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The Papacy Prepares
To Rule The World, For The Last Time!
The Study of the first timeline of Daniel 12:7, informs the last Generation of the following:
Now, we should take a hard look at the second Timeline given in Daniel Chapter 12:11.
Then I, Daniĕl, looked and saw two others standing, one on this bank of the river and the other on that bank.
And from the time [that] the daily [sacrifice] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, [there shall be] a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
As we did with the First Timeline of Daniel chapter 12:6-7, we shall reacquaint ourselves of the definition of terms, the hermeneutics and then go on to decode this intriguing but far-reaching prophecy.
The book of Daniel is classified as "prophecy." Prophecy is simply history written before it happens. Prophecy is made up of historical events which occurred in the past, are happening in the present, and will happen in the future. The history of this world extends until the Second Coming of Yahuwshuah. The book of Daniel, with its four vision-outlines, would be incomplete if their reiteration of events ended in 1844, more than a century before the Second Coming. Not only does Daniel 11:40-45 cover events extending through the final crisis, but also, the last chapter, (Daniel 12:1-4, and its Epilogue of three timelines of Dan. 12:5-13), refers to events involving the last generation, in the future, at the very end of the final conflict.
It is important to understand the structure of the entire book of Daniel, and necessary to perceive the nature and purpose of the whole book of Daniel, to know what to do with its last chapter. The book of Daniel is the story of the rise and fall of seven empires. The first four empires are described in chapter 2, the fifth in chapter 7, and the last two in chapter 11. Daniel 12, the last chapter, presents the rise and fall of the seventh empire, which occurs in the final actions of earth's history.
The book of Daniel describes four visions or outlines of the history of this world from Daniel's day (600B.C.) to the end of the world. The first vision-outline is found in Daniel, chapter 2. The second vision-outline is in chapter 7. The third vision-outline is in chapter 8 and explained in chapter 9. The fourth vision-outline is in chapter 11, and includes the first four verses of chapter 12. At that point, the book was sealed up.
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end . . ."
The last verses of Dan. 12, (5-13) are an "Epilogue," which, according to Webster's Dictionary, explains "how the work is finished," and presents the rise and fall of the last of the seven empires. Chapter 12 gives numerical data, in the three timelines, regarding the final events which conclude the great controversy between the Messiah and Satan in the final crisis.
In the first vision-outline of a great symbolic image in chapter 2, Daniel saw four great empires rise and fall. They were: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecia, and Rome. These empires can be historically dated. The fall of Rome occurred in AD. 476. (Then Daniel saw the Second Coming of Yahuwshuah.) This is illustrated on the chart which below.
The second vision-outline, of four symbolic "beasts" of Daniel 7, locks into the same scenes of Daniel 2 by repetition, so that one outline interprets the next outline. However, the second outline of empires adds the rise and fall of an additional or fifth empire, referred to as the "little horn."
"And the ten horns out of this kingdom (fourth kingdom of Rome) are ten kings (countries of Europe) that shall arise and another [fifth empire] shall rise after them."
This "little horn," described the Papal Supremacy that reigned over the old world from AD. 538 to 1798. The second vision-outline moves the scene forward in datable time to AD. 1798. (All four vision-outlines conclude with the Second Coming of Yahuwshuah.) Each additional vision-outline adds more information and moves ever closer to the endtime. This is also illustrated on the chart below.
The third vison-outline again repeats the description of the rise and fall of empires, but adds a 2300 day-year timeline which began in 457 B.C. and ended in A.D. 1844, at the time of the opening of the investigative judgment in heaven. The computation of this 2300 day-year timeline of Dan. 8: 14 moves still further forward in datable time to A.D. 1844.
The fourth vision-outline of chapter 11:1-45 and 12:1-4, (which also concludes with the Second Coming of Yahuwshuah,) reveals a sixth and seventh empire! The seventh empire is a future Papal Supremacy also described in Revelation 13 as the "beast," with his "mark" of authority over "all the world." Dan. 11:45 declares that "he shall come to his end and none shall help him." This fourth vision-outline, continuing on into Dan. 12:1-4, then describes the resurrection of the dead and brings the history of the world to an end.
The sixth empire is described in Dan. 11:36-40, as the Elohimless, atheistic communist empire known as the USSR which fell in 1989. It was defeated by "the king of the north" in Dan. 11:40. We are now waiting for the rise of the seventh empire (Now happening before our eyes), after which there will soon be the Second Coming.
This chart below, illustrates the above information. It reveals by the diagonal line with its arrow, the fact that the last chapter of Daniel belongs in the future, concluding with the final crisis and deliverance of the saints at the end of the world.
LET US READ AND STUDY THE 12TH CHAPTER OF DANIEL. -
This admonition by the Spirit of Prophecy is without controversy, placing the fulfilment of the prophecy of Daniel chapter 12 in the future. This letter was written in 1903. That it is ' A WARNING WE SHALL ... '. We cannot see how 'shall', can be referring to the past.
There are three fundamentally different methods of interpretation of the prophecies in the Bible. They are:
Preterism is the eschatological view that interprets prophecies of the Bible as events which have already happened. Daniel is interpreted as events that happened in the second century BC, while Revelation is interpreted as events that happened in the first century AD. Preterism holds that Ancient Israel finds its continuation or fulfillment in the Messiahian church at the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. The term preterism comes from the Latin praeter, which is listed in Webster's 1913 dictionary as a prefix denoting that something is "past" or "beyond", signifying that either all or a majority of Bible prophecy was fulfilled by AD 70. Adherents of preterism are commonly known as preterists.
