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Meanings of 1290 and 1335 Days in Book of Daniel Chapter 12

2/28

“From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1290 days. How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1335 days!” (Daniel 12:11-12)

Here we see two numbers: 1290 and 1335.

Utilizing one of the dividing principles in Theomatics, we have:

1290 –> 1 + 2 + 9 + 0 = 12
1335 –> 1 + 3 + 3 + 5 = 12

Thus we see that, for numbers 1290 and 1335 the results after being divided up and then summed together are the same, both are 12. Number 12 is another number representing power and perfection. No matter whether our goal is to be cleansed of “the abomination” or to become a “blessed” person, we have to be ushered into a perfection and God is able to usher us in.

To investigate further, we will see that the numb...

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Final judgement mentioned both in Daniel and Revelation

2/27

“… and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.” (Daniel 12:1b-2)

This passage corresponds to the following passage in Revelation 20:

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds...

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Why did Daniel call himself “he” before Daniel 7 and “me” after?

2/29

“As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.” (Daniel 7:15)

In the book of Daniel, when chapters one to six mention Daniel, a third-person pronoun “he” is used. However, in chapters seven to twelve Daniel uses a first-person pronoun “I” or “me” to refer to himself.

Do not take it lightly. The word “he” indicates that, however close his relationship is with God, he is still an outsider.

But the word “I” speaks of a relationship with God that has entered into an inner sanctum. Isn’t God’s own name “I am”?

Normally we think that Daniel’s spiritual life had reached a climax when he was serving in the king’s court or when he faced the lions’ den without fear...

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What is the Small Horn in Daniel 8?

2/10

Out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Beautiful Land. It grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the host and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down. It even magnified itself to be equal with the Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down. And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper. (Daniel 8:9-12)

This “small horn” extended from one of the four “horns” that were split out of the original Greek Empire (Dan. 8:5-8)...

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What is the Little Horn in Daniel 7?

2/06

“While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.” (Daniel 7:8)

The word “little” in “another horn, a little one” occurs only once in the whole Bible – so this is very special.

The standard English concordant word for this word is “bit.” According its usage in English, however, this word “bit” can be used to refer either a tiny amount of something or a large quantity as well, especially when coupled with “digit” in computers. In other words, a digit is indeed small, but it is the “seed of fire” for a complex computer system.

So, do not overlook this “...

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What is the Fourth Beast in Daniel?

2/04

“After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.” (Daniel 7:7)

Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. (Revelation 13:1)

The Fourth Beast in Daniel’s vision is the First Beast coming up out of the sea in the book of Revelation.

From the time the king of Babylon dreamed of the “great single statue” forward, when human history has come to the era of “Ten Toes,” we have come to the Last Days...

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Is Russia in Bible Prophecy?

2/02

“And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, ‘Arise, devour much meat!’” (Daniel 7:5)

The Second Beast refers to the former Soviet Union before being split apart after the Second World War.

This former united country in the Socialist camp, nicknamed the “Russian Bear,” once had three small republic member states located in the area of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Open a map and see the pictures — do they not look like the “three ribs… in its mouth between its teeth”?

During the Cold War between the camp of socialist Iron Curtain rule and the camp of capitalist democratic rule, how many countries in Eastern Europe and other pa...

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