70 WEEKS DEFINED
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (Jews) and upon thy Holy city (Jerusalem).
understand from scripture that this is not referring to a 7 day week (vs :25 makes that clear).
Genesis 29:27-28 gives the key to understanding
how long each week is: "Fulfill her week...serve with me yet seven other years. Jacob did so and fulfilled her
70 weeks in Daniel 9:24 are 70 weeks of years with each week equaling 7 years.
The prophecy we see in Daniel 9:24-26 Covers the time period beginning with the commandment
of Cyrus to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem to the time of the crucifixion of Christ.
Both history and Daniel 9:25 agree with the 483 years (69 weeks) that total time period encompassed (rebuilding
70x7years=490 years. That leaves a total of 7 years that has yet to be accounted for (this is also one proof of a pre-wrath
rapture—the focus shifts from the Church to Israel 3 ½ years before the anti-christ reveals himself and spends another
3 ½ years in brutal persecution of all who oppose him—equaling a total of 7 years).
The last seven years of prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27 have not
yet been fulfilled, because the 70 weeks that have been determined upon the people of Daniel and his holy city are for a certain
purpose (will discuss in future post) and can only be fulfilled while the Jews are occupying their own land (remember the
70 weeks are concerning the Jews and Jerusalem).