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It was on December 13th, 2014, after 40 some years of study of eschatology, that I finally realized the 70th Week of Daniel is not part of the Endtime scenario! I am talking about Daniel 9:24-27 and especially the interpretation of verse 27.

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 desolate.

The “he” of verse 27 has been interpreted by most fundamental Bible teachers as being the Antichrist and the “covenant” some kind of Endtime religious agreement the Antichrist makes with the various religions of the world to ensure world peace. But a pronoun is only understood when the noun or name of the person is first identified. That name is clearly written in verses 25 and 26 as “Messiah”! It is Jesus Christ who confirmed the Covenant, and that Covenant is the New Covenant of Grace made with all those who believe in Jesus as the Messiah!

Why would Christians today believe the 70th Week of Daniel is something that will be fulfilled only in the Endtime? I’ll tell you why: It was a false doctrine planted into the Church by a Jesuit to get people’s eyes off the Pope as being the Antichrist! It is one of the doctrines of Futurism as opposed to Historism. Allow me to paraphrase and simplify the teaching from http://www.champs-of-truth.com/books/3schools.htm

There are three methods of interpreting prophecy –the Praeterist, the Futurist and the Historical (or continuous).

The Praeterist maintains that the prophecies in Revelation (and Daniel) have already been fulfilled.

The Futurist interpreters refer to events which are yet to come.

The Historical or Continuous expositors believe the Revelation a progressive history of the church from the first century to the end of time.

So great a hold did the conviction that the Papacy was the Antichrist gain upon the minds of men (who held the historicist view), that Rome at last saw she must bestir herself, and try, by putting forth other systems of interpretation, to counteract the identification of the Papacy with the Antichrist.

Accordingly, toward the close of the century of the Reformation, two of the most learned (Jesuit) doctors set themselves to the task, each endeavoring by different means to accomplish the same end, namely, that of diverting men’s minds from perceiving the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Antichrist in the papal system. The Jesuit Alcazar devoted himself to bring into prominence the preterist method of interpretation,…and thus endeavored to show that the prophecies of Antichrist were fulfilled before the popes ever ruled in Rome, and therefore could not apply to the Papacy.

“On the other hand, the Jesuit Ribera tried to set aside the application of these prophecies to the papal power by bringing out the futurist system, which asserts that these prophecies refer properly, not to the career of the Papacy, but to some future supernatural individual, who is yet to appear, and continue in power for three and a half years. Thus, as Alford says, the Jesuit Ribera, about A.D. 1580, may be regarded as the founder of the futurist system of modern times.

…It is a matter for deep regret that those who advocate the futurist system at the present day, Protestants as they are for the most part, are really playing into the hands of Rome, and helping to screen the Papacy from detection as the Antichrist.” Rev. Joseph Tanner, Daniel and the Revelation, pp. 16, 17.

I learned about Jesuit Ribera and his Futurist view from 2 or 3 years ago, and I knew the reason he created this view was to get people’s eyes off of the Pope and the Papacy as being Antichrist, but until December 13 for some reason I never connected it to the 70th Week of Daniel. It was thanks to my new friends, Michael Adams, Walt Stickel, and especially David Nikao’s article, “The 70th Week Of Daniel Prince Deception” that opened my eyes to the truth!

Because Jesus fulfilled the 70th Week of Daniel, several things I’ve held as truth about the last 7 years before Jesus returns fall flat.

  • There is no more need for a rebuilt Temple of Solomon and the Antichrist desecrating it.
  • There is no more need for the Antichrist to make some kind of 7 year religious covenant, pact or agreement.
  • There is no more need for a 7 year only reign of the Antichrist with only 3.5 years of tribulation after he breaks the agreement.
  • The doctrine of pre-tribulation rapture is clearly shown to be false.

Wow! What a difference from my former mindset!

Christians have already had two thousand years of tribulation ever since the stoning of Stephen in Acts chapter 7! The Devil has always tried to kill God’s children from the time of Cain killing Abel!

Christians have always lived in the time of Antichrist. First John 2:18 makes that very lear.

