Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Book of Daniel; 70 Weeks or 'Sevens' if you Prefer

In this post I will explain the 70 weeks of Daniel the prophet found in the Book of Daniel Chapter 9.

Thus it is written:

Daniel 9:24-27

“Seventy weeks[a] are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of[b] sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.
25 “Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street[c] shall be built again, and the wall,[d]
Even in troublesome times.
26 “And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”

From the command to restore and build Jerusalem there were 69 weeks.  Each week is a period of 7 years.  Messiah was cut off, but not for Himself (rather He was cut off for the people and their sin) after 62 weeks which was after the initial 7 weeks.  If you research the years from the command to build and restore Jerusalem until the Messiah, you will notice it comes right down to the year Jesus was crucified.  Roughly between 30 and 35 A.D.

The 70th week on the other hand has already come to pass.  Readers of the scrolls were alerted that from the time the daily sacrifice was taken away and the abomination to be set up there was to be 1290 days.  Found here:

Daniel 12:11

11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.

The daily sacrifice has not occurred since then.  This is how early Christians knew it was the 70th week.  So this is proof the 70th week already came to pass.

Jesus confirmed a covenant with many for one week and in the middle of the week according to the Bible He took away sacrifice and offering.

Paul writes:

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin[b] is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God[c] in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

This passage of scripture (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) was written approx. around 51 A.D.  Jerusalem was sacked in 70 A.D.

So from above again...  "And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,  even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate".  The abomination of desolation appeared (Roman King(s) who considered themselves 'Divine'; one stood in the holy place where he ought not) in the days of Paul when armies surrounded Jerusalem and made her desolate (Matthew 24:15-16, Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20, let the reader understand).

So I will reveal the mystery of the man of sin, the son of perdition...  He appeared once and sat in the temple of God "showing himself that he is God".  And he will appear again as the Beast.  You can see how he mimics Jesus, coming not once, but twice.

The Bible says, "even until the consummation".  And John writes:

1 John 4:3

and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

1 John 4:3 was written after the sack of Jerusalem.  This is proof the abomination of desolation came once to the temple (research it), and destroyed Jerusalem (Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20).  And until the consummation he will make desolate.  Though Israel was reborn in a day in 1948...Desolation is still determined according to Zechariah 14:1-2.

And so the Lord Jesus can return at any time.  Only the Father knows the day and hour-- Mark 13:32