Kingdom Eschatology


In Daniel 9, after we read of the purposes of the 70 weeks (490 years), we read the section where pre and mid and post tribbers get their future tribulation period from.

Verse 25 mentions seven weeks and an additional threescore and two week. That adds up to 69 weeks. And that was when Messiah would come.

Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: 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 desolations 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.
The word HE in verse 27 is thought by many to be the ANTICHRIST, or the prince that shall come, whose people, in verse 26, shall destroy the city.
That is IMPOSSIBLE. The HE in verse 27 is the grammatical subject of the preceding verse. Messiah is the one who shall be cut off after the 69 week period. That is Jesus Christ. To be "CUT OFF" means to be killed. And after the 69 weeks came the 70, and therefore IN THE SEVETIETH WEEK Messiah was cut off.

That is the reason we read of "HE" confirming the covenant with many for one week. 7 years. And then we read that in the midst of the week, HE shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease.

How long did Jesus minister, before He was cut off? 3.5 years. When would He be cut off? AFTER the 69 weeks. During the 70 weeks.

And in the midst of the 70th week, when Jesus was cut off, His death on the cross made an END of sacrifices, because His sacrifice was the final sacrifice for sins. No more sacrifices would be acceptable to God. Read Hebrews 10.

He CONFIRMED a covenant with many for one week. He did not CREATE ONE, but CONFIRMED one. And Jesus confirmed the covenant of Abraham to Israel, as Galatians 3 teaches. He said the wine at the last supper was the NEW TESTAMENT in His blood. And there were 3.5 years left after the cross of Christ, to complete the 70th week, upon Israel. The 70 weeks were determined for Israel. And it was 3.5 years after the cross that the Gospel turned to the Gentiles. Only Jews and Samaritans were privy to the Gospel until Acts 10.

There is no interruption in the 70 weeks of Daniel. The grammar of Dan. 9:26-27 proves that. HE must be MESSIAH. Check the grammar out!