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The 70 Weeks Prophecy and the 1335 DAYS

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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
1st 30 30 30 30
2nd 29 29 29 29
3rd 30 30 30 8
4th 29 29 29
5th 30 30 30
6th 29 29 29
7th 30 30 30 30
8th 29 29 29 29
9th 30 30 30 30
10th 29 29 29 29
11th 30 30 30 30
12th 29 29 29 29
13th 29
Totals 177 days 383 days 354 days 354 days 67 days 1335 days

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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.

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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.

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7 responses to “The 70 Weeks Prophecy and the 1335 DAYS

  1. Clayton

    January 18, 2016 at 19:46

    Blessings to you Eddie.

    I realize that both our theories have some assumptions to be made in order for it to work, so I do always agree with you that scripture must interpret itself when it comes to what the words mean. But as for prophecy, we only find out the details of the analogies after they have happened in history, so there will always be some speculation in regards to dis-ciphering any prophecies that haven’t come to pass. So that being said, due to our limited access of first hand witness, I will never know for certain if i am right or if you are about our theories until maybe the day we stand before the Lord. Only the Spirit will reveal to us as needed.

    In regards to Michael being God though, I do have to say i stand on a fence with this one. For three reasons. In Jude 1:9 it states “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” ….. why would God DARE not do anything? within the context of the sentence, It states that Michael would not dare to bring blaspheme against Satan. This makes me think that there is a sense of fear in Michael to not to do something. If Michael was in fact God, I do not think God would be afraid in any way shape or form. So from that point of view I see it as Michael being afraid to offend God, therefore Michael cannot be God himself.

    Secondly I also question the statement, “The Lord rebuke you.” Why would God speak in the 3rd person directly to Satan if Michael was indeed God?

    Thirdly, As i realize it is not contained within the Bible itself therefore it is a question of authenticity, the book of Enoch also does make mention of other Archangels.

    With regards to the comparisons of Revelation and Luke or even Daniel 12, There is no certainty of a definition that Jesus is Michael. I do believe that Jesus does indeed have angels at his beck and call, but perhaps Michael just so happens to be head Angel of Jesus army. For all we know these very truly could be descriptions of angels fighting and standing for Jesus in these different times. Again there is no absolute proof that Michael is Jesus, so in cases like this I tend to stand on the side of caution and not draw a definitive conclusion.

    However, as I was writing this something else did occur to me… We do not know the actual time frame of when Jude 1:9 happened. It also did occur to me that Jesus spoke in the third person all the time in regards to the father and the Lord during his ministry on earth. (I say this in the understanding that I believe Jesus is God and has always been God and merely refers to his God head when speaking about the Father or Lord). That being said, If Jude 1:9 happened during Jesus ministry on earth sometime, or possibly during the 40 days of temptation, and it was during this time that Jesus on earth wrestled with Satan and said the Lord rebuke you… I could see a possibility that Michael could be Jesus.

    Now that also being said, I tend to read this as a description of a spiritual realm occurrence, and not an earthly occurrence, but yet again that is only my point of view. We do not know the time frame so it is merely an assumption therefore i cannot make a clear conclusion.

    In all of that I stand on the fence with Michael being Jesus. I lean more to no, but in honesty, it actually doesn’t make a difference towards my Daniel dates if he is anyways.

    Ide just like to let you know i find your theories interesting and always appreciate a student of the Word.
    May God guide us always to His truth and mercy!
    Clayton

     
    • Eddie

      January 19, 2016 at 09:44

      Greetings Clayton and thank you again for your willingness to discuss the word of God, and for your kind remarks of encouragement.

      As far as interpreting prophecy is concerned, as I said previously, there are certain rules I follow as I try to support my point of view pertaining to prophecy. I don’t see how you can support from Scripture that Jesus is the ‘abomination of desolation.’ It seems to me that this opinion is simply made without support. You may believe however you wish, but finding support for your understanding in Scripture is another matter. I hope you see that.

      “In regards to Michael being God though, I do have to say i stand on a fence with this one. For three reasons. In Jude 1:9 it states “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” ….. why would God DARE not do anything?”

      The Scriptures show that the LORD (Jehovah God) uses the same terminology. Notice that in Zechariah 3:2 God uses the very same phrase found in Jude 1:9 – “And the LORD said unto Satan, ‘The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?’” Opinions we have that Michael cannot be God simply because he asks God to rebuke Satan is not really supportable in Scripture. God, himself, uses this same phrase.

