Calculating The times of events until the end

Calculating the times  of events until the end

It is possible to calculate the time of events in the end times because most events have their times indicated. The 70 year decree to rebuild Jerusalem as recorded in Daniel 9 is particularly important as it indicates when a third of the Christians will fall (in the middle of the 70th week after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem) and when the anti-Christ will rise to power ( seven weeks after the decree has gone forth).

Jesus Christ said, No one knows the time or hour of His coming, not even the angels in heaven, however, He spoke to the disciples and gave them enough information on what to look out for. There are things that must happen before He comes back at the war of Armageddon to fight against injustice and establish a kingdom of Righteousness that will never be shaken. Through the prophets of old, the prophecies in the book of revelation are interpreted in detail and the times of these events from trumpet five in Revelation 9 are indicated.  It’s therefore the believers responsibility to understand these events and when they will happen.
There is no greater work for the believer than to understand The Word of Love given by God in the scriptures even as  the right worship to God is given. Understanding His Word is a kind of worship that is crucial in knowing the where the church is and what it ought to be doing/praying for.

Understanding the time of the important events at the very end of this age will help believer to;

  • Keep watch so they are not found naked, or without oil in their lamps ..
  • Keep Christians/believers from all kinds of deception by those who will come as false christs and false messiahs as well as being deceived about the end times.
  • Be well informed so they are not tossed around by false doctrines regarding the end times.
  • Understanding the events and their times will be crucial in understanding where the Holy Spirit is moving and focused on and what actions the church needs to take to work in line with the plans of God.

The times of events until the end of this age

At the end of this age, all times given are taken literally unless the real time is symbolized by an indicated time. This is because, this is the last generation, the generation that will inherit the kingdom of heaven. And to inherit the kingdom of heaven one must have childlike faith, and believe. Faith like a child means no doubt of what is written in the gospel, and unless the interpretation is implied to be different from what is written, the message is to be taken and believed as it is without trying to find logic or deeper explanations that do not exist.  Jesus said;
Mathew 18 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

To understand this article, you need a book and a pen, a calculator can also be helpful but not necessary. It maybe advisable to study the article on ‘ The 70 week period of rebuilding Jerusalem and the Third temple’  which explains the 70 week period in Daniel 9 before proceeding with the calculation, though it is not compulsory.

The times given in Bible prophecy include:

  1. The 70 weeks decree to rebuild and restore Jerusalem ( a seven is a week, seven ‘seven’ is 7 weeks)

Daniel 9 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

In the 70th week decree, the times indicated include:

  • The ruler (anti-Christ) will rise after 7 weeks after the decree
  • The anointed child of Revelation 12 will be born at the same time the anti-Christ rises to power, 7 weeks after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem, he will be killed in the 69th weeks after the decree
  • Jerusalem will be besieged after 69 weeks (7 weeks plus 62 weeks) after the decree to rebuild the city
  • The falling of the stars will happen in the middle of the 70th week (verse 27 in the middle of the last week)
  • The sacrifice and offering will be stopped in the middle of the 70th week or after 69.5 weeks after the degree goes forth.
  1. The anti-Christ (beast from the sea) will rule alongside the ten horns for one hour (one hour represents a time, and from Daniel 7:25, a time is a year)

Revelation 17:12 12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.

  • The anti-Christ and the ten horns will rise to power after being elected to protect the world peace treaty agreement, Bible prophecy indicates it will not last long, the world peace treaty will be broken by the anti-Christ who will then start the worldwide wrath.
  1. The war by the river Euphrates (trumpet 6) will happen at the end of the ten horns rules, three of the ten horns will be killed at the River Euphrates to allow the rise of the false-prophet or small horn who is also the beast out of the earth (Daniel 7 and Revelation 13)

Daniel 7:24… there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it 24…another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings

  1. The anti-Christ government (beast out of the sea) will rule for 3.5 years or 42 months

Revelation 13:5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.

  1. The great persecution will last for 3.5 years

Daniel 12 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”

  1. It is the false prophet who will persecute the saints throughout the time of his rule of  3.5 years

Daniel 7: 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.

