A possible course of the 70th Yearweek of Daniel 9
(Latest update 11-5-2021)
Attention: In this study, the dates according to our current Gregorian calendar are related to the (also current) Jewish calender which is a lunar calendar.
First of all, see Daniel 9:24-27, in order to get an idea of the great value of the so called Annual Weeks Prophecy. Below - incidentally, subject to a lot of reservations – we give the reader an idea how the course of the Last Week, the 70th, of that important prophecy could be.
It is therefore quite possible that the way in which the 70th Week will be manifested, as outlined below, will turn out wrong; yes, erroneous! The more so because YHWH Elohim himself told Daniel the following: And as for you, Daniel, make the words secret and seal the book until the time of [the] end. Many will go back and forth, and the [true] knowledge will become abundant.
Nevertheless, studying the arguments presented can provide the willing reader with food for thought and give him more insight into the biblical issues involved in such a study.
Based on the biblical chronology, this study assumes the following data:
The first man, Adam, was created in the year 4004/4003 before Chr., apparently in our autumn.
For that reason, the Anno Mundi time account (AM) runs from autumn to autumn. The year 4004/4003 BC. being therefore the first Anno Mundi year.
The above is (for the time being) an assumption. We have no absolute certainty about this.
From this Wikipedia article it can be concluded how complicated it is to compile a completely reliable Anno Muni calendar!
Further, on that basis the year 6023 AM corresponds to 2020/2021;
6024 AM to 2021/2022 AD;
6025 AM to 2022/2023 AD;
6026 AM to 2023/2024 AD;
6027 AM to 2024/2025 AD;
6028 AM to 2025/2026 AD;
6029 AM to 2026/2027 AD;
6030 AM to 2027/2028 AD.
In Judges 12:8-10 we find the report on Judge Ibtsan, who was a Judge in Israël for a period of seven years >>
And after him, Ibtsan from Beth-Lechem became Judge over Israel. And he had thirty sons and thirty daughters whom he married off. And he brought thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he continued to judge Israel for seven years. Then Ibtsan died and was buried in Bethlehem.
The fact that Ibtsan acted as a Judge for Israel for 7 years suggests that this report alludes to the events during the 70th Yearweek for Israel.
The report about Ibtsan is very interesting.
Verse 9 << And he had thirty sons and thirty daughters whom he married off. And he brought thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he continued to judge Israel for seven years >> has NV (numerical value) 6023; apparently pointing to 6023 AM, the year of the assumed start of the 70th Annual Week!
Suggested Start: 14 August 2021 AD, corresponding with 6 Elul 6023 AM.
In Daniel 9:27, in a unique way, a 70th Annual Week for Israel was prophetically announced. Equally unique was the way in which the course of that last 'Year Week' was recorded >> And to many he will strengthen [the] covenant for one week. And at the half of the week he will cause to cease sacrifice and meal offering. And on the wing of abominations a destroyer, and to the end, what is determined will be poured out on the destroyer.
Moreover, it is striking that Esther 10:2 has the same numerical value as Dn 9:27 >> 5872.
When we read verse 2 together with verse 3, we seem to get a 'glimpse' in type of how in the Millennium situation - so from 1 Tishri 6031 AM - the royal power will be exercised in a very balanced way, namely Yeshua alongside YHWH, the almighty Elohim:
With regard to all his powerful and mighty accomplishments, as well as the detailed account of Mordecai’s greatness to which the king exalted him, are they not written in the book of the history of the times of the kings of Media and Persia? For Mordecai the Jew was second only to king Ahasuerus. He was great among the Jews and respected by the multitude of his brothers, working for the good of his people and advocating the welfare of all their descendants.
The first 110 days: These must of course be counted from 14 August 2021, or 6 Elul 6023 AM.
We then arrive on 1 december 2021 AD, corresponding to 27 Kislev 6024 AM.
Because every Week half consists of 1260 days, from 27 Kislev 6024 AM to half of the week, of course, 1150 days remain. And as we shall see below, we then arrive at 24 January 2025 AD. Corresponding to 24 Sjebat 6027 AM.
But what can we say about those 1150 days? Why divide the First Half of the Week anyway into 110, respectively 1150 days?
Answer: Everything has to do with that very special prophecy in Daniel 8, concerning the tamid, the daily morning and evening sacrifice within the Mosaic temple service.
Based on Daniel 9:27, we saw earlier that the End-Time Antichrist will immediately - at the start of the 70th Week - try to reach and flatter the unbelieving Jewish majority; those stubborn Jews who abhor Yeshua as the true Mashiach. How?
By making every effort to revive the sacrificial service according to Mosaic Law. After all, verse 27 of Daniel 9 begins thus: And to many he will strengthen [the] covenant for one week.
So apparently for the full 70th Week! But in reality that won't happen. Why not?
First of all because in that same verse (27) it is revealed to us in advance that he will break his promise to Israel already at the Half of that Week: And at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease.
