HIStory, Our Future: Exact-Day Prophecies

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This page is to accompany the charts of the 70 weeks of Daniel and assist in the scriptural explaining of where in scripture the exact days between events exist. This gives us a Biblically founded framework of exact days between main events in the 70th week. These events, the abomination of desolation, the sixth seal, Christ’s return in glory, and more, all detail the future with the very same precision TO THE DAY that the first 69 weeks of Daniel’s prophecy has.

In looking at these times, keep in mind that they fit in prophetic time, which is 12 30-day months and 360-day years. This changed at certain events in history which are recorded in the Bible. Guy Cramer’s two papers 360 vs. 365 and Isaiah’s Sundial & Joshua’s Long Day cover the reasons for the changes from a Biblical and scientific point of view. God designed it so that prophecy would be fulfilled on His original timeline, despite how the solar system is no longer in perfect sync. God’s clock doesn’t change. The prophetic years are 360 days long (12 x 30-day months), and I believe that is the clock that prophecy runs on.


1290 Days (3½ Years + 1 Month)

Daniel 12:11
And 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.

This marks the time period from the beginning of the great tribulation, at the abomination of desolation, to when? Daniel 12 covers the time at the abomination of desolation and it’s end is the end of the 70th week of DanielWe get that scope of Daniel 12:11 from earlier in the chapter.

Daniel 12:4-11
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 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, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand

And 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.

I believe that “knowledge shall be increased” is speaking to the nature of Bible prophecy, that as you get closer to the fulfillment, the parts that don’t make sense will begin to. I believe we are in that time now and Bible prophecy is opening up like we never thought possible. As we can see, when Daniel received these prophecies, he was lost and confused. But he was told that the understanding was not for him, but the time of the end.

So let us now be wise and understand, trusting in the source, the Bible to interpret for us. The context of Daniel 12 is the last 3½ years of the 70th week of Daniel. The chapter starts out with the abomination of desolation, the same time marked to begin the 1290 days. However, we also see reference to the 1260 day period where the antichrist will be going after the Jews and those holding the testimony of Christ.

The 3½ years to “scatter the power of the holy people” can only be talking about the antichrist’s 1260 day rule, Revelation 13:5 and Daniel 7:25, in which he tries to kill all the Jews and Christians who won’t worship him. That time ends upon Christ’s return in glory. Revelation 19:20 However, the time from the abomination of desolation is 1290 days, not 1260 days.

  • fromthe time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up
  • tothe end of these wondersH6382.” These wonders are what is talked about are

Daniel 12:1-4
[Abomination of desolation]
And 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.
[Resurrection of Revelation 20:4-5 1290 days later: End of the week]
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

This is the same end-point in Daniel 9:24, which gives the scope of the whole 70 weeks of Daniel period. It ends with the sealing of the vision and the prophecy. This will be accomplished after Christ returns in glory and takes the kingdoms. After Lucifer is bound in the bottomless pit, then those who died during the last 3½ years under Lucifer’s rule will be resurrected. Revelation 20:4-5 (more on the Scope of Daniel 12:11)

So from my perspective, the scope of these 1290 days begins at the abomination of desolation and ends wtih the end of the 70th week of Daniel. You can see a chart of this laid out with the rest of the following scriptures here.


Alternative Views:

Some believe the beginning of the 1,290 days at the abomination of desolation starts at the exact mid-point of the 70th week of Daniel (day 1,260). I don’t believe it’s the exact middle for the following reasons.

Daniel 9:27
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midstH2677 of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Midst (H2677)
chêtsîy (khay-tsee’)
From H2673; the half or middle: - half, middle, mid [-night], midst, part, two parts.

While it can be taken to be the exact middle, it’s also the midst of two parts. The main reason I think this is not exactly the middle is because of what the 70th week of Daniel is. It is God dealing with the nation of Israel again. 70 weeks are determined for Israel, and the 70th is the final 7 years appointed to Israel. Therefore, the ending of the 70th week would most logically be at the end of Israel’s protection in the wilderness and the first resurrection of Revelation 20:4-5.

So how does that equate? Well, it’s based on the combination of the exact day prophecies of Daniel 12:11, Revelation 12:14, and Revelation 13:5.

