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 2300 days

The 2300,1150,1260,1290 and 1335 days and 70 weeks are in direct relationship with one another!

Jesus pointed forward when he said 'when you see the abomination of desolation come, study Daniel's prophecy' (Matthew 24:15) and when you do this, you will see in Daniel 8:13 the question asked of how long this abomination would last. In Daniel 8:14 the answer was given: 'unto 2300 days and then will the sanctuary be cleansed [KJV] or justified, speaking of judgment. According to Ezekiel 4:6 a day in prophecy stands for a year, which makes it the longest time prophecy of 2300 years. Our Lord's prophetic time table and the ultimatum for the Jews in the next chapter [Daniel 9:24-27] only works when you convert the days into years and both prophecies go together. Some modern translations have 1150 days (all the ones from the Bible society) and a catholic version has 2400 days. Not a single manuscript says 1150 days, so why do modern translators? But Protestantism as a whole has always believed in the year day principle of prophetic interpretation as actual 2300 days of years. But since Yom Kippur [the day of purging, cleansing] took place only once a year, this day of atonement times 2300 makes years automatically, like birthdays! For the 2300 days, we do not need the Protestant year day prophetic interpretation. Daniel 9:24 prophesied that Jesus would anoint the 'Most Holy' place after His resurrection in the heavenly sanctuary/temple.

We definitely can see, that Jesus is here speaking of the destruction of Jerusalem and its sacred Temple and far beyond.   Therefore, this can only be the heavenly Temple of GOD referred to here, that needed cleansing/justification at the end of the 2300 days of years, since the earthly temple is still in ruins today. JESUS was answering a double question in Matthew 24 that His disciples had asked.

In Daniel 8, we see that the prophet did not understand the time in the vision. As a Jew Daniel was very familiar with the temple sanctuary. Like modern commentators, he could have thought that since the temple is in ruins, the restoration was meant. Yet Daniel knew that the cleansing of the sanctuary meant Yom Kippur. This puzzle him. How could the daily services be taken away [the forgiveness of sin] by the little horn and yet the yearly taken place. But in Daniel 8:15 the angel explained that this vision would be for the time of the end. In Daniel 8:4 three directions are mentioned. But in verse 8, the last thing mentioned are the four wind or directions. Out of these the little horn would emerge. Antiochus Epiphanes was already in this area, so it could not possibly be referring to him who suspended both, the daily and yearly services. Some modern Bible translations have done away with the natural progression of the beast in verse 4 growing "great" and the next goat in verse 8 growing 'very great' and the little horn grew 'exceedingly great.' I.E. greater than the two previous powers that we find in the textus receptus of the King James Bible translation. So we go to Daniel 9 to see the connection between chapters 8 & 9.

Antiochus cannot be the little horn because of the simple reason that here in Daniel 8:9 another horn besides the 4 Greek horns is introduced. Even if the papacy came [not grew] out of the 4 Greeks, it would be because because Rome had no culture of its own and adopted Greek culture such as Greek Philosophy and the Mithra religion. Antiochus Epiphanes was a Seleucid or Persian [Syrian] and not a Greek King at all.

The word determined in Daniel 9:24 is the Hebrew word “ nehhtak”  which Strong says was “Chathak”.  The Hebrew Lexicon defines this word as follows: “ Properly, to cut off; tropically, to divide; and so to determine; to decree. In the Chaldeo-Rabbinic Dictionary of Stockius, the word nehhtak is so defined as: “Scidit, absidit, considit, insidit, exidit- to cut, to cut away, to cut in pieces, to cut or engrave, to cut off.” Mercerus, in his Thesaurus, furnishes a specimen of Rabbinical usage in the phrase, hhatikah shel basar, “ a piece of flesh,” or “ a cut of flesh.” He translates the word, as it occurs in Daniel 9:24, by “praecisa est, “is cut off”. In the literal version of Arias Montanus it is translated “decisa est,” is cut off; In the latin version of Junius and Tremellius, nehhtak [the passive of hhathak] is rendered “decisae sunt, “are cut off” Again in Theodotion’s Greek version of Daniel, it is rendered “were cut off.” The idea of cutting off is preserved in the Vulgate, where the phrase is “abbreviatae sunt” are shortened. And so the Chaldaic and Rabbinical authority, and that of the earliest versions, the Septuagint and Vulgate, give the single signification of cutting off, to this verb.

Why, then, it may be asked, did our translators render the word determined, when it is so obviously means cut off? The answer is, the doubtless overlooked the connection between the eighth and ninth chapters, and considering it improper to render it cut off, when nothing was given which the seventy weeks could be cut off, they gave the word its tropical instead its literal meaning. The angel of the Lord came to explain the time prophecy or the vision he had not understood in chapter eight.

Cleansing the Temple is known as Yom Kippur, the day of atonement and judgment.  Here the final removal of sin takes place.  It is the final proclamation of the gospel, saying that GOD'S hour of judging has arrived now [see Revelation 14:6-12].

