Please note: This chart does not reflect our current understanding of prophecy.
We leave it here as a possible 'alternate' prophetic scheme and for study purposes.
Please see THE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY for our current understanding.
 

-TIME PROPHECIES IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL-
AND THEIR APPLICATION IN THE CHURCH AGE

LOSING THE 'FIRST LOVE'


REV 2:4

 

TRIBULATION AND PERSECUTION


REV 2:9-10
 

DEEDS OF THE NICOLAITANS, DOCTRINES OF BALAAM

REV 2:14-15
 

FALSE PROPHETESS
JEZEBEL, A COUNTERFEIT

REV 2:20
 

STRENGTHENING WHAT REMAINS. THE REFORMATION

REV 3:2-3
 

'AN OPEN DOOR'
MISSIONARY ZEAL


REV 3:8
 

'POWER TO THE PEOPLE'
RICH, SPOILED, AND LUKEWARM


REV 3:17
 


 

THE BOOK OF REVELATION TALKS ABOUT THE 'PATIENCE OF THE SAINTS'.  TRUE BELIEVERS THROUGHOUT THE AGES HAVE WAITED PATIENTLY FOR THE LONG AGO PROMISED RETURN OF THE SAVIOR.  THE PROPHET DANIEL ALSO MENTIONS THIS 'PATIENCE' IN CHAPTER 12, VERSE 12 : 'BLESSED IS HE WHO WAITETH AND COMETH TO THE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIVE AND THIRTY DAYS.'

AS WE NOTED ABOVE, THE SAINTS OF THE REFORMATION BELIEVED THAT AFTER 1799 THEY HAD ENTERED INTO THIS FINAL PERIOD OF WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS.  THE GREAT ADVENTIST AWAKING WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF THESE INTERPRETATIONS OF DANIEL'S TIME PROPHECIES. NEARLY EVERY CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION OF THAT TIME BELIEVED JESUS WOULD RETURN SHORTLY; CERTAINLY BY THE END OF DANIEL'S 1335 'DAYS' (OR YEARS AS THEY UNDERSTOOD THEM), AT WHICH POINT THEY WOULD REACH THIS BLESSED STATE THE PROPHET SPOKE OF.  THEIR EXPECTATION OF THE PROPHECY OF 1260 DAYS HAD CAME TO PASS EXACTLY HOW THEY HAD PLANNED.  HOW COULD THEY BE MISTAKEN REGARDING THE REST OF THESE TIME PROPHECIES?

WHEN JESUS FAILED TO RETURN AT THE TIME MANY PREDICTED THERE WAS GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT AND MUCH DISILLUSIONMENT. UNFORTUNATELY SOME, RATHER THAN ADMITTING THAT THEIR EXPECTATIONS MUST HAVE BEEN FAULTY BEGAN ADVOCATING MANY STRANGE DOCTRINES. FOR EXAMPLE SOME BELIEVED JESUS HAD RETURNED, ONLY INVISIBLY. OTHERS BELIEVED A SECRET JUDGMENT HAD BEGUN IN HEAVEN.

WHAT HAD GONE WRONG? WE ANSWER THAT ON GOD'S CLOCK, NOTHING HAD GONE 'WRONG'.  THE FALL OF THE PAPACY, GREATER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, THE PROLIFERATION OF BIBLES AND THE EXPECTATION THAT JESUS WOULD SOON RETURN ALL COMBINED TO UNLEASH THE GREATEST PERIOD OF EVANGELISM AND BIBLE STUDY THE WORLD HAD EVER KNOWN. AND IT WAS GOD'S PLAN TO HAVE IT SO.  GOD, BY REMOVING THE BARRIERS OF PERSECUTION, SET BEFORE THIS 'PHILADELPHIA CHURCH AGE (1739-1874) AN 'OPEN DOOR WHICH NO MAN COULD SHUT'. 

THEIR EXPECTATIONS REGARDING THE 1335 DAYS OF DANIEL 12 HAD INDEED BEEN MISGUIDED AS HISTORY HAS PROVED.  HOWEVER, NEVER WAS THERE A GENERATION OF BELIEVERS IN GREATER EXPECTATION AND LONGING FOR THE RETURN OF THEIR SAVIOR, AND GOD RECOGNIZED THIS.  BECAUSE OF THIS HE TELLS THE PHILADELPHIA BELIEVERS THAT BECAUSE THEY HAD KEPT THE 'WORD OF HIS PATIENCE'; THAT IS, PATIENTLY WAITING OUT WHAT THEY BELIEVED TO BE THAT LAST PERIOD BEFORE HIS RETURN, THAT HE WOULD ALSO KEEP THEM FROM A GREAT HOUR OF JUDGMENT WHICH WAS COMING UPON ALL THE EARTH.

THESE BELIEVERS MAY NOT HAVE LIVED TO SEE THE RETURN OF THEIR SAVIOR, BUT THEY DID INDEED REACH A BLESSED STATE IN THAT THEY WERE SPARED THE CURRENT LUKEWARM CHURCH AGE, THE COMING GREAT TRIBULATION, PERSECUTION OF BELIEVERS, AND THE WRATH OF GOD WHICH IS TO BE POURED OUT UPON THE EARTH JUST BEFORE JESUS RETURNS.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE CHURCH AGE TO FOLLOW: THE LAODICEAN - OUR CURRENT AGE. BECAUSE OUR GENERATION IS LUKEWARM TOWARD GOD, AND NOT WAITING IN PATIENT EXPECTATION OF JESUS' RETURN, THEY WILL BE MADE TO ENDURE THESE DREADFUL EVENTS WHICH WILL TRANSPIRE IN A LITERAL 1335 DAYS AT THE END OF THE AGE.

ONLY A FAITHFUL REMNANT OF BELIEVERS IN OUR CURRENT CHURCH AGE WILL ESCAPE THESE JUDGMENTS.  THE REST WILL GO THROUGH THEM IN ORDER TO TRY TO AND PURIFY THEM IN PREPARATION FOR THEIR SAVIORS RETURN.
DAN 12:10

 

TYPICAL FULFILLMENT
1335 YEARS
I HAVE APPOINTED THEE EACH DAY FOR A YEAR
EZEK 4:6

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1335 DAYS

 

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.
Dan 7:25

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.
Dan 12:7

75 YEARS OF PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

THE PHILA-DELPHIA CHURCH AGE PASSES AND ITS GENER-ATION SLEEPS IN DEATH WITHOUT HAVING TO EXPERIENCE THE 'HOUR OF TEMPTATION' WHICH IS COMING UPON THE EARTH.
REV 3:10

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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.
Dan 12:11


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