ISRAEL (2nd part)

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THE LION OF JUDAH

 

The prophetic Book of Daniel in chapter 9 verses 21 to 27 is astounding. Daniel 9:24, “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy”. This verse is pregnant with the denotations of the phenomenal role of Israel and its grave effect on human history. The word ‘determined’, chathak (khaw-thak’): ‘to cut off, that is, (figuratively) to decree’. Do we not understand that every civic rule affects all inhabitants of its geographical entity whether an individual agrees with the law or not? The One who ‘determined’ is the Potentate Ruler, the Governor of nations.

The word ‘finish’ is kala’ (kaw-law’): ‘to restrict, by act (hold back or in) or word (prohibit)’. What is being ‘finished’ in this prognosis is ‘transgression’, rendered in Hebrew as pesha (peh’-shah) {From pasha (paw-shah’) to break away (from just authority), that is, trespass, apostatize, quarrel}: a revolt (national, moral or religious)’.   ‘End’ is: tamam (taw-mam’) ‘to complete in a good or bad sense’ & chatham (khaw-tham’) ‘to close up, especially seal‘. chaṭṭa’ah or chaṭṭa’th (khat-taw-aw’) is ‘sin’ Noun Feminine; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender’. ‘Reconciliation’ kaphar (kaw-far’) ‘to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel’. ‘Iniquity’,‛avon (aw-vone’): ‘perversity, that is, (moral) evil’. ‘Bring in’ is bo’ (bo): ‘to go in, enter, come, go, come in’. Tsedeq (tseh’-dek) is the Hebrew for ‘righteousness’, meaning: ‘justice, rightness’. ‘Seal up’ chatham (khaw-tham’) BDB Definition: ‘to seal, seal up, affix a seal’. ‘Anoint’ is mashach (maw-shakh’) BDB Definition: ‘1. to smear, anoint, spread a liquid. 2. to anoint (as consecration)’.

The mantic seventy weeks was not demystified until 70×7days=490 days produced no realization of Daniel’s vatic pronouncement. They came to the understanding that each of the 490 days was actually a year, hence, four hundred and ninety years was Prophet Daniel’s actual prediction! It may be of immense interest that when one does careful scriptural calculations from the day of Daniel’s prediction to the day of the ascension of Jesus in the book of Acts of the Apostles, in the first chapter, it is exactly 483 years. Where is the remaining seven? I will come to that soon.

Whether it is a logical conviction to the rational mind of intelligence or not is not the bone of contention, it is of the simple fact that the Author and Owner of creation did determine to promulgate a divine decree of seventy weeks for the people of Israel. Four hundred and ninety years, commencing from the day of the revelation, was the allotment for the rearrangement of the cosmic order through Daniel’s people, Israel. Israel is God’s chosen, covenanted people, the lifeline given to redeem mankind (Exodus 4:31). It is for this reason Israel cannot be annihilated, she is firmly tied to God’s scheme of earthly business. This decree was promulgated to free God’s people, through Israel (to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile, Romans 2:10) to the entire peoples of the earth, and to condemn the disbelievers of the word of God even His Christ. Everything is strictly because of Jesus Christ!

 

 

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                                                              Solomon’s Temple

The holy city is Jerusalem with a grave focal point on the Temple. That temple was the only place in the entire world where His physical presence was made available for true worship. The Holy Spirit was seated majestically in the holy of holies to receive the Divine worship (Exodus 33:8-10) and preserving mercy for thousands (Exodus 34:7). The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. When Satan stole Adam’s dominion he took over the earth. At the appointed time the land God promised Abraham was taken from Satan and handed over to Israel and Jerusalem was made its capital, where the Temple stood. The Antichrist will on behalf of Lucifer dominate the apostatized Israel, use Jerusalem to maximize the worship of himself, underscoring Jerusalem’s central of Divine attraction position.

 

Return_Christ MESSIAH

The expected Messiah will descend to ‘finish’ or more understandably, to restrict or put an end to the punishment meted on Israel and by extension the world. Matthew 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins”. 1John 3:8, “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil”. Jesus will put an end to satanic influence. He will cleanse the world of the iniquitous life style of the Devil, orchestrated by his Antichrist. (to be concluded)

 

Read 1st part here.

 

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