  1. The time the abomination that causes desolation will be set up from the time the daily sacrifice is abolished 1290 days

Daniel 12:11 11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days

  1. The days until the end from the time the daily sacrifice is abolished will be 1335 days

Daniel 12:11 11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days

  • The anti-Christ government (Assyria) will rule for three and half years. The false prophets government, Babylon (the beast who was, now not yet will come up out of the Abyss in Revelation 17) will also rule for three and half years. The rule of the anti-Christ government (Assyria) and the false prophets government (Babylon,) add up to 7 years. Because the two governments will cause a time of wrath like never before on earth, their time has been shortened for the sake of the saint;

Daniel 12 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Daniel 11 35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.
Mathew 24: 22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
Jesus Christ’s statement in Mathew 24:22 was to assure us but also call us to the attention that the time of wrath will not last a whole seven years, but will be cut short for the sake of the Elect. It is upon Christian to calculate the times and therefore understand the total time the time of wrath will last.

Calculating the time of events until the end of this age
The point of calculating the days of the end is to find the times of the following events;

  • When the sign in Revelation 12 will be given in the sky to assure the church and Israel in those days.
  • The time of the great river Euphrates war when the three kings are defeated to give rise to false prophet
  • When will the false prophet rise to power
  • How long the anti-Christ will rule alongside the false prophet
  • How long the Babylonian government (false prophet) will rule  without the anti-Christ
  • How long will the time of wrath last (rule of the anti-Christ and false prophet)
  • When will the great tribulation start and end

The sign of the pregnant woman in Revelation 12

Revelation 12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
To understand when the sign in revelation 12 will be given in the sky, it is important to know when the son of Revelation 12 will be born and when He will be snatched up to God’s throne
Daniel 9: 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens..26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing.
Therefore, the Anointed one will rise after 7 weeks, (7 days a week by 7 weeks=49 days). He will live for 62 weeks or (62 weeks*7=) 434 days. He will be caught up to God’s throne after 69 weeks (69 weeks *7 =)483 days  after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem
The child will be born 49 days after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and will live for 434 days before He is snatched to God’s throne in heaven

In Bible prophecy, it is indicated the woman of Revelation 12 will pray for a sign and for the salvation of her son to be saved by God. It is after her prayer recorded in Psalms 86 that God gives her a sign in the skies as it is written;
Psalms 86 12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead. 14 Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me, they have no regard for you.  15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant,and save the son of your maidservant. 17 Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
The Living and Ever Faithful God Who answers prayers, answers her prayer by giving the signs in sky;
Revelation 12 A great sign appeared in heavena woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.  She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.

Since the child will be born after seven weeks after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and live for 434 days before he is snatched up to God’s throne, and the sign in the heavens is given after the woman’s prayer in Psalms 86, the sign will therefore be given just before the 434 days (after he is born) are over or before the 69th week after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem.

The woman of Revelation 12 is appointed to both the church and Israel. The birth of her child is the last signal for Israel that the time of wrath that will bring their redemption is about to come.
Micah 5:3 3Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.
The anointed child in Revelation 12 is killed in the 69 week after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem the same time Jerusalem is besieged. The sign in the Sky will be the assurance to the Israelites that indeed this woman has been sent to them and will be shown before Jerusalem is besieged.
Therefore, the signs in the sky as written in Revelation 12 will be given a few days before the 69th week when the child is killed and his soul is snatched up to God’s throne. It will be the same time Jerusalem is besieged by the northern armies.

  • When will the daily sacrifice be stopped by the anti –Christ?

Revelation 13: The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.
Daniel 9: 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘seven and sixty-two ‘sevens
Daniel 9 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering

The anti-Christ will rise in the 7th week and in the middle of the 70 week (after Jerusalem is attacked in the 69th week) The anti-Christ will abolish the daily sacrifices. That is, He will rule for 62.5 weeks before he abolishes the daily sacrifice, ) 62.5 weeks * 7 days a week= 437.5 days.
Therefore the daily sacrifice will be stopped after 437.5 days after the anti-Christ has come into power or 486.5 days after the decree to rebuilt Jerusalem.

