day, NIV]: which are a shadow of things to come" (Colossians 2:16-17, emphasis added). Even though it clearly states, "let no man therefore judge you" concerning those things mentioned, yet that is what people do when they hear people talking about the Annual Feast Days, New Moon Days, and Sabbath Days.
Daniel Chapter 12
As we get started on our study of Daniel 12, we must first examine other Scriptures which will give us a foundation on which to build. "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day [Feast Day, Amplified Version] or of the new moon [a New Moon celebration, NIV], or of the Sabbath days [Sabbath
The language used in Colossians 2 tells us that these "are a shadow of things to come." They are not in the past and have not been done away with as many have assumed and have been incorrectly taught. The use of the word " are" indicates they are still in play. A shadow is cast from the object from which it originates. We know that Yahushua was the substance of what the Spring Feast Days foreshadowed. He was the Passover Lamb that was sacrificed on "the preparation day of the Passover" (John 19:14). And He was the "first fruit" offered on the sixteenth day of the first month (1 Corinthians 15:23; Leviticus 23:10-12) when He was resurrected and went to heaven. Many in contending that the "feasts" of Leviticus 23 have been done away with fail to consider what is written in Daniel 9:27. What was done away? "In the midst of the week He [Yahushua] will cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease" (Daniel 9:27, emphasis added). "The sacrifice and the oblation" came to an end. If the "feasts" of Leviticus 23 were done away with at the cross, as some contend, then the weekly Sabbath was done away with also for it is the first "feast" mentioned in Leviticus 23 (Leviticus 23:3).
In Leviticus 23 it is said, "concerning the feasts of Yahuwah, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My feasts" (Leviticus 23:2, emphasis added). Three times we are told, "it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations" (Leviticus 23:21, 31, 41). This is talking about three specific feasts or holy convocations (Leviticus 23:4) when Elohim would and still does meet with His people, and we can see from Colossians 2:16-17 that they "are a shadow of things to come." These include the weekly Sabbaths (Leviticus 23:3), the Feast of Passover (Leviticus 23:5), the seven day Feast of Unleavened Bread with the wave sheaf offering (Leviticus 23:6-15), Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16-21), Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:24-25), Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27-32), and the seven day Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34-36). We will examine these "shadows of things to come" in our study of Daniel 12. There is ample evidence that the disciples observed the Biblical weekly and annual feast days during their lifetime. When Easter was being promoted in the second century, many stood stiffly for the continued observance of the Passover which many of the half-converted pagans to "Christianity" were seeking to replace with the pagan celebration of Easter. Go to the following link to read my study on Easter: http://globalimpactstudies.com/the-truth-about-easter.html
Before the eight-day weekly Julian calendar came into existence in the first century BC (45 BC), that was the predecessor of the seven-day Roman Calendar which was the predecessor of the present-day Gregorian Calendar, there was what is commonly referred to today as the Lunar-solar Calendar. The weekly and the annual feasts of the Bible were determined by this calendar, specifically by the new moon (Psalm 104:19) which included how the weekly Sabbath was then determined and is still to be determined (Leviticus 23:2-3, Psalm 104:19, Genesis 1:14).
The Biblical Calendar established by Yahuwah at Creation in Genesis 1:14 was and still is the method to be used to determine when the specific times for the weekly and annual feast days are to be observed by Elohim's people. To understand how the Lunar-solar Calendar works go to our link at http://globalimpactstudies.com/how-the-lunar-solar-calendar-works.html
Passover occurs on the fourteenth day of the first month. The Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the fifteenth day of the first month, which is also the second weekly Sabbath of the first month and lasts seven days. The Wave Sheaf Offering occurs on the sixteenth day of the first month or the day following the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Pentecost always occurs on the day following the first Sabbath of the third month and is the ninth day of the third month. The Feast of Trumpets occurs on the first day of the seventh month, which is also a New Moon day. The Day of Atonement occurs on the tenth day of the seventh month. And finally, the Feast of Tabernacles begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, which is also the second weekly Sabbath of the seventh month and lasts seven days. See Leviticus 23. The months and days of these feast days are determined by the new moon (Psalm 104:19); specifically, the Full Moon being the new moon. The pagan nations surrounding Israel observed the counterfeit new moon using the first visible crescent. The goddess Semiramis from ancient Babylon is pictured with the crescent moon and is worshipped by the pagans and has found her way into many of the "professed Christian churches." Many Muslim nations have the crescent moon incorporated into their nations' flags today. The conjunction of the moon when it is invisible in the sky is declared to be the new moon by N.A.S.A.
