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of the Seven Thunders
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Further Study 1
The Seven Prophetic Times of Daniel
Please note: The seven events are not the seven times.
    1.  2300 days —The 2300 days is the umbrella for all the other times, and
both the times of Israel and the times of the Gentiles
fit within its boundaries.
The seventy weeks or 490 days is separated into three times:
    2.      49 days —The time allotted to the building of the wall.
    3.    434 days —The time allotted for Israel to prepare for Judgment
and the coming Messiah.
    4.        7 days —The valley of decision. The time allotted for Israel to accept
the Messiah as the Savior of mankind.
These last three overlap each other in time and events;
    5.  1260 days —The time allotted for the rule of the Papacy.
    6.  1290 days —The time allotted for preparation (30 days) for the rule of the Papacy.
    7.  1335 days —The time allotted for the saints to endure unto the end,
when they will be called blessed to witness and be a part
of the final events in the plan of redemption.

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P.S. —There is yet another time, larger than the 2300 days; the 2520 days or the seven times which is found in Lev 26:28-34 and Daniel 4. (Dan 4:16, 23, 25, 32; 7x12=84 x30=2520) The pioneers of the Adventist message included this time in their preaching from 1831 to 1843 and it can be seen on their first chart. The 2520 started in BC 677 with the captivity of Manasseh by Babylon and ended at the same ending date as the 2300 years in 1844.
      “Now I Nebuchadnezzar (ruler of Babylon) praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.” Dan 4:37. This prophecy may cover not only the ruler of Babylon, but the nation of Babylon as well. Rev 16:19. Maybe we should leave the door open for this time and its events to also be part of the repeated times and events of Daniel. Surely, the unrolling of the scroll will reveal much more than we now understand.

Further Study 2
What is the Transgression of Desolation?
      For that matter: What is the Abomination of Desolation?

This Further Study has the following sections:
Prayer is the Answer to Understanding Daniel
    Jesus, the Disciples, and the Last Generation
    What is the Transgression of Desolation?
    What is the Abomination of Desolation?
    What is the Desolation?

Prayer is the Answer to Understanding Daniel
      First, I would like to state that I believe this subject is very important, even vital in understanding what the book of Daniel (and Revelation) means to us as the last generation. It is paramount that we understand what the abomination is and its proper placement in the last-day events —events that take place both here on earth and in the Heavenly Sanctuary! So far as I know, very few are teaching that Daniel is to be
repeated as the last day events, specifically as a whole, with its interpretation coming from the already fulfilled events of prophetic history. We all come carrying our baggage of preconceived ideas, and many times, more often than not, these prejudices keep us from understanding God’s Truth. Because this subject may be new to you, I would urge and beg of you to pray for the Guidance of the Holy Spirit in this study. I understand that preconceived ideas, if Scripturally based, can be a wall of protection for us against error. But, please don’t let preconceived ideas, if they are not based in Scripture, stop you from studying this subject thoroughly.   —May God Bless!
      (I really want to write, and write, and write some more about this subject (and I will —later), but I must remember to keep it brief, especially as this is a Further Study page. My dilemma is to make sure I present this as clearly as I possibly can. Teaching 1) that the transgression and the abomination is a last-day Sunday law issue; 2) that it is a major player of events from beginning to end; and 3) that it is one of the basic truths found throughout the book of Daniel (and Revelation) is an extreme responsibility! With that in mind, we will be studying the transgression and abomination in much greater detail on other pages of this website; so for now, we will try to keep it brief.)

