Daniel’s prophecy of the “70 Weeks” may be the most important prophecy in the Bible and the most amazing. Its sweeping panorama allowed the wise in ancient Israel to know the exact timing of the arrival of Jesus upon his first coming and His death.
“Then, after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.” Dan. 9:25. This part of the prophecy has occurred. The rest of the prophecy provides incredible details about Jesus’s second coming.
This sermon by Jonathan Cahn on Daniel’s 70 weeks is excellent. The only significant difference in my view of this prophecy and Jonathan’s, is the identity of the Antichrist. As most of you already know, I believe the Antichrist will be a Muslim , possibly the Mahdi, the Muslim Messiah and they believe his arrival is imminent. The people of the prince to come that destroyed the city were not Roman.
This phrase about the coming prince is one of the most controversial passages in the entire Bible! The Greek perfectly renders this thought. Jesus was going to destroy the city and Temple with the one that is coming. In this case that was Titus, the general of the Roman forces. Jesus destroyed the city using his agents, which just happened to be Titus and his soldiers. After examining a sampling of evidence from both ancient historians as well as the most cutting-edge modern scholarship to date, we may very confidently conclude that the ‘Roman’ soldiers in the Eastern provinces that destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple were in fact Eastern peoples – the inhabitants of Asia Minor, Syria, Arabia and Egypt. The people of the prince to come were from Middle Eastern countries that are now Muslim.
“Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,” Ephesians 3:5-6
It is interesting to observe that from our Heavenly Father’s perspective, He has been equitable with individual focuses to both parts of the family:
- 2000 years from the time of Abraham to Yeshua, the time of the Jews/Israel.
- 2000 years from the time of Jesus to this modern day, the time of the Gentiles.
In a spirit of John 17 unity, God is awakening the church to connect with Israel as we realise the time is drawing near for the last 7 years of the 70 X 7 prophecy in Daniel 9. Gabriel delivered this amazing prophecy to Daniel:
“Seventy weeks 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 place.” Daniel 9:24
This post was prompted by reading an article by Grant Berry ‘New Wine Is Being Released’: How God Is Positioning Israel Right Now for His End-Times Plan.
Grant is a Messianic believer in Yeshua/Jesus and is promoting a new message into the body of Messiah/Christ during these last days known as “the reconnection.” The reconnection is a new term used to describe the reuniting and full restoration of Jewish and Gentile believers into John 17 unity into the one new man, now that Israel’s awakening is upon us. This spiritual transaction has been unseen during most of the Church Age but is now most vital for the church to move into for God’s end-time plans. It is a power key to the last great revival and final outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the earth. For more information and a special offer on Romans 911, please visit reconnectingministries.org.
There is no question that we are in a new day for the church in the world, that the new wine is being released. For those of us who are connected to the Father’s heart, we can sense it, we can feel it, and we know the final awakening is drawing near. The final acts of reformation are upon His church and Messianic bodies.