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One of the most amazing things about Bible Prophecy
is the prediction of the re-establishment of Israel.
Futurists today have difficulty making predictions
50 years into the future.

Look at these:
"Computers in the future
may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
- Popular Mechanics,
forecasting the relentless march of science,
"I think there is a world market
for maybe five computers."
- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM,
"I have traveled the length
and breadth of this country and talked
with the best people, and I can assure you
that data processing is a fad
that won't last out the year."
- Editor in charge of business books
for Prentice Hall,
"But what... is it good for?"
- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems
Division of IBM,
1968, (commenting on the microchip).
"There is no reason anyone would want
a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman
and founder of Digital Equipment Corp.,
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings
to be seriously considered
as a means of communication.
The device is inherently of no value to us."
- Western Union internal memo,

The prophecies in the Bible,
that many people are concerned about
being fulfilled today,
were made MANY CENTURIES ago.
Is it possible
that there can actually be this kind
of accurate prophecy?

And yet, there in the Bible
was the Prophecy and Promise for the Jews
that they would return to Israel and
it came true CENTURIES later.

I am going to tell you now about another prophecy
that was made to the Jews
centuries before it came true.

Prophecy and the Prophetic Times associated with it
are difficult for many people to see,
and therefore
many people do not recognize its fulfillment
even when it has occurred.

Such was the case with Jesus.
He claimed to be the Messiah promised to the Jews.
In fact that was the BASIS of His claim to fame.
If He was not that ONE then,
so far as they were concerned,
it made no difference who he was.

But, for TWO THOUSAND years the Christians
were not able to prove to the Jews who Jesus was
while the mathematical PROOF lay RIGHT THERE
in the Jews' own Book of Daniel.

This is the reason that we are examining the 4 verses in

It is surely not too much to take and comprehend
(Read them for yourself - as Jesus commanded).

Verse 24 mentions 70 weeks
comprised of in
Verse 25

Verse 27
Everyone should know,
from the Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address -
"Four score years ... ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent....."

that a score is 20
so 3 score is 60.
What we have therefore is:

"Seventy weeks to seal up the vision and prophecy
and to anoint the Most Holy"

(or as we discussed last time)

To measure a time, one must know from where to begin
and verse 9:25 tells us that this time begins from:

That historical date you can obtain
from a number of different sources.
Some encyclopedias
(especially Bible encyclopedias)
or the marginal notes of some Bibles,
or other similar references.
(I have looked it up in many places.)

The event is referenced is in Ezra 7:13
and most scholars (Christian, Jewish and otherwise)
agree that it occurred in 457 BC.

The prophetic date of 70 weeks is broken up into blocks.
Basically, if we look at 69 weeks
plus the one last week
we can see the dates that interest us.

Again a Bible Reference will tell you
that this is when Jesus began His ministry.
(He was born in 4 BC and 26 plus 4 makes Him 30 years old -
when He began it,
which is the age, under Rabbinical Law
that a man could become a Rabbi or Teacher).

Again look in a reference and you will find
that Jesus was crucified 7 years later in 33 AD
Seven years is the same as one Prophetic Week
and this means that He fulfilled the Covenant (The Promise)
to the Jews for one week
and just EXACTLY at the TIME
as the Scriptures had prophesized.
(Do read the whole 4 verses in Daniel -
the tell about the Messiah being cut off -
but not for Himself -
because He was a sacrifice for the whole of mankind).

But down through the centuries,
the Christians were never able to show this prophecy,
to the Jews,
because as The Book of Daniel says,
it was a SEALED BOOK
and the MEANING was not opened
until the Time of the End.

That too is an interesting story -
but for next time.

There are many details about this prophecy
that I could talk about for hours.
In fact I used to conduct courses on it that took weeks.
But we are not going into details here.
The following is a chart that I have made up to give you
an overall view.

Ezra 7:13
457 BC
Dan 9:25 |___7 weeks____408 BC completion of rebuilding
| (49 years)
Dan :25 |___7 weeks__&_62 weeks___=__69_weeks__26 AD John
| (49 years) & (434 years)=_(483 years) the Baptist
Dan 9:27 |__________69 weeks___________________&_1_week=_70_weeks
| (483 years) 7 years=490 years
Dan 9:24 |_______________70_weeks______________________33 AD
| (490 years) Christ

The Prophecy of the Time of Christ
Peace and love,

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