Daniel 11 CommentaryCondensed “one page” CommentaryDaniel 11 ‘Explained’Condensed “one page” CommentaryRevelation 7:9After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robesand were holding palm branches in their hands. Revelation 19:7-8 7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.Revelation 19:1414 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Rapture (about 2300 days) Armageddon His ‘bride’ and the ‘armies’ are wearing the exact same thing. Revelation 7:17For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water.And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.Both ‘following’ Jesus.“Wedding Supper of the Lamb”HeavenEarthExposing Post-Tribulationist’sDeceptionsDaniel 11 ExplainedVerse-by-verse Commentary - Leading to the ‘Abomination’End Times TimelineNote: The “70th Seven”, from Daniel 9, literally cannot be the same as the “2300 days” from Daniel 8 because the ‘abomination’ starts one and is in the middle of the other.(Plus, they are different lengths of time.) click forPDF version This is the complete “Biblical Timeline of Man”(1st timeline above) with the Wedding Supperverses from #3onone page.*Note: you can skip around too. The Seven Churches(Past and Present Church Prophecy)Verse 21Verse 22Verse 23click for PDF versionComplete Timelines (homepage) available on the ‘print page’Q & AEnd Times and Gay Marriage(Plus, sex in America)updated: 4-12-2017 “Summary and Conclusion” - last one In a nut shell, this interpretation of Daniel 11 is clearly better than the previous versions because there are no significant gaps and the empires are continuous, right up to present times, including current events in the Middle East today. Even Moses saidthat a message could be discerned on whether it came from God or not by seeing if it came true. (paraphrased- Deut. 18:21-22) Well, this interpretation is coming true, and ‘events so far’ should show that it’s from God. Right? Besides, it proves that events are leading to the abomination, just like Jesus said, so when all the signs in Daniel 11 have taken place, and the abomination occurs, the rapture will take place. An exact time cannot be given but if a person watches the signs, in Daniel 11, that match the news, then they won’t be completely surprised either. Pre-tribulation Proof The rapture is found in Revelation because the signs in the sun, moon, and stars, are exactly the same in the 6th Seal as that of the “gathering” in Matthew 24:29-31. (comparison) Jesus just didn’t go into as many details with the disciples as He did with John, in Revelation, but he identified the two groups in Revelation 7, so Matthew 24 can be figured out from Revelation, not the other way around. After all, doesn’t it make sense to use the more detailed account (Rev.)to understand the vaguer (Matt.24), instead of folding and overlapping the detailed account to try to force it to fit the vaguer? I know it sounds crazy but that’s what all post-tribulationists do, in one form or another. They just don’t tell their listeners, unless they ask, because their theories have serious contradictions in Revelation. The main stumbling block, for both sides, in the past, was the Seals because everyone tried to put them in the future. Yet, they are clearly in the past, or at least five are, which makes Revelation’s timeline flow smoothly and continuously. Thus, there is no reason to re-arrange Revelation, as post-tribs do. The Seals prove pre-tribulation because they explain our current position in Revelation and explain why the ‘multitude from every nation’ (gentiles) are in heaven between the 6th and 7th Seals. That’s because the rapture is the 6th Seal. It’s simple to understand if you see that the other Seals are in the past. And since the Trumpet plagues can’t start until the Seals are over (Rev. 8:1-6), pre-tribulation is proven naturally because the rest of Revelation has to take place. After the Rapture (Tribulation) In general, the events before the rapture are more important because Christians will not have to worry about the Trumpet and Bowl plagues, in Revelation. They will be enjoying the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, in heaven, for about 2300 days, while God unleashes His previously decreed wrath on earth. [See 3rd timeline - above - for other post-rapture pages.] During that time, the world will try to proceed as before but they will be facing the stark reality that the Bible is real. Obviously, there will be more difficulties, financial and otherwise, in Christian countries, where more people vanished. The countries of the Middle East should be as strong as ever and continue fighting amongst themselves. The antichrist will show his true colors, by trying to silence those who know the Truth, using both flattery and force. Eventually, he will even claim to be above God. Yet, he will be powerless against God’s two witnesses, for the first 1260 days, because they will be prophesying on the Temple Mount. When they are done, the Kingdom of the Beast, led by the antichrist, will be allowed to kill them, but 3.5 days later, they will stand and ascend to heaven, in full view of people. After that, the false prophet will take center-stage and perform many signs and wonders, in order to deceive people into taking the ‘mark of the