“And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” (Daniel 12:11-12)
677 + 1290 = 1967 677 + 1335 = 2012
The Al-Aqsa Mosque was completed between 675 and 679 AD; an “abomination” “set up” on the Temple Mount and banned Jews from the city, making them “desolate”. In 1967 during the 6-day War the Jews regained the Temple Mount with the hope of removing the Muslim desecrations upon it. “The deity” (al-illah or allah in Arabic) who placed His Name upon the Temple Mount is Yahweh (YHWH), the Creator of heaven and earth who gives eternal life through His Son Yahshua; not the moon-god of the Arabs who has three daughters but no son.
Wise Servant and Virgins
“When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: . . .and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 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. . . . Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes. Who then is a faithful and wise [phronimos] servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? . . . But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays [chronizo] his coming; . . . But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried [chronizo], they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet [apentesis] him.” (Matthew 24:15-16, 30c-31, 44-45, 48; 25:4-6)
I've noticed that the Lord's “tarrying” was apparent to both “evil” and “wise” servants,
The evil servants turned back to evil lifestyles (violence and drunkenness) in Matthew 24, and in Matthew 25 the “foolish” virgins were unprepared for Christ's delay and turned back because they were only religious and didn't have a personal relationship with Yahshua/Jesus. Sadly, there are many “evil” and “foolish” people in American churches today who will not be “taken” or “caught up” and received into Christ's fellowship when He returns.
The “wise” [phronimos] are cautious in thought and deed. The “wise” faithfully continue to serve in their God-given station. The “wise” prepare for the Bridegroom's delay, and prepare to “go out” to “meet” Him. “Meet” [apentesis] means to officially welcome a newly arriving dignitary which is also in I Thess. 4:17 in which we are “caught up” to meet Him in the air. Though King Jesus is returning on a white horse, He will also have the amazing New Jerusalem to transport His Bride to the wedding; much as King Solomon made a lavish palaquin lovingly built and embroidered for his bride.
“King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the middle thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem. Go forth, O you daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown with which his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.” (Song of Solomon 3:9-11)
Muslim attempt to annihilate Israel with be thwarted by the real God
It was clear to me that King Jesus should return in 2012 on the Feast of Trumpets, and though I knew my interpretation could be incorrect, I should have been better prepared for the Bridegroom's delay.
The Muslims have lost every war they've fought against the new nation of Israel because Yahweh is on their side doing miracles to deliver them. Muslims don't want to recognize Israel or Israel's God, but Yahweh will prove He alone is God and kick Allah into the ash heap of idols. As Israel defends itself against the world, it might look pretty bleak until King Yahshua/Jesus intervenes to fight for them.