The 70 th Seven / Daniel’s Final Week
( Approximate Rapture Timing)
He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.'
In the middle of the 'seven', he will put an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation
until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
Introduction: In a nutshell, the 70
th Seven is important because it’s the only verse in the Bible that contains a
time reference ‘before’ the “abomination that causes desolation” . Since the abomination happens in the
middle of the 70 th Seven, and that’s when the rapture happens too (see
Matthew 24), then there has to be a ‘3 ½-year gap’ between the
“confirmation of a covenant” and the rapture. (The 2300-days in Daniel 8 are after
the abomination so they are not the same thing, as illustrated by the chart on the left .) The problem has always been identifying which ‘covenant’ this verse is refering to.
The word “covenant” just means “agreement or promise” so it does
not automatically mean Israel. One party is the ‘final empire’ because the “
end that is decreed” is “
poured out on him” (the ‘Bowls’ in Revelation). As I explained in Daniel 11:21, the ‘root’ of the final empire was the Islamic Revolution in Iran, 1979, which gave the
Shiites a position of power again. That’s what I was writing about when I discovered
the ‘second party’ in the covenant, by
sheer accident. I wasn’t interested in that because I didn’t want anyone to accuse me of trying to set a date for the rapture.
After all, if a person watches the
‘signs’ in Daniel 11, then a ‘date’ is not needed. Yet, the clues just fell in my lap so I couldn’t ignore them because that would
be like ignoring God. Besides, matching both chapters 9 & 11, together, with
the same current events would confirm their relationship in the Bible, which was
good because they contain the same “abomination that causes desolation”.
Background: What is a Seven? Before I go any farther, let me explain that a “seven” is 7-years rather than anything else.
In case you are not familiar, this verse is called the “70th seven” because there are sixty-nine
others preceding it. The others are not connected chronologically but they are useful in
proving a measure of time. Daniel 9:25 says,
“Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will
be seven ‘sevens’ and sixty-two ‘sevens’.” The decree to rebuild Jerusalem (not the temple) was issued by King Artaxerxes of Persia, in the seventh year of his reign (458 BC, according
to the NIV study notes for Ezra 7). It is not apparent to me why God separates the sevens but
the total is 483 years (69 times 7). That puts the 483d year around 25ad, which is very close to
when Jesus started his ministry (the Anointed One) because He was not born in year ‘zero’.
He was born in the time of King Herod (Matt. 2:1) and Herod died in 4 BC. Also, before he
died, Herod ordered all Hebrew males, two years old and younger, to be killed so Jesus was
probably about one. Since He started His ministry at age 30 (Luke 3:23), it would have been
around 25 AD or the 483rd year. The dates may not be exact but the illustration is sufficient to
show that a “seven” is “7-years” rather than something else.
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“It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth,
he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.” (Luke 12:37)
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Q & A: People have asked why the Bible goes from vague
descriptions of time, such as
a ‘seven’, a ‘time’, or an ‘hour’,
to exact numbers, such as 1260,
1290, 1335, and 2300 days?
Answer: It all depends on whether the reference
is before or after the rapture.
Once the rapture happens, the
exact because nothing needs to be hidden anymore.
In other words, there’s nothing
anyone can do to change the
‘set times’, after that. (Dan. 7:25)
Parable of the Ten Virgins (full text - Matthew 25:1-12 ) I’ve been asked about the
Parable of the Ten Virgins, in a couple of different ways. Of course, parables can be
lessons but they can also be prophecies. One person thought that a “long time in coming” meant that Jesus was
delayed (because humans weren’t ready), but that can’t be the case. Jesus will come at the
appointed time; nothing on earth can delay Him. The people in the parable just went out
too early. That could be due to my mistake or due to others, in the past, but I encourage everyone to keep watching the
‘signs’ in Daniel 11, not a date. Nevertheless, if the parable indicated that people went out
too early, then it was bound to happen. In my own defence, I’ve always been aware of God’s instructions to Ezekiel about
‘warning people’ so their blood would be on
‘their own hands’. However, if he ‘didn’t warn them’, their blood would be on
‘his hands’. (Ezekiel 3:18-21) Thus, even though I only gave a ‘season’, not a date, I would rather
be too early, and risk being laughed at, than take a chance on being too late, and disappointing God.
