Understanding Biblical Timelines, Part 5: Daniel's Seventy Weeks

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Series - Understanding Biblical Timelines
Part 5 - Daniel’s Seventy Weeks, part 2
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The 3 main divisions of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks
The Key Events and Characters
The 6-fold purposes of God
The importance of this timeline to the church

The Last Week


How it begins

The last week begins following the 62 weeks division are fulfilled
Messiah is cut off - crucified in 30 A.D.
the city and sanctuary are destroyed - 70 A.D.
The last week begins with the confirmation of a covenant
The last week begins with the cofirmation of a covenant
- a covenant is confirmed by the prince of the people who destroys Jerusalem
a covenant is confirmed by the prince of
No such event transpired since Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD.
After the crucifixion of Christ, God dealt with the Gentile nations through the gospel

The “covenant”

it is a peace treaty between Israel and the nations involved in the Middle eat conflict.
it will be “confirmed” by a prince of Rome
confirmed - established, make strong,

The Prince of Rome

Prince of Rome - the Pope is recognized unofficially as the “Prince of the Vatican” or the “Vatican Prince”
The Annuario Pontificio, the official directory of the Holy See, describes the office of the pope by the following titles: Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Rome, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God. The title pope or papa (abbreviated PP.) is officially used only as a less solemn style.
Since the fall of Rome, the Holy Roman Empire has risen in its place in Europe and the world.
The Bishop of Rome assumed dominance over all other bishops and over all kings

Key events within

provides the following events
a 7-year covenant takes effect
sacrifice and offering are stopped in the middle of the week
the abomination of desolation appears and is destroyed in the end of the week
account by Jesus
the abomination of desolation stands in the holy place (temple in Jerusalem)
this even marks the beginning of the great tribulation
The Book of Revelation gives us more details

the ministry of the 2 witnesses

the ministry of the 2 witnesses -
the temple is measured
the outer court is given to the Gentiles for 42 months
the 2 witnesses appears - 1,260 days ministry

the 2 witnesses are killed

the beast comes out of the bottomless pit - ;
the beast is the antichrist
the woman is the Roman church
the power behind the beast is the dragon

the great tribulation

the dragon is Satan
Satan will be cast down to earth
the woman is Israel
the woman is hid and nourished for 3 and 1/2 years

How it ends

- Jesus shows the Great Tribulation ends
as lighting flash - Christ’s return will be visible in the heavens
where the carcass is… - there will be feast for the birds
- the antichrist makes war against Christ


All human history ends with the second coming of Christ
the present age
the times of the gentiles
the seventy weeks of Daniel
Eternity begins with Christ!
- the Beginning and the End
- the Beginning and the End
- the beginning of the new creation
- He is coming quickly!
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