 The Roman Counter - Reformation doctrine of Pretorism which now has been widely accepted by Protestants, claims that the abomination of Anti-Christ was a Persian Ruler by the name of Antiochus Epiphanes  who lived before the time of Christ and so with contradicting Jesus.  ( see Daniel 7:25; 12:7 Rev.11:3; 12:6,14; 13:5) The Hebrew Calendar has 360 days in a year. A 'time' is considered a year, 'times' is 2 years and 'half a time' =1/2 a year. ie. 360 + 720 + 180 = 1260 and so is 42 months. All of Daniel's prophecies are said to be given for the 'end' of time, our time.  It is not the defilement of the earthly by offering a pig, but by attacking the heavenly Temple that is the greater abomination.

Q. How do we know that the 2300 days of years refers to the heavenly sanctuary temple only? A. The earthly cleansing of the sanctuary took place every year, but the heavenly only once and for all. Secondly, the prophet Daniel was told to seal the vision [Dan. 8:26; 12:4] until it would be unsealed at the time of the end. Not the end-time. This would happen when travel and knowledge would increase. Known today as the industrial Revolution in the 1800's when scientific knowledge brought inventions to speed up travel and made life easier with light bulbs, washing machines and steam engines.
Unfortunately, Christian denominations were locked into creeds and did not allow for any new discovery in biblical prophecies such as the 2300,1150,1260,1290, 1335 days of years prophecies of Daniel and therefore could not benefit from it.

 Rome not only changed the 10 Commandments under the mercy seat of GOD, causing all to sin, but also God's time, according to Daniel 7:25, from sundown to the darkest hour of midnight and Saturday to Sunday.

 The 1260 years ended with Napoleon's army entering Rome in 1798 A.D. and removing the Bishop of that city.

 

2300 Days

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Q.: Why would Jesus single out the 2300 days of years prophecy out of so many? 

 A.   Because the 2300 days shows His office and work as our great high Priest and Intercessor above. It is also of greatest importance that we see that on judgment day, the nations are angry when they see the Temple in heaven open and the ark with the Ten Commandments.---Revelation 11:18,19 compare 1.King 8:9

The abomination of desolation does not refer to the Mother of Babylon  alone, because she has daughters that also deny CHRIST's work in heaven for the salvation of His people. [Revelation 17]. Daniel speaks of more than one abomination, namely, abominations [plural], see 9:26b. 

In Daniel 9:21 it is explained that the angel Gabriel returned to give Daniel understanding and skill concerning the vision he had seen earlier.   Which vision?  It can only refer to the one in Daniel 8 [the previous chapter] of the 2300 days, where Daniel was also shown the tortures that Rome inflicted on GOD's people -- like the rack and the stake -- and fainted.

In 9:23, Gabriel does not introduce a new vision, but has come to explain the 70 weeks or 490 years as part of the first vision, namely, to finish with transgression and sin [Daniel just finished a long prayer for the sins of his people 9:1-21] , ....and to anoint the most Holy [place] or sanctuary where GOD deals with salvation from sin at the end of the 2300 days of years.

Daniel 9:26 explains that because GOD foresaw that the Messiah would be rejected by His people and be crucified, GOD's new people, the people of the prince, the Gentiles, would destroy the city and sanctuary [v.26] and this earthly sanctuary desolation determined, i. e. never to be activated again. The Roman Prince told his soldiers not to touch the sacred sanctuary, but they disobeyed and burned it.

The abomination of desolation JESUS referred to in Matthew 24 is when pagan Rome turned into papal Rome and instituted an old testament priesthood claiming that only through their priesthood and their daily sacrifices of the Mass could a person be saved. This is not all. Rome's counterfeit priesthood does not deny CHRIST directly, but put Mother Mary on the same level:
 

Note the following quotations from the Vatican II

Council: "As St. Irenaeus says, she being obedient, BECAME THE CAUSE OF SALVATION for herself and for the whole human race. Hence not a few of 'the early Fathers' gladly assert with him in their preaching ... 'death through Eve, LIFE THROUGH MARY.' This UNION OF THE MOTHER WITH THE SON IN THE WORK OF SALVATION is made manifest from the time of Christ's virginal conception up to his death" (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap. 8, II, 56, pp. 380-381).

This clearly undermines CHRIST'S heavenly ministry.
This claim has not been relinquished by the Vatican Council II where the sheep's clothing has been perfected over the wolf, ready to deceive and persecute again.

Only as we combine Daniel 7 - 9 can we see the relation of the little horn power destructing from CHRIST'S heavenly priesthood and the work and fulfillment of the 2300 days prophecy. In Daniel chapter two, we see the great metallic image showing the successive world empires and how they relate to the persecution of GOD'S people. Remember that Daniel's prophesy was not for his time but for the present. Ancient Babylon was the principal oppressor of GOD'S saints and therefore the book of Revelation speaks of modern spiritual Babylon doing the same, to which we will refer later.

