John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
DANIEL CHAPTER 12
Daniel 12:1 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.
Exodus 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
Exodus 12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
The first 2 years of the famine - great tribulation - they were in Canaan. The last 5 years of the famine were within Egypt. So they remained within Egypt for an additional 425 years after their great tribulation had ended
Genesis 45:6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
3 Andthere cameout ofthe smokelocustsuponthe earth: andunto themwas givenpower, asthe scorpionsof the earthhavepower. 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
Notice how it is those whom were called carcases that did not enter the Promised Land after the waiting period. This matches those carcases that will not enter the Promised Land after our waiting period.
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 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:)
The first part of the Final Great Tribulation - 2300 days
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
The commandment to leave the holy land - the Church
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
This verse has a few spiritual meanings but essentially it's saying don't go back to the Church. Don't look back as Lot's wife did, yearning for the Church. The housetop has 2 meanings: spiritual authority and broadcasting the message
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
A continuation of the previous verse - the field is the world, the clothes represent what we are wearing spiritually. Forget your old "clothes", Jesus gives you a white robe to signify spiritual purity... not by your own deeds but by His Blood
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Warning to the Church (the mother)! The Church gives birth to believers (children) and nourishes them with spiritual food (gives suck)... but it is now corrupt - not used of God any longer
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Referring to verse 16, where we are commanded to leave the Church. The 50 year Jubilee of 1994 began the 6100 days (the 2nd part of this Final Great Tribulation). These 6100 days represented a spiritual summer - when God was saving the Great Multitude that no man could number. These 6100 days ended on May 21, 2011 - Judgment Day. Summer had ended. Verse 20 here is warning that you'd better leave the Church before summer ends - before winter begins - before Judgment Day! Why? Summer is the growing season. At the end of summer all the crops are gathered... there is no sowing or reaping because it is now winter. Spiritually it indicates there is no more salvation going on. It's a very sad time of mourning
21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Very important! Notice the two words, "For then..." these 2 words ARE NOT specifically referring to the first 2300 days as we had previously thought. Read it carefully... the first two words, "For then..." is referring to the immediate verse before it, which is verse 20.
What could be so devastating that has never happened before since Creation and to never happen again? From verse 20, we know that this period of time begins after M21. which is winter - waiting within the Ark - the 2 Witnesses' 3 1/2 days of being slain - the 5100 days, therefore we are to also know that once again the Lord is referring to no salvation. Very devastating
The Lord is showing us - actually telling us that there are 3 parts to this Final Great Tribulation. The 1st and 2nd parts are the 8400 days of great tribulation within the Church (Rev. 2:20-22). But this 3rd part is the big wammy. This great tribulation period is like nothing seen before. This is after Judgment Day (M21) which engulfs the entire world for 5100 days.
22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Once again, THIS IS NOT referring to the first 2300 days of the Final Great Tribulation. Now that we correctly know what period of time verse 21 is referring to, we can now understand why God states He shortened these days otherwise no flesh be saved.
Remember, this is the period of time after M21. Israel remained within Egypt after their tribulation ended for an additional 425 years (5100 months). Our 5100 days after M21 match Jacob's 5100 months. If our 5100 days were 5100 months, all of the Elect would have died before the Lord came back for the Rapture.
That is why the Lord states, "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved", the word flesh here means the flesh or physical body. The Lord is once again declaring that after M21 their simply is no more salvation going on. Otherwise, if salvation was still available, people would still be becoming saved. There would still be Elect to be raptured if we did indeed have to wait an additional 425 years. The realization of no salvation is not to be thought of as a light thing. It is devastating. This is why I was "on the fence" for 2 years even though all the proof was there)
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Christ is no longer within the world. He is the Light. The Light is gone
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
With the Light of salvation gone, the World will flock to the false lights, as mosquitos are drawn to the light of an electric zapper. These are the locusts described within Rev. 9. Again, a very sad time of mourning for the Elect knowing this truth
25 Behold, I have told you before.
"Behold" - other translation: Lo!