"He [Elohim] appointed the moon for seasons [mow'ed]" (Psalm 104:19). The Hebrew word mow'ed (Strong's Concordance #4150) means "time appointed" or "appointed assembly." "And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, seasons [mow'ed], and for days and years" (Genesis 1:14). "Concerning the feasts [mow'ed] of Yahuwah which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My feasts [mow'ed]" (Leviticus 23:2). In Genesis, the only "feast" (mow'ed) that was in existence at the time of Creation was the weekly Sabbath (Genesis 2:3, Leviticus 23:3). Most do not include the weekly feast day, the Sabbath, as being a mow'ed of Yahuwah and instead use the pagan Gregorian calendar to determine its observance. Elohim has His method of calendation. "What therefore Elohim has joined together, let no man put asunder" (Mark 10:9). Elohim connects the weekly and the annual feast days in Leviticus 23:2.
The Lunar-solar year, which is the Biblical Calendar, begins in the spring of the year (Exodus 12:2) and has twelve and sometimes thirteen months in a year. The Metonic Cycle, which repeats itself every nineteen years, includes twelve twelve-month years and seven thirteen-month years and is in sync with the solar calendar.
There are astronomically speaking, six twenty-nine day months, and six thirty day months in a twelve-month year for a total of approximately 354 days. In a thirteen-month year, there are around 384 days. There are variations within the years because every other month is not twenty-nine or thirty days. Occasionally, there are two and sometimes three months in a row that have either twenty-nine or thirty days.
The number of days between the Passover and the Feast of Trumpets has slight variations depending upon how many of the months contain twenty-nine days and how many months contain thirty days between the first month and the sixth month and is approximately 164 days.
A twelve-month year of 354 days and two thirteen-month years of 384 days each, equals 1,122 days. Add the 164 days between the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Trumpets to the 1,122 days, and we have 1,286 days. Add to that number ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, and you have 1,296 days. Add five days between the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles and you have 1,301 days. Now add the possibility of four more days that could be picked up over a three-and-a-half-year period for abnormalities (there can be two or three months in succession containing 29 or 30 days) in the months, and it is possible to come up with 1,290 days, 1,300 days, and 1,305 days. Please take note of these numbers as we will be looking at them throughout this chapter.
We read in Daniel 8:19, "And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be." Daniel 8:17 reads, "For at the time of the end shall be the vision." While much of Daniel 8 is describing events in the past," its main focus is about "the time of the end." The chapter starts with the Medes and the Persians and then the Greeks and then leap-frogs into the future with the "little horn" which was identified as "the king of fierce countenance" who was further identified as Satan. The description of what takes place when Satan is in power is found in Daniel 8:10-14. Based on what we discovered in our study of Daniel 8, these verses deal with "the time of the end" when this "king of fierce countenance" is on the earth and not about an event which happened in the past. The context must be maintained as we study this chapter. This "king of fierce countenance" is, as we discovered in our study of Daniel 8, Satan who appears on the earth at "the time of the end."
The phrase "daily sacrifice" is used in verses 11 through 13. The word "sacrifice" is always in italics, which indicates that the word is not in the original texts and was added by the translators. Those verses should read "daily" and not "daily sacrifice." In Daniel 8:14, "daily" is not used. When it reads "unto two thousand and three hundred days" in the King James Version, all other translations referenced read "unto two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings." "Evenings and mornings" is the proper translation according to the Strong's Concordance, and you will see why this is important.
What is the "daily" and when and where did it take place? "And thou shall make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it . . . And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold . . . And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee. And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresses the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. And when Aaron lights the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it" (Exodus 30:1-8, emphasis added).
The services of the sanctuary consisted of two divisions: a daily, which we just read about in the above verses, and a yearly service. The "daily" ceremony was performed at the golden altar of incense in the holy place in the morning and evening as we just saw in the above verses. The yearly service took place on the Day of Atonement.
Even though the word "daily" is not used in verse 14, the words "evenings and mornings" put it in the same context, for it was the "daily" which occurred in the evening and morning at the golden altar of incense. Incense was burned in the evening and the morning on a "daily" basis at the golden altar of incense along with the lamps being trimmed and kept burning.
We will see that Daniel 12 is a continuation of the scenario begun in Daniel 8:10-14, and a further commentary on the subject of the "daily," for in Daniel 12:11, "daily" is once more brought into the discussion and will explain to us what is going to take place at "the time of the end." In the interpretation of the vision given to us in Daniel 8:20-25, no explanation of what is shown in the vision about the "daily" is presented. Explanations have been given concerning the Medes and Persians, the Greeks, and the “king of fierce of countenance,” but nothing is given about the "daily" as to what it means, what will occur, and when it will occur at "the time of the end." There has been much speculation, but no explanation from the Scriptures is given which we must have if it is going to carry any validity. We must have our opinions validated from the Scriptures because there are no private interpretations of the prophecies, as stated in 2 Peter 1:20. There have been applications made of these verses in the past, but there can be only one fulfillment where every specification is wholly fulfilled, and that will occur at "the time of the end."
