Bible Prophecy Comparisons
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Visions Of Daniel And Revelation Compared
|Abomination of desolation||8:11-12; 9:27||11:31; 12:11||16|
|1260 years of
|:||21,25||8:10||11:33,35; 12:7,11||2:18|| 8:12; |
|Judgment||34,44||13,14 9,22||12:1||4,5|| 11:1-2, |
|End of the age||1:7|| 6:12-17 |
|Earthquake|| 6:12-14 |
|United States||11:34||16||11,14||:||16:13; 17:10||19:20|
|Babylon the Great||1||15:1;16; 17:12||18-19||4|
|Babylon falls||11: 41-43||14: 8||18: 2, 10; 17:16|
|Economic||11: 41-43||16-18||:||18: 3|
|Sixth plague||11: 45||16:12;17:16-17|
|Persecution||11: 44; 12: 1||17:14|
|Mark of the Beast||13:16; 14:9||16-18||9-12|
|Seal of God||7;|
|Second Coming |
|35,45||13||12:1,2||6:14; 8:1; 11:15||14-16||15: 2; 16: 17||19:7,15|
|Judgment by Saints||4-5|
|Judgment of Wicked||11||17-20||4-5|
Demonstrating The Principles Of Repetition And Enlargement
The table demonstrates the principle of repetition and enlargement. It also shows that at the time a prophet receives a new prophecy it generally ignores past prophecies unless a past power is still significant.
|Prophecy||Year||Symbols||Subject||Repeats or Enlarges||New element|
|Daniel 2||603 BC||Metal Statue||Lists successive world powers to the end. Babylon to Europe and the second coming.||First prophecy, no repetition||None. General view of history.|
|Daniel 7||553 BC||4 Beasts||Babylon to Rome divided||Daniel 2. Detail about divisions of each kingdom.||Little horn arises out of Rome|
|Daniel 8||551 BC||3 Beasts||Medo-Persia to Rome divided||Daniel 2,7||3 ribs, 4 heads, little horn plucks up 3 horns|
|Daniel 9||539 BC||2300 days||2300 days||Daniel 8: 14||Sanctuary cleansed|
|Daniel 11||536 BC||Rulers||Rome detail||Messiah||Messiah and Rome|
|Daniel 12||536 BC||Time prophecies||Last days||1260 year persecution||1290 days, 1335 days, resurrection, sealed book.|
|Revelation 1 - 3||95 A.D.||Churches||Christ and the churches||Our successes and failures||Detail of the seven churches|
|Revelation 4 - 5||Heaven, book||24 elders and a sealed book||Open door, sealed book||The worthy lamb, open book|
|Revelation 6||Book and Seals||Seals opened||Seals||Sealed book, 4 horsemen|
|Revelation 7||Seal of God||Sealing 144,000||Saints sealed and justified||144,000|
|Revelation 8 - 9||7th Seal - seven Trumpets||Seven Trumpets||Judgment||Prayers of the saints remembered.|
|Revelation 10||Little Book||Prophecy unsealed||Trumpet 7||Seven thunders|
|Revelation 11||7th Trumpet||Judgment||1260 days, last two woes.||Beast from the abyss. Two witnesses.|
|Revelation 12||Dragon, earth||Past Persecutions||1260 years||Earth helps woman.|
|Revelation 13||Beast (7 heads and 10 horns)||Captivity of beast. Future Persecutions||Composite beast, 42 months||Beast from earth, wounded head, mark of beast|
|Revelation 14||Heaven||Saints sealed, warning against the mark of the beast||144,000||The fourth angel|
|Revelation 15||7 Plagues||Wrath of God||Punishment||Seven Plagues|
|Revelation 16||Beasts||Punishment||seven plagues||Fall of Babylon|
|Revelation 17||Judgment||Harlot judged||Revived beast||Eighth head|
|Revelation 18||Sanctuary images||Fallen Babylon||Second angel||Economic punishment|
|Revelation 19||Bride||Marriage of Lamb||Hell||Lake of fire. Jesus on a white horse.|
|Revelation 20||Millennium, chain||Millennium judgment||Judgment, lake of fire||Armageddon, Millennium, books, 2 resurrections|
|Revelation 21 - 22||Water of life||New Heaven||Tree of life, fruits||Heaven, New Jerusalem|
Old Testament Parallels
Nations at the end compared to Old Testament nations.
