Dear Reader, it won’t be pretty!

That Christ returns at the end of Daniel’s 70th week is a certainty, but it assumed that he comes immediately after the conclusion of Daniel’s 70th week. But is this true in the light of the following?

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days (1290 = 1260  + 30).

Blessed is he that WAITETH, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days (1335 days = 1260 days + 30 + 45).” (Daniel 12:10-12).

The following is only a suggested outline of events … with the scriptures of Matthew chapter 24; Isaiah 13:10-13; Daniel 12:12; Revelation chapter 19; Matthew 13:13; 23:13.


From the mid-point of the seven year peace covenant, another 75 days has been added to the 42 months (3.5 years), made up of 30 days plus 45 days… as shown …


Study Matthew 24:1-51 … below are selected verses.

Each verse of Matthew chapter 24 needs to be read in conjunction with the following, to get the full and whole meaning, and the exact placement of events.

v3 … and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Christ’s 2nd coming



v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.


Start of Daniel’s 70th week


v15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place


Half-way through … after 3.5 years … antichrist appears


v21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.


Last half of the 7 year tribulation plus the 75 days


v29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days


After the 7 year tribulation.


shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:


This will be in the 30 days

v10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

v13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. (Isaiah 13:10, 13)


v30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.


This is at the last of the 45 days

1. This is the 2nd coming (Revelation 19)


v31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

v40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

v41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.


2. This is also the rapture of the waiting elect who are the blessed

“Blessed is he that WAITETH, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days (1260 + 30 + 45).” (Daniel 12:12)  


v42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

v44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.


It will be on the 45th day but what hour? Morning? Noon? Night?


v45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?


The faithful and wise servants endure to the end (Matthew 13:13; 23:13).


Harley Hitchcock
February 2024

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