Prophecy Watchers The Mystery of Daniel’s 70 Weeks

This 70th week of Daniel Bible study post reviews a video from Prophecy Watchers called The Mystery of Daniel’s 70 Weeks.

Video description: We’re the Prophecy Watchers. We have a long history of working to bring the truth of Bible prophecy to an audience of Christian believers who may not have local access to sound prophetic teaching, based upon the inspired writings of the Apostles and the traditional doctrine concerning the rapture of the church. Though we don’t believe in setting dates, it is clear that the rapture of the church is imminent, perhaps much nearer than we think.

Prophecy Watchers says that the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy began in 444 BC.

This is a false explanation that makes it seem like Messiah died right after the 69th week was completed.

Prophecy Watchers says that the 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy began in 444 BC 

Prophecy Watchers says that the the 70th week has been postponed.

It’s ridiculous to proclaim that there’s a 2,000-year time gap in a 490-year prophecy!!!

The sad irony is that what took place in the 70th week of Daniel 9 was the pinnacle of human history, for in it Messiah carried out His multiyear ministry and He died for our sins; yet these false teachers assign it to Messiah’s enemy, the antichrist. They are committing heresy!

And besides that, the Bible does not point to a one-man antichrist in the end times, for the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.

Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study

Prophecy Watchers point to a future 7 year tribulation.

Any teacher who is basing their explanation of Revelation on the concept of a future 70th week of Daniel 9, the 7-year tribulation period, is misleading you. The false concept of a 7-year tribulation period is based on the 70-weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy.

The prophecy foretold when Messiah would appear to carry out His ministry, and when (in the middle of the 70th week) He would confirm the (everlasting) covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Passover Lamb, to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times or the antichrist.

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Prophecy Watchers says that four days after the 69th week Messiah was cut off.

First of all, four days after the 69th week is in the 70th week!!!

But it’s absurd to proclaim that the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy is only pointing to Messiah coming into Jerusalem and dying!

It’s pointing to His multiyear ministry which started when He was baptized and when He read the passage in Isaiah and proclaimed that it was fulfilled with Him.

Read The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded

Prophecy Watchers says that none of the six things in 24 have been fulfilled, not a single one.

So they think that the Jews can make an end to sins? Make reconciliation for iniquity? Bring in everlasting righteousness? Seal up the vision and the prophecy? And anoint the most holy? They might want to read Isaiah 53 which points to Messiah.

Messiah fulfilled the things listed in Daniel 9:24, with the exception of finishing the transgression, which the Jews did by delivering Messiah up to be killed and by persecuting His disciples.

Read Daniel 9:24 Fulfillment

Prophecy Watchers says that Daniel 12 time of distress and the great tribulation in the Olivet Discourse have not been fulfilled.

Daniel 12 and Messiah were not talking about the number of people killed, but to the sheer horror of the scene. This was fulfilled in the small city of Jerusalem.

The time of Jacob’s Trouble took place against the Jewish leaders during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.

Read The Great Tribulation

Prophecy Watchers teaches a false, futuristic fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the prophecies in Revelation.

The 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah’s ministry and His blood sacrifice as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.

The Olivet Discourse foretold the events that would lead to the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation; as punishment for the Jewish leaders continuing in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering His Son up to be killed. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.

Most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years. It describes the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (pagan Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) fighting against Messiah and His saints.

The explanations of Prophecy Watchers serve to deflect blame away from the enemy in Rome, and to mislead the end-times saints so that they’re not prepared for how the end-times will play out, and don’t know the context of Messiah’s return.

On the Bible Prophecy Decoded website you will find summary PDF’s, links to request free PDF’s on my books and links to order printed books.


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