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The possible couse of the 70th Yearweek of Daniel 9

A possible course of the 70th Yearweek of Daniel 9

 

Introduction

Suggested Start

Suggested Half 

Suggested End 

 

Introduction

 

Our starting point for this study is the Yearweeks Prophecy in Daniel, chapter 9.

Below a more than literal reproduction of that very complicated prophecy >>

 

23

So pay attention to the matter and have understanding of the vision.

24

70 sevens are assigned to your people and your holy city,

     to finish the transgression

     and to seal sins

     and to reconcile iniquity

     and to introduce justice of ages

     and to seal up vision and prophecy

     and to anoint the Most Holy

25

Therefore know and distinguish: From going forth word to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince 7 sevens and 62 sevens.

She will be rebuilt, square and moat but within troublesome times.

26

And after the 62 sevens Messiah will be cut off and nothing for him.

And the people of a prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary and the end of it in a flood and to the end war, devastations have been decreed.

27

And to many he will invigorate a covenant 1 seven.

And on the half of the seven he will stop sacrifice and meal offering.

And on the wing of a destroyer and to the consummation what is firmly decided will be poured out on the destroyer.

 

Especially the possible course of the last week of seven years (the 70th) has our more than ordinary attention. Below we try to give the reader – subject to a lot of reservations - an idea of ​​how the course of that last Week could be. 

It is more than probable that nobody was aware of the situation in the time of the first 7 plus 62 weeks - even when they were current. That is why we think it is also quite possible that the time of the start of the 70th Week will not be signaled for some time. 

 

On the basis of biblical chronology, the following is argued in that study:

1. The first man was created in the year 4007/4006 before our current time account (or before Chr.).

     For more details see the study Connection to the Anno Mundi calendar (In Dutch. The translation option to be used)

2. The AM years run from autumn to autumn, since Adam was apparently created in (our) autumn.

3. The fall of the city of Jerusalem with its first temple took place in 588/587 BC; so in 3419 AM.

4. The year 6023 AM corresponds to 2017/2018 AD; and

6024 AM to 2018/2019 AD

6025 AM to 2019/2020 AD

6026 AM to 2020/2021 AD

6027 AM to 2021/2022 AD

6028 AM to 2022/2023 AD

6029 AM to 2023/2024 AD

 6030 AM to 2024/2025 AD.

Therefore, within that mode of reasoning, the first year of the Millennium Kingdom will start on the first day of the month Tishri 6031 AM.

 

The fact that 2017/2018 AD must be (just) within the first year of the 70th Yearweek, which is equivalent to 6023 AM, may also be derived from Genesis 38. In that chapter, in type, the adventures of the tribe of Judah are related which may be identified with the experiences of the Jewish people since 33 AD (4038 AM). 

Verse 6 of that chapter - And Judah took for Er, his firstborn, a woman named Tamar - has the NV (numerical value) 1985. Added to 32/33 AD (4038 AM) brings us to the year 2017/2018 AD (6023 AM). See our commentary on Genesis 38 .

As is often the case with the chapters in which the book of Genesis is divided, chapter 38 can also be associated with the Spoke number to which book 38 belongs. In this case Spoke 16, which is formed by Nehemiah (16) Zechariah (38) and One Peter (60).

Moreover, it can certainly not be a coincidence that, on the basis of Nehemiah 2 , we can determine from which point in history the 70 Yearweeks have to be counted. 

To the above the remarkable fact can be added that the gematriavalue 4038 - corresponding with the year of Jesus' sacrifice (32/33 AD) – is found in a verse that very specifically is making mention of that event >> Mark 15:37 >> But Jesus gave a loud cry and expired.

 

Suggested Start : August 16, 2018 ≈ 5 Elul 6023 AM.

 

So just within the year 6023 AM that after all passed into 6024 AM on 1 Tishri 2018 AD.

Why is that useful to mention? Answer: Since Judge Ibtsan, apparently a type of the Antichristian power, had a gematria relationship with the year 6023 AM.

See Judges 12:9 , and also the Judge Ibtsan study.

 

What indications do we have for the conclusion: 16-8-2018 (5 Elul 6023 AM) as the possible start of the 70th Yearweek?

Our starting point is Daniel 12, where we prophetically learn something about the happiness that will come to the Jewish End-time believers who faithfully endure. As that textpart indicates: Those who reach the 1335 days.