The Saved and the lost. Israel and Laodicea are saved. But Babylon and Gog are lost.
Events on the day of the Lord in the old and new testament.
See The Beast that Was, yet is and is coming of Revelation 17.
To identify the powers described in the vision we must identify at what time the present is. This is, we must identify the beast that yet is and using the other prophecies and key descriptions in this prophecy work backwards to identify the previous beasts and forward to identify the future powers.
The Seven Headed Beast
In understanding the prophecies of the seven headed beast, let us review all the powers identified in prophecy. Our prophecies have identified these powers, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, Papal Rome, the revived Papacy, secularist and humanist philosophies that changed our views after the French Revolution and finally, the United States. In addition, several divisions or different stages of these powers were identified. For example, the beast with 10 horns was described with crowns and without crowns. This shows that monarchies will no longer rule. This happened in 1917.
Finally, although none of the following kingdoms were identified as part of the prophetic period covered by Daniel and John we will mention other kingdoms that preceded the Babylonian empire, because other theories use these nations. They are Egypt and Assyria.
Possible Identity Of The Seven Heads
|Egypt||1932 B.C.||None in Daniel and Revelation||None|
|Assyria||701 B.C.||None in Daniel and Revelation||None|
|Babylon||626 - 539 B.C.||Lion with wings||None|
|Medo-Persia||539 - 331 B.C.||Ram with 2 Horns||Medes and Persians|
|Greece||331 - 63 A.D.||4 headed leopard||4 Divisions|
|Rome||63 B.C. 476 A.D.||Dragon with 10 horns||10 Divisions|
|10 Medieval Monarchies||476-1918||10 crowned horns||10 Divisions|
|10 European nations||476 - End||10 horns||10 Divisions|
|Papal Rome||538 - 1798||The Little Horn||Crowned monarchies|
|Wounded Papacy||1798 - 1929||The Little Horn with the deadly wound that lived.||None|
|French Revolution||1789 -||Beast from the Abyss||Communism and Secularism|
|Revived Papacy||1929 - End||The Little Horn, wound healed (Lateran Treaty)||Uncrowned Democracies (after 1918)|
|United States||1776 - End||Lamb and Dragon||2 Horns|
|Satan||Before creation||The true power behind all evil.||Angels, beasts, kingdoms, world.|
The Seven Headed Beast
|Interpretations||Beast 6 in the Future at 'the time of the end'||Beast 6 in John's time|
|Heads||#||Meaning 1||Meaning 2||Meaning 3||Meaning 4||Meaning 5||Meaning 6||Meaning 7|
|5||Papal Rome||Papal Rome||Papal Rome||Papal Rome||Papal Rome||Greece||Greece Divided|
|One is||6||French Revolution||Wounded Rome||French Revolution||Communism||Communism||Rome||Rome|
|Yet to come||7|| United States |
and Revived Rome
|United States||Revived Rome||United States||Future Power||Papal Rome||Future Power|
|8||Satan||Revived Rome||Revived Rome||Future Power||Future Power||Papal Rome||Future Power|
The Sixth Head
The key to interpreting the prophecy is the identity of the sixth head. Who is the sixth head? This head exists at the "present" in the prophecy.
So what is the "present" time in the vision? There are only two possibilities:
I will show several interpretations based on this view, then give you what is the best answer.
Rome As The Sixth Head
If Rome is the sixth head we truly do not have five successive powers before. Using Egypt and Assyria is contrary to the original visions and how God numbered the kingdoms. There are also no remaining powers from that period at this time, as prophecy requires.
A Power at the time of the end as the Sixth Head
This usage makes better sense. It also ties a known power from the early centuries to a power at the end.
The Papacy. The papacy has claimed existence from the time of the apostles. It was at least active by 538 A.D.
The French Revolution. The sixth head appeared at the time of the French Revolution. Through this political upheaval that banned God, the forces of secularism and communism and humanism came and won the hearts and minds of government and people. As a result, God was dead to many and hedonism, immorality and science ruled. These beliefs and ideals were a force that challenged the government of God just as any great ruler with an army. It is now the dominant system of belief that is responsible for all the secularism and liberalism in the world. Liberal beliefs about God, human sexuality and morality.
The Beast that Was, Yet is and is to Come
The papacy is the only power in the entire prophecies throughout Daniel and Revelation that is described as having power, losing it and being restored to dominance again. It must be the beast that was, yet is and is to come.
