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The 2300 Literal Days

This study is from the
bottom-half of the Mirror Chart.


 
Please note:  It is very important in this
portion of the study to understand that the
bottom-half of the Mirror Chart is covering the
events and times of the literal 2300 days,
i.e. during the fulfillment of the last-day events,
ending with the cleansing of forgiven sin
in the Heavenly Sanctuary by our High Priest —Christ.


A Note from the Author:
      I believe this page to be one of the most important pages of the website. Please slow down, take a deep breath, and take time to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit of Christ, and then read and study this entire page (and associated FS Further Study pages); for without a complete understanding of this page, it may be hard or impossible to understand very much of the lower-half of the Mirror Chart. If you’re in a hurry, please come back when you have more time.
May God Bless!!!    


Index to this page.
    Why 2300 days?
    The Exact Measurement of Time
           Exact Measurement of Time Chart
    The Feasts Alive and Well, —Today!
    Why are the Bridesmaids Asleep?
    What is the Crux of the Matter?
    Inseparably Linked Together
    —The Rest of the Story!
    Satan’s Counterfeit Plan
    Living by His Daily
    We have but just begun!
 
    —Further Study
 
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      A question that has come to me many times a year, for 43 years (1971), while studying the prophecies of Daniel (and Revelation) is—


 
Why not 2200; or 2500?
Even 2520 would make some sense,
i.e. seven prophetic years.

 
But why twenty-three hundred days?
(Of course, we are referring to the prophecy of Daniel 8:14.)

      I have also asked this same question about the other timelines of Daniel and Revelation, i.e. the 490, 49, 7, 1260, 1290, 1335, ten days, five months, etc. I understood these timelines to be associated with the plan of Redemption, but why these specific lengths of time? Knowing what I knew about Bible prophecy, I assumed (and rightly so) that these timelines, their placement in relation to each other, and their events are Divinely ordained, but the question was still there —why these specific lengths of time?

The answer came recently,
only after I became well acquainted
with the Feast Days of the Lord;
—for I learned that the 2300 day prophecy
is based on the calendar of the Lord!

 
This explanation opened my eyes to the Great God we serve, and
what He has planned as the little open book is read
by Jesus, the Mighty Angel!
I did not expect what I found, but as I studied,
it made complete spiritual sense!

 
2300 literal days FS-1  is the exact measurement of time
between the Spring Feasts
(Passover, First Fruits, Unleavened Bread, and Pentecost),
in the first year of the Judgment of the Living,
and the Fall Feasts
(Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles)
in the seventh year when the Heavenly Sanctuary is cleansed
and our King comes to take us home.

 

 
Although I can’t explain every detail;
I also believe that all other prophetic times of Daniel (and Revelation)
can and will be explained by their relationships to each other
and their related events,  —the Feasts of the Lord!
They will fit perfectly together to complete
the vision, the prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy!

 
This is why ‘that certain saint,’ Jesus, is called Pal-mo-nee',
—the Great Numberer.

Dan 8:13, ‘certain saint,’ H6422; numberer or revealer of secrets,
a wonderful revealer, Isa 9:6, Poole.

 

 
Why should anything else need to be said!
This Truth should drive each of us to deep personal study!

      Could it be that Jesus —who is seen walking upon the river of time (Dan 8:16)— places in the last events of earth’s history the appointed times of Leviticus 23 as the beginning and ending events in the timelines of Daniel?   YES!  For within these appointed times Jesus teaches from the illustrations of the Feasts the path of redemption for the last generation. “God will use ways and means by which it will be seen that He is taking the reins in His own hands. The workers will be surprised by the simple means that He will use to bring about and perfect His work of righteousness.”  {TM 299.2}

1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise [AWAKE!], and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
Revelation 11:1, 2