Prophesying what would happen from the middle of the week, so after the first 1260 days, the revelation angel spoke to Daniel:

 

From the time that the continual burnt offering shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred ninety days. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred thirty-five days. But go you your way until the end be; for you shall rest, and shall stand in your lot, at the end of the days (WEB >> World English Bible).

 

Two things come to our attention here: First of all the hopeful perspectives for Daniel personally. He would complete his career as Elohim's prophet in faithfulness. Then he would rest in death until the time that the resurrection would come for him. But after that YHWH Elohim would use him again, and this in a destination already reserved for him in advance!

 

Of course, that divine promise does not only apply to Daniel, but surely also to the many other faithful men and women of old times, just as we are assured in Hb 11:39-40 >>

And all these, having received testimony given to them through faith, did not receive the promise, because God provided something better for us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

 

And secondly, to us - the current readers of those closing verses in the Book of Daniel - is revealed that the end of the mentioned prophetic 1335 days is precisely at that time achieved. So at the time of the resurrection of those former faithful ones! However, that expectation can logically only be related to the perspectives that the Bible evokes in connection with the restored Davidic kingdom of a thousand years!

Compare Revelation 20:11-15.

 

In other words: The 1335 days apparently reach their end at the transition to the Millennium. Logically, therefore, on the calendar date 1 Tisjri 6031 AM. Next, we have to count back 1335 days from exactly that date - and then also the 1260 days of the First half of the week - to determine the date on which the start of the 70th Yearweek may be expected. So together 2595 days.

The result is surprising: As mentioned above, we arrive on August 16, 2018 , which according to the Jewish calendar is the date 5 Elul 6023 AM. And according to Ez 8:1, the fifth of Elul is special. Why? Because the prophet Ezekiel received a special vision on that day. By God's spirit he was actually transferred to Jerusalem as it were:

 

And it came about in the sixth year, in the sixth [month], on the fifth day of the month [5 Elul ], that I was sitting in my house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, when the hand of the Lord YHWH there fell on me ... Then the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heavens, and in the visions of God He brought me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gate of the innermost Court that looks on the North,where the seat is of the symbol of jealousy that is inciting to jealousy... He said to me: Son of man, raise your eyes to the north! Then I turned my eyes to the north, and behold, north of the gate of the altar, at the entrance was that idol, the object of jealousy.

 

From other Scriptures we know that

• under the imperious guidance of the (still to appear) Antichristian power - the Pseudomessiah , to whom the majority of the Endtimes Jews will give their devotion - yet a Third Temple will be established;

• in that Third Temple the Jewish worship will initially be resumed according to Mosaic law;

• at the half of that last Yearweek that unlawful sacrificial cult will be taken away and that instead the devastating abomination will manifest itself in that 'sanctuary' as 'god', so that one can worship 'god' directly (Matth 24:15Rev 13:11-13).

 

Because of all those developments, the disasters – divinely announced for the 70th Week - will naturally increase considerably. Therefore, if that Last Week should really start on that special date of 5 Elul, a powerful divine warning would be proclaimed in advance, indicating how ominously that Week will expire.

 

Suggested Half : January 26, 2022 ≈ 24 Shebat 6027 AM.

 

As indicated above, apparently around this date it can be expected that the abomination of desolation will manifest itself as 'god', so that one can worship 'god' directly. Starting from that suggested half, the 1335 days start counting, but the Seven Times of (7 x 600) 4200 years that (apparently) started in 1826(27) AM - at the Confusion of Tongues - also come to an end.

See: Confusion of Tongues and the Seven Times

 

But even more important is the fact that at that time the Messianic Kingdom will be established, which will lead to:

* the preaching of that established kingdom, as indicated by Jesus himself in his end-time speech (Matth 24:14)

* warfare in heaven, as a result of which Satan and his angels will be thrown down on the earth. The earthly part of the 'Woman' will then fly to the wilderness, where she will be nourished - from the face of the Serpent - for 1260 days; so the full second half of the Week (Rev 12:5-14 and 13:5-7).

 

A the Half of the Week, however, not only the Kingdom is founded, but also the Marriage Covenant between YHWH Elohim and his Wife-nation Israel will be renewed. In Song of Solomon 6:3, that renewal is beautifully expressed by the Bride (Israel): I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. He is shepherding among the lilies.

And that in contrast to 2:16, where the intimacy is an initiative of the Bridegroom, according to context in 2:10-14. See 2:10-16.

