Marshall (11 May 2012)
"Daniel's 2300 day prophecy"


 

Daniel's 2300 Day Prophecy

 

Bible scholars have long sought the answer to the 2300 days prophecy of Daniel.

 

I believe the answer to the problem is very simple.  Daniel had a 70 weeks prophecy and we know there exists the missing week of Daniel out there in the future somewhere.

 

Many of us believe the 7 year tribulation period began on 29 October 2008.  If we add 2300 days to this date we come to February 15, 2015.  I believe this is the date the new temple will have been constructed in Jerusalem.  From this date forward it is exactly 220 days until the Feast of Trumpets on September 23, 2015.

 

I leave you to decide for yourselves, as this is a very elegant solution to the prophecy:

 

 

TWENTY

 

is the double of ten, and may in some cases signify its concentrated meaning. But its significance

seems rather to be connected with the fact that it is one short of twenty-one, 21 - 1 = 20; that is

to say, if 21 is the three-fold 7, and signifies Divine (3) completion as regards spiritual

perfection (7), then twenty, being one short of 21, it would signify what Dr. Milo Mahan calls

expectancy, and certainly we are not without illustrations in support of it:

 

l Twenty years Jacob waited to get possession of his wives and property, Gen 21:38,41.

 

l Twenty years Israel waited for a deliverer from Jabin's oppression, Judg 4:3.

 

l Twenty years Israel waited for deliverance through Samson, Judg 15:20, 16:31. But his

work was never much more than "begun," Judg 13:25.

 

l Twenty years the Ark of the Covenant waited at Kirjath-jearim, 1 Sam 7:2.

 

l Twenty years Solomon was waiting for the completion of the two houses, 1 Kings 9:10;

2 Chron 8:1.

 

l Twenty years Jerusalem waited between its capture and destruction; and

 

l Twenty years Jeremiah prophesied concerning it.

 

ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS

Twenty dreams are recorded:—

1. Abimelech, Gen 20:3

2, 3. Jacob, Gen 28:12, 31:10

4. Laban, Gen 31:24

5, 6. Joseph, Gen 37:5,9

7, 8. The butler and the baker, Gen 40:5

9, 10. Pharaoh, Gen 41:1, 5

11. The man in Gideon's army, Judg 7:13

12. Solomon, 1 Kings 3:5

13, 14. Nebuchadnezzar, Dan 2:3, 4:5

15. Daniel, Dan 7:1

16, 17, 18. Joseph, Matt 1:20, 2:13, 19

19. The wise men, Matt 2:13

20. Pilate's wife, Matt 27:19



TWO HUNDRED

 

Twenty is the number of expectancy as we have seen (p. 262). Here we have it tenfold (20x10).

The significance of this number is suggested by John 6:7, where we read, "Two hundred

pennyworth of bread is NOT SUFFICIENT for them."  And so we find this number stamping various things with insufficiency.

 

l Achan's 200 shekels were "not sufficient" to save him from the consequences of his sin

(Josh 7:21). This shows us the insufficiency of money (Psa 49:7-9).

 

l Absalom's 200 shekels weight of hair were "not sufficient" to save him, but rather

caused his destruction (2 Sam 14:26, 18:9). This shows us the insufficiency of beauty.

 

l Micah's graven image was purchased for 200 shekels (Judg 17:4 and 18), and led to the

introduction of idolatry into Israel and the blotting out of the Tribes of Dan and

Ephraim from the blessing of Revelation 7, showing us the insufficiency of mere

religion.

 

l Ezra's 200 "singing men and women" (Ezra 2:65), were "not sufficient" to produce

"peace with God," true spiritual worship, or joy in the Lord. Only God's word rightly

ministered can lead to this (Neh 8:5-9). This shows the insufficiency of external things

in the worship of God, and the impossibility of worshipping God with the senses. True

worship, which alone God will accept, "MUST" (John 4:24) be spiritual.