Do you remember what we read in Daniel 7:25? "And he shall speak great words against the most High . . . and think to change times" (emphasis added). We have a problem in determining what was to happen in connection with the "two thousand and three hundred days." Just what was to occur in connection with the "two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings?" "Then shall the sanctuary be cleansed" (Daniel 8:14, emphasis added). In the discussion at the beginning of this chapter, we talked about 1,290 days, 1,300 days, and 1,305 days in connection with the Fall Feast Days but not about 2,300 days. If the 2,300 days in Daniel 8:14 should have been 1,300 days, do you see how this fits into the scenario given in Daniel 8 and Daniel 12? Some will be upset with me for thinking to change what is written here, but I believe I am just turning it back to where it was before it was altered by someone else? Daniel 7:25 is very clear in stating that someone will think to change the times. "Times" is plural, which means there is more than one instance that this was done. Is this one of the places where this was done? Did someone else change what was written in Daniel 8:14? You be the judge, but hear the whole matter before you decide who is guilty of changing this time and see if what is being done makes sense when you see the entire picture that is presented to you in this chapter.
When was the earthly sanctuary cleansed? The typical Day of Atonement occurred every year on the tenth day of the seventh month. The second of the Fall Feast Days was when the sanctuary was cleansed. The Day of Atonement followed the Feast of Trumpets, and we will see that the Feast of Trumpets is still in the future and has not occurred in the past. The Day of Atonement occurred just before the Feast of Tabernacles which celebrated the yearly harvest. All three Fall Feasts are still in the future and will meet their fulfillment just before the return of Yahushua. Some have said that the Day of Atonement occurred in the fall of 1844, but if it did so when did the Feast of Trumpets and the Feast of Tabernacles occur back then? The Feast of Trumpets had to happen before the Day of Atonement. We saw in an earlier chapter that when the temple was opened, and the ark of the testament was seen is still in the future and occurs when the seventh plague is poured out. See Revelation 11:19 and Revelation 16:17-21. This happens after the sixth trumpet has sounded and is a part of what takes place during the seventh vial being poured out. Many have placed what is to occur in the future, in the past, because of a misunderstanding when the events described in Revelation are to occur.
Revelation is describing events that take place at the "time of the end," just before the return of Yahushua. Some have spread what is shown in Revelation and Matthew 24 as taking place over 1,900 years, not taking into account what is said in Matthew 24:34 and Revelation 1:1. "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled" (Matthew 24:34, emphasis added). In one generation, "all these things" will occur. "The Revelation of Yahushua Messiah, which Elohim gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass" (Revelation 1:1, emphasis added). It was not going to take over 1,900 years for these things to occur, but they will happen in a "short" period at the "time of the end."
Many of the same people that put the Day of Atonement in the past also string out the events pictured in Matthew 24:29-30 over nearly three hundred years when Yahushua said "this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled" (Matthew 24:34). “This generation” in which “all these things be fulfilled" is the last generation living on the earth before Yahushua returns and of which we are now a part.
All year long the sins that had been confessed on "a kid of the goats" (Leviticus 4:27-28) slain for a sin offering were in type transferred to the earthly sanctuary before the veil separating the holy and the holy of holies. On the Day of Atonement, sins that had been accumulating there were "cleansed" from the sanctuary and confessed over the "scapegoat," who was led out into the wilderness to eventually die. This service, described in Leviticus 16, was the most solemn service of the annual feast days, a day when the children of Israel were to "afflict [their] souls" (Leviticus 16:31, 23:28-32). What this part of the service foreshadowed is seen in Revelation 20:1-3 when Satan is cast back into the "bottomless pit," which will be discussed when we get to Revelation 20.
The problem is that the "two thousand and three hundred days" does not fit into the scenario given in Daniel 8 and 12. Please bear with me, and you will discover a matter that will help us understand the "time of the end!" Let us suppose that there was a change, whether intentional or unintentional, in what is written here? The Hebrew word xxxx is translated into "two thousand." It is correctly translated here to the best of my understanding, as it is consistently translated this way twenty-eight times in the Old Testament. However, if the ? (oxhead) were incorrectly placed there, the word xxxx would read one thousand, and thus the text would read "unto one thousand and three hundred days" instead of "unto two thousand and three hundred days." As we have previously discussed in this chapter, the Day of Atonement could fall on the 1,300th day following the Passover from three and a half years earlier. I am not saying this is the case, but if you bear with me, I hope to show you what this does to our understanding of this and the related texts found in Daniel 12. Please remember to keep in mind what Daniel 7:25 says. "He will think to change times" (emphasis added).
When we place the 1,300 days in the timeline found in Appendix A of this book, it coincides with Revelation 11:19 which reads: "The temple of Elohim was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament." The only time "the ark of His testament" could be seen was on the Day of Atonement which if it actually should be 1,300 days instead of 2,300, agrees with other Scriptures.
