Daniel CommentaryTHE BOOK OF DANIEL is quoted often in the New Testament Book of Revelation. In many ways, the two books need to be read and studied together. Daniel lived at an important time of ancient history and his story is critical to our understanding of what is happening today. His visions speak powerfully of the end times, and his writing continues to exalt the “Most High God.” The accuracy and reliability of his remarks concerning future events have caused many to question his authorship of this book. However, we have complete confidence that he not only wrote the book but that God used him powerfully to bring His message to His people about what is about to happen in our time.  Daniel Chapter 9 The 70th Week.  vs. 27 A must see!

Daniel Chapter 9

Perhaps the most important prophecy of the bible.  Daniel’s 70th week.  This covers a future 7 year period comes right here.  What is Daniel’s 70th week?  Come n see.

Daniel Session 11 Ch 9 The 70th Week

By Dr. Missler

The 70th Week
The Interval (Daniel 9:26)

26] 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.

An interval, or gap, is clearly required by v. 26: events described are after the 69th and prior to the 70th week. “cut off”: tr;K’ karat, to cut off, eliminate, kill, execute; death penalty (Lev 7:20; Ps 37:9; Prov 2:22). “not for Himself”: nothingness: rejection, substitution. The people of “the prince that shall come” = historically, the Romans.

Thus, the Prince to come will be of the Roman Empire (but NOT necessarily from Europe!) Sanctuary destroyed, etc. 38 years are included with the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Over 1970 years have transpired so far. “…flood”: diaspora. Titus Vespasian: 38 years later; (not 3½!). Daniel 9:26: Rabbinical Confirmations

• Messianic; prior to the Temple destroyed [Yalkut, Vol II, 32b, p.79 Nazir edition.]
• Messiah to exit prior to A.D. 33. [Midrash Berishit, p.243 Warsaw edition; re: Yakov Prasch.]

The Destiny of Israel
The Missing Key of “Systematic” Theology

Divisions of Theology

• Bibliology The Bible
• Theology Proper Attributes of God
• Christology Lord Jesus Christ
• Pneumatology Holy Spirit
• Angelology Angels, fallen and unfallen
• Anthropology Man
• Soteriology Salvation
• Ecclesiology The Church
• Eschatology End-Times; Last Things
Notice what’s missing? Israelology = the study of Israel as an instrument in God’s program for man.

What, Israelology, Systematic, Theology

Course on Israelology Here

Israel and the Church

Distinctions: different origins, missions, destinies. “Replacement” views deny Israel her place in God’s program (Romans 9, 10, 11); it makes God a liar and laid the basis for Christian Anti-Semitism. The “70 Weeks” deal specifically with Israel. Also, Paul’s trichotomy: Jews, Gentiles, Church (1 Cor 10:32). Distinctives reappear after Revelation 4.

Historical Roots of Replacement Theology

Blindness Declared by The Creator

Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. Luke 19:42

For How Long?
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the Fullness of the Gentiles be come in. Romans 11:25

What is The Interval in Prophecy?

Interval also implied: Dan 9:26; Isa 61:1,2 (re: Lk 4:18-20); Rev 12:5,6. Also: Isa 54:7; Hos 3:4,5; Amos 9:10,11 (Acts 15:13-18); Micah 5:2,3; Zech 9:9,10; Lk 1:31,32; 21:24.

Scriptures for The Interval Defined

Interval defined: Luke 19:42 until Rom 11:25. This interval is the period of the Church, an era kept secret in Old Testament: Mt 13:34,35; Eph 3:5,9.

• Born at Pentecost: Col 1:18; 1 Cor 12:13; Acts 1:5, 11:15-16.
• Prerequisites: Atonement (Mt 16:18, 21); Resurrection (Eph 1:20-23); Ascension: (Eph 4:7-11—spiritual gifts only after ascension). [Interval implied in 24 references] “Israel” is never used of the Church (73X). Gal 6:16 is misunderstood, by ignoring the kai in the Greek which clearly distinguishes the two groups. It seems that the Lord deals with Israel and the Church mutually exclusively. [Example: Chess Clock]

The Church: Mystery Character
• Body Concept Eph 3:3-5,9
• Indwelling every believer Col 1:26-27
• Bride of Christ Eph 5:22-32
• Harpazo, (“Rapture”) 1 Cor 15:50-58
• One “New Man” Eph 2:15; Cf. Rev 12:5
• Distinguished from Jews or Gentiles 1 Cor 10:32 Our need: Ecclesiology, not Eschatology!

The 70th Week Defined

27] And he (“the prince that shall come”) shall enforce the covenant with [the] many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The Covenant Enforced with “the many” : “The many” is an idiom for Israel. This is the “Covenant with Hell,” Isa 28:15; Zech 11:15-17 etc. “…midst of the week…” : The most documented period of time in the Bible. Time, times, and the dividing of time (Dan 7:25; 4:16, 23, 25).

