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They - The EU (Iron) And UN (Clay) - Combine In The Seed of Men (The Divided Kingdom)
41 “In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay.
42 “As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle.
43 “And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. - Dan. 2:41-43 NASB
The Seventh Head (Kingdom, EU-UN) Will Be Wounded And Will Become The Eighth Kingdom When Healed. We Are In The Period of The Wounding.
3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. - Rev. 13:3-5 NASB
A Seven Year Agreement Involving Jerusalem And The Jewish People
3-1/2 Years of Tribulation And 3-1/2 Years of Great Tribulation
The Seventy Week Prophecy In Daniel 9
Seventy 'Sevens' Are Decreed For Jews And Jerusalem
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.
The 69 'Sevens' Began With The Issuing of The Decree By The Persian King Artaxerxes 3/05/444 BC (Neh. 2:5-8)
It Ended When Messiah Entered Jerusalem As Messiah 3/30/33 AD (Sunday, Nisan 10)
69 X 7 X 360 = 173,880 Days
25 “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem
until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’
It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.
Messiah Was Cut Off (Crucified) During The Roman Period (Thursday 33 AD, Nisan 14)
26 “After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.
Jerusalem And The Temple Were Destroyed In 70 AD By The People of The Ruler Who Will Come
“The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.
There is a break from 70 AD until the ruler confirms a seven year covenant concerning Jerusalem.
There is a break in the prophecies of the statue and the beast with seven heads from 70 AD until 1948.
There Will Be A Seven Year Covenant involving Jerusalem And The Jewish People During The 70th 'Seven'
2,520 DAYS (7 X 360)
27 “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” - Dan. 9:24-27 NIV
The Break Between The 69th And 70th 'Seven' Also Takes Place In The Kingdom Prophecies of The Statue And The Beast
It is important to realize that the break between the 69th 'seven' in 70 AD and the 70th 'seven' also takes place in the prophecies of the statue (Daniel 2) and the beast with 10 horns (Dan. 7, Rev. 12,13,17). They all agree or synchronize with each other. The prophecy about the statue in Daniel 2 revolves around Jews and Jerusalem.
Refer to "The Bible Knowledge Commentary" for the dates in Daniel 9.
The Prophecy In Daniel 9 Concerns Jews And Jerusalem
Daniel was taken to Babylon with the first group of captives from Jerusalem. In the prophecy in Daniel 9 concerning the Jews and Jerusalem. The word translated as "weeks" that is used in most translations refers to 'sevens' of years (70 x 7 = 490).
A month has 30 days and a year has 360 days in the prophecies of Daniel. So there are 176,400 days in the prophecy (360 x 7 x 70).
The Messiah Will Be Cut Off (Crucified)
After the sixty-nine sevens the Messiah, the Anointed One, will be cut off (crucified). On the Jewish calendar a day began at sundown and continued until the following sundown. On the Gregorian calendar that we use, a day begins at midnight. Jesus ate the Passover meal at sundown on Wednesday 4/01/33 (Nisan 14), was arrested that evening, and then crucified Thursday afternoon on 4/02/33 - all on Nisan 14.
The Jewish day was from sundown to sundown so a day began at sundown and continued through the following day until sundown.
The Gregorian calendar that we use today divides the night between two different calendar days - one day ends at midnight and the following day begins after midnight. That causes a Jewish day to be on two different days on the Gregorian calendar.
He was resurrected early Sunday morning Nisan 17 (April 4, 33 AD). The following table may make this clearer.
The Last Seven Years of The Prophecy
The Seventieth Week Jerusalem Agreement Will Be Confirmed
There will be a seven year covenant or interim agreement that involves "your holy city", Jerusalem, and "your people", the Jewish people (Dan. 9:24). The man of lawlessness (ruler, prince) will confirm the seven year Jerusalem agreement (Dan. 9:27). In the middle of the seven years he will set up the abomination of desolation (Dan. 9:27, 12:11-12). Jesus said that when you see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place, then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains for then there will be great tribulation (Matt. 24:15-21, Rev. 12:6,14).
Great tribulation (day of the Lord?) takes place during the last 3-1/2 years of the Jerusalem covenant (Matt. 24:15-21).
