Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written. And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. Daniel 5:24-28
The fulfillment of prophecy is coming fast and furious for us watching for His return. While we hope these fulfillments include the Rapture, we can take solace as we watch the day approaching.
From a prophetic standpoint, was May 24th, 2011 significant? If we recognize the prophetic importance of October 29, 2008 (Daniel 9:27) and October 19, 2010 (Genesis 45:3-6) then we would have to answer an emphatic yes! This would be the first official meeting of the one revealed on October 29, 2008 and the one revealed on October 19, 2010!
Much has also been made of the signature at Buckingham Palace which was dated May 24th, 2008 instead of May 24th, 2011.
Does this date of 5/24/2008 point to Daniel 5:24-28?
In Harvey Troyer’s post the mention of the “Curse of Belshazzar” seems very interesting with its meaning of the writing on the wall translating into the bringing to an end of modern day Babylon. Consider the normal number equivalence of this phrase in the manner of Hebrew and Greek where the first ten letters one counts by 10, the next 9 by 10, and the rest by 100, (a=1, z=800). Also remember that the number 7 according to the book “Arithmetic of God” can carry the meaning of “bringing to an end”.
Curse of Belshazzar
Note that the result is 2401 which equals 7 times 7 times 7 times 7. There were four words written by the hand on the wall meaning bringing to an end. The number 2401 is divisible by four numbers which are all the number seven. Substituting the meaning for the numbers we have “bringing to an end” times “bringing to an end” times “bringing to an end” times “bringing to an end”. A four fold bringing to an end.