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 48:12

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 T
HE LORD IS THERE.