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104: The 70 Weeks Prophecy

The 70 Weeks Prophecy answers the vital questions:  Will there be 42 months from a Mideast peace deal until the great tribulation begins?  Will a temple or tabernacle be built in Jerusalem?  Will the daily sacrifice start again only to be stopped?  

This article has been rewritten in July 2017

The great tribulation is at the door, it could come as soon as late 2018 or within a few years after that; the books of the prophets are being unsealed as God promised Daniel (Dan 12).

Very important decisions are approaching and it is imperative that we know the answers to these key questions!

Revelation 12 is the explanation of Daniel’s Seventy Week Prophecy.

Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

This speaks of the mother of Christ, as a type of the called out faithful Ekklesia.

12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

This is Satan, and the later satanic system on the earth is described as the scarlet beast;  Scarlet being the color of the blood of the saints that has been shed by this beast.  

12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars [when Satan rebelled against God one third of the angels followed him] of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child [Jesus Christ] as soon as it was born.

Satan at his original fall, led a third of the angels with him in rebellion against God, and as Jesus [Hebrew: Yeshua] was about to be born, Satan stood up to destroy him.

12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child [died for the sins of humanity and was then resurrected and has risen to God the Father in heaven] was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

The child being spoken of, is identified as Christ the Messiah; for ONLY Christ has been resurrected to spirit and has so far been “caught up to God, ascending to God the Father’s throne.

Now we come to the first half of the 70th week; the first 3 1/2 year flight of the faithful, which was to Pella; NOT Petra!

12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days [1,260 days, or 42 months].

This was the first one half of the 70th Week, for 1,260 days, is 42 months or one half of seven years, the 70th Week, being 7 years, or 2520 days.

This was fulfilled when the saints fled from Jerusalem to Pella in Moab when the Romans besieged the Jerusalem c 66-70 AD.

NOTICE that at an unspecified time AFTER that; there was war in heaven. This is clearly at the end time, for it begins at the point immediately preceding the tribulation.

12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, [This is after the first half of the week has passed, and much later just before the second half of the 70th week begins.] 

12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Daniel 12:1 tells us that Michael will stand up to fight against Satan – when Satan rises up to attack God – and Michael cast Satan and his demons down to the earth, which will be right before the beginning of the tribulation.

Daniel 12:1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Knowing that his imprisonment is near at hand, Satan rises up to attack God one more time and is defeated and thrown down again.

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time [there will be only 3 1/2 years remaining].

All converted faithful believers are to rejoice and to hold their heads up, as they see the imminence of the resurrection to eternal life and the Marriage to the Lamb of God!

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

Obviously Mary could not have lived into the end time; therefore the woman is the Ekklesia, the body of faithful believers and doers of the Word and Will of God.

Satan through his human instruments, works to destroy all who will not bow to him.

To enforce his will, Satan will fully empower the abomination, setting up the miracle working false prophet in the Vatican, who will then call for the nations to join the setting up of the New Europe, who’s leader is also called a  “beast” [a monstrous human being].

This abomination [false prophet, son of perdition] will then go to the Holy Place to trigger the war, close to or before  75 days AFTER he is set up doing miracles in Rome.  Then the woman [The Faithful Ekklesia] will flee to Pella for the SECOND time!

12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place [for the SECOND time, this time immediately BEFORE the second half of the 70th Week], where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

The time, times and half a time of he Times of the Gentiles is equal 3 1/2 years, or 1,260 days, or 42 months, or the second half of the 70th Week!

The “Great Eagle” is God, to whom the zealous saints are faithful; and the two wings that are given to the saints which take them to the place prepared [probably the same place as the first time: Pella]: Are the Two Prophets sent by God!  These two servants will take the faithful to the place that God has prepared and will then come back to prepare the world for the coming of Christ.

12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.  12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

When the faithful arrive in Moab [Jordan], Satan will inspire the Jordanians to chase and attack them, as Jordan will ally with the New Europe (Psalm 83).

The flood is the pursuing army, and God will cause an earthquake to destroy them. 

Then Satan will turn back to attack the majority of the Ekklesia who have initially not believed the warnings; many of whom, after this tribulation begins, will then remember and believe and sincerely repent.

12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments [at least make a pretense of keeping] of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

At the moment that the faithful escape, Satan will turn to attack Jerusalem, Judea and the Israelite nations and through them he will attack those who repent of making a mere show of keeping the commandments while being lukewarm for the things of God and idolizing men above the sovereignty of God.  

While Judea will be occupied, attacks on the other Israelite nations could be in other forms like cyber or economic attacks and might not involve occupation at all.

Jesus Christ will protect and nourish his people who are faithful to God in the place which God has prepared for them! He did this for the first 1/2 week after his resurrection; and he will do this for the SECOND 1/2 week at this end time!

The two halves complete one full week; the 70th week of the prophecy!

Where in the scripture is the nourishment, protection and caring for those who zealously live by every Word of God mentioned, in the context of two halves of a week?

Remember that one half of a week is three and one half days, which is three and one half years, or forty two months, or 1260 days.

The explanation of the 70th Week of Daniel is found in the twelfth chapter of Revelation!

A woman clothed with the sun (the brightness of the LIGHT), and the moon under her feet (the darkness of spiritual ignorance underneath her feet) and wearing a crown of twelve stars (a Queen) brought forth a man child who was to rule all nations (Jesus Christ).

She – the faithful Ekklesia – fled into the wilderness where she was fed (nourished) by God for 1260 days [1/2 week = 3 1/2 days = 3 1/2 years = 1,260 days].

Later there will be war in heaven and Satan will be cast out triggering a great time of trouble in the later days (Dan 12:1) and Satan will go to persecute that same woman [the faithful Ekklesia], who will again be taken “INTO HER PLACE”, where she will again be nourished for a time, times and half a time; the times of the Gentiles (Dan 12:7), or 1260 days.

The woman is the faithful Ekklesia who KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of God, HAVING THE LAW OF GOD WRITTEN IN THEIR HEARTS (Heb 8:10). And the nourishing for these two halves of the week; is the confirming of the Husband’s part of the New Covenant by Jesus Christ!

In history, the saints fled from Jerusalem and Judea to Pella in modern Jordan about 66 – 67 A.D. after receiving a supernatural warning. This began the first half of the week, as Jesus Christ preserved His people, His bride.

This was just before the city of Jerusalem was destroyed in the Jewish-Roman wars. See: Josephus, Wars of the Jews, the fall of Jerusalem. The city was surrounded in 66 A.D. and then Vespasian was recalled to Rome after the suicide of Nero. the siege was slightly relaxed and a voice was heard in the temple declaring: “let us remove hence”. The saints then fled to Pella in what is now Jordan. The Siege of Jerusalem.

The saints of God are now about to once again  be taken to their place of nourishment before the fall of Jerusalem and the fall of the nations of Israel.

The Daily Sacrifice ended with the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by Prince Titus at the end of the first half of the week after a 42 month siege, during which God’s faithful were preserved for the first half of the 70th week in Pella.  After that destruction in 70 A.D. the temple and Daily Sacrifice were to remain desolate until Messiah comes to build the Ezekiel Temple.

During this time, those of God’s people who respond to the warning and live by every Word of God; will be cared for in the place which God has prepared on the earth.  No, there will not be some “Rapture” to heaven!

YES, our Lord WILL NOT destroy the righteous along with the guilty.

He WILL NOT destroy those who LOVE HIM and zealously KEEP HIS WORD along with those who reject any zeal to live by every Word of God.

As He delivered Lot from the destruction of Sodom and as He delivered Noah from death, so will He deliver His beloved faithful from the evil to come.

Exalt the sovereignty of Almighty God above ALL else; Seek the LORD your God with all your hearts, and he will deliver you

He is a RIGHTEOUS GOD, who KEEPS HIS COVENANTS; He will fulfill His role as a loving Husband to a faithful wife.

Yes, Jesus Christ loves his bride as only He can LOVE; therefore, fear not and hold your head up, you who live by every Word of God for your redemption draws nigh (Luk 21:28) .

Be strong and have courage, be zealous for our Mighty God!

Be filled with faith and courage, deliverance is at hand!  This world is ready to give birth to a New Age of Righteousness!  

And finally: What place? The phrase; “her place” (Rev 12:14) appears to indicate that she will return to the same special place that she went to the first time. It is quite probably in Moab (Isaiah 16:4, Dan 11:41).

God will reveal this in due time, when He sends the two eagles wings (empowers His two prophets) to deliver His zealously faithful people into their place (Rev 12:14, Rev 11:3-13). As the faithful were spared and protected by their espoused Husband Jesus Christ during the fall of Jerusalem in the first century A.D.: they shall be preserved a second time in the 21st century.

