© 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 Daniel 11 Explained  Condensed “one page” Commentary (verse by verse) 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) see related pages: The Seals Explained The 70th Seven The Abomination #4.  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, but what if God recognizes the 70th anniversary differently than we do?  I mean, Israel signed their final armistice with Syria, on July 20, 1949, which officially ended their ‘war of independence’.  Thus, the 70th anniversary from that date would start July-2019 and extend to July 2020, which is when annexation is due to start.  updated 1, 2 & 3:  12-24-2020  - Rapture Soon  Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Related page: Covid-19 in the Bible 3. 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."    Kaduri also 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 was 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 on Dec 22, 2020, and new elections were set for March 23, 2021   That brings me to the third prophecy, from Rabbi Kisma, which is vague, but 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)    A long-time reader of the website has interpreted the gate to be the government of Israel, which I have been reluctant to embrace, but since Israel has just announced their fourth election in two years, he could be right.  I mean, the prophecy by itself would be too vague, but together with the other two, the rebuilding could be the elections and attempts to form a new government.  Hindsight is 20/20 and seeing how the unity government with the two Benjamins, after the third election, was their best attempt, but now that has also fallen, it would seem that the prophecy could be related.  If so, the Son of David will return sometime before their next election, March 23, 2021, which is 5-days before Passover, or at least before they have a chance to form another government.  That process normally takes a month or two, which could last until April or May.  I’m not trying to set a date, but sometime between now and next Spring looks promising.    Another fact that makes the prophecies seem related is that the ‘fourth will not be rebuilt’ and current polling shows that the 2nd Benjamin (Gantz) will not be a big factor in the fourth election as he was in the first three.  Comparison of Timelines: 70th Seven to 2300-days 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.    Part 1: 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] 2. 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’.  Updated:  12-24-2020  Illustration of three Kabbalist prophecies click to enlarge Illustration of the three Kabbalist prophecies