1 length of reign of antichrist, the
2 length of idolatry, which has replaced proper spiritual worship and the
3 duration of the fugitiveness/exile of the church.
These three situations start and end with the beginning and the end of the 1260 years. When did those years begin? Many different dates have been proposed. The most common are
313 (Edict of Milan),
380 (edict of Thessalonica)
538 (Justinian degree) ,
606 (decree of Phocas),
755 (donation of Pepin).
Now all these three are significant, though with the first three, one can argue that in general the Church of ROME (the harlot) rose to eminence, not the office the papacy in particular. I don't get 538 and 606 all that much, these are power struggles within the empire, which seem to the protestants unsavory (they like the "early church"....), so no reason to put the ascendancy of the papacy there. What else is troubling that all these are exhausted as options, because we are yet to see the revival of the papacy, so its fall from power cannot have occurred. In fact not long after the expiration of some of these stretches, the papacy has covered its tracks with smokes and mirrors and has hid underground to increase its power. Take a look.
313+1260 = 1573 = Nothing even implying an end to the papacy here, Massive religious wars in europe. The jesuits are spreading like a plague through the establishments. The council of Trent had just solidified the grounding of the papacy.
380+1260 = 1640 = Oliver Cromwell soon taking power. Puritans land in america. ????? 30 years war ends and the power of Rome is not broken at all.
538+1260 = 1798 = French revolution. Jesuits begin to rule by proxy (secret societies). A massive purge of catholicism and preparation for the re-heathenisation of the old world. Napoleon visits the papacy to drive the catholics mad.
606+1260 = 1866 = Italian wars of independence/unification. Pieces of paper signed. The papacy going even deeper underground to lay until the right moment.
756+1260 = 2016 = 2017(?) Playing the martyr, before conquering the entire world.
I didn't even touch the other aspect = the abomination of desolation. This phrase had a fulfillment twice already - in the acts of Antiochus Epiphanes and the Roman armies at 70 AD. The next fulfillment is the setup of idolatry within the so called church of God.
There are good reasons to believe this is the eucharist, more specifically transubstantiation. This doctrine re-emerged in the middle ages and took the form of a dogma in the 13th century.
The person who brought attention to it was Paschasius Radbertus. He wrote a book “on the Body and Blood of the Lord,” put together for his disciple Placidus of New Corbie in the year 831. Shortly after the eucharistic was settled theologically.
This was only several years after the CONFIRMATION of the donation of Pepin by Louis the Pious (817).
We know that according to the Bible, every truth needs to be confirmed by two or three witnesses. The donation of Pepin, which transferred great secular power to the papacy, was confirmed by Charlemagne and Louis, thus arriving at three witnesses.
So it is not a very wild guess to claim the 1260 year period began somewhere between 800 and 840. This projects the end of the Antichrist between 2060 and 2100.