© Copyright 2010 - 2022   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 Updated #2:  7-02-2022  - Illustration of three Kabbalist prophecies click to enlarge Illustration of the three Kabbalist prophecies - Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Comparison of Timelines: 70th Seven to 2300-days Rapture Soon #1. Abomination and the 70th Seven     I started studying end times to satisfy my own curiosity.  To tell the truth, I knew I wasn’t perfect, so I wanted to know if the rapture could be close, so I wouldn’t miss out.  When I asked God for guidance, He led me to the ‘abomination in the Book of Daniel’, which Jesus addresses as the last sign immediately before the rapture.  Matthew 24:15-21 15 "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel-let the reader understand- 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. … 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now-and never to be equaled again.   I have a separate page on Matthew 24 with more details and a diagram, but basically, the rapture happens immediately after the abomination is set up, which causes the ‘great distress’ or ‘post-rapture tribulation’ to start.  There are at least two main clues to prove this point.  First, the people in Judea are told to “flee to the mountains,” immediately when the abomination is set up.  Jesus gives two examples to stress the urgency.  Consequently, there are people described as being in the mountains, during the 6th Seal, in Revelation, who see the Lamb (Jesus) in the sky and mourn because they know God’s wrath is coming. (Rev 6:15-17)  The next chapter, Revelation 7, describes two different groups: the 144,000 Israelites (Jews) who stay on earth, and the great multitude from every nation (Christians) who are gathered immediately to heaven.  Those two groups in Revelation 7, following the 6th Seal, are definitely the same two groups in Matthew 24:22-31, following the abomination.  In other words, Christians are gathered immediately to heaven for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, while the 144,000 Jews must endure the 1st half of tribulation (Trumpet plagues), after which they will be martyred by the armies of the antichrist.    Moving right along, if a person goes to the Book of Daniel, they will find a reference to the abomination in chapters 8, 9, 11, and 12.  Each reference gives a different clue about end times.  When examined together, they form a clear timeline of end times that cannot be altered without altering or ignoring important scripture.  Chapters 8 and 12 reference periods of time ‘after’ the abomination, during the post-rapture tribulation.  Daniel 11, which the angel called God’s Book of Truth, yields a complete list of empires in the Middle East, from Daniel’s time until Armageddon.  Daniel 11 was the only chapter in the Bible that was specifically ‘sealed until the time of the end’ (Dan 12:4), but God didn’t say it would be sealed forever.  I set out to find the correct solution for Daniel 11 because I could tell that the interpretation from the NIV study notes was wrong.  That search took many years, but I think it was difficult because God wasn’t going to reveal the correct answer until He was fully ready.  As I said, Daniel 11 turned out to be a complete list of empires in the Middle East, with no omissions or gaps, which is far better than the previous interpretation.  The empires even get more detailed towards the end, which is what you would expect from a chapter that was ‘sealed until the time of the end’.  Yet, even though Daniel 11 gives the most detailed list of events, both before and after the abomination, it doesn’t have any reference to the timing of the abomination.  That brings me to Daniel 9, which is the only reference to the abomination that gives a clue to a time period ‘before’ the abomination.  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.”  Daniel 9:27 (KJV) “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”    I provided both versions because there is an important difference, which I will explain.  First, for the record, the NIV and KJV were both translated from the original Greek and Hebrew.  From what I understand, they were the only English versions to be translated from the originals.  Therefore, I consider them to be the most accurate.  Yet, I prefer the NIV because I don’t need a dictionary to understand it.  Contrary to some conspiracy theories, there was nothing nefarious about the NIV translation.  It is primarily different because they used modern English.    Anyway, the two versions are the same with regards to what ‘starts’ the 70th Seven or Daniel’s Final Week: the ‘confirmation of a covenant with many’.  It is also apparent that the same entity that confirms the covenant with many also sets up the abomination and receives the ‘ending’ that God has decreed, which is literally the Trumpets, Bowls, and other events in Revelation 8 through 19.  Since Iran emerges as ‘king of the north’, starting in Daniel 11:21, it makes sense that they are the one who confirms the covenant with many and receives the brunt of God’s wrath.  Having said that, I think it is becoming ever more obvious that the JCPOA or Iranian nuclear agreement was the covenant with many.  I mean, it was between the ‘king of the north’ and the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany), which is literally ‘many’.  Plus, the 2015 nuclear deal is on the brink of collapse in 2022, making the approximate duration 7-years.  