Monday, October 19, 2015

DANIELS 70 WEEKS

There is so much noise and nonsense with many who write and speak about Daniel's vision of the 70 weeks, which leads to the Abomination of Desolation spoken by our Lord in Matthew 24.
Matthew 24:15  When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that read understand),
Revelation 1:3  Blessed is he that read and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written therein: for the time is at hand.
- Another way this verse can be read according to the Greek, (and I believe more accurately):
Blessed is he that knows and they that understand the words of the prophecy, and keeps watch for the things that are written therein: for the time is at hand.

God wants EVERYONE to understand His word for ourselves. He wants YOU to understand scripture for YOURSELF. Don't ever let someone tell you that you NEED them or a more "educated' person to understand GOD'S word.  He doesn't require you to be an academic or a history major before you can understand His word. His grace levels the playing field.
" But Everyone says their interpretation and understanding was given to them by our Lord" you say? I also say that I believe my understanding is solely through the my dependence on the discernment of His Spirit. The fact is, we can't all be right. .
The reader has to judge and submit to the Spirit's discernment for themselves. 
You must desire and strive for the truth of God and His word more than you want to be right, more than you want to be popular, more than you love your Church, denomination, people and their opinions. When our understanding of the word comes from His discernment alone, He gets all of the glory.
Acts 4:13  But seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceiving that they were unlearned and uneducated men, they marveled. And they recognized them, that they had been with Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Because the foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.  (26)  For you see your calling, brothers, that not many wise men according to the flesh are called, not many mighty, not many noble.  (27)  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  (28)  and God has chosen the base things of the world, and things which are despised, and things which are not, in order to bring to nothing things that are;  (29)  so that no flesh should glory in His presence.

Jesus says  something else that is misunderstood by many:

Matthew 24:34  Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass until all these things are fulfilled.

All of the things that He has said will happen within one generation. Christ also points to Daniel 9 as being that time. Daniel chapters 7-12 are going to happen in one generation. They are all speaking about the last days, but from different perspectives.
God wants you to understand His word, and you will be able to understand if you trust in HIM for proper discernment. He wants you to be able to understand by what is happening at the time, and not because you accept, adopt and parrot someone else's "truth".  He doesn't need you to study that kind of history in order to understand His word. God wants His people that may be in poverty and third world countries to understand His word. He has provided a way to understand His word without the internet or without access to higher education.  Man's way demands that you trust more in those who are educated then you do His Spirit. Studying His word alone would NEVER bring anyone to this horrible and what is commonly accepted as truth in this interpretation of God's word. 
Here is a site that will give you that interpretation.
GOD IN A NUTSHELL 

For the record, this is Trey Smith's website, with whom I absolutely love the information he gives and the videos he puts out. If you have not already, I highly recommend that you watch his videos. I just strongly disagree with his accepted interpretation of Daniel. 
To hold to this interpretation of being in some kind of cosmic pause of 69 weeks is ridiculous.
By the time someone determines the start of the 70th week, it might be too late for some in certain instances. This also makes it very convenient for those who hold to a pre-trib rapture theology. If they are wrong, so what? They wont be here when all hell breaks loose. This implies the way to truly know it's the tribulation period is by the disappearance of "true" Christians. They don't HAVE to get the 70 weeks right, because no matter how you slice it, ULTIMATELY they would be right. The rapture would mark the tribulation, so there's no need for the Cosmic Pause Button theology to be accurate. But what if there is no pre trib rapture? Their whole doctrine DEPENDS on the pre-trib rapture theory.
The last week theory stipulates that the last week begins the 7 year tribulation. I feel comfortable in saying most bible believing Christians do not think they will be around for the tribulation period, let alone the last 3 1/2  years determined to be the great tribulation.
Matthew 24:15-16  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)  (16)  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Matthew 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

The timing of 3 1/2 years of great tribulation is confirmed in Revelations:

Revelation 12:14  And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
- Previous to this, we see the first 3 1/2 years:

Revelation 11:3  And I will give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Daniel also confirms 3 1/2 years of great tribulation:
Daniel 7:25  And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time. 
cr. Revelation 13:5-7  and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and                 blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue forty and two months.
(6)  And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his             tabernacle, even them that dwell in the heaven 

(7)  And it was given unto him to make war               with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe                and people and tongue and nation.

