The 70 Weeks Prophecy Part 1 – Daniel 9:20-27
Jeremiah 31:35-37 Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name:
(36) “If this fixed order departs From before Me,” declares the LORD, “Then the offspring of Israel also will cease From being a nation before Me forever.”
(37) Thus says the LORD, “If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done,” declares the LORD.
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE 70 WEEK’S PROPHECY
Isaiah 65:24 “It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
Pro 3:32 For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.
II. THE TIME PERIOD THAT IS SPOKEN OF
a. An argument from chapter 9
Leviticus 25:3-4 ‘Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, (4) but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
2 Chronicles 36:20-21 Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia,
(21) to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.
b. An argument from chapter 10
c. An argument from the rest of Scripture
Genesis 29:18 (NASB) 18 Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”
Genesis 29:25-27 (NASB) 25 So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?” 26 But Laban said, “It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the firstborn. 27 “Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years.”
III. THE PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED
a. The Jewish people
b. The Prince who is Messiah
c. The prince who is to come
IV. THE PLACE THAT IS DESIGNATED
a. The holy city is Jerusalem
Psalms 48:1-2 (NASB) 1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain. 2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.
b. The holy city is the prophetic center of the world
Zechariah 14:4 (NASB) 4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
c. The holy city is the geographic center of the world
Ezekiel 5:5 (NASB) 5 “Thus says the Lord God, ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her.
V. THE PURPOSE THAT IS UNFOLDED FOR THE JEWS
a. To finish the transgression
John 1:11 (NASB) 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
b. To cancel their sin
Romans 10:3 (NASB) 3 For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
c. To complete their salvation
d. To bring in everlasting righteousness
Ezekiel 36:26-27 (NASB) 26 “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
e. To confirm the Scriptures
f. To consecrate the sanctuary