Steve Coerper (12 Nov 2017)
"Anoint the Most Holy"
Dear John and Doves:
Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of Daniel's 70th
week is not to pour out wrath or judge the wicked. It
is true that those things occur, but the prophecy given to
Daniel was "...for your people and your holy city."
It pertained to the Jews and Jerusalem, and the six items
listed pertain to reconciliation, righteousness, and
restoration. The final item that must be concluded of
Daniel's six things in 9:24 is "anoint the Most Holy" and
the only thing I see that maps to that is the Temple and
district described in Ezekiel 40-48. The phrase "most
holy" appears seven times, twice referring to offerings, and
the other five to land and buildings:
He measured the length, twenty
cubits; and the width, twenty cubits, beyond the
sanctuary; and he said to me, "This is the Most Holy
[Place]." - Ezekiel 41:4
This is the law of the temple: The whole
area surrounding the mountaintop is most holy.
Behold, this is the law of the temple.
- Ezekiel 43:12
And they shall not come near Me to
minister to Me as priest, nor come near any of My holy
things, nor into the Most Holy [Place]; but they
shall bear their shame and their abominations which they
have committed. Ezekiel 44:13
So this is the district you shall
measure: twenty-five thousand cubits long and ten
thousand wide; in it shall be the sanctuary, the Most
Holy [Place]. - Ezekiel 45:3
And this district of land that is set
apart shall be to them a thing most holy by the
border of the Levites. - Ezekiel
Building the Most Holy - the sanctuary in the Millennial
Temple - will take some time, so I don't see the last half
of the final week as war and strife. I think judgment
ends on Day #1335 which is just over half way through
Daniel's 70th week. It is strongly implied by Daniel
12:12 that "blessing" begins at that point.
I'd urge all Five Doves readers to review the last eight
chapters of Ezekiel. This is a description of a Temple
that has never been built, on a large parcel of land, about
7.1 miles by 2.8 miles. When this Most Holy place has
been anointed, reconciliation will be complete and God, in
Christ, will dwell in Jerusalem with His people. The
name of the city from that day shall be THE LORD IS THERE.