Jesus, the Disciples, and the Last Generation—
      The disciples asked Jesus three questions (
Matt 24:3), which he specifically answered as the abomination of desolation (Matt 24:15). Jesus placed this abomination in the future of His giving these warnings, and since the disciples asked these questions, it is to the disciples that He gave the answer. We know the disciples understood that Jesus was applying this abomination to their own time because Luke tells us, “when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.” Luke 21:20 They knew that the abomination was the Roman army; that the desolation was the destruction of the Temple; that it was fulfilled in 70 AD (Matt 23:38; 24:1, 2); and that this was a prophecy of Daniel which was being fulfilled at this time because the nation had rejected Christ as the Lamb of God. (John 1:29, 10)
      But, this prophecy is far more important than we realize. Jesus was also teaching that this prophecy has a more complete fulfillment of the abomination to the last generation. Both before (Matt 23:36) and after (Matt 24:33, 34) giving this sermon on the Mount of Olives, Jesus tells that there would be a generation which would not pass till all the signs would be fulfilled. All the signs were not fulfilled to the disciples’ generation. The last sign, which is Jesus coming in the clouds of glory, did not happened to the disciples’ generation. There is only one generation for whom all the signs can be fulfilled in their lives, and that is the generation which sees the last sign, Jesus’ Second Coming. That generation can ONLY be the last generation! Therefore the abomination of desolation has a special meaning and fulfillment to this last generation! (FS egw) What was a type for the disciples’ generation will be the antitype fulfillment for the last generation!
      It’s interesting that Jesus was quoting “the abomination of desolation” from the book of Daniel, chapters 11:31 and 12:11, with threads leading to 8:13, the transgression of desolation. Jesus was teaching the disciples that if they wanted the answer, or wanted more on the subject, they should study the book of Daniel. (And so should we study these prophecies to discover the meaning for our time!) But none of the three texts above could be used by the disciples to explain the destruction of Jerusalem’s Temple in 70 AD. Only Daniel 9:26, 27 can be used to explain the destruction of Jerusalem’s Temple in 70 AD. (And of course, the prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem’s Temple would have to be at the end of the 70 weeks-of-years, the 490 years allotted to the Jewish nation to get their house in order. The prophecy of Dan 9:24-27 shows this exact fulfillment.) So why then did Jesus quote from Daniel 11 and 12 where the “abomination of desolation” is associated with the other prophetic times of Daniel (1260, 1290, and 1335.), but not 70 AD. In fact, these prophecies linked with the “abomination of desolation” were hundreds of years in the future of the disciples’ time. There is no doubt in my mind that we have yet to fully understand the meaning of the events of Daniel, both in prophetic history and to be repeated in the near future.
      The transgression of desolation and the abomination of desolation are reoccurring subjects throughout the book of Daniel, in the stories and in the prophecies, from beginning to end. Both the transgression and abomination lead to desolation, —the same universal desolation! It is clear to see that the Strong’s/Hebrew meaning of transgression is not as harsh as the Strong’s/Hebrew meaning of the abomination, and because of association with the daily, the sanctuary, and the persecution of God’s saints (the host), the transgression (by time and meaning) progressively grows into the abomination, and this finds its end in desolation/destruction after Michael stands up. Dan 12:1. Then, and only then, will we see the complete fulfillment of Daniel 12:7, “when he [the Papacy] shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” (Interesting, the exact words Jesus used! Matt 23:36; 24:33, 34.)

What is the Transgressing of Desolation?—
      The First Thunder  The last great test will be over the Law of God which is an issue of worship. The day upon which we choose to worship, either Sunday or the seventh-day Sabbath, shows whose law we keep. (
Ex 20:8-11) The question that all must ask is; Who is the Creator? The Creator of man is Jesus (John 1:1-3), and at creation, a memorial was set up to honor the true Creator. One day out of seven is to be regarded by man as blessed and sanctified by the Creator, and no work is to be done on the seventh day of the week, the Lord’s Sabbath. (Gen 2:1-3; Lev 23:3; Mark 2:27, 28.) Man is to enter into a Sabbath rest, personally, with his Creator, seeking to know Jesus better. The Creator gave to man this day of worship so that they would not forget Who was their Creator and Redeemer (Re-Creator).  (Further Study: The Law of God (15 Bible Studies); The Bible Sabbath (14 Bible Studies).)
      Could it be that the book of Daniel foretells the progression of Sunday laws? Could it be that it tells of this last controversy in great detail? I answer, most assuredly, YES!!! The whole of the book of Daniel (and Revelation for that matter), tells in great detail the progression of forced Sunday worship upon all the peoples of the earth, and then Jesus comes to save His elect! On the other-hand, these same prophecies and stories tell of the victory of the saints; not only victory over the beast and his image, but gaining victory over sin through Jesus, receiving the seal of the living God, and the cleansing of the soul and Heavenly temple!
      “Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Dan 8:13, 14.
      The Hebrew word translated as transgression, pronounced peh'-shah, is found in Daniel 8:13 where we find the Strong’s/Hebrew number H6588, which means; a revolt (national, moral or religious).”  Isn’t this interesting? A Hebrew word, written more than 2500 years ago, has the exact translated English meaning and in every respect describes the first event of the seven thunders, —the United States National Sunday Law (Rev 13:14, 15). A National Sunday Law will be a revolt against God’s law; it will be a National Law of the United States; it will be a moral issue and it will be a test for every living person in America. And although this country was founded on the principle of separation of church and state, this law being religious in nature will be passed by the highest councils in the U.S. and the president. Church and state will from that point on have been joined together until the end of days and nothing can or will undo this law; it will only become progressively more severe. The fifth seal describes how severe? “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood. . . .”  Rev 6:9-11.