So who do the Ten Virgins represent? Personally, I think the term
‘virgins’ represents ‘new believers’, such as those in the Parable of
the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20: 1-16), who are called in the eleventh hour, but receive the same reward as everyone else. That would be indicative of the ‘
wise virgins’ but there must be
others who are watching the same signs, yet never accept Jesus as their personal saviour, at least
not seriously, which would be the foolish virgins. The foolish virgins could also be compared to the ‘seeds that fell on rock’, in the
Parable of the Seeds, which withered because they had no moisture.
“They believed for a while, but in times of testing [or waiting], they fell away.” ( Luke 8:13) For more on the ‘
seed parable’, see ‘salvation to maturity’ page, but don’t let that happen to you. There’s plenty of evidence to show that the ‘signs are real’, without waiting until the very last moment.
When you think about it,
someone must figure out the ‘ real signs’, from the Bible, because regardless of being too early, the virgins are not far off, and
the ‘second alert’ is accurate.
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Blood Moon confirmation? I admit that I
thought the blood moons were a confirmation for the ‘middle’ of the 70
th Seven, because they were the right distance (3.5 years) from the Arab Spring, in general. However, when I examined the actual dates, I discovered that the blood moons were
well before the ‘middle’, as depicted in the graph. Historically speaking, ‘tetrads’ of blood moons happen
around important Biblical events, not directly on them. Come to find out, God’s timeline of 37’s, as described above, is much
more accurate on the actual years. Nevertheless, if the rapture happens, and the antichrist
is revealed afterwards , in 2016, the blood moons of 2014-2015 will still be in the right ballpark. In other words, there are
many signs to see in the ‘end times’, some of which are more accurate than others, none of which give the exact ‘day or hour’, but I’m finding that God
is revealing the
most accurate signs towards the ‘end’, which is expected.
The “confirmation of a covenant” in Daniel 9:27
Daniel 9:27 “He will
confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an
abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”
ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27)
to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30)
Shiites re-take Persia
+ America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23)
Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East)
“2016” is on God’s “Timeline of 37’s” I recently discovered that God has been using a timeline of 37’s, for certain events, starting with
Muhammad’s original vision in 610 AD, including the “great schism” that divided the Church in 1054,
Osman’s vision of the Ottoman Empire in 1276, and Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. Of course, that
means that the 37 th anniversary of Iran , which started on 2-11-2016, is also on the same timeline of 37’s.
The reason I say “37” (instead of “666”) is because of the fact that: ------------ = “37” .
That’s what God meant by “calculate man’s number’, when He gave 666 as a clue in Revelation 13. On top of that, Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution, in 1979, was exactly “37 x 37” years from Muhammad’s
original vision in 610 AD. In other words,
610 AD + (37 x 37) years = 1979. That perfectly connects the beginning of Islam to the beginning of the
final empire in Daniel 11:21. (more on 666 page) Granted, the rapture didn’t happen in 2016 but a lot did, not only in Daniel 11 (as you can see below),
but also in world events such as Brexit, Trump, and increased terror attacks around the world. Even though
the rapture didn’t happen in 2016, I still think we are very close but it will ultimately come down to what
happens at the Western Wall, which is the “temple fortress” in Daniel 11:31. (see
abomination page) Below is a summary of the last 100 years in Daniel 11. Prior verses are generally a century or more apart.
(see more on
4 7 10
4 7 10
4 7 10
4 7 10
4 7 10
4 7 10
“The 70th Seven” (Daniel’s final week)
Tetrad of Blood Moons
Illustration of Daniel’s 70th Week, including the blood moons
4 7 10
3.5 years (to scale) [1st half]
3.5 years (to scale) [2nd half]
4 7 10
Egalitarian Prayer at Robinson’s Arch (Western Wall)
Both Daniel 11:31 and Daniel 9:27 contain the abomination that causes desolation so they
must correspond to each other. Daniel 11 is the most detailed list of events leading to the
abomination but there’s no time-frame. Daniel 8:13 and 12:11 also contain the abomination
but they only give time-frames that are
after the abomination (post-rapture). Daniel 9:27 is the only verse in the Bible that gives a time-period
before abomination but it’s difficult to figure out when it starts because it depends on the ‘confirmation of a covenant’. A covenant
is just an agreement or promise, which is vague, so it’s difficult to determine which agreement
it’s referring to. Nevertheless, as Daniel 11:31 becomes more clear, as to who sets up the
abomination and why, I think it also becomes clearer as to what agreement is confirmed. The only way to know for sure is to wait and see, but I think the mixing of men and women,
particularly at the Western Wall (temple fortress), has a lot to do with it, due to Zechariah 12.