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
"Wherefore"- other translations: therefore, accordingly... this signifies that this verse is referring to the previous verses. "In the desert" or also translated as wilderness refers to the Church. John the Baptist and Jesus preached within the wilderness. "In the secret chambers" or inner chamber refers to the Temple, the Holy of Holies, the inner chamber of the Temple where the chief priest went once a year.
Compare this to Joel 2:16:
Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
Joel 2 is speaking of the Latter Days. Specifically verse 16 here is referring to the 6100 days of salvation. Salvation was no longer "confined" to a building. It was now "outside" within the world. The Lord is not within the Church nor the Temple! Nor anywhere else after Judgment Day (M21).
Not only is Christ not within the Church or Temple/synagogue spiritually, He will not appear physically.
Both the Church and the Temple are expecting a physical coming of the Lord.
The Jews/Temple are still awaiting their Messiah to physically arrive and to lead national Israel as their ultimate King. Leading Israel once again into biblical power, peace and prosperity.
The Church is expecting a spiritual/physical Rapture of the saints but a physical arrival of Christ, to rule the nations here on Earth for a 1,000 years
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The Lord is clearly stating here that His final return will not be a physical one. It will be spiritual, all at once - everywhere
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
This final verse is scary. It's the time period immediately after the Rapture - verse 27 above - all that's left here on Earth are the unsaved. This is how the Lord deems the final gathering/separation. No longer is it just a spiritual separation of the saved/unsaved - Grapes & Olives/no fruit harvest - but now it is a physical one. To be 'uncreated' and forgotten forever. Sorrow and hurt fill my heart. How long this period continues is not known. An immediate "flash" and done with? Minutes? Hours? Scripture declares it will happen quickly and that the Rapture & End of the World will both occur on the Last Day (Rev. 11:11-19/1 Corinthians 15:52). We just know it will be complete.
Jesus now describes overview #3. Starting at Judgment Day until the Rapture.
29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Notice there is a difference between this verse and verse 21. The Lord is making a distinction between the tribulation time before Judgment Day ("tribulation of those days") and the tribulation time after Judgment Day. Although this whole period of time from 1988 until the Rapture is considered the Final Great Tribulation, the Lord shows us there are time periods that are worst.
In verse 21, God uses the two words, "great tribulation" to describe the period after Judgment Day, showing the severity of the situation of no salvation. But in this verse (29), He leaves out the word "great" before the word tribulation. He is now referring to the whole 23 year period of the Tribulation before Judgment Day, when salvation was still possible.
"Immediately after"- also translated as: directly, as soon as, at once.
The Sun is the Father (Father/Jesus), the moon is the mother (spiritual Church/Congregation), the stars are the children (individual Elect) - Genesis 37:9-10.
If the Sun no longer gives it's Light, there is no Light in the World... no salvation. John 8:12/John 9:4-5/John 12:46-47.
John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
If the Light of the world is gone, Jesus/the Holy Spirit is not within the world, it is night now... Jesus Himself has declared within verse 9:4 He can not do His works now... healing/salvation.
The Moon only reflects the Sun's Light. If there is no Light to reflect, there can be no salvation.
The Stars have fallen. They have been humbled and silenced. They are no longer 'gazed upon' for their Light and guidance. Even if they try to broadcast the Light (which is'nt there), their power given to them has been shaken to the core (taken away)
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Will the return of the Lord be a grand appearance, seen by every human being, therefore acknowledging the all powerful Creator? Or will it just happen "in the blink of an eye"?
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The final harvest of the harvest - the Rapture
Jesus now describes the 4th overview/warning. Starting from when Israel again miraculously became a sovereign nation in 1948 until the End.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Fig Tree = national Israel / Tender Branch = young nation / Just Leaves = no fruit / Summer is Nigh = 1994, The 50 Year Jubilee/The Final Harvesting/The Great Multitude which no man can number
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
All these things = every sign & warning within all the previous verses / know the End is near
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
"This generation" could imply two different meanings.