With this in mind, let's see how CHRIST'S heavenly intercession for us and in our behalf is further supplanted by the Papacy speaking of Mary:

"Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but BY HER MANIFOLD INTERCESSION CONTINUES TO BRING US THE GIFTS OF ETERNAL SALVATION. By her maternal charity, she cares for the brethren of her Son, who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties, until they are led into their blessed home. Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of ADVOCATE, HELPER, BENEFACTRESS, and MEDIATRIX" (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap. 8, II, 62, pp. 382-383).

Most opponents of the 2300days of years found in Daniel 8:13,14 are quoting form the Maccabees. What is even more disturbing, is the fact, that many opponents of the 2300 days prophecy alter the word of GOD by halving the days to 1150 to better fit the little horn to the 2300 days period. We are not at liberty to do this. GOD says that an evening and a morning constitute a day [Genesis 1:5].

GOD Himself says: " I have appointed each day for a year".---Ezekiel 4:6b

In Daniel 7:11, the little horn is also referred to as the Beast that was slain and given to the flames. This cannot apply to Antiochus but to Revelation 17:16; 19:20 ; 15:13 where fallen Protestantism is the false prophet united with papal Rome and spiritualism which provides the deception of miracles from the occult in Christian garments.

Confusion also resulted from the translators of the Bible who supplied the word 'sacrifice' in Daniel 8:13. Then they misinterpreted the word "daily" which in the original means "continual, regular".

Daniel chapter 7 is a picture of JESUS second coming! All our opponents fail to see that Daniel was especially written for our time when "Knowledge and Travel" increased [ Daniel 12:4; 8:26].

Contextual evidence clearly supports the view that Daniel 7:10, 22 refers to the last judgment and therefore the Three Angel's Messages in Revelation 14:6-12.
Evidence suggests that the pollution of the earthly sanctuary did not end with the death of Antiochus Epiphanes, but 20 years later when Simon the high priest drove out the heathen who had polluted the Sanctuary and the Holy Place.---1 Meccab.XIV.36
The Prince of princes against whom the little horn acted, was the Messiah [Daniel 8:25] because Antiochus died before CHRIST was born. The sooner Christianity sees the real antichrist working against CHRIST and passes this on to her Protestant Daughters, the sooner JESUS can finish the work of cleansing the heavenly and earthly sanctuaries [us] and we all can go home.


The prophet Daniel saw the heavenly judgment since 1844:
"I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. A fiery stream issued from before Him. Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened."---Daniel 7:9,10
From Revelation 11:18 we can see that those thousands standing before the judgment seat were not standing there in person. They were dead. Soon as God is finished judging the dead since the time of Adam, He will start with the living Saints.



 

The bulk of Christianity is very strongly opposed to the remnant church of Rev.12:17 and 14:12, the commandments of God and the Sabbath of Christ (Mark 2:28,27).

 

Isaiah also cried out concerning Israel, though the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.---Romans 9:27

 

Even so, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. ---Romans 11:5

 

And the Dragon was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.---Revelation 12:17.   The testimony is the spirit of prophecy (Revel.19:10) and there we find Jesus on a white horse of purity making war in righteousness and judgment.  The end of the 2300 days prophecy is the beginning of the day of Atonement or Judgment, the vindication and cleansing of the heavenly Sanctuary Temple by Jesus.

 

When the 2300 days of years ended in 1844 AD, Jesus not only changed office, but made sure the first angel of Revelation (Apocalypse) started to sound with a loud voice.
This message is the Gospel announcing the judgment as well as the Sabbath of Christ.
When the seven last plagues have fallen and Jesus returns, the executive judgment takes place and the good news is for the saved only at that time in the sense of being vindicated and victorious over sin (the mark of the beast). (see Revel.14:6,7)

 

At this stage however, while the investigative judgment is in session, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is still being proclaimed by us and the free gift available to all.

Hebrews 10:25 says: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching." Here the word "day" is "Yom" the day of Atonement and judgment from Yom Kippur.
                  The 2300 days of years cleansed {KJV]. The word 'Nitsdaq' means cleansed or vindicated, restore, to set right, to restore to original function, vindicate, to set right. All these terms fits the day of atonement. The New Testament book of Hebrews is not manipulating the features of the heavenly sanctuary. Hebrews 8:3-5 shows the reality of Jesus and His sanctuary as  a pattern and copy. The old testament book of Numbers shows that the inauguration ceremony of the sanctuary took place within the veil in the Most Holy Place and Exodus describes the inauguration of the High Priest.

 

Nothing to do with an earthly Temple

The old testament model teaches not only the full plan of salvation, the everlasting Gospel, but also what Jesus is doing now. Cleansing, vindicating and justifying are legal terms referring to the day of Atonement, the highest day of the Jewish Economy. No Jew will miss out on 'Yom Kippur', ask him.

 

I do not want to miss out on what Jesus is doing for me now and neither should you. When you have the great High Priest and Lawyer and Advocate on your side, you cannot go wrong. But He cannot represent us unless we are willing to be cleansed from sin. The new theology is trying to tell us that sinning is O.K. until Jesus returns.

