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I have to say I find the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy the most significant and amazing prophecy ever written. The Seventy Weeks of Daniel (Dan. 9:24-27) prophecy which includes several perfectly timed elements spanning nearly 3,000 years of stopping and starting on a specific timetable. Wow! bible-prophecy What an prophecy. I hope you have enjoyed and continue to enjoy this one element of the prophecy. The “He Shall Confirm a Covenant” series has been a joy to convey.

God bless you as you take a spin through this small piece of incredible prognostication which unfolds through the power of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection to fulfill the first half of Jesus’ Covenant now known “The Acceptable Year of the Lord” and conveyed in The New Testament.

Like I said, wow!  Okay, ready for some MEAT in the Word? Go and get it!

He Shall Confirm a Covenant? 5

Daniel 9:27a

By reducing key words within each Bible verse to their fundamental definitions, we can arrive at the closest original meaning the author likely intended. With this in mind, let us look at the words confirm and covenant as Daniel understood them on the day he put pen to page.


“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease” (Daniel 9:27a KJV).

Definitions provided by: (The Abingdon’s Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible [ASECB] and the Thayer’s Lexicon).

    1. And He shall confirm” (H1396) (Gabar) gaw-bear’—Gabar is the Hebrew word for confirm. Gabar is a prime root. This Hebrew word means to strongly establish or powerfully do. By implication, the word means to prevail or act insolently, as if without regard or respect for what other people think. “And He shall confirm the covenant audaciously or He shall brazenly or exceedingly confirm (the covenant) beyond all expectations successfully. The Hebrew word gabar also means to authenticate, to greatly affirm, as in affirm the covenant, or affirm the covenant took place or did happen mightily; to put the covenant to more strength or more power; or to willfully strengthen the covenant or make the covenant stronger than it normally would be possible.
    2. And He shall confirm a covenant” (H1285), be’riyth, bear-eeth’—the word be’riyth means to make a compact or agreement; to form a treaty, alliance, or pledge based on (in this case) Hebrew traditions regarding the word covenant. This covenant or contract is made by the agreeing parties passing together or united between sacrificed pieces of animal flesh to bind both parties in a permanent blood contract. A biblical example of this process is expressed in John 1:1–14 where Jesus, as God, passes through the flesh of humanity. He is demonstrating how a protracted aspect of God Himself has been transmuted into the form of a human child, the baby Jesus, causing the Spirit of God to pass through the flesh of man in order to establish and form a new covenant. This Hebrew word for covenant is more binding than a simple contract or deal. The word “be’riyth,” as used in the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy, is the same word used in Genesis 15:18 in covenant between God and Abraham. The word be’riyth is also used in Genesis 9:16. In this passage, God confirmed the covenant with Noah, using a rainbow.

Jesus boldly confirmed “gabar” dominion over the old covenant knowing full well He was going to prevail with a better, stronger, more complete covenant “be’riyth” (Hebrew 8:6–13). He forcefully prevailed over the old law of sin and death. Jesus then brazenly exceeded all expectations with the new covenant, which strongly prevailed over every plan of the enemy. The enemy was not only Satan and his minions but also the law of sin and death, which separated humanity from God. The new covenant provides the possibility of a new, better, and stronger union or relationship between God and humanity. By implication, it is an eternal covenant.  Let’s look at how Jeremiah received this message:

“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34 NKJV)

Is that amazing or what? (!)  Let’s continue.

And He shall confirm a covenant with many for one week (seven years)

      • With many (H7227) (Rab) rav, meaning many, much, or great many—though God’s desire is that all should be saved, reality indicates many will be saved. Many will receive the benefit of the new covenant, not all. God has granted free will to all humanity, resulting in this unfortunate truth.


Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that straight-gateleads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13–14 NIV)

Many, not everyone – sad to say.

      • for one week (H7620) (shebu’ah) shä·vü’·ah—the Hebrew word shebuah is appropriately the denominative of H7651 seven “sheba” sheh’-vay, being the prime cardinal number seven, which also represents the sacred full one. Biblically, seven carries a religious significance represented in many areas of the Jewish faith: the seven days of creation, the seven Holy Spirits of God, the seven colors of the spectrum, and many more. It is for these and more reasons the Hebrew text considers the number seven to be the sacred full one. Shebuah is specifically used with the Seventy Weeks of Daniel for this reason. Shebuah literally means to be sevened. Therefore, seventy segments are multiplied by seven per sacred segment. The word is also intended to articulate a time frame in years. Thus, seventy shebuah represents seventy sets of seven years per set.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease” (Daniel 9:27a KJV).

