Ellen White on the 1335 days. Is there a future or dual Application?

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“Brother Hewitt from Dead River was there… We told him of some of his errors in the past, THAT THE 1335 DAYS WERE ENDED and numerous ***errors of his.*** It had but little effect. His darkness was felt upon the meeting and it dragged.”  (Ellen White Letter 28, 1850, p. 3.)

Recently some have taken the view that the 1335 is a prophecy concerning the second coming of Christ.  They are saying that Ellen White was actually saying that Brother Hewitt was wrong for having a historical view of the 1335 days (from 508AD-1843AD).  Did brother Hewitt have a historical view or did he have a futurist view?  Obviously one is ERROR and there is no dual application, that much we can take.  But let’s continue.

These teachers are also promoting the idea that Ellen and James White made a chart in 1850 and that on this chart they deleted the historical view of the 1290 days and 1335 days from that chart, and therefore these teachers are saying that this implies that James and Ellen did not believe the 1335 had already passed, but rather was yet future.  Is this truth?   What is the answer of James White? When they told Brother Hewitt of his errors were they telling him that the 1335 was past, or still to come?

“The day and hour of Christ’s second coming are not revealed in the Scriptures.  Neither is the year in which this glorious event is to take place pointed out.  NO ONE OF THE PROPHETIC PERIODS REACHES TO THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.  The sanctuary is to be cleansed at the end of the 2300 days, and Daniel is to stand in his lot at the end of the 1335 days.  But that these events occur before the second appearing of Christ, is susceptible of the clearest proof.  BOTH THESE PROPHETIC PERIODS TERMINATED IN 1844.” (James White, The Second Coming of Christ, p 62. 1870)

We can make two important conclusions from this:
1.  Prophetic periods like the 1335 do not reach the second coming of Christ.
2.  The 1335 terminated by 1844.

“When did those days end?  Evidences are conclusive that THE 1335 DAYS ENDED WITH THE 2300.”  (James White, Review and Herald, January 29, 1857 (Vol. 9, #13)

This is 7 years after the chart was made, the other quote is 20 years after.   James still believed as the first chart which taught the 1335 days ended in 1843.   They did not change their view.   It is also 7 years after the Brother Hewitt quote, Ellen didn’t rebuke her husband for teaching that it was error to put the 1335 in the past.  She was however rebuking brother Hewitt for moving it to the future, and she plainly states that it is “ERROR”.

Again, referring to himself and Mrs. White, James says:

“[To Correspondent.] H. C. Crumb.  We do not know of any other date that can be assigned for THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 1290 YEARS BUT 508 where the Abomination of Desolation was “set up.”  Thirty years later, A. D. 538, the saints, times and laws, were given into his hands, WHICH MARKS THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 1290 YEARS.  The two periods end together in 1798.  THE 1335 YEARS EVIDENTLY COMMENCE AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE 1290NO PROPHETIC PERIOD CAN EXTEND BEYOND 1844, if the first angel’s message be correct; for he solemnly swears that time (and he must have exclusive reference to prophetic time) shall be no longer.”( James White, Review and Herald, October 27, 1859 (Vol. 14, #23).)

We can also conclude further that:
3.  James and Ellen were correcting brother Hewitt together.
4.  The 1290 and 1335 reach no further than 1844.
5.  Daniel 12 verses 10-12 are past according to both James and Ellen White
6.  508 is when the 1290 and 1335 began.
6.  It is ERROR to move the 1335 days to the future and this is what Mr.  Hewitt was doing.

We can look at more evidence that these prophecies in Daniel 12 concerning the 1335 days are fulfilled below from both Ellen White and James White.  But first let’s consider the words of Daniel 12:11-13 with their understanding of the dates in the verses.

Dan 12:11-12 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, (508AD) and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.(1798 AD)  Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to THE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIVE AND THIRTY DAYS. (1843 AD) But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, AND STAND IN THY LOT AT THE END OF THE DAYS. (1843)

When does Daniel Stand in His Lot? At the end of the 1335 days.

