Daniel 12: The 1,290, the 1,335 Days; and the 1,260 Days of the Two Prophets Explained

This article covers the 1,290 and the 1,335 days of Dan 12 and their relationship to the timing of the two prophets and other periods of time regarding the last days.

War in Heaven

Daniel 12:1, and that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands 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. 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.

These two verses are explained in Revelation 12:7. 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.

This war in heaven is now explained as immediately before the 42 month great tribulation and the coming of Christ to rule this earth.

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 inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.

After being defeated by Michael and cast down, Satan the dragon, represented by the scarlet beast of the new Europe ridden by the Roman Catholic church; empowers the physical leader to make war and to persecute the called out of God.  Then the faithful will flee to the place prepared of God just as they fled to Pella from from Jerusalem and Judea in the first century.

And when the dragon saw that he was cast down 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 [42 months or 1,260 days], from the face of the serpent [dragon, Satan].

And the serpent [Satan inspired an army to chase the faithful to God] 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 [a great earthquake shall swallow up this pursuing army and save the faithful to God], and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Satan deprived of the object of his hatred, then goes back to attack those who did not respond to the warnings; and who seeing these things fulfilled before their eyes immediately and sincerely repent of their spiritual idolatry and lack of zeal for keeping the word of God.  As they now become zealous to keep the word of God,  God allows Satan to attack them to prove them.

And the dragon was angry 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.

A time can be shown to be a year, times would be 2 years and half a time is half a year. Time, times, and half a time represent three 3 ½ years. And these verses in Revelation clearly explain what was meant in Daniel 12, starting in verse 1, where Michael shall stand up for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble.

Michael is to stand up when Satan rises to attack God; and Michael will cast Satan down from heaven in a great war. Then, Daniel 12:3 at the resurrection, they that be wise [and faithful in the things of God] shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

God says that the wise shall understand these things in the last days, but the wicked will not understand.

Daniel 12:10 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.

Who are the wise?

The wise, are those who recognize and understand that the source of all true wisdom is the Eternal God. The wise are those who know that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. It is the respect for God and for his commandments that makes one wise. The wise know that by keeping God’s commandments and doing what God says; they will learn the true wisdom and will have access to the true wisdom and understand the word of God.

Daniel 12:4, but thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even unto the time of the end: many shall run about to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

The book was sealed until the end, the very end; and since Daniel is a key to understanding prophecy; the understanding of prophecy was also sealed until the end time.  

No one who is not zealous to learn and to keep the whole word of God can understand these things, and nobody writing a few hundred years ago could have understood these things. No one writing even 40 or 50 years ago could have understood these things because these things were sealed until the very end. We have the word here of the angel of God written in Holy Scripture.

Daniel  12:5, then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on the other side of the bank of the river. And the 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 swore by him that lives for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half.

We see here the same period of times that was mentioned in Revelation 12.

These are the “Times of the Gentiles” spoken of by Christ.

It will take 1,260 days to scatter the power of the nations of Israel.

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 answered and said, go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

The “holy people’ will be initially defeated at the beginning of the tribulation when Judea is occupied and her allies are defeated.  After that they will be slowly ground down until all their own strength has dissipates and faded away. 

An initial attack and defeat of the United States, will be followed by a lengthy decline until they are at the point of total destruction; then Christ shall come to deliver them along with the other tribes of Israel and all humanity, and totally destroy the scarlet beast of the Babylonian Roman church state system.

Remember that the Jews are the tribe of Judah with many Levites and some others mixed in; while the latter day descendents of the ten tribes of Israel are the Anglo Saxons, Dutch, Belgian and Scandinavian peoples.

Then Daniel is told the second time that all these things are sealed until the time of the end.

Nobody before now, nobody writing many years ago could have understood these things. Not because they were not godly or converted but because God himself had sealed them and concealed them until the very end time.

Now, continuing in Daniel 12:10, many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand [until it actually happens] .

Who are the wicked? It is written, sin is the transgression of the law, and sin is wickedness. Therefore those who transgress the law of God, the commandments of God, those who despise God’s commandments and have no zeal to learn and top keep his word, they are the wicked. And they shall not understand.

There is a second key here. The prophecy of Daniel was sealed until the end. But it is also sealed permanently from the wicked until they repent. You have to become wise. You have to become righteous by zealously keeping God’s commandments in order to have any chance of understanding these things.

If we are living in the last days, and if we are wise; because we zealously keep God’s commandments then we shall understand. We have the promise of Holy Scripture!

