Greg Wilson (13 May 2018)
Re" Gino and Gary B 04.29.18: Daniel's 70th Week
Gino and Gary: See (A) and (B)
(A) In regard to Daniel 9:27 and the "sacrifice and oblation" offerings in the future Temple in Jerusalem I make the following observations:
Does the Sacrifice and the Oblation Offend the Cross ?
Commentators have objected to the notion that the "he" in the first phrase of verse 27 is Jesus based on the statement that "he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease". If "he" were "God in Christ" and the Temple had been violated by anyone, He would definitely desolate the Temple for the "glory of His Great Name". His Shekinah glory departed before because of Israel's defiling sinfulness.
The basis of the objection seems to be that when Jesus died on the cross, the Temple veil was ripped and the atonement/sin sacrificial system ended. On its face, this objection appears valid. Jesus' death certainly ended the blood sacrifice for the atonement of sins. He died once for all.
When God permits Israel to build the Third Temple, will God expect that the Jews will re-establish the sacrificial system ?
Do this verse 27 sacrifice and oblation diminish Jesus' blood sacrifice ? Are the sacrifices and oblation of Daniel 9:27 blood sacrifices for the atonement of sin ? Are they sin offerings ? Let's look at the Hebrew words used in verse 27 and see if we can learn anything which specifically addresses whether this sacrifice and oblation constitute sin offerings.
Verse 27: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice (zebach) and the oblation (minchah) to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured out desolate.
Zebach Offering: A Peace Offering
The Zebach is a peace offering. The Hebrew term for the peace offerings is Zebach Sh'lamim. Sh'lamim is related to shalom meaning peace or wholeness. A peace offering is an offering thanking God for restoring the worshiper to a state of wholeness with Him, for being at peace with God and having fellowship with Him. A portion of this offering is burned on the altar, a portion given to the priests and the balance eaten by the offeror and family. This may include an animal flesh offering. This category of offerings includes Thanksgiving Offerings, Free Will Offerings and offerings after the fulfillment of a vow. A peace or thanksgiving offering is an appropriate form of worship of Him who alone is worthy of praise and thanksgiving.
Minchah Offering: A Food Offering
The Minchah offering is a grain offering. Minchah refers to an offering from the fruits of the soil. This offering was usually comprised of fine flour made from wheat grain. This offering represented the fruits of the farmer's labor from tilling the soil, tending the plants, harvesting, threshing and grinding. A portion of the offering was burned in the fire of the altar and the balance given to the priests. The Minchah offering acknowledged that God is responsible for our jobs, skill, labor and strength.
The Zebach and Minchah class of offerings have no relationship to sin offerings.
Chatah Offering: A Sin Offering
The Hebrew term for the sin offering is "chatah" which means to "sin" or to "miss the mark". The first use of this term is found in Genesis 4:7. In this verse the word "chatta'ah is used for sin and sin offering. The second time we find it is in Genesis 18:20 where it is used to describe the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. Neither, the Hebrew word "chatah" nor "chatt'ah" is used in Daniel 9:27. The verse 27 sacrifice and oblation offerings are not sin offerings. Therefore, they do not impose on Jesus' atoning work on the cross.
In conclusion, the Tribulation Temple sacrifices do not include sin offerings. This is consistent with Christ's "once for all" atoning sacrifices.
(B) The seven years is not missing from the Book of Revelation. Jesus, in Matthew 24:15 speaks to the Daniel 9:27 abomination which causes desolation event "in the midst of Daniel's week of seven years. This would commence the "Great Tribulation Matthew 24:21. Now, go to Revelation 12:6 and note that this is the Matthew 24:21 verse and read that this period is 1,260 days half of 7 years.
Now, go to Daniel 3:19 and notice that in the prefigure of Great Tribulation story of Daniel 3, the furnace was stoked 7 times which supports Daniel's 7 years. Look, in the KJB only, to find who protects them. It is "one like the Son of God"! Now go back to Revelation 12:6 and notice that it is GOD who protects the "remnant of His inheritance" calling them out of the "furnace of affliction" (Isaiah 48:10). Search the Scriptures!
If the last half of the seven years is 1,260 days, the Book of Revelation necessarily covers 7 years just as Daniel said. The Book of Revelation is Daniel 9:27 in full view. What is glaringly missing is the Satanic covenant or treaty. It is missing because the confirmed covenant is a Divine covenant. It results in the salvation of God's Jewish remnant. (Romans 9:27; Isaiah 10:21-22, Romans 11:27; Isaiah 59:21; Jeremiah 31:33-34.....shall I continue? The Tribulation is about the Jew finding Jesus first and foremost. That story is fully expounded in the Book of Revelation. Curious???
Go read: https://9-11-2017.com/2017/06/06/the-literary-architecture-of-daniel-isaiah-59-a-case-study/
P.S. The proper Levitical count for Shavuot/Pentecost 2018 is sunset Saturday May 26 to sunset Sunset May 27. See my article on Five Doves April 8, 2018 titled "When is Pentecost: May 20 or May 27? God will not act contrary to His divine measure of this pilgrimage feast, especially if it were the Resurrection/Rapture event ending the Age of Pentecost.