The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9

Shabbat Shalom Family and Friends,

We have shown in our Newsletters, exactly who the children of Israel are, and they are not the Christian church today. We have shown you exactly who the beast of Revelation is and how they are forming right now and their entire history in great detail. We have shown you exactly when the Sabbatical and Jubilee years were in history and where Yehovah tells us they are in the bible. We have proven this, but have you? We have shown you how the war on Terrorism and Climate Change are part of the first two curses from Yehovah for not keeping the Sabbatical years. We also showed you exactly what the next curse is of Pestilence and when it is to start to kill your very own children, for not keeping the Sabbatical years. Yes I said your children. I also showed you how to protect them. We then showed you about the 4th curse of war and the 5th curse of starvation and captivity that our people, those that you see going to work in the morning and those you see in the mirror each day are going to face in the next few years.

In doing this each week I have managed to offend someone or some group, and after two years have managed to offend almost all the groups at least once. So please do not be offended when I say things that are different than what you have been taught. If someone brings us knowledge about which we are ignorant, check it out,  prove it right or wrong from the word of God. Don’t hide from the challenge and remain willingly ignorant because it might involve change. God might have sent that person to you.

Get outside the traditional box you are currently in and check out those things said on this web site. Once you do you will see I have no ulterior motives. I am showing you these things so you too will have a chance to save some of your family members from the deadly curses which are already upon us, as shown through the understanding of the Jubilee message.

Many are called, few are chosen. Are you one of the few? Am I? Yes, I know I am getting in some of your faces. But if I can provoke those of you who think your already saved to get off your duff and open your dusty old bible and actually read it, then my provocation is worth it.

Yahshua is coming and coming within the next 24 years as we have proven on this web site.

As we indicated earlier, the Hebrew word for wise is sa’kal. It means to be circumspect, to possess understanding. In context, it is speaking of understanding in the last days, of understanding what is going on when Antichrist steps onto the stage of history. Of such men and women it is said that they “shall shine as the brightness of the firmament” – that is, they will shine like the visible expanse of the sky.

However, understanding requires action. And so the angel promises, “And they that turn many to righteousness [will shine] as the stars for ever and ever.”

Those things that I have shown you and continue to teach you all revolve around the understanding of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, from the curses and where we are in them up to and including how they show us the end and beyond. Our teachings present. The Scriptures from a different perspective than your typical sermon from the pulpit. Those who teach from the pulpit are needed and they do, on the whole, a much needed job, but they do not know or understand the importance of the Jubilee cycles and how it fits into all the scriptures.

Each time I read someones take on Daniel’s time line, they use the seventy weeks to identify the Messiah and then they count back in history to get the year the decrees were issued. I could not conclude anything from this prophecy.

Then Monday morning while I contemplated the 70 weeks prophecy, while at work, it hit me. It was so obvious. Why I had not seen this before, again I am such an idiot.

So let’s go back to the prophecy and read it and begin to understand it as it was meant to be shown to us. Keep in mind all we have studied in the previous weeks.

The time line posted at the beginning of this lesson is of the 70th week. The final Jubilee Cycle. Let’s begin with Daniel’s prophecy.

Daniel 10:11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.” 15 When he had spoken such words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.

I place this reading of Daniel first for a simple reason. The angel said to Daniel “for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard,” Daniel wanted to know and he asked Yehovah what these things meant. Daniel also did one other thing. He humbled his heart before Yehovah.

Here is the prayer Daniel made which was heard in heaven.

Daniel 9: 1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the lineage of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans– 2 in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. 3 Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 4 And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, 5 we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. 6 Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land. 7 O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face, as it is this day–to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of the unfaithfulness which they have committed against You. 8 O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. 9 To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. 10 We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets. 11 Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him. 12 And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem. 13 As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. 14 Therefore the Lord has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice. 15 And now, O Lord our God, who brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is this day–we have sinned, we have done wickedly! 16 “O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us. 17 Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. 18 O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. 19 O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

I would like to interject here for a moment if you will allow me to. I was baptized into the World Wide Church of God and this way of life in 1983. I learned many things and grew during this time. But I kept going back to those things and that way of life I had kept before being baptized. Like a dog to its own vomit, I could not help myself. I hoped and prayed I would grow out of it. Even after much growth I would still slip back.