Futurism is the eschatological view that interprets portions of the Book of Revelation, the Book of Daniel, and other prophecies, as future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.
Historicism is the method of interpretation in Messiahian eschatology which associates biblical prophecies with actual historical events and identifies symbolic beings with historical persons or societies. The historicist school of prophetic interpretation results in a progressive and continuous fulfillment of prophecy and contained the viewpoint of almost all Protestant Reformers from the Reformation into the 19th century. The main texts of interest are apocalyptic literature, such as the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation, and historicist methods have been applied to ancient Jewish history, the Roman Empire, Islam, the Papacy, the Modern era, and even into the end time.
The book of Daniel is classified as "prophecy." Prophecy is simply history written before it happens. Prophecy is made up of historical events which occurred in the past, are happening in the present, and will happen in the future. The history of this world extends until the Second Coming of Yahuwshuah.
You will agree certainly agree that any thinking person cannot but agree that the only valid way or method of dealing with Prophecies must be the Historicist way or method.
It may interest you to know that following the Reformation, the Papacy desperately sought for a way to turn away the stiff finger of prophecy directed it as the 'Little Horn', the 'Beast' and the 'Anti-Chirst'! The Jesuits, such as Francisco Ribera and Louis de Alcazar, used the malicious technique of interchanging literal and symbolic language, to discredit a correct application of the "little horn" of Dan. 7:25, representing Papal Rome as it reigned from AD. 538-1798. They ignored the context of symbolic "beasts" and declared the symbolic "time, and times, and dividing of time" of Dan. 7:25 to be literal time.
Ribera placed a literal "time, times, and an half," or three and a half literal years, far into the future to apply to an unidentified anti - Mashiach, taking the finger of accusation off the Roman Papacy. This technique is known as "Futurism." ("Futurism" is not to be confused with a legitimate "Future Application" of prophecy.) Alcazar placed the literal three and a half years far in the past, as having been previously fulfilled. He accomplished the same objective to remove accusation from Rome. His technique is known as "Preterism."
Futurism and Preterism are both Jesuit techniques. Today, the same techniques, when used by modern theologians, ignores the literal language and literal context of Daniel 12, with its three timelines, and their literal "days," treating them as if they were symbolic language, or symbolic "days," each representing a literal year. Then, like the Preterists in the sixteen hundreds, the whole scene is relegated to the past, devising a new form of Preterism ! Again, the accusing finger is removed from Papal Rome, when it will reign again in the future final crisis, described in Revelation 13.
Conscientious prophetic expositors do not use Jesuit techniques or devices to distort and misplace, or deny Scriptural messages of warning! When Daniel 12 is correctly applied, it is a warning regarding the "beast" and his "mark" of Revelation 13, and gives precise timing in regard to his reign. It is a part of the Third Angel's Warning and will swell into the "Loud Cry."
". . .the seven thunders . . .relate to future events which will be disclosed in their order. Daniel will stand in his lot at the end of the days. John saw the little book [Daniel] unsealed. Then Daniel's prophecies have their proper place in the first, second, and Third Angels' messages to be given [future] to the world. The unsealing of the little book was a message in relation to TIME." SDA BC 971
If one should declare that Daniel 12 is literal and applies it to the future, will he not be classified as a "futurist" ?
First, consider Daniel 7:
Many years ago, Roman Catholic prophetic expositors ignored the symbolism of Daniel 7 with its symbolic "little horn." This little horn would persecute the saints for a "...time and times and the dividing of time,...and think to change times and laws...." This prophecy was a threat to them and they worked to make it ineffective. They displaced the time symbolism and substituted it with literal time. They would not acknowledge the Year-day Computation Principle - the interpretation of prophetic-symbolic time, and declared this period of Daniel 7 to be a literal three and a half years to be fulfilled at the very end of time. This stance drew the accusing finger away from Rome.
Therefore, a "futurist" is one who substitutes literal applications in place of a true historicist interpretation of those prophecies which are written in symbolism and have time couched within the symbolic context. A "futurist" was one who was determined to divert the gaze from Papal Rome.
On the other hand, those of the Historicist "School" of Prophecy Interpretation, from the days of the Protestant Reformation, recognized symbolic-prophetic passages to be couched in figurative language. They used the cross reference method of study to interpret the symbols and the Year-day Computation Principle to interpret the times couched in symbolic text. They pointed the finger directly at Papal Rome as the fulfilment and persecutor of Elohim's people, past and future! (See Revelation 13:1-10).
The historicist uses both symbolic and literal prophecy to provide an historical continuum of past, present and future. If one declares Daniel 12 to be written in literal language, to apply to the future he will take his place with the great historicists of the centuries.
Is Daniel Chapter 12 symbolic or literal? Do we find literal language or symbolic language in the text? Is it for the future or for the past? Could it be a reiteration of the prophecy of Daniel Chapter 7?
In Daniel 12 there is no prophetic symbolism-no image, no beasts , no horns, no crowns, no mountains, no stone, no winds, no eyes, no mouth, none of the prophetic symbolism otherwise used in Daniel or Revelation. It is true that Daniel was in vision when he heard the conversation recorded in Daniel 12, but still there is no symbolism in the text. Therefore DANIEL 12 SHOULD BE READ IN ITS MOST LITERAL SENSE.
