This 70th week of Daniel Bible study will focus on the illogical teachings about the 70th Week of Daniel.
After 1800 years of correct theology about Daniel’s 70 Week Prophecy, from revered scholars such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke, Albert Barnes, and many others…
Today’s Pastors have thrown logic out the window.
They teach that only 483 years of the Father’s 490 year prophecy have been fulfilled; that there is a 1,986+ year time GAP; and then an end times 7 year tribulation, which finally fulfills the prophecy. So that means that so far it has taken Him 2,476 years to fulfill His own 490 year prophecy.
What kind of God are these Pastors teaching us about? Only a weak god couldn’t fulfill his own prophecy on schedule. And logic tells us that if a 490 year prophecy isn’t fulfilled in 490 years, then the prophecy is invalid.
Of course, the Most High Father is not a God of confusion, and He fulfilled His prophecy on time. The 70 Weeks of Daniel covenant study invalidated the foundation for a future 7-year period, as it proves that the covenant is fromMessiah, not an end times Antichrist.
To see how illogical it is to insert a 1,986+ year time GAP into a 490 year prophecy, consider the following.
The 70th Week of Daniel prophecy is about the Jews, not the end of the world.
When you read the ninth chapter of Daniel, it starts with Daniel most earnestly praying with an attitude of humbleness before the Father.
- He acknowledges/confesses the sin and apostasy of his people.
- He professed that the Father is righteous and just in His dealing out of punishment.
- And he prayed to the Father to restore his people (the Jews), as their 70 year captivity in Babylon was nearly over.
While in captivity, a remnant of Jews stayed true to the Father, but the majority did not repent of their ways. Daniel was interceding, asking the Father to forgive them and to give them another chance to return to Jerusalem and reconcile with Him. He was not praying for revelation about the end times.
The context of the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy is all about the Jews and their release from Babylonian captivity. The Father was giving them one last chance to repent, to reconcile, and to prepare for their coming Messiah; before He removes the kingdom and blessings from them. It’s not about the end-times, so end-times prophecy should NOT be applied to it.
It doesn’t make sense to apply the 70th week of Daniel prophecy to everyone in the world.
The angel Gabriel said that the prophecy is only about the Jews being released from captivity, rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, and preparing for their Messiah.
Daniel 9:24 says “Seventy weeks (490 prophetic years) are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city(Jerusalem).”
The 70 weeks were fulfilled from 457 B.C. to 34 A.D., so it has nothing to do with an end-times antichrist who seeks to control the whole world.
The prophecy was only for Daniel’s people, the Jews; not to Gentiles or other nations.
It’s a 490 year prophecy, not a (483 + 1,986 + 7) year prophecy.
The entire prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 covers a period of 490 years. Ask yourself…
“If God gives a prophecy for a 490 year time period, how long does it take Him to fulfill it?”
Of course the answer is 490 years, otherwise it’s not a 490 year prophecy. And if it wasn’t fulfilled in 490 years, then it invalid.Against all logic, today’s teachers say that the Father only fulfilled 483 years of His prophecy, and that there is a 1,986+ year time GAP before the final 7 years will be fulfilled, as the end times 7-year tribulation period.
There has never been a precedent where the Father gave a timeline and then didn’t meet it in the time allotted.
All biblical references to time are consecutive: 40 days and 40 nights (see Genesis 7:4), 400 years in Egypt (see Genesis 15:13), 70 years of captivity (see Daniel 9:2), etc. Logic demands that we look to see how the Father fulfilled the prophecy in the allotted time.
“What week comes after the 69th week?”
Logic requires that the 70th week follow immediately after the 69th week. If it doesn’t, then how can it possibly be called the 70th week!
Today’s teachers say that after the 69th week, the prophetic clock stopped, and that it won’t start ticking again until the end times 70th Week of Daniel, the 7-year tribulation period, begins.
The enormous problem with that logic is that there is no gap mentioned, referred to, implied, or remotely hinted at, anywhere in the prophecy.
They say that the events of the last 7 years of the 490 year prophecy were not fulfilled, therefore they speculate that it must be in the future.