These two periods of 3 1/2 years each, total the full seven years of the last 70th week of the prophecy.

Yes; He, Jesus Christ will confirm His New Marriage Covenant with His loyal espoused Bride for a full week!  The first 42 month half of the week has ALREADY been fulfilled; and the second 42 month half of the week which begins with the taking of Jerusalem in the latter days (Rev 13:5, Rev 11:2, Luk 21:24 and Rev 12:6,) will also be fulfilled!

When ALL the Biblical signs are present; and when the final false prophet goes to the Holy Mount just as Peace and Safety are being declared: sudden destruction will come upon a stubborn and rebellious people (1 Thess 5:3).

Many lukewarm people in the faith, who have lost their zeal for living by every Word of God, and have fallen into a lukewarm complacency, will lack the oil of God’s Spirit to respond to the warnings; and will become the victims of strong delusion.

Preferring to lean on their traditions instead of standing on the Word of God; they will fall into the correction of great tribulation.

 

Daniel 9:  The Second Half of the 70th Week

There are those who believe that the full 70th week of Daniel 9 is still to come with a period of 3 1/2 years after a peace deal in the Middle East before the tribulation begins.

There are a variety of explanations concerning the Seventieth or Last Week, of the Seventy Weeks Prophecy.  Most of which have been around for a long time and were first put forth as a part of the Protestant Reformation. We know that these explanations cannot be true because the understanding of these things has been sealed until the last days.

Daniel 12:9   And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

A common explanation of the seventieth week put out by certain Groups, is that the False Prophet will make a peace deal with Judah, possibly allowing them to build a Temple or set up a Tabernacle and start sacrifices.

Then after 3 1/2 years; the peace covenant will be broken, the sacrifices stopped and the tribulation will begin and last for a second 3 1/2 years. This explanation gives rise to the theory that a Temple, or at least some kind of Tabernacle must be built and physical sacrifices must start.

We KNOW that this explanation CANNOT BE TRUE for the scripture says that when “Peace and Safety” is declared; SUDDEN, IMMEDIATE, AT THAT TIME; destruction will come (1 Thess 5:3). There will be NO 3 1/2 years of peace! 

Jesus Christ said that when the abomination spoken of by Daniel goes to the Holy Place; sudden, immediate great tribulation will begin (Mat 24:15).

Daniel tells us that his prophetic words are SEALED UNTIL THE END (Dan 12:9). This means that explanations written many years ago: CANNOT BE CORRECT.

The seventieth week of the prophecy is found in Daniel 9:24-27.

Each week is seven days; so seven weeks is forty nine days and sixty two weeks is four hundred and thirty four days.

Each day representing one year, therefore the city would be built in forty nine years, then Messiah would come after another four hundred and thirty four years. Indicating that Messiah would come four hundred and eighty three years after the commandment to rebuild the city was issued.

Then at an unspecified point after the four hundred and eighty three years, Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself: and then after Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension, came the fist half of the 70th week when the Ekklesia fled to Pella  and the first century destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by Titus stopped the daily sacrifice after a 42 month siege.

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to FINISH TRANSGRESSION, and to make an END OF SINS, and to make RECONCILIATION FOR INIQUITY, and to BRING IN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, and to SEAL UP THE VISION AND PROPHESY, and to ANOINT THE MOST HOLY .

In the first century reconciliation was offered to only a very few and transgressions have not yet been finished on this earth, nor yet in Judah, nor has sin been ended. It is when He shall return that Messiah shall be Anointed King over all the earth and will put an end to all wickedness.

Titus and the first Roman destruction of Jerusalem ended the Daily Sacrifice

Daniel 9:25 And the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

And He [Messiah] shall CONFIRM A COVENANT [the New Covenant] for one week [seven years]: 

The prophecy now addresses the siege of Jerusalem by Prince Titus

. . .  and in the midst of the week [at the end of the first 3 1/2 years, after a 42 month siege during which the Ekklesia had fled to Pella];  He [the Roman Prince Titus besieged Jerusalem and after 42 months the city fell and the temple was burned stopping the daily sacrifice]  shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease and for the overspreading of abominations He shall make it desolate [this was fulfilled at the end of the first half of the week when God allowed Prince Titus to destroy the temple], even until the consummation [the temple will remain destroyed and the daily sacrifice stopped until the end of the age and the completion of the seventy weeks, when Christ comes to build the Ezekiel Temple!], and that determined shall be poured upon the desolator [the final abomination will be destroyed at the coming of Messiah, Daniel 9:27].