Coincidently, that happens to be what the debate is all about concerning egalitarian prayer
at Robinson’s Arch, and the dates match the current time, as shown below.
In early 2013, Netanyahu assigned Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency, a quasi-branch of government that handles immigration and relations with Jewish communities
abroad (diaspora), to find ways of making the Western Wall more accommodating to different
branches of Judaism.
April 9, 2013 - Sharansky proposed a plan to expand and improve the Robinson’s Arch area to make it more accessible to non-orthodox Jews for egalitarian prayer. The final plan
was supposed to accommodate 1200 people and have a shared entrance with the Kotel so
worshipers could easily choose which direction to go. It was supposed to be state-staffed,
with amenities such as Torah scrolls and other ritual objects, as found in the men’s section.
August 27, 2013 - Naftali Bennett, Israel’s religious services minister, unveiled a
for egalitarian prayer at Robinson’s Arch. The gesture 4,800 sq ft ‘temporary’ platform was received as a small step forward but most said it was inadequate for the long term.
Nevertheless, the platform represented a
‘confirmation’ of the original promise from
Sharansky to make an egalitarian prayer space, for non-orthodox groups, at Robinson’s Arch. According to
Daniel 9:27, the ‘confirmation of a covenant’ will start a ‘70 th seven’ and
the abomination will be set up in the middle , which would imply a 3.5 year difference .
August 27, 2013 + 3.5 years = February 27, 2017, which happens to be the start of a
, which is a ‘new’ moon, not full. However, it’s ironic that there’s a lunar month solar eclipse
(but only in the southern hemisphere). Note: I’m not trying on the day before, 2-26-2017 to pick a date for the rapture because I’ve always said that the middle of a seven-year period
cannot be restricted to just one-day.
Jesus could come at any time. Yet, it’s interesting that the Israeli Supreme Court is due to rule on the implementation of the expanded egalitarian
approx. 3.5 years after the temporary platform (confirmation) was unveiled.
Daniel 11:19 – (1919) WWI ended the Ottoman Empire’s reign in the Middle East.
Daniel 11:20 – (1919-1948) British Mandate governed while oil became valuable and
Israel was established.
Daniel 11:21 – (1979) Islamic Revolution in Iran re-established the Shiites as a regional power.
Daniel 11:22 – (2003) US defeated Saddam Hussein, Iran’s closest enemy.
Daniel 11:22 – (2011) US pulled all troops out of Iraq, as directed by an earlier deal. Daniel 11:22 – (Sept 2013) US did
not fire missiles at Assad but opted to let Russia
dismantle chemical weapons instead.
Daniel 11:23 – (Nov 2013) Interim nuclear deal, a historic agreement, was signed with Iran.
Daniel 11:24 – (June 2014) ISIS invaded northern Iraq and declared a caliphate.
Daniel 11:25 – (March 2015) Saudi Arabia declared war on Yemen because they said
Iran was involved, and the Houthis were winning the civil war.
Daniel 11:26 – (July 2016) Attempted coup in Turkey turned Erdogan away from Saudi Arabia
and more towards Russia, Iran, and Assad.
Daniel 11:27 – (Sept 2016) G20 summit: Erdogan still sat with the Deputy Crown Prince
from Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman.
Daniel 11:28 – (Sept 2016) It was the first meeting of the UN General Assembly since Iran satisfied the nuclear deal requirements and they complained that
America wasn’t holding up their end of the bargain.
Daniel 11:29 – (Sept 2016) Houthis began a new offensive into southern Saudi Arabia.
Daniel 11:30 - (Oct 2016) US Navy fired 3 missiles and destroyed Houthi radar sites on the Red Sea coast. Since then, Houthis have lost ground and started asking
for a peace settlement. Daniel 11:30 - (Dec 2016) UN approved resolution 2334 that condemned Israeli settlements,
and demanded that all building stop, thus forsaking the holy covenant. As you can see, the verses go from decades apart, to years, to months, which is what
you’d expect from the only chapter in the Bible that was ‘sealed until the time of the end’. If the trend holds, which I believe it will, the abomination that causes desolation should be
just months away, if not sooner. However, only God knows when the appointed time will be.
That’s why I’ve always said that it’s best to watch for the
signs from Daniel 11, like Jesus said, rather than picking a
date from mathematics, astronomy, astrology, or anything else.
It’s not hard to see that
a lot happened in 2016,
which is not surprising
because 2016 is on
God’s timeline of 37’s, which serves as proof
to God’s riddle of 666.