in the latter days.
The prophecy says: “Seventy weeks of years are decreed concerning your people and your holy city, To finish the transgression to put an end to sin and to atone for iniquity to bring in everlasting righteousness to Seal both Vision and prophet and to Anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and a moat, but in troubled times. And after the sixty-two weeks an anointed one shall be cut off, and shall have nothing; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war; desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week; and at the half of the week he shall cause sacrifice and offering to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator” (RSV)
I am positive the second interpretation of the prophesy in Daniel 9v24-27 as I understand it is correct that the 490 years started in 1519 and ending in 2009.
But is this the right starting time? We need to use logic, which is common sense to arrive at the correct starting time.
All the evidence points to ~ 1519 CE
This was the year God’s spirit appointed a 25-year-old man who had a great love for God and his word. WILLIAM TYNDALE to translate and write the bible into the English language, thus restoring God’s word to the people. At this time everyone was taught via the pope and the Church of Rome, and all in Latin. How could the prophecy take place unless people could read God’s word and understand it? How could a spiritual city be built up without God’s word and the teachings of our lord Jesus and his apostles?
The prophecy says. 7 weeks for restoring God’s word. 1519 + 49 years = 1568 CE So if this really was the starting date of the prophesy something significant must happen in this year.
So, what happened in 1568? The “BISHOP’S BIBLE WAS PRINTED and it was authorised to be read in all the churches. The 1538 version called “The Great Bible” was inscribed by order of the king, Henry 8th, and was William’s translation, which had later been copied by Miles Coverdale, who completed his work. Henry 8th had a problem accepting Tyndale’s work because he had a difference of opinion with him when William would not sanction Henry’s divorce, so he opted for Coverdale’s translation instead even though it had been copied from Tyndale’s.
Henry 8th abdicated from the church of Rome and formed the new church of England on the advice of his ministers, and was later excommunicated by the church of Rome.
What is interesting about her choice of translation is the fact that Tyndale’s version uses the Latin substitute word “Jehovah” for Lord in Exodus 6v3 and Miles Coverdale had removed this and reverted to Lord. Tyndale’s version was used later to produce the “king James Version” complete with the name Jehovah. (This in turn would fulfil God’s purposes)
So, for the next 434 years from 1568 bringing us to 2002 when the prophecy says, the messiah would be here, leaving just seven years to complete the prophecy.
By the beginning of this year 2002 CE the Messiah had already visited and inspected the temple class, those who make up his body and revealed himself to them to cleanse his bride ready for his return as their bridegroom. Revelation chapter 11v1-14, shows, our lord visiting the temple ones that are inside the symbolic city, but as for those in the city, they will know nothing it will be just as the days of Noah was with life carrying on as usual, they will not know of this inspection visit of our lord, this is also when the harvesting takes place between the kingdom ones inside the temple.
It is also of interest here, that Daniel says “to the coming of an anointed one, a prince”, so Jesus does not come at the stage as the king. At the end of the prophecy, 2009, it says “to the anointing of a holy place or some bible’s put holy one, and we know after the city is complete at the end of those 490 years, Jesus is anointed as his father’s king. This also coincides with the last 3 ½ years after the rejection of our lord which is also the end of the 42 month rule by the angelic king of Babylon that Satan brings up out of the abyss.
By this time too, the building of the spiritual city had been completed and all the bride of anointed ones collected and harvested. Matthew chapter 13V24-31. They have all left the symbolic city with the angels taking hold of their hands just like the angels removing lot from Sodom before the city’s destruction. They will all be fed in their hearts and will not need any man to teach them anymore. Hebrews chapter 9v28, 10v16, Jeremiah chapter 31v33-34. 1st John chapter 2v27.
The last seven years are divided into two halves, Just as they were with ancient Jerusalem, with the harvest of the Jews.
The kingdom heirs harvested for the first 3 ½ years then, for the remaining 3 1/2 years to complete the last seven years, the kingdom seed will be harvested from “Samaria” those that broke away when Charles Russell died, they continued with the teachings of the original city and reunited as one flock of kingdom seed, the bride of Jesus will be taught in their hearts by the two angels of Revelation chapter 11. Just as the ancient city in the first century, where Satan waged war upon the apostles, he will wage war upon the angels halfway through the last seven years even killing some of them which results in our lord returning to his father. (2005) (Revelation chapter 11)
The war will continue not only until the end of the prophecy in 2009 but until the final battle where they will all gather together at the place called Armageddon and that is where our lord Jesus will kill all the rebel sons of God. But Satan is defeated and hurled to the earth in 2005 so he brings up out from the abyss a fallen angelic one, who was the prince of Babylon, giving him all his kingdom and authority over the earth making him the king of Babylon, the head of all the other angelic kingdoms. Revelation chapter 13. King of Babylon head of gold Daniel chapter 2.
