© 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:  11-01-2020  - Rapture Soon  Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Related page: Covid-19 in the Bible 3. Israeli Elections and Kaduri’s Prophecy   The reason this Rosh Hashanah and High Holidays are particularly important and could potentially fulfill a prophecy, including the rapture, is that a well-known Jewish Kabbalist (mystic), Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri [c. 1898(?) – Jan 28, 2006], made a seemingly impossible prediction about end times, which remarkably materialized in the Israeli elections of 2019/2020.  According to Rabbi Eliyahu Merav, he was watching Kaduri take questions, 40-years ago, when someone asked when the Moshiach (Messiah) would arrive and whether there were signs that would precede his arrival.  The rabbi 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 (and almost a 4th) seems to have fulfilled Kaduri’s prophecy.  Plus, as you can see below, it happened in the year he predicted, 5780.  Kaduri seems to point to the Rosh Hashanah at the conclusion of the year, after the stalemate elections, which is Sept 19, 2020.   Backing up a bit, it seems that Kaduri’s statement, during question and answer, was just a quick summary of some longer prophecies that he wrote in a book.  The book was called And He Swore to Isaac’, which was written in his younger days, subsequently hidden or lost, but recently found in the Kabbalistic school of Nahalat Yitzhak.  In the book, 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 Sasson Hai 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."    Normally, I don’t pay attention to Jewish prophets, let alone mystics, because they don’t believe in Jesus, but as Moses said, ‘the way to tell if a message is from God or not is to wait and see if it comes true’. (Deut 18:22 -paraphrased)  Well, there are distinct elements in the above prophecies that have indeed come true.  For example, the unprecedented 3 elections came in the year predicted, 5780, when they ‘quarreled without a decision’.  In the second prophecy, the names were correctly predicted because Netanyahu and Gantz are both named Benjamin.  Plus, neither of them succeeded in establishing their kingship because they were forced to form a unity government, meaning that Netanyahu gets 18-months as PM, and Gantz gets 18-months as PM.  If that much of the prophecies have come true, then it stands to reason that they are legitimate, especially given that Kaduri’s statement was the recollection of Rabbi Meray, 40-years ago, and it was reported in June 2019.  If the prophecies are legitimately from God, then the rest will come true, most importantly that “King Messiah already stands at the doorway.”    Note: I wouldn’t try to get more specific and say that the rapture is on Rosh Hashanah, exactly, but if God is deciding between good and evil and King Messiah already stands at the doorway, it could be very close.  Comparison of Timelines: 70th Seven to 2300-days    Another passage obviously talks about the rapture, which is worth mentioning.   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 feast.  In other words, the rapture could happen any day, but a Jewish feast raises the odds due to Amos 8:10.  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.   I included through verse 5 to illustrate that, although Jesus will come like a ‘thief in the night’, Christians who are tuned into God and watching the correct signs will not be completely surprised.  I say ‘correct signs’ because many people follow post-tribs who 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.  That could have catastrophic results if those people are not ready when Jesus comes, but I have found post-tribs to be stubborn and combative, so the chances that any of them would change their views, even when presented with logical proof, is very slim.   In reality, Jesus could come at any time because I believe we are already in the 2nd half of the 70th Seven (different from tribulation) and the abomination from Daniel 11:31, which will start tribulation, is due (prior verses are fulfilled).  So, although Jesus will come like a ‘thief in the night’, people who know the truth will not be surprised like those waiting for the antichrist and mark of the beast.    Granted, the antichrist is most likely alive at this time, but he won’t fully reveal himself until after the abomination and rapture, since that is described in Daniel 11:36.  In the verses following that, it is evident that the antichrist and armies of the beast are from the ‘North’ in Daniel 11, which is currently Iran and their allies such as Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Hezbollah, and the Palestinians.  The antichrist and armies of the beast won’t fully invade Israel until Daniel 11:40-43, which is also the 6th Trumpet War (Rev 9:13-19) when they will successfully kill the two witnesses (Rev 11:7), 1260-days into the 2300-day tribulation.  Yet, in the meantime, it stands to reason that it’s also the North who stages the uprising that sets up the abomination, in Jerusalem, which triggers the rapture and starts the tribulation.  Of course, the uprising in Daniel 11:31 is not likely to be an all-out war, but something more like the 1st and 2nd intifadas, which literally means “armed uprisings.”  There has been talk of a 3rd intifada for a long time, but it just hasn’t happened.  Someday, when God is ready, it will happen.    One thing that indicates the intifada might be closer is Paul’s prophecy (above) that people will be saying ‘peace and safety’ when destruction comes.  That started to be more evident when Trump finally released his ‘deal of the century’, which was heavily weighted towards the wishes of Israelis rather than Palestinians.  I won’t go into details, but it just made the Palestinians angrier because it was far different than the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.  Then, on September 15, 2020, Israel signed normalization agreements with UAE and Bahrain, which also made the Palestinians angrier because they saw the step as two Arab countries accepting Israel without considering any Palestinian demands.  Yet, the move did ‘delay’ annexation of 30% of the West Bank, which Israel was preparing to do as part of Trump’s deal of the century.    Now, Sudan is preparing to sign a similar deal with Israel, which not only has the Palestinians angry, but also Iran because Sudan is one of the primary ways that Iran has been funneling weapons to the Palestinians.  As a result, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has been highlighted in Iranian media and is said to be “mobilizing” in Gaza.  They have been wanting revenge against Israel, for about a year, ever since their leader was assassinated on Nov 12, 2019 (explained above).  Plus, Iranian Judiciary Chief, Ibrahim Raisi, who was 2nd in the last presidential election, has also been saying that Syrians should take back the Golan Heights Granted, it’s just rhetoric, but it shows that the pending deal with Sudan has Iran upset and who knows what event could push them over the edge.  It all plays into the fulfillment of Paul’s prophecy that some will be saying ‘peace and safety’ while others are plotting destruction. 2. Brief Summary of the 70th Seven   I must reiterate that the recent normalizations are not the ‘covenant with many’ from Daniel 9:27, which starts the 70th Seven, 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 he P5+1 (many), which makes better sense because the verse speaks of ‘one’ covenant (singular) with many, not many covenants with many.  Besides, that would make Israel 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 upon the antichrist and armies of the beast, which is the ‘North’ in Daniel 11.  That same North eventually invades Israel, in Daniel 11:40-43, which is why it doesn’t make much sense that Israel be the main subject in the ‘covenant with many’, since they would be invading themselves.  On the contrary, the recent normalizations are with elements of the ‘South’ in Daniel 11, which makes perfect sense because the North defeats the South, in Daniel 11:40-43, as they are invading Israel.  The normalizations are just people saying ‘peace and safety’, as Paul prophesied would be happening.    Note: 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, which would be soon.  I hope ‘sooner the better’.  Since people keep saying ‘peace and safety’ and Iran and the Palestinians get angrier and angrier, I’m sure it will happen soon enough.