Monday, December 17, 2012 5:59 AM

70 Weeks

Monday, December 17, 2012 5:59 AM
Monday, December 17, 2012 5:59 AM

Daniel9.24 Seventy weeks are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.

  • The first purpose is: to finish transgression. The word to finish is a Hebrew word that means “to restrain firmly,” “to restrain completely,” “to bring to completion.” The word transgression is a very strong word for “sin.” 
  • The second purpose is: to make an end of sins. The Hebrew word translated to make an end means “to seal up” or “to shut up in a prison house,” “to be securely kept,” “to be locked up,” “to be prevented from roaming at random.” 
  • The third purpose of the Seventy Sevens is: to make reconciliation for iniquity. The Hebrew word for reconciliation is a word that means “to make an atonement.” 
  • The fourth purpose of the Seventy Sevens is: to bring in everlasting righteousness or more literally, “to bring in an age of righteousness,” which is what the Hebrew word for everlasting really means. This age of righteousness is called the Messianic Kingdom and the Millennium. 
  • The fifth purpose of the Seventy Sevens is: to seal up vision and prophecy. The Hebrew word for seal up means “to seal up” or “to shut up.” It means “to cause a cessation,” “to bring completely to fulfillment.” 
  • The sixth and final purpose of the Seventy Sevens reads: to anoint the most holy. From the Hebrew, it should actually read “to anoint a most holy place.” It is not a most holy person but a most holy place that is to be anointed. The most holy place is the Temple, not the First Temple of Solomon, nor the Second Temple of Zerubbabel, and certainly not the Third Temple of the Tribulation. Rather, it is the Fourth Temple, the Temple of the Messianic Kingdom, built by the Lord Himself, and it will be anointed as part of the program of Seventy Sevens.[1]


[1] Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (2003). The footsteps of the Messiah : A study of the sequence of prophetic events (Rev. ed.) (192). Tustin, CA: Ariel Ministries.

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