Q. In your article, “The 70 Weeks of Daniel” you say, “He will anoint the most Holy Place and receive all the honor, glory and blessing the Scriptures promised Him.”
Can you explain how Jesus is going to anoint the Most Holy Place in a future Jewish temple? I am just wondering because I thought He already did that nearly 2000 years ago.
A. While He taught in the Temple courts, Jesus never entered the Temple itself since being of the tribe of Judah, He wasn’t authorized. And He certainly was not authorized to anoint the Most Holy Place. Only the High Priest could do that. (According to Hebrews 9:11-12 Jesus did sprinkle His blood in the Most Holy Place in Heaven 2000 years ago, but that’s a different issue).
At the Lord’s 2nd Coming the Levitical Priesthood will be eclipsed by the order of Melchizedek, although the Levitical priests will still serve in the Temple, and the descendants of Zadok will have a position of prominence among them (Ezek. 44:15-16).
Jesus is the High Priest of the order of Melchizedek (Hebr. 7-8) and as such will be authorized to anoint the Temple at that time.