© Copyright 2010 - 2019   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 Chart showing the offset between 70th Seven and 2300-day Tribulation click to enlarge Comparison of 70th Seven and the 2300-dayTribulation 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 2019 / 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 page: The Seals Explained Rapture Soon   There are several reasons why I think the rapture is very close.  #1. Tensions with Iran and their allies   Tensions with Iran are extremely high, and Iran (or their allies) are beginning to lash out more, as seen with the Saudi oil facility, so the ‘armed uprising’, in Daniel 11:31 (below), which sets up the abomination, on or near the Temple mount, could happen at any time.  Daniel 11:31 His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.”   It is important to note that Iran is the leader of the final empire in Daniel 11, starting in verse 21, and we have completed through verse 30, so the abomination, in verse 31, is due at any time.  Note: Verse 30 was satisfied in Dec-2017, which seems like a long time ago, but that’s also when riots started in Gaza, which are still continuing on a weekly basis, so there hasn’t really been a gap at all.  On the contrary, tensions are just taking time to build until the ‘armed uprising’, in verse 31, which sets up the abomination, actually happens.  It could be Iran, or any of their allies, such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, or Hezbollah and it still be considered the ‘north’ in Daniel 11   Current tensions are mostly due to Trump pulling America out of the Iran nuclear agreement (JPCOA) and re-imposing sanctions.  Trump’s tactics are essentially ‘economic warfare’, which is a term that Iran’s leader’s have often used.  Iran has started fighting back in the only way they can: with small-scale attacks that send a clear message, but not serious enough to start a full war.  Attacks escalated May 12th, 2019, with the sabotage of four oil tankers.  On June 13th, two more tankers were damaged.  On June 20th,  Iran shot down a US drone, which almost caused Trump to launch an attack, but he canceled, at the last moment.  Yet, he issued a warning that Iran would be attacked if they destroyed anything American’, in the future.  So far, that hasn’t happened, but Iran has said, that in the case of war, they would fight back, not only with their own troops, but also with their allies.  That means Israel would likely be attacked, especially since Israel has already said that they would join the US in fighting Iran.  Tensions increased even more, Sept 24, 2019, when two Saudi oil facilities were attacked by drones and missiles.  There was some indirect retaliation upon some Shia militias, on the Syria/Iraq border, but no direct retaliation upon Iran, which could embolden them to do something bigger, next time, such as attack Israel.  That’s really the only way they can fight the economic sanctions, short of completely caving to Trump’s extensive and unrealistic demands.    Of course, the ‘armed uprising’ that fulfills Daniel 11:31 doesn’t necessarily have to be a full-scaled war; it could just be an escalation of the protests that are already occurring.  My point is: There are multiple scenarios that could cause the armed uprising that fulfills Daniel 11:31.   Note: Israel’s military may seem strong, but don’t think that an armed attack near the Temple Mount is impossible.  Paul prophesied, “While people are saying ‘peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly ...” (1 Thess 5:3)  In other words, Israel will ‘think’ they are safe, but an attack will come on them suddenly.  That’s when the abomination will be set up, God will step in, and the rapture will happen, bringing even more destruction from the earthquake (6th Seal) and resulting tsunami (Luke 21:25-27 and Amos 8:8-10). #4.  Pattern of 70-year periods   There is a pattern of 70-year periods in the Bible (see chart below), two of which are associated with the Seals.  Since the rapture is the 6th Seal, it makes sense that it would happen around the 70th anniversary of Israel, making yet another 70-year period.  Of course, the 70th anniversary of Israel just passed (5-14-2018 to 5-14-2019), 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 70-year anniversary from that date would extend from July-2019 to July 2020.  Added #3: 9-28-2019   #2.  Middle of the 70th Seven   The abomination happens in the ‘middle’ of the 70th Seven, as noted in Daniel 9:27.  But to be clear, the abomination is still at the ‘start’ of tribulation because the 1st half of the 70th Seven is not part of tribulation. (see chart on left)  The last half of the 70th Seven is part of tribulation, particularly when the two witnesses prophesy for 1260 days (Rev 11), the Trumpet plagues take place (Rev 8-11), and the antichrist rises to power for 42 months. (Rev 13:5)  The ‘mark of the beast’ is forced upon Israel after the two witnesses are killed, and then the Bowl plagues finish out the 2300-day tribulation (Dan 8:13-14), ending with Armageddon, the 7th Bowl. (Rev 16)  That’s a brief summary, illustrated on the chart.  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.”   First of all, the subject of this verse is Iran, not Israel as many people have been led to believe, since the one who ‘confirms a covenant with many’ is the same one who sets up the abomination.  Then, “the end that is decreed is poured out on him,” which is the ‘tribulation’ (Trumpet and Bowl plagues in Revelation), which is poured out upon the antichrist and armies of the beast.  Note: The way I understand it, the ‘beast’ is a group of 10-nations that will make up the ‘north’, in Daniel 11, but Iran will lead those nations as the ‘king of the north’, who will ultimately be led by the antichrist, who is a person (the ‘mouth’ in Rev 13:5).  In general, Revelation can be confusing because ‘beast’ can refer to the nations or armies, or the antichrist who is leading the armies, but Iran is in the center.    Along those lines, I’m almost certain that the “covenant with many” was the JCPOA or Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China, + Germany), which makes up the ‘many’.  