But those people who have no zeal for God’s commandments, who pollute his Sabbaths, who pollute his holy days, who tread all over his commandments and then justify these sins; don’t believe it. It just can’t be true because God said so.

God had it written out by Daniel in Daniel 12:10, the wicked shall not understand; the wise shall understand. Only those who put God first, only those who seek God’s wisdom, only those who keep God’s commandments, only they, the wise shall understand.

Anybody else who despises any zeal God’s commandments, who pollutes his [Friday sunset to Saturday sunset] Sabbath, who treads all over God’s holy days, who rejects God’s law and his commandments for the commandments of men, if such people present you with some sort of justification, turn away. And their explanations of prophecy simply cannot be accurate. It cannot be correct. It cannot be true; for the wicked shall not understand.

This is true, not only of this prophecy but of any other prophecy including the 70 Weeks Prophecy, or any other prophecy including the Biblical; Festivals; because spiritual things are spiritually discerned and God’s spirit is given to those who obey him.

The 1,290 and the 1,335 days

Continuing now in Daniel 12:11, and from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a 1290 days. Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the 1335 days.

We see very clearly then, Daniel is being told when the abomination is set up, there shall be 1290 days. Now, in verse 12, blessed is he that waits, and comes to the 1335 days.

Notice it: From the time that the abomination is set up verse 11; there shall be 1290 days. Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the 1335 days.

What we read in Daniel, is that the abomination will be set up and then a period of 1290 days will occur; at which time something will happen and those that continue and wait AFTER the end of the 1290 days, and come to a total of 1335 days will then be blessed.

One of the keys to understanding scripture is to believe what is written and not just sort of scratch your head and think and think and try to figure it out and try to act like it means something different than what it says. No. It means what it says. It says the abomination will be set up and then 1290 days later something will happen and then those who continue, who wait, who come to the end of 1335 days will be blessed.

Now, if you will take your sheet of paper and just draw a line on it and mark it 1290 days and put a little mark or x at the end of that and then continue on for another short distance and complete 1335 days.
1290 + 45 = 1335

We then have a line of a total length of 1335 days with a little stopper at the end of 1290 to indicate the difference between 1290 and 1335. And doing the simple math of subtracting 1290 from 1335, you find that there’s 45 days difference. So, at the end of 1290, you can mark 45 days, until the completion of 1335. It’s very simple you go 1290; stop, then 45 days, stop. That completes a total of 1335 days.

The end of the 1290 days is the resurrection of the faithful chosen from the dead on the 6th day of Unleavened Bread; [Please see the Spring festivals material] and 45 days later brings us to the end of the 1335 days, which must fall before the Feast of Pentecost. And on the feast of Pentecost, after those days Joel 2:28; God’s kingdom will be established. God’s spirit will be poured out on all flesh even calming the savage beast. And the Kingdom of God will be established and the millennium or thousand years of peace will start.

The proof of this will be in the fulfilling!

If we find the earliest possible sixth day of Unleavened Bread in future, and then count back from there 1,290 days and the abomination [final false prophet] is actually set up at that time; then we shall know that this concept is true.

The Proof is in the Fulfilling: If the miracle working  abomination is set up in the Vatican in the fall then counting forward 1,290 days will bring a spring resurrection.  If this miracles working false prophet is set up in the Vatican in the spring then the resurrection will be in the fall.

This is the first line and the first period of time. A total of 1335 days. For the next, we would like to go to Revelation 13, 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 this blasphemy is that it calls itself holy when it is not.

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; that is the dragon, Satan the devil, gave him his power and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of the 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 I covered this last week, where we talked about false prophets and the final prophet, the great abomination.

The final false beast ruler has only 42 months to make war; which is far leas than even the 1,335 days of the abomination.  Therefore the abomination the final false prophet is set up in the papacy in Rome and there is still a period of time needed for him to set up the new Europe before he goes to the Temple Mount 75 days later, triggering the tribulation. 

The abomination the final pope, is set up in Rome doing miracles and calls for a new order in Europe, which comes about within 75 days; 1,335 minus 1,260.

Rev 13:5, there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue 42 months.

Forty-two 30 day months equals 1260 days, or 3 ½ years, which  are the same as a time, times and half a time; all equaling 1260 days. These periods of time are all the same, exactly the same.

Now, continuing in verse 6, 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 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.

What does it mean to worship? It means to hold in awe, to exalt in great esteem, to say; who can resist this system, who can resist this person, who can fight against it, who can defeat it? We must bow to it. We must do its will and we must obey him. That is worship. Worship means obedience. To obey something is in a sense to worship it and if we obey it in all things, it has become our god. It has become a false god that we esteem and exalt above all other things.

