Daniel Chapter 9


(536-538 B.C., uncertain)

(Daniel 9:1)
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
  • Same setting as Ezra and Esther, especially Esther 1
  • This is probably the 3rd year of Belshazzar
  • Daniel has already recently seen the visions in chapter 8
(Daniel 9:2)
In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
  • This shows that the Scriptures are, the Word of God, is in books-not papers, parchments, scrolls. 
  • He was reading Jeremiah 25:11, et al
  • Daniel the prophet heard from God directly, and still was a Bible reader
  • It must be remembered that Daniel was a teen when captured by Nebuchadnezzar; now 70 years has passed
  • From this he counted back and concluded it was time to go!
(Jeremiah 25:11)
And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

(Jeremiah 29:10)
For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

(2 Chronicles 36:21)
To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

(Daniel 9:3)
And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
  • Even knowing that they are on the clock, he still prays fervently
  • Reading and studying the Bible makes us pray. It worked with Daniel and everyone else in it who did just that.
  • God is The Great Conversationalist, always
    • Prayer-talking to God as a friend
    • Supplication-talking and asking for an answer
    • Fasting-seeking God's will
    • Sackcloth and ashes-mourning
SACK'CLOTH, n. [sack and cloth.] Cloth of which sacks are made; coarse cloth. This word is chiefly used in Scripture to denote a cloth or garment worn in mourning, distress or mortification. Gird you with sackcloth and mourn before Abner. 2 Sam 3. Est 4. Job 46.

(Daniel 9:4)
And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
  • Confession is first, the establishment of fellowship and elimination of anything in between
  • God is fearaful, awesome, powerful
  • God is further, faithful, keeping the covenant
  • Loving God means obeying Him
(Daniel 9:5)
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
  • We......Daniel includes himself, though doubtless he actually engaged in it, because it is Judah, not just a few people
  • It was Judah, collectively, corporately, universally, and Daniel knew that sin affects and spreads and is not isolated, innocuous, private
  • In other words, the sins were public and affected the nation as a whole.
  • Adam and Eve at the fruit, not us.  We still die because of it.
(Daniel 9:6)
Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
  • These are the ones who heard the prophecies from Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel, to name a few.
  • Notice who they are and their influence.........THE LEADERS!
  • The lack of hearkening is really just the start of what they actually did in total
(2 Chronicles 24:18-21)
And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.  Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.  And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.  And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

(Luke 11:47-51)
Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.  Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.  Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:  That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;  From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

(Acts 7:52)
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

(Hebrews 11:32-40)
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:  Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:  And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:  God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

(Daniel 9:7)
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
  • The righteousness of God is also to us from God, which is the opposite of all other religions
  • Israel and Judah were often confused in their history, simply because they rejected God, who is not the author of confusion.
  • The dispersions were due to a lack of following God and following other gods, other grevious sins against Him.  They were always forewarned by prophets of this.
(1 Corinthians 14:33)
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

(Daniel 9:8)
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
  • He repeats that they are utterly clueless ad elaborates on the us as beign the leaders who have sinned
  • It is the gravity effect for the nation
  • No sin affects no one
(1 Corinthians 5:6)
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

(Galatians 5:9)
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

(Daniel 9:9)
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
  • He is still in the business of loving and saving and being merciful to Israel and Judah.
  • Sin is rebellion against God, as Samuel told Saul.
(1 Samuel 15:23)
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

(Isaiah 5:25)
Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

(Isaiah 9:12)
The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

(Isaiah 9:17)
Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

(Isaiah 10:4)
Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

(Isaiah 14:27)
For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

(Daniel 9:10)
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
  • Another repetition of the problem which led to all of this-their disobedience
  • Moses was both a lawgiver and a prophet
  • Again it is "us", including himself in this
(Deuteronomy 34:10)
And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,

(Luke 16:29-31)
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

(Luke 24:27)
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

(Daniel 9:11)
Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
  • Deuteronomy 28:15-the end is all about what happens when they reject God and His commandments and are cursed
  • The first part of Deuteronomy 28, much smaller, is about the blessings
(Daniel 9:12)
And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
  • God's blessings and curses were confirmed each time they either obeyed or disobeyed God's Laws
  • God's people Israel and His Holy City Jerusalem is unique among all others on earth, in history.
  • The judgments of all other nations was either annihilation or complete reduction to being a byword
  • None was ever taken away and restored, not even once. With Israel it was any, many times
  • Into Assyria.  Into Babylon.  Into Rome.  Scattered to return 2,000 years later.
(Daniel 9:13)
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
  • Despite the curse, they shunned God in their sin
  • Adam and Eve did the same
  • The prayer towards God would have brought them back to God, in fellowship with Him
(Genesis 3:9-10)
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