Personally, I don’t think any agreement could ever come along that would fit the prophecy any better than the historic JCPOA.    As for the ‘confirmation’, which is actually what starts the 70th Seven, I think it could be one of two dates.  First, the official signing, July-2015, which involved a UN resolution, essentially ‘confirmed’ the interim agreement.  Secondly, the official implementation, January-2016, when Iran’s compliance was declared and the first sanctions were lifted, ‘confirmed’ the signing.  That means the 70th Seven could extend to January-2023.    That’s important because the abomination was prophesied to occur within the 70th Seven.  As shown above, the NIV says ‘middle of the Seven’, while the KJV says ‘midst of the week’, but I think they are both technically accurate.  I mean, the word ‘midst’ implies that it could be ‘anytime within’, while the word ‘middle’ sounds more specific.  However, one could think of the middle like that of a jelly donut, where the jelly is not in one exact spot, but rather everywhere within the outside of the donut.  By that logic, the middle and midst mean about the same thing and the abomination and rapture should happen before the end of the Seven, January-2023.    For those who have seen this page before, you know that I thought the best odds for the rapture was June-2022, which was within the 70th Seven range.  My reasoning combined scripture from Matthew, Daniel, and Zechariah, but the rapture obviously didn’t happen.  I don’t mind admitting when I’m wrong, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong about the JCPOA being the covenant with many.  We will have to wait and see if I’m right about that, but like I said, I don’t think any agreement could ever match so perfectly.  Plus, there are some recent developments in Israel that could match some Jewish Kabbalists (mystics) prophecies, which seem to be pointing to the same timeframe of 2022.   Updated: 7-02-2022 #2. Jewish Kabbalists prophecies   To be clear, the following three prophecies are not in the Bible, but Moses once said that you can tell if a prophecy is from God or not by waiting to see if it comes true. (Deut 18:22)  Well, elements of the first two prophecies have already come true and the third might be coming true very soon, potentially aligning with the last year of the 70th Seven, as described above.    As for the legitimacy of the prophecies, they gained notoriety in 2019/2020 when Israel was forced into three consecutive elections before a majority coalition could be formed.  However, they were written long before that.  I became aware of them through an article describing the early years of Rabbi Eliyahu Merav when he saw Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri [1898(?) – Jan 28, 2006] taking questions, 40-years ago.  Someone asked him when the Moshiach (Messiah) would arrive and whether there would be 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 fulfilled Kaduri’s prophecy.  Plus, after Kaduri’s original book was found in the Kabbalistic school of Nahalat Yitzhak, one can see that the prophecy also included the correct year.   Prophecy #1 – Kaduri  "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: Prophecy #2 – Shoshani  "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."    There’s also a third Kabbalist prophecy from Rabbi Kisma that could be related to the others (if the ‘gates’ represent the Israeli governments).  Prophecy #3 – Kisma    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)    As I said, Kaduri had the correct year and the basic premise of elections but no government.  The Hebrew year 5780 corresponds to Sept 30, 2019 – Sept 18, 2020.  Elections were scheduled for Nov-2019, but the government fell early due to disagreements about military service for ultra-orthodox and corruption charges for Netanyahu.  Therefore, snap elections were scheduled for April 9, 2019, which was the eve of 5780.      Shoshani’s prophecy had many things correct because the three consecutive elections were between “two Benjamins”: Netanyahu and Gantz.  You could say they both won because both their parties got 35 seats in the first election.  Yet, neither could establish a majority coalition.  So, after the third election, they formed a unity government where Netanyahu would serve as prime minister for 18-months and Gantz would serve for 18-months.  However, the unity government only lasted 7+months, so Gantz never got a chance.  One part of Shoshani’s prophecy that always bothered me was the “Sabbath afterwards.”  However, someone recently emailed me and suggested that it could mean the ‘Sabbath year’ rather than the Sabbath day.  That is extraordinary and makes perfect sense because Israel is currently in a Sabbath year  (Sept 7, 2021 – Sept 25, 2022).    Kisma’s prophecy is more vague, but it has been suggested that the “gates” could represent governments during these many elections, which sounds valid since the other two prophecies also relate to elections.  It’s especially exciting, right now, because the current government just voted to dissolve itself, June 30, 2022, which triggers snap elections, which looks like the third and final fall, which means the Son of David could come before the next government is formed.  Since we are currently in a Hebrew Sabbath year, Kisma’s prophecy has the potential to align perfectly with Shoshani’s prophecy, concerning the “Sabbath afterwards,” not to mention the 70th Seven (as defined by the 2015 nuclear agreement).    