The people on the earth are deceived into worshipping [being in awe of] this system for a time, but eventually they will have a falling out with Asia. This setting up of the final scarlet beast by a miracle working pope is found in Rev 13:11-15.

And he has the power to bring this scarlet beast revival to life.  The false prophet is set up, the abomination is set up first, and he calls for a revival of the scarlet beast and it is set up.

Revelation 19:20, and the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet which wrought miracles before him, and which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his likeness or image. And these both, the beast, that is the empire and the false prophet who gave it life were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The false prophet and the emperor, the king emperor, the leader of this bestial system are both cast into the lake of fire, together at the same time. So, we see the false prophet and this king of the beast, this ruler of this empire cast in the lake of fire, at the same time.

Going back to chapter 13:5, remember that power was given unto this beast emperor, this empire and this system to continue for 42 months. And as Daniel says, a time, times and half a time; or 3 ½ years. And 42 months is 3 ½ years.

Now, go to Revelation 11:1, 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 42 months.

This 42 months is exactly the same period of time as teh time, times and half a time or 1,260 days of the tribulation. This beast, this Roman Empire with its emperor [by whatever title], have power and they shall tread down the city under foot for 42 months. Chapter 11 of Revelation verse 2, they shall tread the city under foot 42 months.

Go to Revelation 13:5, he has power to continue 42 months. And the marginal rendering there is that he has power to make war for 42 months. So, it is very clear that this bestial empire and this emperor will have power to make war for precisely 42 months, which is a time, times and half a time or 3 ½ years or 1260 days. It is possible that he might be set up politically before he has full power to make war, but that could be a matter of only days or weeks; not years or even months.

We are told this in all of these different ways, and with all of these different methods, these different periods; months and days and years to emphasize to us precisely the period of time involved. We therefore know that the abomination [false prophet] will be set up and 1335 days later, he will be thrown into the lake of fire.

And we know that when the miracle working pope is set up, he will call for the rise of this Roman Babylonian system. And when it has risen, this beast emperor will be given power to make war for 42 months; and that this beast, this emperor; will be thrown in the lake of fire together with the false prophet. Rev 19:20

This beast emperor is thrown into the lake of fire at the end of the 1335 days. We can now go below the first line that we drew and draw a second time. This time going backwards. From the end of the 1335 days, draw a line and call it 1260 days or 42 months or 3 ½ years, however you want to label it.
1290 + 45 = 1335
The New Europe and Beast
X _____75______ I______________________1260_____________________x

1260 Day Tribulation Comes 75 Days After Final False Prophet is Set Up

Since the beast and the false prophet are both killed at the same time, we can know that it is at the end of 1335 days when they are both killed.

We can then come backwards 1260 days and we can see when the Tribulation begins. And if we do our simple math of subtracting 1260 from 1335, we know that the Tribulation will begin about 75 days after the abomination is set up.

When the abomination is set up, he shall call for a revival of the Roman system. And he, this false prophet, this abomination; shall go to the holy place and war shall begin 75 days after the abomination was set up. Because the war, or Tribulation; is to last for 42 months ]1260 days]. And this beast, this Roman system and its emperor, this ruler of this Roman system; will have power to make war for 42 months, no more, no less.

And now for our third line In 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.

Now, this woman has a place prepared of God for her. This woman is the church. [this subject is covered in the 70 Weeks Prophecy Part 2].  This woman flees to this place. Where she is nourished for 42 months; or a time, times and half a time.

And by the way, these times are; the times of the gentiles, mentioned by Jesus Christ!

Jesus Christ said that the city shall be trodden under foot until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled, Luk 21:24. Christ was referring to these times; to this time, times and half a time, this 3 ½ year period.

He was not referring to some complicated imagination invented by somebody. He was simply referring to these times, the times when the gentiles will dominate Jerusalem and trod the city under foot.

This woman, the church is given the two wings of a great eagle. And those two wings, my friends; are the two prophets that God will send to deliver those willing and zealous to obey God.

Their power is of God and not of themselves. they are not some great persons; most likely only the weak and humble will be given this responsibility, as any proud and strong man would most certainly fail against Satan. Only those who know that they can fail, that know that they must depend on the Father minute by minute could succeed.

Those who are responsive and will listen and respond to the warnings and do what God wants them to do will be given physical refuge.

These two prophets will give the final warning and they will have the power to deliver the woman, the church; to the place which God has prepared for her, where she will be nourished for 42 months, from the face the serpent.