A revolt (national, moral or religious)  —H6588—  (See also page 42.)
      In the next few sections we will investigate the English translated meaning given in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
      A revolt—
            a national revolt
            a moral revolt
            a religious revolt
A Revolt—
      *** This Sunday image worship is a revolt against the God of Heaven as the Creator and against His seventh-day Sabbath worship! Scripture calls it a revolt, —an uprising, a rebellion, especially against God’s authority. Many will oppose and refuse to accept God’s law which says to “remember” the seventh-day Sabbath, and it is this rebellion which starts the final time of trouble. This revolt is a thread that can be traced throughout the entire period of the 2300 days (the longest time period of Daniel; Dan 8:13-14) and its associated times; the seventy weeks allotted to the church (490 days; Dan 9:24-27); and the wilderness times of the 1260, 1290, and 1335 days. (Dan 7:25; 11:31; 12:7, 11, 12.) (See also Eze 20:13; Rev 12:6, 14; 17:3.) The prophecy states that (almost all) the whole world will worship or go along with this Sunday image (Rev 13:15-17) and will persecute the few who dare to be a Daniel and keep the law of God and its sealing (sanctifying) sign, —the seventh-day Sabbath. Eze 20:12 (This alone shows that the few have the truth; not the many! It has always been this way.)
A National Revolt—
      *** Sunday image worship will become a national revolt against God’s law. It may be that individual states in the U.S. will enact laws or enforce laws now on the books (Blue Laws) before a national act. Whatever the case with the individual states, what we understand from the prophetic writings is that it’s not just a small act, but a National act of law. It is the peh'-sah, the first and beginning of transgressions which leads not only the United States down a one-way road to destruction, but leads by progression from a transgression to an abomination, a world-wide law enforcing Sunday image worship. It does not matter how many other countries pass National Sunday Laws (before the U.S.), although these laws may be harsh (even to death), it is only the law that is nationally passed by the beast with “two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon” of Revelation 13:11 that prophecy acknowledges as the transgression leading to the abomination of desolation. It is an affront* and a revolt to God because the United States claims to worship the Christian God; they call themselves a Christian “nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” (Pledge of Allegiance; 1954.) (* Affront: To insult intentionally, especially openly. To transgress; Violate or offend law; To cause to sin.)
      National revolt, these are mighty strong words! Does not the greatest nation on earth, the United States, claim to be “one nation under God” —a Christian nation? Yet, men have become bold in transgression and transgression is sin.
      It might be well for us to understand that the transgression of desolation is a phrase whose meaning we should look at from God’s point of view. The seventh day of the fourth commandment is God’s memorial, testifying of His creative power in making the world in six days and resting on the seventh day. But most Christians teach and accept that God’s law was abolished at the cross, thus it is perceived that it is not necessary to keep God’s memorial, the seventh-day Sabbath. Man may choose to say or believe anything about the law of God which is contrary to keeping God’s law. But the fact still remains; transgression of the law of God is sin.
      From a human standpoint, living in the U.S., on the surface the Sunday Law won’t appear to be anything other than a law for the health and welfare of the people and nation. A number of disasters will happen within a short period (not only in the U.S.), which will make people conclude that there will be no recovery, —unless there is an immediate return to God. (Return to God implies that these disasters are the result of judgments from an angry God.) Its proponents will claim that a Nation-wide Sunday Law will help the economy revive and give stability to the nation. A great call for revival and reformation will come from the Christian churches, and of course, what better way is there than to worship God on a universal day of rest, —Sunday. But, this law will be nothing short of a revolt against God’s law!
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P.S.—  Although we can with certainty trace the prophecies of Daniel 8 through the centuries starting with the ram and the goat as interpreted Medo-Persia and Greece (vrs 20-21); we must take note that the prophecy angel comes to Daniel and leaves no guessing as to its final and complete fulfillment. “He said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.” Dan 8:19 Please note that we are still in the chapter of the transgression of desolation (vrs 13), and only a few verses further we are told that the desolation is “the last end of the indignation” and that its end is “at the time appointed.” (vrs 19) Of course it is at an appointed time, for the desolation or the last end of the indignation will be at the end of the 2300 days (vrs 14). In fact, it’s the time appointed —it’s the mo'ed, which explains in great detail the last acts in the plan of redemption!  (See H4150) (Dan 12:9, 10)  (FS; see GC 426.1 and EW 54-56. —These pages cannot be placed within the framework of the fulfillment of the historical type.)
A Moral Revolt—
      *** Sunday image worship will become a moral revolt against God. The very phrase transgression of desolation tells a story of sin. Throughout the Bible transgression is the breaking of the moral law of God. Transgression is sin, and the result of sin is destruction. Therefore the definition of this image worship day, Sunday, is sin and its result will be desolation. Sunday is not God’s created day of worship; nor is it recorded in the Bible that He changed the day of worship for any other day! For God to change His day of worship, He would have to change His Law, and God does not change. “For I am the Lord, I change not.” (Mal. 3:6) “The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.” (Ps 111:7, 8)
      There will soon be a great change in peoples lives, but the return will not be to God’s law, —but to man’s law. It will be taught that there was and is a change from the seventh-day Sabbath worship to Sunday worship. (There is no Scriptural proof of a change to Sunday, but that is what will be taught, and even now it’s what is believed by most Christians.)
      For all practical purposes, the seventh-day Sabbath will appear to be forgotten. That’s why God placed the word “remember” as the first word of the fourth commandment. God in His foreknowledge, saw that the Sabbath of creation would be forgotten in the last days and trodden under foot,  —cast down, stamped upon, taken away, trodden under foot (Dan 7:25; 8:10-13) —“and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” Dan 12:7.
        8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
        9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
      10 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
      11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.  (Ex 20:8-11.)
A Religious Revolt—
      *** Sunday image worship will become a religious revolt against God. Moral issues are not usually considered religious in nature by the United States Governing powers. This will certainly be the case when Sunday is presented to the U.S. government as the only way to revive the nation. The enactment of the first phase of a National Sunday Law will most likely not be considered religious and will be passed for the health and welfare of the nation. In reality, it does not matter what steps are taken to make it look on the surface that it is NOT religious; —it will be a religious issue. The religious part of the Sunday rest day will become clearer as time progresses. At first the Sunday law will be a voluntary rest day, a cease to work day (possibly with no or limited penalties). The religious nature will show itself, when after a time, the Sunday law will become a worship issue and the penalties will get more severe.
      The National Sunday Law is the beginning of the last great test and starts the last great Day of Judgment when God’s Law is brought forth from its hiding place to be the standard of judgment. (Rev 11:1, 19.) With the test now made law, the judgment of the living starts, and that judgment in a very specific fulfillment, will be left up to the individual by their own choice. This is exactly why the test is necessary! Who will we worship? (Dan 3:1, 17-18.) At first, this last great test for the last generation will be perceived by many as benign, even considered as not worthy of notice. The groups, the movements, the churches, and almost all politicians will not perceive what they are about to pass into law as harmful to the citizens of the U.S. They will espouse with great enthusiasm that enforced State laws, and then National Sunday Laws, will need to be passed and enforced with great speed for the saving of the Nation. But the book of Daniel (and Revelation) states that when this law is passed in the United States, it will usher in events which will not only lead the U.S., but the whole world down a one-way road to destruction. (Matt 24:15-22; Rev 13 all.) Jesus says, “Behold, I have told you before.” (Vrs. 25.)
Very few will understand that Sunday laws are religious in nature,
and are from and for the worship of the god of this world!
Sunday worship and Sunday laws are not from the God of Heaven
who gave the Ten Commandments to man on Mount Sinai
and recorded them in Exodus 20!
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried;
but the wicked shall do wickedly:
and none of the wicked shall understand;
but the wise shall understand.
Dan 12:10.
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries:
but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
And they that understand among the people shall instruct many.
Dan 11:32, 33.