      Secondly I also question the statement, “The Lord rebuke you.” Why would God speak in the 3rd person directly to Satan if Michael was indeed God?

      Again, this is not a supportable conclusion, if one’s authority is the Bible, because God in Zechariah 3:2 speaks of himself in the 3rd person and uses the same phrase found in Jude 1:9.

      Thirdly, As i realize it is not contained within the Bible itself therefore it is a question of authenticity, the book of Enoch also does make mention of other Archangels.

      As you say above the book of Enoch “is not contained within the Bible.” It may be inspired literature in the same way my pastor’s sermon is inspired. Inspiration alone does not mean what is said or written under the inspiration of God is totally correct. Those who wrote Scripture were inspired in a special and unique manner. God takes full responsibility for what is said and written. Jesus, himself, claimed that Scripture cannot be broken. So, this type of inspiration is unique, but inspired books and inspired sermons are not without errors. Jude quoted from Enoch what he knew was totally correct and supported his own argument that God’s people need to: “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints,” because “…certain men crept in unawares… ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ…”

      With regards to the comparisons of Revelation and Luke or even Daniel 12, There is no certainty of a definition that Jesus is Michael. I do believe that Jesus does indeed have angels at his beck and call, but perhaps Michael just so happens to be head Angel of Jesus army. For all we know these very truly could be descriptions of angels fighting and standing for Jesus in these different times. Again there is no absolute proof that Michael is Jesus, so in cases like this I tend to stand on the side of caution and not draw a definitive conclusion.

      Luke 10:18 claims Jesus beheld Satan fall from heaven. Revelation 12:7-9 claims that after a war Satan was cast our of heaven. How many times must Satan be cast out of heaven? Once? Twice? More? The Bible doesn’t mention any more than once, and Revelation 12:8 says that there was no place found in heaven for him ever again. Revelation claims a war was taking place when this occurred. The participants were Michael and his angels and Satan and his angels (Revelation 12:7). In Luke 10 Jesus sent out the Seventy disciples, and there seems to have been a conflict, because when they returned they rejoiced that the demons were subject onto their word (Luke 10:17). If Jesus and his messengers (same meaning as angels) were in a conflict, and Michael and his angels (same meaning as messengers) were in conflict, and during this time Satan was cast out of heaven (Luke 10:18; Revelation 12:9), this is strong evidence that Scripture is speaking of the same event. What more would you want Scripture to say?

      May the Lord bless you, Clayton, in your studies of his word

       
  2. Clayton

    January 9, 2016 at 09:35

    Greetings and Blessings to you Edward.
    As I read through your findings and understandings about the days spoken of in Daniel, I seem to agree with you on the 1260 days and 1290 days, that they both respectively refer to the time of Jesus ministry till his crucifixion, and then until the stoning of Stephen. As for your understanding of the 1335 days I am not so sure. I have a concern… Within the context of Daniel 12 it does not seem logical to me that the end of the 1335 days ends before the end of the 1290 days. Stephen obviously didn’t die until after Pentecost. Why would the prophecy jump backwards on itself? To me it reads logically that there are two successive timelines to look for the fulfillment of. My understanding is that another significant even would happen just 45 days after the death of Stephen. To me, within the context of Acts, that is the conversion of Saul, and the command from that point on that the Word would be given to the Gentiles through his ministry. As I understand it, the old covenant came to an official end at that point for the Jewish nation, yet officially marked the beginning of the New Covenant for all nations. It was the death of Stephen that pushed the Gospel to the World, and the ministry of Paul that helped it grow. This to me is the bigger blessing!! I do not disagree with you that the Holy Spirit is a great blessing, however it is not the Spirit that saves us, It is Faith! Therefore blessed are ALL who come into the New Covenant at the end of 1335 days! What are your thoughts?
    Thanks!
    Clayton

     
    • Eddie

      January 10, 2016 at 13:02

      Greetings, Clayton and thank you for reading by blog, and for sharing your point of view with me.