However, that is not the only reason that causes the old Mosaic offering service not to be put into practice the entire Week! To get the Jews favorably minded and to reinforce the Old Covenant, he also needs some time. Apparently the first 110 days of the Yearweek. Why?
According to Daniel, chapter 8, the 1150 days - during which that tamid will be current - will come to an end at the Week Half , probably within the sacrificial service of the then (re) established (Third) Jewish temple.
But what exactly is going on with that tamid ?
In Dn 8:12 we learn what the consequences will be of the appearance of the Hellenistic Little Horn, alias the End-Time Antichrist, especially in the appearance of the False Prophet of Revelation 13:11-13.
That Little Horn will exalt itself extremely, and at the Half of the Week he will take the tamid away, after 2300 evening mornings - corresponding to 1150 days – during which that sacrificial service had just taken place again. Apparently in the Third Temple and furthermore promoted by that Antichristian End-Time Force.
What is the explanation for all this? Why is the sacrificial service interrupted after 1150 days?
Answer: Undoubtedly due to the fact that - according to Revelation 12 - the Davidic Messiah kingdom is founded on Half of the Week and Satan - with his crowd of demons - is hurled down to earth as a result of a heavenly warfare; thus permanently removed from the holy spheres of heaven!
From the next chapter (13) of the Revelation it becomes clear that the Dragon (Satan, the Devil) in his great wrath will nevertheless take further action to deceive the Gentile nations. How?
Yeshua himself already indicated this in his End-Time Speech: Satan will then - apparently in the rebuilt Third Temple - 'place' the devastating horror.
Hence the 1150 days [or 2300 evenings-mornings]: 1260 minus the 110 days!
Suggested half: 24 January 2025 AD, corresponding to 24 Shebat 6027 AM.
From other scriptures we know that
• under the domineering leadership of the (yet to be) appearing Antichristian power, the Pseudomashiach, to whom the majority of the End-time Jews will give their dedication, a Third Temple will still be erected;
• in that Third Temple the Jewish worship will initially be resumed according to Mosaic law;
• on half of the Year Week that unlawful sacrificial cult will be taken away before God and that instead the abomination of desolation will manifest itself in that 'sanctuary' as 'god', so that one can worship 'god' directly (Revelation 13:11-13).
Because of all those developments, the calamities announced for the 70th Week will of course increase considerably, entirely in accordance with what was prophetically announced by Daniel in Dn 9:27 as part of the so-called Annual Weeks prophecy:
And to many he will strengthen [the] covenant for one week. And at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate; and even to the full end, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out on the desolate.
In his End-Time Speech, Mashiach Yeshua himself also referred to that (still) prophetic event, thus underlining the danger of it. In his speech on the last days, he referred to that Annual Prophecy, with the words:
When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains (Matth 24:15-16).
But to us it further is of utmost importance that from the announced course of that 24th chapter of the Matthew Gospel we can also deduce that Yeshua's thoughts especially were focused on the half of that 70th Week when he drew our attention to the abomination of desolation.
But from Scripture we also know that this abomination of desolation will manifest itself as 'god', so that one can worship 'god' directly.
However..., there will be much more going on:
The Davidic kingdom will also be established at the half of that last decisive Yearweek, with Yeshua Mashiach on the throne (Psalm 2).
Revelation 11:15-17 let us know in advance:
The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Mashiach. He will reign forever and ever!”
The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God’s throne, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give you thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was; because you have taken your great power, and reigned”.
The prophecy of Zechariah 9 will also be fulfilled with that glorious event >>
The total gematria value is certainly of interest >> 3908 + 4833 + 5686 = 14427 , corresponding to that of Luke 12:46 >>
[If, however, that slave would say in his heart: My lord delays his coming, and starts to mistreat the servants and the maids, to eat and also to drink and to get drunk] then the lord of that servant will come in a day when he isn’t expecting him, and in an hour that he doesn’t know, and will cut him in two, and place his portion with the unfaithful.
Both the Zechariah fragment and Luke 12 are clearly End-Time oriented.
This means, among other things, that the event on Palm Sunday 33 AD had the character of a 'preview'. The actual fulfillment comes at the Half of the 70th Week, thus ending the Seven Times of (7 x 600) 4,200 years that (apparently) had begun in 1827 AM - at the Speech Confusion.
However, the establishment of that Messianic Empire will also give cause to:
* warfare in heaven, as a result of which Satan and his angels will be hurled to earth.
At the Half of the Week, however, not only the Kingdom will be established, but also the Marriage Covenant with Israël will be renewed.
In Song of Solomon 6:3 that renewal is beautifully expressed by the Bride (Israel):
I am my beloved, and my beloved is mine. He browses among the lilies.
And that unlike 2:16, where intimacy is more an initiative of the Bridegroom >> My beloved is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies.
