© Copyright 2010 - 2021   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 586 BC 516 BC 445 BC 66 AD 4 / 5 BC 136 AD 1948 / 1949 1878  2020+ 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 a nation in 1948 / war until 1949 (related to Seal 4) Possible Rapture - uprising & abomination  (Seal 6) Completion of 2nd Temple (Ezra 6:15) Jesus’ resurrection (Seal 1) #5.  Pattern of 70-year periods   There is a pattern of 70-year periods in the Bible (see chart below), two of which are in the Seals, so it makes sense that the 6th Seal rapture could create a third 70-year period.   Of course, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s ‘declaration of independence’ has already passed.  So has the 70th anniversary of their final armistice with Syria, on July 20, 1949, which officially ended their ‘war of independence’.  The 70th anniversary from that date was from  July-2019 to July-2020.  All I can say is that the previous 5 had to be more than a coincidence, but as the Parable of the Ten Virgins says, “the Bridegroom was a long time in coming.” (Matt 25:5) Updated section 2:  3-28-2021  - Rapture Soon  #2. Jewish Prophecies and Israel’s Elections   I normally don’t pay attention to Jewish prophecies because they are looking for a different messiah from Christians, rather than Jesus who was and is their real Messiah.  However, there was a well-known Jewish Kabbalist (mystic), Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri [c. 1898(?) – Jan 28, 2006] who made a seemingly impossible prediction about end times that actually came true during the Israeli elections of 2019/2020.  Plus, there are indications or rumors that Rabbi Kaduri knew that Jesus is the true Messiah, although he kept it a secret until his death.    Anyway, Moses once wrote that the best way to tell if a message is from God or not is to wait and see if it comes true. (Deut 18:22)  Kaduri’s prophecy, along with another that he referenced in his book, from Rabbi Sasson Hai Shoshani, definitely came true, so they must have been from God.  There is a third prophecy that is vaguer, from Rabbi Jose ben Kisma, that could be related to the other two, but I will start with Kaduri.    According to Rabbi Eliyahu Merav, he was watching Kaduri take questions, 40-years ago, when someone asked him when the Moshiach (Messiah) would arrive and whether there were signs.  Kaduri answered, ‘When there will be elections but there will not be a government’ Rabbi Meray never forgot that statement because it seemed impossible, but 40-years later, Israel’s unprecedented need for 3 elections in one year fulfilled Kaduri’s prophecy.  Plus, as you can see below, it happened in the year he predicted, 5780.  The full prophecy was recently found in the Kabbalistic school of Nahalat Yitzhak.  Kaduri wrote: "On the eve of the year 5780, the year of corrections [Sept-2019 to Sept-2020], there will not be a government in Israel for an extended period and the various camps will quarrel much without a decision on either side, and then, on Rosh Hashanah [the Jewish new year] itself, they will fight in heaven, the holy side against the side of evil, and G-d and His entourage will decide between them."    In the same book, Kaduri referenced another Kabbalist, Rabbi Shoshani, who prophesied: "There will come on the day that two ministers win the government in the land of Israel. Both their names will be Benjamin and neither of them will succeed in establishing their government or kingship.  On that day, know and understand that the King Messiah already stands at the doorway and on the Sabbath afterwards he will come and be revealed.  Understand this and remember it."    The prophecies came true because Israel indeed didn’t have a government for a long time.  They kept extending the interim government while they went through an unprecedented three back-to-back elections.  Like I said, it happened in the exact year that Kaduri predicted.  Plus, the two candidates who kept failing to form a government were both named Benjamin: Netanyahu and Gantz.  Since neither could succeed, they finally formed a unity government where Netanyahu would serve as PM for 18-months and Gantz would serve for 18-months.  However, one could argue that that government never fully formed because they failed to agree on a budget, which is the first thing a new government must pass.  Thus, the new parliament was dissolved and new elections held March 23, 2021, which I discuss below.    However, before I discuss the results of the 4th election, there’s a 3rd Kabbalistic prophecy, from Rabbi Kisma, which is vaguer than the other two, but it may be related.    When asked about the coming messiah, Kisma answered, “When this gate falls down, is rebuilt, falls again, and is again rebuilt, and then falls a third time, before it can be rebuilt the son of David will come.” (Sanhedrin Tractate 98a)    Some people believe this prophecy is related to the other two, and thus related to the elections.  I was reluctant to jump on-board, at first, but when the unity government failed to pass a budget and thus also fell, I began to consider the possible connection.  I mean, if the “gate” is the government and the rebuilding is the election process (including negotiations), then I can see the repetitive nature fulfilling the prophecy.  However, I’m still a little confused on the number of times it has fallen so far.  I mean, was the unity government the 2nd or 3rd  time to fall?  It’s a little confusing because negotiations after the first two elections didn’t yield anything at all.  