Chart of the 2300 day tribulation period in Revelation A more detailed chart of the 2300 day Tribulation (from the homepage) click to enlarge Chart of 70th Seven verses 2300-day Tribulation. click to enlarge
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 - 2020   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 Comparison of 70th Seven and 2300 days in Daniel and Revelation Timing of Daniel 12   Although Daniel 12 is discussing end times, it’s not exactly chronological with Daniel 11.  Simply put, it backtracks to the abomination and rapture at Daniel 11:31.  There are several indications that support this interpretation.   First of all, Daniel 11 makes a complete timeline of its own.  The chapter is called the “Book of Truth”, which highlights empires controlling the Middle East, from Daniel’s time until Armageddon.  It parallels Revelation and obviously has a clear ending, which says, “He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain.  Yet, he will come to his end, and no one will help him.” (Daniel 11:45)   The above verse is speaking of Armageddon, when Jesus defeats the ‘kingdom of the beast’ (Rev 16 & 19), which is also the final empire from the North in Daniel 11.  The 1000-year reign of Jesus starts after Armageddon so Daniel 12 couldn’t possibility follow Daniel 11:45.    Next, it’s clear from the first verse of Daniel 12 that the timing backs up to the abomination and rapture because it mentions the “unequalled distress”, which matches Matthew 24:21.  Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people-everyone whose name is found written in the book-will be delivered.” Matthew 24:21  [*following the abomination] “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now-and never to be equaled again.”   Additionally, Daniel 12:1 confirms that the rapture happens at the abomination because it mentions that those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be delivered, at that time.  In general, Daniel 12 is addressing the Jews because Gabriel makes reference to “your people” and he’s speaking to Daniel.  However, many Jews, over the last 2000-years, have accepted Jesus as the Son of God and become Christian.  That’s the only way for a person to get their name in the Book of Life.  Thus, even though Gabriel is referring to Daniel’s own people, he’s talking about the Christian rapture, which happens at the 6th Seal (Rev 6:12), which produces the “multitude from every nation”, in Revelation 7:9.    Of course, there is a 2nd group in Rev 7, which is the 144,000 Israelites (Jews), who are chosen or ‘sealed by God’, but they remain on earth through the Trumpet plagues and are martyred.  They are discussed further below, concerning the 1290 and 1335-days. The Holy People and Middle of Tribulation   The next verse that discusses the timing of Daniel 12 is verse 7 (below), which indicates that the “power of the holy people” will be broken after 3.5 years (a time, times, and half a time).  Daniel 12:7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed."   In general, that is referring to the 1260-days (3.5 years) that the two witnesses prophesy.  When they finish their testimony or message, they are killed by the ‘beast’ (Rev 11:7), thus their ‘power is broken’ and the final events of Revelation can be ‘completed’.  Of course, the two witnesses arise, after 3.5 days, and ascend to heaven, which is when the 7th Trumpet sounds and there is another earthquake. (Rev 11:13)    As I’ve said on other pages, the antichrist is apparently injured, during the 7th Trumpet earthquake, after killing the two witnesses, because the false prophet takes over and does everything on his behalf, or in his honor. (Rev 13:12-17)  The false prophet is the one who tricks everyone with miraculous signs and forces everyone to receive the mark of the beast.  It apparently takes a period of 30-days, following the death of the two witnesses, for the false prophet to perform his miracles and enact the mark of the beast because Daniel 12 gives two distinctive milestones in the Jewish timeline.  Daniel 12:11-12 "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.  Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.   Simply put, the 1290 and 1335-days are important milestones within the 2300-days of tribulation: from abomination and rapture to Armageddon (Daniel 8:13-14).  The two witnesses are killed by the beast on day-1260, so something significant happens 30-days after that, and then those who reach 45-days beyond that point are considered blessed.  I think it is pretty obvious that the ‘mark of the beast’ is enacted in Israel on day-1290, since the two witnesses are no longer there to stop him.  Then, the 144,000 are rounded up and martyred on day-1335, for refusing the mark (Rev 14), but that makes them ‘blessed’, since they will become priests during Jesus’ 1000-year reign on earth (Rev 20:4-6).  Granted, that means the 144,000 only have 45-days to refuse the mark, but that’s about the limit a person can go without eating, and I think that’s what Jesus meant when he said, “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened.” (Matt 24:22)    After that, the Bowl plagues start (Rev 16), which are far worse than the Trumpet plagues.  Notice that the 1st Bowl plague mentions those who took the mark of the beast, where the Trumpet plagues did not, which agrees with the timing of this scenario.  The Bowls last about 3-years and complete God’s wrath on earth.