The Possible Year of the Second Coming in 2026 AD Based on the Jubilee Year Cycles and the 1290 and 1335 Days of Daniel

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Recommended before reading this study,

The Identity of the Antichrist, the Two Beasts of Revelation, and the Whore of Babylon

The Second Coming, the Trumpet Blasts, the Bowls of Wrath, and Inheriting the Earth

In the book of Daniel, a “day” symbolizes a literal year, hence why the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel, which is 490 days, symbolized 490 literal years from the time the decree was issued to rebuild Jerusalem, to the time of the first coming of Jesus Christ,

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and sixty and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (Daniel 9:24-25 [WBT])

Where this time began around 457 BC by the decree issued by King Artaxerxes, where the first seven weeks, or 49 years, were the time of reconstruction,

In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before… The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.” Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time. I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests. So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me. (Nehemiah 2:1-9 [NIV])

This is a copy of the letter King Artaxerxes had given to Ezra the priest, a teacher of the Law, a man learned in matters concerning the commands and decrees of the LORD for Israel: Artaxerxes, king of kings, To Ezra the priest, teacher of the Law of the God of heaven: Greetings. Now I decree that any of the Israelites in my kingdom, including priests and Levites, who volunteer to go to Jerusalem with you, may go. You are sent by the king and his seven advisers to inquire about Judah and Jerusalem with regard to the Law of your God, which is in your hand. Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his advisers have freely given to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem, together with all the silver and gold you may obtain from the province of Babylon, as well as the freewill offerings of the people and priests for the temple of their God in Jerusalem. With this money be sure to buy bulls, rams and male lambs, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings, and sacrifice them on the altar of the temple of your God in Jerusalem. You and your fellow Israelites may then do whatever seems best with the rest of the silver and gold, in accordance with the will of your God. Deliver to the God of Jerusalem all the articles entrusted to you for worship in the temple of your GodAnd anything else needed for the temple of your God that you are responsible to supply, you may provide from the royal treasuryNow I, King Artaxerxes, decree that all the treasurers of Trans-Euphrates are to provide with diligence whatever Ezra the priest, the teacher of the Law of the God of heaven, may ask of you– up to a hundred talents of silver, a hundred cors of wheat, a hundred baths of wine, a hundred baths of olive oil, and salt without limit. Whatever the God of heaven has prescribed, let it be done with diligence for the temple of the God of heaven. Why should his wrath fall on the realm of the king and of his sons? You are also to know that you have no authority to impose taxes, tribute or duty on any of the priests, Levites, musicians, gatekeepers, temple servants or other workers at this house of God. And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess, appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people of Trans-Euphrates–all who know the laws of your God. And you are to teach any who do not know them. Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment. (Ezra 7:11-26 [NIV])

Though we are slaves, our God has not forsaken us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness in the sight of the kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins, and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem. (Ezra 9:9 [NIV])

And then the next 62 weeks, or 434 years after the 49 years, we come to around 483 years after the issuance of the decree, to where Jesus Christ became “anointed” around  the autumn of 26 AD, which means when he received the holy spirit,

to anoint the most Holy… (Daniel 9:24-25 [WBT])

Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. (John 1:32 [NIV])

Where after he became anointed with the holy spirit, he read this passage in Isaiah publicly,

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, (Isaiah 61:1-2 [NIV])

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.
(Luke 4:18-21 [NIV])

Where the “favorable year of the Lord” mentioned in Isaiah was a year of Jubilee that also began in the autumn of 26 AD, where after becoming anointed, Jesus Christ not only began to proclaim the good news, but also began to heal the sick, free those oppressed by demons, and give sight to the blind in accordance to that year spoken by Isaiah,

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. (Matthew 4:23 [NIV])

As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them. That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. (Mark 1:29-32 [NIV])

Where a year of Jubilee occurs every 50 years according to the Law of Moses,

Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan. The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines. (Leviticus 25:10-11 [NIV])

Where after the 68th week of Daniel Jesus Christ was crucified around the spring of 30 AD,

Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing… (Daniel 9:26 [NASB])

Which was in the the middle of the 69th week of Daniel three and a half years later after receiving the holy spirit, where he himself became a sacrifice,

Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch–as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. (1 Corinthians 5:7 [NIV])

God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood–to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished– (Romans 3:25 [NIV])

And thus confirmed his covenant with many, in the middle of that final week, subsequently ending sacrifices and offerings,

“And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering… (Daniel 9:27 [NASB])

This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:28 [NIV])

And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,
(Hebrews 10:10-12 [NIV])

The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. (Jeremiah 31:31 [NIV])

Where in the years after his sacrifice, in the final portion of the 69th week of Daniel, commencing in the Feast of Weeks, otherwise known as Pentecost, the good news of the new covenant began to be spread around the world at the hand of apostles,

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. (Mark 16:15 [NIV])

Thus fulfilling the 490 consecutive years of Daniel entirely, where afterwards was the destruction of the city and temple,

…and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. (Daniel 9:26 [NASB])

And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.” (Daniel 9:27 [ESV])

Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” (Matthew 24:1-2 [NIV])

When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. (Luke 21:20-22 [NIV])

Which was destroyed by the Romans, who also established an “abomination of desolation”, which means a desecration of the temple, which has happened several times in the past,

So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel–let the reader understand– then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. (Matthew 24:15-18 [NIV])

Then the king of the north shall come and throw up siegeworks and take a well-fortified city. And the forces of the south shall not stand, or even his best troops, for there shall be no strength to stand… And he shall return to his land with great wealth, but his heart shall be set against the holy covenant. And he shall work his will and return to his own land. “At the time appointed he shall return and come into the south, but it shall not be this time as it was before. For ships of Kittim shall come against him, and he shall be afraid and withdraw, and shall turn back and be enraged and take action against the holy covenant. He shall turn back and pay attention to those who forsake the holy covenant. Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the regular burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate.
(Daniel 11:15-31 [ESV])

He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4 [NLT])

“And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done. (Daniel 11:36 [ESV])

Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. (1 John 2:18 [NIV])

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 [NASB])

Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land. 10 It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.11 It became great, even as great as the Prince of the host. And the regular burnt offering was taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown. 12 And a host will be given over to it together with the regular burnt offering because of transgression, and it will throw truth to the ground, and it will act and prosper. (Daniel 8:9-12 [ESV])

The male goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. 22 The horn that was broken and in whose place there arose four others stands for four kingdoms that will arise from his nation, though they will not have his strength. 23 Toward the end of their rule, when rebellious acts are complete, a rash and deceitful king will arise. 24 His power will be great, but it will not be by his strength alone. He will cause terrible destruction. He will be successful in what he undertakes. He will destroy powerful people and the people of the holy ones. 25 By his treachery he will succeed through deceit. He will have an arrogant attitude, and he will destroy many who are unaware of his schemes. He will rise up against the Prince of princes, yet he will be broken apart—but not by human agency.(Daniel 8:21-25 [NETBIBLE])

Where the Roman emperor fulfilled the prophecies related to the “antichrist”, “the king of the north”, “little horn”, and the “man of lawlessness”, and fulfilled a distinct time that the Romans would persecute the people of God referred to as “time, times, and half a time” when their line of emperors became a line of popes,

The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
(Daniel 7:25 [NIV])

With flattery he will corrupt those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will be strong and take action. Those who are wise among the people will give understanding to many, yet they will die by sword and flame, and be captured and plundered for a time. When defeated, they will be helped by some, but many others will join them insincerely. Some of the wise will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.”  (Daniel 11:32-35 [HCSB])

And since Nebuchadnezzar lost his sanity for “seven times”, which was seven years, therefore a “time” is derived to be one year,

Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times pass by for him. (Daniel 4:16 [NIV])

“One time” plus “two times” plus a “half time” means 3 1/2 yearswhich corresponds to 42 months that the first beast of Revelation is said to have authority to wage war against the holy people,