      In the previous chapter, Revelation 10, we see the Mighty Angel with a covenant and the book of chapter 5 is now open. (In fact, it is because of the Covenant that the book is unsealed, opened, and read!) The little open book of Revelation 10:2, sounding like seven thunders, has it’s explanation in the book of Daniel (Dan 12:4, verse 9, verse 13) —the repeated prophecies of Daniel fulfilled as last day events (the seven thunders)— which is given to a living generation, the last generation and it is the Mighty Angel’s commission that they should eat the prophetic book (it becomes a part of their lives) and “Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” Verse 11. (Jesus also taught that all the prophecies of Daniel would be fulfilled to the last generation in Matthew 24! Matt 23:36; Matt 24:15; Matt 24:34.)
      What we have here in Revelation 11 is what and how the church (represented by John) is to use the repeated prophecies of Daniel as it concerns their salvation. (Many may lose a great blessing in not realizing that Revelation chapters 10 and 11 belong together, showing a complete vision, —and explanation.)
      (1) Measure What:  The last generation are to be seriously concerned with measuring (FS-18) the temple of God, the altar, and them that worship in the temple. There is no doubt that when people (those that worship) are measured it is referring to a judgment of those people. So in context, we would see that measuring and judgment has come to the temple of God and to the people of God. But the measuring is more than judgment, for we see that the whole temple of God, specifically the altar, are to be measured. The question then would be, How are we to measure? Should we use inches, centimeters, or cubits?
      (2) How to Measure:  The measuring tape given to the last generation is “a reed like unto a rod.” (Note Further Study of Strong’s numbers G2563-reed and G4464-rod.) We are shown how to use the measuring rod in the latter part of verse 2: “and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” —The measuring rod is used to measure time! Not only this, but it also shows us how that time is to be measured. The prophetic timeline used here, “forty and two months,” is a reference to the same prophetic timeline we find in Daniel 12:7, “time, times, and an half” (also Rev 12:14 and 1260 days of Rev 12:6). The Hebrew word used in Daniel 12:7 for “time(s)” is mo´ed (H4150), or “season(s)” of “Feasts,” or literally three and a half seasons of Feasts.
      —Very fitting, for not only can the prophetic timelines of the little book (Daniel) be measured in length of time, but also to their beginning and/or ending events, the appointed Feast days associated with those timelines. So then, it appears that what should concern the people who worship God in His (Heavenly) temple is how to measure the temple of God and the altar as it concerns their judgment and redemption during the last remaining days of earth’s history. Measuring the Heavenly Sanctuary and the altar should be to usa very personal experience! It is, after all, the ‘altar call’ of salvation! (FS: Personal experience!)  (FS: Strong’s Hebrew meaning for Temple of God.) (FS: Strong’s Hebrew meaning for the Altar.)


The question to ask ourselves—
Do I know how to measure
the temple of God and its altar?



“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:
and if it first begin at us,
what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

1Peter 4:17

      Gabriel asks the Wonderful Numberer, Jesus, how long will the confrontation last allowing the goat to trample underfoot the ram, the daily, and the sanctuary (Dan 8:13); “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” (Dan 8:14) The goat starts his confrontation with the ram at the beginning of the 2300 days, and it’s at this time that the last great test comes to God’s people, thus the judgment of the living starts. (Not all concerning these things is explained in this part of the study, but is placed on other pages of the Mirror Chart study.)
      Revelation 11:1, 2 reveals a sad state of affairs among God’s professed people! I have never read a commentary on Revelation 11:1 which shows, directly, how to measure the temple of God and the altar! But in fact, what I have read in all commentaries is what the Mighty Angel (this is still Jesus) tells us, the church, NOT to do, “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not.” The reality is that commentaries have gone to great lengths to explain the times of the Gentiles, i.e. the 1260 days/years which, in fact, Jesus says not to be so much concerned with. Satan knows that if he can get us to miss the understanding of the measurement of the temple and the altar, then the measurement of the 1260 days, the times of the Gentiles, will be useless to us!
      Here is the greatest commission ever given, the everlasting gospel, and it is given to the last generation. Yet most of those who profess to be worshippers of the God of Heaven do not know how to measure His Heavenly Temple, and thus they do not know how to worship Him in His Temple. Most importantly, we do not know WHEN, as the last generation, He directs us to commune with Him in the daily of His Sanctuary!  (Dan 8:13)
      John saw the same judgment scene!
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel [covenant] to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear [worship] God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Rev 14:6, 7, 12  Read also verses 8-11
 
      The following linier chart may better explain the above statement of the exact measurement of time of the 2300 days. (Clicking on the chart will give a larger copy.)
 