In 2004 I knew I was done. Either I get this problem fixed or I am going to die from it, or Yehovah is going to kill me, literally. I went to my Pastor at that time and confessed to him all these things I was unable to control. I wrote them out and read it to him with tears and shame. It took me a couple of hours to say all that was on my heart. This was the first time I had confessed out loud to another human being those things I could not control, my sins. It was painfully excruciating to admit you are not in control of your own action. My Pastor was gracious and offered to be my accountability person. The fear that at any time, he would ask me if I had slid back was enough to help me stay straight.

The thing I am sharing here is this. I openly confessed to Yehovah and to another person for accountability sake, my sins and I sought help. It was only after this and not until this time that I was able to understand many of things I had been reading about the Jubilee and the Sabbatical years. It was at this time that I also came to understand the calendar issues and how to know which way was right. But even though I had read most of the scriptures about the calendar and the Jubilee before, I was prevented from understanding until I confessed my sins, and began to turn from them. Not until then did any of this make sense to me.

Then in 2006 I was re-baptized in the Gihon spring under where the Temple once stood. I mikvahed there again in 2007. Since then I have not been able to be quite about the word of Yehovah and His Jubilee cycles and how they apply to us.

This is what Daniel did on behalf of Israel and Judah. He confessed their sins and humbled himself before Yehovah. He yielded his strength to Yehovah. Once he did this and only after he had done it, was there an instant reply. This is the message that he received and is what we are going to explain today.

Daniel 9: 20 Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God, 21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: 24 “Seventy weeks (sevens) are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of (Seal up) sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy. 25 “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(open square) shall be built again, and the wall,(moat) Even in troublesome times. 26 “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. 27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

Daniel was reading those things spoken of in Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 25:1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah (which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), 2 which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to all the people of Judah and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying: 3 “From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, this is the twenty-third year in which the word of the Lord has come to me; and I have spoken to you, rising early and speaking, but you have not listened. 4 And the Lord has sent to you all His servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear. 5 They said, ‘Repent now everyone of his evil way and his evil doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord has given to you and your fathers forever and ever. 6 Do not go after other gods to serve them and worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands; and I will not harm you.’ 7 Yet you have not listened to Me,” says the Lord, “that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. 8 “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Because you have not heard My words, 9 behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ says the Lord, ‘and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. 12 ‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation. 13 So I will bring on that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations. 14 (For many nations and great kings shall be served by them also; and I will repay them according to their deeds and according to the works of their own hands.)’ ”

Daniel was also considering Jeremiah 29:

Jeremiah 29: 1 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the remainder of the elders who were carried away captive–to the priests, the prophets, and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2 (This happened after Jeconiah the king, the queen mother, the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem.) 3 The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon, to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, saying, 4 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all who were carried away captive, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. 6 Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, so that they may bear sons and daughters–that you may be increased there, and not diminished. 7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace. 8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the Lord. 10 For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.

It was these two sections of the scriptures that Daniel had been praying about and trying to understand. The 70 years prophecy of Chapter 25 and of 29 of Jeremiah. Daniel knew the time of the 70 years was almost over. It was at this time that Daniel confessed his sins, and the sins of the people of Israel, and then he gets the answer from the angel Gabriel. The captivity of 70 years was for 70 Sabbatical years that were not kept.

Understand brethren, everything Daniel was reading and thinking about was in relation to the Sabbatical years. When Gabriel gives his answer to Daniel it too, was about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and their cycles.

Let us begin to examine these scriptures in Daniel 9, again from our position of the Jubilee cycles.

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end (8687) of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

The word for weeks is Strong’s Number: 07620

Transliterated Word – Shabuwa – shaw-boo’ah

Definition

1. seven, period of seven (days or years), heptad, week

a. period of seven days, a week

1. Feast of Weeks

b. heptad, seven (of years)

You will notice that one of the acceptable translations is The Feast of Weeks and or a period of seven years. A Sabbatical. You will also recall that the Feast of Weeks is 49 days and Pentecost is the 50th day. So right here at the beginning of this Prophecy we are told that 70 Shabuwa are Determined.

