Monday, 30 September 2013

THE 1260, 1290 AND 1335, DANIEL 12.

THE 1260, 1290 AND 1335, DANIEL 12.
Lets now turn to the events of Dan 12. In broad terms, Daniel’s prophecy really concerns what are often referred to as eastern matters, or the things to do with the eastern leg of the image of Dan 2, which is more obvious shall we say from chapter eight onwards.  Dan 10 through to 12 is a single continuous vision, of various stages or sections, which are essentially about expounding the earlier vision in ch8 of the ram and the goat. The implications of ch8 had made Daniel physically sick, as recorded in ch8v27, and further more in seeking to understand these things, he mourns ch10v2 for a full 3 weeks, before he is blessed with a reply. The reply commences in Dan 10v4 and ends at the end of ch 12. We don't have the time at present, but if you were to take the trouble to look into the detail of the prophecy in Dan 11 I'm sure you'd find them quite staggering accurate. So much so that some have claimed them to be an history of the events.

Towards the end of this exposition of ch8, Daniel in ch12 is conveyed three time periods, which are introduced by a change in the vision which commences in v5. [READ v5-6]. In scripture a river denotes people, here is depicts the people of the Babylonian power who are under the control of what are referred to as 3 men, who are actually Elohim, spirit bodies. Two stand on the banks, or lips as the Hebrew word implies, of the river, and therefore they effectively bound the power of the mouth of the people of Babylon. The third Elohim, the certain man, who is described at the commencement of the vision, in ch10v6, and who depicts Christ and the Saints in military power, stands above the river, in dominance.
One of the two men on the lip of the river v6 asks the Certain man, “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” What wonders, we might ask? Well the wonders that had been conveyed during the vision which commenced in ch10v4 through to ch12.
There is an initial reply, v7, it shall be for a time, times and half a time, or 1260 years as we've seen earlier from Rev 12. Towards the end of v7 we are given further information about this 1260 year period, where we are told that when it concludes, the power of the holy people or people of Israel will have been fully dispersed, and all these things would be finished. So we understand that by the conclusion of the 1260 year period, all the things which are related to the dispersal of Israel, the destruction of the temple, and the abomination of desolation set up, would be finished.
Whilst Daniel v8 hears these things, he understood not, and so he asks himself what shall be the “end” of these things. The reply is given in v9-13, in which a further 2 time periods are provided, a 1290 and a 1335.
In v9 Daniel is told to go his way, to close and seal up the words of the vision until... the time of the end, when by implication the words would be unsealed, and interestingly understood. The time of the end is defined for us in Dan 11v40, when we are told that the King of the South will push at him, and as a consequence the King of the North shall come against him, taking the middle east, and establishing his power in the holy mount of Israel. So we are being told that as we approach the time of these events, the wise will come to understand these things. v10 continues, “Many shall be purified and made white and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly, but the wise shall understand”, by implication the vision, for it was the vision and its implications on the people of Israel that Daniel was seeking to understand.
In v11 we are told that from the “time” that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation maketh desolate is set up, there shall be 1290 years.
So we are being told that from the end of the time just stated in v7, in which Israel's power is dispersed, the 1260 year period, there will be a further 1290 years before the things of the complete vision would be finally complete.
By then we understand from the vision that, v2 the dead will have been raised, judged and glorified, v1 there will have been a time of trouble, such as has never been since there was a nation, and ch11v41-43, Russia will have attacked the middle east, taken control of it, and established v45 his head quarters in the Holy mount of Jerusalem; yet he shall come to his end at the hands of the Certain man who stands in control on the river, and non shall help him.
V12 then continues to explain that he that waiteth and cometh to the 1335 will be blessed, after which v13 Daniel will stand in his lot. So after this date we understand that there will be a time of blessing, in otherwords the fulfilment of those great and precious promises that were made to the fathers of old, the re-establishment of the Kingdom of Israel, with the master as the ruler from his great white throne in Jerusalem.
So we understand the 1290 and 1335 follow on directly from the end of the initial period of 1260 years. But when does the 1260 start. Well by implication with the start of the wonders of the vision, which could have commenced in the 3rd year of Cyrus, when the vision was given Daniel, BC535/6, or when the details of the vision commenced, which according to ch11v1 was the first year of Darius the Mede, 2-3 years earlier, in BC538.