When prophetic time periods are couched in the context of symbolic figures, these time periods should be treated as symbolic time and decoded by the Year-day Computation Principle. The timelines of Daniel 12 are not couched in symbolic context and should therefore be considered literal time. Prophetic expositors do not have the right to attempt to decode literal statements of Scripture but must take them in the most "obvious and literal sense." Therefore the "days" spoken of in Daniel 12 should be regarded as literal days.
Some prophecy is written in figurative-symbolic language, such as that of Daniel 2, 7, 8, and parts of Revelation. These symbols are that of an image, beasts, horns, eyes, mountains, stones, etc. Other prophecies are written in literal language, such as that of Matthew 24:7, "...there shall be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." It is prophecy because it points to the future but it uses no symbolism. It simply points to specific events to occur.
Only those prophecies which are couched in symbols or figurative language must have those symbols decoded or interpreted. This decoding process or "interpretation" is the first step toward understanding. After the symbol or figure of speech is "interpreted"--decoded, then an application can be made. Prophecies which are written in literal language do not need to be decoded or interpreted. They need only to be applied to the correct circumstance.
The process of decoding or "interpreting" symbolism is circumscribed to a procedure in which the Bible must be its own interpreter or expositor! We are given the following warning which is the first hermeneutic rule of exposition: Knowing this first, that no prophecy [prophetic symbol] of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. 2 Peter 1:20.
In this process of decoding or interpretation of symbolism, no man is permitted to insert his own private opinions or conjecture as to the meaning of a symbol or figure or type. These meanings must be derived by cross reference Bible study in which other portions of the Scripture unlock or decode the meaning. This process is described in Isaiah 28:9-13 (KJV). Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? ...For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; ...the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon percept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little;.... Isaiah. 28:9-13.
Please beloved, note this:
Regardless of the various translations of Isaiah 28 in corrupted Bibles, in which there has been an attempt to discard the cross-reference or topical study of the Scripture, there remains the context which reinforces this basic hermeneutic in which the Bible remains its own expositor or "interpreter" of prophetic symbolism.
This is why this Ministry recommends only the Authorized King James Version of the Bible. Never use any other translation of the Bible for Bible Study, . They are all CORRUPTED AND DESIGNED BY SATAN AND THE PAPACY TO DECEIVE AND MISLEAD! See Our Authorized Bible Vindicated , by B. G. Wilkinson and The Battle of the Bibles , by H. H. Meyers, both Elohim's mighty men of valor.
If a prophecy is written in symbolism , the first step toward understanding is the decoding or interpretation of the symbol. Only after that is carefully "nailed down" by Scriptural cross-reference, can the next step be taken - that of application. An example follows:
Only after such "interpretation" of the symbol is complete, can the prophetic expositor make an APPLICATION to the correct persons or circumstances. When prophecy is written without symbolism, then Step No. 1 is eliminated. It then needs no "interpretation." It requires only Step No. 2 - that of application.
Daniel chapters 10, 11 and 12, Daniel's last Vision, a clear narration by the Angel Gabriel, uses NO SYMBOLISM. It needs only an application to the correct circumstances. The book, A WARNING is not an "interpretation" of Daniel 12. Daniel 12 uses no symbolism, but it contains perplexing terminology which needs to be defined. Therefore the objectives of the book and this website are to:
Skillful prophetic Students see no tension or conflict between literal and symbolic forms of prophetic utterance. The Historicist "School" of Prophetic Interpretation and application has used both forms to identify historical-political-spiritual events of the past, present and future. Skillful exposition requires that the Bible student:
When such hermeneutic principles are followed, the statements of Scripture and Ellen G. White will be found in perfect harmony. A good hermeneutic will solve the problem of careless assumptions and making up excuses to ignore the Scriptures which deal with closing events!
Every declaration of Scripture is to be taken in the most obvious and literal sense, except where context and the well-known laws of language show that the terms are figurative, and not literal, and
The above quotation defines one of the most important hermeneutic rules to be used in a study of the Bible. This is called THE LITERAL APPROACH and it applies to all parts of the books of the Bible. It is the only approach approved by Seventh-day Adventists and all Historicists throughout history.
By this literal approach all foundations were laid for Adventism, the doctrines now held by the church, as well as its valid expositions on prophecy. This means that Daniel 12 must also be subjected to this literal approach and guarded by this hermeneutic principle. In Daniel 12 there is no prophetic symbolism - no image, no beasts, no horns, no crowns, no mountains, no stone, no winds, no eyes, no mouth, none of the prophetic symbolism otherwise used in Daniel or Revelation.
In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of Elohim to the people of that generation. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new. When the Messiah desired to open to His disciples the truth of His resurrection, He began "at Moses and all the prophets" and "expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself." Luke 24:27. But it is the light which shines in the fresh unfolding of truth that glorifies the old. He who rejects or neglects the new, does not really possess the old. For him it loses its vital power and becomes but a lifeless form.
Beloved, the experiences of our Pioneers cannot suffice to see us through in our day. There was a new development of TRUTH for their DAY. It was based on Daniel 8:14. Daniel 8:14 was for them Present Truth. In the same way, there is now a new development of TRUTH for our Generation, arguably, the LAST GENERATION. IT IS BASED ON DANIEL 12:5-12.