1. It could mean this generation of evil, which continues until the End.
2. Or it could also mean the generation of Jesus Christ which also continues until the End. Before the generation of Jesus Christ was the generation of the Aaronic priests
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
"The elements shall melt with fervent heat" - 2 Peter 3:12
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
It is possible the Lord is declaring this statement on behalf of the 24 time zones which entails two days of the World. We can only speculate when the day/hour will be. There is quite a bit of information showing we might know the date of the Rapture, but not the day/hour
Jesus now describes the final overview/warning. Starting from Judgment Day until the Rapture.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Noah had 7 days warning. The World had 7,000 years warning. But the world just does not care
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Just as in Noah's day, the average person just ignored the warning while the Elect were boarding the Ark
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Noah's day/Judgment Day - both ceased the warning, both had the Door closed by God, both were completely sealed by God, those not sealed were/will be reserved for the coming judgment outside
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Many in the world believe they are saved, only the Elect will be raptured
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Many do the work of the Lord, only the Elect will be raptured
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
The Earth has 24 time zones. Therefore there is no way of knowing the exact day/hour of the Rapture. We can merely speculate
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Notice the Lord declares what watch. A watch is a period of time. Specifically a period of time when a guard was on duty. A watch is about 3 hours. We are to watch and wait
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
The Elect are commanded to be ready because we know not the hour (what watch)
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
The Lord is constantly trickling knowledge of His Plan to the Elect. We are to spread this information to the flock
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Backsliding is not pleasing to the Lord just because of man's error of May 21, 2011. Depression, confusion and being humbled are natural emotions that we must go to the Lord with. But returning to the Church or lashing out at fellow 2011 Believers for holding to the Truth is not acceptable. This is a time of helping and supporting one another. The Lord has given His Elect a command to watch and be prepared for His return. We are to broadcast the "meat in due season" to other Elect
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
Our crown will be based upon our works
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
This verse is concerning both the Church and 2011 tares. There are many that have been purged after M21. Many 2011 Believers were tares and no longer believe the time is nigh. This is sad. This is the time of the 1600 furlongs
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
The Church & 2011 tares lash out and degrade the Elect for believing the Truth. Many of the 2011 tares have returned to Church
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
The unsaved will not be ready nor believe the warning that the time is nigh, they have stopped watching
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. - Matthew 7:22-23
The unsaved will be 'uncreated' and forgotten
Recap of Matthew 24's 5 categories.
1. Total New Testament overview
From Christ until the Rapture (consummation).
2. Total Final Great Tribulation overview
From the start of the Final Great Tribulation until the Rapture.
3. Total period of the Great Multitude/2 Witnesses' overview
From the 1994 Jubilee (6100 days) until the Rapture (5100 days).
4. Total warning period of the Temple and the Church
From 1948 when Israel again became a nation until the Rapture.
5. Total period of waiting within these 5100 days
From Judgment Day (M21) until the Rapture.
Daniel 12:5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half (the beginning - 2300 days); and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
(Jesus craftily gives the reply, after the whole Final Great Tribulation is finished. He does this by beginning with the start of the first 2300 days and finishing with these final 5100 days. This is the period after Judgment Day - we are still within this period of time when our "power" has been "scattered" or "shaken")
2300 days = times/times/half a time... this is the beginning of the tribulation.
6100 days = 3.5 years of testimony... this is the middle tribulation period.
5100 days = 3.5 days of dead witnesses... this is the "scattering" period - finished.
Daniel 12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white(the 6100 days), and tried (the 5100 days/continuation of the 1600 furlongs); but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
These 1290 days show up between each of the 3 great tribulations
Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
This verse has always seemed out of place. It is referring to the exact number of days from when Jesus began preaching His 3 1/2 years and until Pentecost. But it fits perfectly as God had intended! Basically it is referring to the Elect waiting til the Rapture. Please check out the fantastic study on this verse ("The 1335 days")!
Daniel 12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.