WHAT ARE THE SEVENTY SEVENS?

Posted by Bill Stockham in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

“SEVENTY ‘SEVENS’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to PUT AN END TO SIN, to ATONE FOR WICKEDNESS, to BRING IN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, to SEAL UP VISION AND PROPHECY and TO ANOINT THE MOST HOLY PLACE.” (Dan. 9:24) [It is believed that the ‘seventy sevens’ are seventy sets of seven years each or 490 years. The ‘seventy sevens’ decree is divided into three parts: ‘seven sevens’, ‘sixty-two sevens’, and the final ‘seven’. The ‘seven sevens’ refer to the 49 years that follow the 70 years of Babylonian captivity. This was the time allocated to restore and rebuild Jerusalem and for the minor Old Testament prophets to speak. The ‘sixty-two sevens’ or 434 years follow the 49 years and is the silent gap between Old Covenant and New Covenant. The Anointed One refers to Jesus Christ when he was baptized in the Jordan River and revealed to Israel by John the Baptist. The final ‘one-seven’ is divided equally where the first half represents the 3 1/2 year earthly ministry of Jesus Christ and the second half represents the 3 1/2 year period of Great Tribulation at the end of this age. The “middle of the seven” separates the two halves and conceals the Church age beginning from Pentecost until the present day.] “After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.” (Dan. 9:26) [This was allotted to the 3 1/2 year earthly ministry of Jesus Christ which began when he was baptized by John the Baptist and revealed to Israel (Dan 9:25) Jesus was chosen by God to rule the nations but was rejected and “cut off” just outside of Jerusalem when the perfect Lamb of God became the Passover Sacrifice on the cross of Calvary (Dan 9:26)] “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt. 28:18-20) [AD 70 Jerusalem and the Second Temple were destroyed by the Roman army and this put an end to the Old Covenant priestly system of sacrifice and offering. AD 1933-45. The spirit of antichrist in Hitler murdered two-thirds of all living Jews in Europe. AD 1948 Israel was re-established as a sovereign state among the nations. When will the end come?] “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matt. 24:36) [But this we do know!!!!] “YOU ARE WORTHY, OUR LORD AND GOD, TO RECEIVE GLORY AND HONOR AND POWER, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Rev. 4:11)

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO JESUS!
-Bill Stockham

18 Comments

  • Reply April 20, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    just something to ponder upon Ed Brewer Charles Page 31 AD shows up again Tom Steele

  • Reply April 20, 2019

    Neil Short

    Sheeze. The 70 weeks is Daniel’s way of extending the Babylonian captivity beyond the 70 years predicted by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:11; 29:10). The point is not really about chronology but about type. It is a seven-fold punishment.
    Leviticus 26:21, 24.

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Charles Page

      sneeze

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Neil Short

      Yes. That’s what I meant.

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Neil Short

      I should correct that right now; but then your comment wouldn’t make sense.

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      WELL IF the first week is 70 years of captivity HOW is the last week only 7 years of Tribulation? #validQ

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Neil Short

      Who said the first week was seventy years? The Jews, in the time of the writing of Daniel, knew that Jeremiah’s prediction was never fully realized. The Jews were never a nation again. They were never independent. They were still in exile, they perceived, long after the reconstruction. One solution is to lengthen the meaning of Jeremiah’s prediction to be a less literal 70 years. The writer of Daniel believed that, with the overthrow of Antiochus Epiphanies IV, Israel would finally become a restored nation.

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      You said it above with the Jeremiah claim

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Neil Short

      I did not.

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      sure looks like you did

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Neil Short

      the Daniel author is not adding time to Jeremiah’s prediction. He is stretching Jeremiah’s prediction across more time than 70 years. He may be saying that every year represents 7 years; but that prediction doesn’t work properly to the writer’s time either; but as a numerical “type” rather than strict chronology, he makes his point.

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Neil Short

      You are still trying to find the 70 weeks on a calendar. It is not there. It was never intended to be there. The writer’s point is not “circle this date on the calendar. It will happen then.” His point is, “Jeremiah’s prediction has taken a lot longer than 70 years; but his prophecy will soon be realized. Soon.”

    • Reply April 20, 2019

      Neil Short

      Jesus himself adapted Daniel’s anticipated fulfillment all the way to 70 A.D. when the temple was destroyed by the Romans.

    • Reply April 21, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      I am NOT too sure about that – what proof is there?

    • Reply April 21, 2019

      Neil Short

      Proof? That’s a pretty tall order for any interpretation; but for perpetual exile, there is
      Neh 9:35 — Neh 9:37
      Even in their own kingdom, and in the great goodness you bestowed on them, and in the large and rich land that you set before them, they did not serve you and did not turn from their wicked works. Here we are, slaves to this day—slaves in the land that you gave to our ancestors to enjoy its fruit and its good gifts. Its rich yield goes to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins; they have power also over our bodies and over our livestock at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.”

    • Reply April 21, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      YES – what proof is there?

    • Reply April 21, 2019

      Neil Short

      Troy Day uh. Did you read my comment?

    • Reply April 22, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      yes – did you read mine?

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