Since logic requires that “seventy weeks” refers to one consecutive block of time (seventy straight sequential weeks), we have to search the scriptures and refer to historical texts, to see how the Father fulfilled the prophecy in the allotted time.
Many of today’s teachers says that Messiah was killed immediately after the 69th week, and that the 70th week never started.
Ask yourself, how long was Messiah’s ministry?
Was it not 3 ½ years, which was confirmed by the Gospel of John, as Messiah went to Passover, the last time to die.
AFTER the 69th week, Messiah was anointed at His baptism, and then He proclaimed Himself as the Jews Messiah in the temple when He read from the book of Isaiah.
Then Messiah ministered for 3 ½ years.
His death occurred halfway through the 7 year period, fulfilling Daniel 9:27, which says that in the midst of the seven years, the sacrifices would end.
Messiah’s blood sacrifice as the spotless Lamb of Elohim fulfilled the Law, terminating the Sinai Covenant, causing the temple curtain to be torn in two, and ending the need for temple sacrifices.
During the last half of the 70th week of Daniel, the disciples preached the Gospel to the Jews.
Messiah and His disciples primarily ministered to the House of Israel for 3.5 years, as most of their time was spent in Galilee, not Jerusalem.
After His death, Messiah’s disciples primarily ministered in Jerusalem to the House of Judah for 3.5 years.
This fulfills the promise in Jeremiah 31:31, “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.”
The 7 year period ended when Stephen preached the Gospel to the Jewish leaders and held them accountable for their promised Messiah’s death.
The Jews leaders responded by stoning Stephen to death, fulfilling Messiah’s prophecy in Matthew 23:34-35.
Then Paul was called to be the Apostle to the nations (Gentiles), and Philip was told to preach to the nations. This fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy that the light of Messiah would shine and salvation would be offered to all of the nations of the earth.
As punishment for the Jews killing Messiah’s prophets, He told the Jews that all the righteous blood of the prophets would come upon their generation. This was fulfilled in 70 A.D. when the people of Prince Titus, the Roman army, caused 1.1 million Jews to die.
Does it make sense to mention the death of Messiah and the end times arrival of the Antichrist in the same verse?
Verse 26 mentions the Messiah who will be killed and the prince who is to come.
Today’s Pastors say that the “prince” is an end times Antichrist. Implying that the death of Messiah and the end times arrival of the antichrist are in the same verse is not logical.
Mentioning the death of Messiah and the coming prince (Titus) who would desolate those who had Messiah crucified, makes perfect sense.
The 70th Week of Daniel prophecy doesn’t mention the building of a 3rd temple.
Many Pastors teach that an end-times Antichrist is going to desecrate a 3rd temple. The 70 Weeks of Daniel prophecy describes the rebuilding of the 2nd temple, but it doesn’t mention the building of a 3rd temple.
Implying that the prophecy speaks about an end times Antichrist in a 3rd temple is illogical. Pastors use 2 Thes. 2:3-4 to justify the need for a 3rd temple, but the Antichrist In The Temple Deception study reveals that it is referring to the spiritual temple that is made up of followers of Christ, the true Church; not a physical temple.
Read Daniel 9:24-27 and ask yourself:
- Does it mention a 2,000 year gap in between week 69 and week 70?
- Does it use the word “Antichrist”?
- Does it specify that an Antichrist will make a peace accord with Israel?
- Does it speak of an end times 3rd temple being rebuilt?
- Did the passage mention an Antichrist who will proclaim that he is god?
- Does it use the word “tribulation”?
- Did the passage mention the rapture of the Church?
The answer is NO
So why do teachers incorrectly separate the last 7 years away from the first 483?
Because they don’t understand that it was completely fulfilled, thus they speculate that it must be future.
And because Satan has deceived people, so that they don’t understand the signs of Messiah’s second coming, much like the Jews did not realize the time of Messiah’s first coming.
Because the 70th week of Daniel has been fulfilled, the foundation for the concepts of the 7-year tribulation with an Antichrist entering a rebuilt Jewish temple, are invalidated!
Given that most Christians have been (mis)led to believe in a pretribulation rapture followed by 7 years of tribulation for those that are left behind…
That leaves most Christians woefully deceived about what happens next in end times prophecy, and it leaves them unprepared to face the beast system as it moves the world into their New World Order, where everyone will be made to kneel and worship the beast… or die.
