP ALL of PROPHECY. And that tells me that the 2300 days INCLUDE the 1000 year reign of Jesus, the little season after the 1000 years has ended, and the final Day of Judgment along with the destruction of Satan, the fallen angels and all the unsaved in the lake of fire, Yes, this is NEW to me as well. I have been teaching in the past that the 2300 ends at the coming of Jesus before the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And I still have that teach below in this studies as well because I still believe that it is a sound Biblical possibility as well. And it too is still new compared to the many other interpretations that are out there. For you see, almost all prophecy teachers have been trying to fit ALL the prophecies of Daniel to be WITHIN the 2300 days. But what IF SOME of the 70 weeks are fulfilled BEFORE the 2300 days actually begin?

Now, some Christians stop at the end of Daniel chapter 8 as the ending of the CONTEXT of the vision of the 2300 days. But, in truth, the context continues on into the next chapter where the angel Gabriel explains the vision of the 2300 days adding more detail. And that means the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy go hand in hand WITH the 2300 day prophecy. In other words, the 70 weeks, the MIDST of the 70th week, and the 2300 days are COUPLED together to form a CHAIN to the VERY end at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And to me, this is the one of that ways that I myself can see ALL of the details of prophecy fit. What I mean by this is that the 2300 days itself does not HAVE to include the 1000 year reign of Jesus because Daniel is given even MORE prophecy in Daniel 12: concerning the 126 days, 1290 days, and the 1335 days.

So let us start the fresh NEW look at the prophecy of the 2300 days INCLUDING the 1000 year reign of Jesus by reading Daniel 12:9-13. Please notice that Danile will stand or be resurrected in his LOT at the END of days which to me is speaking of the 1335 days.


Daniel 12:3-13/


“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; (Keep in mind that the REMNANT of Jews that are ALIVE at the coming of Jesus will be saved DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus from generation to generation. And therefore, there will ALSO be many righteous IN Jesus Christ resurrected at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus along with all the UNSAVED from Adan to that time of the end) but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. 

11.  And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. (So then, we have the 1260 days of the LAST half of the great tribulation BEFORE the 1000 year reign of Jesus plus another 30 days which comes to the 1290 days. OR we have the FIRST half of the 1260 days  of great tribulation of the 70th week of Daniel BEFORE the 1000 year reign of Jesus and the LAST half of the of the 70th week at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus plus 30 days oof wrath plus another 45 days of the White Throne Judgement. And that comes to the 1335 days at the END, as in the very end when ALL prophecy will be completed and sealed up concerning the END of sin and the bringing in of everlasting righteousness with all sinners destroyed in the lake of fire)

12.  Blessed is he that waits, (Or or to give and account in words about something in a precise manner. In other words, discern the TRUE meaning of the law of the ceremonial commandments contained in ordinances to understand and believe that Jesus is what those SHADOWS point to)  and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. (Or the 1335 days)

13.  But go you your way till the end be: for you shall rest, and stand in your lot at the end of the days.”


And we know that the remnant of Jews that remain ALIVE to the coming of Jesus will be TAUGHT of the Lord DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. We also know that the third and final harvest of saints will be at the White Throne Judgment at the END after the 1000 years is finished. And we know that Satan will be let loose for a little season which could be 1260 days plus 30 days of wrath, plus 45 days of judgment coming to the END of the 1335 days. So we have several possibilities to chose from, and I am not dogmatically demanding that any of them are the correct INTENDED meaning of the 2300 days prophesied in Daniel 8:13,14.

All I am saying is why not take a FRESH NEW look at the 2300 days being COUPLED together like a CHAIN and the 2300 days STARTING during the MIDST of the 70th week of Daniel. And to do that you must have a correct understand of WHEN the MIDST of the 70th week of Daniel BEGAN. Please read the study “WHEN DID THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL BEGIN?” But for now, please know and understand that to ME, the MIDST of the 70th week in Daniel began when God turned the gospel to the Gentiles. And the midst of the week in Daniel will END at th coming of Jesus to rapture the church and immediately execution the first half of the wrath of God for 30 days. And then brins us to the fulfillment of the 1290 days and POSSIBLY the 2300 days as well. But there still remains 45 more days to the END of the 1335 days which I am seeing being fulfilled after the 1000 year reign of Jesus is finished. And that 45 days will include the last half of the HOUR of God’s wrath and the time it takes for God to judge billions of saved and unsaved people who will be resurrection after the final war when the 1000 years are FINISHED.

was I started at the END of the 1000 years and worked backward counting 2300 years. There may very well be one or more historical fulfillments of the 2300 days in HISTORY but NONE of the historical fulfillments meet ALL the details of the prophecy. For you see, one of those details is the little horn fighting against Jesus AT our Lord’s COMING and that has NOT happened at any time in history. 

And even the interpretation that the 2300 days end at the COMING of Jesus to reign for 1000 years I do not see that ALL the details of the prophecy are completely met unless those details are interpreted completely as a LITERAL cleansing of the literal earthly sanctuary.

Now if you want to work on calculating the 2300 days here is what I have found that fits what I believe about Islam as BEING the mark of the beast. Please read the study “COULD ISLAM BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST?” Notice that there were FOUR major Islamic Muslim caliphates in history. And the EIGHTH final kingdom in the region of Israel will come out of the SEVENTH world empire in that region of the world. So to me, the first beast that received the womb with the sword was the Islamic Muslim Ottoman Empire. I think that we can all agree that the setting up of the Dome of the Rock is an ABOMINATION to the PLACE of God’s SANCTUARY, the Jewish temple. And until the Dome of the Rock is removed the PLACE of the sanctuary will not be CLEANSED. Do you see what I mean about the DETAILS.

 

The Umayyad Caliphate (661–750 CE; UK: /ʊˈmaɪjæd, uːˈ-/,[2] US: /uːˈmaɪ(j)əd, -aɪæd/;[3] Arabic: ٱلْخِلَافَة ٱلْأُمَوِيَّة‎, romanized: al-Khilāfah al-ʾUmawīyah)[4] was the second of the FOUR major caliphates established after the death of Muhammad.

 

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: قبة الصخرة‎ Qubbat aṣ-Ṣakhra, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎ Kippat ha-Sela) is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was initially completed in 691–92 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik during the Second Fitna on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. 

 

Caliphate of Hisham and end of expansion[edit]

The final son of Abd al-Malik to become caliph was Hisham (724–43), whose long and eventful reign was above all marked by the curtailment of military expansion. Hisham established his court at Resafa in northern Syria, which was closer to the Byzantine border than Damascus, and resumed hostilities against the Byzantines, which had lapsed following the failure of the last siege of Constantinople. 

The new campaigns resulted in a number of successful raids into Anatolia, but also in a major defeat (the Battle of Akroinon), and did not lead to any significant territorial expansion.From the caliphate's north-western African bases, a series of raids on coastal areas of the Visigothic Kingdom paved the way to the permanent occupation of most of Iberia by the Umayyads (starting in 711), and on into south-eastern Gaul (last stronghold at Narbonne in 759). Hisham's reign witnessed the end of expansion in the west, following the defeat of the Arab army by the Franks at the Battle of Tours in 732.

 

Now, I took the year 31 AD as the resurrection of Jesus and added 2000 year to arrive at 2031 AD as a POSSIBLE year of our Lord’s return. Then I subtracted the year 691 AD, the year that the Dome of the Rock was completed and that came up to be 1340 years to the coming of Jesus. I then added 1000 years for the 1000 year reign of Jesus and that came to 2340 years which is 40 years too much. 

So I starting looking for when a war ended that a Muslim Islamic army was defeated and I found the battle at Tours that ended in the year 732 AD. So I did the same thing and came up with 2,299 years which is one year short. Then I remembered the little season at the end of the 1000 years which no one really knows how long that will be. And I also am thinking that the final Day of Judgment will take longer than a 24 hour day. So, if we add one year for the little season and the time it may take for the final Day of Judgment, then we end up with exactly 2300 years. And using a year for each day we have a calculation that fits the details of the 70 week prophecy, the MIDST of the week, and the beginning of the 2300 days WITHIN the midst of the 70th week. And that makes the END and also for the LAST END of the 2300 to end after the 1000 year reign of Jesus is finished in the world to come. For you see,  there is also the LATTER end in the context of Daniel 8:13,14 that I believe will be fulfilled at the COMING of Jesus. So we have THREE ends, at least the way I am seeing it. You decide. With that being said I still teach a more conventional view of the 2300 days starting BEFORE Jesus came so continue reading.

