GM (23 Feb 2013)
"Pineman re Daniel 9"


Pineman re Daniel 9

 

Since you asked, yes, read in context Jesus did fulfill Daniel’s prophecy.  Or, at least, the verse can be read that way.  I posted a specific study regarding this some time ago.

 

In short, the entire prophecy of Ch 9 is a response to Daniel’s prayer asking when his Hebrew people will return to Israel and be rejoined with God in covenant.  So, Jesus came in “peace” for three and a half years and ministered after His baptism, the Kingdom of God.  This was a confirmation of the only covenant that matters between the Hebrew people and God.  After three and a half years Jesus was “cut off”; killed on the cross. “But not for Himself” as He was resurrected and alive.  He was cut off from the Hebrew people because the Pharisees and Saducees rejected Him.  Jesus literally made the ultimate sacrifice.  No more sacrifices were accepted from the priests by God.  They knew this as their red string on the scapegoat never turned white again.  There was total destruction of the temple in the first century by the “one who makes desolate”, which is Satan spiritually and the Romans by Nation.  The destruction of the temple meant the Hebrews did not even attempt an offering in Jerusalem.  This protected them from offending God even more.  Final destruction comes with the events of Revelation.

 

Jesus determines the time period as seven years which He split into two by offering Himself after the three and a half years.  The final three and a half years?  See Revelation for His return, not in peace, but in wrath for 1260 days or 42 months prior to shortening.  Our salvation owes thanks to this split as this opened the way for the Holy Spirit and the age of Grace. 

 

So, destruction is poured out in Revelation on the desolate one, correct?  This will complete the seven years of Messiah and His interaction with the Hebrews before the end(of the age).

 

Placing verse 26 ahead of 27 helps the context.  We see Messiah as the subject, the evil prince, and desolations to the “end”.  So when verse 27 starts “And he” we know the he is Messiah.  Messiah, at the end, pours out destruction on the desolate as told in Revelation, also known as the revelation of Jesus Christ.  The covenant “with the many” refers to the offering of salvation to all peoples.  The Hebrew peoples have always been small in number.

 

Dan 9:26, 27

 

26  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

 

27 "And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate."

 

We should always remember that the Bible is the Word become flesh.  Jesus is not only the subject, but the essence of scripture.  Therefore, He is reflected strongly throughout.  Revelation is the revelation of Christ, not the anti-christ.  In scripture, God’s will is always driving and Satan’s evil responding to God’s will or provision

GM