Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
September 20, 2018
Pastor Rick Kabrick
One of the main points of Daniel is that the LORD will have two advents or arrivals.
JER 25:11-13, “And this whole land (Jerusalem) shall be a desolation and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon 70 years. Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity, says the LORD; and I will make it a perpetual desolation.”
JER 29:10, For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will come to you and perform MY good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place (Jerusalem).
First thing we see is that Daniels Prophecy of that first interpretation of the kings dream way back in CH 2, Babylon indeed was conquered and replaced with the Medo-Persian empire.
Daniel began his prayer where we all should – by recognizing the greatness and goodness of GOD.
The same is true for us, GOD is always fair and Just, any failure
in our relationship with HIM is OUR fault.
Instead of complaining, Daniel confessed.
That is an important lesson for us to learn. We have all sinned against the LORD.
So we need to start our prayer with that in mind.
LORD, I’m not asking You to do anything against Your righteousness. I’m praying this to advance Your righteous glory.
We sometimes say GOD didn’t answer my prayer, but HE did, HE just may have said no.
HE shut the door, often we try to kick it back open.
We see where we have failed, we confess.
The LORD hears, and HE answers, and HE restores.
MAT 6:8, Jesus said, your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask HIM.
ISA 65:24, It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
“Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and [fn]prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.”
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.
To anoint the Most Holy.
483 years – that is, 69 units of seven years – 7 weeks plus 62 weeks would pass from the time of the command recorded in NEH 2:1-8 a decree to rebuild Jerusalem until the appearance of Messiah the Prince.
The 434 years (62 weeks) and the 49 years (7 weeks) equals 483 years, when applied to the 445 BC date when Nehemiah got permission to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild takes us to the week in which Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time and was crucified.
Using a 360-day year (which Israel used in Daniel’s day), 483 years (483 X 360 = 173,880 days from the decree March (Adar) 14, 445 BC to the triumphal entry April (Nissan) 8, 32AD, fulfilling the prophecy to the day from the date the Nehemiah received authority to rebuild the city.
ZEC 9:9, written in 500 BC says, Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Israel)! Behold, your King (Messiah) is coming to you; HE is just and having salvation, yet HE is lowly and riding on a donkey.
This can also mean a servant, point is it is in contrast to GOD, so this is not the LORD.
Very interesting phrase, it seems that high ranking angels maybe low ranking angels are given missions to deal with humans.
Sorry, the LORD Jesus Christ does not need any help in defeating Satan, Satan is not gonna hold up the LORD.