Locate the starting point of the prophecy in the stream of history as provided by the angel, and follow the historical events to the end of the prophetic history, which often terminate with the Second Coming of Christ.
Recognize that the length of the prophecy is determined by adopting the principle which the Reformers acknowledged: that a day in prophecy stands for a literal year, comprising 360 days.
God has revealed in his law the principles that underlie all true prosperity both of nations and of individuals. The events outlined in these charts must be viewed in light of this Biblical perspective.
These outline prophecies reveal the true philosophy of history: Historians relate man’s achievements, his victories and his success in climbing to worldly greatness in such a way that the growth of nations, the rise and fall of empires, appear as dependent primarily on the will and power of men. The shaping of events seems, to a great degree to be determined by man’s power, ambition, or caprice. But the strength of nations and of individuals is not found in the opportunities and facilities that appear to make them invincible; it is not found in their boasted greatness. That which alone can make men great or strong is the power and purpose of God. Men and nations, by their attitude toward his purpose, decide their own destiny.
These principles are made clear in the Word of God which draws back the curtain on the stage of history, and we witness, behind, above, and through all the play and counter play of human interests, and power and passions, the agencies of the all-merciful One, silently and patiently working out the counsels of his will. Thus the power exercised by every ruler on earth is Heaven-imparted; and upon his use of the power so bestowed his success depends. To each the word of the divine Watcher is:
The concept that the Second Coming of Christ will occur in two stages or phases, was foreign to Church doctrine for eighteen hundred years.
It first appeared in Scotland when a young Scottish lass by the name of Margaret Macdonald was told this by voices in a seance-like vision. It was not the first time she had engaged in spirit phenomena; and the modern phenomena of speaking in tongues originated with her. The chart reveals that the timing of her vision, 1830, coincided precisely with the time prophecy of Christ in Matthew 24 warning that false Christs and false prophets would appear in the last days (after 1798), spreading lies about his Second Coming.
The judgements on the papacy: In 1798, by Revolutionary France; and in the end time, after the United States and Europe revive its power, by the nations of Europe; and finally by Christ at his Second Coming.