Nevertheless, the prophecy emphasizes the third fall and the unity government was after the 3rd election.  Plus, the first three elections featured the two Benjamins, which fulfilled Shoshani’s prophecy, so the brief unity government between Netanyahu and Gantz seems significant, since Gantz is not much of a factor in the 4th election, although his party is still in it.  The Kisma prophecy doesn’t really mention the 4th election, but just states that the ‘gate’ will not be re-built after the 3rd fall, which so far, seems appropriate because early results show no clear winner.  4th Election Results   The fourth election results are final and they are no closer to forming a government than they were before.  Thirteen parties received enough votes to cross the 3.25% threshold, which is the most since 2003.  Most analysts thought Naphtali Bennett was going to be the kingmaker, but even with his party’s seven seats, Netanyahu is still two seats short at 59.  That theoretically leaves 61 seats on the opposing side, but they are far from united in anything except opposing Netanyahu.  Here is a list of the winning parties:   Right: Likud/Netanyahu (30), Shas/ultra-orthodox (9), UTJ/ultra-orthodox (7), Religious Zionist Party/far-right/Smotrich (6) = 52 + Yamina/Bennett (7) = 59   Others: Yesh Atid/Lipid (17), Blue and White/Gantz (8), Yisrael Beytenu/Liberman (7), Labor (7), New Hope/Sa’ar (6), Meretz/far-left (6) =51 + Joint Arab List (6) = 57    Uncommitted: United Arab List/Ra’am (4)   Now, the negotiations begin.  One thing to note is that Ra’am broke from the Joint Arab List because he is a more moderate Arab who considered going with the Right, so he would have a better position to solve some of the Palestinian problems.  However, the far-right, Religious Zionist Party says they will not be in a coalition with any Arabs.  So, that leaves Netanyahu with almost no hope, barring a surprise defection, which is unlikely because Sa’ar and Liberman, who were both formally ‘right’, both changed because of Netanyahu.    Obviously, if Ra’am joined the Others, they could theoretically have 61, but as far I know, a majority ruling coalition in Israel has never included the Joint Arab List.  On the flip side, if Bennett and Ra’am both joined the Others, then they could have 62 without the Joint List.  However, that is unlikely because, although Bennett was uncommitted, he is pretty far-right.  In fact, the Others have little chance of forming a government because they have little in common except opposing Netanyahu.  That’s why I didn’t call them the Left.  Therefore, the most likely outcome of the 4th election is that a 5th election will be scheduled soon.    So, what does that mean for the Kisma prophecy?  Well, that’s why I said it doesn’t really mention a 4th or 5th anything, but just that the gate will not be re-built after the third fall.  In any event, it looks like negotiations and planning for the 5th election could run through the Spring, including the 17th of Tammuz (near full moon in June), which I mentioned in section-1 as being my best guess for the rapture, since 2300-days from that would land near the Feast of Tabernacles, which is celebrated after Armageddon.  Jewish Holidays and the 6th Seal Rapture   Another passage is worth mentioning because it obviously talks about the rapture.   Amos 8: 7-10 “The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done.  8 Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn?  The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink like the river of Egypt.  9  In that day, declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon  and darken the earth in broad daylight.  10 I will turn your religious feasts into mourning and all your singing into weeping.    The above passage is talking about the 6th Seal rapture (Rev 6:12-17) because it implies an earthquake, tsunami, and the sun being darkened.  The rapture causes the Jews to mourn because they don’t believe that Jesus was their Messiah.  Thus, only a limited number of Jews are chosen (Rev 7) and those must endure the Trumpet plagues before being martyred for not accepting the mark of the beast (Rev 14).  Meanwhile, Christians are in heaven enjoying the Wedding Supper of the Lamb (Rev 7).  As I have pointed out before, Amos 8:10 doesn’t necessarily mean that the rapture must happen on a Jewish feast, since they would still be mourning when the next feast rolled around, but it definitely raises the odds that the abomination and rapture could happen around a Jewish holiday.    Updated:  3-28-2021  Illustration of three Kabbalist prophecies click to enlarge Illustration of the three Kabbalist prophecies #1: Tis the Season to be Hopeful.   Springtime is almost here and with it comes, in my opinion, the greatest chance for Jesus’ arrival in the sky for the rapture.  I’m well aware that no one can predict the exact day, and I’m not trying to, but if there was a season with increased odds, I think Spring would be it.  In particular, I’m talking about Passover and the 3-months afterwards, which closely corresponds to Spring-2021.  Let me explain the reasoning for my optimism.    Passover is a no-brainer because there’s a lot of symbolism.  God spared the Israelites from His final plague of death and brought them out of Egypt.  Similarly, the rapture will spare the Christians from God’s wrath in Revelation (Trumpets and Bowls) and deliver them from earth to heaven.  Passover was also the time of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, which gave Christians the chance to be saved in the first place.  It shows how God chose a day that was previously used for Judaism and made it a holiday for Christians also.    