Before we leave Revelation 10 and the little book, I would encourage you to read pastor Fred Miller’s explanation of this chapter; it is very thorough with a lot more history brought in than I have done with my posts.
Now, in Revelation 11, the second interval continues until the second woe is past, which is not until vs. 14 of this chapter.
I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and
measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there,
but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it
is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for
forty- two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and
they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” Revelation 11:1-3
us keep in mind the principle that one day of prophetic time equals one
year of historic time, based on Daniel, where it first occured. The
time period introduced here occurs throughout prophetic Scripture.
for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and
another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former
ones, and shall put down three kings. He shall speak words against the
Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall
think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his
hand for a time, times, and half a time.” Daniel 7:24-25
time = one year; times = two years; half a time = half a year; or three
and one half years, or forty- two months, or 1260 days of prophetic
time, which is 1260 years of historic time.
gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a
rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, and
the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by
God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days. Revelation 12:5-6
the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might
fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to
be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. Revelation 12:14
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
historicists agree that all these references to 1260 days are meant to
equal 1260 years of historic time, and that they all speak of the same
time period. The events which the prophecies describe, occur in
connection to that time period of 1260 years.
So what is that time period, and what happens in it?
To be continued …
Update: continued in Revelation 11: measuring the temple