Lyle Cooper (16 Nov 2010)
"RE:  Daniel Matson (15 Nov 2010) ,"Hanukkah 2010 and Solving Daniel's 1290 Days""


Let's start with what is written. We have five different passages in Revelation giving us the last half of the week. Two as 1260 days, 2 as 42 months, and one as time, times and half of time. These all speak of events that will begin at the midpoint of the week, and go to the end of the week. We might say, this is "iron-clad," or "etched in stone." It is the word of God can cannot be broken. Therefore we can be sure that the second half of the week will be EXACTLY 1260 days. That means it will not be 1259 days, or 1261 days, or 1290 days. 

In Daniel 9:29, we read the word "midst" which comes from a root word which means to divide in half. Therefore, as we see the second half of the week is 1260 days, we can be sure the first half of the week will be the same, else half or midst becomes meaningless.

Now, let's examine Daniel chapter 12.

Daniel 12

 1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth 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.

What time is "that time?" If we compare with the words of Jesus in Matt. 24, we can see that "that time" is the time of the abomination that comes at the midpoint of the week. This time of trouble Daniel speaks of, is the days of great tribulation that Jesus spoke of, that begin shortly after the Beast declares he is God. In Revelation, this happens in chapter 11, since in 12:6 we see those in Judea fleeing because they have seen the abomination. So 12:6 is mere seconds after the abomination. What comes right after 12:6? It is Michael kicking Satan out of the heavenlies. Michael has been waiting for a long time for the abomination, and his signal to go. Here is Dan. 12:1, we see that Michael stands up, ready for this great battle. Again, all these are signs that Daniel is right at the midpoint here in verse 1.

In verse 6, Daniel heard someone ask, "How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?"  What "wonders?" I think we can go right back to verse 1 to the time of trouble such as never was. So Daniel is about to hear how long it will be to the end of the time of trouble. Daniel did not have the book of Revelation, that gave us that time five different times and three different ways.  So what was the answer Daniel heard?  " it shall be for a time, times, and an half." So again we get 3 1/2 years, or 42 months or 1260 days.  In fact, Daniel mentioned this time in chapter 7 too:

Dan 7
25And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Now God has given this same time SEVEN DIFFERENT TIMES. Can we now believe it? it is the word of God can CANNOT be changed.

Dan 12
11And 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.

Does this verse in any way mention a time of trouble, or "tribulation? No, not in any way. Therefore, this time of 1290 days is NOT RELATED to "great tribulation."

What exactly does this term, "great tribulation" mean? Is it a TITLE for the last half of the week? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

Matt 24
21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened...

Question: do we see ANY TIME in this verse, related to how long this time of great tribulation will be? I certainly don't! So let's go on:

 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Ah!! NOW we have time associated with great tribulation. It is "those days" of "great tribulation."  Therefore, let's NOT associate any timing to "great tribulation" except "those days." Those days of great tribulation are DAYS, not 3 1/2 years, nor 42 months, or the last half of the week.

Next, what is it that is shortened? It is "those days." I believe then, that Jesus is telling us, the number of days has been shortened. Perhaps without shortening, the number of days would have been 1260. I don't know. What I am quit sure of, is that the count of days of great tribulation will be shortened from what it would have been without the shortening.

HOW does God shorten those days of great tribulation? Well, what does the book of Revelation show us that God DOES when the beast is at his peak of destruction?  God starts pouring out the vials of His wrath!  God is ANGRY that Satan is using the Beast to put to death the saints! I think, the more people put to death, the more wrath God has! So as the vials are poured out, the Beast, and his armies doing the killing, will find it harder and harder to get anything done! Finally, to the last man, they are sitting in the dark, gnawing their tongues for pain, wondering how long it will last. The Beast will have been rendered HELPLESS. In other words, His 42 months of authority are still in effect, but HE CAN ACCOMPLISH NOTHING. So "those days" of "great tribulation" have been shortened. The Beast is helpless. He still has his authority - but there is no man able to carry out anything.

Therefore, the first half of the week is 1260 days, and the last half of the week is 1260 days, so God's math is accurate. The abomination DIVIDES the week in half. The beginning of the week is "marked" by the 7th seal, the middle of the week is "marked" with the 7th trumpet and the end of the week is "marked" by the 7th vial. The entire  week is marked by sevens.

Then, 30 days later, 30 days AFTER the 1260 days are ended, some event happens. I will leave it up to the readers to determine what will happen. I don't know.

12Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.,..

Then, 75 days after the end of the week, another great event happens. Again, I don't know what it will be.