      My thoughts…

      Well, my study is certainly not written in stone, but it works according to what I read in the Bible. First of all, the way I came to this understanding was quite by accident. I was reading in Luke and it seemed to me that the first few chapters of Jesus’ ministry occurred during the fall festivals. At least the Sabbaths seem to line up this way. I decided to count the number of days between the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles to the Passover 3 1/2 years later when Jesus died. I was surprised to find it was exactly 1260 days. I wondered if the 1290 and 1335 days aligned up with important events as well. It seems to me that they do, but only in way I have it in my blog (i.e. if the Jewish Holy Days are used to determine their place). I tried to force the days onto other Holy Days or important times in the Jewish calendar, but nothing else worked. Of course, my method of interpretation may be wrong (I don’t believe it is), because, as I said, nothing is in stone–no “thus saith the Lord!” to show us that this or that is the definitive answer.

      If we align the 1260 days with the 1290 days it makes up the final 70th week in the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel. The 1335 days **must** by definition find its place somewhere within the boundary of that week, or show reason in Scripture that says it should go beyond that week of years. Therefore, I looked and found that, if Jesus began his ministry in Nazareth with the Spirit on him on the Feast of Trumpets, then 1335 days later the Spirit fell down upon his people on the Feast of Pentecost. That makes sense to me; the Spirit of God is significant in both situations, just as Jesus giving the sign that he was the Messiah would be that he would be in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights. It pointed to his death at the beginning of the 1260 days and ended in his crucifixion at the end of that time. The 1290 days, likewise, begins on a significant day in the Jewish calendar and ends on another significant day. At Jesus Resurrection to a point 3 1/2 years later (1290 days) one ends on the Day of Atonement. By killing Stephan the high priest set himself up as authority instead of Jesus, the High Priest. This is the Abomination that brought desolation upon the Jewish nation and the Temple, not the ‘killing of Stephen’ per se, but but the national rejection of Stephen’s testimony that Jesus is Lord (Messiah).

      This is how the days fit into the Jewish Calendar. If you or anyone else are able to show differently, by all means believe what you think the Lord has spoken to you. Nevertheless, I don’t see the conversion of Saul / Paul as the thing to which the 1335 days point. Moreover, I understand the giving of the Holy Spirit as the point of salvation. It is Christ in us that is our hope of glory, and he dwells in us through the Holy Spirit, and it is in this very thing that we place our faith. Christ in us is the earnest or down payment of our inheritance (Ephesians 1:14).

      Anyway those are ‘my thoughts’ but you have a great day, and may the Lord bless you in all you do.

      Eddie

       
      • Clayton

        January 11, 2016 at 23:56

        Blessings Eddie!

        I appreciate the time for your response. The way that I understand it is somewhat different. I actually believe that Jesus himself is the Abomination of Desolation mentioned in Daniel 12:11. I base this on Daniel 9:27 “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.”……. This is talking about Jesus and notice It says that HE shall make the abominations desolate. This took me a while to fully understand but i realized that Jesus was the one who was causing the abominations of the Jewish people to cease by his own sacrifice.

        Then if we also compare it with Daniel 12:11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”…. ….It says here that From the time the sacrifice AND the abomination are set up there will be 1290 days. I do not see them being separate timelines, the abomination being setup marks the beginning of the 1290 days, not the end of the 1290 days…. The 1260 days ended with Jesus Crucifixion, but marked the beginning of the 1290 days. Stephens death marked the end of 1290 days.

        However the one that tied it together for me is in Daniel 12:7 “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”……… Notice it says AFTER he has scattered the power of the holy people. This is not a definitive timeline necessarily included within the 70 weeks. I think that is why God specifically gives us the two numbers of days 1290 and 1335. The scattering marked two occasions in my opinion, the death of Stephen caused the disciples to scatter and it marked the hand over of the power of God from the Jewish nation to the Gentiles with Pauls conversion. The 70 weeks are still fulfilled regardless of the extra 45 days.

        I do not necessarily disagree with your view that these days might fall on feast days, yet I think its to forced to require that. That said, I also don’t definitively say mine is concrete and I am always open to further insight as the Lord guides me, so any thoughts are always appreciated.

        Blessings and may the Lord be with you!
        Clayton

         
        • Eddie

          January 12, 2016 at 09:44

          Greetings Clayton, and thanks again for reading and for your comment.

          “I do not necessarily disagree with your view that these days might fall on feast days, yet I think its to forced to require that. That said, I also don’t definitively say mine is concrete and I am always open to further insight as the Lord guides me, so any thoughts are always appreciated.”