      1. and in the midst of the week … Midst (H2677) chetsiy, khay-tsee’, derived from H2673 chatsah, kha-tsa’—chatsah means to divide or cut in two; “chetsiy” means the half or middle point. Specifically the word means the middle or halfway point. The midpoint, as in midnight, the midst, a half part, or in two parts, specifically halved. Therefore, the midst of the week speaks directly to the three-and-a-half-year point or middle point of seven years.
      2. He shall cause the sacrifice and oblation (offering)

abramisaacThe word sacrifice (H2077), zebach, zeh’-vakh, refers to sacrifices of righteousness and strife, to sacrifice things until they are dead in order to create a covenant. This word also applies to the sacrifice for Passover and Yom Kippur, the annual sacrifice offering for the sins of the nation of Israel.

The word oblation (H4503), minchah, min·khä’, relates to the offering of gifts and tributes. It applies to meat offerings and grain offerings. Together, the two Hebrew words sacrifice and oblation strongly connect with the offerings and sacrifices meat-offeringlinked to the sacrificial Lamb of God and the end of salvation for all newcomers at the beginning of the Great Consummation. This is explained in detail in the book, “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse”.

This verse’s reference to sacrifice and oblations relates directly to the required sin offering of Yom Kippur offered by the high priest in the Holy of Holies. When Jesus sacrificed Himself on the cross as the sacrificial Lamb of God, the veil that separated the Most Holy Place from the inner court was torn down the middle, revealing the Holy of Holies. This event or act desecrated the Most Holy Place and brought to an end sacrifices and offerings for the sin of the nation of Israel. Because Jesus’s death fulfilled the sin offering for the world, there was and is no longer any need for an additional sin offering. Ostensibly, the sacrifices and oblations ceased forever when Jesus, the Lamb of God, paid the final price for the world when He effectively nailed sin to the cross.veil-rent

      • He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.

Cease (H7673), shabath’, sha-vath’—this Hebrew word means to stop or to desist. It can also mean to be done away with, as in to be rid of or disposed of. Shabath means to cease or stop.

As we have examined key words within these verses I imagine you were able to notice the disproportionate number of supposed coincidences that directly relate to Jesus’ ministry and the End Times message. As definitions are revealed, the deeper meanings or elements of the End Times message seem to spill out onto the page and reveal the genuine depth of truth within each verse. When teachers of alternate doctrines attempt to apply different explanations or reasons for the verses we are currently covering, the results turn out quite askew of the truth. For example, when scholars claim the prince in “people of the prince” in Daniel 9:26 refers to the Beast, the definition for prince nagiyd conflicts with the personification of the Beast. The very same verses that are currently presenting solutions to the End Times message suddenly begin to create obstacles to the same obvious questions. The answer should be evident to anyone with an open and clear mind. The truth reveals itself within God’s Word!  That’s right, The truth reveals itself within God’s Word with events coming to pass and cooperating with scripture. Scripture often interprets itself but not in a way that is always obvious. Breaking down verses and elements of the End Times message is paramount to proving any sound premise. At some point, the overwhelming evidence or lack of contradictions should confirm the intended message. This application of actual word definition is just one of the many tools we should employ when breaking down any Biblical text or verse and hunting for God’s truth.

Now that we have broken down the key words and discovered their raw meaning, it now becomes time to reassemble each passage based on the fundamental definitions for each word. The next segment of “He Shall Confirm a Covenant? 6” will provide another example as we delve into Daniel 9:27a.

Can you wait lil-Buddy? Lil-Buddy, where’d you go?gilligan

Gilligan, Gilligan! Stop hitting on Mrs. Howell.


Even Gilligan knows God’s Word is true and powerful and unstoppable. That which the Lord has declared will come to pass.

Gilligan… Do you still have my copy of “This Side of the Whirlwind?” ???????

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