The Seven Times-2520 Years: 7
TWO DESOLATING POWERS
There were two desolating powers:
1. One was pagan, or the daily desolation, Paganism.
2. The other was papal or the transgression of desolation, Papacy (union of church & state)
Daniel 9:26 "And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince [pagan] that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;and the end thereof shall be with a flood [papal], and unto the end of the war desolations [plural] are determined."
Who are the "people of the prince" that should destroy the sanctuary?
Answer: Pagan Rome destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the sanctuary (temple) in AD 70. (Matthew 24) then it says: "AND the end thereof shall be with a flood".
Go to Rev 12:5-6 "And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child [Christ] was caught up unto God, and to his throne."
Christ "was caught up unto God" IN 31 AD.
THE POWER INVOLVED HERE IN 31 AD IS PAGAN ROME.
Rev. 12:5 is speaking of PAGAN ROME, but then verse 6 JUMPS to PAPAL ROME:
"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." (or the 1260 years of papal supremacy).
Daniel and John are trying to show us that there are two powers, pagan and papal Rome. Christ teaches pagan and papal Rome. All throughout the Bible we see two powers and even Moses referred to it.
ROME ESTABLISHES THE VISION
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 [1260 years], from the face of the serpent. 15 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.
The FLOOD is referring to Papal Rome.
NOTE: "as a flood" and "of the flood" is referring to PAPAL ROME.
Daniel 9:26 is teaching us that there are TWO desolating powers: Pagan and Papal Rome.
The first desolating power: "…. and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;" PAGAN ROME WOULD COME
THE second desolating power: "and the end thereof shall be with a flood," PAPAL ROME WILL COME!
Then the sentence is finished with: "…and unto the end of the war desolations are determined."
It does not say "desolation," singular. It says "desolations" plural.
There are TWO DESOLATING POWERS that will come.
And then in Dan 9:27, "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading ofabominations [plural] he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate [or the desolator- margin]."
The Bible says there are TWO DESOLATING POWERS, THERE ARE TWO ABOMINATIONS.
NOW we have to put into CONTEXT which one CHRIST was speaking of FIRST:
When Christ says "abomination of desolation" spoken of by Daniel the prophet, in a literal sense he was referring to Daniel 9, pointing to PAGAN ROME. Pagan Rome is a desolating power that would trample God’s people.
Pagan Rome was the FIRST BATTER UP TO DESTROY GOD’S PEOPLE.
The second is coming….
Daniel 9:27-10:1"…and for the over spreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." The Bible margin will read: [or the desolator]."
What was DETERMINED?
Daniel 11:31 "And arms shall stand on his part, (the seven European Kings, beginning with Clovis of France) and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], (Paganism) and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. 32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. 33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. (1260 years) 34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries."
Daniel 11:35 "And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: (1798) because it is yet for a time appointed ."
WHAT IS APPOINTED? "EVEN TO THE TIME OF THE END"?
The appointed time of the end is 1798.
Daniel 11:36: "And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation [723-1798] be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done."
If I say I have accomplished something, does that mean I still have more to do? NO, it is done. Until "the indignation be accomplished" and the that "determined shall be done," is referring to 1798. In 1798 something was accomplished.
Daniel 9:27 "…and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." What was poured upon the desolater, Papal Rome? THE DEADLY WOUND. It brings to an end the scattering time.
Many people might say we are putting a gloss on this subject, and Daniel didn’t really refer to the 2520 here, but Daniel himself lets us know what he was worrying about: He couldn’t understand the 2300 days, Gabriel was supposed to give him understanding of the vision, but he didn’t do it at that time. Then Daniel was worried and he was sick certain days. He went back to Jeremiah and he began to look because he knew there was 70 years that they would be in captivity and then God would take them out of Babylon. So he couldn’t understand what does this 2300 days mean. He began to study but one thing Daniel did know was that the scourge, or the trampling down that was happening with his people was the curse of Moses.
Daniel 9:10-13: 10. "Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets."
Remember the covenant was based on that law. Daniel is saying "we have broken the covenant."
11. "Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. 12. And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. 13. As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth."
Daniel took us back to the Law of Moses, Leviticus 26, the blessings and the cursings where we have the understanding of the 2520. Daniel knew that they had broken the covenant, and this had come upon his people.
Now Gabriel came in, God heard Daniel’s prayer, he knew Daniel understood the 2520 —the curse, and knew that they were in that time period. Not only does Gabriel talk about the 2300 days, but what Daniel’s book refers to often is the 2520. He is referring him back and forth all throughout the prophecies, even in Daniel 8, to this time period. But this is knowledge that we have lost. AS A PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE 2520 ANYMORE, WE DON’T UNDERSTAND. For so long we have been taught that the longest time prophecy is the 2300 days. But all throughout Daniel’s prophecy it is referring to the 2520.
Daniel 9:27: "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst 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. (Margin desolator)"
Clearly this is the 1798 time period. This is the end of the FIRST 2520 time period.
Daniel 8:19: "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."
LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION?
Remember Jeremiah 50? "Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away:first the king of Assyria hath devoured him [Israel]; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his [Judah] bones." There were only two kingdoms; the North and the South; so the LAST would be the SECOND.
What is being said is: "I will make thee to know what shall be the SECOND END of the INDIGNATION."
THE SECOND END OF THE INDIGNATION IS 1844!
This is the answer when Gabriel was told to make Daniel understand the "mareh" the snapshot vision. He was to make Daniel understand the LAST end of the indignation, 1844. There are two visions, the "chazon" vision, the whole, entire, complete vision, the duration of time vision, and the "mareh" vision, the portion, the appearance, the snapshot, the portion that was referred to as being the 2300 days. This is seen all throughout Daniel 8. Thelast or second end of the indignation was 1844, so the first end was 1798.
Daniel 11:1-14 - Battle between the King of the North and King of the South. From 4-14 is referring to the Grecian empire.
"Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord. For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water."
Verse 14: "And in those times [Grecian] there shall many stand up against the king of the south:also the robbers of thy people [Rome] shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall."
There was a determined time.
ROME ESTABLISHES THE VISION
Draw a line and put 1798 at the far right end, and 723 BC at the far left end. Divide it in half. It is no coincidence that if you take the 2520 and divide it in half, you get 1260 and the exact middle is 538 AD. Only God can do this…
538 AD was the beginning of the union of church and state by papal Rome. But all throughout the Bible there were TWO desolating powers, one is the Papacy but the first one was Paganism, the ‘DAILY’ and this also was 1260 years. This is no accident! There is no way that a man could just make something like this up.
There are those who would tell us that the Bible is not inspired, but there is no human explanation for something like this! Only God could make history into exact order and lay it all out BEFORE it happened.