“Let the book of Daniel be read, and its instruction heeded.
“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. . . . BLESSED IS HE THAT WAITETH, AND COMETH TO THE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIVE AND THIRTY DAYS. But go thou (Daniel) thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, AND STAND IN THY LOT AT THE END OF THE DAYS.”
DANIEL IS TODAY STANDING IN HIS LOT, and we are to give him place to speak to the people. Our message is to go forth as a lamp that burneth.”  (Ellen White AUCR, March 11, 1907)

Daniel standing in his lot is a reference to verse 13 of Daniel 12 which we read above.  Ellen White was clear, Daniel was standing in his lot in 1907.  And these 1335 days do not point to the second coming and the resurrection.

The view that the 1335 days extend to the resurrection we do not endorse.” James White, Review and Herald, January 31, 1856 (Vol. 7, #18).

“We” James speaking of himself and his wife.  Yet this is the teaching of these new videos coming out trying to promote James and Ellen as teaching that the 1335 was future, and that it points to the resurrection.  And that those who are resurrected are the “blessed”.  Obviously they are, however, the “blessing” in 1843 had to do with the similar blessing that is had when we read and understand the book of Revelation.  (Rev 1:3)  There was a blessing to those who came to understand the book of Daniel and the prophetic timeline in 1843.

“It will now be seen that Daniel does not stand in the “lot of his inheritance,” as it has been expressed, AT THE END OF THE 1335 DAYS, BUT HE STANDS IN HIS LOT in the decisions of the judgment of the righteous dead.
WHEN DID THOSE DAYS END?  EVIDENCES ARE CONCLUSIVE THAT THE 1335 DAYS ENDED WITH THE 2300, WITH THE MIDNIGHT CRY IN 1844.”  (James White, Review and Herald, January 29, 1857 (Vol. 9, #13))

Certainly if Ellen White said “We told him of some of his errors in the past, THAT THE 1335 DAYS WERE ENDED” (Ellen White Letter 28, 1850, p. 3.) she was referring to herself and James. (“WE”)  And as some would have us believe, Brother Hewitt was teaching that they were ended, BUT, why with all the plain statements from brother James about it being ended did she never rebuke her husband for teaching this?
It is easy to understand.  Brother Hewitt was teaching that the 1335 were future and she was in harmony with James White who said the 1335 were past.

Has Daniel Been Unsealed? Are we in the Time of the End? At the end of the 1335 days of Daniel 12:12 in 1843

“In his vision of the last days Daniel inquired, “O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for THE WORDS ARE CLOSED UP AND SEALED TILL THE TIME OF THE END. 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. . . . Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days” [Daniel 12:8-13]. DANIEL HAS BEEN STANDING IN HIS LOT SINCE THE SEAL WAS REMOVED AND THE LIGHT OF TRUTH HAS BEEN SHINING UPON HIS VISIONS. HE STANDS IN HIS LOT, BEARING THE TESTIMONY WHICH WAS TO BE UNDERSTOOD AT THE END OF THE DAYS.”  (Ellen White Manuscript 50, 1893, September, 1893.)

Daniel has been unsealed since 1843.  It is not sealed today again, and then a dual fulfillment of the 1335 happens again at the end when it is unsealed.  And clearly we have been in “the time of the end” since that 1843 when it was unsealed.   The 1260 is mentioned in verse 7, which is where “the time of the end” began.

