Monday, June 4, 2018

Could the Daniel 9 prophecy lead us to 2018?

“Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.
“Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times.
“And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
Daniel 9:24-26

If you've studied Biblical prophecy at all, you've probably noticed that many times a particular prophecy will have fulfillment in more than one instance.  For example the foretelling of the Messiah coming has a dual fulfillment.

In the above prophecy, we see that once a decree was issued to "restore and rebuild Jerusalem", 69 weeks would pass and then the Messiah would arrive.  If we calculate 69 weeks of years from the time Artaxerxes issued that order in 445 BC, we arrive on the exact day Jesus rode into Jerusalem in His Triumphal Entry. I won't go into that here, but it's easy enough to verify online.  Here's a great article by Chuck Missler

Since Daniel's prophecy does not specify who gives the degree that initiates the 69 weeks of years, that leaves open the possibility that there might be two time periods for this prophecy to be fulfilled. Since Jesus has two comings, this is certainly plausible.

Now, it gets fun!  There was a second decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem in 1535 AD when Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottoman Empire, ordered that the walls of Jerusalem be rebuilt.  The Old City's current walls are these same walls he ordered to be rebuilt.

69 weeks of years is a period of 483 years (69 x 7).  1535 AD + 483 years = 2018.

Another VERY interesting thing is that in this prophecy, the 69 weeks of years is listed in 2 parts: 62 weeks and 7 weeks. 7 weeks of years is 49 years.

The Jews regained control of Jerusalem during the Sixth-Day War in June 1967, but during the war the Old city sustained significant damage. Hence in 1969, a third decree was given to restore and rebuild Jerusalem.  It's not well publicized and can only be found in a few newspaper clippings. 

 1969 + 49 = 2018.

For some reason, we keep ending up in 2018!

I'm not saying anything or making any predictions. I just thought this was really interesting and wanted to share it with you!

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  1. Very interesting. Gives us a lot to think about.

  2. Extremely interesting and thought provoking.

  3. I love Chuck Missler! He's just one of the greatest Bible teachers ever, although there are times I have to look in the dictionary the definitions of some of his vocabulary :) Very interesting article!

  4. Interesting, but i see a couple of problems with this idea. Firstly, the prophecy says that after 62 weeks the Messiah will be cut off. Jesus did this once at the cross, it is not going to happen again. Secondly, the command to rebuild Jerusalem was given by a secular leader to jews, not muslims. It is important that the Jews rebuilt the city that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has put his name on. It would be inconsistent for him to apply a fulfilment of that prophecy by using muslims. In fact all the fulfilment of how Israel would be born again as a nation in a day that occurred in 1948 and the subsequent fulfilment of prophecies that the desert and waste places would bloom again, has been achieved through his chosen nation the Jews....

  5. It is interesting, but the problem with the maths is that the 483 years is comprised of 360 day years, which is the normal for God’s prophetic calendar. This is proved over and over in scripture and Chuck Missler’s article also uses this, thus his reference to 173,880 days, which is 483 x 360. As such the actual time difference on the Gregorian calendar is 476 years, where a year is 365.25 days long. So adding 476 to 1535 AD actually brings this prophetic parallel to 2011 not 2018. So while i too would love JESUS to come back in 2018, i don’t think this prophecy supports that.

  6. Thanks for the interesting post. There is no biblical foundation for a "prophetic year" of 360 days. It was invented by Robert Anderson in the late 19th century.

    The Hebrew calendar is a lunar/solar calendar because it is calibrated with the vernal equinox each year. 490 solar years is equivalent to 490 Hebrew calendar years plus or minus a few weeks because an intercalary month is added when necessary.

    The first 70 weeks most likely began with Ezra in 457BC. The last week beginning in 27AD with Messiah's arrival, His crucifixion in the middle of the week and ending in 34AD with the beginning of Paul's ministry and the revelation to Paul of the Gospel of the Grace of God.

    As you point out, we will soon know if there is a dual fulfillment to this prophecy. Many Old Testament prophecies concerning the 1st coming also referenced the 2nd coming.

    Most Christians who study prophecy have completely missed this interpretation because they were taught futurism instead of simply studying scripture alone.

  7. I think you are putting God inside a box to not think that this could be a duel fullfillment on 2 different calendars. With everything else happening, I think it is very possible this is pointing to 2018 being the start of the 70th week. Israel turned 70. Jerusalem declared capital of ISrael. Israel passes nation-state law restoring the biblical identity of Israel. Israeli / Arab peace treaty to be revealed September 25th. 9/11 is Feast of Trumpets this year, 120 days after May 14th, Israel's 70th anniversary. Revelation 12 Sign occured in 2017 marking that we are very near to the end, and the rapture of the church. I think it is still very possible that the Rapture occurs in 2018 Fall time frame. This is also the 120th Jubilee coming to an end..all VERY significant things... + we have Ezekial 38 at the ready.

  8. Pyramid has four sides and one square base:
4 x 180 = 720
1 x 360 = 360
720 + 360 = 1,080, degrees

"The Holy Spirit" in Greek 1,080
Inverse 1,080 = .000925
Daniel 9:25
1,080, degrees = 18.84955592153876, radians
Inverse 18.84955592153876 = 0.053051
Hides the 2nd commandment year 1,535, AD.
"Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment (The Second Commandment given by Suleiman The Magnificent, 1,535, AD.) to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah (Jesus; the epiphany) ) the Prince (within the 144,000, as an Epiphany) shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times." Suleiman was engaged in troublous times: Ottoman-Safavid War

Jesus; The Messiah Has come as an Epiphany. Has become 7th month 23rd day on Julian calendar. He came based on The Wisdom Of God. New day had started at sunset. Base slant edge angle + base slant face angle = e^.723, radians.
6:30 PM. UTC. Slant face angle 63.0, degrees.

Evening of 4th of August (8). Gregorian. Vertex angle 48, degrees which is also .84, radians.
4.8, percent verses left in Old Testament.

141st day on Moses' calendar. All four apex inner slant edge angles added together 141, degrees.

This day is evening of 11th month 23rd, on God's original calendar. Above verse is 1,132nd verse from end of Old Testament. All Jesus life events: conceived, born, named, baptized, started public ministry, Hailed as King, died, and ascended in His Cloud Throne Pyramid from Mount of Olives all occurred 3:01:12 PM. Jerusalem.

7 + 62 = 69, weeks of 7, years per week = 483, years.
2,018 AD - 483 = 1,535 AD.
The 7, years x 365, days ends 1st of August (8), has become 8th month 2nd day. This is 82nd verse from end of Daniel.

Inverse 9.25 = 0.108108108108108.... hiding evening 1st of August (8).
Jesus has come fully.

    The Spirit of Truth has come fully. The Perfect has come.

Next event is the 5th Seal. The Great Tribulation. Jacob’s Trouble. We are in spiritual tribulation right now. Kingdom of Light vs. Kingdom of Darkness. (As you stated) The world has entered into the First 1,260, Days.

    Blessings to all.