Posted by: biblestudyseattle | March 11, 2014

Daniel 9 revisited

“Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place. So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.” Daniel 9:24-27

This had literal fulfillment from 455BC to 36AD. But could it have fulfillment at the second coming? The vision includes making atonement. The Day of Atonement? Proportionally this is about the 527th year out of 1000. Harry Truman decided in 1946 to essentially creat modern Israel. 1946+490 is just past the 561st year out of 1000, the special eighth day of Tabernacles. Perhaps by then the most holy place will be rededicated (Ezekiel’s Temple)? The Balfour Declaration of 1917 meant to create a modern Israel, although it was not fully carried out. 1917+490 is 2407, or the 533rd year into the Millennium. This is just past the antitypical Day of Atonement. Notice also that in Daniel’s prophecy ‘it’s end will come with a flood’. Does this relate to, ‘the coming of the Son of Man will be as in the days of Noah’s (flood)’? Perhaps there is a contentious period near the end where antichrist will do huge battle, and Jesus will come down and stand on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14). There will be an enormous earthquake. All (who survive) will see this and bow the knee to Jesus, just as the Ninevites did at the preaching of Jonah (just after Uzziah’s earthquake)? This is speculative and not provable at this point, but fun to think about!

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