The Seventieth Week (Jacob's Trouble)
Updated: Nov 22, 2022
We at Agape Simple Church let scripture interpret scripture and thus the church and Israel are separate.God called a people to Himself who are the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; that Israel is the Wife of Jehovah, unfaithful in the past, divorced in the present, and to be reunited in the future; that God has made one conditional covenant (The Mosaic, which has now rendered inoperative since the Messiah has fulfilled the law) and has made four unconditional covenants (Abrahamic, Land, Davidic, and New) with this elect nation that have remained unfulfilled. God intends to fulfill all His promises to Israel in a literal way just as His warnings and judgments were fulfilled in a literal way; that in Israel’s history of unbelief there has always been a believing remnant according to the election of grace; that there will be a national regeneration of Israel at the end of the Tribulation at which time all of the provisions of the unconditional covenants will be fulfilled, including the seed, land, and blessing aspects which will be realized in the Millennial Kingdom. Currently, Israel becoming a nation again in 1948 is prophetically significant since this predicted by the prophets concerning the last days.
Genesis. 12:1-3,7; 13:6,14-15,17;15:1-6,17-21;17:1-21;22:17;26:2-5,24;28:13-15;49:1-28; Exodus 15:26;19:3-8; 32:11-14; Deuteronomy 4:7-8,37 ; 7:6-8; 30:1-10; 2 Samuel 7:11b-17; 23:1-5: 1 Chronicles 17:10b-15; Psalm 79; 80:1-19; 89:1-52, Isaiah 2:2-3; 9:6-7; 11:1-9; 12:1-3; 14:1-2; 27:12-13; 28:14-22; 35:1-10; 40:1-2; 43:1-12; 49:22-23; 55:3, 59:21, 60:18-21; 61:4-9; 64:1-12; 65:1-25; 66:20-22; Jeremiah 3:18; 16:14-16; 23:5-6; 30:4-18; 31:31-37; 32:37-41; 33:14-17; 19-26, Ezekiel 11:17-21; 16:1-63; 20:33-38; 22:17-22; 28:25-26; 30:7-10; 34: 11-16,25-31, 36:22-24; 36:26-28, 37: 37:1-14, 21-28; Ezekiel 38-39; 40-48; Daniel 9-12; Hosea 1:10-11; 3:4-5; 5:15; Joel 2:28-32; 3:1-3,17-21; Amos 9:11-15; Micah 4:1,4-7; 7:14-17; Zephaniah 2:1-2; 3:14-20; Zechariah. 8:4-8,23; 10:11-15; 12:10-13:1; 13:7-9; 14:8; Matthew 12:22-45; 21:43; 22:23-33; 23:1-36; Luke 1:30-35, 68-73, 19:43-44; 21:6,20-24; John 19:41-44; Acts 15:14-18; 26:6-8; Romans 3:1-2; 11:25-36; Hebrews 6:13-20; Revelation 7:1-17; 12:1-17; 20:1-15
The Seventy-Weeks Prophecy - Daniel 9:20-27
20 Now while I was speaking, 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, 21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, [c]being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the [d]command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision:
24 “Seventy [e]weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
[f]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 [g]the Most Holy.
25 “Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The [h]street shall be built again, and the [i]wall,
Even in troublesome times.
26 “And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall [j]be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a [k]covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the [l]desolate.”
Agape Simple Church