The rest of Revelation 11:19 is identical with the seventh last plague. "And there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air . . . and there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake . . . and there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven" (Revelation 16:17-21). Both of these portions of Scripture are describing the same event which occurs just before the return of Yahushua. We know that the seventh plague occurs just before the return of Yahushua and if "the temple of Elohim was opened in heaven," it was opened at the time of the seventh last plague and the service conducted in the most holy place of heaven then takes place.
Now that the groundwork has been laid, we turn to Daniel 12. "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which stands for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book" (Daniel 12:1, emphasis added).
In Luke 10:20, Yahushua told His disciples, who were elated over the power that had been given them (Luke 10:17-20), "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven" (Luke 10:20, emphasis added). In Daniel 12:1, we are assured that "every one that shall be found written in the book" of life "shall be delivered."
“The great Prince" (Daniel 12:1) is the same "Prince of the host" (Daniel 8:11) to whom the "little horn" (Daniel 8:9) "magnified himself" (Daniel 8:11), and as we saw, was identified as the "king of fierce countenance" (Daniel 8:23) who was further identified as Satan. “The Prince of the host," "the great Prince," and "Michael" are the same Being. Yahushua Messiah is the "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (Revelation 19:16), and He is also “the Prince of the host” (Daniel 8:11) and the "Prince of the kings of the earth" (Revelation 1:5). Interestingly, Daniel 8 and 12 use the word "Prince" to refer to Yahushua along with having the term "daily" in common, seemingly, and I believe intentionally, tying these two chapters together.
There are prophecies with literal time elements that need to be understood and are associated with the final events leading up to the second coming of Yahushua.
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (Daniel 12:4, emphasis added). There have been many interpretations of the phrase "run to and fro." It is a Hebrew idiom; something not to be taken literally. We have many idioms in the English language. "I have time on my hands" is one of them. This has nothing to do with having time on a person's hand. We all know what this means because it is a widely used idiom today. "Run to and fro," in Daniel's time, meant "thinking upon the time," and connected with that idiom is the statement "and knowledge shall be increased." From "thinking upon the time," we should expect that knowledge regarding the time elements mentioned in Daniel 8 and 12 should be increased. Furthermore, Daniel's words were to be closed to our understanding until we reach "the time of the end." As we approach "the time of the end," our understanding of time will be increased. But to what time is this referring? I suggest to you the times mentioned in Daniel 8:14 and Daniel 12. Daniel 12:9 tells us, "And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end" (emphasis added). Are we in the "last days," or as it says in Daniel 8:17, 12:4, 9: "the time of the end?"
If we are nearing "the time of the end," should we expect those times to be opening up to our understanding? "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand" (Daniel 12:10, emphasis added). Elohim does not sprinkle fairy dust over us to magically enable us to understand what is written. We are admonished to "study to show thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). If we realize our need and ask for guidance, the Spirit of Elohim will be guiding us into all the truth and showing us things to come (John 16:13). If we have not studied for ourselves but have let others do our thinking for us, we will not be "approved unto Elohim.” We are to seek approval from Elohim and not the favor of man. Too many want the respect of their fellow man more than they wish for Elohim's approval and go along with interpretations that have been handed down through time. Most have never examined those interpretations to see if they are in harmony with the Word of Elohim. They do not want to be seen as "troublers of Israel" (1 Kings 18:17).
Do you want to be in the wise or the wicked group? To be in the wise group you will do your homework, and you will understand, for Elohim's Spirit will guide you as you hunger and thirst for truth (John 16:13). Truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Many are fearful of questioning what they have been taught and refuse to listen to anything contrary to their previously held beliefs. Truth is available only to those who have the courage to question whatever they have been taught. Many will be surprised when the scenario of last day events does not happen in the sequence they expected. The promise to the hungry is, "He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away" (Luke 1:53) will be realized. If you are content with what you understand, then you will go away empty. Those who think that they are "rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing" (Revelation 3:17) will not understand. "A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understands" (Proverbs 14:6). Our attitude can hinder our ability to understand. “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way” (Psalm 25:9).
As stated earlier: Elohim works on a need-to-know basis, and previous generations did not need to know what the books of Daniel and Revelation were saying to their generations because what was shown to Daniel and John will be taking place during our lifetime at "the time of the end." We are told, "For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them" (Matthew 13:17).
Elohim has promised in John 16:13 to give us His Spirit to guide us into all the "present truth" (1 Peter 1:12) for the times in which we are living and to show us things to come if we ask for it. "If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him" (Luke 11:13).
Yahushua asked this question found in Matthew 24:45: "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over His household, to give them meat in due season?" We need to be "faithful and wise" in doing what Yahushua asks us to do – "to give them meat in due season." If Yahushua gives us a task, we need to be faithful in doing it. Is He not reliable to do as He has promised? "Elohim is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken and shall He not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19). The "meat in due season" is the truth that is relevant for the present time – "present truth" (2 Peter 1:12). There are many precious truths found in the Word of Elohim, but in every generation, there is "present truth."