YHWH Elohim renews his relationship to the people on the basis of the superior conditions of the New Covenant. Their error and sin he is leaving behind. He will remember them no more!

On the contrary, he favors them with unprecedented new opportunities (Jer 31:31-34).

See: The New Covenant   (In Dutch. Please use the translation option).

 

Below we mention what Zechariah, on that calendar date (24 Shebat ), from Zechariah 1:8 and further, was shown in a "night vision" >>

And behold, a man riding on a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees in the depth, and behind him there were red, brown, and white horses.

Zechariah's curiosity about the meaning of this unusual scene was awakened (verse 9). From verse 10 we read the following:

Then the man who stood between the myrtle trees answered, saying: "These are the ones whom YHWH has sent forth to cross the earth".  And they said to the angel of YHWH who stood among the myrtle trees: "We have traversed the earth, and the whole earth is at rest and in peace".  

 

The 'man' who, riding a red horse, stood still among the myrtle trees in the depth, is here identified as the angel of YHWH, i.e. nobody else than God’s principal Son, Mashiach Yeshua. From Genesis 16:7 we see him acting regularly on behalf of YHWH Elohim for the benefit of the patriarchs and their offspring, Abraham's "seed," the people of Israel. In that position he represents his Father so directly that he is sometimes referred to as YHWH himself. Compare Genesis 18.

 

 

In the Bible myrtle trees express hope and expectation. As far as Israel is concerned, they refer to recovery and a glorious future. See Js 55:13 >> For a thistle a myrtle will come up.

Here, however, at Zechariah, they stand in the depth, indicating Israel's then-low situation in the world, vassals of the powerful Persian empire. But that YHWH's angel stood still in the depths among these myrtles, visionary indicates that he is with his own people and among them. Moreover, there are other angelic powers with him, depicted by the red, brown and white horses.

And further that they are saying to YHWH's angel: We have traversed the earth, and the whole earth is at rest and in peace, apparently must be understood in the sense that they bring a report to him. About what? About the situation that prevails outside of Israel in the world.

 

Then the angel of YHWH said : "O YHWH of armies, how long will you yourself not show mercy to Jerusalem and to the cities of Judah, whom you have condemned openly these 70 years?"

 

These 70 years!

How striking for the End Time and the 70th (last) Yearweek for Israel!  After all in May 2018 it was 70 years ago that the Zionist state of Israel was founded. However, from all the events that happened after that year we cannot but learn that YHWH Elohim nevertheless was compelled to deny 'Jerusalem' his mercies! And how could that be otherwise, taking into account the general attitude that has prevailed within religious Israel throughout that time - all these many years - with regard to their true Mashiach, Yeshua ! Connoisseurs know only too well in what malevolent mood Israel's religious upper class is still in regard to Yeshua !

However, a turnaround is at hand!

 

YHWH answered the angel who was speaking with me, with friendly, comforting words. Then the angel who was speaking with me said to me, "Call out, saying,  This is what YHWH of armies has said: "With great jealousy I have been jealous for Jerusalem and Zion. With great indignation I am feeling indignant against  the Gentiles that are at ease, because my anger was not so great, but they made the misery much worse. "

 

That statement certainly predicts little good for the present nations of the world that constantly believe that Israel should be rightly reprimanded; the ons who continually submit motions of  disapproval  towards Israel within the UN!

But those Gentile peoples [the Goyim ] misses what the Psalmist predicted a long time ago for the current Middle East situation:

As for me, my feet had almost strayed; my steps had nearly slipped. For I became envious of the arrogant, when I would see the peace of the wicked... When I tried to understand it, it was troubling to me. Until I entered the grand sanctuary of God, and I discerned their future. Surely you place them on slippery ground. You make them fall to their ruin. How suddenly they are devastated! How sudden is their finish as they come to a terrible end! (Psalm 73).

 

Therefore this is what YHWH says: "I will return to Jerusalem with mercies. My own House will be built there ", says YHWH of armies, "and a measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem". 

Call again and say: This is what YHWH of armies has said: "My cities will yet again overflow with goodness. YHWH will yet certainly feel regrets over Zion and actually choose Jerusalem again. "  

 

Recovery is at hand for Israel! From the Weekhalf YHWH Elohim certainly will return with mercy to Jerusalem. Moreover, besides many other prophecies of restoration, also Isaiah 40 will be fulfilled: Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, call to her, that her battle is fulfilled, her error paid off. That she received double from the hand of YHWH for all her sins.