          This is how I interpret Scripture. First, I agree with Jesus that nothing in Scripture is able to contradict another Scripture (John 10:35). That puts limits upon what I am able to truthfully say about what is in the Bible. Secondly, I compare Scripture with Scripture, as much as that can be done (1Corinthians 2:13). Once I begin comparing Scripture with itself, that puts further limits upon what I am truthfully able to interpret from what I read. In other words, more emphasis is placed upon the Scripture explaining itself than upon me coming up with an explanation on my own. Finally, I agree with Peter that no Scripture was written so that I could simply give my own opinion on in order to define the truth therein (2Peter 1:20). This actually takes away from me a cart blanch attitude to offer my opinion about the Scripture. A great emphasis is placed upon finding out what the Scriptures say about themselves. Anyway, that’s the rule of interpretation I find in the Bible, and I try to live by it. So, what seems ‘forced’ to you is probably the limitations I have placed upon myself in order to see what the Scriptures are telling me.

          “The way that I understand it is somewhat different. I actually believe that Jesus himself is the Abomination of Desolation mentioned in Daniel 12:11. I base this on Daniel 9:27 “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 don’t believe Jesus could be described in Scripture as an abomination. Thayer defines the Greek word (G946) as “a foul thing, a detestable thing” or secondly as “idols and things pertaining to idolatry.” I don’t see how one could understand Jesus in this manner; the Bible doesn’t seem to give one room to do that. But, let’s consider Daniel 9:27 upon which you base your assumption. We both agree that the “he” in Daniel 9:27 refers to the “Messiah” or “Anointed One” in verse-26. So, it is the Messiah who confirms the covenant for one week or the 70th week of the Seventy Weeks Prophecy. We agree so far. In the middle of the week (i.e. 3 ½ years into the 70th week) “he” i.e. the Messiah shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease. What does this mean? I am told that the Hebrew is somewhat obscure or vague. One could draw out several different interpretations at this point. The Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint, offers this explanation: “and in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away…” (Brenton LXX). This seems to say that the Messiah is God’s Sacrifice and Drink Offering, and it is taken away—picturing the crucifixion. I presume we can both agree to this.

          Finally, we come to: “and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”…” It seems to me that “he” (the Messiah) makes “it” (the Temple) desolate **because of** the ‘overspreading of abominations.’ How can the Messiah be the ‘abomination’ for which he judges the Temple? Notice how the Septuagint translates this portion into Greek: “and on the temple shall be the abomination of desolations; and at the end of time an end shall be put to the desolation” (Brenton –LXX).

          “However the one that tied it together for me is in Daniel 12:7 “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”…”

          I believe you are looking for meaning without using the context. What the angel swears in Daniel 12:7 is in response to a question in verse-6. “What shall be the end of these wonders?” What wonders was this angel asking about? I believe it has to do with:

          “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” (Daniel 12:1)

          I believe a comparison of Revelation 12:7-9 with Luke 10:17-20 shows that Michael and Jesus are the same Being. I am not saying Jesus is an angelic being, but I am saying Michael (Jesus before he took flesh) is God and is the Arch-angel—or Lord of the Angels. The Bible reveals only one Archangel. And, I believe it shows him as the Lord of angelic beings in heaven. He is God who later became flesh (Jesus). That said, what is the **power** of the holy people? Is it not Michael/Jesus who stands for them? If this is logically correct so far, then scattering the “power” of the holy people would be something like killing Jesus—the crucifixion. Strong defines the Hebrew word (H5310) as: “to dash to pieces, or scatter: – be beaten in sunder, break (in pieces), broken, dash (in pieces), cause to be discharged, dispersed, be overspread, scatter.”

          If my understanding is correct so far, then the angelic reply in Daniel 12:7 says that it will be “for a time, times and a half of time” (1260 days). The 1260 days has to do with Jesus’ public ministry. But, ‘after’ this time – i.e. after “the time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time” (Daniel 12:1) – “all these things shall be finished” (verse-7) or “thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book” (verse-1).

          I really cannot think of a time in history or imagine a time in the future that could challenge the importance of putting to death one’s own Creator. Everything else fades away in the presence of this event. Anyway, these are my thoughts.

          Have a great day, and my the Lord bless you, Clayton, in your studies of his word.

           

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