This period of time, 42 months; is the period of time in which Jerusalem shall be trodden under foot by this Roman/Babylonian system. So, we could then say logically that she must be in the wilderness for this entire period and that the time in the wilderness will end when the beast and false prophet are destroyed.

Now, we can go down on our little chart, and make a third line and start it again at the end of the 1335 days. When the beast and false prophet are destroyed and count back for 1260 days and mark that period as the church being in the wilderness.

Now that these foundations have been laid, we can get back to the two witnesses themselves. In Revelation 11:3, and I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 1260 days is 42 months. This is a time, times and half a time. This is 3 ½ years. The exact period of time that the beast has power to make war. The exact period of time that the church is in the wilderness?

This begs the question. How can they take the church into the wilderness if they have power for exactly the same period of time that the church is in the wilderness? And I’m going to deal with that very shortly. Clothed in sackcloth means to be clothed in humility and giving up the things of this world, the pleasures of this world for the things of God.

In Revelation 11:4, these are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the whole world. This is a direct reference to Zachariah 4:1 and the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep. And said unto me, what seest thou? And I said, I have looked behold a candlestick all of gold and a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top of it.

This candlestick is not about candles. It is about a seven branched lamp stand. And in the bowls on the top are filled with pure olive oil. The wicks are lighted and the oil is burnt, giving light. In King James England, they used candles, but in ancient Israel, they used olive oil and this is symbolic of the Holy Spirit of God which enables the light of the people and Church {Ekklesia] to shine brightly.

Zechariah 4:3 and two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So, I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, what are these, my Lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, knowest thou not what these be? And I said, no. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, this is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of host.

Signifying that no man accomplishes anything godly on this earth. It is the spirit of God, the power of God; working with and through men that accomplishes God’s will. Verse 7, who art thou, O great mountain?

This is referring to Jeremiah 51:25-26, the great mountain of Babylon, the government of Babylon. 

Zechariah 4:7  who art thou, O great mountain [government of Babylon, the new Europe]? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain, [you shall be leveled]. And he shall bring forth the headstone, [the cornerstone, Jesus Christ who will destroy Babylon, Dan 2]  with shoutings, crying, grace, grace unto it [unto Messiah the Christ; the head or the corner foundation stone of the Kingdom of God].

This headstone, the chief cornerstone; is Jesus Christ; who will come and smash the idol, the statue of Babylon [Dan 2] on its feet and destroy the whole system and destroy the mountain, the government of Babylon and level it.

4:8 moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying; the hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Eternal of hosts hath sent me unto you.

Who laid the foundations of God’s physical temple here? A man named Zerubbabel and he completed it.

Who laid the foundations of the spiritual temple? Who sent the apostles? Who sent the prophets? Who established the Covenants? It was Jesus Christ the chief corner stone, not any man. It was Jesus Christ who build his church.

Zerubbabel was a type of Jesus Christ. It was Jesus Christ who laid the foundations of the church. He sent the prophets; He sent the apostles and He himself was the chief cornerstone. It is Jesus Christ who can save men, not some human being.  Zerubbabel was a type of Jesus Christ!  Not any man!

4:10, who has despised the day of small things or small beginnings? For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet [or the building  tools of the spiritual temple; which are the whole Word of God] in the hands of Zerubbabel [Jesus Christ; and remember the seven spirits or angels of the seven churches of Revelation?] with those seven; where are the eyes of the Lord, running to and fro through the whole earth.

This Zerubbabel was a type of Jesus Christ, God  the Father’s Master Builder, who laid the foundations [The prophets and the apostles who wrote the scriptures] of the Ekklesia, and he is going to pick up his tools, including the two prophets and his other prophets and his apostles and His saints; and He is going to complete the job.

No. This man or that man is not going to accomplish anything, not a single thing on their own. It is the power of God, being directed by Jesus Christ which will accomplish anything spiritual and reach the goal and complete the job of finishing the Spiritual Temple. Not any man. It is the power of Almighty God, which will complete the job. The power of God as directed by Jesus Christ, the true Master Builder.

4:11 then answered I, and said unto him, what are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?  4:12 and I answered again, and said unto him, what be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves

Then Zechariah  asks the question for the third time. Clearly Zachariah is driven by curiosity. He really wants to know. 

4:13 he answered me and said, knowest thou not what these be? And I said, no, my Lord. Then said he, these are the two anointed ones, which stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

Zachariah 4 is directly referred to by Revelation 11:4. these are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks [lampstands] standing before the Lord of the earth.