1 John 2:18  ¶Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

The Abomination of Desolation

Update on Dec. 19th, 2014: Today I saw something for the first time in the Word that thrills me to pieces! If we compare the 3 synoptic Gospels of Matthew Mark and Luke which talks about the “the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate” of Daniel 9:27, Luke clearly identifies what the Abomination of Desolation is!

Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Mark 13:14 ¶But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

Luke 21:20 ¶And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

Luke chapter 21 is talking about the exact same events as Matthew 24 and Mark 13. The abomination was the Romans (abomination to the Jews) and the desolation was what the Romans did to Jerusalem! God’s very Word tells us exactly what the abomination of desolation is!

I hear that it was only the Christians in Jerusalem who escaped the wrath of the Romans in 70 A.D. when the Roman Army destroy Jerusalem and the Temple. Why did they escape? Because they heeded Jesus’ warning written in Luke 21:21, and fled into the mountains! “then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:” — Luke 21:21. Notice it says “Judaea”? I never saw the meaning of this verse so clearly until today!

A big thank you to David Nikao who pointed this out to me in his article The Abomination Of Desolation Deception

I now see the Endtime scenario as a world getting more and more darker in deception. It’s pretty dark now considering that evangelical Christians think the person who confirms the covenant with many for one week is the Antichrist when it’s actually Jesus Christ! Talk about delusion! And folks, it originated from a Jesuit by the name of Francesco Ribera around 1580 a.d. See also http://amazingdiscoveries.org/RT_encyclopedia_Futurism_Jesuit_Ribera

The information on this page may be hard for a Christian to accept without knowing more background information. A really great article the encapusulates all the important information you need to know is The Evil Empire of Jesuit Futurism If that link ever gets broken, here is a text file you can download.

Oh my oh my! I think I been hearing incorrect teaching for 40 some years. I still do not believe my pastor David Berg was purposely trying to deceive me. He was the leader of the REVOLUTION FOR JESUS in America, which was also known as the Children of God. No matter what you have heard about David Berg or the Children of God, later known as “The Family”, now called “The Family International” (TFI), I can testify as a member of TFI that we have NEVER acknowledged the Roman Pontiff as our supreme leader. My leader is Jesus Christ of the King James Version of the New Testament, the Word of God who became flesh.

John 1:1  ¶In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

For much more information about the true meaning of the 70th Week of Daniel, please see The 70th Week of Daniel Deception.

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The 70th Week of Daniel Delusion — 18 Comments

  1. James, you’re getting confused about Matthew 24.

    Daniel obviously refers in 9:27 to a contiguous seven-year period. That lines up with “time, times and half a time” as we all know. This time period is repeated half a dozen times in scripture so as to be clear about it.

    I say “contiguous” because “in the midst of the week” is when the AC breaks the covenant and sets up the “abomination that maketh desolate spoken of by Daniel the prophet” and THAT is the link between Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24. Jesus said explicitly that THAT act starts off “The Tribulation”. So YES it’s hard to fathom I know but man oh man God help us be ready for worse.

    Jesuits today, and their dark master the new usurper coup-installed (in my opinion) socialist Anti-Pope, are delighted to see so-called “anti-Jesuits” put the Antichrist so far in the past, because that takes them off the hook for the plans they have for us, in cahoots or in sync with the other dark societies.

    So associating the stoning of Stephen, and the Roman destruction of the temple, both, as within the Last Week of Daniel does not compute.

    Both the Mark and The Bomb would make it worse than anytime in history. The Hiroshima bomb and the Nagasaki wiped out a minority Christian community, but they were the biggest Christian populations in Japan in those days.

    Bitcoin looks like an anti-government thing, which is why some libertarians embrace it, but it may be a Trojan horse to get people accustomed to an embedded “wallet ID” that connects to the Web. Sweden has announced plans to convert to 100 percent electronic currency in only five years. Central bankers are publicly discussing it.