The seven final cycles of Redemption,
the Spring and Fall Feasts,
complete the last extension of Salvation
for the last generation,
in the shortest amount of time!

The Feasts of the Lord are alive and well —today!
      Our Heavenly Father is a God of order. He does not just haphazardly assign times and events to the saving of mankind. From Genesis to Revelation Jesus demonstrates to man that His Father’s kingdom is on a schedule for the redemption of man, more specifically, that there is a God-ordained prophetic calendar. We see this calendar rehearsed from beginning to end, each year, through the story of redemption which is explained in the illustrations of the seventh-day Sabbath, annual Sabbaths, the Spring and Fall Feasts, Fast days, and new moons. (Lev 23) Yahweh’s Feasts are sacred days. Seven of these days are designated as Sabbaths, on which no work should be done. They are eternal memorials of man’s salvation which is made possible by Jesus’ sacrifice on Calvary, and as we have been taught in the sanctuary service, the completion of redemption is on the Day of Atonement, —soon to be fulfilled! “For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.” Verse 29. Lev 23:26-32.
      It would be a great blessing for true believers to attend the sacred Feasts; for the Almighty God of Israel may well, as on that memorable Day of Pentecost long ago (the Early Rain), have some extra ordinary gifts (the Latter Rain) to bestow on His obedient people. In the near future, by the guiding presence of our Heavenly Priest, the sun and moon will clearly mark out the correct sacred seasons, Feast Days, and Sabbatical year, just as they did when the Saviour hung on the cross!
      In the books of Daniel and Revelation [Ezekiel], Jesus provides more detail for the times in which we live and how we may take part in His redemptive schedule of times and events, which John illustrates by eating the little book of Daniel, —a living generation eating a prophetic book in real-time! (Rev 10:8-10)
 
      As a church, we have always been aware (surely, not as aware as we should be) of these timelines, i.e. 2300, 490, 1260, 1335, etc. as they were historically fulfilled in years, —the historical type. Recently, many are beginning to understand that there are two interpretations/fulfillments of these timelines. But what we may not have been aware of is . . .
      (1) That the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation are to be repeated, —repeated in a very specific last-day fulfillment with the timelines playing an integral part for the placement of specific events, —fulfilled in literal days, —the last-day antitype.
      (2) That those prophetic timelines will have beginning and/or ending events directly associated with the annual Sabbaths, Feast days, and new moons. It should be no surprise that these prophetic timelines are linked to the sacred calendar and NOT to the Gregorian Calendar of pagan holidays. On the above chart (and the charts on FS-4 and FS-5)  is shown that these timelines begin and/or end on Divinely appointed seasons (dates) of Heaven’s sacred calendar, on the Almighty’s annual Sabbaths, His Feasts, Fast days, and new moons. They are continuing to explain and fulfill the Plan of Redemption for the salvation of the last generation!
 
      This principle of appointed times (Feast Days) beginning and/or ending the prophetic times is not only applied to the prophetic time period of the 2300 days; it also applies to—   the 70 weeks; the 7 weeks; the midst of the week; the 1260 days; the 1290 days; and the 1335 days. Also the prophetic times in the book of Revelation, one of them being the five months of the fifth trumpet. Rev 9:5, 10.   (FS-5—Click here for a series of related slides.)   (See the Mirror chart for the placement of the prophetic times above, i.e. 70, 7, 1260, 1290. . .)
 