(Daniel 9:14)
Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
  • The two reasons for judgment of sin and the curse, always coupled:
    • Israel and Judah's sin
    • God's righteousness and holiness
(Daniel 9:15)
And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
  • A common practice many centuries up to this point is to remind God and Israel of what God did for them in getting them out of Egypt
  • This act alone made the neighboring nations fear Israel and her God.
  • Nevertheless, Israel fell, and Daniel includes himself in this as a member of the nation
(Daniel 9:16)
O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
  • Not according to the righteousness of Israel or Daniel at all, which is never brought up
  • God owns the city, the nation, the mountain, He is LORD of all the earth
  • This statement in the prayer of Daniel shows unity of the Scripture
(Psalms 97:5)
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

(Micah 4:13)
Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

(Zechariah 4:14)
Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

(Daniel 9:17)
Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
  • "O Our God", verses just "O God", meaning Daniel is again identifying himself with the nation
  • Having called upon God's character, he now call for the answer
(Daniel 9:18)
O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
  • God's character included here is in regards to the city of His Name, Jerusalem
  • Even when there was no utter destruction of the city, it was inhabited by pagans, not used by God for His Glory
  • This is not just any city, but the Holy City, the Capital of the people of God, the Capital of the nation and land God formed
  • There is nothing in Danie, Israel or Judah for God to answer this for.......this is all from, about, to God
(Daniel 9:19)
O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
  • He repeats the request, for the same reason, with fervency, urgency, determinancy, expecting the outcome
(Daniel 9:20)
And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
  • All three instances are retold here, with the addition of the answer given in the middle of it all
    • Confessing his sin and theirs
    • With supplications
    • For God's character's sake
    • For God's land, mountain, nation He founded
(Daniel 9:21)
Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
  • "whiles I was speaking in prayer" is repeated, meaning he really must have been amazed at the arrival of Gabriel
  • To Daniel, the appearance of Gabriel is as a man, not a winged angel
  • Throughout Scripture, messengers of God as angels are men, not weird beings, especially on earth
(Daniel 8:16)
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

(Daniel 9:22)
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
  • God sends wisdom and skill and understanding; it is not internal, it is not inherent, it is not indigenous, innate to man to have godly wisdom
  • It comes also from the fear of God
(Proverbs 1:7)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

(Proverbs 2:2-9)
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.  Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

(Daniel 9:23)
At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
  • Daniel was very special, a man used of God, humble, faithful under all circumstances, with much revealed to him in prophecy in a very small amount of revelation
  • For that he had to endure both the shame of his nation, a trip to the lions den, seven years of helping Nebuchadnezzar live like an animal, and the visions of the future which troubled him so much he ended up literally, physically sick
  • The answer was given when he prayed,
  • Some say Daniel had Gabriel standing there the entire time from the time he started praying, but did not realize it until he opened his eyes!
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STOP.  These four verses in the Bible are the most amazing, accurate, mathematical,  calculated, accurately fulfilled, debated, hated, loved, unexpected by Daniel yet anticipated by many, voluminous verses probably in the Bible. IF one understands this section and this chapter, they will understand all of the Bible, as it is a key. Conversely, if they do not get this part, then the rest of the Bible will surely be a problem.

(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.
  • Notice Gabriel jumps right into the prophecy with no hesitation
  • This is not the supplication Daniel EXACTLY asked for but it is the request
  • It is swift in coming because Daniel was humble in asking, repentant, faithful, worshipful
  • This seventy weeks is seventy sevens, a unit  of measure, like we use "dozens"
  • That means 490 something, in Hebrew either days or years, the only two usages in that language
  • Since it was not done in seventy days, it was on the seventy first day, seventy years.
  • Remember that at the beginning here, it is seventy years he read about in Jeremiah, when they were to return from the captivity (verse 2 above and (Jeremiah 25:11, Jeremiah 29:10, 2 Chronicles 36:21)

  • It is an answer to prayer, in a double fulfillment, unexpected, and a pleasant surprise, now and in the future
  • Six things would be accomplished, which would never fit into seventy days:
  •  7 (7s)
    + 62 (7s)
    + 1 (7)


(Genesis 29:18)
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

(Genesis 29:27)
Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

(Genesis 29:30)
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

  1. Finish the transgression-of Israel, specifically, the redemption finished at the Cross
  2. (Zechariah 12:10)
    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.

    (Zechariah 13:1)
    In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

    (Romans 11:26)
    And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

  3. "and to make an end of sins"-This is AT the Second Coming of Christ

    (Revelation 1:7)
    Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

    (Matthew 24:30)
    And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

  4. "and to make reconciliation for iniquity, "- this is the Cross of Christ

    (Romans 5:10)
    For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

    (2 Corinthians 5:18)
    And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

    (1 Peter 3:18)
    For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

  5. "and to bring in everlasting righteousness"-This IS THE Second Coming of Christ

    (Hosea 5:15)
    I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

    (Zechariah 12:10)
    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.

    (John 19:37)
    And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

    (Revelation 1:7)
    Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

    (Mark 13:26)
    And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

    (Matthew 26:64)
    Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

  6. "and to seal up the vision and prophecy,"-It will be all done, everything, completed

    (Revelation 22:10)
    And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

  7. " and to anoint the most Holy."

