Clint Estes – Daniel 9:20-27
20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the Lord my God for the holy hill of my God, 21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, “O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision. 24 “Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”
Jeremiah 31:31, 33
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah … For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.”
Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.’
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
- 7 wks – from word to rebuild Jerusalem to when it was rebuilt
- 62 wks – from when Jerusalem was rebuilt to coming of Christ
- 1 wk – the life and work of Christ (ends at 2nd coming
Matthew 23:37; 24:2
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem … There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives … to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor.