b) In Daniel 9:24-26 we likewise find an interval elapsing -- it is the one between the 69th week and the 70th:“Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and your holy city;
After the completion of the 70th week, these six things shall have been accomplished. We know that this is not yet the case.1. to finish the transgression;
In verse 25 we are first given 7 weeks and then 62 weeks, together 69 weeks, after which Messiah was to be cut off. There are various views extant as to the meaning and fulfillment of these weeks. We, however, want to focus on the interval which elapses between the 69th and the 70th week, the duration of which is not specified.
Yeshua the Messiah died for our redemption after the 69th week; the 70th week, though, indicates the completion of things, mainly the commencement of the Messianic Reign. Simple Arithmetic shows the interval to cover a span of time of almost 2,000 years.
The interval in Daniel 9 speaks in particular of the Jewish people's dispersion and absence from the Land of Israel following the "cutting off of an Anointed", namely Yeshua having been cut off from life for three days. The Jews’ Return to the Land is a sure indication that the end of the interval, and the beginning of the 70th week, is at hand.
The interval of 4 months between Shavuot [Pentecost] and Feast of Trumpets [Rosh Hashanah] signifies G-d’s harvest of “First Fruit” from all of redeemed mankind, which is the Body of Messiah, the Assembly of the Firstborn from the dead. As shown, both the interval between the 69th and the 70th week, and the interval between Shavuot and the Feast of Trumpets, has been lasting almost 2,000 years.
If we consider now the 7th month and the 1st day, i.e. the
meaning of the numbers 7
The apostle John clarifies this “immortal” people by saying that “to all who received Him [Messiah] who believed in His Name, He gave power to become children of G-d, who were born, NOT of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of G-d.”6 And, “See, what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of G-d; and that is what we are... Beloved, we are G-d’s children now...” 71. a people of G-d immortal instead of mortal;
To this adds Paul that [in Messiah] “we have stripped off our old mortal self and have clothed ourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the Image of its Creator.” 8
And the apostle Peter continues the same theme by saying that, “His divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to His own glory and virtue; whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 9
It is this [like a coin] two-sided interval during which G-d raises up an eternal, imperishable priesthood, holy as He is holy, of heavenly origin and divine nature10 - the Body of Messiah.
However, not all is fulfilled. We do not see as yet the 70th week completed, nor ALL of Israel saved11. G-d’s calendar has not as yet completed its cycle12. As the dispersion - the interval between the 69th and the 70th week - of the Jewish people is coming to an end and they are being restored to the Land of Israel, to sovereignty as G-d’s Chosen People, so also is the "Age of grace" - the interval between Shavuot and Feast of Trumpets - which began with the first Shavuot [Pentecost] following Yeshua’s ascension, and ends with the “Rapture” at the time of the end. During this interval of Israel’s exile of almost 2,000 years mortal men from every people, nation, tribe and tongue are being redeemed to form the Assembly ("Kehila") of the Firstborn13 through faith in the FIRST FRUIT ("Omer") from the dead, the Lord Yeshua HaMashiach14.Yeshua
The Ingathering of the Jewish People announces the Ingathering
of the Assembly of the Firstborn. The one is not without the other.
Following Yeshua’s Return, ALL
of Israel shall have been saved.
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