      These charts and writings are not to be thought of as predictions as to when the time prophecies are to begin or end; neither are they an attempt to date the second coming of Jesus Christ; a date no one knows, other than the Father. (Matt.24:36) They simply show how the time prophecies of Daniel and Revelation have been placed by the Great Numberer (Dan 8:13, 14) between a Feast in one year and another Feast, Fast or sacred season, i.e. 2300, 490, 1335 days later in another year. (This should not be surprising, for we see this same principle of the prophetic timelines at work in the historical fulfillment of the years.) It is my opinion that understanding this sacred knowledge at this time means that these time prophecies could start at any time in the near future! This should drive us to seek our Lord’s understanding of these final prophecies in the Plan of Redemption; on the other hand we need to be careful as to how much is placed in print at this time (see FS-4a). Surely, we do not want to be caught asleep, not knowing when the Bridegroom is to open the door to the wedding! (Matt 25:10; 1-13) —Especially, when this is shown so clearly in the timing of the Feasts!  (The Seventh-day Adventists church, the organization and its members, is soon to face the greatest test and decision of her existence! Dan 9:24-27. There are some who teach that every prophecy is conditional; the vision foretells what she decides and how she reacts, and history has already rendered its verdict.)

Time Setting
      We should take careful notice of how we define and use the term “time setting” or “setting time.” These phrases have created a high degree of prejudice against rightfully explained prophetic time(s), and Satan has used it to his advantage! But, it would be good for our salvation to note that the generation which lived at the time of Christ were to WELCOME the coming Messiah by the properly defined knowledge found in the prophetic timelines and their associated appointed times. Those appointed times are the Feasts of the Lord, set into the sacred calendar with the moon as their foundation, starting each season of Feasts and events ‘on time’. God’s true church stands on the moon, “travailing in birth” to bring forth the Son of God to those who receive Him in these last days of earth’s history. Rev 12:1, 2. Standing on the moon is symbolic of the true Church using God’s calendar of Spring and Fall Feasts in her preparation for the Heavenly Canaan, —especially is this true of the Last Great Day of Atonement!
      The Feasts of the Lord explain to the very year, month, day, and hour, the fulfillment(s) of the comingFS-7 of Christ, —then, and NOW!
 Question: Is that setting time?
If it is, —it is God who sets it!
      So then, we too have been given that prophetic knowledge (even more than ancient Israel) and if we do as they did, (for they did not understand the event associated with the timing of the Feasts and they did not WELCOME their Saviour), we too will miss our day of judgment and miss our Wedding Feast! (FS-6; GC 399.2)  Is it true that— “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God?”  Hosea 4:6.

Why are the Ten Bridesmaids/Virgins Asleep?
      Have we failed to understand why the ten bridesmaids/virgins are sleeping? Is it because it is late and they are tired? Maybe, —partly; but I say NO! Surely, that is not the main point Jesus wants us to understand from this story! The wedding is illustrated by a Fall Feast of the Lord! It is the Feast that all will want to take part in! —But the bridesmaids in this story are asleep to the time of the Feast which is so plainly revealed!  If the bridesmaids had known the time (Matt 24:43, 44), they would have been prepared, and all ten would have made sure they had plenty of oil! Isn’t it interesting that even though the bridesmaids had the knowledge of the schedule of the Wedding Feast (or they should have, for they were Israelites), they did not use the time of preparation for the giving of the Midnight Cry. Even the wise were asleep to the timing of the Wedding Feast, and even though they were considered to be the wise, they were just barely wise enough to be invited through the open door and into the Wedding!  (FS-7 —GC 499.2) (By the way, If the “wise” were really wise, then why were they asleep in the first place? It appears that a merciful Bridegroom counts them as wise because they were thoughtful enough in preparation to bring extra oil!)
 
      This then leaves a question we must ask ourselves—

Am I asleep?
How would I know if I were asleep?
How would I know if I were awake?

 
Why didn’t the bridesmaids
know the time of the Wedding Feast?
 
Were they not Israelites,
taught of the Lord in His Law,
and in it His plan of redemption?

 
Will we hear Salvation or Thunder?