The Eighth Head
Papacy and the United States - The Seventh Head. The seventh and eighth heads coexist. The eight head has a power on its own that it can truly be identified as a separate head. This is clear by its role. It rules the political power, even though it is not a typical beast with physical land space. This relationship of the church controlling the state political power is described in several ways.
An eight head that is part of the seventh head
A fallen woman riding a beast
A prostitute controlling the kings of the earth
Satan Impersonating Christ - The Eighth Head. The eighth head is Satan himself. He was present during all the preceding beasts. He appears disguised at the very end to claim rulership. This is his last opportunity, but he cannot do it openly. So he impersonates the second coming of Christ. This ties into the events expected at the last days.
A fake second coming. False Christs and prophets.
The appearance of Mary to the world. This is expected by the Catholic church.
Satan At The Battle Of Armageddon - The Eighth Head. Often, we define most prophetic symbols as ending at the Second Coming. However, Satan still controls the nations (Gog and Magog) at the battle of Armageddon. He is probably the eighth head in this final role. The beginning of his direct leadership as the eighth head could have started with the impersonation of the second Coming just as the battle of Armageddon actually starts at this time and is completed 1000 years later.
So, the eighth head correctly starts with his appearance as Christ and continues to his direct control of the wicked during the battle of Armageddon 1000 years later. And, it probably includes that final human political and religious alliance that made it all possible.
Two Babylons (Ancient And Modern)
|Similarities||Ancient Babylon||Modern Babylon||Fall of Babylon|
|Super powers||Daniel 2: 37, 38||Revelation 13: 7, 12||Revelation 18: 21|
|Rich||Daniel 2: 37, 38||Revelation 18: 3||Revelation 18: 17|
|Made an Image||Daniel 3: 1||Revelation 13: 14||Revelation 18: 3|
|Forced Worship||Daniel 3: 4, 5, 6, 14, 15||Revelation 13: 15||Revelation 18: 24 ?|
|Sound of Music||Daniel 3: 5||.:||Revelation 18: 22|
|Number 6||Image was 66 Cubits||Mark of the beast is 666||Babylon|
|Day set aside for Worship||Daniel 3: 5, 7||Revelation 13: 16, 17||Day set aside for her punishment. |
Revelation 18: 8
|Economic punishment||.:||Revelation 13: 16, 17||Made poor|
|Death Decree||Daniel 3: 6, 19, 20||Revelation 13: 15||Call to come out. Revelation 18: 4|
Babylon And The Antichrist
|Item||Ancient Babylon |
|Little Horn |
Daniel 8: 9-12
|King of the North |
Daniel 11: 31-33
|Attacks the Sanctuary||Destroys the first temple||Verse 11||Verse 31||Causes a falling away from truth|
|Captures God's people and removes them from the sanctuary||Enslaves Israel||Verse 10 -12. The stars are God's people.||Verse 33||Deceives many|
|Truth of the Sanctuary replaced by a counterfeit||Tries to enforce idol worship||Verse 12||Verse 31||False doctrine|
|Time in captivity||70 years||1260 years||1260 years||1260 years|
|Kingdom||Ancient Babylon||Rome (Papal)||Papacy||Papacy|
God And The Antichrist
The Antichrist tries to take the place of God by performing the functions that only God can do.