If we take the earlier date adding 1260 years to BC538, we arrive at AD 723, when nothing particularly appears to have occurred, but we do find that all the events that were associated with the dispersion of the power of Israel had been completed. The taking away of the daily mentioned in v11, is referred to in more detail in Dan 11v31 where its relates how a Greek king called Antiochus Epiphanes would take away the daily sacrifice and defile the temple. This took place in BC 168.
About 240 years later, the Romans also suppressed the daily sacrifice, although   not specifically foretold in this particular vision. The desecration of the holy place lasted until about the time of the Mohammedan rising. Omar the Mohammedan leader took Jerusalem in AD 637, and then set up the abomination of desolation, the Dome of the Rock, commencing in AD 685, and finishing it in AD 691. So we see that by the completion of the 1260 year period, all the things referred to in the first 40 verses of Dan 11 had been accomplished.

A further 1290 years brings us to AD 2013, but if we date the start of the vision from the year the vision was given, the third year of Cyrus, 2-3 years later, we arrive at AD 725/6 and AD 2015/6. The 1335 then finishes in 2058 or 2060/1 respectively.
Show 1260,1290 & 1335 – Dan 12 summary slide.

So in summary from the time periods we have looked at we appear to have established a time table that is consistent with the order and time frames that we would expect from our understanding of other scriptures that we've not had time to look at. We believe, [or show summary slide]
·         from Dan 8 that the end of the desecration of Jerusalem for 2300 evening and mornings would finish in 1967, which it did.
·         from Dan 4, that after 2520 years, finishing AD2005/7, that later day head of gold would arise.
·         From Dan 12, that at the end of 1260 plus 1290, ending in AD2013-16, Michael the prince would stand up following the judgement of the saints.
·         From Dan 7, that after 1260 years ending in AD2060, the power of the little horn of the beast would finally be destroyed.
·         From Dan 12, that after the end of 1260 plus 1335, ending in AD 2058/61 Daniel would be blessed and stand in his lot in the father's millennium.
We believe from Ez (40v1) that there will be a period of one jubilee from Armageddon to the start of the kingdom age. Many things will occur during this time, but we are told in Rev 14v6-7 of a 10 year period of peace in which the Aionian Gospel or truth is proclaimed. We also know that Elijah will be calling the people of Israel out of the wilderness of the nations for a period of 40 years, Mic 7, which we believe will be subsequent to the 10 years of peace, Rev 18v10 suggests the saints will make war for 30 years against the beast, Europe. So we see how that the dates and times for these events do readily fit the timetable that we've proposed.
Show - Time table slide.

In conclusion we don't claim these dates to be fallible, they do represent our best understanding we have to date, and that the dates are accurate to within a few years. Either way we are clearly in the end of the gentile age referred to in Luke 21, and that we are very near if not in the period of time that the Certain man described in Dan 11v40, as the “end of time”. After which Daniel was told the wise, those who understand the truth, would understand the vision in its entirety.
What is very clear from these dates, for instance the 2013, the possible return of the master to judge the household and all those who have a knowledge of these things, is very close. It gives us very little time to respond to the call of the truth, be baptised and develop those fruits of the spirit and the character that the master will be looking for at the judgement seat. Lets be very clear, baptism is the very first step of our development, being a babe in Christ, we are then required to grow into a fully mature man over time, James 2.

Our unreserved appeal to you is that you seek out the truth of these things to your own satisfaction, be baptised, and await in faith the very near return of the master. The spirit adds in Isa 62v1, “For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.” v6 continues “Ye that make mention of Yahweh, keep not silence, and give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”.

