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The Apocalypse and the 70 Weeks Prophecy

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Before beginning my study of the Apocalypse, I think I need to mention my understanding of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks Prophecy. Because, unless one is able to see that Daniel and the writer of the Apocalypse agree on when Jerusalem and the Temple were to be destroyed, the Bible student simply cannot hope to be accurate in his understanding of either book. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Was the Kingdom Postponed?

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Many folks today believe that the establishment of the Kingdom of God was postponed by God, because the Jews rejected Jesus as their Messiah? Is that true? Do men’s decisions have that much power with God that he must change his plans to accommodate the plans of men? In other words, is our will stronger than God’s will? Paul asks that question in 1Corinthians 10:22, but his question is asked facetiously, when he asks, “Are we stronger than he (i.e. the Lord)?” By the way, Paul answered his own question earlier in the same letter when he said: “The weakness of God is stronger than men” (1Corinthians 1:26). So, my question still stands: “Do men’s decisions have that much power with God that he must change his plans to accommodate the plans of men?” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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The Gap Theory

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In Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy, he prophesied that 70 weeks of years were determined for the Jews. That is, a block of 490 years was set apart for the fulfillment of all things that concerned the Jews (Daniel 9:24). During this period of time, they would also rebuild the Temple and the walls of Jerusalem, and the Messiah would come. He would be killed, and the Temple would once again be destroyed, and all this would be done within this block of time (Daniel 9:25-27). Many, if not most, Christians today believe there is a gap of “X” number of years either between the 69th and 70th weeks of years or between the 69th and ½ week of years and the final 3 ½ years of the 70th week in Daniel’s prophecy. So, what can we say about these things? Was the gap a part of God’s original plan, or did he insert it later, and, if he did insert it later, why did he? Did Jesus know about the gap (cf. Mark 13:32)? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Messianic Expectations

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The whole idea of the coming of Christ has very powerful features. Even today it isn’t difficult to get people wondering and hoping for the near return of Christ. In the 1st century AD those who studied the Scriptures knew that the time of Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy was nearing its culmination. Some were already looking for his coming. We are told that both Simeon and Anna the prophetess of chapter two in Luke both looked for the coming of Christ (Luke 2:26) and the redemption of Jerusalem (Luke 2:38). It is entirely possible that the Magi that came from the east in Matthew 2 were high ranking Jews from Babylon who waited for and sought the coming of Christ. The problem is that the authorities at Jerusalem, though they knew of his coming (Matthew 2:3-6), didn’t seek him out, as the Magi did. No doubt, this is why John was sent by God. None of the Jewish leaders looked for the Messiah, and the people didn’t know enough to seek him. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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What Actually Ended with John?

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Isaiah spoke of the Jews warfare being accomplished (Isaiah 40:2), that is, it ended, or was fulfilled. What does that mean? Later in Luke Jesus claimed “The Law and the Prophets were until John…” (Luke 16:16). Clearly, something having to do with the Jew’s relationship with God ended in the first century AD, and something else took its place, namely, “…since that time the Kingdom of God is preached…” (Luke 16:16). It seems an appointed time or age ended with the coming of John’s ministry, and another appointed time or age began with the coming of Christ. What can we know of these things? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The First to Die for Christ

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Stephen’s death (Acts 7:51-60) is probably the most significant chapter in the life of the Church since Pentecost. He is the first believer whose blood was shed in Jesus’ name, and I don’t believe its significance is fully appreciated in the Church today. It may come as a surprise to know that he was probably stoned on the Day of Atonement 3 ½ years after Jesus’ crucifixion and comes at the culmination of the second half of the 70th week of Daniels 70 Weeks Prophecy. The first half of that week incorporated Jesus’ public ministry which ended in his crucifixion in the “midst of the week” (cp. Daniel 9:26-27). Both halves equal 7 years or the 70th Week beginning on the Feast of Trumpets in 27 AD and ending on the Day of Atonement or 10th day of the seventh month in 34 AD. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Kingdom of God

 

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A Puzzle Not for Our Times

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I suppose the easiest way one could make money on the name of Christ is to write a book on the Second Coming, set a few dates when crucial events would occur, and dress it all up in a good looking cover for your book. Lots of folks will buy it, some out of fear, some out of a desire to know what’s going to happen, but in reality it all adds up to a fleshy way to express one’s faith, both in the selling and in the buying.
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Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Prophecy

 

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Can the Great Tribulation be Shortened?

