Daniel 9:27He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
The 70th Week of Daniel
The final seven years begins with the abomination of desolation (the anti-Christ) confirming a “covenant”.
Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven’…..
In the middle of the seven years, the anti-Christ will abolish the “animal sacrifices”.
Daniel 9:27 …In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering….
The final events that lead up to Christ’s advent are outlined in Matthew 24. Matthew 24 and her sister chapters Luke 21 and Mark 13 shows that the final seven years can be further divided into four smaller segments of time.
Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains. (NIV)
Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. (KJV)
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (KJV)
Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. (KJV)
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The Bible provides us with the durations of these four periods which total 2555 days. Start by multiplying the seven years that make up the tribulation period by 365 days that make up a year (7 x 365= 2555 Days). (Though the Jewish calendar was made of 360 days, ancient scholars were aware of 365 days years. To make their calendar work, they would add, every six years, an additional 30 day month.)
We begin with the two periods that are recognized by most.
A. The Great Tribulation Period which has a duration of 1260 days. Rev12:6
B. The Day of the Lord is one day. 2 Peter 3:10.
C. The duration of the Wonders in the Heavens can be found in the account of the two witnesses Revelation 11:3. It is the 3 ½ days that they lay dead on the streets of Jerusalem. Notice that they do their works for the 1260 days of The Great Tribulation, lay dead in Jerusalem for 3 ½ days then are resurrected on The-Day-of-the-Lord.
D. The remaining 1290 days of The Beginning of Birth Pains can be found in Daniel 12:11.
1. The Beginning of Birth Pains 1290 days
2. The Great Tribulation 1260 days
3. The Wonders in the Heavens 3 ½ rounded up to 4 days
4. The-Day-of-the-Lord 1 day
Grand total of 2555 days or seven years to the day.
Matthew 25:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)......21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Matthew 25:15 is the trigger. Escaping the coming apocalypse involves being in the Jerusalem area prior to the anti-Christ entering the holy place and the start of the Great Tribulation. The reason that the survivors must be in the Jerusalem area prior to the start of the Great Tribulation is because without the-mark-of-the-Beast a believer will not be able to purchase travel arrangements once the GT starts.
The prophetic scriptures provide three details in the first half of the final seven years which let end time believers know that the Great Tribulation is about to begin.
These three details revolve around the abomination of desolation and are:
The Covenant with Many
Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’....
The covenant we are looking for involves Israel and many other nations. At the time of this covenant, there may be many world leaders involved. Which leader is the abomination of desolation may be in doubt and may not be revealed at that time. Take note when the covenant is confirmed.
The Construction of the Third Temple
Daniel 9:27....In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
The Downing of the Starry Host / The 2300 Day Prophecy
Confirming the Identity of the AC / 1035 Days before the Start of the Great Tribulation
This 2300 day vision identifies three significant steps:
The downing of the “host of the stars” takes place prior to the start of the GT; specifically, 2300 days before the advent of Christ. This downing of the “host of the stars” provides us with three valuable pieces of information: