70 Weeks of Daniel 1

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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.[1] 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.

 

Note:

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

 

[1] Daniel 12:4-10 “…Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end…”

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Prelude to 70 Weeks of Daniel 2: Cyrus Cylinder

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This is merely informational.  Historic evidence of King Cyrus’ order in 538 BC to 536 BC.  I thought some might be fascinated even as I was with this historic cylinder.

Here is a website for the cylinder: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=327188&partId=1

Enjoy!

Cyrus Cylinder

Extracted from page 68 TSWW

Translation of the Cyrus Cylinder

The following translation was constructed by Irving Finkel, assistant keeper, Department of the Middle East developed from Shahrokh Razmjou’s translation taken from the original text. Continue reading

Prelude to 70 Weeks of Daniel

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This is just a teaser before the up and coming Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy breakdown.  This is one of the more fascinating and most powerful prophecies within the entire Bible/Word of God.

This is going to be fun for those who enjoy getting into the MEAT of the Word.

Better get your “This Side of the Whirlwind” study-guides out and ready, for the heavy hitting soon begins!  Yeah!  I love this stuff!  Hey knock it off with the exclamation points, will ya!

The Seventy Weeks of Daniel (Just Four Verses change the world from beginning to end, wow!)

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 be revealed.

Be back later with the actual study.  Fun, fun, fun! 🙂

 

Temple Mount Update 7/30/2017

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Hi guys, wondering what’s going on with the Temple Mount (TM) in Jerusalem?

Me too!  Let see what Netanyahu has to say about his decision to remove the Metal Detectors and basically hand the TM back to the Muslims.

Remember, walking a mile in the shoes of someone else is quite different than arm-chairing from home.  Let’s Pray before we pass judgment and remember God is in the mix and has a timetable and plan for Israel and the TM.

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Trib Vs. Wrath 4: The Comparison

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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.

The Comparison

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Trib Vs. Wrath 3: Wrath

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The Wrath of God

Excerpt from, “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” chapter 14, pages 265-266.

When referring to the Wrath of God, it is important to be clear, The Wrath of God in question refers specifically to that period of judgment that will come over the whole earth during the Latter Days as outlined in Revelation 6:15–17.

And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of his wrath has come: and who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:16–17 NKJV) Continue reading

Trib Vs. Wrath 2: Tribulation

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Know of what  you speak

Excerpt taken from, “This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse” chapter 14, pages  263-265.

The Great Tribulation Versus the Wrath of God

Many a pastor, teacher, or layman believer has proclaimed the Body of Christ will not go through the Great Tribulation. This grand proclamation is based on the premise the Great Tribulation is the Wrath of God! If this declaration is true, then God’s Word will support such facts. Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:9, the Body of Christ will not enter the period known as the Wrath of God.

For God did not appoint us (The Body of Christ) to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9 NKJV emphasis added).

So the question must be answered, are the Great Tribulation and the Wrath of God the same event, two distinctly separate events, or some other variation on the theme altogether?

The goal for this chapter will be to confirm either the distinct divisions between the Great Tribulation and the Wrath of God or the common ground that will conclusively unite the two concepts. Once the facts are all in, God’s Word will bear witness as to whether or not the Great Tribulation is or is not the Wrath of God or if the Great Tribulation doctrine itself is even a viable biblical concept.

 

In order to form a better understanding of each concept, let us examine separately and in detail elements for both the Great Tribulation and the Wrath of God. As we examine each piece of information, take a moment to consider who is doing to whom. For example, one of the elements pertinent to the tribulation period is, “A time when family and friends will betray one another.” Will this happenstance be perpetrated by humanity against humanity or God against humanity? Another example taken from elements known to represent the Wrath of God is: “A time when men’s hearts will fail them for fear of God’s wrath.” Who is causing the fear and frustration? Who is doing or going to do the action or lack of action to whom, and who will receive the negative results? Another way of studying the question is to consider whether the author of the calamity might be God or other humans? Is the specific element the result of humans afflicting other humans, or is the element something only God could do to humanity or to the earth? The answers to these questions will determine whether the events are part of the separation process taking place during the Great Consummation or simply a part of God’s Wrath, which will fall during the Great Tribulation. It should not be difficult to determine the answers for each element.