THE 2520 Years

THE 2520 DANIEL 4.
Now lets turn to Daniel 4 where it was revealed that the king of Babylon was to suffer from a form of madness for a period of seven times. [READ 4v16]. A time as we've seen donates 360 days, so 7 time equates to 2520 years.
This was to commence after the tree denoting the Babylonian power is cut down v14, the stump banded by Iron and Brass, and then wetted by the dew of heaven. The metals Brass and Iron denote the Greek and Roman empires as explained in the image in Dan 2 as seen by the king of Babylon in his recurring nightmares. So we understand that the destiny of the Babylon kingdom would be perpetuated by the Greek and Roman empires for seven times or 2520 years after which the Babylonian power would be restored.
The period commences, v14, when the tree is first cut down, which commenced when Babylon was overrun by Cyrus the Persian, in BC 538. The fleeing of the beasts v14 denoted the release of nations from the Babylonian servitude by Cyrus, but Babylon wasn't finally destroyed as a city until BC 514, by Darius, after the Euphrates was again diverted from its channel (as Cyrus had done years before), and after a 20 month siege. 2530 years from BC 514 brings us to AD 2007, after which we understand from v34 that there will be the restoration of a great king over the empire of men. Such a king of fierce countenance will fall in the vale of Jehoshaphat, at the battle of Armageddon, in the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. At that time the kings of the earth will be made to know that the Most High liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom from generation to generation.
So we understand from this vision that from 2007 onwards, a king of fierce countenance, the king of the north will arise and start to make his move in preparation for the great battle of Armageddon,  involving all the kingdoms of this world.

Show the 2560 – Dan 4


The next time period we'd like to look at is recorded in Ch 7. It relates to the little horn of the great and the fourth beast. Its found in Dan 7:25, but lets read from v23-25.
The period is given as a time, a times, and a half time. How are we to understand this. The largest time period of Gen1v15 that we looked at earlier was a year, 360 days, so we might quite reasonably presume that 3 and a half time equates to 1260 years. But we don't need to presume this, because it is confirmed for us in Rev 12. [Read v14, and then v6]. The time periods mentioned in these verses are identical, as the context would show, but they are numerated in different ways. 1260 days is equated with a 3 and a half times, and so back in Daniel, we deduce the father awarded the little horn of the goat a 1260 year period of power.  
The great and terrible fourth beast denoted the Roman power, whilst the  little horn symbolised the Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was founded over a period of time culminating in AD 800 when Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The time period ends when the power to persecute the saints of the Most High has come to an end. But when did it start. Some start it from the various decrees made by Roman emperors like Justinian and Phocas when they gave the Bishop of Rome temporal power. The time period however measures the life span of the little horn itself, and the horn being Holy Roman Empire, couldn't persecute the faithful before it was established. Notice from 7v24 that the little horn arose from the fall of three horns before it. The horns denoting the Gothic kingdoms of Europe.
J.Bryce in his book “The Holy Roman Empire” charts the rise of Charles the Great.
1.      In AD 756 Pepin at the call of the Pope entered Italy and overcame the Lombards.
2.      In AD 758 his son Charles the Great became king of the Franks of Neustria, and in AD 771 King of the Franks in Austrasia.
3.      In AD 773 Charles defeated the Lombards again, and added northern Italy to his dominions, he fought in Spain in AD 778, and was crowned emperor on Christmas Day, AD 800.
The little horn therefore came to power we would suggest with the crowning of Charles in AD800. Now if we add 1260 years to this it would bring us to AD 2060, after which v26 indicates his dominion would be taken away to consume and destroy, and his power given v27 to the saints of the most high, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve him.

Show the 1260 - Dan 7.

The first one we'd like to look at is referred to in Dan 8:13-14, here v13, one of the Saint's asks v13 “How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?”. The sanctuary refers to the Jerusalem temple, whilst the host, to the people of Israel. The reply is given in v14 [READ]. “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
So we understand from these verses that,
1.      the vision would be for a period of 2300 days, or more accurately evening and mornings in the original Hebrew,
2.      that during this period the temple in Jerusalem and its people would be trodden under foot,
3.      but after this period the sanctuary would finally be cleansed.