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In Matthew 24:21 Jesus foretold a time of great tribulation. It is from here that we get our modern doctrine of “The Great Tribulation.” In Revelation believers are warned to repent or they would go through “Great Tribulation,”  (Revelation 2:22) and then in Revelation 7:14 we find that many did repent, while going through “Great Tribulation.” Unless we have evidence that there is more than one great tribulation, it seems we must understand these scriptures to point to the same event.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Last Days

 

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Fixing the Date of Stephen’s Death

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Fixing Stephen’s death (Acts 7:51-60) to an exact day involves using prophecy, which, if true, will offer not only an element of certainty to this study but also place a great degree of importance of his death. That is, Stephen’s death would have a particular significance for the new body of believers and for time of the coming of the Kingdom of God. As I hope to show, Stephen’s death is tied up in the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9. Daniel’s prophecy identifies the Messiah. Daniel points to him and, beyond all doubt, identifies Jesus as the long awaited Son of David, the Anointed of God.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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Jesus Came to an Unprepaired Nation!

As I consider the fact that the royal visit of the magi to Jerusalem, I have to wonder about how little the Jewish nation was prepared to meet their Messiah. After all, Daniel had predicted the very day he would arrive upon the scene. If the very day of his arrival had been prophesied centuries earlier, why were the Jews so unprepared? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2010 in Christianity, Christmas, Religion

 

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To Seal up the Vision and the Prophecy

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

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I now come to the fifth work of God as prophesied by the angel in Daniel 9:24. Each work, thus far, we have found has been finished in Christ and there remains nothing more to fulfill at a later date, showing the future fulfillment of the final seven years of this prophecy is a false doctrine. By believing that there remains seven years to be fulfilled before completion of this prophecy has kept us from the truth that this prophecy reveals in Christ. We need to examine our understanding of these things to assure ourselves that what we believe is sound and taught by the original Apostles (cp. 2Corinthians 13:5). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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Make Reconciliation for Iniquity

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I am considering the angel’s prophecy found in Daniel 9:24 at this time. If one would read the prophecy it would be seen there are six works of God that must be fulfilled before one cold claim the 70 Weeks prophecy is fulfilled. I have already discussed the first two claims by the angel in three blogs preceding this one, showing that these works of God were fulfilled in Christ nearly 2000 years ago, and this third work is no different. The angel claimed “Seventy weeks are determined …to make reconciliation for Iniquity…” While sealing involved purchasing and hence ownership, reconciliation involved peace between enemies or offended parties. God desires love not forced servitude from his children, and he always makes the first move toward our salvation: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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Rebellion and the Sin Principle

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In this blog I am discussing the fulfillment of Daniel 9:24 or the 70 Weeks Prophecy. There were six works of God which the angel said must be fulfilled before the end of the 490 years. It is my understanding that the 70 Weeks Prophecy stands fulfilled, the final or 70th week occurring during the ministry of Jesus and proceeding to the time of Stephen’s death. If the six works of God are complete, so is the 70 Weeks Prophecy and to look for a fulfillment of the final week in our time or some future age would be futile. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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To Finish the Transgression

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In Daniel 9 the angel told Daniel that it would take 490 years (70 weeks of years or 10 jubilees) in order to accomplish six works of God in Israel (Daniel 9:24). If these six works of God are complete, then the prophecy must be complete no matter how we think end time prophecy should develop. But, if any are lacking, then the 70 Weeks Prophecy remains to be fulfilled in our day or perhaps sometime in a distant future age. I hope to take each of these six works in its own blog or blogs in an effort to show the 70 Weeks Prophecy is fulfilled, proving today’s eschatology believed by most evangelicals is in error. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2010 in Christianity, Prophecy, Religion

 

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The Coming of Ezra

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The Temple was completed in the sixth year of the king of Persia as is stated in Ezra 6:15. This occurred in Adar, the 12th month of the Jewish year. In the following month during the Passover season the Jews dedicated the Temple. Chapter seven of Ezra begins with the words: “Now after these things…” Obviously, this refers to what occurred after the completion of the Temple and its dedication, namely, Ezra gained a release from the king of Persia in the seventh year of his reign. It all seems to fit – the seventh year always follows the sixth year – but the rub is that traditional thought would have us believe that because Darius is the king in chapter six and Artaxerxes is mentioned in chapter 7, that these are two different kings. Can this be true? No! This is another case of vain tradition making the word of God of no effect. There is direct continuity intended here as we shall see. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2010 in Old Testament History, Prophecy, Religion

 

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