 

Jesus said to Mary go and sin no more. They say to Mary, go and sin a little less. Jesus cannot clean or represent you if you belong to this new theology of 2.Thess.2 where Antinomianism (lawlessness, sin) is advocated and promoted. Necromancy ( talking to supposed dead loved ones ) is an abomination condemned in the Bible. No Protestant Reformer accepted this unmeaning gibberish that is passed as "speaking in tongues" today, not to mention the worldliness that has replaced godliness since 1844.

Baptism is a vow to finish with sin [Rom 6] and the disciple of love says, "He that commits sin is of the Devil...............Whosoever is born of GOD does not commit sin.....[1 John 3:7,9].

JESUS CHRIST does not save in, but from sin [Matthew 1:21] and only His people, i.e. you must belong.

 

 

The desecration of the heavenly Temple by Christians is bad enough, but their own Temple is fed with garbage as well as from T.V. instead of the Bible in many instances. No Reformer ever promoted the secret Rapture, tongues, dispensationalism of any kind let alone the Counter-Reformation teachings of the Jesuits in Rome such as Pretorism and Futurism as it is done today by Protestants.

 

The war of Armageddon is over the commandments of God as can be seen from Rev12:17 to 14:12 where the mark of the beast 666 and the seal of God is in between.

 

Christ's seventh day Sabbath is being verbally and physically dishonoured and abused by those who profess to follow Him instead of keeping it holy (Mark 2:28).  Every effort is made to exalt the day of the sun which is still being called by that title and rests solely on the authority of Rome.

1.Corinthians chapter 10 tells us that the wilderness experience where GOD'S Sabbath and the vegetarian diet was rejected, is an example of the end of the world to come.

 

Roman Catholic church leaders became Protestants when they protested against the Protestant Reformers in the Council of Trent, because they professed to base their faith on the bible alone, yet accept the unbiblical day of worship from them they called Antichrist.

Now the Augsburg confession of faith tells us that the Bishops appealed like no other case and urged consistently as the change of the Sabbath.---p.50,1980 ed. quoting Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica,II,p.122,a.4 ad 4.

 

This confession was written to His Imperial Majesty Charles V in the year 1530 and they gave him this confusing advice on page 55 : Sunday must not be kept as of divine obligation, it must nevertheless be kept as almost of divine obligation.-unquote.

Only by changing God's law (Dan.7:25) could it be said that the Papal Power put itself above God.  Antiochus Epiphanes II did no such thing.

Another compelling evidence is the fact that the little horn of Daniel 7:25 refers us to the New Testament worshippers that it murdered as "Saints".  Bible Believers in the New Testament are called "Saints" by virtue of "Christ's righteousness" accredited  to them and not by a Church conferring such a title to certain selected people only.

 

For a 1000 years the Waldensees denied and resisted the supremacy of Rome, rejected image worship as idolatry and  some kept the true Sabbath.  Though gashed by the Savoyard spear, and scorched by the Romish fagot, they stood unflingingly for God's word and His honor suffering papal persecution.

 

The expression "the transgression of desolation" covers both pagan and papal systems in conflict with the religion of God.

The special characteristic of the "BEAST", and therefore of his image, is the breaking of the commandments of God (Daniel 7:25; Revelation 12:14,17; 13:15).

 

1260 symbolic days and the Papacy

 

At the breaking up of the Roman Empire, Constantine had moved his seat to the east (Turkey), and the west was left to Emperor Justinian to defend against the Ten royal tribes: Anglo-saxon, Franks, Suevi, Visigoth, Burgundians, Alemannis, and Lombards. The other three had invaded Italy itself, the Ostrogoth, the Herulis and the Vandals.

Now the Bible says that three were plugged up by the roots ( Daniel 7:8,20,24) and a little horn grew in its place and became exceedingly great. Emperor Justinian in 533a.d. gave the decree or edict that placed the Bishop of Rome as the head of all churches. He recalled generalissimo Belisarius from Africa with his roman legion to free the city which was achieved in 538

From this date, we can say with certainty, that the biblical period of the 1260 symbolic days or 1260 literal prophetic years began. The ram is said to grew great, and the he goat,  which represented Greece and Alexander the great, very great. The little horn ( the Papacy) grew exceedingly great.  Antiochus never ruled more than one forth of the Greek empire.

The closing of God's prophetic time for the 1260 years occurred when Napoleon,s army with general Berthier entered Rome and took the Pope prisoner in 1798 A.D.. Up to this time the Roman Catholic church was really the universal church.

This deadly wound by Napoleon is also recorded in Revelation 13, Napoleon was actually crowned by a pope but with the back towards him to show his disrespect and disgust. The little horn had grown so powerful that it installed and un-installed catholic royalty in most countries of roman jurisdiction.

The 1260 years are also put in other forms such as time ( a year ), times ( two years ) and a half or dividing making up three and a half years or 1260 days ( Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 12:7).  Or as 42 month ( Rev.11:2 ) and again as 1260 days in Rev. 11:3; 12:6 and 13:5 showing us the New Testament importance.