So then, What is the Crux of the Matter?
      Thus, the calendar of the Lord shows us, as the last generation, that our Lord’s Feasts are NOT abolished or irrelevant! We have yet to receive the rich blessings of Heaven not yet imagined or seen fulfilled from the books of Daniel and Revelation, —the antitype fulfillment. (Rev 1:3) We only see the glimering rays of Sun rise. The Feasts of the Lord, being directly associated with the beginning and/or the ending of these prophetic timelines could only have been planned in the courts of Heaven, and carried out by the Mighty Angel, —the Son of God. We need to pay more attention than ever to the study of these prophecies and what our Saviour is doing for us in the Heavenly Sanctuary, —the repeated, “more direct fulfillment” of prophetic history.
      In my studies, I have found that God’s prophetic timelines and their appointed events will take their place among last-day events as the seven thunders! Daniel was told to seal up these repeated times and events (Dan 9:24; 12:4, 9), but they are now unsealed and explained in the Revelation (Rev 5:5), and we will soon see them specifically unsealed, read, and fulfilled from the little book of Daniel which is in the hand of the Mighty Angel (Rev 5:6, 7; 6:1; 10:2, 9, 10; 22:10).
      Jesus is working among the nations (Eze 1) by a calendar of His creation (the seasons; Gen 1:14, Strong’s H4150; mow`ed —Feasts of the Lord), and He is on time! It is NOT the Gregorian calendar, and neither will Jesus work according to the pagan holidays which the world celebrates today! Soon, very soon, Palmoni (Jesus—Dan 8:13; Strong’s H6422; who is walking upon the river of time, Dan 8:16), will show that it is He that is “the wonderful Numberer” (or, “the Numberer of Secrets”, or “that has all secrets numbered”); and will show by His appointed time prophecies of the seventh-day Sabbath and the seven Feasts that He is in control of the last-day events. These last events which will be fulfilled as foretold to the very day, revealing God’s Law, are the thundering events of Daniel and Revelation. Those who deeply desire to watch Him work will be able to see His every move, and if they keep their eyes open they will move with Him at His appointed times, and they will know that He is not the imposter!  (EW 54.2-56.1)
      Unfortunately, most Christians today don’t believe that the Feasts of the Lord should play any role in their lives, let alone that they will complete their fulfillment in last-day events. Thus, the Feast Days in relation to the Judgment of the Living is irrelevant to them and will be as much a surprise as if they were not told. Most Christians today prefer to keep the holidays of Satan rather than to worship the God of Heaven on His Holy Days! Sad it is, that even this apostasy by His professed people has been prophesied!

Inseparably Linked Together:
The following points are linked together in the final acts of redemption.
      The seven thundering events are read from the little open book of Daniel and are therefore under the control of the Mighty Angel who has received the book from His Father (Rev 5:4) and is now holding the book. (Rev 10:2)
      The seven thunders (Rev 10:3, 4) are the repeated prophecies of Daniel (Rev 10:11; Dan 12:4, 9, 13) and will complete their fulfillments according to the appointed times. (Feasts of Lev 23 of which the Sabbath stands at the head! In reality, there are eight Feasts of the Lord, including the seventh-day Sabbath which we keep each week in honor of our Creator and Re-Creator!)
      John represents the last generation who take part in the end-time events. This is represented by eating the little book, thus becoming a living part of the last generation. We must be alive to eat; and we must eat to stay alive!
      The last great test of mankind is set-up as image worship (Dan 8:11-13; See also Chp 3); the last conflict starts and continues to grow until the earth is destroyed. Daniel says this image worship “abomination” is the cause of the “desolation.” (Dan 11:31; 12:11.) This great image is the counterfeit of the seventh-day Sabbath and it’s associated Feast Days of Leviticus 23. —Plain and simple: The counterfeit forced image worship to the beast, driven by Satan (See all of Rev 13), is Sunday worship and it’s associated holidays! —All are replacements, or an image, for true Godly worship! “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Rev 14:7; Ex 20:8-11, note verse 11; Gen 2:1-3.
      This last test of forced image worship starts the Judgment of the Living which takes place during these prophetic timelines and appointed times until their completion, and then on the Last Great Day of Atonement shall the Heavenly Sanctuary be cleansed (Dan 8:14) of the sins of the redeemed, forever thrown into the depths of the sea, at the end of the 2300 literal days. (“at the ending of the days”—A Word to the Little Flock, p.12.4-9; EW 243.2; Ev 221.3)
 
      All of these points are inseparably linked together in the final acts of redemption.

