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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 135C

September 2, 2003

Anointed, Cut-off, and Not Yet Accepted as King!


Part 1

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.

The Son of David, who is the Son of God, has been anointed as king by the Spirit, but has not yet been accepted and crowned as king by his own people.  John testified that his own people, the nation of Israel, did not accept him as their king.

John 1:11 – He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

John 19:15 – But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

But Jesus finished the work he was sent to do as the one God anointed to be king of Israel.  For more than three years Christ ministered to Israel, but they cut him off between the third and fourth year following the time of his anointing by God, and he has yet to be accepted by Israel as their king.

John 17:3,4 – And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. [4] I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

John 19:30 – When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

In the same week he was cut off from the land of the living on the cross, he told them that his rejection as their king would result in their worship in the temple no longer being acceptable to God, because it would become spiritually desolate and all the sacrifices and oblations would cease to be accepted by the Spirit of God.  However, he further advised them that one day he would return and, at that time, they would accept him as king, saying, “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

Matthew 23:38,39 – Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Israel will eventually be driven into the Negev wilderness, and only one-third of its population will survive the fire of the last 1260 days of the tribulation period.  At the end of the tribulation period Jesus will return with his kingdom and Israel will receive him as their King and God.

Revelation 12:6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Zechariah 13:9 – And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

Zechariah 14:9 – And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

It was many years, from the time that David was first anointed as king of Israel by God, before he was actually crowned as king by his own people.

Psalm 89:18-20 – For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king. [19] Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. [20] I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

Jesus, the Son of David, and of God, was promised the throne of David as his descendant and, like David, many years have passed, and he has still not been crowned king on David’s throne.

Luke 1:31-33 – And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. [32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: [33] And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

The Spirit used Samuel the Prophet to anoint David as king when he was a teenager.

I Samuel 16:10-13 – Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these. [11] And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. [12] And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. [13] Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

David’s own people did not crown him as their king for many years after Samuel anointed him.  He had reached the age of 30 when he was finally crowned.

II Samuel 5:3,4 – So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel. [4] David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

Lord willing, in Part 2, of “Anointed, Cut-Off, and Not Yet Accepted as King,” I will deal with the anointing of the Messenger of the Covenant, who is to sit on the throne of David forever.

Malachi 3:1 – Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.


SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 135D

September 4, 2003

Anointed, Cut-off, and Not Yet Accepted as King

Part 2

In Daniel 9:24, in Part I, we were advised that seventy weeks, or seventy weeks of years, which equals 7 X 70, or 490 years, were to be experienced by Israel, and that during this time period the anointing of their expected Messiah would occur.

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.

In Daniel 9:25 we are advised that from the time a certain proclamation was to be issued, until the Messiah was anointed, a period of 69 weeks or 483 years would pass.  Daniel predicted this proclamation more than 140 years before it was actually issued.

Daniel 9:25 – Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

The Proclamation of Artaxerxes Longimanus, which allowed all classes of Jews to return to Jerusalem, was issued in 457 B.C., and the anointing of the Messiah the Prince from above occurred 483 years later in A.D. 26, at his baptism by John the Baptist.  Jesus was born in 4 B.C., and was 30 years old when he was anointed in the sight of men.

Luke 3:21-23 – Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, [22] And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. [23] And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,  (Joseph was the son-in-law of Heli, who was the Father of Mary).

Mark 1:14.15 – Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, [15] And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.


SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 135E

September 4, 2003

Anointed, Cut-off, and Not Yet Accepted As King

Part 3

We closed Part 2 with an exposition of Malachi 3:1 and Daniel 9:27, and will continue this exposition after reviewing Daniel 9:26.

Daniel 9:26 – And AFTER threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Expositors of Daniel are agreed that the seven weeks (49 years) of Daniel 9:25 must be added to the threescore and two weeks (434 years) of Daniel 9:26, and that it would complete the 69th week (483rd year) of Daniel’s 70 weeks (490 years).  So, this makes the word “AFTER” in Daniel 9:26 of immense importance in the interpretation of the narrative concerning “the Messiah,” which begins in Daniel 9:24 and ends in Daniel 9:27.  It clearly teaches that Messiah was cut-off (crucified) AFTER the 69th week (483rd year), which means his crucifixion occurred at some point in time during the 70th week of 7 years.  And, since Daniel 9:27 indicates that someone causes the sacrifices and oblations to cease in the “midst” of the week, it seems more than reasonable to believe it is talking about the last week, the 70th week, in which Messiah was cut-off.  The “he” in Daniel 9:27 is not the antichrist, it is the Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah, who is the contextual subject of the entire discourse that began in 9:24.