|God||Claims to be god on earth|
|Changes times and seasons (Daniel 2:21)||Thinks he can change times and laws (Daniel 7:25)|
|Forgives sin||Blasphemes by claiming to forgive sins and that God must abide by their decisions.|
|Worship God only||Idol and saint worship|
Fall Of Babylon (Ancient And Modern)
|Item||Ancient Babylon||Modern (End Time) Babylon|
|1||Belshazzar made his subjects drunk. Daniel 5:1||End time Babylon makes the kings of the earth drunk. Revelation 17:2|
|2||Belshazzar induced his nobles and subjects to immorality. Daniel 5:2,23||Induces the kings of the earth to commit spiritual fornication. Revelation 17:2|
|3||Belshazzar and his guests drink from golden goblets. Daniel 5:3||Mystery Babylon in Revelation 17 drinks from the golden cup. Revelation 17:4|
|4||Judgment was pronounced upon ancient Babylon. Daniel 5:26-28||Judgment will be pronounced upon end time Babylon. Revelation 17:1|
|5||Belshazzar dishonored God in the worship of false gods. Daniel 5:4,23||Blasphemes God and challenges his authority. Revelation 17:3|
|6||Ancient Babylon Persecuted God's people. Daniel 1:1-4||End time Babylon will persecute God's people. Revelation 17:5,6|
|7||Ancient Babylon was built over the river Euphrates. Isaiah 44:27,28||End time Babylon will be built over the symbolic river Euphrates. Revelation 16:12,17:6,15|
|8||Ancient Babylon's power revolved around a mighty city. Daniel 4:29-30||End time Babylon's power will revolve around a mighty city. Revelation 17:18|
|9||Ancient Babylon was defeated by the Kings of the East - Darius and Cyrus. Isaiah 45:1-5, Daniel 5:30; 6:28||End time Babylon will be defeated by the heavenly Kings of the East. Revelation 16:12, Matthew 24:27|
|10||Ancient Babylon attacked God's Sanctuary and people. Daniel 1:2||End time Babylon will attack God's Sanctuary and people. Revelation 13:6, 17:6|
|11||Ancient Babylon fell in a single night. Daniel 5:30-31||End time Babylon will fall in a single hour. Revelation 18:10,20|
|12||Ancient Babylon mixed the treasures of God's sanctuary with pagan revelry. Daniel 5:1-4||End time Babylon mixes worship with paganism and spiritualism. Revelation 18:2-3, 9:14,20-21|
|13||Ancient Babylon ruled the kings of the earth. Daniel 2:37-38; 4:22||End time Babylon will also control the kings of the earth. Revelation 17:5,18|
|14||Ancient Babylon fell when the river Euphrates was dried up. Isaiah 44:27,28||End time Babylon will fall when the symbolic river Euphrates dries up. Revelation 16:12,19|
|15||Ancient Babylon fell because of God's prophetic word written by a bloodless hand. Daniel 5:24-30||End time Babylon will fall because of God's Prophetic word as found in the books of Daniel and Revelation. Daniel 12:4,7; Revelation 18:1-2; 14:8|
Divine And The Demonic
|Trinity||Holy Trinity: Father, Christ and the Spirit (Revelation 1:4, 5)||False Trinity: Dragon, beast and the false prophet (Revelation 12, 13)|
|Throne||God sits on a throne (Revelation 4: 9)||Dragon sits on a throne (Revelation 2: 13)|
|Worship||God is worshipped by the inhabitants of the universe (Revelation 4:10, 5:13)||Dragon is worshipped by the inhabitants of the world (Revelation 13:14)|
|City||God's city is the heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2, 10)||Dragon's city is Babylon (Revelation 14:8, 18:10)|
|Signs||God seals his people (Revelation 7:4)||Dragon puts his mark on his followers (Revelation 13:16)|
|Woman||God's people represented by a pure woman (Revelation 12:1)||Dragon's followers represented by a harlot (Revelation 17:2)|
|Wrath||God is full of wrath against his enemies (Revelation 11:18, 19:15)||Dragon is full of wrath against the church (Revelation 12:12)|
|3 Messengers||God has three angelic messengers who go to the whole world (Revelation 14:6-11)||Dragon has three demonic messengers who go to the whole world (Revelation 16:13, 14)|
Transfer of Power
|God gives authority to the son (Revelation 2:27)||Dragon gives authority to the beast (Revelation 13:4)|
|Time||Christ ministered for 3½ years||Would persecute for 3½ prophetic years|
|Mimics Christ||Christ receives a deadly wound from which he was resurrected (Revelation 1: 18).||Beast receives a deadly wound from which it was healed (Revelation 13: 14).|
|Mimics the Holy Spirit||Miracles||False prophets performs signs and miracles|
World Control - Two Powers Have A Specific Plan To Control The World
|Items||Revelation 14:1-12||Revelation 16:13-19|
|Instruments||Three Angels||Three evil spirits|
Comparison Of Christ And The Beast From The Sea
|Christ||Dragon and Beast|
|Christ receives authority from the Father (Revelation 2:28)||Beast receives authority from the Dragon (Revelation 13:2,4)|
|Christ sits on the throne with the Father (Revelation 3:21)||Dragon gives his throne to the Beast (Revelation 13:2, 4)|
|Christ is worshipped by the universe (Revelation 5:13,14)||Beast is worshipped by the dwellers of the earth (Revelation 13:4)|
|Lamb has seven horns (Revelation 5:6)||Beast has ten horns (Revelation 13:1) and 3 were uprooted.|
|Christ was dead but is alive (Revelation 1:18). Christ was, is and will come (Revelation 1: 4)||Beast received deadly wound and lives (Revelation 13:14). The beast was, is not and will come (Revelation 17: 8)|
|Christ's people become Kings (Revelation 1:6, 2:26,27)||Beast is supported by the kings of the earth (Revelation 17:12)|
|Christ has a remnant (Revelation 12:17)||Beast has a remnant (Revelation 19:21)|
|Christ has a prophet (Revelation 1:1, 9)||Beast has a false prophet (Revelation 19:20)|
|Christ is at war (Revelation 12:7, 19:11-16)||The dragon and the beast are at war with the Lamb (Revelation 12:17, 19:19)|
The Seals And The New Testament Prophecies
The prophecies of Christ in Matthew, Mark and Luke parallel the events of the seals of revelation. The seals represent the experience of the church from the time of Christ until the end.
