Daniel 9:27

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Daniel 9:27 “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;

But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”
 
 
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.
 
This verse describes what will happen in the 70th seven, the Tribulation period of 7 years. God sets this 70th seven off by itself because there is a gap or parenthesis between the 69th seven and the 70th. That time is the period of the church, the time between the first coming of Christ and the Rapture (Ep 3:1-6). 
 
When God finishes His dealings with the church, He brings the church to Himself in the first phase of Christ’s coming, the Rapture. Then He returns to dealing with Israel as a nation. The purpose of the Tribulation is to get the attention of Israel to accept Jesus in His Second Coming. At the end of the 70th seven God will establish Israel again as God’s chosen people on earth. 
 
The antecedent of “he” is the “prince who is to come” in verse 26. It is not Titus because he did not make a contract with Israel. The Antichrist of the Revived Roman Empire will make that covenant with Israel. Therefore, the seventieth week (seven sevens) does not follow upon the 69th week immediately. We see this kind of break in time between the Messiah’s first and Second Coming (Is 61:1-2). 
 
The Antichrist will make a peace covenant with Israel for one week (seven years) guaranteeing Israel’s safety in the land. Israel will sign this contract with the head of the Revived Roman Empire, the Antichrist. These seven years will begin immediately after the Rapture. The “many” refers to Israel (v.24). He breaks this covenant “in the middle of the week” (3 ½ years). Daniel calls this “a time, times and half a time” (7:25; 12:7; cf. Re 12:14). John calls this “1,260 days” and “42 months” in Revelation (11:3; 12:6 and 11:2; 13:5). 
 
The words “sacrifice and offerings” refer to the Levitical system of worship. The “wing of abominations” refers to a wing of the temple particularly corrupted because of idolatry. Jewish sacrifices stop forty-two months before Messiah returns (12:11). 
 
Summary of the vision of the seventy sevens: The city and the streets are rebuilt in the first seven sevens. The Messiah comes and is cut off in the second period of sixty-two sevens. An intercalation (parenthesis) occurs between the sixty-ninth and seventh seven to allow for the church age. The seventh seven is the Tribulation period. The world ruler makes a covenant with Israel at the beginning of the Tribulation but then breaks that covenant in the middle of the Tribulation (42 months) taking away Israel’s sacrificial system thus desecrating the temple.
 
The seventieth seven is a period of seven years (the Tribulation of seven years after the Rapture of the church). Unbelieving Jews will enter into alliance with “the prince that shall come” (v.26, a political ruler who makes a covenant with Israel in the middle of the Tribulation of seven years).  This will be an unholy alliance to the damage of Israel as a nation. The person who confirms the covenant will “bring an end to sacrifice and offering.”  All bloody and non-bloody sacrifices will cease. 
 
This end of sacrifices during the Tribulation is the abomination of desolation of which Jesus spoke (11:31; 12:11; Mt. 24:15-16,21; Mark 13:14; 1 Macc 1:54). Daniel 12:11 makes this a clear reference to future cessation of daily sacrifices, forty-two months before the Second Coming of Christ. What Antiochus Epiphanies did in a small way will become world-wide in the Tribulation under the world ruler (Re 13:4-7). He will be defeated at the Second Coming (Re 19 – cast into the Lake of Fire). This will be the terminus ad quem of the seventy sevens of Daniel. Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy sevens extends from Nehemiah (445 B.C.) until the Second Coming. 
 
Mt 24: 15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place(whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 “Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 “And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 “And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. 23 ‘Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 “See, I have told you beforehand. 26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 “For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
 
PRINCIPLE: There is a major difference between Israel and the church in God’s economy. 
 
APPLICATION: No prophet in the Old Testament knew anything of the church. The Old Testament did not foretell the church. The promises to Israel do not apply to the church. The church is a new entity in the New Testament. God revealed the doctrine of the church to the apostle Paul.
 
Ep 3:1 “For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, 4 by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), 5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: 6 that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, 7 of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.”
 
The Bible divides people into three kinds:
 
1.    The Jew
2.    The Gentile
3.    The church
 
1 Co 10:32 “Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks (Gentile) or to the church of God, 33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”
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48 Responses to “Daniel 9:27”


  • I HAVE LEARNT THAT JESUS WAS ACTUALY CRUCIFIED DURING THE WEEK, PROBABLY ON A WEDNESDAY. DOES THIS VERSE OF DANIEL 9:27 HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST’S HAVING CRUCIFIED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

  • The “week” in Daniel 9 has to do with a year. See previous studies on this.

  • does it mean that the Lord is coming in two stages once for the believers and then for the jews. but if you read Matthew 24, Lord comes only once?