Revelation 12:14
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 13:5
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

According to Christ in Matthew 24:15-22, the abomination of desolation is the start of the great tribulation. Daniel 12:11 places that at the beginning of a 1,290 day period of time. There is no end marked for this time, so we’ll leave it open-ended for now. The other scriptures fill that in for us I believe.

We know the dragon gives the beast his power as soon as he is cast out of heaven, triggering the abomination of desolation. Revelation 12:13 That is also when the beast, working as the dragon’s proxy, kills 2/3 of Israel at the time of Jacob’s trouble. This is why Christ told those in Judea to run to the mountains as soon as they saw the abomination of desolation. Notice He only warned them in Judea to run. The woman of Revelation 12 represents the nation of Israel.

The key to this is that the beast only has that power for 1260 days, Revelation 13:5, and that time ends upon Christ’s return in glory at Armageddon. Revelation 19:20 Therefore, the beast never makes it to the 1,290th day.

You see, Israel is protected in the wilderness for 1,260 days, protected from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:14 The 70th week of Daniel is focused on Israel as a nation.

Daniel 9:24
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

If the abomination of desolation is at day 1260 in the 70th week, then Israel would be protected from the abomination of desolation to the end of the week, the full 1260 days. However, that’s not what scripture says. According to scripture, the dragon gets most of Israel immediately after the abomination of desolation and 1/3 are taken to the wilderness after that. Those are protected for 1260 days.

Therefore, if the abomination of desolation is at day 1260, then Israel would be protected in the wilderness 30 days after the end of the week that’s specifically appointed to them as a nation.

However, if the 1290 days isn’t the exact middle, but the midst of two parts, then the abomination of desolation takes place 30 days before the exact middle of the week and the time of Jacob’s trouble would then last from the abomination of desolation to the point that Israel is protected in the wilderness. They would be protected for 1260 days and that number of days would then be almost to the end of the 70th week because the time of Matthew 24:15-28 is cut short for Israel, otherwise the dragon would get the other 1/3 that are to be protected in the wilderness. Therefore, Israel would be brought out of the wilderness just before the end of the week and I believe the resurrection of Revelation 20:4,5 would then take place, marking the end of the 70 weeks of years appointed to Israel.


1260 Days / 42 Months / 3½ Years (Time[1], Times[2], Dividing of Time[½])

There are actually several verses that talk about this period of time. This doesn’t mean, however, that all these time periods of 1260 days happen at the same time. We need to examine the context around these verses to define their boundaries in space-time.

Revelation 13:5 - Power given to the beast

Revelation 13:1-8
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

This is the man of sin, the “antichrist.” I go into more depth describing him here. This is the same 3 ½ year time period I’ll get to below in Daniel 7:25. This is the point from the abomination of desolation after the dragon is cast to the earth when the dragon gives the antichrist his power, which continues until Christ throws the beast and false prophet into the lake of fire upon His return in glory. Revelation 19:20 From this we know that Christ’s return in glory is 3 ½ years after the abomination of desolation. You can see a chart that lays out the description of the beast above through history and into the future here.

Revelation 12:6 - Woman fled to wilderness 1260 days

Revelation 12:5,6
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Revelation 12:14 - Israel taken into the wilderness

Revelation 12:7-17
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

I hold the theory that this is the same instance of the woman at the same time as that of Revelation 12:14, just that the 3½ year period is written in two ways, literal days (verse 6), and figurative terms (verse 14). In one case, the woman flees to the wilderness and the other the woman is taken into the wilderness. One implies action being done by the woman and the other implies an act being done to the woman. However this disparity could be that of course the woman is fleeing, but guided to her ultimate destination and protected from the forces that attempt to wipe her out, so while she is fleeing, she is also essentially being carried into the wilderness for protection from the dragon.

Daniel 7:25 - Saints given into the hand of the beast

Daniel 7:19-27
Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 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. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

This is the same time period that the dragon gives his power to the beast. It begins at the abomination of desolation and ends when Christ returns in glory and throws the beast and false prophet into the lake of fire, effectively removing their power. Revelation 19:20 This is also the “great tribulation” that the church of Thyatira are thrown into in Revelation 2:22. There is a distinction between the great tribulation in Matthew 24:15-22 and this one. This one lasting 3½ years is a general reference to Satan going after anyone who belongs to God.