—The Rest of the Story!
      The study of the ten sleeping Bridesmaids is incomplete without knowing the answer to a very important question; Who gives the midnight cry?
 
      We know that it’s not the “church,” who is represented by the bridesmaids, —for they are all asleep!
      We also know that it’s not the Bridegroom or the angels of Heaven that directly give the warning message, for that is not how Heaven works.  (For the process Heaven uses to reveal truth to man see this Further Study.  —FS-11; EW 238.1, 2.)
 
      So then, who gives the Midnight Cry revealing the time when the door will be opened, so that the church, the sleeping five wise (our Lord is very merciful) can awake and join the Wedding Feast?
 
“And at midnight there was a cry made,
Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

Matt 25:6
 
      It may seem that the answer is not given, but look closely, for in the story there is an invisible group of a select few warriors of the Lord. They are wide awake, they know the time of the Wedding, —they are the messengers.”  (FS-12; SpTA04 4.3) The Midnight Cry is given by human voices, —aided by Heaven! (The generation of 1844 is the historical example, i.e. William Miller and a select few.)
      These messengers know the message, they know the meaning of the event, and they know the time. (See Note below.) But it is NOT a secret that must be given only to a select few; for the complete Truth is revealed in the Feasts of the Lord, which anyone may learn if they but lay aside their prejudice! It is these messengers who are eager to learn all truth Jesus gives them and it is they who are willing to be used of the Lord for any purpose He asks. It is they who come out of seemingly nowhere, and on time, herald the warning message of the Midnight Cry, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him.”
      These messengers will both foretell and/or live through this last great plan of redemption, given of the Lord in His illustrations of types, symbols, and shadows, until they take their place and are fulfilled in the antitype of the last days. (Dan 12:13)  —More specifically, the Divinely appointed dates of Heaven’s sacred calendar; on the Almighty’s annual Sabbaths, His Feasts, His Fasts, and new moons.
      Praise God! Praise God! Praise our Heavenly Father for such a Grand Plan, which He has given to His Son to complete our redemption!!! Surely, if a bridesmaid believes and acts on these truths, then they are no longer asleep!
 

Note:  Please! Do not be confused; the Wedding is NOT the Second Coming of Christ! It is the end of the 2300 days, which is prefigured in the last Great Day of Atonement! (Dan 8:14—then shall the Heavenly Sanctuary be cleansed. FS-13.) (FS-7 —GC 499.2; EW 243.2; also see FS-14) We must also take note that the Day of Atonement is not the last Feast!  (Lev 23:39-43.)

“The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

Mark 1:15

Satan’s Counterfeit Plan
      Has the Grand Plan of Heaven been counterfeited by Satan? YES, of course it has! Most of the world today live by Satan’s yearly calendar and celebrate, in one form or another, his pagan holidays, even those who profess to be Christ’s followers. Isn’t it interesting that most Christians believe that the Feasts of the Lord were done away at the cross. Is this the very reason that they are asleep to the Wedding’s event and time? Satan must be pleased with what he has accomplished! He doesn’t want one person to understand and accept God’s last great plan of Salvation’s saving events, events that point to our High Priest in the Heavenly Sanctuary! Our Lord asks us to awake out of our sleep, for it is foretold that the Mighty Angel’s last warning times and events will be THUNDEROUS! (Rev 10:1-3) Will we awake by the Message from the messengers or by the sound of Thunder?
      The fact that Satan has counterfeited the Lord’s Feasts made me realize long ago how important they are to the last generation. The Feasts of the Lord have been hidden from the eyes of the saints; when in fact they should play a major role in our daily lives! If there is one thing I have learned about the controversy between Christ and Satan (the Ram and the Goat), it is that Satan applies his greatest energies in obscuring the paths that lead to Salvation. The Feasts of the Lord, if kept yearly, would not only lead us in the path of Salvation, but would keep us in the path of Salvation! If Satan would go to all the trouble to set-up pagan holidays, disguising them as religious, and more or less forcing them on all the peoples of the earth, it would be a form of worship I want to shun!

