Daniel's Prophecies Are Unsealed
(Revelation 10)

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Revelation is written in the order of the feasts. These are the significant actions of God in our salvation. This section of Revelation introduces God in the Day of Atonement. Now that judgment is about to begin, the sealed words must be opened. A remnant is called to spread this message to the world. Revelation 10 is the history and commission of this remnant.
We will postpone the study of Revelation 1 to 9 because they are the history of the church from Christ to the time of the end. Only the last portion of those prophecies deal with the time of the end, when the book of Daniel will be unsealed.

It is Revelation 10 to 22 that give information about the detail events of the time of the end.

Daniel 8 prophesies about the restoration of the sanctuary at the time of the end. Daniel 11 and 12 introduce us to the persecuting power during the same time and the efforts of Michael to stand up against this power. Revelation 10 to 22 unseal the details.

Religious Revival: Daniel's Book is Opened
Sealed ("Closed"). But as for you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12: 4)
Unsealed ("Opened"). And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which stands on the sea and on the earth. (Revelation 10: 8)

The angel that appeared at the sealing in Daniel 12 now appears at the opening of the Book in Revelation 10 around the time of the end in the year 1844. Notice the similarity between the two events.

#SimilarityDaniel 12 Revelation 10
The Unsealing
The Angel with the Book
1Land The angels in each account are standing on land beside a body of water Daniel 12: 5.
Two angels on a riverbank
Revelation 10: 2.
Left foot on land
2Water Standing over a body of water Daniel 12: 5-7. Man in linen Revelation 10: 2.
Right foot on water
3Oath Both are swearing an oath Daniel 12: 7 Revelation 10: 6
4Time Prophecy They are concerned with a time prophecy Daniel 12: 7
3.5 times
Revelation 10: 6
No more time
5Book They look at the contents of a book Daniel 12: 9.
Sealing the book
Revelation 10: 2.
Opening the book
6Test The opening of both books revolves around a trial and a test Daniel 12: 10. The righteous are refined and tried before they understand Revelation 10: 10, 11. The righteous experience a bitter disappointment before they understand
7Sealed Some contents are sealed Daniel 12: 4
The book
Revelation 10: 4.
Seven thunders

The People Who Unsealed The Book.
At the sealing of the book, Daniel describes the characteristics of the people who would understand the book when it opens. So, we should search for a people or movement around this time who are interested in the book of Daniel.

  1. Time of the End. They appear at the time of the end when there are no more time prophecies. The 1260 year prophecy ended in 1798. The 2300 day prophecy ended in 1844. The 2520 year prophecy ended in 1981.
  2. Knowledge Increases. They appear when knowledge is increased (both religious, prophetic and scientific).
  3. Time Prophecies. They are a people who were concerned with the time prophecies of Daniel.
  4. Tested. They are a people who have been purified and tested.
    "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." (Daniel 12: 10)

In other words, Daniel tells us to look for a people who are tried and tested. Out of that test, they have a purified character and understanding of the book of Daniel. So, it should be no surprise that this is exactly what John describes as occurring in Revelation 10: 8-11.

The Bitter-Sweet Disappointment
The Historical Fulfillment
Let us go back to the early 1800's and try to rediscover the historical situation.

The Sweet. All over the world people who studied independently began preaching about the Second Coming. In North America, William Miller preached about the Second Coming and in his studies of Daniel 8 and 9 concluded that the sanctuary would be cleansed in 1844. A common presumption at that time was that the earth is the sanctuary - so they concluded that the Second Coming would be on Yom Kippur, October 22, 1844.

The Bitter. A great disappointment occurred after these events did not occur. Later, as they studied about the sanctuary they realized that there is a sanctuary in heaven.

