In the prophecy of the 70 weeks, an anointing of the most holy is mentioned in Daniel 9:24, and something “determined” is poured out on the desolate in verse 27. These are connected, and are crucial to understanding Daniel’s prophecy. Like the 70 years of Jeremiah’s prophecy, mentioned in verse 2, the 70 weeks refer to the duration of the desolations of Jerusalem. But before the 70 weeks are fulfilled, in the midst of the 70th week, a profound change in the status of Jerusalem occurred. The first two sections of the 70 weeks and three and a half years of the third section apply to the earthly Jerusalem, but the last half of the 70th week applies to the heavenly city.
In Daniel 12:7, a swearing angel standing upon the waters of a river declared that the period represented by ‘a time, times and a half,’ in which all Daniel’s prophecies would be fulfilled, will continue to the end of the age, when the resurrection described in Dan. 12:1 occurs. “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” [Dan. 12:7] The “holy people” in the prophecy are the saints, as we can see in chapter 7, and in Dan. 12:1. They are those whose names are in the book of life.
The prophecy of the 2,300 days in Daniel 8:14 outlines the history of the geocentric cosmology of the hellenistic age, which became prominent in the centuries after Daniel, and persisted for 23 centuries after Daniel’s vision.
In the image below the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 and the 2,300 days of Daniel 8:14 are compared.
Prophecies in this category apply to the church at the end of the age when the holy Spirit is poured out on the Church.
In these prophecies, the wilderness represents the Church’s spiritual environment. As the children of Israel who came out of Egypt dwelt in the wilderness en route to the promised land, the church has also been in a wilderness since the time of the apostles, according to Rev. 12:6 & 14.
My Interactive 70 Weeks Chart page allows construction of a colorful chart like the one below with only a few clicks of the mouse.
Some of the parables of Jesus about the kingdom of heaven provide clues that help us to understand and properly interpret the prophecies in Revelation.