At that time, the New Covenant of espousal between Jesus Christ and the called out was confirmed for the first half of the 70th week when the Ekklesia fled to Pella about c 66 A.D., to be preserved from the destruction of the Roman war against Jerusalem!  This fulfilled the first 3 1/2 years or the first half of the 70th week, as I shall presently show!

Once the Romans had destroyed the temple and ended the Daily Sacrifice; at the END of three and a half years of war [in the midst of the week]; it is prophesied that the temple will not be rebuilt, and that the Daily Sacrifice will not be renewed and not resume; until the end of the second half of the week and the coming of Messiah:  Until the consummation, or end, of the 70 weeks!

 

The time line of The Seventy Weeks Prophecy

1) The decree goes out to build the city; Messiah appears and begins his ministry in autumn 27 A.D. 483 years after the command to rebuild the city,

He is cut off 3 1/2 years later and resurrected; only then does the New Covenant officially begin, and verse 27, 

2)  Jesus Christ confirms the New Covenant with many by taking them and preserving them in Pella during the 42 month siege of Jerusalem for the first half of a week or 3 1/2 years, fulled in years for days!

3)  Then after a 3 1/2 year siege,  at the end of the first half of the seventieth week and before the second half of the seventieth week, God caused the  sacrifice and oblation to cease by allowing Prince Titus to conquer Jerusalem and destroy the city and the temple; stopping the daily sacrifice! 

Brethren, the physical daily sacrifice has already been stopped! and it is to remain stopped until the consummation of the end of the 70th week and the coming of Christ!

NOTICE: The seventieth week does NOT BEGIN until after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is not until c 66 A.D. that the first half of the seventieth week is confirmed for three and one half years by the protection of the faithful in Pella during the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans; and it is not until our day that the second half of the 70th week will come, as per Daniel 9.

What covenant is being talked about?

Why, the New Covenant which was not made sure until after the sacrifice of Christ was accepted by the Father on Wave Offering Sunday.  The MARRIAGE Covenant of Espousal, of Betrothal; between Jesus Christ and His called out first fruits, His bride; was then made official at Pentecost 31 A.D.

Jesus Christ the espoused Husband, promised to nurture and care for and to protect the bride; and the espoused bride [the sincerely repentant] promises to love, be faithful to and to fully obey Him.

The New Covenant like the Mosaic Covenant is a Marriage Covenant!

Christ would then confirm His New Covenant with His espoused bride when the city (Jerusalem) was under siege and destroyed in circa 70 A.D. (Dan 9:26-27).

In the first century, the faithful fled to Pella in Jordan and remained there for the first 1/2 week (a day for a year; 3 1/2 years) preserved by Jesus Christ from the Roman armies, in a first century fore-type of the final 42 month great tribulation.

This refuge in Pella for 1,260 days, fulfilled the first half of the 70th week

The people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined (Dan 9:26).

Messiah had no sin and did not die for His own sin, but died for the sins of mankind. AFTER His death and resurrection, Judah rebelled against Rome and was destroyed, Jerusalem falling in c 70 AD. This was a precursor of or a fore-type of; the final great tribulation.

And He [Christ] shall CONFIRM A COVENANT for one week: and in the midst of the week He [Christ] shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease and for the overspreading of abominations [Christ shall give the city over to a desolator, the Roman prince Titus; and this will be repeated in the last days with the second half of the week (3 1/2 years)].

The Roman prince Titus made the Temple and the Daily Sacrifice, and it will remain desolate, even until the consummation [the end of the 70th week and the coming of Messiah, and that determined [When the King of kings comes he will destroy the desolating political leader and his false prophet with their armies.] shall be poured upon the desolator (Dan 9:27).

Notice the time-line. The seventieth week, of seven years; does not begin until after the death and resurrection of Christ!

Jesus Christ was to appear at the end of the seven plus sixty-two weeks (69 weeks) Dan 9:26, which was in 27 A.D.  

There is no way that the ministry of Christ could have fulfilled the first half of the 70th week since this could ONLY be fulfilled AFTER he was “Cut Off,”  AFTER he was killed and resurrected! 

The first half or the 70th week was fulfilled when the faithful fled Jerusalem for Pella in c 66 A.D.

According to the time line and the flow of events, the 70th week could not begin until Messiah had been “Cut Off” and resurrected, rising to be accepted by the Father on Wave Offering Sunday for us. 