Deuteronomy 23:21-23 tells us we should not make a vow rather than make a vow and not fulfill it; we must "keep and perform" the vows we make. If Elohim expects this of His children, we have the assurance He will do as He has promised: "For He is faithful that promised" (Hebrews 10:23) and is not a hypocrite Who tells us to do one thing, and then He does just the opposite. He holds Himself to the same standard to which He expects of us.
In the coming conflict, we are about to enter into or may have already entered, depending on when you are reading this book, you will need an unshakeable confidence in Elohim! It is not so much what we know, as Who we know that will carry us through "the time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation" (Daniel 12:1). Knowing that Elohim is wholly dependable and can be trusted fully is a must if we are to go through to the end and be found faithful. But knowledge is important. “But through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Proverbs 11:9). It is through the knowledge contained in the Bible that we come know and understand what Yahuwah Elohim Almighty is like and what is to take place at the “time of the end.”
The only thing that was worse than the forthcoming "time of trouble" was the flood at the time of Noah. We have no known history of the earth before the flood other than what the Bible tells us, but "nations," as mentioned in Daniel 12:1 came into existence after the flood and after the time of the tower of Babel.
I was in Vietnam between October 1968 and June 1970. Everyone I knew who was there had a short-timer's calendar. You were assigned for one year to Vietnam unless you were as stupid as I was and volunteered to extend that time. I did that so I could get out of the military service five months sooner. The military base where I was stationed was very secure. I always knew how many days I had left "in-country" unless I was severely wounded or killed. Most of us eagerly looked forward to getting out of Vietnam. I sometimes wonder if we are as eager to leave this sin-ridden world where Satan rules to the extent permitted by Elohim (2 Corinthians 4:4), or have we become so accustomed to living our lives here we do not realize something is radically wrong and there is something infinitely better awaiting us? Many have made this world their home and forget that we are to be "strangers and pilgrims on the earth" (Hebrews 11:13).
Can you see how this applies to us living in these last days? Vietnam was a "walk in the park" compared to what we will be facing at the time of the end, but knowing the length of time left until the return of Yahushua to rescue us will encourage us on our way and will not give rise to false expectations.
I had the most gnarly drill sergeant when I went through basic training in the military. Upon graduation, some of us visited with him, and he said if he had not been so hard on us, we would not have had a chance to come back alive if we went to Vietnam. We were undisciplined and unaccustomed to hardship and ignorant about what we would face there. He had tried to prepare us to come home alive; that threw a new light on "basic training."
Elohim has been preparing many of us through life's experiences so that we might fight the good fight of faith and be rescued in the end. The Bible talks about "our light affliction, which is but for a moment [in time], works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory" (2 Corinthians 4:17).
The Bible talks about our feet becoming like "hind's feet." A hind is a deer which lives in mountainous terrain. "Yahuwah Elohim is my strength and He will make my feet like hind's feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places" (Habakkuk 3:19). Elohim has high goals, expectations, and desires for us, and if we can endure the discipline, we shall reach His desire for each of us.
"For Thou, O Elohim, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou brought us into the net; Thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but Thou brought us out into a wealthy place" (Psalm 66:10-12).
Specific events are connected with the time prophecies of Daniel 8 and 12. In Daniel 12:7, we read, "And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by Him that lives forever that it shall be for a time [360 days], times [720 days], and a half [180 days]; and when he [Satan] shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished" (emphasis added).
In Daniel 8:24, the "little horn" was identified as Satan, who "shall destroy the mighty and the holy people." When Satan scatters "the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished." When and how this takes place is described in Revelation 11:7.
Some have said that this time mentioned in Daniel 12:7 ended in 1798, but can that be true? What takes place at the end of the 1260 days ("time, times, and an half") mentioned in Daniel 12:7? "When he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished" (Daniel 12:7). This did not happen in 1798, did it? Were "all these things . . . finished" in 1798? The Word of Elohim was only beginning to be circulated in an unprecedented manner at that time, and the Church of Elohim was experiencing liberties and freedoms that were unknown before in proclaiming the truths of the Bible. Satan was not scattering "the power of the holy people" in 1798, but he will be at the end of time when he puts the 144,000 to death after the 1,260 literal days from the first global earthquake. We saw in an earlier chapter how Satan will kill the 144,000 after they have given their testimony for 1,260 days (Revelation 11:3, 7).
"And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and [until] the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days" (Daniel 12:11). We asked earlier: what is the "daily?" The Bible mentions "daily sacrifice," and it was shown that the word "sacrifice" is in italics and is not in the original manuscripts from which it was translated. Where does the "daily" take place? When does it take place?
