This 70th week of Daniel Bible study focuses on when Christ was anointed.
The reason this is so important is that many Pastors teach that Christ appeared after the 69th week of the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy, that He was anointed when He entered Jerusalem on a donkey, and then He was crucified.
By doing this, they explain that the 70th week of Daniel was not fulfilled.
This study will prove that Jesus was anointed when His ministry began, then He ministered for 3 1/2 years before being crucified.
This confirms that the first 3 1/2 years of the 70th week of Daniel have already been fulfilled, which invalidates the concept that it occurs in the end times.
Let’s start with Christ’s baptism, where the Holy Spirit descended on Him.
“When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22
Luke 4:16-18 then confirms that when Christ was baptized and the Spirit descended on Him, He was anointed.
“So He (Jesus) 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.”
Christ confirmed that He had already been anointed when He declared “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:21
Acts 10:38 also confirmed that Christ was anointed by God at the beginning of His ministry, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”
This proves that Christ was anointed when He was baptized, not 3 1/2 years later when He was entering Jerusalem just before He was crucified.
Friend, can you now see that Christ fulfilled the first half of the 70th week of Daniel when He preached the New Covenant to the House of Israel for 3 1/2 years?
So now let’s look at how the last half was fulfilled.
After Christ rose again, He instructed the Apostles to only preach to the Jews.
This fulfilled His promise to the Jews, that He would offer them Salvation, through a New Covenant which would cover their sins and iniquities.
“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.” Jeremiah 31:31
The Apostles were from the House of Israel. The Church of Christ is built on the foundation of the Apostles.
And through the Apostles, the Everlasting Covenant is building a spiritual temple, the Temple of God, that fulfills all of God’s promises to the Israelites.
The Israelites were unable to receive all of God’s promises made to Abraham, because no man can earn them through the Law. The only way for the Jews to receive the promises are to accept Jesus as their Messiah.
The Apostles preached the New Covenant to the Jews for 3 1/2 years, until the Jewish leaders stoned Stephen to death, which marked their final rejection of Christ as their Messiah, and it ended the 70th week of Daniel.
Then the message of the New Covenant was given to the Gentile Nations.
The text in Daniel 9:27 does not say that the Covenant is only for 7 years, “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week.”
It is the Everlasting Covenant, which Christ and His Apostles preached for 7 years to the House of Israel and the House of Judah, before it was given to the Gentile nations.
For 1,700 years the Church of Christ understood that the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled, and there was no teaching about a future fulfillment.
So how did this false concept of an end-times 70th week of Daniel come to exist?
The Protestant Reformers testified that the Roman Catholic Church is the Sea Beast of Revelation 13, the Little Horn of Daniel 7, of the Pope, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2.
To deflect blame away from the Papal Church, in 1545 A.D. the Jesuits, who are the military arm of the Papacy, created an commentary that featured an end-times antichrist in a 7-year tribulation period.
This was designed to deflect blame away from the Catholic Church, because if the antichrist is one-man that appears in an end-times 7-year tribulation period, then it can’t be the Papal Church.
This concept was rejected by the Protestants for hundreds of years, as they knew better.
But slowly, the Jesuits found Pastors who they caused to teach these concepts, and it has spread like leaven into Seminaries, Protestant Churches, and to Christians, so that it is accepted by the majority.
To see how the leaven of their deception spread, click on How The Leaven Of The 70th Week Of Daniel Deception Spread
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