Friday, August 12, 2011

Part 9:
The 1335 Days

What about the 1335 days of Daniel 12:12? “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” That’s 1335 days or Hebrew years, so let’s do a little factoring:

1335 x .9857 = 1316 (rounded off); and 1948 - 1316 = 632 AD.

Now what’s so special about the year 632 AD? That is when Muhammad (571-632AD) died in 632 AD. Could that be a significant answer for Daniel’s 1335 days? Perhaps! Let’s check a couple of things:

The factored number of 1335 is 1316.
1316 + 632 = 1948 (which is simply checking the correctness of the figure above.)

Now let’s try using the whole number of 1335 and NOT its factor:
1335 + 632 = 1967; That’s very interesting.

But what is more interesting is Daniel’s prophecy of the last trumpet, or the resurrection.

Daniel 12:1-3: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. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

This scripture points out that at the most troublesome time the earth will ever know, the dead in Christ shall awake, or be resurrected. Going down to verses 10-13 we are told precisely what events and time intervals to expect leading to the resurrection:

Daniel 12:10-13: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. 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. 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.”

As we considered earlier in this study, the prophecy of Daniel is “closed up and sealed till the time of the end” (v. 9), and we are told that, at that time, the wicked will not understand what is going on, for “none of the wicked shall understand,” but the righteous will, for “the wise shall understand” (v. 10). And during this resurrection, many will be tried, but they “shall be purified, and made white.”

But the real purpose of these verses are found in verses 12 and 13. Here Daniel is told that “blessed” is the one who reaches the end of the 1335 days. Then he is told that he would “rest,” (being a reference to his death), until the end of these days when he is to “stand in thy lot at the end of days,” as it says, meaning he will arise during the resurrection. But when is that glorious event? As we discussed above, the 1290 years found in verse 11, took us to the Dome of the Rock. So let’s consider that point in dealing with the 1335 days.

The defiling of the temple mount began in 684 AD when construction started on the Dome of the Rock. From that time forward, the site has been off limits for any Jewish or Christian worshipers. No one except moon-god worshipers (Moslems) are allowed to enter the site of the Dome of the Rock.

According to what we have studied thus far, there were to be 1290 days (or years) from the removal of temple sacrifice until the “abomination” is set up, as indicated by our study in Part 4. Now we need to address the 1335 days, because “Blessed is he that waiteth” until then. So the question is: Do the 1335 years run parallel with the 1290 years or do they begin after the 1290 years? The answer should be easy by doing a little figuring as we did in Part 4.

1335 x .9857 = 1315.9 - 583 BC = 732.9

Did the resurrection of Daniel occur in the year 732.9? NO—It did not! Nothing of significance to our study happened that year. The Messiah didn’t return nor did the resurrection take place. Therefore, the 1335 years must begin in 684 AD, which is the date the Dome of the Rock was begun, or 688.5 AD, which was the date used in Part 4 for our calculation there. So let’s calculate again by using both the 684 AD and the 688.5 AD dates.

1335 + 684 AD = 2019 AD
1335 = 688.5 AD = 2023.5 AD

As we started out our discussion, we indicated that not all calendars are correct and all dates not accurate. But perhaps we have discovered, within four years, when the general resurrection and the great day of the Lord is with the blowing of the last trumpet.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52:Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”