The two olive trees empty oil out of themselves, that oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit. So, God is pouring his spirit though these two people into his church, into all seven eras of the church. So, all seven eras exist at the same time.

And they are all running short of oil and their light is dying out. And God pours oil into them through his two prophets by calling them to repentance so that they can receive God’s spirit..

They are like olive trees, emptying oil out of themselves into the lamp stand. Providing oil for the churches to use, to let their light shine, to become more righteous, more godly; to stand out in this world as being God’s people.

Revelation 11:5, and if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
It does not mean that they are some sort of fire breathing monstrosities. It means at their command, at their word, which comes out of their mouth. They can command fire to come down and consume their enemies.

11:6 these have power to shut heaven that it rains 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.

Overall in the big picture these two prophets have the power to smite the earth with plagues. They have the power to pronounce cursing and to have those curses come to pass. They will not do this according to their own judgment!  but will act as God commands them, just as Moses only said and did; what God commanded him!

In the personal matter of self defense and mission fulfilment, this is about lawful power and the godly use of power. It is about mature use of power.

Power without responsibility is tyranny. God gives power to his servants to fulfil their mission. The power is given for specific reasons and specific purposes. And part of the reason is to enable them to fulfil their mission. The ability to curse if necessary is an enabling power to fulfil their mission.

Does this mean that they can take every little thing personally and go around cursing everybody? No. It means they must judiciously and wisely use this power as God directs for the purpose God intended.

They are to use this power, A) when God directs them to do so, B) when it is essential for self-defense or self-preservation, to keep themselves from being killed and C) when it’s essential to carry out their mission.

The power comes from God. All power comes from God. And all power must be used in a manner consistent with God’s will.

God does not will that we exercise power recklessly, or foolishly, or destructively, or for personal reasons, or personal purposes and gain. The power God gives is the power to do the job. Period. That is true of ALL prophets and ministers, the power of God MUST be exercised ion a godly fashion or that power is being abused and will be withdrawn.

If we use the power for any other purpose, it won’t work. And it won’t work because God will not back us up. It is the job of every man of God: to back God up!  And if we back him up. He will back us up.

It is not God’s job to back us up in anything, including prophets or anybody. It is the job of prophets or apostles or ordinary people who are called of God to always put God first, to keep God’s commandments, to stand for God, to back God up, to support him, to worship him, to exalt him in all times, in all ways and all things

It is not God’s job to do our will! It is our job to do his will!

It is not God’s job to do our will. He takes care of us as we obey him, as we serve him. And the power He gives us is power which will be necessary for us to accomplish the tasks he has given us; primarily overcoming sin and be a shining light of example to those around us.

And He will give that power only to people whom He knows will wisely, properly and in a godly manner, use that power for the purpose it was intended. He will not give the power to anyone He knows can’t handle it. He will not give power to anyone he knows will abuse it.

This whole question has nothing to do with the ability to curse. It has to do with the ability to use power wisely. The ability to handle it; and to handle it in a righteous and godly manner for the purposes that God intended when he gave it. And if we abuse that power, He will not back us up, which means the curses will not be backed up. They will not come to pass. Period.

Yes, God’s two prophets will have powers. But He will call them to be his prophets because He knows that they can handle it, that they can handle it in a mature, wise, godly manner; and that they will only do as He commands, as He directs, either directly through inspiration or directly through his commandments. And He will not give such power to any self-centered, immature, oversensitive person who is going to abuse it and lash out at everybody he doesn’t agree with or doesn’t like.

11:7 and when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, 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. And we all know that he was crucified at Jerusalem.

And they of all people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies 3 ½ days, 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 send gifts to one to another; because these two prophets tormented those that dwelt on the earth.

These people were tormented because they worship the beast, they had his mark, they exalted the false prophet and they rebel against God and trample all over God’s commandments and rejected the Eternal God and swallowed this deceptive evil.

11:11 after 3 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, come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

This is talking about the resurrection to spirit. When all the living and the dead in Christ shall be raised up and ascend into the heavens. Given new bodies made of spirit, then they will rejoice and take part in the Wedding Feast with Christ and the Father, as it is explained in Revelation 15.

Revelation 15:2, I saw as it were a vast expanse or a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory of the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, standing upon this vast expanse of crystal or glass, a sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou king of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Eternal, and glorify thy name? For you only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: and the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven last plagues.

There we have it, the saints of God are standing on the vast expanse of glass [crystal], the sea of glass before the throne of the Father, before the throne of God. They are in heaven, before the throne of God and while they are there, the seven angels having the seven last plagues come out of the temple and prepare to pour out the seven last plagues upon the earth.