beast’, and he will be successful. However, there will be at least 144,000 Jews who are not fooled. (Matt. 24:24) They will refuse the mark and be martyred. (Rev.15: 2-3) Those Jews will be accepted into heaven, and later become priests, during the 1000-years. Note: Other than the 144,000 Jews, who later become priests, I find no indication, in the Bible, of anyone else getting into heaven for not taking the mark of the beast. That’s a common misconception, in many churches, that could make some people lax in obeying God’s Word, because they think they have a second-chance to fall back on, but they really don’t. I hope that’s not a problem for anyone but it’s better to be safe and ‘know Jesus’, before the rapture, so there’s no risk at all. Anyway, after the 144,000 are martyred, the Trumpet plagues will be over and the Bowl plagues will start, which will be far worse than the previous, and will last 36 months. The last Bowl plague, which is Armageddon, is where Jesus will defeat the ‘Kingdom of the Beast’ and establish His own reign, on earth, for 1000 years. The 1000 years The Bible doesn’t give many details for the 1000 years except that Jesus will “rule the nations with an iron scepter” (Rev. 19:15), which means He will rule all the nations on earth, but from Jerusalem. Yet, all the nations will not be the same because others will not be living forever. They will not have access to the “living water”, which Jesus will lead everyone to, who was in the “multitude” at the rapture. (Rev. 7:17) The Parable of the Rich man and Lazarus leads me to believe that there will be some kind of ‘divine separation’ between God’s people and the rest of the world. (Luke 16:26) Notice, in the following scripture, that Jesus refers to specific sinners, who missed heaven, as being “outside”, not in burning sulfur, as usual, which leads me to believe that He is referring to the 1000 years. (Rev. 22:15) Opinion and Comparison I imagine that the outside nations will be a very depressing place, especially in the first generation, but things are bound to get better, since Jesus will be ruling and Satan will be locked away in the Abyss. By the way, those generations, in the future, will be judged by “what they have done” (Rev. 20:12), like the generations before Jesus (by a set of laws I suppose), as opposed to “by faith”, as we have the chance now, while still in the “great tribulation” of the Seals. (Rev. 7:14) [Note: If you’re noticing an uptick in violence (and other sins), around the world, we are also living in the “hour of trial”, that will “test people on earth”, as explained in the 6th church. (Rev. 3:10)] – see page on ‘Seven Churches’War with gog & magog Anyway, near the end of the 1000 years, during a generation that has forgotten God’s power, again, Satan will be released from the Abyss and convince everyone (gog and magog) that they have a chance to defeat God’s people. (Rev.20: 7-9) According to Ezekiel, they will come against God’s people for seven years but their weapons simply won’t work and they will fall dead. (Eze. 39:3-5) Weapons must be burnt and bodies buried but God’s people will not be doing the fighting. (Eze. 39:9-14) Notice that the nations will be defeated with ‘fire’ (burning sulfur), in Eze. 38:22, same as Rev. 20:9. In other words, the war with ‘gog and magog’, in Ezekiel and Revelation, are the same war and it takes place after the 1000 years, not before the rapture, as those who re-arrange Revelation say. EternityAfter all that, Satan willbe cast in the fiery lake of burning sulfur, for good, and God will dwell with humans, finally, after creating a new heaven and new earth. When you think about it, God’s ‘7000-year plan’ re-creates His original plan, if a thousand years is like a day. (see chart) I mean, Jesus’ reign represents the “day of rest”, and eternity starts afterwards (without sin), just like God planned it, in the beginning. In other words, God had enough patience to beat Satan at his own game (in God’s timing) and achieve what He wanted from the start, which was a group of humans (for lack of a better word), who will love and respect Him, and live forever. Note: I’m just trying to condense and simplify. *Verses in blue ‘pop-up’ with scripture text. Topics in blue lead to a separate page,(with a more completediscussion and verses). note:There are more pages not represented here. See ‘sitemap’ for complete listing. Please bookmark this homepage to check for updates at the top. See also ‘Simplified’ Timeline in the Summary (at the bottom)‘Simplified’ version of this timeline is in the summary & conclusion(at the bottom of this page)“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)A few things to notice:1. Notice how Noah’s life-span over-laps with Abraham’s by 58 years. And Shem actually out-lived Abraham by 35 years! (see chart with dates on ‘pop-up’) My point is: Even before God’s creation and flood story was written, it could have been told to Abraham by someone who was actually on the Ark. 2. Also, notice how Abraham, David, and Jesus are equally spaced and centered near millenniums. 