Day 1,335: The Triumphant Entry of Christ into Jerusalem
“Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.”
– Dan. 12:12-13
The seemingly obscure divine appeal to “wait” until Day 1,335, delivered in Daniel 12:12, is directly applied to the soon-to-be humbled inhabitants of Babylon’s World just before the outbreak of the 2nd Advent War, as depicted in Revelation 16:13-16. Here, in Revelation 16:15, the command to “watch” and “keep” is an illustration of what one would do in fulfillment of the command “wait”. These commands prophetically signify to the readers that it will be difficult to “wait” in the throes of warfare and during the fallout thereafter. In other words, it will be difficult to “wait” while experiencing the events of the last 75 Days. Notably, and perhaps unexpectedly, the trials of tribulation do not end at the sheathing of every sword upon the death of all antichrist opposition on Day 1,290; hence, the need to “wait” and the blessedness of those who do (Dan. 12:12, Isa. 49:23)!
As of Day 1,335, the annexed days of the End of the World are complete. Yet, now we see that the end is for a new beginning. For, on this day, all men will realize what Daniel foretold speaking of a blessedness that’s worth the wait (“Blessed is he that waiteth” – Dan. 12:12). Implied in this is the full conversion of all unconverted Jews and their total regathering to the City of Jerusalem, for only then would the City be made ready to receive its new Ruler, the Anointed One. Thus, the 45th day marks the long-looked-for day and hour (Acts 1:10-11), the moment in time which is the accomplishing of all prolonged blessings unto a permanent change (Acts 1:6-7)! Namely, when the Lord does “restore again the Kingdom to Israel” (Acts 1:6) just as the earnest disciples originally hoped. Upon the full regathering of all Jews to Jerusalem at the accomplishing of all exploits from Day 1,260 to Day 1,335, I reckon, the LORD will fly to the Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:4, Acts 1:10-11) and, from thence, ride in procession to the gates of Jerusalem with the Armies of Heaven at His back (Matt. 21:1-11). In a dignified procession, far eclipsing the 1st Century occasion (Matt. 21:1-11), the fully converted, regathered, and restored inhabitants of Jerusalem will jubilantly acquiesce as they shout, “Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord” (Lk. 13:35, Acts 1:10-11, Zech. 14:4), just as it was foretold long ago.
“…Ye shall not see Me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.” – Lk. 13:35
Yea, with newly resurrected saints in train like Angelic Armies at His back (Jude 1:14, Lk. 20:35-38, Rev. 19:14), and with the hailing voices of newly converted Jews in front, the “wait” is over (Dan. 12:12)! This is the climactic entrance of a messianic Man whose Godhood, theretofore, bowed the dead into submission and roused to life a celebration on behalf of the redeemed. Imagine it! The leaping feet of Lazarus – fresh from the dead! – can’t compare to the jubilee of this momentous occasion (John 12:9-19)! He, being in train at the 1st Century procession, is like a glimmering speck of light next to the dazzling galaxy of glory that is to be expected in train at the Last Century procession (Dan. 12:3). Even as Jerusalem marveled to behold Lazarus as one among the number (John 12:9-19), Jerusalem will celebrate as they recognize the identity of the Angelic Armies (perhaps for the first time!), even though they came to their aid theretofore. One by one, perhaps they’ll call them by their names in celebration with one another: Adam! the line of Seth! Noah! Job! the Patriarchs! the Prophets! the Priests! The Levites! the Kings! the Mighty Men! the Apostles!
To be Continued…