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Time Prophecies

The rays of prophecy focus on the end or Harvest of the age. Daniel prophesied about the "time of the end" being an "appointed time," but the prophecies were "sealed" - closed, not to be understood until the time of the end. Dan. 12:9 Daniel told about three time periods:

Dan. 12:7 - "a time, times and an half" [360 x 3-1/2 = 1260 years]

Dan. 12:11 - "a thousand two hundred and ninety days" [1290 years]

Dan. 12:12 - "the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days" [1335 years]


539 A.D.

Dan. 12:11 gives us the starting date for these periods of time. "...from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up..."

The one special false doctrine, or fundamental error, which led to the full rejection of Papacy by our Lord and made it in his sight the desolating abomination was the Mass. Christ's sacrifice was once for all and forever - a continual, ever efficacious sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. However, each time the Mass is offered in sacrifice, the false doctrine claims a fresh sacrifice of Christ for the particular persons and sins to which the priest offering it mentally applies it. The corner stone of the Reformation was, that the forgiveness of sins was effected by Christ alone, as a consequence of his sacrifice at Calvary, and not by indulgences, confessionals and masses.

Although Papacy existed before 539 A.D., it wasn't recognized as the chief authority in Rome until the fall of the Heruli, the Ostrogoths, and finally the Exarchs in A.D. 539.

Where two events occurring at different times are mentioned, as in this case, we must always reckon from the time that both were true. Although the Mass took the daily sacrifice away earlier, it wasn't until 539 A.D. that the Papacy was "set up" in power in Rome.

1260 Years to 1799 A.D.

539 A.D. + 1260 Years = 1799 A.D.

In 1799 A.D. Napoleon and his forces humiliated the Pope. The Pope was obliged to cede a part of his Papal territories and pay a sum of money [about six million dollars], gold and silver, besides other valuables -- statuary, paintings, etc., as an atonement.
The fulfillment of these conditions brought the Pope to the verge of ruin. On February 15, 1798, the French General Berthier carried the pope a prisoner to France, where he died the following year.

1290 Years to 1846 A.D.

539 A.D. + 1290 Years = 1829 A.D.

In 1829 A.D. a movement began among Christians which anticipated the Lord's second presence. William Miller, with others, began calling attention to prophetic truths, relating them to our Lord's 2nd advent.  A class called the "sanctuary" was cleansed from many defiling doctrinal errors. As Daniel had prophesied [12:10] - "Many shall be purified and made white and tried...the wise shall understand."

1335 Years to 1874 A.D.

539 A.D. + 1335 Years = 1874 A.D.

A special blessing was due to those watching in 1874 A.D. "Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days." Dan. 12:12

The special blessing was the Lord's second presence in 1874 A.D. as Bridegroom and Reaper to the church in the Harvest at the end of the Gospel Age.

For nearly 2,000 years, the suffering persecuted, self-sacrificing, consecrated ones have anxiously waited for the Master's coming. And now he has come! The Lord is indeed present. And the time is at hand for the setting up of his Kingdom, and the exaltation and glorification of his faithful bride.

Click below for more information on "Time Prophecies":

  "Days of Waiting for the Kingdom" [Dan. 12] -- 1260, 1290, 1335 Days]
  "The Cleansing of the Sanctuary" [Dan. 8] -- 2300 Days]
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