So then, by my starting off this study in God's word with this different FRESH new approach I pray that I got your attention that we all need to consider all the DETAILS in prophecy. So let us start over with a more conventional method of the 2300 days starting BEFORE Jesus came. I want you to read only the first part of the angels revelation of Daniel's vision first and then we will focus on one verse that to ME seems out of place, and yet not out of place at the same time. You will see what I mean by this when we get to verse 10.

 

Please read Daniel 8:9-14.

 

And out of ONE of THEM came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land (The pleasant land refers to the land of Israel. There has already been the first fulfillment in history, but there remains a future fulfillment in the latter END of this prophecy. It should be noted that the word “land” is not in the original text, but was added by the translators. So in truth, the word “PLEASANT” speaks more of God's PEOPLE but also includes referring to the land of Israel. I say this because God's people Israel were scattered all over the earth. Also, when God turned to the Gentiles, then those of us that are Gentiles who believe became a people of God as well)

10. And IT , (Speaking of one coming OUT of THEM. Later the angel tells us that the THEM was the Grecian Empire and by history, we know that the Roman Empire came out of the Grecian Empire. In other words, the little horn represents the antichrist coming out of THEM or THAT REGION of the world. Remember that the antichrist comes along with a KINGDOM. So then, the Roman kingdom was the FIRST antichrist SYSTEM or kingdom which arose out of THAT REGION of the world) waxed great (Or became strong) even to the host of heaven;(Keep in mind that John teaches us in the New Testament in 1 John 2:18 that there are MANY antichrists come into the world. Also, remember the words of John in Revelation 17:10 explain the seven kings of the seven world empires. John said that five kings or empires were already fallen an one IS which is speaking of the Roman Empire in John's day that is the SIXTH world empire in the area of the world. The SEVENTH world empire in that area of the world was the Islamic Ottoman Empire that conquered by the SWORD and was wounded by the SWORD. And the EIGHTH and FINAL antichrsit kingdom is OUT of the SEVEN of out of THEM. So then, this prophecy concerns ALL the antichrist kingdoms arising in THAT region of the world) and IT (The LAST antichrist kingdom) cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground and stamped upon them. (Now, to ME, it can only be the last antichrist kingdom that fights against Jesus at his second coming. So then, when you see the conjunction “and”, then this could mean two different fulfillments. In other words, some of the hosts are speaking of God's people being trodden under foot all through history, but in the last days, there will be a war in the heavens between the angels that are represented by the STARS. See the study “WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT UFO'S?”, but for now, this LAST antichrist kingdom is the one who fights against Jesus at his second coming.)

11. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host,(Speaking of the antichrist little horn magnifying himself even to MESSIAH the Prince of the host. As I have already said, prophecy often contains TWO fulfillments; the first fulfillment in HISTORY, and then a yet FUTURE fulfillment of the remaining of the prophecy in the last days.) and by him, the daily sacrifice was taken away (Speaking of the FIRST antichrist kingdom that came before the antichrist kingdom that received a wound by the sword and did live to become the LAST antichrist kingdom. Then in the last days, Satan will be cast down out of his sanctuary in the heavens down to the earth. To say this another way, the phrase “and BY HIM” is referring to ALL three antichrist kingdoms, but it was only DURING the FIRST Roman antichrist kingdom that was the one which took after the daily sacrifice and severely persecuted the saints. Then the Islamic Ottoman Empire beheaded the Christians and the Jews who would not convert to Islam. Keep in mind the the seat of Satan in in Greece or the Grecian Empire. And it will be DURING the LAST antichrist kingdom, the revival of the Islamic Empire that received the wound by the sword, when Satan is cast down out of heaven to the ground and at the very end of that kingdom Satan will be bound a thousand years to begin the millennial reign of Jesus in the world to come) and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

12. And a HOST (A host can and may mean that God's people were given to be persecuted and some even killed to all three of the antichrist kingdoms, but here it seems to make more sense that the host represents an army given to the first R antichrist kingdom which was the one the IS in Johns day. In other words, it was the SIXTH kingdom, the Roman Empire that took away the daily sacrifice by destroying Jerusalem and the sanctuary or the Jewish Temple. Remember that there are MANY antichrists even within each of the three antichrist kingdoms where all three kingdoms were given a HOST or an ARMY) was given him (Again, referring to only the FIRST antichrist kingdom, which was the Roman Empire) against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and IT  (The HOST of many antichrists armies throughout history and yet in the future) cast down the TRUTH to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered. (The Roman antichrist empire used persecution to try and cast down truth. Then the Islamic Ottoman Empire did the same but also used the sword of war to try and convert TRUTH to Islam and DENY that Jesus is the Son of God. And the last antichrist empire came in peaceably at first with FALSE teaching of Islam to cast down the TRUTH by denying that Jesus is the Son of God. And NOW, radical Islam is trying to force peaceful Muslim to be made in the IMAGE of the FIRST beast, the Islamic Ottoman Empire that used WAR to convert people to Islam)

13. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spoke, How long shall be the vision CONCERNING daily sacrifice,(Remember that there is a DUAL fulfillment in much of what Daniel has seen in his visions. So Daniel is asking the angel how long it will be before God's people are CLEANSED. That is the bottom line in which Daniel is concerned. This verse does not give us a definite amount of time BETWEEN this point in time and the end when God's people are cleansed. Now, it may SEEM that verses 13 and 14 here are marking a period of time beginning when the daily sacrifice is taken away to the time of the second coming of Jesus. And that is because many of us, including myself, have been reading into these verses the interpretation of what we were previously taught. In truth, Daniel is asking how long shall be the VISION of what the first antichrist kingdom arises to the time when the host of God's people is CLEANSED. Daniel summarizes the vision saying concerning the daily sacrifice) and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? (To me, the sanctuary could be speaking of the Jewish temple but the Hebrew word also means SAINTS or to sanctify. In other words, God will turn again a SECOND time to deliver the REMNANT of Israel in order for the unsaved Jews to be SANCTIFIED of CLEANSED to become SAINTS. And at the same time at the coming of Jesus the host of armies fighting against Israel will be destroyed by the armies of Jesus)

14. And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; THEN (At the time of the END) shall the sanctuary be CLEANSED.”

 

Again, the Hebrew word fro sanctuary also means SAINTS and to sanctify. And at the second coming of Jesus the SAINTS will be raptured, the unsaved Jews will be delivered from the hands of their enemy to go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus to be SANCTIFIED, and the host of armies fighting against Israel will be destroyed by the armies of Jesus. Now let us take this same sound Biblical principle of God HIDING a dual fulfillment in His prophetic word that we just learned from Isaiah 9:67 and use it with the prophecy of Daniel. Let us NOT be like the many Jews who missed the FIRST coming of Jesus because to THEM Jesus did not meet ALL the prophecies at his FIRST coming. But had the Jews correctly interpreted the Scriptures by understanding the HIDDEN things in God's prophetic word wherewith the same prophecy there were TWO fulfillments separated by many years, then they would have known that the promised Messiah was coming TWO times instead of Jesus have one coming.

With that being said let me jump right in with both feet, so to speak, and say something that some of you may have never heard before by other prophecy teachers. Not that I am a prophecy teacher, but I myself personally do not believe that God wants us to know the exact STARTING point of the 2300 days or how long that Satan will be let loose at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. The reason I say this is because if I am right about the hidden spiritual meaning being hidden in this prophecy, then the traditional INTERPRETATION of Daniel 7:9-14 which teaches that the 2300 days POINT to the TIME of the RAPTURE of the church, can not be correct. For you see, if it were correct then the second coming of Jesus could have been calculated and KNOWN way too early in church history.

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, some Christians have already TRIED to pinpoint a starting date and have gotten into error by trying to set an exact date of the return of Jesus. And then, when that date they set came and went by not being fulfilled, some Christians fell away from the faith entirely, while others claimed that Jesus came spiritually or unseen and have deceived their followers to believe their false teaching.

Please do not misunderstand what I am saying. I am not saying that the 2300 days do not have an exact specific starting date, but rather, I am saying that God has HIDDEN that starting date from us for a REASON. And that reason is that the TIME of the second coming of Jesus is known only to the Father until the appointed time that he desires to reveal to us our Lord's coming by our watching the SIGNS that he told us to watch for so that we would know that our redemption draws NEAR.