ONLY when Christ was accepted as our sacrifice and High Priest, could there be a Covenant to confirm; for the Mosaic Covenant was ended by his death as Husband of Israel, and the New Covenant did not officially begin until Christ was accepted by the Father.

Then He, Jesus Christ, PERSONALLY; not some apostle or disciple, shall confirm a covenant for seven years, or one prophetic week after His resurrection.

The New Covenant could NOT OFFICIALLY BEGIN until Jesus Christ fulfilled His mission and died to pay the penalty for the sins of men.  Therefore only after Messiah had died and been resurrected could the New Covenant be confirmed.

ONLY AFTER THE DEATH AND SACRIFICE OF JESUS CHRIST COULD THE NEW COVENANT BE CONFIRMED; the first half of the last seventieth week could not begin until after the death and resurrection of Christ!

Therefore Messiah could not have been confirming a part of the 70th week covenant during His physical earthly ministry; as some wrongly teach.

In the midst of the week, after three and one half years of siege and before the final three and one half years; God caused the daily sacrifice to be stopped by allowing Prince Titus to destroy the temple in c 70 A.D.

As Jerusalem will once again be given over to her enemies (Rev 11:2, Rev 12:6), Jesus Christ will protect the faithful bride once again, for 1/2 week (3 1/2 years) thus confirming the New Covenant of ESPOUSAL with His Bride for the second half of the 70th week.

What covenant is being confirmed? The ONLY covenant mentioned in scripture to exist after the resurrection of Christ; THE NEW COVENANT, between Christ and those called out of season as a kind of first fruits of the NEW COVENANT of Jeremiah 31:31!

What does confirmed mean? To fulfill, to make sure. What is this covenant? A marriage agreement to PROTECT, NOURISH and CARE FOR His espoused bride, those who KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!

PROOF: The true explanation of the whole 70th Week is found in Revelation 12.

Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

This speaks of the mother of Christ, as a type of the called out faithful Ekklesia.

12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

This is Satan, and later Satan’s system on the earth is described as the scarlet beast; Scarlet being red.  This is explained in Revelation 17 which will be included in a future book.

12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Satan at his original fall, led a third of the angels with him, and as the Christ was ready to be born, he stood up to destroy him.

12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

The child being spoken of, is identified as Christ the Messiah; for ONLY Christ has died and been resurrected to spirit and ascended to the Father’s throne.

Now we come to the first half of the 70th week; the first 3 1/2 year flight of the faithful, which was to Pella; NOT Petra!

12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

This was the first one half of the 70 Weeks, for 1,260 days, which is 42 months, or one half of seven years.  The 70th Week, being 7 years, or 2520 days.

The first 3 1/2 years were fulfilled when the saints fled from Jerusalem to Pella, when the Romans besieged Jerusalem.

Now NOTICE that; at an unspecified time [in this prophecy; but actually specified in the 2,300 day prophecy] AFTER that; there was war in heaven. This is clearly at the end time, for it begins after the first half, and before the second half of the week.

12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, [This is AFTER the first half of the week has passed,  and just before the second half of the 70th week begins.] 

12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Daniel 12:1 tells us that Michael shall stand up to fight against Satan and cast him to the earth, which will be right before the beginning of the tribulation.

Daniel 12:1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered [Rescued by the coming of Messiah!], every one that shall be found written in the book.

Just before the onset of the tribulation Satan rises up to fight against God, knowing that his imprisonment is at hand, and is defeated and thrown down

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death [They died for godliness].

12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time [That is 3 1/2 years remaining to him].

All converted faithful believers are to rejoice and to hold their heads up high, as they see the imminence of the resurrection to eternal life and the Marriage to the Lamb of God!

The sinful need fear great sorrows because they must go through great tribulation for their sins.

12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

Obviously Mary could not have lived into the end time; therefore the woman is the body of the faithful believers and doers of the will of God.

Satan through his human instruments works to destroy all who will not bow to him. This is fully empowered by the setting up of the Abomination in Rome, the setting up of the New Europe and the Beast Emperor and the subsequent wars.  This will be discussed in future volumes.

This miracle working abomination [false prophet, son of perdition.] will then go to the Holy Place to trigger the war within 75 days AFTER he is set up in Rome.  Just before the second half of the seventieth week [just before the final 42 months]  the woman [the Ekklesia] flees to Pella for the second time!