    At anarcho-capitalist web news portal http://www.lewrockwell.com and economics web site http://www.mises.org there are few “Austrian school economists”-* who are sort of predicting both a move to pure e-currency (my term for it) because that way they have control and access to 100% of our bank accounts. That way they can also go into negative interest rates to help them keep the green paper pig and its cohorts from inflating (devaluating) out of control.

    *-Austrian economists are associated with free market economics, and they show how socialist and Keynesian (print more paper pigs!) economists destroy prosperity. Like what David said.

    World geopolitics today line up with what you would expect for leading into the prophecies of Ezekiel 33-34 and 38-39, and Daniel, and Matthew 24 (and its gospel counterparts), 2 Thessalonians, 2 Corinthians, and Revelations.

    http://www.truebook.wordpress.com

    • Alan, I don’t think you actually read the article you are commenting on, for if you did, I think you would realize that it is only from the 19th century Protestants have interpreted the “he” of Daniel 9:27 as the Antichrist and the “covenant” mentioned in that verse to be some kind of Endtime pact the Antichrist makes. It is nothing of the sort. The Covenant is the same Covenant mentioned in verse 4 of the same chapter. These are the main points I want to put emphasis on. All the other points you bring out are not relevant to this discussion unless you first identify the He of Daniel 9:27 as Jesus the Messiah and the Covenant as the Covenant of Grace God made with Abraham. I will not debate these points with you for this is the interpretation of Protestant leaders up till sometime in the early 19th century. Take it or leave it.

  2. these ideas require adequate analysis, and I’m saying this because presently I’m going to directly comment on two statements from the article and see whether these are necessary accurate:

    “”Matthew and Mark recorded similar words, but Luke gave us more details, which define what is the sign of the ‘Abomination of Desolation‘.””

    the Abomination is mentioned multiple times, when the Messiah makes mention of this specific prophecy it is within the context of Daniel’s visions concerning the end time. Daniel chapters 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 all converge. They begin by describing the world powers that will rule the Earth (and this is notable because it speaks to ‘Babylon’, the spiritual power, influencing each successive iteration) and then describes the time leading to the Messiah, what happens during those times, and the final events that happen at the end

    Daniel describes the Abomination in multiple verses, but not only the Abomination, this is very useful for clarifying all other verses, but also the ending of sacrifices:

    And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

    Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

    And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

    Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
    (Daniel 8:10 – 13)

    in particular we should see how verse 11 describes these events (i.e. is this talking about the Messiah or the Little Horn (Beast, Revelation 13) ?

    And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
    (Daniel 11:31)

    Daniel 11 as a whole is also if not more importantly specific on this matter, and does it speak to the Messiah or the ruling power of the final form of ‘Babylon’ in the final times ?

    there are more verses still, but we can see the meaning here is qualified and established, these verses and the one who sets the Abomination and ends ‘sacrifices’ (whether we read this as spiritual or physical at this time I leave aside for now) are not talking about the Messiah

    there is a division between Daniel 9:26 and Daniel 9:27, but what is also often overlooked is that the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 a.d. is not spoken of in Daniel 9:27, it happens in Daniel 9:26:

    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.
    (Daniel 9:26)

    the destruction of “the city and the sanctuary” happen in advance of the sacrifices being stopped, how is that so ? Because Daniel 9:26 is the penultimate week, the final week is yet to begin, and when we put the meaning of Abomination alongside its qualifier (which is the conjoined effect of the ending of ‘sacrifices’) as determined by the context of Daniel’s writings the picture that emerges shows this is not speaking of the Messiah ! It is speaking of someone who will invade and destroy large parts of Jerusalem in the final times

    to briefly include one more comment:

    “”Luke 21:24 confirms that this section of Jesus Olivet Discourse would be fulfilled in 70 A.D., not in the end times.””

    not necessarily, there is no reason in itself to suppose this could not happen in the future, but there is a reason to note why these prophecies are specifically for the future:

    So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

    Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
    (Luke 21:31 – 32)

    the Fig Tree prophecy is integral to understanding Matthew 24 (and Mark 13, and Luke 21), it says “all” will be fulfilled in that generation. Now oftentimes this is read to mean ‘this generation’ now, but the meaning is the generation in which all of these prophecies come to pass. Did all of these prophecies come to pass ? Most of all, the return of the Messiah ?

    these events did not happen after 70 a.d., they did not happen to that generation (among many other examples leading up to the same time), they did not happen because they were not the time of the prophecies

    we must be prepared for tribulation, we don’t know when, but we are forewarned it will happen at the end, when all of the prophecies outlined in Matthew 24 concerning the end of…

  3. fascinating!! I’ll have to read this in detail and youtube it later. . . thanks for your faithful hard work brother! The work David did was often exploratory and not by any means the final say … and yes indeed Jesuits are creeping around everywhere, influencing everybody everywhere especially any Christian groups like ours, we’ve spoken on this before. GBY!

  4. James I love your site and you, & devotion to Our Lord. ‘Will keep coming back–disagree on our point of eschatology however, and I will not my Brother beleaguer the points. Usually do not respond but do disagree with David Berg’s view of Israel & the ecclesia–God is merciful where we are not. Jacob’s trouble from Jeremiah and Daniel 9 I believe coincide. We are still under Rome, the last world empire, according to Daniel 2 vision of Nebuchadnezzar…”till the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” God will turn again to his people Israel whom He has not forsaken (Romans 9-11). ‘Contend that Premillennial view was NOT created by Rome, for many reasons, but primarily it places them in the place of the anti-Christ (which you apparently agree), and the Harlot False Church in Revelation, The Catholics did indeed invent and promote Amillennialism early on that ignored desolate Israel the true believers and places Rome and the pope in the driver’s seat of divine intentions, negating God’s covenant with Israel. Israel is not lost to God.

    • Mark, thank you for your love and heartfelt comments. I would just like to point out that 97 percent of people who call themselves Jews today, and even those who live in the nation called Israel, may not in fact be genetically related to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Please seehttp://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/who-are-jews/

  5. In establishing that the covenant of the 70th week of Daniel was Jesus New Covenant, one verse to look to is Isaiah 49:8, “Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages.”

    Jesus confirmed that it was He who was sent to be a covenant for the Jews, by his knowledge of the Words of God, by his teachings, by his miracles, by His shed blood, and by His resurrection.

    Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
    And give thee for a covenant of the people – The ‘people’ (עם ‘am ) refers doubtless primarily to the Jews – the better portion of the Israelite people – the true Israel Romans 2:28-29. To them he was first sent, and his own personal work was with them (see the notes at Isaiah 49:6, as His light then shined on the Gentiles).

    Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible
    Give thee for a covenant; to be the Mediator and Surety of that covenant, which is made between me and them; as Christ is called, Hebrews 7:22; 8:6; to renew and confirm the covenant, which the Messiah is said to do, Daniel 9:27, by his own blood, by which God and men are reconciled and united one to the other. And therefore he may well be called the covenant by a known metonymy, which is very usual in such eases, as upon the same account circumcision, the sign of the covenant, is called God’s covenant, Genesis 17:10, and the paschal lamb is called the passover, Exodus 12:11, and the sacramental cup is called the new testament, Luke 22:20, and the communion of the blood of Christ, 1 Corinthians 10:16. Of the people; indefinitely of all my people, not only Jews, but also the Gentiles, as may be gathered from the context, and by comparing this place with Isaiah 42:6, where the same phrase is used; from both which places it is most manifest that the Messiah is designed, and not Isaiah, to whom this and divers other phrases here used cannot be ascribed without great force.

    John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible
    and give thee for a covenant of the people; Jews and Gentiles, all that are given to him, and whom he redeems by his blood, whom the Spirit sanctifies, and applies the blessings and promises of the covenant to; which is to be understood of the covenant of grace: Christ is said to be given for it unto them, he being a covenantee in it; the representative of these people in it; the surety of it for them; the Mediator and messenger of it to them; and the ratifier and confirmer of it; and as he is the great blessing of it, the sum and substance of it; and as all the blessings and promises of it are in him; and this may respect the constitution of the covenant from everlasting, and the manifestation of it in time; and this is a gift of God honourable to Christ, of free grace to his people, very comprehensive and unspeakable.

