Daniel’s 70 Weeks Revisited

Q. If as Dan. 9:25 reveals that it would be 69 Weeks or 483 years until the Messiah would arrive, and as many suggest it was Palm Sunday (the Triumphal Entry), and if therefore the Messiah was then Crucified on Thursday or Friday, you decide, then how do you account for the miscellaneous additional 4-5 days beyond Palm Sunday?  Are you suggesting that God ‘approximated’ the prophetic Crucifixion of His Only Begotten Son, Yeshua Jesus?  And did the Temple system and the Mosaic Law come to an ‘official’ end at that point, even though the Temple stood thirty some odd years afterwards?

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The Rapture In Acts 15?

Q. I read in one of your answers that you see Acts 15:13-18 as a proof of the pre-trib rapture, I think I see what you’re saying but it seems a bit weak.  Would you clarify these verses for me?

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Confused About Dates

Q. In doing a study on the 70 weeks of Daniel I’m confused with some of the dates.  From your past studies I’ve learned that the 70 year servitude of the nation began in 606 B.C. when Nebuchadnezzar defeated Egypt and Assyria at the Battle of Carchemish.  Then in 536 B.C. the Persians freed the Jews who began returning to Israel and rebuilt the altar.  But the decree by the Persian king Artaxerxes to allow the Jews to return and rebuild the city of Jerusalem wasn’t until March 5, 444 B.C.  My question is what happened between 536 and 444 B.C.?  Were the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem during this time even though the decree had not been given yet?

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Who Are These People?

Q. I subscribe to your site and find it very informative and encouraging.  Have you posted anything to explain the full meaning of Rev 7:14 where it says,  “And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. ”

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Will The Church See The Anti-Christ?

Q. I am just wondering, do you think that we will have an insight or know who the anti-Christ is before the rapture?  There are many speculations on who and where the anti-Christ will come from.  Some say he will be of Roman descent, and others say he will be from the Mid East.  I would think that the anti-Christ would be of Roman descent, since the Romans are the ones who crucified Jesus.  Will God let us stay on this Earth to see any of the tribulation or at least until the anti-Christ shows his face?

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More On The Seal Judgments

Q. The four horsemen seem to me to be glimpses of the conditions of things to come with the judgments starting with the 6th Seal. It’s like each horseman pulls back another curtain to show the trouble they bring to the 70th Week.  They remind me of a “Forward” written in a book which is the preliminary groundwork to the story coming up.  Do you see my reasoning?  If not, can you help me reconcile these things that don’t seem to fit with each other?

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The Host Of Heaven And The Kings Of Earth

Q. Great site, I am a regular reader with a small question. How to interpret Isaiah 24:21 “So it will happen in that day, that the Lord will punish the host of heaven on high, and the kings of the earth on earth.” Who is the host of heaven on high here? From the rest of the chapter one could assume it is referring to Satan/Lucifer/fallen angels or the A/C, but being called the “host of heaven on high” sounds more like Christ. Is it a reference to Christ and his work on the cross instead?

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Will Gentiles Have To Offer Sacrifices?

Q. Thank you so much for your site and wonderful teachings. I use them for my daily morning devotional and am blessed.  In your article, “The Hidden Doctrine of the Rapture” you stated “When God does take the Church out of the world, there will be another abrupt change as the Age of Law returns for its last seven years. Once again the focus will be on Israel. There will be a Temple with sacrifices and all the other associated ceremonies. Except for all the missing people, it will be like the Church Age never happened.”  I had always believed that after the church is raptured, many gentiles who had heard the Word, but were on the fence, would be saved.  But if your statement, above, is true, wouldn’t they be required to make blood sacrifice just like the Jews?

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