Daniel’s Prophecy of Seventy Sevens

Scripture Verses

Daniel 9:20-27

Outline

Daniel’s Prayer

  • “my sin”
  • Time of the evening oblation
  • Greatly beloved

70 – 7’s

  • Who is the prophecy for?
  • 70 x 7 – 490
  • Shabua – “unit of measure”

Six accomplishments during 490 years

  • To finish the transgression
    • Zechariah 12:10; 13:1
  • The make an end of sins
  • To make reconciliation for iniquity
  • To bring everlasting righteousness
  • Seal up the vision and prophecy
  • To anoint the most holy

Three Divisions

  • 7 x 7 = 49 years
  • 62 x 7’s = 434 years
  • = 483
  • + 7 years
  • = 490
  • The decree of Artaxerxes, Nehemiah 2:1-9
  • Nisan 445 BC or March 14th 445 BC

First division of 49 years

  • Jewish calendar is 360 days
  • Old Testament canon closes 396 BC

Second division of 434 years

  • 62 weeks Messiah “cut off”
  • Messiah the prince
  • March 14th, 445 BC to Sunday April 6th, 32 AD
  • 173,880 / 360 = 483 years or 69 – 7’s
  • Palm Sunday
  • Titus 70 AD; Luke 19:42-44

Remaining week

  • Zechariah 9:9-10
  • Isaiah 9:6
  • Romans 11:11
  • The rise of the Antichrist

Lessons for Today

  • The Antichrist is not a metaphor
  • God is in control of the world.  He can certainly handle our problems
  • Prophecy is a preset plan of God that nothing can change
  • Christ could return today
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