Each year in captivity represented a Sabbath year which Israel had not kept in the previous 428 years. There are 8 Land rest years in one Jubilee cycle. Each of the 7 Sabbatical years and the Jubilee year. 70 divided by eight is 8 ¾ cycles. 8 ¾ x 49 = 428.75 years. When we add 428 years to the year of the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, this brings us back to the time of King David in 1014 BC or earlier. This is how long Israel and Judah had gone without keeping any Sabbatical or Jubilee years.

Everything that Daniel is looking at is related to the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycle of 49 years. So when the angel Gabriel says seventy sevens, it is a play on words with multiple meanings. One of those meanings is periods of 49, or Shabuwa.

The word “determined” is Strong’s #2853

1. to divide, determine

a. (Niphal) to be determined, be decreed, be settled, be marked out

Now we are told that 70 Shabuwa are “Determined” or “Decreed” or that 70 Shabuwa are “Marked Out”. These Shabuwa are decreed upon Daniels people. Who are his people? It does not just include Judah or Judah, Levi, and Benjamin which are the tribes that made up Judah. No this word for people means nation. 70 Shabuwa are marked out for Daniels Nation. What nation is that? It is Israel of course.

Strong’s Number: 05971

1. nation, people

  1. people, nation
  2. persons, members of one’s people, compatriots, country-men

2. kinsman, kindred

70 Shabuwa are marked out for the nation of Israel. And during this time that is marked out the Holy City would be built and transgression would be finished. The transgression here is the rebellion against Yehovah and His Torah. This rebellion did not end at the death of Yahshua; it has continued and still goes on right now in our day.

The word for end means, as in an end of sins. (Strong’s # 8687) Sin is the transgression of the law.1 John 3:4 and sin is still going on all around us, so it has not ended as yet.

We next read about the sealing of the vision.

Strong’s Number: 02856

1. to seal, seal up, affix a seal

a. (Qal)

2. to seal up, fasten up by sealing

b. (Niphal) to seal

c. (Piel) to lock up

d. (Hiphil) to be stopped

Let’s compare this to Revelation 20:1-3

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

Seventy Shabuwa are marked out for the nation of Israel. And during this time that is marked out would include the building of the Holy City and to finish the transgression and to seal up sin and lock it away. That is to let Satan’s rule of the world run its course and then he would be locked away.

The expression to make reconciliation for iniquity is once again, one of those most beautiful words. Kaw-Far. I have referred to it many times. And do so again now. To get the great meaning of this word once again I strongly suggest you take the time to read these two articles. Under the Shadow of His Wings: The Tallit at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=129 and What exactly is Gopher wood? Easter Eggs and Doves and the relationship to Noah’s Ark at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=163

Strong’s Number: 03722 – Kaphar TWOT – 1023,1024,1025,1026 Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech kawfar’ Verb – Definition:

1. to cover, purge, make an atonement, make reconciliation, cover over with pitch

a. (Qal) to coat or cover with pitch

b. (Piel)

  1. to cover over, pacify, propitiate
  2. to cover over, atone for sin, make atonement for
  3. to cover over, atone for sin and persons by legal rites

c. (Pual)

  • 1. to be covered over
  • 2. to make atonement for

d. (Hithpael) to be covered

Strong’s Number: 05771

1. perversity, depravity, iniquity, guilt or punishment of iniquity

  • a. iniquity
  • guilt of iniquity, guilt (as great), guilt (of condition)
  • consequence of or punishment for iniquity

70 Shabuwa are marked out for the nation of Israel. And during this time that is marked out would include the building of the Holy City and to finish the transgression and to seal up sin and lock it away. That is to let Satan’s rule of the world run its course and then he would be locked away.

To make an atonement or covering over of sin. The covering over of the consequence of sin or the punishment for iniquity. This is what is done on the Day of Atonement at the end of the 10 Days of Awe.

