Daniel’s 70 Sevens Almost 600 years before Jesus Christ’s First Coming, the Old Testament prophet Daniel, received a prophecy from God indicating the exact timing of Christ’s arrival. This same prophecy also described specific details about the last seven years of this present age which will lead to Christ’s Second Coming. Let’s read the prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27.
Daniel’s 70 Sevens • The prophecy will be fulfilled after 490 years (70 x 7 = 490). • The Hebrew word shabuwa means seven, sevened or a week. • Since 69 ‘sevens’ have been fulfilled we know shabuwa represents ‘seven’ years. Seventy 'sevens' [shabuwa] are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.Daniel 9:24 70 x 7 = 490 years • This prophecy promises the renewal of all things and the coming Kingdom of God on earth.
Daniel’s 70 Sevens Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One [mashiyach] , the ruler [nagiyd], comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. Daniel 9:25 7 Sevens and 62 Sevens • From the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. • To the coming Mashiyach nagyid • To the coming Messiah the King • Recorded in Nehemiah 2:5-8 • Dated March 14, 445 BC • Recorded John 12:1, 12 • Dated April 6, 32 AD The Jewish Temple was being rebuilt during Christ’s First Advent and Rome’s occupation of Israel.
Daniel’s 70 Sevens After the sixty-two 'sevens' the Anointed One will be cut off [karath] and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.Daniel 9:26 7 Sevens 62 Sevens 1 Seven War continues to the End Karath means to make a covenant by sacrifice. Messiah will make a covenant by sacrifice. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross 32 AD. Jerusalem and temple destroyed 70 AD by the people of the ruler The people were Syrians.
Daniel’s 70th Seven He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.Daniel 9:27 Daniel’s 70th Seven 3 ½ years 3 ½ years Until the end is poured out on him He will confirm a covenant He will end sacrifice and offering and set up an abomination that causes desolation He in this prophecy is the Antichrist, the leader who will come, see Daniel 9:26.