The Testing of The People.
The Remnant Eat the Book. "And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which stands on the sea and on the earth. And I went to the angel, and said to him, Give me the little book. And he said to me, Take it, and eat it up: and it shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. (Revelation 10: 8-10)
Two other prophets to the people trapped in ancient Babylon also ate the words of God.
Jeremiah Eats The Words of God. "Your words were found, and I did eat them, and your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart". (Jeremiah 15: 16).
Ezekiel also ate words of lamentations and woe and then he went to prophesy to Israel.
Ezekiel Eats a Scroll. Then He said to me, "son of man, eat what you find, eat this scroll and go speak to the house of Israel". So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. He said to me "Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you". Then I ate it and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. (Ezekiel 3: 1-3)

What does it mean to eat the little book? Jeremiah and Ezekiel also ate a sweet book that became bitter. For Jeremiah it meant studying and consuming the words of God so that they are known and understood, or until they become a part of you. In all three cases, the words were sweet. They were a joy to understand. However the words were either bitter in their stomach or were full of sorrow. The experience was bitter for either the prophet or the people.

The Identity of The People.
In the last days the people who unseal the book of Daniel would also digest the words of God but they would also have a bitter-sweet experience. The prophecy would allow us to understand the events of the time of the end. At first it would be sweet in their mouth. In the first stages as they were understanding and teaching the prophecies the message would create a wonderful experience or expectation. However, once they had completely digested it and assimilated it, their experience would be horrible. So, the study of the time prophecies of Daniel would initially produce great joy followed by bitter sorrow. So, there are three essential elements to this prediction:

  1. The Book of Daniel Opened (The Millerite Movement). Around the 1830's, William Miller and several other evangelists began studying the book of Daniel independently. They began to study the sanctuary and its services and concluded that God would come to cleanse the earth on 22 October 1844.
  2. The Holy People. There was to arise, at the end of the prophetic time periods of the book of Daniel, a movement that would call people's attention to the prophecies of the book of Daniel. This was the Millerite movement.
  3. The Test (Shattered by the Great Disappointment). Christ did not come on October 22, 1844 as they predicted. This movement would go through a bitter disappointment and then would begin to preach once more. Again it must call men's attention to the prophecies of the book of Daniel. (verses 10,11).
  4. The Remnant. Out of the ashes of this disappointment, a world wide movement would emerge. (verse 11). The Great Disappointment resulted in several responses. Some renounced their faith, other smaller groups disappeared. Other groups like the Advent Christians and Shakers still survive in small numbers today. But, the Seventh Day Adventist church has emerged as the largest group with a global presence.

    The Seventh day Adventist Church. It became a movement that has spanned the globe and is now one of the fastest growing churches in the world. Just as the prophet said, the Seventh day Adventist church is taking the message of the prophecies of Daniel and the sanctuary to "peoples, nations, and tongues, and kings." There are some people who see 1844 as shameful event in Adventist history. However, there are several things to keep in mind.
  5. The Remnant Mission (Prophesy Again). And they said to me "you must prophesy again before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings" (Revelation 10: 11)
    ProphesyWound healed.

    Papacy Rises Again
    Prophesy Again
    Continual RemovedReligion forced
    Abomination set upChurch controls state
    Persecution for 1260 yearsPersecution of the Remnant (1260 days?)
    Papacy Falls in 1798Babylon the Great falls
    Judgment of the Righteous after 1844Judgment of the Wicked.
    The seven last plagues
    War in PalestineWar in Palestine
    King of the South attacksKing of the South attacks
    King of the North defeatedKing of the North defeated by God
    Jerusalem surroundedJerusalem surrounded
    Gift of knowledge, prophecyLatter Rain
    Signs in the heavensSigns in the heavens
    Second Coming

    The Bible predicted that the group who were shattered by disappointment would begin a prophetic movement that would span the globe. So, what prophecy would they repeat again?
    It must be the prophecy which had caused disappointment and the prophecy which was unsealed when the movement began. Notice the very next thing to occur, following the command to prophesy again. The prophecies fulfilled around 1798 appear to be repeating themselves for the second fall of Babylon.
    So this movement is supposed to preach again about the judgment, another apostasy, another persecution in the church, the final destruction of Babylon the Great and the blessed event of the Second Coming.
    They must prophesy again because the beast was only wounded in the French Revolution. The beast would rise again and continue its military conquest. The pattern of this final conquest will be the same.
  6. The Remnant Future (Shattered Prophets). This movement would be the prophets to the end time people of God. As such, they would attract the anger of Satan. Jezebel tried to kill all the prophets of God. This apostate woman would do the same thing at the end of time.
    The dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12: 17)
Prophesy Prophesy Again
2300 years Sanctuary cleansed Time to judge the dead
1260 years War in Palestine 1798 Wait 1844 Holy People Disappointed War in Palestine
Holy People
Siege Jerusalem
Time no longer (Time of the end) Siege Jerusalem
Holy People
Knowledge Increases Seventh Trumpet
Book Sealed Book Opened

