Q. What 6 tasks did God assign Israel to do in preparation for the coming Kingdom? This was posted in an article 09/04/10.
A. The six tasks were referenced in the article “There Is No 7 Year Tribulation” and come from Daniel 9:24. Here’s what it says.
“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy (place).”
From this verse you can see the six tasks are;
1) finish transgression, 2) put an end to sin, 3) atone for wickedness, 4) bring in everlasting righteousness, 5) seal up vision and prophecy, 6) anoint the most Holy place.
In my study of Daniel’s 70 weeks I explained how that would happen. Here’s an excerpt.
“We should be aware that in Hebrew these things read a little differently. Literally, God had determined to;
1. restrict or restrain the transgression (also translated rebellion)
2. seal up their sins (as if putting them away in a sealed container)
3. make atonement (restitution) for their iniquity
4. bring them into a state of everlasting righteousness
5. seal up (same word as #2) vision and prophecy
6. anoint (consecrate) the most Holy place (sanctuary)
In plain language, God would put an end to their rebellion against Him, put away their sins and pay the penalties they had accrued, bring the people into a state of perpetual righteousness, fulfill the remaining prophecies, and anoint the Temple. This was to be accomplished through their Messiah (Jesus) because no one else could do it. Had they accepted Him as their savior their rebellion against God would have ended. Their sins would have all been forgiven, and the full penalty paid for them. They would have entered into a state of eternal righteousness, all their prophecies would have been fulfilled and the rebuilt temple would have been consecrated. It should be noted here that although it appears to have been accepted by Him, God never dwelt in the 2nd Temple, nor was the ark of the covenant and its mercy seat ever present therein.”