Interestingly the whole vision, commencing in 8:1 through to v25, is referred to as the vision of the evening and morning, v26. The term is first used in Gen. 1:5 where the evening and the morning together were said to form a day. And in using the term it alludes to the evening-morning sacrifice spoken of in Num 28:4, which under the law required the offering of two lambs daily in the temple, one in the morning, and the other in the evening. So we see that the vision not only suggested that the temple and people would be downtrodden or suppressed, but it would be to such an extent that they would not be able to perform their normal temple worship until the end of the 2300 days.
So when  did it start. Well the vision concerned a Ram and an He-goat, recorded in v1-12. In v20 we are told that the ram represented the empire of the Medes and Persians and the goat empire of Greece, led as we know from history by Alexander the Great. [READ v20].
The first event that took place in the vision is recorded in v6-7 [READ].
The generally key dates and events of Alexander were: -
1.      His birth in BC 356.
2.      The succession of his father in BC 336,
3.      He took Thebes in BC 335
4.      He set out for Persia in the spring of BC 334.
5.      The battle of Issus took place in BC 333,
6.      He took Tyre in BC 332,
7.      Jerusalem in BC 332,
8.      He defeated Darius near Arbela in the autumn of BC 331.
9.      He took Babylon in BC 331 and Darius was assassinated in BC 330.
10.  He died at Babylon in BC 323.
We might normally be a little bit concerned about the accuracy of such dates, given the variety of different calendars and methods of dating years down through the ages, but in reality we understand these have more recently been substantiated from computer simulations of the planets and eclipses. Just before the battle of Gaugamela, Arrian a Greek historian records that there was an eclipse of the moon, which has been aligned with our calendar at 9pm on the 20th September, BC 331.

The first event, after the appearance of the two symbolic animals, was the running of the goat towards the ram, and the smiting of the ram and it’s two horns until they broke. This depicted the rapid conquest of Persia by Alexander. Alexander crossed the Hellespont into Asia at the start of the campaigning season of BC 334. Our May of that year found him at the river Granicus, a small river in North West Asia Minor: and it was there that he won his first victory over the Persians. We could however leave the start to the latest point that vision could permit when Jerusalem was taken, two years later in BC332. But if we adding 2300 years to BC334 we are brought to 1967 a very significant year for Israel, for on the 18th May Egypt ordered the UN to remove its force from the Israeli border, and on the 5th June the 6 day war broke out leading to the liberation of Jerusalem itself.

Since 1967, Jerusalem has no longer been subdued in the same way it had been, but quite clearly the sanctuary has not yet been cleansed; in fact there is no sanctuary to cleanse at present. But the word “then”, doesn't strictly require the sanctuary to be cleansed immediately after the 2300 days are concluded, do they.
In fact Ez 45:19 indicates that the building and the cleansing of the temple will be performed by the master after his return, which we believe will take several years. Solomon's temple for instance took 7 years.
The important point to note however from this vision is that until the 2300 years of the vision were complete, the beginning of the millennium, the building and cleansing of the temple couldn't begin. We believe the 2300 years have concluded, and so the return of the master and establishment of the millennium are very close in the scheme of things.
Show 2300 Evening and Morning summary

Ezekiel's Millennial Temple

Ezekiel's Millennial Temple

And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end [shall be]. And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the LORD. And they [that are] far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And [this] shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God. 

And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. (And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.) 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], and the transgression of desolation, 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. And Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary: 

It is evident that there are subtle clues as to how long it will take to erect Ezekiel’s Temple. It will take 33 years. The first way to determine this is the fact that the last indignation is eradicated from the earth in 2060, as already established. After this indignation is accomplished, the Temple will be open for worship. Jesus Christ will commission the Temple to be built shortly after he miraculously saves the Jews in 2027. When we subtract, 2060-2027 = 33 years. The vision given by Daniel concerning the little horn of the goat, and the daily sacrifice, and the abomination of desolation, spans over a period of 2300 years. When the 2300 years is accomplished, the sanctuary will be cleansed. This occurs at the same time the last indignation is accomplished, or in 2060. 

We can also determine this from a historical type in Scripture, found in the description of the reign of King David. 

2 Samuel 5:5 - In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

1 Kings 2:11 - And the days that David reigned over Israel [were] forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 3:4 - [These] six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years.

1 Chronicles 29:27 - And the time that he reigned over Israel [was] forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three [years] reigned he in Jerusalem.