Which “Prince”?
Antecedent: “The Prince that shall come…” After the death of Nero, General Galba was recalled to become Emperor. A conspiracy had him assassinated. After Galba, Ortho was made emperor; he was unfit and committed suicide. After the revolution and political instability, the general-in-command of the Roman-Israeli expedition was recalled to restore order and become Emperor: General Vespasian, father of Captain Titus who remained general in charge of the siege. Just a few days before the final assault on Jerusalem, Vespasian was crowned Emperor of the Roman Empire, making Titus a prince (Titus may have been a descendant of Antiochus IV).

“Time, Times, and ½ Time”
“Times” = dual, later lost in Aramaic: 1 + 2 + ½ = 3 ½
3½ years Dan 12:7
42 months Rev 11:2; 13:5
1260 days Rev 11:3; Dan 12:6
½ “week” Dan 9:27
Every Detail by Design?
…and it was at Jerusalem the Feast of the Dedication, and it was winter. John 10:22

Which “Feast of Dedication?”
• Solomon’s Temple? Autumn 1 Kings 8:2
• Zerubbabel’s Temple? Spring Ezra 6:15,16
• The Rededication Winter 25th of Kislev

The “Abomination of Desolation”

Antiochus IV (“Epiphanes”) 175-164 B.C.
Antiochus IV was the 8th king of the Syrian dynasty and infamous brother of Cleopatra. “Epiphanes” = “Illustrious.” [Called “Epimanes,” the madman.] He made Torah reading punishable by death; slaughtered a sow on the Altar and erected an idol to Zeus in the Holy of Holies; incited the Maccabbean Revolt, which succeeded in rededicating the Temple, 25th Kislev, 165 B.C. This is still commemorated at Hanukkah. (Authenticated by the Holy Spirit: Jn 10:22.) The sacrifices and oblations cease; 2 Thess 2:4. These require a Temple previously consecrated in Jerusalem. (Preparations have begun!)

The Great Tribulation & Gods Sovereign Purpose

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Matthew 24:21,22

This “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” climaxes in the “Day of the Lord”: Isa 61:2; Zech 12, 14; Rev 19:19; et al. (Note that this is 3½ years, not 7, as is so often assumed.) Revelation 6 – 19 is essentially an elaboration of the events during the “70th Week” of Daniel 9.

The “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7)
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1

I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me earnestly. Hosea 5:15

The Prince that Shall Come
The Seed of the Serpent
Old Testament Allusions (out of 33):
Seed of the Serpent Gen 3:15
Idol Shepherd Zech 11:16, 17
Little Horn Dan 7:8-11,21-26, Dan 8:9-12, 23-25
Prince that shall come Dan 9:26
Willful King Dan 11:36
New Testament Allusions (out of 13):
Beast Rev 11:7; 13
False Prophet Rev 13
Anti/pseudo-Christ 1 Jn 2:22
Lawless One 2 Thess 2:8
Man of Sin 2 Thess 2:3
Comes in his own name Jn 5:43
Son of Perdition 2 Thess 2:3

He will be:
An intellectual genius: Dan 7:20; 8:23; Ezek 28:3
An persuasive orator: Dan 7:20; Rev 13:2
A political manipulator: Dan 11:21
A commercial genius: Dan 8:25; Rev 13:17; Ps 52:7; Dan 11:38, 43; Ezek 28:4,5
A military leader: Dan 8:24; Rev 6:2; Rev 13:4; Isa 4:16
A powerful organizer: Rev 13:1,2; 17:17
A religious guru: 2 Thess 2:4 (“Allah”?); Rev 13:3, 14, 15
He will be able to appeal to Jew and Muslim alike! 2 Thess 2:4 (includes Allah!) See also: Ps 10, 52, 55; Isa 10,11,13,14; Jer 49-51; Zech 5; Rev 18, et al. His physical description: Zech 11:17.

Jew or Gentile?

The Leader will be the Son of Satan, the “Seed of the Serpent”: Gen 3:15; Isa 27:1; Ezek 28:12-19; Rev 13. Some believe this leader will be a Jew: Ezek 21:25-27; 28:2-10 (of the circumcision); Dan 11:36, 37; Jn 5:43 (allos, not heteros: thus, a Jew, not a Gentile). He will be received by Israel (Jn 5:43; Ps 55); some believe he will be a Gentile, a Roman Prince, etc. Remember there are two players (Rev 13).

The First Beast (of 2)
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Revelation 13:1,2

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. Revelation 13:3

His Physical Description:
Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. Zechariah 11:17

2nd Beast: “False Prophet”
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. Revelation 13:11, 12

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13:14, 15

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Revelation 13:16-18

666: Whose Number?
Many point to bar codes, insertable chips, etc. for implementation technology and controls; they overlook that it is His number and name that is the critical identity issue.

