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) - - 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.  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.  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 70 / 71 years 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 Updated: 8-18-2019 Updated: 8-18-2019 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 Possible “Start” (confirmation) of the 70th Seven. [Implementation Day- Jan 16, 2016 2023 Approx. “middle” of the 70th Seven [“confirmation” + 3.5 years]  July 16, 2019 Final Armistice ‘ending war of independence’ July 20, 2019 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.    The abomination happens in the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven, as noted in Daniel 9:27.  But to be clear, the abomination is still at the ‘start’ of tribulation because the 1st half of the 70th Seven is not part of tribulation. (see chart on left)  The last half of the 70th Seven is part of tribulation, particularly when the two witnesses prophesy for 1260 days (Rev 11), the Trumpet plagues take place (Rev 8-11), and the antichrist rises to power for 42 months. (Rev 13:5)  The ‘mark of the beast’ is forced upon Israel after the two witnesses are killed, and then the Bowl plagues finish out the 2300-day tribulation (Dan 8:13-14), ending with Armageddon, the 7th Bowl. (Rev 16)  That’s a brief summary, illustrated on the chart.  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, since the one who ‘confirms a covenant with many’ is the same one who sets up the abomination.  Then, “the end that is decreed is poured out on him,” which is the ‘tribulation’ (Trumpet and Bowl plagues in Revelation), which is poured out upon the antichrist and armies of the beast.  Note: The way I understand it, the ‘beast’ is a group of 10-nations that will make up the ‘north’, in Daniel 11, but Iran will lead those nations as the ‘king of the north’, who will ultimately be led by the antichrist, who is a person (the ‘mouth’ in Rev 13:5).  In general, Revelation can be confusing because ‘beast’ can refer to the nations or armies, or the antichrist who is leading the armies, but Iran is in the center.    Along those lines, I’m almost certain that the “covenant with many” was the JCPOA or Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China, + Germany), which makes up the ‘many’.  The “confirmation” most likely came on ‘Implementation Day’, January 16, 2016, which is when Iran completed its requirements for the agreement, and in return, some of the sanctions were lifted.  If 3.5 years are added, then that would put the approximate ‘middle of the 70th Seven’ near July 16, 2019.  Of course, that date has passed and the abomination and rapture didn’t occur, but I’ve always said that the middle of a 7-year period cannot be pinpointed to 1-day.  On the contrary, the middle in general could be several months, so I have not given up that the Iranian nuclear agreement was the “covenant with many.”  Besides, the Parable of the 10-virgins says that the “Bridegroom was a long time in coming” (Matt 25:5), so you would not expect Jesus to come on the exact middle.   Other considerations for the nuclear agreement as the ‘covenant with many’ is that it has fulfilled parts of Daniel 11, so it serves to link Daniel 9 and 11.  I mean, the interim agreement that provided the framework, Nov 24, 2013, fulfilled Daniel 11:23.  After the implementation in Jan-2016, America was dragging its feet on fulfilling it’s part of the bargain, so Rouhani complained to the P5+1 at the UNGA, Sept-2016.  That prompted Obama to release billions of dollars in frozen assets, which fulfilled Daniel 11:28.  (It’s interesting to note that verse 28 is the only modern verse that specifically mentions the ‘king of the north’ by title.)  Another consideration about Implementation Day is that it means the 70th Seven started in 2016, which is a year on God’s ‘timeline of 37’s’, which seems appropriate to me.  Then, Trump was elected (in 2016) and subsequently dropped out of the nuclear agreement, in 2018, which has led to our current situation.  Thus, the nuclear agreement has remained front and center, since 2013, and remains a primary catalyst for current events, potentially leading to the abomination in Daniel 11:31 (more detailed ‘current events’ on the abomination page.) Numerous 70-year Periods in Israel’s History   There is a pattern of 70-year periods in the Bible (see chart below), two of which are associated with the Seals.  Since the rapture is the 6th Seal, it makes sense that it would happen around the 70th anniversary of Israel, making another 70-year period.  In fact, the 70-year periods seem to happen in pairs, and the 6th Seal rapture would complete another pair.  Of course, we have just gone beyond Israel’s traditional 70th anniversary (May 14th), but Israel signed their final armistice with Syria on July 20, 1949., ending their war of independence.  Thus, God could see Israel’s 70th anniversary differently than we do.