  • after the Lord’s sacrifice there will be no more sacrifice peasing to the God. therefore, since then the sacrifice was stoped. that’s after 3& 1/2 years of Jesus Christ eartly ministry.

  • Anthony, The two comings of the Lord are called the 1) the Rapture, and 2) the Second Coming. 1 Thess 4 deals with the Rapture where the Lord comes in the “air” to receive the church. Matt 24 deals with the Second Coming where the Lord comes to the earth to set up His kingdom on earth promised to the Jews. There is nothing in Matt 24 about the Rapture. The Rapture occurs before the Tribulation. The 7 year Tribulation occurs then at the end of the Tribulation, the Lord comes to set up a 1000 year reign on earth.

  • Anthony, the argument of the book of Hebrews indicates that even some Christians wanted to revert to the Old Testament sacrifices. That is why Hebrews argues that the “one” sacrifice of Christ was sufficient. That does not mean that people will attempt to continue the sacrificial system in apostasy.

  • the rapture and the Lords comming will be at once not in two stages. not in two occations with a gap of 7 years.

  • 1. By the testimony of angels, of John baptist, of the wise men, of the saints then living, of Moses and Elias.

    2. By his preaching.

    3. By signs and wonders.

    4. By his holy life.

    5. By his resurrection and ascension.

    6. By his death and blood shedding. Shall cause the sacrifice to cease – All the Jewish rites, and Levitical worship. By his death he abrogated, and put an end to this labourious service, for ever. And that determined – That spirit of slumber, which God has determined to pour on the desolate nation, ’till the time draws near, when all Israel shall be saved.

  • Okay…  For Daniel 7:25, I believe you wrote that it was concerning the Great Tribulation, the last 3.5 years of the tribulation, 1260 Days. The passage above would appear to be referring to the first 3.5 years; for you which you also ascribe 1260 days? 
    However

    Daniel 12:11 "And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days."

    The additional thirty, as I am sure you know, is for the leap year. So is the first half 1260 or is the last half 1260? Because according to Daniel 12:11 it cannot be both? 

  • Frank, thanks for your comment. The "middle of the week (haptad — seven, not week)" is the middle of the Tribulation–the time of the breaking of the covenant made at the beginning of the Tribulation. This breaking of the covenant marks the beginning of the Great Tribulation. At the first, when the antichrist covenant is made, the Antichrist promises to protect Israel but in the middle of the Tribulation he breaks that promise. The Great Tribulation is the "time of Jacob's trouble." In other words, the antichrist made a covenant at the beginning of the Tribulation (which marked the beginning of the Tribulation) which he later broke.

  • Yes… none of that is questioned. My concern is the 1260 and the 1290. The Great Tribulation is 1290 days in length because the additional 30 days is part of the leap year and Daniel 12:11 says, ""And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days."" It appears that this article is saying the first and second half of the Tribulation are both 1260, which ignores the cited scripture. 

  • Frank, have you seen my study on chapter 12? http://versebyversecommentary.com/daniel/daniel127-13/

    I don’t know if there is a full explanation of the variance of 30 days between 1,290 and 1,260. The thirty days may extend beyond the end of the Tribulation. There is also another 45 days beyond the 1,290 days (12:11f). Israel’s blessing will be realized at this time maybe at the beginning of the Millennium or at the 2nd Advent. In any case, the Scripture gives no reason for this additional time.

  • The Jewish calendar gives all the explanation we need for the 1290; the additional month at the end of the leap year. Your explanation of Daniel 12, says 1290 is 30 days longer than the three and a half years… which is incorrect. The additional time is part of the year because it is intended to bring the Jewish calendar (based on the moon) into alignment with the earth' movement around the sun. 

    The 45 days is additional. 

  • Frank, you may be right on this but I am not sure.

  • I too agree with Antony, about the ending of the sacrifice after the Lord’s sacrifice.

  • And our Lord will come once again, the date and the time not known. As said in Matthew 24.Only Once not two times.

  • Acts 1:11
    “Men of Galilee,”they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back(V) in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

  • Therefore, the scripture does not say that Lord Jesus Christ, in His second coming, comes first for the Church and then after 7 years for the judgment.
    Also as said in Matthew 24:22
    “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

  • Also read Matthew 24:30-31
    30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 
    31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

  • Ranapriya, while I understand what you are saying, it does not, however, match scripture. Tribulation, that 7 year period, is meant to pour out the wrath of God on the unrighteous. However, if you are saved, Romans 8:1 says, "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus." If there is no condemnation, why would God make us go through Tribulation? 