|Event||Matthew 24||Mark 13||Luke 21||Revelation 6|
|Wars||Verse 6||Verse 7||Verse 9||Verse 2|
|International Strife||Verse 7||Verse 8||Verse 10||Verse 4|
|Earthquake||Verse 7||Verse 8||Verse 11||Verse 5, 6|
|Famine||Verse 7||Verse 8||Verse 11||Verse 8|
|Persecution||Verse 9,10||Verse 9, 11||Verse 12||Verse 9, 10|
|Gospel preached||Verse 14||Verse 10||Verse 13||Verse 11|
|Eclipse, falling stars||Verse 29||Verse 24||Verse 25||Verse 12, 13|
|Fear of the Second Coming||Verse 30||Verse 26||Verse 27||Verse 17|
Seven Churches, Seals, Trumpets And Plagues
|#||Seven Churches||Seven Seals||Seven Trumpets||Seven Plagues|
|1||Ephesus||White horse||Hail and fire on the earth||Earth - sores|
|2||Smyrna||Red horse||Burning mountain in the sea||Sea - blood|
|3||Pergamos||Black horse||Wormwood in the rivers and springs||Rivers and springs - blood|
|4||Thyatira||Pale horse||Sun, moon and stars darkened, sky rolled up.||Sun - scorched with heat|
|5||Sardis||Souls under the altar ask for judgment||Smoke from the bottomless pit||Darkness on the throne of the beast|
|6||Philadelphia||Earthquake, sun, moon, stars||4 angels on the Euphrates river with plagues of fire, smoke and brimstone||Euphrates dried up|
|7||Laodecia||Silence||Gospel preached||Air - Second Coming|
We have systematically broken the ten commandments until our actions have become a part of society and expected behavior. The church started this process when it broke the first four commandments dealing with our relationship to God. Society is proceeding to trash the other 6 that govern our relationship to each other.
|4||Sabbath||By 321 the Sabbath was legally changed from Saturday to Sunday|
|1||Earth gods||The popes have historically viewed themselves as gods on earth|
|2||Image worship||By 787 icons were permitted in the church by the Seventh Ecumenical Council|
|3||God's name||God cannot be approached directly. God is dead|
|8||Steal||By 1930's business and greed became synonymous. In the earlier centuries, people were stolen to provide forced labor for rich land owners.|
|7||Fornication and Adultery||By the 1960's free love was the norm. This immorality has infected mainline churches. Churches have gay pastors and perform same sex marriages. Leaders and the congregation openly live in immoral relationships and commit adultery.|
|9||Lie||1986 greed was rampant. Corporate takeovers never produced anything but it ruined many people. The end justifies the means, especially if you can gain wealth.|
|10||Covet||1986 It is called ambition and "good business". The pursuit of profit is a goal that is higher than any moral good.|
|5||Parents||The definition of family and parents has changed|
|6||Kill||The Romans killed people for sports. In the end, there will be a death decree against God's people.|
Worship Of God Or The Beast - Mark Of The Beast
The beast in revelation will attack the worship of God by demanding the same worship set aside for God in the first four commandments.
|Commandment||Worship God||Worship The Beast|
|1||You shall have no other gods before Me (Exodus 20: 3)||They shall worship the dragon and the beast (Revelation 13: 4, 8, 12)|
|2||You shall not make for yourself any idols (Exodus 20: 4-11)||They make an image to the beast and worship it (Revelation 13: 14, 15)|
|3||You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain (Exodus 20: 7)||Blasphemes the name of God and gives his name to his followers (Revelation 13: 6, 17)|
|4||Remember the Sabbath day (Exodus 20: 8-11) It contains God's seal or mark and is a sign. We are to "bind God's laws on our wrist and forehead".||Beast gives a false mark or sign on the forehead and hand. (Revelation 13: 16, 17)|
The end time powers will attack all the commandments concerning the worship of God.
