"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. 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. 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 the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 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." (NIV)
- Who are the people that will come and destroy the city and the
- HINT: Luke 21:20-24
- HINT: Daniel 2:40
- HINT: Daniel 7:7, 17
- In verse 26 it says: "The people of the ruler who will come
will destroy the city
" Who is this ruler?
- HINT: Daniel 7:8, 11, 21, 24-25
- HINT: Daniel 11:21-45
- HINT: Revelation 13:1-8
- After the Anointed One is cutoff, how much time until the people
of the ruler who will come, comes to destroy Jerusalem?
- NOTE: This prophecy does not say, but this is a historical fact. The Roman army in 70 AD completely destroyed the temple in Jerusalem and scattered the Jews throughout the known world.
- How long does this verse take? "The end will come like a flood: war will continue until the end, and desolation have been decreed."?
- Known Historical Fact: From the decree to rebuild Jerusalem until the coming of the Anointed One was 483 years, as per this prophecy, that is, 69 of the 70 weeks allotted to the people of Israel until the entire prophecy is fulfilled. That leaves seven years or one "week", the 70th week, to be fulfilled. We know that Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD, that's 40 years after Jesus was crucified and resurrected.
- From the time of the decree to start the countdown to the destruction of Jerusalem would have been 77 weeks plus one, but the prophecy states only 70 weeks. What must be true?
- God's word has failed and the prophecy is not true?
- When the Israelites rejected their Messiah, God stopped the clock on this prophecy until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled?
- Is there any evidence to refute 1 above?
- HINT: Isaiah 55:10-11
- HINT: Isaiah 14:24, 26-27
- HINT: Job 42:2
- HINT: Isaiah 46:10-11
- Is there any evidence to support 2 above?
- HINT: Luke 21:24
- HINT: Romans 11:25-32
- Read Luke 4:16-21 and Isaiah 61:1-2 and note where Jesus stopped
reading and think on the fact that the day of God's vengeance has not yet
occurred. Is there something invisible there that corresponds to the invisible
portion of the Seventy Weeks prophecy of Daniel?
- Read Malachi 3:1-3 and note the prophecy starts with John the
Baptist preparing for the coming of the Lord, but it is the second coming
of the Lord that is shown. This invisible portion of time, is like above,
the Church Age.
- HINT: Romans 16:25-27
- HINT: Ephesians 1:9-10, 3:1-9
- HINT: Colossians 1:25-27
- NOTE: The fact that the Anointed One would come more than once was a mystery in the Old Testament times.