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The little horn, times, and laws

January 13, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

The little horn that arose among the ten horns of the fourth beast in Daniel 7 thinks to “change times and laws.” [Dan. 7:25] It makes war with the saints, and overcomes them.

Daniel wrote:

“I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.” [Dan. 7:8]

Eyes like the eyes of a man depict a fallible human viewpoint.

Daniel wrote:

“Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” [Dan. 7:19-24]

Daniel said that the little horn will “wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.” And they would be “given into his hand;” the little horn would succeed in deceiving many of the saints about “times.”

“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.” [Dan. 25-26]

The “times” that the little horn seeks to change include important prophetic time periods such as the 70 weeks of Daniel 9, and the “time, times and a half.”

The little horn, and theories of dispensationalism, seek to destroy the continuity of the 70 weeks by separating the 70th week from the previous two sections, of seven weeks and 62 weeks, and inserting a huge gap between them, that extends for about 2,000 years.

Such a portentous gap in the 70 weeks is absurd, and is nowhere supported in Scripture. Time has no gaps. And yet, millions believe the flawed teachings of dispensationalist authors and preachers who misinterpret Daniel’s prophecies.

The little horn attacks the symbolic nature of the “time, times and a half,” by saying that it is a literal three and a half years. But all the numbers associated with the “time, times and a half” in Scripture resist such a literal interpretation. These numbers present a diminishing series, as if it was a continually changing time period, and that is its true interpretation; it represents the remaining time of the Church, which is constantly decreasing. The numbers are 1,335 days, 1,290 days, 1,260 days, and 3.5 days. Each fits the pattern of “a time, times, and a half,” and each represents the remaining time of the church after certain events in her history. The 1,335 days and the 1,290 days are mentioned in Daniel 12:11-12. Each is a symbolic three years and a half, where the years are of two kinds, regular years of 12 months, and leap years of 13 months, and one year differs from the rest, in each case. Months are 30 days. But natural months are not exactly 30 days, but a little less. In the 1,260 days of Rev. 11:3 and 12:6, all years are 12 months, and months are 30 days. None are a natural three years and a half, but they are symbolic periods, depicting the remaining time of the Church.

One of the effects of the dispensational approach to the 70 weeks is that it turns a prophecy about Christ comforting His Church throughout the present age by confirming his covenant, and sending his Spirit to guide the saints to the truth, into a prediction of a debacle, and seven frightful years of unprecedented tribulation, and destruction, and death. That is bad news.

The good news is that the dispensational interpretation of Daniel’s 70 weeks is wrong. No Scripture supports the notion of a 2,000-year gap in the 70 weeks, or a future seven-year tribulation. The prophecy of the 70 weeks promises spiritual blessings that will be poured out upon the Church after the antichrist spirit has succeeded in making her desolate by its false teaching.

The little horn also seeks to change times, and laws. An example of a change that it seeks to make in the law is illustrated by Acts 3:22-23. Here, the apostle Peter says that Jesus is the prophet that Moses said should come, and every soul, that is every ethnic Jew, who refuses to hear him is cut off, “destroyed from among the people.” But the little horn opposes this law. The Jewish state in the Middle East is Israel, according to the little horn, and those who are deceived by it.

Dispensationalism is based on the flawed premise that the Church and Israel are separate, and distinct, in the Bible. By “Israel” the dispensationalists always mean ethnic Jews. But the law of Moses said that any person who does not hear the prophet, who is the Messiah, Jesus Christ, is excluded from Israel. The New Testament teaches that being a “Jew” is spiritual and no longer depends on race, or national and ethnic heritage. [Rom. 2:28-29]

The prophet Isaiah said that the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established in the top of the mountains, above the hills. This prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus, the only begotten son of God, when he ascended to heaven, after his resurrection.

Isaiah wrote:

“The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” [Isa. 2:1-3]

Jesus is represented by the mountain of the Lord’s house. Judah and Jerusalem represent his people, the saints, who trust in Jesus Christ, and who dwell in his kingdom, whose names are written in the book of life. The saints are the Israel of God in the New Testament.

Hebrews 12:22 says,

“For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched… But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”

Mount Zion, which cannot be touched, and the heavenly Jerusalem represent the Church. In Isaiah’s prophecy, Judah and Jerusalem are identified with the mountain of the Lord’s house. After Pentecost, prophecies about Judah and Jerusalem apply to the heavenly city.