To seal up is to seal. This is what Yehovah is doing with each of us as we keep His Torah, His commandments. If you have not already done so, now would be a good time to go and read The Mark of the Beast and The Mark of Yehovah at https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/?page_id=175

70 Shabuwa are marked out for the nation of Israel. And during this time that is marked out would include the building of the Holy City and to finish the transgression and to seal up sin and lock it away. That is to let Satan’s rule of the world run its course and then he would be locked away.

To make an atonement or covering over of sin. The covering over of the consequence of sin or the punishment for iniquity.

To seal up or to seal His saints in their hearts and upon their heads To seal up and bring to pass all contained in this prophetic vision and to anoint the most Holy. Those that are set apart.

Again, what is being said here in this verse 24 of Daniel 9? We are being told that all of these things, the establishment of the Holy City, that Satan’s rule on the earth would be finished, for sins to be covered over and for ever lasting righteousness which comes when the Messiah returns and anoints his saints. All of this takes place during these 70 Shabuwa.

Each Shabuwa is 49, so 70 Shabuwa is 70 X 49. Each Shabuwa is 49 days so 70 of them are 3430 days. I have been showing you that we are in the last Jubilee cycle. Each Jubilee is made up of 7 periods of 7 years. A total of 49 years. A Shabuwa. Israel’s time will end at the end of the last Shabuwa. The 120th Jubilee is 2045, starting at Aviv in the spring of the year 2045. 2044 is the 49th year Sabbatical.

When we take 2045 and take away 3430 years instead of days, we find that we end up at 1385 BC. Do not forget that there is no year zero so 1385 becomes 1386 BC.

What does this mean?

1386 just so happens to be the very year the Israelites crossed the Jordan and became a nation in a single day. 1386 BC to 2045 CE is 3430 years that are allotted to the Israelite nation.

Daniel 9:24 was an overall prophecy concerning the nation of Israel from the start of the Nation when they entered the promised land and right to the end of the sixth day of the millennial week, which is 2045.

Daniel 9:25 is another and different prophecy. We are about to go down a bit of a rabbit trail so I can show you what I do not know and have not been able to understand.

Now we are ready to read Daniel 9:25 “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(open square) shall be built again, and the wall, (moat) Even in troublesome times. 26 “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. 27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

Daniel 9:25 “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;

Daniel is again told to understand, that this time frame for this prophecy is to start when the command is given to restore and build Jerusalem.

There were four decrees given to rebuild. Which one do we start at?

In Ezra 1: 1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, 2 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. 3 Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. 4 And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.

This decree was 536 BC. 586 BC – 70 years = 516 BC. Wikipedia says that Babylon fell in 539 BC. This would have been Cyrus’s first year. So Cyrus’s first year should be 539 and not 536. The prophecy is from the going forth from the command to rebuild Jerusalem, but Ezra 1 is to rebuild the Temple.

This prophecy is talking about a period of time which is 69 weeks but after 62 weeks He the Messiah is cut off. That would be in either 31 CE or 28 CE.

When we multiply 69 weeks by 7 we get 483 years. If we add 483 years on to the first year of Cyrus we get either 539BC – 483 = 56 BC or if we use the 536 BC date we get 53 BC which is still way too early for the Messiah.

We read in Ezra 6 of the second decree 8 Moreover I issue a decree as to what you shall do for the elders of these Jews, for the building of this house of God: Let the cost be paid at the king’s expense from taxes on the region beyond the River; this is to be given immediately to these men, so that they are not hindered.

This decree was to re-establish the first one of Cyrus. And this one also is to rebuild the Temple and not the city as the angel had prophesied.

A third decree was issued in Ezra 7: 12 Artaxerxes, king of kings, To Ezra the priest, a scribe of the Law of the God of heaven: Perfect peace, and so forth. 13 I issue a decree that all those of the people of Israel and the priests and Levites in my realm, who volunteer to go up to Jerusalem, may go with you.

This decree was given in 458 BC Artaxerxes I (465 – 424 BCE), 8 And Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king. So 465 – 7 = 458

When we take 458 BC and subtract 483 we get 25 CE, but again remember there is no year zero we have to take one year away, which makes this 24 CE.

