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A Study in Daniel 9:24-27
Matthew 10:7 and 8b “And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand… freely ye have received, freely give.”
Copyright © 2008 E. A. R. All rights reserved Scriptures in this booklet are quoted from the King James Version.
Booklets in this Series – Book One - The Beast and the False Prophet, The Revival of Radical Islam Book Two - The Little Horn of Daniel’s 4th Empire and the Kingdom of the Jews Book Three - Mystery, Babylon the Great, The Harlot Queen Book Four - The White Horse and the Red Horse Book Five - The Timing of Gog and Magog Book Six Daniel’s Prophecy of 70 Weeks and the Covenant.
Daniel’s Prophecy of 70 Weeks and The Covenant
Some Problems interpreting prophecy
CHAPTER ONE - The purpose of the prophecy of 70 weeks
The focus of Daniel’s Prayer Daniel’s prophecy of 70 weeks Text Subject headings of the prophecy
CHAPTER TWO - Historical background
The 490 year period The commandment beginning the prophecy Restoring and rebuilding the City
CHAPTER THREE - Two different interpretations
1st end-time scenario – Dispensationalist view 2nd end-time scenario – Messianic view The Prophesied Desolation of the Holy Mountain Days of Vengeance/destruction of Jerusalem The 70th week – A generation?
CHAPTER FOUR - Daniel 9 verse 24
The Messiah and the Temple The Messiah shall be cut off
CHAPTER FIVE - Daniel 9 verse 25
1. When was the commandment given? 2. What does “commandment” mean? 3. When did Messiah appear? The passage of time, until Messiah.
CHAPTER SIX - Daniel 9 verse 26
Passion Week – Messiah is “cut off” What else was cut off by the Messiah’s death? End Times Parallel
CHAPTER SEVEN - Daniel 9 verse 27
The Jeremiah code – The Covenant And He shall confirm the covenant with many The Covenant was confirmed by Jesus Who are the MANY that the covenant was for? What did Jesus say about the covenant The purpose of the Covenant The vehicle through which the Covenant came Is any part of the prophecy yet to be fulfilled?
Conclusion The Time frame The focus and purpose The Historical Timing The results of the fulfilment of the Covenant
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The various commands for Jerusalem Jesus’ date of birth and death A possible timeline of end-time events Previous covenants in scripture
A Note from the Author
This series of booklets were written between 2005 and 2008 as a result of new revelation and understanding regarding the origins of the two end-time entities called The Beast and False Prophet described in Rev. 13. During the same period, I became increasingly dissatisfied with the debatable “popular” prophetic view of future World events. This “popular” view, common in the 1950’s, was based on a particular interpretation of Daniel 9 verse 27, which stated that the eschatological personage known as “antiChrist” would appear on the World “stage” as the leader of a revived Roman Empire. As I studied the biblical clues to the nature, origin, and political persuasion of the two “end-time” Beast entities described in Revelation 13, I noticed that John the author of “Revelation” saw that the Beast and the False Prophet arose out of not one, but out of three of the four Kingdoms of antiquity previously described in Daniel 7:1-8. In his vision of the four future succeeding Gentile World Empires which would arise and subjugate Judah during the Jewish Diaspora, Daniel saw that they were symbolized by four different animal Beasts. Three of the four beasts have animal names, but all four are generally recognised by prophecy scholars as symbolizing the Babylonian Empire by a LION, the Media/Persian Empire by a BEAR, the Grecian/Macedonian Empire by a LEOPARD, and the Roman Empire by a “DREADFUL AND TERRIBLE” beast.
