Summary: A study of the book of Daniel chapter 9
Daniel 9: 20 - 27
So Much From So Little – Part 2
20 Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God, 21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: 24 “Seventy sevens are determined for your people and 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 and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. 25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven sevens and sixty-two sevens; The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. 26 “And after the sixty-two sevens Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the seven He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”
In our last study we took a look at the 70 ‘sevens’ as prophesied in chapter 9 of the book of Daniel. There was a three way spit in these sevens;
1. 7 sevens
2. 62 sevens
3. Last or 1 seven
Total = 70 sevens
Our Great God could have just said that there was going to be 69 sevens after the ‘command’ was given to rebuild Jerusalem until the Holy Messiah would physically appear on the earth.
25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven sevens and sixty-two sevens
As we studied last time our Holy Master wanted to let the Jewish people know that after ‘seven’ sevens the city would be rebuilt which verified that the Lord’s Great Mercy and Promises were fulfilled.
The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.
Midway in the last ‘seven’or seventy seven, the Messiah would be ‘cut off’, which means ‘killed’.
26 “And after the sixty-two sevens Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself.
A major question that needs to be asked is this, ‘what about the last seven?’ Now there is taught that the church age began with the Resurrection of our Lord, which is true, however this has nothing to do the clock stopping for the last of the seventy seven. The bible does not talk about any stoppage of time or gap. The last seven takes place after the other 69 sevens. Have you read anywhere in the bible that the Lord is going to freeze everything after the 69th seven? This idea has been created by man.