There you have it brethren. The resurrected saints will go to heaven for the Wedding Feast with Christ, the Lamb; and with the Father and during that time; the seven last plagues will be poured out upon the earth and upon the seat of the beast.

These two prophets will have power to prophesy and to do God’s will for exactly 3 ½ years [1260 days], warning the people of the coming destruction of this rising Babylonian system. They will witness that the Eternal is God and that beside him, there is no other.

They will witness that this deception, this false prophet, this abomination, this stench in the nostrils of the Almighty, is not God and is not God’s servant. And that the Eternal is the only true God and the Eternal and his Christ are the true God. And that mankind can enter that family as their children.

They will witness that the Eternal is God and they will witness against the wickedness in this world, which worships the false prophet and the beast. Who decides for himself what is right and wrong, refusing to obey the commandments of the Father that engender to LIFE.

After 3 ½ years, they will be killed and they will lie dead for 3 ½ days, they will be resurrected and raised up to heaven where they shall stand before the throne of God with all the other resurrected or changed saints.

At this point, the question arises. I have said that the resurrection will be on the 6th day of Unleavened Bread. And that the kingdom will be established on the Feast of Pentecost. That is some 35-45 days after the resurrection, the beast and false prophet will be destroyed; and then soon after that; on the Feast of Pentecost The Kingdom of God will be established.

How then can the resurrection take place 35-45 days before the beast and false prophet are destroyed; if the church is in the wilderness until the beast and the false prophet are destroyed?

In other words, if a church is in the wilderness until the end of the 1335 days, how can the resurrection take place 45 days sooner than that?

The answer to this question has two parts

The first part is the simple fact that many are called and few are chosen. And not everyone in the wilderness will be accounted worthy to have a part in the resurrection.

When the resurrection comes, there will be many who are not ready, who are not worthy. They have gotten lax, they have gotten bored. They found life monotonous and routine in the wilderness and they became spiritually lazy and they are not ready, they are not prepared and they are not worthy and they will not be in the resurrection.

That is why Jesus said, there will be two women grinding at the mill. One taken and the other left and so on and so on. You know the scriptures, you can look them up. The fact is, probably half the people who are even in the wilderness will not be worthy to be resurrected. And when they see their friends rising up around them, they will be struck with horror that they are still on the ground. They will be crushed in spirit and they will still be God’s people, they will still be God’s elect. But they are just not worthy to be a part of the Bride of Christ at that time. They are not zealous enough, not ready, not properly prepared. Not having enough of the spirit doesn’t mean that there is no spirit at all.

People could have a small amount of spirit and not have been using it. And there is very little left and they just don’t have enough to have a part in the resurrection. So, they would need to continue on and being that they were in shock at seeing their friends and neighbors rising up around them. In absolute shock and horror, they would repent deeply and bitterly and would still need protection for the final 45 days. Protection from the beast, from the false prophet, protection from Satan and protection from the seven last plagues being poured out on the earth.

The second part is the issue of little children not being qualified to be changed, yet certainly sanctified by faithful parents who are changed to spirit. A loving God would not leave these children of his chosen unprotected!

Yes after the resurrection, there will still be some of God’s people who were not considered worthy to be changed and resurrected, not old enough and mature enough in the faith, or simply not worthy to be a part of the first fruits at that time. But who will repent bitterly and who will still be protected by God up until the very coming of the kingdom; along with the children of the changed!  which will still need protection for the remaining days before the scarlet beast is destroyed by the coming of Christ WITH his chosen and changed!

Who are God’s people, who is God’s church, who are God’s called out ones? And we are told in Holy Scripture that the conversion and the godliness and the commandment keeping of the parents sanctifies the children. As long as the children are willing to obey their parents, as long as the children are subject to their parents, they are sanctified by their parent’s conversion.

Therefore in the resurrection, little children who are not going to be part of the first fruits, who simply by reason of their youth don’t have the experience, don’t have the understanding, and are not ready to be a part of the first fruits; those little children are still God’s people. They are sanctified by their parents and by their parents faithfulness and shall be blessed with God’s protection in the wilderness until the actual establishment of the kingdom.

We need not be concerned or worry about our children. God will take care of them. How? Why those people who were not worthy to be part of the first fruits, who were lax, who have suddenly been horrified and become deeply repentant, they will take care of the children. And if not, God would send his holy angels to do so. For He would not allow our sanctified children to suffer.