Israel: God’s Timepiece
The “Seventy x Sevens” of Israel

1) Abraham to the Exodus
Promise (Gen 12:4) 75 years
Gal 3:17 +430
Ishmael (Gen 16:16;21:5) -15
490 years

2) Exodus to the Temple
Begun: 1 Kgs 6 – 8 594
Completed: 1 Kgs 6:38; + 7
Servitudes: Judges
Mesopotamia 3:8 8
Moabites 3:12-14 18
Canaanites 4:2,3 20
Midianites 6:1 7
Ammonites 10:7,8 18
Philistines 13:1 40
490 years

3) The Temple to the Edict of Artaxerxes
1 Kgs 8:1-66 1005 B.C.
Neh 2:1 445 B.C.
Babylonian Captivity -70
490 years

4) Artaxerxes to the Second Coming
Artaxerxes to the 1st Advent
“The Sixty-Nine Weeks” 483
[Church interval]?
The Seventieth Week” +7
490 years

Alternative “Tribulation” Views
Post-Tribulation Problems

Denies the New Testament teaching of imminency; we are to expect Him at any moment. Requires the Church be on earth during the 70th Week; Israel and the Church are mutually exclusive (Dan 9:26). The Church would experience God’s Wrath; promised not to experience it (1 Thess 5:9; Rev 3:10). How can the Bride come with Him? Who will populate the Millennium? Who are in the “Sheep and Goat” Judgment of Matthew 25? How can the virgins of Matthew 25 buy oil without the Mark of the Beast?

Rapture Precedes the Tribulation

The 70th Week is defined by a covenant enforced by the Antichrist (Dan 9:27). The “Great Tribulation” = last half of 70th Week (Mt 24:15, 21). He can’t be revealed until after the Rapture (2 Thess 2:6-9).

Pre-Tribulation Eschatology

Epistle of Barnabas, (a.d. 100); Irenaeus, in Against Heresies; Hippolytus, a disciple of Irenaeus (2nd century); Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho; Ephraem, the Syrian (4th century—see quote below); Peter Jurieu, The Approaching Deliverance of the Church, 1687; Philip Doddridge’s Commentary on the New Testament, 1738; Dr. John Gill, Commentary on the New Testament, 1748; James Macknight, Commentary on the Apostolical Epistles, 1763; Thomas Scott, Commentary on the Holy Bible, 1792. For all the saints and Elect of God are gathered, prior to the tribulation that is to come, and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sins. Ephraem of Nisibis (306-373 AD)

On the Last Times, the Antichrist, and the End of the World
Pre-Trib Popularization
Emanuel Lacunza (Ben Ezra), 1812; Edward Irving, 1816; John N. Darby, 1820; Margaret McDonald, 1830.

Revelation Architecture
• The Lampstands: identified as the Church (Rev 1:20); in heaven when John arrives (Rev 4:5).
• 24 Elders: identified as the Redeemed (Rev 5:9,10); worship before Lamb receives the Scroll; Tribulation begins when Scroll is unsealed; 70th Week detailed (Rev 6-19).

Doctrine of Imminency

Believers are taught to expect the Savior from heaven at any moment (Phil 3:20; Titus 2:13; Heb 9:28; 1 Thess 1:10; 4:18; 5:6; Rev 22:20); it expresses hope and a warm spirit of expectancy (1 Thess 1:10); and, should result in a victorious and purified life (1 Jn 3:2,3; cf. 1 Thess 4:15,17; 2 Thess 2:1; 1 Tim 6:14; Heb 10:37; Lk 19:13; 2 Thess 3:10-12; Jas 5:8). (See Imminency for a deeper look.)

What Is Imminency?

Paul seemed to include himself among those who looked for Christ’s return ( 1 Thess 4:15,17; 2 Thess 2:1). Timothy was admonished to “keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Tim 6:14). Jewish converts were reminded that “yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” (Heb 10:37). The expectation of some were so strong that they had stopped work and had to be exhorted to return to their jobs (2 Thess 3:10-12) and have patience (James 5:8).

Prophetic Profile of 7 Churches
Two Extremes
• Rapturemania (The Date Setters)
• Rapture-itis (Rapture paralysis): A uniquely American dementia. Just because the Church will not go through The Great Tribulation, why should we escape what most of the Body of Christ in most of the world for most of the past 2,000 years has had to endure?

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:44

Next Session: A glimpse of the “Dark Side” of the spiritual warfare that
continues behind the scenes of geopolitics. Read Daniel 10.

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Chuck Missler Bio

About Chuck & Nancy Missler

chuck-misslerRecruited into senior management at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, Chuck established the first international computer network in 1966. He left Ford to start his own company, a computer network firm that was subsequently acquired by Automatic Data Processing (listed on the New York Stock Exchange) to become its Network Services Division.

Returning to California, Chuck found himself consulting, organizing corporate development deals, serving on the board of directors at several firms, and specializing in the rescuing of financially troubled technology companies. He brought several companies out of Chapter 11 and into profitable operation. Chuck thrived on this type of work.

As Chuck notes, his day of reckoning came several years ago when — as the result of a merger — he found himself the chairman and a major shareholder of a small, publicly owned development company known as Phoenix Group International. The firm established an $8 billion joint venture with the Soviet Union to supply personal computers to their 143,000 schools. Due to several unforeseen circumstances, the venture failed. The Misslers lost everything, including their home, automobiles and insurance.

It was during this difficult time that Chuck turned to God and the Bible. As a child he developed an intense interest in the Bible; studying it became a favorite pastime. In the 1970s, while still in the corporate world, Chuck began leading weekly Bible studies at the 30,000-member Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, in California. He and Nancy established Koinonia House in 1973.