6-27-18, This next problem uses prophetic "weeks" of days as years, and includes 3 consecutive events spanning 483 years in prophecy, that were all in Daniel's future - and came to pass just as he prophesied - proving that Jesus is the Messiah. [Link to a video of this problem.]
Daniel 9:24-26: "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined."
Quoting from book, "The False prophet": "Almost 100 years after Gabriel spoke to Daniel, a special decree was granted by Artaxerxes I to Nehemiah (444-445 BC). This is the ONLY decree recorded in the Bible that gave the Jews permission to 'restore Jerusalem and rebuild its walls'. The Messiah, Jesus, was "cut off" or crucified in 32 or 33AD."
Much of Christianity understands these 69 weeks to be 69 sevens of years. So we have 69 x 7 or 483 prophetic 'years'." Again, uniformly using our multiplier of .9857 to reconcile this 360-day year "language" (per Genesis) with the solar year units of our modern historical record, yields: 483 x .9857 = 476 solar years. Artaxerxes' decree in 444 BC + 476 years = 32 AD, the cross right to the year!
But what about those six points that were supposed to be fulfilled during these 70 weeks? Ah-ha! All but one were fulfilled at the cross; didn't Jesus:
In the Old Testament the Prophet Malachi was inspired to write the last book of the Old Testament. The Scripture to the Jews was complete, and no more was written until the New Testament era! So Old Testament vision and prophecy were indeed 'sealed up'. (Romans 11:8, 2 Corinthians 3:15)."
However, in this time of the end apparently God is increasingly lifting the scales from the eyes and ears of the Jews; wisdom is increasing more and more are recognizing Jesus as their Messiah, as God takes "the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand." Ezekiel 37:19
Calculating the above 3 date pins in Daniel's 70 weeks was accomplished using the exact same mathematical method employed in Daniel's 1290 and 1335 days in problem 2 and 4 above! All confirmed textually as well.
Another 1260 "days" problem from Revelation regarding the Two Witnesses
The Bible defines the two witnesses as the Jewish and Christian church.
Revelation 11:3: And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These two witnesses are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 1948 - 1260 = 688 .... the Dome of the Rock.
These were religiously exiled from the Holy Land by Islam, and sent into the world, marked symbolically, specifically, and repeatedly above, by the Dome of the Rock - the abomination of desolation. Mark 13:14
Employing the scriptural adjacency rule of hermeneutics we learn: Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Romans 11:24 For if thou [the Gentiles] wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree [the Jews]: how much more shall these [the Jews], which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
Jamieson Faucett and Brown "... I think the twofold Church, Jewish and Gentile, may be meant by the two candlesticks represented by the two witnesses ... "
To explore the two witnesses further, read the chapter of that title from the False Prophet at this link. [I highly recommend, however, that you start the book from the beginning; it's a free download.]
The book of Daniel was sealed, until this "time of the end" and we can see that it wasn't until the years of 1948 and 1967 had passed, that we could fully understand the textual and mathematical solutions to the problems in Revelation when knowledge increased, to relate back to Daniel, for the full picture to come into view.
The mathematics combined with the application of sound hermeneutic principles confirm these conclusions textually. It is clear that this study is not about some "Bible code" but rather about solutions to the day, week, and month, math problems, that were assigned to us by prophecy.
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