Understanding the 2,300 day prophecy of Daniel 8:14

Dan 9:25 marks the beginning of the 2,300 day (2,300 years) and 70 weeks (70*7 = 490 years) prophecies. In Bible prophecies, a day = a year (Num 14:33; Ezek 4:4-6). The command in Daniel 9:25 was given in 457bc, in the 7th yr of the reign of King Artaxerxes – study Ezra 7.

7 weeks + 62 weeks = 69 weeks = 69 * 7 days = 483 days = 483 years. 

457bc + 483 years = AD 27, when Jesus was baptized and commenced his ministry for 3.5 years. 

NB: Since there is no year 0 (as the time scale literally goes from 1 BC to 1 AD), you need to add 1 year to get AD 27! Also in Luke 3:1, Jesus was baptized in the 15th yr of Tiberius Caesar, which was AD 27! This also means that since Jesus was about 30 at his baptism, he was born about 4 BC! 🤓💡

AD 31: The first 3.5 yrs of the one week (7 yrs) prophecy is fulfilled in Jesus getting baptized.

AD 34: The end of the remaining 3.5 yrs in the one week (7 yrs) prophecy is fulfilled in the stoning of Stephen.

In AD 34, the 7 week (490 yr) prophecy was fulfilled. Therefore of the 2,300 day (2,300 yr) prophecy, there remains 1,810 days (1,810 yrs). If you add 34 to 1,810, it brings you to 1844. 

So what happened in 1844? According to Dan 8:14, “then the sanctuary shall be cleansed”. This means judgement of the earth commenced, starting with God’s household aka Christians (1 Pet 4:17-18), in heaven, before Christ’s 2nd coming, as stated in Rev 14:6-7! When Christ comes again, He’ll be coming with gifts, meaning that the decision would already have been made based on a judgment process that had happened prior – a.k.a. the investigative judgment.

This judgement that starts in heaven is often called the pre-advent or investigative judgement. At its completion in heaven, Christ says the words in Rev 22:11-12 and then He returns with His reward (life or death). The judgement process is however completed after the millenium (1,000 yrs of the righteous with Christ in heaven – Rev 20:4-6), when the evil dead are all awoken to receive their eternal reward of hell fire and death.

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