3. Most importantly, notice how Daniel 11 and the Seals fill in the last 2000-years, so God’s Biblical timeline is continuous. Also notice how Islam falls within the time-frame of Satan’s “revenge”. (Yet, God knew everything ahead of time because He told Daniel and ‘sealed’ it.)Note: Jeremiah prophesied that Israel would be scattered and re-assembled. (Jeremiah 16:14-15)Yet, only the Seals reveal “how” God planned to accomplish that (revolts - money - Holocaust), which actually happened! 4 key charts on 2 pages (updated)1. Chart of Daniel’s 70th Seven and 2300 days.2. Detailed chart of 2300 days from Revelation.3. ‘Simplified’ Timeline of God’s 7000-year plan.4. Chart of 70th Seven - including Blood Moons.PDF (2 pages)great for printingCreation vs. ScienceGod Wins! - Game over.America defeats Saddamand loses influence(2003-2013)Daniel 11:22Shiites re-take Iran(1979)Daniel 11:21Summary of “the 70th Seven” Daniel 9:27 (click for text) is a well known verse because it’s the only verse in the Bible that gives a time-period before the ‘abomination that causes desolation’, which Jesus gave as the last sign before the rapture (Matthew 24:15), which starts a 2300-day ‘tribulation’ period (Daniel 8:40-43), consisting of the events described in Revelation chapters 8-19. The ‘abomination’ is in the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven but the event that starts the ball rolling is a “confirmation of a covenant” (Daniel 9:27), which is approximately 3.5 years before the abomination. I’m not trying to set a date for the rapture but if the right ‘confirmation’ could ever be figured out, then a person would have an ‘approximation’ for the rapture. In regards to the signs and the timing, we could already be in or near the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven, right now. Yet, I’m still not picking an exact day because the middle of a 7-year period cannot be pin-pointed to just one day. Therefore, the only way to tell for sure is to watch the signs, in Daniel 11, because those verses lead to the same ‘abomination’, as in the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven. They must coincide; the question is ‘how’.Summary - “Number of the Beast” - (real meaning of 666)Recent events caused me to stumble upon the real meaning of the ‘number of the beast’, in Revelation 13, and it confirmed, even more, that Iran was the ‘final empire’ in Daniel 11. That’s because 666 / (6+6+6) = “37” and the Islamic Revolution in Iran, in 1979, was the perfect “37 x37” years from Muhammad’s original vision, in 610 AD. It’s true: 610 AD + 1369 = 1979. Plus. there are other dates that confirm the “timeline of 37’s” such as Osman’s vision from 1276 AD (highlighted in Daniel 11:14), which inspired the Ottoman Empire, described in verses 15-19. Anyway, Osman’s vision was almost exactly “18 x 37” or 666 years from Muhammad’s original vision, putting both visions on the same timeline with Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. Of course, the 37th anniversary is also on that timeline, which happened to start on February 11, 2016. Plus, the 6’s have a duel meaning, which reveal the likely antichrist (post-rapture), which also links Revelation 13 to 17, and current events in Iran. (See the ‘number of the beast’ page.) Meaning of 666God’s Timeline of 37’s updated: 4-12-2017 Abomination t/c Desolation(final sign before the rapture)news updated: 4-09-2017 Daniel 11 Explained(condensed ‘one page’ commentary)‘Matthew 24’ Explained(must match Revelation)The ‘Seals’ Explained(Revelation timeline revealed)Seven Churches Explained(Past & Present Church Prophecy)Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages (by category).Back to TopPage 14Abomination 14.donedoneJune 2014 doneTurkish Coup AttemptDaniel 11:26 (July 2016) prophecy fulfilleddonedoneWestern ship oppositionSept / Oct 2016 Verse 24Verse 25Verse 26Verse 27Verse 28Verse 31Verses 29-30updated: 4-12-2017Clarification 11-16-2016: I just saw this website mentioned on a message-board and some people (mostly moderators) must not understand the most basic timeline from Daniel and Revelation. Most people have been taught that Daniel’s 70th week is the same as the 7-year tribulation but that’s just not true. The ‘abomination’, which Jesus said to watch for, is at the beginning of tribulation (Matt 24:15) but that’s in the middle of the 70th Seven (Daniel 9:27). Therefore, they overlap some but they are not the same. Plus, the tribulation is described in Daniel 8:13-14 as 2300-days (78 lunar months or about 6.3 years) so they can’t be the same because they are different lengths of time. The rapture happens when the ‘abomination is set up’ (explained on the Matthew 24 page), so the rapture happens ‘pre-tribulation’ but that’s still in the middle of Daniel’s 70th week. The rapture and abomination also happen in conjunction with the 6th Seal but that’s still ‘pre-tribulation’ because the first five Seals are done (explained on the Seals page). There’s no question that this order is correct because it’s the only way that Daniel, Matthew, Revelation, Ezekiel, Zechariah, etc, fit together without manipulation or contradiction. Plus, Revelation cannot be manipulated or overlapped (as post-tribs do) because 1. it’s God’s prophecy and 2. things are inevitably left out, which is forbidden in Revelation 22:19. Besides, things cannot be overlapped with the Seals because they’re in the past. (There are two 70-year periods that confirm that.) Plus, the