One thousand two hundred and sixty days: 1290, 1335, 2300 days?

one thousand two hundred and sixty daysJohn designates “three years and six months” interchangeably using “one thousand two hundred and sixty days”, “forty-two months” and “time and times and half a time”. This indicates John uses the same the lunar based 30 day/ month 360 day/year system that Daniel used. Only then does 42 months always add up to 1,260 days.

The same expression is used for different halves of the End Time Week. 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. Being within Babylon the Great affords the church some 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).

The times are likely symbolic, but I believe they will be close to the actual times. We don’t know the day or hour our LORD returns (Mat. 24:36) therefore cannot calculate the rapture will occur precisely 1,335 days after Moses and Elijah begin preaching (Dan. 12:12. Rev. 14:14-16) signally the start of the End Time “week” (Rev. 11:3).

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, up until the very end time of Christ’s arrival with His holy myriads (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). However, any shortening cannot eliminate predicted events because then they become false prophesy.

Seven symbolic years is 2,520 days long, but the angel told Daniel the church’s faith in God and His promises would be justified at 2,300 days. The usual translation of Dan. 8:14 “sanctuary will be cleansed” is chosen over a more likely meaning, “will be vindicated” because translators refuse to allow prophecy is actual foretelling of events. The celebration of the vindication of the church’s faith seems to be pictured in Revelation 15:1-8. It appears disconnected to the surroundings and therefore could flash forward in time chronologically to 2,300 days.

However, most commentators reject the literal reading:

will be purified. 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. The underlying Aramaic was surely yidkê, “will be cleansed, purified,” which was corrupted into, or misread by the translator as yizkê, “will be victorious, justified.”- 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.

It is NOT unhistorical the “Temple of God” in prophecy has gained additional meaning in the End-Time when things have changed (1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19. 2 Cor. 6:16. 2 Thess. 2:4. Eph. 2:21).

God the Holy Spirit dwelt in Daniel (Dan. 4:8. Cp. Lk. 1:15) granting him “knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas (Dan. 5:12 NKJ).

So why didn’t Daniel understand his own End Time prophecy? Nothing in it was mysterious to him. The “holy” (06944 קֹדֶשׁ qodesh) “people” (05971 עַם `am), the “Daily” (08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd), the “abomination” (08251 שִׁקּוּץ shiqquwts) of “Desolation” (08074 שָׁמֵם shamem) are things he fully understood. Yet Daniel says: ” Although I heard, I did not understand” (Dan. 12:8):

7 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.
8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 “Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, 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 is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 “Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.” (Dan. 12:7-13 NKJ)

This is like a puzzle. We have pieces to fit together, then its picture is revealed.

When Daniel asks the angel to explain the prophecy, he declines explaining the words are sealed to the end. 1. Either God will unseal them in the end time supernaturally, reveal hidden meaning not known before. 2. End time events will reveal these words have new application, while retaining the essence of their original meaning.

Number 2 is correct, because “many…will understand” (Dan. 12:10) in the end time, not only prophets God might reveal hidden things to.

When a Bible Believer reads this text, having knowledge of things unknown to Daniel, he will interpret OT Temple imagery the way the New Testament does, applying it to Church the real Temple of God in the End Time. Hence, “the wise shall understand”. Bible believers are the wise referred to here, because Scripture makes even a child “wise unto salvation” (2 Timothy 2:15-17). Scripture interprets scripture.

As Christ fulfilled the law the “continual” [08548 תָּמִיד tamiyd] sacrifice (ἡ θυσία δι παντoς, LXX) is now a function of Christ’s ministry. Confirming this, the apostles apply Old Testament Temple imagery to the Church, calling it “the Temple of God” (1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19; 2 Cor. 6:16; 2 Thess. 2:4; Eph. 2:21). Its members Temple priests (1 Pet. 2:5). We offer up “the Daily Sacrifice”::

you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Pet. 2:5) NKJ

As we take up Christ’s cross daily (Lk. 9:23) our sacrifice and service are continual:

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. (Heb. 13:15) NKJ

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Rom. 12:1) NKJ

Now that we have the “interpretive keys” to understanding the prophecy Daniel could not, lets interpret it:

7 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, when the Man of Sin morphs into the 666 Beast (2Th. 2:3-4) at “mid-week”, all things will be fulfilled within three and a half years (Rev. 13:4-5. Seven years total).

8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

10 “Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, 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 of Christendom is taken away by their apostasy (so the count begins at the start of the end time week), when the Man of Sin appears and is hailed as “the Christ”, there will be 1260 days. Then he morphs into the 666 Beast Adonikam at “midweek”. An additional 30 days passes when Britain and America join the Revived Roman Empire of the Beast and set up his 666 image mark membership only economy. To buy or sell his Mark must be on hand or forehead and all who refuse to take it will be slain (Rev. 13:11-18). 1260+30=1290 days.

This is the Great Tribulation, it will last 45 days during which most of the Church will be martyred. The Harlot Babylon’s religious ministry has no place in the New World Religion of the Beast so it is burned with fire (Rev. 14:8-12; 7:9-14).

12 “Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days, for you will be raptured (Rev. 14:12-16).

13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.” (Dan. 12:7-13)

Returning to the symbolic time segments in this prophecy, Daniel 8:14 begins at the end time week when the fallen away church accepts the “man of sin” as “the Christ” and Moses and Elijah begin prophesying (Rev. 11:3). After the Rapture of the church (Rev. 14:14-16) and Christ’s angels including Michael appears to gather all those who missed the Rapture (Dan. 12:1-2. Mt. 24:31), the entire church of God will be justified (Rev. 15:1-5). Then the Bowl judgments begin (Rev. 15:6-8).

War between God and Satan: The Bowls

Recall no one can know the day or hour when Christ comes (Mat. 24:36). But Christ did say when all things are seen, then we know He is near at the doors (Mt. 24:33). I do believe these possibly symbolic times correspond to the actual calendar, that after all is fulfilled we will marvel how precise these predictions were.