The "daily" took place at the golden altar of incense in the holy place in the morning and evening. The earthly sanctuary was made after the pattern of the heavenly sanctuary. "Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of Elohim when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith He, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount" (Hebrews 8:5). Can we discover when the heavenly "daily" is taken away? We saw in Daniel 7:26 that an earthly event accompanies a heavenly event. "But the judgment shall sit [the heavenly event], and they shall take away his dominion" [an earthly event] – taking away the papacy's power when the French army imprisoned the pope in AD 1798. When this occurred, it signaled that the judgment of humanity had begun in heaven in AD 1798.
In Revelation 8:2-5, we read, "And I saw the seven angels which stood before Elohim; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the [golden] altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before Elohim out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it unto the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake" (emphasis added).
We saw in Exodus 30:1-8 the "daily" took place at “the golden altar” just as we see this angel with the golden censer standing at the golden altar. What is the significance of his casting the golden censer down to the earth? Is the "daily" being taken away, as mentioned in Daniel 12:11? If that is true, then the first global earthquake that is accompanied by "voices, thunderings, and lightnings," is the worldwide event that signals to us that the heavenly "daily" has been taken away - the heavenly event. We can follow what is going on in heaven by witnessing events taking place here on the earth!
The 144,000 have been sealed or will be sealed at this time and will receive the "latter rain" power of the Spirit of Elohim. This global earthquake will occur on "the preparation day of the Passover" (John 19:14), which occurs in the first month of the Biblical Calendar. "Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Yahuwah your Elohim: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter in the first month" (Joel 2:23, emphasis added). The "former rain" fell at the beginning of the planting season, and the "latter rain" fell at the harvest time to bring the crops to maturity. We are at the end of this earth's history when the wheat and tares reach peak ripeness before they are harvested, as shown in Revelation 14:14-20.
The starting point (event) for the 1,290 days is the first global earthquake (Revelation 8:5), and the ending event is "the abomination that makes desolate [is] set up" (Daniel 12:11). From the first global earthquake which signals that the "daily" has been taken away until "the abomination that makes desolate" will be twelve hundred and ninety days. The first global earthquake is also the starting point for the "time, times, and a half" of Daniel 12:7.
The starting point for the 2,300 days (which I believe should be 1,300 days) is the same global earthquake which is accompanied by "voices, thunderings, and lightnings," which will occur on the preparation day for the Feast of Passover (John 19:14), to when the sanctuary is to be cleansed will be 1,300 days.
The starting event for the 1,335 days mentioned in Daniel 12:12 is also the first global earthquake. Here is a second problem I would like you to consider with me. Again, remember what Daniel 7:25 stated. He shall "think to change times." What if the Hebrew word for "thirty" (xxxx) should not be there? Again, I am not saying it should or that it should not be, but when you see what is about to occur when we use 1,305 days instead of 1,335, you will see where I am going with this and why.
As discussed earlier in this chapter, the Fall Feast Days occur on specific days of the Biblical Calendar, which are determined by the new moon. The Fall Feast Days occur on the first, the tenth, and the fifteenth days of the seventh month. When you take the preparation day for the Feast of the Passover (John 19:14), on the thirteenth day of the first month when the first global earthquake occurs as the starting point for the 1,290, 1,300, and 1,305 days and use the Metonic cycle as discussed earlier in this chapter, the Fall Feast Days approximately three and a half years later are 1,290 days for when the "abomination of desolation" occurs, 1,300 days for when the sanctuary is cleansed, and 1,305 days for when the special resurrection mentioned in Daniel 12:2 will happen.
The conclusions of what occurs when these changes are made are compelling, but only time will determine whether there is any merit to them. When you put these dates into the timeline in Appendix A, they fit like a glove. If the global earthquake, signaling the end of the "daily" occurs on "the preparation day for the Passover" (John 19:14) according to the Lunar-solar Calendar when the full moon is used as the new moon, I can guarantee the events connected to the 1,290 days, 1,300 days, and 1,305 days are correct as well and will occur at those times.
Remember that when the earthly sanctuary is cleansed, the sins that had been accumulating over the previous year were removed from the sanctuary before they were placed on the scapegoat. The scapegoat is Satan, who will take the final punishment for the sins of Elohim's people from throughout history which have been forgiven. On this day, the announcement found in Revelation 22:11 will be declared: "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." No more atonement can be made for humanity. The atonement has been completed, and it is now too late for anyone to change their mind, and this occurs when the seventh plague takes place just before Yahushua returns. Probation for humanity has closed. "The door was shut" (Matthew 25:10).
In Revelation 20:1-3, Satan is confined to the "bottomless pit" by an angel. In the Old Testament, this was symbolized by the taking of the scapegoat by a strong man outside the camp to a land not inhabited, which will be the state of the earth for the one thousand years following Yahushua's return. This was done in type and pictured for us in Leviticus 16:20-22. The brightness of Yahushua's return has destroyed the wicked, and the righteous have been taken to heaven, so all of this earth's inhabitants are gone for the 1,000 years. The condition of planet earth during this time is described in Jeremiah 4:23-28.
