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Who is the 'he' of Dan 9:27?

There are many 'prophecies' at the present time which are based on misinterpretation and misapplication of Scripture. These are configured around a plethora of Scriptural truths, which obfuscate the end time scenario into one foreign to the Word, and offensive to those few who see the danger of such teaching. Without a doubt, the Pre-Trib 'rapture' is at the top of this list. The links at the bottom give further insight into these subjects.

To further the lie, there are many sub-'prophecies' which are 'stones' used to build this "wall of un-tempered mortar" ("rapture theory") which is used to separate the sheep from the true Shepherd. Among these, for which no Scripture exists are:

(1) A "missing week", or sort of 'prophetic time-out' in Daniel 9, resulting in a 'seven last years' of tribulation. (see "Daniels 70 Weeks" in the study section of this site for reproof)

(2) The teaching that a third physical temple is needed and will be rebuilt on Mt Moriah, so the Jews can offer animal sacrifice. (see 'Where is the Temple the Beast sits in' in the study section for reproof)

(3) The teaching that no Spiritual preparation is necessary to prepare for the imminent advent of satan, because you will be 'raptured'. (see "the Rapture of the Wicked" in the study section for reproof)

(4) The teaching that the so called "anti-christ" is a flesh man, possessed by satan and who will be killed and returned to life (resurrected) by satan.

(5) That the 'beast' will sign/make a seven year 'peace-treaty' with the Jews.

(6) That the 'he' of Dan 9:27 is 'anti-Christ', when in fact it is the true Christ.

These last 2 will be covered in what follows.

The 7 year peace treaty thing was apparently based on Dan 9:27 where someone assumed that the 'he' was antichrist. This is indeed surprising, for as anyone can prove for themselves, the early church writers for the first 300 years all accepted that the 'he' of 9:27 was Christ.

Let's examine the passage with what we know of the history of the first years up to 70 AD.


Dan 9:24-27

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.
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.
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.
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. (KJV)

There are actually 3 only subjects in these verses. The City, the Messiah and the 'prince' of the people that shall come. These verses were composed some hundreds of years before the first Advent. They were the prophecy by which the time of Messiah was identified by the kings of the east. Lets look at history and see what happened.

The City, its walls and temple, were indeed rebuilt during the time of Ezra-Nehemiah. There is not another 'temple' prophesied in these verses. This took 49 years (7 'weeks'). After another 434 years, (62 'weeks') Messiah was announced at His Baptism. <John 1:32-36>.

After another 62 literal weeks (434 days- see "the Duration of Christ's Ministry" in the study section), He was Crucified (cut off).

As a matter of fact, the whole passage of the '70 weeks' from 9:24 is all about Messiah. Just look at the things listed in 9:24 and try to name one which is fulfilled outside of Christ. It cant be done. These 70 were fulfilled, there is not a missing one.
Dan 9:24
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. (KJV)

so the 'he' is antichrist?

Not so. The 'he' of 9:27 is Christ. That Everlasting covenant was indeed presented and confirmed with the Jews, and they rejected it, as a matter of fact in the middle of the covenant week they had Him crucified. It is with the final sacrifice of the Savior on the cross that sacrifices were made to cease. From this time forward, animal sacrifices were made void.

Even after this, their abominations continued. Killing Christians, stoning Stephen, and ripping off worshippers. And as He told them desolation is yours:

Luke 13:34-35
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. (KJV)

In 70 AD, Titus finished the job physically. Titus was the prince of the people that shall come, (which was the Romans).

And until the consummation (end) this continues.

Matt 24:6
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (KJV)

Misinterpretation always confuses the truth with fables.

So as it is written, He made it desolate, and like it or not, desolate it shall stay. For as with Solomon,
Eccl 3:14
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. (KJV)

Such teaching is very dangerous to ones spiritual health, and it is certain that in the time to come, Father will require it from those who lead others to satan with such teaching.  And why would I say such teaching is dangerous?

Well, consider that the unsuspecting are told that this is a 'sign' of the return of Christ.  Now I ask you the obvious question.  Would an abomination such as animal sacrifice be a 'sign' of Jesus, who through His sacrifice, put an end to it?

No, it would not be a sign for the return of Jesus, but the return of 'instead-of-Jesus'. 

The paperback prophets do not teach that we will all face this 'instead of Jesus', but say, "oh you dont have to concern yourself with such deception, because you will be raptured".   Dangerous to your Spiritual health?  Yes, no doubt.

Matt 12:35-37

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

(KJV)

As we have shown many times, it is satan in person who will be the first 'messiah' to appear at 'any moment'. <2 Thess 2: 1-5, Jn 17:15>. The day of Christ following this will be a day of darkness to those who have worshipped the false messiah.

Amos 5:18-20

18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? (KJV)

We all know who the Lion,. Bear and Serpent represent. It is the old serpent who wishes to be worshipped. Many 'Christians' will do so, for they of their own ignorance believed the words of the paperback prophets who teach lies for money, and think they will get away with it.

They will not. They will pay the last cent.

Matt 7:21-23

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (KJV)

Jesus Himself warned repeatedly his disciples when He was asked of the last times. <Matt 24, Mk 13, LK 21> "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." (KJV)

May the Lord bless you.

Bob

Click one of the links below for more information on the subject of Daniel and Christ  

 

The 70 Weeks of Daniel 9

Chart of the 70 Weeks

The duration of Christ's ministry

The Rapture of the Wicked

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