Commentary By: Gordon King
“Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.”
The Lord gave the prophet Daniel a vision, a vision regarding the nation of Israel, a time of seventy weeks! The end of this vision has not yet happened, it is for the time of the end, the Tribulation period.
God often uses numbers to represent things in scripture, they are by no coincidence, they have been decreed by God!
The Lord told Moses to gather 70 men of the elders of Israel at Mount Sinai.
“So the Lord said to Moses: “Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you.“
The Jews spent seventy years in captivity in Babylon.
“ For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place.“
All of the people of the house of Jacob that went into Egypt were 70!
“All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all. 27 And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.“
The destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman army led by Titus was in the year 70 AD! Coincidence? I don’t think so!
Jesus appointed 70 other people to go out and preach the kingdom of God.
“After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.“
The number “7” in the bible represents perfection, and the number “10” represents completeness. Multiply 7 by 10 and you get 70. God’s perfect number of completeness!
The United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is no coincidence, neither is the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on Israel’s 70th anniversary as a reborn nation!
This move is a sign my friends, a sign from God! A sign that we are living in the last of the last days, that we are that chosen generation, the generation that sees all of these things come to pass!
There is much speculation about what a generation is in length of time, in years. We must think about a generation as one in our time, not thousands of years before hand.
“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.“
Jesus spoke those words, and He wasn’t speaking about the generation at that time, but at the time that all of these things spoken of in Matthew 24 would take place, the time of the end. The time of the rapture of the church, before and after the beginning of the Tribulation period.
A generation these days is about 70 to 80 years. The generation that sees Israel being reborn as a nation will not pass away until these things take place.
And if this is so, then it makes perfect sense that the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem is occurring on the 70th anniversary of Israel being reborn as a nation!
However long a generation is at this time, it’s about up! Our time is short, and what Jesus said would happen at the time of the end is all about to happen. The generation that sees these things of the end take place must still be around to see them take place!
There are no coincidences in scripture, it all happens for a reason. What we see happening in the world is also no coincidence, it was all prophesied to happen thousands of years beforehand!
If you are a born again believer in Jesus Christ then be ready by obeying the Lord, repent of your sins and walk in the spirit! If you are unsaved then I implore you to repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior! He is the only way out of this mess, the only way to heaven, the only way to have eternal life!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!