What is "the abomination that makes desolate?" We have discussed this previously, and we will be addressing this subject again in later chapters. The early Christians believed that they saw "the abomination that makes desolate" spoken of in Daniel 11:31 when Titus' armies surrounded Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14), and they were then to flee from Jerusalem at their earliest opportunity. When they saw this fulfilled in their day, they fled, and from what we know, not one Christian was killed or captured when Jerusalem was overthrown when General Titus returned in AD 70. This abomination that the disciples were warned of is found in Daniel 11:31 and is not the same as the one mentioned in Daniel 12:11 that we are discussing. The "abomination that makes desolate" which we are to be concerned with is mentioned in Daniel 12:11 and is when Satan sets up his throne in Jerusalem.
The earthly "daily" was taken away on "the preparation day of the Passover" (John 19:14) when Yahushua was crucified. All the sacrifices which were offered in the earthly ceremonies were typical of the sacrifice Yahushua would make in His atonement for sin and were patterned after the heavenly sanctuary service. The earthly sacrifices connected with the Temple in Jerusalem had no more merit after that Sacrifice was made because they were "shadows" of His Sacrifice. When Yahushua died, an earthquake signaled His death which made void the earthly system of sacrifices which included the earthly "daily," just as an earthquake will occur at the time when the heavenly "daily" is done away. "And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain [two] from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent" (Matthew 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45). The earthly ordinances of sacrifices and oblations were done away with at that time (Daniel 9:27). There is no mention of the weekly or yearly feast days being done away with at that time!
Will this global earthquake mentioned in Revelation 8:5 accompanied by "voices, and thunderings, and lightnings" occur on a "preparation day of the Passover" (Daniel 12:11; Revelation 8:2-5; John 19:14)? Remember that the earthly sanctuary service was patterned after the heavenly sanctuary (Hebrews 8:5). There is much in the Jewish economy, of which the feast days played a large part, that served as a compact prophecy of heavenly events!
"Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days." (Daniel 12:12) And if it should read one thousand and three hundred and five days instead of "the thousand and three hundred and five and thirty days" as translated in the Bible, this will be a day of great rejoicing.
Those who come to that day are to be blessed. The people who died under the proclamation of the third angel's message are also said to be blessed. Will the same event bless them? "Blessed are the dead which die in Yahuwah from henceforth" (Revelation 14:13). Those who had been put to death during the third angel's message of Revelation 14 warning against receiving the mark of the beast or worshiping the image to the beast will be resurrected to witness the return of Yahushua. The Feast of Tabernacles was a time of great rejoicing and occurred at "harvest time." Yahushua, at this time, is about to harvest the redeemed from this earth (Revelation 14:16-18).
The Feast of Tabernacles was a seven-day celebration at the time of the harvest, and yet this is what we find written in Leviticus 23 about that feast: "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this month [which was the second weekly Sabbath of the seventh month] shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days . . . Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahuwah: on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahuwah: it is a solemn assembly: and you shall do no servile work therein" (Leviticus 23:34-36, emphasis added). When I read things that just do not fit in the scenario, my attention is naturally attracted to it. The Feast of Tabernacles was a seven-day feast, and yet in verse 36, we find these words: "On the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you." Why would you have an "eighth day" for a seven-day feast? Is our attention being drawn to that day for a particular purpose? I will leave this for you to think about without giving you my thoughts on the matter.
In Daniel 12:2, we read, "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." This is a special resurrection apart from the resurrection mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; only the righteous are resurrected at that resurrection. The resurrection pictured in Daniel 12:2 has both the lost ("some to shame and everlasting contempt") and the righteous ("some to everlasting life") being resurrected. Elohim will not disappoint those who have looked forward to Yahushua's return, and even though they were put to death for not worshipping the image of the beast or receiving his mark during the last days, they will be resurrected along with certain of the wicked; especially those who crucified Him to watch Him return.
Revelation 1:7 shows that certain of the wicked are to be resurrected. "Behold He [Yahushua] cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him" (emphasis added).
In recent years there has been a revival of the observance of the annual feast days as given in Leviticus 23, including the weekly feast day – the Lunar-solar Sabbath (Leviticus 23:3). The children of Israel were commanded to come to Jerusalem for the three annual week-long feasts each year. While I do not believe we are to go to Jerusalem to observe these feast days, I do believe we need to gather on them. The weekly and the annual feast days were times set apart (mow'ed – appointed times) for Elohim to meet with His people, and so they still are. "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts [mow'ed] of Yahuwah, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My feasts [mow'ed]. . . These are the feasts [mow'ed] of Yahuwah, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons [mow'ed]" (Leviticus 23: 2, 4, emphasis added). These are the times in which Elohim meets with His people and pours out His Spirit upon them. These are the times that He has set aside to be with His people just as some earthly parents set aside specific times to be with their children. Elohim's children in these last days need to gather together on His appointed days (mow'ed) He has set aside to meet with them to be blessed by the presence of His Spirit.