  • The time of the great river Euphrates war when the three kings are defeated to give rise to false prophet

Revelation 17 12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

An hour has been interpreted as a time, a time represents a year as used in Bible prophecy. Like used in Revelation 12 and Daniel 7:25. A time represents a year, times represent two years, half a time represents half a year. (3.5 years* 12 months a year=42 months. 42 months by 30 days a month=1260 days, confirmed in Revelation 12:14/6) Revelation 12 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the snake’s reach. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

Since the beast out of the sea/the anti-Christ will rise along with the 10 kings to power, they will rise 7 weeks (49 days) after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. Their rule will only last for an hour/ a time which equals to a year, (12*30=360 days).
Revelation 13:1 1And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.

The war by River Euphrates will be at the end of their one year rule One year is 360 days, plus the days before they rise to power after the decree goes forth to rebuild Jerusalem 7 weeks or 49 days.Therefore, the war will happen, (49 +360 days)= 409 days after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. It is at the war by the Euphrates river the three kings, Egypt, Mount Zion and Israel are subdued by the false prophet who is the small horn of Daniel 7, as written,
Daniel 7  20 … wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell—the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully. 21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy people of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.
24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time

Therefore, it will be 409 days or slightly over a year (58.4 weeks) after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem when the war by the Euphrates will be fought and three out of the ten kings subdued.

  • When will the false prophet rise to power? His rise to power will mark the start of the greatest persecution

Daniel 7: 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time
21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy people of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom
Daniel 12:11 11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days

  • As written in Daniel 12:11, from the time the daily sacrifice is abolished in the middle of the 70th week until the time the image of the beast is set up there will be 1290 days.
  • From the time the image of the beast is set up until the very end, there will be 45 days, (the days at the end1335 days minus 1290 days when the image is set up)

The image of the beast will be set up 1290 days after the daily sacrifice is abolished, the 45 days until the end at 1335 days will be used to force all men in all nations to take the number 666 and worship the image.

  • The false prophet’s rule will last until the end since he is the one who will force all men to take the image and number of the beast. Therefore the end of the false prophets rule is at the end of 1335 when he has broken the power of the holy people by forcing the worship of the beast and its image. If 1335 days is at the end of his rule, and his full term is 1260 days, then;
    He will rise to power 75 days after the daily sacrifice is abolished, (that is, the days until the end of his rule (1335 days), minus the full term of his rule (1260 days) =75 days
    So, the false prophet will rise to power 75 days after the abolishing of the daily sacrifice and offering in the middle of the 70th week as recorded in Daniel 9.
    It will take 486.5 days from the time the decree to rebuild Jerusalem until the daily sacrifice is abolished. Therefore, from the time the decree goes out to rebuild Jerusalem until the false prophet, it will take (486.5 before the daily sacrifice is abolished +75 days after its abolished)=561.5 days.

Therefore the false prophet will rise to power 561.5 days or just over 18 months  from the time the decree to rebuild Jerusalem goes forth.

The false prophet will rise to persecute the saints, therefore, the great persecution will start around 18 months after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem.

  • How long will the anti-Christ Government( Assyria’s rule) overlap with the false prophet (Babylon’s rule)
    • The anti-Christ rises to power after 7 weeks or 49 days of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. He abolishes the sacrifice in the middle of the last week, the 70th week,

Because the daily sacrifice will be abolished in the middle of the 70th week, 69.5 weeks weeks after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. However the anti-Christ does not rise to power until after 7 weeks, Therefore, the anti-Christ will have ruled (69.5 minus 7=62.5 weeks or 437.5 days (62.5 wks*7 days) before he abolishes the daily sacrifice.

  • The full term of the anti-Christ rule is 1260 minus (437.5) the days already ruled by the time he abolishes the sacrifice = to the days of his rule left after abolishing the daily sacrifice =822.5 days
  • After the daily sacrifice is abolished, it will take 75 days before the false prophet rises to power.