In the state where I live, there are a number of Sunday Blue Laws on the books; some enforced, some not. Idaho Law number 17-2502 says,
“The first day of the week,
commonly called Sunday,
is hereby set apart as a day of public rest.”

Idaho Code, 1932;
American State Papers on Freedom in Religion, 3rd Ed.,
page 459, compiled by William Addison Blakely

USA Supreme Court

The Supreme Court declares that Sunday laws
are economical and not religious,
and are therefore legally constitutional.

      Sunday laws are an establishment of religion for those who worship on Sunday, and they are against those who may or may not keep another day holy. Sunday laws are a restriction of the free exercise of freedom of religion and a denial of equal protection, and they are an infringement of personal religious or non-religious belief.
      The National Sunday Law will be a dramatic event for many reasons to many people (both Christian and non-Christian), but it will not be the only event that starts the 2300 days. All the other times and their events have their fulfillment in the last great day of redemption, —within the framework of the 2300 evenings/mornings.

What is the Abomination of Desolation?—
      The Fourth & Fifth Thunder  When Jesus warned the disciples of the destruction of the Temple He quoted the book of Daniel. He told the disciples, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand.)”
Matthew 24:15.  (Note Thunders 4 & 5 on the bottom half of the Mirror Chart.)
The two places we find the words abomination of desolation in Daniel says,
      “For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.” Dan 11:30, 31.
      “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.” Dan 12:11.
      The daily, the covenant, the sanctuary, and the host are associated with both the transgression in Dan 8:13 and the abomination of Dan 11:31 & 12:11. The prophetic picture we see concerning the issue of Sunday laws is that they become more severe, intense, and injurious toward the saints (the host) as the times and events of Daniel are fulfilled as last-day events. The Strong’s Hebrew number H8251 for abomination reflects this meaning.
      *** Whereas the transgression of Daniel 8 (the 1st Thunder)  —is a U.S.A. National Sunday Law—  and has the meaning of a revolt against God’s law;
      *** The abomination of Daniel 11 & 12 (the 4th & 5th Thunders) is still the same issue  —but is now standing before the whole world as a universal law—  and talks boastfully of standing in the holy place of God (Matt 24:15), and is described as a disgustingly filthy idolatrous idol.
      This is exactly what is described by John, “saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast,” “and he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak [make laws], and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed” (Rev 13:14, 15) The last great test is over who will worship the beast by bowing down to its Sunday image. The choice for many will be simple. Those who worship on Sunday will be allowed to buy and sell what they need to stay alive. Penalties will continue to become more demanding until homes and land are taken away. Finally, showing what hate can do, there will be a great deal of martyrdom during the second rule of the Papacy, so much so that the saints cry out (figuratively), “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” Rev 6:10 “Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth,” “For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Rev 8:13; 6:17. “Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Rev 7:3.
      The Hebrew word for abomination, shik-koots', shows the unyielding force used to secure worship from “all (“on the earth”), both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads” (Rev 13:16, 12, 13) We need make no mistake about this Sunday law controversy; it will become a test for the whole world. That is why the event that starts the 2300 days is a transgression, a U.S. National Law, and as time and events progress further into the great Day of Judgment (Rev 11:1, 2) for the church and the world, these laws will grow progressively into the abomination, a universal (New World Order) Sunday law, fulfilling prophecy by setting up the Papacy at the beginning of the 1290 and 1260 days for the second and final time.
      The transgression and abomination of Daniel  —Sunday versus seventh-day Sabbath issue—  answers our question, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Matt 24:3. Jesus explains in Matthew 24 that these laws will come with such speed that a person should not go back for the coat laid down in the heat of the day. Judgment will fall so fast, that people will not have time to move their belongings out of the cities! (Matt 24:16-18) Jesus goes on to say that those days will be so filled with judgments and persecution, that a mother will find it impossible to raise her child (outside of God’s direct protection and guidance)(Matt 24:19). Jesus says the Sabbath will be the issue and that even in our flight we are to keep His Sabbath holy! (Matt 24:20) It is also written that the abomination is the cause for the great tribulation (Matt 24:21) and that the abomination is set-up at the beginning of the great tribulation periods: the 1260, the 1290, and the 1335 days. (This would be a reference by Jesus to Daniel 12:6-7, 11-12 and the prophetic history type shows that this was the time of Papal supremacy during the Dark Ages.)
      These times and events also include the repeated prophecies of Revelation 11; the burning in the streets “of the earth” the “two witnesses” (Rev 11:3), —the Old and New Testament, but more specifically the two witnesses are “two prophets” (Rev 11:10), —the books of Daniel and Revelation which “shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” Rev 11:3  (Daniel and Revelation are the only two prophetic witnesses of the 1260 days.)
All these events will be repeated specifically as last day events!

