Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2019   All rights reserved. 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). ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - 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) soon done done  Blood Moons and Daniel’s 70th Week   Introduction (blood moon history)   A ‘blood moon tetrad’ is a series of four lunar eclipses, separated by 6-months each.  [click for scientific video]  The most recent tetrad occurred in the spring & fall - 2014, and spring & fall - 2015.  (see chart below with dates)    The phenomenon got a lot of publicity in 2014 because there was a book published that connected some past tetrads to significant events in Jewish history.  For example, a tetrad occurred near 1493, when the Jews were expelled in the Spanish Inquisition.  Then, tetrads occurred near 1948, when Israel became a nation, and 1967, when Israel united Jerusalem.  [reference article]  The tetrads were not exact, but close enough to draw a connection.  The author of the book deduced that a significant event must be due for Israel, during the 2014/2015 tetrad, but never said what that might be.    I think that major event was the start of the 70th Seven, although not exact (see chart). Of course, the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven is more important than the start because that’s when the abomination will be set up in Daniel 9:27.  Thus, that’s also when the rapture will take place in Matthew 24, so the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven is vitally important.  (below) - Updated: 5-18-2019 - The ‘blood moon’ on January 21, 2019   The blood moon on January 21, 2019, was interesting because on Sunday, January 20, 2019, Israel made a rare daytime attack against Iran, in Syria.  That was answered by a surface-to- surface missile, launched towards Israel, which was intercepted.  Israel responded with more attacks, in the overnight hours of Monday morning, coinciding with the blood moon.  In unprecedented fashion, Israel’s President Netanyahu took full responsibility for the attacks, instead of the normal ‘no comment’.  Israel’s Intelligence Minister Katz went a step farther and said that Israel’s “policy had changed” to an “open confrontation with Iran.”  Although the rapture didn’t happen on the blood moon, I think the rare attack and open confession by Israeli officials may have taken us a step closer.    Plus, several rabbis took note of the events surrounding the blood moon and made statements.  A prominent Israeli rabbi, Kanievsky, called the daytime strike and policy change a major step in the messianic process, which would be completed before the election, April 9th.  Rabbi Yekutiel Fish, an expert in Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) applauded Kanievsky’s prediction, saying “the messiah was already active in the world”, for those who are willing to see it.  Of course, when the Jews talk about their messiah or messiah process, they are not talking about Jesus.  The two words I hear the most, concerning the Jewish messiah, is ‘unity and change’, which ‘war’ often brings.  The Jews are looking for an earthly figure to protect them from surrounding enemies, much the way they were looking for a military messiah in Jesus’ day.  Of course, Jesus was their Messiah (Savior) but He provided salvation or safety through the forgiveness of sins, not violence.  Rabbi Fish, who writes a Torah blog, believes that Obama was the messiah for Muslims because he caused significant changes with regards to Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Likewise, he believes that Trump is a messiah to Christians because he made significant changes concerning Iran and Israel, which will ultimately bring the Jewish messiah.  It reminds me of Jesus’ warning to the Jews, in Matthew 24 (below), as He was transitioning from talking about the tribulation, during end times, back to the Christian rapture, which is immediately after the abomination that causes desolation.  (explained more on Matthew 24 page) Matthew 24:26-27 “So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”   Therefore, the fact that the Jews think their messiah is close, some even believing that he is already active in the world, and that the election will somehow complete the process by providing unity and protection, is not surprising because it’s Biblical.    Paul indicates that Christians who watch the signs will not be surprised by Jesus’ return.  Although no one can guess the exact day, God has provided signs to indicate the approximate time.  Personally, I think one of the most important signs is the ‘70-year periods’ in the Seals, which relatively few people know about because they mis-interpret the Seals.  2022 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10      4      7     10 “The 70th Seven” (Daniel’s final week) Tetrad of Blood Moons Illustration of Daniel’s 70th Week, including blood moons                                                             and anniversaries      4      7     10 2019 2020 Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries Illustration of the 70th Seven with the blood moons and anniversaries 3.5 years (to scale) [1st half] 3.5 years (to scale) [2nd half] Note: This half is also 1st part of ‘Tribulation (Trumpet plagues) Start End Middle (rapture)      4      7     10 2021 Note: 2300-day ‘Tribulation’ continues with the Bowl plagues 2023 Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Comparison of 70th Seven and the 2300-dayTribulation Daniel 11 Explained  Condensed “one page” Commentary (verse by verse) Full moons in the Bible   God defined the original Passover, in Egypt, as the 14th of the 1st lunar month (Exodus 12:6).  