By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Is there a setup time at the beginning of the millennial kingdom?
In fact, THERE IS a 45 day period that Jesus Christ uses to establish the Kingdom upon his return.
There are some bible teachers THAT TRY to teach that there is a 75 day or just a 30 day period, but scripture DOES NOT SUPPORT such teaching ONLY a 45 day period fits.
The figuring of the 45 day time period in Daniel:
– Chp. 8:14… 3 years, 2 Months, and 10 Days “Than shall the sanctuary be cleansed”
– Chp. 12:11… 3 years, 7 months (Length of time from the Abomination – Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14).
– Chp. 12:12… 3 Years 8 months, and 15 days – Blessed is he that waiteth
NOTE: The word DAYS does not appear in in the Majority Text, the Hebrew reads Evenings and Mornings. This is referring to the sacrifices offered – One in the Evening and One in the Morning (see Exodus 29:39). The Evening and Morning sacrifices constituted one day. Therefore, having 2,300 evening and morning sacrifices would constitute 1150 days, which would equate to 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days.
REMEMBER: The Jewish calendar ONLY HAD 30 days in each month.
Since all figures are referring to the last half of the Tribulation Period, there must be a reason why they all differ. If we subtract 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days in Daniel 8:14 from 3 years, 7 months in Daniel 12:11, this would account for the time shortened as recorded in Mat-thew 24:21,22; since Matthew is speaking of the same period of time (the Tribulation Period) as Daniel, which would be 4 months and 20 days.
If we compare Verse 11 (3 years, 7 months) with Verse 12 (3 years, 8 months, 15 days) of Daniel, Chapter 12, we see an extended length of time of 45 days. This can be accounted for, as there are several things that transpire at Christ’s return to establish the Kingdom. The Tribulation Period is now ended with Christ’s Return, and this is what He accomplishes in the first 45 days after His arrival as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
During this 45 day time period, there are many things that will be going on…such as…
In the first 30 days:
– Chaining of Satan in the bottomless pit….. Revelation 20:1-3
– Judgement of the Nations….. Matthew 24:30,40,41, Chp. 25:31-34,41, 2 Timothy 4:1
– Battle of Armageddon….. Revelation 14:14-20, Chp. 16: 10-16, Joel 3:1-4, 9-16
– Saints recieve Resurrected Bodies….. Daniel 12:2, John 6:39,40. Revelation 20:4,6
During the 15 days:
1. 7 Month, 1st Day: Feast of Trumpets (Re-gather Israel). Israel was to sound the trumpets: (Leviticus 23:23-25). This is how they were used in the Old Testament concerning Israel.
a. To assemble the people (Numbers 10:2,3) with 2 trumpets.
b. To gather the leaders of Israel (Numbers 10:4) with 1 trumpet.
c. To “Forward March!” (Numbers 10:5,6)
d. To go to war (Numbers 10:9).
e. Blown at the solemn feasts (Numbers 10:10).
In Matthew 24:30, 31, the sound of a trumpet will be heard to summon the saved in Heaven (Those awaiting their resurrected bodies) to accompany His return. The saved of Israel will be re-gathered-those in Heaven and those alive at the end of the Tribulation-and the Kingdom will be established. Israel’s land-promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, will now be occupied and enjoyed. (Ezekiel, Chapter 48)
2. 7 Month, 10th Day: The Feast of Atonement (Israel’s sins forgiven.) (Romans 11:26,27; Leviticus 23:27).
During the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation, two-thirds of all the Jews in Palestine will be killed by the Antichrist (Zechariah 13:8,9). In the rest of the world, outside of Palestine, only one out of ten Jews will survive. (Isaiah 6:11-13 and Amos 5:1-3) After all of Israel’s persecution for disobedience, at last God says,
“They shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” (Zechariah 13:9)
3. 7 Month, 15th Day: The Feast of Tabernacles (Booths) The Millennium. (Leviticus 23:33-44; Zechariah 14:16-19).
This feast was celebrated as a remembrance of Israel’s wilderness journey and God’s miraculous protection and preservation for 40 years.It will be observed throughout the Millennium as a reminder of God’s providential care, protection and preservation since they were formed as God’s chosen people. Their unfaithfulness throughout the millenniums could never make God become unfaithful to His promises concerning them.
The Tribulation will be cut short by 4 months, and 20 days. In Daniel 12:11, we have 3 years, 7 months. In Chp. 8:14, we have 3 years, 2 months, 10 days. Since both are in reference to the last 3 l/2 years of the Tribulation Period, we can see a difference of 4 months, 20 days; thus, illuminating Matthew 24:21, 22.
(Matthew 24:21,22) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (22) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Comparing Daniel 12:11 with Daniel 12:12, we have the difference of 45 days or a month and a half. The reason we divided this into 30 days and 15 days is because of the three feast days; which, prophetically, have not yet been fulfilled; whereas the first four have. These seven feasts as recorded in Leviticus 23 and etc., are types of future fulfillments.
The Feast of Passover (Exodus 12) is fulfilled in Christ’s Crucifixion.
1 Corinthians 5:7 states, “For even Christ our passover is sanctified for us”.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread….. fulfilled in Christ’s sinless life and enjoins the Christian to lead a clean life as stated in I Corinthians 5:7a, “Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump”
Even Judas said in Matthew 27:4, “I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood.”
The Feast of First Fruits….. fulfilled by Christ’s Resurrection as stated in I Corinthians 15:20,23. “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.”
The Feast of Pentecost….. fulfilled fifty days after Christ’s Resurrection by the giving of the Holy Spirit. “Pentecost” means Fifty, as the Holy Spirit came exactly as promised-fifty days after His Resurrection. (Acts 1:3,4), This, therefore, leaves the last three feasts of “Trumpets,” “Atonement,” and “Tabernacles” to be fulfilled in type,These three feasts cover a period of 15 days.
The Feast of Trumpets….. beginning the 1st Day of the 7th Month (Leviticus 23:23-25)
The Feast of Atonement….. beginning the 10th Day of the 7th Month (Leviticus 23:27).
Feast of Tabernacles….. beginning on the 15th Day of the 7th Month, making a total of 15 days.
The Feast of Tabernacles will continue on, once a year, into and throughout the Millennium (Zechariah 14:16-19).
The remaining 30 days will be occupied with the Old Testament Saints receiving their resurrected bodies; Christ chaining Satan for a 1,000 years; Christ victorious in the Armageddon battle; and Christ judging the Nations in preparation for His Kingdom Reign.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH
For a MORE DETAILED explanation please read Dr. Max Younce book titled ” I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” by Dr Max Younce.
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