Now, I do believe that a general SPAN of time can be determined as the starting date of the 2300 days if we make some assumptions based upon some other things we know or think that we know. If you are interested in the APPROXIMATE starting date, then keep reading.

But first, let me ask you to consider another interpretation that the 2300 days INCLUDE the crucifixion of Jesus when the PLACE of the sanctuary was CLEANSED by the ONE sacrifice to cleanse all who believer from sin. In other words, the daily sacrifices of the Levitical priesthood were taken away AT the CROSS. And in God's eyes, the temple of God, speaking of the body of every BELIEVER in Jesus as their Lord and Savior was CLEANSED. So then, the CLEANSING of the PLACE of the sanctuary for God's dwelling was fulfilled at the cross and resurrection of Jesus. In other words, the ATONEMENT for the cleansing was PROVIDED for whosoever believes in the shed blood of Jesus to be cleansed. And if this interpretation is correct, then that means that the 2300 days MUST begin just under 300 years before the cross. And that MAY or MAY NOT mean that the 2300 have TWO endings, one ending at the second coming of Jesus and the other ending at the end of the final war at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. For you see, Satan will ascend out of the bottomless pit to make war with the saints who will be saved during the Millennial reign of Jesus. This will all become clear to you as you continue to take a fresh NEW look at the 2300 days in Daniel 8:14 by closely considering ALL of the DETAILS of the three closely connected prophecies in Daniel chapter 8 through chapter 12.

Basically, I am going to start over this study again and take a more conventional approach but still, hold to the hidden DUEL fulfillment interpretation as well. But this time I will assume that the END of the 2300 days is AT the coming of Jesus right before the 1000 years of the world to come begin

In other words, I am going to interpret the 2300 days as 2300 YEARS as some Christians have done in the past. But I am going to count BACKWARD from some dates or more specifically from some YEARS that some Christians have SPECULATED to be the YEAR that Jesus will return. To say this another way, this present year that I am writing this study is 2017 and we know that Jesus has not already returned if you as a Christian are reading this study. And by the return of Jesus I am speaking of the sound Biblical meaning of the VISIBLE coming of Jesus is the clouds where EVERY eye shall SEE him and WE shall be like him for we shall SEE him as he is. There is no such thing in the Bible itself as an invisible coming of Jesus. That is a man-made doctrine by the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Seven Day Adventists Church.

So then, we will use the year 2017 as the EARLIEST possible year of our Lord's coming seeing that it is only the first day of June in 2017 is right now at the time I am writing this study in God's word. As far as the latest possible year it could be any year, but many Christians believe in the 7000-year plan of God so we will add 2000 years to the latest possible year of the crucifixion of Jesus which is 34 AD. This gives us the year 2034 AD as being the latest possible year of the second coming of Jesus. So we are just under 300 years SHORT of the 2300 days of Daniel as being 23000 years, one day for each year. So where do the 283 to 266 years that we are SHORT fit in? Well, some of those year MAY or may not fit in at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus called the LITTLE SEASON in which Satan will be let loose out of the bottomless pit. I say SOME of those years, because 266 years to 283 years does not described as a LITTLE season in Revelation 20:3,7-10. So to me, the rest of those 266 to 283 years must start BEFORE the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Also, Revelation 6:11 speaks of a LITTLE season as well, but the way it is translated in the King James Version it sounds as if the little season is the 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation. But what if that KJV translation has it wrong and Revelation 6:11 is speaking of the SAME little season at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus and the saints RESTING is speaking of the 1000 years that the saints REST from all their works DURING the Millennial reign of Jesus UNTIL the TIME of the LITTLE season at the END of the 1000 years. You see, they are given white robes which is the righteousness of the saints and THEN they are told to REST. Let us read Revelation 6:11 so you can see what I mean.


Revelation 6:10,11.


And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

11. And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should REST yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


Are there not TWO witnesses who stand up for or before the God of the earth? The two witnesses are the Christians and the Jews but the do not witness at the SAME time. The Christians witness before the God of the earth during this present world and we will have 3 1/2 years of great tribulation at the END of this present world right before we will be given white robes which represents the righteousness of the saint and our being given eternal life to rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years. And the Jews are the other witness who will witness before the God of the earth DURING the 1000 years while we REST from all our works. Then at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus, Satan will be let loose and ASCEND OUT of the bottomless pit to make WAR with the saints that will be saved DURING the 1000 years reign of Jesus. So to ME, that LITTLE season at the END of the 1000 years could very well also be 3 1/2 years long or the second half of the seventieth week of Daniel. And thus the first half of the seventieth week of Daniel could be the 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation right before the second coming of Jesus at the end of this PRESENT world. I know that this may all be knew o some of you but please hear me out. The WRATH of god is described as being ONE HOUR in the book of Revelation but yet only HALF an hour is poured at at the second coming of Jesus at the end of THIS PRESENT world. God shows mercy and then lifts is wrath for many days or for 1000 years. And at the end of the 1000 years and the LITTLE season God pour out the last half of hour of His wrath to end the final war that will be fought during the LITTLE season.

Also, when you consider the DUAL fulfillment you can see that the ALL Jewish church during the first few years suffered great tribulation and will suffer 3 1/2 more years of great tribulation at the end of this present world, then that is one fulfillment of the seventieth week of Daniel. The second fulfillment is all yet in the future where the FIRST 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation is for the SECOND Witness that will be saved DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus and the last 3 1/2 years of the 70th week of Daniel is at the END of the 1000 years. So actually, the Jews are saved during TWO time periods. One group of Jews are saved IN THIS PRESENT world and the other group of Jews will be saved during the world yet to come, the 1000 year reign of Jesus. For you see the END for people being saved and sanctified does not truly END until the 1000 year reign of Jesus has ended.

Now you may not agree with anything that I just said but you have to agree that we already know that all of the previous years predicted for the return of Jesus have come and gone and Jesus has not yet returned. So obviously, all the interpretations of the 2300 days in the prophecy of Daniel chapter 8 have been interpreted incorrectly.

Now, with that being said let us begin this second portion of this study in God's word by reading the entire chapter of Daniel chapter 8 first, and then we will break it down into smaller sections. During this first reading, I will emphasize some things and give a few comments by some of the verses like always and then we will piece them all together.

 

Daniel 8:1-27.

 

“In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar, a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first. (This tells us that Daniel had more than just one vision. And this is what Daniel specifies to the angel speaking of the VISION CONCERNING the daily sacrifice and everything else in this same vision to the time the sanctuary is CLEANSED.)

2. And I saw in a vision; (Daniel is going to relate the whole vision or perhaps visions. I say visions because all of Daniel's visions are connected. In Daniel chapter 2 God gave to Daniel in a night vision the dream and the interpretation of the dream that God gave to King Nebuchadnezzar. Now, we are not specifically told, but Daniel may have received this vision in chapter 8 in two parts. Or Daniel is contemplating this vision in two parts already understanding the rising of other kingdoms in the future. You will see what I mean by this as we continue) and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. (So then, Daniel's body was in the palace but in the vision he saw himself by the river that is in ancient Persia, according to the Bible commentaries)

3. Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.

4. I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great. (Keep in mind that ancient Persia is EAST of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea and the land area above and below the Mediterranean Sea that was conquered by the Medes and the Persians, the symbolic meaning of the breastplate made of silver in Daniel's night vision in Daniel chapter 2)

5. And as I was considering, behold, an he-goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth (The whole earth is actually speaking of the whole land or the whole of that particular region of the earth around the Mediterranean Sea and NOT the entire earth) and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

6. And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

7. And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

8. Therefore, the he-goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

9. And out of ONE of THEM came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. (The pleasant land refers to the land of Israel in the latter END of this prophecy, but also has a deeper spiritual meaning referring to God's PEOPLE)

10. And IT (Speaking of the FIRST kingdom, The Roman Empire AND or as well as the TWO remaining kingdoms that will follow the Roman kingdom who are the Islamic Ottoman Empire, the first beast that hand the womb of the sword, and the revived Islamic kingdom in our day right now) waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and IT cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. (The pronoun IT here is speaking of the FINAL antichrist kingdom which has not yet received their kingdom. In other words, the TEN kings in Revelation 17 have not yet united to make full out war to surround Jerusalem and wipe Israel off the face of the earth as prophesied in Psalm 83, Luke 21:20, Revelation 12, Revelation 17:16, and other verses of Scripture)

11. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host,(As I have said in some of my other studies on the end times, SOME prophecies often contain TWO fulfillments. There is usually the first fulfillment in HISTORY, as in, it will be history to us because the first fulfillment has already been fulfilled. And then, there will be a yet FUTURE fulfillment in the last days) and BY HIM the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. (Again. the phrase “and BY HIM” is speaking of the FIRST antichrist kingdom being the ROMAN Empire that came before antichrist kingdom that received a wound by the sword speaking of the Islamic Muslim OTTOMAN Empire and did live to become the LAST antichrist kingdom which is presently arising to power being the revival of the Islamic Muslim Ottoman Empire. Then in the last days, Satan will be cast down out of his sanctuary in the heavens down to the earth and he will know that his time is SHORT, referring to the 3 1/2 years, the 42 month and the 1260 days in the book of Revelation and in the book of Daniel. To say this another way, the phrase “and BY HIM” is referring to ALL three antichrist kingdoms given power by Satan, but it was only DURING the FIRST Roman antichrist kingdom that was the one which took after the daily sacrifice. And it will be DURING the LAST antichrist kingdom when Satan is cast down out of heaven to the ground and at the very end of that kingdom Satan will be bound a thousand years), and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. (Keep in mind that Jesus is coming to fight against the armies that will be fighting against Jerusalem, the Jews and the Christians. It will be at the END of the last hour of the 3 1/2 years of the GREAT tribulation that the TEN Islamic kings will unite and be given power for one HOUR. To me, this speaks of Jesus destroying the armies that are making war against Israel and destroying the city of Jerusalem. Remember the DUAL fulfillment. Jerusalem was destroyed by the first antichrist kingdom the Roman Empire, in 70 AD, and Jerusalem will again be destroy by the final antichrist kingdom, the ten king confederacy of the ten Islamic countries NAMED in Psalm 83)

12. And a HOST (A host can and may mean that God's people or a host of God's people were given to all three of the antichrist kingdoms, but here it seems to make more sense that the host represents an army given to the first Roman antichrist kingdom which took away the daily sacrifice. Remember that there are MANY antichrists even within each of the three antichrist kingdoms where all three kingdoms, the Roman Empire, the Islamic Ottoman Empire, and the final Islamic Muslim empire in that region of the world and NOT the entire globe, were given a HOST or an ARMY) was given him (Again, referring to only the FIRST antichrist kingdom, which was the Roman Empire) against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and IT (The pronoun IT, to me, is speaking of the of the HOST of the armies of many antichrists throughout history and yet in the future that have already and will yet) cast down the TRUTH to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.

13. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spoke, How long shall be the vision CONCERNING daily sacrifice,(Here is the KEY to understanding this prophecy to harmonize will all the prophecies in the Scriptures. Daniel asks a TWO part question and I believe that the 2300 days actually INCLUDED the cross and resurrection of Jesus. Remember that there is a DUAL fulfillment in much of what Daniel has seen in his visions. So Daniel is asking the angel how long it will be before God's people are CLEANSED. That is the bottom line in which Daniel is concerned. So ONE possible interpretation is that WITHIN the 2300 days in verse 14 the sanctuary is cleansed BY the cross of Jesus at the CRUCIFIXION and the resurrection of Jesus., thus making a covenant with many speaking of the New Covenant established in the shed blood of Jesus. And another INTERPRETATION is that the 2300 days will end at the COMING of Jesus. Again, it may SEEM that verses 13 and 14 here are marking a period of time beginning when the daily sacrifice is taken away to the time of the second coming of Jesus. And that is because many of us including myself have been reading into these verses that interpretation. In truth, Daniel is asking how long shall be the VISION of when the first antichrist kingdom arises to the time when the host of God's people is CLEANSED AND to yet another time many more days in the future. Let me try and explain what I mean by this. Daniel summarizes the vision saying concerning not ONLY the daily sacrifice but also adds) and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? (Now, no matter how you calculated the 2300 days in Daniel they do not begin or end at the destuction of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple in 70 AD. So the Preterist and the Seventh Day Adventists Christians can not be correct in their interpretation that ALL of the 70th week of Daniel has already been fulfilled in 70 AD. And on the other side of the fence, I see some errors in the futurist Christsian interpretation that ALL of the seventieth week of Daniel is all yet to be fulfilled in the future that THEY call the SEVEN years of the GREAT tribulation. Again, to me, the book of Revelation only speak of a period of 3 1/2 years of great tribulation that will take place right before the coming of Jesus at the end of this present world. So, to me, the FIRST half of the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled in the days of Jesus and the early ALL Jewish church BEFORE God turned the gospel of salvation to the Gentiles)

14. And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; THEN (At the time of the END) shall the sanctuary be CLEANSED. (The saints in this present world will be judged at the judgment seat of Jesus Christ AT his coming or at the physical death of each individual Christian. The word translated as sanctuary also mean SAINTS and to sanctify. And the people who will yet be saved during the 1000 year reign of Jesus will be judged at the white throne judgment at the END of the world yet to come. Now this is NOT to say that the sanctuary cannot mean the Jewish temple. But to me, under the New Covenant the body of each believer IS the temple of God. However, it MIGHT be that the unsaved Jews will either rebuild some part of the temple in order o have an altar on which to start up the animal sacrifices again. And IF this happens I am seeing that it will cause God to pour out His WRATH upon His people, the Jews for rejecting Jesus as their Messiah, the ONLY sacrifice that God accepts for the CLEANSING of sin. So until the UNSAVED Jews recognize Jesus as their savior they can NOT be CLEANSED from all their sins)

15. And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

16. And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.

17. So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision. (Now again, there are TWO ends prophesied, the end of this PRESENT world AND the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the world yet to come. The TRUE end when ALL who will be save shall be saved is at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. For you see, people will be saved DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus as well. The 1000 year reign of Jesus is when God will turn AGAIN to deliver Israel and a REMNANT will be saved alive in their mortal bodies to go into the Millennial reign of Jesus to be taught of the Lord. So the, is the end in verse 17 referring to the end of this present world which will end at the second coming of Jesus? Or is the end in verse 17 referring to the end at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus? OR is there a DUAL fulfillment where there is GAP of time in the 2300 days like there is a GAP of time in the MIDST of the 70th week of Daniel in Daniel chapter 9? For you see it would be over 3000 years to the end of the Millennial reign of Jesus unless we allow for the 1000 year GAP of time that the saints of this present world will be RESTING during the Sabbath of Yahweh and the Jews will be working during the 1000 years that they will be TAUGHT of the Lord)

18. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

19. And he said, Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. (Kep in mind that the angel does not show Daniel the LAST END of this vision until chapter 9 where the angel explains about the seventy weeks of God's people Israel, where the LAST END, is during the SEVENTIETH WEEK. I say DURING because I am seeing TWO ends and TWO witnesses, the Christians in this present world and the Jews who will be saved in the world yet to come. The angel BEGINS by explaining Daniel's vision of the he-goat and ram, which we all agree has already been fulfilled in history. Thus SOME of the 2330 days in Daniel have already been fulfilled BEFORE the virgin birth of Jesus. So what some Christians have been missing in their interpretation of the 2300 days in Daniel is the meaning of some of the phrases the angel gave to Daniel. For example, the phrase in verse 9 “ And out of ONE of THEM came forth a little horn”, the phrase in verse 22 “Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up OUT OF the nation, but not in HIS power.”, and the phrase in verse 23And IN [Or WITHIN, or DURING] the LATTER time of THEIR kingdom”. All of these verses teach us that OUT OF the LAND or out of the region of that the Grecian kingdom ruled over shall arise more kingdoms, which we know from Revelation 17 to be three other kingdoms after the Grecian kingdom. And again, those three kingdoms are SIXTH kingdom, the Roman Empire, the SEVENTH kingdom, the Islamic Ottoman Empire, and the EIGHTH or final kingdom of this PRESENT world which I personally believe is the REVIVAL of the Islamic Ottoman Empire. And that is why I teach that Islam could very well be the mark of the beast)

20. The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.

21. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. (According to history, this first king of this Grecian kingdom that conquered the Medo-Persian kingdom would be Alexander the Great. Verse 8 says when he waxed or grew GREAT and was STRONG which describes Alexander the great nd the end of his reign when his empire was divided among his four generals)

22. Now that being broken (Speaking of the death of Alexander the Great bringing his reign over the Grecian Empire to an end), whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but NOT in HIS power. (Please notice that this verse says four KINGDOMS and NOT four kings over the SAME Grecian kingdom. The Greek Empire was now divided and would eventually be conquered and become the Roman Empire. The next phrase, and NOT in HIS power is another clue pointing to ANOTHER kingdom after the Grecian Empire that is NOT ruling IN the power of that Grecian kingdom rule, and that next kingdom was the Roman Empire. And history teaches us that it was DURING the Roman Empire that the DAILY SACRIFICE was taken away. First by Antiochus IV who became know by his surname Epiphanes or Antiochus Epiphanes. And then the city of Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed in 70 AD to scatter the Jews and END the daily sacrifices of the Levitical priesthood to this very day.)