“Again, this first message is based on prophecies (the prophecy of Daniel in particular) which were to be “CLOSED UP AND SEALED” [DAN.12:4,9] TILL THE TIME OF THE END, WHICH HAS BEEN CLEARLY PROVED BY SECOND ADVENT WRITERS TO BE SINCE ABOUT 1798.“ {ND James White, BEARF 8.4}

Is the book of Daniel sealed up again?  Are we in the time of the end since that time, or is the time of the end still coming?  Ellen White again clarifies this point:

How long shall it be to the end of time?  “And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And He said, Go thy way, Daniel: FOR THE WORDS ARE CLOSED UP AND SEALED TILL THE TIME OF THE END. 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. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.”
It was the Lion of the tribe of Judah who unsealed the book and gave to John the revelation of what should be in these last days.
DANIEL STOOD IN HIS LOT TO BEAR HIS TESTIMONY WHICH WAS SEALED UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END, WHEN THE FIRST ANGEL’S MESSAGE SHOULD BE PROCLAIMED TO OUR WORLD. These matters are of infinite importance in these last days; but while “many shall be purified, and made white, and tried,” “the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand.” THE BOOK OF DANIEL IS UNSEALED in the revelation to John, and carries us forward to the last scenes of this earth’s history.  {Ellen White Testimonies to Ministers 115}

The first angel’s message was proclaimed in 1843 when it was UNSEALED in THE TIME OF THE END. So let’s clarify a few points.
1.  We are not waiting for “the time of the end”
2.  We are not waiting for the book of Daniel to be UNSEALED
3.  We are not looking for another fulfillment of the 1290 and 1335.
4.  We are not waiting for Daniel to stand in his lot again at the end of the 1335.

All of this has already happened.

“The mighty Angel who instructed John was no less a personage than Jesus Christ. Setting His right foot on the sea, and His left upon the dry land, shows the part that He is acting in the closing scenes of the great controversy with Satan. This position denotes His supreme power and authority over the whole earth…
After these seven thunders uttered their voices, the instruction comes to John, as to Daniel, in regard to the little book: “Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered.”. . . JOHN SEES THE LITTLE BOOK UNSEALED. . . . THEN DANIEL’S PROPHECIES HAVE THEIR PROPER PLACE IN THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD ANGELS’ MESSAGES TO BE GIVEN TO THE WORLD. THE UNSEALING OF THE LITTLE BOOK WAS THE MESSAGE IN RELATION TO TIME.
THIS TIME, WHICH THE ANGEL DECLARES WITH A SOLEMN OATH, IS NOT THE END OF THIS WORLD’S HISTORY, NEITHER OF PROBATIONARY TIME, BUT OF PROPHETIC TIME, which would precede the advent of our Lord. That is, THE PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER MESSAGE UPON DEFINITE TIME. AFTER THIS PERIOD OF TIME, REACHING FROM 1842 TO 1844, THERE CAN BE NO DEFINITE TRACING OF THE PROPHETIC TIME. THE LONGEST RECKONING REACHES TO THE AUTUMN OF 1844. (Ellen White Manuscript 59, 1900)

The book was unsealed at the end of the 1335 days in Daniel 12.  This is the end of prophetic time.  There will not be ANOTHER MESSAGE UPON DEFINITE TIME.  Some have tried to say that a futuristic view of these dates with a “day for a day” rather than “day for a year” means it is not “prophetic time”.  But the word “prophetic” means “foretelling the future.”  These dates do not point to the resurrection, second coming, close of probation or any other future event.

“Let all our brethren and sisters beware of anyone who would SET A TIME for the Lord to fulfill His word IN REGARD TO HIS COMING, OR IN REGARD TO ANY OTHER PROMISE HE HAS MADE OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE. ‘It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in His own power.’ False teachers may appear to be very zealous for the work of God, and may expend means to bring their theories before the world and the church; but as they mingle error with truth, their message IS ONE OF DECEPTION, and WILL LEAD SOULS INTO FALSE PATHS. THEY ARE TO BE MET AND OPPOSED, not because they are bad men, but because they are teachers of falsehood and are endeavoring to put upon falsehood the stamp of truth.” (Ellen White Testimonies to Ministers, p. 55)

Those are her words concerning anyone who is setting these times, they aren’t bad men, but “THEY ARE TO BE MET AND OPPOSED.”  If we didn’t we wouldn’t be doing our job.

Clearly the 1335 days is past, and for someone to teach it is not or say that it points to the resurrection, or second coming is sharing a similar ERROR that was taught by brother Hewitt.   And should be MET AND OPPOSED.

