Seventy Sevens of Years In Daniel 9
In Daniel 9 there is a 70 week prophecy concerning Jews and Jerusalem. The weeks are actually seven years rather than seven days. The years have 360 days each. The prophecy is divided into two parts. The first part is 69 weeks or 69 sevens of years (69 x 7 x 360 days). This group of years ended when Jesus entered Jerusalem as Messiah.
The second part is about a seven year covenant or treaty involving Jews and Jerusalem. In the middle of the seven year agreement the man of lawlessness will set up the abomination of desolation in the holy place. This will be a sign for those in Judea to flee to the mountains (Matthew 24:15-16). There will be great tribulation.
In prophecy a month is 30 days, a year is 360 days, and 3-1/2 years is 1,260 days. All of the terms below stand for 3-1/2 years.
Dan. 7:25 time, times, and half a time
Rev. 12:6 1,260 days
12:14 time, times, and half a time
13:5 42 months
THE SEVENTY WEEKS PROPHECY
Seventy Weeks = Seventy "Sevens of Years" = 70 x 7 = 490 Years
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 Decree Was Issued On 3/05/444 BC (Neh. 2:5-8)
69 Weeks Ended When Jesus Entered Jerusalem As Messiah On 3/30/33. AD
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.
THE ANOINTED ONE WILL BE CUT OFF
Jesus Was Crucified On Thursday Nisan 14.
He Arose Early Sunday Morning On Nisan 17 (April 5, 33 AD).
26 “After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.
The People of The Ruler Who Will Come
Will Destroy Jerusalem And The Temple - This Took Place In 70 AD
“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.
The people of the ruler who will come (antichrist - man of lawlessness)
destroyed Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD. The Roman army under
Titus destroyed Jerusalem, but the army under his father Vespasion
was based in Antioch, Syria. There is a break in the prophecy after 70 AD
until the ruler confirms the seven year covenant concerning Jerusalem.
The Seven Year Jerusalem Covenant
The 70th 'Seven'
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 ruler who will come, the antichrist, will come up among the 10 rotating horns (members) in the UN Security Council (Daniel 7). He will be the eleventh horn. He will confirm a seven year covenant with many involving “your people”, the Jews, and “your holy city”, Jerusalem.
Please don't get this mixed up. It says he will confirm the covenant. He doesn't create the covenant. He only confirms or agrees with the covenant.
In the middle of the seven years he will end the sacrifice and offering, and will set up the abomination (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).
Don't Get Confused About The Following - It Is Easy To Understand
1. Great Tribulation
In Revelation 12:7-12 Satan is thrown to the earth apparently in the middle of the seven year Jerusalem agreement. 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. 13:3-5). This is a period of great tribulation (Matt. 24:15-21).
2. The Gathering (Rapture)
Immediately after the tribulation of those days Jesus Christ will return and He will send His angels to gather His elect (Matt. 24:29-31.
3. The Second Coming
And The 1,000 Year Reign of Christ And The Saints
When Jesus returns to rule, He will come with the armies of heaven and armies on the earth will be waiting to fight Him. The beast (antichrist) and false prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 19:11-21).
Jesus will judge the nations according to their treatment of His brethren (Matt. 25:31-46).
Satan will be thrown into the bottomless pit, and the beast and false prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:1-3).
After the 1,000 year Satan will be let out to tempt the nations and then will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:7-10).
The great white thrown of judgment in which the dead are judged (Rev. 20:11-15).
4. A New Heaven And A New Earth
There will be a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21-22).
Three Days And Three Nights In The Heart of The Earth
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." - Matt. 12:40 NKJV (1982)
Jesus was crucified during the day on Thursday. He arose during the night
Our day begins at midnight. So there can be confusion. We split the night between two days - very messy.
Jewish Calendar Day - The first day is Sunday on the Jewish calendar
5th, Day -Thursday
6th. Night, Day -Friday
7th. Night, Day -Saturday
1st. Night -Sunday
The Jewish day began at sunset. So their day covered all night and all the following daytime.. Jesus arose early Sunday morning.
Israel And Judah Were Dispersed Among The Nations
They Would Be Brought Back As One Nation
Ezekiel 36:16-29, 37:21-22, 38:8-9
HE, THE ANTICHRIST, WILL TAKE AWAY THE DAILY SACRIFICES
DEFILE THE SANCTUARY FORTRESS
AND PLACE THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION THERE
29 “At the appointed time he shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter. 30 For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage.
“So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. 31 And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation. 32 Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. 33 And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering. 34 Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue. 35 And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.
HE EXALTS HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY GOD
BUT HONORS A GOD OF FORTRESSES
36 “Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. 37 He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. 38 But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. 39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. - Dan. 11:29-39 NKJC (1982)
AT THE TIME OF THE END HE (ANTICHRIST) WILL OVERTHROW MANY COUNTRIES
HE SHALL SET UP HIS TENTS BETWEEN THE SEAS AND THE GLORIOUS HOLY MOUNTAIN
BUT HE WILL COME TO HIS END AND NO ONE WILL HELP HIM
40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. 44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. 45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. - Dan. 11:40-45 NKJV (1982)
The Way, The Truth, And The Life
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” - John 14:6 NKJV
All That The Father Gives Me Will Come To Me
And The One Who Comes To Me I Will By No Means Be Cast Out
37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” - John 6:36-40 NKJV (1982)
Come To Me All Who Labor And Are Heavy Laden,
And I will Give You Rest
28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” - Matt. 11:28-30 NKJV
I Am In The Father, And The Father Is In Me
If You Ask Anything In My Name, I Will Do It
If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments
8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you." - John 14:8-18 NKJV (1982)
Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving And His Courts With Praise
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. - Psalms 100:1-5 NKJV (1982)
Death And Life Are In The Power of The Tongue - What You Speak
20 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. - Prov. 18:20-21 NKJV
Words of Life
20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. - Prov. 4:20-22 NKJV
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. - 2 Cor. 10:3-6 NKJV
Put On The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. - Eph. 6:10-20 NKJV
There Is Now No Condemnation To Those Who Are In Christ
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. - Romans 8:1-2 NKJV