Ribera’s Two-Stage 2nd Advent of Christ
[Editor’s note: Paramount among Futurists’ belief system is the unscriptural two-stage 2nd Advent of Christ at the end of the world. The first stage is secret and invisible, the second is 7 years later and very visible. Early 17th century German Protestant Reformer, David Pareus, cites Ribera’s comment below when exegeting Revelation 19.]
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse…. = “Ribera falsely alleges that this Scripture describes an invisible descent of Christ from Heaven before the last Judgment, to succor the saints wrestling and striving with Antichrist and his ministers, claiming, ‘Antichrist is not to appear in the last Judgment because he is to be killed 45 days before the day of Judgment.’  [Editor’s note: Thus, Ribera has Christ returning in two-stages, the first, invisibly to destroy Antichrist; the second, visible, to judge the world 45 days later.]
 Cf. Daniel 12:11-13.
-1290 days = 45 days