Therefore, the false-prophet (Babylon) and anti-Christ (Assyria) will rule together for 747days  (2.08 years) side by side (the days of the anti-Christ rule left 822.5 after abolishing the daily sacrifice, minus the time the false prophet will rise to power after the daily sacrifice is abolished 75 days.)
This is the same as, the total number of days the anti-Christ rules until he abolishes the daily sacrifice and offering 437.5 days, plus the days before the false prophet rises to power 75, subtracted from the total time of the anti-Christ full term of rule= 1260 minus (437.5+75)=1260-512.5=747.5 days.

Therefore, the anti-Christ and false prophet’s rule will overlap for 747.5 days or 2.08 years.

  • Days the false prophet will rule by himself on behalf of the anti-Christ

They will rule together for 747.5 days and the full term of the false prophet is 1260 days, thus  the false prophet will be left to rule on behalf of the anti-Christ for;

  • The full number of the days of the false prophets rule (1260) minus the days he rules alongside the anti-Christ 747.5 days making his time to rule alone on behalf of the Assyrian (anti-Christ government as (1260-747.5)= 512.5 days.
  • How long will the time of wrath upon the earth last,(The total time of rule for the anti-Christ and false prophet)

The false prophet and the anti-Christ rule last 3.5 years each, however for the sake of the saints their time is cut short by their rule overlapping for 747.5 days equaling to 2.08 years. This will be in fulfillment of what was spoken by Jesus and through Daniel;
Mathew 24:22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
Daniel 12 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered
In total it will take The days the anti-Christ rules before he abolishes the daily sacrifice are 437.5 +plus the 75 days of his rule before the false prophet comes into power after the daily sacrifice is abolished plus the time they will rule hand in hand, 747.5 days plus the time the false prophet rules alone on behalf of the beast 512.5  = 437.5 +75+ 747.5 +512.5=  1772.5 days or 4.9years (to the nearest ten)
The same as, total time the anti-Christ rules before false prophet (512.5), plus the time they rule together (747.5)  and the time the false prophet rules alone( 512.5)=1772.5=4.924 years or
Total time the anti-Christ rules before the false prophet (512.5) plus the full term time of rule for the false prophet (1260) =1772.5 days or 4.924 years

  • This can be confirmed by using Daniel 12:11

Daniel 12:11 11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days

  • The anti-Christ rises to power after 7 weeks (49 days) from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and abolishes the daily sacrifices in the middle of the 70th week which equals (69.5 weeks minus 7 weeks= 62.5 weeks times 7 days a week =437.5 days. From the time the daily sacrifice is abolished until the end, will be 1335 days. Therefore to get the total time of wrath, add the number before the daily sacrifice is abolished (437.5) to the total number of days until the end from the time the daily sacrifice is abolished (1335 days )= 437.5 +1335= 1772.5 days or 4.924 years.

Therefore the total time of the last world governments (Assyria and Babylon)’s rule before the time of the 7 plagues and the war of Armageddon will be 4.924 years. That is, from the time the anti-Christ rises to power with the ten horns until the end of the false prophet’s rule, it will take 1772.5 days or 4.9 years (almost five years)

  • When will the great tribulation start and end

Daniel 12 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”

The false prophet is the one through whom the great persecution will come, as its written
Daniel 7: 24 … After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time
21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy people of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.

A time represents a year, times represent two years, half a time represents half a year. (3.5 years* 12 months a year=42 months. 42 months *30 days a month=1260 days.) Therefore, it will take 1260 days for the power of the holy people to be finally broken
Daniel 12:11 11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days
The 45 days in between the end and the time the image is set up will be used to force all men in all nations to take the number 666 and worship the image of the beast. All who will refuse the number or worshiping the beast will be killed and thus, the power of the saints will be broken. Many will be killed and the left few will be ruptured at Christ’s coming. It will be after the power of the saints has been broken before the seven plagues are poured on the anti-Christ and false prophets government. The great numbers of saints who will be killed for their faith are recorded in Revelation 15
Revelation 15 I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb:
“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.
Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy. All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests. Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Mathew 24 26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

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