I have looking at things I see taking place in the world today. There is one thing which I have been noticing that the Bible says will occur and that is do do with the cost of living.
It says in Revelation 6:6
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”Revelation 6:6 NKJV
I should preface this by saying that by no means are we at this point just yet, however the things which must take place for this to occur, we are seeing today. Fuel costs have gone up, which has effected the cost of goods used in growing and making food, which has in turn started to cause the cost of food to jump up significantly. And yet this is only the beginning.
I was talking with a dearly loved friend the other evening about a video she thought would be good to watch. It was interesting indeed listening to this person. He started by talking about how his Youtube channel had grown and then started talking a little about how the book of Mark points the reader to Daniel. In particular he was referring to Mark 13:14-20.
14 “So when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house. 16 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 17 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18 And pray that your flight may not be in winter. 19 For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.Mark 13:14-20
Before I continue, I want to preface what I have to say by quoting two other scriptures. Because when you understand these scriptures, then you will understand why I believe as I do.
The first two scriptures, talk about how we know if a something it correct. Scripture tells us that we require two or more witnesses that are both pointing to the same thing.
15 “A single witness shall not appear in a trial against a man for any wrong or any sin which he has committed; [only] on the testimony or evidence of two or three witnesses shall a charge be confirmed.Deuteronomy 19:15
1 This is the third time that I am visiting you. Every fact shall be sustained and confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.2 Corinthians 13:1
So consider. If the book of Mark is pointing you towards something spoken about in Daniel, then Mark Himself must also mention it as well. And He does indeed act as a witness to the exact same thing spoken of in Daniel and it is listed in Mark 13:14-20 as well. Mark points you to a scripture where Daniel is speaking of the abomination of desolation.
So what is it that Daniel speaks of that Mark also speaks of?
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.Daniel 12:11-12
There is a lot to take in in that one scripture. But the first thing I need to show you is one word in that scripture which as been ADDED. That is, the word in NOT in the original text. The word in Italics – sacrifice – was never in the original text. When a word is added to scripture, most versions of the bible, not all, list the word added in Italics. Much of the time the word added does not effect the meaning as they are words such as, that, is, to, the, and. These words are connecting words we use in English and many times these words are required to make sense of the original Hebrew phrase which had no need of these words.
But why was the word added? The word right before the added word sacrifice is the hebrew word “tamiyd”. The word tamiyd literally means continual. It refers to something which cycles upon itself in a perpetual fashion. The word which should have been placed here as a correct translation is the word continual.
So now I a going to show you what it was exactly that Daniel said and how Mark also refers to the same thing.
11 “And from the time that the continual is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.Daniel 12:11-12
The continual spoken about here is referring to the calendar which we currently use. Daniel and Revelation speak of a year that is 360 days long each year. The calendar we currently use uses 365 days each year. Mark says in 13:20:
20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.Mark 13:20
The speed with which the world rotates around the sun will speed up, thus shortening the days. And He says that if He had not done this, that no flesh would be saved, but for the sake of the elect whom He chose, He shortened the days.
The elect are spoken of if Revelation 14:12 and says that they are the ones keeping the commandments. And there is only one commandment in which time is a factor. The Sabbath day.
When will the days be shortened? The answer to that is also in Daniel 12:12 and in The appointed times He gave us.
If you count from the appointed time of Trumpets, 1335 days, the next day is know as the appointed time of Harvest and is the second harvest.
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Now I know some people are just going to dismiss this. I would plead with you to study it. The information above is REALLY condensed and came about after years of study on timekeeping in His word.
He tells us :
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.Matthew 24:37
Consider how many people took the time to listen to what Noah had to say. Then consider how many were saved. When the door to the ark was closed, there was no way for anyone to enter. This relates to the parable spoke of the virgins. Some who had oil in their lantern to go when the time arrived, and those who did not. The virgins who did not have oil in their lantern were locked outside. The oil is His word. it is understanding His word. One group understands. The other group goes and tries to figure out what is happening, but then it is too late.
He gave us His appointed times to understand the events which are to take place. Pray over and study His word that you may wise.