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Ellen White - prophet?   

Time in prophecies 

Parallelism in prophecies

Earth after Second coming 

1260 days of the little horn  

Has GOD Left Israel Forever?  

Prophecy about the tree 

70-weeks prophecy.
Starting point

The prophecy itself 

Prophecy about 2300 days 

Opening of the Seals 

The image, beasts of Daniel and "Revelation" 

Beasts of "Revelation"

Whore of Babylon

Trumpets of “Revelation”  

The 7-th trumpet


Two prophets 

After the last battle

New or Restored Jerusalem?

Second Resurrection

New Jerusalem on the old planet?

After the 6-th bowl of wrath

The Judgment  

Some Adventists mistakes 

Time frame of the last days


Is it important to know?

Who was Jesus before He came first time?  

How conflict in heaven had began? 

Holy Feasts 

Why Sacrifices?  

The Tabernacle 

Meaning of Sacrifices

Day of Atonement



Seal of God and Mark of the Beast

The Book of Life

Time in Egypt

Time from Exodus to Solomon   
Application of Jephthan 

When did Exodus take place?

When will Jesus return?

What happens when we die?

God's Plan

To Adventists: Food for Thoughts 

Aliens  vs. demons 




9. The prophecy about 2300 days  

In the end of book of Daniel it is said that the book is sealed (Dan.12:4,9). It is obvious that is not the story of Daniel’s life is sealed, it is speaking about prophecies. Besides of the prophecies about the next kingdoms, including prophecy about the image and about 4 beasts, which can not be considered as sealed, because they all are coming through, Daniel has prophecies about 70 weeks, about tree, and about 2300 days. In previous chapter we saw that 70 weeks prophecy is sealed only for those who is not careful with scriptures, because scriptures clearly show when 70 weeks is started and when they will be finished. We saw the prophecy about the tree was not sealed either. The only prophecy which was given to Daniel was sealed is prophecy about 2300 days.

Let see the prophecy.  

In Daniel’s vision (ch.8) he saw « there stood before the river a ram which had two horns   (Media and Persia): … I saw the ram pushing .. so that no beasts might stand before him… he … became great; and he goat came (Greece) from the west … and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes  (Alexander the Great) . And he came to the ram that had two horns…,  and ran unto him in the fury of his power … he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand (By 332BC Alexander the Great subdued the Persian empire). Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones (Alexander’s 4 generals divided the empire after his death) toward the four winds of heaven”.

“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up  (the little horn – Vatican ).. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power  (by power of the governors of the empire): and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people (inquisition).” (8:23-24).  

 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast down. ... and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered…and another saint said unto that certain saint which spoke, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, unto two thousand and three hundred (2300) evenings and mornings; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed» (8:11-14).

As we know the prophecy says not about the sanctuary on the Earth, because at the appointed time of the Ram's government the sanctuary in Jerusalem was destroyed and even later it was rebuilt it never existed during 2300 years.  The prophecy is about the heavenly sanctuary (Heb.8:1-5).   

The picture of the struggle between the Ram and the Goat gives us the understanding according to what terrestrial events we can know, when the 2300 years  began , when Satan and his angels began cast down
the Heavenly sanctuary. In Dan.8:9-12 we again see the parallelism: in 
v.9 it's talking about the little horn - Vatican, in v. 10-12 – 
about Satan, that he by casting down the truth had carried away many angels (Rev.12:4).

The sanctuary was cleansed after the heavenly war and the Heavenly judgment after it, when Satan and his angels were cast down to the earth (Rev.12:9). 
When the sanctuary was cleansed, the service began: the angels began to decide who is worthy of opening the holy book with 7 seals.

In Dan. 7:21, 22 it is said: «I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints… Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given (in favor) to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom». 
"But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom…, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High" (Dan.7:26,27).

Hence the little horn –Vatican made war with saints until the judgment  was passed on Satan and the horn. Judges took away horn’s power, Satan and his angels were thrown down to the earth and the Heavenly Kingdom began to belong to the saints only. Thus, the heavenly sanctuary was cleansed.  

So, when was the sanctuary cleansed?  In the prophecy about 2300 days we have starting point – the Ram – Media Persia and ending point – the end of the power of the little horn – Vatican. Daniel didn’t see in this prophecy that the little horn was  plucked out, therefore the ending point is the time when the little horn was still in power but just before its fall. 

How to define when these 2300 years began? Media-Persia (the Ram) came to authority in 539 BC, Greece (goat) established its domination since 331BC. The period between these two empires is 208 years. From what year should 
we start the reckon?  