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  1. January 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm | #1

    I see this like you do Doug other than the covenant. I know your line of thought but I have studied this most confusing scripiture. I am convinced the “he” is bad. He causes the sacrifice to cease. Jesus never caused the sacrifice to cease, he translated the sacrific to the spiritual sacrifice. The covenant is the covenant with death in Isaiah 28, the the covenant with the Assyrians in Hosea 12. The key is “many” Type many and study the context in Dan. They are the earth dwellers, the apostate. The entire 70 weeks runs twice. I see the time, times and half a time as you do the entire church age. I believe the “times” is the “times” of the gentiles, as the Lord builds his spiritual house, allowing gentiles to “come in” I believe the physical 70 weeks ended at Stephen, then the gospel went the gentiles, they become Israel as the come in to the house. I had revelation and teach that the Abomination was set up, “standing where it ought not” in 1948, this began the second babylonian captivity, Jacobs trouble, the second run. Every thing runs twice including the 70 weeks of Daniel. I actually see the last week began in the late 1800′s when the deception really took root, the cults, schofield the biggest, if you take a day for a year, 140 years is 5 months, they torment men 5 months. The scorpions torment men 5 months, the scorpions are the false teachers the locust scorpion army of Joel. The flood waters were on the earth 150 days, the end shall be as a flood, the flood out of the serpents mouth. I see the abomination of desolation set up in 1948 as the “midst of the week” the second run of the 70th week of Daniel. When the false gospel began in full (Billy Graham and forward) Billy Graham began in 1948 installed by the Knights of Malta, 1948, TV, Pornography, then Rock and Roll, womans lib, New Age thought. Homosexuality, abortion. The wrath of God poured out without mixture. The “tribulation the indignation of the Lord is the deception, which began in full measure when the abomination, the counterfeit Israel was “set up” FF 70 years, I believe the Babylonian (mystery babylonian) captivity is about to end, “the many” will wake up. The covenant with death will be disanulled. That’s what I see after much study and prayer. The mysterious “he” in Daniel 9 is the bad guy, I believe he is the “king over them” in Rev 9
    Chris

  2. Tracy Jenson
    January 14, 2014 at 12:34 am | #2

    Jesus caused the sacrificial system of killing of the lamb to pay for sins to cease. When he was crucified, the earthquake caused the lamb that was about to be sacrificed to get away. Jesus being the “lamb of God” ended the animal sacrifice system, which was a foreteller of Jesus coming.

    • January 14, 2014 at 5:56 am | #3

      I know that view, believe me I know this is very tricky but how do we reconcile this with that?

      Dan 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
      Dan 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

      The sacrifice is taken away by the little horn:

      Dan 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
      Dan 8:10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

      The abomination of desolation, the taking away of the daily sacrifice, the apostasy in 2 Thes 2 are all the same thing.

      Chris

  3. Chad Ray
    January 14, 2014 at 1:14 am | #4

    Great answer Tracy!

  4. January 14, 2014 at 7:59 am | #5

    Chris Ardern :

    I see this like you do Doug other than the covenant. I know your line of thought but I have studied this most confusing scripiture. I am convinced the “he” is bad. He causes the sacrifice to cease. Jesus never caused the sacrifice to cease, he translated the sacrific to the spiritual sacrifice. The covenant is the covenant with death in Isaiah 28, the the covenant with the Assyrians in Hosea 12. The key is “many” Type many and study the context in Dan. They are the earth dwellers, the apostate. The entire 70 weeks runs twice. I see the time, times and half a time as you do the entire church age. I believe the “times” is the “times” of the gentiles, as the Lord builds his spiritual house, allowing gentiles to “come in” I believe the physical 70 weeks ended at Stephen, then the gospel went the gentiles, they become Israel as the come in to the house.

    The belief that the 70th week ended at the stoning of Stephen is a common preterist interpretation. IMO, the influence of the “litte horn” of the fourth beast in Daniel 7 is evident not only in the dispensational view that separates the 70th week from the previous two sections and inserts a huge gap, but also in the preterist approach that prematurely ends the 70th week 7 years after Jesus began his ministry. There is nothing in the New Testament to indicate that the 70th week ended in 34 A.D. Surely the apostles would have noticed if it did. And the Holy Spirit would have indicated the same, and would have left us with a precise date for that event in the New Testament. Preterists, influenced by the little horn, who thinks to “change times and laws,” presume to add things to the history of the early Church that the apostles and the Holy Spirit did not mention. The silence of the apostles about the date of Stephen’s death or its prophetic significance discredits their interpretation. The idea that the 70th week ended in 34 A.D. is easily refuted, as the prophecy says in verse 27, “and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.” That happened in 70 A.D. when the temple was destroyed by the Romans. Events in 70 A.D. were “in the midst of the week.” Therefore the last half-week is not a literal three years and a half, and it extends far beyond the first century. It is the symbolic “time, times and a half” that spans the entire church age. Jesus “confirms the covenant” for the entire 70th week, the first part being his earthly ministry, three and a half natural years, and the last part being the whole age of the Church.

