I saw the thread on The Book of Daniel Finally Being Unsealed and wanted to respond but it's been closed. So. I'm making my own thread. And my
opinion is this. The prophesies of Daniel are future and current event. So here is my explanation on what is going on.
To start with the major prophesies in Daniel have the following disclaimers incorporated into them.
28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days
19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an
agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm:
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
The problem with Daniel's prophesies is that they are supposed to happen in a period of time he called the time of the end/end of years/latter days.
So what are the latter days? for that you need to look at the 70 week prophesy of Daniel 9.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the 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 prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be
seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: 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.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and
for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
70 weeks of years or 490 years divided up as 7 weeks or 49 years, 62 weeks or 434 years, and 1 week of 7 years. But then the questions are the last
days the entire 70 weeks or the 1 week? And did the 1 week ever consummate?
And after looking at the evidence here are the answers. The last days are the 70th week. And NO, it hasn't consummated yet.
And the reason is this. I found a top level Leviticus 26 curse in the bible that started in the first century AD. During the 69th week. And it's still
running. Which would mean the 70th week never happened. It has to run at the end of the curse.
Or put another way the prophesies of Daniel are supposed to fit inside another prophesy. The day of Jezreel prophesy of Hosea. To summarize it
quickly Hosea states this. There would come a day that Israel and Judah would be destroyed and the people killed or exiled. But then another day
would come and the nation of Israel would be restored to it's former glory under Solomon.
But in chap. 6 we're given the timeframe of the curse.
1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
2nd Peter 3
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The curse was supposed to be 2000 years long. Followed by a 1000 year "day of Jezreel".
Then my question was "Why the curse?" And I found that in Malachi 4 and Matthew 17.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son
of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
According to the books of Zechariah and Malachi the Jews of the first century AD were expecting either 3 or 4 messiahs. The two branches of Zechariah
also called the messengers of Malachi, the Lord, and Elijah the prophet. But by killing John the Baptist they screwed up the first century
Apocalypse. And put it on a 2000 year detour. And BTW, there is still one messiah to go.
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