YHWH Elohim renews his relationship with the people on the basis of the superior conditions of the New Covenant. He leaves behind their error and sin; he no longer remembers that. On the contrary, he favors them with unprecedented new opportunities
Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was a husband to them, says YHWH.
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YHWH: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people: and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know YHWH; for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YHWH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.
(Jer 31: 31-34).
As announced in Matth 24:14, the then-established Messiah Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole oikoumenè as a witness for all Goyim; by a Jewish Remnant that will truly be guided by the spirit of that New Covenant.
In Micah 2:12-13 we read how YHWH Elohim will take the appropriate measures to that end >>
I will surely assemble, Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;
I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as a flock in the midst of their pasture;
They will swarm with people.
He who breaks open the way goes up before them.
They break through the gate, and go out.
And their king passes on before them, with YHWH at their head.
Suggested End: 7 July 2028 AD, corresponding to 13 Tammuz 6030 AM.
The 3½-year Great Tribulation will then end (Dan 7:25).
The Great Crowd, prophetically announced in Rev 7:9-17, coming out of that Great Tribulation is seen serving in God's temple sanctuary. From verse 13 we read:
One of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?” I told him, “My lord, you know.”
He said to me, “These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood. Therefore they are before the throne of God, they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. They will never be hungry, neither thirsty any more; neither will the sun beat on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne shepherds them, and leads them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
That service by that Great Crowd had actually started earlier, namely from half of the 70th Week when the Messianic kingdom was established. We saw already - in our commentary on Half of the Year Week - that the Jewish Remnant will then fulfill Matth 24:14, as Yeshua himself indicated in his End-Time Speech.
Consequently, the start of the additional 30 and 45 days, is on 8 July 2028 AD, corresponding to 14 Tammuz 6030 AM, and therefore ending 20 Septenber 2028 AD or 29 Elul 6030 AM. The next day, 1 Tishri 6031 AM (September 21, 2028 AD) then the Millennium starts according to Rev 20:1-3.
God's Word further shows us that during those 75 days that must 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, would follow - in the form of judgment - 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 the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will smite themselves on the breast , and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
(Matth 24: 29-30)
First of all, we have to establish that, calculated from the beginning of the Yearweek and all the way to the end of the aforementioned 45 days, a total of 2595 days will have elapsed.
Upon closer investigation, it appears that this can be traced back to the prophetic word in Daniel 12, because there we learn something about the happiness that the Jewish End-time believers will receive; those who faithfully persist, as that passage indicates: Those who reach the 1335 days.
Prophetically indicating what would happen from the Middle of Week, so after the first 1260 days, the revelation angel spoke to Daniel the following [Daniel 12]:
I heard, but I didn’t understand: then said I, my lord, what shall be the issue of these things? He said, Go your way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.
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.
Two things here are coming to our attention: First, the hopeful perspectives for Daniel personally. He would fully complete his career as God's prophet in faithfulness. He would then "rest" in death until the time for him that the resurrection dawned. But even afterwards YHWH Elohim would use him again, and that within a destination reserved for him in advance!
Of course, that divine promise applies not to Daniel alone, but of course also to the many other faithful men and women of earlier times, just as we are assured in Heb 11:39-40 >>
And all of these, although they received testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, for God provided us with something better that they would not be made perfect without us.
And secondly, to us, the current readers of these final verses in the Book of Daniel, to us is revealed that the end of the mentioned prophetic 1335 days will be reached precisely then. Apparently at the time of the resurrection of those former faithful ones! But that expectation can logically only be related to the perspectives that the Bible raises in connection with the restored Davidic kingdom of a thousand years!
The attentive reader may now comment, “I have not heard anything about the rapture of Yeshua's Congregational Body. From 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2, it can be deduced that the Antichrist - there referred to as the Man of lawlessness - can only make his entrance when the Church is snatched away in the Rapture.
Indeed! That's exactly what we read in that Scripture, from verse 3 >>
3 Let no one deceive you in any way, for unless the apostasy comes first and the Man of Lawlessness is revealed, the Son of Destruction [the Day of the Lord is not yet a reality],
4 he who resists and exalts himself above all that is called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple sanctuary of God, showing himself that he is divine.
5 Don't you remember when I was with you I used to discuss these things with you?
6 And now you know what is restraing him, that he may be revealed in his own time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only that one restrains, until it is taken out of the way.
However, nowhere in this passage we learn that the Lawless One will make his entrance on the same day that the Church is snatched away (!)
It is completely correct that - according to the verses 6 and 7 of the above passage - there is what (6) or that one (7) is restraining him (holding him back); in both cases referring to the power of God's spirit which is present among the members of the Church during the aeon of the Christian Congregation. But ... nowhere in Scripture - and therefore not in the passage of 2Th 2:1-12 - one can conclude with certainty that the Rapture of the Church and the appearance of the Pseudomasjiach coincide in time! It may be possible; however, we cannot be sure of that fact.
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