Confirming A Covenant With Many For Seven Years

This 70th week of Daniel Bible study will prove how Christ and His disciples “confirmed” the Everlasting New Covenant for seven years to the House of Israel and the House of Judah.

A previous Bible study proves that the Covenant in the 70th week off Daniel is Jesus New Covenant, and this study will show you how it was fulfilled.

Daniel 9:27 is not saying that the covenant would only last for 7 years, it’s saying that the Everlasting Covenant, the New Covenant, would be confirmed with the Jews for 7 years, giving them the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Messiah.

The word confirm tells us that the covenant already existed.

The Old Testament is full of prophecies which point to the Christ confirming the covenant that was made to Abraham.

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and the remnant, were saved by faith in the coming Messiah, who would fulfill the covenant to atone for their sins. The rest of the Israelites tried to earn salvation by their works, by the Law, and they were condemned for it.

Isaiah 49:8 foretold that the Messiah would be a covenant to His people,

Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages.”

Malachi 3:1 foretold that the Messenger of the covenant would appear.

Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the LORD of hosts.

Jesus co-authored the Abrahamic Covenant, to redeem Abraham’s spiritual seed, those of all races who believe in God, by faith.

Hebrews 12:2, “looking unto Jesus, the author(originator) and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:24, “Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.”

Hebrews 13:20, “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.”

Paul told us that Christ came to confirm the promised covenant.

Romans 15:8 says, “Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.

Galatians 3:17 says, “And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect.”

What’s called the New Covenant is really an old covenant, that was ratified by the blood of Christ, thereby putting it into full effect.  It was new since it was ratified after the Mosaic Covenant, which it rendered null and void.

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.” Hebrews 8:6

So let’s look at a timeline to see how Jesus and His disciples confirmed the New Covenant to the Jews for seven years.

Jesus confirmed that He was the promised Messiah when He read the passage from Isaiah at the beginning of His ministry.

So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:16-21

Jesus confirmed that it was He who was sent to be a covenant for the Jews by:

His wisdom and knowledge of the Word of God…

And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching,” Matthew 7:28

His miracles…

When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”  Matthew 8:16

His shed blood as the spotless Lamb of God…

And He(Jesus) said to them, “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:28

His resurrection…

And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33

And by His fulfilling God’s Holy Feast days, which the Jews would have known.

Passover pointed to the Messiah as our Passover lamb whose blood was shed for our sins. 1 Corinthians 5:7

Unleavened Bread pointed to the Messiah’s sinless life (as leaven is a picture of sin in the Bible).

First Fruits pointed to the Messiah’s resurrection as the first fruits of the righteous. (1 Cor. 15:20)

Pentecost represented God pouring out His Holy Spirit on Jesus disciples.

Jesus fulfilled Daniel’s prophecy about the 70th week, that said that Messiah the Prince would be cut off midway through the seven years, meaning after 3 1/2 years.

John’s Gospel collaborates this by recording the number of Passover feasts that occurred during Jesus ministry.

Daniel 9:26 “Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; fulfills the prophecy about the promised Messiah in Isaiah 53:4-8

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

So we clearly see that Jesus, Messiah the Prince of Daniel 9:25, ministered to the Jews for 3 1/2 years, offering them proofs that He was the Promised One, their Messiah.

And we clearly see that his blood sacrifice confirmed the covenant that was made before Abraham.

After Jesus ascended, the Apostles preached the Gospel to the Jews for 3 1/2 years.

Jesus commanded them to be witnesses to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem.

and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Luke 24:47

The Gospel was offered to the Jews first, then to the Gentiles.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”Romans 1:16

They were validated by their signs.

And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. ” Mark 16:20

Acts tells us that on the day of Pentecost, the disciples confirmed the New Covenant to Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs–we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” Acts 2:7-11

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”  Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”  Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”Acts 2:36-39

3,000 of these Jews accepted Jesus as their promised Messiah and were saved; and no doubt they returned home to spread the Gospel to other Jews.

Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.” Acts 2:41

The Apostles continued preaching the Gospel daily in the temple area.

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being savedActs 2:46-47

Peter proclaimed Jesus to the Jews after healing a lame man.

The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.” Acts 3:13-15

Peter preached the Gospel to the Jews, telling them that those who believe by faith in Jesus New Covenant are the seed of Abraham.