Passover naturally starts on a full moon, due to the lunar calendar, but shifts each year relative to the solar calendar.  This year, the first day of Passover is on a Sunday, March 28, 2021, but Easter is on the following Sunday, at the end of ‘Passover Week’ (Feast of Unleavened Bread).  That causes the full moon of Passover to fall on Palm Sunday (a week before Easter), which commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry or ‘arrival’ into Jerusalem, which gives added symbolism.  Personally, I think any full moon raises the odds a little, since many Biblical events happened around full moons, but Passover is especially symbolic.    I thought Palm Sunday landing on Passover was interesting, but it doesn’t mean Jesus will arrive on that exact day.  Nevertheless, like almost every year, I imagine there will be many people who predict that Jesus will arrive on Passover, due to the symbolism.  I hope He does, but I also think it could happen later in the Spring.    Pentecost (50-days after Passover or Easter) is another day that was originally designated for Judaism, but God re-used it for Christianity, since the Holy Spirit arrived on that day.    Yet, there’s one particular day, at the end of Spring, called 17th of Tammuz (June 27th), which peaks my interest.  That day starts a 3-week mourning period for the Jews, ending with the 9th of Av, which is the date both Temples were destroyed.  The 17th of Tammuz is known for being the date that Jerusalem’s walls were breached, both times, leading to the destructions.  Thus, that’s the reason for the 3-week mourning period.    The 17th of Tammuz is also infamous for many other disasters in Israeli history.  However, the Jews are mistaken about the Biblical event that possibly started their bad luck on that day.  I mean, if you google 17th of Tammuz, you will see that the Jews think it was the date of the golden calf incident, when Moses broke the original Ten Commandments. (Exodus 32) [link] Yet, if you read Exodus, the day is actually the day God came down on Mt. Sinai with fire and thunder.  That’s because the Israelites arrived at the base of the mountain exactly 3-months to the day, after leaving Egypt, which was on the 15th. (Exodus 19:1)  Then, God came down on Mt. Sinai on the 3rd day (Exodus 19:16), which would be the 17th of Tammuz.  It scared the Jews so bad that they asked Moses to speak to God on their behalf, in the future, rather than God speaking to them directly. (Exodus 20:18-20)  In my opinion, that was the big mistake that started their bad luck on that day.  At that point, Moses went up the mountain for 40-days (Exodus 24:18), after which he returned with the Ten Commandments and broke the tablets due to the golden calf.  I’m not sure why the Jews can’t read the Torah and figure out the event that happened on 17th of Tammuz, but I’m positive they are 40-days off.   Anyway, my reasoning for Jesus’ possible return is not just because God came down on Mt. Sinai, on that date, but because of what happens 2300-days later.  I mean, if you add  2300-days to the 17th of Tammuz (June 27, 2021), then you get 13th of Tishrei (Oct 14, 2027), which is just a couple days before Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) for that year.  That is significant because the Feast of Tabernacles will be celebrated during Jesus’ 1000-year reign on earth, following Armageddon. (Zech 14:16-19)  The connection with Jesus’ return at the rapture is the fact that there will be 2300-days between the abomination (rapture) and Jesus’ ‘reconsecration of the sanctuary’ (Daniel 8:13-14).  Naturally, Jesus would reconsecrate the sanctuary before celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles.    Granted, Jesus could come back before the 17th of Tammuz, which just means that the ‘reconsecration of the sanctuary’ would be the same length of time before the Feast of Tabernacles.  That would be fine because there’s actually Biblical precedents for that, since the Israelites finished the 2nd Temple on 3rd of Adar (Ezra 6:15), which was about 40-days before they celebrated Passover that year, and they finished the wall around Jerusalem on 25th of Elul (Nehemiah 6:15), which was about 19-days before they celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles that year.  In other words, there’s nothing I know of that says Jesus must reconsecrate the sanctuary right before.  I guess it could be weeks or months before, but it wouldn’t be afterwards because that would put the 2300th day after the Feast of Tabernacles.  Then again, I guess it could be after, if Jesus wasn’t going to start the celebrations until the following year, but in my opinion, the odds of that happening are a lot less.  That’s why I say Springtime, in my opinion, has the best odds for Jesus’ return and the rapture.    Plus, like I said, Passover and Pentecost were significant days in Judaism that were re-used by God for Christianity.  Of course, He could re-use one of those, a third time, or He could go to the next big date in line, which is 17th of Tammuz.  That makes sense to me, especially since the rapture is known to be a surprise and people regularly predict Passover and Pentecost for the rapture.  The 17th of Tammuz is not as well-known to outsiders.  Plus, like I said, it starts a period of mourning for the Jews, which seems appropriate, since missing the rapture will naturally make them mourn. (Matt 24:30 & Rev 6:16)  Granted, Amos 8:10 says, “I will turn your religious feasts into mourning and all your singing into weeping,” which sounds like a joyous holiday turned bad, but what if that verse is a round-about way of saying that it will already be a time of mourning?  Hum... The 17th of Tammuz has been re-used by God many times for Judaism, but not yet for Christianity, so it deserves a consideration.     Coinciding with Springtime is the 4th Israeli election in two years, which I discuss below section 2, since the elections could fulfill some Jewish Kabbalists’ prophecies. 
