1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
Twenty-one literal days historically, but if we take this to mean three weeks of years in the futurist sense, from the year the fourth trumpet began to sound (1948) to the year the fifth trumpet began to sound (1969) was approximately twenty-one years.
‘Five’ means grace and from the time the fifth trumpet began to sound to the woe of the fifth trumpet is the grace period we are now in.
‘The four winds’ always means the five month long ‘hour of temptation’ and, as you can see in Revelation 7:1, the fifth angel had sounded and those four winds were about to be loosed by the ‘four angels standing on the four corners of the earth’ until the woe of the fifth trumpet was postponed (beginning the grace period of the fifth trumpet) when ‘another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God’ told the four angels to continue holding ‘the four winds of the earth’ (meaning continue to keep ‘the hour of temptation’ from beginning) ’till we have sealed the servants of our God (some with the seal of God, and others with the seed of the seal of God) in their foreheads’ as you can see in Revelation 7:2-3.
After this process is completed, and ‘the great horn’ of ‘the he goat’ we saw back in Daniel 8:8 is ‘broken’, the grace period ends and the five month long ‘hour of temptation’ begins (at the woe of the fifth trumpet) when Satan and his angels are cast from heaven to earth after the war in heaven you can read of in Revelation 12.
The one world political system written of Revelation 13 emerges at that time which is then ‘wounded to death’, after which Satan appears as the antichrist at the woe of the sixth trumpet and then, two and a half months (70 evenings) later, the TRUE Christ returns at the woe of the seventh trumpet immediately after Daniel’s 70th Week (which was seven years but has been shortened to five months) we saw outlined in the last verse of Daniel 9.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
The Tigris River, which is 1,150 meters high and 1,150 miles long.
1,150 plus 1,150 is 2,300 which is the the same number of days (evenings and mornings) we saw back in Daniel 8:14.
Subtract those 1,150 evenings from the 1,290 days in Daniel 12:11 to get 140.
Finally, we have to convert the 140 into 70 evenings (by dividing it by two) to get the exact amount of lunar time between the sixth trumpet and the seventh trumpet .
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
‘The (so-called) prince of the kingdom of Persia’ being, in the futurist sense, Satan in his role of antichrist.
Persia, as we saw in Daniel 8, is symbolic of the Christian nations. Most Christians begin worshipping ‘the prince of the power of the air’ at the woe of the six trumpet which is when Satan becomes ‘the (so-called) prince of the kingdom of Persia’ along with his ten fallen angel kings who, along with the locust army, will have been cast out of heaven by Michael and his angels at the woe of the fifth trumpet.
Satan would be more accurately called here ‘he who will at the six trumpet become the (so-called) prince of the kingdom of Persia’ because, at this point, he has yet to appear as the antichrist.
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
What will follow is Daniel 11, where the first 20 verses have to do with Ephraim, Judah and Manasseh beginning in 1914 with the First World War, the result of which was the League of Nations followed by the United Nations, the result of the Second World War.
The United Nations is ‘the great horn’ of ‘the he goat’ in Daniel 8:8 that has to be ‘broken’ before the four beasts of Daniel 7 can emerge at the woe of the fifth trumpet.
The United Nations came into being in 1945 when the third trumpet began to sound.
In 1948, the fourth trumpet began to sound when Kenite Occupied Israel came into being.
Approximately three weeks of years later, the same year of the Apollo 11 Space Mission in 1969, the fifth trumpet began to sound which began the grace period that will end once ‘the great horn’ of ‘the he goat’ is ‘broken’, after which the woe of the fifth trumpet transpires when Satan and his angels are cast to earth and the one world political system emerges.
15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia:
Or, to be more accurate, ‘he who will become the (so-called) prince of Persia’ in the midst of Daniel’s 70th Week which was seven years, but is now five months.
and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
Meaning Satan, ‘the prince of Grecia’ shall come to earth at the woe of the fifth trumpet along with this fallen angels when they get cast from heaven.
Notice the ‘vile person’ in Daniel 11:21 stands up in the estate of ‘the one who sends a raiser of taxes’ which is the same thing as ‘the great horn’ of ‘the he goat’ in Daniel 8:8.
Grecia was the type, but ultimately, ‘the prince of Grecia’ being spoken of here is ‘that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan’ when he gets cast to earth along with his angels by Michael and his angels at the woe of the fifth trumpet.
The fifth trumpet began to sound in 1969, twenty-one years after 1948, but ‘five’ means grace and before the woe of the fifth trumpet can happen, not only does ‘the great horn’ of ‘the he goat’ have to be ‘broken’, but also: the servants of our God must be sealed in their foreheads as we know from Revelation 7: some with the seal of God, and others with the seed of the seal of God.
It is only after those things are accomplished that ‘the prince of Grecia’ (as Satan is called in this chapter) along with his fallen angels get cast to earth which is when the one world political system emerges that you can read of in Revelation 13 and after the ‘deadly wound’, Satan appears as the antichrist becoming ‘the (so-called) prince of the kingdom of Persia’ when the three Christian nations are ‘plucked up by the roots’ as we saw in Daniel 7:8 in the midst of Daniel’s 70th Week, which is now five months.
21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.