70 Weeks of Daniel 7
Finally, we’re at the “Seventieth Week of Daniel!”
Ooh, did you hear the echo? I did, cool special effect. Oh sorry, if you didn’t hear it it’s because you are not as spiritual or cool or good-looking as I am!
I know…. Tooooo true.
Yep, we’re at the “Seventieth Week of Daniel!”
Don’t worry, no echo that time. I turned off the Cool-O-Meter.
The Seventieth Week Introduction Continue reading
Seven Week Segment Fulfilled
Here is just a short blog to finish up the 7 Weeks Segment.
In 538 BC, King Cyrus of Persia made a proclamation stating “… the House of God in Jerusalem would be rebuilt” (Ezra 1:2). God spoke directly to King Cyrus in scripture, conveying His desire for Cyrus to rebuild Jerusalem, its walls, and the holy temple (Isaiah 44:28 through 45:1–13). The prophecy was written approximately 174 years before the reign of King Cyrus. Scripture mentions him by name and his role in the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Upon reading the prophecy, the king financed an expedition, which sent willing Israelites home to begin reconstruction. Second Chronicles 36:22–23, written a little over seventy years before the Cyrus decree also reports God’s will for King Cyrus as related to the Jews. Following the completion of the seven weeks segment, the sixty-two weeks segment promptly began and ran uninterrupted for 434 years. A few of the more obvious verses from Isaiah’s amazing prophecy are presented here in support.
Who says of Cyrus, “He is My shepherd, And he shall perform all My pleasure, Saying to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be built,’ and to the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’ ” (Isaiah 44:28 NKJV) Continue reading
Do YOU see it coming?
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
70 Weeks of Daniel 2
So what do we do once we’ve dissected and separated the varied components of a prophecy? We analyze it, whada ya thunk?
Analyzing the Prophecy
70 Weeks of Daniel
The first step is to achieve a greater understanding of the overall text through key word studies. Through careful consideration of the text, a more thorough and accurate meaning can be reached. Recognizing the verse was originally written in Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic can make a difference when interpreting scripture and prophecy. Continue reading
70 Weeks of Daniel 1
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel (The Four Verses)
Daniel 9:24-27 New King James Version:
Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.
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 shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.
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.
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. (Daniel 9:24–27 NKJV emphasis added)
The volume and complexity of information found in this prophecy make comprehension of its verses difficult at best. Bear in mind, God withheld much of this information until the time of the Latter Days. Couple these difficulties with its prophetic nature, split-versing, and the involvement of time limitations, and the need for the Holy Spirit’s interpretation becomes quite obvious. Only with prayer and careful examination of the text can the mysteries within truly be revealed.
Structure of the Prophecy
Much of the upcoming information will reveal subtle elements and details as the words are broken down into simpler form. These subtleties are important when interpreting God’s Word. Pay close attention to the six edicts enumerated here.
Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city;
1) to finish the transgression;
2) to make an end of sins;
3) to make reconciliation for iniquity;
4) to bring in everlasting righteousness;
5) to seal up vision and prophecy;
6) and to anoint the Most Holy. (Daniel 9:24 NKJV)
The edicts are requirements embedded within the prophecy, statutes that must be fulfilled during the time frames set forth. The first four edicts have thus far been fulfilled by Jesus during His 3½ years of ministry. The last two edicts will take place at the end of the Great Consummation. The prophecy’s time frame is seventy segments multiplied by seven years per segment, totaling 490 years.
Stepping outside of the prophecy’s guidelines is one of the more common mistakes made by interpreters of the prophecy. Scholars have attempted to credit fulfillment of this prophecy’s elements with events outside this prophecy’s time restrictions and guidelines. A good example is the destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70. What is proposed here will make more sense after we cover the specific segments of time within the prophecy’s matrix. This is also one primary reason so many previous interpretations have gone wrong or missed the mark when attempting to interpret the Latter Days’ or End Times’ messages pertinent to this prophecy. Verse 25 of the prophecy is crucial in denoting the first benchmark, which begins the prophecy’s time line in the history of the Israeli people.
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 shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. (Daniel 9:25 NKJV emphasis added)
Verse 25 relates specifically to the fulfillment of the seven weeks segment. Fulfillment of this prophecy begins with the command to “go forth” and restore and rebuild Jerusalem. The seven weeks segment must also take place during a period of troubled times. Troubled times could be said of nearly any time in the history of our world. Therefore, it is obvious we are looking for a period synonymous with troubled times.
With this in mind, prophetically, it is more than likely the commandment was given by King Cyrus of Persia during a period between 538 BC and 536 BC. This assumption is based on events found in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah and coupled verses attached to the Cyrus prophecy found in Isaiah 44:24 through 45:13.
The seven weeks and sixty-two weeks segments are joined back to back to complete a sixty-nine-week period. The seven weeks and sixty-two weeks segments begin with the issuance of the commandment (by Cyrus) to restore and build Jerusalem and ends with the birth of the Messiah in approximately 3 BC. Each of these events and elements fall perfectly in line with the historical record along with evidence for these periods and the stories found in Ezra, Nehemiah, and the previously listed chapters in Isaiah.
