The Explanation of Daniel’s Days 1,260, 1,290, 1,335, 2,300 Days
Assembling a Jigsaw Puzzle following an incorrect picture will leave some pieces that don’t fit anywhere. That analogy explains why Interpreters, trying to force Daniel’s Days fit the picture of a Third Temple in Jerusalem and Antiochus-like Abomination which ends Jewish Sacrifices, can’t make Daniel’s Days 1,290, 1,335 and 2,300 fit naturally into their construct.
The claim the numbers are symbolic, refer to events beyond the end time “week”, or differ because of something unexplained happening, are manifestations of cognitive dissonance.
A Critical Thinker realizes the Jigsaw pieces don’t fit because the Interpreters have the wrong picture in view.
13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled under foot?”
14 And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” (Dan. 8:13-14 NKJ)
1,260 days = “middle of the week” = 3 ½ years ends sacrifices and offerings to anything called God on earth (2 Thess. 2:3-4). These global sacrifice (02077 זֶבַח zebach) and offering (04503 מִנְחָה minchah) are different than the “Continual/Daily”(08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd ) given to God by Christendom taking up Christ’s cross daily. Their sacrifices end starting the End Time Clock (Dan. 12:11) when apostate Christendom receives the man of sin as the Christ.
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice (02077 זֶבַח zebach) and offering (04503 מִנְחָה minchah). And on the wing (03671 כָּנָף kanaph) of abominations (08251 שִׁקּוּץ shiqquwts) shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” (Dan. 9:27 NKJ)
1,260 days = “a time, times and half a time” = 3 ½ years
Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished. (Dan. 12:7 NKJ)
1290 days counting from the start of the end time “week”, which begins when Christian apostates receive the man of sin as the Christ, their apostasy “taking away” (05493 סוּר cuwr) the Daily (08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd ) taking up the cross of Christ.
30 days more are required “to set up” the abomination of Desolation’s AI Network 666 membership only economy, 1,290 days.
“And from the time that the daily (08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd ) sacrifice is taken away (05493 סוּר cuwr), and the abomination (08251 שִׁקּוּץ shiqquwts) of desolation (08074 שָׁמֵם shamem) is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Dan. 12:11 NKJ)
Both the Beast and his image that will be set up are abominations causing desolation:
Part. שׁוֹמֵם the desolator (i.e. Antiochus Epiphanes [?]), Dan. 9:27. הַפֶּשַׁע שׁוֹמֵם (for פֶּשַׁע הַשּׁ׳), ibid. Dan. 8:13, the sin of the desolator, and שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם abomination of the desolator, Dan. 12:11.-Gesenius’ Hebrew And Chaldee Lexicon To The Old Testament Scriptures (p. 835). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
And from the time when the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination of the destroyer set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Dan. 12:11 NOY)
“Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. (Dan. 12:12 NKJ)
The church is the Temple of God.
The End Time Clock begins when it receives the “man of sin” false Christ as the Christ, that apostasy taking their daily sacrifice to Christ away.
At 1,260 days the “man of Sin” morphs into the Antichrist Beast Son of Perdition. And he breaks the covenant he made with “the many” earth’s religious people, that they could still worship anything called God. He now exalts himself above them all (Dan. 9:27; 2 Thess. 2:3-4).
At 1,290 days another aspect of the abomination of desolation appears, it is the Artificial Intelligence made in the Beast’s Image, Networked to him giving him god like “real time” control over the economy (Dan. 12:11; Rev. 13:11-18)
At 1,335 Days the Church is Raptured (Dan. 12:12; Rev. 14:14-16).
Then Michael and his angels gather all who repented and believed after the rapture and destruction of Gog and Magog (Ezek. 39:1-7; Dan. 12:1; Mat. 24:31).
At 2300 days the faith of the Church the Sanctuary of God is Vindicated, victorious, declared right:
And he said unto me, Until two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings: then shall the sanctuary be vindicated. (Dan. 8:14 DBY)
And he said unto me: ‘Unto two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; then shall the sanctuary be victorious.’ (Dan. 8:14 JPS)
And he saith unto me, Till evening — morning two thousand and three hundred, then is the holy place declared right. (Dan. 8:14 YLT)
Why do most translations refuse to translate this text literally? Translator bias, “this can hardly be said of the sanctuary”.
