I've read many of your posts and found them to be insightful.
Concerning Daniel chapter nine, there are many interpretations, most of them variations on ideas spread by John Nelson Darby and some of his
contemporaries in the nineteenth century.
Therefore, allow me to present you with a different perspective, one not based on speculation about the future, but based on scripture lain against
factually recorded recent events.
Besides the so called "70th" week, Gabriel was clear when he told Daniel there would be 62 "weeks of years" before "Messiah was cut off". He also said
there would be 7 weeks of years.
These two time periods have one thing in common: They both begin counting down at "The reestablishment of Jerusalem to Israel". This is very important
and often overlooked.
Obviously the 62 were fulfilled. But what about the 7 "weeks"? Many have tried to place these 7 "weeks" in various places, but one thing is certain,
none of them began with a "reestablishment of Jerusalem to Israel".
In our time, however this event did occur again, for the first time in history since the return from the Babylonian exile. It happened in 1967 during
the Six Day War when Israeli forces took back the "old city".
That's where we should start counting down: 7 "weeks of years", plus one more, the "70th week", bringing us to a total of 8 "weeks" that begin in
1967 and end in 2024.
As for Daniel's (or rather, Gabriel's) "70th" week, it is the only one in all the 70 to be described. It is described with three specific points of
prophecy. We know what they are:
1. A 7 year "Covenant with Many" shall be established,
2. A halting of the "daily sacrifice" shall occur,
3. "The abomination of Desolation" will be established.
I'm here to tell you that all three of these prophecies were fulfilled perfectly between the years 1993-2000.
They happened thus:
1. 1993, the 7 year "Oslo Accords" were ratified by Arafat and Rabin (whose name means "the many").
2. March 13, 1997, (3 1/2 years to the day of the signing of Oslo) the "daily prayer", a stand in for the "daily sacrifice", was halted by the
Palestinian Authority on the Temple Mount.
3. Right after Oslo ended, Ariel Sharon ascended the Temple Mount declaring that any Jew has the sovereign right to walk on those grounds, inciting
riots and violence that lasted for many months as well as the current Palestinian "intifada".
This last one may not make sense until you read the alternate interpretation of Daniel 9:27 found in the footnotes of the NIV and considered by many
scholars to be the most accurate translation:
It reads: "One who causes desolation will come upon the pinnacle of the abominable temple until the end that is decreed is poured out on the desolated
...clearly negating the need for a "third temple", instead describing an "abominable temple" (the current situation) and "one who causes
This is a perfect description of what Ariel Sharon fulfilled. Doesn't make him the "Antichrist". Doesn't need to. It does make him "one who causes
This event is what triggered the downward spiral that the world economy and world peace, itself, has been on ever since. October, November 2000 is the
very moment that the bottom dropped out of the economy. The world powers shifted drastically. Bush was elected, Putin, and Sharon, himself in special
elections just a few months later.
Indeed, the so called "70th week" of 1993-2000 was a period of relative peace for Israel and the world. We saw economic booms, the rise of the
Most importantly, even supernaturally, the period 1993-2000 occurs directly in the middle of the "8 week" time line that begins in 1967.
You'll find that there are 3 1/2 periods of 7 years each, both preceding and following 1993-2000.
And remember that these are Biblical years. So I'm speaking approximates.
Ask this question: In the Olivet Discourse, why did Jesus say that "when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel, let those in Judea
flee to the mountains..." ? (Notice that soon after this event Sharon began "walling in" the Palestinians. The human rights abuses currently underway
in Judea are all rooted in Ariel Sharon's policies.)
Jesus also referred to this as being the sign that the end was "right at the door".
Why would he point us to a sign that was, according to Darby and all who ride on his coattails today, the last event of the endgame?
It's because it's not the last event.
These prophecies about 1993-2000 were given to Daniel so that those of us that live in these times would recognize them for what they are.
There were signs in the heavens. Jupiter was struck. On March 13th 1997, the Hale Boppe comet was in it's prime.
Look at Daniel chapter eight and you'll find another description of the "taking away of the daily sacrifice". It's described as basically,
(paraphrasing because I don't have it in front of me) "certain powers of the heavens were given over in exchange for the taking away of the daily
March 13, 1997 was also the same day the "Phoenix lights" event occurred.
Now, do what you will with this information, but take note: I'm not trying to foretell coming events based on scriptural interpretation. I'm not
speculating about how the prophecies will play out. This is all factual information of historically verifiable events that happen to relate perfectly
to Daniel chapter nine.
Ask this question as well: if we're supposed to be on the lookout for a 7 year treaty with Israel, how many are we supposed to ignore before the
prophesied one occurs? And how many of them will also appear to be perfect fulfillment of prophecy?
The Oslo Accords are the first and only 7 year treaty Israel has signed in all of history.
As I understand it, according to this time line, the "time, times and half a time" are references to 3 1/2 seven year periods both preceding and
following the "70th week" fulfilled in 1993-2000. The first 3 1/2 "weeks" were 1967 -1993. The final 3 1/2 "weeks" are 2000-2024.
The 4th "week" began in 1990 and was cut in half by the "treaty week" in 1993. It resumed in 2000. Amazingly everything that occurred in the split
"4th week " repeated on both sides of the "treaty week".
In the 3 1/2 year period preceding 1993 we saw the first WTC attack and the first gulf war.
In the 3 1/2 year period following 2000 we saw the second WTC attack and the second gulf war. Almost as if they picked up right where they left
I'd encourage anyone to verify this information for themselves.
edit on 4-10-2010 by Alpha Arietis because: edit