We want the past message and the fresh message.
LET US READ AND STUDY THE 12TH CHAPTER OF DANIEL. IT IS .
"In the Scriptures are presented truths that relate especially to our own time ..., throw a flood of light upon events then to transpire."
In the book of Daniel there are seven timelines. The first four timelines, as they began and ended, set the precedent as to how to begin and end the last three timelines in Daniel 12. In this way, the Bible is its own interpreter. Human speculation is not permitted.
The First Four Timelines Set the Precedent for the Last Three Timelines of Daniel 12. (The Rule of First Mention)
The first four timelines of the book of Daniel, which began with fulfilled prophecy, with "speaking voices" which are Decrees (Laws), and also ended with Decrees or Judicial action, set the precedent as to how to begin and end the last three timelines of Daniel 12.
“The "Speaking" of a nation, is the action of its Legislative or Judicial Authorities.”
A KEY POINT: The books of Daniel and Revelation are one prophetic unit. The three timelines in Daniel 12 begin and end with fulfiled prophecies in the book of Revelation. It is the fulfillment of these prophetic texts which begin and end the three timelines of Daniel 12, referring to future events. Daniel 12:5-13 and Revelation 13 are one unit. Only by integrating the two books, is the Bible permitted to be its own expositor.
"The book of Daniel is unsealed in the revelation to John, and carries us forward to the last scenes of this earth's history."
“... The study of the Revelation directs the mind to the prophecies of Daniel, and both present most important instruction, given of Elohim to men, concerning events to take place at the CLOSE OF THE WORLD"S HISTORY”
(Dan 12:11 [KJV]) And from the time [that] the daily [sacrifice] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, [there shall be] a thousand two hundred and ninety days. (KJV)
Daniel asked a fundamental question in Daniel 12:8. The disciples of Yahuwshuah asked it. The saints who already inhabit heaven asked it. (See Daniel 8:13). We are asking it. What is this question?
"Tell us...what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?"
Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two [saints],.... And one said.... How long shall it be to the end?.... Dan. 12:5,6. ...0 my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
How long shall it be to the end?
Daniel asked it. Five hundred years later the disciples were asking the same question! It is a most vital question considered by students of Scripture in all the ages, but it becomes urgent and consuming to those who are the last generation! This question and its answers are the key to understanding the three timelines of Daniel 12. What is the answer?
Yahuwshuah, in the most specific manner, connected the events spoken of in Matthew 24 with the book of Daniel. His answer to the disciples' question plainly reveals this relationship when He told them (and us) to keep our eyes focused on "the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet" Matthew 24:15.
The "abomination of desolation" (or transgression of desolation) was spoken of by Daniel in the following references: Daniel 8:12, 13, 23; 9:27; 11:31 and 12:11. Each of these references is prophecy because the fulfillment would occur after Daniel's day. However, several of these references refer to different historical events and therefore each must be given its correct application.
If you are wondering how the Personage clothed in linen who answered Daniel's question, is Yahuwshuah, rest. Remember that tracing the progressive forward movement of Prophecy, the vision is placed in time, during the Anti-typical Day of Atonement. At this time, the High Priest must be clothed in Linen. And Hebrews chapter 9: , is clear that Yahuwshuah is our High Priest. The Anti-typical Day of Atonement began on October 22, 1844, according to Daniel 8:14. And according to the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary Volume 4, pages 858 and 879 "the man clothed in linen" in Daniel 12:7 is Yahuwshuah, in His priestly ministry "clothed in linen," and who walked upon the water!
What or who was the abomination of desolation in when they saw fulfillment? Who was it in ? Who will it be ?
It is astonishing as to how many students of the Scriptures will ignore the One who gave the prophecy, the ONE who repeated it to His disciples, and the One who so plainly identified it in another parallel passage of Scripture! It is incredible that so many ignore the words of Yahuwshuah, and labor to construct some other complicated explanation to focus on some peripheral idea rather than on the specific identification as given by Yahuwshuah Himself!
This "abomination of desolation" was shown to Daniel in prophetic vision and given to him, as in all other prophetic Scripture, from "Yahuwshuah HaMashiach, which Elohim gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass ; and he sent and signified it by his Angel unto his servant John" [or Daniel] Revelation 1:1. About 500 years later, it was Yahuwshuah who again called attention to it in Matthew 24:15. And it is this same Yahuwshuah who identifies exactly who this abomination is in the parallel Scripture of Luke 21:20,21.
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them... flee into the mountains"
"And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; ...."
Matthew 24 refers to the "abomination of desolation" but in Luke 21:20,21 the term is shortened simply to "desolation." The meaning is the same which is evidenced by similar context and admonition to "flee into the mountains." In Matthew, Yahuwshuah referred to the enemy as the "abomination," but in Luke that "abomination " is simply spoken of as "armies" (the armies of Rome). It is the Scripture itself, in the very words of Yahuwshuah, by Bible cross-reference which identifies the "abomination" to be ROME!
