August 2nd 2027 - The Day of the LORD

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The 1335 Connection

Daniel 12:12-13 - 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.
Much conjecture has been given on the above 2 verses by scholars throughout the ages. The solution is still a matter of debate because the prophecy has not yet been fulfilled. Are these days referring to years on the day for a year principle, or are they referring to literal days? Or both? What is the significance of Daniel "standing in his lot"? Will we be able to figure out the solution on this side of the judgment seat? Do we have enough information today to know the true interpretation of this time period? This much is clear: According to the context, the 1335 days is related to the resurrection of the dead, the abomination of desolation and the 1290 days, as well as the "time, times, and a half" and the scattering of the power of the holy people. At the time Daniel was given this prophecy the words were sealed until the time of the end. It was prophesied that many would run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased, and that the wise would understand. Therefore, at some point in time, these time periods were meant to be understood.
Concerning the abomination of desolation, there are usually 3 possibilities up for consideration.
1. AD 70, the desecration of the temple in Jerusalem (Preterism)
2. AD 684-691, the Mosque of Omar, in the place of Solomon's Temple (day for year principle applied to 1290 and 1335)
3. A future abomination of desolation (literal day principle applied to 1290 and 1335)
In any event, AD 70 cannot be the ultimate fulfillment of the abomination of desolation prophecy. Considered to be the death blow to Preterism, this is seen by the fact that Daniel has not stood in his lot. The time prophecies of Daniel do not apply to the events of AD 70. Now, considering the Mosque of Omar as the before mentioned abomination of desolation, on a day for a year principle, we expect the 1335 years to end sometime between 2019 and 2026. Time will tell if this view is correct. This article seeks to explore the third possibility, a future application of the abomination of desolation on a literal days principle.
There are a few reasons that the literal days principle could be the intended meaning. Three are presented here. Consider the following.
Daniel 11:31 - And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

The first reason presented here is that it seems in the above passage that the same entity is responsible for both taking away the daily sacrifice and placing the abomination that maketh desolate. For this to be possible, and for the same entity to be alive to accomplish both, a literal days interpretation is required. This by itself however is not enough proof. For instance, nations mentioned in prophecy are prophesied to accomplish certain things that people living in those territories centuries later accomplish. This is why more evidence should be considered. Consider the below verse.

Daniel 9:27 - And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The "week" referred to here is a period of seven, which may primarily have reference to Sabbatical cycles, but secondarily to a period of seven years. In one "week" we see accomplished the ceasing of daily sacrifice and the abomination that makes desolate. Therefore, it makes sense to interpret the 1290 and 1335 days as literal days. Now, finally, consider the words of Jesus with respect to the abomination of desolation.

Matthew 24:15 - 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:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
According to Jesus, there should be a sense of urgency with respect to the events concerning the abomination of desolation. According to Daniel 11:31 and 12:11, this is an abomination that causes desolation which stands in the holy place. A reasonable explanation for this abomination is a nuclear bomb detonating at the current location of the Mosque of Omar. That can easily be imagined as a catalyst that causes world wide panic and tribulation. As a result, this strengthens the argument that a literal days interpretation of Daniel's 1290 and 1335 were intended. For this to occur in the period of a few years is reasonable.

Two very subtle hints were dropped in Daniel 12. Let us carefully examine the words "knowledge" and the word "wise". On a broad level, it is certainly true that there has been a "knowledge explosion" in the last days with the advent of technology and computers. This is certainly a sign of the last days, but the particular application of these words is directly related to the prophetic numbers themselves. At the time the vision was given to Daniel, more information would be needed to solve the puzzle. More "knowledge" was required. One would need to "run to and fro" the Scriptures and compare them to Daniel's prophecy. There were only three more Old Testament prophets after Daniel: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. In God's mercy, he revealed more "knowledge" through these prophets that would be necessary to ascertain the solution. This knowledge involves astronomy. Consider the following words in Psalms.

Psalm 19:1-4 - The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun...

How do the heavens utter knowledge, their speech heard everywhere, and their words go to the end of the world? Do they make literal sounds? (If they do, they are not audible frequencies). The obvious meaning here is that they tell what specific day it is. No two days are ever alike. The Babylonians were excellent astronomers, the "wise men" of their day, and were experts in calculating equinoxes, solstices, lunar regressions, solar and lunar eclipses, conjunctions, and planetary movement. Cuneiform tablets with specifically dated information with references to the position of the moon and certain planets have helped to establish an exact chronology of Babylonian and Persian history.

With respect to the prophetic days themselves, the first point to settle is how the 1335 days are related to the 1290 days. Are the 1290 days a subset of the 1335 days, or are we to add the entire 1335 days to the end of the 1290 day period? We should let the context decide. If the 1290 days were a subset of 1335 days, you would only have to wait 45 more days. It is clear that one must wait until the 1335 days to be considered "blessed", and therefore we add 1335 days to the end of 1290 days as a separate time period.
The next thing to consider is how the 1290 days are related to "time, times, and a half". We know from earlier research that "time, times, and a half" is equivalent to 1260 days (compare Revelation 12:6,14 to see the interchangeability). In order to do this, we need to ask one basic question. Does the scattering of the power of the holy people occur before or after the abomination of desolation is set up? Our first clue is found in the words of Jesus above. The Jews see the abomination of desolation, and then are commanded to flee. It should be self-evident that the holy people are not scattered until after the abomination of desolation is set up. To solidify this, let us compare the events mentioned in Daniel and compare them to the Day of the LORD prophecy of Zechariah 14.
It is clear from the above verses that the abomination of desolation is set up, followed by the scattering of the power of the holy people. The scattering begins when the invasion of Jerusalem commences by the king of the north in Daniel 11:44, and is fully accomplished when Jesus Christ stands on the Mount of Olives. This of course is the order of events we should have expected. Christ continues his warning to the Jews concerning the abomination of desolation:
Matthew 24:21-22,29-30 - For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened... Immediately 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: 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. 
The context of the abomination of desolation, in the midst of great tribulation "such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time", referencing Daniel 12:1 where we find Michael standing up, is most reasonably explained to occur starting a prophetic 1,260 day period near the end of the Gentile age, of which the end is when "immediately after the tribulation of those days" the world witnesses the sign of the Son of Man on August 2 2027, when the sun is darkened, and the moon does not give its light over Jerusalem. The solar eclipse over Jerusalem is the astronomical "knowledge" revealed by God that is required to unlock Daniel's prophecy. As such, August 2 2027 is the proposed solution to the termination of the "time, times, and a half" or 1260 days mentioned in Daniel 12:7, the "end of the wonders" which began in Daniel 12:1.
Thus far, we have established the following:
1. The 1335 days are appended to the end of the 1290 days.
2. The scattering of the power of the holy people, or the termination of the 1260 days, occurs 1260 days after the abomination that causes desolation.
3. August 2 2027 is the termination of the 1260 days, when the power of the holy people is scattered.

Therefore, the conclusion is that the "time, times, and a half" or 1260 days is a subset of the 1335 days, and that they both start at the same time.
1335 minus 1260 = 75. 75 days after August 2 2027 is Saturday, October 16 2027, or Tishrei 15, the 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles on the Hebrew calendar. What is supposed to happen on this day? The prophecy is clear that Daniel would stand in his lot and is considered "blessed". But furthermore, the Jews recognize Jesus as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10), and their feasts are turned into mourning. Consider the below prophecies:
Revelation 10 is a glimpse of the end of the seventh trumpet, when the events of the seventh vial are being poured out. It parallels many of the events of Daniel 12, and finds its fulfillment on the Day of the LORD. Have a look at the parallels between Revelation 10 and other prophecies.

If we have determined the end of the 1260 days and 1335 days, it follows that we should be able to ascertain the beginning and end of the 1290 days.

Saturday 10/16/2027 minus 1335 = Monday 2/19/2024, or Adar I 10 on the Hebrew calendar. The same date is found with Monday 8/2/2027 minus 1260. Jews are commanded to flee when they see the abomination that causes desolation standing in the holy place (nuclear detonation).

Monday 2/19/2024 minus 1290 = Saturday 8/8/2020, or Av 18 on the Hebrew calendar. This would be the date the daily sacrifices are taken away.

There is one small problem. We don't currently see daily sacrifices in the holy land. How then can the daily sacrifices be taken away? If we are to accept the literal days principle interpretation, then daily sacrifices must be re-instated in Jerusalem Israel. And soon!

We know of a surety that a division of the land of Israel will take place (Daniel 11:39, Joel 3:2). Could it be possible as part of a peace agreement, or covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) that the Jews are allowed to sacrifice to Yahweh using the prescribed method in the Torah? A catalyst will be required to ratify such a treaty, such as the Psalm 83 war between Israel and its immediate neighbors. From Isaiah 17, we learn that Damascus will no longer be a city and that Israel is greatly weakened. "Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean" (Isaiah 17:4). Because they are weakened, they will have an incentive to agree to such a treaty. When do the daily sacrifices begin? They will begin when the covenant with many for "one week" is ratified. How long does this one prophetic week last? Does it last 7 years of a Jewish reckoning of 360 days per year (7 x 360 = 2520), or does it last 7 years of a Gentile reckoning of 365 days per year (7 x 365 = 2555)? Because there are 1290 days between the taking away of daily sacrifices and setting up the abomination of desolation, daily sacrifices continue for 1230 days (2520 minus 1290) from a Jewish reckoning of the prophetic week, and 1265 days (2555 minus 1290) from a Gentile reckoning. Either could be significant from a prophetic point of view. Consider the following.

Saturday 8/8/2020 minus 1230 = Monday 3/27/2017, or Adar I 29 on the Hebrew calendar. This occurs just one day prior to Nisan 1, the first day of the Jewish religious year. This would be very significant for Jews to practice daily sacrifice under a newly ratified covenant on this day.

Saturday 8/8/2020 minus 1265 = Monday 2/20/2017, or Shevat 24 on the Hebrew calendar. This date is particularly mentioned in Zechariah's prophecy (Zechariah 1:7), and the prophecy has a latter day context. A generation of 70 years has passed, and God promises to choose Jerusalem and be its defender.

The below timeline is a summary of what has been discussed above:

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