The rise of the little horn

Someone may object and say that the little horn in Daniel seven grew in place of the uprooted three, Ostrogoth, Herulis and the Vandals, but in Daniel eight indicates a growing out of one of the horns of the Greek empire. This is correct because Rome had no culture of its own and borrowed from the Greeks. This explains why the Roman Catholic church taught Greek philosophy also.  For more studies, see the Apocalyptic pages. In actual fact it grew out of the four winds, meaning the four direction of the earth when Rome took over from the Greeks.

The year/day principle of prophetic interpretation used by Protestantism and Sir Isaac Newton is certainly biblical. Ezekiel the prophet, was a contemporary of Daniel and we also can trust the number game from Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6.

Most commentators assume that the little horn came out of one of four horns, but Hebrew grammar implies something else, that the "little horn" power came from one of the "winds of heaven", not from the four horns.
The last part of Daniel 8:8 says, "four notable ones came up towards the four winds of heaven."  Thus the phrase "the four winds of heaven" is the nearest antecedent to "one of them", not "the four horns".  The little horn, therefore comes out of the four winds [the directions of the compass] rather than from one of the four horns.

Furthermore, the little horn grows toward three geographic entities, "the south," "the east", and the Glorious Land.  From history we know that the power that came after the four Grecian empires was Rome, which arose from point westward of these empires.

The crucial point to remember is that, in Daniel, not a lot of distinction is made between pagan and papal Rome.  Pagan Rome rose after Greece and still exists now, though, in the papal phase.

 

The activity of the little horn

1.) It grew, cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground and stomped on them. 2.) He magnified himself and took away the daily sacrifice of the heavenly sanctuary, cast the sanctuary down, cast truth down.

Notice, first of all, the spiritual nature of the little horn's attack.  He goes after " the host of the heavens" [v.9 NIV].  In fact, he casts truth to the ground.

 

What are the objects under attack by the little horn?

The "Prince of the host."  In Joshua 5:14 the Prince is Christ.  The Prince of the host of GOD'S people must be the One called "Messiah the Prince" [Dan.9:25] and "Michael.....the great Prince who stands watch over the sons of your people, or CHRIST.  CHRIST has been replaced by Mother Mary and Saint worship.

The "daily".  The Hebrew word "Tamid" [continual, perpetual, or daily] appears 103 times in the Old Testament.  It is frequently used in connection with the "daily" services in the sanctuary.  This text shows that CHRIST'S daily ministry is coming under attack by the little horn:

By placing the intercession for humans into the hands of the priests through the confessional and by sacrificing CHRIST anew "daily" in the blasphemous Mass, the papacy has removed CHRIST'S heavenly ministry from the thinking of humanity.

The place of His sanctuary is cast down.  There are two sanctuaries in Scripture.  The earthly [Ex.25:9,40] and the heavenly [Hebrews 8:1-6; and in Revelation].  In the Old Testament, the sanctuary had an "army" of ministering Levite priests.  The little horn has its own army of ministers who serve the system.  Instead of relying on CHRIST and on what He has done for us, believers are taught to depend upon a church as the vehicle through which everything that CHRIST offers us is dispensed.

 

The duration of the little horn!

As we have already shown, 1260 days of years, from 538 A.D. to 1798 A.D. was the absolute power and control of the horn [leadership].  Then the Papacy received a deadly wound, meaning that the absolute control of power had ended, but it would continue to survive and heal again [Revelation 13].

 

 Daniel the prophet said that this little horn which uprooted three others, changed GOD'S time and laws, would continue to live unto the day of GOD'S judgment [Dan.7:9, 21,22,26], and this could never refer to Antiochus Epiphanes, no matter how much they screw the Scriptures.  He is not alive today, nor has he changed any of GOD'S law and times, uprooted three horns to gain power as did the man of sin in Rome, the real Anti-Christ.
The little horn as well as the ten horns are part of the fourth beast, which is indisputably the Roman Empire.  Antiochus Epiphanes II was a Persian King.

Here are the parallels between the little horn of Daniel 7 and the little horn of Daniel 8 that they are the same:
1.] Both are described by the same symbol: a horn.
2.] Both are persecuting powers. See 7:21, 25; cf. 8:10,24.
3.] Both are self-exalting and blasphemous. See 7:8,20, 25; cf. 8:10, 11, 25.
4.] Both target God's people. See 7:25; cf. 8:24.
5.] Both have aspects of their activity delineated by prophetic time: See 7:25; cf. 8:13,14.
6.] Both extend to the time of the end. See 7:25,26; cf. 8:17,19.
7.] Both will be supernaturally destroyed. See 7:11,26; cf. 8:25.

Roman Catholic Arch-Bishop Eberhard interpreted the Papal system as Little Horn

Eberhard II  archbishop of Salzburg [1200-1246], chief spokesman for the Emperor Frederick among the German speaking bishops, openly called the pope a wolf in shepherd's garb, the Son of perdition, and Antichrist, also gave his revolutionary exposition of the pope as the Little Horn of Daniel 7.---Prophetic Faith of our Father's. Vol.1, p.798 [Around 300 years before Luther].

The 1290 days
To determine the period of the 1290 days, a starting point has to be found. Daniel 12:11, together with the year day principle, provides a point of contact with the period of the 1260 years. The text "from the taking away of the first abomination, which may be properly called 'the daily sacrifice of abomination', to the end of the last abomination that maketh desolate, should be 1290 years.

[Keep in mind here that pagan Rome became papal Rome].  The termination of the last abomination, papal Rome, had already been established on the basis of the 1260 days. So, the termination dates for 1260 and 1290 days were identical --- 1798 A.D.
                                                              By subtracting 1290 from 1798 came to 508 as the commencement of the 1290 years, when the daily abomination, pagan Rome, was taken away. The difference between the 1290 years and 1260 years was a period of thirty between the time that pagan Rome was destroyed in 508 and papal Rome was set up in 538 A.D.
Clovis I., king of the Franks [France today], was one of the ten northern European kings declaring himself of the Roman Catholic faith in 508 A.D. and starting to turn against the other nine in favour of the Papacy. In 533, Emperor Justinian decreed that the Bishop of Rome should rule, but that could not be achieved until 538 when General Belisarius recalled from Africa freed the city of Rome and the three tribes, the Ostrogoth, the Herulis and the Vandals disappeared from history fulfilling Daniel 7:8,24 uprooting three horns. The most remarkable thing is that a king of the Franks helped the papacy to get to the throne of the Roman Empire and it was a king of the Franks [Napoleon's via general Berthier] that took the papacy of the throne again in 1798.

1335 days
According to Daniel 12:12, what is the blessedness for those who arrive at the end of the 1335 days? Can we tell when this period begins and ends? The only clue we have to the solution of this question, is the fact that it is spoken of in immediate connection with the 1290 years, which began in 508 as shown above.
So with the same starting date of 508 A.D., 508 plus 1335 and we arrive at the date of 1843. What happened in 1843? The unsealing of the book of Daniel not only showing the work of JESUS in heaven, but the book of Daniel also helped us to unlock the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST, the last book of the Bible, as shown on this website and the sounding of the three angels of Revelation 14.
Daniel stands in his lot [Daniel 12:13] in the person of his Advocate, our great High Priest, as He [CHRIST] presents the cases of the righteous to His Father in this great day of the final atonement. The word here translated lot, does not mean a piece of real estate, a lot of land, but the decisions of chance, or the determinations of Providence. At the end of the days, the lot, so to speak, was to be cast. In other words, a determination was to be made in reference to those who should be accounted worthy of a possession in the heavenly inheritance. And when Daniel's case comes up for examination, he is found righteous, he stands, a place assigned him in the heavenly Canaan. Does not the language of the psalmist have reference to this time, when he says, Psalm 1:5, "The ungodly shall not stand in the judgment" ?

The 70 weeks
If you have clicked on the thumbnail image above and studied the chart, you will have seen the overall view of the entire prophecy of Daniel of which the 2300 days of years are by far the longest in the Bible spanning from the decree of Artaxerces in 457 B.C. when the prophet was in Babylon to our day when GOD chose to call fallen Christianity by the same name of spiritual Babylon in 1844 when the first of the "Three Angel's" of Revelation 14 started to sound the warning.
The churches of Christendom have now decided to follow the lead of the church of Rome and extend the 70 weeks to the very end of time lengthen it by another 2000 plus years. Yet the prophecy of the 70 weeks or 490 literal years are said to just that, namely, 490 literal years and not 2490 years as the Jesuit scholars would have it.

The angel Gabriel told Daniel that the prophecy for his people, to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy [Daniel 9:24].
Now the Hebrew phrase qodesh qadashim here translated "Most Holy" is a term used freely through the Levitical books to characterize things and places, but is nowhere applied to persons. So here the anointing of the Most Holy place of the Sanctuary Temple is meant. As soon as JESUS would come and die for us, the heavy curtain dividing the holy from the most holy place was torn in two by divine hands [Matthew 27:51] indicating that the sacrificial system on earth had come to an end and that CHRIST the supreme sacrifice had been offered for once and for all.
                                      GOD tells us via Hosea that the kingdom of the house of Israel is to cease because of her whoredoms, yet the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea [Hosea 1:2,4,10] and again by Jeremiah, "If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever." [Jer.31:36].
Those ordinances according to Ephesians 2:15 and Colossians 2:14 were nailed to the cross and the word Israel means an overcomer as a prince with GOD. So JESUS promised all overcomers to have eternal life and be with Him on His throne. Since CHRIST the real Messiah has come, Christianity is now the new and spiritual Israel.
             "Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary......which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of the reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;".   Hebrews 10:1,10,11.

70 weeks
Seventy literal weeks do not reach to the Messiah the Prince [CHRIST] from Daniel, the old testament prophet’s day. [Daniel 9:24-27] It is the greatest proof Christianity has. But the 70 weeks are prophetic years, fit exactly into 490 years to reach from Daniel in Babylonia to CHRIST in Roman time.

