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Summary: 2 of 3. Daniel was granted knowledge of the fulfillment of God’s plan for the ages. Messiah’s(God’s Anointed) presence is pivotal to God’s plan for the ages. But What will He do? In 70 weeks Messiah(God’s Anointed) will complete...

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IN SEVENTY WEEKS-II—Daniel 9:24(1-3, 13-27)

The Pivotal Messiah OR Messiah’s Niche

Attention:

‘Sweet Little Jesus Boy’

Words & Music by Robert MacGimsey 1934

Sweet little Jesus Boy —?They made you be born in a manger. ?Sweet little Holy Child — ?*Didn’t know who you was. ?Didn't know you'd come to save us, Lord; ?To take our sins away. ?Our eyes was blind, we couldn't see, ?*We didn't know who you was.

Long time ago, you was born, ?Born in a manger low, ?Sweet little Jesus Boy. ?

The world treat you mean, Lord, ?Treat me mean too, ?But that's how things is down here — ?*We don't know who you is.

You done told us how, we is a tryin'! ?Master, you done show'd us how, ?even when you was dyin'. ?Just seem like we can't do right, ?Look how we treated you. ?But please, sir, forgive us, Lord — ?*We didn't know 'twas you.

Sweet little Jesus Boy, born long time ago. ?Sweet little Holy Child, ?*And we didn't know who you was.

Need:

Our world needs to recognize that the celebration of Christmas is about celebrating the arrival/advent of it’s salvation.

Daniel was granted knowledge of the fulfillment of God’s plan for the ages.

Daniel was granted pivotal knowledge of God’s anointed timeline for the ages.

Messiah’s presence is pivotal to God’s plan for the ages.

God will fulfill/accomplish/complete His plan for the ages thru His Messiah(God’s Anointed).

Who will Messiah(God’s Anointed) be?

What will Messiah(God’s Anointed) do?

What will God complete thru Messiah(God’s Anointed)?

8 accomplishments of God thru Messiah Jesus.

This morning, we found that In 70 weeks Messiah(God’s Anointed) will accomplish/fulfill/complete...

(An alternate lead-in)--In 70 weeks Messiah(God’s Anointed) will accomplish/fulfill/complete...

4. Our SINS(:24d)

5. Our COVERING(:24e)

6. Our RIGHTEOUSNESS(:24f)

7. Our KNOWLEDGE(:24g)

8. Our ENDORSEMENT(:24h)

This evening we will find that...

4—In 70 weeks Messiah(God’s Anointed) will complete...

Our SINS(:24d)

Explanation/Illustration:(:24d)

:24c—“Seventy weeks are determined For your people & for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision & prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.

“Sin” itself will be non-existent in God’s new Kingdom order(Cf.-1.a. above).

“Taking these words at face value, this means not only the end of the guilt of sin, but an end of sin itself. It means to "seal up" or "restrain" sins. This looks to a new, redeemed world.”—D. Guzik

?How can this be?...By Messiah only!

“Make an End”—[Marginal qere]Mmt taw-mam’—Hiphil Infinitive—Qal—1) To be complete, be finished, be at an end—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To be finished, be completed—1a1a) completely, wholly, entirely(as auxiliary with verb), 1a2) To be finished, come to an end, cease, 1a3) To be complete(of number), 1a4) To be consumed, be exhausted, be spent, 1a5) To be finished, be consumed, be destroyed, 1a6) To be complete, be sound, be unimpaired, be upright(ethically), 1a7) To complete, finish, 1a8) To be completely crossed over; 1c) (Hiphil)--1c1)—To finish, complete, perfect, 1c2) To finish, cease doing, leave off doing, 1c3) To complete, sum up, make whole, 1c4) To destroy(uncleanness), 1c5) To make sound. Strong—a primitive root; To complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive.

...OR rather...

“Make an End”(See ”Seal Up” below)—[Orig. kethiv]Mtx khaw-tham’—Qal Infinitive—1) To seal, seal up, affix a seal—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To seal, affix one's seal, 1a2) To seal up, fasten up by sealing. Strong—a primitive root; To close up; especially--To seal. Used 27X.

“Sins”(See :20)—hajx khat-taw-aw'—OR—tajx khat-tawth’—Noun Fem.—1) Sin, sinful; 2) Sin, sin offering—2a) Sin, 2b) Condition of sin, guilt of sin, 2c) Punishment for sin, 2d) Sin-offering, 2e) Purification from sins of ceremonial uncleanness. Strong—An offense(sometimes habitual sinfulness), & its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely)—An offender.

Argumentation/Illustration:

Lk. 1:57-79—“Now Elizabeth’s[John the Baptist’s mother] full time came for her to be delivered, & she brought forth a son. When her neighbors & relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her. So it was, on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; & they would have called him by the name of his father, Zacharias. His mother answered & said, “No; he shall be called John.” But they said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name.” So they made signs to his father--what he would have him called. And he asked for a writing tablet, & wrote, saying, “His name is John.” So they all marveled. Immediately his mouth was opened & his tongue loosed, & he spoke, praising God. Then fear came on all who dwelt around them; & all these sayings were discussed throughout all the hill country of Judea. And all those who heard them kept them in their hearts, saying, “What kind of child will this be?” And the hand of the Lord was with him. Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, & prophesied, saying: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited & redeemed His people, And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David, As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, Who have been since the world began, That we should be saved from our enemies And from the hand of all who hate us, To perform the mercy promised to our fathers And to remember His holy covenant, The oath which He swore to our father Abraham: To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear, In holiness & righteousness before Him all the days of our life. “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; To give light to those who sit in darkness & the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

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