    • January 14, 2014 at 8:36 am | #6

      I can appreciate the question about Stephen, but concerning the “he” that causes the sacrifice to cease, how do we differentiate the little horn clearly doing it in Dan 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
      The little horn takes it away in 8 but we shift the he to Jesus in 9?
      Dan 9:27 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.
      Considering all the bad covenants, leagues, alliances we see in the period from the original sacking of the temple in 587 forward, it’s worth looking at this understanding I’m bring you.
      The way I see it the preterists have it half right, they fail to see the whole thing replays. The whole thing. Mystery Babylon is too important in the new testament era to not realize the entire scenario around the original time of Jacobs trouble repeats again in the new testament, as the Jacobs trouble of spiritual, mystery babylon. That is what verses like this refer to.
      Rev 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
      The captivity is reffering to deception, “by the sword” is the words of the false prophet. Psa_55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

      “and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”

      The war and the flood in context are the same thing, they both reffer to deception, the war in the heart of the false prophet and the flood out of the serpents mouth.

      The Ollivette discourse has a dual fulfillment:

      Mat 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
      Mat 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
      Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

      Today it refers to the spiritual house that is thrown down by deception. “Take heed that no man deceive you”

      Eze_21:27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

      The temple is overturn 3 times, 587 BC, 70 AD and 1948, spiritually with the focal point of the strong delusion being the abomination of desolation, when the spiritual sacrifice ceases the 3rd time as the counterfeit Israel “standing where it ought not” is worshiped,
      With all due respect
      Chris

  5. January 14, 2014 at 11:21 am | #7

    Chris Ardern :

    I can appreciate the question about Stephen, but concerning the “he” that causes the sacrifice to cease, how do we differentiate the little horn clearly doing it in Dan 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
    The little horn takes it away in 8 but we shift the he to Jesus in 9?
    Dan 9:27 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.

    The problem is partly one of translation. In Dan. 8:11, the words “daily sacrifice” are the translator’s interpretation of the word “tamiyd,” which means “constant,” or “continual,” and need not refer to a “sacrifice” at all. The horn of the goat in this prophecy grew tall, beyond the tree-tops, beyond the mountains, beyond the clouds, past the moon, up to the stars. The little horn which grew tall represents Antiochus IV of Syria (c. 215 BC – 164 BC). By his policies, the stars, and the host of heaven, and the place of God’s sanctuary, or heaven, were cast to the earth, and trampled, and truth was cast to the earth. This of course, must all be figurative, but to understand the prophecy, it must be properly interpreted. The meaning has nothing to do with earthly temples, but relates to cosmology, and the “tamiyd” which was taken away refers to the earth’s diurnal rotation, the knowledge of which Antiochus tried to stamp out, as he viewed it as a threat to the worship of Zeus. Antiochus was famous for promoting the worship of Zeus. He financed the building of the great temple of Zeus in Athens, completed three centuries later by Hadrian. He built a temple of Jupiter Capitolinus in Antioch, and he had a statue of Zeus made for the temple of Apollo at Daphne. It was a replica of the one at Elis, made by Phideas. In his time, the heliocentric theory was taught by Seleucus, “not just as a theory, but as a fact,” Plutarch says. Antiochus initiated and promoted the revision of the cosmology of Scripture, and introduced the idea of a rigid sky in Genesis 1, the “firmament,” or ‘raqia’ which previously referred to the earth’s rocky crust, made “in the midst of the waters” on day 2. These changes were intended to support the geocentric cosmology which was the basis for the Greek religion. Zeus was identified with the rigid heaven, that was believed to revolve around the earth once each day.

    The horn of the goat in chapter 8 is not the same as the one in chapter 7, which came up among the ten horns of the fourth beast, that represents the Roman empire. The goat in chapter 8 represents the Greek empire, and the four horns represent the diadochi. One of them was the Seleucid dynasty, named after Seleucus I Nicator. Antiochus IV was the 8th king of the Seleucid line.

