Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people (the Jews) and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem) to...bring in everlasting righteousness (Daniel 9:24).
To start at beginning of this study, here is the link to the Introduction Jocelyn Andersen: The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Introduction
The bringing in of everlasting righteousness has to do specifically with the Jewish people (remember who and what the Seventy Weeks are for).
When Jesus visibly and physically returns to this earth, peace and everlasting righteousness will be brought in through his government. Israel will become the head nation, and Jerusalem will become the capital city of the world. The scriptures tell us a day is coming when, “Out of Zion shall go forth the Law and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:4, 9:7).”
That means that during Christ’s reign, his righteous law and judgments will go forth from his capital city here on earth—Jerusalem.
Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people (the Jews) and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem) to...seal up the vision and prophecy.
The word translated, seal, means just that—close up, seal, stop.
It was only the Jews who were the oracles of God. It was the Jewish people through whom Christ descended, and it was the Jewish prophets who predicted his coming. We were given the Word of God through Jewish prophets and Jewish apostles. It will be during the Seventy Weeks spoken of in Daniel 9:24, that all prophecy and all vision will be sealed up—stopped permanently. There will be no more (Romans 3:1-2, 1 Corinthians 13:8-10, Zechariah 13:2-3).
We are told in 1 Corinthians 13:8,12, that when that which is complete is come, that which is incomplete (knowledge [learning], unknown tongues, and prophecy) will cease. There will be no more bits and pieces, no more line upon line, here a little, there a little. When Jesus returns, we will receive the missing pieces of the puzzle that learning, tongues, and prophecy dole out a little at a time for us now (Isaiah 28:9-11).
By the end of the 490th year (the length of time allotted to Daniel’s people for the 6 purposes of God to be accomplished), all vision and prophecy will be ended forever.
The scriptures say that anyone who prophesies during the reign of Christ will be executed. There will be no itinerant prophets after Christ returns and sets up his Kingdom here on earth. The Word of the Lord will go forth through approved channels only. The Word of the Lord will go forth from Jerusalem (Zechariah 3:2-5, Isaiah 2:3).
Watch the Six Purposes of Daniel's 70-weeks video series.
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