In Matthew 24:24, Messiah said “For there shall arise false Christs, and false Prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
In 2 Timothy 4:3-4 Paul warned us, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
Daniel 9:26-27 foretells the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple.
There is no mention anywhere in the Bible of an Antichrist making a peace agreement with Israel or destroying the temple and Jerusalem. But history confirms that the people of Prince Titus, the Roman army, did in fact surround the city as Messiah warned in Luke 21, and they laid the city and temple desolate.
To say that the 70th week of Daniel has not been fulfilled, is implying that the Father did not follow through on His promise to desolate the Jews and their temple, if they did not accept their promised Messiah.
Messiah said in His Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers in Matthew 21, that the wicked tenants who killed the landowners servants and His son, would be killed, and the land given to another to bear the fruit.
Messiah said in His Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22, that the Father invited the Jews to be married to His Son, if they would accept His offer of salvation. But they refused and they killed His servants. And when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Those parables aren’t just stories, they were prophecies to the Jews, that they would be killed if they rejected Him as Messiah.
In Matthew 24, Messiah described the Great Tribulation that would take place when the Roman army surrounds the city. Historians confirm that there was famine, and pestilences, and wars, and false prophets who told the Jews it would be okay.
Messiah told the disciples that when they see the Abomination of Desolation, which Luke 21 tells us is the army surrounding the Holy Place of Jerusalem, then they were to flee to the mountains.
1.1 Million Jews died from starvation, from disease, from infighting, from crucifixions, and by the Roman sword.
There are no recorded deaths of any of Christians, people from the House of Israel and House of Judah who accepted Messiah, as they saw the sign and fled the city with the Father’s protection.
To say that the 70th week of Daniel has not been fulfilled, is to remove the finality of the desolation of the Jewish nation.
To remove Messiah’s ministry from the 70th week is to remove the precise timing that proved that He is the Messiah.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
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According to the futurists nothing has been fulfilled and nothing that has happened in the last 2,000 years counts. 457 BC – 34 AD doesn’t count, neither does the temple being destroyed in 70 AD. Futurists tell us the Roman Empire of the Caesars and then of the Catholic Church doesn’t count, but there will be a revived one that could spring at any second that does. All the blasphemous names attributed to the Pope’s are random and don’t coincide with any prophecies according to them. All the Christians persecuted in the past doesn’t count for tribulation. Apostle John saying there’s many antichrists even in his time isn’t considered, instead they see just one at the end of time.
Thank you for your comment Rob! Well said! The explanations of the futurists don’t make sense, and don’t line up with the Scriptures. Yet sadly, due to repeated programming, their minds are conditioned to see prophecy a certain way.
They push aside the witness of the millions of saints who have gone before them, who knew the truth about prophecy fulfillment.
Keep teaching the truth, and the remnant of teachable saints will understand it!
“All the Christians persecuted in the past doesn’t count for tribulation.”
That’s true. As long as the pre-tribbers are still on earth, any persecutions, as horrible as they may be, will never count, because, they says: “hey, we have not yet been raptured, the great tribulation cannot have been started!”
I’m reading through your posts David and here you are teaching that Israel has been completely desolated forever and God has no further dealings with Israel.. No doubt Israel made a grave mistake not accepting their Messiah but regardless of this God has a plan. God made a Covenant with Israel to give them the land and make them His people and it is an everlasting covenant so do you think He would break the covenant with them because of their behaviour? Absolutely not.
Instead, the bible teaches that Israel in part has been blinded until the fullness of the gentiles come in. This is what Paul teaches. In Romans 11:1 it says I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Romans 11 : 25 & 26 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Read Pauls letters. Note at what point Paul came on the scene in Acts 9. He teaches about the mystery church, called the ‘one new man’, and the Body of Christ which was kept secret since the world began. We are living in an amazing time!
Your assertion is based on a wrong association of who Israel is.
In Romans 9:6 Paul said, “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel”
He defined that the Israel of the flesh, is made of of those who do not have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
He defined that the true seed of Abraham is Messiah, and those who believe in Him by faith. That is true Israel.