The Times of Daniel 12 and the Abomination—
      1260 days “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”
Dan 12:7  (See also Dan 7:25; and in Rev 12:14; 12:6; 11:2, 3; 13:5.)
      1290 days “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the [holy] covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries.” Dan 11:30-32. “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.” Dan 12:11.
      1335 days “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” Dan 12:12, 13.
      490 daysThis section is on the times of Daniel 12, but there is one more commentary by Daniel on these abominations which is found in Daniel 9:24-27, and seriously concerns the last generation of saints. Yes, there is no doubt that these events are inclusive of the seventy weeks, the spotlight being on the event in the midst of the last week. But if we look closely at these verses we find that their events are part of the whole abomination issue. God’s side of the issue is shown in the seven-fold covenant made with His people. Dan 9:24. This covenant is directly and indirectly explained throughout the entire book of Daniel. Dan 9:3-21; 11:28, 30, 32. Daniel is very concerned about this covenant and we see him praying for his people that they will accept God’s covenant provisions. Daniel points out that the issues of the seventy weeks are an extension of the transgression/abomination issue mentioned in the other parts of “the vision and prophecy.” Dan 9:24. Daniel continues explaining this desolating problem stating that “for the overspreading of abominations he [the destroyer of the city and the sanctuary; vrs 26] shall make it desolate, even until the consummation [Strong’s H3617: a completion; complete destruction; utterly to consume], and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” This prophecy extends further than the immediate judgment concerning the seventy weeks allotted to the church, and points out that this abomination issue will continue to spread and grow until the completion of the judgments [Judgment; Dan 7:9-10, 13], —to the desolation of the earth.
      There was not a full and complete fulfillment of these prophecies (Matthew 24 and Daniel 7-12), either for the disciples or during the Dark Ages. (FS egw) The disciples’ fulfillment in 70 AD is completely removed from the abomination of Dan 11:31 and 12:11-13 which was fulfilled in the Dark Ages. BUT, these events are not removed from each other when the same events of Daniel are repeated within a short time period for the last generation. It is then that the antitype will have its “more complete fulfillment”. This is exactly why we see a progression from the transgression of Dan 8:13 to the full-blown abomination of Dan 11:31 (and its time, 1290 days, in Dan 12:11).
      But, it is not all gloom and doom. There will be many hundreds of thousands, even millions, who during the final events will make their decision to worship their Creator and Re-Creator. For the first time in their lives they will honor their Saviour by keeping holy His seventh-day Sabbath. They will also receive the promised covenant rainbow which is around their Master's head (Dan 9:24, 27; Rev 10:1) and some will give up their lives (Rev 6:9-11). It is only the 144,000 (Rev 7; 3:7-13; 14:1-4) that continue to live after Michael stands up (Dan 12:1), through the seven last plagues (Rev 16), when “the great river Euphrates” dries up announcing the coming of Jesus with the clouds of angels. Dan 10:4; 12:5; Rev 16:12; 1:7.  (FS egw)

What is the Desolation?—
      The world will be so deceived by the events of the anti-Christ that they won’t even see the end coming. The definition of the Strong’s Hebrew word [
H8074] carries with it the meaning: To stun; grow numb; devastate; stupefy. Jesus, still teaching the disciples, taught that “as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matt 24:37-39.  (FS egw)
And the great city was divided into three parts,
and the cities of the nations fell:
and great Babylon came in remembrance before God,
to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

Revelation 16:19, 20
And [the merchants of the world] cast dust on their heads,
and cried, weeping and wailing, saying,
Alas, alas, that great city,
wherein were made rich all that had ships
in the sea by reason of her costliness!
for in one hour is she made desolate!