    Furthermore, look at other examples in the Bible when God poured out his wrath on the ungodly. Noah and his family were spared via the ark. Lot and his family were spared while Sodom and Gomorra were destroyed. The angel told Lot, "I can do nothing until you leave." The bible says of God, "there is no shadow of turning in him"; meaning, what he did for Lot and Noah he will do for us today, or whenever the Rapture occurs. 

  • Dear Dr. Grant C. Richison, I too have heard of the 7 years of tribulation which is spoken every where, but when you read Matthew 24, you get a different understanding. 
    Actually this is bothering me for many years, that's why I commented as above, I really appreciate you commentary on the bible verses.

  • Not to mention, if you say he only comes back once, how do you explain the two different descriptions… one says he will come as a thief in the night and the other says he will come riding a white horse and the armies of heaven will follow. 

    How do you explain 1 Thessalonians 4:15 "For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep." Verse 17 "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air." A very different description from what is described in Revelation 19  "Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns… And the armies of heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean followed him on white horses." In the first, the saved go up to meet Christ, in the second, Christ and his armies come down to earth. Very different. 

  • Frank, then what is said in Matthew 24:22
    “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
     

  • There are two elects in the Bible: the Church (Christians) and the Jewish people (the apple of Gods' eye). The Rapture occurs in verse 14, "and then the end shall come." All other references in Matthew 24 are regarding the Jewish people. Notice it speaks of fleeing on the Sabbath, only the Jewish people follow, with strict adherence, to Sabbath rules. Also note it mentions do not come down from your roof… in the time of Jesus people slept on their roofs.  

  • Also notice that in verse 15 it says, "let those in Judea" before it continues describing what people should or should not do. When read in the context of the rapture occurring at verse 14, and the Church is gone, the remaining parts of Matthew 24 fits perfectly with the remaining prophecies regarding Tribulation.

  • for the, "one says he will come as a thief in the night" this mean that the day and the time of His coming is not known, therefore, at all times we need to be ready, by being in a right relation with the Lord all the times. that's also further explained in the 10 virgins who were with the lamp burning. because the 5 virgins who went back to fill up the lamp were lost out.
    So it will be the same with us, just because you become a born again, and accept Jesus Christ to be the Lord & Saviour of our life's, it does not mean we  will be taken up when He comes. Because those who are in right relation with the Load the at the time of His coming will be taken up.

  • Yes, you are correct about being in right relationship with God (that was implied in my comments but not stated directly). 

    Your interpretation, of the thief in the night, is accurate and can certainly be used in that manner. However, when considering the rest of scripture it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that Christians, in right relationship with God, will be going through Tribulation. That simply does not fit the context of the New Testament, the other examples of God's wrath, or the message of Grace. 

  • then if I may ask who are the elect? and if you mean that the elect are the Jews, will there be another rapture at the the coming of our Lord as said in Matthew 24:30-31
    30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 
    31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

  • Even Daniel was put in to the Lion's den but he was preserved, even Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when they were in the furnace they too were preserved and the Son of the God was also was with them.
    it's the same for us too what ever the furnace or the den that we may be in right now, we are not a alone, our Lord is with us all this time.

  • There are two elects: the Church, and the Jewish people. The Church is raptured before Tribulation. The Jewish people will go through Tribulation so they can accept Christ as their savior. 
     

  • Daniel and his friends were put there by men… that is not God's wrath. 
     

  • ok, does it mean that there are 2 raptures happening?

  • One rapture… but the bible does discuss multiple resurrections. The first was with the resurrection of Christ. The next will be during the Rapture. There will also be another after tribulation. And then another after the 1000 years of peace (this is for those being judged at the Great White Throne Judgment). 

  • what I mean is first the church and then the Jews after the seven years

  • is it?
     

  • Ranapriya and Frank, Note the differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming on this page: http://versebyversecommentary.com/articles/rapture-vs-the-second-coming/

  • yes, but the Rapture is happening at the second coming of our Lord. as said in Matthew 24

  • Ranapriya, there is nothing in Mt 24 about the rapture. The entire Olivet Discourse is about the Tribulation and the Second Coming. Ephesians 3 says that the complete idea of the church and its economy was given to Paul by special revelation.

  • Hi. Have been interested, as most are, about the timing of the rapture. I'm torn between the idea of it taking place at the 6th seal and at the 7th trumpet. If the antichrist is revealed first, then rapture, then that would put it around then. I still can't shake the idea of the 6th seal though. There is a good arguement for both. Your thoughts?

  • Colin, you are expressing the pre-wrath interpretation of the rapture. It appears to me to be a convoluted way to interpret eschatology. There are extensive arguments against this view.