Daniel 11 Explained  Condensed “one page” Commentary (verse by verse) see related pages: The Seals Explained The 70th Seven The Abomination Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Related page: Covid-19 in the Bible Comparison of Timelines: 70th Seven to 2300-days #3: Waiting for the Uprising and Abomination (saying ‘peace and safety’ when destruction comes)         Here’s an important prophecy from Paul that is truer today than ever before.  1 Thess 5:1-6 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.  4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.   That passage is truer today than ever before because Israel has signed several “normalization agreements” with Arab countries, which some are calling ‘peace’ agreements.  First came UAE and Bahrain, followed by Sudan and Morocco, all very recently.  Of course, it is only making the Palestinians more upset because the Arabs were supposed to stick together and not accept Israel until they reached an agreement with the Palestinians, based on pre-1967 lines.    The agreements are understandable because they are firmly linking Israel with the ‘South’, in Daniel 11, since Iran is current leader of the North (starting in Daniel 11:21), with Saudi Arabia leading the South.  It’s understandable because, after the rapture, near the middle of tribulation, Israel will be invaded at the same time the South is defeated. (Daniel 11:40-43 [see my newest page for details on post-rapture events and timing]   The sudden destruction that Paul’s prophecy is referring to is due to the events of the rapture.  Those events will start with the uprising in Daniel 11:31 that sets up the abomination that causes desolation.  Of course, that uprising doesn’t have to be a full-scale war, such as the one in Daniel 11:40-43, but could be a 3rd intifada by the Palestinians, which many have called for already.  The Palestinians are allies with Iran and the North, so a 3rd intifada would fit the uprising perfectly.  When the abomination is set up, the rapture will happen, which will cause further destruction because that is the 6th Seal.  The 6th Seal contains a great earthquake, which will likely produce a giant tsunami, which is described in Luke 21:25 and Amos 8:8   Thus, the destruction in Paul’s prophecy is not all from the armed forces who rise up but that is the surprise event that starts the ball rolling that leads to the 6th Seal.  I included verses 4 & 5 to illustrate that, although Jesus comes like a ‘thief in the night’, Christians who are watching the correct signs will not be surprised like those in darkness.  I say ‘correct signs’ because post-tribs manipulate Revelation by overlapping the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, which cause people to watch for the wrong signs, most notably the antichrist and mark of the beast, which actually come after the rapture.  [see newest page for post-rapture events and timing] #4. Brief Summary of the 70th Seven   I must reiterate that the recent normalizations are not the ‘covenant with many’, which starts the 70th Seven from Daniel 9:27 (below), as some people have been saying.  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.   I believe the ‘covenant with many’ was the Iran nuclear deal with the P5+1 (many), which makes better sense because the verse speaks of ‘one’ covenant with many (singular), not many covenants with many.  Besides, if Israel was confirming a covenant with many, then that would mean Israel was the one who sets up the abomination and bears the brunt of God’s wrath (the end that is decreed).  That doesn’t make much sense because the brunt of God’s wrath is poured out upon the antichrist and armies of the beast, which is the ‘North’ in Daniel 11.  That same North invades Israel in Daniel 11:40-43.  Therefore, since Israel can’t invade themselves, Israel can’t be the one confirming a covenant with many.   The Iran nuclear agreement was likely ‘confirmed’ on Implementation Day, when Iran fulfilled their requirements and the first sanctions were lifted, Jan 15, 2016, which means the 70th Seven could span from Jan-2016 to Jan-2023.  That means we are past the middle and into the 2nd half, but the KJV says “midst” of the seven, rather than ‘middle’, which could mean ‘anytime within’.  Plus, it makes sense that Jesus would come in the 2nd half because the Parable of the Ten Virgins says that the “Bridegroom was a long time in coming,” causing everyone to fall asleep until they are alerted at the last minute. (Matt 25:5)  That tells me that something must happen to alert someone, but it will require patience and attentiveness to see what that is.  I know that a lot of people don’t like the NIV, but perhaps it is partially right, and Jesus comes closer to the middle than the end.  In my opinion: ‘the sooner the better’.  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.  The 17th of Tammuz (4th month), which starts a 3-week mourning period for the Jews, is when God came down on Mt. Sinai with fire and thunder. (Exodus 19)  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 15th to the 17th.  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.  -