The angel Gabriel brings the answer to Daniel's prayers


Dan. 9:20  And whiles I [was]

[1] speaking, and

[2] praying, and

[3] confessing

[a.] my sin and

[b.] the sin of my people Israel, and

[4] presenting my supplication before the LORD my God

[a.] for the holy mountain of my God;


 9:21  Yea, whiles I [was] speaking in prayer, even

[1] the man Gabriel (Dan. 8:16),

[a.] whom I had seen in the vision

[11.] at the beginning,

[12.] being caused to fly swiftly,

[b.] touched me

[11.] about the time of the evening oblation.

 9:22  And

[c.] he informed [me], and

[d.] talked with me,

[11.] and said, O Daniel,

[aa.] I am now come forth

[111.] to give thee skill and

[112.] [to give thee] understanding. 

 9:23                                       [bb.] At the beginning of thy supplications (Dan. 10:12)

[111.] the commandment came forth, and

[cc.] I am come  to show [thee];

[111.] for thou [art] greatly beloved [c/p. Dan. 10:11, Dan. 10:19]: therefore

[dd.] understand the matter, and

[ee.] consider the vision.


Prophesy of the Seventy Weeks


 9:24  Seventy weeks are determined upon [490 years: seven weeks (49 years) to rebuild Jerusalem; sixty-two weeks (434 years) from the completion of the city to the Anointing of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan (Matt. 3:13-17)...at which time Jesus became the Messiah1, or the Christ2. The first half of Daniel’s 70th week of years was fulfilled in the ministry of Jesus at His first coming. In only 3 ½ years of ministry, Jesus fulfilled the will of God for His life on the earth. Since His resurrection, God's prophetic time clock has been turned off. Satan's man, the Antichrist, will get no more time to minister his anti-anointing than the  3 ½ years Jesus had to minister His true anointing. The Syrian who is to become the Antichrist will execute a 7-year peace treaty with Israel (vs. 27). This is the beginning of The Antichrist Covenant Week of Years. He does not actually become The Antichrist or the The Anti-Anointed One, however, until midweek: when he enters a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem to sacrifice a pig on the alter (Dan. 11:31; Matt. 24:15; Mark 13:14). God's prophetic clock is now turned back on for the final 3 ½ years of this age. [See How To Quickly Locate the Antichrist in Scripture; see also notes below on verse 27.

[1Heb, mashiyach (Strong's #4899; anointed, the Messiah: the anointed one and His anointing; from #4886, mashach', a prim. root; to rub with oil, to anoint, by impl. to consecrate); 2Gk, #5547, Christos, anointed, the anointed one and His anointing, the Messiah; from #5548, chrio, to smear or rub with oil, by impl. to consecrate]

[1] thy people [the Jews / Israel (Dan. 12:1)] and upon

[2] thy holy city [Jerusalem],

                        [a.] to finish the transgression, and

                        [b.] to make an end of sins, and

                        [c.] to make reconciliation [atonement] for iniquity, and

                        [d.] to bring in everlasting righteousness, and

                        [e.] to seal up

[11.] the vision and

[12.] [the] prophecy, and

                        [f.] to anoint the most Holy [to Anoint Jesus (the Messiah and the Christ) as King of Kings and Lord of Lords over the earth for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:4-6) at His second coming to the earth (Rev. 19:11-16; Zech.14].


 9:25   [1] Know therefore and

[2] understand, [that]

[a.] from the going forth of

[11.] the commandment to restore and

[12.] [the commandment] to build Jerusalem

[aa.] unto the Messiah [unt0 the anointing of the Anointed One by John the Baptistnote: the time period concludes at Jesus anointing, not at His birth or His death and resurrection] the Prince [shall be]

[111,] seven weeks, and

[112.] threescore and two weeks:

[aaa.] the street shall be built again, and

[aab.] the wall [shall be built],

[1111.]  even in troublous times.


 9:26  And

[1]  after threescore and two weeks ["after" (not "at") 3 ½ years of Jesus" ministry]

[a.] shall Messiah be cut off,

[11.] but not for himself [but for the sin of the world]: and

[2] the people [the armies of the Antichrist: not the army of the Roman General, Titus, who in A.D. 70 destroyed Jerusalem]

[a.]  of the prince that shall come [the Antichrist]

[11.] shall destroy the city [Zech. 13:8-9; and 14:1-2] and

[12.] [shall destroy] the sanctuary; and

[aa] the end thereof [the city and the sanctuary] [shall be]

[111.] with a flood, and

[bb.] unto the end of the war

[111.] desolations are determined.


The reign of the Antichrist in the Last Half of Daniel’s 70th week*

[which overlaps the last half of the Antichrist Covenant week of years]


 9:27  And

[1] he [the prince that shall come (vs. 26): the head of Syria who is to become the Antichrist; see How To Quickly Locate the Antichrist in Scripture] shall confirm the covenant

[a.] with many [with the nation Israel and the nations of the revived Grecian Empire]

[b.] for one week [the last 7 years of the Age of Grace]: and

[11.] in the midst of the week [at midweek or 3 ½ years]

[aa.] he shall cause the sacrifice [to cease] and

[bb.] [he shall cause] the oblation to cease [the Antichrist shall break his covenant with Israel and enter the temple in Jerusalem (c/p. Dan. 8:8; 11:31)], and

[111.] for the overspreading of abominations (Dan.11:31)

[aaa.] he shall make [it] desolate,

[1111.] even until the consummation,

[aaaa.] and that determined

[11111.] shall be poured upon the desolate.

[*Please keep in mind that Daniel’s 70th week of years is divided: 3 ½ years during the ministry of Jesus, and 3 ½ years during the reign of the Antichrist. However the Antichrist Covenant week is the last 7 years of the age of grace before the second coming of Jesus and His millennial reign over the earth. These two time periods overlap during their final 3 ½ years of the Age of Grace. See also The vision of the 2300 evenings and mornings.]

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