The prophecy was to seal up the vision. When you finish something and do not want any one to temper with the product, you seal it [v.24b]. The Jesuits of the Roman counter-reformation in the 16th century Francisco Ribera [1537-1591] tempered with the seal and claimed that the last half of this prophetic week of seven years and in an amazing stunt transports it to the end of the world, inserting more than 2 000 years into it. This is most demonic as can be seen from 1.Timothy 4:1-4 that tells us that the celibates would do demonic doctrines.

The prophecy would also reach to anoint the most Holy [v.24]. JESUS would become our great high priest in the heavenly most Holy to intercede for us.

Roman Catholic author G. S. Hitchcock summarizes the genius of futurism and pretorism as follows:
The Futuristic School, founded by the Jesuit Ribera in 1591, looks for Antichrist, Babylon, and an rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, at the end of the Christian dispensation. The Praeteriat School, founded by the Jesuit Alcazar in 1614, explains the Revelation by the fall of Jerusalem, or by the fall of Pagan Rome in 410 A.D.---G.S.Hitchcock, The Beasts and the Little Horn,p.7
The little horn of course he explained to be Antiochus Epiphanes instead of the Reformers pointing to the Papacy being the little horn of Daniel 7& 8.


The R.C.C. invented a counterfeit priesthood that would cut us off from CHRIST as Intercessor. In 1898 English Protestant author Joseph Tanner made these observations on the beginnings of “Futurism” and “Pretorism” :
Accordingly, towards the close of the century of the Reformation, two of her [Rome’s] most learned doctors set themselves to the task, each endeavouring by different means to accomplish the same end, namely, that of diverting men’s mind from perceiving the fulfilment of the prophecies of the Antichrist in the Papal system.
The Jesuit Alcazar devoted himself to bring into prominence the Preterist method of interpretation, and thus endeavouring to show that the prophecies of Antichrist were fulfilled before the Popes ever ruled at Rome, and therefore could not apply to the Papacy. On the other hand the Jesuit Ribera tried to set aside the application of these prophecies to the Papal Power by bringing out the Futurist system, which asserts that these prophecies refer properly not to the career of the Papacy, but to that of some future supernatural individual, who is yet to appear, and to continue in power for three and a half years. Thus, as Alford says, the Jesuit Ribera, about A.D. 1580, may be regarded as the Founder of the Futurist system in modern times.---- Joseph Tanner, Daniel and the Revelation [London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1898], pp 16,17.

Futurism enters English Protestantism
Futurism first entered Protestantism in nineteenth century England by two seemingly widely separated developments.
1.] The first was the appearance of a Romanizing tendency in the Church of England. Briefly, the development was as follows:
a. Dr. Samuel R. Maitland [1792-1866], curate of Christ Church at Gloucester and later librarian to the archbishop of Canterbury, was the first notable Protestant Scholar to accept the Riberian interpretation of antichrist. Maitland held the Reformation in open contempt and freely admitted that his view of prophecy coincided with Catholic interpretation. His views were first published in 1826 and received widespread study and interest.

b. James H. Todd [1805-1869], professor of Hebrew at the University of Dublin, studied and accepted Maitland’s futuristic views. He strongly attacked the Reformer’s historical system of prophetic interpretation. Todd’s views were published and widely circulated among the theologians of his time.

c. John Henry Newman [1801-1890], famous High Church Anglican who was converted to Rome and became a cardinal, was one of the leading spirits in the renown Oxford, or Tractarian, movement. Five years before he joined the church of Rome, Newman advocated Todd’s futurism in a tract called The Protestant Idea of Antichrist . Newman wrote: We have pleasure in believing that in matters of Doctrine we entirely agree with Dr. Todd……The Prophecies concerning Antichrist are yet unfulfilled, and that the predicted enemy of the church is yet to come.

TWO OUTSTANDING DEFENDERS OF THE PROTESTANT METHOD OF PROPHETIC EXPOSITION
When these developments in England were seriously eroding the historical, or Protestant, system of prophetic interpretation, two great opponents of futurism arose:
1.] Edward Bishop Elliot [1793-1875], graduate of Cambridge in 1816, produced a most elaborate work of 2 5oo pages on the Apocalypse. He exposed the fallacious interpretations which involved abandonment of the Protestant position on antichrist, and attacked the Romanizing tendencies in the Tractarian movement. It was Elliot who presented a thorough, documented history of the rise of futurism and preterism from Jesuit sources.

2.] Dr. Henry Grattan Guinness [1835-1910] of London published nine major works on prophecy between 1878 and 1905. Alarmed by the inroads of the futurist school of counter interpretation stemming from the Jesuits, Guinness mounted a tremendous defense of the historical school of Protestant view, which holds to the progressive fulfillment of prophecy from John’s time to the second advent.

SUMMERY
In the last hundred years the Protestant movement has abandoned the prophetic convictions of historic Protestantism and has opted for theories which have their origin with the Jesuits. The liberal wing of the Protestant movement, often denying the inspiration of the Bible or spiritualizing away its most pointed truths, have adopted the preterist view of prophecy, first espoused by Jesuit Alcazar. But the right wing of Protestantism, espousing an extreme literalism in reaction against the liberals, have taken over Ribera’s futurism, and in some circles they have made it a part of “evangelical orthodoxy.” This represents a remarkable triumph of the theories of Rome’s Counter Reformation.

