posted  June  2014, Re-adjusted on Aug 20, 2023..... wuz off two years.....  :(

Out of the Blue...
(or, a prophetic rake is stepped on.....)

It's a funny thing, but sometimes in life you will make a discovery that you're not looking for, and, like stepping on a rake, it comes to you out-of-the-blue, unceremoniously, and hits you right between the eyes. But once you've made it, it ties up a lot of loose-ends and little 'naggie' questions. And then you say 'OK, I get it now', or 'That's so simple', and, of course, "Ow!".
The threads that lead you to that discovery can seem totally unrelated, but just like adjacent pieces in a jig-saw puzzle, they can be dramatically dissimilar and yet fit together perfectly.

Well, Here are the threads, and what it seems to weave:

Oddly enough, the first little 'naggie thread' is the story of Joseph in Egypt and the powerful Dreams (Gen 41:1-7) that he interpreted for Pharaoh about the seven years of plenty, followed by seven years of famine. It always left me with the feeling of "waiting for the other shoe to drop". It just seemed like there was more to it. That it just might picture something bigger as well.

The second little 'naggie thread' are some little 'clue-crumbs' in Zec 1:11, ('the whole earth is sitting quietly') and Dan 11:21, 24 ('a time of tranquility') that reference a time of apparently global tranquility right before the end-times really get roaring. (note: this is not the 'peace and safety/security of 1Thess 5. Thessalonians is a
momentary claim of 'peace and safety/security' followed by instant destruction and is at the end)
Zechariah and Daniel are significant periods of tranquility
before the roaring 'end-times' even get started .  
This period of global tranquility appears to be initiated by the events of Dan 11:13-17 wherein the 'King-of-the-North' invades the Middle-East and
ends with a working peace-treaty in the Middle-East !! (vs17) . Daniel 11:17 will mark the beginning of this 7 years of Peace/Tranquillity, whereas Zechariah 1:11 appears to come later during the time of Peace/Tranquillity, possibly towards the end of the 7 years of Peace.

The third 'little thread' is an empirical observation:
If the thought expressed on this website, that "This Generation" refers to an appx. 40-44 year time period beginning Dec 25, 1991-3 is true, (thus ending c.2038).
Then the new Soviet Union may well be fully-reformed by the time that the Middle-East invasion of Dan 11:13 begins c. Spring/Summer of 2024 [latest est.]. (and please see Time-Line Charts)

The fourth 'little thread' is that the last two Woes of Revelation are 7 years that begin with Global War. (Rev 9:13-15, Dan 11:24, 25)
(which starts Tisha B'Av, 2031,{anniversary of Temple Destruction} 3pm Jerusalem (Israel standard) time, I think. will be updated as I learn more)

Thus, if this World, as we know it, comes to its "end" at the end of the 40-44 years that began Dec 25, 1991-3 and ending c.2038, (Tisha B'Av)this is what you find:

In the year 2024,
 the 40-44 years that began c. 1993 (dec25, 1993) has a remainder of about 14 years, so, including, and after Daniel 11:17, when Peace finally comes to the Middle-East, (Starting July 14-15, 2024 Tisha B'Av)there will be 7 years of Global Peace followed by 7 years of Global Wars, that Begin with Dan 11:24, 25 and Rev 9:13-15 which are the same event. (should start Tisha B'Av, 2031, 3pm Jerusalem Standard Time [IST]. will update as needed)

Seven years of Peace followed by Seven years of War.

I did not know.

Just a word of warning:
Many will feel that the 'effective peace treaty' of Daniel 11:17 will also be the 'covenant' of Daniel chapter 9 vs 27, but it's not. Don't be fooled ! The Peace Treaty of Dan 11:17 starts 7 years before the covenant of Dan 9:27.
Daniel 9:27 appears to be an Alliance that will start at the End of the seven years of peace/Dan 11:24. It appears to be concurrent with the inception of the War of Rev 9:13-15, Dan 11:24, 25 (2031). (which starts Tisha B'Av, 2031, 3pm Jerusalem time, I think. and please see Thought-Sherds #43-#46, taking particular note of the comment at the end of Thought-Sherd #46)
By-the-way, Dan 9:27 is a covenant 
that lasts 7 years, it's not a "7-year covenant". There is a difference.

(p.s. if all of this makes no sense to you, that's because you prolly need to read the rest of this website...hehe)

        - June  2014

Something to think about; it appears possible that even though Putin is the king-of-the-north of Dan 11:13-19, he may also be the king-of-the-north from verse 21 on.

Just thinkin' out loud here, but think about it, it makes sense. If Putin is taken completely off the scene, as per verse 19, it will make the global peace seem more viable and solid. (please remember, this is not the cry of "Peace and Security" of Thessalonians. This is the 7 years of global Peace followed by 7 years of global War.)

This Putin thing had been kinda nagging at me, something just kept buggin' me about it. So I went back and re-read Daniel  11:19 and verse 21 using an Interlinear and Strong's. Here's what I found: The person in verse 19 who very likely is Putin, is not killed. The Hebrew allows for this translation (paraphrase) "he will return to safe protected places in his own land and fall and lie down so that he can't be found".

And verse 21(a) allows for this paraphrased version "a vile person will not be restored to his place [by election ?]but instead, by slick maneuvering during the time [7 yrs]of peace he will take [re?]-control the kingdom".

This should logically take place Right in the Middle of the 7 yrs of Peace i.e. 3 after Dan 11:17. Now, I'm not saying this is correct, but ol' Putin just fits the bill so well.... we will see....