When Paul wrote Romans, the early church was made up of Jews and Gentiles, who represented true Israel. The Jewish leaders who rejected Messiah, made up fleshly Israel. The temple and city had not been desolated yet.
Now apply that to Romans 11:25, “For I do not wish you to be ignorant of this secret, brothers, lest you should be wise in your own estimation, that hardening in part has come over Israel, until the completeness of the gentiles has come in.”
By the Gentiles, here, you may understand the Romans, or the Roman monarchy and power; (see Ac 4:27; 21:11;) and by the coming in of their fulness may be understood, the full time of their reign and continuance; after which their ruin follows.
This points back to Daniel 9:26-27; that the result of the Jews rejecting their promised Messiah, and delivering Him up to be killed; was that the people of the prince, the Roman army, who were gentiles; would come in to desolate the temple and city, and the fleshly Jews, fleshly Israel.
Messiah proclaimed the same thing in Matthew 23-24, that the Jews and temple would be desolated. He proclaimed that the sign that the desolation was going to take place soon, was an army (the Romans) surrounding Holy Jerusalem (Luke 21:20-21). http://theolivetdiscourse.com/the-abomination-of-desolation-deception/
1.1 million Jews died from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
But the Early Church, true Israel, had heeded the sign of the Abomination of Desolation; as they fled to the mountains of Pella for safety, after the first division of the Roman army left. All true Israel was saved, as Jewish historian Josephus documents that no believer was killed by the Romans.
Blindness had caused the Jews, fleshly Israel, to not see the desolation of the gentile Romans coming; and they stayed in Jerusalem
So Paul was warning the saints to not gloat over the Jews, whose desolation was drawing near.
So it is a misunderstanding of what Paul was saying about who Israel is, which makes people think that God is only dealing with the gentiles now, and will deal with the Jews in an end times 70th week of Daniel.
The Gospel is available to all, both Jews and Gentiles; but sadly the Jews blind themselves by forbidding that people read Isaiah 53, Daniel 9 and the New Testament.
The Real Jews are of the circumcision of the heart, not of the flesh.
70 Weeks spans from the rebuilding of Jerusalem up to the end of the Millennium. God will deal with Israel up to that end. The Covenant with Israel will be confirmed at the end of the millennium. The Two witnesses will prophesy again from the Little Scroll and the message spoken of by the 7 thunders.
Israel’ transgression and iniquity will be put to an end at the end of the millennium. Only then everlasting righteousness will be brought in, and the Most Holy will be anointed. The Mystery of God in Christ will be completed at the end of the Millennium. Col. 2:2, 1 Cor. 15:24-28.
The half hour silence in Heaven is the millennium, the thousand years of peace on earth. Satan and his minions will be locked up in the abyss bottomless pit prison to keep thaem from making any trouble or noise on earth and in Heaven.
Trumpets Judgement happens at the end of the Millennium.
I agree that true Israel, true Jews, are those who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.
The 70 weeks of Daniel pointed to 70 consecutive weeks, which would culminate in the promised Messiah ministering to the Jews, and dying as the Passover Lamb to ratify the ‘everlasting covenant’ with His blood. http://70thweekofdaniel.com/the-covenant-of-the-70th-week-of-daniel/
The timeline started in 457 A.D and ended in 34 A.D.
The punishment of the Jews who rejected their promised Messiah and delivered Him up to be killed, was poured out during the time of great tribulation from 66-70, in that generation just like Messiah said. http://theolivetdiscourse.com/the-great-tribulation-of-matthew-24/
The Two Witnesses are the Scriptures and the Saints, both of which testified against the antichrist Popes of Rome during their 1,260 year reign of power from 538-1798 A.D. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-11/
The Little Book of Revelation 10 is the printed Bible, which was needed after the Popes banned and burned the Scriptures during the Dark Ages. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-little-book-of-revelation-10/
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Yes, indeed.It is very tragic to see so many people deceived by the Scofield reference Bible.
In Daniel 11, it is obvious that the 70 weeks were fulfilled:
The raiser of taxes = Augustus (cross reference with Luke 2 v.1)
The vile person = Tiberius (so depraved that even the Romans found him disgusting). He was Emperor when Christ was crucified.