Again this decree is only about the temple and nothing about the city of Jerusalem, which is what the Prophecy was about. It was not until Nehemia 2 that we read of permission to rebuild the city.

Nehemiah 2:7 Furthermore I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given to me for the governors of the region beyond the River, that they must permit me to pass through till I come to Judah, 8 and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he must give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel which pertains to the temple, for the city wall, and for the house that I will occupy.” And the king granted them to me according to the good hand of my God upon me.

And this took place as stated in verse 1 And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes. This 20th year is 465 – 20 = 445 BC Now 445 BC + 483 = 37 CE Remember no year zero.

7 weeks and 62 weeks, the first 7 weeks is a 49 year period. 445BC – 49 = 396 BC It was by this time that the temple was rebuilt and the city wall were rebuilt and the people had established themselves in the land. The wall was in fact the moat which was the northern fortification along the northern wall.

62 X 7= 434. 434 years from 396 BC is 37 CE. By now we are 6 years past the year of the crucifixion in 31 CE or nine years past the crucifixion in 28 CE.

If I have gotten you all totally confused I apologize. What I wanted to show you was that the 70 Shabuwa is 70 X 49 = 3430 years. This time frame is from the beginning of the Jubilee cycle that Israel became a nation in 1386 BC up to the 120th Jubilee in 2045.

When we read Daniel 9:27 we do have some more information I want to share.

9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with 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 “he” is Satan and not the Messiah. It is Satan who will confirm a covenant with men for a week. Again there are different levels of prophetic messages in this prophecy.

The message I am suggesting you look at here is the following one.

The midst of the week is the middle of a Shabuwa. This would be 49 divided by 2 which is 24.5. If we take 24.5 from 2045 we end up at 2020.5. This just so happens to be right in the middle of the 4th curse of war which is to start in 2017 and goes to 2024. A Sabbatical cycle of seven years.

If I am reading these prophetic messages correctly, I stress the IF part, then from our studies we know that between 2017 and 2024 the Nations of Israel (the USA and the UK) were to be defeated. Now we have a more exact date of around Trumpets in the year of 2020.

In the middle of that week which also means in the middle of a Shabuwa, he, Satan shall put an end to the sacrifices and oblations. This has a double meaning to it.

One is the middle of a week and the other a Shabuwa of weeks.

One is for the end of the sacrifices when the temple is rebuilt and the other is for the people who are supposed to offer up prayers, oblations, and do a work on His behalf. This coincides with those events of 2030 as we have been discussing. Even the last sentence rings back to those things which were to happen to Israel. Even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Look at the word for desolate. It is the same word as used in the 3rd curse which is about to come on Israel.

A complete destruction or complete annihilation have been determined and cut.

The word “confirm” is also a play on words. It can also mean to show oneself mighty and to act proudly towards Yehovah. Satan shall confirm or act proudly towards Yehovah for one week of seven years.

1. to prevail, have strength, be strong, be powerful, be mighty, be great

a. (Qal)

  • to be strong, mighty
  • to prevail

b. (Piel) to make strong, strengthen

c. (Hiphil)

1. to confirm, give strength 2. to confirm (a covenant)

d. (Hithpael)

  1. to show oneself mighty
  2. to act proudly (toward God)

Strong’s Number: 08074 – Shamem  shaw-mame’

Definition

1. to be desolate, be appalled, stun, stupefy

a. (Qal)

  1. to be desolated, be deflowered, be deserted, be appalled 2. to be appalled, be awestruck

b. (Niphal)

1. to be desolated, be made desolate 2. to be appalled

c. (Polel)

  1. to be stunned
  2. appalling, causing horror (participle) 1c
  3. horror-causer, appaller (subst)

d. (Hiphil)

  1. to devastate, ravage, make desolated
  2. to appal, show horror

e. (Hophal) to lay desolate, be desolated

f. (Hithpolel)

  1. to cause to be desolate
  2. to be appalled, be astounded
  3. to cause oneself desolation, cause oneself ruin

Jeremiah 25:8-14,

8 “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Because you have not heard My words, 9 behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ says the Lord, ‘and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. 12 ‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation. 13 So I will bring on that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations. 14 (For many nations and great kings shall be served by them also; and I will repay them according to their deeds and according to the works of their own hands.)’ ”

Let me wrap up this long discussion.