The next day, the Feast of Unleavened Bread starts on the 15th.  That’s a full moon because a lunar month averages 29.5 days, and starts on a new moon.  Before that, the flood started on the 17th of the 2nd month (Gen 7:11), and the ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat on the 17th of the 7th month, both of which are near a full moon.  Purim also falls on a full moon because the Israeli victory over the Persians, for which it represents, happened on the 13th/14th of the lunar month (Esther 9:1-19).  God also defined the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) to start on the 15th of the month (Leviticus 23:34).  Of course, Jesus was crucified and resurrected during Passover, so that also happened during a full moon, from the 14th to the 16th.  Thus, at least five major events, in the Bible, occurred on or near full moons, so the chances of the rapture happening on or near a full moon is always a little higher in my book.  Most likely interpretation for the 70th Seven      In addition to Daniel 11 giving the most detailed list of events, before the abomination, Daniel 9:27 also gives a vague indication of the timing before the abomination.  I prefer to watch the signs in Daniel 11, not a date, but the two prophecies must align, so I find myself repeatedly drawn back to Daniel 9:27, for the sake of showing consistency in God’s prophecies.  Daniel 9:27 (NIV)  “He 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 on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”   First of all, the subject of this verse is Iran, not Israel as many people have been led to believe, because the one who ‘confirms a covenant with many’ is the same one who sets up the abomination, and the “end that is decreed is poured out on him.”  It’s important to know that Iran is the current ‘king of the north’, starting in Daniel 11:21, so it makes sense that Iran or one of its allies would be the one to stage the uprising that sets up the abomination, in Daniel 11:31, which will start the post-rapture tribulation or ‘end that is decreed’.  That “end that is decreed” is literally spelled out in Revelation 8-19, which includes the Trumpet and Bowl plagues, and ends with Armageddon.    The “covenant with many” was most likely the Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 (many).  The “confirmation” was most likely Adoption Day for the agreement, October 18, 2015, which is when the agreement officially became affective with an accompanying UN resolution. That would put the ‘middle’ (+ 3-years 6-months) on April 18, 2019, which was very near Passover-2019.  Of course, the abomination and rapture didn’t happen on Passover week, but the Parable of the Ten Virgins says that the Bridegroom was a ‘long time in coming’. (Matt 25:5)  Plus, I’ve always said that the middle of a 7-year period cannot be pinpointed to just one-day.  On the contrary, the middle could represent a ‘range of time’, perhaps months.  Personally, I think Passover-2019 was essentially the ‘exact’ middle of the 70th Seven, but since the Bridegroom was a ‘long time in coming’, Jesus never intended to arrive on the exact middle.    Yet, I think He will arrive soon enough.  There’s a current situation on the east side of the Temple Mount, involving the Golden Gate and a building called Bab al-Rahma, which could provide the location (and motive) for the abomination because it is literally on a “wing of the temple,” as stipulated in Daniel 9:27.  For a complete explanation of the motive, read the current events section concerning Bab al-Rahma on the abomination page. 586 BC 516 BC 445 BC 66 AD 4 / 5 BC 136 AD 1948 1878 2019 ??? 70 years 71 years 70 / 71 years 70 years 70 years 70th anniversary Destruction of 1st Temple (2 Kings 25:8-9) 70-year Periods in Jewish History (3rd ‘pair’ possible very soon) Completion of Jerusalem wall (Nehemiah 6:15) Birth of Jesus (based on Herod’s death in 4 BC) Start of 1st Jewish revolt (Begin Seal 2) End of 3rd revolt  & complete exile (End of Seal 2) 1st modern Jewish settlement in Palestine  (related to Seal 3) Israel declared an independent nation  (related to Seal 4) Possible Rapture uprising & abomination  (Seal 6) Completion of 2nd Temple (Ezra 6:15) Jesus’ resurrection (Seal 1) see related page: The Seals Explained Possible “Start” (confirmation) of the 70th Seven. [Adoption Day- Oct 18, 2015 or Implementation Day- Jan 16, 2016 Approx. “middle” of the 70th Seven [“confirmation” + 3.5 years] April 18, 2019, which is one day before Passover Eve in the 70th anniversary of Israel. Or, July 16, 2019 One Last Possibility   ‘Implementation Day’, January 16, 2016, also fits the criteria of ‘confirming’ the Iranian nuclear agreement, so that is another possibility for the start of the 70th Seven.  That is when Iran completed their requirements for the agreement, so the first sanctions were removed by the P5+1.  That is definitely a ‘confirmation’, but I don’t know if its ‘the’ confirmation.  If you add half-a-seven (3-years 6-months), then that puts the middle around July 16, 2019, which is also near a full moon.    Personally, I still think Adoption Day could be the start and the rapture could happen in June, but I generally give all possibilities and let people decide for themselves.  I give more details about this possibility on another page.