We can now go back to our chart and make one more line. Now, we can start at the mark which says 1290 days. And in that point, we can count backwards 1260 and 3 ½ days. And make that mark at the time when the two prophets will begin their task. And you will see that they begin their task about 26 1/2 days after the abomination is set up. You can do the math from the resurrection day, the 1290 days counting backwards, you will see that the two prophets begin their task about 27 days after the abomination is set up

1290 + 45 = 1335

X_ ___75____ +________1260 tribulation______________________________

The faithful arrive in refuge as the trib begins, and those not chosen will remain there until the Kingdom of God is set up at the end of the full 1,335 days.

That means that God’s prophets will begin 26 and 1/2 days AFTER the abomination is set up in Rome, and will have 48 and 1/2 days to get the faithful to their refuge.

X_26 1/2_+______________2 prophets : 1263 1/2_______________________Res+ ____45____x  equals a total of 1,335 days

Which means that they begin their task 48 1/2days BEFORE the faithful  go into the wilderness. The two are set up with sufficient time, barely sufficient time to organize the faithful and get them off to the place God has prepared. Yes the two witnesses, the two prophets are set up after the abomination is set up. Which means that they are not working today because there is no false prophet doing great miracles and calling for a revival of Rome today.

The false prophet, the abomination has not been set up yet. Therefore the two prophets have not begun their job.

Who are they? Who will they be? I don’t know. Nobody knows. God is keeping that a close secret until the time when God reveals to them exactly what He wants them to do and how they are to do it. Then they will go and do it. They will do precisely what God wants them to do. And the way He wants them to do it and they will be precisely consistent with scripture and they will have the powers mentioned in scripture. But they will not abuse those powers for personal reasons and personal purposes.

And they will be humble men and not men of great pride, all puffed up in their personal vanity. Saying, look how great I am and they will not glorify themselves and they will not enrich themselves. They will understand what their mission is. They will understand the word of God. They will understand the prophets. They will understand the truth of God and they will understand the need to always put God first and always serve God. And they will understand that if they fail in their mission, God’s word is broken. God’s plan is broken.
Therefore they will devote themselves totally to their mission and they will always, always rely totally on God. Because they know that without God’s backing, without God’s help, they will utterly fail. But with God’s help and by serving God and being close to God, they cannot fail. That is the key they will be close to God. In which case, they cannot fail. But if they ever stray, they will definitely fail, for God will not back up anyone in sin, not even his two prophets.

Now, I have heard that some say that the two prophets will be Elijah and Enoch. Because Elijah and Enoch were translated that they should not see death and they are waiting in heaven for the opportunity or the responsibility to be conferred upon them so they can come back and they never die.

Well, what does God’s word have to say about that? Here we go, read it in your own bible. Hebrews 9:27, and as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after that the judgment. All men die. And then there is a judgment. A resurrection and a judgment.

Enoch and Elijah died. They are dead. But what will happen to those who are alive at Christ coming? Well, they will die and be resurrected in an instantaneous manner. What is flesh is flesh. What is born of spirit is spirit. And when the flesh is changed into spirit, the flesh dies. The flesh dies and a new being in spirit appears. This change is virtually instantaneous. It is instantaneous to our minds. But it is a death of the flesh and a birth of a spirit.

All men die and after that, the judgment. Enoch and Elijah did die eventually even though they were translated from one place to another, Heb 11:5: By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Enoch was translated, or removed; so that he would not be killed or murdered at that time and that place. Yes, Enoch did eventually die as did Elijah,

Hebrews 11:13: These all died in faith, not having received the promises. Yes: They did in fact eventually die.

Those two persons who will be called by God to be his two prophets are alive now. God has probably been training them and preparing them all their lives for this one task. I have no idea who they will be. I would not dare to speculate as to who they will be. I know that they are not empowered now and that they will not begin until after the abomination is set up.

I know that God is wiser than I am, in comparison to the brightness of the sun to the darkness of the depths of some hole in the earth. I know that God is wiser than I, in comparison to my knowledge over the knowledge of some insect. God just has the wisdom to pick the people He wants, to pick the right people for the job; and I don’t think any man does. No man has a wisdom even approaching God. And I’ll tell you something. Our life, your life and my life depends upon the completion of this. Because if it’s not completed, God’s word is broken.

It is very important. It is so absolutely utterly completely vital, that no man should dare to presume that he knows who these people should be. This is in God’s hands and it should stay in God’s hands because He’s the only one capable of bringing this through correctly. Of getting the right people and backing them up and getting the job done.

