The final week of Daniel’s prophecy: Daniel 9:24 and Planet X
This article is a new analysis and new understanding of an ancient scripture. I’d like to give thanks to Pastor William F. Dankenbring for permission (see end of article) for allowing me to quote select parts of a longer study he did on this exact topic.
What makes this so amazing is that we are decoding Daniel 9:24, which has been studied for centuries, and it points us directly to 2017 as beginning the Day of the Lord (Great Tribulation). Of course, my book on Planet X brings us the opening salvos, so that’s my opinion and why this is of such great importance. If Daniel 9:24 triangulates to 2017, we’ve solved the puzzle – and I know and believe as you read further you’ll see the obvious confirmations. We’re discovering this at the last moments in time.
Here we go (excerpts from Dankenbring’s study):
The Hebrew word for “weeks” in the prophecy of the 70 weeks, is the word shavuot. It also designates the “Feast of Shavuot,” or “Feast of Weeks,” which follows Passover, 50 days later. We are told to “count seven weeks,” till the 5oth day, from the day after Passover, counting beginning Nisan 16, and the 50th day is “Shavuot,” the Feast of Weeks. Its name is derived from the counting of seven weeks from Passover, thus, “Feast of Weeks.”
The Hebrew word Shavuot, therefore, also refers to an ANNUAL HOLY DAY, which is counted, and looked forward to with great expectancy and joy. Anciently, it represented the day of the covenant God made with Israel on that day at Mount Sinai.
So literally, the prophecy of Daniel is the prophecy of “seventy Shavuot” – that is, Festivals of Shavuot. If we look at it that way, then seventy such Festivals would equal 70 years, as the Feast occurs once a year!
Now, let’s take a fresh look at this intriguing prophecy.
“Seventy weeks [Shavuot] are determined.” Seventy Feasts of Shavuot would be 70 years!
“. . . for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression . . . to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.” (Dan.9:24).
So this prophecy says (also) that there will be seventy years to the end point – the coming of the Messiah and the Kingdom of God, ending the period of man’s transgression on the earth.
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince . . . (v.25). The United Nations voted to partition Israel in November 1947.
“There shall be seven weeks and sixty two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall [of protection], even in troublesome times” (v.25). Seven “weeks” also means “seven Shavuot,” or Feasts of Weeks – meaning “seven years.” Sixty two “weeks” likewise can mean 62 years. So we have a period of seven years, and a period of 62 years.
“And after the sixty two weeks Messiah [anointed one] shall be cut off . . .”
62 “weeks” is also 62 Shavuot = 62 Shavuot or “years.” From 1947, counting 62 years, brings us to 2009 A.D.
After these “62” Shavuot, ending in 2009, the “anointed one” – a designation for the anointed people of God, Israel – shall be “cut off” – that is, begin to be “cut off” as a nation, as a people, and destroyed.
What happened in 2009? Barack Hussein Obama became president of the world’s last remaining superpower in 2009 – the United States – and began compromising Israel’s security, independence, and forcefully turning against America’s only true ally in the Middle East. Currying favor with the Arab oil producing nations, he began cutting Israel off at the knees. Denying them missiles and bunker-busting bombs. Threatening them with sanctions, and trade embargoes. Treating their diplomats and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with contempt, hostility, scorn and derision.
Israel had begun to be “cut off” – the anointed people were being persecuted by their supposed sole remaining “friend” and ally in all the world.
Therefore the final “week” – THE FINAL SEVEN YEARS before the Great Tribulation begins – will be from 2010 to 2017 – the last week of years!
This constitutes a shocking, incredible new view of Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy, as it applies to the END TIME, – a pattern of fulfillment beginning in 1947 and ending 70 years later – in 2017 A.D.
Could this be the final countdown to the coming of the Messiah – the beginning of the Day of the Lord?
This mind-boggling prophecy also appears to predict the exact year of the SECOND and FINAL coming of the Messiah – 2017!
Look at the way Barack Obama became president of the United States. Trickery, deceit, blandishments, smiles, charisma, promises, chants, slogans, songs, spell-binding mass hypnotism, illusion, magic, perversion, fraud! Born in Kenya, yet claiming birth in Hawaii, despite the available evidence. The world has been deceived.
‘HELL WEEK’ began in 2010!
The Jubilee Cycle Also
Another incredible prophecy ending in 2017 has to do with the Jubilee cycles which God appointed for Israel. They were to count seven Sabbatical year cycles, each cycle a 7 year period ending in a land Sabbath, a year of rest for the land (Lev.25). Seven such cycles would be 7 x 7 or 49 years, and the 50th year was the Jubilee year.
Ancient Judah was taken into captivity by king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in 604 B.C. They began to suffer “seven times” punishment at that time. As a “time” equals a year, and a prophetic year is 360 days, and each day equals a “year” in fulfillment, then this punishment lasted 2,520 years.
Let’s apply this principle to the “seven times” punishment God said He would pour out on his people if they broke His covenant (Lev.26).
Thus 360 x 7 = 2520 years!
If we count 2520 years from 604 B.C., we come to 1917 A.D.!
2520 years -604 B.C. 1916
+1 (no year zero)
What happened in 1917 A.D. that relates to the kingdom of Judah?
