Bruce Warner (31 March 2011)

Dear Doves,

Daniel 9:24
"Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for 'YOUR PEOPLE' and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring an everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy."

When this prophecy was given to Daniel 'by Gabriel' the phrase "YOUR PEOPLE" seems to mean ONLY the Hebrew people, and DOES NOT seem to include the Gentiles. Then later the end-times prophecy was given to Daniel 'by the angel of God' dressed in white linen :

Daniel 12:1-
"And there shall be a time of trouble (tribulation) such as never was since there was a nation even to that time. And at that time 'YOUR PEOPLE' SHALL BE DELIVERED, EVERYONE WHO IS FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK..."

Now the phrase "YOUR PEOPLE" here includes believing Gentiles as well as believing Jews because it says "everyone who is found written in the book" which would include believing Gentiles as well, and it is also referring to the end-time events.

We are told in the 'Book of Romans' that because the Jews rejected Christ the Gentiles were grafted into the Olive Tree:

Romans 11:19
"You will say then, Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in. Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith.

We are then told after the 'grafting into the Olive Tree' of the Gentiles there is no longer any difference between Jews and Gentiles:

Romans 10:12
"For there is NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JEW AND GENTILE - the same Lord is Lord of ALL and richly blesses ALL who call on Him."

Therefore, ALL of the 'end-time events' including the events of the '70th Week of Daniel' apply to and include those in the phrase "your people" which are BOTH the Gentiles as well as the Jews.

The 'believing Gentiles' and the 'believing Jews' are 'called out' and 'set apart' from the events of the '70th Week of Daniel' which are for the unbelievers. The 'called out' believers, both Gentile and Jew, are The Church to be raptured.  

According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

Bruce Warner