Revelation 18:19
      Knowledge is not wisdom, and in and of itself, —knowledge does not save! Some seek to know these prophecies that they might save themselves, and fail to understand the wisdom of the saving power of Christ who gave the prophecies. Knowing these prophecies alone, without having a personal relationship with their Author, will not save one’s soul. Belief in Jesus as the slain Lamb of God, —saves!
Rev 5:6, 9. Yet, on the other hand, prophecy is given to reveal Jesus and His saving plan of redemption. Rev 1:3. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge when guided by the Holy Spirit! Prov 9:10; James 3:17.
      Yes! The book of Daniel foretells in detail the formation of image worship in the United States of America (the transgression; Dan 8:13; Rev 13:14), and how it progressively develops into a world-wide universal Sunday law (the abomination; Dan 11:31; 12:11). Daniel shows that it is a destructive sequence of events, which is directed against God’s people (the host) and the Truth they teach from the Plan of redemption in the Heavenly Sanctuary. THIS IS THE LAST GREAT TEST! This test is designed to make the last generation, saint or sinner, choose Who he will worship! Seven warning trumpet judgments will get everyone’s attention! Rev 8:7–11:17.
All must make the decision, Who will the last generation worship?
      The choice is simple.  Will we pay homage to the god who set up the Sun–day as his worship day (the image and mark of the beast; Rev 13)?   OR   Will we worship the Creator who made the seventh-day Sabbath for us (Rev 4:11; 10:6; 14:7; 7:14)? God foresaw that after sin, we would need to receive His Sabbath’s sanctifying blessing (Gen 2:1-3; Ex 20:8-11; Lev 23), and thus receive the seal of His salvation. (Eze 20:12, 20; Rev 7:1-3; 9:4, 5.)

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
which keep the commandments of God,
and have the testimony of Jesus Christ

Revelation 12:17
“Here is the patience of the saints:
here are they that keep the commandments of God,
and the faith of Jesus

Revelation 14:12
“And I fell at his feet to worship him.
And he said unto me, See thou do it not:
I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren
that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God:
for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy

Revelation 19:10

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Transgression—  The following is from Strong’s/Hebrew Concordance.
H6588 pesha` (peh'-shah) n-m.
   1. a revolt (national, moral or religious)
[from H6586]
KJV: rebellion, sin, transgression, trespass.
Root(s): H6586
H6586 pasha` (paw-shah') v.
   1. to break away (from just authority), i.e. trespass, apostatize, quarrel
[a primitive root (identical with H6585 through the idea of expansion)]
KJV: offend, rebel, revolt, transgress(-ion, -or).
Root(s): H6585
H6585 pasa` (paw-sah') v.
   1. to stride (from spreading the legs), i.e. rush upon
[a primitive root]
KJV: go.

Abomination—  The following is from Strong’s/Hebrew Concordance.
H8251 shiqquwts (shik-koots') (or shiqquts {shik-koots'}) n-m.
   1. disgusting, i.e. filthy
   2. (especially) idolatrous
   3. (concretely) an idol
[from H8262]
KJV: abominable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing).
Root(s): H8262
H8262 shaqats (shaw-kats') v.
   1. to be filthy, i.e. (intensively) to loathe, pollute
[a primitive root]
KJV: abhor, make abominable, have in abomination, detest, X utterly.

Desolation(s); Desolate—  The following is from Strong’s/Hebrew Concordance.
H8074 shamem (shaw-mame') v.
   1. to stun (or intransitively, grow numb), i.e. devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense)
[a primitive root]
KJV: make amazed, be astonished, (be an) astonish(-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate(-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.
      “O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.” Dan 9:18.
      “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” Dan 9:26

Further Study 3
H4150— Time Appointed
H4150 mow`ed (mo-ade') (or moled {mo-ade'} or (feminine) moweadah (2Chronicles 8:13solemn feasts) n-m.
   1. (properly) an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season
   2. (specifically) a festival
   3. (conventionally) a year
   4. (by implication) an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose)
   5. (technically) the congregation
   6. (by extension) the place of meeting
   7. (also) a signal (as appointed beforehand)
[from H3259]
KJV: appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn(-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).
Root(s): H3259
H3259 ya`ad (yaw-ad') v.
   1. to fix upon (by agreement or appointment)
   2. (by implication) to meet (at a stated time)
   3. (of court) to summon
   4. to direct (in a certain quarter or position)
   5. (of marriage) to engage, betroth
[a primitive root]
KJV: agree, (make an) appoint(-ment,a time), assemble (selves), betroth, gather (selves, together), meet (together), set (a time).