I could not ever imagine having the wisdom to make those kinds of choices. God will choose his own prophets. God will send his prophets and He will reveal through his spirit, to those who have enough of his spirit, who these people are. They will be known by their fruits! By their consistency with God’s word and the biblical description of them.

God will give you discernment. If you seek God regularly, if you do all you can to keep his commandments, if you are zealous for him and devoted to him, He will give you his spirit and He will give you the spirit of discernment. And you need not be afraid because He will keep his word and He will preserve you from the correction that is going to fall on those who do not put him first and do not value the truth and do not love him and love his commandments

There are many, even in the faith who do not put God first. They say, I will be faithful to God as explained by this person or that person. That doesn’t cut it with God. He needs to be first in your life, not somebody else. Not the way somebody else explains the scriptures. No. That’s putting them first. Prove all things to yourself from God’s word.

If you put God first truly and directly and personally and go to him through our High Priest and Mediator Jesus Christ directly and you don’t allow any man or church or organization to come between you and him, He will preserve you, He will take care of you, He will deliver you. No need to worry.

Keep close to God and you will be accounted worthy through the worthiness of Christ, who gave himself for us. And if you are not close to God, not putting him first, well all the speculations in the world and all the hopes and dreams and words and speeches of all the people, living and dead are not going to save you. Only Jesus Christ can save you.

Some man is not going to rise from his grave and save you and neither is pope so and so. It is Jesus Christ who will save you and him only through the Father, the Father through Christ. One is the same as the other. They are together. If you have seen one, you have seen the other. They are God. And only they can save you and only they will deliver you from the hour of trial.

Put them first and Jesus Christ will keep his covenant of the 70th week of the 70 Weeks Prophecy. That is He will keep a covenant and that covenant is the Marriage Covenant. And that covenant is; if you love him, are faithful to him, serve him, put him first, then He will love you and protect you and provide for you and care for you and deliver you.

Even so, it is written. Jesus Christ will confirm his covenant, his marriage covenant; with his espoused bride. For one week, which is a day for a year, 7 days for 7 years. The first half of that week was fulfilled in c70 AD when Jesus Christ protected and delivered his church from the Romans for 3 ½ years. Showing that He will also do this a second time. In our day when He will preserve and protect those who are faithful to him from the Romans once again for 3 ½ years, the final 3 ½ years of this age of mankind deceived by Satan.

I know that these things are very complicated. So, let me give a very brief overview here. And you have your little chart that you can read off on. The end time starts with the setting up of that great false prophet, the abomination.  26½ days later, the two prophets start their work. 48 ½ days after that, the church arrives in the wilderness, the false prophet goes to Jerusalem and war begins.

The 1290th day after the abomination is set up,  the resurrection day will come on the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The saints are resurrected, they go to stand on the crystal sea, the sea of glass before the throne of God, for the Wedding Feast of the Lamb, during which God’s kingdom is organized. Responsibilities and rewards are handed out, offices are conferred and the seven last plagues are poured out on the seat of the beast and upon the abomination, the great abomination, the unholy Roman Empire and all those who would resist God.

When the last plagues have been poured out, Christ will then come with his saints to seize control of the governments of the world. Governments mostly destroyed and totally humbled. And having destroyed these governments and taking the beast and false prophet and throwing them into the lake of fire at the very end completing 1335 days.

After that; on the Feast of Pentecost, comes a new beginning, a new millennium with God’s spirit poured out on all flesh and a Sabbath of rest and peace for all mankind from Satan as he is removed for a thousand years. And there will be a thousand years of peace with man in harmony with God and even the wild beasts having their nature changed. That is the overall picture.

The two prophets will be chosen by God, empowered by God, commissioned by God; like ALL prophets of God. And their first task will be to deliver the church to the wilderness and then to witness to the Israelite people about the imminent tribulation and then to witness to the peoples of the world that this false prophet, this false Christ, this abomination; is indeed false: And that Jesus Christ and God the Father are God indeed, and that their commandments are to be held as preeminent and are not to be interpreted by somebody’s false traditions or ideas; but that God is to be put first. And when they have completed their testimony, then they shall be killed and lie dead for 3 1/2 days, and after these 3 ½ days they will have their part in the resurrection’ and then God will pour out by his angels the seven last plagues.

After these plagues are poured out and the marriage of the Lamb has taken place; the Lamb of God will return to the earth with his bride to establish the Kingdom of God!

After the 1335 days are completed God’s Kingdom will be established on a Feast of Pentecost with the pouring out of His Spirit on ALL FLESH Joel 2:28.



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