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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