You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.‘” Acts 3:25

Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say,“And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “and to your Seed,” who is Christ.” Galatians 3:16

Peter proclaimed that the Gospel was given to Jews first.

To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” Acts 3:26

They preached to the Jews, though the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, tried to stop them.

many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.” Acts 4:4

Peter preached the Gospel to the Jewish rulers, elders, and scribes, as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest.”

let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”Acts 4:10-12

Acts 5:12-16 tells us the Apostles healed the sick and cast out demons, which resulted in more Jews believing in Jesus as their Messiah.

And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number.” Acts 5:14

Peter and the Apostles preached again to the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross .  “He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.  “And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.” Acts 5:30-32

Despite the Jewish leaders having them beaten and commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, they continued to preach the Gospel in the Jewish temple.

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”  Acts 5:42

Even Jewish priests came to accept Jesus as their Messiah.

The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.” Acts 6:7

The Jews stoned Stephen the Apostle to death, thereby finalizing their rejection of Jesus as their Messiah.

At this point a shift occurred, where the Apostles and Early Church began preaching the Gospel to Gentiles too, which no doubt marks the end of the 7-year period or preaching to the Jews.

Many in the Early Church fled Jerusalem after Stephen’s stoning, and began preaching the Gospel in the regions of Judea and Samaria.

Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.” Acts 8:1

Peter was called to proclaim the Gospel to the Samaritans.

Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.”Acts 8:4-5

Peter and John went to minister to the Samaritans, where they received the Holy Spirit.

Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.” Acts 8:14-15

Philip was directed to preach the Gospel to the Ethiopian Eunuch, which lead to his profession of faith and baptism.

And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.Acts 8:37

The Ethiopian Eunich no doubt preached the Gospel in Ethiopia, causing more people to be saved.

Philip then preached in all the cities unto Caesarea.

Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.” Acts 8:40

Acts 9 describes Saul’s conversion, to become the Apostle to the Gentiles.

Acts 10 describes Peter’s vision about preaching to the Gentiles in Caesarea, where they received the Holy Spirit.

Acts 11:18 speaks of the transition, where the Apostles realized that the Gentiles were being given the Holy Spirit too.

When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”

And those who had spread far away to preach the Gospel to the Jews, also began to preach to Gentiles.

Now those who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews only. But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus.” Acts 11:19-20

Acts 13 describes Paul’s first missionary journey where he preached the Gospel and established Churches in Gentile countries. Paul preached the Gospel to the Jews in Antioch, who rejected it.

“Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.” Acts 13:46

The Word of God says that Jesus made both – Jews and gentiles, one church.

Ephesians 2:14-22 “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both (Jew and Gentile) one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

Galatians 3:28-29 tells us that followers of Christ (Jew and Gentile) are Abraham’s seed who receive the promises made to Abraham.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Paul is clearly telling us that true Israel, true Jews, believe by faith, and so inherit the promises made to father Abraham.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9

Everyone who believes in Christ by faith, are the Chosen People of God. They will inherit Holy Jerusalem when Christ returns.

Confirming the 70th week of Daniel conclusion.

You can clearly see that Jesus and His disciples preached the Gospel to the House of Israel and the House of Judah for 3 1/2 years, during Jesus ministry.

And you can see that the Apostles and Early Church preached the Gospel exclusively to the Jews, up until Stephen was stoned by the Jewish leaders.

Then there is a marked transition where the Gospel was also preached to the Gentiles.

So it’s not a 7-year peace agreement with the modern state of Israel in the end times; it was the everlasting covenant that was preached to the Jews for seven years.

Those that accepted Him as their Messiah were saved; those that didn’t were lost, and were desolated when the Roman army flooded Jerusalem in 70 A.D

Messiah appeared in 27 A.D., so the 70th week of Daniel would have ended in 34 A.D.