 

The Tribulation Period

Based on God’s Word, the following elements, events, or circumstances will take place during the Great Tribulation. The Tribulation Period will present a time:

  • of trouble unlike any time in the history of the world (Daniel 12:1–2, Joel 2:2, Matthew 24:21, and Mark 13:19)
  • when false prophets will manifest false signs, wonders, and potential miracles (Matthew 24:11, 24, and Mark 13:22)
  • when false Christs or Messiahs will display false signs and wonders (Jeremiah 23:1–4, Matthew 24:5, Mark 13:6, and Luke 21:8)
  • when wars and rumors of wars will span the globe (Matthew 24:6, Mark 13:7, and Luke 21:9)
  • when family and friends will betray Christians (Matthew 24:9, 10; Mark 13:9–13; and Luke 21:16)
  • with an abundance of earthquakes in odd and various places around the globe (Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, and Luke 21:11)
  • of famines, possibly throughout the world (Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, and Luke 21:11)
  • for great political upheaval, most likely on a global scale (Matthew 24:7, Mark13:8, and Luke 21:10)
  • with global financial distress and upheaval (Revelation 13:14–18)
  • when the Mark of the Beast will be issued throughout the world and imposed by every nation (Revelation 13:15–18)
  • of tremendous persecution for Christians and Christian-based ministries; many countries will even put Christians to death for their faith (Matthew 24:9, Mark 13:11–13, and Luke 21:12–15)
  • when scorners and mockers of the faith will become commonplace and acceptable in the mainstream and even preferred to street preachers or evangelists (2 Peter 3:3)
  • when the body of Christ will be scattered and nearly destroyed (Daniel 7:15–25, 12:7; Luke 21:24, and Revelation 13:1–14)
  • when conversions to Christianity (people getting saved) will cease to take place; genuine conversions to Christianity will cease worldwide when He Who Lets is taken out of the way (Joel 1:1–20; Revelation 9:20–21, 16:9, and 11; 2 Thessalonians 2:7–12)
  • when the Two Witnesses will begin their ministries throughout Israel (Revelation 11:3–13)
  • when the Beast and False Prophet will gloriously rise to power (Daniel 11:1–45, 12:11; Revelation 13:1–18, and 2 Thessalonians 2:1–10)
  • when the gospel has been preached throughout all the earth (Matthew 24:14 and Mark 13:10)
  • when the new temple has been erected on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem; it may only be a tented tabernacle, but it will be established (2 Thessalonians 2:4, Psalms 137, and Revelation 11:1–2)
  • when the Abomination of Desolation will be placed in the Most Holy Place in the Temple in Jerusalem; this will likely happen thirty days prior to the beginning of the Great Consummation (Daniel 12:11, Matthew 24:15, and Mark 13:14)
  • immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun, moon, and stars will be darkened (Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24, and Luke 21:25)

Tomorrow’s blog will present “The Wrath of God” followed by a comparison between both the Tribulation Period and the Wrath of God.

We, the Saints of the Living God need to prepare for the coming Storm.

No one likes the bearer of bad news; nevertheless, sometimes news and the truth are “heavy Man”!

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

Temple Mount Update 7/26/2017

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Temple Mount Update

7/26/2017

Excerpt from,

“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

Trib Vs. Wrath

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Are they the same event?

The Tribulation Period Vs. Wrath of God

As strongly supported by elements of the text, the Tribulation Period is not likely to be the Wrath of God. Rather the Tribulation Period and Wrath of God are two totally separate and distinct components of the Great Consummation. The distinctions are obvious when all scriptures are fully considered within the Word of God. Should the Tribulation Period and the Wrath of God overlap at any point, scriptures would be violated. The primary function for the Tribulation Period is to separate true Christians from pseudo-Christians in order to exclude the faithful followers within the Body of Christ from the Wrath of God and prepare the saints for the Rapture, thereby fulfilling prophecy (Matthew 13:24–30). When considering these truths, it should be obvious true Christians are removed before the Wrath of God comes upon the wicked. By the time of God’s Wrath, the entire Body of Christ will reside at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Such scriptural truths confirm the Body of Christ’s role during the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation. Continue reading