Further Study 4
The Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation are to be Repeated
      There must be hundreds (even thousands) of prophecy teachers on the WWW who take the books of Daniel and Revelation and apply them to the near future as last-day events. With a lack of hermeneutic rules, and not drawing from the Master’s prophetic design, their interpretations are all different from one another. It cannot be any other way! It is the height of confusion, and its result discourages people from the study of the prophecies. “How can there be so many different views and interpretations” they say, and consequently they avoid the heart preparation needed for the last days. This is a very sad time in which we live; we have so much Light, but very little willingness to study and apply it to our lives. It is said, “Oh no, here’s another person pushing his interpretation,” and the words go in one ear and out the other.
      That is why I hold the word repeated, to a very specific meaning: To experience, reproduce, duplicate, or copy specifically from the original. When I use the sentence: Daniel and Revelation will be repeated, I am stating that prophetic history (the fulfilled prophecies of the past, i.e. the 2300 years) is to be used, as far as possible, in every possible detail, to explain the last-day repeating of the same prophecies. For this reason I, neither personally, nor on this website use the phrase “dual application” in referring to repeated prophecies. In my understanding of these words, dual application allows for the re-occurrence of a prophecy to take on the interpretation of the presenter. I believe this to be a disregard for prophetic hermeneutics. In other words: If God has truly designed that Daniel and Revelation (and other prophecies as well) are to be repeated (and I have NO doubt that they will), then He must be the interpreter of the repeated prophecy and not man. The few that I have seen who are teaching that prophecy is to be repeated have no template (God’s template) from which they are teaching, and in applying their own interpretations they go this way and that, assuredly different from their fellow teachers. Another thing which is lacking is the stability of a non-changing presentation (interpretation). Is this what God wants? Does not God provide a template which all may use in their understanding and teaching, and thus presenting a unified front to the enemy in these last days? YES!!! He provides a historical type from which we can safely and unitedly teach these prophecies!
      So, when I say repeat, I mean in the strictest meaning of the word;
To repeat in every possible detail, based on the template of God’s making, —the fulfilled prophetic times and events of history!
A favorite saying of mine is,
If prophetic history is going to be repeated;
then by all means, let it repeat!
      “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what the Lord has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.”  —LS 196 (1902).  {LDE 72.1}

