In December 2014, I learned the interpretation of Daniel 9:27 which is held by mainstream Protestant seminaries today was cooked up circa 1585 by a Jesuit priest named Francesco Ribera! He was commission by the Pope to invent theology that would get the Protestants to stop looking at the papacy, the Pope, as Antichrist.Today most Christians think of Antichrist as a sole individual who rules the world for 7 years just before the return of Jesus Christ. This is exactly how the Vatican wants Protestants to think! I myself held that interpretation for 40 years. Now I see it is based on a school of interpretation known as futurism which Jesuit Ribera fabricated in order to deceive Protestants as to who the Antichrist is.
Are you willing to follow wherever the evidence leads and change your views on certain beliefs when you find out the Bible teaches otherwise? I was and still am. I don’t claim to be smarter than others. The interpretations of prophecies on this page are in agreement with how the Protestants and Bible scholars through the ages used to see them. It was only from sometime in the 19th century when false Jesuit doctrines took root in Protestant theological circles.
I like to do to others as I would want them to do unto me. I don’t like long winded complicated explanations of Holy Scripture. I believe God’s Word explains itself. Therefore the most solid interpretation one can get is from Scripture interpreting Scripture! I am trying to be as concise as possible.
The Seventieth Week of Daniel
Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
- The “he” of Daniel 9:27 in all three times is the “Messiah the Prince” of verse 25 and the “Messiah” of verse 26. “He” is Jesus Christ, not the Antichrist.
“Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince…
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off…
- The “covenant” is the same covenant of Daniel’s prayer in verse 4.
Daniel 9:4 ¶And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant …
It’s the covenant God made with Abraham:
Genesis 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram,..
- Christ confirmed the covenant!
Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ,
- “One week” was the 7 years of Christ and His Apostles’ ministry to the Jews. Jesus was crucified 3 and a half years after He began to preach the Kingdom of God, and the first martyr, Stephen, was killed 3 and a half years later.
- The “with many” is referring to the people of Israel, Jesus and His disciples ministry to the Jews.
Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- The “in the midst of the week” is when Jesus was crucified approximately 3.5 years from the start of His ministry.
- The “he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease” means there is now no more need for daily animal sacrifices now that the Lamb of God was offered as the ultimate sacrifice for sins.
Hebrews 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
- The “overspreading of abominations” is the abomination of desolation Jesus talked about:
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,
Which is further defined in Luke 21:20 as the Roman armies that desolated Jerusalem and the Temple of Solomon:
Luke 21:20 ¶And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
I hope to add more to this post of other Scriptures later. If you disagree with any points on this article, I’m open to discuss it. And if you have any points to add or suggestions on to improve this article, they are most welcome.