NKJV - 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
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This is a description of the Great Tribulation Christ echoes in Matthew 24:21-22. Both Daniel 12:7 and Revelation 12:14 show that the Great Tribulation will last three-and-one-half years, or "a time, times, and half a time." This is also 1,260 days or forty-two months (see Daniel 7:25; Revelation 11:2-3). The angel tells Daniel that his prophecies would be sealed until the end of the age, but in that time "the wise would understand" (Daniel 12:9-10). These prophecies will soon be fulfilled, and God is revealing what they mean to those who obey Him. The 1,290-day and 1,335-day time periods, then, refer to events that will happen to the people of God in this generation. Each period begins with a significant prophetic event, and both end at the return of Jesus Christ.
Let me simply state that the 1335 days of Dan. 12:12 is the last possible day for the Rapture/resurrection to occur. I know that will not sit well with Pre- or mid-Tribulationist, but it fits perfectly with a Post-Tribulation view of the Rapture. See my arguments for a Post-Tribulation view at: https://ebible.com/questions/14525-when-will-people-be-asked-to-take-the-mark-of-the-beast#answer-23185 Whenever a day is given for the Rapture, everyone always quotes Matthew 24:36, but they only quote the three words, “no one knows”. No one can know the day or the hour of our Lord’s return, but the 1290 days in Dan. 12:11 and the 1335 days in Dan. 12:12 give you a 45 day window in which the Rapture can occur at any time. Daniel was told to “go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age” – Dan. 12:13 (NASB). To rise again is in reference to the resurrection (I Corinthians 15:51-52). It occurs within the twinkling of an eye of the Rapture (1 Thess. 4:16-17) when the dead are raised first. The Rapture and the resurrection share the sound of a trumpet, and occur simultaneously – a critical point of reference. We are talking about the end of the Church Age here, as Dan. 12:1 mentions a “time of trouble” that has never been seen by the Jews. This is in reference to “Jacobs Trouble” – Jer. 30:7: “Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it” (NKJV). As it states in both cases, the Jews will be saved/delivered from Jacob’s Trouble. This is in reference to the sealing of the 144,000 Jews in Rev. 7:3-4, which occurs prior to the great multitude (Rev. 7:9) who just came out of the Great Tribulation (Rev. 7:13-14). The relationship of the sealing of the 144,000 Jews with respect to the Great Tribulation, End of the Church Age, and the Rapture can be seen in Fig. 12, The Sign of the Son of Man – the Rapture, on my Author’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Craig-McElheny-430759656985167/ The Day of the Lord is the time when God’s Wrath is poured out upon unrepentant man. It is equivalent to “Jacob’s Trouble”. It is 2.8 years in duration, defined by the 2,300 days in Daniel 8:13-14. For more detail on the 2,300 days, see: https://ebible.com/questions/14490-what-is-the-prophecy-of-2-300-days-in-daniel#answer-24729 For more detail on what the Day of the Lord is, see: https://ebible.com/questions/1630-what-is-the-day-of-the-lord#answer-18026 God bless, Isaiah 1:18
I see this as an intriguing mystery of Scripture not integral to our salvation but interesting as a student of the Bible, God's ways and his extraordinarily detailed and miraculous plan. The woman retreating into the wilderness of Revelation 12:13-14 and the "holy people" of Daniel 12:7 are the church coming to faith during the first half of the Tribulation, the 1,260 days, the ones literally "left behind" at the Rapture. The Jews have not yet come to salvation in Christ and restore the sacrifices at a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, per Daniel 12:11. Antichrist has allowed this, signing a peace treaty with Israel near the beginning of the seven years (Daniel 9:27). However, he claims to be God in the temple and stops sacrifices at the 3½-year mark (same verse). The Hebrews then realize they've been had and turn to Christ. The horrible oppression of the now-Messianic Jewish Christians lasts for 1,290 days (Daniel 12:11). The 2,300 days mentioned in Daniel 8:14 ends with a cleansing, so I interpret the period’s conclusion to be the same as the end of the 1,290 days. Therefore, the 1,010 days preceding the latter will see Old Testament observances at the temple. The most difficult aspect to figure out is the last 45 days (1,290-1,335 days). I think this may be when the bowl judgments are poured out on the Earth (Revelation 16), disturbing Antichrist's reign and ultimately judging the planet so it may be cleansed. I think this also gives a window for the Second Coming to be during this time, so that the exact day and hour are not known. However, the remnant of God's people will be encouraged that there will be an end to the mayhem by the 1335th day (Daniel 12:12). The "first resurrection" of Revelation 20:6 occurs at the Second Coming, between the 1,290 and 1,335 days. I see that from Daniel 12:13, in which the angel instructs the prophet he will “rest” (die) but be raised at the end of "the days." Note the verse does not say the exact number of days. I think some of the 45 days may also be Jesus on earth separating sheep from goats after his advent (Matthew 25:31-46). The millennial reign of Christ begins upon the resurrection of the saints (Revelation 20:6). ###
In my opinion, these numbers in Daniel and Revelation refer to the time of the seven-year covenant entered into by the Jews and many others, (Dan 9:27) specifically the time after the future temple is violated by the 10-horned beast. 1260 days - the length of time the two prophets prophesy after the abomination of desolation. 42 months - the time the beast continues to reign (illegally, since he has violated the seven-year covenant). This is about 1277-9 days, the time of Jacob's trouble. He is defeated by the kings of the east and the armies of heaven. 1290 days - the time the temple is desolate before being purified and reconsecrated. This would not be possible before the beast is defeated. 1335 days - the time it takes to complete the seven-year covenant. Jews who do not violate the covenant themselves during this 45 day period after reconsecration are blessed in Dan 12:12. Afterwards they are free to do as they may choose. The 2300 days of Dan 8:14 refer to the violation of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes IV in Autumn of 169 BC until the granting of religious freedom by Antiochus V in 162 BC. Although the temple was purified and functioning before then, the Jews remained under Seleucid authority since the times of the Gentiles wasn't over. The temple could officially function only with the permission of the Seleucid government.
I am a student and scholar of 6000-year chronology of which people like to mismatch Adam and Flood and Armageddon. And in comparing the errors the differences between these timelines of 6000 years are 1260 and 1290 and 1335, of which these numbers and 2300 are also spans from Jerusalem destroyed or returning until the end of these several false-6000 Armageddons. There is a Columbus Samaritan 6000 and a British 6000 (that ends 2300 years after Daniel dies). All these variations were easy predictions for anyone to make. And the Persian Magi priests in Babylon with Daniel easily shared this with him in their discussions, disputes and arguments.
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