Further Study 5
What Does Ellen White say about the Abomination of Desolation?—
(Emphsis supplied.)
The Last Generation!
      “Jesus, looking down to the last generation, saw the world involved in a deception similar to that which caused the destruction of Jerusalem. The great sin of the Jews was their rejection of Christ; the great sin of the Christian world would be their rejection of the law of God, the foundation of His government in heaven and earth.”  {
GC 22.2}
      “Jesus did not answer His disciples by taking up separately the destruction of Jerusalem and the great day of his coming. He mingled the description of these two events. Had He opened to His disciples future events as He beheld them, they would have been unable to endure the sight. In mercy to them He blended the description of the two great crises, leaving the disciples to study out the meaning for themselves [and leaving the last generation to study out the meaning for ourselves]. When He referred to the destruction of Jerusalem, His prophetic words reached beyond that event to the final conflagration in that day when the Lord shall rise out of His place to punish the world for their iniquity, when the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. This entire discourse was given, not for the disciples only, but for those who should live in the last scenes of this earth’s history.”  {DA 628.1}
A More Direct Application to the Last Days!
      “We need to stay our faith upon God, for there is just before us a time that will try men’s souls. Christ, upon the Mount of Olives, rehearsed the fearful judgments that were to precede His second coming: (
Matt. 24:6-8 quoted) While these prophecies received a partial fulfillment at the destruction of Jerusalem, they have a more direct application to the last days.”  {5T 753.1}
      “The Saviour’s prophecy concerning the visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have another fulfillment, of which that terrible desolation was but a faint shadow. In the fate of the chosen city we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected God’s mercy and trampled upon His law.”  {GC 36.2}
      “The ruin of Jerusalem was a symbol of the final ruin that shall overwhelm the world. The prophecies that received a partial fulfillment in the overthrow of Jerusalem have a more direct application to the last days. We are now standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. A crisis is before us, such as the world has never witnessed. And sweetly to us, as to the first disciples, comes the assurance that God’s kingdom ruleth over all. The program of coming events is in the hands of our Maker. The Majesty of heaven has the destiny of nations, as well as the concerns of His church, in His own charge.”  {MB 120.2-122t}
      “The future was mercifully veiled from the disciples. Had they at that time fully comprehended the two awful facts— the Redeemer’s sufferings and death, and the destruction of their city and temple— they would have been overwhelmed with horror. Christ presented before them an outline of the prominent events to take place before the close of time. His words were not then fully understood; but their meaning was to be unfolded as His people should need the instruction therein given. The prophecy which He uttered was twofold in its meaning; while foreshadowing the destruction of Jerusalem, it prefigured also the terrors of the last great day.”  {GC 25.2, 3} [Type—Antitype]
      “His word will bring as serious consequences upon God’s people today as did the same sin upon ancient Israel. There is a limit beyond which He will no longer delay His judgments. The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern Israel, that the corrections given through His chosen instruments cannot be disregarded with impunity.”  {4T 167.1}
What is there in Matthew 24 that decides the destiny of souls?
      “The twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew is presented to me again and again as something that is to be brought to the attention of all. We are today living in the time when the predictions of this chapter are fulfilling. Let our ministers and teachers explain these prophecies to those whom they instruct. Let them leave out of their discourses matters of minor consequence, and present the truths that will decide the destiny of souls.”  {GW 148.2}  (What test in Matthew 24 “will decide the destiny of souls?”)
The Abomination of Desolation is—
      “It is not time now for God’s people to be fixing their affections or laying up their treasure in the world. The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies [the abomination of desolation: Matt 24:15] was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath [the abomination of desolation: Matt 24:15] will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains . . . Every talent lent of God should be used to His glory in giving the warning to the world.”  {5T 464.3-465t} (1885)
      “By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation [the U.S.] will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near.
      “As the approach of the Roman armies [the abomination of desolation: Matt 24:15] was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy [the abomination of desolation: Matt 24:15] be a sign to us that the limit of God’s forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation’s iniquity is full, and that the angel of mercy is about to take her flight, never to return. The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress which prophets have described as the time of Jacob’s trouble. The cries of the faithful, persecuted ones ascend to heaven. And as the blood of Abel cried from the ground, there are voices also crying to God from martyrs’ graves, from the sepulchers of the sea, from mountain caverns, from convent vaults: “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” [
Rev 6:10, the fifth seal, is here placed in the future.]  {5T 451.1,2}
      “With rapid steps we are approaching this period. When Protestant churches shall unite with the secular power to sustain a false religion, for opposing which their ancestors endured the fiercest persecution, then will the papal sabbath be enforced by the combined authority of church and state [the abomination of desolation: Matt 24:15]. There will be a national apostasy, which will end only in national ruin.” —Manuscript 51, 1899.  {Ev 235.1}
Who will be blamed for the judgments?
      “As men depart further and further from God, Satan is permitted to have power over the children of disobedience. He hurls destruction among men. There is calamity by land and sea. Property and life are destroyed by fire and flood. Satan resolves to charge this upon those who refuse to bow to the idol which he has set up [the abomination of desolation: Matt 24:15; Dan 12:11]. His agents point to Seventh-day Adventists as the cause of the trouble. “These people stand out in defiance of law,” they say. “They desecrate Sunday. Were they compelled to obey the law for Sunday observance, there would be a cessation of these terrible judgments.”  {Mar 176.1} (1901)
How wide-spread will this abomination be?
      “. . . Foreign nations will follow the example of the United States. Though she leads out, yet the same crisis will come upon our people in all parts of the world.”  {6T 395.1}
      “. . . As America, the land of religious liberty, shall unite with the papacy in forcing the conscience and compelling men to honor the false sabbath, the people of every country on the globe will be led to follow her example.”  {6T 18.2}
      “The faith of individual members of the church will be tested as though there were not another person in the world.”  (MS 1a, 1890) {7BC 983.1}
The Earth Desolated!
“The Earth Desolated” is the title of this section in Early Writings.
      “My attention was again directed to the earth. The wicked had been destroyed, and their dead bodies were lying upon its surface. The wrath of God in the seven last plagues had been visited upon the inhabitants of the earth... After the saints had been delivered by the voice of God, the wicked multitude turned their rage upon one another. The earth seemed to be deluged with blood, and dead bodies were from one end of it to the other.
      “The earth looked like a desolate wilderness. . . Here is to be the home of Satan with his evil angels for a thousand years. Here he will be confined, to wander up and down over the broken surface of the earth and see the effects of his rebellion against God’s law. For a thousand years he can enjoy the fruit of the curse which he has caused.”  {EW 289.3-290.1}
      “After speaking of the end of the world, Jesus comes back to Jerusalem, the city then sitting in pride and arrogance, and saying, “I sit a queen, . . . and shall see no sorrow.” As His prophetic eye rested upon Jerusalem, He sees that as she was given up to destruction, [so] the world will be given up to its doom. The scenes that transpired at the destruction of Jerusalem will be repeated at the great and terrible day of the Lord, but in a more fearful manner.”  (MS 40, 1897) {5BC 1123.1}
      “Men will continue to erect expensive buildings, costing millions of money: special attention will be called to their architectural beauty, and the firmness and solidity with which they are constructed, but the Lord has instructed me that despite the unusual firmness and expensive display, these buildings will share the fate of the temple in Jerusalem. That magnificent structure fell. Angels of God were sent to do the work of destruction, so that one stone was not left one upon another that was not thrown down.”  (MS 35, 1906) {5BC 1098.7}
The time has come for Daniel to stand!
Dan. 12:9, 4, 10, 13 quoted.] The time has come for Daniel to stand in his lot. The time has come for the light given him to go to the world as never before. If those for whom the Lord has done so much will walk in the light, their knowledge of Christ and the prophecies relating to Him will be greatly increased as they near the close of this earth’s history.”  (MS 176, 1899) {4BC 1174.4}
      “The seven thunders . . . relate to future events which will be disclosed in their order. Daniel shall stand in his lot at the end of the days. John sees the little book [of Daniel] unsealed. Then [all of] Daniel’s prophecies have their proper place in the first, second, and third angels’ messages to be given to the world. The unsealing of the little book [of Daniel] was [and still is] the message in relation to time.”  {7BC 971.4}  (Emphsis supplied.)

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