multitude of Christians are in heaven in Rev 7, so my interpretation of the Seals being in the past straightens-out Revelation, for the first time ever, so there are no contradictions or manipulations. Another thing that proves this interpretation is correct is that current events in the Middle East are matching Daniel 11, verse-by-verse, leading to the abomination, just like Jesus said. No one can argue with real events matching sequential verses written 2500 years ago. Plus, no one can argue with watching for the ‘abomination that causes desolation’, from the Book of Daniel, because that’s what Jesus said to do. (Matthew 24:15) On the left is the very first chart I ever made, illustrating the offset between Daniel’s final week and the 2300-day tribulation. There’s no other way to view the abomination so I hope this clarifies things. click to enlargeWhy no name?11-20-2016Note: If someone is trying to explain end times without examining the ‘abomination’, first and foremost, then they aren’t following Jesus’ advice in Matthew 24:15. doneArch of Baal(Satan’s sneaky project)Proof of the Rapture(simple but iron-clad explanation)section added: 4-20-2017Current Events from Daniel 11(matching the Middle East)The Abomination(Daniel 11:31)doneRecent EventsISIS - Saudi - Turkey(Daniel 11: 24-27)Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30)Shiites re-take Persia+ America’s Role Begins(Daniel 11: 21-23)soondonedoneOpinion on Trump strikeDaniel 11:30prophecy fulfilledEnd Times Made Easy ... and Complete.‘Biblical end times’ explained in 3-easy-steps because the correctinterpretation of Daniel 11 and the Seals makes all the difference.Introduction Briefly, this website is different from others because it chose, from the beginning, to focus on the ‘abomination that causes desolation’, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, as Jesus instructed. (Matthew 24:15) The abomination is mentioned 4 times in Daniel, including chapter 11, which gives the most concise verse-by-verse series of events (signs) leading to the abomination. This website examines all aspects of end times, including Revelation, and shows that everything fits together, without contradictions, which is how God’s Word must be interpreted. Step 1: There is proof in the Bible that the rapture is the 6th Seal, not the 7th trumpet, not the 7th bowl, not after the 7th church. The rapture is the sixth seal because the signs in the sun, moon, and stars in Matthew 24:29, (when Jesus appears and the angels gather the elect), are identical to the signs given at the sixth seal. Just look below. That fact cannot be changed. (*But don’t worry; the other 5 seals are done.) The 7th Seal is just a half-hour of silence, before God’s wrath begins. Note: The trumpet plagues can’t start until that is done because they are in the same chapter. (Revelation 8:1-2,6) And naturally, the 6th Seal must come before the 7th Seal. And since the multitude are in heaven between the 6th and 7th Seals (Rev 7), it further proves the pre-tribulation / 6th Seal rapture. Note: This is the only way that Revelation can be explained in a continuous timeline, without contradictions, manipulations, or omissions, which are forbidden anyway. (Revelation 22:19) Note: God also embedded two 70-year periods into the Seals, from Jewish history, as proof. (visit Seals page - or click here for a condensed, ‘pop-up’ version of the Seals)Step 2:Next, to find out when the “6th Seal” takes place, you must go back to Matthew 24, and see that the last sign given was the “abomination that causes desolation”. Furthermore,the rapture happens very quickly, after the abomination, because Jesus said, “Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on his roof go down to take anything out of his house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.” (Matt 24:16-18) He conveyed a sense of urgency, twice,so no one would misunderstand that the rapture happens very quickly. (see more on Matthew 24 page) Revelation confirms that the 6th Seal is the rapture because people are hiding in the mountains, who see Jesus (the Lamb), in the sky, and are terrified. (Rev 6:15-17) Christians are in heaven in Revelation 7 so everything makes perfect sense. Step 3:To find out when the abomination occurs (in real time), you must go to the chronological list of events, surrounding the abomination, in Daniel 11. By the way, Daniel 11 is called the “Book of Truth” and it’s the only chapter, in the Bible, that was “sealed until the time of the end”. Therefore, it’s obviously a prophecy of end times. Additionally, when God decided to “unseal” Daniel 11, He revealed pending ‘signs’ (events), leading to the abomination (and rapture), which match current events in the Middle East today! What makes this extraordinary is that it literally proves (to atheists or skeptics) that God exists!I mean, if God foretold events 2500-years ago, and can make them happen today, He must be real. Right? Anyway, you don’t have to take my word for it; the following events prove it. Perhaps most importantly, this interpretation proves that we are heading towards the“abomination”, just like Jesus said. In a sense, God made end times easy to understand but waited until the “end” to reveal it. God truly works in mysterious ways.