For more than a century, Elohim's Sabbath-keepers have identified the "abomination of desolation" in Matthew and Daniel as Rome, first Pagan, then Papal, in its past and future historic roles. The most recent comprehensive statement of definition is as follows:
When "the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet" is set up (Matt. 24:15), Yahuwshuah's people are to pray that their flight from their persecutors will not be on the Sabbath day. Yahuwshuah was referring to Dan. 8:13 and 9:27. The little-horn power of Daniel 8 represents both Pagan and Papal Rome. It first set up the "abomination of desolation" (Matt. 24:15), or "the desolating sacrilege" (RSV) when the Roman armies threatened Jerusalem (AD. 66-70). The context of Yahuwshuah's statement indicates that a second fulfilment came in the Middle Ages. (See Matt. 24:15-29.) -
Let us lay aside all conjecture and lines of reasoning and begin with the words of Mashiach! Permit the Bible to be its own expositor! Not until the Bible student gets this fundamental understanding is he ready to understand Daniel 12! Enter it into the mental notebook. THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION WAS, IS, AND WILL BE ROME.
Historicists have consistently understood the "abomination of desolation" to refer to Rome. This has been the consistent view of the Protestant Reformation and Adventism. When would-be prophetic expositors leave this platform, darkness and confusion are the inevitable result. Without this understanding there can be no insight into the meaning of the three timelines of Daniel 12.Daniel, the prophet, saw the "abomination of desolation" to be:
Desolation: "laying waste; ruin, destruction, havoc, ravage ." Webster's Dictionary The prophet Daniel saw three specific desolations in prophecy:
Papal Supremacy (No. 2) will be different from that which existed from 538 to 1798 in Europe. Papal Supremacy (No. 2) as described in Revelation 13 will be, not merely over Europe, but over ALL the world!
The abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, quoted in Matthew 24:15, is the same abomination of desolation mentioned in Daniel 12:7 and 11, and this Daniel 12 prophecy is a parallel of Revelation 13!
The abomination of desolation is mentioned in Daniel 12 as follows:
And from the time that the daily...shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Dan. 12:11.
Yahuwshuah interpreted this term found in Matthew 24:15, and defined in Luke 21:20, to refer to the armies of ROME. This interpretation should be sustained.
In the days of Mashiach, the abomination referred to Pagan Rome-the Roman Empire. It must be remembered that the Roman Empire was succeeded by Papal Rome. It is Papal Rome which fulfilled the prophecies of Daniel 8 and 11in reference to the abomination of desolation from 538 to 1798. Therefore, any endtime application must refer to Papal Rome. It is Papal Rome which again fulfills the prophecy of Daniel 12:11 in the future.
The abomination of desolation describes Papal Rome in its persecutions, past, present and future. It was Rome which desolated Jerusalem in 70 AD., it was Papal Rome which desolated the saints for 1260 years (Daniel 8) and it will be Papal Rome which will desolate-persecute Elohim's people in the future as designated in Daniel 12. Therefore, the term abomination of desolation is specifically, the Papacy involved in a persecution and described as a future threat in Daniel 12.
If there is one truth which Satan would obscure, it is this. If there is one truth needed, to understand the three timelines of Daniel 12, it is this: that the abomination of desolation is Papal Rome since it will persecute the saints just before Yahuwshuah comes. It is the beast of Revelation 13, and the focus of the Third Angel's warning message of Revelation 14.
THE "ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION" of Daniel 12:11 is PAPAL ROME in a future PERSECUTION
"Tell us," they said, "when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?" Yahuwshuah did not answer His disciples by taking up separately the destruction of Jerusalem and the great day of His coming. He MINGLED the description of these TWO events. Had He opened to His disciples future events as He beheld them, they would have been unable to endure the sight. In mercy to them He BLENDED the description of the TWO great crises, leaving the disciples to study out the meaning for themselves. When He referred to the destruction of Jerusalem, His prophetic words reached beyond that event to the final conflagration in that day when the Lord shall rise out of His place to punish the world for their iniquity, when the earth shall disclose her blood , and shall no more cover her slain . This ENTIRE discourse [Matthew 24] was given, not for the disciples only, but for those who should live IN THE LAST SCENES OF THIS EARTH'S HISTORY.
The prophecy which He uttered was TWO-FOLD in its meaning: while foreshadowing the destruction of Jerusalem, it prefigured also the terrors of the last great day.
The Saviour's prophecy concerning the visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have ANOTHER FULFILLMENT [a dual application] of which that terrible desolation was but a faint shadow. In the fate of the chosen city we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected Elohim's mercy and trampled upon His law.
The disciples asked a dual question:
Yahuwshuah gave them a dual answer. Not until the prophecy student understands the dual application of Matthew 24:3 can he comprehend the dual reference to the "abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet." Matthew 24:15. The Matthew 24: 15 prophecy has a dual application but the "abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet" applies to three historical events!
Valid applications have been made from Matthew 24:15 to the "abomination of desolation, " referring to the 538-1798 Papal Supremacy. The early Advent pioneers and Ellen G. White, under inspiration of Elohim, made this application. However, today we recognize that this was a secondary application because it was not yet a fulfillment of the "terrors of the last day" nor was it yet the final "doom of the world that has rejected Elohim's mercy and trampled upon his law."Definition: "Primary." - means, first in importance and not necessarily in time or sequence. "Secondary" refers to that of lesser importance.
