Four Disciples John, James, Peter and Andrew came to Jesus and asked about His Return. His answer is found in the Matthew, Mark, Luke. Here in the Book of Matthew chapter 24. We have what is called The Olivet Discourse verses 3-8.
3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
The event that ties Matthew and Daniel together Matthew 24: 15-16
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:
You will notice that the passage talks about the Sabbath day. This tells you that Jesus is talking about the Jews.
17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
And finally we get to the Great Tribulation.
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
As we start into Daniel we know that Daniel is a prophet because Jesus says so and from the Book of Titus 1:2 …which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. This tells us that Daniel’s words are true.
70 Weeks of Daniel
Chapter 9 24-27
24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy 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.
25Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27And 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.
As we look at Daniel Chapter 9 verse 24 there a couple things that we notice. First this is written to the Jews and second there are six things spoken of in the verse and none of them have happened yet.
For our purposes when need to know and understand the first two words “Seventy weeks”. If we take a look back at Gen 29:27 (Fulfill her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.) also seen in 2 Chronicles 36:21 (To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.) As seen by these examples Seventy weeks = Seventy weeks of years.
As we turn our attention to verse 25 first we see (Know therefore and understand). This is a command.
(that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.) As we break this apart we have the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, the street and the wall even in troublous times. We have a 7-week time frame,
(17,640 days) and a 62-week time frame (156,240 days). We will use the 69-week time frame. From the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem and its wall until the Messiah the Prince, now there were 4 commandments to rebuild Jerusalem. 3 had to do with just rebuilding Jerusalem and only one included the wall:
1) Cyrus, 537 B.C. Ezra 1:2-4
2) Darius Ezra 6:1-5,8,12
3) Artaxerxes 458 B.C. Ezra 7:11-26
4) Artaxerxes 445 B.C. Neh 2: 5-8,17,18 + wall on March 14.
After the week was up to restore and rebuild Jerusalem we start the 62 weeks until Messiah the Prince.
Why not King. Jesus sits on His Father’s throne not David’s that Jesus will sit on during the Millennium years. There are many times in which the people in and around Jerusalem try to proclaim Him King but He declines. He states “Mine hour has not come yet.” But on April 6, 32 A.D., (69 weeks of years.) not only does He let them but He also sets it up, fulfilling Zech 9: 9.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Luke 19:38 Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. Luke is quoting from Ps 118; 26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.