"The 70 Weeks of Daniel"
Contiguous / Unbroken
"The 70 Weeks of Daniel"
Contiguous / Unbroken
17. Yeshua of Nazareth; Mission Accomplished!

   17a. Question: What Is The Difference Between These 2 Statements?
    What is the difference between those believing in Christ Jesus who say;
#1 "Jesus of Nazareth did not accomplish these things, during His earthly ministry, but He will do so at His second coming."
...and those rejecting Jesus as Messiah who say;
#2 "Jesus of Nazareth did not accomplish these things. but when the true Messiah finally comes, He will do so at his coming."
   17b. Answer: NO Difference
    There is no difference between the two statements, as both are making the confession that Jesus of Nazareth did not fulfill the prophecy of the Messiah of Israel, as measured against the criteria given by the angel Gabriel in Daniel 9:24.

    In other words those who say they are believers, who make statement #1, are in fact saying the same thing as those who denounce Jesus of Nazareth as being the Messiah in statement #2. Each say that Jesus did not do those acts spoken by Gabriel.

    Recommendation: Do not sign off on this nonsense. Statement #1 is a cloaked statement of un-belief in Christ. The reason they think this is because they are making the same error as those who deny that Jesus is the Messiah in Statement #2.

    Those who make Statement #2 looked for worldly or earthly fulfillment the Messiah's deeds of Daniel 9:24, completely and spiritually blind to the reality of far greater accomplishment of overcoming sin, death and the Devil which Christ Jesus did do. No, Jesus of Nazareth is not the person lacking accomplishment in this scenario, those who make statement #1 and #2 are.

   17c. Worldly Understanding vs Heavenly Things
    When the Lord Jesus Christ walked among us during His earthly ministry, He spoke to Nicodemus about the difference between earthly and heavenly (physical and spiritual) understanding of the matters of the Kingdom of God, as Nicodemus was lacking such heavenly understanding at the time.
John 3:9-12
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

    So then, there does exist a difference in understanding. This fact is none the less true today for those who sought only the physical, immediate, and limited fulfillment of Daniel 9:24. This following table illustrates the difference.

Daniel chp.9 Prophetic Event Physical/Earthly Spiritual/Heavenly
The Coming MESSIAH Seeks a military liberator only, to free the flesh from physical and political bondage by the Babylonian Empire. Seeks a Messiah who would end the warfare between themselves and Almighty God, freeing the soul and spirit from the captivity of Satan. [Isaiah 40:2]
To Restore Jerusalem The physical rebuilding of a city only, for the purpose of national identification. The re-establishement of the Law as seen by the activity of Ezra, a true restoration of National purpose.
"...to finish the transgression" To end the transgression of Babylon, Persia, Rome against the nation of Israel To end the transgression of Israel against GOD
"...to make an end of sins" to produce self righteousness for adherence to the Law of Moses to receive the righteousness of the Messiah who would fulfill the Law of Moses and then make an end of the law for the purpose of righteousness to all who believe in Him [Romans 10:4]
"...to make reconcilliation for iniquity" to once again be able to offer animal sacrifice for the atonement of sins at the rebuilt Temple of God. to witness the once-and-for-all atonement by His own blood of the LAMB of God who takes away the sins of the entire world.
"...to bring in everlasting righteousness" to witness immediate worldwide adherence to the Law of Moses to witness the ushering in by the presence of the Son of God, everlasting righteousness by the very presence of His being.

  1. Part 1.    Searching Out The Seventy Week's Prophecy
  2. Part 2.    A Short History of the Captivity and Freeing of Israel
  3. Part 3.    Daniel's Understanding of Prophecy & Prayer of Redemption
  4. Part 4.    A Special Announcment From the Angel Gabriel
  5. Part 5.    Determining the Starting Point
  6. Part 6.    The Accomplishments of Messiah
  7. Part 7.    "...to finish the transgression"
  8. Part 8.    "...to make an end of sins"
  9. Part 9.    "...to make reconciliation for iniquity"
  10. Part 10.   "...to bring in everlasting righteousness"
  11. Part 11.   "...to seal up the vision and prophecy"
  12. Part 12.   "...to anoint the most Holy"
  13. Part 13.   The Accomplishment Question
  14. Part 14.   The Contiguous Seventy Weeks of Daniel


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 Web Author:Michael Stevenson Updated: 1/27/2005 1:12PM