Wikipedia shows that Stephen was stoned to death in 34 A.D., which matches. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Stephen

Related Bible Study: The Covenant In The 70th Week Of Daniel Is Jesus New Covenant

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Mary Charles Bentley October 19, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Thank you SO MUCH! Wish I had all this in a book so I could return to it at will.
The explanation of Daniel’s 70th week is so welcome…sort of complicated to keep up with, but I got the picture. I had bought into the Jesuit futuristic story
that Lindsay and others have taught for years. I can hardly wait to read
The Bowls etc. from Revelation. Bless you for all your diligent work, and again,
Thank you. Mary C. Bentley

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David October 20, 2015 at 11:13 am

Thank you for your comment Mary 🙂 On the bottom of each study is a green Print/PDF button that you can use to save the study or to print it in an easy to read format. I blessed to know that they studies are helping you see the truth. David

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Laura Lane August 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

This is a great study David, thank you! All of the deception of the 7 year Trib. seems so stupid now. Wow! Did I miss something though in this study….does the Bible give a date of when Stephen was stoned to death? Proving the 3.5 years after Jesus was crucified?
Peace & love
Laura

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David August 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

Thank you for your comment Laura 🙂 I have not found a date for his stoning. It would be interesting to know. I tried to look for markers in Acts to note the observance of feasts, to mark time, but it just doesn’t give that information.

Again, I think the main clue is that after his stoning, there is a dramatic shift in the vision/mission of the Apostles, to go preach to the Gentiles. Again, it was not a 7-year covenant. It was an everlasting covenant that was confirmed with the Jews for 7 years. Then it also was taught to the Gentile nations.

That is a huge turn of events, because before that Elohim had only taught truth to the House of Israel.

In a parable of the vineyard rented to ungrateful tenants, Messiah foretold the rejection of the Jews and the calling of the Gentiles.
Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.” Matthew 12:6-9

Again, I will always default on the fact that Elohim fulfilled His 490 year prophecy in 490 years. It matters not if I don’t quite understand it all. What matters is taking Elohim at His Word. He said that 70 weeks/490 years have been set apart for your people. We know the starting point, thus we know the ending point.

Grace and peace and love to you in Yahusha’s name!
David

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Prophet Scott David shute July 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

Good on ya brother, without a doubt some of the best I have ever heard. Never could believe a new temple gets abominated and becomes desolate, always thought desolate from the HG was Satan taking place in heart of believers.

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David July 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

Thank you for your comment! 🙂 The antichrist Popes of Rome sit amongst the Temple of God, the body of Christ, and proclaim to be God and to forgive sins. They are the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/antichrist-in-the-temple-deception/

A third temple is not Biblical. All of the verses that false teachers cite have been fulfilled already. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/a-third-rebuilt-temple-in-jerusalem-is-not-biblical/

Blessings to you brother!

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Roy April 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

You have a pretty good website and I truly feel that you are close to the lord with the amount of eye opening information. I only have one small question. If the book of Daniel is about Jesus and his first coming why do we have a scripture telling Daniel to seal up the book until the end times. Daniel 12:4 is the verse I think

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David April 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Thank you for your comment Roy 🙂 The 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Jesus the Messiah, who would offer the New Covenant to the House of Judah. It also says that Jerusalem and the Jews would be desolated by the people of the prince, so this troubled Daniel. The Angel returned to Daniel and gave him the vision in Daniel 12, so that he could understand that the Jews who accepted Jesus as their Messiah would escape harm, and only the Jews who rejected Him would be desolated.

Daniel 12 is not about the end times, it was about the time of Great Tribulation from 66-70 A.D., when 1.1 million Jews died from famine, pestilence, infighting, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.

The vision of Daniel was sealed up until John the Baptist arrived and started to preach repentance, and then our Messiah illuminated the minds of those He taught. And Jesus warned the Jews of their coming judgment.

Regarding Daniel 12:4, here is the explanation:

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

This is not talking about the end of time, but the time of the end of the latter days of Israel.

These words bring the prophecy to an end; and it is not difficult to see the resemblance they bear to the final words of Matthew 28:19-20,

“Go therefore (run to and fro) and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching (increase knowledge) them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

The day spring of true knowledge from on high waited upon the footsteps of the apostles of Christ, as they traversed the Gentile world, dispelling darkness, and doubt and fear, and diffusing light, and confidence and joy over every condition of human life.

Colossians 1:26-27 verifies the unveiling of knowledge, “the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Here is a link to a Bible study which goes verse by verse through Daniel 12, and then gives you a timeline to see how the prophecy of the Abomination of Desolation, the 1,290 days and the 1,335 days, were fulfilled. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/daniel-12-prophecy-deception/

Keep learning and growing in our Messiah!
David

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