On "the preparation day of the Passover" (John 19:14), Yahushua, by His sacrifice, did away with the earthly "daily" that had pointed to His sacrifice (Daniel 9:27). On a preparation day of the Passover in the future (AD 2027), Yahushua will end the heavenly "daily" marked by the first global earthquake, and the countdown can begin.
On the sixteenth day of the first month, the wave sheaf offering was made; "a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest" (Leviticus 23:10). In 1 Corinthians 15:23, we are told that "Messiah the first-fruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at His coming." As the "firstfruit," Yahushua ascended to heaven before appearing to all the apostles (John 20:17). We are told of another "first-fruits" in Revelation 14:4; the 144,000. Are the 144,000 the wave sheaf offering at the end of time and the "great multitude" the main harvest at the end of time? The 144,000 will ascend to heaven three and a half days after they are put to death when they are brought back to life (Revelation 11:11-12) and are presented to Yahuwah as the "firstfruit" (Revelation 14:4, 15:1-8).
The Spring Feast Days in the first month were all shadows of Yahushua and His mission on the earth at His first Advent. When we are told in Colossians 2:16-17 that the feast days "are a shadow of things to come," do you see the relevance of what this chapter has been trying to bring out? Will the heavenly "daily be taken away" on "the preparation day of the Passover" (John 19:14) marked by the first global earthquake accompanied by "voices, and thunderings, and lightnings?"
When in the future will these events occur? Can we know? Many quote the verse that says, "But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father" (Mark 13:32, emphasis added). Some verses mention only the day will not be known; however, I believe the year and the month can be identified.
For forty-six years, I have heard, "Yahushua is coming soon." Sometimes we can play right into the Devil's hands and not even know it. It is like the story of the little boy that hollered "wolf, wolf" when there was no wolf. He hollered it so often that people eventually ignored him. Then one day, the wolf showed up, and when he hollered "wolf, wolf" the people ignored him to his demise. I can remember hearing one sermon some 10-15 years ago in which the minister said: "Yahushua was coming soon, and it could be only months." That was 10-15 years ago!
I am fearful of what is happening in the world today. People have become so accustomed to hearing the phrase "Yahushua is coming soon" and maybe turning a deaf ear to those words. Or they have waited for so long that they may have thought themselves deceived. How long is soon? The Devil is a master at playing with our minds and deceiving us. There is a reason Revelation 12:9 tells us, "the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world." He has many tricks in his bag that he has perfected over the 6,000 years he has been deceiving humanity.
I was not going to include the following portion in this book, but when Elohim disturbs your sleep to get His point across, I have no other choice but to follow and do what He tells me to do. When He calls, we must respond to Him (Isaiah 65:12, 66:4).
I believe from my studies which can be found at the following link http://globalimpactstudies.com/jubilee-years---charts-1-and-2.html you will see there is ample evidence to substantiate what I am about to tell you. There is only one period in the near future where these days can reach their fulfillment of 1,290, 1,300, and 1,305 days in proximity to the days of the Biblical Calendar and that period is AD 2027 to AD 2030. It is a seven-part study with charts showing the evidence on which I base these dates. The study would be impossible to include in this book. The above link is Part 1 of the seven-part study. I do not like to have unrealistic expectations, and I hope you do not either. I believe that the month and year can be known when Yahushua will return. April 4, 2027, is the "preparation day of the Passover" for that year and is the day when I expect the global earthquake accompanied by "voices, and thunderings, and lightnings" to occur!
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro [a Jewish idiom for ‘thinking upon the time'], and knowledge shall be increased" (Daniel 12:4). If the knowledge was to be sealed up until "the time of the end," and if what you have been reading is correct, do you think we are on the verge of seeing for ourselves all that Daniel and John in the Revelation saw in their visions? I do! Go, Tell the World of Their Danger!
"Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried" (Daniel 12:10). This will be addressed when we come to the study on Revelation 19. All who go through the "time of trouble" described in the books of Daniel and Revelation and are saved will have on spotless garments of white. Their characters will have been transformed by the grace of Elohim, "purified, and made white," and they will be ready for the marriage supper of the Lamb. It is not enough to know what is going to happen. "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried."
1. What earthly event occurs when the heavenly “daily” is taken away?
2. What earthly event occurs on the 1,290th day?
3. What earthly event occurs on the 1,300th day?
4. What earthly event occurs on the 1,305th day?
5. Do the yearly feast days mentioned in Leviticus chapter 23 have meaning for us today?