Sunday, December 13, 2015
Daniel’s 70-Week Vision Series #10- Part 86 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
In blog #9 of this series we began to dissect Daniel’s vision of 70 x 7 weeks — Seventy years have been determined upon thy people and upon your holy city, for sin to be ended, and to seal up transgressions, and to blot out the iniquities, and to make atonement for iniquities, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal the vision and the prophet, and to anoint the Most Holy…Dan. 9:24. We found five objectives in this verse that only Jesus Christ can fulfill. We itemized those objectives, defining the first 3 in the last blog.
The fourth objective in this edict is to seal the vision and the prophet. The word prophet means a God-inspired, or God-anointed human being. Besides Daniel, there were many other prophets who prophesied the birth, death, and resurrection of the Messiah.
The word seal in this reference means: to make an end to. But make an end to what? The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ would fulfill all prophecies regarding His arrival to earth. At His anointing (including His death), Jesus will seal – make an end to – the 62 week edict of Daniel’s prophecy. Jesus fulfilled – made an end to – all prophecies regarding His birth, death and resurrection.
The fifth objective to be fulfilled is to anoint the Most Holy. The word anoint means: to rub with oil. In the days of ancient Israel there was an anointing that came with the office of a king, priest, or prophet. God would send His messenger who would pour oil on the head of the person He had called to a specific office. The oil symbolized that the power and authority of God was upon this individuals life. This act assured the person that God’s anointing was upon him to fulfill his calling.
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him…Acts 10:38. At the public baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan, God sent the Holy Spirit – in the form of a dove – to rest upon Him, symbolizing that God’s power and authority was upon Him to fulfill His calling…Matt: 16-17.
Before His death, while He ate in the home of a Pharisee, a sinner wept as she poured oil on Jesus, prompting Him to say to the Pharisee…you did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil…therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much…but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little…Luke 7:46-47.
Christ means: Anointed One. After God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost, Jesus became the Christ – the Anointed One. This title explains how God was with Him to do good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. Jesus Christ is the one who fulfilled the 5th objective in Dan. 9:24 – Anoint the Most Holy.
God not only sent His Son to the earth to save men from their sins, but to be a hand-on, in-the-flesh personal representative of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love and mercy…I Tim. 3:16. We know this to be true, because Jesus said…he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me…John 12:45. This leaves us with the question, “Now that God has gone to such great lengths to prove to mankind of His existence, forgiveness, and mercy will we finally surrender our total allegiance to Him?
The next verse in Daniel’s 70-week vision is Daniel 9:25 where the angel Gabriel tells Daniel…thou shalt know and understand that from the going forth of the command for the answer and for the building of Jerusalem until Christ the prince there shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks.
Gabriel is explaining the span of “real time” that must take place before the fulfillment of the edicts measured by 7 weeks and 62 weeks will be accomplished. These weeks do not measure a sequential period of time, but rather measure 70 ecclesiastical years (judgments) on the Jewish people for their faithlessness – immeasurable vengeance or immeasurable forgiveness – their choice.
What actual dates comprise this period of time? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question~~~