Lon (1 Feb 2012)
"The SIMPLICITY of the 1290 and 1335 days"

I have seen enough intellectual analyses of the 1335 days to sorely trouble the Spirit of Life who dwells within me.  

Monday, after nothing dramatic had occurred over the weekend, I started again to ponder the scriptures of Dan 12:10-13 seeking the Lord, not my intellect, as to the meanings of these time frames.

First we need to establish a baseline for these specified days.  

Dan. 12:11 says this....11) "From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days (NASU)

Now this scripture is not referring to the desolation mentioned in Dan. 9:27.  9:27 speaks of the activities of the AC and 12:10-13 speaks of events in the early church as she began to depart from the order Yehshua had instructed.  (There is more than one abomination of desolation.)

The regular sacrifice (Old covenant worship) was established by Father God and He and only He has the authority to abolish it.  So then how did He abolish the regular sacrifice?  By permitting His Son to be crucified, slain for the sins of mankind.  The Crucifixion of our Lord abolished the need for the regular sacrifice.  Is that not true?

Now what is an abomination and what is desolation?  I already addressed this in a response to Sherry Vance.  The link.. http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2012/lon123-2.htm

Simply put, a stench in the nostrils of God, a stench so foul that He would depart the assembly and leave it DESOLATE.  What was that stench....the pride and prejudice of the apostles when they refused to serve the lesser Jews, the Hellenistic Jews.

Now there are no exact records to say that this abomination occurred at 1290 days but the time frame seems to fit and I do trust Holy Spirit in revelation.  Same goes for the 1335 days.

So the 1290 days point to rise of pride in the church, men taking unto themselves positions above their brothers and sisters, establishing two (at least) classes of believers, the clergy and the laity.  There is ample evidence in Christ's teachings to reveal His intent.  

Matt 23:11-12  11) " But the greatest among you shall be your servant. 12_ " Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.  NASU

Looks like the guys (disciples) didn't listen so well.  By their actions they SET UP this class system (clergy vs laity) that still exists today, an abomination to Father God. 

So the Crucifixion is the baseline for the 1335 days as well.  What happened in that time frame and what does it mean to the believer?

Dan 12:12  12) "How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! 

The events that Holy Spirit lead me to are in Acts 6 & 7.  After the shunning of the Hellenistic Jews and the disciples setting up their own private prayer and Bible study group the next major event to be recorded is the martyrdom of Stephen.  Read the account: Stephen was really rocking in ministry.  He was one of the ones chosen to "wait tables," a deacon by church standards.  I am sure the anointing on him was Father's way of telling the 12 that they had screwed up.

If the disciples set up the abomination of desolation at 1290 days, is it unreasonable to think Stephen was martyred 45 days later?  What accounts I could find tell that Stephen died in the year 35 so the time frames do fit, 1290 and 1335 days should put us in the year 35.

Once a number (40, 153, 1335, et. al.) is established by a physical event then i takes on a spiritual significance.  On day 1335 the first martyr of the New Covenant was slain.  What the number 1335 and the scripture is telling us is blessed are those who advance to the point of a total and complete surrender, even unto death including death to all of self, unto the Lord. They will be greatly blessed and it is they who will attain unto the first resurrection.

To further validate that this was a revelation from Holy Spirit - during my search my wife came to me and suggested that I consider what happened to Stephen.  A true group effort.. Holy Spirit, my wife and myself.   This is the way Father wants His church to work... not by the leadings of some teacher/pastor or whatever leading His "sheep" astray.