The 70 weeks of Daniel
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Handwriting on the wall
Handwriting on the wall...
One evening, as King Belshazzar and his most important were feasting, suddenly the king saw human fingers writing on the Palace wall. His face turned white with fair, and his knees started shaking. The message was written in a language he couldn’t understand, so he called wise men together! “Tell me what this means” the king demanded, but when none of these wise men could explain, he grew more afraid! The queen reassured him and told that Daniel could help him solve the riddle! Only Daniel was able to explain the secret writing, because of the One G-D he served! Without any reward Daniel replied modestly, as he simple wanted to serve G-D in humility: “Because you, king have used the sacred cups for your partying and have worshipped false gods, the Only G-D (of Daniel) has shortened your reign. He has weighed you on His scales and decided that you are not good enough to be king”! (Daniel 5)
Numbered; weighed & Divided...
The lesson of humility that could save the king, but the dominion and glory bestowed upon him and so the Divine judgment was sentence for his arrogances & pride! This was his subsequent acknowledgement of the power & merci of G-D; and than in bold and emphatic words G-D Himself rebuked the king Belshazzar for his wickedness! G-D held the king’s sin up before him, showing him the lessons he made have learned but did not! The king had not heeded the warnings of the events so significant to himself. The opportunity of knowing and obeying the true G-D has been given him, but had not been taken to heart, and he was about to reap the consequences of his rebellion! He had refused to humble his heart!
This lesson in the same way G-D is giving us the last warnings and chances to humble ourselves, before it really became “Too Late”! In the same way we as "Christian" are ‘partying’ with; what we think the “important men of G-D -???” in the way we like (by our own mind-set choice), not understanding and realizing we are grieving G-D’s Holy Spirit!
Numbered; weighed & Divided …is also the “handwriting” G-D is writing TODAY! You as Christian, has the make a choice! Your time is running out! He has weighed you; your church, your ministry, etc... on His scales and decided that ...???
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The 70 weeks of Daniel...
Meaning of the seventy weeks. The phrase "seventy weeks" literally means "seventy sevens" Seventy Sevens of Years because:
(1) Daniel's prayer, to which this vision was an answer, did not concern
days, but years!
Whom do the seventy weeks concern? The whole 490 years are determined
(Cut off; marked off; decreed) to be fulfilled concerning thy people (Daniel's people) and thy holy city (Daniel's native city, Jerusalem) to fulfill the 6 events of Daniel 9:24. They do not concern the church in any sense. In fact, the church was not begun until after the 69th week, and it will be raptured before the 70th week begins (2 Thessalonians. 2:7-8; Revelation 4:1). (This is not the 2nd advent of Christ!)
When do they concern Israel and Jerusalem? Not during any time that she has been scattered among the nations.
The 70 weeks
concern Israel as a nation at Jerusalem. Since Israel was scattered and her
city and temple destroyed in 70 A.D., since the
6 events of
have not yet been fulfilled, and since the 69th week ended at the
crucifixion of Christ, the 70th week is the only part left to be fulfilled!
During this time, the 6 events of
will be fulfilled. Still in the future, it will be fulfilled when Israel
as a nation gets control of Jerusalem again!
The church age—the great interval between the 69th and 70th weeks (Daniel 9:26-27).
(12) An undated parenthesis in God's plan. The Church is growing & adding new members and working to restrain a complete onslaught of the evil world! (Acts 2; Daniel 9:26)
In these last days; like
in the days of Noah...
In these last days the minds op the believers have been distorted by
unbelief and their understanding disturbed so that it will be very
difficult for them to accept the Gospel of
as the true!
(Titus 1: 15; Ephesians 4:18)
They are spiritual ignorant of God's truth, while still continue to
teach the 'truth'! This
understanding explain why an unsaved person has difficulties to accept
the teaching's of God's Word! Men left to themselves, cannot understand
It is only when the
enters the 'picture' that a person gains spiritual understanding (1
message of salvation is exclusive, that is, the Gospel of
in the only Gospel of salvation!
(Galatians 1:8, 9) (Included
in: Wave Repentance; Wave Overcomes)
Six things to be done in
the 70 weeks of Daniel
(1)"To finish (put an end to) the transgression."
(2)"To make an end of
sins" concerning Israel and Jerusalem.
(3)"To make reconciliation (atonement, to cover;
make atonement) for
(4)"To bring in everlasting righteousness."
(6)"To anoint the most holy."