Adventists counting it from 457BC as from the year when the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem was given, and they are coming to 1844. However besides of the fact that Bible doesn't say that the reckon has to  start from the time the commandment was given, now we know that the  commandment was indeed  given in 446BC. 
So what we can do about it? 

We have starting point in the prophecy  -  the Ram – Media-Persia, which was in power from  539-331BC. It is a big time period and for counting 2300 days we need to know exact year. Angel didn’t tell us from which year we need to count. In order to understand it we needed to find out by which date the prophecy was sealed.

The prophet Haggai (2:23) said : “O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet ring: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts” (AMP).



Therefore Zerubbabel is the signet of Lord by which the Daniel's prophecies were sealed. Zerubbabel was the one who rebuilt the temple. As we saw in previous chapter God had sealed the actual date when the temple was rebuilt until the last time, that is why many scholars still teach that it was Ezra who gave the commandment to rebuilt Jerusalem, and Jerusalem and the temple were already built, when Nehemiah came. Hence the year 
the temple was rebuilt – 419BC is the seal by which the prophecy about 2300 days was sealed.  

 2300 prophetic years (x360÷365), or 2268 years in the standard calculation, begin from the year 419BC. 
419 BC + 2268 (+1 see p.6) = 1850 AD. This year after the heavenly war and the judgment the heavenly sanctuary was cleansed.

Thus, we know :
1. The little horn - Vatican – had political power for 1260 years from 606AD until 1849AD;  

2. At the end of the 1260 years the judgment was passed on the little horn (Vatican) and Satan. Vatican lost its secular power worldwide in 1849, as the result of Italian revolution of 1848-1849. Satan lost his power in heaven and was cast down to the earth, because  "nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer" (Rev.12:8).  

3. In 1850AD the heavenly sanctuary was cleansed from all accusations of Satan, and Heavenly Kingdom became the kingdom of the saints "Now is come ... the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren (the accuser is Satan) is cast down" (Rev.12:10; Dan.7:22,26,27). And Jesus was elected to be the King of Kingdom of heaven  "And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom"   (Dan.7:14). 

Rev.12:6,7 confirms that the war in heaven took place during the time of 1260 years of Vatican temporal power, when he was able to dictate his rules to all world. After the heavenly war the heavenly sanctuary was cleansed. As we saw in the previous chapter the heavenly sanctuary was cleansed  after the little horn-Vatican- lost its power. In Dan.7:21,22 and 7:25,26 it's told that there the Judgment was passed on the little horn and the saints took over the Heavenly Kingdom.    

Daniel and John (Rev. 4, 5) saw the same vision of the Heavenly Judgment passed on the little horn - Satan/Vatican.  

Dan.7:9  “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of 
days did sit”;
Rev.4:2  and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne”. 4:4 “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats”.

Dan.7:9-10  “his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire”;
 Rev.4:3  and there was a rainbow round about the throne” (Compare with Ezek.1:26-28 “And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it,.. as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the rainbow”).

Dan.7:10  “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him”.
Rev.4:6   And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal”. This is the same “a sea of glass mingled with fire”(Rev.15:2).

    Dan.7:10: “thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him”;
Rev.5:11 “many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands”;

Dan.7:13 “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him”;
Rev. 5:6,7 “in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain” (John saw Jesus after He died for sins of the world)  … And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne”.

Dan.7:14  “And there was given him (Son of man) dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed”;
Rev.5:12,13 “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon 
the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever”.

Rev.12:10 "Now is come ... the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ". 
Rev.5:5 "behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David has won! He can open the book and break its the seven seals".

So, Jesus had defeated Satan, and Satan as the scapegoat (Lev.16:10,21,22), knowing he has only a short time left (Rev.12:12), was cast down to the Earth together with his angels (Rev.12:9). Thus the Heavenly Sanctuary was 
cleansed. Jesus had received Heavenly Kingdom in His dominion (Rev.12:10, Dan.7:14) and began to open the seals.


      The prophecy about 2300 days has parallelism also. But before we will talk about it let see prophecies about the last days again.

In the 70 weeks prophecy we saw the prince, who will make a desolation in holy place. Matthew, Luke and Mark told that the desolation will be caused by occupation of Jerusalem in the end of days. With the occupation the great tribulation will start. The tribulation will be short and right after it Jesus will come. We found out that the prince-antichrist will rule during the last week (7years before Second coming), however from the middle of the week (in 3,5 years) he will demonstrate the real power.

Revelation is talking about the last government before Second coming, about the great tribulation in that time and that the beast will be in power for 1260 days or  42 months. So Daniel and John told us about the same time period of government of antichrist.  

