October 05, 2008

Season and a Time

This last verse is concerning "A season and a Time" found in Daniel 7:11-12. Let us study the verse carefully.
Daniel 7:11-12

11I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
12As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
If time is 1000 years and there are four seasons, then a season would be 1/4 th of a time, or 250 years. Remembering that a season is not an exact number and could fluctuate a week or two either way, this "season and time" fits history well, indeed.

So, when is our starting point for this prophecy? According do Daniel 7 it starts after the the Four Beasts ruled. The four beasts were Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. What happened after Rome fell in 476 AD? The Moslems became the major force in the region but, they lacked dominion. However they did build a Mosque on the Temple Mount in 688 AD. Lets use 688 AD and add a "Season and a Time" to it.

(688 AD) + (1260 Years) = 1948

Right to the year again. Three verses interpreted to the exact year. There is no way this is a coincidence.

God Bless,

Martin Taylor