When do the seventy weeks begin?
With the commandment "to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince" (Daniel 9:25). There were three decrees for the restoration of Jerusalem:
The church age—the great interval between the 69th and 70th weeks (Daniel 9:26-27). This period was not seen by the prophets, but it is clear here that certain things were to happen between the crucifixion of the Messiah and the Antichrist who makes the 7-year covenant with Israel in the latter days (Daniel 9:26-27).
Twelve great events between the 69th and 70th weeks:
(1) Christ was to be crucified at the end of the 69th week (Daniel 9:26).
(2) The Romans were to destroy Jerusalem and the temple between the crucifixion at the end of the 69th week and the 70th week (Daniel 9:26-27).
(3) There was to be a war between the Romans and Israel between the 69th and 70th weeks (Daniel 9:26-27).
(4) Israel was to be defeated by the Romans between the 69th and 70th weeks, or their city and temple could not be destroyed (Daniel 9:26-27).
(5) Israel was to be scattered among the nations by the Romans between the 69th and 70th weeks, or the end of this war would not be as a flood to carry them away (Daniel 9:26-27; Luke 21:20-24).
(6) Desolations of Israel and their city and temple were to follow the end of the war between Israel and the Romans (Daniel 9:26; Luke 21:20-24). When Christ comes to defend Israel from antichrist, Jerusalem and the temple will be rebuilt, not destroyed (Zech. 6:12-13; Zech. 14:1-21; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation11:15; 19:11-21).
Historically, all the above events were fulfilled by the Romans. They crucified Christ about 31 A.D. and destroyed Jerusalem about 70 A.D. These events did not happen in either the 69th or the 70th week. Jerusalem was destroyed about 39 years after the crucifixion of Christ which ended the 69th week.
(7) "The prince that shall come" was to come after the destruction and desolations of Jerusalem (Daniel 9:26-27). Since the Jews were led away captive among all nations in 70 A.D. "the prince that shall come" could not confirm a covenant with Jews to fulfill Daniel 9:27. This remains to be done in the future!
(8) Jerusalem must be restored as the capital of Israel and a temple rebuilt before Antichrist can come and confirm the 7-year covenant with many Jews to fulfill Daniel 9:27.
(9) The city and sanctuary were to be destroyed by the Romans, as in Daniel 9:26. They must be restored before the 7-year covenant of Daniel 9:27 can be made, for the temple is to be made desolate again in the midst of the 7 years. If it was destroyed in 70 A.D. then it could not possibly be made desolate again until its restoration first. Since it has never been restored from 70 A.D. until now, the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27 must be future.
(10) Israel, being broken off because of unbelief at the crucifixion of Christ, must be restored again to their own land and get control of Jerusalem before the 6 events of point 5, above, can be fulfilled. Just before the crucifixion Jesus wept over Jerusalem saying, "How often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathered her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate . . . . ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord" (Matthew 21:43; Matthew 23:37-39; Matthew 24:2; Luke 21:20-24). This is the official rejection of Israel as a nation until the second coming of Christ. God could not have fulfilled the 70th week with them immediately following the crucifixion because of cutting them off at this time. The 70th week remains to be fulfilled when God deals with them as a nation again (Ezekiel 37). He cannot do this until the new nation of Israel gets control of Jerusalem again, for the whole 70 weeks concern Israel and Jerusalem (Daniel 9:24). Neither can the 70th week be fulfilled until the temple is built again in Jerusalem (Daniel 9:26-27).
(11) The prince that shall come from the Roman Empire territory is the one referred to in Daniel 9:27 that shall confirm the covenant with many Jews for 7 years. He does not come until after the future 10 kingdoms are formed inside the old Roman Empire territory (Daniel 7:23-24), and until after the rapture of the church (see Rapture Before Antichrist, and Ten Proofs of the Rapture Taking Place in Revelation4:1). Therefore, the 70th week is after these 2 events.
The 70th week will be the last 7 years of this age, between the rapture and the second coming (Daniel 9:27). It will be the future tribulation period ending with the second coming. All of Matthew 24-25; Rev. 4-19; Revelation 21; Daniel 7:19-27; Daniel 8:9-14,22-25; Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:36-45; Daniel 12:1-17, and many other passages will be fulfilled during these 7 years. The great tribulation will be during the last 3 1/2 years (Jeremiah 30:4-9; Daniel 12:1; Matthew 24:15-24; Revelation 11:1-19:21). The first 3 1/2 years will be a lesser tribulation due to the fact that Antichrist will be only rising to power (Daniel 7:23-24; Matthew 24:4-14; Revelation 6:1-9:21). See Sixty-eight Post-Rapture Events, 62 of which will be fulfilled in the 70th week.