The “confirmation” most likely came on ‘Implementation Day’, January 16, 2016, which is when Iran completed its requirements for the agreement, and in return, some of the sanctions were lifted.  If 3.5 years are added, then that would put the approximate ‘middle of the 70th Seven’ near July 16, 2019.  Of course, that date has passed and the abomination and rapture didn’t occur, but I’ve always said that the middle of a 7-year period cannot be pinpointed to just 1-day.  On the contrary, the middle of a 7-year period could be several months or even close to a year.  Therefore, I have not given up that the “covenant with many” was the Iranian nuclear agreement.  After all, the Parable of the 10-Virgins says that the “Bridegroom was a long time in coming”  (Matt 25:5), so a person would not expect Jesus to come on the exact middle.   Other considerations that show the importance of the nuclear agreement is that it has fulfilled parts of Daniel 11, also, thus it links Daniel 9 and 11.  First, based on the timing of the interim agreement, Nov 24, 2013, it fulfilled Daniel 11:23.  After the implementation, Jan-2016, America was dragging its feet on fulfilling it’s part of the bargain, so Rouhani complained to the P5+1 at the UNGA, Sept-2016.  That prompted Obama to release billions of dollars in frozen assets, which fulfilled Daniel 11:28.  (It’s interesting to note that verse 28 is the only modern verse that specifically mentions the ‘king of the north’, by title.)  Another consideration about Implementation Day is that it means the 70th Seven started in 2016, which is a year on God’s ‘timeline of 37’s’, which seems appropriate to me.  Of course, Trump was elected (in 2016) and subsequently dropped out of the nuclear agreement, in 2018, which has led to our current situation.  Thus, the nuclear agreement has remained front and center, since 2013, and remains a primary catalyst for current events, potentially leading to the abomination in Daniel 11:31 (more detailed ‘current events’ on the abomination page.) - Section Added: 9-28-2019 #3. Jewish Mystic Confirms Timing   The most well-known Jewish Kabbalist (mystic) of modern times, Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri  [c. 1898(?) – January 28, 2006], made a seemingly impossible prediction about end times, which has remarkably materialized in 2019.  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 to be impossible, but 40-years later, Israel is facing that exact situation as back-to-back elections remain deadlocked.    Now, it seems that Kaduri’s statement was just a quick summary of some longer, more detailed prophecies that he wrote in a book, while young, called And He Swore to Isaac, which was “hidden” but recently found in the Kabbalistic school of Nahalat Yitzhak.  Kaduri wrote: "On the eve of the year 5780 [the upcoming Hebrew year], the year of corrections, 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 Hashana [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 an ‘ancient book’ called The Covenant of the Persimmon by kabbalist Rabbi Sasson Hai Shoshani.  It should be noted that the Hebrew language publication, Israel Hayom, who originally reported this story (re-reported by Jerusalem Post) could not verify the existence of Rabbi Shoshani or his book, but that doesn’t matter too much because Kaduri had to get the information from somewhere.  Kaduri claimed that Shoshani wrote: "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."    Personally, I don’t usually pay attention to Jewish prophets or 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, if the above quotes were indeed found in a book by Kaduri, it would seem that his predictions have come true.  That’s why I started with the ‘quick summary’ or ‘recollection’ of Rabbi Meray, 40-years ago, reported in June, which matches the quotes that have surfaced now.  Thus, if the quotes were a hoax, then it would be a conspiracy among multiple rabbis, so I believe the quotes to be real, especially since they confirm my findings from the Bible, using history and current events, which point to the same general time.   Several facts from the current Israeli elections match Kaduri’s predictions.  This is the first time in Israel’s history that an elected party could not form a coalition (61 seat majority) and a second election became necessary.  Now, the results of the 2nd election also have the parties deadlocked, where so far they cannot form a coalition.  The unprecedented situation seems to fulfill Kaduri’s prophecy perfectly.  In addition to the election deadlock, Shoshani’s prophecy correctly predicted that the candidates would be ‘two Benjamins’, which  miraculously came true: Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz.  Kaduri’s prophecy also predicted the correct ‘year’ and ‘time-of-year’ because all this is happening on the eve of 5780, as Rosh Hashanah is approaching, September 29/30.    I wouldn’t try to read too much into Kaduri’s prophecies and try to predict the exact day because some details are subject to interpretation.  However, if he was correct about the seemingly impossible election situation, the two Benjamins, the year and time-of-year, then it stands to reason that he could be right about the most important part: “The King Messiah already stands at the doorway.”  Personally, I still think the full moon that begins the Feast of Ingathering/Tabernacles (+/- a couple of days) is the best bet for Jesus’ return in the sky for the rapture.  I base that on the symbolism noted above, my interpretation of the middle of the 70th Seven’, as well as my interpretation of Daniel 11, which shows that the abomination is due, including current events involving Iran and their allies (final empire), which make the ‘armed uprising’ more likely.  In other words, the Bible and current events have led me to believe that Jesus’ return is imminent, possibly around the Feast of Ingathering, but it’s exciting to find that a Jewish mystic prophesied the same general time, long ago.  As always, I can’t guarantee anything, but it’s very exciting.