9.0.3.1a “Truly I Say to you, All These Things Will Come Upon this generation.”

AWARE of The GODHEAD 9.0.3.1

CHAPTER 3
Details of the Seventy Weeks

Having made sure
of the True Starting Point,
we can now proceed with confidence

to an examination
of the details of the Prophecy.

But it will be needful, as we go on,
to test every conclusion
by the Scriptures,
and
to exercise care
that we accept nothing
that is not supported by ample proof.

The Prophetic Part
of the Angel’s message
begins at verse 24, which,
in our AV reads as follows:
“Seventy weeks are Determined

( or “marked out” )

upon your people

and upon your Holy City,
to
Finish the Transgression,
and
to Make an End of sins,
and to
Make Reconciliation for iniquity,
and to
Bring in Everlasting Righteousness and to
Seal Up the Vision and Prophecy,
and to
Anoint the Most Holy (Place).”

Here are Six Distinct Things
which were to Happen
within a Definitely Marked Off Period

of Seventy Sevens
of Years (490 Years).

These Six Specified Things
are closely related one to the other,
because they are all connected
by the conjunction “and.”

This verse,

which is a Prophecy complete in itself,

gives no information in regard to either
the Starting Point of the 490 years,
or the means whereby
the Predicted Events
were to be Accomplished.

That information, however,

is given in the verses which follow.

From the verses which follow
we learn that the Prophetic Period

was to begin to run
“from the going forth
of the commandment to restore
and to build Jerusalem”;

also that sixty-nine weeks
(seven plus sixty-two) would reach

“unto Messiah, the Prince”;
and
further that
“after the three-score and two weeks
shall Messiah be cut off.”

It was by
the Cutting Off of the Messiah
that the Six Predictions of verse 24
were to be Fulfilled.

This should be carefully noted.

Thus we have before us
a Prophecy of Transcendent Interest,

a Predicted Stretch of Time
from the
Re-beginning of the Jewish nation and the
Rebuilding of the Holy City,
down to the
Culminating Event of All History, and of
All the Ages of Time
the
Crucifixion of the Divine Redeemer.

These are things

which the Angels desire to look into
(1 Peter 1:12);
and surely our hearts

should move us to inquire into them,
not in a spirit of carnal curiosity,
and
not with any purpose
to uphold a favorite scheme
of prophetic interpretation,
but with
the Reverent Desire to Learn
All that God has been
Pleased to Reveal
Touching this Most Important
and
Most Sacred Matter.

Verses 25–27 also Foretell
the Overwhelming
and
Exterminating Judgments —
the “Desolations”
that were to Fall upon the people
and the City,
and which were to Last
until The End of Time.

The first words of verse 25,
“Know therefore,”
show that what follows
is Explanatory of the Prophecy
contained in verse 24.

This too should be carefully noted.

It is essential to a right understanding

of the Prophecy to observe,
and to keep in mind,
that the Six Things of verse 24
were to be Fulfilled
(and now have been Fulfilled)
by Jesus Christ being “Cut Off,”
and by what followed
immediately thereafter, namely,
His Resurrection from the Dead,
and
Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven
and
The Shekinah Glory Indwelling
The Lord’s New Testament church

that Jesus had Built
and
had Promised to Send her,
“Another Comforter”,
after His Departure, as,
“The Anointing of The Most Holy”.

With that simple fact in mind
it will be easy to “understand”
all the main points of the Prophecy.

These are the Six Predicted Items:

AWARE of The GODHEAD 9.0.2.1.

1. To Finish the Transgression.

The “transgression” of Israel

had long been the burden
of the messages of God’s Prophets.

It was for Israel’s “transgression”

that they had been sent into Captivity,

for seventy years
and that their land and city
had been made a “desolation”
for those seventy years.

Daniel himself had confessed this, saying,

“Yea, all Israel have transgressed Your Law,
even by departing that they might not
Obey Your Voice.

Therefore the Curse
is Poured upon us”
(verse 11).

But the Angel revealed to Daniel
the distressing news
that the
Full Measure of Israel’s “transgression”
was yet to be completed;
that the children were yet
to fill up the iniquity of their fathers;

and
that, as a consequence,
God would Bring on them
a Far Greater “Desolation”
than that which had been wrought
by Nebuchadnezzar.

