Monday, December 19, 2011
Daniel's 1290 Days
One of the main operational theses of the position espoused here is that the 1260 days, 42 months, and "time, times, and half a time" are all symbolic numbers referring to the same time period: the entire Gospel Age, the tribulation, time between two Advents, Time of the Gentiles, et cetera.
This brings us to the prophecy in Daniel 12 concerning the end times. Daniel is told in verse 7 that the time of distress will be for "time, times, and half a time"--which is 3 1/2, or half of 7. It is my contention that John borrowed this symbol from Daniel, as he did for many symbols in Revelation.
If 7 represents the complete "week" of humanity, the 3 1/2 represents the second part, or A.D. era, as presented in the initial "Structure" report.
Then we read:
“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days."
This 30 day discrepancy between the 1260 in Revelation and Daniel's 1290--that some would like to dismiss as some sort of typo--has significant meaning for us.
There will be 1290 "days" from the end of the daily sacrifice (crucifixion) and the abomination of desolation (destruction of the temple) until the end. This means the start is approximately in the first century--no specific start date is required as this is a purely symbolic number--and ends with the Second Coming.
I submit to you that the 30 day discrepancy is equal to the 3 1/2 days that the Two Witnesses lie dead in the streets and the time wherein the ten horns turn on the harlot. This period follows the "unbinding" of Satan for a short time seen in Rev. 20, a time during which he is allowed to operate unimpeded--whatever that means we can only speculate.
It is also my speculation that this will be a time of intense persecution of the church--both spirit filled and apostate alike. However, it could also be a time of "peace and safety" due to some "grand delusion." Time will tell.
There is also the matter of the 1335 days. This adds another 45 days to the previous 1290. 45 is 30 + 15, or time and a half. Ergo, the 30 days before the end is increased by half a measure after the end. I equate this as symbolic of the reward in Heaven as I equate the "blessed" in Daniel to be the same as the "blessed" in Rev. 20 who are of the first resurrection.
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