The Hebrew verb, weniṣdaq (the only occurrence of the niphal of ṣdq in the MT!) should mean “will be justified.” But this can hardly be said of the sanctuary.- Hartman, L. F., & Di Lella, A. A. (2008). The Book of Daniel: a new translation with notes and commentary on chapters 1-9 (Vol. 23, p. 227). New Haven; London: Yale University Press.
But it can be said of the Church the Sanctuary of God.
At 2,300 days (counting from the beginning of the seven year week), just before the Bowls of God’s wrath are poured out, the Israel of God will be celebrating in heaven. Their faith in God justified by God’s judgments being made manifest:
Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.
2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!
4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.” (Rev. 15:1-4 NKJ)
The Holy city is tread underfoot for forty-two months, while God’s two witnesses prophesy (Rev. 11:2-3). Then the Seed of Satan (Gen. 3:15) Beast ascends to slay them and continues ruling for forty-two months (Rev. 13:5). Adding the two equals a seven year “week”, alluding to Daniel 9:27 where the covenant is kept till mid-week, then desolations begin.
The two witnesses prophesy and Lady Zion is in “the wilderness” protected and nourished for “one thousand two hundred and sixty days” (Rev. 11:3; 12:6). As 1,260 days doesn’t appear elsewhere, this might link the two. The “nourishment” is the preaching of God’s two witnesses. Therefore the “wilderness” is where God’s Sanctuary now is because Jerusalem has become like that “great city Babylon” spiritually called Sodom and Egypt (Rev. 11:8). The TARES cast out from the wheat are trampling the outer court.
That makes the true church one of the “sects” within the Religious Harlot Babylon the Great, but being nourished by God and kept spiritually clean. Location within Babylon the Great affords the church political protection against the face of the Dragon (Rev. 12:14-17; 18:4). Unbelievers who dwell on “the earth” (including the TARES in the courtyard) greedily drank up the river of spiritism spewed at Lady Zion meant to carry her away into idolatry (1 Cor. 12:2. 2 Th. 2:7-12. Rev. 12:15-16).
Both halves of the End Time seven year “week” are described as “a time and times and half a time”. Lady Zion is nourished in the wilderness, at the altar of God for “a time and times and half a time” (Rev. 12:14) until the Beast ascends, slays the prophets, and destroys Babylon the Harlot (Rev. 17:16-18; 18:1-3). Although the church escapes Babylon’s destruction (Rev. 18:4) the Great Tribulation “wears out the saints of the most High” during the last “time and times and half a time” (Dan. 7:25; 12:7; Rev. 14:8-13).
We don’t know the day or hour our LORD returns (Mat. 24:36), but that is because God may cut the days short (Mat. 24:22; Mark 13:20).
That principle applies to events that aren’t about His Return.
While we can calculate the rapture will occur precisely 1,335 days after Moses and Elijah begin preaching (Dan. 12:12. Rev. 14:14-16) counting from the start of the End Time “week” (Rev. 11:3), God may “shorten those days” catching us by surprise.
The end time seven year “week” (Dan. 9:27) begins when the False Christ is accepted into the apostate church condoning sin (2 Thess. 2:3-4), the apostasy removing Christendom’s “daily” sacrifices and offerings to God (Dan. 12:7, 11). Multiple events happen at one thousand two hundred and sixty days. Moses and Elijah are slain when the man of sin morphs into the Beast Son of Destruction Antichrist opposing the very definition of God declaring his hybrid nature above all the “Elohim Designers” which in “Scientific Atheism” means he denies the Father and the Son like a true Antichrist.
At “mid-week” he ends all religious worship of any God save himself, at one thousand two hundred and sixty days or 42 months (Rev. 13:5) thus ending all other sacrifices to God worldwide (Dan. 9:27).
Evidently the Antichrist requires 30 days to set up his 666 idolatrous membership only economy, 1290-1260=30. Then for 45 days the Great Tribulation martyring all who refuse his mark begins in earnest. Blessed is he who endures to the end the church’s trial to 1,335 days (Dan. 12:11-12) for they will be raptured (Dan. 12:1-2. Mat. 24:13. 1 Cor. 15:52. 1 Thess. 4:16-17. Rev. 14:9-16). Rev. 14:13 extends the open-door policy to include any new believers who convert after the rapture, for 2,300 days counting from the beginning of the end time week. (Mat. 25:31-33. Dan. 12:1-2).
Perhaps the seven-year end time week be “shortened” lest no flesh be saved (Mat. 24:22; Mark 13:20).
But I personally believe the Dates, with the benefit of hindsight, after all what is predicted occurs, will be found precise, amazingly so.