First of all I do not claim to have this figured out. But I do know that the application to the first arrival of the Messiah does not fit exactly right.

The 70 Shabuwa are 70 Jubilee cycles of 49 years. This is the time of Israel as a nation from the call to Moses to return in 1386 BC up to 2045 at the end of the 120th Jubilee.

The anointed shall be cut off in the midst of the week is in the midst of a Shabuwa or in the middle of the final 120th Shabuwa, which is 24 and ½ . The anointed we are talking about are those who shall be Kings and Priest in the Kingdom of Yehovah. When you apply this to our Jubilee chronology and subtract it from the 2045 year you end up at 2020 in the fall. 2020 is during the period of the sword which is one of the curses we have talked about in our recent past.

When I apply the prophetic message of Daniel 9:25-27 I have a great deal of difficulty as do most other bible students, of making it fit into the chronology that leads up to the Messiah. I am not saying it does not, just that I have a great deal of difficulty having it make sense.

But when I apply this prophecy to the Jubilee chronology and to the end of this age, it seems to me to be a much better fit.

I share this with you so that others who are thinking outside the box might take this and consider others applications. Am I right? Only time will tell.

One other thing I must share while we are on subject at this time.

At the end of Daniel we are told of 1260 and 1290 days. These are 3 ½ years and one has an extra month. Why are we told of these days? Remember that it says in Zechariah that the moon shall not give its light. If it does not do this, then how will we know when the Holy Days are unless we count them out? When the moon is not seen it is a 30 day month. So each month without moon light is going to be 30 days. But notice there is one extra month. When does this extra month come into play? We have to count from one Holy Day to the next, from one New Moon to the next, in order to know when the Holy Days are, because there will not be any moon light to use.

Somewhere during this time we have one extra month added to the calendar. When does it come into play? After the first three and half years? At the start of the next 3 ½ years? I have not reached a conclusion on this. But I suspect the reason so many saints will be killed at Passover will be because many of them are still on the Hebrew calendar and not the Sighted Moon calendar. If one extra month was added by one group and not the other, then one would flee one month earlier than the other. Those still there waiting would be caught and martyred.

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  1. Such an important and timely message so few are striving to share. People are so more concerned with not offending others and being in unity with their groups than learning and sharing this terrifying Truth with others.!!!! Good see at least some are trying to turn from the lies we been indoctrined by over the centuries and get this out before time runs out and the modern decendants of the Tribes of Israel are cut off and destroyed for lack of knowledge

    The Lord Accuses Israel
    Hos 4:1  Hear the Word of Jehovah, sons of Israel. For Jehovah has a quarrel with the people of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. 
    Hos 4:2  There is lying, and swearing, and killing, and stealing, and the committing of adultery; and blood touches blood. 
    Hos 4:3  Therefore the land shall mourn, and everyone who dwells in it shall droop, with the beasts of the field and with the birds of the heavens. Yes, the fish of the sea shall also be taken away. 
    Hos 4:4  Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another. For your people are as those who strive with the priest. 
    Hos 4:5  And you shall stumble in the day, and the prophet also shall stumble with you in the night, and I will cut off your mother. 
    Hos 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being priest to Me. Since you have forgotten the Law of your God, I will also forget your sons, even I. 

    Mat 23:23  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and you have left undone the weightier matters of the Law, judgment, mercy, and faith. You ought to have done these and not to leave the other undone. 
    Mat 23:24  Blind guides who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! 
    Mat 23:25  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of extortion and excess. 
    Mat 23:26  Blind Pharisee! First cleanse the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of them may be clean also. 

    Mat 23:33  Serpents! Offspring of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? 
    Mat 23:34  Therefore, behold, I send prophets and wise men and scribes to you. And you will kill and crucify some of them. And some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city; 
    Mat 23:35  so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Berachiah, whom you killed between the temple and the altar. 
    Mat 23:36  Truly I say to you, All these things shall come on this generation. 

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