The Lord’s People Live by His “Daily”  —Dan 8:13 . . . .
      In Daniel 8:13 we are shown that a part of the conflict of the 2300 days is the “daily.” This same conflict is found repeatedly in the prophetic chapters of Daniel.
      —Dan 8:11—“the daily sacrifice was taken away”
      —Dan 8:12—“an host was given him against the daily sacrifice
      —Dan 8:13—“How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice
      —Dan 9:27—“he shall cause the [daily] sacrifice and the oblation to cease”
      —Dan 11:31—“they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice
      —Dan 12:11—“the daily sacrifice shall be taken away”
 
      This is the same conflict of which we read in Daniel chapters 1-6, where we see Daniel and his friends in a daily battle against paganism, i.e. Dan 1:5, 8.
      We are not going into a study of the daily at this point, except to show that it is a major conflict among the timelines and events of Daniel. This daily will again be a major issue for the saints during last-day events “of the whole earth.” The saints’ daily relationship with Jesus will bring them under the hooves of the Satanic goat (Dan 8:6, 7, 10-13). “And he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.” Verse 24.  “It is the issue of the daily test that determines their victory or defeat in life’s great crisis.” (FS-8; DA382.3-4)
 
      The Revelation unseals Daniel as the seven thundering last-day events; events that shine from the Holy Law of God in the Heavenly Sanctuary, —righteousness by faith in Christ Jesus (Rev 4 &5). Truly, this is only the beginning of what we can learn from the Revelation of Jesus Christ and the little book of Daniel. God has great things for us to learn and take part in, if we will lay down our prejudice and give our all to Him! (FS-8; COL 78.2; 79.1)  “Why herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.”  John 9:30.


“But ye, brethren,
are not in darkness,
that that day should overtake you as a thief. . .
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others;
but let us watch and be sober.”

1Thess 5:4, 6; FS-9—DA 235.3


Therefore be ye also ready:
for in such an hour as ye think not
the Son of man cometh.

Matt 24:44; FS-7


We have but just begun!—
      We have spent a large amount of space on this web-page answering the question why God choose 2300 days to be the length of the last great controversy and have concluded that the Feasts of the Lord map out at least seven of the last-day events; that being the very reason they are heard as thunders, the giving of God’s law to the last generation!  (FS—Seven Thunders.)
      BUT: we have yet to study the question which is asked by Palmoni (Jesus) who is walking upon the river of time, How long shall be the vision . . .?” (Verse 13.) Of course the answer is 2300 days (verse 14), but the question is asking much more than just “How long?” —for there are reasons given for why there will be 2300 days— “How long shall be the vision concerning . . .
(1)  the daily sacrifice,
(2)  and the transgression of desolation,
(3)  to give both the sanctuary [to be trodden under foot]
(4)  and the host to be trodden under foot?”  (Verse 13.)
      Sorry; The study of Daniel 8 is under construction, and hopefully will soon be completed.
            May God Bless!






Mirror Event:
      The 2300 years


Further Study:
      How long shall be the vision . . .
      What does Ellen White say about the use of literal time in last-day events?
      Unto 2300 days . . .


Related Topics:
      And then shall the Sanctuary be Cleansed
      Thunder #1; Rebuild Jerusalem
      Thunder #7; Ending of the 2300 Days; Heavenly Sanctuary Cleansed




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