(12) The present church age rightfully comes in between the 69th and 70th weeks, during which time Israel is rejected by God and scattered among the nations. There is a postponement of the fulfillment of the 70th week immediately following the end of the 69th week due to Israel's rejection and her house being left desolate until God restores it again in the days of the coming of Christ. "When the Lord shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory" (Psalm 102:16).
12.The covenant between Antichrist and Israel (Daniel 9:27). The terms of this covenant are not listed, but it is clear it will be a non-aggression pact, perhaps even a military alliance that will enable the Antichrist to gain power over the 10 kingdoms during the first 3 1/2 years of the 70th week (Daniel 7:23-24; Daniel 8:23-25; Revelation 17:8-17). It will include the protection of Israel in their national establishment and restoration and assure them at leasttemporary peace (Daniel 8:25; Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:36-45). The length of the covenant is to be 7 years (Daniel 9:27).
13. The middle of the week (Daniel 9:27). The Antichrist in 3 1/2 years gets power over the 10 kingdoms (Daniel 7:23-24; Revelation 17:8-17). He then breaks his covenant with Israel, enters and takes over Palestine, and makes the Jewish temple his capital building (Daniel 7:21-25; Daniel 8:9-14,22-25; Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:36-45; Matthew 24:15-24; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation 13:1-18; 17:8-17). He will then do away with all Jewish sacrifices in the temple and set himself and his image in the temple to be worshiped as God. This will continue 2,300 evenings and mornings, or 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days of the 1,260 days of the last 3 1/2 years of the 70th week (Daniel 8:9-14; Daniel 9:27;11:45; Matthew 24:15-22; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation 13:1-18). See 2,300 Days Not 2,300 Years.
14.The end of the 70th week (Daniel 9:27). The beast worship and the abomination will continue from the middle of the 70th week through the judgments that will be poured out upon the one making the temple desolate (Daniel 9:27). These judgments will consist of the plagues caused by the 2 witnesses (Revelation11:3-11) and the vial judgments (Revelation 15-16), ending with Antichrist's defeat and destruction at Armageddon (Revelation 16:13-16; 19:11-21; Zech.ariah14).
Ten Proofs the Rapture Takes Place in Revelation 4:1
This Greek phrase is used at the beginning and at end of this verse thus: "After these things (after writing the things concerning the churches of Revelation 2-3), I looked ... a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice ... said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be after these things," that is, after the churches (Revelation 4:1). This confirms and settles the question as to the time of the fulfillment of all the events of Rev. 4:22. They must be after these things of the churches, or after the rapture of the church. The church is no longer on earth when the events of Revelation 4-22 take place.
1. Christ said the things of Revelation 4-22 "must be hereafter," that is, after the churches, as proved above and also in note, Revelation 1:19. If this is true, then the church is raptured before these things of Rev. 4-22, and after the things of the churches of Revelation 2-3. If the things which are (Revelation 2-3) concern the church, then the "things which must be" after "the things which are" must concern events after the churches. The church must be here during the time of the fulfillment of the things concerning the churches, and it must not be here during the fulfillment of the things after the churches. The church then is raptured in Revelation 4:1 between "the things which are" (Revelation 2-3) and "the things which must be hereafter," that is, after the churches (Revelation 4-22).
2. The word "church" is found 19 times in Revelation 1-3 but not once in the third division of the book which contains "the things which must be" after the churches (Revelation 4:1-22:5). The church is found again in the conclusion of the book (Revelation 22:6-21), but only after "the things which must be" are fully revealed. If the church were on earth during the fulfillment of Rev. 4-22 it certainly would be mentioned.
3. The enthroned elders are representative of the raptured saints and they are always seen in heaven after Revelation 4:1; 4:4.
4. The 70th week of Daniel will be the last seven years of this age, during which time all of Revelation 4-19; Matthew 24-25 will be fulfilled. This week concerns Israel, not the church. Therefore, the church must be raptured before this week. See Rapture and Second Coming.
