I read your article about “How long is time, times and half a time?” and another question popped in my mind: why does the author measure the time in years and then in days when referring to the same subject?
When we study the Scriptures, especially prophesies, we must consider the fact that God discloses His revelation gradually. This is the reason why the saints before Christ and those after Him have studied the Scriptures in order to understand it. We too have the promise of Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirit will guide us through all the truth and will reveal the future things to us. (John 16:13)
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. “He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you. “A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.” (John 16:13-16)
Revelation 12 is a chapter that helps us understand clearly how long does “time” last. According to this text this period of time lasts for 360 days that equals to a Hebrew year (or prophetic). During the old Hebrew times a year had 12 months, 30 days each. So “time, times and half a time” equals to 3,5 prophetic or Jewish years and not astronomic years (365 or 366 days). These years have been called “prophetic years” by theologians. This fact is significant when calculating time in Daniel’s vision and those 70 weeks in Daniel chapter 9.
Traducător: Jessica Filat