The death of the Prince of the Convenant is unequivocally referred to there as benig dead.
Danile 11 is an awe-inspiring scripture. How can anyone doubt God when they read that? It describes everything (abomination of desolation: introduction of pagan idolatory into the Church by Constantine).
Many blessings. Your sister in Christ, Christine.
Thank you for your comment Christine!
That’s an interesting explanation about the fulfillment of Revelation 11.
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Thank you for shedding light on this subject.
I now being a student of prophesy for over 20 years believe I finally have a good hold on this prophesy. After being indoctrinated by futurist propaganda and pressured heavily by even those in my own family to conform to a futurist world view, I finally aloud the Spirit to teach me what I kept insisting that I knew for years. Now I can see clearly that the 70 weeks spanned from 457BC to 34AD and the destruction of the Temple and the City was spate from the 70th week but still within the same generation, just like Jesus said it would be. Praise the Lord
Thank you for your comment Harry. Yeah, I was misled for most of my life. But the Spirit pressed upon me that the 70th week of Daniel 9 is the most important prophecy to understand.
It’s a validation of Scripture and Messiah, as it was fulfilled in exacting detail. And the enemy’s deception is based on it, so knowing the truth cause their lies to be exposed.
Indeed, the desolation of Jerusalem and the temple and the Jewish nation in 70 AD was the fulfillment of Daniel 9, and Messiah’s Olivet Discourse.
If you haven’t read it, my The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded book goes into a lot more detail to prove out the fulfillment.
My next book is called The Olivet Discourse Decoded.
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C.I. Scofield begins his Bible with a contrived gap theory about Genesis 1:2. He also ends his Bible with this end-times gap theory about Daniel’s 70th week.
Do you see a pattern here?
Similar to God-denying evolutionists who think all of their illogical theories can be rectified by the injection of ever changing blocks of time.
I’m not saying I condone all of your teachings, but you’ve made me think.
Thank you for sharing that information about Scofield’s gap theory about Genesis 1:2. It seems that he was trying to establish a pattern of time gaps. But there’s no gap in the text of Daniel 9:24-27 and we can see how the 70th week was fulfilled by Messiah, and the 70 weeks prophecy fulfilled by 34 AD. Keep learning and growing in The Way! David
We see in Daniel 9:26 that ‘after’ the 69th week, Israel was cut off from the Messiah, because she won’t accept Jesus as the Messiah. Not for the Messiah’s benefit, but for the benefit of the gentiles. Daniel 12 gives us a redacted account of the first half of the 70th week. Daniel was told to seal it up. When he asked what the end of these things would be, he was told they were already sealed up (second half ).
The details of the 70th week were later revealed to John, for our benefit, hence the Revelation.
In Roman’s 16:25, 26 and Galatians 1, Paul tells us that Daniel nor any of the prophets knew about the church age. It was a secret. This pause in the 70 week prophecy, between the 69th and 70th week, is the time period we now live in (church age ).
Paul tells us in 1st Thessalonians 4:13, 14, and 15 that the church will be reaped from the earth, as the bride of Jesus, known as the rapture of the church. After Jesus receives His bride, the 70th week will begin.
The first half is for God to prepare the remnant of Israel to return to The Father, as His wife. The second half is a time of judgment for those who refuse to accept Jesus as their ruler.
Dan, did you read the explanations on this website? The 70th week has already been fulfilled as Messiah carried out His multiyear ministry during the 70th week of Daniel and He died for our sins in the middle of the seven years, which ended the need for temple sacrifices. There are PDF summaries on the home page and you can request a free PDF copy a book that proves it out. https://70thweekofdaniel.com
Messiah’s Ekklesia, His church, is built on the foundation of Jews, as 3,000 believing in Messiah on the day of Pentecost and more were added daily. The Commonwealth of Israel is made up of believing Jews and gentiles.
The prophecies in Daniel 12 are not about the end times, but are about the judgment of the unbelieving Jews during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. https://theolivetdiscourse.com/daniel-12-is-not-about-an-end-times-antichrist/
The book of Revelation describes what Messiah’s saints face from the first century until His return. https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/revelation-fulfillment-timeline-summary/