Because,
“to finish the transgression”
could mean nothing less
or other than

The Betrayal
and
Crucifixion
of their Promised
and
expected Messiah.

We would call particular attention
at this point to
the Words of the Lord Jesus
Spoken to the leaders of the people
shortly before His Betrayal;
because

there is
in Jesus’ Words to them,
a striking similarity
to the words of
the Prophecy brought by Gabriel.

Jesus Said:
“Fill Up then
the measure of your fathers…
that upon you may come
all the Righteous blood shed
upon the earth”
(Matthew 23:32).

In these Words of Jesus Christ
we find first, a Declaration
that the Hour had Come for them
“to finish the transgression”;
and second,
a Strong Intimation
that the
Predicted Desolation
were to Come, as a Judgment,
on that generation,
as appears by the Words
“that upon you may Come.”

Our Lord’s Concluding Words
at that Time have great significance
when considered
in the light of this Prophecy.

Jesus Said,
“Truly I Say to you,
All These Things Will
Come Upon this generation”;
and then, as

the Awful Doom of the Beloved City

pressed upon His Heart,
Jesus Burst into the Lamentation,
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,”
ending with the significant words,

“Behold, your house
is left unto you Desolate.”

The Terrible and Unparalleled
Character of the Judgments
which were
Poured Out on Jerusalem
at the Time of its Destruction
in AD 70
has been lost sight of in our day.

But if we would learn
how Great an Event it was
in the Eyes of God,
we have only to consider
our Lord’s Anguish of Soul
as He Thought upon it.

Even when Jesus was
on the way to the Cross,
His Thoughts regarding
The Terrible and Unparalleled
Character of the Judgments
which were
Poured Out on Jerusalem
at the Time of its Destruction
in AD 70 was more to Him
than His Own
Approaching Sufferings
(Luke 21:28–30).

The Apostle Paul
also speaks in similar terms
of the transgressions

of that generation of Jews,

who not
only Crucified the Lord Jesus,
and then
rejected the Gospel Preached
to them in His Name,
but they also forbade
that Jesus
be Preached to the Gentiles.

Wherefore the Apostle said that they

“fill up their sins always;
for the Wrath is Come upon them
to the Uttermost”
(1 Thessalonians 2:15–16).

Because they were indeed
about to Undergo God’s Wrath
“to the Uttermost”
in the Approaching
Destruction of Jerusalem,
and in the
Scattering of the people
among all the nations of the World,
to Suffer Extreme Miseries
at their hands.

These Scriptures
are of much importance
in connection with our present study,

and we will have occasion
to refer to them again.

It is not difficult to discern
why the List of the Six Great Things

Comprised in this Prophecy
was Headed by
the Finishing of the Transgression;
because the same act,
which constituted
the crowning sin of Israel,
also
Served for the Putting Away of sin

(Hebrews 9:26),
and
The Accomplishing
of Eternal Redemption
(Hebrews 9:12).

The Jews did indeed take Jesus,
and
with wicked hands Crucified
and
Slew Him;
but it was Done
“by the Determinate Counsel
and
Foreknowledge of God”
(Acts 2:23).

The powers and authorities of Judea
and of Rome,

with the Gentiles

and the people of Israel,

were indeed gathered together

against JESUS;
but
it was to Do what God’s Own Hand

and
Counsel had Determined
IN ETERNITY PAST to be DONE

(Acts 4:26–28).

There is nothing More Wonderful

in all that has been Made Known to us,

than that

BECAUSE the people
and their rulers
DID NOT SPIRITUALLY KNOW JESUS,
nor
SPIRITUALLY HEAR
the voices of their own Prophets

which were read every Sabbath Day,
THEY Fulfilled them
in Condemning Him
(Acts 13:27).

Therefore,
among the many Prophecies
that were then “Fulfilled,”
this Prediction to
“to Finish the Transgression”
could mean nothing less
than

The Betrayal
and
Crucifixion
of their Promised
and
Expected Messiah,
WHICH CAME to PASS
and
forms the Subject
of our present study.

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