G’day and welcome to this study. This is part four in a series on Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks. In this video we are going to calculate out the 69 weeks or 69 sevens of years.
The Archangel Michael, guardian angel of Israel, pushing back the principalities and powers, the angelic rulers of this present evil age. Image by Shelli Baker
This is a video presentation of the 70 weeks prophecy. There are about a dozen articles on this subject over at the website EndTimePilgrim.org
So the Seventy Weeks prophecy given to us in four verses in Daniel 9 when it is faithfully interpreted is going to allow the covenant people of God to do some calculations and to know when to expect the arrival of their Messiah.
The terminus of the 69 weeks will give them the arrival time for the First Coming of their Messiah. And the terminus of the future 70th Week will give them the arrival time for the Second Coming of Messiah.
Tenth Jubilee of the 70 Weeks 1st Coming 2nd Coming 2,000 Year Gap 70th Week of Daniel
We are told in Daniel 9 that Daniel’s prayer which led to the angelic visitation and the the Seventy weeks Prophecy came in the first year of Darius.
70 Weeks Prophecy Daniel’s prayer Daniel 9 vs. 24-27 1st Year of Darius, 538 B.C.
We are also told in Daniel 6 that the there was a time when the prayers and intercessions Daniel offered up angered his fellow governors greatly and this was also during the reign of Darius.
Daniel’s prayers and intercessions on this occasion caused him to be cast into the den of lions.
If we think about it this lion’s den incident probably came quite early in the two year reign of Darius the Mede, (uncle to Cyrus), when the governors were being assigned their posts in the new Medo-Persian regime.
So it is quite possible that this politically incorrect prayer that Daniel offered up in a governmental institution on that occasion which caused him to be thrown into the den of lions may have been the prayer we see in Daniel 9, the very same prayer that brought us the Seventy Weeks prophecy
So what is this message that the principalities and powers and denizens of darkness want so desperately to prevent us from receiving?
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem …”
So we are looking for a royal decree or a commandment which authorized the returning exiles to do this. Rebuilt the gates and the walls of Jerusalem.
“...…unto the Messiah the Prince shall be 7 weeks (7 sevens) plus 62 weeks (62 sevens).” - Dan. 9:25
A Certain Royal Edict Initiates a Timeline of 7 sevens +62 Sevens =69 Sevens of Biblical Years
69 WEEK TIMELINE Correct Time Units -------------------- The time period is dispensed to us in terms of ”YEARS”
69 WEEK TIMELINE Correct Time Units -------------------- What sort of YEARS Are we talking about?
69 WEEK TIMELINE Correct Time Units -------------------- How many days in those YEARS?
69 WEEK TIMELINE Correct Time Units -------------------- Are they Solar Years? 365.24199 days?
The Solar or Calendar year is the time of the orbit of the earth around the sun.
Sir Isaac Newton spent half is lifetime researching the Seventy Weeks prophecy. We are going to look into this in a future video because his work has been hidden and has only recently come out. Newton used solar years of 365.25 days and the decree of Ezra in his unsuccessful attempts to calculate the Seventy Weeks Prophecy.
Sir Isaac Newton 1643-1727
69 WEEK TIMELINE -------------------- Correct Time Units Are they years of 360 days?
As we showed in the previous video on Biblical or Prophetic Time the Holy Scriptures present us with two Rosetta Stones for Biblical Time.
Two Rosetta Stones in Holy Scripture The Biblical Month The Biblical Year Genesis 7 - 8 Revelation 12 Biblical Month Biblical Year = 30 days 360 days
The first was back during the flood of Noah and it gives us the Biblical month as 30 days.
The other is the vision John saw in Revelation 12 which showcases the flight and exile of the woman, God’s covenant people, during the final 3.5 years or 1260 days of this age. This is the latter half of Daniel’s future 70th Week,
Rev. 12: The Flight and Exile of the Woman to a place of nurturing for a period of time.3.5 years = 1260 days
Revelation 12:6Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Revelation 12:14But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
This wonderful image is by Pat Marvenko Smith and her website gallery is Revelationillustrated.com
So there we have our second Rosetta Stone for Biblical time. It confirms for us that the Biblical Year is a perfect number of 360 days.
1260 days ------------ = 360 days 3.5 years (Biblical year) The 2nd Rosetta Stone for Biblical / Prophetic Time Is found in Revelation 12
One Biblical Year = 360 Days Using this 360 day year Sir Robert Anderson was able to lay out a superbly accurate timeline for the first 69 weeks of Daniels Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks.
OK, we’ve rambled long enough. Lets cut to the chase and calculate the 69 weeks.
7 weeks + 62 weeks= 69 weeks A “week” is a “seven” (Heb.) 7 “sevens” + 62“sevens” = 69 “sevens” of years