Law The Last Fruit Harvest of the Earth
The events prophesied in Daniel 12 that are unsealed in Revelation 10 are about the completion of the "mystery of God". These are the events that occur as God separates the righteous from the wicked.

2000 4000 5996 5997 59985999 6000Millennium
Jews Planted Year 45 Year 46 Year 47Year 48 Year 49 Year 50 - 1050
Israel Crucifixion Latter Rain Latter Rain Fruit Trees Tree Planted Tree grows Latter rain First Fruits Fruit Harvest Harvest Moon Land Sabbath Jubilee
The Last Three Years Great Harvest (Year 4) PlaguesDesolation

The unsealing of these prophecies are based on the laws and time table of the harvest and the judgment. This strategy also takes advantage of His promised blessings. If we want to guarantee the best harvest at the end of the world we must coordinate our efforts to synchronize with the schedule of God and with His laws.

So the best time for the final harvest will be during the sixth millennium, during the forty eighth year of a Sabbath of years, three and a half years before the plagues (or after the Latter Rain planting) and during the fall feast of Tisheri.

Fruit The Timeline of Daniel 12
The prophecies of Daniel 12 also include a timeline that fits perfectly into this schedule.
This is the final cycle of the pattern at the second fall of Babylon at the end of time. Daniel 12 is a prophecy from the point of view of the activities of the wicked. The feasts are the same time period from the point of view of the activities of the righteous. The time period begins when God and Satan plant their final trees to bring two harvests at the end of time. One is destined for the barns of God and the other is destined to be burned in the trash heap.

Planting Three Years Year 4 (Harvest) Year 5
Shevat 1
Shevat 1: Fruit Planted Forbidden Fruit Shevat 1: Fruit HarvestHoly Fruit (First Fruits) Elul 1: Holy People 45 Days Tisheri 15- Public Fruit
Shevat 1: Abomination1290 Days (Abomination of Desolation) Elul 1 Desolation (Babylon Falls: Plagues 5 - 7)
1335 Days Tisheri 15
Blessed Ones
75 DaysNissan 15 Nisan 15: 1260 Days Second Coming

