THE VISION EXPLAINED – DANIEL -27
VERSE 24 begins with 70 weeks (one week equals 7 years) which totals 490 years, a continuous period in human history. This is divided into A) 7 weeks (49 years)
B) 62 weeks (434 years) in Verse 25 and C) 1 week in Verse 27.
weeks. It took 49 years to
rebuild the wall and the city of
B) 62 weeks. The 434 year period from 408 B.C to 27 A.D. At this date the Lord Jesus was 30 years old, having being born in 4 B.C.
week. This 7 year period
began with the anointing of Jesus by the Holy Spirit at the
Refer to: The Chronology Of The Prophecy Chart.
VERSE 24. Seventy weeks (490 years) have been decreed
concerning the Jews – “your people” and
made with hands, that is to say, not of this building: Neither by the blood of bulls
and goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the HOLY
PLACE, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Isaiah 61:1; Acts 4:27.
THE LORD COMPLETELY FULFILLED ALL THESE PROPHECIES
ON THE CROSS.
VERSE 25. We are to clearly understand that from the issuing of a decree by
King Cyrus (Artaxerses) in 457 B.C. (Ezra 7:6) to the restoring and rebuilding of
During this time of restoration there will be difficult times, as described in the
Book of Nehemiah.
VERSE 26. After the total of 69 weeks the Messiah will be “cut off” and be alone
as He dies on the Cross during the 70th week. The second part of this verse
is in parenthesis and refers to the historical event in 70 A.D when the “people”,
the “Prince”, being the Roman General Titus destroyed
recorded that over 1 million people died and almost 1 million were taken prisoner
VERSE 27. “And He will confirm the covenant with many for one week” refers
to the Lord Himself ministering to the Jewish nation and confirming the New
Covenant prophesied by Jeremiah 31:31-34
“and in the middle of the week He will cause the sacrifice and the grain
offering to cease.” This refers to Jesus the Lamb of God putting an end to all
animal offerings for sin as well as all other offerings by shedding His own blood
on the cross after 3½ years ( half a week) of public ministry. That is why He
could declare “IT IS FINISHED!” John 19:30.
The New Covenant was sealed with Jesus’ own blood and permanent access
granted as a grace gift into the glorious presence of a loving Heavenly Father.
Matthew records this by stating that as Jesus cried out with a loud voice and
yielded up His Spirit the veil in the temple (separating mankind from God’s
presence) was torn in two from top to bottom. Matthew 27:50-51
The second half of this verse 27 reads as follows in the King James translation :
“and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even
until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
IMPORTANT. This same second half of verse 27 translated directly from the
Septuagint Version (a translation of the Hebrew into Greek completed around 300
years B.C.) reads “and upon the temple shall be the ABOMINATION OF
DESOLATION; and at the end of time an end shall be put to the desolation”
The Lord Jesus Himself referred to this verse in Matthew 24:15 when describing
“When you therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever readeth,
let him understand).”
These verses from the Book of Daniel focus on the Lord Jesus Christ and the
finished work of the Cross -- the climax of all the ages-- as well as the
It is the most powerful Christological prophecy in all of Scripture.
What happened during those 7 years (A.D.27-34) decided the destiny and
redemption of mankind. It predicts the period of the manifestation of God in
the flesh, His forgiveness and removal of sin via His death on the cross for all
who believe, Him conquering satan, His resurrection and the coming of the
Holy Spirit to empower the Church
and open the
Around these verses revolve the entire plan of Almighty God for the human
race. Small wonder satan has used every smoke-screen possible to blind and
You are challenged to search the Word of God for yourself.
The Truth bears examination and will make you free. (John -32)