Today we recognize that the secondary application of Matthew 24:15 to the 538-1798 Papal Supremacy must give way to a future, endtime application of primary importance to the last generation who will surely see the "terrors of the last day." Therefore a future application of Matthew 24 and Daniel 12 now have become of primary importance. From the vantage viewpoint of the last generation, it is obvious that there are two primary applications to Matthew 24:15:
The ruin of Jerusalem was a symbol of the final ruin that shall overwhelm the world. The prophecies that received a partial fulfillment in the overthrow of Jerusalem have a more direct application to the last days. We are now standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. A crisis is before us, such as the world has never witnessed.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:
What was the "holy place" in which the Roman armies, the abomination of desolation, were to stand? While it is true that in 66 AD. Cestius Gallus "penetrated as far as the northern wall of the Temple" in Jerusalem, he did not enter into the Temple itself, not into the holy place nor the Most Holy place of its sanctuary.
"He was repelled and for some unknown reason retreated." SDA
If the Roman armies did not at that time enter into the holy place of the Temple, what was the "holy place" on which they stood in fulfillment of Matthew 24:15?
In Luke 21:20 Yahuwshuah said, "And when ye shall see Jerusalem, compassed with armies...then ...flee." The word "compassed" infers that these Romans would surround or be outside of Jerusalem. What "holy place" was outside of Jerusalem?
The prophetess explains it this way:
When the idolatrous standards of the Romans should be set up in the holy ground [holy place], which extended some furlongs outside the city walls, then the followers of Mashiach were to find safety in flight. Great Controversy p. 26.
The question then follows: What exactly was this "holy ground" outside the walls of the city? What made it holy? What was its purpose?
The city fathers of Jerusalem were strict Sabbath keepers. They made certain that the gates of Jerusalem were locked at the beginning of the Sabbath so that no merchandising or vendors could carry on business within the city during the holy Sabbath hours. Not until the sun went down on Saturday night could traffic begin. Worldly vendors liked to camp up close to the walls, spread out their wares, attract attention of any on top of the wall or near the gates or of any who might need to enter or depart during the Sabbath hours. Therefore, to remove this distraction or infringement, for several furlongs beyond the walls there was established the "holy Sabbath ground" or "holy place" on which worldly vendors could not camp.
How did the Roman armies "stand" on that holy Sabbath ground? They placed their idolatrous standards, flags and banners and symbols, or jabbed them into that ground to announce the "takeover" by Rome!
The Roman standard, equivalent of our flag, was the MARK or symbol of the authority of Rome. Pagan Rome was a union of religious and civil power. Pagan Rome was a union of sun worship and civil authority so that the standards bore on them the symbols of the sun and other things. Yahuwshuah explained to His followers in Matthew 24:15 that when they should see Rome place its MARK of authority, its symbol of sun worship on their holy Sabbath ground, they would know that it was time for them to flee from the city to the mountains.
Yahuwshuah gave his Disciples a dual answer:
The prophecy which He uttered was twofold in its meaning: while foreshadowing the destruction of Jerusalem, it prefigured also the terrors of the last great day.
The first application was to occur in their day, but the greater fulfillment was to be at the end of the world.
The Saviour's prophecy concerning the visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have ANOTHER FULFILLMENT, of which that terrible desolation was but a faint shadow. In the fate of the chosen city we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected Elohim's mercy and trampled upon his law.
This endtime fulfillment is the greater or primary fulfillment of Matthew 24:15. But the same warning that applied to the Jews will apply to Elohim's people in the endtime.
As He warned his disciples of Jerusalem's destruction, giving them a sign of the approaching ruin , that they might make their escape; so He has warned the world of the day of final destruction and has given them tokens of its approach, that all who will may flee from the wrath to come.
What sign did Yahuwshuah give? What is THE WARNING? What is the token of its approach? The sign, the warning, the token is found in Matthew 24:15.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation [Papal Rome trampling on Elohim's holy Sabbath ground], spoken of by Daniel the prophet [in Daniel 12] stand in the holy place [placing its mark of authority, a Sunday law, in the very country which is the headquarters of Elohim's remnant people], (whoso readeth let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judea [among Elohim's people] flee into the mountains:.
As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to Judean Mashiachians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation [the United States of America] in the decree enforcing the Papal sabbath will be a WARNING to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains.
Although many states in the United States have Sunday laws or "blue laws" on the books, the nation has never yet ventured to legislate a National Sunday Law. Other countries have local or even National Sunday Laws but the United States of America has not yet done so because the Constitution forbids it: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
Only in flagrant violation of these safeguards to the nation's liberty, can any religious observance be enforced by civil authority..
When ...our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution ...we may know, that ...THE END is near.
By virtue of this religious freedom and prosperity, the United States has been the headquarters for the remnant people who keep the commandments of Elohim and the faith of Yahuwshuah (Rev. 14:12). It has been the means by which they could take the gospel with its three Angels's messages to all the world over this last century.
This fact brings the United States of America into the focus of endtime prophecy. (Revelation 13:11). Prophecy focuses on Elohim's people all the way through history. The Jews were Elohim's people in the Old Testament and today it is Elohim's people upon whom prophecy focuses in Revelation 13 and Daniel 12!
As the Jews were the focus of the warning of Matthew 24: 15, so again at the end of this world's history, it is the remnant people in the United States who shall also be warned by that same prophecy and its fulfillment as the sign or token for them to flee the desolation to come.
Therefore, a National Sunday Law in the United States of America is the primary endtime fulfillment of Matthew 24:15 and it is the beginning of the endtime scenario timelines of Daniel 12:7-12. See Daniel 12:12
As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Mashiachians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the Papal sabbath will be a WARNING to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains.