12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

The time, times and half a time are 3 1/2 years or 1,260 days, or 42 months;  the second half of the 70th Week!

The “Great Eagle” is God, to whom the saints are faithful; and the two wings that are given to the saints that remove them to the place prepared: Are the Two Prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11, sent by God!

12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

When the faithful arrive in Moab in the near future, Satan will inspire an army to chase and attack the Ekklesia, as Jordan will be allied with the New Europe and Beast Emperor, Psalm 83.

The flood is a flood of men, a pursuing army; and God will cause an earthquake to destroy them. 

Then Satan will turn back to attack the majority of the Ekklesia who have initially not believed the warnings, but who after this tribulation begins, will then remember and believe and bitterly sincerely repent.

12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

At the moment that the faithful escape, Satan will turn to destroy the Israelite nations and those who make a show of keeping the commandments; while being lukewarm for the things of God and idolizing those organizations and false prophets who have convinced them to ignore and reject the warnings from God through his servants and in particular the warnings from God’s Two Prophets.

Jesus Christ will protect and nourish his people who are faithful to him! He did this for the first half of the 70th week during the siege of Jerusalem after his resurrection; and he will do this for second half of the 70th week at this end time!

The two halves completing one full week; the 70th Week of the prophecy!

Remember that one half of a week is three and one half days, which is three and one half years [at a day for a year] or forty two months or 1260 days. The explanation is found in the twelfth chapter of Revelation!

A woman clothed with the sun (the brightness of the LIGHT), and the moon under her feet (the power of the night, darkness) and wearing a crown of twelve stars (a Queen) brought forth a man child who was to rule all nations (Jesus Christ).

She fled into the wilderness where she was fed (nourished) by God for 1260 days [1/2 week =42 months = 3 1/2 days = 3 1/2 years = 1,260 days].

Later there was war in heaven and Satan was cast out (triggering a great time of trouble in the later days Dan 12:1) and he went to persecute that same woman, who again fled, INTO HER PLACE, where she is again nourished for a time, times and half a time; the times of the Gentiles Daniel 12:7, or 1260 days.

The woman is symbolic of the faithful who KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of God, HAVING THE LAW OF GOD WRITTEN IN THEIR HEARTS  (Heb 8:10).  And the nourishing for these two halves of the week; is the confirming of the husband’s part of the New Covenant by Jesus Christ!

This was just before the city was destroyed in the Jewish-Roman wars. See: Josephus, Wars of the Jews, the fall of Jerusalem. The city was surrounded in c 66 A.D. and then Vespasian was recalled to Rome after the suicide of Nero. the siege was slightly relaxed and a voice was heard in the temple declaring: “let us remove hence.” The faithful then fled to Pella in what is now Jordan.

Then Vespasian on becoming emperor sent his son, Prince Titus to continue the war.  Titus himself later became emperor in 79 A.D.

The Daily Sacrifice was offered on behalf of the entire nation and represents the bearing of the national sins of the entire nation!  The physical daily was stopped by God at the END of the first 41 months through the instrument of Prince Titus!  

Seek the LORD with all your hearts; Turn to a zeal for God to learn and to keep his Word;  and he will deliver us, for those who love God enough to learn and to keep his Word are his precious jewels.

The Eternal is a RIGHTEOUS GOD, who KEEPS HIS COVENANTS; He will fulfill His role as a loving husband to a faithful wife.

Yes Jesus Christ loves his bride as only he can love therefore, FEAR NOT and HOLD YOUR HEADS UP, YOU WHO LOVE YOUR GOD AND DO HIS WILL Luk 21:28 FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR.

Be strong and of a good courage to follow the Mighty One who inhabits eternity!

These two periods of 3 1/2 years each, total the seven years of the last 70th week of the prophecy.

Yes; He, Jesus Christ will confirm His New Marriage Covenant with His loyal faithful espoused Bride for a full week! 

  1. The first half of the 70th week was fulfilled in the first century when the Ekklesia fled to Pella as the Romans besieged Jerusalem for 42 months, stopping the daily at the end of that 42 months.    
  2. The temple and the daily sacrifice will  remain desolate until Messiah comes to build the Ezekiel Temple.
  3. The second half of the 70th week will begin with the taking of Jerusalem in the latter days (Rev 13:5, Rev 11:2, Luk 21:24 and Rev 12:6), and Jesus Christ will take his faithful espoused bride to the place which God has prepared and nourish her there for 42 months: The second time!