Counting from 604 B.C., 2,520 years brings us to 1917 A.D. – the very year General Allenby conquered Jerusalem and wrested control of Palestine from the Turkish Empire during World War I! In that very same year, the Balfour Declaration in Great Britain paved the way for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland in the Middle East.
Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930) served as the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1902 to 1905 and was a leader of the Conservative Party for over 20 years. The Balfour Declaration issued in 1917 bore his name. He served as Foreign Secretary in the coalition war cabinet of David Lloyd George from 1916 to 1919.
The Balfour Declaration dealt with the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Declaration read as follows:
“His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
In 1922 the League of Nations endorsed the declaration and gave Great Britain a mandate to rule over Palestine. The British mandate ended in 1947. In 1948, the Jews in the territory mandated to Britain established the independent state of Israel.
1917 was the pivotal year. Notice! Once again, a very significant fulfillment of prophecy occurred, 2,520 years after the original nation of Judah was taken into captivity by Babylon in 604 B.C. This amazing prophetic fulfillment, like that for the kingdom of Israel, clearly validates the prophetic principle of 2,520 years of punishment on God’s people for disobedience – for both Israelites and Jews.
The trumpet sounded, as it were, and Israel was restored!
Then, exactly 50 years later, one Jubilee cycle, the Six Day War broke out in 1967 – and once again God intervened mightily to save His people!
Since the punishment on Judah was completed in 1917, it makes sense that we should begin once again counting “Jubilee cycles” from that date. If we do so, several interesting things develop. Notice!
1967 could also be considered the end of one Jubilee cycle beginning in 1917 when Israel was “restored” in Palestine by the Balfour Declaration! It is also the fateful year of the miraculous “Six Day War” in which Israel defeated the surrounding Arab states in a blitzkrieg type war in a mere six days!
But now let’s continue the ‘Jubilee cycle.’ The next 50 years ends in the year 2017. Could this also be significant?
Notice! This date, 2017, is the same date as the 70 years beginning in 1947, the year of the UN mandate to divide Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state! By this reckoning, the year 2017 is a JUBILEE YEAR! Could this be the “Jubilee year” in which the Messiah will return in glory for believers?
The apostle Peter thundered that the Messiah would return at “the times of restitution of all things” (Acts 3:21) – and the Jubilee year was the year of “restitution of all things,” the year when each person would return to his possession, a holy year, a year “to proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants” (Leviticus 25:9-13).
2017 is a unique “Jubilee year” counted from 1917, when God restored His people to the Middle East when General Allenby conquered Jerusalem and the Turkish Empire, and when the Balfour Declaration opened the doors and encouraged Jewish emigration to their original homeland. Could all this be mere coincidence? Or is GOD Almighty in control of the times and the seasons of Biblical prophecy and their fulfillment?
The Last Generation
In Matthew 24:32-33, Jesus Christ said to His disciples, “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see these things, know that it [His coming] is near—at the doors!”
He declared, “Assuredly I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place” (verse 34).
What is this fig tree? The fig tree is a type of Israel and the Jewish people.
Hosea continues, ““I saw your fathers as the first fruits on the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal Peor, and separated themselves to that shame [disgusting, shameful idol]; they became an abomination like the thing they loved” (verse 10).
Yeshua says to His disciples, “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they are all ready budding you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. Assuredly I say to you, THIS GENERATION [THAT SEES ISRAEL BUDDING LIKE A FIG TREE] WILL BY NO MEANS PASS AWAY TILL ALL THINGS TAKE PLACE” (Luke 21:29-33).
Yeshua says “the fig tree,” designating a particular fig tree, beginning to put out its leaves, and when we see it we are to know that it is the time of the last generation.
The nation of Israel was “born” in 1947 and began to put out its leaves and became a great nation in the Middle East and is today an outstanding leader in commerce, technology and science. We are living in that generation!
But how long is a “generation”?
Moses wrote in the Psalms, “For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night” (Psalm 90:4). Verse 10 goes on, “the days of our lives are seventy years.”
In verse 12 we read, “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? And have compassion on Your servants” (v.13).
The average generation is 70 years. Counting from 1947 (UN Resolution 181, commanding the restoration), 70 years, brings us to 2017!
According to the words of Christ, ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE FINISHED, COMPLETED, BEFORE THE END of THIS GENERATION!
Prophecy Being Fulfilled!
How does this knowledge relate to the prophecy in Daniel 9? It fits like hand in glove. This would imply that the “final week” or seven years of Daniel’s “70 Shavuot” or “weeks” prophecy” actually is IMMINENT!
This final period of time corresponds to the “crisis at the close” spoken of by Daniel – a “time of trouble” such as has never been upon the earth in all its gory, bloody, sanguinary, cruel history (Daniel 12:1). Daniel was told, “And now, O Daniel, keep all this a closed secret and keep the book shut as a secret, till the crisis at the END; err then many shall give way and trouble shall be multiplied on earth” (Dan.12:3, Moffatt).
The revelation was to be hidden away; stashed secretly. Daniel, fascinated, was told, “Ask no more, Daniel, for the revelation is to be kept secret and close, TILL THE CRISIS AT THE CLOSE.” But could it be possible that for those of us who live at this special time, that He has given us insight into the year of His return?
Dankenbring, William F. “The Astonishing End-Time Fulfillment of Daniel 9 and the 70 Shavuot Prophecy!” Triumph Prophetic Ministries. Last modified May 28, 2017.
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