Note: Before the three consecutive elections, Israel’s government had been functioning for about 4-years, since May-2015.  That’s why the correct year for the 1st fall and inconclusive elections was unmistakable and phenomenal, especially given the fact that Kaduri made his prediction over 40-years ago, and died in 2006.  Here’s a quick summary of the election dates and Hebrew calendar years: Hebrew Year 5780 = Sept 30, 2019 – Sept 18, 2020 3 Elections [eve of 5780]: (1) April 9, 2019; (2) Sept 17, 2019; (3) March 2, 2020 1st unity government of Netanyahu/Gantz = May 17, 2020 – Dec 23, 2020  (fall #2) Election: March 23, 2021 2nd unity government of Bennett/Lapid = June 13, 2021 – June 30, 2022  (fall #3) Sabbath year 5782 = Sept 7, 2021 – Sept 25, 2022 Scheduled Election: Nov. 1, 2022 (with negotiations to follow)   To recap the way I see it, the 2019 fall of the long-stable government was the 1st fall, which happened on the eve of the correct year.  Even though multiple elections were held, the 1st unity government was just the 2nd fall.  The 2nd unity government was the 3rd fall, which according to Kisma, means “the Son of David will come” before the government can be rebuilt.   As for the prophecy dates, the Sabbath year, future election, and 70th Seven, all have their own ranges, so the ‘intersection’ of those ranges is when Jesus’ return could fulfill all three at once.  That intersection is most constrained by the Sabbath year, which supposedly ends on Sept 25, 2022, since the other two extend farther.  Personally, I say, ‘sooner the better’, but if Jesus hasn’t returned on Sept 25th, I wouldn’t discard all three prophecies.  The reason I say that is because Israel’s ‘fiscal’ year is not the same as their ‘religious’ year, which the Bible defines as starting with the new moon, two weeks before Passover. (Exodus 12:2)  In other words, I’m not sure if God recognises Israel’s ‘fiscal year’ as the ‘Sabbath year’, or if the Sabbath year could extend 6-months longer.  That would cause the other two prophecy ranges to be the primary constraints, since they are not dependant on a specific year.  Granted, I’m sure God is aware of Israel’s fiscal year designation, so He might be going by that, but I’m just saying, I wouldn’t give up so quickly in case He’s going by Biblical years. Daniel 11 Explained  Condensed “one page” Commentary (verse by verse) Full Moons in the Bible   Personally, whenever the rapture happens, I think it will be ‘near’ a full moon (within a couple of days) because almost all the biggest events in the Bible happened near a full moon.  [Note: A full moon occurs on the 14th or 15th of the lunar month because a lunar month starts on a ‘new moon’ (dark) and averages 29.5 days.]    To give some examples, the Biblical Flood started on the 17th of the 2nd month (Gen 7:11) and the ark landed on Mt. Ararat on the 17th of the 7th month (Gen 8:4), which means that the Biblical Flood started and stopped near full moons.    Secondly, God defined the original Passover as being on the 15th of the 1st month (Exodus 12:6), which started their journey from Egypt.  The Israelites reached Mt. Sinai on the 15th of the 4th month (Exodus 19:1), so their journey to visit God both started and stopped on full moons, just like the flood.  Then, God descended on Mt. Sinai with fire and thunder on the 3rd day, which was the 17th of the 4th month, still near the full moon.    Of course, Jesus was crucified on the morning of Passover, which was the 15th of the 1st month, and raised on the 3rd day, which was the 17th, very similar to God’s appearance on Mt. Sinai.    Another example is when the Israelites began marching around Jericho, 15th of the 1st month (Josh 5:10), which was the beginning of their conquest of the Promised Land.  That means, in addition to their stop at Mt. Sinai, the 40-year Exodus began and ended on full moons.    Additionally, Purim is near a full moon because the war that it commemorates was on the 14th and 15th of the 12th month. (Esther 9:21)    Plus, God also defined the Feast of Tabernacles as starting on the 15th of the 7th month, which is of course a full moon. (Lev 23:34)     Plus, if the 6th Seal rapture happens near a full moon, then the Seals would also start and stop near full moons, since Seal 1 was the resurrection (17th), and Seals 6 and 7 happen on the same day.    Consequently, I don’t think it’s any accident that the 2300-days is almost exactly 78-lunar months (within 1-day), which means the post-rapture tribulation (Trumpets and Bowls) also has the chance to start and stop on full moons, just like the Flood and Exodus.  I mean, if the 6th Seal rapture happens near a full moon, starting the post-rapture tribulation, then the 2300th-day ‘re-consecration’ (Dan 8:14), which ends tribulation, would naturally land near a full moon too.    So, based on Bible history, the abomination and rapture will most likely be near a full moon, causing the Seals to begin and end near full moons, also causing the post-rapture tribulation (Trumpets and Bowls) to begin and end near full moons.  It all makes perfect sense to me because God used full moons for the Flood and Exodus, in the beginning, so He’s likely to use full moons for the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, in the end.  After all, the sun and moon are like hands to God’s clock (Genesis 1:14), and God is always on time.