5. There is no place for the rapture of the church and the Old Testament saints other than in Revelation 4:1. The man-child and the great tribulation saints are the only ones to be saved and raptured during Daniel's 70th week, and these are distinct groups from the church and the Old Testament saints, as proved in notes on Revelation 4:4. Therefore, the church is either caught up in Revelation 4:1—after the churches of Revelation 2-3 and before the events coming after the churches of Revelation 4-22—or it is never mentioned in Revelation as to its rapture. If it were to be caught up anytime during this week, it surely would have been mentioned. The church could not be the man-child or the tribulation saints, as proved in notes on Revelation 7; 12; 14.
6. In Luke 21:34-36 we have the promise of Jesus that the saved will be accounted worthy to escape all these things, and to stand before the Son of Man. The things they will escape are those of Matthew 24:4-26; Luke 21:4-19 and Revelation 6-19.
7. In 1 Thes. 5:1-11 we have another definite promise assuring us that saints will escape the wrath of God (of Rev. 6-19). God has not appointed us to this wrath, but to obtain deliverance through Jesus Christ so we can live with Christ (1 Thes. 5:9-11). How could saints comfort one another (as stated in this scripture and in 1 Thes. 4:16-17; Titus 2:13) if the only hope they had was the coming wrath of God in the future tribulation?
8. In 2 Thes. 2:6-8 it is definitely shown that the rapture takes place before the revelation of the Antichrist and before the 70th week of Daniel. The events of Revelation 4-19 will take place during this week, so the rapture must take place in Rev. 4:1.
9. There is a marked change in God's attitude toward humanity in general, from that of mercy (Rev. 1-3) to that of judgment (Revelation 4-19). The seals, trumpets, and vials all picture judgment throughout Daniel's 70th week. If the church does not go through any of these things, as proved already, then the rapture must take place in Revelation 4:1.
10. An individual or a body of individuals can be identified by peculiarities and characteristics. If the church is to be on earth and is the subject of Rev. 4-19, then its earmarks should be seen. But such are not to be found. On the other hand, earmarks of Israel are seen throughout the book after Rev. 4:1. The earmarks of the church are seen up to this point only. This proves that two different institutions are dealt with in different parts of the book: first, the church until its rapture in Rev. 4:1; second, Israel after the rapture of the church to the second coming of Christ (Revelation 4-19).
Twenty Earmarks of Israel after Revelation 4:1:
(1) In Matthew, the Hebrew Gospel, there are 92 references to the Old Testament; in Hebrews there are 102 references; but in Revelation there 285 references. This proves the Jewish character of the book after Revelation. 4:1.
(2) The word "Lamb" is used 27 times in Rev. 4-22 and not once in the church section of Rev. 1-3. It is never used in the Pauline epistles to the churches. It is used only 4 other times in the New Testament and always in connection with Israel (John 1:29,36; Acts 8:32; 1 Peter 1:19).
(3) The terms "the Lion of Judah" and "the Root of David" are Jewish (Revelation 5:5).
(4) The 144,000 of Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5 are Jewish. They will be saved during the events after the rapture.
(5) The events of the seals, trumpets, and vials are a partial repetition of the plagues upon Egypt and are for the same purpose—that of judging Gentiles for their mistreatment of Israel. They fulfill many Old Testament prophecies of punishments upon Gentiles because of their oppressions of Israel (Isaiah 24:21; Isaiah 26:20-21; Isaiah 29:6-8; Jeremiah 30:6-9; Ezekiel 38-39; Daniel 12:1; etc.). Not one such prediction is ever made concerning the church.
(6) The tribulation of Revelation 6-19 concerns Israel (Jeremiah 30:6-9; Daniel 12:1; Matthew 24:15-22).
(7) Daniel's 70th week concerns Israel and Jerusalem only (Daniel 9:24,27).
(8) The church age comes between the 69th and 70th weeks of Daniel,
(9) The only saved Gentiles in Revelation 4-19 are the tribulation saints and they are not the church (Rev. 6:9-11; Rev. 7:9-17; Rev. 15:2-4; Rev. 20:4-6). This confirms the Jewish aspect of Rev. 4-19.
(10) The ministry of the angels around the altar (Revelation) is familiar to Israel only.
(11) The mystery of God promised by the prophets is Jewish (Revelation 10:7).
(12) The temple, altar, temple worship, court of the temple, holy
city, olive trees, ark
(13) The kingdoms of this world becoming Christ's is the fulfillment of Jewish prophets (Revelation 11:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Daniel 7:13-14; Zech. 14:1-21; Luke 1:32-33).
