THE 70 WEEKS PROPHECY PART 2 – DANIEL 9:20-27
VI. THE PLAN THAT IS SPECIFIED FOR THE JEWS
a. The commencement of the count
Ezra 1:2-4 (NASB) 2 “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3 ‘Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem.
Ezra 6:8-9 (NASB) 8 “Moreover, I issue a decree concerning what you are to do for these elders of Judah in the rebuilding of this house of God: the full cost is to be paid to these people from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces beyond the River, and that without delay. 9 “Whatever is needed, both young bulls, rams, and lambs for a burnt offering to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and anointing oil, as the priests in Jerusalem request, it is to be given to them daily without fail
Ezra 7:12-16 (NASB) 12 “Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace. And now 13 I have issued a decree that any of the people of Israel and their priests and the Levites in my kingdom who are willing to go to Jerusalem, may go with you. 15 and to bring the silver and gold, which the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem
Nehemiah 2:1-5 (NASB) 1 And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. 2 So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” Then I was very much afraid. 3 I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?” 4 Then the king said to me, “What would you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”
b. The construction of the city
c. The coming of the Christ
Genesis 1:14-15 (NASB) 14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
Genesis 7:11(NASB) 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
Genesis 8:3 (NASB) 3 and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.
Genesis 8:4 (NASB) 4 In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.
Revelation 11:3 (NASB) 3 “And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
Revelation 12:6 (NASB) 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had* a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Revelation 13:5 (NASB) 5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
Psalms 118:26 (NASB) 26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.
Matthew 21:9 (NASB) 9 The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!”
Luke 19:42 (NASB) 42 saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.
Luke 19:44 (NASB) 44 and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”