23. And IN (Or WITHIN, or DURING) the latter time of THEIR kingdom, (Again, the first part of this verse has a DUEL fulfillment; one in HISTORY during the Roman Empire, and one in the latter days during the last 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation of THEIR kingdom. Tow different kings but the SAME antichrist spirit behind both kings. Remember that the final antichrist kingdom will come out of THEM or out of their kingdom in that part of the world in the Middle East around the Mediterranean Sea. In other words, the antichrist will NOT rule the entire planet as some prophecy teachers claim. The fnal antichrsit kingdom will only rule of ONE-FOURTH of the world, according to Revelation 6:8. The remaining portion of this verse and the rest of this chapter 8 of Daniel seems to only fit the very end of days beginning with the last 3 1/2 years of great tribulation and also including the second coming of Jesus executing the wrath of God) when the transgressors have come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. (To me, this speaks of Satan possessing or giving power to the man of sin who will unite the ten Islamic kings to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. And when their armies make the city of Jerusalem desolate then Jesus will come to destroy those armies that are destroying the earth)

24. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

25. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: (I believe that this is speaking of the Muslims proclaiming that their religion is a religion of PEACE. They destroy many by their lies converting people, including some Christians, to the false religion of Islam which DENIES Jesus as the Son of God) he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes, but he shall be broken without hand. (This can only take place AT the second coming of Jesus which is when Jesus destroys the man of sin or the son of perdition, according to 1 Thessalonians chapter 2)

26. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: (The evening and the morning to me is another way of saying a night vision or a dream given to Daniel by God) wherefore, shut you up the vision; for it shall be for many days. (This tells us a number of things. First, it tells us that the fulfillment of the vision will span many days, Secondly, it tells us that the END of the fulfillment of the vision will not be fulfilled until after many days. And it also tells us that the fulfillment of part of the vision will SPAN many days AND part of the vision will not be fulfilled until AFTER many days. So. to me, the 2300 days INCLUDES the CROSS meaning that the 2300 days began BEFORE the virgin birth of Jesus. And it could mean that there is a GAP in the 2300 days like there is a GAP in the seventieth week of Daniel. And that would mean that there may be TWO endings in the 2300 days with a GAP of time within the 2300 years like I am seeing in the 70th week of Daniel. I believe that the MIDST of the week BEGAN with God turned the gospel to the Gentiles and thus we are still IN the MIDST of the week. Please read the study WHEN IS THE MIDST O THE 70TH WEEK?)

27. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward, I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.”

 

Let us now take it a little slower and in smaller chunks at a time by beginning with verse 14 where the angel gives us the ANSWER to Daniel's QUESTIONS being plural or a two part question.

 

Daniel 8:14.

 

“And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; THEN (At the time of the END) shall the sanctuary be CLEANSED

 

Again, for ME, I believe that the errors made by prophecy teachers in the past are that they went too far in ONE direction. What I mean by this is that some prophecy teachers dogmatically teach that much of Daniel's prophecies have NOT been fulfilled and they are yet to be fulfilled in the FUTURE.

While other prophecy teachers like the Seventh Day Adventists and other Preterists Christians have gone to the extreme the other way dogmatically demanding that ALL of Daniel's prophecies have ALREADY been fulfilled.

But I say AGAIN, why not compromise by taking a fresh NEW and even closer look at all of the prophecies by taking a little from BOTH sides and allow SOME prophecy to be already fulfilled, BUT also leaving a yet FUTURE fulfillment in a MIRROR-like fashion.

Now again, this is going to take both sides to lay down their teachings on the table so some revisions can be made by taking out the errors and replacing those errors with the truth of the whole word of God. Again this means that we need to closely consider BOTH sides of this controversy between Preterism and Futurism to keep what is the truth and throw out what is contrary to the rest of God's word.

And in order to do this, there is a need to understand the term DUAL fulfillment.

Now I know that I have already said this before, but it bears worth repeating because some are so dogmatically set against the duel fulfillment of prophecy. So again what I myself mean by dual fulfillment can be explained by looking at Isaiah 9:6,7 which is a prophecy of the coming Messiah but yet it has TWO FULFILMENTS; one in HISTORY and one yet to be fulfilled in the FUTURE. In other words, Isaiah 9:6,7 is a prophecy of BOTH the FIRST and the SECOND comings of Jesus. ONE prophecy has hidden in it a DUAL fulfillment. A dual fulfillment is NOT that the exact same thing is fulfilled twice, but rather that SOME of the prophecies are fulfilled EARLIER than the REST of the prophecy.

 

Isaiah 9:6,7.

 

“For unto us a child is born,(Speaking of the virgin birth of Jesus taking place first and then) unto us a son is given:(Now we all know and agree that ONLY the first part of this prophecy speaks of the FIRST coming of Jesus, which has now ALREADY been fulfilled in HISTORY. And we also know and agree that the REST of this prophecy has NOT YET been fulfilled and thus it is FUTURE and will be fulfilled at the SECOND coming of Jesus) and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

 

The whole prophecy was ALL future WHEN it was given to the prophet Isaiah but the FIRST part of this prophecy we all agree has already been fulfilled at the FIRST coming of Jesus.

So now let us take this same sound Biblical principle of God HIDING a dual fulfillment in his prophetic word and use it with the Prophecy of Daniel.

 

Going back to Daniel 8:14 we see TWO things.

 

“And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; THEN (at the time of the END) shall the sanctuary be cleansed”

 

This tells ME that the 2300 days covers a LONG span of time because we will now know and understand that God's people the Jews were NOT CLEANSED in 2300 literal 24 hour DAYS. Now, one could interpret this being literal days if they place the fulfillment of the 2300 24 hour days in the future during the last days. A literal 2300 24 hour days is just a little over 6 years whether they are solar days or lunar days. To ME this interpretation does not seem to fit the REST of Bible prophecy. So I myself interpret the 2300 days as 2300 YEARS.

Now let us back up a few verses of Scripture to see some more detail concerning these two things. We already know from reading the whole chapter the identity of the he-goat and the ram. The ram represents the Medo-Persian Empire and the he-goat represents the Grecian Empire. The battle represents the Grecian Empire conquering the Medes and the Persians. And we know that this PART of prophecy has already been FULFILLED. But let us not forget about God hiding things in prophecy, because part of the end-time prophecy will often MIRROR parts of the already fulfilled prophecy in history.

 

Please read Daniel 8:9-14.

 

And out of ONE of THEM came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land (Now, we know that the phrase “and out of ONE of THEM” is referring to out of one of the four kings that ruled the Grecian Empire after Alexander the Great, but God wants us to see more because the Grecian Empire is NOT the last kingdom that will be fighting against Jesus at the second coming. I pointed out earlier that verse says four KINGDOMS and NOT four kings. And I also pointed out the phrase, “and NOT in HIS power” teaches us TWO things. One thing is that the phrase, “And OUT OF ONE OF THEM” speaks of not being out of the Grecian empire nor out of the Roman Empire, but rather, out of the LAND or region in which ONE of the four kings in the Grecian Empire ruled. We do not need to know the specifics of history yet, because this verse teaches us that he grows strong against the EAST and the SOUTH. So this narrows it down to the antichrist kingdom coming out of either the WEST or the NORTH. And we know that other prophecies identify him coming out of the kingdom of the NORTH. This is IMPORTANT because it helps us see BOTH the fulfillment in HISTORY where it was the ROMAN Empire that destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD, which took away the daily sacrifices of the Levitical priesthood. And unto this present day their is no more sacrifice for the Jews except they BELIEVE in Jesus as the TRUE Passover Lamb that was slain on the cross for their sins. AND it will be a NORTHERN kingdom, as in, from THEIR kingdom or out from the same LAND or region of the world that ALL these prophesied kingdoms have ruled over. In other words, the LAST kingdom, Mystery Babylon, will NOT be Russia or the United States or China, but rather, the LAST antichrist kingdom will come OUT OF THEIR kingdom. Now the pleasant land refers to the land of Israel in the latter END of this prophecy but also has a deeper spiritual meaning. That deeper meaning relates only to the verses below that have TWO MEANINGS. Not two fulfillments but two MEANINGS. You will understand what I mean by this in a moment).

