We recently received the following question:

Good Morning,
Just a quick question:
I have seen the belief in the 2520 time prophecy divide many folks.  Since you mentioned time-setting errors, would you kindly reply in a nutshell where you stand on that?  I have already heard the pro's and con's.  I'm just wondering how you view that.
Thanks and have a great day.

     I can explain the 2520 in really short terms—as it is NOT complicated as some try to make it. This is our understanding on this subject.
     When Miller was studying the Bible he started in Genesis and was headed for Revelation, he did not move any faster than he could understand what he read. When he got to Leviticus 26 he found the “7 times,” after much study on this chapter, he began to  understand it to be a time prophecy, the result as “the 2520” as shown on the 1843 chart in the top corner, and believed by ALL advent believers at that time. To help you better understand, here is a picture showing that part of the chart. 

     Let me explain this top right corner of the 1843 chart. On the top right we have the “7” of the seven times. Now we have the 12 months in a year so 7 x 12 = 84 months. By the Jewish calendar there were calculated 30 days in the month so we take the 84 months x 30 days = 2525 days or years prophetic time (day for a year principle)Now it was established that the beginning of this prophecy was in 677 bc (2Chron. 33:11) so when we subtract 2520 - 677  = 1843 (note they didn't realize that the prophecy started in the end of the year 677 therefore actually making the end date 1844)
     So when we go and read Leviticus 26 it is quickly seen that the “7 times” was the first time prophecy that Miler came to when reading through the Bible. When he got to Daniel he found the 2300 days/years prophecy, the second witness to 1844 many chapters later. The first witness being the “7 times prophecy.”    
     These two time prophecies establish the beginning of the “Investigative Judgment” in 1844, where the Father and the Son moved into the “Most Holy” which many don’t want to believe, because when one takes up the belief, as many now have, that of the “once saved, always saved,” “no effort needed,” belief that doesn’t fit with an “investigative judgment” because “Judgment" means that you might yet be lost, because the decision is not yet made. 
     Now, how do we look at all of this in 2016 — The 2520, “7 times" was a time prophecy that ended in 1844,  (see  17MR 9.3 for prof of end of prophetic days in 1844) there isn’t any re-application, but there is more to all of this. If we look back to Leviticus 26 and read it, it is about the “blessings” and the “curses” — obey, live, and receive the blessings of God, disobey and die, receive the curse of God. Just that simple!  This is God’s message to the people in every generation upon this earth till He shall come to receive us, at that great and final day. The problem comes in when all of us "professed christians" want the blessings but we don’t want to obey!!! So, the prophecy of the 2520 gets thrown out in the trash heap of "obsolete christianity," with the claim it never was a prophecy, all in the effort to be able to say; “we only receive the blessings, because we are "spiritual Jews,””
     Now to sum this up, really short; we believe the 2520 was a time prophecy that has been fulfilled just like the 2300 has been fulfilled. Now, is the time, for us to decide whether we will obey and live or disobey and die. 
     I hope this has helped you to better understand the “mess” most of these “chart people” are making of the prophecies, because of there belief in what we call the, “Uriah Smith Myth.” We will save that one for a later time. 
     Which side will you choose? Obey and live? or Disobey and die?
     Blessings from the Most Holy Place, where Jesus Christ is almost finished with the book work! 

See 1 Kings 18:43 and 18:44 as well!

“Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” 1 {1905 JNL, GSAM 108.1} “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” 2 {1905 JNL, GSAM 108.2} Those who gave the advent proclamation claimed that this “vision” with its “appointed” time, mentioned by the prophet Habakkuk, included the visions of the prophecies of Daniel and the Revelator. These they made so plain in their delineations of them upon their prophetic charts, that he who read the interpretation could indeed “run” and impart the information to others” {1905 JNL, GSAM 108.3}.

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