    • January 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm | #8

      Links like Gog Magog in Rev 20 and the deadly wound healed in Rev 13 are the links that show the dual time line, the beast that killed Christ comes back. The emphasis on Mystery Babylon in Rev is the biggest link to ancient Babylon. The Babylonian captivity runs twice, he mustard seed in Mat 13 grows into the tree prophecied in Dan 2 Mat 13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
      Mat 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
      Dan 4:11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:
      Dan 4:12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.
      All flesh is feed of it, this is talking about the flesh apostate church.
      Rev_18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

      Babylon runs twice once in the physical once in the spiritual

  6. January 19, 2014 at 9:12 am | #9

    Dan 9:26 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.
    Dan 9:27 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.

    The issue is the identitiy of the “he” To teach that this covenant is the covenant in Gal 4 requires the identity of the he to shift back and forth twice. “Messiah” is clearly Jesus in v 26 a then the “prince” is another identity.
    To teach that this covenant is the covenant in Gal 4 requires this identity to shift back to Christ. which would first require the he to be capitalized for one and then the identity would go back to the prince in the later half of the verse.

    The identity shifts one time from “Messiah” in the beginning of V 26 then to satan, for the remainder of the text. Here’s why.

    “the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”

    The flood is the flood out of the serpents mouth, the overflowing scourge. This is the covenant with death and hell:

    Isa 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
    Isa 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

    In the context of Dan 9:26 “flood” and “war” are the same thing. They are metaphors. The war is the Gog Magog war which is the invasion of false teachers, the woes in Rev 9, that assend out of the bottomless pit, directly tied to Rev 20, Gog Magog at the end of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. The end is the end as Daniel said with a flood and war. Flood and war are metaphors the massive deception we are consumed with today.

    The other key to understanding the 70 weeks is the “many”

    Dan_9:27 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.

    Dan_11:12 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.

    Dan_11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
    Dan_11:18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.
    Dan_11:26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
    Dan_11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
    Dan_11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
    Dan_11:39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
    Dan_11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
    Dan_12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
    Dan_12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
    Dan_12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
    Dan_12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

    The identity of the “many” is shown clearly by studying the context of the many in Daniel. The many are the multitudes multitudes in the valley of decision. The account of Daniels people in chapter 9 is the similitude for the christian church at the end of the age.

    The midst of the week is when the abomination of desolation is set up. Whatever you want to tie that to in the historical phyisical it really doesn’t matter, it all replays in the new testament surrounding “MYSTERY BABYLON” The abomination of desolation “standing where it ought not” is the conterfeit Israel, set up in 1948. The man made abomination is the focal point of all apostasy, as christians forfeit thier birthright. as the Israel of God. This is the abomination that made the church desolate, When the living sacrifice of the christian ceased. Since 1948 the false gospel preached to the masses that began with freemason Billy Graham, “caused the sacrifice to cease”

    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.

    This portion of v 25 also shows the dual nature of these prophecies. It ties directly to the deep deep metaphor in Zechariah:

    Zec 4:9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.

    Zerubabbel laid the foundation for the rebuilding of Jerusalem and he also finishes it. How can that be? Because it begins with Zerubabbel the physical Zerubabbel and ends with the BRANCH in the spiritual. You can not understand the 70 weeks without understanding the BRANCH.

    Another link FYI is Ephraim, th type and shadow of the apostate multitudes, drunk on false doctrine in Isaiah 28 Feeding on wind(every wind of doctrine) in Hosea Hos 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.

    This is the covenant with the Assyrians, in Dan 9 Dan 9, Is 28, Hosea 12 are similitudes for our admonition

    Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

    1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

  7. January 19, 2014 at 9:15 am | #10

    This is Chris Ardern from http://www.soundoctrine.org I was signed into my friend Bill’s blog so it looks like he posted the above. It was me.

  8. March 7, 2014 at 7:14 am | #11

    thedivinelyinspiredscriptures.wordpress.com :

    Dan 9:26 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.
    Dan 9:27 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.

    The issue is the identity of the “he” To teach that this covenant is the covenant in Gal 4 requires the identity of the he to shift back and forth twice. “Messiah” is clearly Jesus in v 26 a then the “prince” is another identity.
    To teach that this covenant is the covenant in Gal 4 requires this identity to shift back to Christ. which would first require the he to be capitalized for one and then the identity would go back to the prince in the later half of the verse.

    The identity shifts one time from “Messiah” in the beginning of V 26 then to satan, for the remainder of the text.

    This interpretation introduces another “covenant,” not mentioned anywhere in Scripture. IMO it is a false teaching. I think the covenant in vs. 27 is the one Daniel refers to in vs. 4, which is mentioned in many other Scriptures. Pall calls it the Gospel in Gal. 3:8.

    “Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” [Prov. 30:6]

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