10. And IT waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and IT cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. (The last part of this verse can only be fulfilled AT the second coming of Jesus. You see, my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, when Jesus returns he will not only fight against the earthly Islamic Muslim armies that will be fighting against Israel, but he will also be fighting the fallen angels and cast them down to the ground and stamp upon them)

11. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, (As I have said in some of my other studies on the end times that prophecy often contains TWO fulfillments; the first fulfillment in HISTORY, and then a yet FUTURE fulfillment in the last days. We have already shown this to be sound Biblical teaching from Isaiah 9:6,7 as being a DUAL prophecy of the FIRST and SECOND coming of Jesus hidden in the one prophecy) and by him, the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

12. And a host was given him (The ROMAN Empire) against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and IT (Still yet referring to the ROMAN Empire that destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD scattering both the Jews AND the Christians) cast down the truth to the ground, and it practiced and prospered. (Speaking of the persecution of the Christians under the Roman Empire)

13. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spoke, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, (Remember that there is a DUAL fulfillment in much of what Daniel has seen in his visions. Do not be like the JEWS who MISSED the FIRST coming of Jesus by not understanding DUAL fulfillments where God HIDES two fulfillments within one prophecy. The word “AND” following the question of How long separated the TWO fulfillments. In other words, the vision CONCERNING the daily sacrifice being taken away has already been FULFILLED in HISTORY by the ROMAN Empire destroying the city of Jerusalem and the temple) AND the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? (The last part of this verse is yet future having both a literal and spiritual meaning that I will explain later at the end of this study.)

14. And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; THEN (At the time of the END) shall the sanctuary be cleansed”

 

So then, if the 2,300 DAYS is interpreted to be literal 24 hours DAYS, then we can look for something that happened in the ROMAN Empire 2,300 DAYS before the destruction of the city Jerusalem and the temple BY the Roman Empire. Now, for me personally, I could not find anything that is a literal 2300 days at any point in time. So I started looking for a 2300 YEAR span of time that would END at the second coming of Jesus.

Here is what I found reading some history. The emphasis is mine.

 

“In the year 66 AD the Jews of Judea rebelled against their Roman masters. In response, Emperor Nero dispatched an army under the generalship of Vespasian to restore order. By the year 68, resistance in the northern part of the province had been eradicated and the Romans turned their full attention to the subjugation of Jerusalem. That same year, Emperor Nero died by his own hand, creating a power vacuum in Rome. In the resultant chaos, Vespasian was declared Emperor and returned to the Imperial City. It fell to his son, Titus, to lead the remaining army in the assault on Jerusalem.”

 

Remember back to the FOUR horns and OUT of ONE of THEM rose up another. Again, there is more than just one fulfillment relating to that REGION of the world where once ruled the Grecian Empire having FOUR kings in their latter end. We also read in prophecy the words, “and NOT of HIS power”. This also has many meanings.

One meaning is that the final Antichrist will be GIVEN his power by Satan and another meaning is NOT of the Grecian Empire, which points to the next kingdom being the ROMAN Empire that also had FOUR kings. Please read another quote from history.

 

“The Flavian dynasty was a Roman imperial dynasty, which ruled the Roman Empire between 69 AD and 96 AD, encompassing the reigns of Vespasian (69–79), and his two sons Titus (79–81) and Domitian (81–96). The Flavians rose to power during the civil war of 69, known as the Year of the Four Emperors. After Galba and Otho died in quick succession, Vitellius became emperor in mid 69. His claim to the throne was quickly challenged by legions stationed in the Eastern provinces, who declared their commander Vespasian emperor in his place.”

 

Now ONE of the FOUR horns of the Roman empire was Vespasian who ruled in the EASTERN province of the Roman Empire. This EASTERN province of the Roman Empire is also the SAME region of the world called THEIR kingdom in Daniel 8:23 which is speaking of the final Antichrist and his kingdom. So then, the eastern province is also identified as coming out of THEM or THEIR kingdom in the latter days. Here is a quote from history showing us that this eastern province also known as the Byzantine Empire that was once ruled by one of the FOUR horns was conquered by the Islamic Muslim OTTOMAN Empire to become the SEVENTH kingdom in that region of the world.

 

“The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Roman Empire, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453."

 

So then, we know from history that the city of Jerusalem and the temple was destroyed in 70AD by the Roman Empire under the reign of the FOURTH king named Vespasian, who ruled in the EASTERN part of the Roman Empire now called Modern-day Turkey. Now as I have said in some of my other studies on the end times, I believe that the LAST kingdom spoken of in prophecy that will fight against Jesus at his second coming will be an Islamic Muslim kingdom ruling in the SAME geographical area of the WHOLE Roman Empire. And the SEAT of this Islamic kingdom will be Turkey. Also, the focus of their kingdom will be to convert ALL people to Islam with the threat of death.

Here is a map showing the AREA that the Roman Empire ruled over at its height.


ROMAN EMPIRE AT ITS PEAK 117AD

 

 

You can see that much of Europe and part of Great Britain was controlled by the Roman Empire. The Islamic Muslims are growing in strength and number in many parts of Europe and the United Kingdom in our present day. In Revelation chapter 17 we are told that the EIGHTH and final kingdom come out from among the SEVEN. This has two meanings. The first meaning being that the eighth final Islamic Muslim kingdom will be given power over ONE-FOURTH of the earth's landmass, which is the sum of the landmass ruled over by all seven previous kingdoms. For example, Egypt did not rule over the United Kingdom but they ruled over more land in northern Africa than the Roman kingdom. So the eighth kingdom will rule over all the combined land ruled over by each of the previous seven kingdoms. The second meaning is that the eighth kingdom will have the same policies as the seventh Islamic Muslim Ottoman Empire. This is why I myself do not see a revival of the old Roman Empire where the whole world will be under a one-world government divided into ten regions. Revelation says that the ten kings have no kingdom as yet and they only receive power as a kingdom for one hour when Satan will give them power. I personally do not believe that Islam will ever rule the entire world. 

 

Please see Revelation 6:8.

 

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over THE FOURTH PART of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

 

If you remember the seed of Esau is likened to wild beasts, but they are none the less part of the seed of Abraham. In other words, not ALL of Israel is Israel because there is the seed of promise and the seed of the flesh. Jesus was talking to some JEWS in John 6, but he perceived that these Jews were of the seed of flesh and he told them that ANOTHER they would hear. I believe Jesus was prophesying of the prophet Muhammad who these Jews of the seed of Esau and Ishmael would hear rejecting Jesus as the Christ, the SON of the living God.

 

Please read John 5:43.

 

“ I have come in my Father's name, and you receive me NOT: if ANOTHER shall come in his own name, him you will receive.”

 

SOME Jews, who were a part of Israel that was not the seed of promise, rejected Jesus as their Messiah. Then when Muhammad came many years later, then some of those of the seed of FLESH of Abraham received Muhammad as their prophet. I say SOME because God says that WHOSOEVER will believe in Jesus shall be saved. And Muslims are including in that group of WHOSOEVER will BELIEVE in Jesus as the Christ, the SON OF the living God will be saved. There are many Muslims converting to Christianity in our time.

Getting back on track, the eighth or last earthly kingdom will rule over the landmass that ALL seven previous kingdoms combined ruled over in the region of the world. The second meaning is the eighth and last kingdom is a revival of the SEVENTH kingdom that was wounded with a sword and did live or rise to power again.

 

Please read Revelation 13:3.

 

“And I saw one of his heads as it was wounded to death (Or ONE of the seven kingdoms was wound by the sword or brought to an end by war as IF it was dead); and his deadly wound was healed (Or this kingdom that appeared dead, revived): and all the world wondered after the beast.”

 

This is speaking of the entire world wondering after the REVIVED Islamic Muslim Ottoman kingdom that received a wound and appeared dead. The seventh kingdom was the Islamic Muslim Ottoman Empire. They did not have television, radio, and the Internet back then. Today it seems that the whole world is wondering what is going on with Radical Islam and terrorism? Who can make war with those that use their OWN women and children as human shields?

