Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | March 28, 2022

God’s Timeline Revealed!

God’s Plan for the Redemption of Adam’s Fallen Family was Made in Eternity Past!

There is no doubt the timing of the First Advent as well as the Second Advent, has been precisely set by God. While the timing of the First Advent was revealed to Daniel, the timing of the Second Advent has not been revealed.

The only clues that have been given regarding the Second Advent’s timing are general references to the world condition as the end times approach. I have written more on that in the series that starts with, “What’s Going to Happen Next Part 1”

The Seventy Weeks of Daniel, A Truly Remarkable Prophecy!

While I have written a three-part series on this subject, I want to provide a short summary of that series for this review of the First Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God’s divine precision is revealed in the ninth chapter of the Book of Daniel; here, the exact date of Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem is announced in the establishment of Israel’s third and final period of 490 years.

The second period of 490 years had ended with the Babylonian captivity and God’s judgment of 70 years on the land of Israel for Israel’s failure to observe the Sabbatical seventh year according to the Mosaic Law.

In Daniel 9:24-27 it is written:

24 “Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.

25 “Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times.

26 “And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
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.”

(A prophetic week in this prophecy is a period of seven years, not days.)

In this amazing prophecy, the “Times of the Gentiles” is summarized right up to the time of the Second Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ. Biblical chronologists have carefully studied this prophecy and have used it to calculate the exact day Jesus Christ would be cut off as Israel’s Messiah.

In his book, “Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ,” Dr. Harold Hoehner determined from his research that Israel was set aside for an undetermined number of years which started on the day Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem on the week of his crucifixion.

The day Jesus Christ entered into Jerusalem was Monday, March 30, AD 33 which was Nisan 10 on the Jewish calendar. This was a time of great sorrow for the Lord as he knew what was coming for the Jewish people; the Gospel of Luke points out our Lord’s body was wracked with sobs as he entered the city.

The entry came at the end of the 69th week which would leave one week, 7 years, still future for Israel to complete the task described in verse 24. Today, we are living in the gap between the 69th and the 70th year of the prophecy; to this point, 1989 years have passed. Only God knows when this age in which we live, the “Church Age” will come to a close by the removal of the true church, all born again believers.

Today, we are living in a remarkable age of grace, anyone who takes advantage of God’s offer of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, is given new life by means of the new birth! This new life is accompanied by the indwelling of God, the Holy Spirit in an eternal, unbreakable relationship!

The signs around the world would indicate this age is soon coming to a close; when that happens, the world will experience a time of divine judgment that will grow increasingly severe until the Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I urge you, with the greatest sincerity, to look to Jesus Christ and receive the salvation God is offering to you as a free gift of his love! Jesus warned his apostles in Matthew 24:21-22 where it is written:

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.”

Next we will consider Palm Sunday and the enormous changes triggered by the crucifixion and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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