Matthew 24:15-22 speaks to a time of Jacob’s trouble, focused specifically on the nation of Israel, the Jews. You’re either a Jew or a not-Jew. (Gentile)  This time is so clarified as separate, that it is called the time of Jacob’s trouble and is said with the pretext of, “And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.” This time is also specified as a singular moment in all of history that will never be repeated these three places in the scripture: Matthew 24:15-22, Jeremiah 30:1-7, & Daniel 12:1 Therefore, the “great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” is specifically for the Jews, and therefore, the church of Thyatira cannot be thrown into it. When you study just when the church will be removed, you see that it is at the end of or after Israel’s great tribulation is over that the bride (church) is removed. That’s when Thyatira would be thrown into great tribulation by being left behind. Matthew 25:1-13

We as the church are spiritual Israel, True Israel. We are grafted onto the root (Christ) from wild trees. But the Jews are the natural branches. There is a distinction made by God through His Word on this point. Romans 11 The natural branches will be broken off in unbelief, but they are natural. Christ is a Jew, born of the Jews through a lineage that goes back to Adam through Abraham, just as promised. Matthew 1 These natural branches that are broken off can be grafted back in as the wild branches are. This is based on the acceptance of Christ as our savior and obedience to His ways of Love. In that relationship we are all of the seed of Abraham who lived by faith and are branches of the root, which is Yeshua.

Daniel 12:5-7 - Abomination of desolation to Christ’s return in glory

Daniel 12:5-7
Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 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, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

This speaks to a 1260 day period of time when “he” will have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people. Who is he? We know from Daniel 7:25 that it is the antichrist who is given power over the saints for 3 ½ years. This is the great tribulation, divided into two section by Revelation 12. When Lucifer is cast out of heaven and gives his power to the beast (antichrist), he goes after Israel first, Revelation 12:7-9; 13, and then once he can no longer get the woman, he goes after the remnant of her seed and those holding the testimony of Christ. Revelation 12:17

Revelation 11:2,3 - Jerusalem trodden down and the two witnesses

We have what I believe are two separate times of the same duration mentioned one verse separated from each other. Are they the same time?

Revelation 11:1,2
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 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.

The first thing I notice about this passage is that it is focused on the temple and the temple is measurable, therefore physical. We also learn that this temple has no outer court. For more detail on why that’s significant, read the Temple Mount Bible study. I believe it has to do with the Jewish temple being rebuilt next to the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the near future. So the outer court is left out and the gentiles tread the holy city for 42 months, which is 1260 days, or 3½ years. We know that the Gentiles will be in control of Jerusalem under the rule of the antichrist until Christ returns in glory. It is at that point that Christ destroys the armies and re-takes Jerusalem for 1,000 years. So the beginning is 1260 days before Christ returns in glory. That is the same time period from the abomination of desolation to Christ’s return in glory. Revelation 13:5 | Daniel 7:25 Continuing to the next verse...

Revelation 11:3-13
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. [Jerusalem] And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Now we have a subject change to the two witnesses. We don’t know how the timeframe fits into the 70th week easily on the surface level. So most people assume it is the same period as the verse before it. However, their end comes only when the beast from the bottomless pit kills them. When does the beast come from the bottomless pit?

Revelation 9:1-11
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. [144,000 Revelation 7:1-8] And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

So we know that the beast which kills these two doesn’t even get let out of the bottomless pit until the fifth trumpet. Therefore, the two witnesses can’t show up at the beginning of the week. That leaves the possibility that they could show up about when the temple is rebuilt (about 1/4 of the way through the 70th week perhaps) until no later than 1340 days before Christ returns in glory. The 5th trumpet must be no later than 5 months before Christ returns in glory so the two witnesses, which leaves a couple options. Here is a little chart to help visualize it.


1335 Days

Daniel 12:11-13
And 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. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

I believe that the above passage in connection with the blessing in Revelation 19:9 speaks to the invitation to the marriage supper of the Lamb in the millennium. The timing of 1,335 days following the abomination of desolation would place this end-point outside of the scope of the 70th week of Daniel and therefore in the millennial reign of Christ.


2300 Days

Daniel 8:13-17
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 transgressionH6586 of desolationH8074, 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 sanctuaryH6944 be cleansedH6663. And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

I believe this was fulfilled following the abomination of desolation performed by Antiochus IV Epiphanes that is celebrated today as Chanukkah. Read the Daniel 8 study for more.