Now we know that the Roman Empire did not come on the scene as a world Empire in the region of the world of the Grecian Empire instantaneously, but rather it grew in power over time. So what we are interested in is WHEN did the Roman Empire become a threat to the surrounding kingdoms to start conquering the EASTERN Province, which is now modern-day Turkey?

Also, we need to understand that John teaches us that there are MANY antichrists come into the world. Some preterist prophecy teachers view Antiochus Epiphanes IV who came out from among the four kings of the Grecian empire to be the antichrist but was IN or under the Roman Empire. In other words, the Roman persecution against the Jews began much earlier than 70AD and one NOTABLE persecution of the Jews was Antiochus IV surnamed Epiphanes.

Here are some quotes from 1 Maccabees from the King James Version WITH the Apocrypha books or the books of the Bible that are not widely accepted by the mainstream church of today, but were indeed included as accepted books in early church history.

 

Maccabees 1:7-10.

 

“So Alexander reigned twelve years, and then died.

8. And his servants bare rule every one in his place.

9. And after his death they all put crowns upon themselves; so did their sons after them many years: and evils were multiplied in the earth.

10. And there came out of them (This agrees with Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.” And there came out of them) a wicked root Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king, who had been a hostage at Rome, and he reigned in the hundred and thirty and seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks.”

 

Notice that Antiochus was the son of a previous king which tells us that this antichrist Roman kingdom actually began a little earlier. Anyway, Antiochus fits the prophecy of coming out of one of them, but he did not fulfill ALL the prophecy of the FINAL antichrist. Thus Antiochus IV surnamed Epiphanes was one of MANY antichrists. He did indeed change the LAWS of the land forbidding the Jews to keep the law of Moses.

 

1 Maccabees 1:41-50.

 

“Moreover king Antiochus wrote to his whole kingdom, that all should be one people,

42. And every one should leave his laws: so all the heathen agreed according to the commandment of the king.

43. Yea, many also of the Israelites consented to his religion, and sacrificed unto idols, and profaned the sabbath.

44. For (Or because) the king had sent letters by messengers unto Jerusalem and the cities of Juda that they should follow the strange laws of the land,

45. And forbid burnt offerings, and sacrifice, and drink offerings, in the temple; and that they should profane the sabbaths and festival days:

46. And pollute the sanctuary and holy people:

47. Set up altars, and groves, and chapels of idols, and sacrifice swine's flesh, and unclean beasts:

48. That they should also leave their children uncircumcised, and make their souls abominable with all manner of uncleanness and profanation:

49. To the end, they might forget the law, and change all the ordinances.

50. And whosoever would not do according to the commandment of the king, he said, he should die.”

 

 

My point is this, while Antiochus was indeed AN antichrist, who met many of the prophecies, he did NOT meet them ALL. So let us take a NEW look at the antichrist and see him as Satan ruling as the prince of the air over those KINGDOMS that came OUT OF THE nation or geographical region of the world which ALL the seven kingdoms ruled.

 

#1 Egypt.

#2. Assyria.

#3. Babylon.

#4. Medo-Persia.

#5. Grecian Empire.

#6. Roman Empire.

#7. Ottoman Empire. 

 

And the EIGHTH and LAST empire in THAT region of the world will come out from the seven empires having ruled over the landmass which all seven ruled over and also be a revival of the SEVENTH Islamic Muslim Ottoman empire that had a wound of a sword and did live or did revive.

So rather than looking for a particular person or king to be the antichrist let us see if we can find some significant turning point when the Roman Empire became an EMPIRE to start conquering that same region of the Grecian Empire. Once we know the antichrist kingdoms, then it will be much easier to identify the last Antichrist.

If we count the 2,300 days to be literal 24 hour days, then I myself do not find any starting period that fits any MAN or kingdom being the antichrist. Antiochus Epiphanes is the closest MAN that fits much of the description of the antichrist, but the 2,300 literal days is way too short and 2,300 years is way too long because the YEAR that he changed the law to stop the sacrifices was around 168 BC. and would thus place the second coming of Jesus around 2133 over 100 years in the future. Here is a quote from another website giving us some historical facts. The emphasis is mine

 

“Antiochus IV (175-164 BC), was the 8th ruler of the Seleucid empire. He gave himself the surname "Epiphanes" which means "the visible god" (that he and Jupiter were identical). He acted as though he really were Jupiter and the people called him "Epimanes" meaning "the madman". He was violently bitter against the Jews and was determined to exterminate them and their religion. He devastated Jerusalem in 168 BC, defiled the Temple, offered a pig on its altar, erected an altar to Jupiter, prohibited Temple worship, forbade circumcision on pain of death, sold thousands of Jewish families into slavery, destroyed all copies of Scripture that could be found, and slaughtered everyone discovered in possession of such copies, and resorted to every conceivable torture to force Jews to renounce their religion. This led to the Maccabean revolt, one of the most heroic feats in history.”

 

So again, Antiochus IV Epiphanes definitely fits much of the prophecy concerning the little horn or the antichrist, but again he did NOT fulfill ALL prophecy. First of all he only TEMPORARILY stopped the sacrifices. The sacrifices were not permanently stopped until 70 AD by the Roman HOST or Roman ARMIES. Now I am going with the conclusion that the END of the 2,300 days marks the SECOND coming of Jesus.

So if we take a day representing a year and count the 2,300 days as 2,300 Solar years and we simply pick a year in our time at random like this year 2017 and count backward 2,300 years we come to 284 BC. If we use the 7000-year theory for the ages and we count 2000 years from the crucifixion we arrive anywhere from 2030 to 2034 being the latest possible year of the return of Jesus. And if we do the same thing counting backward from 2034 we arrive at 267 BC being the latest start date of the 2300 years using SOLAR years. So then is there any significant event in the Roman Empire between 284 BC and 267 BC?

What I found was that from 280 BC to 275 BC Rome controlled the Italian Peninsula. And then began its long period of conquest into the Grecian Empire.

So then, for ME, the 2,300 years began with the Roman Empire broadening its conquest of the Grecian Empire beginning around 284 BC to 280 BC and ending around 275 BC to 267 BC. Therefore to ME, there is no PRECISE starting date, which stands out to ME, that begins the 2300 years that I myself have found. But we do know that it was the Roman Empire that actually ENED the offering of sacrifices and scattered the Jews by destroying the city of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD, which was IN, WITHIN, or DURING the MIDST of the 70th week of Daniel. Please read the study “WHEN IS THE MIDST OF THE 70TH WEEK?” for all the verses that clearly teach us that the gospel was preached to the ONLY to the JEWS FIRST and it was around 3 1/2 years after the crucifixion of Jesus that God turned to the Gentiles.

Then a few centuries later the Islamic Muslim prophet Muhammad started the religion of Islam and around 600 AD an army of Muslims rode into the city of Jerusalem where their prophet Muhammad was taken to heaven according to their faith. Over time the Muslims built a Mosque and also the shrine called the Dome of the Rock. Here is a quote from another website with a little history. Again the emphasis is mine.

 

“The late Rabbi Shlomo Goren, a Temple Mount expert and Chief Rabbi of the IDF and later of Israel, wrote in his classic work “The Temple Mount” (Ha’Idra Rabba Publications, Jerusalem, 2005, 2nd ed., p. 327) as follows:

“The Al-Aksa Mosque [at the southern end of the Mount, opposite the Dome of the Rock – HF] was built as a Muslim house of prayer outside the boundaries of the original Temple Mount, and therefore it points southward towards Mecca. And at the request of the Jews, Omar built the Dome of the Rock sanctuary to serve as a house of prayer for the Jews. This was after the Jews showed him the site where the Holy Temple had stood – and it does not point to Mecca.”

Rabbi Goren clearly delineates between the two buildings: One is in the direction of the holy Muslim city of Mecca and is to serve as a mosque – while the other was built without regard to Mecca, and only at the guidance and request of the Jews.

Rabbi Goren did not list all of his sources, but most certainly one of them was the Byzantine historian Theophanes. In the year 635, he wrote a Greek work entitled Chronographia, an English translation of which was published in Bonn in 1839. The famed English historian Guy Le Strange cited the following relevant passage from the translation in his 1890 work History of Jerusalem Under the Moslems, p.11:

In this year [635 C.E.], Omar began to restore the Temple at Jerusalem, for the building, in truth, no longer then stood firmly founded, but had fallen to ruin. Now when Omar inquired the cause, the Jews answered saying, ‘Unless thou throw down the Cross, which stands on the Mt. of Olives, the building of the Temple will never be firmly founded.’ Thereupon Omar threw down the Cross at that place, in order that the building (of the Temple) might be made firm…”

Le Strange underlines the trustworthiness of this amazing report by emphasizing that the author, Theophanes, preceded the earliest Arab authorities on this topic by more than 50 years. He further highlights that Theophanes lived “considerably under a century and a half [after] the date of Omar’s conquest of Jerusalem.”

