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70-WEEK PROPHECY

1. When did the seventy week period begin?
Read: Daniel 9:25
Know therefore and understand, that __________ the going forth of the __________ to restore and to build __________ unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks. 
NOTE: Seven weeks (7 weeks) and threescore (3 X 20 = 60 weeks) and two weeks (2 weeks) add up to 69 weeks. The first 69 weeks of the 70 weeks began from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince. Hence, the starting point of the 70 weeks was the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem. 
2. When did Artaxerxes, the king of Persia, issue a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem?
Read: Ezra 7:7,8
And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the __________ of Artaxerxes the king. (7:7)
 
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the __________ of the king. (7:8)
NOTE: Artaxerxes issued the decree in the seventh year of his reign. Artaxerxes began his reign in 464 BC (see Note on Regnal Years by Knobel, New Perspectives on Ezra-Nehemiah : History and Historiography, Text, Literature, and Interpretation by Isaac Kalimi, and The Origins of the Second Temple : Persion Imperial Policy and the Rebuilding of Jerusalem by Diana Edelman). Hence, the decree was issued in 457 BC. Thus the 70 weeks, or the 490 years, began in 457 BC.
3. What happened 69 weeks, or 69 x 7 = 483 years, after 457 BC, or in AD 27?
Read: Daniel 9:25
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto __________ shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks.
NOTE: 69 weeks times 7 days in a week equals 483 days, or 483 literal years based on the day-year principle. The prophecy said that 483 years after 457 BC, which was AD 27, would reach unto the Messiah the Prince. The word 'the Messiah' means 'the Anointed.' 
4. How was the Messiah anointed?
Read: Acts 10:38Luke 4:18
How God __________ Jesus of Nazareth with the __________ and with power. (10:38)
The __________ of the Lord is upon me, because he hath __________ me to preach the gospel to the poor. (4:18)
NOTE: Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit.
5. When was Jesus anointed with the Holy Spirit?
Read: Luke 3:21,22; Luke 4:18
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being __________, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the __________ descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him. (3:21,22)
The __________ of the Lord is upon me, because he hath __________ me to preach the gospel to the poor;  (4:18)
NOTE: Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit at His baptism.  ​After the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus at His baptism (Luke 3:21,22), Jesus said that the Spirit of God was upon Him, anointing Him to preach the gospel, to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance, to recover sight to the blind, and to set at liberty. ​
6. When was Jesus baptized?
Read: Luke 3:1
Now in the __________ of the reign of __________
NOTE: Jesus was baptized in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar. Tiberius Caesar began his reign in AD 12 (see Augustus and the Family at the Birth of the Roman Empire by Beth Severy). Hence, Jesus was baptized in AD 27. ​
7. What was the first message that Jesus announced after His baptism?
Read: Mark 1:15
And saying, The time is __________.
NOTE: The 'time' referred to the 'time prophecy' of 69 weeks in Daniel 9:25. Jesus announced that the prophecy about His anointing (the 69 week prophecy in Daniel 9:25) had been fulfilled. ​
8. What happened after the 69 week prophecy had been fulfilled?
Read: Daniel 9:27
And he shall __________ the covenant with many for __________ week.
NOTE: After the 69 weeks had been fulfilled, in the 70th week, the covenant with many Jews was confirmed. ​
9. Who confirmed the covenant?
Read: Galatians 3:17
And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of __________ in __________, the law, 
NOTE: For one week, or 1 week x 7 days = 7 years, God in Jesus confirmed His covenant to His people, the Jewish nation. Jesus was proclaiming the gospel among the Jews for 3 1/2 years followed by the apostles for another 3 1/2 years. ​
10. What happened in the middle of the week, the 70th week, while Jesus was confirming His covenant to His people, the Jewish nation?
Read: Daniel 9:27
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the __________ of the week he shall cause the __________ and the oblation to __________.​
NOTE: In the middle of the final week of the 70 week prophecy, 3 1/2 years after Jesus was baptized, He caused the Jewish sacrificial system to end.  
11. How did Jesus cause the Jewish sacrificial system to end?
Read: Hebrews 10:14,18,20
For by __________ offering he hath __________ for ever them that are sanctified. (10:14)
 
Now where remission of these is, there is __________ more __________ for sin. (10:18)
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the __________, that is to say, his flesh; (10:20)
NOTE: The Jewish sacrificial system was made up of symbols pointing to Jesus, to his ministry and sacrifice. This ritual law was to be performed by the Jews until it was fulfilled by the death of Jesus, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. Then all the sacrificial offerings were to cease. In the middle of the final week of the 70 week prophecy, 3 1/2 years after Jesus was anointed and began His ministry, He was crucified. His death and crucifixion, which took place in the spring of AD 31, ​brought an end to the Jewish sacrificial system. When Jesus died, the veil in the temple was torn. This explained that Jesus, through His sacrifice of His flesh, gave mankind direct access to God, and hence, bringing an end to the ministry of the Jewish High Priest in the temple.
12. How did Jesus continue confirming His covenant to His people, the Jewish nation, after the death of Jesus?
Read: Hebrews 2:3; Matthew 10:5,6
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was __________ unto us by them that __________ him; (2:3)
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go __________ into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye __________: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of __________(10:5,6)
NOTE: Jesus continued confirming His covenant to the Jewish nation by preaching the gospel through those who heard Him, His apostles.  Jesus sent the apostles to the Jewish nation.
13. What happened at the end of the 70 weeks, or 490 years?
Read: Acts 7:59
And they stoned __________ , calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
NOTE: For 3 1/2 years after the death of Jesus, God continued confirming His covenant to Jewish nation by preaching the gospel through those who heard Jesus, the apostles.  In AD 34, at the end of the 70 week prophecy, the Jews stoned Stephen, sealing their rejection of the gospel.
14. What happened after the Jews sealed their rejection of the gospel?
Read: Acts 13:46; Acts 18:6; Acts 8:4
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should __________ have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we __________ to the __________(13:46)
 
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he __________ his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own __________; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the __________(18:6)
Therefore they that were __________ abroad went every where __________ the word. (8:4)
NOTE: The persecution of Christians by the Jews caused Christians to scatter everywhere and preach the gospel to the Gentiles.​
15. What happened to the Jews after they sealed their rejection of the gospel?
Read: Matthew 21:33-43
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be __________ from you, and __________ to a nation __________ the fruits thereof.
 
NOTE: That which God purposed to do for the world through the Jewish nation, the chosen nation, He will finally accomplish through another nation, which will bring forth the fruits. 
16. What nation is that?
Read: 1 Peter 2: 9,10
But __________ are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy __________, a peculiar people; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the __________.
NOTE: That which God purposed to do for the world through the Jewish nation, He will finally accomplish through His church on earth today. 
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