King David reigned in Hebron for 7 years and 6 months, and reigned 33 years in Jerusalem. It seems bold to make a direct connection to how long it will take to build Ezekiel’s Temple. However, let us consider the importance of the length of David’s reign in Hebron. His reign of 7 years and 6 months in Hebron is also the exact amount of time that Solomon took to build his Temple! 

1 Kings 6:1 - And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which [is] the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.

1 Kings 6:38 - And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which [is] the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

He started building the Temple in his 4th year, 2nd month and finished the temple in his 11th year, 8th month. This is a total of 7 years and 6 months. Is this a mere coincidence? The reign of King David reveals a pattern. It may be the case that the reign of King David in Jerusalem parallels the length of time required to fully complete Ezekiel’s Temple, namely 33 years. From the year 2027 when Jesus Christ assumes the throne of David, he will parallel the 40 year reign of David and the 40 year reign of Solomon in setting up the Kingdom of God. During these 40 years, the work of Elijah is to gather all the Jews that are scattered in the isles of the world and to locate them in Jerusalem. Once this is complete, in the year 2067, the Kingdom of God will commence throughout the earth.

A third way to determine this is from a type in the Old Testament, in the book of Leviticus, concerning the ceremonial uncleanness of women after giving birth. A woman was unclean for 33 days after circumcising a newly born male child (Leviticus 12:4). The verse is quoted below:

Leviticus 12:4 - And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.

The law is explicitly clear. She had to wait 33 days before she was ceremonially clean to enter the Sanctuary. Even so, everyone, including the Bride of Christ, will have to wait 33 years before entering the Millennial Sanctuary. This is because no man is able to enter the Temple until all 7 plagues are fulfilled (Revelation 15:8). Christ standing on the Mount of Olives will commence the outpouring of the 7th vial, triggering an earthquake "such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great" (Revelation 16:18) on August 2nd 2027. 33 years later, in 2060, the 7th vial judgment will be complete with the destruction of the Papal whore of Babylon, and the Temple will be open for worship.

The command to build Ezekiel’s Temple will commence on Elul 1, the 6th month, 1st day of the month, or Thursday, September 2, 2027. This is based on the historical type of rebuilding Jerusalem provided by the prophet Haggai in the time of Ezra.

Haggai 1:1-8 - In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built. Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, [Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house [lie] waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages [to put it] into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.

Therefore, having established Elul 1 is the Hebrew day that the Lord Jesus Christ will command Ezekiel’s Temple will be built, and that it will be finished in the year 2060, is it possible to determine what day Ezekiel’s Temple will be finished? The clue is found in the historical type in which Ezra's house of the LORD was finished.

Ezra 6:15 - And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

Therefore, we can expect on the 3rd day of Adar for the year 2060 to be the day in which Ezekiel’s Temple will be complete. Adar always refers to the last month of the year, even when an extra month is added. In the year 2060, an additional month will be added to the Hebrew calendar, making this day Adar II 3. To determine the appropriate Gregorian conversion, we need to verify when the correct day for Adar II 1 occurs based on the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem. The data is presented below.
Therefore, after adding 2 days, Adar II 3 will be on Saturday, March 6, 2060.

You may have already considered that 33 years was also the estimated lifetime of Jesus Christ in the flesh here on earth. There are differences in scholarly opinion concerning the exact date he was born, and the precise day of the week of his crucifixion, but most scholars are in agreement on the facts that his lifetime was approximately 33 years and that he was resurrected on Sunday, the first day of the week. For the purpose of discussion, I will submit my opinion that Jesus Christ was born on Tishrei 15, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, in the year 7 B.C. This would place the birth of Jesus 6 months after John the Baptist which would have been born on Nisan 14, the day of Passover. 33 years from 7 B.C. with no year 0 would be 27 A.D. Therefore, Jesus Christ died on Nisan 14, Passover in 27 A.D. and was resurrected the following Sunday, the first day of the week. Having established the years and months in question, we need to determine the Julian date conversions as well as the appropriate start for each month based on the sighting of the new moon. The data is presented below.
Therefore, we can determine the corresponding days Jesus Christ was born and risen from the dead. The data is presented below.
To compare the amount of time it takes from the commandment to build Ezekiel’s Temple to the time that Ezekiel’s Temple is complete to Jesus’ birth and re-birth from the dead, the table is presented below.
It is impossible that this is a coincidence. The amount of time is the same! Only God Almighty could design human history and the future with such precision. This relationship increases confidence in the following:

  1. The command to build Ezekiel’s Temple will be on September 2, 2027 which is the same Hebrew date that the LORD commanded by Haggai to build the LORD’s house in the days of Ezra (6th month, 1st day).
  2. Ezekiel’s Temple will be totally complete on March 6, 2060 which is the same Hebrew date that the builders in the days of Ezra finished the house of the LORD (Last month, 3rd day).
  3. It will take approximately 33 years to build Ezekiel’s Temple.
  4. God had each specific Hebrew date recorded in the Bible as a historical type to fulfill each one of them as a type during the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ as he sets up the Kingdom of God.

Therefore, Ezekiel’s Temple will be finished on Saturday, March 6, 2060.

The next thing to address is when Ezekiel’s Temple will be open for worship to all nations. Recall that no one was allowed to enter in Ezekiel’s Temple until after the seventh vial judgment has expired. Before the Temple can be open for worship, it first needs to be cleansed. When does this occur? A clue is given in Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 45:18 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:

The table below shows Nisan 1, 5820 based on the sighting of the new moon.
Therefore, after 27 days from March 6 to April 2, the sanctuary will be cleansed. This will finally fulfill an ancient prophecy written in Daniel.

Daniel 8:13-14 - 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], and the transgression of desolation, 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.

The 2300 days represent 2300 years of human history which commences with the little horn of the goat advancing south, east, and toward the holy land (Daniel 8:9). This is because, according to Daniel’s vision, this entity is ultimately responsible for desolating the Jews. Subtracting 2300Hebrew years from 2060 with no year 0 takes us back to 241 B.C. (242 B.C. when subtracting Gentile years. Because of the large span of time, it becomes necessary to use 365.25 as the length of a year.) This is the first evidence of the Romans advancing south from their city in Rome. The Pyrrhic wars between Greece and Rome from 280 B.C. – 275 B.C. allowed the Romans to capture the Italian Peninsula (2300 years later with no year 0 takes us to 2027!). The year 241 B.C., more specifically on March 10th (Nisan 2), is monumental in Roman history because it is the year they captured Sicily, beginning their conquest southward, winning the First Punic War, and becoming a dominant power in the Western Mediterranean. 2300 Nisan 1's later, the sanctuary will be cleansed! 
March 10th 241 B.C. would be considered the “birth” of the little horn of the goat (This little horn of Daniel 8 is depicting a different part of history from the little horn of Daniel 7. It is showing the development of Rome out of Greece. The little horn of Daniel 7 shows the development of the Holy Roman Empire, but both horns are cut off at the same time in 2060!). From there, the Romans made their expansion primarily toward the east, crossing the Adriatic Sea. Eventually, the Romans were in possession of the land of Israel in which the capital city of Jerusalem was “trodden under foot” by the Gentile nations. Because the Roman Empire was in control of Israel in the time of Jesus Christ, the Roman Empire is confirmed as the entity being described as the little horn of the goat. Jesus Christ made this clear.

Luke 21:24 - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Paying attention to the future tense “shall be trodden down”, we know that the Romans were responsible for desolating Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Jerusalem has been trodden under foot ever since.

Revelation 11:2 - But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.