 

Suggested End : 10 July 2025 ≈ 14 Tammuz 6030 AM

 

The Great Tribulation of 3½-year (42 months; 1260 days) ends (Dan 7:2512:7; Rev 12:1413:5-7).

The Great Crowd of Rev 7:9-17, those who came out of that Great Tribulation, is seen serving in God's temple sanctuary, rendering him sacred service day and night.

 

Incidentally, it is most probable that this service by the Great Crowd had its start earlier, namely when at the half of the week the 1150 days came to an end, the period in which the tamid, the daily sacrifice, was taken away. That at that specific time, at the Half of the Week, the 1150 days came to an end is clear from the vv 13 to 15 ≥

 

And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where did they come from? And I said to him, My Lord, you know. And he said to me, These are they who come out of the Great Tribulation, and they washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

That is why they are before the throne of God and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple sanctuary.

 

The words day and night, spoken by one of the Elders, seem to be deliberately uttered in such a way as to remind the reader of Daniel, chapter 8. Below we will go deeper into the matter of the tamid, especially on the temporary removal of that daily sacrifice after the Rapture of Yeshua's Congregational Body.

 

Further, God's Word shows us that during the 75 days that follow after the End of the Week, a number of very important events will take place. First of all, we think of what - according to Yeshua Messiah - in the form of judgment, would follow immediately after the end of the 3½-year Great Tribulation:

 

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then shall appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

(Matth 24:29-30)  

 

In Revelation 6 - in which chapter Matthew 24 is followed, regarding the enumeration by Jesus of the signs that would characterize his parousia (presence) - when opening the Sixth Seal, those same events, but mainly based on well-known Old Testament representations, are shown to us in advance:

 

And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and a great earthquake occurred; and the sun turned black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became like blood, and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, like a fig tree, shaken by a strong wind, casting its unripe figs; and the sky departed as a scroll that is rolled up; and every mountain and [every] island were removed from their places.

And the kings of the earth, and the dignitaries, and the rulers over a thousand, and the rich, and the strong, and every slave and free one, hid themselves in the caves and rocks of the mountains. And they say to the mountains and to the rocks: Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the Great Day of their wrath came and who can stand?

 

The scenes - which mark the ominous events of the Great Day of God's wrath (as well as those of the Lamb) - prove to be God's response to the tribulations that will be brought over Israel’s remnant, the restored people of God, by their Jewish ‘brothers’, in reality their worst enemies. 

Ezekiel, especially in the chapters 38 and 39, is very clear in that issue. For in that part of Bible-prophecy we learn many things about the demise of Gog - also depicted by Haman in the Esther story - the sinister, Anti-Christian figure that Satan's gangs will lead in the attack on the restored Israel of the End Times.

It is therefore not coincidental that the numerical value of Esther 9:15, in where the victory over the then enemies of the Jews at Susan is described, amounts to 6030 >>

 

And the Jews who were in Shushan, gathered together again on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they slew three hundred men in Shushan; but they did not seize any plunder.

 

Under Suggested Start we wrote earlier that the start of the 70th Yearweek may be expected at the latest on August 16, 2018 (5 Elul 6023 AM). Whether the Rapture of Yeshua's Congregational Body will occur soon after that date, we have to wait and see! 

Maybe in Daniel, chapter 8, in that respect an indication is given, namely in the passage about the removal of the tamid, the daily sacrifice or the continual burnt offering, about which Israel’s priesthood received detailed instructions.

Compare Exodus 29:38-42

 

In Daniel 8:9-14 we learn how the Hellenistic Little Horn, alias the Antichristian power of the End Times - especially in the appearance of the False Prophet of Revelation 13 - will exalt himself greatly and from YHWH Elohim will receive the opportunity to do away with the tamid for a period of 2300 evening-mornings, corresponding to 1150 full days. It is generally assumed that the Rapture of Jesus' Congregational Body will enable that action (1Thess 4 and 2Thess 2).

 

Also in Dn 11:31 and 12:11 the order of the prophetic events is the same: First the removing of the tamid, and subsequently, at the Half of the Week, the setting up of the abomination of desolation

 

All those things could mean that this event will take place 110 days after the suggested start of the 70th Week [1260 days minus 1150], namely on 25 Kislev, corresponding to 3 December 2018, a date that remarkably enough coincides with the beginning of the Jewish Chanukah festival, an annual event that was also observed in Jesus´ days. The 2300 evenings-mornings, or the 1150 full days, would then start on December 4, 2018.