Fruit The Last Four Years: A Timeline of Events.
God plants a seed in the first year and reaps the 144,000 leaders after three and a half years. Then, like the twelve disciples, they are the seed that is planted which reaps the entire world at the end of the seven years. The following time line is based on the last four years.
Since we now suspect that the seven last plagues might begin the day after Yom Kippur, and that the church under severe persecution will ask God to pour our His wrath on the wicked, we have a possible timeline in real time. However, we can only explain it in relation to the last year. We do not know when that will be, but we assume that it will be the year 6000 after sin began.
Year 46 Year 47 Year 48 (Harvest x 4) Year 49 Sabbath Year Year 50 Jubilee Sabbath
Year 4 (5997) Year 5 (5998) Civil Year 6 (5999) Civil Year 7 (6000) Civil Year 8 (6001) 9
Year 1 for Trees Year 2 for Trees Year 3 for Trees Year 4 for Trees (Fruit Taken To Heaven)5
Growing Growing Reaping the Harvest Plagues Millennium
S1 N1N15E1T1S15 N1E1T1S15 N1s5E1T110...15S15 N1E1T1 -1011121314151617 S15
Dan Asher Napthali Manasseh Ephraim Reuben Levi Benjamin Simeon Issachar Zebulun Gad
Shevat 1: Fruit Trees Nisan 1: Kings, exodus Elul 1: Cattle tithe Tishrei 1: Fruit Trees Shevat 1: Fruit Trees Nisan 1: Kings, exodus Elul 1: Cattle tithe Tishrei 1: Fruit Trees Shevat 1: Fruit Trees Nisan 1: Kings, exodus Sivan 6: Latter Rain Elul 1: Cattle tithe Tishrei 1: War with the wicked Shevat 1: First Fruits Nisan 1: Kings, exodus Elul 1: Cattle tithe Tishrei 1: Fruit Trees Shevat 1: Fruit Trees
Watering and Pruning Israel studies Messiah Repent Third Angel's Message Exodus Decision First Fruit JudgmentTabernacles
Shevat 1: Trees Planted Righteous Trees Grow Rain Fruit Harvest 144000 Consecrate priests Lord
The Gates of Heaven are Still Open The Gates of Heaven are Locked
Shevat 1: Abomination Abomination Set Up Persecution Strange Fire Satan Appears Plagues 1-4 Plague 5 Plague 6 Plague 7
Shevat 1: Abomination1290 Days Desolation (Babylon Falls)
1335 Days Blessed
- 1260 Days The End
Evangelism (Three Angel's Message) 391 Days 4 Angels Released Finished
2 Olive Trees 2 Olive Trees Prophesies Clothed in Sackcloth Sends Plagues Beast from the Abyss Breath
NNisan 1: Kings, exodus Nisan 1The year of Kings. The Exodus month
TTishri 1: Years Tisheri 1The year for new civil years
EElul 1: Animals Elul 1The year of tithing animals
SShevat 1: Trees Shevat 1 or 15The year of fruit trees
The time line is based on several agricultural laws for planting, reaping and bringing the first fruits to God.

Fruit The Year of the Plagues
The End of Year 5999 One Day One Hour Half Hour 7000 Eternity
Previous Year The Last Year 1000
Passover Pentecost Elul Tishri Elul Tishri
Wrath Latter Rain 1 - 10 - 1 - 10 11 21 Exodus 1- 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 1516 17 - 21Land Sabbath
Jews AngelThird Angel's Message Satan Appears Dark Day, 1780Blood Moon, 1780Falling stars, 1833 Plagues 1-4 Plague 5Scapegoat Plague 6Plague 7Banished
Olive Tree Two Witnesses Prophesy Olive Tree Satan Appears SignsSend PlaguesBeast from the Abyss WarDead Dead Alive Breath of Life
The Abomination of Desolation Desolation Priests Ordained The Lord Appears
End of 1290 Days 45 Days Waiting Tabernacles
- 52 Days Building A Wall Heaven
Evangelism 391 Days 4 Angels Released (391 Hours) Finished
House of God Rebuilt Shake Heaven and Earth Kingdoms Overthrown Zerubbabel Seal
Counted, Counted (Mene, Mene)
(Sealing and Census)
Weighed (Tekel)
Divided (Upharsin) Babylon Falls
Revelation 11 also gives details about the events in the final week before the plagues. The two trees which had been planted over three years earlier are finishing their testimony. The events about which they prophesied and warned the world are about to occur. Like Moses before Pharaoh, Revelation credits them with "sending the plagues".

Repeat Repetition and Enlargement
The events occur according to the laws and legal time tables. They are repeated in the time table of the feasts, Revelation 10 and 11, Daniel 12 and Matthew 24.

Law Planting Trees
Let us look at several examples of a righteous planting which were reaped between the third and fourth cycle.

Type Satan Appears
The appearance of Satan is represented in several other prophecies.

Layers Identifying the Abomination of Desolation and The Birth Pangs (Matthew 24)
The abomination destroys the religion of God and sets up its own religion. That is what it does. But what or who is this abomination that causes desolation and is itself desolated? If we look at Matthew 24 as being a cycle of events at the end of time, then in the final cycle it becomes a set of instructions for the final generation to follow just as it was for the Christians in 70 AD.

Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 80 minutes
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Copyright     Updated : May 19, 2004. October 12, 2005. September 2007. August 2008
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)