  • Hi, Do you hold the view that the warnings to the churches in revelations were a message of repentance as to avoid going through the tribulation. The blessing of obedience being rescued or taken out of the way. The tribulations purpose to refine or purify faith and obedience were it lacked in those saints who didn't heed the warnings to the churches by Jesus. I mentioned the view of thew sixth seal as among an earth shattering cataclysm, saints appear in heaven from every tongue, singing a song of salvation, waving palm branches … who have made their garments white. They'd prepared themselves as a bride. When John enquired" who are these"? he was told that they had come out of great tribulation. The previous seals sound like tribulation to me, but your right, there are arguments against this idea
     
     

  • Colin, the purpose of the Tribulation was not for the church but for Israel. That is, to bring Israel to the Messiah. They rejected Him at His first coming but they will accept Him at His Second Coming at the end of the Tribulation. Note the structure of Revelation. Chapter one–our blessed Lord. Chapters 2-3 the church. Chapters 4-19 the Tribulation, chapter 20 the Millennium. Chapters 21-22 the Eternal State.

  • I too agree with Colin, even the Church (believers – who are in right relationship with the Lord) will be going through the tribulation, and their faith in the Lord will be tested during the tribulation. and the Lord will be with them through until the end. Further some of the harassment that we "the believers" under going for our faith in the Lord. Back in our country like not having the mark of the beast, if you are not a Roman Catholic, you can not get the children in to the school and even when you are dead no burial grounds. So aren't we going through the tribulation even now. And the Lord will appear at a time no one will except and will take us to Him. 
    Another reason for this is, say if the church was taken (raptured) and from then any one can count the seven years for the Second coming of our Lord. But as said in the bible no one will know the day of the coming of our Lord.
    So what do you all think?

  • Ranapryia, you still have not answered the problem of the differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming: http://versebyversecommentary.com/articles/rapture-vs-the-second-coming/ There is nothing in Scripture about being in right relationship to the Lord and going through the Tribulation unless you mean that Christians (i.e., the church will not go through the Tribulation). Christians are definitely going through tribulation but not the Tribulation. I would suggest you study my First Thessalonians study and especially the Introduction to the book.

  • There appears to be an inconsistency in the following
    "The seventiethth seven is the Tribulation period. The world ruler makes a covenant with Israel at the beginning of the Tribulation but then breaks that covenant in the middle of the Tribulation (42 months) taking away Israel’s sacrificial system thus desecrating the temple.
    The seventieth seven is a period of seven years (the Tribulation of seven years after the Rapture of the church). Unbelieving Jews will enter into alliance with “the prince that shall come” (v.26, a political ruler who makes a covenant with Israel in the middle of the Tribulation of seven years)."
    The ruler makes a seven year covenant, but then it appears to be only 3 1/2 years; or are you saying there is a second covenant at the midway point?   It would be an assumed covenant as there is no direct statement saying so.
     

  • Brian, thanks for your comment. All I am saying is that the Antichrist makes the covenant for 7 years but breaks his own covenant at the mid point.

  • I've read the discussions above and yes there is a lot of talk about the 7 year peace treaty the antichrist makes but I really have trouble seeing it that way. Depending on which version you read, all have very good points. I tend to believe more so that Daniel 9:25 onward isn't referring to an end time antichrist at all, nor a peace treaty that he makes … even that it refers to a 7 year period. Without going into to much detail, Daniel is told the "he" after only sentences before referring to two individuals only. Neither were an antichrist. In the cemeteries before Christ, Daniel wouldn't have, I believe, wouldn't have understood the concept unless it was stated in a way that he could understand it. If he didn't and the angel was referring to an antichrist, as per the other accounts, Daniel would have asked for an explanation. Making a peace treaty is not the same thing as confirming a covenant, I believe, especially a "berith" Devine covenant. "With many can also be translated as" with abundance" so a treaty with many referring to the Israelites may not be the correct interpretation of that part of the statement either. I could go on but maybe ther will be a treaty maybe there won't , they certainly need one but quite possibly I think a lot of people may be looking for the wrong thing or reading into a possible event.. Just putting it out there guys

  • Dr Grant and all brothers and sisters. Dr Grant is correct in what he is saying, we have tribulation and trials in our life know, but what Grant said , we have not been in a great tribulation that will be in the last three and one half years of the tribulation, see Matt.24:21 you can't describe it because it is soo bad. About the rapture go to Dr Grant writting on 1 Thess. 1:10 f. The second comming and the second advent are the same. Christ came once to die on the Cross, The next time he will come in the air which is the rapture, for the church, before the 7 year tribulation, the second comming or second advent, He will bring the church with him at the end of the 7 year tribulation,. At The rapture head goes up first, at the second comming or second advent feet comes down first Period.

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