It is thus to be seen, based on apparently the earliest account of the building of the Dome of the Rock, that it was built not for Moslems, but for Jews, and was even supposed to be a “more firmly founded” version of the Holy Temple.

 

As I have said before in some of my other studies on the end times that I personally do not see a new third temple being built by the Jews on the temple mount before the second coming of Jesus to set up his kingdom. I mean if you think about it God ENDED the animal sacrifices for all time by the shed blood of his Son, Jesus. So if the Jews were to rebuild a new third temple, then that would truly be a slap in the face of Almighty God and the greatest abomination of all.

The word of God says when you see the abomination that CAUSES DESOLATION standing, or set up in the holy place where it out not to be. The key here is something that will CAUSE DESOLATION. Well, the Dome of the Rock has certainly been a point of CONTENTION between the Jews and the Muslims. And if the Jews even try to start building a new third temple either where the Dome of this Rock now sits or even beside the Dome of the Rock then a WAR will be CAUSED by such an attempt and the WAR will bring DESOLATION to the city of Jerusalem by Islamic Muslim ARMIES.

In the study I wrote on the abomination of desolation I point out that in Matthew and Mark the words when you see the abomination of desolation, the let those in Judea FLEE. But in Luke right where the word abomination of desolation SHOULD be we see the words when you see Jerusalem SURROUNDED BY ARMIES, then let those who are in Judea FLEE.

So to ME, the abomination that will CAUSE DESOLATION is going to be the Islamic Muslim ARMIES that will SURROUND the city of Judea at the beginning of the LAST HALF of the 70th week of Daniel, which will start the 1260 days of great tribulation, also called JACOBS time of trouble.

Jesus also said spoken of by the prophet Daniel. And when we look to see what Daniel wrote we again see a WAR that CAUSES DESOLATION. So for ME, until we SEE an all-out WAR between the Jews and the Muslim ARMIES SURROUNDING Jerusalem, then we are NOT IN the period of the great tribulation. Please understand that I am not making light of terrorist attacks, but rather showing my readers that Jesus said ARMIES and not just armies but Jerusalem being SURROUNDED by armies.

Also, there will be no less than a 30 day period of CONTINUAL sorrow or persecution of both Jews and Christians in the FOURTH PART of that region of the world preceding the last 1260 days. The start of that continual sorrow and persecution marks the beginning of the 1290 days of Daniel and there may not be an obvious sign that can be clearly seen to point to an exact day. Even the starting of the last 1260 days may not be able to be pinned down to an exact starting date. But we will know that time is short. Now there may or may not be intense persecution all over the entire world. The woman is carried by two wings of an eagle and THEY feed her 1260 days. There has to be a THEY who shelters those who FLEE Judea when world war III breaks out. I personally believe that the two wings of an eagle could be referring to an airlift of the refugees in Judea to the United States where they will be feed and protected during the time of great tribulation over in that part of the world.

We also know from the three remaining FALL feast days that in all probability Jesus will return in the FALL of the years. So this means that the WAR will begin in the SPRING of the year 1260 or 3 1/2 years earlier than the second coming of Jesus.

I say this because some Christians are really stressing out over the speculation that Jesus is returning this fall on September 23, 2017. I myself was looking at this point in time around seven to eight years ago when there was much speculation about the year 2012 being the end of the world. I had complete peace back then because no WAR broke out in the SPRING of the year in Israel. There MUST be an ISLAMIC MUSLIM ARMY fighting against Israel BEFORE Jesus returns because he is coming again to FIGHT AGAINST those Islamic Muslim ARMIES at his COMING.

Plain and simple. If there is no war, then there is no coming of Jesus. Here is something I found interesting while doing some research on the Dome of the Rock.

 

“The fact is that if the Jews had retained the Temple Mount in 1967 they would have built a new Temple, and it was not the time for them to do so. The Dome of the Rock IS the abomination of desolation. I do not believe the Antichrist will take his seat in a Temple, but in the Dome, because the Antichrist will be a Muslim, the one they refer to as the Mahdi, and he will take his seat in the Dome. They believe the rider of the first white horse of the apocalypse is their Mahdi. We know this person to be the antichrist.

 

I had heard this before and thought that it was a very good point. The “temple” can mean the BODY. We are the TEMPLE of God. The “temple” can also mean another religion's temple or SANCTUARY. I want you to think about the religion of Islam and the Muslims EXALTING their god Allah as the GREAT God. All people are IN the “temple” of their BODY. So the prophecy in 2 Thessalonians about the son of perdition sitting in the temple may very well be referring to the Dome of the Rock and NOT a rebuilt Jewish temple. In other words, it may very well be that the translators have incorrectly translated 2 Thessalonians 2:4. I want you to read a LITERAL translation to help you see what I am seeing.

 

2 Thessalonians 2: 4 from a LITERAL translation.

 

“The one opposing and exalting above all the being SAID god or object of veneration that him (Speaking of the false god that is SAID to be a god) into the temple of THE GOD AS god to be seated DEMONSTRATION (By false miracles) that himself (The false god Allah) that he is God.”

 

And that is happening right now in the Middle East. The Muslims, in the “temple” of their BODY which God created, is EXALTING their SAID god to be above THE God by saying that Allah is the GREAT God. I believe that we should NOT be looking for a third rebuilt Jewish temple on the temple mount. I sincerely believe that Islam IS the Mark of the beast. Please read the study “COULD ISLAM BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST?”

But for now, let us go back to Daniel chapter 8 and read about the SANCTUARY being CAST DOWN I am seeing that it is HIS Sanctuary that will be cast down.

 

Please read Daniel 8:11.

 

“Yea, he (Referring to the leaders of ALL three antichrist kingdoms one at a time) magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him, the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.”

 

Now, AFTER the cross the BODY of the believer in God's Son became the TEMPLE, as in, the SANCTUARY of God. And all through the HISTORY of the church the antichrist system, as in, antichrist kingdom being ruled by the prince of this present world has been TRODDEN UNDER FOOT. So to ME the temple and sanctuary do NOT speak of a new third Jewish temple that MUST be built before Jesus can return so the antichrist can sit in a JEWISH temple to blaspheme God. The temple can be a BODY or a temple of another religion and therefore it is not a must for a new third Jewish temple to be built on the temple mount and the daily animal sacrifices to be resumed before Jesus can return.

 Please read the studies “WHEN IS THE MIDST OF THE WEEK?” and “A NEW LOOK AT THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL!” for all the verses that clearly teach us that the FIRST HALF of Daniel's seventieth week has already been fulfilled by the CHRUCH preaching the gospel to the JEWS ONLY before God turned to the Gentiles.

The GAP or the MIDST of the week BEGINS when God turned to the Gentiles and CONTINUES up to the abomination of desolation that begins the LAST HALF of the 70th week ending with the second coming of Jesus. 

Here is a timeline that will help you see that the GAP is between the first and last half of the 70th week of Daniel and not between the 69th and 70th week. The 70th week begins four days before the cross and does not end until the second coming of Jesus.

Since I could not find anyone else teaching anything even close to this interpretation that God is showing to me I had to make my own timeline in three separate drawings and put them together. There is one-half of God's wrath before the 1000 years and the last half of God's wrath at the end of the 1000 years. When God turned to the Gentiles that is when the MIDST of the 70th week of Daniel began. The church age CONTINUES right through the time of great tribulation all the way through to the second coming of Jesus. The 3 1/2 years of great tribulation is the last half of Daniel's 70th week AND the last 3 1/2 years of the church age as well.

 

 DANIEL'S TIMELINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have also many other studies giving many other verses that show without a doubt that the church will go through the period of great tribulation and thus there is NO PRE-tribulation rapture of the church. There IS indeed a rapture of the church, which takes place AT the SECOND coming of Jesus. Here is a link to the list of studies that I have written about the end times called PROPHECY-THE COMING OF JESUS!” 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

RETURN TO HOMEPAGE

AT

AMatterOfTruth.com