Marilyn Agee (20 Nov 2010)
"Lyle Cooper: Re: Daniel Matson (15 Nov 2010) ,"Hanukkah 2010 and Solving Daniel's 1290 Days"""

From: Marilyn Agee
Re:Lyle Cooper: Re: Daniel Matson (15 Nov 2010) ,"Hanukkah 2010 and Solving Daniel's 1290 Days""
Maybe I can help fill in some of the gaps.
1260 DAYS
> > 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 God has given this same time SEVEN DIFFERENT TIMES. Can we now believe it? it is the word of God can CANNOT be changed.
However, I believe the Word of God has given these day counts as ESTIMATED TIME, not the actual day count. We still use estimated time today, where a month is 30 days, there are 12 months in a year, and a year is 360 days.
Actually, on our Gregorian Calendar, a month can be 28, 29, 30 or 31 days. Our years can be 365 or 366 days. Neither type of year actually has 360 days. That is used to do quick estimates, to get in the ballpark.
Actually, the Hebrew Calendar shows the months alternating between 29 and 30 days, the number of months alternating between 12 and 13, and a year alternating between 353, 354, 355, 383, 384, and 385 days. No literal year actually has 360 days.
Estimating is not unknown in the Bible. Lev 27:14 says, "And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto the LORD, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand."
Three and a half years are called a time, times, and the dividing of time.
Dan 7:25 says, "And 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. That is easier to see that it is talking about estimated time. It is three and a half years regardless of the actual day count.
Then how should we interpret the Bible's 360-day years? not as so-called prophetic years to be figured as containing an exact number of days, but as what they really are, estimated time.

> > 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."

I think it is. To me, the 1290 days runs from Mid-Trib to the Second Advent. There will be 7 months instead of the usual 6 between Tishri 1, Day of God's Wrath, and Nisan 1, Day of the Second Advent, because it will be a Leap Year with the 13th month, Adar II, as in the year 5776 (2015/16).

The daily sacrifice will be taken away Mid-Trib, when the False Prophet will sit in the Temple pretending to be God, and will put an idol in the Temple. This is the beginning of the Great Tribulation, the last half of the 7-year Tribulation, the section that has to be shortened or no flesh would be saved.

In Mt 24:15-22, Jesus said, "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation (an idol), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) [i.e., in the first section of the Temple]. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains [this is when many Messianic Jews will flee to Petra]: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes [there will not be time enough for that, the False Prophet's army will be killing people as fast as they can. In effect, when God says to run, run, your life may depend on it]. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And EXCEPT THOSE DAYS SHOULD BE SHORTENED, THERE SHOULD NO FLESH BE SAVED: BUT FOR THE ELECT'S SAKE THOSE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED."

> > 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.

1040 DAYS

That's correct. It looks like the first half of the Tribulation will be 1260 days and the last half will be 1040 days.

Dan 8:13,14 says, "Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice (i.e., first half, during which the daily sacrificing begins), and the transgression of desolation (Mid-Trib), to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed." 

Thus, I think there will be 1260 days and 1040 days, for a total of 2300 days in the Tribulation. The last half would be short 220 days.

> > 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.

Dan 12:7 shows that this same period of time is 3.5 years, regardless of the number of actual days. It says, "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 sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a TIME (1 year), TIMES (2 years), and an HALF (half a year, i.e., 3.5 years total); and when he (God) shall have accomplished to SCATTER THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE (so called, i.e., the power of the Ecclesiastic Roman Empire led by the Satan-possessed False Prophet), all these things shall be finished."

Rev 13:11,12 says, "And I beheld another beast (the Satan-possessed False Prophet) coming up out of the earth (Satan comes up out of the earth Mid-Trib and enters into the False Prophet); and he had two horns (Satan has two comings to power in a man called the son of perdition, in Judas Iscariot and in the False Prophet) like a lamb (Christ), and he spake as a dragon (Satan). And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (i.e., the Pope) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast (the Pope), whose deadly wound was healed."

Isa 9:15 says, "The ancient and honourable (i.e., the Pope), he is the head (the 6th head of the great red dragon); and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail" (because he, the seventh head, is possessed by Satan, the tail of the great red dragon).

> > 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.

To me, the end of the Tribulation week of years will be marked by the 7th seal and the 7 trumpets. They all will sound on one day, the day the two pieces of Satan's asteroid, called Wormwood in Rev. 8:8-11, impact Earth. The mountain-sized piece will hit the Mediterranean Sea. Wormwood, Satan's home, the one called a "star" (aster, star, meteorite or asteroid), will obliterate Babylon III near the Euphrates River and form the perpetual Lake of Fire. No man will ever walk there again.

> > 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.


That event will be the Second Advent. There are 7 months between the Day of God's Wrath, when Babylon is obliterated, and the Second Advent, because that year, probably 5776, our 2015/16, will be a Leap Year. That year must follow a Sabbatic Year like 5775, which divides by 7 equally, because Christ should return on Nisan 1, the first day of a Jubilee year.

1335 DAYS

> > 12 Blessed 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.

Dan. 12:12,13 tells us what happens at the end of the 1335 days. Daniel will stand in his own plot of ground in Israel. That is when the land that was assigned to the 12 tribes of Israel will be given back to them.

Marilyn Agee