Let us read and study the 12th chapter of Daniel. It is a WARNING that we shall all need to understand before the time of the end.
The same warning of Matthew 24:15 is amplified in Daniel 12. This warning begins the timelines of Daniel 12. But, what exactly is THE WARNING? It is a National Sunday Law in the United States of America (NSL-USA).
"...the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the Papal sabbath."
Why must Elohim's people leave the large cities? How soon must they leave after the National Sunday Law is passed? Why the haste? What follows? What did Yahuwshuah say?
...flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, ....
What is the great tribulation which follows the National Sunday Law in the United States of America?
It is at the time of the national apostasy [legislation of a National Sunday Law], when, acting on the policy of Satan, the rulers of the land will rank themselves on the side of the man of sin [the Papacy], it is then the measure of guilt is full; the national apostasy [Sunday Law] is the signal for NATIONAL RUIN.
Apparently this national ruin follows so quickly after the NSL-USA that Yahuwshuah urged and warned His people to act immediately to leave the large cities. No time is to be taken to dispose of goods and properties or to prepare for the new life in the country. It is then too late to make preparations. Many of Elohim's people have already acted by taking their families to the country. Not one believing Mashiachian perished in Jerusalem and there is no need for any believing Mashiachian to perish in the cities in the near future. Those who are still in the large cities, to save their lives, must then leave at once, by whatever medium of transportation they can get!
“ And from the time that the daily
sacrificeshall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”
The 1290 days are fulfilled prophecies in Revelation like the others. It is bounded by "speaking" voices. It will be approached by application of all the rules of bible studies. Like the 1260 days, the terms in the prophecy must be understood first.
The expression appears in the following texts in the book of Daniel:
The word "sacrifice" is a word that does not exist in the original language of the book. It was supplied by the translators of the KJV. They did so because the word "daily" is an adjective. The subject (noun) it should be describing was missing. Thinking that it was a copying error, they supplied the Noun! In most KJV Bibles, it is printed always in italics to alert the reader that it is not original.
“Then I saw in relation to the "Daily" that the word "sacrifice" was supplied by man"s wisdom, and does not belong to the text ... darkness and confusion have followed.”
Therefore, the word "sacrifice" in all the texts in the book of Daniel should be deleted. It does not belong, and has been the cause of so much error and confusion.
"Daily" as an English word is an adjective. But it is a translation from the Hebrew word "TAMIYD". – word number 8548 in Strong"s Exhaustive Concordance. It means, "TO STRETCH"; "OF INDEFINITE EXTENSION"; "CONTINUAL" (when used attributively).
The mistranslation of the word from the Hebrew word "TAMIYD", has given the reader the reason to think of something repetitive that can be linked with it. Thus the choice of the wrong and confusing word "sacrifice" which was a daily repetitive affair.
"TAMIYD" has to do with a CONTINUUM. The "daily" is something which has no beginning and has no end. Whatever it is can only be something associated with Elohim from eternity to eternity. Something which found its way into the hands of men and nations. Something which must be taken away by one from another in order that the "abomination"... can be set up.
It is "Dominion". "The Scepter of Power". The "right to rule".
It is "Dominion", the "Scepter of power", given to Adam by Elohim. (Gen. 1:26, 28). But Satan took it from Adam at the fall, and gave it to Nimrod who built Babel (Babylon); next, to Medo-Persia, next, to Greece, next, to Rome and to the divided kings of the world, who are about to hand it over to the Papacy now! Rev.13:2. But Scriptures assures that it is to be retaken by Mashiach at the Second Coming. (Dan.7:13-14), Amen.
“And Elohim said, Let Us make man ... and let them have "dominion" (scepter of power) ...” Gen. 1:26 “... his deadly wound was healed ... and power (scepter of power) was given to him to continue (reign) forty and two monthsv and power (scepter) was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”
So let us attempt a Paraphrase of Daniel 12:11 now:,
“And from the time that shall be taken away (from the nations and given to the papacy) and the "abomination that maketh desolate (the Papacy) set up, there shall be 1290 days.”
Daniel 8 describes the establishment of the first Papal Supremacy (538 AD – 1798 AD) over Europe.
“... Yea, he magnified himself even to the Prince of the host, and by him ...”
Daniel 12 describes the establishment of the Second Papal Supremacy (Future).
“And from the time that the daily shall be taken away, and the abomination ... set up ... ”
"taken away" in Dan. 8:11 was translated from the Hebrew word which means "absorption and exaltation".
The absorption and exaltation of paganism was the means that enabled the Bishop of the Church of Rome to step unto Caesar"s throne.
"taken away" in Dan. 12:11 was translated from the Hebrew word , which means "lay away".
The kings of the world will willingly "lay away" their power (scepter) into the hands of the Pope soon, to form the second and final Papal Supremacy over the whole world.
The event which marks the ascension of the Pope to world power, is the same event that opens the persecution of Elohim"s people. It is the USL (Universal Sunday Law) of the 1260 days, which opens the global persecution of Elohim"s people. Therefore, it is the same event that marks the beginning of the reign of the Pope over the whole world.
“And there was given unto him a mouth "speaking" great things and blasphemies; and to continue forty and two months.”