Luke said that in the end of days Jerusalem will be under gentiles (Luke 21:24). Revelation says that temple in Jerusalem will be under gentiles for 42 months (Apoc.11:2).
2 Thesal.2:3,4 said “
a man of sin” will be “as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

So, where will be the temple where the antichrist will sit? Jerusalem will be under gentiles during all 3,5 years of the power of the antichrist, it will be he who will desolate the sanctuary (i.e. temple) in Jerusalem. Thus, according 
to Bible Jerusalem temple will be rebuilt (Rev.11:1; Dan.8:17,19; 2Thes.2:4) before the last 3,5 years. 

Therefore the prophecy about 2300 days is about the last days also: “the vision concerns the time of the end."(Dan.8:17); “what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end” ( 8:19). and it says about 2300 real days before earthly sanctuary will be cleansed. The sanctuary can be cleansed only when Jesus will come. 
Thus, the temple will be constructed 2300 days prior to the Second coming, or during the first 8 months of peaceful government of the antichrist.

Ellen White taught that at Jesus' ascension He entered the outer apartment of the heavenly sanctuary (Heb. 9:1-7). From that time until 1844 He performed a ministry of intercession. In 1844 Christ entered into the Most Holy for the first time, He sat down at the right hand of the Father and began work of the investigative judgment (details in "Great Controversy", ch. "The Investigative Judgment"). This is the judgment of the believers. Each believer (nonbelievers will be judged during the 1000 years after the Second coming) beginning from Adam is investigated and judged. The blood of Christ did not cancel their sins, sins were not blotted out from the books of heaven. They will stand in the sanctuary until the final atonement, when sins will be placed on Satan as a scapegoat after the Second coming. 

"at the termination of the 2300 days in 1844... (Christ) enters the holy of holiest and there appears in the presence of God... to perform the work of Investigative Judgment, and to make an atonement for all who are shown to be entitled to its benefits
(Great Controversy,p.408). 

It may sounds logical, but there is no Scriptural support for the idea of the investigative judgment.

First: Bible clearly says, before Heavenly sanctuary was 
cleansed the judgment was passed on Satan and the little 
horn - papacy, not on the humanity. 

Second: there is no any hint of an Investigative Judgment in the Bible: "Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead at His appearing and his kingdom" (2Tim.4:1).

"Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts" (1Cor.4:5). 
"For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works" (Mat.16:27,Rev.22:12).  Thus,
Jesus will judge the living and the dead at His Second coming.  

Third: John said: "your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake" (1John 2:12). 
Paul told: "through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you" (Acts 13:38); "And you, being dead in your sins ... hath he quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses" (Col.2:13). 
This is means that all sins were forgiven to believers, they were forgotten and erased from the heavenly books right after His resurrection.  

Fourth: Bible says Jesus came to Father right after His ascension up to heaven, not in 1844, as E.White taught. After His resurrection Jesus had appeared before His disciples, and  "then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God"(Mark 16:19).  "When he had by himself (by His death on the cross) purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Heb.1:3;8:1; 9:24;10:12;12:2).  Before his own death Stephan saw Jesus standing on the right hand of God (Acts 7:55,56).

   Fifth: the Bible says, that Christ is the Priest not of Levitical priesthood but after the similitude of Melchisedec (Heb.7:14-16;Ps.110:4). It means that He as a priest after the similitude of Melchisedec was in the heavenly sanctuary, in its first department, even before sons of Levi became priests (Heb.7:9-11),i.e. before His earthly life.  

For that reason after His resurrection He did not enter the heavenly sanctuary for the first time, He entered  "... which entereth into that within the veil ... Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec." (Heb.6:19,20), i.е. Jesus entered the Holy Holiest after His resurrection and as the high priest  "to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself" (Heb.7:27). "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holies place, having obtained eternal redemption for us"(Heb.9:12,26). 

Therefore, according to the Bible Jesus entered the Most Holy, all our sins were paid out and He sat from the right side of God right after His ascension to heaven, not 18 centuries later.

According to Leviticus rites only a high priest and only once a year could enter through the veil into the Most Holy place. It had happened only in the Day of Atonement. As in the Day of Atonement all  Israel society (the chosen ones) was cleansed of all their sins, so and Jesus had cleansed all His believers (the chosen ones) from all their sins.

Thus, in 1849 the judgment was passed on Satan and the little horn - Papacy. Satan lost his power in heaven, and Papacy lost its authority on the earth. In 1850 the heavenly sanctuary was finally cleansed from accusations of Satan, Jesus was recognized as the governor of the Kingdom of Heaven and began to break the seals of the Book of life.

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