 

In John10:22-23 we read that in the autumn of 32 AD - in the temple´s colonnade of Solomon – Jesus taught his followers many details about his sheep, namely the two Congregations of the Israel of God: The sheep of the earthly Jewish congregation, and beside the heavenly Christian Congregation: the other sheep, which are not of this fold. 

 

At that time the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was wintertime, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the colonnade of Solomon.

 

That festival was at that time observed by the Jews, and is being maintained by them to this day because of the desecration of the Second Temple, by King Antiochus IV Epiphanes in the Hellenistic period.  

In an attempt to hellenize the Jews, he had an image for Zeus erected in the court of the temple. With that deed, and in his entire further performance, he became one of the many prototypes of the Antichrist.

 

In the year 167 BC. this Antiochus reportedly issued the order to stop the Jewish sacrificial service. Then, on December 8 of that year, he had a pagan altar erected on the pedestal of the altar of burnt offering to consecrate the temple to Zeus. In most of the comments on Daniel 8:12 that (for the Jews) horrible deed is called "the crime" or "the offense".

See Chanukkah .

 

It may be mentioned that the NV (numerical value) of the three verses in Dn 8:23-25 amount together to 11146 (3140 + 3699 + 4307).     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

23

In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce face, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up

3140

24

His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do his pleasure; and he shall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people.

3699

25

Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in their security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

4307

                                                                                                                                 

That NV 11146 is also found in the Greek part of the Bible, ie. Matth 9:29, John 6:2 and Rev 7:6. That last verse reads: from the tribe of Aser 12000, from the tribe Naftali 12000, from the tribe Manasseh 12000.

Above we referred already to the Great Crowd of Rev 7:9-17. From the Middle of the Week the Jews, who will belong to that Crowd, will perform holy service - day and night - in the Sanctuary; apparently to fulfill Matth 24:14, namely: the worldwide announcement that the Davidic kingdom had come into effect. To that end they first had to be sealed with God's spirit. And that is exactly what is prophetically announced in the First part of chapter 7 (verses 1 to 8): Not harming the earth nor the sea nor the trees until we have (first) sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads (Rev 7:1-8).

 

But again, concerning the application of the 1150 days and the possible Rapture of the Church, we will only get clarity at the time of its real fulfilment. Until that time for us applies Filippians 3:20 - 4:1 >> 

 

Our citizenship exists in the heavens, from which we also eagerly expect a savior, Lord Jesus Messiah, who will refashion the body of our humiliation to conformity of his glorious body, according to the effect that he is also capable to subject all things to himself. Well then, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, stand so firm in the Lord, beloved ones!

 

Nevertheless, it seems clear that on 1 Tisjri of 6031 AM (23 september 2025) the end of the 1335 days will be  reached.

It is certainly remarkable, however, that in Dn 12:11-12, in addition to the 1335 days, also is made mention of 1290 days: And from the time that the continual (offering) shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred ninety daysBlessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred thirty-five days. 

All this can hardly be related to the circumstance that in 2022 there will be a leap month, Ve-Adar, from the fourth of March of that year.

 

Regarding the 1290 days that follow from the middle of the Yearweek, according to Dn 12:11, the time at which the abomination that causes desolation is set up, it has been suggested that those extra 30 days may indicate the fact that during that Second half of the Week there will be only one leapyear in which - as is customary in leapyears - 30 days will be added to the lunar year, by inserting a 13th month (Ve-Adar). Since such a leapmonth is added 7 times per every 19 years, it may be useful to know that this situation will only occur once during the second half of the Week.

 

Rather, it seems to be the divine intention to draw the reader's attention to the meaning of the date August 9, 2025, on which the 1290 days are reached. According to the Jewish calendar that is 15 Ab, the date on which Shabbat Nachamu is celebrated. About that Sabbath of Comfort the following details are reported:

 

Shabbat Nachamu (Sabbath of comfort) takes its name from the haftarah from Isaiah in the Book of Isaiah 40:1-26 that speaks of "comforting" the Jewish people for their suffering. It is the first of seven haftarahs of consolation leading up to the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year… Shabbat Nachamu is traditionally celebrated with singing, dancing, eating, and musical performances that extend into the early hours of the following morning.

 

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