The Cyrus Decree was issued in approximately 538 BC, requiring 101 years between its issuance and the reconstruction of Jerusalem, the temple, and finally Jerusalem’s wall. Following the wall’s completion in 437 BC, Christ was born 434 years later in approximately 3 BC. Not one of the six edicts was fulfilled during the sixty-nine weeks’ time line. Following the Messiah’s birth, a thirty-year pause or delay ensued. It was not until the ministry of Jesus Christ that the first four edicts were able to be fulfilled. This period represents the first three-and-a-half-year segment of the seventieth week, a truly amazing period of prophetic fulfillment.
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. (Daniel 9:26 NKJV)
The seven weeks and sixty-two weeks segments were completed by the time of Christ’s birth. The final week (the seventieth week) is actually divided into two three-and-a-half-year segments, separated in Daniel 9:27 by the term midst of the week (as per the King James Version), indicating “to cut in half or to be halved” or “middle of the week.” The seventieth week began its first three-and-a-half-year segment of fulfillment during the ministry of Jesus Christ with Him fulfilling the first four of six edicts.
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. (Daniel 9:27 NKJV)
Some events of the seventieth week are covered in verses 26 and 27. To accurately consider, interpret, and understand this prophecy, it is important to recognize some of the more essential elements pertinent to deciphering the prophecy and events. One example is as follows: every component or element of the prophecy must be fulfilled during the 490 years of the prophecy. Not one of the prophecy’s elements or requirements can be fulfilled outside of the designated time frames. There is a four-step process that aids in this examination.
BUT, we’ll have to get to that tomorrow!
Looking forward to:
Analyzing the Prophecy
 Daniel 12:4-10 “…Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end…”
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tribulation Verses Wrath of God
It’s interesting to write about this subjects as we watch prophetic fulfillment from our homes. Imagine how interesting the prophecies were to watch during Jesus’ life and ministry. Due to Israel’s blinding in part (Romans 11:24-29) Jesus was likely one of few individuals of that day to see God’s plans come to fruition.
How fortunate are we? Very, for we are living in Bible-Times!
Excerpt from, “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” chapter 14, pages 266-269.
Temple Mount Update
“The Temple Mount and the Power of Our Prayers,” by Yonit Rothchild; Life in Israel
The fact that Muslim Arabs are boycotting the Temple Mount has had a surprising and pleasant side effect – Jews and Christians can finally go up to the Temple Mount without being harassed, spit on, and screamed at by the Arabs who usually frequent the area and don’t want any non-Muslims there. In the past, this harassment has kept most Jews away from the hostile site. But suddenly, the Temple Mount is quiet. It has not been this quiet since the day it was retaken in 1967, and now, those who try to prevent us from going there are gone. Continue reading
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The Parable of the Fig Tree
We will be looking at a breakdown of this parable.
Matthew 24:32, Mark 13:28 and Luke 21:29
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near – even at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” (Matthew 24:32–35 NKJV)
Here, Jesus instructs every believer to learn the parable of the fig tree when He says, “Now learn this parable from the fig tree.”
“The fig tree” is Israel. In Mark 11:12–14 Jesus also recognized the symbolism between the nation of Israel and the bare fig tree before Him. Jesus became unhappy with “Israel’s” representative lack of fruit.
- The scripture continues, “when its branch has already become tender” referring to Israel’s newly formed sovereign State. Interestingly, fig trees often produce fruit during two growing seasons:
- 1) The spring season or early rains fulfilled during Christ’s ministry
- 2) and the summer through fall growing season or latter rains represented by Israel’s reemergence and the subsequent coming of the Great Consummation.
During the fall season, when the fig tree’s branches have become established, it should represent a developing tree with an abundance of leaves and a steady production of fruit. According to the parable of the fig tree, the nation of Israel should eventually become a self-sufficient, practical and productive spiritual society. Primarily, this section of the parable reflects Israel new growth during the Latter Days as seen from 1948 to today.
When the parable says, “And puts forth leaves”—the clause relates to Israel’s growth and development during the beginning of the Latter Days. Based on previous verses within the chapter, Israel should be in the process of being restored among its peer nations during the Latter Days and before the Great Consummation.
When the text states, “You know that summer is near …” Summer reflects a prolific time of growth following the spring harvest. Typically, the heart of summer takes place after the first harvest and before the last, or around the time of the Feast of Tabernacles which is representative of the final gathering of productive fruit or the Rapture.
The planting and growing seasons referenced here cover the Time of the Gentiles when salvation has become available to the world and not just for Israelites.
With this in mind, the summer you know is near is the period just prior to the final harvest of the Latter Days.
The final harvest as previously mentioned consists of two separate times of reaping and harvesting. There will be one harvest for the children of God and one for the lost. The harvest for the children of God will take place during the time of the Rapture when Christ gathers His chosen elect from the four corners of the earth. The second harvest will take place for the unsaved at the end of the Great Consummation near the conclusion of the Battle of Armageddon.
Both harvests will take place during a period known as the Day of the Lord. Bear in mind, the Day of the Lord does not take place in a single day but during a period spanning at least one year.
