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
62 Weeks Fulfilled
Once the prophecy was opened for this generation of the Latter Days, it was and is spectacular how God fulfilled the Seventy Weeks of Daniel on a very specific timeline.
Think about what God would have to align throughout the world just to fulfill the 7 Weeks segment of the prophecy.
Now consider how God orchestrated 434 years to begin in 437 BC and end during 3 BC at the birth of His Son, Jesus. The Lord has to arrange the prophecies to be written, recorded in ancient texts, preserved, passed on and then of course the events are required to take place perfectly along the timeline with every individual involved living and acting according to God’s plan for the prophecy.
Isn’t it amazing how our God reigns?
Enjoy this next installment of: “70 Weeks of Daniel”
Wow, “we guys” are so blessed to have access to this information. For thousands of years this message has been unavailable, hidden by God and beyond the prophetic grasp of Millions of God’s people, prophets, priest, pastor and laymen; because, the prophecy was concealed since the time of Daniel and only released once the world entered the Latter Days. That didn’t happen until around 1948. 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 4
70 Weeks of Daniel 4 is a continuation of the previous blog.
In previous blogs we have touched upon scriptures which confirm portions of the End Times message were withheld until the Latter Days were upon the world (Daniel 12:4 and 9 and Revelation 10). A partial blinding in part until the Time of the End was upon the world. This area presents just such information.
Based on the verbiage in Daniel 9:25, which states, “… That from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until the Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks …”. Today, it should be obvious to scholars that King Cyrus issued this prophetic command. The prophecy in Isaiah 44:28 through 45:1–13 specifically points to King Cyrus as the one who would issue the command. However, because of what appears to be a scattershot approach of the 101 years between King Cyrus’ command and the completion of the wall in 437 BC, scholars shied away from investigating or acknowledging the start date of 538 BC. Frankly, with the explanation now forthcoming, it should now be much easier to understand the fulfillment of this segment of the prophecy.
Before God removed the blinders in 2006 the following information was not available to the world short of divine revelation. The following information could not be substantiated through conventional means because God was continuing to withhold the revelation until its appropriate time of release as determined by the Lord. Though I personally received the revelation in 1985 and then applied myself to the two years of research it required, the case was still difficult to prove or confirm as an objective truth and I had zero idea I would one day need the research for writing book. I refer specifically to the concept of 101 chronological years equaling forty-nine nonconsecutive years. With this in mind, know the sequence of events and following testimonial, information and explanation are true and presented to the best of my ability.
Long before I began to write, “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” the Lord introduced me to the concept of consolidating all the years and months the Israelites worked to restore Jerusalem, the Temple and its walls. Here is that “True Life” story.
One night after church in 1985, I learned current End Times doctrines failed to accurately develop a reliable starting or stopping point for the seven weeks segment of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy. Most current and accepted doctrines tended to place the seven weeks starting point following Artaxerxes’ decree of 445 BC. As will soon be obvious the Artaxerxes’ time line cannot work.
On my way home from church that evening, God once again imparted a revelation in the form of a question. The Lord asked, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if the forty-nine years of the seven weeks [segment] were just a consolidation of all the years and months the Israelites actually worked on [restoring] the city and the walls?” I immediately realized the question was more than my own ruminations. As a result of hearing the Lord’s question, I began examining time related resources within Ezra and Nehemiah to find answers. Nearly two years later, after researching the Bible and a variety of other theological resources, data revealed a period spanning between forty-eight or fifty-two years for which the Israelites had actually labored to restore Jerusalem, the temple, and the wall. From 536 BC until the wall’s completion in 437 BC, numerous interruptions, including minor wars, skirmishes, and raiding parties from surrounding tribes, caused temporary and long-term work delays to Jerusalem’s reconstruction (Ezra 4:1–24). I pursued an exhaustive chronological search, which revealed the consolidated number of years for the Israelite’s reconstruction. The reports of Israel’s forced delays and repeated interruptions are well-documented. For nearly one-hundred years, the Israelites worked sporadically. Due to the aforementioned issues, the Israelites placed half their workforce on guard duty, sword in hand, while the other half labored toward Jerusalem’s reconstruction (Nehemiah 4:8–23). Obviously, splitting their workforce would cause additional delays. According to Josephus, the walls were finally completed near 437 BC.
With all research and data compiled there was a deviation of only two to three years based on information approximately twenty-six hundred years old. Bear in mind, when God first placed this thought in my mind, the likelihood of Jerusalem’s reconstruction project spanning just forty-nine years out of 101 years was “to me” a monumental long shot.
The seven weeks segment of the prophecy began with King Cyrus’s decree and ended with the completion of Jerusalem’s wall. With the entire project spanning 101 years what were the odds the Israelites period of labor would collectively span forty-nine years? Pretty slim, I thought.
Josephus dated the completion of Jerusalem’s wall near 437 BC, with a start date of the overall project somewhere between 538 BC to 536 BC. Research resulted in a consolidated number of years for Israel’s labors between forty-eight and fifty-two years. Who besides God could have known?
Should completion of the wall have been calculated from 436 BC, instead of 437 BC, and with a start date between 538 BC to 536 BC, the consolidated number of years spanned would have totaled between fifty and fifty-two years. The variance in these two outcomes is derived from the ambiguities in data between the books of Ezra and Nehemiah as well as additional historic texts.
With an inflexible target number of forty-nine years (or seven segments of seven years) and the outcome extremes, resulting between forty-eight and fifty-two years, it is reasonable to accept the target number of forty-nine years and declare the matter chiefly resolved. It truly is the closet set available historically for the “Seven segments of Seven Weeks.” With the lesser discrepancy of minus one year or the greater discrepancy of plus two years, I attributed and accepted time line inaccuracies to a lack of precise researchable materials and an event which took place nearly twenty-six hundred years ago.
Even without exacting historical data, I, a layman, was able to reach a reasonably close, near perfect, time frame for the seven weeks segment. In my opinion, a discrepancy of only minus one year or plus two years requires a small leap of faith, especially when the event took place so many centuries ago.
Therefore, I made this leap of faith and accept the seven weeks segment as being fulfilled during the one-hundred-and-one-year period between 538 BC and 437 BC. Based on the 437 BC starting point for the sixty-two weeks segment, the time line strikes a perfectly aligned time frame with the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy. No strings needed to be pulled, twisted, or fabricated! Just a slight leap of faith derived from the most precise data available.
If the “Seven segments of Seven” could have been calculated from more precise resources maybe someone could have achieved a more perfect number. As always, things related to the Lord and prophecy require at least a small leap of faith.
Faith, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
In other words…
Stepping out on nothing until it becomes something because you trust the Lord.
God never fails us.
We just sometimes have different expectations than God’s will affords for our lives.
Until next time.
 The definition used for the word weeks, as found in Daniel 9:24 is numerically located in the Hebrew and Chaldean sections of the dictionary under the alphanumeric H7620, meaning to be sevened [ASECB].
 Abingdon’s Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
 Isaiah 44:28 through 45:1–13.
 A person who studies and writes the biographies of saints or ecclesiastical individuals of note.
 Referencing the King James Version of the text.
70 Weeks of Daniel 3
Do you wonder sometimes where Theologians and Scholars get there prophetic definitions?
Generally speaking it comes from the rich language in which the prophecy is couched.
The following section dealing with the “70 Weeks” of Daniel is a good example.
We better get this End Times message under our belts before the Great Consummation begins and we need to run for our little Christian lives. Watch out of that
Now, take a look at this…
The Segments of Daniel’s Prophecy
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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