  6. NDZ, the New Covenant is everlasting, but in keeping with the promises made to the House of Judah, it was confirmed/offered to the Jews first for seven years. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”

    Messiah and His Disciples offered it to the Jews during Jesus 3 1/2 years ministry. For 3 1/2 years after Jesus death, His disciples continued to preach the Gospel to the Jews. Acts 2 testifies that many Jews came to believe in Jesus, through the disciples witness.

    Then when Stephen presented the Gospel to the Jewish leaders, they stoned him to death, marking their final rejection of Jesus as their Messiah. After that the disciples scattered to different countries sharing the Gospel with the Gentile nations. Peter was given the vision to present the Gospel to the Gentiles, and the Samaritans received the Holy Spirit. Paul was converted to become the Apostle to the Gentiles.

    So the covenant did not end after seven years, it is everlasting, and since then it has been preached to both Jews and Gentiles.

      • Hi again James! But wait. Daniel 9 clearly places Jesus’ crucifixion at the end of the 69 weeks.
        Jesus referred to that last week and the Tribulation to follow that week in the future tense. And that there would be the abomination that maketh desolate. Does that mean the stoning of Stephen? Prophecy is never so obscure as to require such tortuous reasoning.

        Jesus also gave some signs that would PRECEDE the beginning of the Tribulation half-week, adding, “the End is NOT YET”. Paul repeated this admonition, and quashed a rumor in his own time that said this very thing that this author is saying. In other words, Paul himself said that our modern “historical” interpretation for this 3.5 year period is wrong.

        That last week clearly is the same “time, times and half a time” elsewhere referenced, including passages where the numbers of days are counted. God wanted this to be clear, so it’s repeated in Revelation too.

        2nd Thess 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
        2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
        3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

        Revelation clearly points to the Mark as being from this time. Other prophecies mention the alliance of 10 kings that destroy Babylon the Whore by fire as they share one hour of power with him. There are too many signs we are finally coming close to that time right now, in this time, NOT back then!

        • Alan, Daniel 9:26 says that Messiah would be killed after the 69th week, but then verse 27 clarifies when that would occur.

          “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.”

          In the middle of the week is 3 1/2 years, and we know from the Gospel of John that Messiah’s ministry lasted 3 1/2 years, so we have a perfect match.

          We He rose again, He instructed His disciples to preach the Gospel to the Jews, which they did and the foundation of the Church is made up of Jews.

          But at the end of that 3 1/2 years, the Jews killed Stephen for preaching the Gospel to them, which marked their final rejection of Jesus as their Messiah.

          That caused the disciples to scatter to other countries, where they preached the Gospel to the Gentiles. Peter was given the vision to preach to the Gentiles, and the Samaritans received the Holy Spirit. Paul was converted and became the Apostle to the Gentiles, and established many churches.

          So the everlasting New Covenant was indeed confirmed with the Jews for 7 years first, then it went to the Gentiles too. Jew first, then the Gentiles, just like Paul said.

          You’re right, Jesus referred to the time of Great Tribulation, when He referred to the coming desolation of Jerusalem during the 3 1/2 years from 66-70 A.D.

          The first Roman army division surrounded the city in 66 A.D., and could have taken it, but they left suddenly for no reason (other than the hand of God). That was the sign that Jesus told the disciples to look for, the abomination of desolation, as Luke 21:20 clearly defines as when the army surrounds the city.

          Once the Roman army was gone, the Early Church left Judea and fled to the mountains. Shortly afterward, the next division of the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem and stayed there for a few years, causing a famine in Jerusalem, as they cut off the food supplies.

          Then in 70 A.D., they flooded the city and desolated the Jews and the temple, fulfilling Jesus words in Matthew 24 and Daniel 9 that the temple would be destroyed.