Be aware, the Israelites are not part of either harvest but are delivered by Christ (Romans 11:24-29) following His return with the Body of Christ at the Second Advent.
“…So you also, when you see all these things…”
The period in question represents the time when the individual Christian starts to see prophetic events coming to pass. Understand – “these things” – as mentioned in the text represents the newly formed “fig tree,” or State of Israel, along with fulfilled End Times prophecies as Israel takes root and prospers during summer or the time of harvest.
The passage continues,
“You know that it (summer) is near, even at the doors!”
Note the exclamation point. That which is near or even at the doors is the time of harvest, the Rapture. The time of harvest is drawing to a close when the Wrath of God is about to begin and the Second Coming of Christ is imminent.
Scripturally, the Wrath of God will take place immediately after the Rapture (Matthew 24:29). The Rapture is “that” which is even at the doors.
The parable of the fig tree is repeated three times within the gospels. Each occurrence takes place immediately following a discussion on the Great Consummation (Often mistaken for the Great Tribulation) and just prior to a discussion on the Rapture.
The placement of this parable and prophecy is not a coincidence. Its placement confirms the parable is referring to a period during the Latter Days (Hosea 3:4–5).
The parable of the fig tree is warning the world the harvest of the Saints is near and the Time of the Gentiles is coming to its close.
Both harvests take place during the Great Consummation, the first at the Rapture and the second as the Wrath of God draws to its close.
“Assuredly [truthfully], I say to you, this generation …”
Jesus spoke to this generation of the Body of Christ, those born after Israel will be reconstituted as a nation. The lives of these people were tethered to the prophecy, which began a seventy to eighty year or less countdown toward fulfillment: the Tribulation Period, the Rapture, the Wrath of God and Armageddon and all that follows into the Millennial Reign (Psalm 90:10).
“Will by no means pass away …”
Indicates, this generation (The Latter Days generation) will not all die before every or all of the End Times prophecies are fulfilled.
Note: the Parable of the Fig Tree will be fulfilled before the average life span of the people living during this Latter Days generation has elapsed.
“Till all these things take place …”
Before this Latter Days generation dies, this prophecy and all related elements or components (prophecies, visions and or Words of knowledge) will be fulfilled.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away …”
According to the parable the world is more likely to be destroyed or vanish than for these specific prophecies to not be carried out.
The following paragraph is a transliteration of the previous verses and their breakdown based on an understanding of the language which was used to state the prophecy:
- When Israel has reappeared on the earth as a sovereign nation and begins to prosper, be aware, Jesus is about to return for the Body of Christ within the next eighty years or less (Psalms 90:10). When all the End Times prophecies and visions begin to come to pass, the world should know and prepare for the Time of the Gentiles to come to its end. Before the span of one generation, when eighty years or less has elapsed, the world will drastically change leadership. Christ’s return will then be imminent.
Through the parable of the fig tree, Jesus is instructing the Body of Christ and the rest of humanity to get ready for His return. No matter how many people may die or how many calamities may take place, God’s Word will be accomplished in accordance with God’s perfect will.
Just as prophecies were laid down in ancient Hebrew writings predicting the coming of the Messiah (Jesus) in the little town of Bethlehem followed by the horrible slaughter of those children two years and under before the Messiah’s ministry would take place; so too, this generation has a multitude of prophecies which have, are and are going to come to pass before the Great Consummation begins. The Parable of the Fig Tree is one of these prophecies which is in the process of coming to pass and has been coming to pass since 1948 and Israel’s restoration as a nation.
The primary message behind the parable of the fig tree is not to point out the millions who will likely die or to note how the world will come to its catastrophic end. Rather, the parable of the fig tree is an open invitation from God to every man, woman, and child on the planet WHILE THERE IS YET TIME.
The invitation informs and confirms God’s timetable and purpose for the Great Consummation, the Rapture, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, the Day of the Lord, and the end of the Time of the Gentiles.
God has invited each member of the world to the wedding feast where it matters not if they are a Jew or a Gentile. All who accept God’s invitation by receiving Jesus Christ as their personal Lord are welcomed.
An important facet to the fulfillment of the parable of the fig tree is that it confirms every prophecy and vision pertaining to the Time of the Gentiles will be fulfilled by the end of the Latter Days. According to the parable, the date is set and Christ will return within the 80 or less year timeframe.
At His return, Christ will gather His saints from every corner of the earth and carry us away to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb for one year as the Wrath of God falls on the balance of humanity.
There are numerous nuances to the parable of the fig tree which are difficult to convey in one or two short blogs. It is not a single prophecy or section of scripture which confirms the validity of this or any prophecy within This Side of the Whirlwind; rather, it is the overall message found within the entire book which confirms the complete message and validates its continuity.
Read “This Side of the Whirlwind” and discover the message hidden/concealed for millennia but available to you now.
God bless you!
 Revelation 14:14–20 and Joel 3:9–17.
 Matthew 24:29–31, Revelation 6:12–17, and Revelation 14:12–16.
 Joel 3:13, Revelation 11:14–19, Revelation 14:17–20, Revelation 19:15.