(14) The woman and man-child are Jewish, as proved in Revelation 12, notes.
(15) A dragon with 7 heads and 10 horns, showing ruler-ship of the
nations that have
(16) Michael (Revelation 12:7) always stands for Israel (Daniel 10:13-21; Daniel 12:1).
(17)The remnant (Revelation 12:17) is Jewish (Isaiah 1:9, note).
(18) Literal Babylon (Revelation 16:17-21; 18:1-24) proves a Jewish connection, as seen in Isaiah 13-14; Jeremiah 50-51. The church has no relationship with Babylon.
(19) Armageddon and the second coming (Revelation 16:13-16; 19:11-21) prove a Jewish connection. Neither subject is ever used of the church.
(20) The Millennium and the New Earth were predicted in connection with Israel hundreds of times (Revelation 20-22; Isaiah 2; Isaiah 65; Isaiah 66; etc), but not once with the church-door was opened in heaven] This was a real opening in heaven. Greek: , a portal or entrance; door; gate. Translated door 36 times (Matthew 6:6; Matthew 25:10; Matthew 28:2; etc.); gate (Acts 3:2). first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me] The voice of Revelation 1:10-12,17-20. Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter] The 12th New Testament prophecy in Revelation (Revelation 4:1-22:7, unfulfilled). Revelation 22:10.
1 Thes. 4:16
Rapture and Second Coming
This refers to
the rapture, not the
second coming of Christ.
It is the same as in 1 Thessalonians. 3:13; 4:13-17; 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:7,
The rapture is the first of the two comings, not a coming to earth but in the air! It could not be the second coming because Christ does not come to the earth to live here and fulfill a mission as He did at the first coming. When Yeshua Messiah meets the saints in the air He takes them back to heaven with Him and presents them before the Father's Throne where they remain during the time the tribulation is running its course on the earth (1 Thessalonians 3:13; John 14:1-3). Christ does not remain in the air with the saints when they meet Him as in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17. The marriage supper and the judgment of saints take place in heaven, then at the second coming after the tribulation Christ and the saints leave heaven together to come down to the earth (2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 19). The rapture is the time Christ comes for the righteous first-fruit saints to take them to heaven!
The second coming is the time He comes to the earth to live here and fulfill a mission. This is the time He comes from heaven with the saints, having raptured them at least seven years before. The second coming cannot take place until all of Revelation 1:1-19:21 is fulfilled while the rapture can take place any moment without anything being fulfilled!
Scriptures on the
1.Pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things ... and to stand before the Son of man (Luke 21:34).
2.In My Father's house are many mansions ... I go to prepare a place for you ... I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:1-3).
3.We shall not all sleep (die physically), but we shall all be changed. In a moment ... at the last trump ... the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we (the living) shall be changed ... put on immortality ... then ... death is swallowed up in victory (1 Corinthians 15:51-56).
4.Christ loved the church ... that He might present it to Himself (Ephesians 5:25-27).
5.From whence (heaven) also we look for ... Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body (Phil. 3:11,20-21; 2 Cor. 5:1-9).
6.For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven ... the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air (note on earth, to go back to heaven with Him; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; 1 Thes. 2:19; 1 Thes. 3:13; 1 Thes. 5:9,23).
7.We beseech you ... by our gathering together unto Him ... until he be taken out of the way (2 Thes. 2:1,7-8, notes).
8.When Christ ... shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory (Col. 3:4; 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:2; 1 Peter 5:4).
9.Be patient ... unto the coming of the Lord... until He receive the early and latter rain (James 5:7-8).
Scriptures on the
1.One like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him. And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages shall serve Him (Daniel 2:44-45; Daniel 7:13-14; Daniel 18; Daniel 27).
2.Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations ... His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which ... shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west ... the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with Thee (Zech. 14:1-5,9,16-21).
3.Immediately after the tribulation ... then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory (Matthew 24:29-31).
4.When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory. And before Him shall be gathered all nations (Matthew 25:31-46).
5.When the Lord shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels. In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God (2 Thes. 1:7-10; 2 Thes. 2:8).
6.The Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all ... that are ungodly (Jude 1:14-15).
7.He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him ... all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him ... the armies of heaven followed Him upon white horses (Rev. 1:7. See 1 Thes. 19:11-21; 1 Thes. 20:1-3; Isaiah 63:1-6; Joel 3).
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