As I mentioned in an earlier post the 1335 days of Daniel tie the ministries of Jesus and the Apostles together. Daniel 12:12 mentions the mysterious period of 1335 days, that those who wait until the days are concluded will be blessed! I believe the key to understanding all these mysterious periods is fitting them into the Jewish Holy Day Festivals mentioned in Leviticus 23. A clue to determining the meaning of this particular period of the 1335 days is in the fact that he who waits until it is over is blessed. I don’t believe mankind could have ever been more blessed than on Pentecost Day 31 AD, when the Holy Spirit fell down upon the disciples of Jesus, and God began making his abode with men (Acts 2:1-4).
If this understanding is correct, then the end of this period would be Pentecost, 31 AD, and all we need to do is count back 1335 days to test the theory. If the 1335 days begin on a significant day having to do with the Jewish annual festivals, and the beginning of the period defines the end or Pentecost Day, then there is no reason to say this isn’t by design. Does anyone who trusts the Scriptures are inspired by God believe there are any coincidences in his word?
If we count 1335 days back from Pentecost 31 AD, we would arrive at the Feast of Trumpets, the first day of the seventh month, 27 AD. This was the very day that Jesus was in Nazareth reading from the Scriptures in the local synagogue. He began to say “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…” and announced that this Scripture from Isaiah was fulfilled on that very day. Below is a graph of how this would appear.
|Month||27 AD||28 AD||29 AD||30 AD||31 AD||Total|
|Totals||177 days||383 days||354 days||354 days||67 days||1335 days|
The Jewish calendar follows the moon instead of the sun and contains 354 days. An intercalary month is added in certain years to keep the Holy Days, like the Passover in its correct season (spring). When this occurred they added a 13th month to keep the 1st month in its proper season. An intercalary month can be added 3 times within a 7 year cycle and contains either 29 or 30 days, figured, as the regular month cycle—if one month contains 30 days then the next month following would contain 29 days; so too the intercalary months.
The 1335 days began with the Lord saying in Nazareth, “the Spirit of the LORD is upon me…” on the first day of the seventh month (Feast of Trumpets), 27 AD. He was offering himself as the Jews’ Messiah, but they rejected him. The 1335 days ended with the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples of Jesus on the 8th day of the 3rd month (Pentecost) 31 AD. The mission of these “believers” who later became known as Christians is to continually offer Jesus as the Messiah (Christ) to both the Jews and the whole world. Jesus is the Savior of all.
Just as the Spirit was upon Jesus as he began his public ministry in Nazareth in 27 AD (Luke 4:16-21), so too, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples of Jesus the Feast of Pentecost in 31 AD, as the apostles embarked on their ministry commanded by the Lord. On the Feast of Trumpets Jesus offered himself as the Messiah to his friends and neighbors, but he was rejected. They even tried to kill him, but from Pentecost and onward the Church of God has preached Jesus as Christ or Messiah first to the Jewish nation and then to the whole world through the power of the Holy Spirit.
No other use of the 1260 days (found HERE), 1290 days (found HERE) or the 1335 days seems acceptable, if we use only Scripture to determine their purpose. Using them for any other purpose, viz. a future world dictator, would seem to be anti-climatic. They do not figure out any other way when using these Holy Days given by God. That seems significant. However, if this study is believed, it places great boundaries upon what is thought about prophecy in our day. For example, if the 1260 days and the 1290 days together equal the seventieth week of the Seventy Weeks Prophecy, then that week must also be the subject of consideration in Revelation 12 as well, which means that Satan was cast to the earth during the ministry of Christ and at that time, i.e. when Christ rose from the dead, the one we call Satan knew he had only a little time left (Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:18). If we insist upon believing that Satan is not cast down, we either imagine the Scriptures are not true, or, after being cast down, the one called Satan was later permitted back into heaven. What a ridiculous thought! Why would God give up ground that he had gained in battle?
May our heavenly Father open our eyes to see what men have done to his word and give us the courage to believe what the Scriptures clearly say.