Monday, November 3, 2014

Messiah the Prince

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. Daniel 9:25, KJV

"Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven sevens.' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. Daniel 9:25, NIV

Three verses Dan. 9:24 through 27, give us the exact day when Jesus rode a donkey through the streets of Jerusalem. This is why faithful Jews flocked out to meet Him and spread royal palms upon the street to welcome him.

The beginning of this sequence of seven year periods (Jewish version of our decades) is part of secular history. His ride was on the only day which Jesus allowed Himself to be called king. This sequence of 70 seven year periods is a guide to the great events in the life of Jesus-to the day! Jews reading it have absolutely no room to hide from the historical fact that Jesus was, and is the Messiah.

A hula dancer could take lessons from the wriggling of those trying to deny and evade this truth. Jews have been converted based on these three verses. "Better," say these supposed masters of scripture, "avoid it altogether." To count these days in history is to admit that Messiah came and that they crucified Him.

Do I love this portion of the Old Testament? Oh, yes! It helped to change my life.

Not only do the Jews fear this passage, but many churches do also. I was in one. The book of Daniel is, to them, like a crucifix to a vampire in a horror movie. Kingdom Grabbers hate it. The remaining seven year period, the 70th week, freaks them out. "You mean, the Kingdom of God upon the earth is not the Presbyterian church!!!" It's not even the Watchtower Society.

Jesus will return in glory. Not "spiritually", as some try to teach, but "every eye will see Him."

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