Just as Daniel chapter 10 and 11 shows, the great war between these angelic rulers who will gather to fight against our lord and his angels as Revelation 16v16 shows. They will be gathered to the place called Armageddon.
By the end of 2009, the newly appointed angelic king that Satan brings up out of the abyss, making him the king over all the other angelic kingdoms as the head of gold (Daniel chapter 2) comes to an end, of his reign of 42 months which covers from 2005 to 2009, thus ending the angelic gentile nations over the earth and it is also at this time that our lord is anointed as our king and he comes with his angelic armies to conquer and take over the earth and its heavens. We know our lord told Peter recorded in Matthew chapter 16v16, “and on this rock I will build my church”. Jesus being the rock and the chief corner stone to the temple of his body.
In 2009 after being anointed as God’s representative king over the earth Jesus rode with his angels to take over the kingdom of the world. He is represented by the rock or stone, that smashed the feet of the man which represented the angelic rulers over the earth with the “king of Babylon as their head” in Daniel chapter 2 where in verse 44 it shows during the time of these kings or kingdoms the God of heaven will set up his kingdom.
The rock or stone that smashed the image of those kingdoms happened when our lord Jesus came as our God’s anointed king to take over the kingdom of the earth. The rock or stone became a mountain and filled the earth with the new kingdom of the Christ.
What proof is there that the image depicted in Daniel chapter 2 are representing angelic kingdoms over the earth? Quite simply, because Babylon is no longer a city on the earth and Daniel told the king of Babylon that HE was the head of gold, and he was brought out of the abyss and given all Satan’s kingdom and authority over the earth making him the head of gold over all the other angelic kingdoms. This vision was for the latter days. Where it states in verse 44, during the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up his kingdom.
This dream happened in the 2nd year of Nebuchadnezzar (604 BC) Daniel said to the king, “there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries and he has made known to king Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days…..As you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it smote the image on its feet of iron and clay and broke them in pieces then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold all together were broken in pieces. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth”. (verses 28-36) RSV.
This means by the end of 2009 all the angelic kingdoms that had been ruling over the earth were all smashed together, taken over by God’s kingdom authority. This sparked an all out war from the angelic king of Babylon who gathered together all those willing to fight our lord Jesus in a stake over the earth. Called in the Revelations to the apostle John at the place called Armageddon. Where they will all meet their death.They were all smashed together when the stone, which represents our lord Jesus, came as God’s anointed one the messiah to take over the earth. This means all the angelic kingdoms will all come to an end at the same time when the stone smashes them. His kingdom will start out as a stone, small in comparison, but, it will become a great mountain and cover the earth in righteousness.
This can also be verified by the uprising of the rebels, Isis who are trying to take over the earth by the help of Satan. They started their uprising around the same time as the beginning of the angelic war which most probably started in the middle East around 2009/10.
The results of their warring will cause a tribulation here on the earth but it will not last too long and the rivalry between Satan and our lord will come to an end with the abyssing of Satan for the duration of Christ’s kingdom reign of one thousand years. (Revelation chapter 20v2)We are now awaiting the end of that war and the cleansing of the earth and the earth’s heavens of all the demon spirits and all the angelic rebels aided by Satan that have been in charge so that our lord Jesus can prepare a place for his people, resurrect them and be reunited with them.
As 1st Peter chapter 4v17, “the time has come for judgment to start with the household of God” that means his family of angels. These were the very ones Jesus preached to after he had been resurrected by his father. 1st Peter chapter 3v19 also in Peter’s second letter chapter 2v4-16. He describes these evil ones.
When all these have been dealt with then we shall all come under the kingdom of the Christ and his woman of helpers, no longer a bride, but joined to her husbandly owner as his woman.
Our lord Jesus, now our king over the earth will transform the earth into a wonderful world-wide paradise home for the creation of man and the animals. During the one thousand years he will raise up all those who have died just like he did to his friend Lazarus bringing them back to life on the earth and at the end of his reign he will give them the all clear, a complete resurrection, granting them eternal life.
It is at this time Satan will be set free for one last try to contaminate mankind and he will be killed by our king Jesus Christ who will fulfil the prophecy in Genesis chapter 3 by crushing his head. (Revelation chapter 20v7-11)
When the thousand years end with the new heavens and the new earth our father will close the seventh creative day with the words, “and God saw everything that he had made, and behold. It was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a seventh day”.