Daniel 8:13-14  Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said unto that certain one who spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the continual burnt-offering, and the transgression that maketh desolate, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?  (14)  And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
Daniel 12:6-7  And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?  (7)  And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half; and when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

One of the problems with those who are super intelligent and educated (traditionally or not) is they know God  is omniscient and is knowledge absolute. They forget God is also in the cool night breeze, and historically has operated through the simple and humble.
I am not advocating for ignorance nor am I anti-education. However, as the word of the Lord points out, He doesn't give understanding based on your level of intelligence or education. Thank the Lord! I am sure you can understand the implications if only the wealthy and educated received the truth of God's word. Greater "truth"  is contingent on your intelligence, education and wealth, since generally the wealthier you are the higher the education. THAT, my friends, is Gnosticism. 
Having stated that, I will just put down some facts. I don't understand it all as of yet, but I think it will become more and more clear as it unfolds in this lifetime:

THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL 9 UNFOLDING NOW

Since I believe the Lord tells us the end times scriptures, (Matthew 24 and 25, Daniel chapter 7-12 and All of the book of Revelation) will happen in one generation, and that generation and end times are now, how to proceed. The popular "prophetic week" theory doesn't work when you start with the Lord's words in Matthew 24. HIS WORDS ARE THE KEY THAT OPENS THE DOOR OF PROPHECY. With this in mind, what does work? Simple. The weeks in this instance is not "prophetic years" just years. From week 69 to 70 although years is adequate, I believe to interpret it as weeks will be more accurate. is weeks. I will explain this shortly.
I started with nothing but scripture interpreting scripture, not doctrinal, denominational or a personal starting point. The Lord showed me, in order to understand His word, all preconceptions must be erased, only then will dependence on the Holy Spirit for discernment be a necessity if you want His truth.
The next thing i felt led to understand was if something happened 70 years ago involving Israel?
The commonly held belief is that Israel became a state in 1948. That technically is not true. A UN resolution empowered them to be a state in November of 1947. 
“On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is IRREVOCABLE.” - Israel Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
The dictionary definition of "irrevocable": not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.: synonyms: irreversible, unalterable , unchangeable immutable,   final, binding, permanent

- In other words, November 1947, it was a done deal. May 1948 was when they "possessed the land"
A quick side note: In June 26, 1945, the charter was drafted for the UN and took effect On Oct 24th 1945. The UN was formed in particular because of WW ll and the Holocaust:
" The United Nations was formed in the final days of World War II by 51 countries committed to the Allied forces. " The UN wasn't relocated to NYC until 1950.
I learned something yesterday that I found really very interesting. The UN is not U.S territory, but rather International territory. This makes the 10 kingdoms of the beast being within the U.S even more plausible! 
May 14, 2018 will mark the official 70th anniversary of Israel's reformation as a state. That would mark May 14, 2017 as the 69th week. 
If, however, 69 weeks is measured in weeks, that would be  roughly make it 1 year, 6 months, rather than just 1 year. 
This places 69 weeks between November and December of 2016, around the time of the U.S presidential election. This is a classic example of the true meaning of
Matthew 24:36  But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. 
G
od lets us roughly know the time of His return. 
There are already a lot of people who will always place the appearance of the anti-christ with a presidential election. This is not what I sought to do. I followed the discernment of the Spirit for understanding of scripture, and followed scripture to understand the times we are living in.
Israel, not God, has once again positioned herself to be the center of the Earths attention. They have started this mess on the Temple Mount, when they shot a couple of people in the Mosque there, reporting they followed the people who through stones at them into the Mosque and shot them. THIS is what exasperated the Palestinians to ramp up their foolishness. Something big is going to happen in Jerusalem, and it is Israel, not God, that set this in motion, dragging the U.S into once again doing it's bidding. on the  even now, Oct 19, 2015 and Israel and the powers that be are poising themselves  to retake total possession of the Temple Mount.
Even if I am wrong, and those who disagree, I pray the Lord will give you more clarity and understanding as to what is truth according to His Spirit and scripture. 
I believe the Lord has given me this bit of understanding. I believe to discern the rest of Daniel's prophecy, and gain greater understanding of end times, it needs to start from what has been laid out here. It's not my word to hold back and I pray that whatever understanding is gained, that too, will be shared with as many believers as can be reached. We can all be strengthened  in our walk with Christ, letting the roots of our faith grow deeper in Him, that we can abiding and enduring in theses last days.



Watch! Stand fast in the faith! - 

1 Corinthians 16:13 
Having done all, to stand - Ephesians 6:13
Having done all, to stand - Ephesians 6:13Abide in Christ John 15:4-6
Endure Until The End Matthew 10:22, 24:13