    (Ezekiel 43:4-9)
    And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.  So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
    And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me. And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
    In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger. Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
(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 ORDER IS 7 (7s)
    , then after that 62 (7s)
    , THEN later on a single 7 year period.

  • Saying "after the sixty two weeks" is like then saying "after the 69 weeks", because it is then included ,assumed, since at this time the seven weeks (49 years)
    are already past, the temple is built


(Nehemiah 2:1-8)
And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.  Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,  And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?
Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.  And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.  And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,)
For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.  Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;  And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.
  • This month of Nisan is March 14, 444 B.C. Any good encyclopedia says that Artaxerxes started his reign in 464 B.C., so in his twentieth year it would be 444 B.C.
  • A "week" is either seven days or seven years only.  Since it was not seventy seven day periods, it has to be seventy seven year periods, or 490 years total
  • Seventy "weeks" of sevens = 69 "weeks" of sevens + 1 "week" of sevens, or 490 years total
  • 70  X 7 years = 490 years in absolute total for everything
  • THE DIVISION is 7 + 62 = 69, then 1 =70
  • THE SEVEN WEEKS:  7 weeks brings us to rebuild, it took 49 years
  • THE SIXTY TWO WEEKS: 62 weeks, 434 years brings us to the Messiah being cut off
  • 62 X 7 X 360 = 156240 days
  • 69 X 7 years = 483 years X 360 days on the 173, 880 days
  • March 14, 445 B.C., decree by Artexerxes Longimanus to rebuild Jerusalem in his twentieth years
  • April 6, 32 A.D. on PASSSOVER (14th Nisan)
    He got on a donkey and rode into Jerusalem as their Messiah (Luke 19, et al)
  • The 10th of April was the Julian calendar, come back four days on the Jewish Calendar, it is April 6th, 32 A.D.
    • He accepted the Worship
    • He told the Pharisees who asked Him to tell the people to be quiet that they must or the rocks would cry out
    • He wept over the city
    • He saw the rejection of Himself and the subsequent destruction of the city in 70 A.D.
  • 49 years = 7 weeks, end of Old Testament, 
  • The last week=seven years of The Great Tribulation
To the day, 69 X 7 X 360 = 173, 880 days to the day exactly from the decree to the riding into Jerusalem and Crucifixion, to the day.


(Zechariah 9:9)
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

(Matthew 21:5-11)
Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,  And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.  And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.  And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?  And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.


(Matthew 21:9)
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.


(Luke 19:39-40)
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.


(Luke 19:41-42)
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.


(Luke 19:43-44)
For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,  And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
  • The temple needs to be rebuilt in or before the Great Tribulation, and it will be in troublesome times.
(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.
  • Jesus Christ the Messiah was killed as an innocent man, not for Himself or His sins
  • Because the temple was already rebuilt, the clock times from the 62nd week
  • The "prince that shall come" is a Roman who killed the Messiah, the little horn in Daniel 7, the Beast
  • 1 of 33 titles, from Nimrod to this one, 13 in the new
  • anti-Christ means "instead of", as in the word "Vicar of Christ" or one of the the official names of the Pope
  • Titus Vespasian destroyed Jerusalem after Nero died, in 70 A.D.
  • The Flood of people is the Dispersia of the Jews, and represents people in prophecy like this:
(Revelation 12:15-16)
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

(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.
  • This is the last "week" or seven year period, the Great Tribulation
  • The Messiah will be killed...........very clear Gospel message
  • Instant switch to what has to happen with the anti-Christ first
  • The anti-Christ has a covenant with Israel to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem, ( the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.)
  • The anti-Christ has a covenant with Israel to also allow sacrifices for seven years, plus peace
  • After three and a half years, the covenant is broken, then obviously will redo the Abomination of Desolation
  • During this time, the two witnesses preach the Gospel and are killed 
  • The most documented period of time in history to come, with the many descriptions below
(Matthew 24:15)
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

(Daniel 7:25)
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

(Daniel 12:7)
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

(Revelation 11:2-3)
But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

(Revelation 12:14)
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

(Revelation 13:5)
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

Time=1 year
Times=2 years
Half  a time=1/2 year
1 year + 2 years + 1/2 year= 3 1/2 years

IOW:  3 1/2 years=forty two months or 1,260 days

(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.

(Revelation 11:3)
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.


(John 5:43)
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.


(2 Thessalonians 2:8-9)
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

(Revelation 13:13-18)
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


(Isaiah 10:5)
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

(Micah 5:5-7)
And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.


Even the Rabbinical priests acknowledged this:
Messianic; prior to the Temple destroyed
- Yalkut, Vol II, 32b, pg. 79 Nazir edition
Messiah to exit prior to 33 AD
- Midrash Berishit, pg. 243 Warsaw edition   re: Yakov Prasch

Daniel Chapter 10