When ALL the Biblical signs are present; when the final false prophet goes to the Holy Mount, as Peace and Safety is being declared: sudden destruction will come upon a stubborn and rebellious people (Mat 24:14, 1 Thess 5:3).

Many lukewarm people in the faith, who have lost their zeal for living by every Word of God, and fallen into a lukewarm complacency, will lack the oil of God’s Spirit to respond to the warnings; and will become the victims of a strong delusion.

Preferring to lean on their own false traditions and looking to idols of corporate organizations and men, instead of standing on the Word of God; they will fall into the correction of great tribulation

Concise Explanation

  1. Messiah was cut off to atone for sin and officially begin the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31,  
  2. The resurrected Christ confirmed his marital covenant with the bride by caring for her in the wilderness of Pella for 42 months, the first half of the seven years,  
  3. After laying siege to Jerusalem for 42 months, Prince Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the temple, stopping the Daily Sacrifice at the end of the first half of the week of seven years,  which stopping of the sacrifices was after the first 42 months and before the second 42 months, or in the midst of the seven years,  
  4. The temple mount is to remain desolate until the consummation of the age and the coming of Messiah the Christ to build the Ezekiel Temple and resume the daily sacrifice and the other sacrifices,  
  5. In the latter day a miracle working man of sin will be set up in the Vatican who will influence ten nations to join together with a single political leader,  
  6. When this miracle worker goes to the Temple Mount within 75 days of being set up, Jerusalem will again be occupied and the second 42 months will begin,
  7. Messiah the Christ will come to to rule all nations at the end of this final 42 months and after he comes he will build the Ezekiel Temple and resume the sacrifices (Eze 40-48)  

 

Messiah will come to his temple

The prophecy says that the temple will be destroyed and remain desolate until the consummation when Messiah comes and builds the Ezekiel Temple, yet it is also written that:  

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.  

How can Christ come to his temple if the Jerusalem temple is to remain desolate until after he comes?  

The answer is that both prophecies will be fulfilled because Malachi was writing metaphorically about a spiritual temple.  

The temple was the house of dwelling place of God, and on the Feast of Pentecost God moved from the temple building into his people, so that through God’s Holy Spirit the faithful became the dwelling place or temple of God.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  

When Malachi writes that Messiah will come to his temple, he was not referring to a building, which God told Daniel would not be restored until after Messiah comes to build the Ezekiel Temple;  Malachi was referring to the dwelling place of God’s Spirit, the faithful Ekklesia who live by every Word of God!

Jesus Christ the Messiah will not come to a temple building; He will come to His people, the Temple of God’s through God’s Holy Spirit!  

How most of today’s Ekklesia will fall into the correction of great tribulation

The latter day great deception of the Ekklesia – which will bring Laodicea into great tribulation  – consists of these three mistaken beliefs which they cling to, rejecting the advances in understanding as the books are unsealed in this latter day (Dan 12).

  1. They believe that once a Middle East peace is agreed they will still have 42 months to do some great work.  This is not true because the first 42 months have already been fulfilled and the tribulation will begin immediately when peace is declared and the miracle worker goes to the Temple Mount (1 Thess 5:3. Mat 24:15).  

When God’s two say now is the time, today’s pride filled organized Ekklesia, not understanding the scriptures because they stand on their own false traditions and reject any zeal to live by every Word of God, will say Not So, you are false men trying to prevent our great work.

2)  They believe that a temple or at least a tabernacle must be set up before the tribulation; this is NOT true for God says that the temple will remain desolate until after Christ comes to build the Ezekiel Temple.  

When God’s two say now is the time,  today’s pride filled organized Ekklesia, not understanding the scriptures because they stand on their own false traditions and reject any zeal to live by every Word of God, will say Not So, because there is no temple or tabernacle.  

3)  They believe that a daily sacrifice MUST be renewed in order to be stopped once again.

Most will insist on their false traditions, not understanding that stopping the daily at the end of the first 42 months has already been fulfilled, because they deny that the first 42 months have already been fulfilled by the flight of the Ekklesia to Pella and Prince Titus stopping the daily in the first century.  

Because of the great self-righteous pride of Laodicea, they think that they are rich in knowledge and have need of nothing (Rev 3:15); they insist on clinging to past false beliefs and they reject the unsealing of the prophets and the increase in understanding which was promised for us to Daniel, therefore they will fall into great correction.

 

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