They do this in order to set up their own worship.
We see the Sign or Seal of God's ownership is replaced by the mark of the beast. Instead of God's word on our wrists and forehead, it is the mark of the beast on the hand and forehead.
We see the Name of God replaced with the name of the beast.
Worship of God is replaced by worship of the beast.
A false idol, or image to the beast, is made to replace God.
The Plagues Of Egypt And Revelation
The Egyptian plagues are an attack on their gods.
|Plague||Egypt||The Crucifixion||7 Trumpets||Plague||Seven Last Plagues||Creation|
|Miracle||Magician turned rods to snakes (Exodus 7: 9-10)||Wicked generation seeks a miracle||-||-||Performs miracles. Revelation 13: 13-14||-|
|1||Blood in the Nile||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||Frogs from the Nile||-||-||-||-||-|
|3||Flies from the dust||-||-||-||-||-|
|The Seven Last Plagues|
|4||Insects destroyed crops||Beaten and mocked||1/3 Earth burned up||1||Malignant sore on the earth||Earth|
|5||Disease killed animals||Died (spilled His blood)||1/3 Sea became blood||2||Sea became blood||Sea|
|6||Sores on the people||Water and blood from his side. Bitter vinegar to drink.||1/3 rivers and springs bitter||3||Rivers and spring became blood||Fresh Water|
|7||Hail||Sun was darkened at noon||1/3 Sun, moon, stars darkened||4||Sun scorched mankind||Sun, moon, stars|
|8||Locusts||Darkness||Locusts and darkness||5||Darkness over the throne of the beast||Fish and birds|
|9||Darkness||Forsaken by God and friends||4 Angels from Euphrates||6||Euphrates dried up for the kings of the east||Man and animals|
|10||Death of first born||It is finished!||Mystery of God finished||7||It is done||It is finished!|
At the crucifixion, Christ suffered the Second death for us.
He suffered the abandonment and the wrath of God given in the seven last plagues.
The seven last plagues are an attack on the false sanctuary at the end.
The seven last plagues are also an undoing of creation.
He creates then he fills. Before the creation, two things existed that were later on called "not good". These were the darkness and the sea. Revelation makes a point of stating that there will be no more darkness or sea in heaven.
Darkness represents sin and evil. The sea represents troubled people. Neither will again arise in heaven.
|1||Light||4||Sun, moon, stars||Sun scorched, Darkness|
|2||Sky and Sea||5||Birds and fish||Sea to blood|
|3||Earth and trees||6||Land animals and man||Support of the world removed|
|7||Sabbath||God rested after he made the earth and filled the Sabbath with His presence.|
Comparison Of End Time Theories
There are different theories concerning the events at the end of time. Particularly in the tribulation, rapture, millennium and second coming. These cannot be adequately represented in a table because there are many subtle differences in belief.
The differences are centered around the time the righteous will be raptured (taken to heaven), when Christ will visibly appear on earth, and where each group of people will be located during the millennium.
The Gap Theory Illustrated
One theory that is central to these beliefs is the gap theory. In the vision of Daniel 9: 24-27 the Jews were given 70 prophetic weeks (490 years). In prophecy, 1 day = 1 year.
|The Gap Theory Explained||1000 Years
Christ On Earth
|Age of Law||Age of Grace||Tribulation||Great Tribulation|
|Daniel 9: 25, 26||Christian Dispensation||Daniel 9: 27|
|69 weeks (483 years)||The 2000+ Year Gap||1 week (Last 7 years on earth)|
|-|| (3½ years)
|Antichrist|| (3½ years)
|69 weeks (483 years)||1 week (7 years)||No Gap||Unknown Tribulation Period||Visible Rapture|
|457 BC||27 AD||31||34 AD||The 70 weeks were continuous and ended with the crucifixion of Christ|
The One Week Prophecy Of Daniel 9
|Daniel 9||Historicist Theory||Futurist (Gap Theory)||Preterist Theory|
|Who?||Jesus Christ||A future Antichrist||Antiochus Epiphenes|
|Confirms a covenant||Jesus Christ came to ratify the eternal covenant||Makes a peace treaty with Israel||Hellenistic Jews|
|One Week||29 A.D. to 34 A.D.||Last seven years on earth||3595 BC to 3604 BC|
|Cut off in the middle of the week||Jesus Christ dies in 31 A.D.||Antichrist breaks the treaty||Antiochus Epiphenes|
|Causes the sacrifices to end||Jesus Christ does this by his one perfect sacrifice||Stops sacrifice in the rebuilt temple||Forbids worship and desecrates the temple|
|Abomination||Romans surround Jerusalem in 66 A.D. and enter the temple in 70 A.D.||Starts a great persecution||Sacrifices a pig on the altar and placed a statue of Zeus in the Holy Place.|
|Desolation||Romans destroy the temple in 70 A.D.||Tribulation||War of rebellion by the Maccabees|
|Prophecies of Revelation||Rome, Papacy, Europe, United States||Rome, future person and future events||Rome|
|Interpretation proposed by||Protestant leaders and the early church||Francisco Riberia (1537-1591)||Luis de Alcazar (1554-1613)|
According to Daniel 9: 25 these are the actions of the Messiah:
|Daniel 9||Continuous Time Interpretation||Gap Theory Interpretation|
|24: Finish the transgression||Christ became the first human who did not sin. He ended the cycle of every human being falling into sin. He also became the solution for sin. His rejection also allowed the Jews to get the final curses. (Matthew 23: 32)||The Antichrist will attempt to do these things by pretending to be a man of peace. He will be a religious and political leader. Christ did not fulfill all of these points according to the dispensationalists.|
|24: Make an end of sin||Christ put an end to sin by becoming the remedy for sin. (Hebrews 9: 26; 11-14; 10: 9-14)|
|24: Make atonement for iniquity||Christ made atonement for sin with His death (Romans 5: 8-11; Colossians 1: 20,21; 2 Corinthians 5: 17-20)|
|24: Bring in everlasting righteousness||Christ became our righteousness. (Romans 3: 21-26; 4: 13; 5: 17,18)|
|24: Seal up vision and prophecy||The prophecy of Daniel 9 would be fulfilled at this time|
|24: Anoint the Most Holy||Christ was "anointed" or baptized when He started His ministry. He also opened the way to the Most Holy Place (Heaven) and started His Continual ministry as the High Priest.||A future Jewish temple that will be rebuilt|
|27: Make a firm covenant with many for one week||Christ came as the Messiah and preached for 3½ years. His disciples continued to preach for another 3½ years before the gospel was sent to the gentiles.||Makes a peace treaty with Israel. Temple will be rebuilt and animal sacrifices started again.|
|27: Will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering in the middle of the week||He was crucified after 3½ years. With His death, animal sacrifices, food and drink offerings were no longer necessary.||Will break the treaty and stop the sacrifices|
|27: Desolation will come because of abomination|| This desolation was the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 A.D. by the Roman general Titus.
Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed according to the curse of Leviticus 26 for continually rejecting God and finally showing hostility to God and stoning Stephen to death 3½ years later.
|Terrible persecution which is also called the Great Tribulation|
|Group||Tribulation||Millennium||Judgment||Heaven and Hell|
|1||Pre Tribulation||Seven years|| Jews - reign with Christ on earth
Wicked - taught by Christ
Righteous - in Heaven
|Judgment of all people||Wicked burn in hell forever. Saints go to heaven|
|2||Mid Tribulation||Middle||3½ years||3½ years|
|Pre Wrath||3½ years|| |
|3||Post Tribulation||Seven Years|
|Adventist||Unknown time|| 1 year? |
|Saints||In Heaven||Judgment of Satan and the Wicked|| Wicked and Satan are burned up.
Saints and God live on a new earth
|Satan||Confined to the earth|
There are other views of the end time that I will mention in brief.
|God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Romans 8:28||Time: 60 minutes
Print: 14 pages
Updated : December 16, 2002a
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: H. Brown (2004) Patterson (February 2008)
Credits: The information was compiled from various sources.