Therefore, is the day that Ezekiel’s Temple is cleansed also on the same day in which the “times of the Gentiles” are fulfilled? It is close! Recall that Revelation 15:8 states that “no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.” Consider the following. Recall from the previous article (The Year 2060) that the Holy Roman Empire began on the day that Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 800 A.D. Therefore, in 42 prophetic months, or 1260 years later in 2060, Papal Europe, the last manifestation of this Empire, will finally be defeated. Let us assume for now that Papal Europe will be defeated on Nisan 1, the same day that the sanctuary will be cleansed. The table below displays the calculation between the two dates.
As mentioned before, it is close! The estimate is off by 0.09589*365, or 34.99999 days. Therefore, let us suppose that Papal Europe was defeated 35 days prior to April 2. The sighting of the new moon for the month Adar I 1 and the date conversions are displayed below.
Notice that February 27, 2060 gives us precisely 1260 years from the formation of the Holy Roman Empire. Therefore, this is when Papal Europe will be defeated. This will also be the last day of the pouring out of the seventh vial, and the end of the seven thunders (Revelation 10:3,4). Therefore, on the 12th month, 25th day on the Julian calendar, the Holy Roman Empire begins, and it is consequently defeated on the 12th month, 25th day on the Hebrew calendar! Is this a coincidence?  It follows that this is also the same day the Gentiles have “time no longer” according to the vision of the angel with a rainbow upon his head as he has finally established his rule over the whole earth (Revelation 10:6).

Revelation 10:1,2,5,6 - And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open:and he set his right foot upon the sea, and [his] left [foot] on the earth, And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

Therefore, it is established that February 27, 2060 is the first day in 1260 years that there will be no Pope.

Ezekiel 40:1 - In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, the tenth [day] of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.

The context of Ezekiel 40 will establish that Ezekiel was beholding a completed Temple on Nisan 10. He is commanded to tell the whole house of Israel everything he saw. If Nisan 1 occurs on Friday, April 2, 2060, then Nisan 10 occurs on Sunday, April 11, 2060.

Ezekiel 45:21-23 - In the first [month], the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock [for] a sin offering. And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily [for] a sin offering.

Nisan 14 will occur on Thursday, April 15, 2060. Christ will offer a Passover sacrifice.

One idea Christians consider repugnant today is the idea of restoring the sacrifices once practiced in the Mosaic Law, especially the idea of Jesus Christ offering an animal for a sin offering! The argument is that these sacrifices point forward to Christ's sacrifice, which is once for all time, and there is no more need to sacrifice animals. Yet, this assertion is made in the face of what God has clearly revealed in Scripture. Jesus Christ himself, the Prince, will offer a bullock for a sin offering for himself and for all the people on Passover. The first point to make is the animal sacrifices never had the power to take away sin (Hebrews 10:4,11). Even so, the animal sacrifices during the Millennium will not have the power to take away sin. No one is claiming this is the purpose of the Millennial sacrifices. Only Christ's sacrifice had the power to take away sin. The purpose of the Millennial sacrifices will be to teach the people born during the Millennium the significance of Christ's sacrifice. It will be a continual memorial. Every year the people will keep the Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14:16-18), a yearly remembrance of sins, lest the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins (Hebrews 10:2-3).

The most important things to bear in mind during these last few dark Gentile days are the following. There will be a "New World Order": a One World Dictator (Revelation 19:15), a one world government (Isaiah 9:7, Revelation 11:15), a one world religion (Jeremiah 31:34, John 4:23, Zechariah 14:16), and a people of one language (Zephaniah 3:9). Does this rhetoric sound familiar? The Middle East Dictator that rises up after the events of Armageddon is Jesus Christ of Nazareth! August 2nd 2027 will forever bear a testimony to that, especially since we can forsee this event so precisely using the Bible. The world will believe that he is the Antichrist. The world will be deceived. They expect Antichrist to build the Temple. They expect the Antichrist to restore Jewish Mosaic sacrifices. Where is that Bible verse at? Jesus Christ will comission the Temple to be built (2 Samuel 7:14, Zechariah 6:12,13,15). Jesus Christ will restore the sacrifices (Ezekiel 45:21-23). Jesus Christ will rule these nations with a rod of iron (Psalm 2:9, Revelation 19:15). The world has turned democratic, and will not initially tolerate an authoritarian to rule over them, even if it is Jesus Christ. There are no negotiations to be had. He is the King, and your King, whether you like it or not. Every knee is going to bow (Phillipians 2:10, Romans 14:11). If you find yourself in a nation that believes he is the Antichrist and makes war against him, but you personally recognize him as Jesus Christ and wish to submit to him, flee your country! (Revelation 18:4). It is far better to become a refugee in a country that submits to Jesus Christ.