Pastor Tim Romero
Daniel 9:27 (ESV): "27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator."
Christians know the end from the beginning. We are not wondering what is going to happen in the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years to come. We have been given the Word of God which reveals all things to us. We have no excuse for not being ready!
The Seventy-Week Prophecy is a revelation from God to us through His servant Daniel. God is revealing the eschatological timeline for Messiah to come and be cut off (crucified) and to come again ushering in His Kingdom on earth. We know from March 14th, 445BC, when the command went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem to the coming of Christ on April 6th, AD32 was 69 weeks or 483 years. Jesus was then cut off and died for the sin of the world. These things have happened. There is one week or a 7 year period that has yet to be fulfilled. This is the Tribulation Period. The antichrist will make a peace treaty with Israel for 3 1/2 years and then end it. From this point we know 3 1/2 years will pass and then Jesus will return.
God has given us a very clear picture of what to expect from this passage. We know sixty-nine of the seventy weeks has transpired. The Tribulation Period is coming. If we look at 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 we can gather that the catching away of the Church (The Rapture) will occur before the Tribulation. The AntiChrist cannot be revealed until the rebellion happens (2 Thess 2:1-7). This could be a reference to the Rapture as well for the restrainer must be taken out first which is most probably a reference to the Holy Spirit who is indwelling the people of God. God has given us enough information to make sure we are ready. Don't play around with your life. Time is short and the seventieth week of Daniel is on the brink of happening that means the rapture is close. Are you ready? If not, get serious right now while there is still time. We are without excuse, amen?
Father, thank You for the details relating to end time events. Prepare our hearts, keep us on fire and use us mightily for Your glory in these last days we pray in Jesus name, amen.