Malachi 3:1 – Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

Daniel 9:27 – And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The messenger, who was John the Baptist, was the prophet sent by God to anoint his Son, the messenger of the covenant, to sit on the throne of his forefather David, to whom God had sent Samuel the prophet to anoint many years before David was accepted by Israel as their king.  Jesus did confirm, by his baptism in water, and his immersion in the Spirit from above, that he had arrived to fulfill the gospel message of the kingdom, which he preached following his water and Spirit anointing.  And, in the “midst” of the 70th week, between the 486th and 487th year, he fulfilled the covenant in his own blood on the cross.  Daniel’s clock ceased ticking at Christ’s death.  We do not have a full seven years (2520 days) of Daniel’s 490 years left to fulfill.  I believe we only have 1335 days remaining once the clock begins to tick again. 

Daniel 12:12 – Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

Messiah was anointed to be King of Israel many years ago, but he has yet to be accepted as King by his own chosen people.  This will happen at his Second Advent, which will complete the 490 years of Daniel’s prophecy, and he will sit on his forefather David’s throne forever.

Zechariah 13:9 – And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

Ezekiel 37:22-28 – And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: [23] Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. [24] And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. [25] And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. [26] Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. [27] My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. [28] And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

Daniel 7:14 – And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Zechariah 14:9 – And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.


    

SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 136A

September 7, 2003

Anointed, Cut-off, and Not Yet Accepted as King!

Part 4

In Parts 1 through 3 we established that “the Messiah the Prince” was the contextual subject of each verse in Daniel 9:24 to 27, which entails 490 years of events that would occur before he returned to rule and reign as the King of Israel.  The three “he’s” in Daniel 9:27 are not antichrist, they are the Christ, the Anointed One, “the Messiah the Prince.”

Daniel 9:27 – And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

“He” confirmed the covenant by beginning his earthly ministry at the close of the 483rd year of Daniel’s prophecy when he was anointed by God to begin his work as the messenger of the covenant.  He was cut-off from fully completing the seven years by his rejection and crucifixion by his own chosen people between the 486th and 487th year of his ministry.  But he confirmed the covenant in his own blood with as “many” as would put their faith in him as “the Messiah the Prince.”  When he was cut-off in the “midst” of the last seven years of Daniel’s prophecy, God ceased to accept the sacrifices and oblations offered daily in the temple, which the Messiah declared to be spiritually desolate.

Matthew 23:38 – Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

He declared it spiritually desolate because he had to cleanse it when he started his ministry at the first of his three Passover Feasts, only to find it necessary to cleanse it again at his third, and final Passover.  So, for the overspreading of abominations by the priests and moneychangers, he made it spiritually desolate.  And it will remain spiritually desolate until the return of “the Messiah the Prince” as King of Israel.

Matthew 23:39 – For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

His coming will mark “the consummation” of this present Gentile age, and “that determined,” the wrath of God, will be poured out on all the spiritually desolate on this earth in seven vials of his great wrath, just before his Second Advent.

Luke 21:25-28 – And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; [26] Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. [27] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [28] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Zechariah 12:9,10 – And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. [10] And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

I do not believe the hands on Daniel’s clock have moved since the death of “the Messiah the Prince.”  I believe it stopped ticking with 1335 days yet to be fulfilled in the 490 years that were determined on Jerusalem and the Israelites. But when Israel actually believes it has attained “peace and safety,” then it will begin to tick again, and will not stop until the Second Advent.

The vast majority of God’s children on the earth today are waiting for a period of three and one-half years of peace in Israel, which will then be followed by a second period of three and on-half years of tribulation.  If that happens, I am certainly willing to accept it.  But I do not believe the first three and one-half years of peace are found in the Scriptures.  I do, however, believe that the last three and one-half years of tribulation are found many times in both the Old and New Testaments.  I am convinced that from the time that Israel actually believes it has “peace and safety,” until the time of the beginning of the last three and one-half years, there will only be a passing of some two and one-half months.