As long as you believe "The 70 week prophecy can NEVER be literal days, thus the 2300 day prophecy can NEVER be literal days" you will NEVER be able to understand the final interpretation of the 70-weeks.

1260 days of years in the New Testament
Revelation 11:2,3; 12:6,14; 13:5 also contains the 1260 days, 42 month or time, times, and a half. Let's examine these texts. These can never refer to Antiochus Epiphanes because Revelation 11:2 says that the Gentiles or non - Jews would trample only the outer court of the temple under foot while Antiochus trampled the whole temple. During this same time the two witnesses prophesied [v.3]. [We have a complete page on the two witnesses].
It is not a literal trampling under foot because the Bible speaks of: "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"---- --------Hebrews 10:29
Since the professors of Rome and others have halved the 2300 days into 1150 and say that this is the period of Antiochus, therefore they should not subscribe the 1260 literal days to him also. Let's examine the next passage of Revelation 12:6 where we have the woman or church flee into the wilderness for the 1260 days of years or for a time, and times, and half a time, as seen in Revelation 12:14 speaking of the same event. The church during Antiochus Epiphanes time did not flee into the wilderness for that time period, but the pure New Testament church did flee from papal persecutions to avoid the rack and the burning at the stake.

Revelation 13:5 tells us of the papal beast in 42 month or 1260 days in Jewish reckoning blaspheming GOD'S tabernacle temple or dwelling place from 538 A.D to 1798. Daniel 12:7 says that after a time, times, and a half, when "HE' [the little horn power] shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the people, all things shall be finished. So we can safely count the 1798 A.D. the deadly wound of the papacy by Napoleon as the time of the end, not the end of time. When Revelation 10 speaks of that time should be no longer, we understand that after 1844, the end of the 2300 days of years, there would be no prophetic date set any longer.
 

 


Let us notice a very important point here.  The Judgment scene in Heaven is seen in Daniel 7:9,10  where we all stand before the Father together, not separately.  The books were opened but we do not stand there in person.  We are either represented by our Savior and Lawyer Jesus Christ or not at all.  And we notice that the Son of man (Jesus) is being brought before the Father.  If our Lord Jesus our great High Priest was already with the Father, this would not have been given a special mention (Dan.7:13).
Here we have the absolute proof that the old testament imagery applies to the day of Judgment above.  God does not use one here to give us an idea and than use another later on or changes His mind.  The day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) when the Sanctuary of God above get cleaned out from our sins of ignorance (see Hebr.9:7) this is good news indeed.  This is what the first Angel of Revelation 14:6,7 sounded in 1844 A.D. at the end of Daniel's 2300 days of years prophecy by fearing God and giving Him all the glory.
What is God's glory?
It is called the Shikinah, the brilliant light that surrounds Him and also His holy character.  By praising God with words and songs (hymns) and building a new holy character by God's Holy Spirit of truth.
The Sanctuary/Tabernacle/Temple of God consists of the 'holy' and the 'most holy places'.  The very moment Jesus died on the cross, the great curtain that separated these two places was split from top to bottom to show us that the ceremonial system ended at that very moment and the Priest cried out that the glory of God had departed.  But soon as Jesus rose back to heaven again, He became our great High Priest of the heavenly Sanctuary/Tabernacle/Temple services according to Hebrews 8:1-5 fulfilling all the imagery the old had pointed to.
Because the 2300 days of years tell us the final Atonement of Jesus our great high Priest has entered His final phase of His ministry just as the earthly high Priest had done at the end of his ceremonial year.  Protestantism insist that the Atonement at the cross is final when JESUS cried out, it is finished.  But the Sanctuary services above teaches the everlasting Gospel in more details when JESUS our great high Priest cries out a second time "It is done" [Rev.21:6] at the end of His Intercession of the final Atonement.  Romans 5:10 tells us that we were saved by the death of GOD'S Son, but "much more by His life", and this is His earthly exemplary life written to our credit when we accept JESUS,  and His Intercession now above in the final day of Atonement as taught by the Old Testament imagary.

Special note: One could easily be mistaken to think that God's ultimatum to the Jews, would end at the cross of our Lord Jesus, but God allowed another three and a half years of preaching that wonderful Gospel to His own people that rejected His Son in order to give them another chance.
 After the final week of the 490 years, in 34 A.D., after the stoning of Stephen and the persecution began [Acts 7], the new covenant promises [Jer.31:31-34] compare [Hebr. 8:8-13; 10:15-20] went to church of the new Israel, which--composed of Jews [the natural branches] and Gentiles [wild olive branch grafted in]---became an extension of Israel [Rom.11:17-21] and continued with the work of teaching the world about the true GOD, the Creator of the Universe and Redeemer.
  The 2300 days of years is God's final warning to us today that we are to get ready for His final judgment day and the vindication of His people.

 

 

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