This document was written with respect to a video that is teaching that Jesus is coming in 2022 at the end of the 1335 days that seems to have gone viral. The video proposes that it is errorneous to believe in a historical view of the 1335.

One last thought I would like to cover, as some quote the following to suggest that the prophetic timeline must be repeated.  However, they are misunderstanding.

“The prophecy in the eleventh [chapter] of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfillment. Much of the history that has taken place in fulfillment of this prophecy will be repeated.” (-Ellen White-Letter 103, 1904 pp. 5, 6.)

Scenes that have happened in the past will be repeated.  In verse 31 of Daniel 11 Church and State united against the Church.  Verse 31 likens it to the “abomination that maketh desolate” and we are told in Ezekiel 16 we are told  “Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know HER ABOMINATIONS…thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and PLAYEDST THE HARLOT because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.” (Verse 2, 15)

It is an abomination to play the harlot, which brings us to Revelation 17, speaking of the whore of Babylon, we are told she has a cup in her hand of blood, and ABOMINATIONS.  And this cup is filled because of her HARLOTRY with the KINGS OF THE EARTH.  (Rev 17:2, 6)  We are further told that “the ten horns are ten kings.” And that the “ten horns…MAKE HER DESOLATE”  (Verse 12, 16)

In 508 AD the King of France stood on the part of the Papacy, and they conquered the Visigoths in a theological victory making the Trinity doctrine the law of the land.

“Thus was the bloody course of Clovis glorified by the Catholic writers, as the triumph of the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity over Arianism.” (A. T. Jones, The Two Republics, p. 528.)

This was Daniel 11:31 fulfilled, which reads:
Dan 11:31  And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

This is before the Time of the end. (See verse 35)   But there is another “abomination of desolation” not so simply spelled out in verse 40.   It is the Church playing the harlot, and we are to cause it to KNOW its abominations.   We read:

Dan 11:40  And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

Chariots, horsemen, ships…In other words “Arms shall stand on his part”(Verse 31)  and “the ten

My thoughts as to the DANGERS concerning this message are laid out in another document entitled “Is Jesus Coming in 2022, Moving the Time Prophecies, Time Setting Not of God.” 

The scenes that have happened in the past will be repeated.  

“Study revelation in connection with Daniel; for history will be repeated.” { 1888 1491.1 }

The message of the third angel is the message concerning the beast and the image of the beast and the mark or Sunday laws,(Rev 14:9-13) This is mentioned in Revelation 13, some are saying the message of Revelation 13 and the time prophecies are going to be repeated.  Ellen was very clear about this…. She said concerning this message:

“The Lord has shown me that the message of the THIRD ANGEL must go, and be proclaimed to the scattered children of the Lord, but IT MUST NOT BE HUNG ON TIME I saw that some were getting a false excitement, arising FROM PREACHING TIME. but the third angel’s message is STRONGER THAN TIME can be. I saw that this message can stand on its own foundation and needs not TIME to strengthen it; and that it will go in mighty power, and do its work, and will be cut short in righteousness. { EW 75.1}

****Time has not been a test since 1844, and it will never again be a test.**** { EW 74.2}

“******THE PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER MESSAGE UPON DEFINITE TIME.*******” {CTr 344.5}

I’m not sure how much clearer it could be.  But if placing the 1335 in the future is DARKNESS and ERROR.  And understanding the historic view is LIGHT and TRUTH, is it possible that no matter how plainly the Spirit of God makes it, some will still not have a love for the TRUTH?

2Thess 2:10-11  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  (11)  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

The Spirit of God has made the TRUTH plain.  Any message that contradicts these historic understandings will only lead others to lose faith and give up the truth, one pin at a time until the central pillar of the 2300 days is rejected, and also the plain statements given by the Spirit of God is rejected and we have only a book that is still sealed before us because of the ideas we picked up from Babylon concerning futurism.

If you haven’t already read this article “TIME SETTING NOT FROM GOD”.  Please do.

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