Geographically, the first three Empires were centred in the Middle East, mainly on the Asian Continent, as a contrast to the Roman Empire which was initially centred on the Italian Peninsular in Europe, and eventually spread to all shores of the Mediterranean. In John’s vision in Rev. 13:1-2 the composite Beast Empire that rises out of the sea is made up of parts of a Leopard, a Bear, and a Lion, i.e., the three old Eastern/Asian Empires, but there is no mention of the 4th “dreadful and terrible” beast (Rome). The reason for its absence is revealed in Daniel 7:11-12 which states that in the then distant future, the last “manifestation” of the 4th “dreadful and terrible” Beast, (Rome) will be slain, his body destroyed and given to the burning flame; while the other three beast Empires of Babylon, Persia and Greece, (Lion, Bear and Leopard) would have their dominion taken away; although their lives would be prolonged for a future season and time. It appears that John, in Revelation 13:1-2, using the identical symbolism of the prophet Daniel, points to the historic domain of these three old Beast Empires as the same geographical area from which the “beastly” forces of evil are to mount strong opposition to Christ in the last days. i Today, those three old Empires which surround the modern Nation of Israel are “overlaid” by 10 modern Islamic Nations – Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, and Egypt. These 10 Islamic Nations are today the “focus” for the rising Islamic-fascist terrorists who are seeking to destabilize the region and impose their particular version of Islamic law on the territories once ruled by Islam and the Ottoman Empire prior to its demise. It is out of the geographical area covered by these
Nations that the “composite” Beast Empire of Rev. 13:1-2 arises with its end-times “anti-Christian” entities, known as the Beast and the False Prophet. As I examined the abovementioned subject-matter, it became clear to me that this scenario was diametrically opposed to what I had been taught back in the 1950’s, regarding the appearance of the antichrist through a revived Roman Empire. This new understanding would therefore require me to reassess how the end-time entities would fit together into a comprehensive and logical eschatological scenario in accordance with other prophetic scriptures. I eventually came to the conclusion that there was a “central point” from which the “Roman” antiChrist interpretation was derived; namely Daniel’s “Prophecy of 70 weeks”, which the Angel Gabriel imparted, and which Daniel recorded in chapter nine, verses 24 – 27. It was therefore imperative that I investigate that prophecy to see if my new understanding of the end-times would align with Daniel’s vision of the 70 weeks and future. This prophecy is, I believe, the pivotal point from which all prophetic end-time scenarios either stand or fall, and its correct interpretation is absolutely central to understanding God’s plan of Salvation for the Jews (Judah), and the whole World. This booklet - “Daniel’s Prophecy of 70 Weeks and the Covenant”- grew out of my studies in Daniel and Revelation, and my eventual discovery of “the Covenant” mentioned by Daniel; what it stood for, and by whom it was to be confirmed. Which interpretation of this prophecy one follows seems to be largely dependent on what one has been taught by others, whether rightly or wrongly; for it appears that there are many Christian folk who have never persisted in searching the scriptures for themselves and discovering its truths. I have recorded my “journey of discovery” leading to a new cohesive and comprehensive understanding of these important end-time topics in the six booklets I have written, and there may be more to follow. E.A.R. - 2nd June 2008
There are many scriptural designations given to the person who initiates the final Satanic onslaught against the Jews and Christians in the last days. However the popular term “antichrist” as used only in the letters of John, (1 John 2:18-22, 4:3 and 2 John 1:7) do not refer to a specific individual, but rather to Gnostic belief that separates the man Jesus of Nazareth from the eternal Son of God, i.e. a belief that denies that Jesus is the Christ, God manifest in the flesh, thus denying a real incarnation. In this sense John states that there are many antichrists. The New Bible Dictionary, London, The Inter-Varsity Fellowship. 1962 p.40 “Paul does not use the term “antichrist”, but rather the “man of sin” and the “son of perdition” (Cf. 2 Thes.2:3 ff) clearly referring to the same being. The characteristic of this individual is that he “opposeth and exalteth” himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped. He is not Satan, v.4 but his coming “is after the working of Satan”, v.9. Paul puts the supreme effort of Satan in the future... when evil will make its greatest challenge to good, and this challenge will be led by the mysterious figure who owes his power to Satan.”