          1.1 million Jews died from famine, pestilence, infighting, crucifixion and by the Roman sword. Nobody buried the bodies for fear of being killed, so there were hundreds of thousands of bodies in and around the city of Jerusalem. It was a time of Great Tribulation indeed.

          The whole context of the Olivet Discourse was based on Jesus statement that the temple would be destroyed. The disciples were not asking about the end times, they were asking about when the temple would be destroyed, which we know happened in 70 A.D. That ended the ‘latter days’ of the Jews, the end of that ‘age’, as the leadership of the Jews was also desolated.

          You can read a Bible study that shows the fulfillment of the 1,290 and 1,335 days of Daniel 12, which occurred from 66-70 A.D., @ http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/daniel-12-prophecy-deception/

          • Thank you for helping me answer responses, David. I am still learning about the history of that time. I was never good at remembering historical dates.

          • “”In the middle of the week is 3 1/2 years, and we know from the Gospel of John that Messiah’s ministry lasted 3 1/2 years, so we have a perfect match.””

            yet it is not a perfect match, we are taking some signs and ideas and excluding the specifity of others, did the sacrifices end ? No, but there are countless more prophecies, which of these came to pass:

            For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

            And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

            Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

            For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

            Behold, I have told you before.

            Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

            For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

            For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

            Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

            And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
            (Matthew 24:22 – 30)

            these are the events that follow the Abomination and lead into the time of the Great tribulation, none of these events happened, the Abomination was not placed, there is also a much wider context than the preceding verse (Daniel 9:26), chapters 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 of Daniel all outline the activities of the final Beast power, including the placing of the Abomination

            but was the sun darkened, the moon darkened, the stars falling from heaven ? These are key prophecies that following the opening of the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12, Isaiah 13:10, Joel 3:15)

            And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

            The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
            (Joel 2:30 – 31)

            most of all the Messiah did not return, and more notable still, worse events have since transpired to the Jewish people, more evil has befallen them in the last century than at that time, which is to say an even worse time is yet to even begin (Matthew 24:21)

            the sacrifices did not end, and the very urgency of the Abomination being placed did not match the events of 70 a.d.

            this is a series of prophecies, concisely described in Matthew 24, that have not matched any apparent recognition with historical precedent, they are future prophecies, all believers have been forewarned to be spiritually and thus ethically prepared (Matthew 7:24), tribulation is yet to begin

          • I held your views on Matthew 24 and all the prophecies of Daniel for 40 years! I changed a little over a year ago because I learned that Daniel 9:27 is NOT about the Antichrist but was fulfilled by JESUS Christ! This is a very deep subject that most Christians who have been brainwashed like I was will immediately want to reject, but if you bear with me a bit, I can explain why I changed. About Matthew 24, please read this.
            http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-abomination-of-desolation-deception/ and tell me what you think.

        • How is the belief that it refers to Jesus more obscure than the belief that it refers to a future antichrist? Nowhere in the text does it even mention the words antichrist, tribulation, or even hint that it is a peace treaty with nations. Jesus clearly says that the abomination that acuses desolation are the armies encompassing Jerusalem. And the Temple and the City were in fact made desolate. The Holy City that is trampled in Revelation 11 is the same Holy City that is mentioned in Revelation 20… the New Jerusalem, the heavenly city. There must be consistency in interpreting Scripture.
          In addition, the texts does not say the crucifixion is at the end of the sixty nine, but rather AFTER the sixty nine. Regardless, nowhere is there any hint in the entire Bible that there will be a seven year tribulation. The saints will be worn down for a tome, times and half a time, the Holy City will be trampled for 1260 days, and the beast will reign for 42 months. While I believe this time of great tribulation is future, it has no connection to Daniel’s so-called seventieth week. I

  7. So, the new convenant under Jesus Christ is only confirmed for one week (or 7 years, or 70 or 700 or 7,000 years, take your pick)? Isn’t that, umm, just inaccurate?

    • This new Covenant is forever. The reason why it’s called a 7 year Covenant is because it took 7 years to make it — from the time Jesus started His ministry till the time Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned. This is how I understand it now.