We have seen much of Daniel’s vision come to pass but now we enter into murky waters. The third part of the vision has yet to happen, but the elements that are needed for it to be fulfilled may already be working. We now look at the 3rd part of the vision:
“… and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolation’s are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate (or desolator).” – Daniel 9:26-27
The Scope of Daniel
The Revelation Daniel received is sweeping in its scope; covering the Gentile empires that will rule the world and the future of the Israeli people and even the Church, beginning with the return from Babylonian captivity and rebuilding of Jerusalem in Daniel’s time, then stretching forward in time to the first coming of Messiah, and culminating with the coming of Antichrist at the end of the age. We are examining his vision concerning the 70 weeks of Jewish history after their return from Babylonian captivity. It is found in the Book of Daniel, chapter nine, and verses 24 through 27.
This prophesy is divided into three sections and in the first edition, I covered the first section. In this edition I will cover the second section. Continue reading
God has revealed His plans for man’s history in many places in the Bible and this is one of them. He has given to us the privilege of searching them out.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. – Proverbs 25:2
I would remind you that the New Testament often refers to believers as ‘kings and priests’, so it is our responsibility to search out the hidden wisdom God has left for us in His Scriptures.
The prophet Daniel was given visions that explain God’s plans for Israel and the nations of the world. None are more fascinating than his vision of The 70 weeks. In this revelation, given to Continue reading