In Revelation 12:7-12 Satan is thrown to the earth probably in the middle of the seven year Jerusalem agreement (Rev. 13:3-5). The temple mount will be shared during this period (Rev. 11:1-3). Satan, the beast (man of lawlessness), and the false prophet will be operating during this 3-1/2 year period (Rev. 13, 19:20-21, 20:1-3). The last 3-1/2 years, the great tribulation, very likely is the day of the Lord - a time of wrath.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days Jesus Christ will return to gather His elect - the rapture (Matt. 24:15-22).
The gathering (rapture) is tied with the day of the Lord - a time of the wrath of God ( 2 Thess. 2:1-4). So the rapture apparently takes place during the great tribulation that takes place during the last 3-1/2 years of the Jerusalem covenant.
The Return of Christ
The return of Christ, when He returns to rule the earth, will take place at the end of the seven year covenant or interim agreement concerning Jerusalem and the Jewish people (Rev. 19:11-21).
The Date of The Crucifixion of Jesus
JEWISH CALENDAR EVENTS DURING PASSOVER
Seven Days In The Month of Nisan
Night On The Gregorian Calendar Is Divided Between Two Dates
Night And The Following Day Are One Date On The Jewish Calendar
Jesus departed from the temple and He spoke to the disciples on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24:1-3).
After the discourse He told them that the Passover would be after two days and the Son of Man would be
handed over to be crucified (Matt. 26:1-2).
Jesus spent three days and three nights in the heart of the earth (Matt. 12:40).
Three Days & Three Nights
The verses in Matthew 21-27 show the days from when Jesus entered Jerusalem as their King until when He was crucified. Matthew 28 shows that His resurrection took place the day after the Sabbath. The Sabbath was the seventh day, Saturday on the Gregorian calendar. The day after the seventh day was the first day - Sunday on the Gregorian calendar. Jesus arose on Sunday before dawn. So all the days from Sunday to the following Sunday can be accounted for.
The dates for the days in this week can be determined because we know that the Passover meal was celebrated on the 14th day of the first month (Levi. 23:5, Ex. 12:1-6). The first month is Nisan (Mar/Apr) on the Hebrew religious calendar, and a Jewish day is from twilight to the following twilight. On Nisan 14 Jesus ate the Passover meal at twilight and then was arrested after dark. On the following day, still Nisan 14, Jesus was crucified on Thursday on the Gregorian calendar. That would make the date of His crucifixion April 02, 33 AD.
The Hebrew calendar was based on observations of the moon before 380 CD (380 AD). Also before October 15, 1582 the Julian calendar was in use.
Things That Will Be Happening
The Kingdom of God
We are apparently in the period of the wounding of the EU-UN divided kingdom. They operate together but remain two separate kingdoms. When the period of the wounding is over, Satan and the demonic world will have only 3-1/2 years left. Satan will be thrown into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:3). After that he will be let out a short while and then be thrown into the lake of fire where the beast and false profit are(Rev. 20:7-10).
Sometimes demons come as angels of light to deceive (2 Cor. 11:14-15). What may be happening is that some of the hostilities against President Trump is caused by demonic forces that do not want the period of the wounding to begin..
Seven Heads (Kingdoms) & An Eighth That is Of The Seven Represent The Last Secular Kingdom
9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. - Rev. 17:9-11 NKJV
The Feet On The Statue Also Represents The Last Secular Kingdom - The Divided Kingdom - EU-UN
41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. - Dan. 2:40-45 NKJV
One of The Heads Was Mortally Wounded (7th) And The Deadly Wound Was Healed (8th)
The Mouth (Antichrist) Continued For 42 Months (3-1/2 Years)
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. - Rev. 13:3-5 NKJV
A 490 Year (70 x 7) Prophecy Concerning Jerusalem And The Jews
The 69th Week Ended When Jesus Entered Jerusalem As Messiah (Matt. 20:6-9, Mark 11:7-10)
24 “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. - Dan. 9:24
There Is A Break Between The 69th and 70th Week( Seven Year Period
Then He (Antichrist) Will Confirm A Seven Year Covenant On Jerusalem - The 70th Seven
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
In The Middle of The Seven Years He Will Set Up The Abomination Leaving 3-1/2 Years
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.” - Dan. 9:27 NKJV
Let Those Who Are In Judea Flee To The Mountains When You See The Abomination Spoken of By Daniel
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened." - Matt. 24:15-22 NKJV
12 But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. - 2 Cor. 11:12-15 NKJV
Only One Gospel
6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. - Galatians 1:6-10 NKJV