A decree or legislation designed to make the whole world to worship the Beast. This is the UNIVERSAL SUNDAY LAW. For the whole WORLD is wondering after the Beast! This opens persecution on a global scale. The governments of the world are united behind the Beast and its Image to annihilate Elohim"s people. They are of one mind! Rev. 17:13
“The enforcement of Sunday-keeping on the part of Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the Papacy – the Beast”
“Fearful is the issue to which the world is brought. The powers of the Earth, uniting to war against the commandments of Elohim, will decree that "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond", shall conform to the customs of the Church by observance of the false Sabbath (Sunday).
“And the 7th Angel poured out his vial into the air, ... And there were "VOICES" and thunders, and lightnings; ...”
What are these voices which close the events of the 1290 days saying?
“... Fierce lightnings leap from the angry heavens, enveloping the Earth in a sheet of flame. Above the terrific roar of thunder, VOICES, mysterious and awful, DECLARE THE DOOM OF THE WICKED ... Demons acknowledge the deity of Mashiach and tremble before His power, while men are supplicating for mercy and groveling in abject terror.”
These voices follow the voice of Elohim. These are voices of judgment in proclamation and execution which bring to an end the 1290 days. This begins the which takes place during the 7th Plague.
Babylon, the world of the wicked and wickedness is destroyed. Every city, building, etc, is laid even with the ground. Rev. 16:19. The details of the FALL OF BABYLON which will span some time, may be found in the Great Controversy pages 653-661.
“... Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in is thy judgment come!” Revelation 18:10.
“For in so great riches is come to nought” Revelation 18:17
“... for in is she made desolate.”
The time it takes for Babylon to be completely destroyed is a symbolic "one hour". One symbolic hour is 15 literal days (Ezek. 4:6). The fall of Babylon takes place over 15 days.
“The powers of the heavens will be shaken ... by the Voice of Elohim. The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of Elohim”
The atmosphere departs at the voice of Elohim which announces the Day and Hour of Mashiach"s coming during the 6th Seal. The opening of the 7th SEAL causes silence in Heaven for a half hour of symbolic time. Why? Because, the 7th Seal reveals the Second Coming.
“ ... the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and ALL the holy Angels with Him ...” Matt. 25:31
Heaven will be silent when the Father and Son and ALL the Angels abandon Heaven to come and get us. Their journey from Heaven to Earth takes a leisurely 7 days or so.
“The Voice of Elohim is heard from Heaven declaring the day and hour of Yahuwshuah"s coming, ... And I saw a flaming cloud come near where Yahuwshuah stood. Then Yahuwshuah ... took His place in the cloud which carried Him to the East, where it first appeared to the saints on Earth – a small black cloud which was the sign of the Son of Man. While the cloud was passing from the Holiest to the East, WHICH TOOK A NUMBER OF DAYS, the synagogue of Satan worshiped at the Saints" feet”
“We all entered the cloud together, and were SEVEN DAYS ascending to the Sea of Glass.”
As Ellen White saw it, it took us seven days, riding in the Savior"s Chariot, to arrive Heaven. It took Him 7 days to get here and receive us sometime after the Voice of Elohim. It took us all another 7 days to arrive Heaven. 7 + 7 = 14.
“We all entered the cloud together and were SEVEN DAYS ascending to the sea of glass, when Yahuwshuah brought the crowns, and with His own right hand, placed them on our heads. He gave us harps of Gold and palms of victory”
7 days descending, 7 days ascending, and 1 day receiving our crowns of victory, equals 15 days. Babylon falls in 15 days. During the same 15 days, Elohim"s people receive their rewards
There is nothing in these prophecies today to tell us the day and hour of Yahuwshuah"s coming. Nothing. We will be told the "DAY and HOUR by the "VOICE OF ELOHIM" which speaks on the 1335th Day, the last day of the TIME OF JACOB"S TROUBLE; 15 days after the UDD.
The very night of the scheduled execution of Yahuwah's people, is the very night of the announcement of the arrival of Mashiach as part of the pronouncement of the "EVERLASTING COVENANT" But Elohim has given us enough information to encourage, strengthen and guide us through the terrors of the Last day without losing any of us in the storm. Heed the AND BE BLESSED.
The 1260-days prophecy of Daniel 12:6-7, and that of the 1290 days of Daniel 12:11, begin on the same day. The Day the Papacy ascends to the global throne, is the day the persecution of Yahuwah's people begins. The date of the proclamation of the USL is the day the reign of the Pope over the entire World begins by Heaven's reckoning.
There is therefore an obvious thirty-day difference between the two Timelines. The 1260-days prophecy terminates with the UDD which takes effect in one hour of prophetic time, namely 15 literal days. But on the same 15th day, the VOICE OF Elohim delivers them. HalleluYah. The VOICE of Elohim is followed immediately by 'VOICES', which, according to the Spirit of Prophecy, declares the doom of the wicked and begins the destruction of world and the final fall of Babylon.
The fall of Babylon also spans 'One Hour' of prophetic, symbolic time which also is 15 literal days. During these last 15 days, Yahuwshuah arrives from Heaven with the Father and the Angels of Heaven, gathers His elect and makes off with them to Heaven. On the 15th day, He bestows the crown of victory on every one of the saved. HalleluYah. Amen.
May you be numbered among the throng of the Saints of all ages assembled at the Sea of Glass on that wonderful day. Amen.
Next, we'll put all three timelines of Daniel 12 together for your study and enjoyment. But please ensure that you have read the pages on the 1260-day and the 1335-day timelines before proceeding to the full picture in the page Summary of Daniel 12