The 70th week of Daniel studies on this website provide in-depth insight about the covenant and the Prince in Daniel 9:24-27, but the goal of this Bible study is to simply show you that the subject of the 70th week of Daniel is Jesus Christ, not antichrist.
This prophecy is extremely important because many people teach that the 70th week of Daniel is a 7-year tribulation period in the end times.
But as you will soon see, it was fulfilled by Jesus, so the concept of a future 70th week of Daniel being a 7-year tribulation period is invalid.
Here’s the prophecy of the 70 weeks of Daniel in chapter 9:
24 Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.
26 And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.
Many Pastors wrongly apply the pronoun “he” to an end-times antichrist, so let’s study the proper noun in the verses to understand who to attribute the actions that are described.
Verse 25 tells us that MESSIAH THE PRINCE (Jesus) would arrive after 483 years have passed.
Jesus was anointed when He was baptized. We know this because at the beginning of His ministry, He proclaimed in the temple, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me.”
Acts 5:30-31 confirms that Jesus is the Prince, “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”
Verse 26 tells us that the MESSIAH (still Jesus) shall be cut off (not because he did anything wrong, but for the sins of others).
Verse 27 tells us that Jesus death occurred in the middle of the week, 3 1/2 years after He started His ministry, which history proves to be true.
Christ being “cut off” fulfilled Isaiah 53:8, “For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.“
Verse 26 tells us that the people of the prince shall desolate the city and sanctuary. The people were the Roman army and Prince Titus that Jesus sent in 70 A.D. to desolate the city and temple, because most of the Jews rejected Him as their Messiah.
The Strong’s word (5057) for prince in verses 25 and 26 are the same, telling us that they are the same person, Jesus, Messiah the Prince.
This fulfilled Jesus Parable of the Wedding Feast, “But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.” Matthew 22:7
Verse 27 tells us that he (still Jesus) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. Jesus offered the New Covenant to the House of Israel during His ministry.
Matthew 26:28 tell us that Jesus fulfilled this, ‘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.”
In these words we find four things which agree with the prophecy of Daniel 9:27:
- “the One” who was to confirm the covenant, Jesus the Messiah;
- “the covenant” itself;
- that which “confirmed” the covenant, the blood of Christ;
- those who receive the benefits of the covenant, the “many” who believe in Him as their Messiah.
Verse 27 tells us that He (still Jesus) shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. When Jesus died as the Passover Lamb of God, He fulfilled the Sinai Covenant, thereby ending the need for temple sacrifices.
When you combine the information about Jesus in verses 26 and 27, you get
“And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off (and) He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
They both happened at the same time, 3 1/2 years after Jesus started His ministry
So how did the last 3 1/2 years of the 70th week of Daniel get fulfilled?
After Jesus’ resurrection, He told the disciples to stay in Jerusalem to preach the New Covenant to the Jews.
They did this for 3 1/2 years until the Jewish leaders stoned Stephen to death, showing their final rejection of Jesus as their Messiah.
This caused the disciples to leave Jerusalem and then preach to the Gentile nations.
Can you see now that Jesus and His disciples fulfilled the 70th week of Daniel?
To see how absurd it is to insert a 1,987+ year TIME GAP in between the 69th and 70 week of Daniel, click on An End Times Fulfillment of the 70th Week of Daniel is Illogical
Satan is the master deceiver, who manipulates Gods Words to deceive men.
To read a study that proves that the ‘Covenant‘ in the 70th week of Daniel is from Jesus Christ, not an Antichrist, click on 70th Week Of Daniel Covenant Deception Study.
To read a study that proves that the ‘Prince‘ in the 70th week of Daniel represents Jesus sending the Roman army to desolate the Jews, not an Antichrist, click on 70th Week of Daniel Prince Deception Study.
To see how Satan caused his people to infiltrate seminaries like Dallas Theological Seminary, to cause them to teach false prophecy concepts, read End Times Antichrist Deception
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