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.  (Revelation 13:5 [ESV])

It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.
 (Revelation 13:7 [ESV])

And just as each day means one literal year in the book of Daniel, the 3 1/2 years and 42 months is derived to be 1,260 literal years, where this time began around 538 AD when the pope was officially granted power by the Justinian Code, to around 1798 AD when the pope was taken into captivity by the French, where throughout this appointed time, inquisitions and massacres were perpetrated by the rule of the papacy that martyred the people of God. The book of Daniel also prophesied a distinct time of 1,290 days,

From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. (Daniel 12:11 [NIV])

Which corresponds to a time when daily sacrifices were abolished, which was around 598 BC, where 1,290 years later around 692 AD was the completion of construction of the Dome of the Rock, which was another “abomination of desolation”, since it was built on the temple site, and then another 1,335 days are added to that time,

Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days. (Daniel 12:12 [NIV])

Which comes to around 2027 AD, which is the year after the possible year of the second coming of Jesus Christ around 2026 AD, for the autumn of 2026 AD will be the start of a year of Jubilee that continues into 2027 AD, counting cycles of fifty years from 26 AD, where at the Day of Atonement of that year of Jubilee, which is Yom Kippur, a final trumpet will be blasted after the Festival of Trumpets,

“‘Count off seven sabbath years–seven times seven years–so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan. (Leviticus 25:8-10 [NIV])

Which is the last trumpet spoken of by Paul, where the dead will be raised,

[51] Behold, I speak a mystery to you; we shall not all indeed sleep, but all shall be changed, [52] in an instant, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For it shall trump, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. [53] For it is necessary this corruption to put on incorruptibility, and this mortal to put on immortality. [54] But whenever this corruptible should have put on incorruptibility, and this mortal should have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the word having been written, Death was swallowed down in victory.
(I Corinthians 15:51-54 [ABP])

For Jesus Christ comes with the sound of trumpets,

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4:16 [NIV])

Where Jesus Christ will begin to rule on the earth for a 1,000 years till around 3026 AD,

…of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6 [NIV])

And the seventh angel trumped. And there were great voice in the heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world is become of our Lord, and  of his Christ, and he shall reign into the aeons* of the aeons*. (Revelation of John 11:15 [MODIFIED-ABP])*

Interlinear Links: *αἰῶνας (aeons), αἰώνων (aeons), Revelation 11:15

Which corresponds to the last thousand years of this heaven and earth, for it will be a Sabbath rest for the entire earth,

For forty years I loathed that generation and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways.” Therefore I swore in my wrath, “They shall not enter my rest.” (Psalm 95:10-11 [ESV])

For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; (Hebrews 4:8-9 [NIV])

Which relates to why God created heaven and earth in six days and rested on the seventh,

For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.” (Hebrews 4:4 [NIV])

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2 [NIV])

To foreshadow the length of time God has appointed for it to exist, a total of 7,000 years,

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Peter 3:8 [KJV])

Where the last thousand years will be a long Sabbath rest, in which case, according to the Jewish calendar, even though it is difficult to know what exact we are in since the beginning creation, we do know we are soon approaching the 6,000th year. In which case, after this heaven and earth ceases to exist after the last thousand years have expired,

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35 [NIV])

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. (Mark 13:31 [NIV])

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. (Luke 21:33 [NIV])

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. (Revelation 20:11 [NIV[)

Then a new heaven and new earth will be created by God,

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (Revelation 21:1 [NIV])

See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. (Isaiah 65:17 [NIV])

As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the LORD, “so will your name and descendants endure. (Isaiah 66:22 [NIV])

With newly appointed times, called the “aeons of the aeons”,

And there will be no night there; and they have no need of a lamp, and the light of the sun, for the Lord  God enlightens them; and they shall reign into the aeons* of the aeons*. (Revelation 22:5 [MODIFIED-ABP])*

Interlinear Links: *αἰῶνας (aeons), αἰώνων (aeons), Revelation 22:5